Banks have reportedly paid out US$100bn in US legal settlements since the financial crisis. Firms are finding they need to determine whether their organisation has been at risk of fraud, malpractice or unethical behaviour. The proliferation of changing communication methods: voice, email, chat room, tweets provides firms with a steep challenge. In addition to financial penalties, reputational damage can be severe.
Traditional forensic auditors understand numbers well, but the challenge remains to understand what is being said away from the numbers. What potential exists in peripheral instruments? What are the motivations of the counterparties? What scope exists for staff to gain advantage to the detriment of customers?
Skadi Limited consultants come from a wide range of backgrounds. All have been Front Office staff, working for investment banks, inter-dealer brokers, and investment managers. Our consultants draw on their first hand experience of the financial markets to reveal the undertones of the true business which is occurring.
Skadi Limited conducts forensic investigation supported by detailed analysis. Communication review rationale, keyword search advice, P&L vs risk analysis are among the services we offer.