Securities and Finance Consulting Associates, LLC (“SFC”), is expanding its litigation support, expert witness and risk management consulting practices with the addition of Joe Pimbley. Joe will be joining Jack Chan and 7 additional affiliates in SFC’s continued growth.
Joe Pimbley, who has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, is an expert in complex financial instruments, financial risk management, structured products, derivatives, and quantitative algorithms. His recent and current engagements include financial risk management advisory, advisory review of investment policies and execution, credit underwriting for structured and other financial instruments, and litigation testimony and consultation. Joe is Principal of Maxwell Consulting, a firm he founded in 2010.
Joe served from as 2009 to 2010 as a lead investigator for the Examiner appointed by the Lehman bankruptcy court to resolve numerous issues pertaining to history’s largest bankruptcy. Joe and his colleagues analyzed the issues around Lehman’s use of Repo 105 and also reported the critical importance of pledged collateral mishaps and mischaracterizations to the Lehman failure.
Joe’s earlier Wall Street roles included positions as quantitative analyst, risk manager, derivative trader, and portfolio manager reaching the level of Executive Vice President for Head of Institutional Risk. His experience during this period includes leadership of business groups, information technology, enterprise risk management, and quantitative modeling teams. Joe is a co-author of Simple Money (2013) and Advanced CMOS Process Technology (1989). He has written more than thirty finance articles, presented more than sixty finance seminars, and holds more than ten patents for engineering inventions.
Pimbley joins Jack Chen and other prominent affiliates at SFC. Chen is a finance professional who has testified in federal court on financial products and ratings and who currently provides litigation support services on LIBOR and capital markets related matters. He is a recognized expert in structured finance where he has nearly 20 years of experience working in different roles in the capital markets. He started as a lawyer working at Willkie Farr & Gallagher then Sullivan and Cromwell before going to the business side rating structured products at Moody’s Investors Service. He subsequently worked in asset management before beginning his consulting practice. His product expertise includes credit default swaps, interest rate derivatives and total return swaps, cash, market value and synthetic collateralized debt obligations, collateralized loan obligations and structured investment vehicles.
SFC is an economic consulting firm specializing in litigation consulting and expert witness services in complex securities litigation; investment management services for hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, family offices and institutional investors; hedge fund due diligence and manager selection; and risk management services. Our litigation consulting staff and affiliates offer extensive experience and market participation in swaps, derivatives, financial and capital markets. SFC has been engaged in over 50 cases for law firms that include Sullivan and Cromwell, Sidley Austin, Quinn Emanuel, WilmerHale and others. SFC is also affiliated with the Hedge Fund Due Diligence Exchange (www.HFDDX.com). For further information on SFC please visit our website at www.sfcassociates.com.