The Vega team and network of valuation experts use sophisticated statistical and economic tools to analyze and value complex financial instruments including mortgage and other asset-backed securities. Vega’s expertise also extents to the valuation of intellectual property including patents, copyrights and trademarks, and other trade secrets.

Our experts have business experience and technical skills that inform their approach to determining the relevant factors that contribute to value. The combination of these skills allows us to robustly value assets as well as effectively critique opposing expert’s valuation methodologies.

Below is a list of example engagements for our Valuation practice:

Rajeev Bhattacharya

Visiting Professor of Finance in the Cox School of Business at SMU

  • Securities & Finance
  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Valuation
  • Antitrust & Competition
Colin Carter

Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of California, Davis

  • Valuation
  • Agriculture
Andreas D. Christopoulos

Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate at Yeshiva University and CEO of WOTN

  • Valuation
  • Insurance & Risk
  • Securities & Finance
  • FinTech, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
Ethan Cohen-Cole

Senior Advisor at Vega Economics

  • Securities & Finance
  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Financial Institutions
  • Valuation
  • Consumer Finance
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
  • Healthcare & Health Economics
Joel Finard

Principal at CapMarket Consulting

  • Securities & Finance
  • Valuation
  • Financial Institutions
Sudip Gupta

Associate Professor of Finance at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

  • Securities & Finance
  • Valuation
  • Corporate Finance
  • FinTech, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency
  • Antitrust & Competition
Timothy C. Haab

Dean's Chair for Transformative Initiatives and Professor and Chair of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at Ohio State University

  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
  • Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
  • Agriculture
  • Valuation
  • Data Science & Statistics
Paul Habibi

Continuing Lecturer of Finance and Real Estate at UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and Lecturer in Law at UCLA School of Law

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Valuation
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Private Equity
Stephen F. Hamilton

Professor of Economics in the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

  • Valuation
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
Hans R. Isakson

Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Northern Iowa

  • Securities & Finance
  • Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
  • Valuation
  • Real Estate
Haim Kassa

Associate Professor of Finance at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University

  • Securities & Finance
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Financial Institutions
  • Valuation
Gordon Klein

Lecturer of Accounting at UCLA Anderson School of Management

  • Accounting
  • Securities & Finance
  • Valuation
  • Corporate Governance
Petter Kolm

Director of the Mathematics in Finance Master's program and a Clinical Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University; Partner at CorePoint.

  • FinTech, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency
  • Securities & Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Valuation
Joe Leiwant

Founder and Managing Director of Dean Consulting, LLC

  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Valuation
Francis A. Longstaff

Allstate Chair in Insurance and Finance at UCLA Anderson School of Management

  • Insurance & Risk
  • Accounting
  • Securities & Finance
  • Valuation
  • Financial Institutions
Thomas Z. Lys

Eric L. Kohler Professor Emeritus at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Securities & Finance
  • Accounting
  • Valuation
  • Real Estate
Edward Morrison

Charles Evans Gerber Professor of Law at Columbia Law School

  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Valuation
  • Consumer Finance
Micah Officer

Professor of Finance at Loyola Marymount University

  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Valuation
  • Private Equity
Jon M. Riddle

Principal and Senior Economist at ECONOMIC ASSOCIATES

  • Valuation
  • Healthcare & Health Economics
  • Antitrust & Competition
Michael A. Sadler

Senior lecturer in the Department of Finance and the Department of Economics at the McCombs School of Business at University of Texas at Austin

  • Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Valuation
Amir Sadr

University Lecturer at NYU Courant; Partner at CorePoint

  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Valuation
  • Securities & Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • FinTech, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency
Atulya Sarin

Professor of Finance in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University

  • Securities & Finance
  • Valuation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • FinTech, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency
Wei Tan

Managing Director at Mingde Economic Research Inc. and an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University

  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Valuation
  • Antitrust & Competition
April 25, 2022 | Featured Expert
Featured Expert: Jon Riddle, PhD

Our featured expert, Jon Riddle, PhD, has worked as a professional economist for over 30 years. Dr. Riddle has provided expert opinions on a wide range of engagements including antitrust, health care, the pharmaceutical industry, and valuation and damages. In a recent case, Vega recently supported Dr. Riddle's profitability analysis of an infusion center. 

March 23, 2022 | News
The CFPB Seeks Comments on its Proposed Rules on the Use of AVMs

The CFPB has recently published the proposals it is considering implementing as part of its regulatory responsibility to create regulations requiring AVM quality control standards. This summary addresses some of the issues presented in the CFPB outline and Vega's expertise in this space.

June 7, 2021 | Featured Expert
Dr. Thomas Lys, Eric L. Kohler Professor Emeritus at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Our featured expert, Dr. Thomas Lys is is an expert in areas including accounting, corporate finance, corporate governance, real estate, and finance. Dr. Lys was recently supported by Vega to rebut plaintiffs’ damages calculations in seven cases brought against RMBS servicers and master servicers.

May 7, 2021 | Featured Expert
Dr. Haim Kassa, Associate Professor of Finance at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University

Our featured expert, Haim Kassa, is is an expert in the areas of investments and portfolio management and he is experienced in the design and testing of trading strategies using historical firm level data from the stock, bond, and option markets.

April 23, 2021 | Article
Recent SEC Guidance Classifies Some SPAC Warrants as Liabilities

Recent SEC accounting guidance reclassifying SPAC warrants as liabilities instead of equities has drawn new attention to SPACs. In light of these developments, we discuss SPACs and SPAC warrants.

March 18, 2021 | Expertise
In the Spotlight: Complex Securities Through the Lens of Ratings Agencies

Vega is experienced in analyzing rating methodologies and various other issues surrounding complex securities through the lens of the rating agencies. This brochure highlights our experience and how we can assist on cases involving any rating issues as this litigation continues to develop.

February 14, 2020 | Article
Principle for Calculating AVM Performance Metrics

We congratulate Vega expert Dr. Hans Isakson for his forthcoming publications, “Principle for Calculating AVM Performance Metrics,” which will appear in the Winter 2020 edition of The Appraisal Journal.