Critically important to any investment is a thorough understanding of the drivers and dynamics of key stakeholders, including competitors, lawmakers, unions, and pressure groups. Through our network we uncover, investigate, and advise our clients on vulnerabilities not picked up in the course of quantitative or traditional investment analysis.
We deliver comprehensive background information on individuals and companies around the world. Our background investigations draw from a wide variety of sources, including public records available online and through on-the-ground research. These records include litigation filings, financial records, judgments, liens, corporate records, bankruptcy proceedings, media reports, social media and many other sources.
We comb through the information we gather to identify misrepresentations, misstatements, nondisclosures of material information, patterns of unethical behavior, and other indicators that could pose risks to our clients, and we present our findings in clearly constructed, issue-driven reports.
We also offer high-quality intelligence gathered from our network of human sources around the world. Source inquiries can be useful for developing context for information surfaced in the public record, obtaining intelligence on competitors, assessing the reputations and track records of individuals or companies, and for gathering many other types of actionable information. We map the competitive landscape in order to understand where commercial advantage is gained and where threats might lie.
We tailor the scope of background investigations to the specific needs and risk profiles of each client, modifying the scope of the due diligence process to reflect the level of risk inherent in each project—which often includes a window into regulatory and litigation considerations.
We use the most sophisticated tools to gather relevant information, including hundreds of commercial and proprietary databases and other technologies aimed at identifying hard-to-find information, including data hidden in the deep web.
We approach investigations using multidisciplinary teams of experts from the top of their fields, including professionals with backgrounds in law enforcement and intelligence services, prosecutors and attorneys in private practice, journalists, academics, and technology professionals who bring their diverse perspectives and expertise to bear on every investigation.