Steve Pomerantz Ph.D.

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Steve Pomerantz Ph.D.

Steve Pomerantz LLC

Apt #2
114 West 88 Street
New York NY, 10024
US

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The firm provides economic and investment management consulting, economic damage assessment and litigation support on cases involving: investment management fees and practices; tax shelters; securities and investment-related damages; investment performance and suitability; event studies; asset allocation analysis and options; derivatives and swap valuation.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Steve Pomerantz is the president of Steve Pomerantz LLC. The firm provides economic and investment management consulting, economic damage assessment and litigation support on cases involving: investment management fees and practices; tax shelters; securities and investment-related damages; investment performance and suitability; event studies; asset allocation analysis and options; derivatives and swap valuation.

Steve Pomerantz holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley and has twenty-five years of experience in investment research, financial modeling, derivative structuring, statistics, portfolio and risk management.

Dr. Pomerantz has been qualified as an expert witness in numerous securities-related matters in various jurisdictions, providing litigation support to accountants and attorneys. His experience in litigation has been in cases involving trust management, investment suitability, derivative valuation, investment strategy analysis, economic damages, tax shelters, mutual funds and investment industry practice.

The firm is often called upon to use sophisticated mathematical techniques to develop models for valuation, damages and suitability analysis. Dr. Pomerantz is well versed in applications of operations research, statistics, probability and time-series analysis to provide solutions within a variety of assignments.

Strong verbal and communication skills enable Dr. Pomerantz to reduce complex securities, investments and financial topics to simple and accurate frameworks. He has taught as an adjunct professor at the undergraduate and graduate level in such courses as statistics, probability, operations research, and finance.

His experience in the investment management area has served a variety of firms and clients in areas as diverse as derivative structuring, quantitative research, portfolio and risk management. This experience coupled with his academic training provides a perspective that is grounded in scientific rigor yet possesses the practical realities of how the business of finance operates.

Areas of Dr. Pomerantz’s practice include:

  • Mutual Fund and Investment Management Fee Analysis
  • Investment Management Performance
  • Tax Shelter Analysis
  • Hedge Funds
  • Investment Suitability
  • Derivatives Valuation
  • Stock Option Valuation
  • Concentrated Hedging Strategies
  • Risk Management

 

LICENSES

Dr. Pomerantz has held numerous NASD licenses including the Series 3, 7, 24 and 63. In addition, he is a FINRA-trained arbitrator.

 

EDUCATION

Dr. Pomerantz received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986. His thesis was in the area of Non-Linear Partial Differential Equations. In 1981 he received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Queens College of the City University of New York.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Dr. Pomerantz has held adjunct professor positions at Stevens Institute of Technology, the College of Saint Elizabeth, and Saint Peter’s College teaching courses in Finance, Operations Research, Statistics and Probability.

 

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Steve Pomerantz LLC    2000 - Present

Investment Management Consultant

Various assignments in research, portfolio management and risk management for:

  • Insurance Companies,
  • Traditional and Alternative Investment Advisors.

           

Director of Quantitative Research  1992-2000
Weiss Peck & Greer LLC

  • Provided quantitative decision support to all investment management areas of the firm including equity, fixed income, alternatives, asset allocation, client servicing and firm-wide risk management.

 

Vice President  1990-1992

Nomura Securities International

  • Cross-market trader in all fixed income and mortgage derivative markets.

 

Vice President 1988-1990
Citibank - Consumer Banking Group

  • Asset liability management for consumer banking division and internal mortgage portfolio.

 

Vice President   1987-1988
Morgan Stanley

  • Development and trading of dynamic hedging strategies in equity, interest rate, commodity and currency markets.

 

Vice President  1986-1987
Bank of America

  • Model development for bond analysis and exotic currency options.

