Damiano Colnago Economic Damages Expert Witness

Damiano Colnago

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Education

New York University
Certificate in Financial Risk Management

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
B.S. in Management and Business Administration

Shanghai Fudan University
Exchange Program, International Relations studies

Employment History ​

DMA Economics LLC
Managing Director
2015 to present

PVA Toucan, LLC
2015-Current
Independent Consultant

Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Independent Consultant
2010-Current​

LECG, Inc.
Independent Consultant
2009-2010

Wilmington Trust Conduit Services, LLC.
Deputy Head of CDO Risk and Compliance
2006-2009

PVA International, LLC.
Consultant
2005-2006

About

Damiano Colnago is a Managing Director at DMA Economics LLC. He specializes in complex structured credit products with a particular focus on securities operations and reconciliation, custody and trustee services, collateral and fund administration, and funds operations.

Mr. Colnago expertise includes cash, synthetic and hybrid collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), fund of funds, OTC derivatives (including CDS, interest rate swaps, FX swaps and forward contracts), asset-backed securities (ABS), mortgage-backed securities (MBS), and syndicated loans.

He gained his extensive industry experience holding senior positions in United States and Europe, building and successfully maintaining relationships with various entities, such as asset managers, underwriters, paying agents, rating agencies, auditors, and custodians. 

Mr. Colnago has provided his expertise as a consulting expert in a wide variety of highstake disputes and consulting engagements, determining causation, liability and damages, in relation to alleged negligence, misrepresentation, and fraud for global financial institutions, top tier banks, regulators, large sovereign funds, hedge funds, and other institutions. 

His business consulting experience includes damage calculations related to financial instruments, misappropriation, products mislabeling, as a result of breach-of-contract and commercial disputes, applying different methodologies such as DCF, comparable and event study analysis, as well as lost profits, and disgorgement analysis. 

Mr. Colnago previously worked for Wilmington Trust, who acted as trustee, custodian and collateral administrator in the structured finance industry. In his role, Mr. Colnago led his risk and compliance team, which was responsible to perform collateral administration and portfolio analysis for complex structured credit products for a total amount of approximately $7.0Billion.