Depth. Clarity. Objectivity.
FactRight’s third party due diligence reporting services provide comprehensive, relevant, unbiased review of sponsors and offerings in the alternative investment industry. We put investments like private closed-end 40 Act Funds, non-traded REITs, private equity funds, 1031 exchanges, and debt structures and their sponsors through their paces. We look at asset valuation, prior performance, fee and class structures, exit scenarios, real estate market analysis, and much more to reveal what is significant about the product or sponsor. Our due diligence reports are an essential part of any risk management process.
Pinpointing the nerve center of an investment’s sponsor organization.
The strength of an alternative investment’s sponsor organization is critical to its success. But sponsors can be jigsaw puzzle of regulations, affiliate companies, complex family structures, and legal tangles. We put the pieces together to produce a complete picture of the sponsor. Our reports are based on corporate site visits and in-person interviews of executive management as well as the PPM, tax and legal opinions, quarterly and annual filings, and other documentation.
Each of our sponsor reports includes:
- Meticulous ownership analysis
- Rigorous litigation searches and background checks on key players
- In-depth reviews of operational controls
- Detailed analysis of financial position and operating trends
- Comprehensive review of prior sponsored investment programs
- Detailed risk assessment and risk mitigation information on the sponsor
Let us help you see the big picture like never before. Gain access to our secure Report Center to download our due diligence reports on sponsors, as well as our ongoing series of webinars and white papers on the alternative investment industry.
Illuminating what an alternative investment can bring to an investment portfolio.
Decreased volatility, more active management, and increased diversification are just some of the advantages of alternatives. But their sheer variety can make them seem murky and confusing. Using alternatives effectively requires an informed, in-depth understanding of an investment’s structure and market outlook. Our clear, candid reviews are the most efficient way to determine what role an alternative could play in an overall alternative investment strategy.
Our analysts are experienced in single-asset offerings of $5 million for private real estate offerings, $2 billion interval fund blind pools, and everything in between. Our reports not only illuminate the facts of an investment but also help interpret what they mean.
Our offering reports provide:
- Detailed assessment of an alternative’s strategy, objectives, and target investments
- In-depth discussion of asset management and exit strategy
- Overview of and frank commentary on the investment sponsor
- Vigorous review of key agreements and key players
- Insightful real estate market analysis
- Thoughtful deliberation on an offering’s risks, performance, and unique attributes
Explore our secure Report Center to learn more about how our offering due diligence reports can help construct a best-in-class, truly diversified risk portfolio.
Identifying risks before they become headlines.
Investment risk factors such as an NAV position, leverage, cash flow, and income are never static. Tracking these factors over time is an essential part of maintaining a quality investment platform. The problems that often write down the value of an investment can often be seen long before a default occurs or dividends are cut, if you know where to look.
Keep up with every change that may impair an asset in your alternative investment portfolio using FactRight’s ongoing due diligence services. Our financial experts track multiple metrics for both publically traded and non-traded securities and provide you with sector outlooks and market commentary directly to your inbox.
Our ongoing due diligence includes:
- Annual updates to sponsor reports
- Quarterly updates to offering reports
- Credit quality analysis
- Portfolio asset quality analysis
- Exit scenario evaluation
- Recovery rate trend analysis
- Changes in concentration risks
- Peer comparisons
Keep current on the alternative investment industry by subscribing to our Report Center.
Delivering quick insight into personnel behavior and history.
The stakes of non-compliance are too high to rely on chance. The SEC disqualifies individuals and entities defined as “covered persons” from offering securities in the marketplace, and the presence of an SEC-defined “bad actor” can put an entire investment offering in jeopardy. Our background checks cover all areas described by the SEC’s “bad actor” rules, so you know you’re covered.
Our background searches include these critical sources:
- State criminal and civil records
- Federal criminal and civil records
- The Securities Exchange Commission
- Financial industry records
- Regulatory authority records
- The Commodities Futures Trading Commission
- State securities commissions
- State bank examiners
- The National Credit Union Administration
- Federal banking regulatory agencies
Recent Blogs from FactRight
- Lapses in Due Diligence and the Collapse of FTX: How Could so Many Have Missed so Much?by Jeff.B@factright.com (Jeff Baumgartner) on December 13, 2022 at 9:16 pm
By now, you may be generally familiar with the recent collapse of FTX, and some of the reasons for its failures are obvious. But by examining FTX side-by-side with perhaps the most infamous investment fraud ever perpetrated, we can discover some keys as to why lapses in due diligence may never be a thing of the past. These two epic failures bear little factual resemblance to one another at first glance, but this post will look more closely at the more transcendent lessons they hold.
- All Preferred Shares Not Created Equal – Why FactRight Incorporates Scenario Analysis in our Analysis of Preferred Securitiesby firstname.lastname@example.org (Kevin Kirkeby) on November 30, 2022 at 9:21 pm
It should come as no surprise that the old investment adage about getting what you pay for holds true for preferred stock, too. Despite often being pitched as a bond alternative, especially lately, there are multiple factors beyond dividend yield to consider. Among the features, an investor needs to understand are the liquidity provisions, dividend policy, and preferred shareholder rights. Sponsors tend to get irritable when FactRight stress tests their pro forma model or highlights weak investor protections, dismissing the concerns as implicating scenarios highly unlikely to ever occur. However, sometimes the unlikely or improbable does occur. This post will focus on a real scenario involving several preferred securities that underscores the need for due diligence in these areas.
- How to Assess Affiliated Transactions in Private Placement Programsby email@example.com (Kemp H. Hanley) on October 19, 2022 at 5:37 pm
Affiliated transactions can be thorny. They raise conflicts of interest and create additional governance challenges and risks. The relative fiduciary duties (or lack thereof) that the manager owes to each side of the transaction complicates the picture. Investors are understandably apprehensive about the conflicts in such deals because there is a higher likelihood that value is being shifted to the affiliated party inappropriately.
- The 1031 Show Features FactRight's Brandon Raatikkaby firstname.lastname@example.org (Brandon Raatikka) on September 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm
One of the most prominent products in the alternative investment space in recent years have been DSTs/1031 Exchanges, which has grown to become an annual $8 billion to $10 billion industry. However, with recent trends in rising interest rates and cap rate compression for many asset classes, due diligence on DST programs in the market has never been more important. With that in mind, FactRight’s chief operating officer (and resident DST expert) Brandon Raatikka joined Ridgegate Financial’s Wallace Smith on the 1031 Show to discuss the importance of 1031 due diligence. The podcast, which you can check out below, covers several topics that broker-dealers and RIAs should consider when evaluating the 1031 space, including the following: The benefits of a third-party due diligence report Trends in the 1031 space An overview of DSTs and key benefits of DST investments Key differences between TICs and DSTs, including the Seven Deadly Sins A primer on 721 UPREITs Areas of focus for evaluating a DST sponsor
- FactRight's Annual Due Diligence Conference Takes Music Cityby Kate@FactRight.com (Kate Stephany) on August 31, 2022 at 6:46 pm
We came, we saw, we diligenced.