Michael’s background is in Corporate Trust and Corporate Services
After qualifying as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales he was in professional practice for 8 years, finishing at Grant Thornton, before switching to the banking industry.
Prior to joining Law Debenture, he held following a number of senior roles at Barclays Capital, he was a Managing Director at BNY Mellon Corporate Trust in EMEA, the Global Head of Structured Finance Services at TMF Group and most recently the Chief Executive of Law Debenture
Senior Managing Counsel & Managing Director
Elkan Adler is a Senior Managing Counsel and Managing Director with BNY Mellon. Elkan heads the EMEA Issuer Services Legal teams (covering Corporate Trust and Depositary Receipts) and is based in the London office. He and his teams have responsibility for advising these EMEA business lines across the spectrum of pre and post-closing transactional matters, defaults, work outs and contentious issues as well as regulatory matters.
Prior to joining BNY Mellon in November 2012, Elkan held the position as Director in the Lloyds Bank Structured Capital Markets in-house legal team. Before joining Lloyds Bank, Elkan worked in the Corporate Trust, Structured Debt and Derivative teams in ... (view full description)
Goldman Sachs International
Philip is responsible for EMEA and APAC Mortgages and EMEA Credit Structuring. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2011 as a vice president and was named managing director in 2013 and partner in 2018.
Prior to joining the firm, Philip worked at KBC Financial Products for five years in the CDO business, first as a desk strategist and then as a structured credit trader. Before that, he was a management consultant with PA Consulting Group.
Philip earned a Master of Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2003.
Banca Popolare di Vicenza
Paolo Altichieri is Deputy Cfo in Banca Popolare di Vicenza. His responsibilities span from A&LM to funding and trading books. Before joining he served as managing director in Credit Suisse where he covered Italian financial institutions. He spent almost all his career with investment banks covering various roles in the capital market area.
Director, Structured Analytics and Valuations
Miten is the Director of Market Applications and member of the Product Council at Lewtan. His role is to manage market strategy and key market relationships, sell custom solutions and promote new products to investors, issuers and banks across asset classes including CLOs, European ABS and RMBS. Miten has 13 years of experience of Structured Finance in Investment Banking, notably ABS/CLO Capital Markets/Syndicate desk at ABN AMRO and as the Head of ABS/CLO Syndicate desk at Commerzbank. Roles and responsibilities have included running cross asset class new issue execution, running an underwriting/primary trading book and cultivation of issuers and investors across ABS, MBS and CLO asset clas ... (view full description)
Economist Risk Strategy Division
Adrien Amzallag is an Economist in the Risk Strategy Division of the European Central Banks Risk Management Directorate. He focuses mainly on structured finance topics, including the role of transparency in improving both structured finance products themselves as well as the perception of those products. He joined the ECB in July 2010, and prior to that worked as an Economist in the British Civil Service. A French/American, Adrien holds degrees in economics from the University of Edinburgh and the London School of Economics.
Portfolio Manager for Structured Credit
Sharif is our Portfolio Manager in charge-of Structured Credit at Kartesia. When Joining Kartesia in 2018, Sharif had 18 years of experience in capital markets (he has focused on Structured Credit for the last 16 of those years). Prior to Kartesia, Sharif was the Managing Director heading the EUR CLO/CDO Trading desk at Jefferies, an independent full-service global investment banking firm. Prior to Jefferies, Sharif headed the Global CLO trading desks at Cohen & Co in 2009 and UBS from 2005 to 2008. Between 2002 and 2005 Sharif worked in the New York and London offices of Bear Stearns focusing on the structuring and trading of structured credit. From 2000 to 2002 Sharif worked for Lehman ... (view full description)
Head of Business Development
Marco joined European DataWarehouse GmbH (EDW) as Director Business Development in January 2013. EDW was created by a diverse set of shareholders in June 2012 as a result of the European Central Bank ABS Loan-level Data Initiative. EDW vision is to create a central point where institutions, associations and national agencies lodge their data and information in an open, transparent and trusted environment. EDW delivers products that are simple to operate, simple to price and available to all. EDW operates as a utility providing a range of services and products for ABS, ACC and covered bonds.
Previously, Marco coordinated with a team of advisors the implementation of the ECB ABS Loan-Lev ... (view full description)
ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Colin Atkins is a Managing Director and Head of European Structured Credit. His previous role was Head of Credit for the European Leveraged Finance business. He is based in London. Mr. Atkins joined as a Director in November 2004 at the inception of the business and has been actively involved in credit analysis, trading, portfolio management and marketing of the suite of CLO, low levered, market value and synthetic funds that have been managed by the European Structured Credit team. His previous role was at Prudential M&G where he helped establish Prudential M&G's Leveraged Finance platform. Mr Atkins holds a B.A. (Hons) in Accounting & Finance from Nottingham Trent University, i ... (view full description)
Managing Director & Head
400 Capital Management LLC
Dean Atkins joined 400 Capital Management Europe from Kinson Capital at the end of 2015, and heads up the London office with responsibility for European investments across all 400CM funds. He has more than 20 years experience across the European and U.S. structured credit markets, both buy-side and sell-side. At Kinson Capital he was Partner and CIO, focusing on European asset management mandates. Prior to Kinson he held a number of senior positions at ABN Amro, including Head of ABS Exotics Trading and Head of European ABS Trading & Syndication. He began his career on the US RMBS desk at Abbey National Treasury, co-managing a $15bln portfolio of Agency ARMs and Non-Agency RMBS. ... (view full description)
State Street Bank & Trusts Co (USA)
Managing Director, Head of European Structured Finance
Christian Aufsatz heads up the European Structured Finance and Covered Bonds ratings teams at DBRS Morningstar, with direct responsibility for European CMBS and NPL transactions. He joined DBRS Morningstar in October 2015 and was previously the head of the European ABS Research team at Barclays Bank where he covered the European CMBS and SME CLO sectors, in addition to general European securitisation and regulatory topics.
Until September 2010 Christian was with Moody’s, where he headed up the EMEA CMBS team. During his time with Moody's, he was involved in the development and implementation of Moody's rating methodologies for RMBS, CMBS, CRE CDO and NPL securitisations. ... (view full description)
Jaime Azcona San Julián
Jaime Azcona San Julian is a qualified lawyer and Chartered Accountant with Master degrees in Business Administration by IESE and Tax Advice from IE. He is a member of the Spanish Association of Fiscal Advisors (AEDAF), the Spanish Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICJCE), the IBSA Association and the Pamplona Bar Association. He has 30 years' experience and has developed his career by advising foreign investors carrying on their operations, providing dedicated attention to compliance with local regulations, due diligence of Directors' performance, with special focus on correct administration and good practices in the governance of SPVs, and specializing in International Taxation, Fiscal R ... (view full description)
Global Sector Lead, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Structured Finance
Reto Bachmann is heading up a team of nine senior credit analysts at Aviva Investors in London. As an analyst, he covers a range of asset-backed credits, including mortgage-backed securities, covered bonds, real-estate investment trusts, social housing associations, whole-business securitisations and project finance transactions. Prior to joining Aviva Investors in 2012, he was the head of European ABS Research at Barclays. Before that, he established European ABS Research at UBS and co-founded European ABS Research at Lehman Brothers. Reto’s teams have enjoyed considerable success, receiving numerous industry accolades. He is a regular panellist at industry conferences and serves on a numbe ... (view full description)
Managing Director & Head of Securitisation
Santander Corporate & Investment Banking
Shaun's primary responsibilities within the team are focussed on structuring CDOs, both for the Bank and for third parties. Prior to moving to his current position, Shaun was responsible for European cashflow CDO ratings and CDO manager ratings at Derivative Fitch. Shaun has been working for 10 years in the credit markets, 6 of which within Structured Credit. Prior to working in Finance, Shaun served in HM Forces. Shaun holds a BA Joint Hons in Spanish and French as well as an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, UK.
Director, ABS Portfolio Management
Lloyds Banking Group
Edward is a senior structured credit analyst and fixed-income portfolio manager in Lloyds Bank Group Corporate Treasury department. He has 16 years banking and ABS experience including previous roles at the Bank of England, Fitch Ratings and Merrill Lynch. Edward has particular expertise in securitisation, regulatory capital, trading, and commercial real estate. At Lloyds, Edward has been involved in the disposal of the banks legacy structured credit book, restructuring legacy CLO, CMBS and WBS, and building a liquid ABS portfolio. Edward also liaises on regulatory issues affecting securitisation.Edward is a graduate of Cambridge University and completed the Bank of England gradu ... (view full description)
Mr. Baker joined Apollo in January 2013. He is a Managing Director in the Structured Credit Group primarily focused on investing in CLOs, capital relief transactions and other structured credit products. In addition, he is involved in CLO issuances and financing arrangements for Apollo's European Credit Business. Mr. Baker has been a banking structured credit professional for more than 20 years; his prior positions included a Technical Specialist position at the UK FSA (where he represented the UK at the EBA Securitisation Subgroup) and Head of Structured Finance Solutions for EMEA and Americas for Standard Chartered Bank. Before London, Mr. Baker was in New York for over 12 years where he ... (view full description)
Bank of America Securities
Dr Alexander Batchvarov is a managing director and Head of International Structured Finance research at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, and has held this role since he joined Merrill Lynch in 1998.
Based in London, his regular research publications include: European Structured Finance and Cross-Product Weekly, European Structured Finance – ABS, as well as the Annual Structured Finance and Covered Bond Market Reviews for Europe, Japan and Australia. His team often releases in-depth reports on sector and industry specific topics, and comments on salient regulatory issues for the SF & CB markets.
Batchvarov joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 1998 and in this ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Euro ABS Limited
Ben founded EuroABS in July 2000. Prior to this he started his own fixed income trading IT consultancy business securing contracts with Barclays Capital, Daiwa Europe, Tokyo Mitsubishi, HSBC and Prudential (UK). Ben has a BSc in Computer Science from University of Wales Aberystwyth
Andy is a Director in PwC’s Structured Finance Group. He has over twenty years of experience in providing a range of audit, assurance, accounting and transaction related services to clients, with particular focus on working with and supporting dynamic organisations during periods of change (IPO, re-financing, acquisitions/disposals, restructuring). Andy has extensive experience of helping clients to understand the audit, accounting and diligence implications of buying and selling asset pools, raising secured funding or buying loss protection. He has worked extensively across the asset classes and acros ... (view full description)
Head of PCS
Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS)
Born in France, Ian obtained his law degrees at the London School of Economics, the University of Strasbourg and Yale Law School. He joined Clifford Chance as a trainee in 1987 where he worked in the securitisation group. He became a partner at Clifford Chance in 1996. He then left in 1999 to join Standard and Poor’s Ratings as European General Counsel before becoming S&P’s Head of Structured Finance in Europe, Africa and the Middle East in charge of all structured finance and covered bond ratings in that region. He became Head of the PCS Secretariat and a member of the Board of the PCS Association in 2012. Ian has 24 years of experience in the world of structured finance.
Andrew Bellis is a Managing Director of Private Debt at Partners Group, joining in January 2017. Prior to this he served as a Partner and Managing Director of 3i Debt Management Investments responsible for the strategic growth their CLO Management and loan fund business. Andrew was the Head of Collateralized Loan Obligations at Credit Suisse from 2010 until June 2012 and prior to that held various roles at Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. Andrew has approximately 18 years industry experience and holds a master’s degree in physics from Imperial College, University of London.
FISG - Finanziaria Internazionale
Odda Bertorelli joined Finanziaria Internazionale in 2001 bringing significant experience gained in the insurance sector at a leading actuarial consulting firm and in BNP Paribas' fixed income division. Odda mainly deals with the origination and structuring of securitisation transactions for leading financial and insurance institutions across all major asset classes. She graduated in Business and Economics from the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and holds a Masters in Financial and Insurance Risk Analysis from the Carlo Cattaneo University (LIUC) in Castellanza and the IRSA (Istituto di Ricerca Studi Assicurativi).
Janus Henderson Investors Limited
Ian is a portfolio manager in Janus Henderson Investors (JHI) Fixed Income, Secured Credit team. JHI are active across ABS sectors, jurisdictions and the capital structure with dedicated resource in APAC, Europe and the US. Based in London, his tenure with the firm dates to 2005 when he joined Henderson Global Investors. His current responsibilities include managing European focussed ABS mandates and advising upon non-US securitised exposures held in broader portfolios. Previous roles in JHI include being a member of the Structured Product Advisory team which was formed in response to the global financial crisis and that provided services ranging from fundamental/ market value analysis of st ... (view full description)
Norton Rose Fulbright
Farmida advises corporate trustees and issuers on general debt, securitisation, repackaging and other structured finance transactions on issue. Her recent work includes high profile transactions such as the default by Ukraine on its US$3 billion sovereign Eurobond; the litigation between Lloyds and holders of its ECNs; and the Fairhold Homes securitisation default. She regularly advise trustees and other service providers on complicated and challenging issues arising during the life of a transaction, such as the interpretation of documents and litigation on Windermere VII. She also advises on legacy CMBS transaction documents including servicer replacements and payment priorities, and is exp ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
Alastair Bigley graduated from the University of St Andrews where he studied history.
After University Alastair trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers specialising in retail banking, mortgage lending and securitisation. Subsequent to this he joined Fitch Ratings, assuming the role of head of UK RMBS.
Following 5 years at Fitch Alastair joined DBRS in 2010.
Alastair is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Certificate in International Treasury Management.
Head of Financial Institution Group Securitization & Engineering Europe
Emmanuel is supervising the European Financial Institutions group within the Securitisation department of Societe Generale. Emmanuel started is career in SG within internal audit and consulting department and joined 3 years later in 2000 structured credit department. Since then, he was been working and developed a various range of structured credit transactions, including consumer ABS, synthetic CDOs and other credit derivatives transactions, regulatory capital relief transactions, private secured funding transactions and more recently securitization related to originate-to-distribute development . Emmanuel graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and from the Ecole des Mines de Paris.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Bruce Bloomingdale is a partner in the Capital Markets Group, residing in the London and New York offices. His practice is focused on representing financial institutions and corporations in connection with a wide range of international finance transactions, including cross-border securitisation, asset-based finance, leveraged finance and other hybrid financings. Bruce has extensive cross-border knowledge and transactional experience throughout the Americas, Asia and the European Union.Bruce is consistently recognised by industry publications and independent commentators, such as Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, as one of the leading securitisation, structured finance and sec ... (view full description)
Global Head of Sales and RM
BNP Paribas Securities Services
Global Manager of specialised Sales and Global Relationship Managers dedicated to Market Players investing in Private Equity, Private Debt and Real Estate around the globe. He is leading a gloabl team of Sales and Global relationship Managers acting as multi-asset servicing specialists committed to helping clients achieve their ambitions both in terms of investments and cross-border distribution.
Stefano joined BNP Paribas Securities Services in 2000, responsible for the provision of operation and administration services for all types of debt financial instruments to issuer & arranger clients. In September 2012, he was appointed European Head of Sales for Debt Market Services ... (view full description)
Head FI & SSA Origination
Mirjam Bos is Head of the FI & SSA Origination team of Rabobank's Market division. She has over 16 years experience in arranging and executing transactions across various asset classes including Dutch RMBS, Auto loans and SMEs both from the structuring and the legal side. Involved in setting up the first Covered Bond program (ABN AMRO) as well as the introduction of covered bonds legislation. Involved in structuring Van Lanschot CPTCB programme.
Prior to joining Rabobank, Mirjam worked for six years as an in-house lawyer at ABN AMRO Bank where she was heading the Financial Markets team. Before joining ABN AMRO, Mirjam practised law at NautaDutilh, specialising in gener ... (view full description)
Director - Asset Backed Products
Emile Boustani has been a member of the securitization and asset-backed products team at Société Générale since 2012. He is involved in the structuring of a wide range of secured funding, bespoke risk transfer and bespoke originate and distribution deals including commercial real estate transactions and CMBS.
