Nicholas J. Weir
Nicholas J. Weir specializes in consulting related to securities, commodities, derivative investment products, risk management, and trading practices. Mr. Weir's expertise includes evaluating the risk management exposure of major trading and investment firms, analyzing the risk exposure related to insurance coverage for risks associated with exchange traded investment products on behalf of global trading companies, and leading efforts to analyze the valuation of a wide variety of interests held by many of the world’s largest trading and investment firms. He testifies as an expert in litigation matters and is also regularly called upon as an expert to independently address customs and practices associated with the most complex trading and investment issues faced by market participants.
Mr. Weir has testified as an expert, either at deposition, trial, or in regulatory proceedings, in more than 50 matters and before forums of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the New York Stock Exchange, the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) now called the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the National Futures Association (NFA), the Chicago Board of Trade, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, US Bankruptcy Court, the American Arbitration Association, and in a number of federal court cases throughout the United States.
Previously, Mr. Weir was Managing Director, Principal, and Director of the Securities Practice at Navigant Economics (formerly Chicago Partners where he was a founding Partner). Prior to that role, he was a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand where he managed an Expert Services Group. He served as a Trader and Trading Manager for Cargill, Inc. for over a decade.
Mr. Weir has served as an arbitrator for both the NASD and the NFA and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Futures Industry Association’s Chicago Division.
Executive Seminars: Financial Management, Policies & Practices, at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an Executive Seminar in Finance at the Darden School, University of Virginia
MA, Economics and Finance, Webster University
BA, Accounting and Business Administration, College of St. Thomas (currently the University of St. Thomas)