 

ARTICLES PUBLISHED

Mutual Fund Advisory Fees: New Evidence and a Fair Fiduciary Duty Test (with John P. Freeman & Stewart L. Brown)

61 Okla. L. Rev. 83 (2008)

 

MONTE CARLO SIMULATION ANALYSIS – A TOOL FOR PROJECTING THE UNKNOWN (with Bruce Dubinsky)

CPA Expert – Winter 2007

 

MONTE CARLO SIMULATION ANALYSIS – Part II: BEYOND THE THEORY

CPA Expert – Spring 2007

 

MONTE CARLO SIMULATION ANALYSIS – Part III: A CASE HISTORY

CPA Expert – Summer 2007

 

THE PURSUIT OF ALPHA IN A FUND OF HEDGE FUNDS

Hedge Fund Association – May 2006

 

MONTE-CARLO ANALYSIS: A TOOL FOR EVALUATING INVESTMENT RETURNS
New York State Bar Association Newsletter – Fall/Winter 2005

 

DESIGNING A 401K PLAN
New York State Bar Association Newsletter – Fall/Winter 2005

 

An Information-Based Model of Market Volatility (with Rick Bookstaber)

Financial Analyst Journal – November/December 1989

Received the 1989 Graham and Dodd Scroll Award by the Financial Analysts Federation

 

PRESENTATIONS

HEDGE FUND DUE DILLIGENCE

U. S. Department of Labor – December 2012

 

EVOLVING RISK CONCEPTS AND TOOLS

InfoVest – February 2010

 

USING STYLE ANALYSIS TO CALCULATE VAR

MPI Conference – March 2008

 

RISK MANAGEMENT FOR HEDGE FUNDS AND FUND OF FUNDS

ICI Economic Consulting – January 2005

 

AN APPLICATION OF ASSET ALLOCATION

IRR Fund of Funds Forum – September 2002

 

