Archive for ‘Due Diligence

September 1st, 2014

Crowd Funding

Crowd Funding The rise of private equity investing and how it’s been facilitated by the growing number of crowd funding platform websites present a series of complications. The complications present […]

August 1st, 2014

BNP Paribas, The Success of Due Diligence And The Failure Of Management

BNP Paribas, The Success of Due Diligence And The Failure Of Management I have just returned from a trip through Europe, the Middle East and Asia. As I traveled, the […]

July 1st, 2014

Locating Yachts

Locating Yachts So, you are looking for a Yacht? For the uninitiated it can be a very difficult process, but much can be done to hunt down a Yacht, knowing […]

June 1st, 2014

Wisdom of Crowds

Wisdom of Crowds For us old folks – yeah, those of us over 50.  We knew how to do our due diligence.  We just asked everyone in our community about […]

May 1st, 2014

Projections

Projections I am inherently distrustful of projections. For too many years as an investment banker I reviewed business plans and their projections. If you asked any of the authors of […]

April 1st, 2014

NGO’s and Charities

NGO’s and Charities NGO’s and Charities have slowly evolved, under the radar, to become significant channels for laundering money. Charities alone in the US received 320 billion dollars. About 2% […]

March 1st, 2014

Web Domains as Property

Web Domains as Property The subject of ownership with regards to web domains remains a controversial topic. In this article, we take a look at two  cases. In Virginia in […]

February 1st, 2014

Authority to Bind

Authority to Bind It is too often a question that is not asked or answered.  How does one have the authority to bind a company, a partnership, a country or […]

December 1st, 2013

Market Tells

Market Tells A “tell” is a sign or a signal, intentional or not of an outcome.  In gambling players watch each other for tells; signs of the strength or weakness […]

November 1st, 2013

PEPs

PEPs PEPs, or Publically Exposed Persons, require enhanced due diligence, NOT because they are more likely to be money launders as many overwrought risk managers and silly compliance people seem […]