Louisa Galbo is a managing director in the Complex Securities practice, based in the San Francisco office. She has more than 20 years of experience in the valuation of financial derivatives and complex securities.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Louisa worked in the International Business Development group of BHP, Australia's largest mining company, where she managed due diligence projects and constructed complex financial models.

Louisa specializes in the valuation of derivatives such as call/put options, convertible securities, preferred stock, common stock, warrants, options, profits interests and debt instruments, and performs valuations for both financial reporting and tax purposes. For tax related valuations, she often performs valuations in connection with IRC §409A and preferred stock coupon setting analyses. For financial reporting purposes, she performs valuations in connection with ASC 718, Compensation – Stock, ASC 842 Lease Accounting (IBR analysis) and ASC 815 Derivatives and Hedging (embedded derivative analysis). The tools and approaches she frequently employs include: contingent claims analysis, binomial tree model, Monte Carlo simulation and the Black-Scholes formula.

Louisa holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. in computer science from Rutgers University.

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