Business Valuation and Appraisals
Duff & Phelps provides valuation and asset appraisal for financial reporting, income tax, investment and risk management purposes.
Jennifer Press is a managing director in the New York office and part of the Alternative Asset Advisory practice. She brings over 19 years of experience in pricing, trading, structuring and analyzing complex financial instruments.
Jennifer is responsible for the valuation of financial instruments across the spectrum of cash and synthetic products, from securitization interests and their collateral loan pools, to other structured investments and derivatives. She brings with her fixed-income and capital markets experience over which time she has focused on valuation, trading, structuring, hedging, and risk management activities across all of structured credit. Jennifer is adept at identifying and applying risk and valuation approaches that are appropriate to a spectrum of underlying product areas, developing a particular strength in valuation of esoteric products like residuals, re-securitzations, and performing and nonperforming whole loan pools.
Previously, Jennifer was the Portfolio Manager / Senior Mortgage Trader for Tower Research Capital's Distressed Mortgage / ABS Fund. There she implemented strategies to capitalize on relative value discrepancies focusing on Non-Agency Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS). Additionally, she played a vital role in the construction of the team and informed current and potential investors about investment strategies as well as market conditions.
Prior to that she was a Senior ABS Analyst at Marathon Asset Management where she sourced, analyzed, and traded ABS Securities as well as portfolios for both their Structured Finance fund as well as their Distressed Mortgage Fund. Additionally, she helped create internal analytics used both for investing as well as portfolio management.
Prior to Marathon, Jennifer was a Senior ABS Analyst at Dynamic Credit Partners. Jennifer started her career at JP Morgan where she worked in various areas including Interest Rate Derivatives, Credit and the Asset Backed Securities Proprietary Trading group. While working in the Credit Portfolio Group, Jen devised and implemented portfolio analytics to create credit screening tools used by portfolio managers, traders, and research to manage a portfolio in excess of $300 billion. While there, Jen worked on the implementation of a range of strategies involving corporate and bank debt, which included structuring CLOs, complex credit derivatives, single name and basket CDS.
Jennifer received a Masters in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, Bachelor of Science in Economics with concentrations in Finance, Accounting, and Information Systems from The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania's Engineering School.
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