Dr. Oldfield is an expert in financial economics, including mortgage securitization, trading strategies, market making, corporate bond valuation, financial derivatives, and risk management.
He has given expert witness testimony, provided expert consulting reports, authored numerous professional articles, and received several teaching excellence awards.
Dr. Oldfield joined The Brattle Group from the US Securities and Exchange Commission, where he served as an Economic Research Fellow specializing in employee stock option and financial derivatives pricing, disclosure rules for corporate pension funding and executive compensation, and asset-and mortgage-backed securities. He has spent much of his career in academia, most recently as the Richard S. Reynolds, Jr. Professor of Finance at the College of William and Mary’s Mason School of Business. He also has taught at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
Dr. Oldfield’s previous financial experience includes serving as a Managing Director in PaineWebber’s Capital Markets Division, where he managed the financial engineering function as well as the mortgage derivatives trading and underwriting businesses. Later he developed and managed the company’s analytic and trading risk management systems. Previously, at the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Philadelphia, he specialized in the economic aspects of bank holding company organization, commercial bank regulation, and the role of commercial banks in monetary policy implementation.