Professional Bio

David E. Wagner
David E. Wagner
Senior Advisor

David Wagner, Senior Advisor with Treliant, has been a fixed income market practitioner for 29 years, in roles ranging from underwriting and investment banking to structuring, marketing, and trading complex derivatives. He specializes in assisting companies during the transformation from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) interest rate benchmark to alternative benchmarks such as the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR). He also teaches finance at Fordham University.

Prior to joining Treliant, David held several positions at the Royal Bank of Scotland, including on the U.S. management team, the Board of RBS Securities Inc., the Board of Tradeweb, and as the RBS representative to the Federal Reserve’s Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC).

As an RBS Markets Manager, he executed strategic transformations including conversion from a U.S. branch to a U.S. representative office, including all the systems, operational, risk, regulatory, and funding implications of that change; hybrid outsourcing and offshoring of securities processing technology and operations; conversions of local risk engines to global integration; and upgrading of machine-based electronic trading systems.

David was also the U.S. Front Office Representative on RBS’s Conduct Panel, responsible for responses to regulatory/enforcement requests as well as recommendations for individual employee conduct investigations and outcomes.

With experience as a Managing Director with companies located in Canadian, U.S., and European financial centers, David is familiar with multiple jurisdictions and markets. His transaction experience includes complex structured derivatives, esoteric securitizations, and regulatory capital-driven transactions, as well as workouts, remediations, and portfolio sales.

David has a BA in Economics from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA in Finance from New York University.