Emile started his career at SG in 2004 within the commercial real estate finance group. He remained there for eight years until 2012 in positions based in Paris and Frankfurt and was involved in the structuring of a wide range of commercial real estate transactions in Europe for international investors, including several CMBS issuances.
Emile graduated from the ... (view full description)
CVC Credit Partners
Jonathan Bowers is a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager at CVC Credit Partners, formerly CVC Cordatus. He was one of the founders of CVC Cordatus in 2006 and joined from the European Leveraged Finance group at Deutsche Bank (Bankers Trust) where he was a senior director leading the origination and structuring of numerous financings for leveraged buyouts. Prior to this, Jonathan worked in M&A at Charterhouse Bank after completing the Citibank Analyst Programme in London and New York. Jonathan holds an MA in French and History fr ... (view full description)
Partner, Chief Investment Officer
SCIO Capital LLP
Greg is CIO and a founding partner of SCIO, a London-based independent direct lender focused on European secured private debt. Prior to founding SCIO, Greg was at Deutsche Bank AG London, where he headed up the European ABS/CDO trading desk after joining in 2000 as Director and Head of Analytics for the Structured Products Group in Europe. Greg joined Deutsche Bank from Lehman Brothers in New York, where he headed the Commercial Mortgage Analytics group.
Greg holds a Master’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
James is a Director in the UK Financial Services practice. He has over 13 years experience in the field of Structured Finance and Loan Analysis and he currently leads the valuation advisory practise within Banking and Capital Markets. Prior to his current role James in the Banking Advisory group for Deloitte in Dublin.
Director & Investor Liaison
Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS) UK and EU
Max Bronzwaer is Director and Investor Liaison of Prime Colateralised Securities (PCS) UK and EU. PCS is a Third Party Certification Agent under the STS Regulation. Until August 2018, Max was Executive Director and Treasurer of Obvion, a 100% subsidiary of Rabobank Group with a mortgage portfolio of around € 30 billion. In that role, Max was, among other things, responsible for Obvion's RMBS programme STORM, one of Europe's leading RMBS programmes with more than 40 transactions and total issuance of over EUR 50 billion since December 2003. In 2016, Obvion issued the world's first green RMBS: Green STORM 2016. Before joining PCS in his current role, Max has been a member of the Market Committ ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Agency & Trust Sales
Paul Burke is Head of Agency and Trust Sales for North America, at Citibank, N.A. His team is a market –leading trustee in the structured finance industry, across all major asset classes, including CLOs, RMBS, CMBS and Esoteric ABS.
In his twenty-five years in the field of asset-backed securities, Paul has worked on a wide variety of domestic U.S. and international securitizations of assets, including auto loans, credit cards, bank loans, corporate bonds, export contract receivables, aircraft leases, airline ticket receivables, trade receivables and mortgages.
Paul is a member of the Trustee Committee of the SFIG, having also served for several years the Co-Chair of t ... (view full description)
Sairah Burki is the Senior Director of ABS policy at the Structured Finance Industry Group. Ms. Burki focuses on proposed and anticipated rules that have broad impact across all ABS asset classes. Her agenda includes such areas as Basel III, Risk Retention, Volcker, Money Market Reform, Reg AB II and Credit Rating Agency Reform.
Prior to joining SFIG, Ms. Burki was the Director of Treasury Policy Affairs at Capital One, leading the company's response to policy initiatives with significant capital markets and corporate finance implications. She previously held positions with Xerox, UBS and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Ms. Burki holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton Univ ... (view full description)
Head of Business Development
HSBC Bank plc
Gary Burns is Head of Business Development - Europe for HSBC's Corporate Trust & Loan Agency (CTLA) team, which is part of HSBC Securities Services (HSS), within the Global Banking and Markets Division. Gary has over 14 years of corporate trust experience, with particular focus on the UK, German and Middle Eastern markets; working on Structured, Project & Export Finance, Infrastructure (including Project Bonds) and Amanah type transactions.
Christophe Cadiou is a partner in PwC's FSR practice (Financial Instruments, Structured Products, Real Estate) with close to 20 years of experience in the financial services industry in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific.Christophe currently focuses on advising financial institutions with practical implementation solutions to complex challenges presented by regulatory and reporting change such as:- CCAR (Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review) and Dodd-Frank Act stress testing (DFAST) for mid-sized financial firms;- Model risk management and model validation;- Valuation of complex financial instruments; and- Accounting and financial ... (view full description)
Guggenheim Securities, LLC
John is a Managing Director in Structured Finance at Guggenheim Securities. Focused primarily on RMBS, CMBS, ABS, CDO/CLO, and Esoteric Securitized Assets, John is an adviser to an extensive client list of investors that are active in these areas. He started his career at Nikko Securities on the Mortgage Derivatives trading desk as an intern while still attending Villanova University. Shortly after graduation, he joined Lehman Brothers where at 26 he became a VP of Institutional Sales for MBS & ABS. During the years of ’01-’03, John traded distressed ABS, including Manufactured Housing, Franchise Loan, and CBO’s, as a VP of Fixed Income at Oppenheimer. In 2004, John was hired by Friedman ... (view full description)
Head of Portfolio Management
Neil Calder is the Head of Portfolio Management-Credit at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, a position he has held since 2005. He has been involved in securitisation for over 20 years and in that time has been involved in investing in all types of securitisation globally, and structuring and managing transactions for the term and ABCP markets.
He joined EBRD in 2005 after having spent five years structuring and then acting as the senior portfolio manager of JP Morgan’s Structured Investment Vehicle, Whitepine. Previous to that he structured and was the portfolio manager of Bank Austria Creditanstalt’s ABS CDO, Mozart Funding, which was one of the earliest to be fund ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ceurvorst is the Managing Partner of Lord Capital ($86 billion of balance sheet consolidation to achieve "off-balance sheet" treatment for sellers and banks, with ESG governance focus since 2003), and LordCap PACE (green bonds to support ESG energy efficiency measures in commercial buildings). Immediately prior to LordCap, he held various senior positions with predecessor banks of Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase. In that time he served as CEO of a broker-dealer, created and lead a commercial loan portfolio management group, and ran loan syndications, placements, and securitization groups.
Mr. Ceurvorst has served on the boards of various indus ... (view full description)
Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder
Pearl Diver Capital
Chandrajit Chakraborty, CIO, Managing Partner. Chandrajit brings over 15 years of experience as a Structured Finance banker, structurer and trader, including stints at Wachovia Securities, Nomura Securities, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Old Mutual, Fitch Ratings and JP Morgan. As a senior banker and structurer he was responsible for originating and structuring several transactions ranging from leveraged loan CLOs to Private Equity backed and Hedge Fund backed CDOs and CFOs. Chandrajit started his career as a trader, responsible for managing and trading a proprietary book of corporate credits at JP Morgan in Asia. He has a Masters in Finance (with Distinction) in Financial Engineering from London Bus ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
MW Eaglewood Europe LLP
Simon was a founding partner of P2P Capital Solutions LLP (now known as MW Eaglewood Europe LLP). As Head of Business Development, Simon is responsible for instigating and maintaining relationships with investors and with European platforms. In addition, as CEO of MW Eaglewood Europe LLP, Simon is responsible for managing the European business.
Prior to joining the firm, Simon was a Director of Equity Sales and Equity Capital Markets at Dresdner Kleinwort, J.P. Morgan Cazenove and most recently Liberum. As a founder and former board Director of Liberum, Simon was part of a number of transactions in the equity space and has advised many new technology compa ... (view full description)
Standard & Poor's
Cian Chandler is a Senior Director in the European Structured Finance Department based in London; he is the Analytical Manager for ABS & RMBS out of London covering UK, Dutch, Spanish, Irish and Scandinavian RMBS & Auto, Consumer Finance & Lease Securitizations in ABS.
Director - Senior Analyst Structured Finance
David Cirotteau is a Senior Analyst in the Societe Generale Credit Research
team in Paris, covering ABS, covered bonds and SSAs sectors.
research pieces are available on SG research website www.sgresearch.com. He is also a regular
speaker in international conference and in the press.
joined Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking in June 2004 after
three years at IXIS CIB, where he covered structured finance ABS. Prior to that
position, he worked as a trader on gvt bonds for seven years. Jean-David
started as a statistician on modelling scoring techniques on consumer ... (view full description)
Senior Director - Sales Manager
Stephen is a Director at Moody’s Analytics where he manages the European operations for the Structured Analytics & Valuations group and the global structured finance Valuations and Advisory group. He moved to Moody’s London offices in 2011 to increase the group’s focus on the EMEA market. His team develops and implements methodologies and analytic software across multiple structured finance asset classes including RMBS, ABS, CLOs, CMBS, CRE CDOs, TruPS CDOs, and ABS CDOs for the purposes of estimating losses, assigning valuations, macroeconomic stress testing, risk analysis, and benchmarking. Prior to his current role, he managed the group of financial engineers that supports users of Mo ... (view full description)
Head of Treasury Markets & CIO
Nationwide Building Society
I lead teams that manage the Society's capital position and issuance, wholesale funding, investor relations, financial analysts and the credit ratings agencies. As Chief Investment Officer, I also lead the teams that invest Nationwide's DB pension assets and liquid asset buffer in a range of portfolios, generate liquidity through repo transactions and manage some of the Society's financial risks through derivatives. Whilst my roles at Nationwide and other firms (CIBC, Abbey National/Santander & Morgan Stanley amongst others) since the mid-1990's have been mainly in treasury, having come from retail banking I have a passion for the Society's member facing activities, and eng ... (view full description)
Gryphon Capital Investments Pty Ltd
Henry Cooke is a founding Partner of Gryphon Capital Investments Pty Ltd. and Chairman of the Securitisation Working Group for AMIC, part of ICMA. Henry is also a NED for a commercial property investment company and a land development business.
GCI span out from Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd in 2014 as a specialist ABS manager and manages ca. $2 Billion in ABS for institutional clients. In 2018 GCI launched GCIT an ASX-listed investment vehicle focused on ABS with a current market cap of ca. A$400 million. Henry was at Threadneedle for over 4 years before the team set up GCI.
Henry started out in Mortgage Research at Salomon Brothers in the US and was a trader ... (view full description)
Hogan Lovells International LLP
Julian Craughan is a Hogan Lovells partner based in London. He has extensive experience in securitization and structured finance transactions. He has advised lenders, arrangers and originators on asset backed financings and securitisations of various asset classes including consumer receivables, trade receivables, commercial mortgages, residential mortgages and infrastructure assets. Julian's recent transactions have included advising: • BofA Merrill Lynch and HSBC, as joint lead managers, on a £438 million UK residential mortgage backed securitisation issued by Tenterden Funding plc and originated by AIB Group (UK) p.l.c. • the acquirer and junior lender on the acquisition and securitisatio ... (view full description)
Andrea Crespan joined Securitisation Services (Finanziaria Internazionale Group) in 2009 after graduation in Financial Market and International Economy from the Ca Foscari University of Venice, attending there also a post-graduation course in Banking & Financial Sector. Andrea gained experience in managing several securitisation deals and has a deep knowledge of all major asset classes. He has been actively involved in the process of implementation of ECB Rules in terms of asset eligibility, the ABS Loan-level Initiative, acting also as advisor for Originators and market participants. Recently he joined the team of Structured Finance of Finanziaria Internazionale Securitisation Group where h ... (view full description)
K&L Gates LLP
Vice President, Group General Counsel’s Office
Charles specialises in capital markets
structured debt finance including residential mortgage backed securitisations,
commercial mortgage backed securitisations, credit card securitisations and
covered bonds. He is a key advisor to Barclays Group Treasury on Barclays
secured debt programmes and issuances as well as various regulatory, guarantee,
asset encumbrance and capital matters.
Prior to joining Barclays, Charles worked in the securitisation team at Allen
& Overy LLP in London.
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Securitisation Forum
Chris is the part-time chief executive officer of the Australian Securitisation Forum, the peak industry association for participants in Australia’s securitisation market. He is also an independent member of the investment committees of two Australian fixed-income funds.
From 2000-08 Chris was the country head of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. This role had responsibility for the management of S&P’s credit
ratings, managed-fund research, index services and financial data businesses in Australia and New Zealand. His background includes roles in corporate banking, treasury, technology and auditing.
Gareth currently leads J.P. Morgan's International ABS & Covered Bond Research team, voted #1 in the II All-Europe Fixed Income Research poll. In the role for eight years, he covers all asset classes and jurisdictions, with a particular focus on consumer and residential mortgage backed products. Prior to joining the team, he worked for three years in the Bank Capital Management Group at J.P. Morgan looking at both the implementation and impact of Basel II adoption on Bank investment portfolios. Gareth holds Masters degrees in Accounting and Economics and Management from the University of Toronto, Bachelor of Science in Management from the LSE and is a CFA charter holder.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Altynay Davletova has been a research analyst at BofA Merrill Lynch European Structured Finance research group since 2004, focussing primarily on the RMBS and CDO sectors. Altynay holds MSc Finance and Economics from London School of Economics.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Stephen Day is a partner in the Capital Markets Group of Cadwalader’s London office. He advises leading financial institutions and corporations in Europe and the United States in connection with a wide range of structured finance and securitisation transactions, with a focus on complex cross border deals. His work in this area includes structuring commercial paper conduits, structured investment vehicles, multi-country receivables (trade, auto loan/lease, credit card) securitisations, portfolio sales and financings, securitisation of bridge and private equity take-out deals, whole business transactions and intellectual property financings. Stephen has been named as a leading individual in se ... (view full description)
Juan De Mollein
Senior Financial Officer
International Finance Corporation
Juan P. De Mollein is a Senior Financial Officer in the International Finance Corporation, member of the World Bank Group and largest development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. Juan has developed an international career in financial services, focused on capital markets and fixed income across multiple jurisdictions in emerging markets, the U.S. and Europe, and is currently leading the structuring and underwriting process of structured transactions in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Central Asia across multiple asset classes. Currently based in London, Juan is also in charge of developing credit products and pricing methodologies for existing asset securiti ... (view full description)
Director, Capital Markets
Perry DeFelice is the Director of Capital Markets at 1010data where he assists MBS and ABS market participants in implementing 1010data's end-to-end cloud-based solution for big data analytics. His clients include investors, GSEs, NRSROs, bond insurers, servicers and regulatory entities. These customers use 1010data to store and analyze both third party and proprietary pool and loan-level data for securitized and whole loan residential mortgages, CMBS, student loans, peer-to-peer loans, and more.
