Client in a multi-billion pound dispute:
"Their views from our first meeting turned out to be incredibly insightful"
Acumen provides you and your case with a current and relevant expert, the appropriate supporting resources, and a track record in litigation that your clients can rely on.
There has long been scarcity of genuine specialist banking expertise in financial services litigation. The legal profession increasingly demands experts with contemporary and direct experience of the relevant matters pertaining to each case.
Since forming in March 2009, Acumen has evolved a proprietary, potent, scalable model, to cater for your needs. Our model delivers sophisticated, intelligent advice on the matters you require, led by the right expert for each case.
Founded by a seasoned investment banker, with experience building businesses at top tier investment banks, and trading and structuring some of the most cutting edge products in finance, our pursuit of excellence is ingrained in the quality of our people and the teams we assemble.
Ambasuthan Jananayagam, Director and Founder of Acumen
Mr Jananayagam is a former senior banking professional. Highlights of his banking career include the following positions: as Head of Emerging Market Credit Derivatives (ABN Amro) with specific oversight of trading and structuring, vanilla and exotic products, and as Lead Global Syndication and Structuring of Credit & Interest Rate exotics (Deutsche Bank).
During his banking career he structured and executed products widely considered to be some of the most complex in financial services including CDOSs, private equity lending and interest rate exotics, including those with proprietary indices.
Mr Jananayagam has held several management positions involving the running of desks in multiple jurisdictions. As a result he has gained high-level experience of both the legal infrastructure and the documenting processes underpinning banking practice.
Through these roles he has installed and managed new businesses within top-tier investment banks. He has contributed to numerous banking committees where he has considered multiple dimensions of risk and other potentially significant events for stake-holders.
Mr Jananayagam’s experience in both front-line banking and management lays the foundation for the curated selection and delivery of Acumen’s services through the consulting teams deployed in high-value banking disputes.
For more information on our core team including Disclosure Experts, Forensics, Data and Analysis please get in touch.