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5 Ways Loss Estimation Comes Into Play in Non-U.S. Securities Litigation


“When the models differ, comparing loss estimates is like comparing apples to oranges. It complicates decision making around case registration, and FRT is spending more and more time helping clients understand variances and the reason for them.”
– Mike Lange, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Litigation

With the continued expansion of non-U.S. securities litigation, more institutions are asking questions around losses. How are they calculated? Why do they differ? What do they mean? How can we use them when making participation decisions?

Watch the on-demand version of our April webinar on Understanding Shareholder Loss Estimates in Non-U.S. Jurisdictionsto gain insight into the similarities and differences of estimating losses across countries including the United States, Australia, Japan and other Non-U.S. jurisdictions.

Investors must appreciate that there’s no one “right” loss number. Loss estimates are educated guesses. Estimates depending on the organizer’s choice of method and inputs. And in some cases, losses are not fixed in amount. They will change over time. And in the end, their correlation with ultimate recoveries is limited.

View our infographic to learn about five ways estimates play a role in the litigation process.


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Founded in 2008, Financial Recovery Technologies (FRT) is the leading technology-based services firm that helps the investment community identify eligibility, file claims and collect funds made available in securities and other class action settlements. Offering the most comprehensive range of claim filing and monitoring services available, we provide best-in-class eligibility analysis, disbursement auditing and client reporting, and deliver the highest level of accuracy, accountability, and transparency available. For more information, go to

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Product Marketing Manager

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SVP, Worldwide Litigation

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Chief Executive Officer

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