Financial & Enterprise Data Analytics


The complexity of financial systems and globalisation of business processes challenge an organisation’s efforts to preserve and analyse transactional data. As a result, it is more difficult to identify relevant transactions specific to a litigation and to prevent and detect fraud.

The Financial and Enterprise Data Analytics (FEDA) team at FTI Consulting delivers strategic business solutions to clients requiring in-depth analysis of large, disparate sets of financial, operational and transactional data. Our professionals – respected experts in technology, finance, forensic accounting and the law – map relationships among various systems and geographies, search for specific transactions, and uncover patterns that may signal fraudulent activity.

The identification and investigation of the fraud is only the beginning of the mitigation process. FTI Consulting also has the capability to identify potential assets that may be linked to fraud. We have worked with trustees and other parties to recover hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulently held assets.

Specifically, our process to help our clients involves identifying, acquiring and normalising relevant data. We then identify the relationships between multiple sources and data points. Using this information, we design and implement appropriate tests and triggers for suspect transactions. Finally, we provide a platform for the review and investigation of such transactions among interested parties, including experts, corporate and outside counsel, and co-defendants.

Our Service Offerings

Litigation and Investigations

The firm’s Financial and Enterprise Data Analytics (FEDA) team provide the forensic analysis and visualisation of structured data to assist ongoing investigations with valuable intelligence. In cases of financial crime, such as fraud, we can help determine how such activity occurred and work to implement the appropriate safeguards to minimise the risk of recurrence. We can also assist with the recovery of assets lost to fraud and identify those that may be linked to it.

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Data Analytics

The firm’s Financial and Enterprise Data Analytics (FEDA) team relies upon a number of analytical software packages to join disparate data sets into a single repository, perform various analyses upon them, and identify trends, patterns and outliers to detect fraud.

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We produce simple but detailed visualisations from complex data sources, making it easier to identify abnormalities. Visualisation of complex information offers clients a clearer sense of the problem versus the confusion caused by tables of numbers. The FEDA team uses several software programmes to perform visualisations, including Tableau.

System Audits/IT Due Diligence

The Financial and Enterprise Data Analytics (FEDA) team performs system audits and IT due-diligence, often as part of the M&A process. Independent, third-party due-diligence on complex, low-latency, high-frequency, transactional IT environments has become crucial in today’s data-intensive industries.

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