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How to Complete “Due Diligence” if Investing in Private Placement

private-placement-due-diligence-investingWhen considering a private placement program, you always need to be skeptical of the people offering the opportunity.  Since there are only a few traders in the world, the chances of you finding even one real trader are pretty small. Unfortunately, most people looking for a program have the odds stacked against them from the beginning. With this in mind, we felt it was critical to explain common methods of “vetting” a private placement trader.

Private Placement Due Diligence Tips

1. Trust your Instinct

Always trust your gut feeling on the trader, and never let “high returns” distract you from the transaction at hand.  Also, be careful when trusting your “gut feeling”, and make sure you are following common sense, rather than greed and hope.

2. Trader Experience

When you first speak with the trader, ask him about his background, and what lead him to become a trader of bank instruments.   If you are well versed in finance or private placement, it should be rather easy to tell who has legitimate experience, and who doesn’t.  Also, ask them how they developed such unique relationships with top banks, and exactly how the profits are generated in these transactions. If you hit them with a number of questions, there is usually an obvious stumbling point that you may need to examine further.

3. Estimated Profits

If you ever hear a private placement trader “guaranteeing” profits, then hang up the phone. No one by law can guarantee specific profits in a private placement transaction, they can only state historical returns.  Though it may sound like the opportunity of a lifetime, it isn’t. Think about it, if they really were a legitimate trader that managed millions of dollars, they wouldn’t be breaking the law for just one more client.  Also, if you ever hear someone speak of returns higher than 50% per week, no matter what the size of the deal (ex. 10 B), it is likely to fail.  As you know there is an economic slump, especially in the international banking system, which has lead to smaller margins on trades, leading to smaller net profits to clients.

4. Business Standing

When you speak to the trader, collect their business information and the state they are incorporated in. Once you receive this information you can check the Secretary of State website, and make sure they are a legitimate business. At that time, it is also important to see how long they have been in business, and who the officers are under that corporation. Once you retrieve the information of everyone with legal interest in the company, you can then make sure there are no pending legal suits against them, and proceed to background checks.

5. Background Check

Once you have the information of the PPP trader and company, it would be in your best interest to use whatever sources you can to complete a thorough background check.  This check should be on not only the trader, but the others who are registered with the trader’s company. Also, it would be a good idea to check out the closest people to the trader who introduced you to the transaction.

6. Trader’s Country of Origin

If the trader is located within the USA, then you have a much better chance to recover any damages if something were  to happen. On the other hand, if the trader is located in Europe or overseas, it may be much tougher to organize and win a court battle, especially if you are not a European citizen.  In essence, your money is basically lost if something was to happen with a private overseas investment.

7. Trading Banks Involved

To complete the transaction, you will need to most likely SWIFT, or block funds in favor of the trader’s account. If there is a big name bank involved that’s a plus, but most of the time the trading bank is not huge (ex. not UBS/ HSBC). If there are smaller less known banks involved, don’t be worried, it’s normal.  The most important aspect to focus on is the country of the bank, if it is backed by other banks, its history, and the banks size in relation to other banks in that country. This will give you an idea if something disingenuous may be ready to occur, or if you are clear to move forward.

8. Change in Program Procedures

Make sure that the original process the trader described is the process you are completing. In many fake private placement programs, the “trader” or brokers may use the “bait and switch” technique. For those who don’t understand this strategy, it involves explaining program details in a biased manor which makes the client feel extremely comfortable, and then switching around the final steps at the last second.  Needless to say, this is dangerous, and is usually associated with fake private placement programs.

9. Private Placement Contract

Typically a private placement contract is a Joint Venture agreement where the trader gets a certain % of the profits(30-50%).  The thing is, the contract has no references to specific returns, and usually is rather vague as to the responsibilities of the trader, and what they are trading.  Once again, this is a sticking point for some clients, but if you understand the laws associated with private placement programs, you would understand why the contract is structured this way.

10. The First Few Payments

You will never know if you have a real private placement program until it has paid out far more than the principal that has been blocked, or conditionally assigned.  With this in mind, don’t celebrate until you reached this point, and always be diligent with your attention to detail. The basic rule of thumb is if the transaction isn’t smooth from the beginning, it is likely to fail in the end.

