Gunes Kulaligil serves us as a Managing Director and co-lead of the Structured Finance Practice in the Valuation Advisory group. He has over 20 years of experience on the buy side as well as at investment banks, advising clients regarding valuation of illiquid, distressed, and esoteric investments in connection with M&A transactions, asset sales, fairness opinions, and ongoing financial reporting. He specializes in residential mortgage loans, residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), asset-backed securities (ABS), bespoke structured credit transactions, and servicing rights.
Gunes advises both publicly-traded and privately-owned companies, including hedge funds, private equity funds, lenders, originators, servicers, government regulators, insurance companies, government-sponsored entities, hedge fund administrators, accounting firms, law firms, and bankruptcy trusts and trustees. He works closely with Chief Financial Officers, Chief Information Officers, Portfolio Managers, Traders, Middle Office, and Risk Management professionals in the context of fair value for financial reporting purposes, portfolio acquisitions/sales and funding transactions through credit facilities and forward flow agreements.
Prior to joining the firm, Gunes co-founded a boutique advisory firm focused on structured products that joined Stout. Previously, Gunes led structured products valuation group of an investment bank, held front office roles at private equity and hedge funds as well as government-sponsored enterprises.