Peter L. Sorkin
Director of Transportation Research
Peter L. Sorkin is the Director of Transportation Research covering Airlines and Shipping.
Mr. Sorkin joined Knight in 2009 from Bank of America where he was a Research Analyst for the Special Situations Group. At Bank of America, Peter was an analyst for the securities trading desk covering commercial airlines and aircraft. His background includes extensive work in structured airline securities, such as EETCs, as well as trading of physical assets, in particular the purchase and sale of commercial aircraft on lease to air carriers. In his role at Knight, Peter advises clients on valuation and trading of airline securities and facilitates trading of commercial aircraft among the firm's customers.
Peter will also be initiating research coverage within the shipping industry where he expects to use his background in trading of financial and physical transportation assets to reach a larger client base. Shipping coverage will include dry bulk operators and is expected to further involve tankers and containers as well.
Peter received a bachelor of arts in economics from Washington University and a master of business administration in finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He has also passed the Certified Public Accountant exam and currently holds Series 7, 63, 86, and 87 licenses.