A Greek tragedy and an EU crime

A Greek tragedy and an EU crime from Cayman Financial Review An article co-authored by L. Burke Files, with Mohammed Masoud on the Greek debt crusts and its roots in corruption. … Read More

Due Diligence – Studies Show…

Due Diligence – Studies Show… We have just finished a series of three very difficult cases.  The common theme in each case involved either a “survey” on trade dress issues or scientific studies supporting … Read More

Due Diligence: M&A Sans Investment Bankers

Due Diligence: M&A Sans Investment Bankers As a CEO you go to an investment banker and you say, “gee I think I am going to acquire a company for US$N per share.  Do you think it is a good idea?”  What … Read More

Due Diligence: Here a Regulator, There a Regulator, Everywhere a Regulator

Due Diligence: Here a Regulator, There a Regulator, Everywhere a Regulator How did we come to this? How did we come to this oppressive weight of regulations and regulators? I did some high end sleuthing and plied … Read More

The Sunday Times – UK

The Sunday Times – UK Scot Young, was he pushed? Link To Sunday Times UK Article Scot-Young-Was-he-pushed – as a … Read More

Due Diligence For Asset Recovery

Due Diligence For Asset Recovery Due diligence investigations into the assets of a fraud feasor is delicate work.  Even proposing to do some research into a potential fraud feasor to see what can be done to … Read More

Due Diligence In The MENA

Due Diligence In The MENA The topic is as fascinating as it is complicated, not just complex.  I am sure; at least for me that is why I find the work fascinating. The first step is to understand the nature of the … Read More

Financial Service Firms, Boom Goes The Balance Sheet

Financial Service Firms, Boom Goes The Balance Sheet There have been a series of recent acquisitions of second and third tier financial services firms.  The firms have included different types of firms such as … Read More

Due Diligence – Insider Trading

Due Diligence – Insider Trading For me, the gimlet eyed investigator, it is getting to the point that one cannot trade on any information that is either not already public, or that comes from an ephemeral fiscal … Read More

Due Diligence: Our Client Has Been Sanctioned

Due Diligence: Our Client Has Been Sanctioned It happened. As silly as it may seem it really did happen. One of our cherished client trust companies was working for a client that got sanctioned. That is when we got … Read More

Due Diligence: Red Flags On Investment Schemes

Due Diligence: Red Flags On Investment Schemes Everyone has their own biases when investing and I am certainly not immune.  One bias that has nothing to do with any factual support is anyone wearing Qiana … Read More

IFC Review – Due Diligence and the High Net Worth Individual’s Circus

IFC Review – Due Diligence and the High Net Worth Individual’s Circus IFC Website https://www.ifcreview.com/articles/2014/june/due-diligence-the-high-net-worth-individual-s-circus/ PDF Version … Read More

IFC Review – Digital Currency

IFC Review – Digital Currency From IFC Web Site https://www.ifcreview.com/articles/2014/april/due-diligence-digital-currency/ From Archive … Read More

Poaching

A short video on wildlife poaching in East Africa … Read More

IFC Review Due Diligence Flight Capital

IFC Review Due Diligence Flight Capital On Fee Inc Site IFC-Review-Due-Diligence-–-Flight-Capital At IFC Review … Read More

The Art Market – It’s a Rigged Bet

The Art Market – It’s a Rigged Bet IFC Review 01 Jan 2013 IFC-Review-The-Art-Market-Its-a-Rigged-Bet- Article in … Read More

IFC Review – Social Media – December 2013

IFC Review – Social Media – December 2013 A quick look at how social media is used to assess people and how it can be gamed and why are we even using social media in the first place? … Read More

L. Burke Files quoted in WSJ

L. Burke Files quoted in WSJ A nice quote on a quick rant about art and arranged markets. WSJ-NV-LBF Wall Street Journal Website -https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304337404579211861747252416 … Read More

L. Burke Files – Young v Young

L. Burke Files quoted in the Independent.  His quote that shall follow him forevermore was his comment about a company, that had been liquidated and defunct for several years still had assets in a bank account and … Read More

L. Burke Files Young v Young

L. Burke Files was called as an expert in the matter in the United Kingdom of Young versus Young. The media coverage was crazy big… and as a fun note, I was quoted in describing a bank account that went on … Read More

L. Burke Files in Doha, Qatar

L. Burke Files participates in the launch event for the American Anti Corruption Institute in Doha, Qata LBF-in-Qatar – pdf … Read More

IFC Review – Due Diligence Fails

IFC Review – Due Diligence Fails IFC-Review-Due-Diligence-Fails – pdf version https://www.ifcreview.com/articles/2013/october/due-diligence-fails/ -IFC … Read More

Sanctions

Sanctions SANCTIONS_ACAMS_SEPT2013_SMH An article on Sanctions and Compliance  Published in ACAMS Magazine by Shaun … Read More

