Investment Suitability, Corporate Governance, and Risk Assessment
When a portfolio suffers large losses, lawsuits often result. In Florida State Board of Administration v. Alliance Capital Management, for example, Alliance was sued for allegedly not following an agreed-on investment strategy. In this and similar cases, we have been asked to determine the cause of portfolio losses and to evaluate investment decisions.
We frequently address the issue of loss causation, including the effects of accounting-related disclosures.
Issues in Tribal Trust Litigation
Analysis Group has been consulting to the DOJ on these matters; the claims derive from treaties executed between Native American tribes and the United States in the 1800s.
We draw on our comprehensive understanding of market dynamics and use a range of statistical and analytical approaches encompassing portfolio theory and analyses of investment strategies.
Our clients rely on us to provide analysis and testimony support in cases involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty or improper implementation of investment strategies, including high-profile litigations with very large damages claims.
We have evaluated the content and efficacy of investment policy statements to ensure that they unambiguously represent a fund’s objectives. Our work has also involved analysis of the role of corporate governance structure in influencing investment decisions.
Our securities practice professionals have also assisted clients in managing and hedging risk.