Mr. Desai joined Ares in November 2011 in the Tradable Credit Group from Indicus Advisors. He has over 14 years experience in structuring and originating structured alternative investments. He has been Managing Director and Co-Head of JPMorgans European CDO group. Before that, he was Head of CDO Structuring and Origination at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Desai holds undergraduate and masters degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Managing Director and country officer for auxmoney investments ltd is leading the local team. He joined from BNP Paribas, where he was head of ABS markets in the Securitised Products Group based out of London. He helped many clients setting up Covered bonds, ABS, RMBS and other funding facilities. The team won various Covered bonds and ABS awards from Global Capital and IFR. Before BNPP, Boudewijn was a director in the Securitisation team at UBS which he joined after working as Senior Analyst at Moody’s in Paris rating Covered Bonds, RMBS and ABS transactions in EMEA. Boudewijn started his career at ING in Amsterdam. He has a masters degree in Finance from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterda ... (view full description)
Clarence E. Dixon
Managing Director - Global Head of Loan Services
Clarence joined CBRE in 2013, after spending five years as CEO at Hatfield Philips International, one of Europe’s largest commercial real estate mortgage servicers and work-out specialist. As Global Head of Loan Services Clarence is responsible for the management of CBRE’s Pan European commercial debt servicing and advisory platform. Clarence has over 20 years of commercial real estate debt experience having managed servicing work-out and debt platforms in the UK, Germany and the Benelux. Prior to Hatfield Philips, Clarence was Managing Director of Crown Mortgage Management where his responsibilities included establishing and managing the UK and German operations including bot ... (view full description)
Vladimir Dragunov is a partner in Baker & McKenzie's Moscow office and head of the firm’s Russian Securitisation and Structured Finance Group. Mr. Dragunov is recommended by European Legal 500, Chambers Global and IFLR1000 for the Russian securitisation and structured finance work. He has worked with the IFC Technical Group on improving the legal framework for securitisation of assets in Russia. Mr. Dragunov has been involved in the structuring and execution of a number of first securitisations in Russia & CIS, including Home Credit & Finance Bank Euro 300 million consumer receivables securitisation, BTA-Ipoteka Euro 150 million residential mortgages securitisation, Red Arrow US$ ... (view full description)
Michael Dryden is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Securitized Products Asset Finance group, based in New York, and is co-head of the Portfolio Solutions and Residential Mortgage Finance and Securitization business. Mr. Dryden is responsible for the mortgage securitization origination, distressed asset and asset advisory business including strategic asset valuation, securitization capital markets coverage, structuring and valuation for principal and financing transactions.Mr. Dryden joined Credit Suisse in May 2011 from Barclays Capital where he was responsible for the mortgage, real estate and government advisory business within the Securitized Products Origination gr ... (view full description)
European Securities and Markets Authority
Ronan joined the Corporate Finance team of ESMA in 2012 as a seconded national expert from the Central Bank of Ireland where he is the Corporate Finance Policy and Strategy Manager. Ronan specialises in the area of prospectuses and has over 10 years experience working in structured finance. Prior to joining the Central Bank of Ireland, Ronan worked for William Fry Solicitors and the Irish Stock Exchange. He is a qualified solicitor in Ireland, England & Wales and is admitted as an attorney in the State of New York. He is also a former member of the CESR Standing Committee on Credit Rating Agencies.
Head of Treasury ING Germany
Boris Dunnewijk – Treasurer ING-DiBa AG & Divisional Treasurer C&G countries. After his graduations in 1997 in Macro and Labour Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science and in 1998 in Macro Economics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Boris joined the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment as Policy Advisor. In 2001 he started his career at ING as Banking Analyst. In May 2005, he was appointed Senior Analyst Capital Management and in January 2007 he became Senior Manager Investor Relations. From January 2011 he worked as Chief Investment Officer at ING Direct. In January 2013 Boris was appointed Chief Investment Officer at ING Bank, responsible for ... (view full description)
Head of Banking Solutions - Private Side
Georges Duponcheele is Head of Banking Solutions - Private Side, a team developing solutions for banks with regards to funding, balance sheet or capital with a focus on assets. For example, the team developed recently an innovative funding solution to increase the collateral base of banks using illiquid short term trade finance loans, not normally available to capital markets. The team is also involved in regulatory issues, and proposes European-based solutions with regards to asset portfolios.
Georges co-authored the paper 'A Principles-Based Approach to Regulatory Capital for Securitisations', also known as the Arbitrage-Free Approach. He graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris and holds a Ph ... (view full description)
Cirine El Husseini
Chalkhill Partners LLP
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Mr PR Ensor (aged 65) is the Chairman of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. He joined the company in 1976 and was appointed an executive director in 1983. He is also a director of Internet Securities, Inc., BCA Research, Inc., Ned Davis Research Inc., and Davis Mendel & Regenstein Inc., and since October 2009 an outside member of the Finance Committee of Oxford University Press. He attended Oxford University and prior to joining Euromoney Institutional Investor worked at Rothschilds and the Sunday Telegraph.
Director, Credit Strategist & Structured Credit Analyst
Unicredit Corporate & Investment Banking
Markus Ernst is a credit strategist at the Credit Research Strategy Team of UniCredit Group. Markus is analyzing European corporate and asset backed credits from a credit strategy point of view and is in particularly responsible for European Securitization Research in Unicredit. Before Markus joined Credit Research in March 2007 he has worked for HVB's Senior Risk Management as a Credit Risk Analyst for European Securitization. He graduated from the University of Regensburg with a degree in Business Administration/ Economics and started his career in Hypovereinsbank 2004.
Managing Director, Securitisation
Crédit Agricole CIB
In 1992, Nathalie joined Banque Indosuez in Paris as senior credit analyst for project and asset-based finance. Thereafter, she moved to the special situation team as originator and structurer, where she executed private asset-based transactions for corporate clients. In 1997, she moved to the securitisation team as structurer for public term and private securitisation mandates. Her experience in securitisation is very broad having worked and executed transactions based on all types of asset classes (residential and commercial mortgages, auto and consumer receivables, leases, corporate loans, operational assets, trade receivables, future flow ... (view full description)
Exec Chair & Co-Founder
Christian is the co-founder of LendInvest, the marketplace platform for property finance, and one of the leading Fintech businesses in the UK. LendInvest has lent over £3 billion and raised debt and equity, from institutions such as Atomico, the European Investment Fund, Tiger, Citibank, HSBC, Nomura, and the National Australia Bank.
Christian was previously a lawyer with Magic Circle experience and as in-house legal counsel in a leading investment bank. He is a keen advocate for the Fintech sector, and sits on the Government’s Fintech Delivery Panel; he also founded and chairs the Digital Finance Forum. He is an active supporter and early investor in several startups, including ... (view full description)
Global Head of Corporate Securitisation
Chief Executive Officer
Adam Farkas is the Chief Executive Officer of AFME. Joining in February 2020 he is responsible for providing vision and shaping the strategy for the Association going forward and reporting to the Board. Before joining AFME, Adam was the Executive Director of the European Banking Authority (EBA) from April 2011 until the end of January 2020 where he managed the organisation’s daily operations and led the implementation of its regulatory work programme.
Prior to joining the EBA, he acted as the Executive Chairman of the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority from 2009 to 2010 where he spearheaded the Authority’s response to the financial crisis and helped implement policy such a ... (view full description)
Jeff is a Director in the Structured Finance group of Assured Guaranty Corp., where he is responsible for Assured Guaranty's ABS and aseet finances business. Mr. Farron has 15+ years experience in credit, origination and structuring of transactions involving equipment, transportation assets (railcars, aircraft, shipping containers), diversified payment rights, credit card receivables, auto loans, timeshare loans and trade receivables, among others. Jeff joined Assured Guaranty in November 2004. Prior to joining Assured Guaranty, Mr.Farron spent two years as Securitization Analyst at Deloitte & Touche where he developed cashflow models and provided comprehensive quantitative and advisory ... (view full description)
Fabrice Faure Dauphin
Allen & Overy LLP
Fabrice Faure-Dauphin is a partner in the Banking & Finance department at Allen & Overy Paris. He has a wide ranging experience in the field of structured finance and is responsible for the securitisation and covered bonds activity in Paris.
In this field, he is experienced in a wide range of securitised asset classes (including all types of ABS asset such as consumer and auto loans and dealer floorplan, export finance, CMBS, ABCP structures and pan-European trade receivables), covered bonds structures and also repackaging and complex bank balance sheet funding structures (such as RWA or liquidity driven structures). He also has particular expertise in export finance and ... (view full description)
Hogan Lovells International LLP
Julian is a partner in Hogan Lovells' capital markets practice group in Frankfurt. He advises banks, financial institutions and other financial service providers on securitisations and other refinancing transactions, as well as on the structuring of underlying portfolios such as credit, mezzanine and bonus share portfolios. He also has several years of experience in financial restructuring, in particular in the context of financial market stabilization measures, and the transfer of credit and derivatives portfolios.
Senior Structured Products Analyst
Mr. Fiske first joined Lewtan in early 2007 and was the primary developer of the cash flow engine, an Excel-based portfolio analytical platform leveraging Lewtan’s cash flow library. He developed bespoke solutions for several clients, including Thomson Reuters, to whom he left Lewtan to become the senior ABS evaluator on their European pricing desk. While at Thomson Reuters, Mr. Fiske advanced their pricing capabilities for a variety of asset classes, including European CMBS, DUS bonds, High Yield bonds and investment-grade bonds. He has worked at Standard & Poor’s, JPMorgan Chase, ABNAmro, and rejoined Lewtan in 2013 to help develop additional products in the CLO and loan level data sec ... (view full description)
Tom is a Partner in the UK Structured Finance practice and has over 16 years of experience in the field of risk management and securitisation work. He specialises in structured finance transactions, with a particular focus on the asset backed commercial paper market and the European corporate loan market. Tom also has expertise in credit cards, residential mortgages, auto leases and student loans. Tom has deep experience leading teams in asset due diligence, transaction execution, as well as loan valuation and sales. Tom leads the UK firm’s provision of advice on buy-side loan portfolio services.
TwentyFour Asset Management
Rob is one of the 7 founding partners of TwentyFour Asset Management and a member of the six-strong portfolio management team where his primary responsibility is the co-management of the firm's Monument, Dynamic and Focus Bond Funds as well as a number of bespoke portfolios for institutional clients. Prior moving into fund management almost 5 years ago, Rob had a successful career as a fixed income trader covering a broad range of instruments including Gilts, Futures & Options, Corporate Bonds, Asset Swaps and for the major part Bank FRNs and Asset Backed Securities. He spent over 20 years with Barclays Capital (and its predecessor BZW) where he was a Managing Director and Head of Europe ... (view full description)
MD, Head of Private Debt Mobilisation
Santander Corporate & Investment Banking
Steve Gandy is Managing Director, Head of Private Debt Mobilisation, Notes and Structuring for Santander Global Corporate Banking in London. He has over 27 years’ experience in the securitisation industry, having completed transactions in Europe, United States, Latin America and Asia.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the European Data Warehouse, and has also served as a Member Chairman of the Securitisation forum of AFME, where he participated in the development of the PCS initiative and currently serves as the chairman of the of the PCS Market Committee.
Steve is also the current chairman of the Securitisation Working Group of the European Banking Federation. During ... (view full description)
Javier Garcia Martin
Head of Capital Markets
Santander Consumer Finance
At present, Javier is the Head of Capital Markets and Funding at Banco Santander Consumer Finance since 2012 Before that he was CFO and Deputy General Manager of CCM (Caja Castilla la Mancha, savings bank) since 2008. At the same time (during that period) he has been Board Member in various companies such as Naturener SA, OESIA Networks SA, and Grupo Calvo. Between 2003 and 2008, he was Head of Treasury and Capital Markets at Cajamar SCR, having held the same position at Commerzbank AG (2000-2003), after joining from Deutsche Banks treasury team where he was a senior trader of global markets since 1998. He began his career in finance in 1992 with Banco Santander as trader in their treasury d ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
Alex joined DBRS Ratings Limited in July 2012 where he rates European auto loan / lease, credit card and consumer loan ABS transactions. Alex started his career on Ford's graduate programme with FCE Bank in 1997. He spent eleven years with FCE including roles within European operations, finance, risk and securitisation (Globaldrive). In 2008 he joined Lloyds Banking Group to support the development of its securitisation capabilities for its UK credit card (Penarth) and personal loan platforms.
Alessandro has 18 years of experience in the structured finance market with more than 150 transactions closed in various asset classes such as NPLs, RMBS, CMBS, CBO, leasing, consumer loans, social securities receivables and trade receivables. He is at present co-head of Southern Europe Structured Products. Recently, Alessandro has been involved in the first four and most important Italian NPLs transactions, using the support of the Italian Government Guarantee (GACS) and he is also involved in other financing NPLs transactions. Before joining J.P. Morgan as responsible for the Italian Structured Finance desk in November 2007, he was Head of Southern Europe Securitisation at SG Corporate &a ... (view full description)
Head of Department, Active Credit Portfolio Steering
In over 25 years of work experience, Biagio has consolidated a strong expertise in structured finance and capital markets activities. In this respect, he has been involved in several major transactions structured in the Italian market, including NPLs disposals. He managed the relationship with the top management of key corporate and institutional clients, contributing to the development of products and innovative financial solutions. Currently, Biagio is Head of Active Credit Portfolio Steering Head Office Department at Intesa Sanpaolo, reporting directly to the Group CFO. In this function he is responsible, at Group level, for credit portfolio management, credit strategies and NPL Plan acti ... (view full description)
John Gibson is a Partner in PwC's Financial Instruments, Structured Products and Real Estate (FSR) group based in Washington, DC. He has over 25 years of diversified financial services experience working with commercial and investment banks, investors, and government agencies in the management, financing, valuation or sale of assets, including structured products, and loans. John's expertise includes securitization pre-transaction support, transaction analytics and financial advisory services
Portfolio analysis and data integrity testing
Issuer financing program feasibility and analysis
Servicer operational reviews and transaction surveillance
... (view full description)
President & Chief Executive Officer
Arch Mortgage Insurance Limited
Giuliano Giovannetti is President and Chief Executive Officer of Arch Mortgage Insurance Limited in Dublin. He joined Arch in January 2014 as a director of Arch Risk Partners Ltd. before moving to his current position in April 2014. He started his career as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Co. focusing on financial institutions. Between 2004 and 2008, he was the country manager for Italy and later the head of the European branches of PMI Europe, a mortgage insurer. Giuliano is a qualified actuary and engineer and holds an MBA from Insead.
Head of European ABS and CLO Strategy
Vasundhara Goel heads Morgan Stanley’s EU ABS and CLO Research franchise covering all European securitised assets. The team combines research on macro factors affecting the securitization market with topical sector-level themes. The team is recognized for its focus on UK RMBS, regulations affecting the ABS market, frameworks for analysing risks in CLO pools and regular collaborative publications. Vasundhara holds an MBA and a Bachelors of Commerce from Delhi.
Structuring, Client Solutions
Alejandro joined StormHarbour Securities to focus on Special Situations and Alternative Assets. Prior to joining StormHarbour Alejandro focused on illiquid asset opportunities and for ten years worked for Deutsche Bank originating and structuring securitization transactions for multiple financial institutions, corporates and Governments in Europe as well as purchasing and setting up platforms to originate loan portfolios in Southern Europe. His experience in securitization covers most asset classes from synthetic CLOS (like CAST 2000-1, CLO of the year 2000) through credit cards (Karta, consumer securitization deal of 2006) to government securitizations, corporate securitizations Volta progr ... (view full description)
Intermoney Titulización S.G.F.T. S.A.
Manuel holds a Degree in Law and a Degree in Economics by Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE), Madrid. Since joining Intermoney in 2003, Manuel has led the structuring and incorporation of more than 30 public and private securitisation transactions (Fondos): RMBS, ABS and CLO, including those receiving guarantees from the Spanish Treasury (under the program FTPYME), and the Generalitat of Catalonia (under the program FTGENCAT). He joined TdA in October 1998 until 2003. Previously he worked for the Banco Español de Credito (Banesto) for 8 years as a lawyer and economist at the mortgage subsidiary of the Group (Banesto Hipotecario) and in the business development ar ... (view full description)
Head of Risk Strategy Division
European Central Bank
"Dr. Fernando Gonzlez joined the European Central Bank in 1999. He is the Head of the Risk Strategy Division within the Directorate Risk Management. Prior to working at the ECB, he held a number of academic and research positions at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, the Swedish School of Economics and the London Business School. He also worked in the Treasury Department of the Banco Exterior in Madrid. He has authored numerous articles and books in the areas of risk management and financial modelling. He has a doctoral degree in financial economics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and is a CFA and FRM charterholder
George Gooderham is a counsel at Linklaters LLP, based in the firm's London office. George specialises in securitisations and other forms of structured finance, with a particular focus on legal and regulatory developments relevant to the ABS market.
Group Executive, Chairman
Perpetual Limited, AuSF
Chris is the Group Executive of Perpetual Corporate Trust at Perpetual Limited, Australia's leading corporate trustee. Chris is also Chairman of the Australian Securitisation Forum. Prior to joining Perpetual, Chris was at JPMorgan for 10 years in a variety of roles in Europe before moving to run Institutional Trust Services in Australia. His career began as a solicitor for Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (London Business School) and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Queensland). He is currently completing a Bachelor of Philosophy at the University of London.
