Investment fraud is an investment made based on false information, usually provided to the investor by the investee. The purpose of investment is to gain a profit, but fraudulent investments result in monetary loss. Investment fraud expert witnesses are skilled in audit, accounting, economic and financial areas, as investments are major contributing factors in the overall economy.
Investment fraud expert witnesses are often brought into litigation to provide expert opinions in areas such as investment management, investment strategy, and risk management. Investment fraud can take on many forms, including stocks, hedge funds, trusts, options, IPOs, mutual fund, real estate, and various types of business investments with the hope of turning a profit. Such business investments may be made based on fraudulent financial and business projections provided to the investor, which would result in lost profits and cause for potential lawsuits.
Fraud detection, fraud determination, and fraud analysis may be required for determining whether the investee intentionally deceived the investor. Many investment fraud expert witnesses are certified fraud examiners, and are therefore often asked to provide an expert opinion regarding the validity of such cases. In addition to fraud examination, investment fraud expert witnesses are licensed and/or certified in such areas as accounting, insurance, financial forensics, business valuation, and other related disciplines.
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