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David Miliband Joins Research Firm Oxford Analytica as Adviser

Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband will join Oxford Analytica as a senior global adviser, five months after he was beaten by his younger brother for the leadership of the U.K.’s opposition Labour Party.

He will work with Nader Mousavizadeh, the firm’s chief executive officer, the Oxford, England based firm said in a statement. The advisory firm’s clients include Bank of America Corp., BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP), as well as the U.K., Saudi Arabian and French governments, according to its website.

“There has never been a greater need for independent and considered analysis of the complex drivers of global events,” Miliband, 45, said in the statement. Oxford Analytica was started by David Young, a politics lecturer at the University of Oxford and former National Security Council assistant to Henry Kissinger from 1969 to 1973.

Miliband follows former Labour cabinet members who are taking up jobs as advisers to companies after losing power. JPMorgan Chase & Co. appointed ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair as a senior adviser three years ago, while Lazard Ltd. (LAZ), the biggest independent merger adviser, hired former Business Secretary Peter Mandelson as a senior adviser in January.

The Miliband brothers were the first siblings to sit together in the British Cabinet since Edward and Oliver Stanley in 1938. David Miliband was foreign secretary in the Labour government that lost the election in May while his younger brother Edward Miliband, 41, was energy secretary.

The firm advises companies on business, political and economic affairs from offices in Oxford, New York, Paris and Washington, according to its website.

To contact the reporters on this story: Ambereen Choudhury in London at achoudhury@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Edward Evans at eevans3@bloomberg.net

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