Patrick J. Zoro is an adjunct professor of Finance at the Economics/Finance Department, The Arthur J. Kania School of Management, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, U.S.A. He has a B.A. in Business Economics from City University of New York (1991), an MBA from St-John’s (1996), completed the Management Training Program in Finance at JP Morgan (1995) and holds the FINRA Licenses: 7, 63 and 24.
Over the past 20 years, he has taught finance at 6 universities and at the New York Institute of Finance.
He recently presented at the following venues:
“Credit Insurance Industry Developments” in November 2015 at the Annual International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers (IACPM) in Toronto Canada
“Impact of Volcker Rule” moderator roundtable discussion at the November 2015 Annual International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers in Toronto Canada
“Managing Loan Portfolios” panel moderator at the November 2014 IACPM in Washington DC
After more than 20 years working in NYC as a banker, Professor Zoro is now teaching finance and insurance topics. He served as Managing Director for BNP Paribas (New York) in Portfolio Management Group. In that role, he developed strategies, policies, and procedure to manage credit migration of (CDS, Loan Sales) and investments (CDS, CLO). In previous executive positions with BNP, Mr. Zoro managed multiple teams of professionals and was responsible for managing investment, hedge activities and execution. He oversaw all aspects of trade compliance (MNPI, due diligence) for CDS and loans as well as assisting in identifying potential risks and causes of regulatory issues. He managed a risk mitigation program during the 2008 crisis period of heavy volatility and risk.
He volunteers for charitable organizations, such as the The Cancer Support Community and the LustGarten Foundation.