Peter Sorkin is responsible for developing trading opportunities among the firm's customers in relation to shipping assets. Peter's background in transportation leasing and asset finance facilitates the origination and structuring of trades. His focus involves private financing transactions that complement Knight's core capabilities in fixed income and capital markets activity.
Among the areas in which he focuses are sale-leaseback financings, mezzanine debt placements, asset recapitalizations, and restructuring. Peter's activity in shipping is dedicated to developing the network of Knight's institutional clients who are a natural base of investors with capital available to support the maritime industry.
Prior to joining Knight in 2009, Peter was a member of Bank of America where he was involved in the leasing business and securities trading desk. His work in this capacity included structured securities, private financings, as well as trading of physical assets, in particular the purchase and sale of equipment on lease to operators.
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.