Robert MacLaverty is a trained economist who spent the first 18 years of his career on Wall Street with several of the world’s leading investment banks. His early experience as a credit trained banker with Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York (J.P. Morgan) led to a deep exposure to complex transactions in the capital markets. This provided the foundation for his extensive trading career with several Top 5 bond houses across a broad range of fixed income securities and their derivatives. In addition, he spent many years in institutional sales of these products, including financial engineering, on behalf of large sophisticated customers including sovereign wealth funds, banks, foreign governments, hedge funds and many total return accounts. Finally, his trading and sales experience transcended some of the most innovative, volatile and unpredictable market environments in history. It is this perspective which gives him his breadth and depth of market-based knowledge.
As a testifying expert, Mr. MacLaverty has over 19 years of experience with some of the nation’s largest law firms, financial institutions and governmental agencies. His practice is concentrated in many of the same sectors in which he actually traded and through similarly challenging market conditions. Although many cases have centered around industry practices and suitability, others are much more technical in nature – requiring quantitative rigor in addition to a qualitative perspective. Clients have come to rely on his experience as a testifier in U.S. Federal Court (including SDNY), U.S. Court of Claims, International Arbitration, JAMS Arbitration, FINRA Arbitration and before Administrative Law forums of the SEC among others.