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Elkan Adler

Senior Managing Counsel & Managing Director
BNY Mellon

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)

Ope Agbaje


Ope is a senior credit credit analyst and portfolio manager with 20+ years in securitisation, with credit rating agencies and top global asset management companies. She will be speaking in an independent capacity. Senior Vice President at Neuberger Berman since 2008. As a member of the Structured Products Group, Ope is responsible for investments in non-U.S. securitised products. This includes analyzing, recommending, monitoring and trading investments. Ope was a vice president covering securitized products at Credit Suisse Asset Management in London. Ope has also worked for Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor’s. She received a BSc (Honors) in Ec ... (view full description)

Jim Ahern

Managing Director - Global Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service

Jim Ahern, Managing Director – Global Structured Finance Group – is responsible for Moody’s securitization, structured finance and covered bond ratings businesses in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Jim joined Moody’s in June 2014. Prior to Moody’s, Jim was Managing Director & Global Head of Securitization at Société Générale (SG) based in London. Prior to assuming this role in 2011, he held a number of positions of increasing importance at SG in New York including Co Global Head of Securitization, Head of Consumer ABS and Deputy Head of Securitization Credit Structures. From 1995 until joining SG in 2002, Jim Co-Headed the Structured Finance Group for Commerz ... (view full description)

Philip Aldis

Managing Director
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.

Oliver Allen

Chalkhill Partners LLP

Oliver Allen is a partner at Chalkhill Partners, an independent boutique specialising in asset backed finance. He works on the origination and structuring of new transactions in the primary markets and also covers legacy European ABS with a particular focus on CMBS, alternative asset classes and complex structures. In 2014, Chalkhill arranged, structured and placed one of the first sterling CMBS 2.0 transactions, bringing the benefit of capital market pricing direct to the borrower. Oliver began his career in real estate finance at Barclays in 2004, structuring both balance sheet and large single borrower CMBS transactions across a wide range of sectors, followed by time at Goldman Sachs str ... (view full description)

Simon Allsop

Director of Capital Markets
Charter Court Financial Services

Miten Amin

Director, Structured Analytics and Valuations
Moody's Analytics

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)

Sharif Anbar-Colas

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)

Marco Angheben

Head of Business Development
European DataWarehouse

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)

Colin Atkins

Managing Director
Carlyle Group

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)

Dean Atkins

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)

Christian Aufsatz

Managing Director, Head of European Structured Finance
DBRS Morningstar

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)

Stefan Augustin

Vice President -Senior Credit Officer
Moody's Investors Service

Stefan Augustin is Vice President Senior Credit Officer/Manager at Moodys where he manages part of the ABS SME team. He joined Moodys in August 2006 from Commerzbank Corporate & Markets where he was part of the Structured Credit Desk. Before Commerzbank, and from 2000 to 2004, he worked at the Moodys Structured Finance in the ABS & Esoteric Team in London. Stefan holds a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Bristol University.

Reto Bachmann

Global Sector Lead, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Structured Finance
Aviva Investors

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)

Shaun Baddeley

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.

Steve Baker


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)

Iain Balkwill

Reed Smith

Iain is a Partner in Reed Smith’s structured finance team. Iain has been heavily involved in acting for sellers, investors and financiers in relation to the acquisition, disposal and financing of non-performing loan portfolios throughout Europe. Iain has also acted for investors, lenders and special servicers in connection with the enforcement and restructuring of multiple loans secured by assets located throughout the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, Poland and Kazakhstan. Iain is a strong advocate for the establishment of a fully functioning European CMBS market as a means of financing European CRE, but also the deployment of this technolo ... (view full description)

Martin Bartlam

Partner and Head of International Finance & Projects
DLA Piper

Martin Bartlam is a partner and International Group Head of Finance & Projects at DLA Piper. He has more than 25 years' experience as a structured finance lawyer. He acts for the full range of market participants on international structured transactions, including securitisation, derivatives and capital markets products.   His practice particularly includes advising banks, funds and corporates on the application of FinTech and new financial-structuring techniques for their businesses and products. Martin has helped clients to build and fund many new platforms involving digital solutions, in the UK and cross-border. He has presented on blockchain issues and solutions to groups ... (view full description)

Alexander Batchvarov

Managing Director
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)

Ben Bates

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 Batty


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)

David Bell

Capital Markets - Business Development Director

Ian Bell

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

Managing Director
Partners Group

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.

Grégory Benteux


Grégory joined CMS in 2009 and is in charge of the Securitisation and Structured Finance activities.
Grégory specialises in both domestic and offshore securitisation and structured finance transactions relating to all forms of assets (in particular financial debts and loans, trade receivables, infrastructures, public receivables, housing loans, tangible assets…).
He is also a recognised expert in covered bonds.

Luca Bertalot

Sec. General Euro. Mortgage Federation
European Covered Bond Council

Luca Bertalot is Secretary General of the European Mortgage Federation - European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC), representing the interests of EU mortgage lenders and the covered bond community in discussions with the European Institutions and stakeholders in general on all issues relating to the retail and funding sides of the mortgage business. Established in 1967, the EMF is the voice of the European mortgage industry, providing data and information on European mortgage markets, which were worth c. €7 trillion at the end of 2017. In 2004 the EMF founded the ECBC, a platform that brings together covered bond market participants including issuers, analysts, investment bankers, ... (view full description)

Farmida Bi

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)

Emile Boustani

Director - Asset Backed Products
Societe Generale

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)

Jonathan Bowers

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)

Greg Branch

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.

Max Bronzwaer

Director & Investor Liaison
Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS) UK and EU

Max Bronzwaer is Director and Investor Liaison of Prime Collateralised 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 more than € 31 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 Com ... (view full description)

John Calabrese

Managing Director
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)

Neil Calder

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)

Pablo Castro

Structured Products
Bloomberg LP

Pablo Castro is a product manager for cash structured products at Bloomberg LP, responsible for Bloomberg's functionality and coverage for EMEA and APAC securitisations.
Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2006, Pablo worked at the ministry of finance of Argentina and at the University of Buenos Aires, where he taught on a number of courses including international economics, public finance and financial economics.

Pablo holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and politics from the University of Buenos Aires, as well as a master’s degree in finance from the University of Durham.

Karan Chabba

Portfolio Manager
KLS Diversified Asset Management LP

Mr. Chabba is a Portfolio Manager in the structured products group at KLS Diversified. He is responsible for the Non-Agency RMBS/CLO portfolios and the European ABS/Specialty Finance Lending effort within the firm. In prior years at KLS, Mr. Chabba was also responsible for managing their Agency MBS portfolio. Prior to joining KLS, Mr. Chabba worked in the Structured Products Strategy group at Bear Stearns where he was a top ranked analyst primarily responsible for market strategy and research on mortgage credit and cash CLOs. Mr. Chabba holds a B.E. from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Allahabad, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and a Masters in Computa ... (view full description)

Chandrajit Chakraborty

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)

Colin Chen

Global Co-Head, Financial Institutions

Colin Chen joined DBS in June 2010 and is currently Managing Director and Head of Structured Debt Solutions in the Treasury and Markets Division at DBS Bank Ltd. He is responsible for building and expanding DBS’ push to provide its clients in the region structured debt raising solutions. Colin has more than 17 years of investment banking and capital markets experience. He started his career at the Union Bank of Switzerland in 1995 and was involved in establishing and building out the Asian Asset Backed Finance business for Asia and has held similar senior positions at CIBC World Markets and Bank of America. He was also previously the Head of Securitisation and Financial Engineering at The Ba ... (view full description)

Tracy Chen

Portfolio Manager & Head of Global Structured Credit
Brandywine Global Investment Management

Tracy Chen is Portfolio Manager and Head of Structured Credit at Brandywine Global Investment Management, Tracy leads the global structured credit portfolio investment and seeks the most attractive value in global structured credit market, including investment in U.S. RMBS, CMBS, ABS, CLO, European ABS and other structured products. She joined the Firm in August 2008. Prior to joining Brandywine Global, she had been with UBS Investment Bank as Director of the structure products valuation group, GMAC Mortgage Group (focusing on mortgage whole loan pricing and trading) and Deloitte Consulting. Tracy earned her MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Chap ... (view full description)

Stephen Clarke

Senior Director - Sales Manager
Moody's Analytics

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)

Laura Coady

Co-Head EMEA Securitized Products

Tom Cochran

Senior Associate
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Tom is a Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer specialising in structured finance and securitisation. He has advised on the impact of regulatory changes on ABCP programmes and related transactions and he has been involved in a number of complex and innovative receivables securitisations in the transport and energy sector. Tom has a breadth of experience across asset classes and also advises on bespoke structured financings not involving securitisation.

Simon Collingridge

Advisory Services
Bishopsfield capital Partners

Jenna Collins

Portfolio Manager
Bluecrest Capital Management

Rob Collins

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)

Santiago Comin

Intermoney Titulización S.G.F.T. S.A.

Santiago Comin, joined InterMoney in 2004. Santiago is currently a Director in the structuring team and has been involved in the execution of multiple ABS transactions on a variety of underlying assets such as residential mortgages, small business loans, credit accounts, subordinated debt, receivables, wind farms securitization, etc. Prior to his current role, Santiago worked as a credit analyst at Banco Atlántico NY and as consultant for TRAFCO. Santiago holds an MSc in Quantitative Finance from Universidad Complutense in Madrid.

Tim Conduit

Allen & Overy LLP

Tim is a partner in the international capital markets group based in the London office. He advises across a broad range of projects and infrastructure related work in the bond, bank and institutional debt markets. Tim has also been involved in the recent development of innovative project bond structures to promote capital market financing of PPPs

Paolo Conti

Senior Vice President

Paolo Conti joined DBRS in 2012 with responsibility to rate ABS across European jurisdictions. Prior to DBRS, Paolo spent 5 years in Capital Markets at UniCredit Bank AG, covering securitised products and covered bonds, and almost 6 years in major consultancy firms, dealing with risk management techniques and derivatives pricing. Paolo is a graduate of the University of Pavia, Italy, where he obtained a Masters in Theoretical Physics.

