Investigations and fact finding
When an allegation or evidence of misconduct comes to light, a transparent, detailed investigation is critical to maintaining public and internal trust, as well as to protecting an organisation’s assets and overall value. But investigations can be a complex and exacting process. Our investigation and fact-finding services are designed to support your legal and compliance teams in their investigation from before the beginning to after the end.
Because of the deep, collaborative relationships we build, clients trust us with some of their most urgent needs, including:
• Analyzing allegations of fraud, mismanagement, misconduct, and other instances of compromised integrity;
• Establishing the chain of events, roles and responsibilities leading up to an accident, a controversial decision or judgment call, an oversight, etc;
• Addressing whistleblower allegations;
• Responding to government regulator requests;
• Responding to and mapping the impact of a cyber-attack;
• Preventing or detecting problems before they occur.
We place great importance on employing a methodology which is designed around the principles that the investigation must be sound and that the process must be fair, proportionate, open, and independent. We assist all types of businesses, both public and private, within various industries, and can quickly carry out investigations with international ramifications.
Our global network allows us to conduct extensive fact-finding and investigations anywhere in the world.
Financial Crime Advisory / Financial Crime Framework and Technology
Our Financial Crime Advisory team assist entities in protecting their brand and reputation by providing proactive advice on the risks of fraud, bribery & corruption, money laundering (AML), sanctions, and other other integrity related risks. Our team consists of experts within financial crime frameworks, relevant laws and regulations, risk assessments, technology implementation, data analytics and reporting, training and control testing.
We assist companies with various challenges related to financial crime prevention, including regulatory compliance and response, and draw on our expertise and in-depth experience from various industries and from project and change management.
We will always adapt to the situation and the companies’ business specific needs and offer broad experience spanning from strategy and governance to data analytics and system implementation. Our project experience entails both large transformation programs, smaller projects and business support. In any situation, our advise is built on our specialist competencies within the various risk domains of financial crime.
Integrity Due Diligence
If you’re looking to expand your company through a third-party relationship, investment, merger or acquisition, strategic supplier or contractor for a high-value construction project, you need accurate information about these entities, especially the potential risks. Through our in-depth experience, global network and advanced technology, we can help provide insightful intelligence on reputational, regulatory, sanctions, political, or other risks that may be associated with the counterparty, so that critical decisions can be made with confidence.
We employ a risk-based approach for an efficient allocation of resources between search subjects. We also make a conscious assessment as to what information can be of particular value in each setting. Our IDD services are customizable and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients across various industries and jurisdictions.
Our global and local presence makes it possible for us to assess the credibility, accuracy and completeness for a particular source virtually anywhere in the world in a cost-effective manner, including those jurisdictions where public records are sparse. We have the knowledge needed to extract intelligence from larger and often unstructured data populations, and the insight to grade findings and distinguish between valuable information and “noise”. As the leading global network, Deloitte also has access to well positioned human sources.
Forensic Technology and Analytics
Organisations use an increasingly wide range of systems to conduct their business operations and manage fraud prevention. These continuously create, amend and store data in an ever-growing variety of formats, an increasing volume of records and at an ever-expanding level of detail. Ensuring this data has been fully considered, robustly gathered and consistently and accurately reviewed is a key challenge our clients and their advisors face, whether undertaking fraud investigations, mapping the impact of a data leak or cyber attack, conducting litigation or responding to regulatory requests.
Establishing the facts of such cases is time consuming, costly and exceptionally high risk.
Our specialist team helps clients deal with data challenges quickly and effectively. Working with a range of cutting-edge technology and platforms and with Forensic Technology practices across the world, we provide market-leading technology solutions and analytical support. We support clients across all industries and sectors, public and private, to Discover, Investigate, Analyse and Monitor their data in order to meet their legal and regulatory obligations and reduce their exposure to economic crime.
Our work increasingly employs specialised competencies, such as advanced analytics, visualisation, geospatial techniques and the latest data review technologies. We help our clients address the complexities associated with eDiscovery and information governance. Plus, our services include everything from computer forensics and managed document review to cloud discovery and information governance.