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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What types of services do you provide?

A: I create custom Excel models for various types of securitizations. Examples include cashflow models for new issues, detailed valuation models for retained assets, and sensitivity analyses to help quantify the behavior of securitizable assets. TOP

Q: What types of companies would find your services useful?

A: Issuers, underwriters, law firms, accounting firms, rating agencies, bond insurers and other securitization industry participants will find my services the most useful. TOP

Q: What projects have you recently worked on?

A: A list of my most recent projects is here. TOP

Q: What fees do you charge?

A: I charge a fixed fee based on the scope of the project. Most projects fall in the $5K to $15K range, with outliers on either end. TOP

Q: Can I view your resume?

A: My resume is available here. TOP

Q: Can I see a sample of your work?

A: You can download a sample Standard Default Assumption model here. TOP

Q: Where are you located? Do you travel onsite?

A: I am based near San Francisco. Currently I am only available for offsite work. TOP

Q: Do you also do general Excel consulting?

A: I am an expert in Excel VBA, and can perform general Excel development work such as plug-in creation, custom menus, custom function libraries, etc. I have a separate website at ExcelAce.com devoted to this type of work. TOP

Q: Are you available for international projects?

A: Yes. There is a great deal of new activity in the international securitization markets. TOP

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