Richard is a partner in the commercial real estate lending business and was part of the founding team at Venn. Formerly in the securitisation groups at JP Morgan and Fitch Ratings, he has over 20 years’ experience in the asset finance and credit markets having worked across a spectrum of asset classes including commercial and residential real estate financings. He has a proven track record in building and managing innovative financing platforms, as well as the development of risk management tools. Richard has a Master’s in finance and a degree in law.
Saul is SCIO Capital's CRO and one of its managing partners. Prior to SCIO, Saul was at Deutsche Bank AG London, where he headed up the European and Asia-Pacific ABS/CDO securitisation risk desk. Prior to Deutsche, Saul was at Moody's in London where he held senior positions in the CMBS and covered bonds teams of the structured finance group. Saul also held senior positions in the international securitisation group at Clifford Chance, London and the corporate and institutional finance group at Calyon, Johannesburg. Saul holds degrees in arts, law and tax from University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
White Circle Capital
Chris is a founding partner at White Circle, a Private Debt Investment Manager focussed on European asset backed credit opportunities in the performing granular SME and consumer loan sector.
Previously he was CEO of Acorn Money sourcing finance in a variety of sectors including financing loan portfolios.
From 2008 to 2014 he was Lead Portfolio Manager, European Asset Backed Securities at BlackRock. Managing €8bn AuM for Europe's leading insurance companies, retail fund sleeves and hedge fund strategies across Blackrock's platform.
Previously Asset Backed Research at Societe Generale from 2006 and Royal Bank of Scotland from 2002 after starting as a Graduate at UBS in 1998. ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Hiram joined Alcentra in March 2008 and is Global Head of Structured Credit. Hiram is the Portfolio Manager for the Structured Credit Opportunity funds and oversees investments in structured products across Alcentra’s funds.
Previously, he was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and Head of the CDO Group in London. During his eight years at Morgan Stanley, Hiram structured and originated various credit arbitrage vehicles including CLOs and Opportunity Funds. Prior to 1999, Hiram was an Analyst at Prudential Securities in the Asset Backed Securities Group.
Hiram graduated cum laude from Bowdoin College with a dual major in Philosophy and Neuroscience.
Chief Risk Officer
SCIO Capital LLP
Jason is the CRO at SCIO Capital and part of the investment team. Prior to joining SCIO, Jason was at Deutsche Bank London where he was the team head for European securitisation credit risk management and worked on numerous transactions across all major European markets. Jason was at DB for eight years, prior to that he was at Citigroup in their risk management department.
Head of Structured Finance
The Paragon Group of Companies PLC
John joined the Paragon Group in November 1998, has securitised over GBP14bn equivalent Buy to Let mortgages and consumer assets and issued Paragon bonds in the UK, Europe and the USA. He formerly worked in the Treasury and Structured Finance functions of UK and international financial institutions. In September 2010 signed a warehouse facility with Macquarie Bank now standing at GBP 300m. Followed by a facility with Lloyds of GBP350 and late 2015 BAML joined with GBP200m. Paragon continues to access the Capital Markets on a regular basis and most recently the 2015 transactions included the Euro tranch.
Head of Investments, Structured Finance Investment team at AXA IM
Mayer Brown International LLP
Kevin Hawken is a securitisation and structured finance partner in Mayer Brown's London office. He has represented originators, programme sponsors, investors and other participants in transactions involving a wide variety of asset types, structures and jurisdictions. He has special expertise in US and European regulatory requirements affecting securitisation transactions, and frequently advises financial institutions and industry associations analysing and commenting on the developing regulatory framework. Kevin has worked at Mayer Brown since 1989 and in London since 2000.
Partner Structured Finance
James Hewer, Partner, Structured Finance Group
James is a Partner in the Banking and Capital Markets practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he lead the UK Structured Finance Group and has worked with IFRS reporting clients for over 10 years and in this time has helped companies with both the technical interpretation and the practical implementation of IFRS. James is one of PwCs lead experts in financial instruments and their associated accounting implications under IFRS, he helps lead the development and provision of services to IFRS reporting clients assisting them meet the challenges arising from IFRS. James also leads the Structured Finance Group in London, providing advisory and transact ... (view full description)
BlackRock Investment Management
Christian Holder, Director, is a credit research analyst on the Securitized Assets Investment Team within BlackRock's Fixed Income Portfolio Management Group.
Mr. Holder 's service with the firm dates back to 2004, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, he was the lead credit analyst for European structured finance securities. Prior to joining MLIM in 2004, Mr. Holder worked for Fitch Ratings, where he spent four years in structured finance and four years as a management accountant. In these roles, he worked as a lead analyst for whole business securitizations, after initially working as a surveillance analyst coverin ... (view full description)
Partner, Portfolio Manager, Co-Head of Alternative Credit
Joel is a Managing Director in Atlanta at Fortress Investment Group in the Hybrid Group focusing on acquiring distressed loan portfolios, as well as other real estate, debt and equity opportunities. Prior to Fortress, Joel was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Atalaya Capital Management, an alternative investment fund that focused on private debt, mezzanine and equity investments in middle-market companies. While at Atalaya, he oversaw investments totaling more than $1 billion in commitments.
Prior to joining Atalaya, Joel was a Managing Director at Navigant Consulting, Inc., where he was the head of the Hedge Fund/Lender Services Group. Additionally, he was responsible for running Se ... (view full description)
Deputy Director General Market Operations
European Central Bank (ECB)
Cornelia Holthausen is Deputy Director General in the Directorate General Market Operations of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. She is responsible for issues related to money markets, liquidity management and the operational framework of the Eurosystem, including counterparty and collateral frameworks. Since 2017, she is chair of the ECB’s Money Market Contact Group. Moreover, she oversees the ECB’s contributions in the field of interest rate benchmarks.
Until 2012, Cornelia Holthausen was Head of the ECB’s Financial Research Division. She has worked on the design of central banks’ operational frameworks, money markets, micro- and macro-prudential regulation of the finan ... (view full description)
Lupus alpha Asset Management AG
Michael Hombach joined Lupus alpha in January 2014 as Portfolio Manager for Structured Credit Products. Michael started to manage portfolios of USD and EUR CLO Tranches back in 2004 at Deutsche Postbank. At Lupus alpha Asset Management, he today advises CLO Mandates with a volume of more than half a billion EUROs. Michael earned a Master´s degree in Banking and Finance.
Managing Director & Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets
Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Richard Hopkin is a Managing Director in AFME’s securitisation division. He joined AFME in June 2010 after a 20 year career in European securitisation during which he held leadership positions at J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Société Générale. He has originated, structured and distributed financings backed by a wide variety of asset classes including residential mortgages, credit cards, auto, consumer and SME loans, from across Europe, Australia and the US.
Born and brought up in Wales, Richard read law at Cambridge University and before embarking on his banking career he qualified as a solicitor with leading international law firm Clifford Chance.
Michael How is CTO and one of the founders of
Vichara Technologies. He is a leading technical resource and mentor for
both Vichara and client technical staff, and has served as chief architect for
major systems initiatives at HSBC, CSFB, Citigroup, Lehman, Nomura, Goldman
Sachs and many other leading financial and information technology firms. He
co-authored widely used @nalyst and QuantTools financial analytic software
packages. Prior to founding Vichara, Mike was CTO of TechHackers and Managing
Director in the capital markets technology business at Unisys. Earlier in his career,
Michael worked as a research engineer at HP and Digital. Michael holds MS and
BS degrees in computer sc ... (view full description)
William Howard Davies
Senior Vice President
Mr. Davies is a senior vice president and global structured finance specialist in the London office. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2009, he was an asset-backed securities portfolio manager at Pearl Group's Axial Investment Management and was previously the head of European mortgage-backed securities research at Deutsche Bank. He has 11 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Nottingham Medical School. He is also a Chartered Accountant.
Frank is a Director in the Securitisation Team of LBBW. He has over 12 year experience as a structurer of trade receivables transactions financed via ABCP.
Kevin has been a Partner at Clifford Chance since 1998 and is responsible for leading the International Structured Debt Group. Since 1992 he has worked almost exclusively in structured finance especially securitisation. Kevin is identified in Legal 500 and Chambers as one of the leading practitioners in securitisation. He is on the board of directors of the Securitisation Division of AFME where he is a former vice-chairman and represents AFME in discussions with regulators and quasi-governmental advisory bodies on matters of industry importance. He is also a member of the Market Committee of Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS).
Head of securitisation
BANQUE PSA FINANCE
Pierre-Brice Jaouen joined PSA Group in 1995 as Head of Credit for International Customers within the Financial Department. He subsequently held positions as Administrative and Financial Director of the Slovenian and then Portuguese subsidiaries. In 2006, he was appointed Head of Financial Control for International Subsidiaries of PSA Group.Since 2009, Pierre-Brice is Head of Securitization and Structured Finance at PSA Peugeot Citroën with the responsibility to reinforce and diversify the funding sources of the Banque PSA Finance. Within this position, he manages the relationships with the banks and has frequent contacts with investors and relevant regulatory authorities. ... (view full description)
Peter Jeffrey heads up the PwC European Securitisation Group. He has been involved in helping set up some of the earliest UK securitisations and has worked in a range of transactions from RMBS in prime and sub-prime markets to whole company securitisations. He is an expert in structuring, including accounting and regulatory, as well as project management and feasibility studies. Peter is also co-chairman of the accounting committee of the European Securitisation Forum. In this role he is leading the industries discussions with the IASB on accounting for securitisations. He has contributed a number of articles published in leading structured finance magazines and regularly speaks at confere ... (view full description)
Stuart Jennings is a managing director in the European structured finance group at Fitch Ratings in London. Stuart has headed the agency’s European and Asian Structured Finance Risk Group since 2008, which is responsible for the quality of rating analysis within the agency’s portfolio of ratings in this area. Prior to this, Stuart headed Fitch’s European residential mortgage-backed securities group.
Prior to joining Fitch in 1999, Stuart was an associate in the asset securitisation group at Credit Suisse First Boston and before that was an audit manager at KPMG.
Stuart earned his BA degree in accounting and French at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is also a qualified chartered ... (view full description)
Richard Johns is the Executive Director for the Structured Finance Industry Group, a member-based trade industry advocacy group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market.
A longtime leader in the securitization industry, Mr. Johns, 46, has more than 17 years of experience, having previously served as Head of Global Funding and Liquidity at Ally Financial Inc. Earlier in his career Mr. Johns also had roles as Head of Global Capital Markets at Capital One Financial Corp and as a transaction lead at MBNA (now Bank of America).
Throughout his career, Mr. Johns has issued securitized products across a variety of pl ... (view full description)
Jung joined Morgan Stanley in 2010 and is currently a Vice President
responsible for trading RMBS, Prime and Peripheral securitisation,
Consumer assets, Credit Cards, Autos and Euro CLOs. Having completed a degree
in Finance from the University of Durham, Saher worked at Commerzbank from 2006
on the leverage finance team, moving on to the EMTN/ Syndicate desk and finally
on to the ABS trading desk.
Managing Principal, Vice Chairman
West Wheelock Capital, Fixed Income Inv.
Manish has 17 years of experience in creating capital market origination platforms, structuring and originating principal transactions and investing in credit assets. He has led over $20 billion of transactions and restructured assets and liabilities for the largest global bankruptcy at the Lehman estate. He continues to focus on investment and liquidity strategies in credit assets.
Prior to working at the Lehman bankruptcy estate, Manish worked in principal groups at Lehman and Bear Stearns in New York, where his mandate was to utilise the firm’s balance sheet to invest in proprietary cross-asset transactions in multiple jurisdictions.
Manish has extensive experience in evaluati ... (view full description)
Apollo Global Management LLC
Mr. Kelly joined the Structured Credit team at Apollo in 2012. Previously, Mr. Kelly was responsible for seeking investment opportunities and marketing Stone Tower Capital’s services in Europe. Before that, Mr. Kelly spent ten years as a Senior Portfolio Manager with LBBW in its Irish Asset Management subsidiary focused on structured credit assets. Prior to joining the credit team in LBBW Ireland, Mr Kelly spent five years as an interest rate trader. Mr Kelly holds a B. Comm degree and an MBS in financial services from University College Dublin.
PIMCO Deutschland GmbH
Ms. Kelting-Schaller is a senior vice president and portfolio manager in PIMCO’s Structured Credit team focusing primarily on European CMBS. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2008, she was an ABS analyst at Cambridge Place Investment Management in London. Previously, she was with Hudson Advisors Germany in Frankfurt and Fidelity Investments in Merrimack, New Hampshire and London. She has 14 years of investment experience, holds an undergraduate degree from Babson College, an MBA from INSEAD, and is also a CFA Charterholder.
Nicola is a lawyer in the Structured Finance Group. Since 2007, she has focussed on legal and regulatory changes affecting securitisations and covered bond issuance, evaluating the impact of a wide range of developments (including disclosure and transparency, central bank funding, non-centrally cleared derivatives, credit rating agencies regulation, regulatory capital, resolution frameworks and bail-in, and bank structural reform). For ten years prior to 2007, she had a transactional practice, acting for clients in a range of structured finance transactions.
Nicola has previously combined her role with research as a member of the Law Department, London School of Economics, and has also l ... (view full description)
Dean Kennedy is a Vice President within Deutsche Bank's Global Transaction Banking division as part of the Product Management team. Dean has a specific focus on the Trust & Agency Services (TAS) business and covers Structrued Finance, Structured Credit and Project Finance services and products.
Dean has over 15 years experience in banking, specifically Capital Markets, both in Fixed Income and Corporate Trust. Dean joined Deutsche Bank in 2013 from HSBC where he was a Business Development Manager for the Corporate Trust business, covering DCM, Structured Finance, Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, Project and Export Finance. Previous to which Dean worked for Merrill Lynch International as ... (view full description)
Head, Structured Finance Research Europe
Gordon Kerr heads Global Structured Finance Research at DBRS Morningstar. He publishes commentaries and insights on all aspects of secured investing and keeps the market up to date on issues facing securitization and covered bonds. Gordon heads up the DBRS Morningstar ESG Credit Education committee, a global project to expand the credit rating agencies thought leadership with regards to ESG issues. Prior to DBRS, Gordon spent 9 years in research and trading at Citi, covering securitized products, covered bonds and corporate credit. Gordon is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business Toronto where he obtained his MBA. He also holds a science degree from Acadia University. ... (view full description)
Manager, Structured Finance, Supervisory Risk Specialists
Prudential Regulation Authority, BANK OF ENGLAND
Ashley Kibblewhite joined the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in November 2010 as a Technical Specialist in the Risk Specialist Division, was appointed Manager of the Structured Finance Team in February 2013 and transferred to the same role at Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority in April 2013. In addition to his responsibilities as Manager of the Structured Finance team, Ashley is also Chair of the EBA Sub-group for Securitisation and Covered Bonds and Co-chair of the BCBS-IOSCO Task Force on Securitisation Markets Workstream 3, which has been responsible for developing the criteria for Simple, Transparent and Consistent Securitisation.
Ashley has over 25 years’ experience ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service
Thorsten Klotz heads a team of Moody’s primary analysts in the EMEA region mainly reviewing Collateralised Debt Obligations (CDOs) (including Balance Sheet CLOs), granular ABS SME transactions and Asset Backed Commercial Paper (ABCP).
Thorsten Klotz has been lead analyst on various transactions, including CDOs of ABS, Leveraged Loan CLOs and German SME loan securitisations.
Before joining Moody’s in 2002, Thorsten Klotz was a Senior Derivatives Structurer at CDC IXIS Capital Markets where he was responsible for the development and pricing of interest rate and inflation linked structures. Prior to this role, he was working as a trader for callable bonds and equity link ... (view full description)
Gregg Kohansky is a managing director and heads the EMEA RMBS team within the European Structured Finance department at Fitch Ratings in London.
