Vincent Oratore

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Vincent Oratore

Vincent Oratore is President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), a partner at Big 4 accountancy firm Ernst & Young and a member of the goverment's Tax Professionals Forum.


According to his CIOT biog:

Vincent Oratore started his career in the tax department of Linklaters and Paines (now Linklaters) qualifying in 1986 and specialising in financial instruments and M&A. In 1993 he became a Board director of J. Henry Schroder Wagg (now Citibank) focussing on tax enhanced capital market transactions for Schroder's clients. In 1997 he became a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America) where he worked on the full range of Debt and Equity transactions including Hybrid Capital. In 2002 he became a Managing Director at Banque AIG, a subsidiary of AIG (now a subsidiary of the Federal Reserve) where he did a series of cross border structured finance transactions. Vincent is currently a partner at Ernst & Young LLP. He has authored or co-authored books on corporation tax and the taxation of financial instruments.
Vincent passed his ATII exams (now CTA) in 1985 and received the Diamond Jubilee thesis prize for his thesis on the taxation of financial instruments in 1990 at which point he became an FTII (now CTA (Fellow)). He joined the Technical Committee of the CIOT in 1995 and subsequently joined Council in 1996. He became President in May 2010.
He is married to Helene and has two daughters, Alexandra and Isabella. His hobbies include the study of Quantum Gravity and is often to be found, unsuccessfully, trying to persuade people that time is a quantum phenomenon. [1]