Over the last few weeks, we have seen an uptick in frauds related to commodities and crypto strategies. It seems that while those thieves are continuing to take advantage of those who do not pay attention and are forgoing the due diligence process in hopes of returns. This, in short, is a recipe for disaster.…

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Today’s fast-paced and dynamic world means that opportunities to learn new skills and grow professionally are practically boundless for those who want to seize them. We’ve identified a few key actions to take to ensure that you’re on the right path forward. Consistent Training & Development. Training and development are critical for any professional. It…

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Although there are many categories of training, employees with cross-departmental skills are an important asset to any organization. But what does training and development, mean to your organization? Training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all employees, but many employers in the current climate find development opportunities expensive. Employees attending training…

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A lot of misinformation floats around the internet and through workplaces about what professional development entails and what employees should expect from their employers in terms of support, benefits, and total compensation. Below, we dispel five common myths. Myth #1 Broadening your skills will be easy. Professional development takes time and energy. Finding a course…

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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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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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