perfORM Operational Due Diligence Services

Co-led by London based, highly reputable and experienced operational due diligence (ODD) professionals, perfORM is an innovative, highly flexible and technology driven third party ODD service offering.

perfORM provides allocator clients with a unique, cost effective way that fuses both practitioner ODD with a smart digital tool across traditional (long only) and alternatives (hedge, private markets).

perfORM offers allocator operational due diligence support that addresses:

  • The need for flexibility in the scope of review – our clients tell us they have different needs and priorities depending on their own circumstances;
  • The growing need for ODD in the traditional / long only funds market, and;
  • The need for a practitioner led, technology enabled ODD service at a much lower price point for the established alternatives space. We use a pricing model that is both affordable, non-subscription based where clients only pay for what they use.

Demonstrating our flexibility, we are offering perfORM fund financial statement reviews for ODD teams and allocators in general. Led by James Newman, a Chartered Accountant, we will work with clients to agree the review scope and depth required.

Co-Head, James Newman developed and led the Global Operational Due Diligence group at Barclays Wealth. For the past 8 years, James was responsible for passing or failing operational risk assessments across the bank’s retail and non-retail investment product offerings. As a Chartered Accountant, James has over 20 years financial services experience including managing the UK compliance and operational functions for an investment manager.

Co-Head, Quentin Thom, is the former EU Head of Global Prime Finance consulting at Deutsche Bank where, for the past 5 years, he provided ODD focused services. Prior, he was UK Managing Director of a leading independent ODD provider for both managers and allocators. With a management consulting background, Quentin has over 20 years financial service experience.

Content

Jan 8th, 2020 – ODD 2020 Outlook Webinar

We held the first of a series of moderated ODD webinars and discussed:

  • Liquidity;
  • Cyber Security;
  • Co-investing;
  • Key differences between Long Only and Hedge Fund ODD;
  • Senior Manager & Certification Regime (SMCR)
  • ESG Disclosure requirements; and
  • Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR).

Please contact us on info@perform-dc.com for replay details and/or our key takeaways.

Overview

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Co-Head
James Newman

“High profile cases of Woodford, H2O, GAM and Janus Henderson have turbo charged the need to perform robust and independent ODD.”

Co-Head
Quentin Thom

“perfORM provide clients with a unique, cost effective way that fuses both practitioner ODD with a smart digital tool across traditional (long only) and alternatives (hedge, private markets).”