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Max G. Ansbacher
President
4535 44th Street
3G
Sunnyside NY 11104
USA
phone: 918-293-6767
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Max G. Ansbacher founded and managed a Hedge Fund specializing in the use of Options and Equities for 25 years.

Background - Mr. Ansbacher began his career in 1965 as an attorney with the Wall Street law firm of Breed, Abbot, and Morgan, working on corporate tax matters. He left to become an international tax lawyer at Bristol Myers where his position included liaison with lawyers around the world.

In 1999, after some consideration, Mr. Ansbacher decided to change his occupation to become an options trader. He joined Bear Stearns as a stock broker and wrote the first book on exchange traded options. He remained at Bear Stearns for nearly 20 years until he left to set up his own firm, Ansbacher Investment Management, which is now one of the oldest firms devoted to options writing.

Mr. Ansbacher has often been quoted in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, and has been a frequent guest commentator on the Bloomberg Television Network, Fox News Channel, and CNBC. He is the author of three books on investing, including the New Options Market, Fourth Edition, which was the first book published in America on exchange-traded options, and has become one of the all time best-selling books on the subject. He was featured on Forbes magazine, October 2, 2004.

Litigation Support - Max G. Ansbacher provides expert witness, litigation support, and project management for complex securities litigation. His expertise is available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. His services include project management, research, and report writing.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Hedge Funds
  • Financial Markets
  • Derivatives
  • Swaps
  • Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Broker Standard of Care
  • Suitability
  • Foreign Exchange / Currency
  • Fixed Income
  • Equity
  • Commodities
  • Options
  • ERISA
  • Portfolio Management
  • Max G. Ansbacher
    This updated and expanded fourth edition uses real-world illustrations to present the basics of options trading theory and practice. It acquaints readers with the most successful options trading strategies and alerts them to the ten biggest options trading mistakes.
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    Bob Lawson, Securities Expert & FINRA Arbitrator
    Securities Fraud Investigator
    3800 American Boulevard West
    Suite 1110
    Bloomington MN 55431-4460
    USA
    phone: 800-741-0704
    fax: 952-835-1504
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    Bob Lawson Wealth Manager Expert PhotoCertified Fraud Examiner LogoBob Lawson, AIF®, CFE®, RFC®, LUTCF is a Securities Expert Witness and Wealth Manager serving both claimants and respondents in FINRA arbitration, mediation and court settings. Bob Lawson has over 32 years of experience with securities, investments, insurance, and commodities as a financial adviser, supervisor, and managing principal. He has conducted over 500 presentations, classes, and workshops on financial matters for industry professionals, adult education, and retail investors. He is an articulate and persuasive presenter with a thorough understanding of FINRA and SEC Rules and Regulations. He proudly serves as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, ERISA (3)-21 Investment Fiduciary, Certified Fraud Examiner and Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. - Arbitration & Mediation.

    Bob’s expertise lies in meticulously analyzing compliance manuals, correspondence, exchange rules, industry norms, and internal policies which are relevant to the particular case. He understands the ethical issues that frequently arise and will identify specific rules, laws, and regulations from Federal, State, and SRO’s where violations may have occurred.

    Bob is uniquely positioned to to assist investment adviser and broker-dealer clients, as well as State and Federal Regulators, with matters throughout the litigation life cycle from a pre-litigation complaint, mediation, through testifying at a hearing.

    Bob is focused on providing exceptional written reports, depositions, direct testimony, cross-examination, and litigation support. He has completed specialized expert witness and fraud training from prominent organizations and experts on relevant subject matter.

    Firms that retain him will receive unbiased advice supported by extensive and detailed research and not subjective hypothetical theories.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • FINRA & SEC Regulations
    • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
    • Promissory Notes
    • Securities Fraud Investigations
    • Ponzi Schemes
    • Options, Stocks & Bonds
    • Due Diligence
    • FINRA Arbitration
    • Professional Malpractice
    • Economic Damages & Losses
    • Employment Discrimination & Termination
    Services:
    • Litigation Consulting
    • Unbiased Case Analysis
    • Discovery Review & Recommendations
    • Portfolio Risk Reports
    • Securities Fraud Investigation
    • Damage Calculations
    • Expert Testimony
    View Bob Lawson's Consulting Profile.
    9/23/2015 · Finance
    I receive phone calls throughout the year from attorneys who have taken on their first FINRA case and they frequently are unaware how the FINRA Dispute Resolution process differs from other venues. I thought it would be helpful to provide a quick overview for new participants and a refresher for those more experienced securities attorneys on how the FINRA Arbitration and Mediation process works.

    8/26/2015 · Finance
    In FINRA-related cases many attorneys see discovery requests objected to by opposing counsel. Typically, opposing counsel objects to discovery requests citing that items requested are either "overly broad, vague, or ambiguous", or "impermissible per FINRA's Code of Arbitration Procedure". However, despite opposing counsel's reasoning, many objections to discovery requests are irrelevant and do not hold up in regard to FINRA's Code of Arbitration Procedure. Attorneys should not be intimidated or discouraged by these objections, but rather should understand that FINRA's guidelines concerning arbitration allow for most applicable and reasonably obtainable discovery information to be delivered.

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    Carl W. Gilmore
    President
    601 S. La Salle St.
    Suite 200
    Chicago IL 60605
    USA
    phone: 312-894-1041
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    Carl W. Gilmore is a licensed attorney and seasoned Futures and Securities industry executive with 25 years of futures commission merchant and broker-dealer international, operational, legal, compliance, client-facing, executive, and risk management experience.

