SEDA Experts expands its Emerging Markets Expert Witness practice with the addition of Avinash Persaud, a distinguished expert on emerging markets, global finance, and economics
Oct 27, 2022
New York, NY, October 27, 2022 – SEDA Experts LLC, a leading expert witness firm providing world-class financial expert witness services, announced today that Avinash Persaud joined the firm as Managing Director and Expert Witness.
“Avinash’s extensive experience in emerging market and sovereign debts, and his expertise in international banking regulations, bank crises and liquidity will be an invaluable asset to our firm and our clients,” said Damiano Colnago, Managing Partner of SEDA Experts.
Professor Avinash Persaud is a distinguished expert on global finance and economics, on the role of public policy in banking and financial crises, and a specialist in financial regulation and emerging markets. He has over 30 years of experience as a senior executive in large financial institutions and a respected policy advisor to major global bodies such as the G20, OECD, United Nations, and G7 Central Banks.
He has extensive experience of emerging markets. He was a senior member of the team that negotiated the Barbados sovereign debt restructuring and issued natural-disaster and pandemic-linked government bonds. He is a noted proponent of state-dependent sovereign securities such as GDP and oil-linked bonds.
Professor Persaud has been an expert witness in a dozen court and arbitration cases. These have primarily involved the role of regulatory bodies, including matters relating to the Greek and Cypriot bank resolutions and the part nationalization of Lloyds Bank and the valuation of financial instruments, including valuation matters relating to Lehman Brother’s resolution, the FX-fixing scandal and in large market transactions.
“I am very excited to be joining the SEDA team and being a part of such a talented group of professionals, among the most influential financial industry leaders in the market” said Avinash Persaud, “I look forward to supporting SEDA’s clients providing my expertise as an expert witness.”
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SEDA is a leading expert witness firm specializing in financial services. We support international law firms by offering the highest level of expertise across the financial industry and providing access to the most influential financial services industry leaders. We provide superior independent advice, data analytics, valuation, and elite expert reports and testimony services to law firms, regulators, and leading financial institutions.