Financial Institutions

Economic and financial consulting, and expert testimony to banks, insurance companies, payment card companies, and investment firms

Financial institutions – their practices, products, and processes – will continue to draw scrutiny from regulators, shareholders, and policymakers as a result of the economic crisis. Analysis Group consults extensively to these institutions in both litigation and business contexts.

We provide economic and financial consulting and expert testimony to banks, insurance companies, payment card companies, and investment firms, frequently in the context of high-stakes matters.

Our work involves:

  • the analysis of bankruptcy, including many complex and high-profile litigations
  • analyzing issues of fraud, malpractice, and anticompetitive behavior, from review of accounting records and other financial documents to estimation of damages and restitution assessment in antitrust matters
  • the analysis of complex derivative instruments, including portfolio analysis of a variety of structured instruments
We have worked on some of the most important financial services litigations, including the Bear Stearns bankruptcy, multiple mutual fund fee matters, insurance antitrust cases, and investigations into white collar securities fraud.

In valuing financial products and practices, we combine thorough knowledge of the underlying value of individual instruments and familiarity with financial institution markets and practices.

For example, an expert perspective on damages in litigation involving private equity firms, which often share large common positions, requires a thorough understanding of their unique structure, operations, and mechanisms.