Expertise DescriptionI have more than 30 years of experience in the Fixed Income Securities and Structured Finance Markets. My experience includes deep knowledge of Asset Backed Securities (ABS), Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS), Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS), Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs), Asset Backed Commercial Paper (ABCP), Structured Investment Vehicles (SIVs), Due Diligence (Investment), and Breach of Covenants, Broker Responsibilities, Broker Ethics, Credit Risk Management, other Structured Finance products. I have a particularly broad perspective on the market and have worked as a Strategist, Quantitative Analyst, Banker, Rating Agency Analyst, Research Analyst, Collateral Manager, Fund Manager, Chief Credit Officer, Chief Investment Officer (REIT), Salesman, and Investor. I have been on both the sell-side and buy-side of the market (buying and selling billions of dollars of Structured Finance securities) and have a thorough understanding of both the big picture and nuances of the Fixed Income and Structured Finance markets. I have prior expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.
Areas of Expertise
My consulting experience includes asset valuation, due diligence of edge fund under purchase consideration, and due diligence of mortgage loans and documentation related to MBS.
Education[table] ,Degree,Subject,Institution, ,MBA,Finance/International Business,Washington University, ,BA,Government/International Relation,University of Notre Dame, ,,,, ,,,, [/table]
Licenses Certifications[table] FINRA Series 7 Securities License (General Securities Representative) FINRA Series 24 Securities License (General Securities Principal) North American Securities Administrators Association Series 63 Securities License [/table]
My expert witness experience includes cases of: suitability of securities purchased for investor in discretionary portfolio;suitability of securities sold to an investor by a broker-dealer; fiduciary responsibilities of investment manager; margin calls and improper liquidation of repo collateral; patent infringement related to auto leases and auto lease backed funds, non-infringement and invalidity of patent-in suit; mortgage fraud and improper documentation; securities: performance obligations of parties, disclosure obligations of parties, and events of default, meaning of security indenture.
My professional experience includes Founder and President of a fixed income and structured finance consulting firm, with prior experience as a Structured Finance Consultant, Managing Director, Principal/Chief Risk Officer/Portfolio Manager, Managing Director/Chief Credit Officer/Chief Investment Officer, and Managing Director.
Awards & Affiliation[table]
American Securitization Forum
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases[table]
Primary AffiliationAmerican Securitization Forum