Valuation and Investment Risk Expert

Susan Mangiero, Ph.D., CFA, AVA, FRM
(203) 261-5519

Dr. Mangiero provides consulting for pension trustees, regulators, audit and compliance firms, hedge fund professionals, and attorneys. She also provides a variety of litigation support services such as rebuttal analysis, pre-filing economic feasibility assessment, damage calculation, expert witness testimony and creation of educational materials for jury members and judges. Dr. Mangiero is Managing Member of BVA, LLC, founder of Pension Governance, LLC and an investment risk expert. She is the leading contributor to the pension blog, Pension Risk MattersSM ( Dr. Mangiero serves as a public arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers. She has over twenty years of experience in capital markets, global treasury, asset-liability management, portfolio management, economic and investment analysis, derivatives, financial risk control and valuation and has worked for organizations such as the General Electric Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Bank of America and Bankers Trust. She has worked on two trading desks, in the areas of foreign exchange and futures and options. Representative consulting clients include Mesirow Financial, World Bank, Michel-Shaked Group, pension trustee groups, regulators and major law firms.

Dr. Mangiero is regularly invited to speak about valuation, risk and governance with an emphasis on applications for pensions and hedge funds. Audiences include the New York State Department of Insurance, Merrill Lynch, Association of Public Pension Fund Auditors, Association of Forensic Economics, New England Public Employee Retirement Systems Forum, Global Association of Risk Professionals, American Society of Appraisers, Connecticut State Department of Banking, North American Securities Administrators Association, Canadian Investment Review and the U.S. Department of Labor.
A Chartered Financial Analyst, Dr. Mangiero earned the designation of Accredited Valuation Analyst from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and is certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals as a Financial Risk Manager. She holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Connecticut, an MBA in Finance from New York University, an MA in Economics from George Washington University, and a BA in Economics from George Mason University. 

Her book, Risk Management for Pensions, Endowments, and Foundations (John Wiley & Sons, 2005), looks at risk management and valuation issues, with an emphasis on fiduciary responsibility and best practices. Her articles have appeared in Hedge Fund Review, Investment Lawyer, Valuation Strategies, RISK Magazine, Financial Services Review, Family Foundation Advisor,, Expert Evidence Report, and Bankers Magazine. She has written chapters for several books including the Litigation Services Handbook and The Handbook of Interest Rate Risk Management.

Dr. Mangiero's areas of expertise include: options, derivatives, valuation, pensions, hedge funds and ERISA.

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