Henry Cooke

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)

David Covey

Managing Director, Head of European ABS Strategy
Nomura International plc

Dave leads Nomura’s European Asset-Backed Strategy team which covers European ABS/RMBS sectors and related mortgage covered bond sectors. Prior to joining Nomura, Dave held similar positions in Lehman Brothers’ European ABS research, US non-mortgage research and Bank Strategies research teams. He also worked as an actuary for AXA and Alliance Capital in New York. Dave holds a B.S. degree from Tufts University, a M.B.A. from Columbia University, and is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries.

Adam Craig

Clifford Chance LLP

Adam Craig is a Partner in London within Clifford Chance's Structured Asset Backed and Real Estate finance group.

Adam is experienced in representing issuers and arrangers in all types of public securitisations, private bi-lateral financings and portfolio acquisitions in the auto and consumer loan, credit card, core and non-core RMBS and SME loan spaces.

Andrew Currie

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

Andrew Currie is a managing director in the structured finance group in London.  He is responsible for the surveillance of structured finance ratings across EMEA, including those assigned to ABS, CMBS, RMBS and Structured Credit transactions.  Andrew previously headed Fitch’s European CMBS group.  He has been involved in dev ... (view full description)

Chris Dalton

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 Davies

Managing Director
J.P. Morgan

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.

Tim Davies

Chief Investment Officer
Blackstar Capital

Tim has over 25 years’ experience in capital markets securitisation with blue chip global banks, including RBC Capital Markets, RBS and Lloyds. More recently, he has been on the leading edge of applying scalable ‘Fin’ to suit ‘Tech’ business models, specifically in the working capital space. He joined Blackstar from NatWest Markets where he established a unique digital, capital markets-based supply chain finance product. In the previous four years, as CIO he designed and built MORE Finance, Demica’s capital markets captive finance vehicle, as well as serving on the management team and as Head of Origination. He brings an evolutionary approach to trade finance product design and investor enga ... (view full description)

Altynay Davletova

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.

Sam DeRosa-Farag

Managing Director
Kingsland Capital Management

Mr. DeRosa-Farag is a Senior Strategist at Kingsland Capital. He previously served as Managing Director and Portfolio Strategist at Morgan Creek responsible for credit products and strategy. Before this he was President of Ore Hill Partners LLC and a member of the investment committee. Before Ore Hill, he was a Managing Director of the Global Leveraged Finance Strategy and Portfolio Products Group and Co-Head of the High Yield Research Department of Credit Suisse (2000-2006) and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (1997-2000), which Credit Suisse acquired in November 2000. Mr. DeRosa-Farag headed High Yield Portfolio and Strategic Research at Chase Securities (1993- 1997) and managed the High Yield ... (view full description)

Boudewijn Dierick

Auxmoney Investments

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)

Francesco Dissera

Managing Director, Head of Structuring & Advisory
Stormharbour Securities LLP

Francesco Dissera is a Managing Director heading the EMEA Fixed Income Structuring and Advisory. Francesco has over20 years investment banking and capital markets experience. Prior to joining Stormharbour, Francesco spent 14 years at UBS AG building the securitisation and covered bond business across EMEA: lately Francesco was heading the ABS effort at UBS AG. Prior to UBS AG, Francesco worked at JP Morgan in London and New York, when he was involved in executing the very first Italian ABS transaction. Francesco has originated and executed more than 60 ABS transactions across EMEA, with particular focus on FIG and Government related assets. He has great experience in ... (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)

Jerry Donohue

Head of Portfolio Management & Investment Professional
Cordet Capital Partners LLP

Jerry joined CORDET in May 2014, where he is responsible for new loan origination and portfolio management. Prior to joining CORDET, Jerry was at GE Capital where he was responsible for leveraged finance origination and execution as well as managing a € 2.5bn portfolio of mid-market and large cap leveraged loans. He was also the Portfolio Manager for GE’s ESSLP Unitranche Fund. Jerry’s previous experience includes the roles of Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Deerfield Capital Management where he was Co-Head of the European team and managed a € 300 million European loan CLO fund. Prior to joining Deerfield in 2006, Jerry was Director, Structured Credit at Henderson Globa ... (view full description)

Diomidis Dorkofikis

Foresight Group

Gregg Drennan

Head of Securitised Products: Corporate and Synthetics
NatWest Markets

Michael Dryden

Managing Director
Credit Suisse

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)

Elton Eakins

Analytical Manager
Standard & Poor's

Elton is a Director in the European Structured Finance Ratings Group. His direct analytical responsibilities at Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services include the assignment of new issue ratings and the surveillance of existing ratings, with a focus on the U.K., Dutch and Irish RMBS markets. He joined S&P in November 2006 and previously worked in the covered bond team.

Dan Ebdon

Head of Funding / Treasurer FB
Ford Credit Europe / Ford Bank Germany

Head of Funding at Ford Credit in Europe (FCE Bank plc), placing Globaldrive ABS trasnactions into public markets and various private transactions. Alongside this oversight of all European unsecured debt issuances. From July 1st 2019 Treasurer of Ford Bank GmbH, Ford's captive finance company in Germany.

Dave Edmonds


David heads Deloitte’s global Portfolio Lead Advisory Services practice, focused on financial institution balance sheet deleveraging strategy and execution, through portfolio sales and management. David has over 28 years financial services experience, with the majority specialising in the acquisition, sale and management of debt portfolios. Before joining Deloitte, he headed the European principal debt investment group of a private equity owned bank, acquiring and managing debt portfolios across the region. Prior to his principal investment role he was the global leader of the distressed debt advisory business of another Big Four firm based in Asia. During his time in Asia David advised on ... (view full description)

Cirine El Husseini

Chalkhill Partners LLP

Nathalie Esnault

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)

Ilaria Evans

Senior Manager

Luca Fenaroli

Global Relationship Manager
Intesa Sanpaolo - IMI CIB

Mark Filer

Wilmington Trust

Mark is responsible for managing new business and client accounting services for Wilmington Trust SP Services (London) Limited, which provides directors and other corporate services to companies involved in structured finance transactions, notably securitisations. Mark has considerable tenure in the financial services industry, specialising in accounting and finance. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust in 2004, Mark was financial controller of a UK mortgage lender with a large securitisation program. He has also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK and with Ernst and Young in the Middle East. Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and earned ... (view full description)

Julian Fischer

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.

Rob Ford

Portfolio Manager
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)

Christopher Fordham

Chief Executive Officer
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

Christopher Fordham has been Euromoney’s Managing Director since October 2012. For twelve years previous to this, he was the company’s Development Director, responsible for its acquisitions. He was also Divisional Director for many of the group’s acquired businesses such as Metal Bulletin, Gulf Publishing, Ned Davis Research and Total Derivatives. Before Euromoney, he worked at The Economist Group and then at Haymarket Publishing for over a decade, first as Publisher of Campaign magazine and subsequently as Head of Development. He has also worked as a journalist in South Africa for the Rand Daily Mail. He has an MA in History from Cambridge and an MBA from Ashridge Management Coll ... (view full description)

Nicolas Fournis

Executive Director

Daniela Francovicchio

Head of Securitisation
European Investment Fund

Daniela Francovicchio leads the South European Unit of the Guarantees and Securitisation team at the European Investment Fund. Prior to joining EIF, she worked in London for some of the major American and European investment banks. In her current role at EIF, she is involved in selecting and executing SMEs securitization transaction to which EIF and or EIB participate by taking part of the risk of the underlying portfolio.

Katherine Frey

Managing Director, Structured Finance - EMEA
Moody's Investors Service

Katherine Frey is a Managing Director and co-head of Moody's EMEA Structured Finance rating business. She joined Moody's in New York in 1998, and moved to London in 2001 to concentrate on European cash and synthetic CDOs. Katherine took over responsibility for the cash CLO ratings in 2007 and assumed management of the European securitisation and covered bonds primary rating business in 2010. Prior to joining Moody's Katherine worked for Thomson Reuters LPC and JP Morgan. Katherine graduated from Yale University with a Masters of Business Administration and from the University of Washington with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Environmental Science.

Fiona Gaal

Director, SCM
ANZ Bank

Steve Gandy

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)

Euan Gatfield

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

Euan Gatfield is a managing director in Fitch Ratings’ structured finance group based in London, where he heads up EMEA commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). Euan is responsible for the team’s overall output of ratings and research.

Euan has worked at Fitch since 2001, during which time he has covered a range of asset classes, including RMBS and Structured Credit, before focusing on CMBS in 2005.

Euan studied Economics and Social Anthropology at Cambridge University.

Biagio Giacalone

Head of Department, Active Credit Portfolio Steering
Intesa Sanpaolo

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


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)

Howard Goldwasser

K&L Gates LLP

Fernando González

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

Linklaters LLP

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.

Keith Gorman

Senior Vice President, Global Business Development
DBRS Ratings

Saul Greenberg

Managing Partner
SCIO Capital

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.