In summary, the private nature of these programs may make some feel uncomfortable, but the opportunity is out there to be seized.  If you are interested in searching for the right trader, just refer to the tips above, and you will be armed with information that will make your search far more efficient.

Be careful, and remember to follow your common sense, not hope and dollar signs!

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  • KrisBelucci said:

    Hi, cool post. I have been wondering about this topic,so thanks for writing.

  • Janice Komaera said:

    Do private placement program traders have to be licensed or regulated by the SEC? If someone can let me know, that would be great…

    I am in a deal right now, and can not find the trader’s information under any regulatory body…

    Is this usual?

    Thanks in advance.


  • Alexander said:

    I can not to find the company’s information too.

    Does anyone know anything about Novergy International SA and about ATLAS FINANZ S.A. BVBA INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANY?



    Registered Office:


    Company & VAT No.: 446.585.921

    Contact : Reekmans

    Tel. +32 (0)11 744891

    Fax +32 (0)11 813310



    Novergy International SA

    45 – 47 route 'd Arlon

    Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    Luxembourg 1140

    # Tel : 352-9224-2258 / 32-497-211-255

    # Fax : 32-9-2242-258

    Contact :

    Mr. Peter D. Lippens

    president cfo, head quarters


    Let me know, please.



    So how to find a good trader ? where ? I'm fade up of scam .

    If anybody serious can help me , I would like to be in a real and serious network .

    Kind regards.

  • Commercial Funder said:

    First ,Great websites and blogs.

    If anybody can give any real sources to PPP.

    Pls don't hesitate to e-mail me.


  • sb00778 said:

    i can give you direct access to these platforms please email me

  • Smith said:

    “No one by law can guarantee specific profits in a private placement transaction, they can only state historical returns.”

    This is only true for USA traders, European traders can guarantee profits.

    send me an e-mail to set up a phone call.

  • Mike said:

    I have access to a PPT platform that has a track record of success, and can start from $1M.

    If you are interested, please contact me.

    Thank you,


  • Hart said:

    My company is researching several trade groups and we would like to know if anyone can present the top three performing groups. Also, what data do you have to substantiate and prove the claim that these top three groups are in fact top performers. Your help is greatly appreciated.

  • Glossary of Private Placement Program Terms | InsideTrade LLC said:

    [...] Due Diligence: Phrase referring to the process of qualifying people by verifying and investigating their background. This is used mutually by private placement traders and investors. [...]

  • tjnr said:

    Where can you find the laws regarding PPP programs , such as what can be stated returns etc.

  • Daniel Jorge said:

    Contact me – or skype -> daniel.jorge.oliveira

    Thank you

    Daniel Jorge

  • Paul said:

    Hi Alexander,
    I can give you some information about these companies.
    You can reach me at

  • Tyler said:

    Have you found a good forex trader? Please Help if so! Thanks Tyler

  • Tyler said:

    Need to find a good forex trader thats making 5-10% a month does anyone know of one? Thanks

  • Tyler said: is my email for good forex trader!

  • Frank said:

    Mike – you did not leave any contact information?

    I have several clients interested in PPP.

    My email is

  • RGza said:

    Forex trader please send your request.

  • Jaime said:

    I have a great forex trader who has a satallite that is giving him few secs lead time on news before it hits the market. He trades fundies only. 25k turned into 67k in 4 months. 6% loss record. Losing trades, no losing months. 6 yrs experience.

  • MC funds said:

    Jaime, this is incorrect. News is filtered to all traders via Bloomberg, Reuters, CQG etc. The time difference you mention is nonsense. Traders news feeds are measured in milisecs and not secs, this does not represent any advantage to any traders. If he is producing those returns he is either a good trader with a good audited track record from the exchanges or is lucky!

  • John Carrol said:

    Due diligence is tough to do in private placement, but not really in forex and futures if you have experience. Does anyone have any other tips on how to perform due diligence in private placement? Let us know.

  • Freempg said:

    The very name Private Placement has been coopted by a bunch of sychophant con artists. It used to stand for a private stock or bond offering made by an upstart company, in equity or debentures, to build out a business plan, prior to a public offering, allowing early investors to cash out if desired. What does the name mean now? Some esoteric paper shuffling done by about 200 people in the UNIVERSE and now polluted by paniced mortgage brokers looking to replace lost income. The banking industry and investors desiring to be conned are ruining the United States.

