SFC Associates Adds Expert Joseph Pimbley as Affiliate

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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.

About SFC

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.


SFC Announces New Research on the Valuation of Hedge Fund Companies

Filed under: Hedge Funds,News,News & Events,Valuation

SFC, a leader in analysis of complex financial instruments and structures has released a new White Paper on the valuation of hedge fund companies. “A Methodology for Hedge Fund Valuation” highlights the complex science behind SFC’s fast-growing practice providing hedge fund management company valuation services.

The paper updates and expands the paper “Hedge Funds: A Methodology for Hedge Fund Valuation” published in the Journal of Alternative Investments in the Winter Issue of 2000. The revised paper includes the insights of valuation expert Dr. Donald May on strategies for avoiding partnership disputes by defining clearly defining both the terms of management partnership, and determining possible terminal valuations of the partnership in advance.

The updated methodology was authored by Amanuel Alemu and Philip Deely.

Read the White Paper at www.sfcassociates.com/research

For more information about SFC’s hedge fund company valuation services, please contact info@sfcassociates.com

SFC Associates Releases White Paper on Libor Controversy

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In response to the growing number of clients inquiring about the controversy surrounding the London Interbank Offered Rate or Libor, SFC has published a new White Paper entitled “The Libor Scandal and Its Effects Explained.”

Authored by SFC analyst Ke Ma, the paper examines the mechanics of how this influential interest rate is traded, and surveys the early litigation cases which have emerged thus far.  According to Ma “the legal and regulatory implications of the Libor market is global in nature and will take years to resolve.”

To view a list of Libor-related cases filed as of March 13, 2013, please visit: LIBOR Cases As of 3_13_13

Read the White Paper at www.sfcassociates.com/research

All About Hedge Funds Published by McGraw-Hill

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All About Hedge Funds, Second Edition, has been published by McGraw-Hill.

This comprehensive introduction to hedge funds tells investors and industry professionals everything they need to know about the subject in easy-to-understand English. All About Hedge Funds includes discussion of the opportunities and risks in popular strategies, including long-short equity, global macro and fixed income as well as leverage, derivatives, short selling and other tools of the trade. Read the full press release here.

Media Contact: Mitch Ackles, Hedge Fund PR, 646-657-9230, Mitch@HedgeFundPR.net

SFC Associates Expands Hedge Fund Litigation Expertise with New Affiliates

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SFC Associates expands its hedge fund-related litigation capabilities with the addition of new affiliates Hugh Cohen and Leon Metzger.

For additional information, please visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9554704.htm.

SFC Associates Expands Structured Products Expertise With New Affiliates

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SFC Associates announces the addition of affiliates Chi Lee, Robert Maroney and Professor Chester Spatt, expanding its structured products and mortgage-related securities capabilities.

For additional information, please visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9518803.htm.

New Principals, Serge Cherny and David M. Lehman II, Join SFC Associates

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SFC Associates is continuing its expansion with the hiring of two senior-level employees, Serge Cherny and David M. Lehman II.

Serge and David combine the hands-on experience and academic rigor that have come to define SFC Associates. With the addition of Serge and David to the team, SFC Associates continues to enhance its capabilities in key financial disciplines and ensure unparalleled service to its clients.

For additional information, please visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/4/prweb9417123.htm.

SFC Associates Has Moved Its New York Office

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SFC Associates is excited to announce its recent move into the Graybar Building, located directly adjacent to Grand Central. The New York office’s new address is 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 920, New York, New York. For additional information go to http://sfcassociates.com/contact.

SFC Associates Expands New York Office

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SFC Associates announced today the expansion of the firm’s New York office with the additions of finance professionals Ran Harel and Kevin Betz to its securities and financial consulting practice. Find 
more information at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2011/2/prweb8133306.htm

Short Hills investment firm charged with Ponzi scheme

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When NorthJersey.com needed background in reporting on a Ponzi scheme, they turned to SFC Associates’ Ezra Zask for an expert’s insight.  Read about it at:  http://www.northjersey.com/news/112622054_Short_Hills_investment_firm_charged_with_Ponzi_scheme.html