Laurence Griffiths

Senior Vice President
U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust

Laurent Haik

Managing Director, Securitisation
Crédit Agricole CIB

Laurent is a Managing Director in the Securitization Group based in Paris where he is Head of Operating Assets Securitization and Project Bonds for EMEA. He has more than 20 years of experience in Securitization and Structured Finance with Credit Agricole CIB where he has been focusing on the origination and implementation of Debt Capital Markets Solutions backed by a variety of asset classes, such as Infrastructure Projects, Rental Cars, Equipment Leases, Whole-Business Securitization,Transportation assets, Inventories, Future Receivables and Tax Receivables across Europe. Since November 2016 Laurent is also heading the China Securitization project for Credit Agricole CIB and ha ... (view full description)

Remy Haimet

Managing Director
Societe Generale

Extensive experience in investment banking with Societe Generale:origination, structuring, execution and placement of complex, big-ticket financings with large international corporations. Multiple involvements in private, bespoke securitisation transactions, including working with ABCP conduits and arranging large tranched covers for the bank's portfolio of structured loans. Currently in charge of following new prudential regulations on behalf of the bank's Global Finance division: presentation and analysis of new proposed rules, participation in industry answers to consultative papers impact analyses on the various business lines internal implementation of new rules

Mark Hale

Chief Executive Officer
Prytania Asset Management

Mark is the Chief Executive Officer of Prytania Asset Management. He has also been the Chief Investment Officer at Prytania since its founding in 2003. He has spent over thirty four years in the financial industry, the last twenty two years investing on the buy-side. Before joining Prytania, Mark constructed and managed portfolios of ABS & CDOs, alongside money market funds, investment grade, high-yield and emerging market funds at Ansbacher & Co. Mark began his career as a financial analyst and economist at the Bank of England and was later responsible for economic and investment strategy at a number of securities houses covering cash and derivative products in debt, equity, foreign ... (view full description)

Jillian Hamblin


Jillian has over twenty-five years experience with Citi and predecessor organisations. She has held several management positions at Citi and is currently engaged as a Trustee director with prime responsibility for post closure trustee related support services within Citibank’s Issuer Services division. Jillian has been involved and supported clients on a wide range of transactions including project financing, and debt capital markets activities throughout the EMEA region and is experienced in managing the relationship between Intercreditor, Facility Agent, Borrowers, Trustees and Issuers in the Debt Capital Markets essential for the ongoing administration of trustee matters. Jillian is curre ... (view full description)

Chretien Harmeling

Senior Trader

ABS/Covered Bond Trader

Eric Havard-Duclos

Managing Director

Head of Investments, Structured Finance Investment team at AXA IM

Kevin Hawken

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.

Markus Herrmann

Managing Director
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Dr. Markus Herrmann joined LBBW’s ABS Risk and Portfolio Management team in January 2009 to help manage down one of the largest legacy ABS portfolios globally. The portfolio was spread across all major asset classes and geographies. After the successful sale of most of the portfolio, he took on a new role leading a newly formed Strategy Research Department. He is now a Client Relationship Manager for international banks.  Markus was previously with HSBC Group, London, where he was a Managing Director of Global Research, responsible for the ABS Research and Strategy team in London and New York. With his team he covered European, Asian, US and EM ABS. Prior to that, he was a Senior ABS and Cov ... (view full description)

James Hewer

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)

Carol Hitselberger

Mayer Brown LLP

"Praised for being at the cutting edge on securitization issues, an absolutely brilliant lawyer" Chambers USA Carol Hitselberger focuses her practice in the structured finance area. She spends significant time on accounting and regulatory developments that impact the structured finance industry. Carol often works with investors and issuers in structured finance products of most types, including trade receivables, credit card receivables, consumer loans, auto loans, aircraft, leases, franchise portfolios, government contracts, trademark licenses, and various other financial assets.Chambers USA highlights that "she has been doing structured finance wor ... (view full description)

Kyson Ho

Managing Director, Head Structured Finance ASP

Kyson joined HSBC in 2003 and is Managing Director and Head of Structured Finance Asia Pacific, responsible for arranging securitisations and other structured capital markets transactions for HSBCs clients in the region. Kyson has been involved in securitisations in China since 2005 and has arranged CLOs and auto ABS for ICBC, Bank of China, Bank of Communications, Volkswagen, Ford and HSBC in China. In 2014, Kyson helped establish the template for structuring and distributing onshore RMB denominated Chinese securitisations to global investors via the award winning Driver China one transaction. Prior to joining HSBC, Kyson worked at Stand ... (view full description)

Maarten Jan Hoefnagel

Senior Portfolio Manager ABS & Structured Credits

Maarten Jan Hoefnagel, CFA joined Aegon Asset Management in 2008. Maarten Jan is a senior portfolio manager in the European ABS, Covered Bonds and Mortgages team. His main focus points are ABS and Infrastructure Finance. Prior to his current role, Maarten Jan worked as a European ABS analyst at NIBC and started his career with various financial and project management functions in the aerospace industry. Maarten Jan holds a MSc in Physics from Delft University of Technology.

Richard Hopkin

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.

Paul House

Venn Partners

Tim Hughes

Suncorp Bank

Tim has over 30 years experience in banking specializing in Capital Markets including a number of years offshore working in financial markets in the United States, Canada and Northern Asia including Japan and Korea with NBD/First Chicago/Bank One/JP Morgan Chase.Prior to returning to Australia in 2004, Tim spent 3 years in Tokyo as Head of Asia Capital Markets at Bank One N.A. managing FX, Interest Rate and Fixed Income trading and distribution across Asia. In addition Tim was responsible for funding the Banks branches in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Taiwan.Tim joined Suncorp Bank's Treasury Management Team in January 2005, initially responsible for ... (view full description)

Frank Huth

Director, Securitizations
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

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.

John Hwang

Allen & Overy LLP

John's practice focuses primarily on asset-backed securities, with extensive experience in covered bonds and the securitization of auto loans and leases, dealer floor-plan financings, credit card receivables, student loans, trade receivables, mortgage loans, servicer advances, tobacco fee settlement awards, tobacco quota payments, life settlements and utility stranded costs. He has represented issuers, underwriters, investors, credit enhancers and placement agents in connection with public and private offerings of securities and numerous asset-backed commercial paper conduit transactions. His work also includes advising clients in connection with asset purchases and dispositions and acquisit ... (view full description)

Kevin Ingram

Clifford Chance

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).


Emmanuel Issanchou

Global Head of Structured Credit and Solutions

Based in London, Emmanuel Issanchou is the Global Head of Structured Credit & Solutions and Credit Trading. Emmanuel joined IXIS Corporate & Investment Bank (now Natixis) in Paris in 2005. He moved to Natixis London in 2007 as London Head of Global Structured Credit & Solutions, in charge of EMEA ABS & CLO Origination and the London Structured Credit Desk. He was appointed Deputy Global Head of Structured Credit & Solutions and Head of EMEA Structured Credit & Solutions in 2016, and was named to his current role in May 2017. He has an MSc in Econometrics and Finance from Concordia University, Montreal; a Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance ... (view full description)

Richard Johns

Executive Director

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)

Matthew Jones

Head EMEA Structured Finance
S&P Global Ratings

As Commercial Head of EMEA Structured Finance, Matt is responsible for Commercial Strategy and client relationships across ABS, RMBS, CLO, CMBS, Structured Credit and Covered Bond markets in the region.Prior to his current role, Matt was Analytical Head of the Structured Credit group, with responsibility for ratings of cash and synthetic CLO, CDO, Structured Credit and SME transactions across EMEA.  Previously, Matt was also Head of the ABS group, with responsibility for ratings across consumer and commercial ... (view full description)

Richard Jones

Slaughter and May

Richard has a wide-ranging financing practice covering securitisation (mortgages, credit cards, auto loans and other consumer loans), asset-backed lending, loan portfolio sales, structured finance, debt capital markets, bank lending, project finance and derivatives. He has acted for a number of high profile clients including both listed and private companies, banks and other financial institutions, pension funds, private equity firms and various governments. Richard has experience across a wide number of industries, including the banking, consumer credit and wider financial sector, insurance, leisure and hospitality and energy and natural resources.

Saher Jung

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

Saher bin 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.

Vincent Keaveny

Baker & McKenzie

Practice Areas Vincent is a Partner in Baker & McKenzie's Finance Group based in London. Vincent practices in the capital markets and structured finance area, with his primary focus on securitisation. Practice Description Vincent has advised arrangers, originators and rating agencies on securitisation transactions in the UK and Europe. His practice encompasses the full range of securitisation transactions and asset classes. He has worked on traditional and synthetic securitisations and residential and commercial mortgage-backed deals. In recent years he has worked on over 30 securitisations of Portuguese assets, including several Portuguese residential mortgage-backed transactions (Magel ... (view full description)

Jo Keighley

Executive Chairman
SFM Europe and member of AFME Securitisation Board

Jo Keighley is the Group Chief Executive of the Structured Finance Management, a company which provides independent directors and corporate management services to Special Purpose Companies in the securitisation and structured finance industries. SFM now has operations in London, Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, Jersey, Luxembourg, Madrid and Milan. He is also Chairman of the Market Standards and practices committee of the European Securitisation Forum. His previous positions have included being a Board Director of West Merchant Bank, Managing Director of Gracebury Securitisation Ltd. and Director, Securitisation at Barclays Capital. Inter alia, he was responsible in 1990 for the first consu ... (view full description)

Alan Kelly

Partner, Credit
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.

Gordon Kerr

Head, Structured Finance Research Europe
DBRS Morningstar

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)

David Kershaw

Corporate Finance Director
Shop Direct Group

Ashley Kibblewhite

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)

Constantinos Kleanthous

Associate Director
Elian SFM

Constantinos has worked in the structured finance industry since 2006 and is part of the Business Development team at Elian SFM. Prior to joining he worked at WestLB and Raiffeisen Bank International in London across ABS trading and portfolio management roles.
Constantinos holds an MSc in European Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick. He is a CFA Charterholder.

Thorsten Klotz

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)

Arne Kluwer

Clifford Chance

Arne Klüwer is a partner in the Frankfurt office of Clifford Chance and is a member of the Frankfurt bar. His doctorate from the University of Kiel is a comparative analysis of asset-backed securitisation in Germany and the U.S. He studied law in Constance, Heidelberg and at Duke University. He is the author of several publications on structured products in Germany and is a regular speaker on various topics. He is fluent in German, English and French. He advises arrangers and other market participants on the structuring and the implementation of German and international structured finance transactions for a broad spectrum of asset classes. Also specialised in insolvency law aspects, he a ... (view full description)

Gregg Kohansky

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

Gregg Kohansky Managing Director 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.

