Kristen Cote is a director in the Portfolio Valuation practice and based out of the London office. Kristen specializes in financial economics with a focus on the valuation of illiquid securities, business interests, and cross-border transactions. He has performed valuations of portfolios of loans, non-performing loans, securitizations, equity interests, litigation claims, interest rate swaps, options, contingent claims and other structured products.

Kristen also works closely with Duff & Phelps’ Transfer Pricing practice on studies of intragroup cash pooling, guarantee agreements, loans, advisory fees, and intangible assets.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Kristen was a Research Officer in the Financial Services Transfer Pricing practice of NERA Economic Consulting, an Oliver Wyman division, in London. He was involved in a wide range of transfer pricing projects, including studies on intercompany capital structure issues, equities, loans, guarantees, location specific advantages, intellectual properties and asset management services.

Previously, Kristen was a summer analyst in the Equity Research division of Amundi Asset Management, with the Finance team of Allianz and with the Credit Rating team of the Banque de France.

Kristen lectures on advanced valuation and asset pricing topics at the London School of Economics, Paris-Dauphine University and for various organizations, such as tax authorities, investment banks and hedge funds.

Kristen holds a BSc in Economics and Financial Engineering from Paris-Dauphine University and a MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics.

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