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Investment Due Diligence

Over a decade of experience in assessing risk policies, risk measurement, regulatory compliance and investment due diligence

Investment Due Diligence
Our services provide investors with an independent review of an asset manager’s operations and investments.

Laven has a proven approach to offering bespoke independent due diligence and risk analysis on complex investment strategies ranging from liquid to illiquid portfolios.

Investment and operational due diligence are highly complementary, as these two services combined are able to better assess the Manager’s specific investment processes, systems and team composition, and compare these with their operational counterparts.

Laven's process

Following an instruction to perform IDD on a fund, we take the following steps:

Pre-onsite

We contact the manager to request over 60 documents and to set a date for the onsite visit. Once we receive the documentation, we perform a detailed desktop analysis, specifically highlighting any areas or questions that require in depth discussions onsite.

We contact the manager to request over 60 documents and to set a date for the onsite visit.

Pre-Onsite Debrief

We schedule a call with you as the client to discuss through any areas of special focus required following the desktop analysis.

Laven Partners releases updated version of proprietary due diligence software

Onsite visit

This usually lasts 5-6 hours and consists of discussions with senior management as well as other staff of the manager, based on their roles and responsibilities. This typically includes discussions with the executive teams, portfolio management, back office/operations, risk management, IT and compliance functions.

This usually lasts 5-6 hours and consists of discussions with senior management as well as other staff of the manager, based on their roles and responsibilities.

Post-onsite

We then analyse the information gained from the onsite visit and prepare the report using our in-house due diligence software. The report details of our analysis and includes an executive summary highlighting any red flags and concerns raised during the IDD. We also seek to hold a debrief call with the client to go through our findings and to give the client the opportunity to ask any questions.

We then analyse the information gained from the onsite visit and prepare the report using our in-house due diligence software

Each Laven IDD covers the following areas

AIFMD Authorisation, Variation of Permission and Reporting

Laven's Due Diligence Manager

Laven developed the Due Diligence Manager (DDM) digitalising operational due diligence and report production. The DDM is designed to remove errors and inconsistencies in the content and the creation of the report. It allows subject matter experts to focus on their areas of expertise while ensuring time efficiencies and project management. We use the DDM technology for our outsourced ODD work. The software is also available for direct licensing by clients.

Laven will help you to effectively identify those investment managers best aligned with your organisation’s people and philosophy, while eliminating those whose investment and operational processes may present excessive risks.

Our risk measurement and analysis is provided by our strategic partners at Clarus Risk.

Highly knowledgeable and experienced team
A broad spectrum of expertise across all asset classes, investment strategies and subject matters, including corporate matters, front and back office functions, risk management, IT and compliance.
Consistent, unbiased reporting
Unbiased reporting by independent experts, using our pioneering due diligence technology, developed by Laven for due diligence experts.
Report turn-around time
Report turn-around time of as little as 4-6 weeks, allowing clients to progress investment decisions efficiently.
Relevant and up to date
Reports are made-to-order ensuring all information is current and relevant to the client’s areas of focus.
Red flags and concerns
Red flags and concerns are highlighted in the report’s executive summary so that any primary weaknesses are easily determined.
Integrated and automated scoring system
Reports include an integrated and automated scoring system for each chapter and for the overall report which allows clients to quickly ascertain where the main weaknesses lie.

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