Mr. Cusimano 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. He has performed numerous investigations involving exchanged-traded and OTC physical commodities, financial derivatives, and other securities. Across these investigations he 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. He 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.
Mr. Cusimano also has extensive experience advising clients on a range of operational challenges, including compliance, risk management, regulatory reporting, financial operations, and trade surveillance. He 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.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Cusimano was a managing director with Grant Thornton LLP where he led the firm's commodities and derivatives related advisory services. Mr. Cusimano previously served as Economic Advisor to the Director of Enforcement at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Mr. Cusimano earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a master's degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Maine.