Rob Koning

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)

Jason Kravitt

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)

Christoph Kruecken


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)

Stephen Kudenholdt

Partner and Head of Structured Finance

Stephen Kudenholdt is Dentons' Head of Structured Finance and a partner in the US Capital Markets practice. Stephen’s areas of practice include residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and other asset-backed securities (ABS), primarily focusing on residential mortgage loan securitization as well as re-securitization transactions involving various classes of mortgage-backed securities. He represents issuers, underwriters, loan sellers and other entities in public offerings and private placements. He has helped develop many transaction structures and formats that have become industry standards, including shifting interest subordination techniq ... (view full description)

Jean-Bernard Langer

Head Intl Business Corp Gp
Societe Generale

Jean-Bernard is a Head Of International Business within the Corporate Group Director of the Asset Backed Product department within SG. He has 11 years of experience originating and structuring securitization transactions for corporates and commodity traders. 
He has structured various types of transactions (on or off balance sheet) on a diversified pool of assets (retail, construction, services, commodities, factored receivables) on a pan-European basis or a pan-world basis. 

Todd Lawler

Group Treasurer

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)

Emmanuel Lefort

Global Head of Structured Credit and Solutions

Garyfalia Leledaki

Business Development Manager

Garyfalia Leledaki, Business Development Manager, Corporate Trust & Loan Agency (CTLA) at HSBC Bank plc. Garyfalia is responsible for supporting clients to execute capital markets transactions primarily structured finance and loan portfolios across jurisdictions and asset classes including auto loans and leases, residential mortgages, trade receivables, consumer loans, SME loans, CLOs and credit cards.   Her team provides a comprehensive range of Trustee and Agency services (including Account Bank roles) for Structured and Secured Products, Conventional Debt, Escrows, Project and Export Finance, Islamic Finance and Syndicated Loans. Prior to joining HSBC, Garyfalia held a Senior Re ... (view full description)

Malek Letaief

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Robert Liao

Managing Director

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)

Alexandre Linden

Co-Head Portfolio Management, Securitised Products Group
BNP Paribas

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)

Borong Liu

Chairman and Partner
China Securitization Forum / Beijing Zhonglun Law Firm

The Chairman of the Executive Committee of the China Securitization Forum, Head of the Financial Department of the Zhong Lun Law Firm (, Deputy Chairman of the Zhong Lun Charity Foundation, Commissioner of the Asset Securitization and Structured Finance Committee of the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (, Special-term Professor at the China Capital Markets Institution (, External Appraisal Expert for Asset Securitization Projects at Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Commissioner of the Expert Committee of the China Development Bank, formerly the 7th Chairman of ... (view full description)

Dimitrios Logizidis

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Dimitrios Logizidis heads the banking and structured finance practice of Gide London where he advises financial institutions, private equity funds and corporates on a wide range of asset-backed financing, securitisation, covered bonds and general corporate finance deals. In particular, Dimitrios has acted for arrangers, private equity funds and originators in major whole business and trade receivable securitisation transactions involving amounts of up to EUR 4 billion. He has also been involved in a number of multi-jurisdictional ABCP conduit deals, including in emerging countries, where securitisation was implemented for the first time. He recently advised Europcar / Eurazeo and ALD Auto ... (view full description)

Hendrik Jan Luikinga

Deputy Head of Treasury
Nationale Nederlanden Bank N.V.

Brian Maher

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.

Vincent Mahieu


Vincent Mahieu is an associate for Hypoport. The past years he worked on numerous reporting projects ranging from RMBS to Car Lease and Synthetic Loan transactions. He was involved in the Dutch Securitisation Association (DSA) standardisation process for RMBS investor reports and helped to establish a securitization compliance platform containing over 300 billion in assets. Vincent holds a MSc in Quantitative Finance and a MSc in Econometrics and Operations Research.

Ifada Mahroof


Ifada is a Director in our Securitisation practice, leading the audits of several securitisation portfolios across multiple asset classes. She also specialises in accounting advice to global banking institutions and other capital market participants, focusing on structured finance and securitisation transactions. She supports IFRS 9 implementation and IFRS transition projects as the technical accounting SME. She provides accounting advice and structuring support for transactions e.g. portfolio and business divestments Ifada has extensive experience with both the originator and issuer accounting.   Ifada’s client base includes investment banks and investment managers, corporates and specialis ... (view full description)

Shammi Malik

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.

Lynn Maxwell

Global Head, Securitisation, Structured Capital Markets

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)

Ben McCarthy

Managing Director & Head of Asia-Pacific Structured Finance
Fitch Ratings

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)

Chris McGarry

White & Case LLP

Chris McGarry advises arrangers, issuers and sponsors on securitisations including collateralised loan obligations, all types of consumer asset-backed securities, residential mortgage-backed securities, trade receivables and esoteric asset classes such as commodities, telco receivables, tax receivables and whole-business securitisations. Chris is a Knowledge Partner to the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group and in this role co-authored the G20 White Paper on the development of a sustainable CLO market to implement the Paris Agreement. His practice covers both developed markets and emerging markets.

Ronan Mellon

DLA Piper

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.

Pascal Meysson

Managing Director

Pascal is a Managing Director at Alcentra. Pascal focuses on Alcentra’s European Direct Lending and Mezzanine platform, where he is involved in fund management, origination and investment.   Prior to joining Alcentra, Pascal spent a number of years with Deutsche Bank’s Leveraged Finance and Financial Sponsors Group and was involved in structuring, arranging, and underwriting large LBOs and leveraged corporate financings across Europe.    Pascal previously pursued a career in M&A and corporate finance with Lazard, CCF Charterhouse and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, focusing primarily on the execution of large public transactions.   Pascal holds an MA in Bus ... (view full description)

Michael Micko

Head of European Credit
Napier Park Global Capital

Michael Micko is Head of the multi-award winning European credit strategies group at Napier Park Global Capital. Michael brings 23 years of relevant experience and joined Citi Capital Advisors, the predecessor of Napier Park in 2004. Prior to that Michael headed high yield at Mellon Newton Investment Management. Previously, Michael was an investment banker in London at Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust International focusing on Leverage Finance, and he also held the role as Treasurer of a listed corporate high yield issuer. Michael has a MBA from The Richard Ivey School, Canada and Electrical and Industrial Engineering degrees from the University of Alberta, Canada

Orestis Millas

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

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.

Jessica Miller


Jessica leads the UK Structured Finance Group and has over thirteen years experience in providing and leading audit, consultancy, transaction and accounting services to financial services clients and corporate entities across the world. Jessica specialises in the project management, establishment and audit of RMBS, CMBS and credit card securitisations and the establishment and maintenance of covered bond programmes. Over the past two years Jessica has assisted a number of financial institutions launch and maintain successful funding programmes which utilise Bank of England and European Central Bank funding schemes. Jessica is a regular speaker at a number of structured finance/securitisation ... (view full description)

John Milward


Marc Mouton

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Marc is Counsel in the Capital Markets group at Hogan Lovells based in London. He specialises in structured finance transactions, focusing on securitizations and other forms of asset backed debt and related restructurings. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells in October 2010, he was in-house counsel at a major international bank, advising the bank's structured finance and commercial real estate teams on issues relating to non-synthetic asset backed debt (including securitizations and asset backed lending), secured loan sales, CMBS issuances and CMBS and secured loan restructurings, as well as providing assistance to the FICC sales and trading teams generally in relation to any proposed investments ... (view full description)

Andrew Mulley

Managing Director, Head of Issuer Services EMEA
Citibank, N.A.

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)

Chia Nam Toon

ACEO, Corporate Services, Group CFO
Ascendas Pte Ltd

Salim Nathoo

Allen & Overy LLP

Salim manages the global securitisation group. His experience covers a wide variety of asset classes, across a number of jurisdictions, utilising a range of structures. In particular, he works closely with mortgage originators, private equity houses and investment banks in establishing RMBS and covered bond programmes utilising master trust, synthetic, stand-alone and multi-issuance structures for RMBS and structured and statutory covered bond structures. He also has extensive experience of auto finance transactions (leasing, retail and wholesale (UK and pan-European)), unsecured consumer finance (credit cards, consumer loans and insurance premiums through master trust, term and ABCP conduit ... (view full description)

Matthias Neugebauer

Managing Director & Head of European Structured Credit
Fitch Ratings

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)

Mark Nichol

Senior Director-Structured Finance Research
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mark Nichol is a credit analyst in the European structured finance research team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London. He is responsible for both structured finance and select corporate debt issuers in the real estate sector along with his main coverage of CMBS and corporate securitisations. Prior to joining BoA Merrill Lynch in 2009, he spent four years as a research analyst at Barclays Capital focussed on the European CMBS market. Previously, Mark spent six years as a commercial property analyst and surveyor at Colliers International in Canada and Chile.

Alberto Nobili

Head of International Operations, EMEA Division
Finanziaria Internazionale Securitisation Group SpA

Alberto Nobili, joined Finanziaria Internazionale (“FinInt”) in 2012 as Head of the International Division Structured Finance EMEA. In FinInt he closed several mandates assisting banks in obtaining guarantee products from EU institutions and leading the structuring of various other deals also in the infrastructural sector ABS. Before joining FinInt, he was Head of Guarantee & Securitisation Risk Division at the European Investment Fund (Luxembourg) where he contributed to the development of the risk division. Prior to that, Alberto worked for three years at UniCredit Market & Investment Banking (London) as Director in the Structured Credit Department, where he arranged several transactions ... (view full description)

Brian Norton

Chief Executive Officer
Future Finance Loan Corporation Ltd

Mr. Norton is a lifelong entrepreneur focused on technology-driven consumer finance opportunities. Brian is CEO and co-founder of Future Finance, Europe’s first large scale private student lender. The company was founded in May 2013 and has been actively lending in the UK since June 2014. The company will launch a product in Germany during summer 2015 and additional European markets soon thereafter. Previously, Brian’s business ventures have included investment funds, mortgage origination and servicing businesses, and student lenders. Born and raised in Chicago, Brian has a BA in History from Harvard and an MBA from UCLA. He, his wife, and their son live in Dublin, Ireland.

