NEW YORK, January 10, 2018 – The Investment Management Due Diligence Association (IMDDA), the only investor-centric organization dedicated to the professionals who investigate facts concerning investment programs, today released an expanded training class schedule for 2018.
Developed by a task force of leaders in due diligence, each class is led by a renowned speaker sharing real-world insight on critical due diligence topics including risk management, regulatory developments and fundamental knowledge, plus guidance to address emerging challenges that investors face around the globe.
In the last two years more than 500 professionals involved in due diligence focused on hedge funds, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity have participated in IMDDA training seminars internationally. The Fundamentals program is geared to those who want to better understand due diligence through instruction, exercises and case studies to develop their professional skillsets.IMDDA’s Master program provides deep-dive, hands-on experience focused on specific areas of due diligence that allow participants to go back to their organizations and drive a robust, rigorous due diligence process.
The 2018 New York and London class schedule is here; classes in Hong Kong and Singapore will be announced later this year. “This is our most ambitions class schedule yet, as we expand to meet growing demand from allocators for due diligence training,” said Andrew Borowiec, Executive Director of IMDDA. In addition to this expanded 2018 class schedule, IMDDA provides customized educational training. In December, for instance, IMDDA said (link to web site posting) that the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System retained the group to conduct on-site, customized due diligence educational training programs.
“This is our most ambitions class schedule yet, as we expand to meet growing demand from allocators for due diligence training,” said Andrew Borowiec, Executive Director of IMDDA.
In addition to this expanded 2018 class schedule, IMDDA provides customized educational training. In December, for instance, IMDDA said that the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System retained the group to conduct on-site, customized due diligence educational training programs.
About Due Diligence and IMDDA
Due diligence is an investigation or audit of a potential investment to confirm facts, such as reviewing financial records, plus anything else deemed material. Due diligence refers to the care a reasonable person should take before entering into an agreement or financial transaction with another party.
Operational Due Diligence (ODD) gathers, analyzes and (to a degree) verifies information relating to operational risks. Investment Due Diligence (IDD) is typically carried out by potential investors to consider investment functions.
Founded in 2015, the Investment Management Due Diligence Association® (IMDDA) is the only international investor-centric organization dedicated exclusively to due diligence and the professionals who investigate facts concerning all aspects of investment programs. IMDDA’s mission is to work with the investment management community to set the standards for due diligence around the globe. Through its professionals-only membership, seminars, web site, customized educational training and in-development due diligence certification program, IMDDA provides a forum for interaction among peers to share ideas and learn from each other while developing extensive curriculum and standards for due diligence professionals.
IMDDA focuses on educating individuals on best practices for conducting due diligence on hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds and mergers & acquisitions. IMDDA operates in North America, United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong. Members include representatives from financial institutions, regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies and industry sectors.