Risk Mitigation and Crisis Avoidance

We earned our reputation by being called into bad situations and being asked to change the outcome. Today, clients seek our advice on how to avoid bad situations in the first place.

Our approach to risk mitigation is different.

Rather than provide mass produced reports in a prefabricated template as the answer to every client’s situation, we examine each client’s specific situation, assess the particular risks involved, break those risks down to their elements, and then gather, analyze and report intelligence information that enables our client to navigate those risks efficiently and effectively.

BRIBERY, CORRUPTION & KLEPTOCRACY ADVISORY

It has been more than a decade since the U.S. Department of Justice breathed new life into the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and seven years since Great Britain passed the UK Bribery Act, which allows the SFO to pursue not only bribes of foreign officials, but any bribe.

Today, new emphasis is being placed not only on the briber, but the bribee. We help clients identify areas of concern and remediate bribery and corruption issues that could lead to liability.

INTERNATIONAL DUE DILIGENCE

Our clients do not need to be told that international business carries risks. Sophisticated clients already know international business carries risks. What they need to know is what the specific risks are and whether, and how, those risks can be mitigated. Knowing the questions to ask and knowing how the answers affect risk is how Wolf Global helps.

  • Does a company or individual actually exist?
  • Are company officials Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)?
  • Is there a trail of litigation?
  • Is there a trail of bankruptcies?
  • Is there a history of fraud?
  • Are there allegations of corruption?
  • Will these people honor their debts?
  • Will they steal your money?
  • Will doing business with them damage your reputation?

We provide companies with the intelligence they need to proactively mitigate the risks associated with international business, thereby reducing the threat of legal, commercial, geopolitical or reputational harm, and allowing the company to focus on what it does best—business.

KYC & ENHANCED DUE DILIGENCE

As a financial institution executive, you do not need to be told to know your customer. But, enhanced due diligence might be beyond the reach of traditional compliance databases, online information and resources made available to compliance departments.

We conduct enhanced due diligence investigations, particularly in foreign jurisdictions, to help banks and financial institutions decide whether to onboard or maintain relationships with high risk customers.

POLITICAL RISK ADVISORY

Geopolitics and international sanctions affect private and commercial activities unlike ever before. We work with clients and their counsel to safely, legally and ethically navigate the risks associated with living and conducting business globally.

REPUTATIONAL RISK ADVISORY

Today more than ever companies and financial institutions are concerning themselves with reputational risk. Obtaining accurate, reliable information can be difficult, however, especially when operating globally. The information needed is not necessarily available online and what is online might be incomplete or without proof. We provide clients the information and intelligence to assess reputational risk and avoid reputational harm.

 

Experience

 

PARTNER DUE DILIGENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Our client, a leader in its industry, was planning a new joint venture with a Middle East partner, but wanted to first determine whether there were any reputational and FCPA risks. We provided quality business intelligence and reputational due diligence that allowed our client to confidently move forward with the relationship.

CUSTOMER DUE DILIGENCE IN LATIN AMERICA

A U.S. bank wanted to enter new markets by developing banking relationships with international private clients. We assisted the bank with its enhanced due diligence responsibilities, by conducting investigations in Latin America.

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