New York, NY, April 25, 2023 – SEDA Experts LLC, a leading expert witness firm providing world-class financial expert witness services, announced today that Richard Jefferson joined the firm as Managing Director and Expert Witness.

“Richard has been at the forefront of the global commodities business for many years and will be an outstanding addition to our panel of elite expert witnesses across finance,” said Peter Selman, Chairman and Managing Partner of SEDA Experts.

Rich Jefferson is a former Global Head of Commodities Trading at Deutsche Bank with over 25 years of financial markets experience.  He spent 19 years at Deutsche Bank in London and New York as a Foreign Exchange Derivatives Trader and then helped to build the energy trading franchise in North American Power and Gas, Oil and Refined Products.

Rich grew the Europe and Asia sales and origination business on his return to London as well as leading global metals sales and establishing an institutional coverage team for hedge funds, asset managers and retail investors. He combined these experiences to run the global commodities trading business that included physical and financial commodities across agriculture, energy, metals, environmental finance, structured credit, investor products and complex derivatives backed by quantitative fundamental analysis and research.

Rich drove near-shore and graduate recruitment for commodities, was FCA regulated as a CF29 (significant management function) and gained valuable regulatory experience during the restructure of parts of the business inside the Non-Core Operations Unit.  Throughout his time at Deutsche, Rich represented FX and later Commodities in Global Markets Electronic Trading initiatives and drove improvements in technology in the business.  After taking the Fintech – Future Commerce Certificate from MIT, became the Chief Financial Officer for Beacon Platform, a NY based growth fintech offering next generation quant technology, elastic cloud infrastructure, and front office applications.

Rich holds an MA in Mathematics and Management Studies from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA and CGMA).  Rich has non-executive director and trustee experience in a range of international and highly regulated entities and has worked with law firms on commodities matters many times in the past decade.

About SEDA Experts LLC

SEDA is a leading expert witness firm specializing in financial services. We support international law firms by offering the highest level of expertise across the financial industry and providing access to the most influential financial services industry leaders. We provide superior independent advice, data analytics, valuation, and elite expert reports and testimony services to law firms, regulators, and leading financial institutions.

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Job Title: Managing Partner

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