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Personal Interests

Mr. Joseph P. Belanger provides consulting and litigation support to the financial services industry. As a principal in The Brattle Group’s litigation and finance practice, he has provided testimony and litigation support in a number of financial services litigations relating to both standard of care and industry custom and practice. He has testified on appropriate bank lending practices, the role and responsibility of custodians, administrators and trustees, and risk management due diligence processes. Mr. Belanger has also consulted on risk management best practices.

He has experience creating and growing commercial lending, risk-based and hedge fund administration businesses and implementing effective risk management programs. His capabilities include commercial lending, hedge fund and offshore fund administration, custody, oversight of risk management and compliance programs, trusteeship, and the application of investment portfolio risk tools for traditional and hedge fund asset classes.

Mr. Belanger spent more than 25 years at State Street Corporation, where he was part of the executive management team in Alternative Investment Solutions, a leading service provider to institutional investors, hedge funds, and private equity funds. During that time, he spent 12 years as a senior vice president and division head with responsibility for State Street’s commercial lending services, Cayman offshore and alternative fund administration services, and global risk services business units. Earlier in his career, Mr. Belanger was responsible for Investor Services Risk Management with oversight for the documentary, fiduciary, credit counterparty, operational, anti-money laundering, and reputational risk exposures accompanying trustee, custody, accounting, administration, and transfer agency services provided by State Street worldwide.

Representative Engagements

Mr. Belanger holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.