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Silver Announces Launch of Investor Due Diligence Preparation Services for Investment Managers

By May 17, 2021July 21st, 2022No Comments

New York, NY –  Silver, a premier provider of regulatory compliance and ESG services to the investment management industry, today announced the official launch of Silver Due Diligence Preparation Services. Led by senior investment, operations, marketing and compliance professionals, Silver’s due diligence services help investment managers withstand investor scrutiny by developing institutional quality processes and response standards.

Lisa Klar, who has held senior positions in product, marketing, distribution, compliance and legal functions across the spectrum of financial services firms, serves as a due diligence advisor to the firm and heads the service line. John Seall, a veteran of the alternative investments industry and most recently managing director and COO of Investable Indices at State Street Global Exchange, also serves as a due diligence advisor and leads Mock Due Diligence Reviews.

“At the core of every engagement, we seek to prepare clients for regulator and investor scrutiny,” said Fizza Khan, CEO of Silver. “Applying our team’s vast regulatory exam and multi-disciplinary operational experience to help investment managers polish their due diligence materials and fundraising processes has been a natural evolution.”

Advising a full range of private investment managers, including hedge fund, private equity, venture capital and digital asset firms, Silver Due Diligence Preparation Services offerings include:

  • Due Diligence Response:  Silver will create a comprehensive standard firm due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) and provide resources to respond to custom investor DDQs; and
  • Mock Due Diligence Review: Silver will simulate rigorous institutional investor due diligence to assess a firm against investor expectations and identify and obviate potential red flags.

“Fundraising can be a daunting process with a lot on the line,” said Ms. Klar. “Whether it is a first fundraise, a pivot to institutional investors or a process upgrade, Silver’s Due Diligence Preparation team helps managers prepare for the pre-investment due diligence process and root out potential concerns before prospective investors do.”

Highly experienced in investment firm complexities, Lisa Klar helps Silver’s clients withstand the scrutiny and monopolizing demands of investor due diligence. In addition to holding senior level positions in financial services over the course of her more than 30-year career, Lisa practiced investment management law at prestigious firms advising managers of hedge, private equity, mutual funds and separate accounts.

John Seall works with investment managers to prepare for investor due diligence, drawing on his cross-functional experience and multi-disciplinary skill set to simulate rigorous institutional investor review. Over the course of his nearly three-decade career, he has been instrumental in the structuring and implementation of new financial products and business initiatives specifically designed to increase AUM.


About Silver

Silver provides Regulatory Compliance, ESG and Due Diligence Preparation services to the investment management industry. Drawing on industry experience to align firm processes with regulator and investor expectations, Silver works with private equity, venture capital, hedge fund and digital asset firms across its range of service offerings.

Silver is a minority and woman-owned business headquartered in New York City with an office in Los Angeles.

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