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Robert MacLaverty and Stuart McCrary Join BRG

December 15, 2011
Press release

Leading financial and economic experts Robert MacLaverty and Stuart McCrary have joined Berkeley Research Group’s Chicago office as directors.

“Bob and Stuart each provides a powerful combination of prior industry and expert experience,” said David J. Teece, BRG Chairman and Principal Executive Officer. “We are delighted to welcome them to the firm.”

Mr. MacLaverty provides financial, economic, and testifying expert services to the nation’s leading law firms, investment banks, pension funds, endowments, and foundations. He spent the majority of his 18-year Wall Street career in trading and institutional sales of taxable fixed-income securities, derivatives, and structured products. After beginning his career as a financial analyst with Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York (J.P. Morgan), he worked with CS First Boston (Credit Suisse), Continental Bank, Bear Stearns, and Morgan Stanley. He was also a trader at the Chicago Board of Trade, serving on numerous committees as an independent member.

A trader and portfolio manager, Mr. McCrary specializes in traditional and alternative investments, quantitative valuation, risk management, and financial software. Before joining BRG, he spent 13 years consulting on a wide range of capital markets issues including litigation consulting, valuation, modeling, and risk management. Previously, he was President of Frontier Asset Management, managing a market-neutral hedge fund. He held positions with Fenchurch Capital Management as Senior Options Trader and CS First Boston as Vice President and market maker, where he traded OTC options and mortgage-backed securities. Prior to that, he was a Vice President with the Securities Groups and a portfolio manager with Comerica Bank. He is the author of several books including How to Create and Manage a Hedge Fund: A Professional’s Guide.

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