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About Dr. Culp:

Christopher L. Culp is Managing Director of Financial Economics Consulting, Inc., Senior Affiliate with Compass Lexecon , a Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Studies in Applied Finance working paper series at the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and Study of Business Enterprise at The Johns Hopkins University, an Adjunct Professor at the Swiss Finance Institute, and an Honorarprofessor at Universität Bern in the Institut für Finanzmanagement. From 1998 through 2013, Dr. Culp was an adjunct faculty member at The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He has taught graduate-level courses on derivatives, (re-)insurance and structured finance, option pricing, and investments.

Dr. Culp is the author of five books: Credit Default Swaps: Mechanics and Empirical Evidence on Benefits, Costs, and Inter-Market Relations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018); Structured Finance & Insurance (John Wiley & Sons, 2006); Risk Transfer: Derivatives in Theory & Practice (John Wiley & Sons, 2004); The ART of Risk Management (John Wiley and Sons, 2003); and The Risk Management Process (John Wiley and Sons, 2001). He is also the co-editor of two books: Corporate Aftershock: The Public Policy Consequences of the Failure of Enron and Other Major Corporations (co-edited with William Niskanen – John Wiley and Sons, 2003); and Corporate Hedging in Theory & Practice (co-edited with Merton Miller – Risk Books, 1999).

He has published numerous articles and is on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and the Journal of Structured Finance. He has previously been a member of the editorial boards of Derivatives Quarterly, FMA Online, Futures Industry, and the Journal of Risk Finance.

Dr. Culp holds a Ph.D. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in finance and economics and a B.A. in economics from The Johns Hopkins University (Phi Beta Kappa, General Honors, Departmental Honors). He divides his time between his residences in Chicago, Illinois, and Bern, Switzerland.

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Strategic Alliances:

For engagements requiring expertise in certain areas of finance and economics, significant labor resource requirements, and/or large-scale computational resources, we work closely with Compass Lexecon (especially on matters involving dispute resolution, internal or regulatory investigations, and litigation). Compass Lexecon was created in 2008 through the combination of Competition Policy Associates (Compass, founded in 2003) and Lexecon (founded in 1977). One of the world’s leading economic consulting firms, Compass Lexecon provides law firms, corporations and government clients with clear analysis of complex issues. Compass Lexecon has been involved in a broad spectrum of matters related to economics and finance – providing critical insight in legal and regulatory proceedings, strategic decisions and public policy debates. Compass Lexecon currently has a professional staff of more than 425 individuals, including 150 highly skilled Ph.D. economists and econometricians and more than 165 other individuals with advanced degrees located in 20 offices.

Dr. Culp is a Senior Affiliate and Member of the Advisory Committee at Compass Lexecon. Nevertheless, the Company is not an affiliate of Compass Lexecon (or its parent company FTI Consulting, Inc.) and remains an independent consulting company.

We also often work either independently or together with Compass Lexecon with several independent academics and professionals who enable us to provide a diverse range of specialized skill sets that may be required to help our clients address their particular needs.