New York, NY, May 23, 2023 – SEDA Experts LLC, a leading expert witness firm providing world-class financial expert witness services, announced today that Chris Whitman joined the firm as Managing Director and Expert Witness.
“We are delighted to welcome Chris to our team,” said Peter Selman, Managing Partner of SEDA Experts. “As a former Treasurer of a systemically important global bank, he will have compelling insight to share with our clients.”
Chris Whitman has more than 30 years of debt and equity capital markets experience, alongside as a bank treasurer and capital allocator. Chris helmed a handful of global functions over the second half of his 23 years at Deutsche Bank developing and drawing upon these skills.
Following a long senior executive career at Deutsche Bank, Chris co-founded Convergence Value Partners in 2019 where he has focused on exploiting inefficiencies in closed-end investment funds and European dividend futures. CVP has handily outpaced its balanced equity-credit benchmark since inception.
At Deutsche Bank from 1995-2018, Chris led a range of global functions and was based in London from 2007 onward when he relocated to become Deutsche’s Treasurer shortly before the Global Financial Crisis erupted. Managing its capital, liquidity and funding, Chris and his team navigated the GFC without Deutsche’s accepting government capital or funding, unlike nearly all its peers.
Following his Treasurer tenure, Chris held a series of global roles, first co- heading the Global Equity Capital Markets origination function then spearheading the Global Debt Syndicate underwriting function. In his final years at Deutsche, Chris managed the Credit Portfolio Strategies Group, directing the global corporate relationship-lending portfolio and emphasizing business selection, risk management and capital efficiency. Success in this role led to an expanded role managing capital allocation for Deutsche’s Corporate & Investment Bank.
In his formative years at Deutsche, Chris played a key role building the Debt Capital Markets origination business into a global leader, eventually running the business in North America from 2001-2006. Chris had been recruited to Deutsche in 1995 by senior leaders hired to build a global investment bank and for whom he had worked at Merrill Lynch.
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