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Frank Napolitani

The role of operational due diligence in today’s fundraising environment

Operational due diligence (ODD) is an integral part of winning institutional investment allocations. Being aware of the current focus areas and what is on the horizon is key to preparing your organisation. 

On 14 September, Michael Merrigan from Shadmoor Advisors sat down with Frank Napolitani, Director at EisnerAmper, to discuss what managers can expect when undergoing operational due diligence. He discussed best and worst practices, the popularity of mock SEC exams, what to expect from an onsite ODD visit, the perceived increased risk of allocating to an emerging manager and how fund managers should address this.

Some of the key points addressed in the webinar included:

  • What are three key traits of high quality ODD?
  • What are the biggest red flags with managers during the ODD process?
  • What are some absolute “deal killers” by a fund manager during the ODD process?
  • In advance of an ODD meeting, what deliverables are required to deliver?
  • The suitability of service providers and how they factor into the ODD process.
  • How legal/compliance affects emerging, maturing, large fund managers.

Please click here for a REPLAY OF THE WEBINAR.

About EisnerAmper LLP: 

EisnerAmper LLP is a premier accounting and business advisory firm and is among the largest in the United States. EisnerAmper provides audit, accounting, and tax services and advisory services in valuation, due diligence, internal audit and risk management, litigation consulting, forensic accounting and technology, compliance and regulatory matters, operational consulting and other professional services to a broad range of clients, including services to more than 200 public companies. The firm features 180 partners and principals and 1,300 professionals. The Financial Services practice, comprised of the Asset Management Group and Capital Markets Group, is the largest industry group within EisnerAmper. There are more than 250 professionals as well as 40 partners dedicated to Financial Services clients. 

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