Joel Finard

Senior Advisor – Expert Witness Assignments

Joel Finard is the founding Principal of CapMarket Consulting, with more than 30 years of experience in the financial markets.

Joel has consulted extensively to the financial services industry; provided expert testimony in complex litigations; served as an NASD arbitrator; worked on the trading desks of top-tier banks; managed money at a large insurance company; and taught economics at the graduate level.

Joel has assisted companies with reviewing and analyzing financial market activities, practices, and behaviors, as well as the valuation of complex financial market transactions. He has provided expert testimony in numerous sizeable high-profile litigations and has been retained for his capital markets expertise by: the U.S. Department of Justice; the Canadian Department of Justice; the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC); Corporate and Individual Plaintiffs and Defendants. His testimony spans areas that include management oversight and internal controls, the valuation of financial products, structured finance and structured financial transactions, financial markets, and financial risk management. Joel has been qualified and testified as an expert in multiple US District Courts, US Tax Court, Canadian Tax Court, and the US Court of Federal Claims.

Before founding CapMarket Consulting, Joel was a partner at Deloitte LLP in charge of Deloitte’s Capital Market Consulting Practice serving financial institutions. At Deloitte, he specialized in providing clients with a range of consulting services, including: internal controls; forensic/internal/whistle-blower investigations; structured finance; quantitative valuation; credit market and operations risk management; and expert testimony.

Before joining Deloitte, Joel was a Vice President of Capital Markets Products at HSBC in New York, where he structured and executed billions of dollars of capital markets transactions. Before HSBC, he managed an investment portfolio and structured financial transactions for the Travelers Companies. Before entering business, he taught Economics at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Joel received MA and MPhil degrees in Economics from Columbia University and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 1992.