FSG provides balance sheet optimization strategies for corporate and governmental
clients. We differentiate Ramirez & Co.’s investment banking by working with bankers
to formulate comprehensive solutions for clients’ balance sheet needs.
The group draws on cutting-edge academic research, quantitative and empirical analysis,
and on its proximity to capital markets to provide pragmatic solutions to its clients.
Our comprehensive solutions incorporate optimal capital structure and debt capacity
analysis, optimal cash balance, maturity profile and currency mix of debt, risk
management, and corporate payout policy.
FSG’s analytical tools allow it to consider a broad array of specific structuring
questions. For instance, FSG has applied its expertise to answering questions concerning
the value of contingent liabilities, assessments of the financial risk inherent
in investing in developing economies, and asset liability management for corporate
and governmental clients.
We have worked in almost all industries and around the globe. FSG is headed by Niso
Abuaf, a former Chicago academic with over twenty five years of Wall Street experience.
Niso is assisted by a team specializing in quantitative analysis and financial economics.
Our basic analysis, the Financial Checkup, covers a wide range of financial topics
from capital structure analysis to liability management.
For Share Repurchases
/ Equity Mix
For Strategic Purposes
(Strategic Risk) Management
Maturity Profile, Fix / Float Mix
Inflation / Macroeconomic Mix
Share Repurchases / Dividends
Drivers and Valuation
Payout, Ratings, Growth, Liquidity
The Financial Strategy Group also prepares publications
on current topics. Our most recent publication,
Capital Structure in the New Normal World
, analyzes the delevering trend
in corporate America and empirically shows how issuing equity helps the stock price
performance of the issuer.