INVESTIGATIVE DUE DILIGENCE
What is it?
Investigative Due Diligence refers to conducting research on persons and business entities prior committing to business transactions, contracts or agreements with them.
This is much more thorough and sophisticated than a Google search, where trained professionals and analytics programs can identify exactly what information to look for, parse through large amounts of data, and cut out irrelevant results. This entails going beyond information paywalls, reaching information that may not be accessible to the general public, and navigating government censorship in certain countries.
Knowledge of local sites and social networks common to particular geographies can also require language skills and specialized training.
Moreover, because large segments of the global population still have no access to the Internet, or may have a minimum online presence, specialized document searches may be required, as well as familiarity of government records at a regional level, and local laws on the use of information. Finally, investigative due diligence may encompass related parties to the investigated entity, such as business associates, employees, clients and competitors.
What are our Investigative Due Diligence services?
Mitigate your platform’s risk and protect your organization's reputation, while increasing your capacity to meet regulatory expectations for reliable programs and controls.
We provide confidential bespoke due diligence reports to assist you in conducting background checks.
We can deliver due diligence reports designed for the following purposes:
AML/KYC compliance programs
Third party risk assessments
Mergers & Acquisitions/Joint Ventures
Screening of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) & high-risk clients
Screening of vendors, suppliers, distributors, intermediaries and companies
FCPA & UK Bribery Act compliance
High risk individuals & legal entities
Emerging markets reports
How does it work?
We will assess your risk exposure and offer customized advisory and next-generation technology to meet your needs. We direct you toward technologies that are specifically designed for your operations. Our Subject Matter Expertise encompasses the entire spectrum of investigative due diligence topics and can help you lay out the strategy best suited for your platform. That way we can offer you a menu of solutions that together can meet all your financial crime challenges.
We can also provide temporary staffing in the following cases:
Need for expertise in short term projects
Need for interim assistance for key staff and management
Workload increases that staff cannot manage