Peter Nesvold

Chief Operating Officer, Financial Services Investment Banking
New York

Peter Nesvold joined Raymond James in 2019 as part of the acquisition of Silver Lane Advisors. Prior to joining Raymond James, he was a managing director and head of strategy at Silver Lane where he was responsible for spearheading the firm’s growth initiatives. A lawyer, CFA and CPA by background, Peter cut his teeth as a sell-side analyst, rising to senior managing director at Bear Stearns in less than six years. Over the course of his sell-side career, Peter covered more than 50 companies in total and ranked in StarMine’s “Best Analysts” poll across three industries: Autos, Machinery, and Transports. He also previously served as a portfolio manager/analyst at Lazard Asset Management, where he was one of three managers of the firm rated SMid-cap product, and served as a named fiduciary for the retirement plans of Leucadia National’s 14,000 employees.

Peter has published four books on M&A with McGraw-Hill. He is an adjunct professor of finance at Fordham University, a Teaching Fellow at the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, and an alumni interviewer for the University of Pennsylvania. He previously served on the board of CFA Society New York, the largest CFA society globally with more than 10,000 members. Peter was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Fordham University School of Law (cum laude, Order of the Coif), where he was elected Editor-in-Chief of his law journal.