Check Fund Manager's team of experienced investigators digs deep to uncover information that helps our clients evaluate manager character and credentials. Here are some real examples of recent investigations where our findings helped steer our clients away from high-risk investments.
Investigators utilize unique skills and access to fill gaps missed by others:
While many of our competitors only use automated software "intelligence" to access records, our investigators go far beyond these initial searches to scrutinize many sources that cannot be searched by software robots.
In one recent case, Check Fund Manager's investigator flagged current felony drug charges on a subject, noting that the records were only available in very specifc local jurisdictions that the AI databases are unable to access. As one of the person's criminal cases was ongoing, our researcher was able to provide real-time updates to our client as the charges were being prosecuted and plea-bargained.
This scenario is not unique. Just a short time after this research concluded, our investigation of a different subject revealed ten criminal cases from five different jurisdictions, four out of five were missed by the record databases upon which our competitors rely.
False university degree and transcript surface twice:
Two years ago, Check Fund Manager performed a routine university degree verification on a prospective investment manager for our client. Initial sources did not corroborate the person's stated education credentials, so our researcher spoke directly with the university registrar. Despite the subject's insistence that the degree was authentic, the registrar also could not verify either enrollment or graduation. The subject even submitted a photocopy of the diploma, which our researcher determined had been falsified.
Very recently, the same person was again under consideration for an investment. This time, the subject of our investigation provided an embossed university transcript that detailed course records and the degree obtained. Our researcher contacted the university registrar, who was again unable to verify the credentials presented by the subject. We flagged several inconsistencies in the transcript, and going the extra mile, our investigator even discovered the online document forging service that produced the phony transcript. In fact, the exact list of classes on the subject's fraudulent university transcript was identical to the "sample" degree promoted by the online provider!
Freedom of Information Act inquiry revealed sanctions before the fund collapsed:
One of our investigators made a FOIA inquiry to the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of comprehensive research into a fund. Based on the correspondence received we suspected that the firm was under investigation by the SEC.
It turned out that the company was negotiating with the SEC to settle a securities fraud case. As a result, our client chose not to make a multi-million dollar investment into this fund, which ultimately was shuttered as a condition of the SEC settlement.
Investigator linked disparate records to tell a manager's whole story:
Although a manager's name was misspelled in multiple court records, our investigation revealed numerous criminal and civil cases. He also misrepresented education credentials in his biography, and had a bankruptcy filing that was complicated by additional serious charges.
Check Fund Manager's investigator was able to piece together his litigation history by matching up case numbers and dates via multiple sources, and by reviewing extensive case details which referenced other cases that the manager tried to deny. We showed our client his mug shot that proved his complicity in all of those cases.
Our research revealed criminal records that managers were trying to erase:
False records reported by AI database software:
Common name confounds Artificial Intelligence software:
Russian Investment Manager accused of International Loan Fraud:
Misspelled Court records missed by DIY (Do it Yourselfers):
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