Dr. Steven V. Mann is a Senior Consultant having recently joined BPA. His clients include some of the largest investment/commercial banks in the world as well as a number of Fortune 500 companies. He has conducted over 170 fixed-income training programs for financial institutions throughout the United States and Europe. Dr. Mann also serves as an expert witness on court cases involving fixed-income and derivatives related matters primarily repurchase agreements, securities lending, structured products, credit risk and global finance. He also has testimony and deposition experience in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Dr. Mann is also a Professor and Chair of the Finance Department at the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. He has published over seventy articles in finance journals and books. His books include Floating-Rate Securities, Introduction to Fixed-Income Analytics, The Global Money Markets, and Measuring and Controlling Interest Rate and Credit Risk. In 2005, he co-edited Securities Finance that examines the securities lending market. He is associate editor of The Handbook of Fixed-Income Securities cited by Business Insider as one of the most important books in finance -- the eighth edition was published in January 2012. Currently, he is collaborating on the second edition of The Bond and Money Markets which will be published in late 2015. Dr. Mann’s research interests are in the area of investments particularly fixed-income securities and derivatives and he has won two awards for outstanding research.

Dr. Mann utilizes his skills and experience to deliver objective consulting advice and effective expert testimony. His engagements have included consulting and expert testimony in many complex and specialized areas of the fixed income markets, including: hedge fund strategy and performance; mortgage and asset backed securities; derivative securities; fixed income portfolio strategy, leverage, and risk management; fixed income suitability issues; and broker-dealer sales and trading practices.

Dr. Mann holds a BA and MA in Economics from the University of Missouri, and a PhD in Finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.