A hedge fund expert witness typically has a background in private equity, valuation, investment banking, securities law, corporate finance, investment management, and/or financial markets. An expert witness must not only have the appropriate substantive expertise but should also possess the ability to explain evidence to lay people, including judge and jury.
A hedge fund is a type of alternative investment fund that uses pooled funds and strategies to earn active returns for investors. Hedge funds are only accessible to accredited investors and require less SEC regulations than other funds (such as a mutual fund).
Litigation support by a hedge fund expert witness could represent either the plaintiff or defendant, and work could include case review, arbitration, an expert report, deposition testimony, and/or courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an expert with prior expert testimony experience. In addition, clients may seek an investment consultant or financial advisor for pre-litigation consulting services.
Cahn Litigation Services is the expert witness placement service provider of choice by law firm clients to locate an expert witness that can support financial services projects, including those involving hedge fund matters. Whether the project involves broker due diligence, broker/dealer responsibilities, fraudulent conveyance, insider trading, misuse of information, real estate hedge funds, accounting fraud, complex securities, or fiduciary duty, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search around quickly. The firm consistently provides experts with the perfect balance of expertise and testimony to support each specific project and its nuances.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Hedge Fund experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Hedge Fund landscape.
This expert is the President and Founder of a preeminent real time trading technologies company. This expert's firm specializes in fast-moving "real-time" financial markets and performing calculations related to them. Since its founding, this expert's firm has had many consulting clients globally including several regulatory bodies, major broker-dealers, large and medium sized banks as well as hedge funds. This expert has also been requested as a specialized expert witness in complex court cases involving real time trading systems, derivatives, structured products, hedge funds and risk management. This expert has given three-day seminars on energy markets to some of the leading power companies in the world. This expert has a PhD in Computer Science and is very well suited to explaining complex software and mathematical issues to lay people.
Among this expert's software products are:
- A real time prediction engine. The Server Program retrieves market data and, in real time, issues predictions to the Client Application(s).
- An iPhone application developed in conjunction with an Options Exchange to be used to retrieve real time options information, calculate and display theoretical prices and hedging parameters.
This expert was a lecturer Master of Science in Financial Mathematics program, Mathematics Department, and has taught numerous courses, seminars, lectures, and talks at various banks, regulatory bodies, and professional seminars around the world on a variety of topics. These presentations are known for combining cutting edge analytics with real world applications and intuitive examples with minimal math. This expert earned a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science, an M.Sc. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. This expert completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Computer Science Department.
This expert is frequently interviewed by the press from around the world.
This expert is one of the few professional, independent financial expert witnesses in banking, corporate securities, trading, derivatives, client/bank disputes and market misconduct. This expert has been appointed to provide research reports and Court evidence for a wide range of complex financial litigation and arbitration cases from Hong Kong to the US. This expert has reviewed the cases of both Plaintiffs and Defendants, in civil and criminal disputes, including those involving synthetic derivatives, insider trading, mis-selling, misuse of information, employment contracts, shareholder agreements, loan documents, disputes between banks and clients, setting of pricing, and determination of quantum. This expert has a great deal of experience sifting evidence in the field of market misconduct, frequently being appointed by the Regulators - or indeed appointed by the defendants. This expert is a Practicing Member of the Academy of Experts.
This expert is very familiar with the financial markets, having been a stockbroker, fund manager and private banker involved with sales, trading, investment management and banking. This expert has very strong and current technical skills, including managing directly invested long and hedge funds and funds in many asset classes, including bonds. This expert is a sought-after financial commentator, is frequently published in national and international newspapers, and has appeared on television broadcasts throughout the world.
This expert has established several compliance departments and implemented such processes. This expert is an SFC Type 1, 4 and 9 Responsible Officer and is qualified to run Authorized Funds through types 4 and 9. This expert operates as an investment management consultant through the firm, whose clients include investing institutions, Fund Boards, expert witness panels, and securities organizations.
This expert brings to the table many years of experience in investment compliance and administration, with more than half of that in senior administrative roles. This includes overseeing all legal, regulatory, and compliance issues for:
This expert created compliance programs and drafted all necessary materials/policies (including investment adviser registration). Oversaw various operational activities including locating/negotiating office space, and selection of relevant service providers (e.g. prime brokers, administrator, and auditor). Oversaw all regulatory filings and internal/external compliance reviews.
This expert is an expert witness with business, academic, reporting, and testifying experience. This expert's focus is on the finance industry, with a focus on hedge-fund-industry practices. This expert serves as a consultant, arbitrator, mediator, and authority on asset management and operational controls. This expert has many years' experience as a senior executive at a hedge-fund-management firm. This expert has testified before Congress about capital markets, hedge funds, and operational controls, and has appeared as an expert on valuations and hedge funds before various government agencies. For more than a decade, this expert taught graduate-level multi-disciplinary courses that provide an overview of the challenges of launching and operating hedge funds at a number of schools. This expert has given trial testimony eight times and has written numerous expert reports.
This expert is currently a visiting professor of finance at a University. This expert began as an academic and left for an investment company where this expert spent years in various research and financial engineering roles. This expert then joined a Fund Management firm and rose to become the Co-Chief Investment Officer, Alternative Solutions where this expert was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the investment process in the hedge fund of funds business, including discretionary hedge fund portfolios, separately managed accounts, and advisory relationships. This expert managed the Operational Due Diligence teams responsible for reviewing all current and pending investments, and actively conducting on-site due diligence on hedge funds. This expert has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics and a B.A. This expert has undergone deposition and court testimony dating from academic experience and has submitted testimony at arbitration.
This expert owns a fiduciary consulting business that provides independent non-executive director services based on this expert's operational due diligence background. This expert was a Head of Operational Due Diligence and Accounting and Chief Financial Officer with billions of dollars under management as a fund of hedge funds. This expert was responsible on a global basis for operational due diligence on new and existing hedge fund managers. This expert has also served as a senior auditor. This expert holds the following certifications: CPA, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Investment Management Certificate (IMC UK) and Chartered Due Diligence Analyst (CDDA). This expert has a BS in Accounting.
This expert has many years of finance, capital markets, and expert testimony experience serving law firms, banks, hedge funds and real estate operating companies. This expert has spoken before the Federal Reserve and is a widely published authority and featured speaker at industry conferences. This expert served as an expert witness in an interest rates cramdown matter and is familiar with Bloomberg terminal / screens for various transactions.
This expert is the founder and principal owner of a financial consulting company focusing on alternative products, compliance support, Broker/Dealer responsibilities, anti-money laundering, and securities processing. This expert has performed as an expert witness in matters dealing with due diligence, and financial advisor heightened supervision. This expert is an expert in hedge funds and is comfortable opining on Class 3 Illiquid Assets.