How Widespread and Predictable is Stock Broker Misconduct?
Download PDF
Fiduciary Duties and Non-traded REITs
Download PDF
How Widespread and Predictable is Stock Broker Misconduct?
Download PDF
Fiduciary Duties and Non-traded REITs
Download PDF
Securities-Based Lending
Download PDF
An Empirical Analysis of Non-Traded REITs
Download PDF
Ex-post Structured Product Returns: Index Methodology and Analysis
Download PDF
The Priority Senior Secured Income Fund
Download PDF
Large Sample Valuations of Tenancies-in-Common
Download PDF
Structured Certificates of Deposit: Introduction and Valuation
Download PDF
Using EMMA to Assess Municipal Bond Markups
Download PDF
Are VIX Futures ETPs Effective Hedges?
Download PDF
Securities-Based Lending
Download PDF
An Empirical Analysis of Non-Traded REITs
Download PDF
Ex-post Structured Product Returns: Index Methodology and Analysis
Download PDF
The Priority Senior Secured Income Fund
Download PDF
Large Sample Valuations of Tenancies-in-Common
Download PDF
Structured Certificates of Deposit: Introduction and Valuation
Download PDF
Trigger Yield Optimization Notes linked to Apple Inc
Download PDF
SuperTrack Notes linked to the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund
Download PDF
Reverse Convertible Notes linked to Apple Inc
Download PDF
Buffered PLUS linked to the iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund
Download PDF
ELKS linked to AMR Corp.
Download PDF
Reverse Convertible Notes linked to Apple, Inc.
Download PDF
Trigger Yield Optimization Notes linked to Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
Download PDF
Trigger Phoenix Autocallable Optimization Securities linked to Apple Inc.
Download PDF
Trigger Yield Optimization Notes linked to Apple Inc
Download PDF
SuperTrack Notes linked to the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund
Download PDF
Reverse Convertible Notes linked to Apple Inc
Download PDF
Buffered PLUS linked to the iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund
Download PDF
ELKS linked to AMR Corp.
Download PDF
Reverse Convertible Notes linked to Apple, Inc.
Download PDF

Securities Litigation
and Consulting Group

Securities Litigation and Consulting Group, Inc ("SLCG") is a financial economics consulting firm based in the Virginia suburbs outside of Washington, DC. SLCG was founded in 2000 by Craig McCann, PhD, CFA to provide finance, economics and investment management consulting. Dr. McCann has 20 years experience analyzing investments in academia, government and private industry. Over the years, SLCG's staff has grown to include PhD, MA and BA level professionals with academic, industry and government experience.

SLCG provides consulting services and expert witnesses to law firms, publicly-traded corporations, banks, brokerage firms and individuals involved in complex litigation throughout the United States. Our litigation projects include securities class actions, trust management and brokerage industry disputes, white collar criminal proceedings and regulatory investigations. Our experts have testified in state and federal court and in various arbitration forums.

In the News

Market Watch, January 19, 2017, "Opinion: Borrowing its way out of trouble, Puerto Rico sinks"
Market Watch's "Opinion: Borrowing its way out of trouble, Puerto Rico sinks," by Elliot Blair Smith highlights the causes of the Puerto Rico's financial debacle. The Article quotes Craig McCann on UBS's investing of their own...
[read more]

Kiplinger, January 1, 2017, "Beware Pitches for High-Yielding CDs"
Kiplinger's "Beware Pitches for High-Yielding CDs" by Eleanor Laise reports on CDs promising high yields or capturing market upside, but many of these safe-sounding investments are loaded with risk. The article quotes Craig McCann...
[read more]

Bloomberg|Quint, December 9, 2016, "Deutsche Bank May Have Rigged Index in Paschi Deal, Audit Shows"
Bloomberg's "Deutsche Bank May Have Rigged Index in Paschi Deal, Audit Shows" reports on a Deutsche Bank internal audit report showing banker abuse of benchmarks, amid accusations of a widespread effort to rig rates for financial...
[read more]

Financial Times, July 29, 2016, "Fears grow over Wall St's appetite for securities-based lending"
The Financial Times continues to cover the substantial increase in securities-based lending to customers of broker-dealers. Lending has become the primary focus of sales and marketing efforts at retail wirehouses like Merrill...
[read more]

AdvisorHub, June 20, 2016 - "Spy Novelist Who Claimed Deception by Morgan Stanley Wins $3.6 Million"
Mason Braswell's "Spy Novelist Who Claimed Deception by Morgan Stanley Wins $3.6 Million" reports on the financial harm an investor incurred when his broker overstated the value of his investments over a three-year period. Dr....
[read more]

FinancialPlanning.com June 8, 2016 "Commissions exposed, adviser stops selling nontraded REITs"
Ann Marsh's "Commissions exposed, adviser stops selling nontraded REITs" in FinancialPlanning.com available here discusses SLCG's non-traded REIT research. The article illustrates how disclosing commissions and their impact on the...
[read more]

The Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2016 - "Is Your Broker Good or Bad?"
Jason Zweig's "The Intelligent Investor: Is Your Broker Good or Bad?" in this weekend's Wall Street Journal reports on recent published literature on broker misconduct. His article cites SLCG's recently completed analysis of 1.2...
[read more]

The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2016 - "The Oil Rout's Surprise Victims"
Jason Zweig's "The Intelligent Investor: "The Oil Rout's Surprise Victims" in this weekend's Wall Street Journal discusses the losses caused by falling oil prices through retail structured products linked to crude oil prices, and...
[read more]