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Daniel Barr, CAIA

Daniel Barr, CAIA

George Town, Cayman Islands
Member since January 11, 2018
Dan led a team of controllers responsible for over $185 billion in assets at Credit Suisse and previously managed the acquisition and development of five luxury home communities. He is passionate about solving problems and wants to help companies of all sizes implement their vision. His wide array of skills include financial reporting, project management, forecasting, valuations, and building models.
Daniel is now available for hire
Education
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate
Software Expertise
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Excel
Other Expertise
  • Alternative Investments
  • Big Data
  • Financial Modeling
  • Project Management
Employment
  • External Contractor
    2018 - PRESENT
    Deutsche Bank
    • Engaged by Deutsche Bank to manage the novation and termination process for its Corporate Services business in the Cayman Islands.
    • Built Excel-based system using Power Query that centralized data on various work streams. The system allowed users to continue using their existing processes uninterrupted while enabling local management and a central project team in London to have real-time data on the current progress on approximately 500 deals.
    • Created over 40 templates in Word to leverage centralized data in the automated production of novation and termination documents. As a result, 1,500+ documents were produced and executed in a 45-day period resulting in a completion rate 3x greater than the next closest office.
    Focus areas: Specialty Finance, Data Analysis
  • Freelance Consultant
    2011 - PRESENT
    Consultant
    • Created courses on derivatives and financial statement analysis for Smartly MBA. Also provided the final review for dozens of courses covering stocks, bonds, valuation techniques, investment decision making, and capital budgeting.
    • Worked with Broadsword Investors, LLC on strategies to identify commercial real estate investment opportunities in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, yielding potential targets in six states.
    • Advised BB&T, Community One, and Life Store Bank on the completion/rehabilitation of foreclosed commercial and residential projects, leading to the recovery of over $3 million after the housing crisis.
    • Conducted survey of rental rates across seven county areas for Northwest Regional Housing Authority and implemented new cloud-based system to track 1,800+ Section 8 rental units.
    Focus areas: Real Estate Finance, Structured Finance Documentation, Specialty Finance, Asset-backed Securities, Corporate Finance, Valuation, Derivative Pricing, Data Analysis
  • Assistant Vice President - Legal Entity Accounting and Reporting
    2016 - 2017
    Credit Suisse
    • Supervised team of legal entity controllers for U.S. broker-dealers as well as mortgage and derivative entities with $185+ billion in total assets.
    • Provided monthly/quarterly commentary and variance analysis of balance sheet movements and P&L drivers used for investor reporting and business planning.
    • Served as IB Americas Subject Matter Expert on Securities and Prime Brokerage, providing training and expertise on securities and institutional trading to employees within the CFO division.
    • Led working group to automate the processing of servicer remits for over 40,000 distressed residential mortgages in order to correctly account for $100+ million in annual expenses.
    • Coordinated with teams across six countries to appropriately resolve consolidation breaks between 20+ global affiliates before the close.
    • Prepared regulatory reports and answered questions from regulators for derivatives and mortgage entities.
    • Reviewed approximately 150,000 open and failed security trades each month to ensure compliance with US GAAP.
    Focus areas: Financial Reporting, Controller, Variance Analysis, Financial Regulations, Accounting, CFO
  • Assistant Vice President - Product Control
    2016 - 2016
    Credit Suisse
    • Supervised daily P&L and inventory reconciliations for 100+ bankers securitizing assets, trading mortgages, and providing project financing with annual revenue of $1+ billion.
    • Centralized the daily/monthly revenue reconciliations of commercial and residential mortgages previously performed by 3 separate teams.
    • Oversaw the migration of $10+ billion in revolving credit facilities from Credit Suisse USA to Cayman Islands Branch.
    • Identified solutions for reporting 50+ loan-level attributes on mortgages, which is required by the Federal Reserve under new Intermediate Holding Company structure.
    Focus areas: Profit & Loss (P&L), Financial Reporting, Asset-backed Securities, Project Finance, Commercial Mortgage-backed Securities (CMBS)
  • Senior Product Controller
    2013 - 2015
    Credit Suisse
    • Established standard procedures for daily and monthly reconciliations of relaunch of commercial mortgage business, originating over $10 billion in loans in two years.
    • Designed reports for commercial real estate team to analyze deal-level P&L, balance sheet utilization, derivatives hedging, funding costs, and profit-sharing agreements.
    • Reviewed mortgage warehousing master repurchase agreements for revenue recognition under US GAAP and trading/banking book capital treatment.
    • Maintained commitment receivables and fee amortization schedule on 50+ mortgage warehouse facilities.
    • Performed daily Front Office/Back Office reconciliation of trade breaks, inventory, and P&L for desks trading asset-backed securities, derivatives, futures, and mortgages.
    Focus areas: Profit & Loss (P&L), Financial Reporting, Commercial Mortgage-backed Securities (CMBS), Real Estate Finance, Project Finance, Asset-backed Securities
  • Principal/CFO
    2005 - 2013
    Barr Development
    • Planned, designed, and managed the development of five luxury home communities between 15-65 acres in size.
    • Built cash flow models, P&L forecasts, and market absorption studies to analyze dozens of potential projects.
    • Created business plans and presentations used to raise over $5 million in capital.
    • Produced reports for limited partners, summarizing their investments, analyzing current market conditions, and projecting future sales.
    • Maintained financial records, prepared operational budgets, and performed bookkeeping activities including paying vendors and reconciling bank statements using QuickBooks.
    • Created geospatial models using SQL and ArcGIS to identify properties suitable for development in a 4-county area based on location, topography, and MLS sales data.
    • Oversaw marketing efforts (including online marketing and direct mail campaigns), hiring an ad agency and maintaining relationships with local realtors.
    Focus areas: Real Estate, Construction, Investment Decision-making, Cash Flow Forecasting, Revenue & Expense Projections, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Market Research, Cash Flow Modeling, Fundraising, Business Plan Development, CFO
  • Research Analyst
    2004 - 2005
    Buxton
    • Built multivariate regression models to predict store sales for Pizza Hut, FedEx Office, Restoration Hardware, 99 Cents Only, A.C. Moore, and GameStop.
    • Prepared research reports for retailers, economic development corporations, and commercial developers to predict performance of retail locations nationwide.
    • Created model using SQL and ArcGIS to measure the urbanization of every Zip+4 postal code in the U.S. using statistical analysis of household and business densities.
    • Developed AutoID product to identify potential opportunities for car dealerships based on a leakage analysis of new car sales.
    Focus areas: Revenue Modeling, Real Estate Finance, Market Research, Market Opportunity Analysis
Other Experience
  • Real Estate Valuation Using Regression Analysis - A Tutorial (Publication)
    Traditional approaches to valuing real estate can lean towards the qualitative side, relying more on intuition over sound rationale. Linear regression analysis, however, can offer a robust model for using past transactions in an area, to provide better guidance on property valuations.
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics
    2000 - 2004
    Southern Methodist University - Texas
Certifications
  • CFA Level III Candidate
    DECEMBER 2017 - PRESENT
    CFA Institute
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
    MAY 2017 - PRESENT
    CAIA Association
  • SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9
    NOVEMBER 2011 - PRESENT
    SAS
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