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October 1, 2015

Former French Intelligence Chief to head newly established Arcanum (France) SAS

Zurich/London/Washington, DC, October 1, 2015 – Arcanum, a strategic global intelligence firm and a subsidiary of Magellan Investment Holdings Limited, announced today that it has expanded its European presence to set up offices in Paris under its newly incorporated entity Arcanum (France) SAS. The Company, which is 60% owned by Arcanum’s parent-company, Magellan Investment Holdings Limited, will be headed by Bernard Squarcini, who will serve as its President.

Mr. Squarcini has over thirty years of experience in the field of intelligence and security, having served as the Chief of the French counter-terrorism and intelligence agency, Central Directorate of Interior Intelligence (DCRI). He retired in March of 2013 as Senior Executive Prefect, after having served for five years as the organization’s Chief. He founded his consulting company Kyrnos in 2012, and joined Arcanum’s Board of Advisors in June 2013. Kyrnos will continue to operate out of Arcanum (France) SAS’s office located in Paris in order to serve its existing clients, while all new clients will fall under the auspices of Arcanum (France) SAS.

About Magellan Investment Holdings Limited

Magellan Investment Holdings Limited is an investment holding company with investments in energy & natural resources, aerospace & defense, real estate and technology. Magellan is the parent company of its operating subsidiaries RJI Capital, a merchant banking firm, and Arcanum, an intelligence company.

About Arcanum

Arcanum, a subsidiary of Magellan Investment Holdings Limited, is a global intelligence company that provides a host of bespoke and tailored strategic intelligence products primarily to government entities and select private sector clients across a range of industries. By maintaining a highly diversified intelligence and business network around the globe, Arcanum’s industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are delivered from its offices in Washington, DC, London, Paris, Zurich, New York, and Hong Kong. For further information, go to or contact Yael Hartmann, Vice President of the Strategic Communications Group, at 

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