Senior Managing Counsel & Managing Director
Elkan Adler is a Senior Managing Counsel and Managing Director with BNY Mellon. Elkan heads the EMEA Issuer Services Legal teams (covering Corporate Trust and Depositary Receipts) and is based in the London office. He and his teams have responsibility for advising these EMEA business lines across the spectrum of pre and post-closing transactional matters, defaults, work outs and contentious issues as well as regulatory matters.
Prior to joining BNY Mellon in November 2012, Elkan held the position as Director in the Lloyds Bank Structured Capital Markets in-house legal team. Before joining Lloyds Bank, Elkan worked in the Corporate Trust, Structured Debt and Derivative teams in ... (view full description)
Ope Agbaje, Senior Vice President, joined the firm in 2008. As a member of the Structured Products Group, Ope is responsible for investments in non-U.S. structured products. This includes analyzing, recommending, and monitoring investments. Before joining the firm, she had over ten years of experience in the securitization industry. Most recently, 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 Economics with Politics from Queen Mary College, University of London and an MSc in Investment Management from City University ... (view full description)
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
Rishad has 19 years of industry experience and is the Managing Director and Head of J.P. Morgan CLO Research. Rishad and his team have placed #1, #2 or #3 in Institutional Investor polling since 2005. Rishad has worked in research at J.P. Morgan since 2003 and started his career in 1998 in Lehman Brothers. Rishad holds a BA from Duke University including a year at the London School of Economics. Rishad and his wife live in London with their two children.
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.
Head of Securitisation
Bjorn Alink is a Managing Director and Head of Securitisation and Covered Bonds within the Capital Markets department of Rabobank. Rabobank is the leading provider of structured finance solutions in the Netherlands with the securitisation team being involved in most Dutch RMBS and ABS transactions as well as Covered Bonds and whole loan portfolio sales. Bjorn joined Rabobank in 2005 and has over 15 years of experience in the securitisation field. Before joining Rabobank he worked at SNS bank and the University of Twente where he also received his PhD.
Managing Partners Group
Richard Ambery is an asset swap trader turned magic circle qualified English solicitor. Previously a Partner at Dechert, Mayer Brown and Arthur Cox, as well as Head of Capital Markets at Malta’s leading commercial law firm for 6 years, Richard is qualified in England and Wales and Ireland and is a Registered European Lawyer with the Ministry of Justice in Malta.
Richard has practised in the areas of debt and equity capital markets, acquisition finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law for over 24 years. However, his real focus has always been structured finance; leading advice on a number of ground breaking and award winning transactions such as the Formula 1 Finance B ... (view full description)
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Joy is a partner in the London securitisation and structured finance team at Herbert Smith Freehills, one of the world's leading law firms.
The securitisation practice at Herbert Smith Freehills has expertise across the full range of structures and asset classes, offering a comprehensive and tailored service to an international client base which is well-balanced between originators, arrangers and other market participants. Chambers UK describes the team as "fast, responsive, and clever at coming up with solutions to complex problems", working on "high-end and multi-jurisdictional transactions".
Joy advises clients on both buy and sell side, with a fo ... (view full description)
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
Adrien Amzallag works on structured finance policy topics at the European Securities and Markets Authority. Before joining ESMA, Adrien worked for many years at the European Central Bank on structured finance, risk management, and financial stability activities. Adrien holds degrees in Economics from the London School of Economics and the University of Edinburgh.
Head of Business Development
Marco joined European DataWarehouse GmbH (ED) as Director Business Development in January 2013. ED was created by a diverse set of shareholders in June 2012 as a result of the European Central Bank ABS Loan-level Data Initiative. ED 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. ED delivers products that are simple to operate, simple to price and available to all. ED operates as a utility providing a range of services.
Previously, Marco coordinated with a team of advisors the implementation of the ECB ABS Loan-Level Initiative at LCM Partners.
He holds a d ... (view full description)
Head of Risk Control
Gaetano joined Carige Bank in mid 2016 to implement the firm’s NPL disposal strategy. While executing Carige's first NPL securitisation with GACS, he took charge of the risk control function.
Prior to Carige, Gaetano spent nearly 20 years in London, holding senior positions in Credit Risk, Credit Structuring and Credit Portfoglio Management, at Commerzbank, Dresdner Bank and Kleinwort Benson. After investment banking Gaetano moved to investment and corporate advisory with focus on illiquid and real assets.
He started his career in cash sales and then in Relationship Management at Ambrosiano Veneto Bank, London Branch.