IFC – Distributed Due Diligence

IFC – Distributed Due Diligence pdf version – IFC-Review-De-Centralised-Due-Diligence An interesting look at how distributed due diligence / risk identification and management can pay significant … Read More

IFC Review – Due Diligence – Examples in Ibiza

IFC Review – Due Diligence – Examples in Ibiza From IFC site https://www.ifcreview.com/articles/2013/august/due-diligence-examples-in-ibiza/ pdf version IFC-Review-Due-Diligence-–-Examples-in-Ibiza     … Read More

IFC Review – July 2013 – Its Your Data Dummy

IFC Review – July 2013 – Its Your Data Dummy Link to IFC Review Article PDF of Same … Read More

Banking On Scams

Banking On Scams L. Burke Files quoted in June 30 2013 NY Post Banking-on-scams-NYPOST.com_ – pdf version Link to NY Post … Read More

IFC Review – Second Citizenships

IFC Review June 2013 IFC-Review-Due-Diligence-Second-Citizenships- PDF Format IFC Review We Site and Link … Read More

How To Spot A Start Up Business That Will Fail

How To Spot A Start Up Business That Will Fail GK-How-To-Spot-A-Start-Up-Business-That-Will-Fail-By-L.-Burke-Files This is from Gail Kasper’s top One Percent Club of whom Mr. Files is a regular contributor. … Read More

IFC May 2013 Due Diligence on the Investor

IFC May 2013 Due Diligence on the Investor IFC-Review-Due-Diligence-Investigating-the-Investor – pdf … Read More

Due Diligence: NGOs and Charities

Due Diligence: NGOs and Charities In this month’s column, Burke Files examines how the veneer of decency can be used to hide mischief through the use of Charities and NGOs as channels for laundering money.   … Read More

L. Burke Files – quoted in London Sunday Times, April 28, 2013

L. Burke Files – quoted in London Sunday Times, April 28, 2013 … Read More

Banks 1.6 Trillion Secret

Banks 1.6 Trillion Secret Banks 1.6 Trillion Secret – NY Post- link to page LBF-03302013-NYPOST.com_ – pdf version By JOHN AIDAN BYRNE … Read More

IFC Review April 2013 The Not So Strange Case of Tangerine Investment Management and Axiom Legal Financing Fund

IFC Review April 2013 The Not So Strange Case of Tangerine Investment Management and Axiom Legal Financing Fund IFC-Review-The-Not-So-Strange-Case-of-Tangerine-Investment-Management-and-Axiom-Legal-Financing-Fund … Read More

NY Post, L. Burke Files Quoted

NY Post, L. Burke Files Quoted LBF-03302013-NYPOST.com_View as a pdf … Read More

IFC Review March 2013 – Time To Sell The Business

IFC Review March 2013 – Time To Sell The Business IFC-Review-March-Due-Diligence-Time-To-Sell-The-Business From IFC Review’s Link Also Please Visit  IFC Review   … Read More

IFC Review – February 2013

IFC Review – February 2013 Due Diligence and Innovation In his latest column, Burke Files, FEE Inc examines the reasons behind the bankruptcy of Michael Porter’s Monitor Group and warns there is no short cut to … Read More

John Cooke

John Cooke Fraud Report is back.  Yeah….   I used to contribute a lot of material to the hard copy, but it is back and it is great and it is online.  They even brought back some of my old articles.  Go visit … Read More

IFC Review January 2013 Fool or Fraudster

IFC Review January 2013 Fool or Fraudster IFC-Review-Due-Diligence_-Fool-or-Fraudster A look at who arrives to the loss first the fool or the fraudster, by L. Burke Files   Visit IFC … Read More

Deceptology How To Make Fake Gold Bars

Deceptology How To Make Fake Gold Bars http://www.deceptology.com/2013/01/how-to-make-fake-gold-bars.html L. Burke Files … Read More

Certified Due Diligence Professional Training

Preventive Measures, with The International Due Diligence Association Nassau, Bahamas, February 21 & … Read More

IFC Review December 2012 Due Diligence; Sanctions and Insurance

IFC Review December 2012 Due Diligence; Sanctions and Insurance IFC-Review-Due-Diligence–and-Insurance – PDF of Article A short piece on Iranian tankers, shipping and how they are attempting to deceive the … Read More

IFC Review – CPAs are Not Fraud Auditors or Security Professionals – 11/2012

IFC Review – CPAs are Not Fraud Auditors or Security Professionals – 11/2012 https://www.ifcreview.com/articles/2012/november/cpas-are-not-fraud-auditors-or-security-professionals/ … Read More

IFC Review – Due Diligence from the Corner – 10/2012

IFC Review – Due Diligence from the Corner – 10/2012 This is a short article about how sometimes being compliant can force us to have to break/navigate other rules to get the information we need to be complaint. … Read More

Luxembourg Chronicle – Interview

I had a short but very interesting interview with the editor of the Luxembourg Chronicle  on International Financial Centers titled,  Nuggets of Wisdom and Folly … Read More

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