Robert MacLaverty provides financial, economic, and testifying expert services to the nation’s leading law firms, investment banks, pension funds, and government agencies.

Mr. MacLaverty spent the majority of his eighteen-year Wall Street career in trading and institutional sales of taxable fixed-income securities, derivatives, and structured products.

After beginning his career as a financial analyst with Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York (J.P. Morgan), he worked with CS First Boston (Credit Suisse), Continental Bank, Bear Stearns, and Morgan Stanley. He was also a trader at the Chicago Board of Trade, serving on numerous committees as an independent member. His combination of prior industry and expert experience provides a unique breadth to his practice.

Mr. MacLaverty’s product areas of expertise include U.S. Treasury and government agency securities, futures and forward contracts, interest rate swaps, mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, exchange-traded and over-the-counter options, securities lending and repurchase transactions, synthetic assets, credit default swaps, structured products, and various proprietary investments. Other investment sectors include private equity, hedge funds, and funds of funds.

Mr. MacLaverty has held FINRA licenses for National Commodities Futures Examination (Series 3), General Securities Representative (Series 7), Uniform Securities Representative (Series 63), and Uniform Investment Adviser (Series 65).

Employment History

FTI Consulting
Managing director
2009 – 2011

Credit Suisse
Vice president
2008 – 2009
1987 – 1989

Morgan Stanley
Vice president
2004 – 2008

Chicago Partners “Navigant Economics”
1996 – 2004

J.P. Morgan & Co.
Vice president
1994 – 1996
1983 – 1984

Bear Stearns
Vice president
1992 – 1994

Continental Bank “Bank of America”
Vice president
1990 – 1992

Chicago Board of Trade
1984 – 1990

Professional Affiliations

American Economic Association

Areas of Expertise


University of Notre Dame
Ph.D. (ABD), Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science

Georgetown University
M.A., Analytic Philosophy

Boston College
A.B., Analytic Philosophy