Transfer Pricing

Financial Services Transfer Pricing

Financial Services Transfer Pricing

NERA economists use advanced analytical techniques to perform differentiating analyses that help multinationals in determining arm's length pricing for financial services firms transactions. The analyses take into account the unique characteristics of regulatory environments in which many financial services firms have to operate, as well as competitive features of markets for financial services using all relevant data sources in the industry. Our capabilities in this field uniquely position us to manage transfer pricing risk and deliver value to our clients.
 
NERA's capabilities span all areas of transfer pricing for financial services firms including structuring of service flows, cost allocation arrangements, asset and equity related valuation, capital structure consideration, and other financing related issues, such as Intra-Group Financing Transactions.
 
NERA economists have a deep understanding of the value creation processes of industry leaders in the Financial Services Sector, including:

  • Investment and wealth management
  • Insurance
  • Banking and capital markets
  • Private equity
  • Real estate

Through our deep-seated experience and expertise in this sector and the regulatory constraints in which these organizations operate, NERA economists provide sound analyses of intercompany transactions and on appropriate remunerations of the various entities included in the value chain. The transfer pricing specialists collaborate intensively with colleagues within NERA's Securities and Finance Practice.

Our transfer pricing experts notably support clients by:

  • Establishing an arm's length basis for rewarding transactions taking into account any provision of ancillary services and the contribution of intangible assets to the value creation process.
  • Providing economic and financial analyses of the net compensation paid to key functions within the value chain, as part of a series of cross-border transactions.
  • Analyzing and providing economic advice on the overall cross border intra-group pricing system adopted.
  • Designing transfer pricing policies in line with the dynamics of the business, the roles and responsibilities of the entities and teams, their functions, assets and risks, and ultimately, their contribution to value creation. 
  • Performing the necessary equity and asset related valuations and pricing in the case of organizational restructuring.
  • Assisting Multinationals in their communication on transfer pricing. This can include both the preparation of contemporaneous transfer pricing documentation for communication to tax authorities and the preparation of documents for a wider audience inside and outside of the multinational enterprise. Examples are internal communication to a broad internal audience, or to boards, and documentation for external auditors, investors, or workers councils.
  • Providing experts specializing in financial economics and transfer pricing to support a taxpayer's position in controversy and negotiations with tax authorities.
Name Title Location Phone Email
Dr. Yves Hervé Managing Director Frankfurt +49 69 710 447 508 yves.herve@nera.com
Dr. Emmanuel Llinares Managing Director
Head of Global Transfer Pricing
Paris
Geneva
London
+33 1 70 75 01 93
+41 22 819 94 94
+44 20 7659 8650
emmanuel.llinares@nera.com
Dr. Niraja Srinivasan Director Washington, DC +1 202 466 9290 niraja.srinivasan@nera.com
William P. Hrycay Associate Director New York City +1 212 345 1518 william.hrycay@nera.com
Nihan Mert-Beydilli Associate Director Los Angeles +1 213 346 3035 nihan.mert.beydilli@nera.com
Amanda Pletz Associate Director London
Paris
Geneva
+44 20 7659 8528
+33 1 70 75 01 85
+41 22 819 94 94
amanda.pletz@nera.com
Alexis Jin Consultant Chicago +1 312 573 4804 Alexis.Jin@NERA.com
Dr. Alexander Voegele Affiliated Consultant Frankfurt +49 69 710 447 501 alexander.voegele.affiliate@nera.com
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Dr. Yves Hervé’s Interview in Financier Worldwide Dr. Yves Hervé
Taxation of the Digital Economy: Analysing User Base Value Dr. Yves Hervé and Philip de Homont
NERA Experts Comment on the OECD Proposal on Pillar One Blueprint Book Dr. Harlow Higinbotham, Dr. Vladimir Starkov, Dr. Niraja Srinivasan, Nihan Mert Beydilli, Ralph Meghames, and Dr. Emmanuel Llinares
NERA Experts Author a Chapter in New Book on Transfer Pricing Developments Around the... Book Amanda Pletz
Assessing the Transfer Pricing Treatment of COVID-19 Restructuring Dr. Yves Hervé, Dr. Niraja Srinivasan, and Philip de Homont
Managing Transfer Pricing in the COVID-Related Economic Downturn Published Article Dr. Harlow Higinbotham, Dr. Vladimir Starkov, Nihan Mert-Beydilli
Germany: The Changing Model of Group Financing Centres Published Article Yves Hervé, Philip de Homont and Georg Dettmann
NERA Experts Offer Insight into OECD Guidance on Financial Transactions White Paper Amanda Pletz, Ralph Meghames and Dr. Georg Dettmann
NERA Contributes to Bloomberg Tax Winter 2019 Transfer Pricing Forum Published Article Dr. Alexander Voegele and Philip de Homont
What Is the Value of Users, Anyway? How to Value the User Contribution to Digital Ent... Published Article Vladimir Starkov and Oceana Wang