Why Operational Due Diligence?
It doesn't take much investigation to see that an Auditor could be closely related to an Investment Manager as for the Madoff Fraud situation or that a Fund Manager has a stake in a Broker business. However, these simple operational relationships are sadly missed or their importance not highlighted. Alternatively, knowing that a business continuity plan with will not work for rapidly increasing AUM levels in a Managed Futures Hedge Fund needs an experienced eye. These situations described are all to the detriment of Investors. Simple or Complex, Operational Due Diligence increasingly requires a more enquiring approach to uncover the risk that matters. Bern Square has been created to address this need, utilising real investment industry experience applied to due diligence, applying method combined with the enquiring mind of a detective.
Bern Square see Operational Due Diligence as discovering operational risks and providing Investors with alarm messages of things that are clearly wrong, confirmation of things that are right and highlighting areas that need attention.