Structured Finance & Capital Markets

New asset classes and sophisticated financial instruments bring complex regulatory compliance, risk management, and operational challenges. Count on Baker Tilly to provide confidence and clarity to the financial markets.

As established advisors in the structured finance space, our team recognizes that new asset classes and sophisticated capital markets instruments bring complex compliance, operational, and risk management challenges.

Our professionals have been leaders in the development of a wide range of structured and other illiquid credit products and are recognized experts in the field. We are bankers, traders, and structurers as well as regulatory compliance, credit, and operations professionals -- our knowledge of these markets is both broad and deep, enabling us to develop and execute innovative, effective solutions to current market challenges.

We bring the perspective of experienced practitioners to our risk management practice as well, integrating the expertise of a top accounting firm in our internal control assessments and reviews. We are able to advise on complex regulatory capital issues and are experts in the mechanics of RMBS, CMBS, CLO, CDO, and whole loan pool transactions, as well as in the valuation of a wide range of structured, alternative, and illiquid assets and products.

A full spectrum of capabilities

  • Asset valuation/portfolio analysis/bond analytics
  • Due diligence/forensic analysis/operational assessments
  • Litigation support/expert witness testimony
  • Monitorships/oversight/surveillance
  • Regulatory compliance/governance/internal controls
  • Remediation/restructuring/workouts
  • Risk management & capital allocation
  • Transaction management/advisory services

Building better structured transactions

The financial crisis has forced issuers, investors, and regulators to take a hard look at how traditional deal structures function, both pre and post-closing. The RMBS market in particular has yet to achieve pre-crisis levels, in part as a result of a lack of confidence in due diligence procedures, and the ongoing performance of both the underlying assets and the related structural protections.

Our hands-on experience representing the full range of participants in these transactions enables us to provide targeted deal support at critical points in the process. Whether providing due diligence on loan pool purchases, monitoring assets for compliance with applicable representations and warranties, overseeing the servicers’ role during the loan default process, or advising on the structure of waterfall payments, we provide value-added services that make your transaction close more smoothly and run more efficiently.

Charting a path in high-stakes litigation matters

Our team’s longstanding place at the forefront of the structured finance market has made us the provider of choice for expert witness testimony and dispute resolution services in connection with securitized transactions, secured lending facilities, asset pools, waterfall and intercreditor issues, and other complex commercial litigation matters.

Our structured finance and capital market professionals balance analytical rigor, practical experience, and market insight to assist our clients in developing litigation strategies when the stakes are high.

Baker Tilly's structured finance team is made up of experienced capital market professionals rather than professional experts. We are particularly renowned for our leading role in the RMBS put-back cases arising out of the financial crisis.

Our clients include:

  • Asset managers and hedge funds
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Fintech companies
  • Investors
  • Law firms
  • Securitization sponsors and loan originators
  • Specialty finance companies
  • Trustees and servicers