Dr. James Dimech-DeBono

M: +44 7487 272 369
T: +44 20 3908 7017
E: jdebono@ceg-europe.com

Dr. James Dimech-DeBono is a Director at CEG Europe where he leads the Quantitative Finance practice. James has more than 26 years’ experience advising financial institutions and major law firms. He also advised other corporates and regulators in the areas of valuation, risk management and hedging.

James has a solid academic background in quantitative financial economics, specialising in valuation, trading, performance measurement and risk management, and has been appointed testifying expert on numerous occasions. He currently advises clients on valuation issues relating to complex and illiquid assets and quantitative risk management for a variety of purposes: disputes and litigation - expert witness testimony; transactions; portfolio valuation, including valuation governance and control reviews; asset quality reviews and stress testing; and risk management including hedge effectiveness.

Previously, James was a Senior Managing Director at FTI and led the Quantitative Finance and Valuations practice. Prior to joining FTI, he was a Partner at Grant Thornton UK LLP heading the Complex Asset Valuations Practice. Prior to that he was a Partner in Financial Risk Management at KPMG in London and was Head of FRM Valuations focusing on financial services sector clients.

James was also a Managing Director at Duff & Phelps in London where he led the International Financial Engineering practice. Amongst other roles, he led an expert team providing valuation assistance to the European Commission in the assessment of asset relief measures submitted by the European Union Member States in the context of state aid procedures.

Prior to Duff & Phelps, James spent more than 10 years working for Ernst & Young in London and New York. At E&Y, he built and led a team of quantitative and valuation specialists to deal with the valuation of complex instruments.

He is fluent in English, Italian and Maltese and has a basic knowledge of French and Arabic.