  • Freempg said:

    And the good guys can't find any money for a good idea. Me for example. I am a registered broker/dealer, hold a half dozen securities licenses, have a crystal clear record with FINRA and the SEC. I have been in the high frequency trading business as a founder and developer for over nine years. Now all of a sudden it's the hottest thing on Wall Street. I have reinvested my earnings developing an incredible trading platform (that's another term that's been corrupted) which we wrote from scratch. This is real software, servers, etc. It is capable of trading in nanoseconds and was tested live connected directly to NASDAQ while co-located at its data center. The algrorithms (strategies) we simulate are flat out brilliant and unlike anything i've seen out there. And our simulators are not rinky dink toys. Just one days trade data coming out of NASDAQ can be over 10GB in file size. Do you think I can raise a single dime? Everyone thinks its a scam You have no idea how frustrating reading these reals scams and cons is to me. All the money wasted. Sickening.

  • Freempg said:

    Laughable. You will never find a forex trader to the public who makes such returns. You may find some guy who works out of his basement with nice screens and a twinkling display. They may have a good week or a month. Rest assured you will be wiped out unless you set a strict limit on your losses. You should NEVER allow a trader more than a 25% drawdown. EVER. If you loose 25% of your money, if you do, or their simulations show you have to take such a draw down to achieve gains, get out. Better yet, don't get in.

  • Freempg said:

    Lucky? Maybe. Delusional, yes. The only speed advantage a forex trader would ever have is if he/she colocated a server of their own at a data center of a network aggregator with a smart router which routes his/her order to the best available offer from the banks, or better yet, build his/her own software interface directly into a few banks using the banks published APIs (specifications), and build a smart router for him or herself. Anyone want to do this? I'm your man. I build it all out for you. Even code your magic strategies using C++.

  • Mike said:



    him a few seconds advantage over the rest of the market
    waiting for the news media to then announce the news.

    The trader has been able to do this over the past few months because:
    1. liquidity had improved in the market and FXCM is filling his trades
    2. The new interface that FXCM provided for him allows him to "pre-pepare" numerous trades to fit the different news scenarios, and then fire the trades directly into the FXCM SERVER for instant filling.

  • Lynn Thomas said:

    Yes, I am interested in accessing a PPT platform that has a good track record

  • Max said:

    Aleksandr Good Day, My very good friend is about to sighn contract with ATLAS FINANZ S.A. ? What information can share about them??

  • ILAN said:

    Hi Tyler,
    my sister is a very good Forex Trader and i have seen how she makes these numbers,
    please contact me at :

  • steve said:

    If yo have data to prove your claims, then please contact me for details,

  • Private Placement Programs, Are they Real? | InsideTrade LLC said:

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  • RCJ said:

    Mike , I am interested and can bring capital to table. I would love to be a part of a PPT platform and see a track record. Contact me at Thanks.

  • Alex said:

    Alexander, did you find anything about ATLAS FINANZ S.A. BVBA? And could you share some information about ATLAS FINANZ S.A. BVBA?

  • KMR said:

    Mike is that you KMR

  • James said:

    I wouldl like to network with you as well. I am in the process of working on PPP deals. I need a very savy trader. I can be contacted at: The sooner we get to work, the better. I look foward to working with you very soon.

  • margareth said:

    Hi Mr.Hart,
    Please feel free to contact me on skype-ann.margareth.damsgaard or by mail.
    we work directly with top performing platforms in europe and also in Hong kong, if you would like to know more please get in touch

  • Jeff said:

    I'm connected to lots of venture folks… Send me an email at and I'd be happy to assist you… (Jeff)

  • john said:

    would be intrested in learning more.

  • Risdyanto said:

    I have direct connection to PPP experienced trader from Top Ten rated bank in the world. No upfront fee, just email me :

  • John said:

    Hi Mike,

    I am interested in your response and would like to know more about accessing a REAL trader with the PPP, which can start at 1M. Thank you.

