Videos

March 1, 2013

Corgentum's Operational Due Diligence Breakfast Briefing - February 2013

Corgentum Consulting recently held an Operational Due Diligence Breakfast Briefing at the Harvard Club in New York City on Tuesday February 19, 2013.

The event featured networking and a panel discussion about the latest trends in operational due diligence.

The speakers for the panel discussion were:

  • Louis Rodriguez - Head of Operational Due Diligence at Arden Asset Management
  • Professor Stephen Brown - David S. Loeb Professor of Finance at New York University
  • Adam Cohen - Head of the Operational Due Diligence within the Alternative Investments Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • David Gold - Head of Operational Due Diligence, Americas at Towers Watson
  • Jason Scharfman (Moderator) - Managing Partner at Corgentum Consulting

Topics covered during the event include:

  • The increased growth of private equity operational due diligence
  • The effect of hurricane Sandy on business continuity and disaster recovery planning
  • The influence of increased regulatory demands on hedge funds and private equity funds such as form Form PF filings

The full video is available below:

February 20, 2013

Corgentum Analyzes Insider Trading With Yahoo! Finance

Corgentum Consulting Managing Partner Jason Scharfman was recently interviewed on Yahoo! Finance to discuss the state of insider trading, the SEC and the recent Heinz insider trading case.

In the interview with Yahoo! Finance's Jeff Macke, Mr. Scharfman also outlines typical defenses taken in insider trading cases, and the role due diligence plays.

The full video is available on the Yahoo! Finance website.

August 20, 2012

Corgentum Takes TABB Forum Through "A Deep Dive Into Operational Due Diligence"

Corgentum Consulting Managing Partner Jason Scharfman recently sat down with TABB Forum to discuss the field of operational due diligence.

In the segment, which is titled "A Deep Dive Into Operational Due Diligence", Mr. Scharfman the growth of the operational due diligence industry, the services offered by Corgentum and recent trends in the space.

The full video is available on the TABB Forum website (signup required) or below:

June 7, 2012

Corgentum Speaks With Financial $pectrum's, Bill Kearney about Operational Due Diligence

Corgentum's, Jason Scharfman joined Financial $pectrum's Bill Kearney to discuss operational due diligence.

Financial $pectrum is a radio show focused on financial, investment and economic perspectives. Mr. Scharfman was featured speaking about his new book, Private Equity Operational Due Diligence, Corgentum Consulting as well as the importance of conducting a due diligence review.

To listen to the entire Financial $pectrum interview, click here!

April 20, 2012

Replay of Corgentum's Webinar - Operational Due Diligence Survival Kit for 2012: Essential skills for uncovering and evaluating operational risk in hedge funds, private equity and traditional funds

In case you missed it, a replay of Corgentum Consulting's webinar entitled, Operational Due Diligence Survival Kit for 2012: Essential skills for uncovering and evaluating operational risk in hedge funds, private equity and traditional funds is now available. This webinar, which took place during the first quarter of 2012, was the inaugural webinar in the Corgentum operational due diligence webinar series.

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February 8, 2012

Video for Private Equity Operational Due Diligence : Tools to Evaluate Liquidity, Valuation and Documentation

Please see below for a video for Corgentum Consulting Managing Partner Jason Scharfman's second book Private Equity Operational Due Diligence: Tools to Evaluate Liquidity, Valuation and Documentation :


For more information about this book please visit the publications section.

April 16, 2010

Corgentum's Scharfman discusses the SEC's Case Against Goldman Sachs with Fox Business News

Corgentum Consulting Managing Partner Jason Scharfman, appeared on Fox Business News to discusses the SEC's complaint against Goldman Sachs. In the segment, which was titled, "SEC Case Against Goldman a Smoking Gun?" and hosted by Liz Claman, Mr. Scharfman discuss several aspects of the merits of the SEC's civil complaint against Goldman Sachs including the role played by the broadening scope of due diligence in regulatory inquiries, the importance of scienter in securities litigation and the nature of investor disclosure statements made by hedge funds. The clip is available here:

The segment can also be viewed on the Fox Business News Website.

June 29, 2009

Corgentum's Scharfman featured on CNBC's closing bell discussing, "The Madoff Effect"

Corgentum Consulting Managing Partner, Jason Scharfman was featured on CNBC's closing bell with Melissa Francis to discuss the effect of the Madoff scandal on the future of due diligence and transparency in hedge funds. In the segment, which was titled, "The Madoff Effect" , Mr. Scharfman discusses the many yellow flag and red flags surrounding Madoff's operations, a trend of increasing time and resources being budgeted for due diligence and the importance of vetting a fund of hedge funds due diligence processes, among other topics. The clip is available here:

The segment can also be viewed on CNBC's website .

June 26, 2009

Scharfman discusses the future of Madoff behind bars with Fox Business News

Jason Scharfman Corgentum Managing Partner, appeared on Fox Business News to discusses the Bernard Madoff sentencing as well as the due diligence failings which led to the Madoff crisis. In the segment, which was titled, "The Future of Madoff Behind Bars" , hosted by Liz Claman and David Asman, Mr. Scharfman discuss several aspects of the Madoff sentencing including the victim's statements and Bernard Madoff's own statements to Judge Denny Chin. The clip is available here:

The segment can also be viewed on the Fox Business News Website .

June 17, 2009

Scharfman discusses the failings of old regulation and the Obama administration's new plan with Fox Business News

Jason Scharfman, Corgentum's Managing Partner appeared on Fox Business News to discuss the failings of old regulations and the new Obama plan. In a segment titled, Why Hasn't Old Regulation Worked? hosted by Liz Claman and David Asman, Mr. Scharfman discuss several aspects of the proposed regulatory plan including the historical effects of regulations such as Sarbanes Oxley, the details of President Obama's plans for financial regulatory reform including the proposed advisory council and the new role and power of the Fed. The clip is available here:

This segment can also be viewed on the Fox Business News website.

May 6, 2009

Corgentum's Scharfman featured on CNBC's closing bell discussing the proposed uptick rules for shortselling

Jason Scharfman, Managing Partner of Corgentum Consulting, was featured on CNBC's closing bell with Bob Pisani discussing the proposed uptick rules to combat short selling abuses in a segment called, "Curbing the Shorts." Mr. Scharfman highlights the need for the reinstatement of the uptick rule. The discussion includes a review of the recent SEC roundtable on the subject including an overview of academic research in this area and a discussion of the circuit breaker and bid test proposals. The clip is available here:

This segment was part of a larger segment of the uptick rule which can be viewed in full on CNBC's website here.