Burford Insights: What are the key trends in securities litigation?

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Michael Sternhell

Michael Sternhell


Former Senior Vice President, OppenheimerFunds


Economic downturns create market conditions that are ripe for corporate misconduct. Several high-profile instances of corporate fraud, notably Wirecard and Luckin Coffee, were exposed in 2020. That trend is likely to continue, and indeed The Economist estimates that a decade's worth of corporate fraud will be exposed as a result of the market fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Burford Director Michael Sternhell works with the world's largest asset managers to identify, evaluate and pursue securities litigation globally, leveraging his experience overseeing a diverse litigation portfolio as in-house counsel for a leading global asset management firm. In this video he explains current trends in securities litigation: 

  • How an increase in corporate fraud will affect the securities landscape in 2021

  • How asset managers are preparing for securities litigation on a scale not seen since the 2008 financial crisis 

  • The benefits of portfolio finance for asset managers 

This video was recorded on 29 January 2021.

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