  • Acchino said:

    Sooooo, reading through all these postings and having tried to get to the bottom of it all, spending months of wasted time, it wants to appear there is no REAL "trade group", "trader", "platform" – and whatever-else-you-got. It seems all shady, fuzzy, watered down by joker/brokers trying to make a quick buck off some greedy "investor".
    Now, having said all this: I am an investor myself, 1 Million €/$? Got that. 10M €/$? Got that much as well. I trade Forex for a living (40 years), doing well thank you – but age is getting to me and I'd love to have a simpler life ahead of me. I am an adviser to a wealthy non-profit organization as well, they do have cash and assets far beyond my own pittance of cash.
    So why does the whole world think that I am submitting my papers with highly sensitive information like CIS and bank statement, with passport copy attached – and all this then accompanied by some non-solicitation letter, request for exclusive service letter, and whatever else they come up with, and ALL THAT ADDRESSED TO SOME GHOST called "program manager". The worst I've come across is the request for +authorization of funds+ and again addressed to a ghost. Does any REAL investor ever do such a stupid thing? What do you think MY bank is telling me when some unknown entity or street broker calls the bank anonymously to verify the balance in my account? Then they possibly send in my letter to the ghost authorizing him to verify – and my banker will instantly call the nut house and have me locked up – and rightly so, for my own protection.
    I send out my information – and I want to KNOW who gets it, I want to KNOW what that persons relationship is to the "platform" – platform being about the fuzziest term I have ever come across. Anyone, so it appears, can "create" and call it a platform out of thin air, I believe I could do so myself.
    Someone educate me here, I am just a little guy with little cash compared to all these high rollers commanding hundreds of millions – but my cash is REAL and I worked hard for it in the last 40 years. It does not mean I lost my senses of what is right or wrong, and I fiercely protect myself.
    Someone let me know about something REAL and something I can hang my hat on?

  • Acchino said:

    Sooooo, reading through all these postings and having tried to get to the bottom of it all, spending months of wasted time, it wants to appear there is no REAL "trade group", "trader", "platform" – and whatever-else-you-got. It seems all shady, fuzzy, watered down by joker/brokers trying to make a quick buck off some greedy and/or naive "investor".
    Since I am not a broker but rather an investor, I care for my money. So this all starts with 1 M in €/$? Got that. 10 M? Got that too. I am a forex trader for 30 odd years and doing very well thank you. This is MY MONEY – and I am adviser to a non-profit organisation that has much more than my pittance of money.
    So why would an investor send his documents to some ghost who calls himself "program manager"? Why would I allow such unknown entity to "verify funds"? You know what my banker would do if he discovered that? For my own protection he'd call the Psych ward and have me put away – and he'd be right to do so.
    Can anyone enlighten me on this anonymous stuff? What is a "program manager" with no name? What do you consider a "platform"? That is about the fuzziest thing I have ever come across. Seems that anyone can "create" such thing out of thin air…… Everybody is "close" to the platform, all are "next" to the trader – and everybody wants MY PAPERS addressed to ghosts. Who in his sane mind would do such a thing? My account, my info in general is sensitive info – and I won't give it out to just anyone coming along with some claims.
    Looking forward to some educational mails – or so I hope. By the way, I am in Europe and would very much love to keep those transactions here as well. With MT 799 and whatever comes along I got no problem, I discussed this already with my banker and the legal department (who share my view by the way) Acchino

  • Acchino said:

    You mean to say that you consider FXCM a first rate broker??????? You gotta be kidding me. You can't trade this style, as you claim, if you're not connected to a true ECN/STP, ever.

  • david said:

    Dear Sir, I've been seeking to contact direct to a trader. With your background, you seemed to be real, could provide with your contact name, phone number and email so that you can be contacted? Thanks.

  • Lee Anthony said:

    What is the risk to the investor's funds in a 40 week programme and why?





  • dorn70 said:

    I sincerely apprecite your website but to find really genuine clients with liquid funds and ready to set aside US$50M & above is not easy cos of the scams going around. What I have are genuine clients who have funds in Asian countries (HK or Singapore) and I can easily arrange to meet their bank officers to personally verify their funds are in the accounts with bank statements to submit. But as these are smaller clients who will not dare to set aside more than US$1M to US$5M of their total assets, its going to be hard to bring them into the bigger established programs. If someone really has a genuine program that can accept these clients, would appreciate an email reply to my email:

  • dorn70 said:

    Dear Sir,

    I have been looking for high frequency trading people. Have got genuine clients who are only looking at genuine traders or entities to help them accumulate their wealth. Was an ex-banker myself and sick of the scams running out there. Please contact me to provide info and understanding and how do I get my clients started? If it is safe and comfortable for them to get started, I will have quite a no. lined up.
    My email:
    HP: +6591469500

  • shiv kumar goyal said:

    Please tell me detailes of you M programe . hoe it work. One of our clint is ready to invest in this trade and want to know what is yield and when it can be received.

