René Stulz is a finance specialist with a strong reputation in the US market for his expert witness work in international arbitration proceedings.
René Stulz is a leading finance expert, whose work focuses on corporate finance, risk management, derivatives, securities, financial institutions and valuation. He has provided expert testimony in US federal and state courts, US and international arbitrations, and the London High Court of Justice. He is the Everett D Reese chair of banking and monetary economics and the director of the Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics at the Ohio State University.
Professor Stulz’s findings have provided the foundation for favourable rulings in motion practice and on damages. His expert testimony played a key role in class certification and summary judgment in a number of high-profile matters, including In re BP plc Securities Litigation and In re Moody’s Corporation Securities Litigation.
He has testified in many securities class actions, as well as matters related to mortgage-backed securities and collateralised debt obligations, bankruptcy, derivatives, cross-border transactions, alleged state discriminatory practices against investors, hedge fund and pension fund management, fixed-income securities, insurance contracts, taxes, and breach of contract allegations.
Professor Stulz was president of the American Finance Association, edited the Journal of Finance, and co-edited the Journal of Financial Economics. Widely published, he wrote the textbook Risk Management and Derivatives, has edited several books, and has published more than 100 papers in finance and economics journals. Thomson Reuters includes Professor Stulz in its list of the world’s most influential scientific minds. He is one of the most highly cited scholars in financial economics.
Professor Stulz is a bank director and a trustee of the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He has consulted for the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and various corporations and law firms. Professor Stulz is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. At the NBER, he is director of the research group on the risks of financial institutions.