Stats Perform has secured a new partnership with specialist risk consultancy Control Risks which will see the duo work together to deliver comprehensive sports integrity solutions to the market.
Under the terms of the new partnership rights holders, international federations and governing bodies will be able to utilise Control Risks’ global investigative capabilities to identify instances of corruption and match-fixing.
Mike Perez, COO of Stats Perform, commented on the new partnership: “As the sports industry goes through a data revolution, our existing integrity services will benefit from complementary investigative capabilities to identify, investigate and respond to threats,” he said. “We are very pleased to move forward with Control Risks who have the global capabilities to match our aspirations.”
In addition to the industry stakeholders having access to Control Risks’ investigative capabilities, integrity units and compliance departments will have access to a full range of solutions, including forensic accounting, data analytics and traditional investigative capabilities, to manage risk or conduct investigations.
Nick Allan, CEO of Control Risks, said: “We are delighted to announce this exciting new partnership with Stats Perform to help the sports industry in its desire to combat the threats to its integrity posed by corruption and match-fixing. Our global investigations capabilities will enable all stakeholders, to be able to call on our support as part of their contract with Stats Perform.”
The aim of the partnership is to support stakeholders in ensuring that their integrity, anti-doping and compliance programmes are fit-for-purpose, while protecting the long-term value of their brands.
Jonny Gray, Global Head of Sport at Control Risks, added: “This is a very exciting development as the sports industry looks for comprehensive support to combat existential threats to its integrity, trust and value. It gives Stats Perform’s clients the opportunity for a complete integrity solution.”
Jake Marsh, Head of Integrity at Stats Perform, concluded: “Sports stakeholders face a variety of governance and integrity challenges. Our role is not simply to help them identify and mitigate risk, but to assist in investigation and response. Our partnership with Control Risks helps us do that and provide a better, more complete service to our clients.”