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Financial Model Mistakes Can Cost Millions of Dollars

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Spring/Summer 2011
Susan Mangiero
Expert Witnesses (American Bar Association)

Susan Mangiero, Ph.D., discusses the importance of financial models in financial transactions between capital market participants. A failure to build correct models and review them over time for continued appropriateness can, and has, resulted in large economic losses for numerous individual and institutional investors.

Dr. Mangiero, who is affiliated with Berkeley Research Group, is a CFA® charterholder and a certified Financial Risk Manager. She has provided testimony before the ERISA Advisory Council, OECD, and the International Organization of Pension Supervisors, and offered expert testimony and behind-the-scenes forensic analysis, calculation of damages, and rebuttal report commentary for various investment governance, investment performance, fiduciary breach, hedge fund and private equity fund investing, prudence, risk, and valuation matters. She has over 20 years of experience in capital markets, global treasury, asset-liability management, portfolio management, economic and investment analysis, derivatives, financial risk control, bankruptcy and insolvency, class action litigation, and securities. This includes work on trading desks for several global banks, in the areas of fixed income, foreign exchange, interest rate and currency swaps, futures, and options.

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