The Fall of Willow
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Valuation of Structured Products
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Robust Portfolio Optimization with VaR Adjusted Sharpe Ratio
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Ex-post Structured Product Returns: Index Methodology and Analysis
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The Priority Senior Secured Income Fund
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Large Sample Valuations of Tenancies-in-Common
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Structured Certificates of Deposit: Introduction and Valuation
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Using EMMA to Assess Municipal Bond Markups
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The Fall of Willow
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Valuation of Structured Products
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Robust Portfolio Optimization with VaR Adjusted Sharpe Ratio
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Ex-post Structured Product Returns: Index Methodology and Analysis
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The Priority Senior Secured Income Fund
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Large Sample Valuations of Tenancies-in-Common
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Trigger Yield Optimization Notes linked to Apple Inc
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SuperTrack Notes linked to the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund
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Reverse Convertible Notes linked to Apple Inc
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Buffered PLUS linked to the iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund
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ELKS linked to AMR Corp.
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Reverse Convertible Notes linked to Apple, Inc.
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Trigger Yield Optimization Notes linked to Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
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Trigger Phoenix Autocallable Optimization Securities linked to Apple Inc.
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Trigger Yield Optimization Notes linked to Apple Inc
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SuperTrack Notes linked to the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund
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Reverse Convertible Notes linked to Apple Inc
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Buffered PLUS linked to the iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund
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ELKS linked to AMR Corp.
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Reverse Convertible Notes linked to Apple, Inc.
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Securities Litigation
and Consulting Group

Securities Litigation and Consulting Group, Inc ("SLCG") is a financial economics consulting firm based in the Virginia suburbs outside of Washington, DC. SLCG was founded in 2000 by Craig McCann, PhD, CFA to provide finance, economics and investment management consulting. Dr. McCann has 20 years experience analyzing investments in academia, government and private industry. Over the years, SLCG's staff has grown to include PhD, MA and BA level professionals with academic, industry and government experience.

SLCG provides consulting services and expert witnesses to law firms, publicly-traded corporations, banks, brokerage firms and individuals involved in complex litigation throughout the United States. Our litigation projects include securities class actions, trust management and brokerage industry disputes, white collar criminal proceedings and regulatory investigations. Our experts have testified in state and federal court and in various arbitration forums.

In the News

Bloomberg News, August 5, 2014 - "Muni Regulators May Force Brokers to Disclose Bond Trade Prices"
William Selway quotes Craig McCann and SLCG's municipal bond research in the Bloomberg News article "Muni Regulators May Force Brokers to Disclose Bond Trade Prices" ...
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Wall Street Journal, July 12, 2014 - "Five Popular-but Dangerous-Investments for Individuals"
Kirsten Grind's "Five Popular - but Dangerous - Investments for Individuals" discusses five retail investments, including non-traded REITs, leveraged and inverse ETFs and complex structured products, investors should avoid. The article quotes SLCG's Craig McCann. ...
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Reuters, June 30, 2014 - "Exclusive: South Carolina jury awards $8.1 million to investor who was misled by BB&T"
Reuters, June 30, 2014, In "Exclusive: South Carolina jury awards $8.1 million to investor who was misled by BB&T" Suzanne Barlyn reports on an $8.1 million jury verdict arising out of BB&T's recommendation of a variable prepaid forward contract to Frank Maybank. The article quotes Craig McCann who testified about the defects of variable prepaid forwards and on damages at the trial. ...
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Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2014 - "Nontraded REITs Are Hot, But Have Plenty of Critics"
Robbie Whelan's "Nontraded REITS are Hot, But Have Plenty of Critics" reports on the issues with nontraded REITS. The article quotes Dr. Craig McCann on the problematic issues surrounding nontraded REITS. ...
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NY Post, April 4, 2014 - "Teacher says UBS broker's advice lost her $400,000"
Josh Kosman's "Teacher says UBS broker's advice lost her $400,000" reports on the financial losses faced by an investor in UBS Puerto Rico bond funds. The article quotes Dr. Edward O'Neal on the concentration of these funds. ...
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HuffingtonPost, March 26, 2014 - "'Learning' From Timothy Sykes"
Dan Solin's "'Learning' From Timothy Sykes" explores how to do due diligence on the validity of Timothy Sykes trading methods and success claims. The article quotes Dr. Edward O'Neal on what due diligence he would do on Sykes' method. ...
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Bond Buyer, March 25, 2014 - "Problem Puerto Rico Bond Trades Erased, Survey Shows More Troubled Sales"
Kyle Glazier's "Problem Puerto Rico Bond Trades Erased, Survey Shows More Troubled Sales" reports on dozens of cancelled Puerto Rico bond deal sales to customers that were "erased from EMMA or altered as if they never occurred." The article quotes Dr. Craig Mc ...
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MarketWatch, March 4, 2014 - "Puerto Rico's travails hit muni bond firm that bet big"
Ben Eisen's "Puerto Rico's travails hit muni bond firm that bet big" of MarketWatch cites SLCG's blog post written by Craig McCann and Carmen Taveras on their work on the Oppenheimer Rochester Funds. ...
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