Securities Litigation & Risk Management

With increased volatility in financial markets, as well as a global regulatory environment that changes rapidly and inconsistently in various global regions, FTI Consulting clients require experts who can assess, quantify and manage the complex range of risks inherent in global financial markets. 

Professionals from the Compass Lexecon subsidiary of FTI Consulting pioneered the application of the modern theory of finance to issues relating to securities fraud, insider trading, market manipulation and other forms of securities litigation. Our securities litigation and risk management consulting experts testify for our government and corporate clients in the most complex disputes involving these issues. We also develop, review and implement financial risk management programmes and transactions and create and implement strategies for managing market and credit risks, liquidity and operational risks, reputational risk, litigation exposures and regulatory compliance. Additional information on our capabilities in this area can be found at Compass Lexecon.

Our Economic Consulting practice is renowned for using the most advanced statistical methods in risk management and securities litigation.

FTI Consulting experts have testified on securities issues globally, including in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, continental Europe and Asia. Our areas of specialisation include:

  • Consulting and testifying in securities cases involving market efficiency, causation, materiality, class certification and damages
  • Providing assistance and testimony in tax litigation cases relating to economic effects, economic substance, risk management, transfer pricing and valuation
  • Testifying in areas such as mutual fund market timing, options backdating, IPO allocations, contested mergers and class action litigation brought under financial laws.
  • Reviewing financial structures and products such as derivatives, securitisations and securitised products, collateralised debt obligations, credit derivatives, special purpose vehicles, finite risk and financial reinsurance and elevated-risk complex structured finance activities

Our economists have authored articles on the use of financial economics in financial litigation that have been cited favourably by numerous courts, including the US Supreme Court.

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