Due Diligence & Screening
HIG has a great deal of experience in implementing integrity investigations or screenings. We support organisations in the implementation of integrity investigations into future directors, supervisory directors and staff members who are appointed to integrity sensitive positions.
Know your business partner
Apart from screening their ‘own’ people, we support organisations in the implementation of integrity investigations into takeover candidates, potential buyers and sellers, and the key people involved. We also perform integrity investigations into legal entities and individuals who wish to become clients of financial institutions, housing associations, trust companies and other professional service providers.
We apply a risk-oriented methodology which we have developed ourselves on the basis of our knowledge and experience of legislation and regulations, forensic investigations and security investigations which are used by the Dutch government. Each integrity investigation is unique, because each relationship you enter into with your business relation, client or employee is unique. In consultation with you, we draw up a risk profile on the basis of the nature of the future relationship: the greater the risk, the more efforts we will put into gaining insight into these potential risks. After all, the risks attached to a future CFO or CEO are different to those attached to a purchaser of property from a housing association or a client of a trust office.
Discreet and professional
In addition to determining the risk profile, we make a distinction between two investigation options: with the cooperation of the individual(s) involved, or without it. In the event that the risk profile of the future business relation, client or employee is deemed low, an investigation into public sources is sufficient. Cooperation of the person(s) involved is not necessary in such cases. However, in cases in which the risk profile of the future business relation, client or employee is deemed medium or high, we advise involving the person(s) in the integrity investigation and asking for his or her cooperation. Discretion and a professional cooperation are crucial here.