Prior to joining Fitch in 2003, Gregg was a manager in the European securitisation group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Before assuming that position, he was an equity research analyst at Lehman Brothers.
Gregg earned his BA degree in history at Yale University and his MBA at Oxford University.
Head of European Structured Products
Laila Kollmorgen is Head of European Structured Product Trading at Raymond James Financial International in London. Prior to joining RJFI in 2012, Laila spent 18 years trading and investing both US and European securitized product at Merrill Lynch New York, BNP Paribas London, HSH Nordbank in Hamburg, and Cohen & Co in London. Her experience also includes trading fixed income options, including MBS, US treasury and financial futures. Laila worked closely with ISDA to create the first contracts on European CDS on ABS. She focuses on the higher yielding parts of the market, including CLOs, CMBS, UK NC, mezz positions and ABS CDOs. In addition to analyzing and trading structured product, ... (view full description)
Dutch Securitisation Association
Rob Koning has been working since 1978 in the banking industry. Since 1994 he has been actively involved in securitisation, both in Europe and the US. Between 1994 and 2004, he has set up and managed ABN AMRO Bank’s ABCP conduit infrastructure in Europe. In 2004 he was appointed as head of the Chicago based US securitisation group of ABN AMRO, followed by a position in Amsterdam as Managing Director responsible for global ABCP and the Dutch securitisation market. After the break up of ABN AMRO by the RBS/Santander/Fortis consortium, Rob left the bank and started to work as an independent consultant. This involved contributions to several securitisation related projects at Rabobank Internatio ... (view full description)
Head of Research & Market Analysis
European Investment Fund
Dr. Helmut Kraemer-Eis is Head of the European Investment Fundss (EIFs) Research & Market Analysis (RMA). RMA is part of the department for Strategic Development and EU Policies. The EIF is the EIB Group's specialist provider of risk finance to benefit SMEs across Europe. By developing and offering targeted financial products to its partners, the EIF enhances SMEs access to finance and fosters EU objectives as entrepreneurship, growth, innovation, research and development, and employment.RMA supports the EIFs strategic decision-making as well as the product-and mandate-development processes through applied research and market analyses, covering the entire product range. RMA works ... (view full description)
Cameron Kravitt Foundation
Jason is the founder of Mayer Brown’s securitization practice and was co-chair of the firm from 1998-2001. He has helped the firm's clients create some of the most significant securitization products used in the capital markets today and is well known for being a Co-Founder of the Securitization Industry’s original trade association; leading industry groups in connection with new legislation or regulation; helping to lead large securitization transactions such as MLEC ($100 billion) and Straight A funding ($60 billion) and large RMBS mortgage litigation settlements such as the BofA/BNY Mellon $8.5 billion settlement.
He is consistently rated in the highest category by lawyer ratings ... (view full description)
Heinz Christoph Kurt Kruecken, is a Director in the Cash Management Group within BlackRock where he is responsible for new business development of institutional corporate investors and financial institutions covering Continental Europe (ex-Nordics) with a focus on Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. Prior to joining BlackRock in February 2011, Mr Kruecken was a Vice President at TD Securities London covering Fixed Income developed and emerging market debt covering clients in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Prior to joining TD Securities, Mr Kruecken held a number of positions within the banking sector in several countries including Bank of Scotland where worked in the loans distributi ... (view full description)
Appointed in June 2009, Todd is responsible for managing the overall Treasury function of the Pepper Group, ensuring effective sourcing of debt domestically and offshore to meet the ongoing funding requirements of the business, managing all secured and unsecured loan and debt capital market facilities, managing interest rate risk, foreign currency risk, liquidity and market/balance sheet risk, and for developing appropriate Treasury strategies in relation to debt capital management.
Todd came to Pepper after eight years with GMAC-RFC where he served in multiple roles in non-conforming lending in the United States, Europe and Australia in both finance and executive roles. Prior to ... (view full description)
Chief Counsel, Europe
U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust
Ed serves as Chief Counsel to the European Corporate Trust Group and has over 17 years of corporate trust specific experience both in legal and business positions. Prior to joining the US Bank team in August 2011, Ed served as a Senior Counsel to The Bank of New York Mellon EMEA Corporate Trust Business in the aftermath of the bank’s acquisition of JPMorgan’s corporate trust business in 2006 and prior to the acquisition was the Head of the EMEA Restructuring, Default and Exchange Management Group at JPMorgan. Ed began his career in corporate trust with Deutsche Bank AG London, initially as a legal consultant and then as a transaction manager with a focus on structured finance ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income Trading
Scott Levy has over 15 years of experience in the fixed income space. At Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Levy manages trading of Credit and Structured Products. He also trades CDOs for the firm as well as other esoteric ABS. Prior to joining Guggenheim in 2008, Mr. Levy worked in Citi’s debt capital markets origination business, specializing in hybrid capital securities and structured finance alternatives. While at Citi, he structured over $8 billion of fixed income securities, including a $1.5 billion acquisition facility for a major commercial aircraft leasing company and a first of its kind $2 billion hybrid capital merger financing for a large insurance company. Mr. Levy started his career at ... (view full description)
Jonathan Lewis is a partner in Clifford Chance since 1999. He specialises in structured finance, securitisation, derivatives, real estate finance and bank regulation. His clients include credit institutions, corporate, supra-national organisations and sponsors.He is a solicitor, Avocat la Cour, attorney in the State of New York and admitted in Ireland.
Since 2010 he has been advising on issues relating to Euro are sovereign debt. Recent transactions include advising on publicly listed RMBS and auto ABS, re-packaging transactions, securitisation and synthetic securitisation of SME portfolios, pan-European trade receivables transactions and the establishment and financing of deb ... (view full description)
Bob Liao is EMEA Head of the Securitised Products Group and has been with Citi since 1994. He is responsible for a team that provides asset backed financing (including a multi-seller conduit) and advisory services to financial institutions, corporations and governments. His team has worked on securitisations throughout the region. He and his team are responsible for several market firsts including the first residential mortgage master trust and covered bond in the United Kingdom, the first Swedish Covered Bond, and the first global project finance loan securitisation. His team also has extensive experience working with all major rating agencies, bank regulators and central banks.
Prior to m ... (view full description)
Co-Head Portfolio Management, Securitised Products Group
Alexandre co-heads the portfolio management team in the Securitised Products Group at BNP Paribas. Alexandre manages a multi-billion portfolio of asset financings covering a wide range of asset classes: mortgages, consumer loans, auto loans, leasing, trade receivables funded via ABCP, term funding for middle market SME loans and REOs pools.Alexandre Linden has over 20 years of experience in the European credit markets through analyzing, structuring, rating and valuing a large variety of structured finance products
Prior to joining BNP ... (view full description)
Paul has worked in commercial loan servicing in Europe for more than 20 years, making him one of a small handful of professionals with that depth of experience. Over that period, he has built and then managed 3 separate servicing platforms – for Morgan Stanley, then Deutsche Bank, and most recently CBRE. In Europe, Paul’s hands-on expertise in launching and leading servicing businesses is second to none. From 2009 to 2012 Paul was European Head of Servicing at CBRE, where he grew the team to 12 personnel, managing c £12bn of real estate loans and c 2000 properties. From 2005 – 2009 Paul was Director and European head of servicing for Deutsche Bank London, where he founded and the ... (view full description)
Hendrik Jan Luikinga
Deputy Head of Treasury
Nationale Nederlanden Bank N.V.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Brian Maher is a partner in Weil’s Structured Finance & Derivatives practice based in London. He advises on a wide range of finance matters including portfolio acquisitions and financings, securitisations, CLOs, restructurings, refinancings, warehouse facilities, asset-based lending and secured loan transactions.
Head of European ABS Trading
Shammi joined StormHarbour in March 2012 and has over 20 years investment banking experience having specialised in ABS products since 1996. His previous roles have included Head of Corporate & Structured Credit Investments at Natexis Banque, London, Head of European ABS trading at Societe Generale between 2000 to 2005; Senior Portfolio Manager at Henderson Global Investors from 2006-2008 and more recently Head of ABS Sales and Trading at Brains Inc. His experience covers origination, syndicate, pricing knowledge with investment and trading experience across all asset classes especially in mezzanine and subordinated ABS. Shammi holds an MBA in Finance and a BSc. Hons in Chemistry.
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
is Managing Director in Standard & Poors EMEA Structured Finance
with responsibility for the ABS, RMBS and CMBS teams. The team covers transactions
such as auto and consumer loans, credit cards as well as prime and sub-prime
residential credits and CMBS in the U.K and Europe.
Jon was the leader of the Project Finance and Infrastructure teams
within the SF EMEA Corporate Group. Jon
has been with Standard & Poor's for sixteen years
including position in Melbourne and Paris.
Jon is a member of the Chartered
Accountants of Scotland and previously held in positions in business
planning in the U.K Social Housing Sector and as an External Audi ... (view full description)
Emma Matebalavu is a partner at Clifford Chance specialising in all types of structured debt, capital markets and real estate finance. Emma focuses on structured financings, in particular, securitisation of real estate assets, whole businesses, credit cards, personal loans, corporate loans and residential mortgages.
Emma advises on origination and restructuring of real estate loans, with a focus on restructuring CMBS transactions and portfolio sales. Emma is a member of a number of AFME working groups and the regulatory committee of the CRE Finance Council.
Global Head, Securitisation, Structured Capital Markets
HSBC Bank PLC
Lynn Maxwell, Managing Director, Global Head of Securitisation, Structured Capital Markets, DCM at HSBC Bank plc. Lynn has worked at HSBC in London for the past 9 years. Her global team originates, structures and distributes securitisations across all major ABS markets, including EMEA, Asia and the Americas. Assets include cash or synthetic securitisations across all asset classes, including auto loans and leases, residential mortgages, trade receivables, consumer loans, SME loans, managed and balance sheet CLOs and credit cards. Lynn is regularly involved in securitisation regulatory consultations and contributes to industry panels and discussions. Lynn was shortlisted in 2014 as a Future ... (view full description)
CARREFOUR PERSONAL FINANCE SERVICES
Frdric Mazurier is Administration and Finance Director at Carrefour Group. In addition he is also Vice President responsible for Finance, Risk Management and European Platforms at Carrefour Banque since 2010. He is a Member of the Observatory for Payment Card Security, a Member of the Groupement Cartes Bancaires (CB) Executive Board and also Member of the EMVCo Board of Advisors. He started his professional career at Colas (Bouygues Group) and later continued at Groupe Valfond. He joined Carrefour Group in 2001 and he worked in Internal Audit positions within the Group until 2006 when he was appointed CFO and head of banking at Carrefour Banque.
Managing Director & Head of Asia-Pacific Structured Finance
Ben is currently a Managing Director at Fitch and Head of Fitch Ratings Asia-Pacific Structured Finance and Covered Bond analytical team, a position he has held since 2009. He has over 25 years experience in the financial markets including over 20 years with Fitch Ratings – joining Fitch in Sydney in March 1998 as a founding member of Fitch's Australian structured finance team. Since then he has had various roles including Head of Australia and New Zealand Structured Finance, Head of non-Japan Asia Structured Finance, based in Hong Kong and Head of Fitch's Asian REIT team. ... (view full description)
PSL / Consultant - S. Finance
For almost 20 years Katie has been involved in helping lawyers and their clients keep up to date with developments in international law, regulation and market practice affecting securitisation and structured finance transactions. In the past few years, her main focus has been on the post-GFC reforms to securitisation markets, in particular the changes brought about by Basel III, the Capital Requirements Directive and, more recently, the new STS regime for securitisations.
Director - European ABS Strategy
Dipesh Mehta is a VP in the Securitisation Research team at Barclays Capital based in London, covering the Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) market across Europe.
Mr Mehta joined Barclays Capital in August 2007 from Moody’s Investor Services where he was a Rating Analyst in the RMBS team, responsible for rating transactions. Prior to that, he worked at Genworth Financial (previously GE Mortgage Insurance), a provider of Mortgage Insurance globally, as a New Products Introduction Leader and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as an Actuarial Consultant in their Retirement, Benefits and Actuarial division.
Mr Mehta holds a BSc Hons Degree with an Upper Class Second (2:1) in Mathematics an ... (view full description)
Head of Alternative Fixed Income and Private Debt
Aegon Asset Management
Frank Meijer, PhD joined AEGON Asset Management in 2005. Frank is head of the European ABS team and is also responsible for the Dutch Mortgage Fund. Prior to his current role, Frank was also overseeing the Quant Group and set up the Structured Credit Desk. Before joining AEGON, Frank worked at ABN AMRO Bank in the Risk Modelling & Product Validation department. Frank holds a MSc in physics from the University of Groningen and a PhD in physics from Delft University of Technology.
Jan - Jaap Meindersma
Head of Structured DCM
Peter is a Senior Structurer at Deutsche Bank responsible for structuring and origination of European CLOs and other complex CDO products. Before joining Deutsche Bank in September 2013, Peter spent 3 years at Key Capital as Head of Structured Finance and prior to that 9 years at Citigroup and SocGen in various CDO structuring, origination and placement roles.In total Peter has 13 years of experience of structuring, raising and placing of cash CDOs, credit funds and complex credit derivative transactions across corporate, consumer, real estate and other credit asset classes.Peter holds a first class joint honours degree in Accounting and Finance from the Victoria Univ ... (view full description)
Ronan is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and is a partner in the Finance and Markets group.
Ronan has broad structured finance and securitisation experience covering, CLOs, DPRs, SIVs, energy and commodity securitisations, Covered Bonds, repackagings and derivatives and emerging market bond issues. He has represented arrangers, borrowers, investment managers and investors.
Member of the Executive Board
European Central Bank (ECB)
Yves Mersch is a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB). His eight-year term started on 15 December 2012.He was Governor of the Banque centrale du Luxembourg from 1 June 1998 to 14 December 2012. He has been a member of the Governing Council and the General Council of the ECB since its creation in 1998. He is the longest-serving founding member of the General Council.After obtaining post-graduate degrees in international public law and political science, Mersch started his career at the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance in 1975. Before joining the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the United Nations in New York in 1980, he was seconded t ... (view full description)
Orestis Millas is responsible for the EUR CLO primary business at Morgan Stanley. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2013, having held similar roles at Citigroup and BNP Paribas.
Global Deputy Head of Asset Backed Products, Head of Asset Backed Products Europe
Laurent Mitaty heads up Securitization and Distribution Solutions activities at Societe Generale. He supervises the securitization for all corporates and financial institutions, offering them a wide range of pure funding, bespoke risk transfer and off balance sheet solutions across a wide range of jurisdictions including the US, Europe and Emerging countries. SDS is also the structured distribution solution arm of GLFI with a solid track-record of secured funding deals for the SG group, bespoke originate and distribute schemes and is also engaged in the revival of SG CLO initiative in the US.Laurent started his career at SG in 1999 within the Real Estate Finance group. Since join ... (view full description)
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Phoebe Moreo is a partner in the Financial Accounting Valuation and Securitization market offering at Deloitte & Touche LLP. She has over 25 years of experience in securitization and valuation of mortgages and structured finance products and heads up Deloittes CDO team which has participated in more than 1,000 CDO closings and performs on-going payment date procedures for over 600 transactions. She began her career at Kenneth Leventhal and worked on the first residential mortgage backed securitizations, commercial mortgage backed securitizations and RTC bulk sales, followed by a tenure at Ernst & Young where she partnered their CMBS and CDO transactions team. Phoebe has provided mode ... (view full description)
Global Director SFS
TMF Structured Finance Services
Huub P.C. Mourits Global Director Structured Finance Services TMF STRUCTURED FINANCE SERVICES Mr Mourits joined the TMF Group in 2001 as (Risk) Controller of the Financial Services division. In this capacity Mr Mourits implemented risk control mechanisms and guidelines in various areas, including operational risk control tools for securitisation transactions and CDO/CLOs. Mr Mourits build the foundations for what became a successful Structured Finance Services business line with an unrivalled track record in the market space as of today. Mr Mourits has over 20 years’ experience in the Capital Markets and Structured Finance sector and was involved in a number of ground-breaking and innovative ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Issuer Services EMEA
Andrew has worked in the banking industry for over 28 years specialising in corporate trust, structured finance, securitisation, collateral management and asset servicing.
