Valuation Decisions provides quantitative support for major decisions. We use analysis to create insight, increasing both the likelihood of success and the value-creation potential. We aim to establish a more confident basis on which to make complex decisions (“analysis-insight-action”).
Our approach is holistic, with a focus on integrating relevant issues from business economics, strategy, value-creation, risk and financial economics. Our projects range from short engagements (e.g. to help an entrepreneur better understand their business economics, break-even points and valuation potential) to major in-depth analyses (e.g. of the risk-adjusted economics for very large investment projects.)
We believe strongly in using up-to-date and innovate approaches and to challenge existing approaches where they seem to no longer be sufficiently insightful or accurate. As the same time, we recognise the need for practicality and cost effectiveness. Whether in our consulting work or our training programs, we aim to present our analysis and concepts in intuitive ways, and to “make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler” (Einstein).
Our inherent belief is to a bespoke approach for each client’s situation. We do not have prepackaged standardised products or services, but aim to find the best possible approach for each client’s circumstances. The business consulting service lines described on this web-site are therefore aimed at providing a flavour around the the variety and depth of our customised approach (rather than listing “off-the-shelf” standardised services), for example:
- Business Valuation and Strategic Valuation and Advisory help clients to understand the value and value-creation potential in their business.
- Portfolio Valuation and Predictive Portfolio Analytics uses advanced modelling to assist in the optimal construction, valuation, and risk assessment of portfolios of assets or businesses.
- Project Evaluation supports the evaluation of major projects or initiative, general using uncertainty modelling and risk assessment techniques to do so.
- Legal Decision Support practice provides quantitative analysis to legal professionals in areas such as risk assessment/decision-making in litigation or arbitration processes, the valuation of clauses in complex contracts (guarantees or liabilities).
In addition, we provide financial modelling advisory (Model Design, Planning and Build), and run a limited set of training courses (e.g. “Advanced Financial Modelling using Excel and VBA”, “Financial, Economic, Risk and Valuation Modelling for Oil, Gas, Energy and Resources”, and “Risk Modelling and Simulation using @RISK”) and Corporate Valuation Modelling, which can be customised to clients’ needs.
We also have several partnerships around the world, which can be drawn on to complement our resources where necessary to meet a client’s objectives.
Valuation Decisions helps senior executives to solve their most complex problems in the areas of decision support, business strategy, value-creation, risk assessment, and optimisation. It was created by Dr. Michael Rees, who combines practical experience from top firms with an exceptional analytic record, and is among the world’s leading authors and instructors in the field of financial and risk modelling. His special interest is in cases where issues in strategy, business economics, and valuation are best addressed using practical advanced quantitative approaches.
Michael has a Doctorate in Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Algorithms, and a B.A. with First Class Honours in Mathematics, both from Oxford University in the UK. He has an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD in France. He also studied for the Certificate of Quantitative Finance, graduating top of the class for course work, and receiving the Wilmott Award for the highest final exam mark.