IMDDA hosted a webinar “Case Studies of Hedge Fund Failures and Lessons to be Learned” which is available to listen to in full now. Our guest Rajiv Jaitly leveraged his experiences from high profile case studies and 18+ years of specialist experience in hedge fund investigations to reveal how he’d structure a hedge fund operational due diligence investigation.   Here…

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“Our firm is starting to look at Crypto funds and hedge funds and I don’t know where to start.” Next in our Ask an Expert series, we guide you through the due diligence process for cryptocurrency funds. Cryptocurrency funds have a variety of ODD issues that need to be reviewed and understood; some of which…

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In this article, we’ll introduce you to the CDDA program and explore how it can be beneficial for your career and your ability to improve your due diligence audit. We’ll also take a look at the program’s unique content verification process that allows it to claim to be the gold standard in the industry. This…

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ESG (Environmental, Sustainability, and Governance) is one of the fastest growing asset classes and as such, more focus is being placed on its inclusion in the investment manager due diligence process. Triggered by the SEC Concept Release in 2016 that contained a section on ESG measurement and reporting, we have seen several shifts in the…

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ESG (Environmental, Sustainability, and Governance) is estimated to be a 70 trillion-dollar asset class, with returns often outstripping traditional rivals by a significant margin. But this golden egg laying goose comes with its own challenges, primarily how to measure and report on the ESG aspects of the investment.   Why ESG due diligence matters If…

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Robust investment due diligence procedures are no longer best practice. They’re a regulatory requirement under MiFID II which was due to roll out this month and is still scheduled to come into force in the next few months. With this in mind, it is worth revisiting your own investment due diligence procedures and being aware of what…

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IMDDA hosted a webinar “What are Today’s Asset Managers Due Diligence Obligations?” with Robin Hodgkins, President of Castina LLC and former CISO John Rizzulo, now President at Rizzulo GRC. They spoke extensively about investment due diligence procedures for asset management. Here are a few of the highlights to whet your appetite for the full recording:   1.…

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Recently we hosted a webinar with Robin Hodgkins, President of Castina LLC and former CISO John Rizzulo, now President at Rizzulo GRC. One of the topics they looked into was the correct investment due diligence procedures needed to effectively manage risk when engaging third party vendors. Here are a few of the highlights:   A Full Lifecycle…

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IMDDA said that the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System retained the group to conduct on-site, customized due diligence educational training programs. “In the two years since we founded the IMDDA, we have attracted hundreds of professionals as members, worked with hundreds more through our international training seminars, and helped build understanding of and appreciation for the…

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