Vega experts in financial institutions are experienced in finance, economic theory, regulatory and industry practice, and risk management. Our experts possess deep industry knowledge from both a regulatory and commercial banking perspective, as well as knowledge of trading practices and financial markets. Members of our network have been retained to address issues arising out of financial services regulation, investigations, and litigation matters. Our experts are highly qualified and rely on years of subject matter experience in both academia and industry to provide potent expert testimony. They also rely on extensive statistical expertise to provide sophisticated economic models of financial markets, financial trading, risk, and damages.

Below is a list of example engagements for our Financial Institutions practice:

Sumit Agarwal

Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Professor of Finance and a Professor of Economics and Real Estate at the National University of Singapore

  • Consumer Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
Daniel I. Castro

Founder of Robust Advisors, Inc.

  • Financial Institutions
  • Securities & Finance
  • Real Estate
Andreas D. Christopoulos

Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate at Yeshiva University and CEO of WOTN

  • Valuation
  • Insurance & Risk
  • Securities & Finance
  • FinTech, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
Ethan Cohen-Cole

Senior Advisor at Vega Economics

  • Securities & Finance
  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Financial Institutions
  • Valuation
  • Consumer Finance
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
  • Healthcare & Health Economics
Marco Di Maggio

Associate Professor of Business Administration, Finance Unit of Harvard Business School, Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research

  • FinTech, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency
  • Consumer Finance
  • Financial Institutions
Sharon Egilinsky

CEO and Founder of SREvolve LLC

  • Corporate Governance
  • Leadership & Management
  • Financial Institutions
  • Private Equity
Joel Finard

Principal at CapMarket Consulting

  • Securities & Finance
  • Valuation
  • Financial Institutions
Richard W. George

Principal at Bank Experts Group

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities & Finance
  • Corporate Governance
Paul Habibi

Continuing Lecturer of Finance and Real Estate at UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and Lecturer in Law at UCLA School of Law

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Valuation
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Private Equity
Paul Hanouna

Associate Professor in the Department of Finance of the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University

  • Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Corporate Finance
  • Securities & Finance
  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
Jeffrey H. Harris

Gary D. Cohn Goldman Sachs Chair in Finance in the Kogod School of Business at American University

  • Securities & Finance
  • Financial Institutions
Haim Kassa

Associate Professor of Finance at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University

  • Securities & Finance
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Financial Institutions
  • Valuation
Petter Kolm

Director of the Mathematics in Finance Master's program and a Clinical Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University; Partner at CorePoint.

  • FinTech, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency
  • Securities & Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Valuation
Richard Libby

Founding Director, Perihelion Capital Advisors

  • Corporate Finance
  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Financial Institutions
Francis A. Longstaff

Allstate Chair in Insurance and Finance at UCLA Anderson School of Management

  • Insurance & Risk
  • Accounting
  • Securities & Finance
  • Valuation
  • Financial Institutions
Michael Melvin

Executive Director of the Master of Finance program at Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego

  • Financial Institutions
Christopher Palmer

Albert and Jeanne Clear Career Development Professor and an Assistant Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Securities & Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Consumer Finance
  • Financial Institutions
Charles Porten

President at CZP Associates, Inc.

  • Financial Institutions
  • Securities & Finance
William H. Purcell

William H. Purcell Consulting

  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Financial Institutions
  • Private Equity
Amir Sadr

University Lecturer at NYU Courant; Partner at CorePoint

  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Valuation
  • Securities & Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • FinTech, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency
Atulya Sarin

Professor of Finance in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University

  • Securities & Finance
  • Valuation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • FinTech, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency
Anthony Saunders

John M. Schiff Professor of Finance in the Stern School of Business at NYU

  • Securities & Finance
  • Financial Institutions
Gary Strumeyer

Adjunct Professor of Finance/Economics, at LIU Post

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Securities & Finance
  • Corporate Governance
April 18, 2022 | Expertise
Trade Surveillance Capacities

Trade surveillance has become an essential tool for detecting unusual activity in financial transactions. Vega Economics has extensive experience in this area and we have worked on the leading edge of data driven analysis for trade surveillance and monitoring. Check out our Trade Surveillance Capacities brochure for more details.

January 28, 2022 | Brochure
2021 Year in Review

As we look back on our practice throughout 2021, we are proud of the variety of issues our work has covered. We had the opportunity to support several outstanding experts from a variety of disciplines and welcomed several new experts to our network. You’ll learn more about our work last year in this brochure, our 2021 Year in Review.

January 18, 2022 | Featured Expert
Featured Expert: Gary Strumeyer

Our featured expert Gary Strumeyer is a former CEO/President of Bank of New York’s Broker Dealer, author of three books on the capital markets, and is currently a Professor of finance and economics.

November 17, 2021 | News
The Journal of Portfolio Management has named Petter Kolm "Quant of the Year" for 2021!

