Dr. James Dimech-DeBono

M: +44 7487 272 369
T: +44 20 3908 7017
E: jdebono@ceg-europe.com

James Dimech-DeBono is a Director at CEG and leads the Quantitative Finance practice in Europe. James has over 26 years’ advisory experience and his clients include financial institutions and major law firms. He also advises other corporates and regulators in the areas of valuation, risk management and hedging. He has a strong academic background in quantitative financial economics, specialising in valuation, trading, performance measurement, credit rating assessments and risk management. Dr Dimech-DeBono has been appointed as a testifying expert on numerous occasions.

Prior to CEG, James was a senior managing director in the London office of FTI Consulting and was the Quantitative Finance and Valuation practice leader in EMEA.  Prior to FTI, James was a Partner heading Complex Asset Valuation and Advisory Services at Grant Thornton. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, he was a Partner in KPMG’s Financial Risk Management Services in London heading Valuation Services for Financial Services clients. During this period, he was also seconded to a major European investment bank as Head of Independent Price Verification (IPV).

Dr Dimech-DeBono was also a Managing Director at Duff & Phelps in Europe and he led the International Financial Engineering practice advising banks and funds on the valuation of complex and illiquid assets including portfolios of derivatives and asset-backed securities. 

Prior to that, James was a Director in Valuation Advisory Services at Ernst & Young in London where he started and led the quantitative practice.

James is also a member of the Steering Committee of the CQF Institute.  He regularly contributes to a number of industry journals on matters relating to valuation, risk management and disputes. He served as a member on the International Valuations Standards Committee expert group on the valuation of financial instruments, CVA and DVA and also advised the Board of the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) on matters relating to valuation and policy. James is a committee member of the Institute of Directors, City of London branch with a focus on financial services and China. He also represents CEG at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).

James has a PhD in Quantitative Finance and an MBA from Henley Business School, a BA (Hons) degree in Accountancy from the University of Malta. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Member of the Institute of Directors, a Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and a Certified Public Accountant. He has also gained a Certificate in Quantitative Finance. 

He is fluent in English, Maltese and Italian and has a basic knowledge of French and Arabic.