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John T. Abbott, ASA, PNG
Master Gemologist , Numismatic, and Jewelry Appraiser
33700 Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009
USA
phone: 248-644-8565
fax: 248-644-7038
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John T. Abbott, ASA, PNG, Master Gemologist Appraiser, Numismatic, and Jewelry Appraiser has over 30 years of appraisal experience. He specializes in Gold, Silver, Rare Coins, Fine Jewelry, and Diamonds. Mr. Abbott provides appraisals for insurance, re-sale, fair market value (divorce, charitable donation, estates), and liquidations. His services have been requested by such entities as the United States Department of Justice, and the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Jersey, and Washington. He has also been retained by the Michigan Police Department for the past 30 years for appraisals on seized and unclaimed property.

John T. Abbott's Expert Witness services are available to judges and attorneys in need of an accurate, independent, and unbiased approach to valuing assets in an estate. All reports are prepared for the specific purpose and function of the client's needs. Various types of reports include:
  • Replacement Value for Insurance
  • Marketable Cash Value, Re-Sale
  • Fair Market Value - Divorce, Charitable Donation, Estate, Probate settlement
  • Liquidation - Orderly or Forced
  • Pre-Purchase Consultations
  • Post-Purchase Consultations
  • Damage
  • Collateral
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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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    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

    View Keith Underwood's Consulting Profile.
    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.