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SEDA Experts' Role in a Global Investment Company Fundraising Performance Matter


One of the leading global investment companies that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit, and hedge funds, claimed that the fundraising of one of their funds underperformed for an amount between $300 and $500 million following the acts of a former partner of the firm.

Such shortfall allegedly caused lost profits between $80 and $135million.


SEDA's experts were retained by plaintiffs to assess and opine on:

  1. The Investment Company's fundraising performance of a $ 5 billion fund.

  2. The dominant and long-standing position in the private equity market enjoyed by the Investment Company.

  3. The process and stages that sophisticated investors and consultants typically employ to source, research, and invest in private market investments.

  4. The process by which large and sophisticated market participants manage their fundraising process and ongoing investor relations activities.


The case was settled with a favorable outcome for the SEDA Expert's client.


Richard Marin

Richard Marin as a former finance senior executive with over 40 years of industry experience, and as a former clinical professor at Cornell University is a world-class testifying expert in asset management, alternative investments, private equity investments, securities lending, retirement and pensions, and real estate/project financing. He was previously the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Deutsche Bank and Bear Stearns, and a senior executive at Bankers Trust Company. Click here for his bio

Damiano Colnago

Damiano Colnago is a Managing Partner at SEDA Experts, specializing in complex structured products. Mr. Colnago demonstrates intricate focus, knowledge, and expertise with regard to securities operations and reconciliation, custody and trustee services, collateral administration, and funds operations. His expertise includes damage calculations related to financial instrument defining lost profits, performing disgorgement analysis, and event study analysis. Click here for his bio

Sergio C. Godinho

Sergio Godinho is a senior professional with diversified experience in both the financial services industry, as well as providing advice in litigation, dispute resolution, mediation, and business consulting matters, including class actions and class certifications. He works closely with senior experts in establishing causation, liability, and damages across a vast array of dispute matters. Click here for his bio



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