The Journal of Portfolio Management has named Vega's expert Petter Kolm "Quant of the Year" for 2021! This award recognizes a researcher’s history of outstanding contributions to the field of quantitative portfolio theory.

October 1, 2021 | Featured Engagement
Analysis of Regulatory Violations in Mortgage Loan Origination

In a recent American Arbitration Association proceeding, Dr. Andrew Zuppann and Vega Economics were retained by claimant's counsel to provide an expert analysis regarding the respondents' regulatory violations in the origination of mortgage loans.

August 20, 2021 | Featured Expert
Charles Porten, President, CZP Associates, Inc.

Our Featured Expert, Charles Porten is an expert in the portfolio management of hedge funds and mutual funds, as well as due diligence procedures and fund compliance issues.

August 6, 2021 | Featured Expert
Daniel Castro, Founder of Robust Advisors, Inc.

Mr. Castro is an expert in mortgage origination, underwriting, servicing, mortgage banking. He also specializes in ABS, RMBS, CMBS, CDOs, CLOs, REITs, ABCP, SIVs, and other Structured Finance products.

July 16, 2021 | Article
The Importance of Expert Economists in Spoofing Litigation

Regulatory and enforcement agencies, market exchanges, and at least one private party have brought legal actions for alleged spoofing in futures markets. To meet applicable standards of proof, attorneys are increasingly turning to expert testimony regarding statistics and econometrics to prove and refute spoofing allegations in litigation.

May 24, 2021 | Featured Expert
Richard George, Principal at Bank Experts Group

Experts testifying in conflict resolution proceedings at the ICSID should ideally be familiar with this forum’s unique rules and procedures. Vega affiliate Richard George has testified as an expert before ICSID on issues concerning generally accepted international banking practices. 

May 7, 2021 | Featured Expert
Dr. Haim Kassa, Associate Professor of Finance at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University

Our featured expert, Haim Kassa, is is an expert in the areas of investments and portfolio management and he is experienced in the design and testing of trading strategies using historical firm level data from the stock, bond, and option markets.

April 23, 2021 | Article
Recent SEC Guidance Classifies Some SPAC Warrants as Liabilities

Recent SEC accounting guidance reclassifying SPAC warrants as liabilities instead of equities has drawn new attention to SPACs. In light of these developments, we discuss SPACs and SPAC warrants.

March 18, 2021 | Expertise
In the Spotlight: Complex Securities Through the Lens of Ratings Agencies

Vega is experienced in analyzing rating methodologies and various other issues surrounding complex securities through the lens of the rating agencies. This brochure highlights our experience and how we can assist on cases involving any rating issues as this litigation continues to develop.

March 10, 2021 | Brochure
The LIBOR Transition: Risks and Opportunities

Vega has worked with numerous major financial institutions and analyzed issues related to all aspects of complex financial products. We will be your best ally in navigating the LIBOR transition given our deep institutional knowledge and advanced technology solutions.

February 1, 2021 | Article
CMBS Litigation: What Is Coming Next?

Vega expands on our November publication Looking Forward: the CMBS Litigation Landscape, and discusses the trends in CMBS, the key players in the market, and potential claims that may arise in litigation.

December 14, 2020 | Expertise
In the Spotlight: Collection and Visualization of Securities Data

Using proprietary tools, Vega creates customized datasets from a range of sources and deliver our analyses with clear and informative visualizations. To illustrate the automated tool we developed we highlight three example visualizations that we periodically update using our automated data tools.

November 20, 2020 | Article
MBS and the LIBOR Transition: Risk Disclosures of Newly Issued MBS Backed by SOFR-Indexed Loans

The Vega team has analyzed the available deal documents for the market's first MBS backed by SOFR-indexed loans and identified the relevant risk disclosures and replacement terms.

November 13, 2020 | Brochure
Looking Forward: The CMBS Litigation Landscape

Vega anticipates that many cases will be filed regarding CMBS trusts following the COVID-19 economic shutdown. Our team of economists present information regarding possible expert analyses relevant to this space and select experts that can assist in these matters.

July 1, 2017 | News
Order Denying Motion to Exclude Vega Expert's Loan-Level Materiality Analysis

Morgan Stanley Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-14SL, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-14SL and Morgan Stanley Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-4SL v. Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings (N.Y. Sup. No. 652763/2012).

February 1, 2017 | News
Order Denying Motion to Exclude Vega Expert's RMBS Materiality Analysis

NCUA v. UBS Securities, LLC, et al. (D. Kan. No. 12-cv-2591) and NCUA v. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, et al. (D. Kan. No. 12-cv-2648).

Originally Published November 3, 2020 | Banking
SBA PPP Loan Approval

Proprietary dashboard that allows visitors to visually access the PPP loan data by lender and date of approval, bucketed by loan size.