Expert witness services for the securities industry

Navesink International offers expert witness services for the securities industry. 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.

Our partners include AnkuraBarrington Financial Consulting GroupThe Bates GroupGlobal Economics Group, Moskalev Consulting and SEDA Experts, allowing Navesink International to handle the largest and most technical cases over a long period of time.

We have both affiliated experts and a large network of experts able to cover a swath of topics and cases. We have a proven capacity to find uniquely qualified talents by drawing upon our industry network, rich of many thousands of experienced industry professionals.

Gontran de Quillacq, the Managing Partner of Navesink International, is both a veteran from the trading floors and an expert witness / legal consultant.

He is a recognized authority in options, futures, swaps, trading, derivatives, structured products, complex securities, portfolio management, mathematical finance, quantitative investments, and strategy research in the wider segment of alternative investments and hedge funds. He has supported securities lawsuits and arbitrations involving losses, risks, frauds, manipulations, and wrongful uses of derivatives (tax trading).

This 3 minute video explains what is an expert witness and why Navesink International is unique and uniquely qualified for options & futures, trading, derivatives, complex securities:

Click here to reserve your call/Zoom 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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How about using options for your next insider trades?

Somebody gave you an insider tip and you want to use options? Think again.
The SEC sees you coming. Good luck justifying yourself to a jury. The stick will hurt.

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Cryptocrook: 7½ years of jail. More like him to come.

You remember our cryptocrook? Quant WizKid, market-neutral hedge fund, Cryptocurrency arbitrage great returns, $90m AUM… Except that it was a Ponzi.
His sentence just came out: 7½ years of jail. Here are the explanation & the context.

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Insider trading, Mr. Branson?

Virgin Galactic’s successful flight may have brought joy to Mr. Branson, but it will also bring some after-party headaches.
The entrepreneur and space explorer is accused of basic earthly financial misgivings for this same flight – a pretty serious insider trading issue.

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The long term expected value of your ETNs is zero

UBS got flack for recommending VIX ETFs to its clients. This suitability case has in fact deep roots in a significant ETF classification challenge: many product databases are mishandling the wide diversity of ETNs. Significant litigation is to be expected as a result.

Golden Clink – Spoofing doesn’t pay

When you are spoofing gold futures, don’t brag about it in chat rooms.
A few gold futures traders got one year in the clink for market manipulation.

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Cum/Ex is officially a money grab

The German Supreme Court has made it official; the Cum/Ex was not a loophole but a blatant money grab.
The two Warburg executives can expect jail time, and their firm a bankruptcy.
Many others will follow.

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SOFR has a term structure now.

The ARRC has recommended the CME’s methodology to calculate a term structure for SOFR. This is big news.
This article explains SOFR’s weaknesses, what a term structure is, why we need one and how the CME calculates its own.

Transfer pricing, hedge fund edition

In a new version of the transfer pricing strategy, Tom Sandell virtually relocated his hedge fund from New York to Florida to avoid NY tax liabilities on his deferred comp.
The story didn’t finish well. A whistleblower and the NY AG forced him to cough up $105m.

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LIBOR: the most important number in the world is going away

LIBOR, the most important number in the world, had a good run for the last 50 years, but it is going away.
SOFR, its replacement, is not subject to manipulations but has a host of problems.
The transition is difficult.

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Bye-bye, bitcoin: It’s time to ban cryptocurrencies

Not all central bankers and diplomats have a good opinion of cryptocurrencies.
They are assessing their costs & benefits through articles in prime newspapers.
One diplomat/economist just called for their outright ban.

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