Ronnie Barnes is a UK qualified accountant and an expert in valuation. Over the course of his career, he has spent time working in accounting, investment banking and economic consulting. He has been appointed as a testifying expert in a number of cases involving corporate valuation, cost of capital and financial derivatives. In addition to his work as an expert, Dr Barnes has worked on a range of high-profile matters involving major financial institutions, including a European Union investigation into the market for complex financial instruments and a number of cases involving structured finance products.
Dr Barnes has a PhD and an MSc, both from London Business School, where he served on the faculty for over 10 years, and where he taught accounting and finance, with a particular emphasis on complex valuation issues, including discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis, the estimation of the cost of capital and issues arising from valuation in an international setting. His research was in the intersection of accounting and finance, with a focus on the impact of accounting disclosures on financial markets.