COMMENT: The business of hunting assets

A minority of borrowers are opting to hide assets offshore; Ian Kehoe spoke to a forensic accountant whose job it is to hunt down missing funds.

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Ian Kehoe

9th October, 2012
COMMENT: The business of hunting assets
Ian Kehoe

Paul Jacobs fulfils an increasing important role in modern Ireland - he hunts assets.

He hunts them for the Irish banks, and he hunts them for the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).

A forensic accountant with Grant Thornton in Dublin, Jacobs provides “asset tracing and investigation services” to the bulk of Ireland financial institutions.

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