Robert E Conner

General Factotum, Thornapple Associates, Inc.
550 Okeechobee Boulevard # 1801
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Work: 239.919.3419
Cell: 908.727.7007

exchange-listed & over-the-counter (OTC) stocks, bonds, preferred stocks, convertible bonds, convertible notes, reverse convertible notes, index-linked notes, warrants, options, index options, binary options, futures, forwards, commodities, IPOs, short selling, naked sfinancial indices, foreign exchange, currencies, closed-end funds (CEFs), asset allocation, portfolio management, hedging, discretion, de facto discretion, fundamental security analysis, trading, order entry, execution,clearing firm, CMTA, prime broker, margin, portfolio margin, collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs), industry best practice, tax considerations, reasonable basis suitability, customer specific suitability, quantitative suitability, prudent man rule, churning, due diligence, adequacy of risk disclosure, risk arbitrage, structured products, loss causation; damage calculation, compensatory and market-adjusted damages, breach of fiduciary duty, variable annuities, mutual funds, hedge funds, Ponzi scheme

40 years experience in the securities industry. 34 years experience as an expert witness.

Testimonial (180), deposition (30) and analytic experience since 1983 in over 850 disputes, in U.S. and Internationall arbitrations, U.S. state & federal courts, and foreign courts.

c.v. available in PDF format at

30 Investment & Law articles available on Westlaw

Founding member (1983 to present) day of Thornapple Associates, Inc., a firm engaged in expert witness services in connection with trials, arbitrations and regulatory proceedings related to securities, commodities and commercial disputes.

Clientele have included the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. and state-level Attorneys General and Securities, Banking and Insurance Commissioners, both U.S. and foreign individual and institutional investors, banks and insurance companies, operating corporations and LLCs, brokerage firms, ERISA pension and profit-sharing plans, registered investment advisors, market-makers, hedge funds, non-profit organizations and foundations, bankruptcy trustees, trusts and estates. Business mix: 60% U.S. / 40% International.

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government;

Harvard Business School;

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.);

University of California at Santa Barbara;

University of Maryland, Berlin, Germany;

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida;

U.S. Army, Captain, Military Police Corps, 1966-1971

Commercial Pilot; Instrument-rated, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; Aerospatiale TB-20 Trinidad N20VC

Married: Tracy Conner