Finance Expert Discusses Allegedly Illegal Sale of Collateralized Debt Obligations


Mortgage Expert WitnessThis is a class-action lawsuit involving claims under the Securities Exchange Act against a major American bank in New York. The plaintiffs alleged that the bank violated the federal securities laws by making false and misleading statements with respect to events surrounding the bank’s sale of collateralized debt obligations. The plaintiffs also alleged that the bank concealed from investors that the SEC was investigating the bank for making materially misleading statements in connection with the transaction.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

  • 1. What is your familiarity with collateralized debt obligations?

Expert Witness Response E-016161

I am the founder and managing partner of a large financial consultancy, which assists institutional clients with specialized support in the areas of structured finance and real estate capital markets. First and foremost, I am an investment banker. I have over 25 years of experience with real estate finance and structured finance products such as Residential Mortgage Backed Securities(RMBS), Asset-Backed Securities (ABS), Commercial Real Estate Loans and Commercial Mortgaged-back Securities (CMBS). My experience with structured finance, real estate capital markets, and structured finance products is extensive. Throughout my career, I have held positions in which I was responsible for judging the risks and return of real estate, structured finance products, and capital markets. My experience includes being an executive responsible for evaluating and underwriting structured fixed income instruments and mortgage loans from a borrower’s perspective as well as holding executive positions involving lending, loan underwriting and pricing. I have developed both a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the relationships between mortgage-collateral and complex mortgage securities.

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