Harry Noutsos

Global Head of ABS
ING Bank

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)

David O'Connor

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)

Liam O'Connor

Portfolio Manager
Colonial First State Global Asset Management

Liam is a Portfolio Manager for Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM), Sydney. He sits in a small team separate to the broader CFSGAM Fixed Income group. The team of five directly manage $49 billion in AUD and NZD for a variety of pooled and mandate funds. They are Australia’s largest unsecured bank lender and also have a significant asset backed portfolio. The asset backed portfolios are dominated by publicly offered, senior RMBS. CMBS, machinery, consumer finance and other cash flows are expanding sectors. Most value is added via privately placed securities, where they contribute to the collateral selection and structuring, whilst controlling the pricing. These deals can ... (view full description)

Mark O'Keefe

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)

Conor O'Toole

Managing Director, Head of European Asset Backed Research
Deutsche Bank

Conor O’Toole Heads up European Securitisation Research and is Global Head of CLO Research at Deutsche Bank having joined in November 2006. Conor started his career in structured finance on the buy side at Allied Irish Banks plc (AIB) in Dublin before moving to Sumitomo Trust & Banking Ltd in London in November 2004 where he latterly acted as a portfolio manager. Conor was responsible for investment and management of a European Investment Grade ABS portfolio including RMBS, ABS, CMBS and CDOs. At Deutsche Bank he covers the full spectrum of European ABS product where he has published market leading reports on peripheral RMBS, UK Non-Conforming, CLOs and CMBS sectors amongst others. Conor ... (view full description)

Steven Oh

Global Head of Credit and Fixed Income
PineBridge Investments

Mr. Oh is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the firm's Global Credit and Fixed Income Strategies. Mr. Oh also co-manages the Leveraged Finance Group and portfolios. Prior to joining PineBridge Investments and its affiliates in 2000, Mr. Oh's leveraged finance investment experience includes serving as Head of High Yield and Special Situation Investments at Citadel Investments, Head of Leveraged Finance at Koch Capital, and Vice President in High Yield and Distressed Debt Trading at BancAmerica Securities. Other prior positions include Manager in Ernst & Young's Restructuring and Reorganization and Strategy Consulting Groups. Mr. Oh received ... (view full description)

Fabrice Olagnol

Financial Institutions - Securitisation Europe
Societe Generale

Steven Ong

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Steven has long-standing securitisation experience, spanning a number of asset types. He has extensive expertise in UK residential mortgage securitisation and warehouse funding, acting for a mix of originators, arrangers and funding banks, including on a number of RMBS programmes for the likes of Investec, Kensington Mortgages and GMAC-RFC. He has also represented various mortgage industry clients on portfolio sales, acquisitions, residual instrument transactions and other commercial matters.

Olufemi Oye

Head of Special Situations
Deutsche Bank

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


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)

Erik Parker

ABS Strategist

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.

George Passaris

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)

Justin Passfield

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.

Sachin Patel

Chief Capital Officer
Funding Circle

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)

Bob Paterson

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.

James Pedley

Simmons & Simmons

James is a structured debt and securitisation lawyer, who has been based in Clifford Chance’s London and Hong Kong offices, with more than twelve years of experience acting for arrangers, investors, banks and originators involving a wide variety of asset classes, including trade receivables, infrastructure, RMBS, CMBS, auto-loans, consumer loans and corporate loans on complex cross-border transactions. He has also established and restructured a variety of structured funding platforms, including ABCP conduits, structured corporate debt platforms, receivables and trade finance platforms and risk distribution programmes for banks. James also regularly advises on the regulatory aspects of struct ... (view full description)

Fulvio Pelargonio

Fixed Income Structured Finance Southern Europe and CEEMEA

Paul Peporte

Allen & Overy

Paul specialises in securities law and capital markets regulation, including stock exchange listings. He advises clients on the full spectrum of debt and equity transactions, including securitisation, structured products, covered bonds, IPOs, placements and buy backs of securities, exchange offers, listing applications, and on-going obligations deriving from such listings. Paul has almost 10 years of experience working in these areas in Luxembourg. He also previously worked in the credit and rate markets department at JP Morgan in London before joining Allen & Overy. He regularly holds conferences on various capital markets related topics in Luxembourg and abroad.

William Perraudin

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.

Mary Ploughman

Joint Chief Executive Officer

Highly professional executive who has extensive financial services experience, Mary has over 30 years of leadership and management in the Finance Industry. Mary’s key area of focus has been structured finance and more particularly securitisation. More recently Marys experience has expanded to mergers and acquisition, strategic planning and currently as CEO.  Mary’s interest in securitisation developed during her 11 years with Macquarie Bank where she developed funding utilised securitisation as an efficient means of financing for many clients including Melbourne Water, the transaction securing deal of the year. Prior to joining RESIMAC in 2003, Mary spent 3 years at P ... (view full description)

Julio Pombo

R&D Manager
Ela Ingeniería

"Julio Pombo is the R&D Manager of Ela Ingenieraand an Associate Researcher in the University of A Corua, Spain. He isdeveloping the economic and financial aspects of the RESFARM project, aninitiative of the main agrarian associations of Southern Europe in cooperationwith the European Commission in order to facilitate the securitization ofon-farm renewable energy.Prior to that, he worked in the treasury department ofCaixa Nova Bank, in the University of Santiago de Compostela and in theregional government of Galicia. He holds a PhD in Economics and has anextensive research publication record in economic m ... (view full description)

Simon Porter

Baker & McKenzie

Simon Porter is the head of Baker & McKenzie's Structured Capital Markets Group in London, where he works on a wide range of capital markets and structured finance transactions. His practice includes specialist advice to corporate trustees in capital markets transactions with a particular emphasis on deafaults and restructurings.

Practice Focus
Simon acts on a wide range of capital markets transactions, including debt, equity, equity linked and structured products. He advises issuers, trustees and arrangers on a wide range of matters relating to securities and finance, and is often involved in transactions involving the Middle East and Turkey.

Michael Poulton

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.


Rachit Prasad

Director, Research Analyst
Deutsche Bank

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.


Zac Prince

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Zac's experience includes leadership roles at multiple successful tech companies. Initially in adtech, where he was a part of two successful acquisitions, Admeld (Acquired by Google) and Sociomantic (acquired by DunnHumby). Prior to starting BlockFi, he led business development teams at Orchard Platform, a broker dealer and RIA in the online lending sector, and Zibby, an online consumer lender. He graduated Cum Laude from Texas State University with a BA in International Business and minor in Spanish.

Matthew Pritchard

Portfolio Manager
Man Global Private Markets

Matthew is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager in Man Global Private Markets focusing on real estate and real estate debt investments. Man Global Private Markets was formed by the acquisition of Aalto Invest UK Ltd (Aalto) and during his time at Aalto, Matthew has managed bond investments and is responsible for investing in and managing CRE loan positions. Matthew has 23 years’ experience, prior to joining Aalto Invest he was Head of Structured Products at Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, a team that provided asset management services to a portfolio of EUR 5bn of structured debt backed by real estate assets. Previously, Matthew was a lead research analyst with Deutsche Bank’s award winning Eur ... (view full description)

Dushy Puvan

Head of Europe CLO Origination & Structuring
BNP Paribas

Dushy Puvan is a CLO specialist with over 15 years’ experience of structured finance across asset classes. He has a focus on SME, corporate loan and leveraged loan assets,  arranging cash and synthetic structures for banks and FIs. He was part of the first wave of CLO 2.0s in Europe. Dushy worked previously for Lloyds Bank (formerly Lloyds TSB) executing a range of balance sheet management solutions transactions for both regulatory capital relief and funding. Dushy holds a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Cambridge.

David Quirolo


David Quirolo is a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in London. David specialises in structured finance. His practise focuses primarily on CLOs, securitisations and repackaging transactions involving various asset types in the United States and Europe. More recently, David has worked on many of the recent European CLO 2.0 transactions. In addition, he currently works with the Loan Markets Association and a working group of CLO managers and structuring banks on European regulation affecting the CLO market including risk retention regulation. David advises arrangers and collateral managers as well as issuers, originators and investors in a variety of structured finance transactions in ... (view full description)

Dimitri Rabin

Portfolio Manager

Dmitri Rabin is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company. He is the co-head of the mortgage and structured finance group, with a focus on coordinating of the firm’s research and trading capabilities in this area. Dmitri co-leads the group in developing and implementing investment strategies for asset-backed securities, commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities and covered bond sectors across all fixed income products. He is also a co-portfolio manager for securitized credit investment strategies.  Dmitri has 18 years of investment industry experience. He joined Loomis Sayles in 2008 and has been a strategist responsible for global residential real estate, RMBS ... (view full description)

Ganesh Rajendra

Managing Partner
Integer Advisors

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
World Bank

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.

Irfon Rees

Deutsche Bank

Markus Reule

Managing Director, Asset Backed Finance

Markus Reule is Co-Head of RBS's FI Solutions business and has responsibility for originating and structuring FI Solutions transactions across the EMEA region. From 2012 to 2013 Markus co-headed RBS's FI Secured Debt team of 22 professionals originating, structuring and placing Structured Finance transactions in EMEA while from 2008 to 2012 Markus was responsible for the Structured Finance team's Northern European business. Markus has also advised on non core assets and asset protection schemes. From 2006 to 2008 Markus was responsible for FI DCM Origination for Germany and Austria and from 2004 to 2006 Markus was a Director in RBS’s securitisation team, having joined the ABS ... (view full description)

Nicole Rhodes

Consultant Counsel
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.

Ian Robinson

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.

