Peter Vinella is an accomplished expert with nearly 40 years of experience in the financial industry as a consultant and an executive with leading financial institutions. His areas of expertise include trading and investment management, risk management, quantitative analyses, operations, and investment-related accounting, technology (including software development), trust administration, fund administration, mathematics, probability, and statistics. He has first-hand experience with a wide range of investment products, including equities, debt securities, repo, and securities lending, listed and OTC derivatives (such as options, futures, and swaps), commercial and consumer loans, and structured credit products such as CLOs, Asset-Backed CDOs, ABCP, and RMBS.

Vinella has developed business plans and strategic marketing plans for leading financial institutions and their vendors, including JP Morgan, Daiwa Securities, Smith Barney, ADP, Sun Microsystems, Perot Systems, and Sybase. Additionally, he has extensive experience in international markets. He is currently the Managing Director for PVA Toucan International.

He has extensive testifying experience acting as an expert for both plaintiff and defendant over more than 50 engagements. Throughout these engagements, Vinella has worked with many prestigious law firms in addition to the SEC and the DOJ. He has authored over 60 expert reports, declarations, and affidavits and has given over 350 hours of arbitration hearing, trial, and deposition testimony in state, federal, and international courts and before arbitration panels.

Vinella has co-authored two books on governance and operational risk management. He has also authored numerous articles in the areas of litigation, finance, technology, and mathematics, including a solicited op-ed piece for the New York Times on algorithmic trading. Additionally, he is often quoted in the mainstream and trade press, including an appearance on ABC Nightly News with Peter Jennings regarding the vulnerability of the U.S. financial system to terrorist attacks. He has also worked with the U.S. Congress and GAO on issues li TARP/EESA, program trading, derivatives regulations, and the impact of September 11 on the U.S. financial system.