Fraud examination methodologies

FIP’s forensic analysts and other investigators rely on fraud specific methodologies which are fundamentally different from the traditional approach employed by the internal audit. Our fraud investigation services are thus, by their very nature, complementary to the action of an organization’s internal auditors and outside counsels.

FIP’s interdisciplinary expertise enables us to coordinate complex investigative and analysis efforts, covering multiple jurisdictions and involving information of many origins: legal, financial, accounting, macroeconomic, criminological, or psychological.

Decryption of complex group structures and opaque financial transactions

FIP’s financial experts can identify the vehicles and unfold the schemes used by financial engineering specialists to divert assets or conceal the ultimate beneficiaries of transactions.
Depending on the context, uncovering the inner workings of an inappropriate financial operation may allow our clients to support a litigation case in order to initiate civil and / or criminal proceedings, to demonstrate their good faith to supervisory authorities, or to devise a negotiating strategy.

Operational assistance to anti-counterfeit initiatives

FIP leverages its knowledge of the anti-laundering international legal environment to implement high impact operations against counterfeit networks.

Our action relies on a financial approach through cooperation with Financial Intelligence Units rather than on the traditional strategy based on legal proceedings. Its objective is to obtain seizures of the financial assets of counterfeiters so as to block their operations.

Providing key research and analysis on our clients’ strategic issues

Our extensive knowledge of public information sources and our worldwide network of business contacts enable us to quickly and discreetly obtain strategic data to assist decision-makers.

Our consultants’ experience and our source-crossing methodologies allow us to place into perspective information which is often difficult to interpret without significant practical knowledge of the local business