Posts Tagged ‘Due Diligence

December 1st, 2014

Due Diligence Failures

Due Diligence Failures The most dramatic example of a failure to date has been the BNP Paribas debacle. The due diligence was good but management overloads what they were told. […]

December 1st, 2014

Appropriate Due Diligence

Appropriate Due Diligence Could this be the “Miss Manners” edition on due diligence? No – never! But it is about what is appropriate given the circumstances and time. We cannot […]

November 1st, 2014

The Ultimate Risk

The Ultimate Risk I have been traveling a great deal and advising some companies on due diligence processes to better ferret out unknown risks. In particular, I have been thinking […]

November 1st, 2014

Understanding Your Competitor’s Slackers

Understanding Your Competitor’s Slackers The best way to understand a company is to look at the company from the point of view of those who wish to subvert the company. […]

November 1st, 2014

FinCEN wants Natural Persons

FinCEN wants Natural Persons The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), has proposing rules under the Bank Secrecy Act to clarify and strengthen customer due diligence requirements for: (i) banks; (ii) […]

October 1st, 2014

Risks In Recovery Actions

Risks In Recovery Actions This item could also be called – when due diligence meets asset recovery. In every case, large or small, there are certain foundational events, constraints, and […]

October 1st, 2014

Payments From Questionable Clients

Payments From Questionable Clients I remember a comment from an old Russian General about doing business. He said, “I was not trained in modern management with motivational inducements, or in […]

October 1st, 2014

Issues For Custodians

Issues For Custodians Proper funds, trustees, and escrow companies all use the services of a custodian. A custodian is an independent entity that holds on to an asset, or the […]

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 […]

September 1st, 2014

Banks Have No Money for Small Businesses

Banks Have No Money for Small Businesses It is simple, with a recently announced 100 billion liquidity short fall for US and thus banks are not going to be lending […]