Romina Rosto

Managing Director, Head of the Advisory and Origination - Asset Backed Products
Societe Generale

Romina is Head of Advisory Team within Asset Backed Products Group at SG. She has more than 18 years of expertise having being involved in the structuration of more than 50 transactions on different categories of underlying portfolios covering both performing and non performing as well as financing and balance sheet optimization.   Having previously joined the Italian team of Engineering 13 years ago, she co-headed the Southern European Engineering team for 3 years. She is now in charge of origination, advisory and structuring particularly in NPL and SRT transactions at EMEA level.   Prior to joining SG, she has worked during five years within the Project Finance ... (view full description)

David Rule

Executive Director, Prudential Policy

David Rule is Executive Director, Prudential Policy at the Bank of England. Previously, David was Director, International UK Banks Supervision at the Financial Services Authority then Prudential Regulation Authority. David joined the FSA in August 2009 as Head of the Macro Prudential Department. Before that, he was Chief Executive of the International Securities Lending Association, a trade body representing participants in the European securities financing market. From 1990 to 2006 David worked at the Bank of England in a number of roles, including market infrastructure, financial stability analysis and banking supervision. From 2002 to 2006 he was Head of Sterling Markets Division at th ... (view full description)

Raoul Ruparel

Open Europe

Raoul Ruparel is Co-Director at Open Europe. He is also a contributing author for Forbes, where he writes on EU issues; the Eurozone crisis; central banking and macroeconomics. Over the past years Raoul has been at the forefront of analysing crucial issues around Europe. He has led Open Europe’s research into the Eurozone crisis, helping to advise governments and corporations on how to deal with the crisis as well as the potential institutional and regulatory response. Raoul has been heavily involved in the economic and financial analysis of the evolving crisis in Ukraine, and the ensuing sanctions placed on Russia. He has also worked extensively on issues relating to EU trade and economic p ... (view full description)

Srikanth Sankaran

Head of European ABS Strategy Research
Morgan Stanley

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.

Alessandra Satta

Business Development Team Master Servicer

Alessandra Satta, joined Securitisation Services in June 2007 and specialized herself over the years in the Master Servicing activity. Alessandra mainly deals with managing of securitisation transactions related to non performing loans, Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities, receivables towards the public administration. She graduated with honours in Bank and Finance at the University of Udine

Prashanth Satyadeva

Co-Head - Structured Finanace
Bryan CaveLeighton Paisner LLP

Prashanth is the Global Co-Head a partner in BCLPs Structured Finance Group specialising in international asset securitisation and asset-backed finance techniques in the banks (FIG), consumer finance, real estate, infrastructure and insurance sectors. Prashanth has recently provided advice in arranging alternative sources of finance, in particular in the Infrastructure sector advising on the Salford Pendleton project bond (Project Finance magazines European Project Bond of the Year 2013) and the Aggregator Priority Building Schools Programme (IJs European Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year 2014). Prashanth also advises new entr ... (view full description)

Vittorio Savarese

Head of Structuring and Loan Management
Banca IMI

Vittorio Savarese is Head of Structuring and Loan Management in Banca IMI. Within Global Markets  Solutions and Financing, the Structuring and Loan Management team is responsible for structuring capital markets transactions aiming at managing financial risks for institutional clients, including Intesa Sanpaolo group. Within this mission, the Structuring and Loan Management team arranges synthetic securitizations and deleveraging transactions of illiquid assets, including NPLs.  Before joining Banca IMI, Vittorio has been at Sanpaolo IMI in the Business Development desk and previously with UniCredit Banca Mobiliare, both in Milan and London, where he worked in the securitisation and debt capi ... (view full description)

Annabel Schaafsma

Managing Director, Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service

Annabel Schaafsma is a Managing Director in the Structured Finance Group responsible for assigning primary ratings to Residential Mortgage Backed Securities in the EMEA region. Annabel has many years of experience in credit analysis, as well as managing credit professionals. Annabel first joined Moody’s in 2001 as an analyst specializing in UK and Dutch RMBS, and Covered Bonds. Prior to joining Moody’s Annabel worked for Credit Suisse in the Credit Risk Management department in various roles in London and New York. In 2006 Annabel joined Standard Chartered Bank as Head of Credit Research for the Structured Credit Investment team that invested in structured finance instruments. ... (view full description)

Markus Schaber

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)

Martin Scheele

Head of ABS Investments

Dr. Martin Scheele is Senior Vice President of Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba). He studied Business Administration at Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Kalamazoo College. He holds an PhD in economics. In 2000 he started to build up the securitization business in Helaba. Today Helaba focusses on private transactions with large corporate clients. New fields of activity are Supply Chain Finance and Working Capital Management.

Rupert Schoder

Project Manager Regulatory Pro
Societe Generale

Rupert Schoder has joined Société Générale in the fixed income, commodities and currencies structuring team in 2006. In this role, he has structured a large number of credit derivative transactions. Rupert subsequently worked as senior structurer in the Global Markets team arranging for a large number of repackaging transactions across equity and fixed income derivatives.   In 2015, Rupert joined the Asset Backed Products team. During his two-year term at ABP, he has set-up the loan repackaging activity of ABP in Europe.   In April 2017, Rupert has joined the Regulatory Projects Team of the Global Finance division where he has implemented MIFID II and is also covering ... (view full description)

Sebastian Schuetz

Head of Section CEPH
Deutsche Bundesbank

Sebastian Alexander Schütz studied international economics with the focus on corporate finance and financial econometrics in Kiel and Kopenhagen. In 2010 he started his career as Chief Executive Assistant at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Wolfsburg and was responsible for economic policy and asset management. In 2011 he became director of monetary policy, banking and finance at the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) in Berlin and Brussels. Since July 2013 he worked for Deutsche Bundesbank in the market strategic issues division and is head of section Common Eurosystem Pricing Hub. His focus lies on complex structured assets like ABS or Structured Covered Bon ... (view full description)

Patricia Schulze

Managing Director - Global Capital Markets
Wilmington Trust

Pat is responsible for introducing Wilmington Trust’s full array of trust and agency services to corporations and financial institutions throughout the country and in several off-shore jurisdictions.  She specializes in asset-backed securitizations for all asset classes as well as services specific to special purposes entities, including those utilized by Hedge Funds, Private Equity, and the Commercial Real Estate industry. Pat is an active participant in the Structured Finance Industry Group and is a member of its Board of Directors. She is a past board member of the American Securitization Forum and a previous chair of its Communication and Education Committee. She is a frequen ... (view full description)

Andrew Scourse

Executive Dir DCM Solutions – Securitisation
Santander CIB

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)

Francesca Segurini

Of Counsel
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 Seidel

Vice President
BNY Mellon

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)

Nick Shiren

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Nick Shiren is a partner in the Capital Markets Group in Cadwalader’s London office. His practice focuses on complex financing transactions involving a wide variety of asset classes. Nick has extensive experience in structured finance, securitisation and asset backed lending.  His practice covers regulatory capital and arbitrage structures involving both securitisation and derivatives technology.  He represents leading investment banks, arrangers, issuers and collateral managers in transactions throughout Europe and the United States.  Nick is a frequent commentator on industry issues.

Himanshu Shrimali

Vice President, European Securitised Products Research

Himanshu Shrimali is a Vice President in Citi’s European ABS research team and covers a wide spectrum of securitised products including RMBS, CMBS, SME CLOs and consumer ABS. Prior to joining Citi in 2008, Himanshu worked at Lehman Brothers for two years as an analyst in US Agency MBS analytics team. Himanshu graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and is a CFA charter holder.

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Ian Sideris

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).

Tim Skeet

Adviser to ICMA

Tim Skeet started his career as a lending banker but moved into the debt capital markets in its early years becoming a FI DCM specialist for most of his career working at various leading investment banks. A lot of this time involved working with banks on areas of bank capital funding and banking regulatory requirements. While working with financial issuers internationally, Tim became involved in many aspects of mortgage finance. This included the early years of asset-back securities in the late 1980s in the UK market, becoming involved as a German speaker in the early Jumbo Pfandbriefe in the mid-1990s and being part of the introduction of covered bonds across European markets in ... (view full description)

Sriram Soundararajan

Managing Director
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.

Andrew South

Head of Structured Finance Research, EMEA
S&P Global Ratings

Andrew South is a Managing Director leading Structured Finance research coverage for the EMEA region at S&P Global Ratings.Since joining S&P Global Ratings in 2003, Andy has led research and project work across all structured finance asset classes, including responses to public policy consultations and research on ratings performance.Andy holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and a PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics from St. John's College, University of Cambridge, as w ... (view full description)

Justyna Stanioch

ING Bank

Justyna Stanioch is responsible for the analysis and reporting of the ABS portfolio of ING Bank Treasury. In addition she is very active in undertaking due diligence on Auto ABS and UK Master Trust issuers. In this role she reports to the Global Head of ABS ING Bank Treasury. In 2012 she joined ING Bank Treasury Investment Portfolio Management team, which is reporting to the CIO of ING Bank Treasury. She was responsible for analysing and reporting on the EUR 100 billion liquidity portfolio of ING Bank Treasury, including the ABS portfolio. Before working for ING Bank Treasury, she was a principal financial analyst in ING Bank financial service centre coordinating financial reporting for ... (view full description)

Iain Steele

Head of Capital Market Funding
Tesco Bank

Ian Stewart

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)

Stijn Stortelder

Portfolio Manager
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.

Mike Strevens

Senior Manager

Michael joined Deloitte in March 2014 and advises clients for securitisation and loan book sale/purchase advisory projects, focusing on structuring, analytics and pricing. Michael previously worked at the EIF providing financial institutions guarantees on newly originated portfolios of SMEs. Michael has also spent time at S&P focusing on RMBS and ABN Amro focusing on CLOs.

