M.S., finance, and M.S., accounting, Boston College; postgraduate degree in finance, and B.S., industrial engineering, Universidad del Norte
Summary of Experience
A specialist in finance, securities, and valuation, Mr. Visbal has significant experience calculating economic damages; evaluating mergers and acquisitions; and valuing private and public companies, intangible assets, and fixed-income, derivative, and other financial instruments. He has performed complex analyses in securities, bankruptcy, and solvency cases, including the development of econometric models to measure the impact of news disclosures and accounting variables on stock price returns, default probabilities, and credit ratings. Mr. Visbal has managed case teams in the assessment of damages related to securities fraud, the valuation of exotic derivative securities used as tax shelters, and the estimation of lost profits and lost earnings. He has also analyzed and examined the suitability of investments for large institutional investors and advised clients in IRS and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations.
Mr. Visbal has broad experience consulting to governments and private corporations in Latin America. His work includes calculating damages and valuing an oil company in Ecuador, assessing the financial health of a bank in Paraguay, assisting in the examination of a proposed joint venture in Mexico, valuing the manufacturing subsidiary of a global consumer-goods company in Argentina, and analyzing the securities portfolio of several financial institutions in Colombia. Mr. Visbal is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder and an American Society of Appraisers Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in business valuation. He is a former Analysis Group Vice President.