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 over 26 years’ advisory experience and his clients included financial institutions and major law firms. He also advised other corporates and regulators in the areas of valuation, risk management and hedging. He has a strong academic background in quantitative financial economics, specialising in valuation, trading, performance measurement and risk management. Dr Dimech-DeBono has been appointed as a 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 & Valuations practice. Prior to joining FTI, Dr. Dimech-DeBono was a Partner at Grant Thornton UK LLP heading the Complex Asset Valuations Practice. Previously he was a Partner in Financial Risk Management at KPMG in London and was Head of FRM Valuations focusing on FS clients.

He was previously a Managing Director at Duff & Phelps in London where he led the International Financial Engineering practice He spent a considerable amount of time leading 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 almost 11 years working for Ernst & Young in London and New York. At E&Y, he built and led a team of quants and valuation specialists to deal with the valuation of complex instruments.