Frank Weigand is General Counsel of HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., a registered broker-dealer, as well Managing Director, Associate General Counsel and Head of Legal for the Global Markets division of HSBC’s investment bank in the Americas region.
In his role as Head of Legal for the Global Markets division, Mr. Weigand is responsible for managing a team of attorneys providing legal guidance to numerous investment banking business lines, which include (i) trading and derivatives across a number of assets classes (Equities, Rates, Credit, FX and Precious Metals), (ii) structured products and (iii) Balance Sheet Management (Treasury). His advice ranges from product-specific guidance to regulatory guidance relating to broker-dealer and bank regulatory law, including requirements of the Dodd Frank Act. Mr. Weigand is also responsible for a separate team of attorneys and non-attorney negotiators who support HSBC’s negotiation of ISDA agreements and other institutional master documentation. Mr. Weigand routinely provides advice to HSBC’s senior management in the US as well as HSBC’s Head Office in London and other stakeholders across the HSBC franchise globally.
In his role as General Counsel of HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Mr. Weigand has oversight with respect to the legal and regulatory matters of the firm’s US broker-dealer activities. He also serves as an Assistant Secretary of HSBC Securities and advises its board on legal and regulatory matters.
Mr. Weigand and his team regularly represent HSBC in meetings with the Fed, OCC, SEC, FINRA, CFTC and NFA, and represent HSBC on SIFMA, ISDA, ABA and IIB committees and working groups.
Mr. Weigand has had leadership roles on numerous HSBC global working groups relating to the management of legal risk. In addition, he has a keen interest in the use of technology in enhancing the practice of law and he is focused on this space as it evolves. Prior to joining HSBC in 2006, Mr. Weigand was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. Prior to law school, he was an associate in the consulting division of Arthur Andersen LLP in New York where he work with teams assessing the viability of troubled companies and evaluating strategic alternatives by incorporating financial forecasting, modeling and operational analyses.
Mr. Weigand is licensed to practice law in New York. He received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review, Order of the Coif and a Costantino Law Scholar. He received his Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance and a minor in German from Fordham University.