Fraud Recovery Services
Fraud Recovery Service
SureFire can be engaged as a 1-stop solution to actively maximize investment fraud recoveries. We gather impacted investors, identify the best attorneys, oversee and execute strategy, review all filings, oversee investor communications and manage distributions. Our entire focus is to return to investors, as much capital as possible.
SureFire supplies Expert Witnesses for testimony, legal analysis, and expert opinions on highly complex cases in the area of investment fund diligence, financial crime, fraud and misrepresentation. Our experts have technical expertise, persuasive ability and remain calm in high pressure situations.
KEY AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
Alternative Assets – Hedge Fund Operations - Due Diligence – Fraud Recovery Service Securities Valuation – Litigation – Public Speaking – Trial Processes – Depositions Fund Formation/Administration – Investment Policy – Risk Management – Asset Allocation – Ethics & Stewardship – Fundraising – Portfolio Management
Assertive, influential speaker and presenter with an innate ability to quickly build trust and rapport with audiences across varying backgrounds. Remains calm in high-pressure situations and able to simplify difficult concepts and present facts in a logical, easy-to-understand manner. Attained Advanced Toastmaster status and gained deep public speaking experience at conferences and in the media.
“In 30 years of practice, Ariel stands out as a poised, articulate witness with deep industry knowledge and the ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and straightforward manner. He is a great presenter who knows how to captivate and inform an audience in equal measure. I highly recommend Ariel and would gladly work with him again!”- William C. Nystrom, Partner at Nystrom Bechman & Paris, LLP, Boston, MA
“I have worked with Ariel as an expert witness and have to say that he has a natural gift for communicating complex ideas and concepts with simplicity and brevity. Through tricky and often aggressive cross-examinations, he has maintained a professional demeanor and can always be relied upon as a source of truth and voice of reason” - Raj Datt, Partner at WeirFoulds LLP, Toronto, Ontario
INVESTMENT INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENTS
Fundraising and Administration: Expert in custom fund formation with rigorous oversight, internal and capital controls, audit, reporting frameworks, and fund administration that has safeguarded multi-billion-dollar portfolios. Forged deep relationships with asset allocators and investment funds, most notably building a network of 1100+ members for an exclusive Investment Club and raising $100M of institutional/HNW capital over multiple platforms.
Global Alternative Investments: Originated, evaluated and executed alternative investment opportunities across multiple asset classes including real estate, private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds. Recognized for helping clients access highly niche, specialized opportunities across regional and global markets. Structured partnerships and alliances with 10+ organizations to open up diversification opportunities to differentiated strategies.
Governance and Oversight: Provided fiduciary and ethical oversight of operations, overseeing conduct with internal and external stakeholders to enforce fair business practices. Served as the final sign-off for corporate matters including M&A, external audit, regulatory compliance, financial statement preparation, and executive compensation. Triaged and managed systemic and external risks to minimize exposure and protect assets/capital.
EXPERT WITNESS & FRAUD RECOVERY SERVICE
Expert Testimony: Provided testimony, legal analysis, and expert opinions on highly complex hedge fund due diligence, financial crime, fraud and misrepresentation litigation cases while maintaining a high standard of tact, professionalism, and diplomacy. Recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on hedge fund due diligence processes, business practices, and investment governance.
Persuasive Communicator: Assertive, influential speaker and presenter with an innate ability to quickly build trust and rapport with audiences across varying backgrounds. Remains calm in high-pressure situations and able to simplify difficult concepts and present facts in a logical, easy-to-understand manner. Attained Advanced Toastmaster status and gained deep public speaking experience at conferences and in the media.
Fraud Recovery Service: Vetted and selected attorneys, forensic accountants, and other specialists to quarterback large-scale fraud recovery mandates and recoup millions of dollars in investor capital across asset classes. Managed investor and Receiver communications and served as the primary decision-maker and negotiator on complex accounting, cross-border banking/regulatory, and liquidation issues. Coordinated targeted processes to maximize recovery.