Mr. Cusimano specializes in commodities markets, trading, compliance, risk, and controls and has extensive experience in global financial markets, economic analysis, investigations into commodity and derivatives trading, and regulatory policy.
He has performed numerous investigations involving exchanged-traded and OTC physical commodities, financial derivatives, and other securities. Mr. Cusimano, across these investigations, has developed quantitative models to analyze complex market structures and derivatives portfolios; evaluated trading and risk management strategies; and, valued portfolio impacts of market activity.
Mr. Cusimano has provided expert analysis to support investigations and litigation to and in front of numerous regulatory and law enforcement agencies including, examination of potential price manipulation, disruptive trading, trade practice regulation violations, electronic trading systems irregularities, and fraud.
He has advised clients on a range of operational challenges, including compliance, risk management, regulatory reporting, financial operations, and trade surveillance.
Mr. Cusimano works with financial institutions of all sizes to ensure that the design and function of risk and compliance programs meet all operational and regulatory requirements. He also developed and led the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's first group of economic experts dedicated to the forensic analysis of trading and market events to identify potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Cusimano was a Managing Director at Grant Thornton LLP where he led commodities and derivatives related advisory services. He previously served as Economic Advisor to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Advisor to the Director of Enforcement Education & Certifications.
Mr. Cusimano earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Maine.