Mark A. Steffensen is a Managing Director and General Counsel for HSBC Securities (USA) as well as an Executive Vice President of HSBC USA Inc, the U.S. holding company for HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Mark and his team support all of HSBC's Global Banking and Markets businesses in the Americas region, including capital markets, institutional sales and trading, investment banking, commercial banking and cash management, wealth and asset management and fund services.
Before joining HSBC in 2006, he led a team that supported Morgan Stanley's fixed income division for over 7 years. He was previously associated with the law firms of Davis Polk & Wardwell where his practice focused primarily on OTC derivatives and broker dealer matters, and with Vedder Price in Chicago where he handled capital markets work. Mark served as Special Counsel to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Market Regulation from 1994 until 1998. He also served as a law clerk to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and was a contributor to the Guide to Broker-Dealer Regulation written by Steven Lofchie.
Mr. Steffensen graduated from The University of Iowa College of Law in 1992, where he was a member of the Law Review, and holds an MBA from the University of Iowa College of Business, where he also was a lecturer.