As the marketplace for alternative investments has increasingly institutionalized, performance of a background check by a third-party such as FRM provides one of the additional layers that investors demand be included as part of the investigative due diligence process.
Over the past ten (10) years, FRM’s research team has performed thousands of background checks, including hedge fund background checks, private equity manager background checks and money manager background checks, on behalf of fund of funds, family offices, endowments, foundations, and institutional investors. FRM’s investigative due diligence in conducting background checks allow the investor to intelligently explore and address issues in a manager’s past in order to provide the solid grounding to pursue the investment relationship. Private equity, hedge fund and money manager background checks are crucial to protecting your business.
Our investigative due diligence concentrates on a review of criminal, legal, regulatory, and media filings along with confirming historical timelines of a private equity or hedge fund manager’s education and employment history. We also routinely perform discreet and/or non-discreet interviews of industry peers and competitors who may have a firsthand knowledge of management, in order to round out the profile of the manager’s character, reputation, and integrity.
FRM performs research in all major financial hubs throughout the world by way of an international network of researchers. We can easily stage assignments on multiple continents. Since many of FRM’s review processes are standardized, we can accomplish most assignments in fifteen (15) business days, regardless as to geographic locale.