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Mr. Freed has provided consulting and expert services in the areas of financial products and markets, valuation and risk management, and media finance.

During a 20-year career in financial services, he has valued, structured, and traded equities, fixed income portfolios, listed and OTC equity derivatives, structured credit products, cash and synthetic CDOs, and credit default swaps. He has also designed and built trading systems, portfolio management systems, and risk/valuation systems for many asset classes including equities, derivatives, credit default swaps, CDOs, MBS, CMBS, and others.

In media finance, he has managed the financial operations of a film finance company, negotiated film slate financings, and consulted on the operating models of film distribution companies, international sales agents, and commercial & TV production companies.

Mr. Freed has been qualified in U.S. federal court and in FINRA arbitration proceedings as an expert in a number of areas including institutional portfolio management; risk management; exchange-traded funds ("ETFs"); securities lending; credit risk analysis, modeling and valuation; derivatives and structured products; business operations and process controls in financial institutions; and financial technology and infrastructure management.

Testimony
Preparation of expert analysis in a FINRA arbitration concerning the performance of VIX volatility ETFs and VIX futures over several holding periods
January 18, 2017
Securian Financial Group, Inc., Securian Holding Company, and Minnesota Life Insurance Company, v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., United States District Court, District of Minnesota 

Deposition testimony on July 18, 2014
City of St. Petersburg, Florida v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., United States District Court, Middle District Of Florida, Tampa Division
Deposition testimony on September 26, 2011; trial testimony on March 29, March 30 and April 2, 2012
Publications
News & Events
January 31, 2017
Finance Expert Laurence Freed Joins The Brattle Group’s New York Office

The Brattle Group announced today that finance expert Laurence Freed has joined the firm’s New York office as a senior consultant.

Personal Interests

Laurence lives in New York City and is active in supporting local arts organizations.