Bespoke Consulting Services in Applied Financial Economics

Financial Economics Consulting, Inc., provides customized consulting services that are designed to meet the needs of specific clients for individualized projects in areas such as asset valuation, risk measurement, risk management process evaluations, reviewing or assisting in developing structured finance and (re-)insurance solutions, internal investigations, dispute resolution and litigation, and more.

Financial Economics Consulting, Inc. (f/k/a Risk Management Consulting Services, Inc.), was established in 1996 (successor to a 1994 sole proprietorship) to serve as the corporate base for Christopher L. Culp's consulting activities. Most of our projects are conducted working together with independent academics and professionals and professionals employed by firms with which we maintain strategic alliances (chiefly Compass Lexecon in our work on dispute resolutions, internal investigations, and litigation).

Specialized Consulting in Applied Financial Economics

We provide consulting services and testimonial expertise in various areas of applied financial economics.

Product and Market Expertise

We specialize in the application of financial economics and econometrics to derivatives, structured finance, fixed-income, and credit products and markets. Most of our projects involve commodity, credit, foreign exchange, interest rate, and (re-)insurance products and markets.

Strategic Alliances

Our work on large-scale regulatory, investigatory, and litigation projects is typically performed alongside our professional and research colleagues at Compass Lexecon. On more specialized and smaller engagements, we often work with independent academics and/or professionals.

Institutional and Analytical Expertise

We bring in-depth knowledge of the detailed workings of financial markets, products, and institutions together with expertise in analytical modeling and econometric techniques to help our clients address a wide range of practical issues.

Previous Clients

Our clients have included financial institutions, asset managers, non-financial corporations, government-sponsored enterprises, trade associations, professional services firms, financial exchanges, and central counterparties.

Academic Experience

Apart from Christopher Culp's role as the company’s Managing Director, he also maintains an active role in academia.

Academic Appointments

  • Research Fellow (2014-present), The Johns Hopkins University – Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and Study of Business Enterprise
  • Adjunct Professor (2015-present), Swiss Finance Institute
  • Honorarprofessor/Adjunct Professor (2001-present), Universität Bern – Institut für Finanzmanagement
  • Adjunct Professor (1998-2013), The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business
  • Visiting Professor (2009-2014), Université de Genève – Faculté des Sciences Economiques et Sociales, Section des Hautes Études Commerciales
  • Visiting Professor (2004-2006), Universität Basel – Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Abteilung Finanzmarkttheorie

Publications, Research, and Teaching

Dr. Culp holds a Ph.D. in financial economics from The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and a B.A. in economics from The Johns Hopkins University.

Examples of Professional Services Offered

We offer tailored solutions to your specific, practical needs in matters that require the application of financial economics and econometrics methodologies. Below are examples of the types of engagements for which we have previously been engaged.

  • Financial Instrument Valuation (standardized and bespoke/complex)
  • Hedging Effectiveness Evaluations
  • Market/Credit/Liquidity/Operational Risk Modeling Reviews
  • Insurance, Reinsurance, and Structured Products Analysis and Design
  • Internal Investigations
  • Expert Testimony

International Scope

With offices in the United States and Switzerland, we serve clients across the globe. Previous clients have been located in Australia, Austria, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.