Andrew has been involved with the development of the structured finance, securitisation and securities markets in Europe and Asia executing transactions for a wide range of asset classes, structures and geographies. He spent 11 years in Germany, Hong Kong and Japan working on the collateral management, agency & trustee, servicing and arranging sides of the industry.
Andrew joined Citibank in 2006, where he is Europe, Middle East and Africa Business Head for Issuer Services and has launched busin ... (view full description)
Andrei Murygin has been a partner in the capital markets practice of Linklaters Moscow office since 2006. Andrei has extensive experience in advising international banks and corporates on structured finance, structured products and cross-border derivatives transactions. Andrei participated in the Central Bank working groups focusing on development and implementation of the new securitisation and project bonds legislation.
Andrei has led the Russian team on a variety of complex finance transactions, including representing O1 on the ABS notes issue by Locoservice Finance secured by locomotive maintenance services payments, acting on the first Russian leasing receivables securitisation (R ... (view full description)
Managing Director & Head of European Structured Credit
Matthias Neugebauer currently manages the Structured Credit Team within Fitch Ratings’ European Structured Finance group. Prior to this, he worked with the European quantitative research team focusing on model and criteria development.
Matthias joined Fitch Ratings in November 2000 as a member of the residential mortgage-backed securities team (RMBS). In that role, he was responsible for rating German, Dutch, and UK RMBS transactions, and was involved in criteria development, especially for cash flow modeling and structural analysis.
Matthias holds a masters degree in finance and economics from Durham University, and an engineering degree from Cottbus University. He r ... (view full description)
Nomura International Plc
Giang Nguyen joined Nomura in the end of 2009 and is currently a Vice President responsible for the trading of European Residential Mortgages as well as CLO’s. Prior to joining Nomura, Giang was a member of the ABS trading teams at Bank of America and Chalkhill Partners.
Giang graduated from the London School of Economics in 2006 with an MSc in Management (IMEX).
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jonathan has worked in capital markets since 2004, moving to Bank Of America as an ABS portfolio manager in 2007 in the Principal Finance Group. In 2012 Jonathan moved to the BAML secondary trading desk and trades the CMBS book. He also works on ABS bond syndication for BAML.
Global Head of ABS
Harry Noutsos has structured over €100bn of RMBS, CMBS, ABS and CDO transactions during his career. Since 2013, he has served as Global Head of ABS for ING Bank, responsible for its ABS investment portfolio and reporting directly to the CIO of ING Bank Treasury. Prior to this, he managed ING Direct’s ABS portfolio, based in Amsterdam, after joining the bank in 2011.He is a member of the AFME securitisation forum and PCS market committee and a regular speaker at securitisation conferences.
Before ING, Harry was based in London, working for Santander, where he built the structuring and modelling capabilities of the securitisation team. Before this, he was a Vice President at Bank ... (view full description)
Guy O Keefe
Slaughter and May
Guy has a wide ranging financing practice which covers banking, capital markets, securitisation and structured finance in which he advises issuers, borrowers, lenders and counterparties of all types. He also advises governments and financial institutions, funds and lending platforms on various assignments emanating from the financial crisis, including restructurings and asset sales.
Guy regularly acts for a number of UK and international companies, including Arrow Global Group, Drax Group, Barclays, Euroclear, Banco Santander, Santander UK, Prudential, United Utilities, Punch Taverns, William Hill, UK Asset Resolution, RSA and Direct Line.
Highlights include: ... (view full description)
Structured Finance and Securitisation Partner
Mayer Brown International LLP
David O’Connor is a structured finance and securitisation partner in Mayer Brown’s London office. He has represented lenders, arrangers, servicers, borrowers and investors in numerous financing transactions and restructurings involving commercial real estate debt in Europe. He works closely with hedge funds, private equity funds and investment banks on CMBS, RMBS and covered bond transactions. He also advises on whole business securitisations, trade receivables securitisations, warehouse lines and loan portfolio sale transactions (both distressed and performing).
Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2013, David worked in the London and Tokyo offices of another major international law ... (view full description)
Global Head of Asset Based Finance
Mr. O'Keefe is Managing Director and Global Head of Asset Based Finance activities at Rabobank. He has over 20 years of securitization and asset based finance experience across numerous
asset classes in multiple jurisdictions with roles in structuring and origination, credit portfolio management, and workout.
The Asset Based Finance team at Rabobank is global and comprises over 40 professionals in 10 different countries. The product suite of Asset Based Finance includes securitised asset based lending, receivables monetization, portfolio finance, inventory finance, and supplier finance.
Predecessor institutions where Mr. O'Keefe has worked include Deutsche Bank Securities, CIBC Worl ... (view full description)
The Renewable Financing Company
Executive Director of Novatio Capital Limited, acting as Administrator of The Renewable Financing Company, and focused on the renewable energy sector, with an extensive knowledge of multiple technologies with the renewable sector. Jean-Christophe pioneered the development of the listed securitisation for solar assets and has extensive relationships with both institutional investors and sponsors who operate in the sector.Jean-Christophe is also a Partner of Independent Debt Capital Markets LLP and was formerly a member of the debt capital markets team at Royal Bank of Scotland GBM, responsible for origination and execution of all debt capital products for UK infrastructure client ... (view full description)
Global Markets - Credit Solutions Group
Head of Asset Backed Securities
USS Investment Management
Janet joined USS IM’s Fixed Income and Treasury group to build a new team focussed on sourcing, valuing and executing structured credit opportunities in the public markets. In addition, she will collaborate with the Private Markets Group to develop the existing private structured credit mandate.
Prior to joining USS, Janet spent 15 years at BlackRock focussing on securitised credit; most recently as a Managing Director and Head of the European ABS team. Janet joined BGI (subsequently acquired by BlackRock) from Fitch’s Consumer ABS team, having previously gained experience in consumer lending at Paragon.
Janet holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of ... (view full description)
Head of Special Situations
Olufemi Oye is a Director of Deutsche Bank AG London and Deutsche Trustee Company Limited. He is the Head of Special Situations for the bank's Trust & Agency Services business. He has represented the bank on various industry bodies including the European Securitisation Forum (where he was the Co-Chair of the Trustee Committee until 2009) and The Association of Corporate Trustees. Olufemi has been with Deutsche Bank for 19 years and before that was a corporate trust lawyer with Allen & Overy.
Francisco Paez is a Director in MetLife's Investments department. He joined MetLife in 2003 at its Latin American regional investments office in Santiago, Chile, where he had roles including responsibilities for structured finance and private equity investments. Francisco joined MetLife’s Structured Finance Group in Morristown, NJ, in 2007, where he’s had roles covering CMBS and ABS globally, as well as non-US RMBS.
Prior to MetLife, Francisco spent 6 years at Citibank in Latin America, where he had various relationship management, product management and sales responsibilities.
Francisco is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
He earned his B.B.A. from th ... (view full description)
Irish Debt Securities Association
Gary Palmer is the Chief Executive of the Irish Debt Securities Association. The Irish Debt Securities Association (“IDSA”) is an industry organisation established in 2012 to promote and develop the environment in Ireland to support the global structured finance, debt securities and specialist securities industries.
A membership organisation, the membership of IDSA includes the corporate administrators, trustees, audit firms, legal advisors, listing agents, and other parties involved in the structuring and management of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) in Ireland.
Until April 2012 and for the previous thirteen years, Gary was the Chief Executive of the Irish Funds Indu ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President, Single Family Portfolio Management
Kevin Palmer is SVP of Credit Risk Transfer at Freddie Mac. He is responsible for Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) for the Single Family business. In this capacity he leads all CRT efforts including the STACR securitization, Mortgage insurance, ACIS reinsurance, FWLS and other front end risk transfer offerings. In addition he is responsible for the Single Family costing process that assists in guarantee pricing.
Since 2001 Kevin has served in a variety of other positions at Freddie Mac including whole loan trading, non-agency ABS portfolio and risk management.
Kevin holds an MBA in Finance from Virginia Tech and a BA in Economics from Weber State University.
Markus Papenroth is a Managing Director in Fitch’s Asset Backed Securities group for EMEA in London. His primary responsibilities include the analytical coverage of auto loan and lease, unsecured consumer, and credit card receivables. He is the lead analyst on Fitch’s Global Consumer ABS criteria.
Markus started his Structured Finance career in 2004 at Bankgesellschaft, Berlin. Until joining Fitch in 2013, he worked on the structured products buy-side in London. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Erik is an Executive Director in Nomura's European Asset-Backed Securities Strategy team, covering European RMBS, ABS, CLO and CMBS. Prior to joining Nomura, Erik was at Barclays Capital, initially structuring CMBS and later working out CRE loan positions. He also worked at Morgan Stanley and ING Barings. Erik holds a Master of Science degree from Imperial College, London.
Director, Credit Mkt Products
European Investment Fund
George Passaris is a Director and the Head of the Credit Market Products Department (CMP) of the European Investment Fund (EIF). He is leading EIF's activities in the SME securitisation business as well as its invesments in the diversified debt funds space, always for the support and benefit of SMEs throughout all EU Member States.
He has been a financial market professional for over 25 years, working in multiple asset classes in fixed income, structured credit and derivatives.
Before his role with the EIF, he was a consultant with BlackRock’s Financial Market Advisory Group on various asset and liability diagnostic projects for European banks. Previously, he was a Managing Direc ... (view full description)
ORB Renewable Energy Bonds
Justin Passfield, CEO: Formerly European Chief Financial Officer at Alliance Bernstein, a US asset management firm with significant assets under management in London, Justin was a board member and Head of Finance, playing a key role in determining strategic direction and performance. Prior to that he was UK Chief Financial Officer at Dutch investment bank, ABNAmro, and before that was Finance Director of Barclays Private Bank. Justin started developing solar installations in France during early 2010 and has since expanded the business across the UK and further afield internationally.
Chief Capital Officer
Sachin Patel leads the Global Capital Markets Group and is responsible for Funding Circle’s investor strategy. This includes the design, structuring and distribution of Funding Circle’s investment products to high net worth individuals, asset managers, banks, insurance companies, pension funds, national and supranational institutions.
Funding Circle is the global small business loans platform. Set up in 2010, investors have lent more than £4.5 billion to over 45,000 businesses across the UK, US and Europe. Funding Circle loans are funded by a diverse array of investors including more than 70,000 individuals, local and national government, financial institutions and the first single pla ... (view full description)
Head of Syndicate
Lloyds Banking Group
Bob is the Head of ABS Syndicate for Lloyds Bank. The team is currently 2nd in the European ABS league tables, and works on a wide variety of asset classes including auto loans, credit cards, CLOs, RMBS, CMBS and SRT transactions for a wide array of clients. Bob has been at Lloyds since 2008. Before joining Lloyds, Bob worked for Morgan Stanley in London in Research before working in New York on ABS Syndicate.
Risk Control Limited
William is a Director of Risk Control. He has published widely on issues of credit risk and financial regulation and has advised a large number of public and private sector financial institutions on risk and regulatory issues.
Associate Managing Director
Moody's Investors Service
Ian joined Moody’s in August 2001 and has been a lead analyst on rating various types of CDOs transactions as well as consumer ABS structures. In 2013, Ian moved to the surveillance side and is currently managing the EMEA Structured Credit monitoring team.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Ian was working at CDC Marches (now Natixis CIB) as a risk/result analyst. Ian holds a Masters Degree in Structured Finance from Université de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne).
K&L Gates LLP
I am head of K&L Gates London finance practice and a Practice Area Leader for the firm's global finance practice. I have a proven track record in leadership and people management and fostering smart collaboration between partners in our global legal services firm.
I specialise in real estate private equity with specific experience of UK and pan-European real estate finance. I have lived in the US and have unique crossover experience acting for investors purchasing, selling and managing CMBS, B notes and mezzanine loans, both in the US and in Europe.
Legal 500 recognises me as ‘clear leader who puts good teams together’, ‘at the very top of his game ... (view full description)
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Michael leads the firm's securitisation and structured finance team. He joined the firm as a partner from Citigroup in 2008, where he was an investment banker in their European Securitisation business. Prior to that, he practised for a number of years in the structured debt team at Clifford Chance. Michael is known for his deep commercial understanding and advice, and since 2009 has been consistently recognised for his expertise. He is a member of Legal 500's Hall of Fame and ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers and IFLR1000.
Founder and Principal
Krishna Prasad is the Founder andPrincipal of Syzygy Advisors. He was until recently Managing Director and Headof European Mortgage-Backed Strategy at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Mr. Prasadhas a long and distinguished record in the asset and mortgage backed industry.Before joining RBS, he has spent time at Lehman Brothers (1997 to 2008), PIMCOand BlackRock Solutions. Among Mr. Prasads achievements are thedevelopment of the first European ABS Index, which survives at a successorinstitution today. He also pioneered the development of statistical models foranalysing mortgage borrower behaviour using loan level data in Europe. His ... (view full description)
Director, Research Analyst
Rachit Prasad, CFA is a Director on the European ABS research desk and focusses on leveraged loan CLOs and RMBS. He joined the ABS team in 2012, before which he covered Asian sovereign and corporate credit strategy in DB Singapore from 2010. He has a computational mathematics degree from Stanford University, a management degree from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and trained as an engineer at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Head of CLO and Loan Fund Financing
Hernan is the Head of CLO Origination within Natixis European Structured Credit & Solutions Group. He has 13 years experience and focuses on originating CLOs in Europe in publicly rated format or otherwise. Prior to joining Natixis, Hernan was Vice President and Senior Analyst at Moody's Global CDO team spending six years in London and Milan, where he was responsible for rating CDOs, CLOs, resecuritizations, portfolio credit derivatives and other asset-backed structures. Hernan is a Licenciado en Economia from UNLP in Argentina and holds a MSc in Banking and Finance from SDA Bocconi in Milan.
Ganesh is a Managing Partner at Integer Advisors, an investment advisory firm specializing in private and alternative credit opportunities. Prior to co-founding Integer Advisors, he spent 20+ years in investment banking, primarily in the credit and asset-/ mortgage-backed markets.
Most recently, Ganesh led the fixed income credit and securitized product strategy team at RBS in London for 7 years. Before joining RBS in 2010, he was at Henderson Global Investors where, as the Head of Advisory, he spearheaded the effort to provide solutions to third-party holders of structured credit risk in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis. From 2001 until beginning of 2009, Ganesh ... (view full description)
Ramesh Kumar Ramiah
Principal Portfolio Manager
Mr. Ramiah is a Principal Portfolio Manager in Investment Management Department at the World Bank. Mr. Ramiah joined the World Bank group in 1996. In addition to his experience with managing ABS, MBS, and US Treasury portfolios, Mr. Ramiah has also worked in Asset Liability Management and policy decision making on counterparty credit exposure. He also provides guidance for covered bond portfolio management. Ramesh K. Ramiah holds a MS in Finance and MS in Computer Science from the George Washington University. He is a certified Financial Risk Manager.
