Joseph W. Aaker
Areas of Focus
Securitization and Structured Finance
, Columbia Law School
, University of Kansas
Joe Aaker focuses his practice on commercial and asset-based lending transactions, securitization and other structured finance transactions. Joe has a wide range of experience in financial products and markets transactions and regulatory advice. He has represented sell side and buy side clients in complex financial transactions, including structured finance, over-the-counter derivatives, cleared derivatives and securities.
Joe was previously an assistant general counsel at a large investment bank where he:
Negotiated derivatives in securitizations and asset-based lending;
Led interpretation, advocacy and implementation efforts for several aspects of financial market reform
Represented the bank in many exams and inquiries by prudential and market regulators
Counseled clients on securities and commodities laws, broker-dealer regulations and financial market insolvency considerations.
Joe’s in house experience gives him a practical perspective that allows him to understand and meet the needs of financial institution clients.
Joe has extensive experience in negotiation and documentation of derivatives and other financial products, including ISDA master documentation and regulatory protocols, repurchase transactions, prime brokerage agreements, cleared derivatives documentation and associated collateralization arrangements.
Chartered Financial Analyst designation, 2016
QFC Rule and Resolution Stay Protocol
End-user Guide to Derivatives Documentation
September 26, 2018
CFTC Staff No-Action Relief Allowing Additional Swap Activity for a Bank Relying on the IDI Exclusion from Swap Dealer Registration
Changes to High Volatility Commercial Real Estate Capital Requirements
"Helping clients understand and navigate complex financial transactions to best serve their needs is my number one goal."
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