Due Diligence Consulting conducts investment research, executive background checks and private investigations for hedge funds, public companies, private equity firms, family offices, investor groups, law firms, and foundations.
DDC’s Results for Pension Plans, Foundations and Institutional Investors
Identified major financial issues with a Chinese and US based investment management company, and its principals, who allegedly had access to Chinese consultant and business debt.
Determined that a hedge fund portfolio manager had misrepresented that he was a PM at a prior firm where he was a trader.
Determined that the CEO and founder of a foreign software company had misrepresented every line item of his bio except where he grew up.
Assisted a $300m charitable foundation in developing a formal investment due diligence process.
Advised a multibillion dollar foundation on how to restructure its operational due diligence procedures.
Found a tax lien of approximately $500,000 on a hedge fund manager as part of supplemental due diligence on the investments of a large pension plan. The lien was missed by the third party due diligence platform used by the client, and DDC believes that was because that provider relies solely on one database in its research.
Researched several distressed companies on behalf of a large US investment firm.
Determined that a Partner of a major hedge fund had multiple and substantial tax liens as part of our due diligence on the fund for a large foundation.
Researched a private equity firm in Brazil on behalf of one of the largest US pension plans / foundations and found that one of the partners was being investigated for acts at a prior firm.
Discovered that the accountant and auditor for a major financial services firm assisted in a fraudulent scheme. Our client, a major investment firm, declined to endorse that firm, leading its scheme to rapidly unravel and become public in 2008.
Determined that a hedge fund had improperly registered in several jurisdictions.