Hedge Funds, Investment Management, Suitability and Due Diligence

SFC Associates has significant consulting experience in cases involving hedge funds, private equity funds, and investment management companies.  We have been engaged in complex litigation matters that involve valuation of funds, portfolios, and other complex assets; reviews of due diligence and risk management practices and instruments; analysis of hedge fund operational issues; and conducting damages analysis. SFC Associates has industry experience and comprehensive expertise in investment strategies and investment suitability issues.

Our Experience Includes:

  • Valuation of hedge fund managers and partnership disputes
  • Suspension of investor withdrawals and redemptions
  • Hedge fund policies, procedures and compliance
  • Analysis of market developments affecting investment value (including causation, foreseeability, and liquidity)
  • Comparison of fund performance to the performance of peer groups and benchmarks
  • Investment suitability analysis of investment portfolios in light of investment guidelines and industry standard
Case Study 1: Global Bank v. Hedge Fund
Case Study 2: CMMF v. JP Morgan

SFC Associates has firsthand experience working for major banks and brokerages, and extensive experience in the area of banking operations. SFC Associates has firsthand experience working for major banks and brokerages, and extensive experience in the area of banking operations.

Banking, Brokerage and Mutual Funds

Our Experience Includes:

  • Analysis of risk management policies and procedures related to the bankruptcy of a global investment bank
  • Analysis of institutional portfolio risk management policies and instruments
  • Review of allegations of improper trading
  • Review and testimony on proper clearing procedures for warrants
  • Expert reports on prime brokerage trading practices and derivative transactions
Case Study 1: Delaware Statutory Trust v. Fortune 500 Company
Case Study 2: Major Regional Bank v. Insurance Company

Securities, Derivatives and Financial Markets

SFC Associates has extensive experience with securities and derivatives in most major markets including equity, fixed income commodities and foreign exchange

Our Experience includes:

  • Analysis of the pricing of derivative contracts in derivatives trading matters
  • Analysis and valuation of options and swaps transactions in most major markets