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April 24, 2019
5:00 PM PDT to 8:00 PM PDT
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San Antonio Winery
737 Lamar St
Los Angeles, CA 90031

The other side of “Business Intelligence”

Back in the 1970s when quants and accountants began to perfect the collection and study of financial, process and organizational data to refine methods of predictive analysis – what was called business intelligence -- a separate and very different world of business intelligence emerged.

Pioneered by Jules Kroll, the idea of harnessing and applying all the tools of traditional civil and criminal investigations to corporate due diligence inquiries became an essential feature of the mergers and acquisitions world.

Today, these quiet, or “discreet” inquiries are commonplace and often demanded by dealmakers and investors.

Michael G. Wagner, co-founder of The W Group, Inc., an investigative consultancy, has been conducting these investigations for the financial community since 1998.



Michael G. Wagner, is the co-founder of The W Group, Inc., an international investigative consultancy that specializes in business intelligence investigations for the financial community and high-net-worth investors.

Wagner, a native of Los Angeles, was a national award-winning investigative journalist before launching The W Group with partner, Scott A. Wilcox, in San Francisco in 2000. Wagner and Wilcox previously co-managed the investigations practice for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco.

The learning portion of the evening will qualify for 2 hours of CPE (Continuing Professional Education).

The Chapter will be giving away the self-study workbook “Recovering the Proceeds of Fraud” worth 12 CPE credits.

5:00 to 6:00 PM: Registration and Networking
6:00 to 8:00 PM: Meeting, Dinner, and Discussion

Ticket price includes dinner, beverages, and dessert.  See attached menu for dinner options.

San Antonio Restaurant, & Event Venue
737 Lamar Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031 


$70.00 LA ACFE Chapter Members
$60.00 Earlybird rate before April 7

$80.00 Non-LA ACFE Chapter Members
$70.00 Earlybird rate before April 7

$60.00 Full-time Student Ticket
$50.00 Earlybird rate before April 7