Damiano Colnago
Managing Partner

dcolnago@sedaexperts.com 

EXPERTISE

  • Structured Finance 

  • Collateral Administration

  • Trustee & Custody Services 

  • Funds operations

  • Derivatives

Damiano Colnago is a Managing Partner at SEDA Experts, specializing in complex structured products.  Mr. Colnago demonstrates intricate focus, knowledge, and expertise with regard to securities operations and reconciliation, custody and trustee services, collateral and fund administration, and funds operations.

His expertise includes cash, synthetic and hybrid collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), fund of funds, OTC derivatives (including CDS, IRS, FX swaps and forward contracts), asset-backed securities (ABS), mortgage-backed securities (MBS), and syndicated loans.
 
Mr. Colnago has provided his expertise in a wide range of high-stakes disputes and consulting engagements, determining causation, liability and damages, in relation to alleged negligence, misrepresentation, and fraud for global financial institutions, top tier banks, regulators, large sovereign funds, hedge funds, and other institutions. 

Mr. Colnago gained his extensive industry experience holding senior positions in the United States and Europe, building and successfully maintaining relationships with various entities, such as asset managers, underwriters, paying agents, rating agencies, auditors, and custodians.

His business consulting experience also includes damage calculations related to financial instruments, misappropriation, and products mislabeling, defining lost profits, performing disgorgement analysis, and event study analysis. He has also a deep knowledge of business and investments valuation using different methodologies such as DCF, APV, and comparable. 

Mr. Colnago previously worked for Wilmington Trust, who acted as trustee, custodian and collateral administrator in the structured finance industry. In his role, Mr. Colnago led his risk and compliance team, which was responsible to perform collateral administration and portfolio analysis for complex structured credit products for a total amount of approximately $7 Billion.
 

EDUCATION

 

SDA Bocconi School of Management

Master in Finance and Banking Transformation

MIT Sloan School of Management

Executive Program Blockchain Technologies

New York University

Certificate in Financial Risk Management

 

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

B.S. in Management and Business Administration

 

Shanghai Fudan University 

Exchange Program, International Relations studies

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

SEDA Experts, LLC

Managing Partner

2019-Current

DMA Economics, LLC

Managing Director
2015-Current

PVA Toucan, LLC

Independent Consultant

2015-Current

 

Berkeley Research Group, LLC.

Independent Consultant

2010-Current

CRA International, Inc.

Independent Consultant

2015-Current

 

LECG, Inc.

Independent Consultant

2009-2010

 

Wilmington Trust Conduit Services, LLC.

Deputy Head of CDO Risk and Compliance
2006-2009

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