APPEARANCES

  • Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Fiorilla v. Citigroup, NASD Arbitration, Investment Suitability, December 2012
  • Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Grevelding et al v. State of New York, State of New York– Court of Claims, December 2012
  • Deposition in Reso et al v. Artisan Partners, US District Court –Eastern District of Wisconsin, Mutual Fund Fee Analysis, June 2012
  • Deposition in Eastman et al vs First Data Corp, US District Court – District of New Jersey, Investment Management, June 2012
  • Deposition in Irving H. Picard vs Katz et al, US Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of New York, Investment Management, January 2012
  • Deposition in Goldberg et al vs Indel Inc.. et al, US District Court – District of New Jersey, Investment Suitability, January 2012
  • Deposition in Nolte et al vs Cigna Corporation et al, US District Court – Central District of Illinois, 401(k) Analysis, January 2012
  • Deposition in Inmobilliaria Axial, S.A. v. Banco Santander International, AAA, Investment Suitability, April 2011
  • Deposition in DDRA v. KPMG, US District Court – Division of St. Croix, Tax Shelter Analysis, March 2011
  • Deposition in Re: Northrup Grumman, US District Court – Central District of California, 401(k) Analysis, February 2011
  • Deposition in George et al v. Kraft Foods Global, Inc. et al, US District Court – Northern District of Illinois, 401(k) Analysis, November 2010
  • Deposition in Robin Figas et al v. Wells Fargo et al, US District Court – District of Minnesota, 401(k) Analysis, October 2010
  • Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Citrone v. Chequer, Chon & Krensky, AAA, Employee Option Analysis September 2010
  • Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in MacDonald v. Genspring Family Office, JAMS, Investment Suitability, March 2010
  • Deposition in Schmidt v. Wachovia Bank, US District Court – Western District of Northern Carolina, Tax Shelter Analysis, February 2010
  • Deposition in Re: Federated Mutual Funds, US District Court –Western District of Pennsylvania, Mutual Fund Fee Analysis, December 2009
  • Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Hawkins, et al v. United States of America, et al, US Bankruptcy Court, Tax Shelter Analysis, December 2009
  • Deposition, Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Tibble et al v. Edison Intl. et al, US District Court –Central District of California, 401(k) Analysis, May 2009, October 2009
  • Deposition in Alfano v. BDO Seidman et al, Superior Court of New Jersey –Bergen County, Tax Shelter Analysis, January 2009
  • Deposition in Re: Inter Vivos Trust, Superior Court of New Jersey –Bergen County, Investment Suitability, January 2009, October 2010
  • Deposition in Giordano v. Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., Superior Court of New Jersey –Mercer County, Stock Option Analysis, January 2009
  • Deposition, Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony, Deposition in Kennedy et al v. ABB Inc., et al, US District Court –Western District of Missouri, 401(k) Analysis, November 2008, March 2008, January 2010
  • Deposition in Pat Beesley et al v. International Paper, US District Court –Southern District of Illinois, 401(k) Analysis, November 2008, September 2011
  • Deposition in Abbot et al v. Lockheed Martin Corporation, US District Court –Southern District of Illinois, 401(k) Analysis, October 2008
  • Deposition in Kanawi et al v. Bechtel Corporation, US District Court –Northern District of California, 401(k) Analysis, September 2008
  • Deposition in Bennett et al v. Fidelity, US District Court –District of Massachusetts, Mutual Fund Fee Analysis, September 2008
  • Deposition, Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Bemont et al v. The United States of America, US District Court –Eastern District of Texas, Tax Shelter Analysis, June 2008, July 2009, March 2010
  • Deposition in Atwater et al v. NFLPA, US District Court - Northern District of Georgia, Investment Suitability, May 2008
  • Deposition in Taylor et al v. United Technologies Corporation, US District Court –District of Connecticut, 401(k) Analysis, April 2008
  • Deposition in Spano et al v. The Boeing Company, US District Court –Southern District of Illinois, 401(k) Analysis, April 2008, September 2011
  • Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Fegers et al v. Atlantic Data Services, Inc., Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Superior Court, February 2008
  • Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in New Phoenix v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Tax Shelter Analysis, January 2008
  • Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Rosenbach et al v. DGI, AAA, Tax Shelter Analysis, October 2007
  • Deposition in Trotman v. Delaware Management Business Trust, US District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Investment Management, October 2007
  • Deposition in Spillsbury v. KPMG, District Court of Clark County, Nevada, Tax Shelter Analysis, August 2007
  • Deposition in Strigliabatti et al v. Franklin Resources Inc., US District Court –Northern District of California, Mutual Fund Fee Analysis, May 2007
  • Deposition in Gallus et al v. American Express Financial Corp., US District Court –District of Minnesota, Mutual Fund Fee Analysis, January 2007
  • Deposition in Sullivan v. KPMG and QA Investments, Superior Court of New Jersey, Tax Shelter Analysis, November 2006
  • Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Techtmann v. Merrill Lynch, NASD Arbitration, Investment Suitability, November 2006
  • Deposition in Sklodowski v. First Union, Superior Court of New Jersey, Analysis of Investment Performance, October 2006
  • Deposition in WCF LLC v. Charles Calomiris, Superior Court –District of Columbia, Investment Management, October 2006
  • Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Guido v. McDonald Securities, NASD Arbitration, Investment Suitability, October 2006
  • Deposition in Sins et al v. Janus Capital Management, US District Court –District of Colorado, Mutual Fund Fee Analysis, September 2006
  • Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Kusma v. Smith Barney, NASD Arbitration, Investment Suitability, April 2006
  • Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Chu v. Smith Barney, NASD Arbitration, Investment Suitability, March 2006
  • Deposition in Williams et al v. Waddell & Reed, US District Court –District of Kansas, Mutual Fund Fee Analysis, March 2006, July 2006
  • Deposition in McNair v. KPMG, District Court of Harris County – Texas, Tax Shelter Analysis, February 2006
  • Deposition in Jones et al v. Harris Associates LP, US District Court – Northern District of Illinois, Mutual Fund Fee Analysis, February 2006
  • Deposition in Baker et al v. American Century, US District Court – Western District of Missouri, Mutual Fund Fee Analysis, December 2005, April 2006
  • Deposition in Nelson et al v. UBS Asset Management, US District Court – Northern District of Illinois, Investment Suitability, August 2005
  • Deposition, Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Coleman v. KPMG, AAA, Tax Shelter Analysis August 2005
  • Deposition in Gibson v. First Union, Superior Court of New Jersey, Analysis of Investment Performance, July 2005
  • Deposition in Lola Brown Trust et al  v. Neuberger Berman Real Estate Income Fund, US District Court – District of Maryland, Investment Management Performance, Asset Allocation and Event Models, May 2005
  • Deposition in Hobby v. Georgia Power, US District Court – Atlanta Division, Valuation of Employee Stock Options, March 2005
  • Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Kahn v. Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., NASD Arbitration, Investment Suitability, February 2005
  • Deposition in Howard v. Covansys Inc., US District Court – Eastern Division, Valuation of Employee Stock Options, July 2004
  • Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Stacy Foundation v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., JAMS Arbitration, Investment Suitability, June 2004

 

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