Benjamin Cheng Joins FTI Consulting Investment Administration & Reporting Group within the Real Estate Practice
Washington, D.C., May 1, 2023 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointment of Benjamin Cheng as a Managing Director in the Investment Administration & Reporting group within the firm’s Real Estate Solutions practice.
Mr. Cheng, who is based in Washington, D.C., brings more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting having worked with Wall Street and community banks, the Federal Reserve, NCUA, the insurance industry, asset managers and other large corporate entities. He is an expert in U.S. GAAP, IFRS, U.S. banking regulations, SEC reporting and accounting for loans, investments and derivatives and has an extensive background in technical accounting, SEC regulatory reporting and banking regulations. In his role at FTI Consulting, Mr. Cheng will have a focus on helping clients mitigate and manage regulatory and accounting challenges.
“Investors are increasingly relying on outsourced providers to ensure compliance with ever-changing regulations and accurate financial reporting requirements,” said Mark Chertok, a Senior Managing Director who leads the Investment Administration & Reporting service group at FTI Consulting. “Benjamin’s extensive technical background and experience leading large teams across functional areas will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”
Mr. Cheng joins FTI Consulting from EchoStar, where he was a Senior Director in its Technical Accounting Group. Prior to that he held positions as a Managing Director at PwC in the Financial Markets & Real Estate practice and as a Senior Vice President and Head of Financial Reporting and Accounting Policy at Webster Bank.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Cheng said, “I am joining FTI Consulting during an exciting time of significant market disruption in the fixed income and real estate industries. During my career, I have experienced several financial crises and understand the nuance and the nature of each. I look forward to assisting our clients in maintaining their financial reporting integrity and seeking future growth opportunities.”
Mr. Cheng serves on the American Bankers’ Associate Committee, an exclusive roundtable forum of technical accountants in the banking industry, and is a Certified Public Accountant in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
About the Investment Administration & Reporting Group
FTI Consulting’s Investment Administration & Reporting professionals help clients manage their finance and accounting functions with fully outsourced, co-sourced or sourced-as-needed services. Services include investment administration, recurring accounting and financial reporting services, and on-call technical accounting advisory services focused on SEC, U.S. GAAP, IFRS and income tax basis reporting matters for mortgage and equity REITs, real estate private equity and real estate debt funds, private equity and pension fund-sponsored portfolio investors, and real estate owners and operators.
About the FTI Consulting Real Estate Solutions Practice
FTI Consulting Real Estate professionals have the industry expertise and experience to help real estate owners, users, investors and lenders better navigate the market’s complexities and manage its inherent risks. As unbiased and independent advisors, FTI Consulting represents leading public and private real estate entities and stakeholders, including REITs, financial institutions, investment banks, private equity funds, insurance companies, pension advisors, and owners/developers, offering real estate consulting services that help align strategy with business goals.
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