Compliance due diligence

Our specialist global teams provide rapid insight into compliance and business integrity risks.

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Businesses must navigate an increasingly complex array of compliance regulations, sanctions regimes and reputational pressures. Our high-quality due diligence reporting helps you understand counterparty risk with speed and precision.

S-RM's scalable approach enables us to swiftly price each engagement, helping you to budget accurately in advance.  

Why S-RM?

Top tier provider

Band 1 for Investigative Due Diligence in the 2022 and 2023 Chambers and Partners industry rankings.

Expert team

Our multilingual, regional teams use our global network of industry contacts to provide expert support.

Client focus

We work closely with you to understand your concerns and adapt to changing timelines.

Trusted partner

Supporting clients with investigative due diligence for 15 years.

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Anti-money laundering (AML) due diligence

We provide enhanced due diligence for compliance teams at banking institutions, focused on providing a holistic understanding of counterparties' risk profiles.

  • Source of wealth reporting with a focus on reviewing key wealth creation events and sources of liquidity.
  • Insight into AML challenges, including reputational issues, political exposure and sanctions concerns.

Third-party due diligence

Our expert team provides critical intelligence that allows corporates to manage third party risk - including integrity of suppliers, contractors, partners and agents. 

  • We assess key risks, such as bribery and corruption, fraud, litigation and regulatory issues, sanctions and ESG concerns.  
  • Our regional and industry expertise is leveraged to contextualise findings. 
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Background checks  

Make senior hires and appointments with confidence. We conduct thorough background checks and investigations to ensure the integrity of hires.  

Get support with the verification of career histories, corporate appointments and business interests alongside independent reference checks and detailed public record analysis.

Proprietary technology 

Our ability to rapidly support clients and provide ongoing monitoring is enabled by S-RM's proprietary technology. 

  • Our client portal allows you to seamlessly and securely manage your interactions with us, and access our proprietary monitoring service.  
  • SWAN, our proprietary research platform, enables us to sort through large amounts of unstructured data at scale. This leading technology helps us collect and synthesise intelligence efficiently.
  • Powered by artificial intelligence with a human overlay, our monitoring service provides you with ongoing visibility of any integrity red flags associated with clients and third parties. 
Case study

Compliance due diligence for global investment banks 

We are the principal due diligence provider for global investment banks across Europe, the US and Asia. We have longstanding, trusted relationships with the financial crime compliance and legal teams of these clients, having completed thousands of due diligence reports over the past decade. The market-leading quality and turnaround times of our reporting enables clients to make critical business decisions with minimal delay. 

S-RM are experienced, professional and accommodating, and their biggest strengths are their focus on customer service and the high quality work they provide.

VP, Financial Crime Compliance at a bulge bracket investment bank

Our experts

We’re proud of the breadth and depth of our team’s skillset. Our experts work collaboratively, exploring numerous avenues to identify information and intelligence with multilingual and regional knowledge.

Naresh Sakhrani
Naresh Sakhrani
Director, APAC

Naresh joined S-RM in 2023 and is based in the Hong Kong office. He is a member of the APAC senior leadership team, overseeing key client relationships with banks and other financial institutions, and helping lead business development and strategy for the region. 

Naresh has 25 years’ experience in establishing and managing financial crime compliance programmes and practices; leading complex investigations, corporate intelligence assignments, and forensic legal reviews; and as a solicitor focusing on corporate, offshore and regulatory law. 

Following his early career with Kennedys Law LLP as a solicitor and Conyers, Dill & Pearman as an offshore attorney, Naresh held senior roles at Credit Suisse, FTI Consulting, Citi and Kroll. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree and Master of Laws (LL.M) (Financial Regulation & Compliance). He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales (Solicitor, non-practising). 

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Sherry Chang
Sherry Chang
Director, Corporate Intelligence

Sherry Chang is a director in S-RM’s Corporate Intelligence team based in New York. She has more than ten years of experience in the intelligence and investigations industry and joined S-RM in 2021 from K2 Intelligence.

As a Senior Director at K2 Intelligence, she managed and conducted complex investigations, enhanced and investigative due diligence projects, third-party and vendor risk management, as well as deal advisory and reputational defense services for both public and private clients. She has a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Harriet Lord
Harriet Lord
Director, Corporate Intelligence

Harriet is a Director in S-RM's Corporate Intelligence division, based in London. She joined S-RM in 2017 as head of the Europe regional desk and now oversees the Corporate Intelligence research teams in EMEA. Her teams sit between London and Cape Town and work on projects covering Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Beyond team management, Harriet's responsibilities also include account management for key clients in EMEA. She regularly works with compliance and investigations teams within client organisations to ensure that S-RM's reports and product frameworks are tailored to their specific requirements. She manages casework and oversees delivery of a range of projects across EMEA, including pre-transactional research projects, compliance-driven due diligence assignments, and bespoke investigations.

Harriet joined S-RM from Alaco Limited, another London-based Corporate Intelligence firm, where she built experience working globally on in-depth due diligence cases and investigative projects, with particular experience in investigations focused on Italy, Spain, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has a degree in Modern Languages (Spanish and Italian) from Durham University and has spent time living in Florence, Barcelona, and Cape Town.

Naresh Sakhrani
Naresh Sakhrani

Director, APAC

Sherry Chang
Sherry Chang

Director, Corporate Intelligence

Harriet Lord
Harriet Lord

Director, Corporate Intelligence

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Work with our experienced compliance due diligence team 

We provide the intelligence you need, within short timeframes, with accuracy and precision. Get in touch with our team to see how we can help you.