    Background - Mr. Gilmore held positions with brokerage firms as a Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Global Enterprise Risk Manager, and Managing Director responsible for all aspects of a mid-size futures brokerage firm with 40 employees and $900 million client dollars under management. He currently sits on the National Futures Association's Compliance and Risk Committee. Mr. Gilmore was previously a member of the Sentinel Management Group Creditors Committee and a member of the Law and Compliance Executive committee of Futures Industry Association.

    Litigation Support - As a licensed attorney, Mr. Gilmore has the critical skills needed to solve complex litigation and management issues. His extensive hands-on experience in all aspects of operating FCMs and broker-dealers allows him to assess business situations and effectively communicate and articulate, whether forensically or to confirm tactical compliance with client obligations. Mr. Gilmore's services are available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Brokerage Management
    • Brokerage Operations
    • Business Acquisitions
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Commodities Futures
    • Computer Investigations

  • Crisis Management
  • Derivatives & Swaps
  • Dodd-frank
  • Economic Damages
  • Economic Losses
  • Financial Analysis

  • Financial Futures
  • Investments
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Securities
  • Stock Options
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    6700 S. Florida Avenue, Suite #3
    Lakeland FL 33813
    USA
    phone: 863-398-9898
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    James W. Lovely, BBA, MBA, JD, is an experienced provider of expert witness testimony, case analysis and consulting advice. He has more than 25 years of business and legal experience in the financial markets with particular expertise in:
    • Complex financial products, including swaps, swaptions, options, futures, repurchase agreements, foreign exchange, commodities, prime brokerage arrangements, securitizations, structured notes and municipal bonds;
    • Secured commercial lending and hedging arrangements often (but not exclusively) involving those complex financial products; and
    • U.S. commercial, commodities, securities and banking law and regulations governing those financial products.
    Mr. Lovely is adept at simplifying or clarifying complex financial products and disputes and translating between a client’s legal team and its executive/financial officers while delivering insightful analysis and persuasive testimony. He is a very capable writer and public speaker and currently maintains his own consultancy in the above-described areas of expertise. He is intimately familiar with ISDA, NAESB, EEI, ICOM, IFEMA and SIFMA financial product documentation, forms and protocols.

    Recent Expert Witness Engagements:
    • Analysis of documents, opposing expert’s report, and damages, and deposition testimony in NY case re: $500 million municipal bond repurchase agreement, interest rate derivatives, and municipal bond securitizations.
    • Analysis of transaction documents and opposing expert’s report, preparation of rebuttal report, and deposition testimony on $17 million aircraft loan, related guarantees, and swap documentation and sales practices in Federal case.
    • Evaluation of transaction documents, witness statements and opposing expert's opinion, and deposition/trial testimony as to whether promissory notes were "securities" under Florida and Federal law; Defendant acquitted on all criminal counts.
    • Assistance to counsel in bankruptcy case seeking to void interest rate swap as illegal.
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    Keith Underwood, MBA
    FX Expert Witness
    315 Madison Ave, 24th Fl.
    New York NY 10017
    USA
    phone: 917-860-0208
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    Keith Underwood is a respected 25-year veteran of the Global Foreign Exchange market where he earned a reputation as a formidable FX derivatives portfolio manager and business architect. He is an expert in market practice and in the institutional structure and widespread trading strategies commonly employed by traders.

    Background Experience - Mr. Underwood has managed spot, forward, option, and NDF traders globally. In the course of building customer franchise businesses for US investment banks and European commercial banks, his endeavors carried him to every major trading center in the world. He spent 17 years in the London FX market and eight years in New York. He is a dual citizen of the US and the United Kingdom.

    Throughout his career, Mr. Underwood has held several managing director positions at global FX banks including Lloyds Banking Group, Standard Chartered, Credit Agricole, Lehman Brothers, and Morgan Stanley.

    Litigation Support - Keith Underwood provides expert witness services to top multinational law firms on cases involving Loss Attribution, Product Identification, Derivative Pricing, and Trader Reasoning. His services include detailed written reports and testimony when needed. Mr. Underwood's specialized knowledge is available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Currency, Product, and Trade Detail Identification: Investigations and forensic deal deconstruction
    • Valuation and Pricing: Expertise in the pricing of derivatives and historical pricing
    • Data Solutions: Consolidate and mine key historical trade and market data for analysis
    • Trade Blotter Analysis: Identify abnormalities, off-market prices and practices, or inconsistencies in connection with trading activity
    • FX Market Speak: Translate industry language and provide clarity to complex market practices
    • FX Best Practice: Providing best practice global guidelines from the foreign exchange committees worldwide

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    5/13/2016 · Finance
    Between the Delloite 2016 Global FX Survey and the FIREapps Q4 2015 Currency Impact Report, it appears that treasurers and CFO's have resigned themselves to accepting emerging markets currency risks. A deeper dive into the surveys reveals that the FX exposures to hedge (if known because its too expensive to track) can't necessarily be trusted (can't verify hedging numbers), and the high volatility price of EM currency pairs makes it difficult. My advice to those with responsibility for hedging currency exposures is to budget for currency exposure reporting software for 2017, put in place a hedging policy and procedure document that is board approved, and ensure that zero cost collars are utilized to hedge EM exposures.