|Benchmark has pioneered forensic investigations of the money management industry. Through groundbreaking investigations primarily on behalf of pensions we have developed the most extensive library of public and non-public information regarding industry wrongdoing. Our investigations have revealed that even the most highly regulated, registered investment managers, such as mutual fund advisers are regularly involved in wrongdoing. Naturally, less regulated, unregistered managers pose even greater dangers.
Due Diligence Before You Invest: Whether you invest in mutual funds, separately managed or commingled funds, hedge funds, private equity or venture capital, investigating beforehand, while not ensuring success, may greatly reduce the risks and expenses.
Forensic Investigations After You Invest: Our investigations reveal that investors generally are too quick to accept assurances that underperformance is attributable to market forces. We know that hidden financial arrangements and self-dealing are pervasive in the securities brokerage and money management industries and result in substantial, quantifiable harm. Investigating losses, in addition to offering the potential for recovery of assets, also reduces the likelihood that you will repeat past mistakes.
Since investors generally do not investigate before or after-the-fact, money management wrongdoing is severely under-reported globally.
Benchmark's Before and After Advantage: Forensic (after-the-fact) investigations strengthen our due diligence process.