Hilary Kramer, MBA, CFE

Managing Director, Investigative Forensics

Hilary Kramer is an investment specialist with 25 years of experience in complex securities valuation, risk assessment, compliance, portfolio management and asset allocation. Ms. Kramer’s board experience and business leadership has given her expertise in corporate governance, assessing investment opportunities and executing turnaround strategies. Ms. Kramer is a leading expert in employment, compensation & fee disputes.

Ms. Kramer is the author of Ahead of the Curve (2007, Simon & Schuster), projecting the impact of technological change and business dislocation on financial markets as well as the valuations of the securities underlying the key global growth sectors. Ms. Kramer is also the author of the “The Little Book of Big Profits from Small Stocks” (2011, Wiley & Sons). Ms. Kramer is a contributor to Forbes and FoxNews.com providing investment analysis and market observations on a weekly basis. She is also a regular guest commentator on Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, and Fox News. From 2005 to 2011, Nightly Ms. Kramer was the Street Critique commentator on PBS’s “Business Report.”

Ms. Kramer started her career as an analyst in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley covering natural resources, communications and financial institutions. In 1991, she joined the structured finance division of Lehman Brothers, specializing in asset-backed securitization. From 1994 to 2003, she served as senior managing director of a family office, overseeing a $5.2 billion fund of private equity and publicly-traded securities and managing extensive mergers & acquisitions activities. During her tenure, Ms. Kramer managed investment allocations, derivatives strategies and hands-on turnaround strategies of the companies that were principal investments. Ms. Kramer also has been a consultant to financial institutions, serving as senior strategist at investment manager Montgomery Asset Management and hedge fund Montgomery Partners. In 2006, Ms. Kramer founded an equity long-short global fund and currently publishes five investment and market-focused subscription based newsletters.

Building on her extensive investment experience, Ms. Kramer provides expert testimony in cases involving economic damage assessments, risk management, investment suitability, securities fraud, auction rate securities, valuation of CDOs, CMOs and subprime debt, fund of funds, and investment product disclosure and due diligence issues. Ms. Kramer has served on the boards of publicly traded companies and is experienced in corporate governance issues including investment decisions, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, ERISA, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Ms. Kramer received her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her BA, with honors, from Wellesley College.

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