Allen & Overy LLP
Franz is a Partner based in A&O's London office. He advises on a broad range of capital markets transactions, with a focus on structured finance and products. His structured finance practice covers bespoke funding, liquidity, regulatory capital and arbitrage structures involving both securitisation and derivatives technology, including providing financing to regulated and unregulated funds. His structured products experience extends to credit, fund and equity-linked products, repackaging platforms and other derivative securities. He is also a prominent adviser to
the CLO market, having advised on a significant proportion of the transactions brought to the European CLO 2.0 market, a ... (view full description)
Citigroup Global Markets Limited (CGML)
Olivier is Global Co-Head of FIG Solutions at Citi, focusing on balance sheet optimization and strategic asset disposal and hedging transactions for insurers, banks and pension funds. Prior to joining Citi in April 2015 he was head of Structuring & Advisory at StormHarbour where his team provided advisory services to financial institutions in the field of regulatory capital and balance sheet optimization, and executed multiple cash and synthetic securitisations and asset disposals. Between 2004 and 2009, Olivier worked for Citigroup, initially in European Structured Credit Strategy and then in the credit derivatives structuring team, workin ... (view full description)
Allen & Overy LLP
Nicole has worked on a variety of securitisations and has experience advising on a number of different structures and asset classes. Currently, she focuses primarily on regulatory matters including tracking new developments relevant to securitisations and covered bond transactions. Nicole has significant experience in advising on risk retention, qualifying securitisation concepts (including STS), bank structural reform, disclosure and transparency initiatives and central bank liquidity schemes.
Jesus Rio Cortes
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jesús joined BAML in 2011. Prior to that Jesús had been with Bear Stearns in the Structured Finance team since 2004. Jesús has been involved in asset backed finance since 1999, and in credit assets since 1995, and has structured & placed virtually all ABS asset classes and jurisdictions in the EMEA region. Before Bear Stearns Jesús worked for Goldman Sachs and McKinsey. Jesús holds a M.Sc. in Finance by M.I.T. (Cambridge, US), a M.Sc. / B.Sc. in Business by ESADE (Barcelona, Spain) and a degree in Law by UNED (Madrid, Spain).
Boman Scripps Ltd
Ian is Principal at Boman Scripps a structured credit interim management firm. Ian is a hands on structurer and adviser with more than 22 years experience in the industry. Recent mandates include structuring the Tolkien Funding Sukuk No1 for Al Rayan Bank in 2018, a £250 mln RMBS sukuk issue rated Aaa / AAA. Ian has also built a CLO portfolio for a client, and advised on off grid solar receivables financing .
Ian was previously Founder and Co-CEO at Kinson Capital, Global Head of CDOs and Managed Products at Nomura and European Head of CLO Structuring at ABN AMRO.
Head of ABS & Treasury, Asia-Pacific Region
Volkswagen Financial Services
Head of Asset Backed Securitisation and Treasury Asia-Pacific, Volkswagen Financial Services AG Born on August 3rd, 1972 in Langenhagen (Germany), Stefan Rolf joined Volkswagen Financial Services AG in Germany in 2001 being responsible for Debt Capital Market activities of the group. After a three-years-stint in Singapore with treasury responsibilities for the Asia-Pacific region, he is now based in the German Headquarters and looks after Asset Backed Securitisation and Treasury for the Asia-Pacific region since 2005. Prior to joining Volkswagen, Stefan Rolf gained 9 years of experience in the banking industry, holding position in Asset Management and Human Resources.
Head of US Credit Structuring & Origination
BNP Paribas Asset Management
Managing Director, Global CDO & European ABS Strategy
Ratul heads Citi's global structured credit and European securitized products research teams. Ratul has been involved with the structured credit business for the last 14 years - as a strategist, structurer, and a rating agency analyst.
Before taking on his current role, Ratul structured CDOs at Citi, and prior to that, structured emerging-markets linked products at UBS where he was an Executive Director.
He is co-author of The Structured Credit Handbook and the team's flagship publications Global Structured Credit Strategy and European Securitized Products Weekly plus one-off thematic notes.
Flavio Marco Rusconi
Vice President, Syndicate, APAC Credit Markets
Flavio joined the JP Morgan APAC syndicate desk in 2018, to focus on the distribution of global securitised, structure credit and other alternative credit products into the region and also to help develop JP Morgan’s APAC origination capabilities in these asset classes. Previously he worked on the EMEA ABS & CLO syndicate desk in London and in the International ABS & Covered Bonds Research Team in London. He joined JP Morgan in 2010 and previously worked at Merrill Lynch and Axial IM in London. He is a CFA charterholder.
Deputy Head of Department
Capital Markets Board of Turkey
Mr. Eser Sagar is Deputy Head of Corporate Finance Department at Capital Market’s Board of Turkey (CMB). He has previously worked on regulation and supervision of asset-backed securities, covered bonds, lease certificates (sukuk) and property certificates. Mr. Sagar has a BA in business administration from Ankara University. He also has an MBA from University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.
Sapient Global Markets
Kevin Samborn, Vice President, Valuation and Risk Analytics at Sapient Global Markets, joined the company in 2009, and brings over 20 years of financial services and software engineering expertise to the company. Focusing on valuation and risk management initiatives for clients, Samborn provides consulting around pricing policies, risk methodology and model selection / validation, as well as technical implementations of custom and third-party analytics libraries.
Prior to Sapient Global Markets, Samborn was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President at Numerix, a pricing analytics software company, specializing in structured credit, structured notes and their hedges for FAS 133 ... (view full description)
Head of European ABS/MBS Product Development
Martin Sampson joined Bloomberg in January 2003 and has been specialising purely in European ABS ever since. Martin spent the first two years speaking to Syndicate desks, processing new deal flow and encouraging the dissemination of deal reporting data.
For the next 5 years he held the post of 'Application Specialist' where he pioneered the build of Bloomberg's European RMBS collateral surveillance and CMBS products.
In 2010, Martin was promoted to 'Head of European and Asian ABS/MBS Development' and is charged with the over-see of the build and maintainance of both the data and the analytical functions on the Bloomberg terminal.
Martin holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the Univ ... (view full description)
Group Corporate Treasury
Lloyds Banking Group
Ian has over 15 years experience in portfolio management in
the credit markets. Ian worked as
an ABS analyst in the late 90s, before moving to NordLB to establish and build
up the ABS franchise there. At both
Standard Chartered and ABN Amro, his skill set was expanded to encompass
different types of asset classes. The
knowledge thus acquired gave Ian the necessary abilities to design and execute
large portfolio restructurings, raise significant amounts of term funding and
execute large portfolio liquidation trades in his role of managing down the
bad bank ABS portfolio at LBG.
Ian then moved to the Group Corporate Treasury at Lloyds Banking
Group to manage the bank's L ... (view full description)
Head of European ABS Strategy Research
Srikanth Sankaran is the Head of European ABS Strategy at Morgan Stanley, having joined the firm in June 2010. He is supported by Vasundhara Goel and together they cover all securitised products, with a particular focus on RMBS and CMBS. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Srikanth spent 4 years at UBS where he held roles in ABS Research, SNB Fund management and ABS Trading. Srikanth holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a B.Tech in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
European Datawarehouse GmbH
Markus Schaber is a Director of European DataWarehouse (EDW) Ltd, which is in the process of becoming a FCA registered Securitisation Repository in the UK.He is also a Managing Partner at Integer Advisors LLP, an investment advisory and research firm he co-founded in 2017.Markus played a key role in establishing European DataWarehouse GmbH as Europe’s first centralised repository, initiated by the ECB, serving as its CEO until 2017. He also previously held various senior management roles with the European Investment Fund, Deutsche Bank AG London, and Fitch Ratings Ltd. Markus’ 25+ years of experience are backed by Masters Degrees in Ban ... (view full description)
Armine Schaefer is an executive in Standard Banks Debt Primary Markets team with more than 10 years of experience in the South African debt capital markets, specialising in securitisation. Armine has been involved in the implementation and restructuring of numerous transactions across various asset classes including Residential-Backed Mortgages (RMBS), Asset Backed Commercial Paper conduits (ABCP), Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) including credit cards, autos, equipment leases and other receivables.as well as warehouse funding structures for non-bank financial institutions. Notable transactions include Woolworths R5bn Account On Us card receivables programme, Standard Banks Blue Granite RMBS P ... (view full description)
Allen & Overy LLP
Martin is a German Rechtsanwalt with broad expertise advising on German and international capital markets transactions. Martin specialises in advising on securitisation and other structured finance transactions (encompassing both true sale and synthetic structures and a wide variety of asset classes). Another focus of his practice is the advice on bonds, structured products and derivatives. He has also wide experience advising on all related regulatory matters. Career history Partner, Allen & Overy LLP, Frankfurt, since 2014 Languages German, (Native Language) Spanish, (Level 1 - Fluent/Bilingual) English, (Level 1 - Fluent/Bilingual)
RMBS & Consumer ABS Trading
14 years banking experience, including 12 years in asset backed structured credit.
Last 10 years with RBS focusing on trading and structuring of securitisation and principal finance transactions involving European financial assets (mortgages, credit card receivables, personal loans, non-performing loans, secondary market securities).
Executive Dir DCM Solutions – Securitisation
Andrew Scourse is an Executive Director in the securitisation team in Santander Global Corporate Banking in London. He leads structuring and execution of securitisation transactions across a range of asset classes and structures for both risk transfer, funding and accounting objectives. Selected transactions from a risk transfer perspective include full capital structure synthetic CMBS as well as consumer asset SRT, and from a funding perspective he leads master trust and standalone RMBS structuring, consumer asset and esoteric issuances for both third party and internal transactions. He is also heavily involved in matters of regulation and policy relating to securitisation in Europe and is ... (view full description)
Steve is responsible for Vichara’s CLO and corporate credit products at Vichara. He has over 25 years of experience as a banker, trader and product engineer across CDOs, credit derivatives and ABS at Citigroup, CIBC, Barclays Capital, Kingsland Capital and Cantor Fitzgerald. Prior to his banking career, Steve spent five years in software sales, consulting and systems development. He has a BA in Management Information Systems from SUNY Albany and an MBA in Finance from NYU.
Herbert Smith Freehills
Francesca is an of counsel in the London finance practice at Herbert Smith Freehills with extensive experience of acting on securitisation, covered bond and structured finance transactions for leading financial institutions. Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, Francesca practiced for a number of years in the structured debt group at Clifford Chance.
Lisa Fleur Seidel
Corporate Trust Senior Sales, The Bank of New York Mellon
Lisa Seidel is Vice President and Senior Sales Representative with BNY Mellon’s Corporate Trust business in EMEA. In this role, her primary responsibility is establishing and managing business development strategies to grow revenue for the company in the UK and French markets. Her client segment includes Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies, Asset Managers as well as Corporates.
Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Lisa Seidel was an Associate at Freshfields and Clifford Chance in Frankfurt and London, her focus having been on structured finance and securitisation.
Lisa has more than 10 years’ experience in de ... (view full description)
Goldman Sachs International
Senior Vice President
Within Rabobank Hikmet focuses on solutions and strategic alliances to improve Rabobank's solvency, liquidity and capital position. Furthermore, Hikmet is Board Member of the Dutch association for Investment Professionals (VBA). Previously Hikmet co-founded Dynamic Credit Partners Europe, which specialises in a wide range of structured credit and whole-loan products. Prior to this, Hikmet was responsible for building Robeco’s capabilities in ABS and as head of the ABS Investments he launched various institutional mandates and listed ABS funds. Previously, Hikmet was responsible for European Structured Credit and Covered Bond investments at APG Investments. Hikmet started his career at ING Gr ... (view full description)
Head of Structured Debt and Capital Markets
Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Paul Severs has been involved in the European debt markets since the mid-1980s. He has more than 20 years' experience in the structured finance and securitisation markets.
Most recently Paul has been involved in advising both debt and equity with respect to restructuring loans and complex structured debt capital market funding arrangements. He has also advised funds and banks working out and trading whole loan portfolios, junior and senior debt and ABS securities. Many such transactions have involved vendor financing and profit participation/deferred consideration arrangements.
He has also been actively involved in advising clients seeking to remove assets from s ... (view full description)
Managing Director, EMEA Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service
Neal Shah heads the structured finance team within the EMEA region, responsible for Moody’s securitisation, structured finance and covered bond ratings businesses. Neal joined Moody's in 1999, and has held a number of positions in the company.
Prior to his current role, Neal was head of RMBS, and before that the Chief Credit Officer for securitisation in EMEA and Asia. Neal has also worked as an analyst in rating ABS deals in Europe and Australia. Prior to Moody's, Neal had worked within market risk and credit risk management for Citibank and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi.
Neal holds an undergraduate degree in Management Sciences and has a postgraduate degree in Accounting and Fin ... (view full description)
Dentons UK and Middle East LLP
Martin is a structured finance partner at Dentons and has been involved in the securitisation industry for over 15 years. He has expertise in many types of asset classes, including: CLOs, repackagings, RMBS, CMBS, aircraft, covered bonds, portfolio sales, secured asset-backed lending and warehouse financing. He advises CLO managers, arrangers, originators, investors and other market participants on a broad range of public and private securitisation and warehousing transactions.
Simmons & Simmons
Ian Sideris is a partner in the capital markets group at the international law firm, Simmons & Simmons. Ian has a broadly based finance practice that covers structured products and derivatives (both securitised and OTC), collateralised debt obligations (both cash and synthetic), asset repackaging and debt capital markets. He has for many years advised banks, other financial institutions and corporate issuers on structured transactions, particularly involving transactional derivatives and regulatory capital issues (including hybrid capital issuances).
Senior Vice President, Head of European Structured Credit
DBRS Ratings Limited
Carlos Silva heads the European Structured Credit team at DBRS in London. The team is responsible for rating SME CLO transactions, synthetic structures, CLO warehouse, direct lending and other structured credit products across Europe. Carlos is also responsible for maintaining and developing the SME CLO methodology and he also contributes to the development of methodologies, research and models used in the rating process.
Prior to joining DBRS, Carlos worked in the Structured Credit team at Fitch Ratings between 2006 and 2011 covering a wide spectrum of structured credit products including leveraged loan CLOs, SME CLOs, synthetics and multi-issuer covered bonds. Carlos holds an M ... (view full description)
Godolphin Capital Management, LLC
Gyan has over 20 years of experience in managing, structuring, researching and trading mortgage products. Prior to joining KLS in 2008, Gyan headed the Global Structured Credit Research group at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., which was well known for its ABS/MBS prepayment and credit analysis and cash CDO research. Over the past decade, he was consistently one of the top-ranked analysts in Institutional Investor's All-America Fixed Income Research survey for his work in asset-backed securities, notably in prepayments, ARMs and CDOs. For 7 years, his work on ABS prepayments garnered him the first rank in the annual Institutional Investor polls. Gyan joined Bear Stearns in 1996 and was with the ... (view full description)
Jefferies International Ltd
Sriram Soundararajan is
Head of European ABS strategy based in London, responsible mainly for
RMBS and ABS coverage. Prior to joining Jefferies, Sriram was at Citadel
Investment Group where he was responsible for European structured finance
strategy on the advisory side. Over the previous five years, he was a key part
of the European ABS research team at Lehman Brothers. Sriram has a degree in
Production Engineering from Madras University and holds an MBA from the Indian
Institution of Management, Ahmedabad.
Nick Stainthorpe is a partner in Reed Smiths global structured finance team. He specialises in securitisation and other asset backed/secured financings of a variety of asset classes including trade receivables, shipping loans and commercial real estate. He participates actively in industry bodies covering topics such as regulation and derivatives.
Head of Securitisation & Mortgage Funding
Lloyds Banking Group
Ian is responsible for the administration of retail mortgage portfolios securitised by HBOS. This includes the portfolios for Permanent (£40bn of Halifax mortgages), Mound (£9bn of Bank of Scotland mortgages) and also the Covered Bond pool (a further £22bn of Halifax mortgages).
His role also involves new issuance, where funds in excess of £15bn have been raised for each of the last 3 years. This work is delivered alongside colleagues from HBOS Treasury Services. He also helped to establish the Permanent programme in 2002 and the first UK Covered Bond programme for HBOS in 2003.
