IMS Expert Services Forms Financial Crisis Expert Practice Group

Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) November 10, 2008

IMS ExpertServices, the global leader in expert witness search services, announced today the formation of a Financial Crisis Expert Practice Group. IMS assembled the team to provide experts needed during fallout from the current economic crisis.

“IMS ExpertServices has years of experience locating, vetting and placing financial industry experts,” said President Bill Wein. “Since the start of the year we’ve been monitoring movement in the markets. We’ve identified five areas of concentration where we anticipate a strong demand for best of class experts for the financial services sector: mortgage-backed securities, particularly securitization of subprime mortgage loans; other undersecured asset-backed securities, particularly resulting from credit card securitization; interest rate swaps and other derivatives; municipal bonds; and executive compensation matters. Our Financial Crisis Expert Practice Group stands ready to assist our clients with these and other financial sector issues.”

IMS provides expert witnesses for attorneys at over 90 of the AmLaw 100 law firms, as well as top notch regional boutique firms. Though some clients may be accustomed to thinking of IMS as the best resource for technical experts for patent infringement litigation, in fact IMS has deep experience with the financial services sector. IMS experts have worked on some of the largest bankruptcies in the past several years including WorldCom, Enron, Iridium and other significant cases in the courts.

While IMS is skilled in these business segments, so are its experts. “We’ve identified individuals of significant expertise prepared to opine on matters arising from credit and finance litigation,” said Mike Wein, IMS’s CEO. “First class experts are always a finite resource. Our Financial Crisis Expert Practice Group is designed to ensure our clients have the expert witness resources they need when they face challenges arising from the economic situation.”

About IMS

IMS ExpertServices is the legal industry’s premier expert witness search firm, proudly serving over 90 of the firms on the AmLaw 100, American Lawyer Magazine’s ranking of the 100 largest and most profitable law firms in the U.S. With offices in Denver and Atlanta and headquartered in Pensacola, IMS provides the most qualified experts and litigation consultants to attorneys representing clients in business-to-business litigation. More than 300 law firms and 1800 attorneys worldwide partner with IMS ExpertServices to meet their expert witness and litigation consultant needs. For more information call 877.838.8464.

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AuthenWare Adds Financial Sector Expert to Management Team

Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 8, 2009

AuthenWare, a leader in keystroke dynamics software, today announced that Andre De Castro has joined the company as Vice President of Pre-Sales and Professional Services. In this role, he will be instrumental in positioning and aggressively marketing AuthenWare’s end-to-end solutions across the globe. Hailing from Citigroup’s Fixed Income Technology division, Mr. De Castro will leverage his expertise in financial services to help organizations minimize the impact of cybercrime.

“Authenware is excited to have Andre as part of the team,” said Tom Helou, AuthenWare president. “As online transactions grow, hackers become a greater predator, attacking our credit cards as well as our individual identities. Andre’s strong financial background offers a unique set of skills to properly service today and tomorrow’s banking sector clients. We are proud to welcome Andre to AuthenWare.”

At AuthenWare, Mr. De Castro will be responsible for supporting sales initiatives and defining various metrics and processes. Further, Mr. De Castro will delineate the professional services strategy, sketching plans for consulting, customer support, and other elements of service. In addition, he will cultivate key partnerships with business leaders, analysts, associations and industry federations, in related disciplines.

Prior to joining AuthenWare, Mr. De Castro built and directed software development teams, managed the business process automation across global securitized markets, and acted as the point person across all commercial and residential mortgage backed securities hardware, storage and virtualization at Citigroup. His accomplished background also includes sales and software experience at BEA Systems and Plumtree Software.

About AuthenWare

Headquartered in Miami, AuthenWare is a leading innovator and producer of keystroke dynamics software. Its identity authentication product, AuthenWare, recognizes valid users by calculating the unique rhythm and beat with which the typist keys in data (i.e. their username and password) on their computer keyboard. AuthenWare evaluates this information along with behavioral and environmental characteristics to keep hackers out and let authorized personnel in. The company services customers that span across international borders and business sectors, effectively providing security to industries such as financial services, government, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, and retail.

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Home Finance Expert Karen Dynan Talks with Cleveland Fed’s Forefront

(PRWEB) January 24, 2013

Karen Dynan, co-director of economic reports at the Brookings Institution, shares some thoughts on regulation and housing finance in the wake of the financial disaster, in the most current issue of Forefront, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s plan publication. Suggests Dynan:


“Handling one’s funds is truly difficult…even for men and women like me with training in economics. We shouldn’t just be emphasizing providing info. We genuinely need to believe about designing easy, low-expense products that are simply comprehended by a broad selection of the inhabitants.”


On reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: “We want explicit and constrained authorities assures for house loan loans.” And securitization “actually wants to shift again into the private sector.”


On home deleveraging: “The deleveraging has been concentrated in specific teams – individuals who defaulted on their mortgages and people not getting out financial loans that they or else would have.” Extremely leveraged homes that failed to default “possibly haven’t produced a lot of progress deleveraging…and we need to consider about what we can do to support.”


Also in Forefront:


Financial institution economist Todd Clark explains the Taylor rule, a guidepost utilized by Federal Reserve policymakers and other folks who put together economic forecasts. The Taylor rule states central banks ought to change curiosity costs primarily based on two indicators: inflation relative to its goal and the level of financial exercise relative to the economy’s possible. Clark says the rule efficiently summarizes the earlier actions of monetary policy,


And you will get a taste of some chopping-edge investigation that is aiding efforts to advance academic attainment throughout the United States.


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City Real Estates Director of Expert Growth Meets with Customers of Congress Throughout NARs Mid-12 months Conferences on Capitol Hill

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 29, 2013

Urban Actual Estates Director of Expert Development and senior broker, Matt Silver, just lately guide the demand on Capitol Hill, strategizing and discussing genuine estate concerns with fellow REALTORS