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Charles River Associates Enhances Financial Economics Consulting Practice

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New consultant team elevates CRA's profile in risk management and
regulatory compliance

CRA
International, Inc.
(NASDAQ:CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic,
financial, and management consulting services
, today announced the
addition of two new colleagues to CRA's
Financial Economics Practice
. Raman
Mandapaka
and Muhammad
Younis
join CRA with deep expertise in credit and market risk
management and are based in Washington, DC and New York, respectively.

"We are excited to welcome Raman and Muhammad to CRA," said Paul
Maleh
, CRA's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Their expertise
in risk management, regulatory compliance, and valuation complements
CRA's service offerings in the Financial Economics Practice. The team
also will enable CRA to strengthen our capabilities in credit, markets
and various types of financial modeling."

Dr.
Mandapaka
combines comprehensive knowledge of data governance,
modeling, financial products and project management to provide
cutting-edge services to financial institutions. He was previously
Managing Director at Navigant Consulting and held senior positions at
Deloitte & Touche and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has extensive expertise
in assisting banks, finance companies, Government Sponsored Enterprises
(GSEs), and FinTech companies on risk management issues and regulatory
compliance. He advises clients on gap assessments, data quality, model
validation and development for compliance with Supervisory Guidance on
Model Risk Management (SR 11-7), Comprehensive Capital Analysis and
Review (CCAR), Dodd-Frank Act Stress Testing (DFAST), Basel III,
Fundamental Review of Trading Book (FRTB), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and
Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and Risk Data Aggregation (BCBS 239). He is
a frequent speaker at conferences and has authored several articles. He
has a PhD in Economics from University of Stony Brook, New York.

Mr.
Younis
most recently was Senior Consultant Risk Management with HSBC
Global Banking and Markets. He has more than 16 years of experience in
designing and implementing enterprise, liquidity, operational and credit
risk management frameworks. He has designed, developed, implemented and
supported analytical models, including BSA / AML, Allowance for Loan and
Lease Losses (ALLL) and Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) models.
Mr. Younis also has experience with stress testing, scorecard
implementation and validation, compliance/regulatory oversight, and
regression modeling. He has enhanced various analytics models, including
sensitivity analysis, value-at-risk, and scenario testing with industry
best practices for portfolio analytics. Mr. Younis has a degree from the
London School of Economics and Political Science.

About CRA's Financial
Economics Practice

The CRA Financial Economics Practice
provides analytical expertise and advisory services in financial
economics, risk management, consumer markets, and capital markets to
financial institutions, legal teams and regulators. The Practice's
advisors and experts are experienced economists, statisticians, bankers,
and accountants as well as prominent academic experts who present
regularly to government, regulatory and industry groups.

About Charles River Associates (CRA)
Charles River
Associates® is a global consulting firm specializing in economic,
financial, and management consulting services
. CRA advises clients
on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and
regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical
business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients
have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and
industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems.
Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout the world. Detailed
information about Charles River Associates, a registered trade name of
CRA International, Inc., is available at www.crai.com.
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