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Helping clients manage the risk of fraud and misconduct.


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  • Investigations
  • Computer Forensics
  • Forensic Data Analytics
  • Fraud Risk Management 
  • Corporate Intelligence 
  • Whistleblower Services


KPMG's Investigation services help clients identify relevant facts in responding to allegations of fraud, misconduct or other improprieties or violations of laws, regulations or company policies. Through detailed inquiries and analyses, including the use of leading data analytic techniques, our highly credentialed professionals provide objective means to help establish truths, evaluate implications, identify appropriate remedial actions, submit restatements if necessary and communicate with law enforcement, regulators or outside auditors if needed. Our investigative assistance helps to mitigate the risk of legal ramifications and reputational damage by demonstrating an effective response to legal and regulatory authorities, as well as shareholders or other stakeholders.

Computer Forensic Services

KPMG's Computer Forensic services involve the preservation, recovery and investigation of electronically stored information (ESI) in a legally acceptable manner that preserves the chain of custody. KPMG assists organizations with protection, recovery and investigation of ESI from a multitude of sources, including: user computers, email servers, file servers, specialized applications, cloud environments, external hard drives, peripheral storage devices, and mobile devices.

Our Computer Forensic services include:

  • Collection and investigation of ESI
  • Expert witness services
  • Complex investigative support to answer key questions when technology is a key component

Complex investigative support to answer key questions when technology is a key component

Forensic Data Analytics

Detecting fraud is difficult because fraudsters are constantly adapting. Data-driven intelligence is therefore required to detect and prevent emerging frauds.

KPMG's forensic data analytics services help clients gain an in-depth understanding of financial and non-financial data residing both within their organizations, and in relevant, publicly available information (such as social media). Forensic data analytics are used regularly in identifying trends, patterns, or unusual transactions or events that may be indicative of fraud, misconduct and abuse. KPMG uses a wide range of sophisticated tools and software to leverage the technical and financial acumen of our experienced professionals.

KPMG's forensic data analytics services include:

  • Identification of unusual activity and potential fraud and misconduct indicators
  • Continuous monitoring of key processes and controls
  • Creation of customized fraud response modules and dashboards
  • Development of fraud prevention systems in the form of scorecards, dashboards or detailed reports

Fraud Risk Management

Having a reputation for integrity is crucial to safeguarding market confidence and public trust. Unfortunately, fraud and misconduct can seriously undermine such efforts, exposing an organization to legal, regulatory, or reputational damage.

KPMG's fraud risk management services are aimed at helping clients prevent, detect, and respond to fraud and misconduct risks. We do this by working with our clients to design, implement, and evaluate ethics and compliance programs and related antifraud programs and controls. We are accustomed to working with clients in a variety of situations, particularly when the level of scrutiny is high and the margin for error is low.

Whether you require an assessment of fraud and misconduct risks, the design of forensic data analysis tools, or an evaluation of your entire program, our services are intended to be targeted, scalable, and tailored to your needs.

Corporate Intelligence

KPMG's Corporate Intelligence team gathers information from a wide range of intelligence sources on our clients' current and prospective business partners, organizations and employees to help them reduce risk, fulfill regulatory obligations, enter new markets, solve corporate problems, aid in investigations and enhance business opportunities.

Our team focuses on the search, collection and analysis of information from public, controlled and confidential sources around the world. Drawing on local knowledge, our broader network of global sources and the intelligence resources of KPMG's global firms, we provide high-level intelligence as well as focused in-depth intelligence and analysis in both established and emerging markets.

Whistleblower Services

Hotlines to receive concerns regarding the ethical conduct of an organization's representatives are a key element of a well-designed ethical compliance program. KPMG offers whistleblower services including design or assessments of reporting mechanisms and response protocols as well as independent hosting and management of the complaint reporting process.

The hotline services provided by KPMG include establishing a 24 hours a day and 7 days a week whistleblower hotline (available in several languages including English and French). We also provide many communication options to users, including an exclusive toll-free phone number for your organization, an email inbox and a secure and customized web platform according to your needs that is accessible on any device. By investing in developing an in-depth knowledge of your business and operations, our analysts can provide effective frontline triage of complaints and report according to established escalation protocols.

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