Expert witness services related to financial markets 

Navesink International offers expert witness services for topics related to the financial markets, including

→ Equities, fixed income, commodities, cryptocurrencies

→ Trading, options & futures, complex securities

Quantitative and fundamental analysis, portfolio constructions, investment risks

→ Hedge funds, equity finance, prime brokerage

Market manipulation, trading losses, tax arbitrage

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.

For instance, we sourced expertise for cases centering on

Standards of custody agreements for a hedge fund trading tax liens,

Cost of capital and RWA calculations associated with stock loans,

Transaction cost analysis for cryptocurrency execution venues.

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

He is a recognized authority in equity and index options, VIX, 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.  

Navesink International is retained by the most prominent attorneys and law firms for litigation support and expert witness services for both plaintiffs and defendants. We provide written expert reports, depositions and testimonies for lawsuits and arbitrations.

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

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