Peter is an honours graduate of Williams College in American Studies in 1973 and earned a Master of International Affairs and Finance from Columbia University in 1975.
He joined Irving Trust Company where he spent 11 years working in New York, Tokyo and Miami managing FX and money market trading operations, before returning to New York to set up Irving’s interest rate derivative operations.
He moved to Union Bank of Switzerland in 1986 to manage their derivative products business in Asia, based in Tokyo. In 1993, he moved to London to join the bank’s Global Structured Products group.
Until 1997 he was involved in structured and tax arbitrage for the bank’s account, arranging several landmark transactions including one, involving Italian Postal bonds, which was shortlisted by the Economist magazine as one of the financial deals of all time.
In 1998, following the merger with Swiss Bank Corporation, he was selected to set up the London office of the Principal Finance and Credit Arbitrage business.
In 2003, he returned to the USA for UBS after a total of 17 years abroad to assist in managing the global reference-linked notes programmes which at that time totalled $27 billion.
After taking early retirement from the UBS group in early 2007, he performed a series of consultancy assignments relating to structuring and asset management, the last of which being for Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd, starting in early January 2009.
Peter joined Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd as Chief Investment Officer in April 2009.