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The Cognoscenti Group

Cognoscenti provides high quality, tailored advice on geopolitical, national security and international financial trends, especially in Asia and the Middle East. Our group draws on the talents of our senior associates and an unsurpassed network of linked experts with long experience in their respective fields.

We work at the interface of economics, politics, business and security to provide superior cross sectoral analysis, perspective and foresight for business and government focusing on both risk and opportunities. Read more →

More About Alan Dupont

Dr. Alan Dupont is CEO of Cognoscenti and one of Australia’s best known strategists, Asianists and thought leaders with an international reputation for his work on geopolitical risk, foreign policy, defence and national security. Continue →

Key Advisory Services

Our experts help you separate geopolitical “noise” from the trends, events and threats that really matter.

Transnational challenges
World class analytical capabilities to help you comprehend and manage the impact of complex challenges.

International finance
Specialist insights into geopolitics and international financial flows and the implications for investor risk.

Asia and the Middle East
Deep country and regional knowledge to give you the edge over competitors and stay ahead of the curve.

Intelligence and national security
Bring together top intelligence and national security analysts and senior former policy makers to advise you on threats and opportunities.

Defence and foreign policy
Our experts are eminently qualified to provide understanding and creative solutions to defence and foreign policy problems.

We have consulted to:

  • ACIL
  • Arrive Wealth
  • AusAID
  • Austrade
  • Australian Defence Industries
  • Australian Department of Defence
  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  • Australian Intelligence Community
  • Australian Strategic Policy Institute
  • Australian Unity
  • BGC Fixed Income Solutions
  • Boeing Australia
  • British Aerospace
  • British Telecom
  • Caledonia
  • CASA
  • CORP0L Alliances
  • CQS
  • Defence Science and Technology Group
  • GHD
  • Governments of the United States, Indonesia, Brunei, & East Timor
  • KPMG
  • Lonsec
  • Northrop Grumman
  • NOGA
  • Optiva
  • Pangea Resources
  • Russell Investments
  • Shell
  • Super Investment Management
  • Tenix
  • Victorian Department of Premier & Cabinet

"Alan Dupont is able to apply practical common sense to geopolitical problems and has been extremely valuable in giving insight and context to a number of investment opportunities. He is a good man to have on your side." ~ Sir Michael Hintze, AM

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