Brunswick is overhauling its security systems following the
embarrassing security lapse which saw a sensitive document containing
client deal information enter the public domain.
The agency says it is carrying out a thorough security review of its
business and staff in a bid to allay clients' fears.
A Brunswick spokesman confirmed all clients had been contacted and told
the steps that the firm was taking to tighten security.
'We must make sure our systems and methodology are as watertight as
possible so this won't happen again,' the spokesman said.
City regulator the Financial Services Authority (FSA) is understood to
be inquiring into the leaked information, which was revealed in The
Guardian earlier this week.
Speculation continues to mount over the exact contents of the document
and how it reached the newspaper.
Brunswick sources insist the stray dossier contained no share price
sensitive information and that all deals mentioned had already been
The firm believes the document was a distribution list of press
cuttings, though internal inquiries continue into the information and
how it was leaked - The Guardian claims it was left in a Covent Garden
The Guardian named seven deals from the document, four of which have
been announced, including the Anglo-American-led bid for the De Beers
diamond business. But it claimed three deals had not yet been
- Leader, p10.