Billy Suid

Managing Director, Head of Securitisation & Secured Funding
Barclays Treasury

Daniel Sullivan


Dan Sullivan is a Principal in PwCs Financial Instruments, Structured Products & Real Estate Group focusing on debt products in the Capital markets. Dan leverages knowledge of complex financial vehicles, structuring, and regulatory issues to assist Clients in meeting their capital markets objectives. Dan specializes in residential mortgage finance, CLOs and permanent capital structuring vehicles, and has significant experience advising his clients on designing and structuring capital facilities and understanding the related GAAP impact. Specifically, Dan assists his clients to understand their options and the strategic impact ... (view full description)

Fabrice Susini

Global Head of Securitisation
BNP Paribas

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)

Dominic Swan

Head of Team

Dominic is Senior Adviser to the GlobalChief Investment Officer of HSBC Asset Management, and also Head of ABSInvestments. As Senior Adviser, Dominic covers allassets classes and countries, including debt, equity and alternative investments. As Head of the ABS Team, he managesover USD 40bn of ABS across a range of sectors and countries.Before taking up his current role,Dominic was Global Head of Fixed Income for Halbis Capital Management, where hewas responsible for teams managing over USD 200bn of assets, including Euro, Sterling and USD fixedincome portfolios, AB ... (view full description)

Patrick Tadie

Senior Vice President of Global Capital Markets
Wilmington Trust

Patrick J. Tadie is Group Vice President at Wilmington Trust, N.A in the Global Capital Markets Group. He manages the group’s Global Structured Finance business, after initially leading product development, strategy, and sales. Prior to Wilmington Trust, he was at BNY Mellon, where he was Global Head of Product, Strategy and Chief Credit Officer for the Corporate Trust group; EVP and Business Executive for the Broker/Dealers and Alternative Investments groups; EVP and Global Business Head for Derivatives; and EVP of Structured Products for Corporate Trust. Tadie was also a Portfolio Manager at Freddie Mac, headed up Mortgage Finance at First Union, and was Business He ... (view full description)

Reza Taylor


Reza Taylor is a Partner at Linklaters. His work is predominantly focussed on: 1. Utilities financing, including corporate secured debt, acquisition financing, private placements and institutional term loans. 2. Derivatives, including derivatives-based funding and regulatory capital solutions. 3. Portfolio Sale Loans, including distressed and performing loans.

Jean-Baptiste Thiery

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)

Craig Tipping

Managing Director
Jefferies International Ltd

Managing Director, Head of European Securitised Markets Group, Jefferies International Limited

Manuel Trojovsky

UniCredit Bank AG

UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking, Munich Credit Analyst, UniCredit Research, Credit Strategy & Structured Credit (April 2012 to present) Graduate Programme, (March 2011 to April 2012) Education: MBA: University of Dayton/USA , Master’s Degree: University of Augsburg/Germany

James Ullrich

Advisory Principal

James is a Senior Manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Financial Accounting, Valuation & Securitization (FAV&S) practice. In this role, James provides technology and consulting services related to accounting, financial/investor reporting, structured finance, treasury operations and risk management. He brings more than 14 years of experience in the securitization industry and is one of the leaders of Deloitte’s ABS SuiteTM & Cascade SuiteTM businesses. His work has included the design and implementation of our proprietary software, designing and leading securitization training programs, operational re-engineering, cash flow modeling, and transaction compliance reviews.

Balint Vagvolgyi

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.

Alexandre Vigier

Credit Agricole CIB

Alexandre, a Mananging Director at Credit Agricole CIB, is Global Head of the Financial & Operating Asset Securitisation group. He enjoys 20+ years of experience in structured finance in various positions, including Head of Credit Agricole's EMEA FI Securitisation group and prior to that, Head of the ART & Insurance Securitisation group. Alexandre started his career at Societe Generale.

Jeremiah Wagner

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)

Sebastian Walf

Managing Director

Sebastian joint Citi's securitisation team in 2002 and he covers financial institutions, captive finance companies and private equity clients in EMEA. Over the last 18 years he executed securitisation transactions in all major asset classes including RMBS, CMBS, SMEs, Auto Loans, Trade Receivables and Leases. Sebastian arranged, structured and advised on SME transactions in excess of Euro 20 billion across EMEA. His focus is on private warehousing lines for PE backed SME lenders as well as mid-market loan platforms. In the public ABS market he arranged SME transactions for Funding Circle in the UK. ... (view full description)

David Waller

Director of External Relations

David Waller joined AFME as Director of External Relations. Previously, he was Head of Communications for the Man Group, and earlier held a similar post at Allianz and Dresdner Kleinwort. David established a successful financial public relations company, and worked at the Maitland Consultancy, a financial public relations company. He has also been a journalist at the Financial Times, where he was Frankfurt correspondent, as well as a writer for the Lex column. He is a published author, with two business books and two biographies to his name. He holds a degree from Oxford University.

Christopher Walsh

Clifford Chance

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


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.

Philip Walsh

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

Philip Walsh is a Managing Director and Head of EMEA Structured Finance Business and Relationship Management at Fitch. Before moving into this role in October 2010 he was Head of the CMBS securitisation team. After joining Fitch in June 2002, Philip led the rating process on a wide range of European transactions in all these sectors and until March 2010 was Head of EMEA ABS and RMBS. Prior to joining Fitch, Philip worked in investment banking for over 20 years with major banks such as Barings, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Sumitomo Bank, and Bank One, where his roles encompassed various aspects of debt capital markets. Philip has been involved in the European securitisation market since its ... (view full description)

Tony Ward

President & Chief Executive Officer
Clayton Euro Risk

Tony is President and CEO of Clayton Euro Risk Limited. An acknowledged expert in mortgages, risk management and funding solutions, Tony founded and led Home Funding from 2006–2015. During his career, which spans 40 years, he developed Kleinwort Benson’s innovative mortgage originating and securitisation business Mortgage Funding Corporation PLC, was CFO then CEO of innovative mortgage lender Britannic Money and Chairman of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) and Deputy Chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Gordon Watson

Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC

Gordon Watson joined VPC in 2014 and is a Partner in New York. He is primarily responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and managing investments primarily within the financial services industry. Mr. Watson also actively works on making investments in public debt securities in middle market companies where VPC can seek to actively influence market companies. Mr. Watson is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and currently serves on the board of directors of VPC portfolio company, Borro Ltd. Previously, Mr. Watson was a portfolio manager focused on distressed debt at GLG Partners, a London-based 31 billion multi-strategy hedge fund that concentrates on a diverse range of alt ... (view full description)

Magnus Wilson-Webb

Managing Director
BNY Mellon

Magnus Wilson-Webb is the global strategy manager for the financial institution industry segment within BNY Mellon’s Corporate Trust department. He has over ten years’ experience in Corporate Trust having worked in sales, relationship management and strategy roles in Asia Pacific and the US.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Magnus was based in London where he worked in the treasury department of Credit Suisse and the fixed income and equity derivative departments of Goldman Sachs.

Arjen Wink

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


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)

Maggie Zhao

Clifford Chance LLP

Maggie is a London based partner in the Tier 1 ranked global securitisation group of Clifford Chance. She is experienced in advising originators, arrangers and lenders on all forms of structured debt and financing transactions with particular focus on residential and commercial real estate financing both public and in connection with portfolio disposals, structured SME financing, all forms of public or private receivables financing, auto and leasing securitisations, whole business, credit cards, conduits and restructuring. She worked in the Beijing office of Clifford Chance between 1999 and 2001 and is one of the very few European securitisation lawyers who are also conversant with the Chine ... (view full description)

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 framework. The British Business Bank works with a large number of delivery partners includ ... (view full description)

Federico del Monte

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Federico Del Monte is a Partner of the Finance and Debt Capital Markets Department. He is a lawyer specialised in the finance and banking sector. Since 1997 he has been advising banks, financial institutions and companies on a large number of capital markets, securitisation, structured finance, banking, and repackaging transactions.

Paula ter Brake

Chief Executive Officer
First Citizen Asset Management Ltd

Paula ter Brake is the CEO of master servicer First Citizen Asset Management, the leading provider of pre purchase due diligence, advisory and asset management services in Ireland. Paula has a financial services career spanning 22 years leading retail banking, mortgage origination and asset management operations for KBC, IFG, Permanent tsb and GE. Paula is a restructuring specialist with expertise in the divestment, acquisition and resolution of NPL portfolios.

Simone van Gendt

Head of Export & Project Finance WRR Markets Structured Debt

Simone van Gendt is head of the Export & Project Finance Markets team, which is part of the Structured Debt Capital Markets team. Main purpose of this team is to connect the demand between client needs and institutional investors’ demand in the field of project and export finance and in related asset classes. The team serves as a principal capital markets hub for and interacts very closely with the export and project finance department. Simone joined from Export & Project Finance where she has played a pivotal role in the development of distribution of project finance assets to institutional investors, combined with executing restructurings and new transactions. Prior to joining Rabobank in ... (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.

Carel van Oldenbeek


Carel is certified public auditor, with particular experience in the securitisation sector. Carel currently acts as External Auditor to a number of financials, investment funds and securitisation SPVs in The Netherlands. He supports international clients with audit and consulting solutions in the areas of financial instrument valuations, IFRS, ISAE3402 certification and AIFMD. He is also a research supervisor at Nyenrode University. Mazars is one of Europe's largest Accounting and Auditing firms, with an international team of specialists providing a range of services to the securitisation industry.

Ewout van der Meer

Senior Portfolio Manager

Ewout van der Meer is senior portfolio manager ABS and CLO in the Alternative Fixed Income Team at Aegon Asset Management. The team manages around 40bn of alternative fixed income assets ranging from CLO and ABS to whole loans. Prior to joining Aegon Asset Management in 2014, Ewout served in the Structuring Team of NIBC for five years. In that role, he worked on securitizations, covered bond programs and structured financing transactions. Ewout holds an MSc in Financial Economics, cum laude, from Erasmus University and is a CFA charterholder.
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Information Management Network - Privacy Notice

Introduction - Who we are

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (“Euromoney”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is an international business-information group covering asset management, price discovery, data and market intelligence, and banking and finance. The group also runs an extensive portfolio of events for the telecoms, financial and commodities markets.