  • Manoj said:

    Hi dear all ,

    We are Directed to U.S / EU TRADING PLATFORMS , MIN : $1M

    PROGRAM PERIOD : 10 DAYS & 4 days


    RETURNS : 1: 2 ratio , for further infoz :

  • John Ra said:


    I'm John Ra from UFM in New York and have a branch office in Korea.

    I'm looking for Funding programs(mostly in Asian projects) through

    PPP. I have $15MM and $20MM project from Korea and $60MM,$100MM,$120MM

    which project owners are capable of 10% deposit of project amount in
    their banks.

    I'm looking for trader who enhance my business in long term.

    You might help me.

    &lt ;> is company's
    website for the reference.


    plz sir

    do any body really know about the reality of the PPP

  • Raghu said:

    Please send your procedures and documentations.

  • Raghu said:

    Mr, Mike Please send me the complete information and procedures to my email Id :

  • Raghu said:

    Mr, Risdyanto, Please send the complete information to my email ID:

  • successdotcom said:

    Dear Manjunatha Smamy,

    We have programmers. Please contact me on +91 8951214039 or


  • successdotcom said:

    Dear Shiv Kumar Goyal,

    Can you please call me on +91 8951214039 or email me your contact details to


  • Mohi said:

    I would like to know complete details for $ 1M with all track records, Pl. Contact me at :

  • Arief Prasono said:

    Hi Mike,
    Could you tell me more info about ur program

  • Rick Music said:

    I deal directly with multiple trade programs, I deal with the compliance officer, director or intake managers and have been building these relationships for years, so very confident in their abilities. the minimum is 10 m and up, best performing programs are for clients with 100m and up, for cash and bank instruments. If Interested and can provide complete compliance package with current POF (within 3 to 5 days) bank must be able to swift MT760. For more details I can be contact at 586-806-5660 or e-mail: Rick Music

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  • Brad said:

    no. they cannot. Just as the USA has its regulatory bodies, so do other jurisdictions. To guarantee any return is to back ones self into a corner. Markets, in reality, and contrary to "brokers" are inherently volatile, and thus have fluxuations in return and profit.

  • Sam said:

    Hello Mike

    Could you please tell me more about you direct acess to a PPP my e-mail address is


  • bhrat said:

    pls mail me the detail of trader,my client is having fund in asia.Looking for trader.

  • sebastian said:

    i have 500 million bg lease in my company name ,

  • sebastian said:

    plz contact

  • kim taylor said:

    Call inside trade (this website) and do business with them. I am going to talk with them this week.

  • JK ANANHT said:

    yes, we can trade on the lease instruments.

    for more info, contact :

    Thanks & regards

  • prokopiy said:

    Dear Sir,

    We are direct providers of Fresh Cut BG, SBLC and MTN which are specifically for lease, our bank instrument can be engage in PPP Trading, Discounting, signature project (s) such as Aviation, Agriculture, Petroleum, Telecommunication, construction of Dams, Bridges, Real Estate and all kind of projects. We do not have any broker chain in our offer or get involved in chauffer driven offers. We deliver with time and precision as sethforth in the agreement. Our terms and Conditions are reasonable,
    below is our instrument description.

    Description of Instruments:
    1. Instrument: Bank Guarantee (BG) (Appendix A)
    2. Total Face Value: Eur/USD 1Million (Min) to Eur/USD 5Billion (Max)
    3. Issuing Bank: HSBC Bank London, Credit Suisse Zurich and Deutsch Bank AG. Frankfurt Germany or any AA Rated Bank.
    4. Age: One Year and One Day
    5. Leasing Price: 5.5% of Face Value plus brokers commission
    6. Delivery: Bank-To-Bank Swift.
    7. Payment: Wire Transfer
    8. Hard Copy: Bonded Courier within 7 banking days.

    All relevant business information will be provided upon request.

    If Interested kindly contact me via Email:~( serious enquiry only
    skype id: Dobrovolskiy.prokopiy


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  • ppp scams said:

    since ppp programs don't exist, there are no relevant laws. Don't beleive me? Search the web for a week and you will find nothing.

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