Ian is a member of the core management team for HBOS mortgages, with a £200bn portfolio under 5 different bra ... (view full description)
Aegon Asset Management
Stijn Stortelder joined Aegon Asset Management in 2010. Stijn is a portfolio manager in the European ABS, Covered Bonds and Mortgages team, with a focus on European CMBS. He is also co-manager of Dutch Mortgage Fund. Stijn holds an MSc in Finance from the Amsterdam VU University.
CJSC VTB Capital
Graduated from the Moscow State University, Department of Economics. Ph.D. degree in economics.
From 1993 till 1996 – Director of the housing finance project in the Russian representation of the Urban Institute (USA) within the housing sector reform Program.
One of co-founders, member of the Board of the Institute of Urban Economics. From 1996 till 1997 worked as an Executive director of the Institute. One of the developers of Mortgage Lending Concept in Russia and one of the founders of the Agency for Residential Mortgage Lending. (In 1997-2000 – Deputy General Manager of the Agency). For more than 25 years actively involved in mortgage lending and securitization pra ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Securitisation & Secured Funding
HSBC Bank PLC
Peng currently works as Director for ABS trading
strategy, covers MBS and ABS products originating out of Europe, Asia and Australia,
Asset classes include RMBS, auto, credit card ABS, CMBS, BS/SME CLO and WBS
Global Head of Securitisation
Fabrice Susini is Global Head of Securitisation at BNP Paribas. Based in London since 2000, Fabrice manages a team of professionals based in New York, London, Paris, Milan, Hong-Kong, Tokyo and Brussels who are involved in structuring, evaluating, trading and managing ABS and structured securities.Fabrice joined BNP Paribas in 1997 and since then has originated, led and structured major securitisation transactions with a wide range of assets (trade receivables, inventories, loans ...) for corporate and financial institutions.Before joining BNP Paribas, Fabrice was in charge of securitisation development at Bayerische Landesbank Girozentrale Paris Branch. Before 1993, ... (view full description)
Head of Guarantees & Securitisation
European Investment Fund
Alessandro Tappi is Head of Guarantees & Securitisation at the European Investment Fund (EIF).
Starting in 2000, he developed EIF's presence in the capital markets and transformed EIF into the largest investor specialised in SME securitisation.
EIF's guarantee activity now spans across all the EU Member States, as well as the candidate countries and Southeast Europe. EIF mainly focuses on transactions backed by a broad range of SME financing, such as SME loans, micro-loans, lease receivables, trade receivables, small CMBS, venture debt, collateralised funds obligations, etc.).
Under his responsibility EIF issued guarantee commitments (mainly at mezzanine and subordinated level ... (view full description)
Co-Head, Financial Institution Securitisation Europe
Crédit Agricole CIB
Franck Thevenon-Rousseau is a managing director in the Global Securitisation group at Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank based in Paris with responsibility for covering the securitisation needs of the bank’s financial institutions clientele in France, Switzerland, the UK and northern Europe. He has a fifteen year-experience originating and arranging asset-backed securitisations, covered bond programmes and other forms of secured debt finance on a wide range of assets.
His most recent focus has been residential mortgages in European as well as Asian jurisdictions.
Franck studied finance and economics at Essec in Paris, France.
Chief Operating Officer, GSCS
Jean-Baptiste Thiery is Chief Operating Officer of Global Structured Credit & Solutions.
Before 2016, Jean-Baptiste was Deputy Head of Europe Structured Credit & Solutions, after having headed the European Financial Institutions group.
Jean-Baptiste started his career at Société Générale in 1995 in the securitization and financial engineering activity. End of 1999, Jean-Baptiste moved to Natexis Banques Populaires (NBP) for launching the securitisation business. He joined CDC IXIS Capital Markets in February 2002, as senior structurer before the bank became Natixis in 2006 following the merger with NBP.
Jean-Baptiste Thiery, 51, has a 20+ year experience in securiti ... (view full description)
Global Structured Credit & Solution
Raphaël is a Director within the Global Structured Credit & Solutions group at Natixis, and is responsible for covering Financial Institutions for Southern Europe. Raphaël has been working on a wide range of public and private securitization transactions, across asset classes, and has structured several covered bond programs. Before joining the European securitization team at Natixis in Paris, Raphaël has held various position at Natixis Capital Markets in New York, including deputy head of credit surveillance. Raphaël is a graduate from Sciences Po Paris.
Jefferies International Ltd
Managing Director, Head of European Securitised Markets Group, Jefferies International Limited
Mayer Brown International LLP
Richard Todd is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice of
Mayer Brown's London office. He is an experience structured finance lawyer who concentrates his practice on securitisations and asset warehousing transactions across a wide range of asset classes, including trade receivables, auto loans, auto leases and fleet leases, consumer loans and residential mortgage loans.
Richard regularly represents lenders, ABCP conduit sponsors and originators and has particular expertise in advising on multi-jurisdictional an cross-border transactions.
In addition, Richard has extensive experience related to
Russia’s emerging markets, the former Commonwealth of
Independent States and Eastern ... (view full description)
Economist Risk Strategy Division
Vlad Tomozei is an Economist at Directorate Risk Management, European Central Bank. He is responsible for ABS eligibility assessment and is deeply involved in the ABS loan-level project. Before joining the ECB, Vlad worked at BNP Paribas and Societe Generale in Paris.
Insurance Regulation Expert
Jose Antonio Trujillo
Chief Executive Officer
CEO of InterMoney Titulizacion SGFT, SA, a regulated company in Spain to structure and manage securitization vehicles and multi-cedulas. With extended experience in various financial intermediaries and active in the Spanish securitisation market since 1991. Independent consultant in the area of infrastructure financing to banking institutions, the Inter-American Development Bank, and various Spanish regional governments.
PhD by the University of Minnesota. Professor of Economic Theory (on extended leave), Department of Economic Analysis, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.
Head of FI Treasury Advisory Services
After reading Maths at Cambridge, Ian has worked for 27 years in the banking industry with the large majority spent in bank treasury and ALM functions. His last three roles were as Head of Non-Trading Market Risk and Group Head of Capital in RBS Group and then as Group Treasurer for new entrant Tesco Bank. Prior to this, he has also worked for Barclays and NatWest.Ian has wide ranging experience across all the ALM disciplines of regulatory capital planning, liquidity risk management, IRRBB, FX and large exposures. On the markets side, he has led market execution teams managing cash, FX, derivatives and bond portfolios and issuance of bank capital as well as unsecured and secured ... (view full description)
Director - Financial Institutions Engineering Asset Backed Products
Xavier has been working in the European Securitisation team of SGCIB since 2006, where he led the structuring of several transactions in the consumer and auto sectors. Prior to this, he worked four years in the shipping finance division of SGCIB dealing with structured asset-backed lending, tax leases and export finance. Before that he worked in merger and acquisitions at Lehman Brothers' for two years where he was based in London. Xavier holds a degree from the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC).
Senior Portfolio Manager ABS & CLO
Balint joined the European ABS desk at AEGON Asset Management in 2012 and he is responsible for investments in CLOs. Prior to joining AEGON AM Balint worked for NIBC Bank, first as a risk manager and subsequently as a trader. Balint is a CFA charterholder and he holds a PhD in Mathematics and an MSc in Quantitative Finance.
Marjan Van Der Weijden
Marjan van der Weijden is a Managing Director at Fitch Ratings and Global Head of Structured Finance and Covered Bonds. This group is responsible for assigning and monitoring credit ratings on asset-backed securities (ABS), residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), structured credit/collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) and covered bonds (CvBS). In her role, Marjan oversees the rating process, criteria development and analytical research.
Marjan has been with Fitch for eighteen years and has held a variety of roles in Asia and Europe, most recently serving as Head of EMEA Structured Finance since 2010.
Prior to joining Fitch Rat ... (view full description)
Evert Van de Wauwer
Calcasa (member of EAA)
Dentons UKMEA LLP
Peter Voisey is a leading securitisation and structured finance practitioner and partner in Dentons’ Banking and Finance practice. He co-heads the firm's securitisation and structured finance practice. He advises originators, arrangers and other market participants, both within the UK and internationally, on a broad range of public and private securitisation and warehousing transactions, covering many asset classes, including residential mortgages, consumer loans, auto loans, commercial mortgages, NPLs, trade receivables, corporate and leveraged loans, equity release and home reversion plans, as well as on the acquisition, financing and disposal of portfolios of ass ... (view full description)
Head of European Covered Bond & Agency Research
Deutsche Bank AG
Bernd Volk, Director, Head of Covered Bond & Agency Research, has ten years of investment analysis experience. In 1998, Bernd started as research analyst for Pfandbriefe at DZ Bank. From 2000 - 2004, he worked at Deka Investment, the second largest fund manager in Germany, as credit analyst for banks and covered bonds. From 2005 to 2006, Bernd worked at HVB as credit analyst for covered bonds. Since January 2007, Bernd is responsible for covered bond, sub sovereign and agency research at Deutsche Bank. Bernd graduated at the University of Freiburg with a degree in law and one in economics. He served as an assistant professor for two and half years at University of Freiburg. Bernd is a CFA Ch ... (view full description)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Jeremiah Wagner is a Partner in Cadwalader's Capital Markets Group in London. He has extensive experience across a range of structured finance, securitization and derivative transactions and asset classes, including credit card receivables, residential and commercial mortgages, auto loans and leases, dealer floor plan loans, insurance products, trade receivables and synthetic exposures.
Jeremiah represents issuers, underwriters and arrangers in international capital markets transactions, and focuses on advising on securitizations and other complex structured U.S.-registered public offerings, cross-border offerings, commercial paper programs&n ... (view full description)
European Head of Finance
Sidley Austin LLP
RUPERT WALL (https://www.sidley.com/en/people/w/wall-rupert) is a Partner in Sidley's London office and the European Head of Sidley's Global Finance practice.
He has considerable experience structuring securitization deals across a diverse range of asset classes (including trade, consumer and other receivables, auto, student, aircraft, corporate and other leases and loans, vehicle rental fleets and residential and commercial mortgage loans) encompassing a wide range of structures (including RMBS, CMBS, ABCP conduits, covered bonds, whole-business securitizations and CLO/CBO/CDOs). Rupert advises fund sponsors, arrangers, originators, investment managers and inves ... (view full description)
Christopher has been a Capital Markets partner at Clifford Chance since 2006 and joined Clifford Chance in 1997. In 2008, Chris was seconded to the Abu Dhabi office to establish the office and its capital markets practice and returned to London in 2011. Chris has an in-depth experience of all capital market products and in particular structured finance transactions including securitisations and covered bonds. His experience includes working for both arrangers and originators on a wide variety of CMBS, RMBS, Covered Bonds, MTNs and real estate finance transactions and also on both conventional and Islamic financings and throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australasia. Chris has est ... (view full description)
Jonathan Walsh is a securitization partner in Ashurst's global markets group.
Jonathan has practised in the structured finance area for over 30 years and led the international securitisation practice of another international firm prior to joining the global markets group at Ashurst.
Jonathan advises arrangers, lead managers, originators, trustees and rating agencies on structured finance, securitisation and supply chain transactions, in numerous asset classes and often involving multiple jurisdictions.
Director Agency & Specialized Financing
Dominik Walter, Director, joined the Agency & Specialized Financing team of UniCredit Group in 2007. Based in Munich, Dominik works on the origination, structuring and quantitative modelling of ABS term and conduit transactions for originators in Northern Europe as well as for the Group's own securitisation programs. He is well experienced in various asset classes with main focus on consumer and auto loans.
Dominik graduated from University of Ulm with a degree in Economic Mathematics and is Financial Risk Manager certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
Principal Economist Risk Strategy Division
European Central Bank
Benedict Weller is Principal Economist in the Directorate Risk Management at the European Central Bank. He has been working on structured finance and covered bond markets since 2004 in the context of the Eurosystems collateral framework and has been closely involved in the ECBs ABS loan level data initiative. He is British and has an Economics degree from Cambridge University.
Principal Investment Officer, Distressed Assets
International Finance Corporation
Jonathan is responsible for IFC's Distressed Asset Investment business in Europe & Central Asia. He has 20 years’ experience in the Banking industry, of which the past 10 years has been focused on distressed asset resolution. Jonathan has been a key protagonist in the development of the distressed asset market in Central & Eastern Europe over the past five years, having participated in over 30 NPL portfolio transactions amounting to in excess of EUR 15 billion in face value. Prior to joining IFC, Jonathan led PwC's Financial Services Deals business in Central & Eastern Europe, and spent 8 years at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, both in London and New York, where he was respons ... (view full description)
Head of Capital Markets
Steve is responsible for capital markets. He has worked in the fixed income and structured finance markets for over 20 years both an investor and a banker. Previously Steve was at Cambridge Place Investment Management where he was the European Chief Investment Officer. Prior to CPIM, he spent over 13 years at Morgan Stanley where he was a Managing Director in the Securitisation Group responsible for Capital Markets and MBS/ABS origination. Prior to this he held portfolio management positions at Neuberger & Berman in New York and The Pilgrim Group in Los Angeles. Steve has a B.A. from the University of California Berkeley and M.B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles.
Group Credit Officer, Global Structured Finance
Andreas Wilgen is Group Credit Officer for Global Structured Finance at Fitch Ratings. Based in London, he oversees a team of credit analysts responsible for overseeing Fitch’s ratings process for global structured finance. Credit Officers are part of a team acting as a check and balance on the ratings team, providing additional perspectives and research to protect the quality of Fitch’s ratings.
Prior to his current role Andreas was the co-Head of US ABS where he was responsible for managing the New York and Chicago-based staffs; overseeing criteria, research, and analytical development; and interacting with a variety of market participants, particularly investors. Prior to this ... (view full description)
European AVM Alliance (EAA)
Arjen Wink is Director of Capital Markets at Calcasa, a technological real-estate research company based in Delft in the Netherlands. He is responsible for automated collateral valuation applications in the capital markets and spokesperson for Calcasa in the European AVM Alliance.
Arjen started his career as accountmanager in the commercial banking department for the SME sector at Fortis Bank in the Netherlands. He subsequently moved to Fitch Ratings where he worked for nearly 7 years in the RMBS and Covered Bond departments in both the London and New York office.
Arjen studied Mining and Petroleum Engineering at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands.
Peter Winning, CFA, is a credit research analyst and portfolio manager in BlackRock’s European Asset Backed Securities team. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014, Mr. Winning was at Aberdeen Asset Management for three years working as the lead investment manager responsible for all investment grade structured finance bonds in EMEA. Before that, Mr. Winning spent seven years at Fitch Ratings where he rated a wide variety of structured finance bonds. Mr. Win ... (view full description)
Securitized Products Trading
Reinald de Monchy
Managing Director, Wholesale Solutions
British Business Bank
Reinald joined the British Business Banks (BBB) in November 2014. The BBB is an economic development bank and is fully owned by the UK government. Its objectives are: i) increase the supply of finance available to smaller businesses where markets don’t work well, ii) create a more diverse and vibrant finance market for smaller businesses, with a greater choice of options and providers, iii) build confidence in the market by increasing smaller businesses’ understanding of the options available to them and iv) achieve this whilst managing taxpayer resources efficiently and within a robust risk management fr ... (view full description)
Ruben van Leeuwen
Head of Credit Strategy
Ruben van Leeuwen is Head of Credit Strategy and Regulation at Rabobank and is specialised in asset-backed financial instruments. His work is predominantly focused on the analysis of European RMBS and covered bonds. Besides in-depth knowledge of various fixed income structures and strategies, Ruben has an extensive background in economics. Prior to joining Rabobank in 2013, he worked at ABN AMRO in various roles, last as Covered Bond Strategist. Ruben is a CFA charterholder and holds a master’s degree in international economics from the University of Maastricht.
Harmen van den Hondel
Head of Northern Europe FI Secured Debt
Harmen van den Hondel is Director at the Royal Bank of Scotland plc. He works in the Northern Europe Structured Finance team and is specialized in securitisation and covered bond transactions in the Benelux area.