For a full list of our brands and group companies, please click on this link. Euromoney and its group companies are committed to respecting the privacy of every person who visits, registers with or subscribes to our websites, publications, events and other products or services.

Euromoney is the primary data controller of personal data collected through this website or that we may collect in different ways as described in this Privacy Notice. If you are contacted by our other group companies, they will also be controllers of your personal data. This means that they are responsible for how your personal data is used, just as we are. You may contact any of these companies directly, or you can contact Euromoney by emailing or writing to the Data Protection Officer at Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 8 Bouverie Street, London EC4Y 8AX, United Kingdom.

This Privacy Notice was updated on 23 May 2018

Our Approach to Your Privacy

This Privacy Notice outlines the information we may collect about you in relation to your use of our products and services (“personal data”). It also explains the legal rights that you have in relation to your data and how you may exercise these rights.

Some of our group companies may collect and use personal data for different purposes; those companies have their own websites and privacy notices.

We will process your data for the following lawful purposes: with your consent; to fulfil our obligations to you; and where there is a legitimate interest to do so.

When possible, we rely on your consent to use your data for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. We also process personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, for example, when you register for any of our services, subscribe to a publication, sign-up for an event or purchase a product from us, we will need to process some of your personal data. This will also include details of the person/people responsible for payment (if different).

We may determine that processing your personal data serves both of our legitimate interests. This is the case in relation to many of our research, customer survey, sales, marketing and advertising activities described in this Privacy Notice. These activities allow us to better understand your requirements, which in turn enables us to provide you with a better service. We review the bases for our processing decisions carefully and you can object to these activities at any time (see the “Your Rights” section of this Privacy Notice).

What Personal Data We Collect & Why

Our primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to give you a relevant customised experience of our products and services.

  • Registration, Free Trials & Subscriptions

    When you register with our website and/or sign up for a free trial of our products or services, we may ask you to provide your name, address, email address and telephone number, and details relevant to your occupation or employer.

    If you subscribe to one of our products or services, we will also ask for payment details. Credit/debit card payments are processed using a third party supplier and we do not retain the credit card data (see the Third Party Sites of this Privacy Notice). Address details may be shared with third party service providers engaged by us for order fulfilment, delivery and payment collection. This personal data is used by us to complete subscription requests.

  • Events & Conferences

    If you have registered for an event through a group website we may collect personal data including: name, job title, company, address, telephone number and email.

    This information is necessary so that we can complete your registration for the event and provide you with relevant event materials.

    We may also provide delegate details (e.g. name, email) to event sponsors who, subject to your consent, may contact you for their own advertising and marketing purposes.

  • Advertising & Marketing

    We use the personal data you provide us and which we collect from you to inform you about similar products and services which we provide. We may send you marketing communications that are sponsored by our partners and which are targeted to your interests based on information you have provided us such as job title, employer and/or industry. If you have consented to receive information from other Euromoney group companies, we may share your personal data with these companies so that they can fulfil your request to receive marketing materials in accordance with your preferences. We will not share your personal data with any third parties for their own marketing purposes unless you have provided your consent.

    Each of the Euromoney group companies that may contact you is a data controller in relation to the personal data that you have agreed to share with them. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the individual company, or us – using the contact details set out in the “Who We Are” section.

    You can opt out from receiving such materials at any time.

    The personal data we may use for advertising and marketing purposes includes your name, email address, job title, phone number, company name/employer, geo location, postal address and data collected using cookies and other similar technology (Please read our separate Cookies Policy to find out more about which cookies we use, how they work and how you can control your cookie options).

    Marketing materials are sent electronically, by post and we may occasionally call you.

  • Online Targeted Advertising

    We use targeted advertising on our websites to display advertisements that are relevant to what we believe are your interests. In order to deliver relevant advertisements, we use third parties to deliver cookies that collect information about your IP address and how you interact with our sites (e.g. browsing information, which articles you have read etc.). This data is used by the third parties to determine which advertisements may be of interest to you.

    We may also share your personal data with third parties to deliver targeted advertising to you on other websites (e.g. Twitter Tailored Audiences or Facebook Custom Audiences). This could include your email address, cookie data, and information obtained from third parties. Third party cookies may also be used to enable us to target advertisements to you on other websites that you visit.

  • Lead Generation and Scoring

    We occasionally use the services of trusted third parties in order to ensure that the personal data we use for advertising and marketing purposes is accurate and up-to-date. To do this, we transfer personal data of individual leads (such as name, email, job title, location and phone number) to these third parties who conduct research to verify the data – primarily against public information.

    We also use algorithmic software technology to help us improve the quality and relevance of marketing activities. The personal data analysed by the software includes email address, phone number, job title, address, purchase history and account information. This allows us to provide meaningful offers that are relevant to your specific profile.

  • Surveys, Market Research & Customer Feedback

    We want to understand the needs of our readers and customers. We may therefore use the information you provide us – including your name and contact details – to contact you to request your feedback, or to participate in our customer and market research.

  • Public forums, message boards and blogs

    Some of the pages on our group websites may include message boards, blogs or other facilities for generating content from users. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to post any personal data. User generated content is also subject to our site Terms & Conditions.

  • Business or Asset Sale

    If we sell a business or assets we may need to disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer of such business or assets.

    If Euromoney, or any of our group companies is sold or sells our assets or is acquired by a third party, then personal data about our customers will be acquired by that third party. A transfer of your personal data in these circumstances would be necessary so that the services you have contracted for can still be delivered, or so that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of our free products and services. You will receive notice if a new controller assumes responsibility for your personal data.

  • Additional Third Party Disclosures

    We may disclose your personal data to other third parties in the following situations:

    • To third party partners who help us by providing services such as technology, marketing, advisory or other services. These third parties only receive encrypted data and may only process personal data to provide those services to us.
    • Where we are required by law or regulation to do so. In each case we will seek, where practicable, to minimise the amount of data that is disclosed.
    • If required to protect the rights and interests of other users and/or Euromoney and its affiliates (including our employees, agents and contractors), or as otherwise set out in our Terms & Conditions. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
  • Email Tracking

    We may include small pixel tags (small image files) within the emails we send you in order to determine whether our emails are opened and/or whether the hyperlinks inside our emails are clicked through. We may also collect browser, location and the device used to engage with our email communications. This information allows us to better understand whether we are meeting our users’ needs and how we can improve our communications. No other information is collected. You can opt out of receiving our direct marketing emails either by following the instructions in each email, or by contacting us (see the “Who We Are” section of this Privacy Notice).

International Transfers

Some of the Euromoney group companies are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If you have consented to being contacted by our group companies, then the transfer of your personal data will be made according to the terms of an international data sharing agreement that contains obligations approved by European data protection regulators. Any of our group companies that receive your personal data will be co-controllers of that data, which means they may determine how they process your personal data – although they may only use it for the purposes for which it was shared, unless you are informed of new or additional processing activities.

We may also transfer personal data to third party service providers as described in this Privacy Notice which are located outside the EEA. Where we conduct these transfers, we take all steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation, either by only sending your personal data to jurisdictions that provide an adequate degree of legal protection for your data or by imposing approved contractual terms on these third parties.

Retention Periods

We have a data retention policy that ensures we don’t use or store your personal data for longer than necessary. We consider the following issues to determine retention periods:

  • Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner or other regulatory agency, or industry best practice recommendations;
  • The business rationale for collection and expiry of the purpose for which personal data was collected;
  • Our ongoing ability to ensure the accuracy of the data; and
  • Legal and regulatory requirements.

We may occasionally need to keep personal data for either shorter or longer periods than specified in our retention policy. In such circumstances, application of the retention period to the data will be temporarily suspended. The suspension of an applicable retention period will be carried out in a manner that respects the rights and interests of all persons concerned.

How You Can Set Your Data & Privacy Preferences

You can use our Preference Centre to select the topics that are of interest to you so that we can send you publications and information about our products and services that are especially relevant to you. You can also choose the channels we use to contact you (email, phone, post, etc.) and can also opt-out of receiving marketing communications.

Your Rights

You have certain rights in relation to your personal data which include the following:

  • Access & Portability

    You may request access to any personal data of yours for which Euromoney is responsible as controller. Unless there are legal or regulatory reasons for not doing so, we will confirm whether we process any of your personal data and if we do, we will provide you with the following information: the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, any recipients of your personal data, the applicable retention period and the data source. Copies of your personal data will be made available to you in a structured, machine-readable format.

    You may also request that we transfer the personal data that you have submitted to us, to another controller, where it is technically feasible for us to do so.

    If you have consented to our processing of your personal data, or if we are processing your personal data in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, then you can submit a request that we transfer your personal data to another data controller.

  • Rectification, Restriction, Objection

    You have the right to request that Euromoney rectify any errors in the personal data that we process. In some circumstances, you may also be able to ask for the erasure of personal data, and/or request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You may also object to the processing of your personal data for sales or marketing purposes.

  • How to Exercise Your Rights

    To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by post or email at the following addresses:

    Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
    8 Bouverie Street
    London, EC4Y 8AX
    United Kingdom


    Web form: Complete Subject Data Request Form

    We may need to check your identity prior to processing a request.

    Euromoney will do our best to respond to any questions and address any of your concerns. You are also able to register any complaints regarding the processing of your personal data directly with the UK Information Commissioner.

Protecting Your Data

Euromoney is committed to keeping your personal data secure and we will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorised use, disclosure or destruction. Although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee that any transmission of data is without risk. We have therefore implemented information security policies and rules, staff training on information security, and technical measures to ensure the integrity of data that we have under our control.

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those third parties that process personal data on our behalf) are required to keep such data confidential and not to use it for any purpose other than the performance of services we have requested.

Third Party Sites

Our site may contain links to other websites – including, for example, providers of payment processing services. Euromoney is not responsible for the privacy and data collection practices of third party sites and we therefore recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of service of each site you visit.

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