Our careful screening process, a critical part of the compliance protocols, ensures that any potential issues related to conflict of interest or non-disclosure agreements are filtered out. A strong compliance team in place observes, checks, and approves all expert-client engagements to protect both parties.
Knowledge Ridge follows a comprehensive 4-step compliance process involving team members at every step in the value chain to safeguard all parties involved from exchanging any proprietary, confidential, or material non-public information. Additionally, we track and maintain 10-year employment history of every expert that we work with.
Key Elements and Advantages:
Strong compliance protocols are embedded in each and every step of Knowledge Ridge's modus operandi.
Dedicated point of contact
A dedicated single point of contact ensures that every expert network compliance requirement is effectively communicated to all the parties involved,; resulting in a complete understanding of compliance conditions that enhance and strengthen our business relationships.
Customization for diverse clientele
Our dynamic approach allows us to adapt quickly and customize accordingly, while simultaneously safeguarding our stakeholder's risks, which include clients (investment management firms, professional services firms, corporations) and experts.
Robust vetting & background checks
We implement and strictly adhere to a comprehensive approach towards vetting experts - our standardized compliance process eliminates the risk of any conflict of interest during our expertise delivery.
Ethical research practices
We do not allow our experts to discuss their current employment or employer with any client type - we constantly observe ethical research practices that reinforce our commitment to our values and quality.
Additional Compliance Protocol For Institutional Investors:
For hedge funds and mutual funds, Knowledge Ridge will never facilitate consultations with experts employed in publicly traded companies (unless more than 7 months departed) or healthcare professionals involved with clinical trials.
Knowledge Ridge maintains responsibility for service throughout its expert-client engagements, and thus, we reserve the right to monitor such interactions and maintain records for future reference, as and when necessary.
Any exception to the aforementioned compliance protocols will require written approval from the relevant stakeholder's compliance team.
Our Compliance Standard
Knowledge Ridge sets the compliance bar high with not only our world-class processes and protocols in place, but also our ability to monitor each expert-client engagement with skilled human capital.