Asset Search and Locations
Radius Investigations' investigators have conducted asset searches throughout the world. We have traced assets in the United States, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South America, and Asia. Clients come to us for assistance locating assets in matrimonial cases, commercial litigation, judgment recovery, and fraud cases.
From our experience and research, the most common hiding places for assets are the following:
- Under aliases
- With relatives, friends, and partners
- Home and commercial mortgages
- Universal life insurance
- Stockbroker accounts
- Dissolved corporations
- Savings bonds, traveler’s and cashier’s checks
- Safe deposit boxes
- Offshore/foreign accounts
- Overpayments to IRS
- Sweetheart lawsuits
- Overpayments to credit cards
- Cars, yachts, aircraft, jewelry
- Art or high-value collectibles
Our experience has shown that most of the time hidden assets are liquid – for instance, in bank accounts, stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Other types of hidden assets include real property, vehicles or expensive art/collector items. Less frequently, individuals try to move assets out of the reach of creditors, litigants or "enemies" by hiding these assets cleverly in such places as life insurance, annuities, offshore accounts, mortgage or credit card paydowns One commonly used technique to hide assets is by transferring assets to a spouse, friend or business entity. The most sophisticated asset-hiding schemes involve transfers to living- or offshore-trust accounts.
Radius Investigations utilizes experienced, professional, local private investigators who have the capability and know-how to secure evidence of hidden assets. Our investigators have been uncovering hidden assets for years and apply the most cost-effective, ethical, and technologically-advanced means and methods for securing the necessary evidence or documentation in support of our clients’ claims for asset recovery.