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FR Risk Management is an investment consulting service that provides client-focused due diligence, alternative investment product recommendations, educational tools, and quarterly updates. Using our proprietary risk analysis techniques, we prepare investment committee reports and risk disclosure forms to guide asset allocation decisions in the alternative investment industry.
FR Risk Management’s experts help clients identify their risk profile and then suggest alternative investments that align with that profile. We also act as an industry advocate, discussing concerns with sponsors and, when possible, encouraging changes in product terms. We foster longstanding relationships with both sponsors and financial services clients, providing ongoing due diligence support in the ever-changing market and regulatory environment.
FR Risk Management: How It Works
After signing an engagement letter, we meet to review the firm’s risk profile, current practices, and alternative investment platform and point out if any current products appear inconsistent with the firm’s objectives.
After completing the initial review, FR Risk Management performs due diligence on products that meet the firm’s risk profile and may enhance their alternative investment platform.
Once a firm approves a product, FR Risk Management provides ongoing risk disclosures and analysis on the public non-traded programs to satisfy a client’s regulatory compliance obligations and to monitor fluctuations in product risks. To learn more about FR Risk Management’s custom investment consulting services, contact Gail@FactRight.com.
Recent Blogs from FactRight
- Can UPREITs Allow You To Avoid Paying Capital Gains Tax Indefinitely?by Gail Schneck on February 18, 2021 at 7:06 pm
FactRight is seeing a trend in non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) that are seeking to diversify their funding sources by offering 1031 exchange investment opportunities with the potential to be UPREITed into the sponsoring REIT at some later date. The UPREIT transaction would be done under section 721 of the Internal Revenue Code, which provides for continued tax deferral of the original capital gains. These investment opportunities provide a significant opportunity to the right investors, and long as they understand the ramifications of such investments. Let’s look at the main considerations for determining whether investing in a DST program with an UPREIT option is appropriate for your client.
- At The Center Of It All: The Pro Forma Modelby Kevin Kirkeby on February 9, 2021 at 7:43 pm
As far as true confessions go, this is rather lightweight: I love spreadsheets and financial models. There’s something about the designing, linking and debugging that is satisfying, even after several decades. There are always new analytic approaches and different formulas, not to mention Excel updates that add even more features.
- Private Placement Due Diligence - Evaluating Alignment of Interests in Private Investment Programsby firstname.lastname@example.org (Russell Putnam) on January 20, 2021 at 8:30 pm
Broker-dealers and RIAs need to have a robust due diligence process to satisfy regulatory requirements and make informed investment decisions with respect to private placements. And let’s face it, thorough due diligence of private placements does not always take a straightforward route. Investment strategies are wide ranging, transparency is typically limited, and offering structures often vary significantly, even for “similar” deals.
- Due Diligence Does Not End at the Signing of the Selling Agreementby email@example.com (Kemp H. Hanley) on January 6, 2021 at 8:38 pm
I’ve always been a big proponent of ongoing due diligence coverage on direct participation programs. Back when I was an assistant portfolio manager for a large mutual fund company, our coverage of a company certainly didn’t stop after the buy trade was processed. Later, as a product sponsor in the independent broker-dealer channel, I was struck by the disinterest in our selling syndicate once the selling agreement was executed.
- Fulfilling Your Fiduciary Responsibility—So You’re Saying There’s a Chance!by firstname.lastname@example.org (Russell Putnam) on November 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm
Today, we’re talking about a place where the due diligence knowledge flows like wine, where the RIAs instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. Are we talking about a little place called Aspen? No. We’re talking about the Fulfilling Your Fiduciary Responsibility—Research and Due Diligence for Alternatives panel at the Sealy Investment Securities virtual RIA Summit.
- Why Force Majeure is Impacting Alternative Investments to Industry Eventsby Kate@FactRight.com (Kate Stephany) on July 2, 2020 at 8:42 pm
Trigger warning: use of the phrase "unprecedented times." Remember precedented times? Yeah, me neither. You were all set to go to that due diligence meeting or industry conference in March or April. Plane and hotel booked. Then, it all changed. I bet that until mid-March, you never thought about the term force majeure. Or tried to spell it (bless the god of spellcheck). Or heard it pronounced. If you had, it was years ago summarizing your law school contract professor's entire two-minute discussion as something like "boilerplate provision - FM = act of God - impossibility defense - rarely brought up - remember for the bar exam."
- Three Ways to Stay Informed on Alternative Investmentsby Leah Berend on June 25, 2019 at 8:05 pm
We’re excited to announce the launch of FactRight’s new, enhanced Report Center website!
- The Alternative Investment Imperative for RIAsby Daniel Wildermuth on October 3, 2018 at 7:39 pm
Advisory practices of all types have been growing steadily over the past several decades through applying various practice approaches and structures that emphasize their fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interest of the client. As fiduciaries, most advisors have utilized primarily or even exclusively public market securities such as individual stocks and bonds, mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) to deliver their professional investment services.
- RIAs and Alternative Investments Part 2: Types of Firmsby email@example.com (Scott Smith) on June 26, 2018 at 9:18 pm
As we continue to meet with registered investment advisors that want to enhance client service and grow their assets under management through alternative investments, we pick up more critical insights that will help us deliver the right solutions to this group.
- Best Practices for Investment Committees for Altsby Gail Schneck on June 8, 2018 at 1:56 pm
Through FactRight’s TrueDiligence platform, we help broker dealers and registered investment advisors select best-in-class programs for their alternative investment platforms. We also work with our clients to ensure that they have time-tested processes and procedures in place for when the regulators come knocking. When it comes to processes and procedures, some of the very first questions our clients ask us relate to the role and composition of the investment committee for alternative investments. Let’s tackle some of the most common questions here.