IMDDA Telescope Automated Due Diligence Portal


Streamline due diligence for your investors

and your due diligence on third parties

Streamlined responses to investor Due Diligence requests

and more effective Third-party due diligence, all in one package




IMDDA Telescope for Managers is a state-of-the art technology that streamlines due diligence for your investors and your due diligence on third parties. Saving time, saving money and reducing risk for both you and your investors.

IMDDA Telescope is pre-populated with completed due diligence responses from 2,000+ firms that are immediately accessible to all Telescope subscribers. 

IMDDA Telescope clients enjoy the benefit of timely, accurate and frequently updated due diligence information, making it faster and easier to onboard new providers and monitor current ones.

IMDDA Telescope provides the ability to respond to DDQ and document requests from current and potential investors quickly and efficiently with full workflow capabilities.

IMDDA Telescope includes free access to the IMDDA investor DDQ


Vendor Logistics

Questionnaires target a wide variety of vendors including research brokers, fund managers, cybersecurity, trading counterparties, sub-advisors, distributors, managers, clients/KYC, professional services, expert networks, consultants and more.

Universal DDQs can be augmented with your own confidential questions or requirements (e.g. attestations).  Historical data is maintained in perpetuity.  We can create new questionnaires for you as well!

Telescope manages all logistics to contact each firm, collect responses and request regular updates.

Vendor approval workflow is intelligently built into Telescope, with email notifications for appropriate team members as counterparties move through your specific approval process.


Universal DDQs

Telescope is built around- around a series of innovative “Universal Due Diligence Questionnaires (DDQs)”, covering many different types of vendor’s offerings, compliance policies, procedures, and supporting documents. Client-specific questions make Telescope a one-stop shop for compliance information.

Telescope’s Risk Scoring module empowers clients to set their own risk scoring algorithms and alerts to proactively identify and address higher risk third party firms.

Telescope’s License Management module adds centralized budgeting, renewal and cancellation alerts, and user administration, making for an even more focused one-stop solution and helping to save thousands of dollars annually by avoiding unintended renewals of third party services.


Instant Notification

Telescope instantly notifies users when responders change answers to key questions (as determined by you) within their DDQ.

Complete interview management, with the ability to flag answers for follow-up.  Vendor and counterparty reviews and approval are managed through a single portal to provide access to all information in a centralized location.


Convenience & Efficiency

Vendors enjoy working with Telescope because of the convenience of completing the UDDQ once and having it be available to all of their requesting clients.  Since Telescope saves vendors so much time they are deeply incented to complete the UDDQs in a timely fashion.

Telescope highlights vendors who require the most scrutiny (e.g. critical service providers, expert networks, technology providers).

Key features of IMDDA Telescope for Managers include:

IMDDA Telescope for Managers supports your existing requirements for vendor due diligence by improving the quality and frequency of information collected, regardless of the number of third-party vendors you work with.

  • Intelligent automation (alerts when changes occur, self-tailoring questions) streamlines the vendor due diligence process, reduces risk and enables a strong commitment to surveillance.
  • Far faster and more accurate than error-prone email and spreadsheet methodologies.
  • The crowd-sourced Universal DDQ saves time for organizations of all sizes, improving the timeliness and completeness of due diligence responses.
  • Speeds the onboarding process for new investors.
  • Speeds the onboarding process for new third-party providers.
  • Risk scoring identifies higher risk counterparties and organizes interview questions and responses.
  • Telescope saves time by automatically alerting users when key answers are changed.
  • Demonstrates compliance best practices to investors, regulators, and auditors.
  • For subscription-based services, license manager helps to ensure you never unintentionally renew and pay third-party services.
  • IMDDA Telescope is web-based and operates on a 24/7 basis with no IT overhead.


If you want to stay ahead of the curve and learn about this next generation Due Diligence and Risk platform, schedule a demo now...

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