Lloyds Banking Group
Batool joined the Securitised Products Group team in Lloyds in 2015 and is focussed on arranging, structuring and executing transactions across a range of asset classes (including auto loans and mortgages) in both term ABS and warehouse formats for clients in Europe and UK. Prior to Lloyds, Batool worked in the securitisation team at HSBC.
Batool is a CFA charter holder and a chartered accountant.
SCIO Capital LLP
Eriko is a director in the risk management team. Prior to SCIO, Eriko worked for three years at Deutsche Bank AG London in the Credit Risk Management group, covering securitisation and distressed portfolio transactions. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Eriko spent seven years at Ambac Assurance UK, responsible for negotiating and executing European cash and synthetic securitisation transactions.
She started her career at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, London, in the derivatives marketing team.
Eriko holds a BSc degree in biochemistry from Imperial College, London.
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)
Managing Director, Head of European Structured Finance
Christian Aufsatz heads up the European Structured Finance and Covered Bonds ratings teams at DBRS, with direct responsibility for European CMBS and NPL transactions. He joined DBRS 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.
Christian Aufsatz gr ... (view full description)
Slaughter and May
Harry is a partner in Slaughter and May's financing team, with a broad international practice advising corporates, financial institutions and financial sponsors on corporate finance transactions, including debt and structured equity funding as well as the acquisition, disposal and securitisation of performing and non-performing assets.
Associate Director, Securitisation
Anna Bak is a Associate Director, Securitisation Division at The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) where she is responsible for developing positions on a wide variety of securitisation related topics, and then representing those positions to the European institutions, international organisations as well as a wide range of national authorities.
Anna joined AFME in February 2014 to work at the Securitisation Division. She is involved in negotiating industry standpoints on many critical regulatory initiatives, including calibration of the Basel capital and liquidity rules, Solvency 2 rules, derivatives and transparency rules as well as establishing “simple transparent a ... (view full description)
Partner and Head of International Finance & Projects
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)
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Since 2015 Co-founder and Managing Director of creditshelf GmbH, Frankfurt/Germany. creditshelf is an market leading German online direct lending platform originating SME loans.
2008-2015 Executive Director with an international banking corporation in the Investment Banking division, responsibility for institutional sales across fixed income and equities, Zurich and Singapore.
Prior that, multi-years experience as management consultant specialized in financial services
PhD in capital markets (University of Düsseldorf)
Diplom-Kaufmann (University of Mannheim)
Director, Structured Capital Markets
Jordan is a Director in the Structured Capital Markets team at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group with over 8 years of experience in the Australian securitisation market. During this time he has worked with a number of the leading automotive and equipment ABS issuers, as well as a diverse range of prime RMBS issuers across the ADI and Non-Bank sector. His role is focused on structuring appropriate securitisation funding solutions utilising both bank funded warehousing and public primary market issuance.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Dr Alexander Batchvarov is a managing director and Head of International Structured Finance research at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, and has held this role since he joined Merrill Lynch in 1998.
Based in London, his regular research publications include: European Structured Finance and Cross-Product Weekly, European Structured Finance – ABS, as well as the Annual Structured Finance and Covered Bond Market Reviews for Europe, Japan and Australia. His team often releases in-depth reports on sector and industry specific topics, and comments on salient regulatory issues for the SF & CB markets.
Batchvarov joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 1998 and in this ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Euro ABS Limited
Ben founded EuroABS in July 2000. Prior to this he started his own fixed income trading IT consultancy business securing contracts with Barclays Capital, Daiwa Europe, Tokyo Mitsubishi, HSBC and Prudential (UK). Ben has a BSc in Computer Science from University of Wales Aberystwyth
Global Head of Asset Backed Finance
HSBC Bank plc
Nigel Batley, based in London, is the Managing Director responsible for the delivery and management of HSBC’s asset backed finance business globally (London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong) to clients of HSBC. Nigel is also the Regional (EMEA) Head for HSBC's larger Asset Finance business. The total team consists of over 100 professionals working across HSBC's major centres and is an important part of the Capital Financing business globally.
