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White collar investigator warns investors against renewed complacency

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Ken Springer
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

Some believe investors are far too prudent, some believe they are too credulous. To the former FBI Special Agent whose job is to check on hedge fund managers’ background, it would be the latter.

Ken Springer is one of the sleuths working within the investment industry, investigating on behalf of funds of funds, pension funds, buyout funds and others. His firm, Corporate Resolutions Inc., which was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in New York, conducts complex background checks, intelligence gathering and corporate investigations among other things. His staff is what you’d expect from a business investigations enterprise; it includes former Special Agents of the FBI, US Customs and other agencies, as well as white-collar investigators and intelligence analysts, and a network of specialists on national and international grounds. Springer also co-wrote a 200-page book in 2010 called Digging for Disclosure.

"We make sure the hedge fund managers are who they say they are," he tells Opalesque. "Were there were other funds they didn’t disclose? Their criminal re......................

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