At Cordes & Company, our financial and management professionals provide prompt and expert support for businesses and real estate in transition, litigation and distress – as well as their local, regional and national lenders.
One of our primary areas of focus is the financial services industry.
The financial services industry includes entities that manage, invest, transfer and lend money. These include banks, credit unions, credit card companies, consumer finance companies, stock brokerages, investment funds and some government-sponsored enterprises.
While all entities have financial assets, those in the financial services industry often manage large amounts of financial assets. In addition, they are highly regulated and face complex reporting requirements. When financial services entities experience transition, litigation or distress, and a precise financial value must be determined and protected, not all neutral parties are up to the task.
Many of our directors came to us with hands-on executive and management experience within the financial services industry. We work closely with lenders on a daily basis. Ed Cordes, for example, is chairman of the board of a bank. He is also owner and president of Cordes & Company Financial Services, a separate entity.
For financial services entities in transition - interested in growth or merger - we provide useful financial and operational assessments. These can be entities interested in growth or merger. Alternatively, we serve entities in dissolution, like the trust subsidiary of a major insurer.
For financial services entities in litigation, we provide financial and operational assessments that will stand up in court. We provide forensic accounting services to help parties unravel “follow the money” when fraud is suspected. We proved contempt of the receiver order by a troubled health insurer as well as details of a complex Ponzi scheme.