maturity model

Revisiting Due Diligence for Private Market Investments

by Edward Robertson
 

In the eyes of the investor, the due diligence (DD) process carried out by Exempt Market Dealers (EMDs) for private market investment products seems very problematic.

CHALLENGES

First is the question of motivation of EMDs and their representatives. Motivation can be oriented more towards immediate profitability of the EMD rather than towards safeguarding the financial soundness of the product issuer. For example, an EMD may select an issuer on the basis of an inordinate commission or preferential terms, or charge a high fee for conducting due diligence. From the perspective of the EMD, it is difficult to maintain a viable operation without somehow looking out for its own interests.

Maturity vs risk in investments

by Edward Robertson

The maturity model
The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) developed at Carnegie Mellon University back in 1993 [1] is a fairly famous assessment tool for organizations. The need at the time was to have some uniform way of assessing potential software development service firms, as their internal capabilities to meet deliverables were highly variable. 

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