Expert Witness: Options & Futures, Trading and Complex Securities

Navesink International offers expert witness services for options, trading, , complex securities, investigations for , and arbitrations. We are a leading authority in complex securities and securities litigation. Navesink was founded by Gontran de Quillacq who is recognized as highly credible and uniquely qualified for high-stakes complex securities litigation. Navesink’s expert witnesses have supported securities lawsuits and arbitrations involving losses, risks, frauds, manipulations, and wrongful uses of derivatives within the larger framework of quantitative investments, investment principals, hedge funds, and .

Options, derivatives and structured products are highly complex securities. Academia and books can lead to basic understanding and competency, but mastery and subject matter expertise can only come from deep industry experience. With 25 years of industry practice, Gontran is a recognized securities expert with deep and current industry know-how, as well as an exceptional background. He is a much sought after speaker and a recognized financial instruments and securities litigation thought leader among both attorneys and investment/trading professionals. He has the unique ability to be able to explain difficult and complex securities issues; communicate them with clarity and authority; and, present them in a convincing manner. This makes him a much sought after expert witness and a leading authority in the field.

Gontran is a member of the Securities Expert Roundtable and an IMS EliteXpertExpert witness clients and partners include AnkuraBarrington Financial Consulting GroupThe Bates GroupGlobal Economics GroupMoskalev Consulting and SEDA Experts, allowing Navesink International to handle the largest and most technical cases over a long period of time.

Navesink International’s expert witness, litigation support, and legal consulting services refer to the most challenging topics in options, futures, swaps, trading and complex securities investigations, as well as other market & investment subjects. We provide written expert reports, depositions and testimonies for lawsuits and arbitrations. Navesink International is retained by the most prominent attorneys and law firms for litigation support and expert witness services for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Click here to schedule a call to find out more about our litigation support and expert witness service and how we can help you, to confidentially discuss your case or to find out more about Navesink International.  

 

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T+1 ?

Should US stocks settle T+1? The current T+2 date is considered antiquated, and the Robinhood affair (gee, them again???) has relaunched the debate. Here is a review of the ’s proposal, as well as an idea for derivatives traders.

#FinancialMarkets, #DTCC, #Settlement, #Derivatives, #MarketStructure
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Adult supervision needed in the crypto trading rooms

The and the NY AG are suing CoinSeed for lack of registrations and multiple other counts. That’s a cold shower for the crypto industry. Spoiler alert: adult supervision is needed.

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Geode hedge fund, loses big on volatility bets during COVID

Geode handles $700 bn of Fidelity’s index tracking assets. Geode Diversified, the much smaller hedge fund business, took a 36% loss on COVID’s volatility rally. It is now getting the axe.

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Infinity Q, the new variance swap skeleton?

Infinity Q may be the new variance swap skeleton. The New York hedge fund has just been suspended by the SEC pending valuation of its variance swaps and its full liquidation.
The fund’s main investor is handling the fund, while the founder is on administrative leave.

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Should index providers have oversight?

There are complex indices behind trillions of dollars in ETFs and passive funds. Their providers do investment research. They have discretion in inclusions. They suggest indices and strategies to asset managers. Their decisions move markets. When they fail to calculate correctly, investors lose millions.

Should those ‘data providers’ become ‘investment advisors’? The SEC is considering it. Two academics explain why and how this should be implemented.

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Roaring Kitty is a Wall Street lion

The first GameStop (GME) lawsuit is out. ‘Roaring Kitty’, the redittor who started the frenzy, the modern Robin Hood who went after the hedge funds villains, the David fighting the short-selling Goliath, is actually a Wall Street lion himself.

This post explains Keith Gill’s actions, his investment and his supervisory background, and the responsibility of his employer, as they are stated in the class action lawsuit. We ask questions and ponder the long-term consequences.

Grandma ate the wolves

The billionaire matriarch of the Schottenstein family was being taken advantage by her own two grandsons. So grandma ate the wolves.

She brought her two JP Morgan bankers to and obtained the largest award since 2018 – $19 millons. The post explains the case.

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Are the Robinhood traders going after the VIX?

‘When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.” Warren Buffett

Three good notes from the derivatives research teams of Morgan Stanley, Société Générale, and Nomura point to a potential squeeze in the , as a result of the increasing retail activism. This technical post explains the contents of the research papers. Spoiler alert, yes, the VIX is prone to a squeeze.

The high price of free trade

Free doesn’t mean without cost. brings benefits to the public, but there are drawbacks to this new execution approach.

This article explains what Payment For Order Flow is, the role of the market-makers, as well as the benefits and the drawbacks of the approach. It highlights the difficulty that SEC will meet in smoothing out those issues.

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