FTI Consulting has appointed James Dimech DeBono a Senior Managing Director in the company’s Economic and Financial Consulting practice. Dimech DeBono, who will be based in London, joins from Grant Thornton, where he spent the past 2,5 years as a partner.
James Dimech DeBono has more than 25 years of advisory experience, working with clients ranging from banking institutions to investment managers and regulators in the areas of valuation, risk management and hedging. He began his career in audit at BDO, where he provided a range of auditing and tax advisory services, after which he joined accounting and consulting giant EY, is his last role serving as Director. In 2006 he moved to Duff & Phelps, where he built and headed the Financial Engineering unit and advised banks and funds on the valuation of complex and illiquid assets. Roughly 4,5 years later Dimech DeBono joined Big Four firm KPMG, where he served as a Partner in its Financial Risk Management Services team in London, focusing on financial services clients. In his last role prior to moving to FTI Consulting, Dimech DeBono worked as Head of Complex Asset Valuation Advisory Services at Grant Thornton, advising clients on complex valuation issues and proving portfolio valuation services to a number of financial institutions.
At FTI Consulting, Dimech DeBono will focus on the financial services sector with a particular emphasis on risk management and the valuation of complex assets. “I am delighted to join FTI Consulting and am looking forward to further developing this growing side of our business,” comments Dimech DeBono on new challenge. Chris Osborne, European Head of Economic and Financial Consulting at FTI Consulting, adds: “James has a strong background in quantitative financial economics, specialising in complex valuation, performance management and asset pricing models. He makes an excellent addition to our team and will enhance the valuation advisory service we provide to clients in alternative assets.”
Besides his advisory work, Dimech DeBono is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the Certificate in Quantitative Finance Institute. Previously, he served as a member of the International Valuation Standards Committee expert group on the valuation of financial instruments, debt and credit value adjustment, as well as advised the Board of International Capital Markets Association on matters relating to valuation and policy.