Brunswick tightens security after press leak

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.

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