December 13, 2012 - by SCM Insurance Services

FIC Acquires Niche Investigative Firm Executive Risk Management

Edmonton—Canada’s leading investigative services firm, Forensic Investigations Canada (FIC), has acquired the niche investigative services of Vancouver-based Executive Risk Management (ERM). This acquisition enhances FIC’s presence in the West, and will provide its clients with the enhanced investigative expertise of this experienced and well-respected firm.

Founded in 2000 as a result of a multi-agency merger, ERM is an investigative risk solutions service provider that has earned industry-wide respect under the leadership of Mr. John Hilpert, who will maintain a leadership role after the acquisition. ERM has served as a "one-stop" investigative entity for its clientele in the law, insurance, corporate, and public sectors. In 2005 ERM and FIC began a working relationship, which has since grown and developed into a strong partnership, culminating in this acquisition.

Known for providing its clients with accurate and up-to-date information, ERM has specialized in providing solutions to corporations, and will add depth to FIC’s investigative and information services. ERM has developed strong relationships with federal government organizations, the finance sector, police agencies, and public and corporate networks in western Canada and the USA. ERM has also provided investigative expertise on cross-border assignments for the FBI and Interpol. ERM’s niche services will serve FIC’s corporate and insurance client base well, and Mr. Hilpert will play a key role in growing those markets in BC.

"Mr. Hilpert is well-known in our industry for his dedication to measuring his success in terms of what he helps his clients achieve. His ‘Total Service’ approach has been instrumental to the long-term success and reliability that Mr. Hilpert has achieved and has a reputation for" shares Len Copp, FIC’s President. "FIC has always maintained a comparable service model and looks forward to leveraging Mr. Hilpert’s capabilities within FIC."

"As part of SCM, the largest insurance services provider in Canada, FIC is an ideal fit for ERM" confirms Mr. Hilpert. "This coming together of ERM and FIC in the form of an acquisition was long forecast based on our history and relationship." In his new role with FIC, Mr. Hilpert will focus on growing FIC’s investigative and risk mitigation capabilities in British Columbia, managing and overseeing the investigative service teams across the province.

For more information, please contact:

Len Copp, President, Forensic Investigations Canada Inc., An SCM Company

101, 5083 Windermere Blvd SW, Edmonton, AB T6W 0J5 --

T: 780-930-5122 -- E:

Bikram Daulay, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, SCM Insurance Services

101, 5083 Windermere Blvd SW, Edmonton, AB T6W 0J5 --

T: 780-930-5321 -- E:

Forensic Investigations Canada (FIC) helps Canadian corporations and insurance companies combat the risk of fraud by providing nation-wide investigative, surveillance, information, and specialized site security services. For more information about FIC, we invite you to visit

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