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Expert in Securities; Finance; Derivatives; Hedge Funds; Foreign Exchange; Investment Suitability; Banking

Expert ID: 724381 New York, USA

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Twenty years experience as an expert witness in cases involving hedge funds, securities, investments, derivatives, currencies, mortgage backed securities, trading, securities fraud and Ponzi schemes. Testified in NASD arbitration, US District Court (Criminal), New York Supreme Court (Civil), IRS Court, Bankruptcy Court. Worked with top law firms on defendant and plaintiff cases. Full case list available on request.

40 years’ experience Conducted research and consulting projects on financial, economic and investment issues to consulting firms, asset management companies, litigation support firms and wealthy investors. Provided expertise in asset allocation, alternative investments, litigation support, risk management; due diligence; business development; compliance and policies and procedures.



Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1976 Degree: M.Phil. Subject: International Affairs Institution: Columbia University
Year: 1975 Degree: M.A. Subject: International Affairs Institution: Columbia University
Year: 1972 Degree: B.A. Subject: Economics Institution: Princeton University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1991 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Investment management services for hedge funds, hedge fund of funds, family offices and institutional investors; hedge fund due diligence and manager selection, risk management

Conducted research and consulting projects on financial, economic and investment issues to consulting firms, asset management companies, litigation support firms and wealthy investors. Provided expertise in asset allocation, alternative investments, litigation support, risk management; due diligence; business development; compliance and policies and procedures. Consulted for Registered Investment Advisers, Wealth Managers and High Net Worth Individuals on asset allocation, quantitative investment tools, cryptocurrencies, robo-advisers, investment and compliance audits.
Years: 2005 to 2006 Employer: Azimuth Alternative Investments Title: Managing Director Department: Responsibilities: Developed and managed hedge fund portfolios for fund of hedge funds
Years: 2002 to 2005 Employer: Ibbotson Associates Advisors, LLC Title: Founder and Manager Department: Responsibilities: Managed investment management programs for banks, fund of funds, institutional investors including due diligence; portfolio construction and asset allocation; risk management.

Consulted to banks, fund of funds and institutional investors using the Ibbotson quantitative investment and risk management programs. Performed due diligence; portfolio construction and asset allocation; risk management. Started fund of hedge funds.
Years: 2000 to 2001 Employer: Advisor Software, Inc. Title: Managing Director - Business and Product Development Department: Responsibilities: Internet service providing financial management and asset allocation advisory to investment managers, 401K plans and institutional investors

Marketed start-up internet service providing quantitative financial management and asset allocation advisory to investment managers, 401K plans and institutional investors.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: Berkshire Capital Securities Title: Managing Director Department: Responsibilities: Valuation and transactions for M&A firm specializing in asset management companies. Performed valuation, research and transactions for firm specializing in M&A for asset managers.
Years: 1991 to 1998 Employer: Ezra Zask Associates, LLC Title: Founder and President Department: Responsibilities: Managed all aspects of CFTC registered hedge fund/CTA with $200 million AUM using currency and interest rate arbitrage and trend following futures trading programs; Partner in Raynor & Stonington trading arbitrage strategies in FX, commodities, interest rates and equities and Barrington Capital Management emerging market fixed income and currency fund
Years: 1988 to 1991 Employer: Mellon Bank Title: SVP & Global Trading Manager Department: Capital Markets Group Responsibilities: Managed extensive trading operations in currencies, interest rates and derivatives including proprietary trading, marketing and risk management in spot, forwards, futures, swaps and options.
Years: 1980 to 1988 Employer: Manufactuers Hanover Trust Company Title: Managing Diretor, European Treasury Manager, Chief Dealer Department: Responsibilities: Oversaw 70 traders in 8 countries. Performed a variety of management positions involving trading, risk management, operations, compliance. Positions included European Treasury Manager (London), Chief Dealer (New York), and Manager of International Treasury Consulting Group.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1977 to 1978 Country / Region: Russia Summary: He provided training programs for Russian bankers in Moscow and Volgagrad.
Years: 1977 to 1978 Country / Region: Various countries Summary: He was Senior Associate at Business International Corporation, where he developed country risk assessment service on 80 countries for banks and corporations.
Years: 2006 to 2006 Country / Region: Ireland Summary: He prepared expert report and valuation of hedge fund for broker/dealer of Allied Irish Bank in Dublin.
Years: 2005 to 2006 Country / Region: Canada Summary: He provided expert report in case involving Refco managed futures hedge fund valuation and tax issues.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Salisbury Rotary Club
Licenses / Certifications
FINRA/SEC/CFTC Series 7 and 63
Publications and Patents Summary
He has edited 2 books and written several articles for hedge fund industry publications.
Publications: 9

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Supplied litigation support and expert witness services to major law firms on complex securities litigation cases involving Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns bankruptcies, Bernard Madoff, mortgage backed securities (MBS) and hedge fund valuation.
Testified over 20 times in FINRA arbitrations, U.S. District Court, NY Supreme Court, Delaware Court of Chancery, IRS Court, Bankruptcy Court. Worked with Quinn Emanuel, Dechert, Morgan Lewis, Katten Muchin, Weil Gotshal, and Jones Day.

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