Chris Cononico

Capital Markets

Chris Cononico's Bio:

Significant transaction and business management experience across DCM, structured finance, proprietary credit trading, rating agencies, US private placements, clearing & settlement, credit insurance products, and funding structures. Worked at Deutsche Bank and Nomura and now as Managing Partner at GCSA Capital helping financial institutions with balance sheet optimization and funding solutions. Chartered financial analyst (CFA) and awarded four patents (as sole inventor) from the USPTO for automated letters of credit and tokenization of documentary conditions. Risk adviser to a Bitcoin and Ether exchange. Extensive relationship management, tax, accounting, and regulatory experience. BAS Wharton undergrad and MS Penn Engineering co-sponsored by Wharton.

Chris Cononico's Experience:

  • Managing Partner at GCSA Capital

    GCSA Capital offers balance sheet and funding solutions for G-SIBs using letters of credit and bankruptcy-remote trusts that prefund in the capital markets. GCSA led a working group of banks to develop documentation and optimize efficiency under SLR, LCR, NSFR, G-SIB, and bank levies. GCSA manages daily responsibilities across business development, legal & compliance, accounting (VIE), rating agency reporting, and tax matters. The Prefunded Treasury Facility (PTF) has been approved for use by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for performance bonds of house origin.

Chris Cononico's Education:

  • University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

    Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)
    Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurial Management
  • Wharton Business School

    Bachelor of Science
    Concentration: Finance and Entrepreneurial Management
  • University of Pennsylvania - Penn Engineering Co-Sponsored by Wharton

    Masters of Science
    Concentration: Management of Technology