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Counterparty Research This section contains some suggestions for conducting research on counterparty research.

Sorry, no quick links here. I wish it were that simple. I do, however, have a few suggestions on some ways to conduct searches to find a relationship.

  • Try searching using both names

  • Try narrowing results by removing middle name, initials, etc.

  • Try narrowing results by putting names in "quotation marks"

  • Try narrowing results by including occupation/industry/business name

  • Try narrowing results by including city and/or state

  • If it’s a business, review their website to see if they mention the counterparty as a client (Note: they may use the counterparty’s logo instead of a business name).

  • *Try searching by customer name and last name of the counterparty or vice versa (Note: it is very rare, but I have found some good information this way a few times).

You can also try a combination of the search parameters mentioned above. Just remember too many search variables or restrictions/specifics will limit your results. So start with big searches first and add factors to narrow your results down.

Also, be mindful of individuals who have AKA, DBAs, or multiple last names.

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