Robert MacLaverty is a managing director with SEDA Experts (SEDA) providing financial, economic, and testifying expert services to the nation's leading law firms, investment banks, pension funds, endowments, and foundations.
Mr. MacLaverty spent the majority of his 18-year Wall Street career trading and in institutional sales of taxable fixed-income securities, derivatives, and structured products. After working as a financial analyst with Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York (J.P. Morgan), he was a trader (as principal market maker and/or agent) with CS First Boston (Credit Suisse), Continental Bank (Bank of America), Bear Stearns and Morgan Stanley.
He was also an independent trader and seat owner at the Chicago Board of Trade while serving on numerous committees of the exchange. His combination of prior industry and expert experience provides a unique breadth to his practice. His capital markets expertise includes, but is not limited to, U.S. Treasury and Government Agency securities, Corporate Bonds and Notes, futures and forward contracts, interest rate swaps, mortgage-backed securities (MBS), asset-backed securities (ABS), exchange-traded and OTC options, syndicated loans and CLOs, securities lending and repo transactions, synthetic assets, credit default swaps (CDS), cash and synthetic collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), and other structured products. Other investments marketed to family offices and foundations included private equity and hedge funds.
In Mr. MacLaverty's capacity as a Primary Dealer market-maker, he acted as principal fulfilling the obligation to participate in all Quarterly Refundings and other U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve Bank System activities. Institutional counterparties included foreign central banks, sovereign funds, total-return portfolio managers and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
As a testifying expert, Mr. MacLaverty has been engaged in custom and practice matters pertaining to FINRA, ISDA, and SIFMA, involving large institutions and private banking clients, including U.S. regulatory agencies. He has worked with both investors and issuers in matters involving structure, liquidity, suitability and pricing. He has also been engaged in cases where economic crises affect market performance. He has testified in Federal District Court, U.S. Administrative Law Proceedings and before other Federal administrative bodies as an industry expert in custom and practice, valuation and damages.
Finally, Mr. MacLaverty holds an A.B. in analytic philosophy from Boston College, an M.A. in analytic philosophy from Georgetown University, a post-graduate term in international law and economics at the London School of Economics, and has completed all coursework and doctoral comprehensive exams for the Ph.D. in economics at the University of Notre Dame.
He has held licenses for:
National Commodities Futures Examination (Series 3),
General Securities Representative (Series 7),
Uniform Securities Representative (Series 63), and
Uniform Investment Adviser (Series 65).
Derivatives & Structured Finance
Securities & Financial Markets
Valuation & Financial Analysis
University of Notre Dame
Ph.D. (ABD) in Economics
London School of Economics and Political Science
M.A. in Analytical Philosophy
A.B. in Analytical Philosophy
SEDA Experts, LLC
Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Chicago Partners (Navigant Economics)
J.P. Morgan & Co.
Continental Bank (Bank of America)
Chicago Board of Trade