Posts Tagged ‘Due Diligence

January 1st, 2015

Banks Required To Rely Less on Ratings Agencies

Banks Required To Rely Less on Ratings Agencies Since 2010, the ECB has been trying to break banks reliance upon credit rating agencies. In 2011 Jean-Claude Trichet ranted and raved […]

January 1st, 2015

Green Cars Are Not That Green

Green Cars Are Not That Green I was asked by one of my daughters “How much better is an electric vehicle over a gas engine? Dad what is your favorite […]

January 1st, 2015

Background Checks

Background Checks The IDDO – The International Due Diligence Organization was launched last month and almost immediately had several people requesting a spot to speak at our launch event in […]

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 […]