Nigel joined HSBC when it was still Midland Bank working in the retail network before transferring into the bank’s large ticket corporate banking area in the early 1990’s. Nigel spent ... (view full description)
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)
Senior Fixed Income Strategist
ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Joost Beaumont is a Senior Fixed Income Strategist with lead responsibility for covered bonds and RMBS, focussing on the euro-denominated market, and Dutch covered bonds/RMBS in particular. He has been part of Group Economics at ABN AMRO since 2010. He is a member of the Financial Markets Research team. Previously, Joost worked as a senior European Economist, focusing on the UK and French economies, while having extensive expertise in the field of the European debt crisis as well. He also worked in the International Economic Research team of Fortis Global Markets, while he spent nearly seven years as a policy advisor at the central bank of the Netherlands Antilles. Joost studied macroeconomi ... (view full description)
Senior Investment Analyst
Colin is a Senior Analyst at Prytania Investment Advisors, a London based fund manager specialising in global structured credit opportunities across the capital structure. Focusing mainly on European investments, Colin also manages hedging and financing activities across Prytania’s various strategies.
He holds a BSc. in Applied Mathematics, a Masters in Financial Markets from Paris Dauphine University and is a CFA charterholder.
Head of the PCS Secretariat
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.
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.
Diederik Berendsen is a structurer in Rabobank´s Securitisation & Covered Bond team. Rabobank is the leading provider of structured finance solutions in the Netherlands with the structuring team being involved in most Dutch RMBS as well as Covered Bonds and whole loan portfolio sales. Diederik joined Rabobank in 2015 and has over 5 years of experience in securitisation and covered bond structuring. Before joining Rabobank he worked at SNS Bank.
Head of Structured Finance
Based in Milan, Bergman is the Head of Structured Finance at Scope Ratings. He joined Scope in September 2017 and has more than 12 years of structured finance credit analysis, having previously worked at Moody’s for more than 10 years. Bergman has broad and deep analytical experience across a range of structured credit asset classes throughout Europe, including NPL transactions and securitisations backed by mortgage and consumer loans and loans to small and medium-sized enterprises. Prior to his career in structured credit analysis, Bergman spent 10 years in the leasing industry in a range of roles, including head of origination at GE Commercial Finance and ABB Financial Services in Italy an ... (view full description)
Janus Henderson Investors Limited
Ian is a portfolio manager in Janus Henderson Investors (JHI) Fixed Income, Secured Credit team. JHI are active across ABS sectors, jurisdictions and the capital structure with dedicated resource in APAC, Europe and the US. Based in London, his tenure with the firm dates to 2005 when he joined Henderson Global Investors. His current responsibilities include managing European focussed ABS mandates and advising upon non-US securitised exposures held in broader portfolios. Previous roles in JHI include being a member of the Structured Product Advisory team which was formed in response to the global financial crisis and that provided services ranging from fundamental/ market value analysis of st ... (view full description)
Director, Commodities and Global Markets
Alhad has over 15 years of experience in the origination and structuring of securitisation transactions in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and South Africa. He has worked across a range of asset classes including, RMBS (prime and non-conforming), CMBS, whole of business, auto loans, margin loans and credit cards. Alhad has responsibility for coverage of non-bank clients in particular focusing on complex securitisation for non-conforming asset backed lenders.
Alhad joined Macquarie in 2003 with a background in project and infrastructure finance.
Link Asset Services
Godfrey joined the team in October 2013, and has almost 30 years experience in the mortgage industry. Godfrey joined Private Label Mortgage Services Ltd as Head of Sales at launch in 1987; he became Sales Director in 1988 and was appointed Managing Director in 1992. Following the acquisition of Private Label by GMAC-RFC in 1998 and the integration with RFC-MSL in July 2000, Godfrey was appointed Sales Director and then subsequently Managing Director, Sales & Marketing for GMAC-RFC. He was also chairman of IMLA in 2008. Most recently Godfrey was a director at Squarehill Risk Services, a specialist risk mitigation consultancy.
Executive Director - Senior Counsel, Co-Founder & CEO
Goldman Sachs, The P3 Network
Tuvia Borok is an Executive Director & Senior Counsel in the Legal Department of Goldman Sachs with primary focus on structured finance and securitisations. Tuvia joined the Firm in 2011, and currently acts as Secretary to the Firm’s Sharia’a Supervisory Board and until recently chaired the EMEA Pro Bono Legal Committee for three years. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Tuvia was a member of the legal department of a European investment bank, and started his legal career working in private practice in Toronto, London and Moscow. Tuvia holds an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and a masters in law from Keble College, University of Oxford.
Tuvia is also co-found ... (view full description)
VP New Strategies
Dynamic Credit Partners Europe
Merijn is working for Dynamic Credit (DC), an alternative fixed income asset management, direct leding and advisory firm. As VP New Strategies he is part of the team responsible for setting up DCs mortgage bond and BTL and SME direct lending platforms.
