Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a global leader in the provision of economic, financial and management advisory services, today announced that Ozgur B. Kan has joined CRA’s capital markets practice as Vice -president of the company’s New York office.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Kan to the CRA team,” said Paul Maleh, Chairman and CEO of CRA. “His vast and extensive experience, including his work in credit analysis, bond rating advisory, underwriting due diligence, regulatory readiness and risk compliance, will complement what is already a team depth and talent of investment professionals that our clients rely on to navigate complex financial issues.
“As a recognized expert who has provided written and oral testimony and expert advice in numerous domestic and international disputes and arbitrations, Dr. Kan is a perfect fit for the ARC,” said Stephen O’Neil, Co – CRA Finance Practice Leader. “In addition to helping financial institutions manage exposure to compliance issues, we advise on changes in the competitive structure of financial markets and guide clients through arbitration and dispute resolution. Dr. Kan owns a level of expertise highly valued by our customers.
As part of his investment management related matters, Dr. Kan performs reviews, analyses, audits and validation of asset allocation models and algorithmic investment approaches for investment funds and alternative investment vehicles with a focus on asset allocation, portfolio construction and rebalancing, algorithmic investing. , portfolio risk management, risk and return attribution and investment suitability. His work includes advanced modeling of interest rates and exchange rates for asset allocation, portfolio construction, risk management and hedging purposes. It also focuses on the valuation of most credit instruments, structured transactions, restructuring valuations, and esoteric and illiquid difficult-to-value transactions and securities for reporting and transaction purposes, as well as for litigation and litigation.
Dr. Kan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Middle East Technical University, as well as a Ph.D. in Finance and International Business from Old Dominion University. Dr. Kan is also a CFA charter holder.
About ARCs Financial practice
The Finance practice focuses on providing expert testimony in legal disputes relating to securities trading and markets, business valuations, bankruptcy and solvency, and damages to businesses, shareholders and to other interested parties.
About Charles River Associates (ARC)
Charles River Associates® is a leading global consulting firm specializing in economic, financial and management consulting services. ARC advises clients on economic and financial matters relating to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides companies through critical business strategy and performance issues. Since 1965, customers have turned to CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems. Based in Boston, CRA has offices around the world. Detailed information about Charles River Associates, a registered business name of CRA International, Inc., is available at www.crai.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitterand Facebook.
Statements in this press release regarding the addition of Ozgur Kan, financial practice, future business that Mr. Kan may generate for the ARC are “forward-looking” statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Act of 1995. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties. The information contained in these forward-looking statements is inherently uncertain, and actual performance and results may differ materially due to many important factors. These factors that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made by ARC include, among others: the failure to generate commitments for us; potential loss of customers; the demand environment; global economic conditions; exchange rate fluctuations; and intense competition. Other potential factors that could affect our financial results are included in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those listed under the heading “Risk Factors”. We cannot guarantee future results, activity levels, performance or achievements. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this press release, nor do we intend to do so.