Asset search and identification

Deloitte’s asset identification, tracing and recovery specialists are experienced in helping our clients to locate, identify and freeze assets, often across multiple jurisdictions. We are experts at tracing a transaction from its origin through to its destination.

Our asset tracing team is experienced in working with corporate clients and legal professionals to locate, identify and freeze assets, often across multiple jurisdictions, leveraging the local expertise of Deloitte teams across international locations. We are experts at tracing a transaction from its origin through to its destination. We can also help you to recover assets through civil remedies and act as court-appointed receivers to seize and manage recovered assets.

Our experienced forensic and technology practitioners work internationally as one team, making use of a sophisticated array of tools and resources to analyse financial systems and reconstruct records to seek to find out where funds have gone, perform multi-jurisdictional asset searches, and most importantly work on getting them back.

Deloitte’s approach to Asset identification, tracing and recovery combines:

Our asset tracing methodology is built around DATuM, which is fully scalable and flexible, meaning it can be applied against a single matter through to the largest and most complex portfolios and to any scenario and from any entry point. More details on DATuM are set out below:

Our experience

The strength of our team lies in the multi-disciplinary expertise brought forth by our practitioners and our international team which works and collaborates across boundaries. We have a highly skilled group consisting of experienced asset tracing and recovery specialists, forensic accountants, corporate intelligence specialists, insolvency and restructuring practitioners, certified fraud examiners and anti-money laundering specialists, computer forensic practitioners, data analysts, corporate investigators, economists, lawyers and former regulators, to name a few.

Using traditional investigative and asset recovery skills (following paper trails, searching for current / historic assets, and mapping relevant and connected parties), alongside state of the art technology solutions (including social media analysis, data analytics, and forensic technology) we have discreetly assisted our clients in a range of situations, including:

  • allegations of fraud, misappropriation and / or bribery and corruption;
  • Court appointed receiverships;
  • Distressed investments / recoveries;
  • Freezing orders; and
  • Contractual negotiations, disputes and enforcement.