Merijn joined Dynamic Credit in 2011 as an ABS analist and established DCs mortgage desk (EUR >10 billion in commitments) in 2013 and is based in Amsterdam.
Merijn holds a Master's in Financial Engineering from the University of Twente.
Director - Asset Backed Products
Emile Boustani has been a member of the securitization and asset-backed products team at Société Générale since 2012. He is involved in the structuring of a wide range of secured funding, bespoke risk transfer and bespoke originate and distribution deals including commercial real estate transactions and CMBS.
Emile started his career at SG in 2004 within the commercial real estate finance group. He remained there for eight years until 2012 in positions based in Paris and Frankfurt and was involved in the structuring of a wide range of commercial real estate transactions in Europe for international investors, including several CMBS issuances.
Emile graduated from the ... (view full description)
Robert Bradbury is a Managing Director focusing on European Fixed Income Structuring and Advisory. Robert has significant experience in investment banking and capital markets and joined StormHarbour in November 2015 from Societe Generale. There he covered a broad spectrum of clients in the Financial Institutions Solutions group. Prior to that he worked in the Portfolio Management Structured Executions group at Barclays Capital in London, where he structured transactions to address funding, liquidity and capital constraints for banks. Robert has also worked extensively to implement and monitor new global regulation standards such as the liquidity buffer and leverage ratio.
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Partner, Chief Investment Officer
SCIO Capital LLP
Greg is CIO and a founding partner of SCIO, a London-based independent credit specialist and alternative lender. 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.
Deputy General Manager & Chief Business Officer
Mirko is Deputy General Manager and Chief Business Officer at Credito Fondiario, previously Chief Financial Officer therein.
Mirko is part of the team that acquired Credito Fondiario in 2013, repositioning it as specialised NPE investor, servicer and credit manager in Italy. Credito Fondiario currently manages approx. Euro 40 billion of assets and has purchased approx. Euro 600 million of loans (purchase price) across all asset classes (banking, leasing, NPLs, UTPs).
Mirko has over 20 years of experience in investment banking, focussing primarily on M&A and capital markets in the financial institutions sector.
Until 2011, Mirko was Managing Director in Citi, covering It ... (view full description)
Director Global Structured Credit and Solutions
Director & Investor Liaison
Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS) UK and EU
Max Bronzwaer is Director and Investor Liaison of Prime Colateralised Securities (PCS) UK and EU.
PCS is a Third Party Certification Agent under the STS Regulation.
Until August 1st 2018, Max was Executive Director and Treasurer of Obvion, a 100% subsidiary of Rabobank Group with a mortgage portfolio of around € 30 billion. In that role, Max was, among other things, responsible for Obvion's RMBS programme STORM, one of Europe's leading RMBS programmes with more than 40 transactions and total issuance of over EUR 50 billion since December 2003. In 2016, Obvion issued the world's first green RMBS: Green STORM 2016.
Before joining PCS in his current role, Max has been a member of the Market Com ... (view full description)
Head of Computation Agent
Securitisation Services Spa
Gianluca is the Head of the Computation Agent Department, a team of 12 professionals skilled in the management of securitisation transactions involving several asset classes, with a particular focus on SPVs cash flow management and investors’ reporting, including EDW and Rating Agencies’ reporting. Gianluca in particular specialized himself in RMBS, leasing receivables, SMEs and trade receivables securitisations.
Managing Director, Ireland
As Managing Director of TMF Management (Ireland) Ltd (“TMF Ireland”), Kevin has overall responsibility for a team of seventy legal and accounting professionals at TMF’s operations in Dublin. The Irish company was formed in 2004 and has grown rapidly, providing several hundred clients with a range of company secretarial, accounting and payroll services. TMF Ireland has particular strength in structured finance services, and carries out management/administration of SPVs across all types of securitizations, particularly CLO’s as well as aviation (aviation platforms, leasing structures, etc), shipping and other asset finance transactions. Globally, TMF Group acts as corporate se ... (view full description)
Head of Portfolio Management
Neil Calder is the Head of Portfolio Management-Credit at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, a position he has held since 2005. He has been involved in securitisation for over 20 years and in that time has been involved in investing in all types of securitisation globally, and structuring and managing transactions for the term and ABCP markets.
He joined EBRD in 2005 after having spent five years structuring and then acting as the senior portfolio manager of JP Morgan’s Structured Investment Vehicle, Whitepine. Previous to that he structured and was the portfolio manager of Bank Austria Creditanstalt’s ABS CDO, Mozart Funding, which was one of the earliest to be fund ... (view full description)
Director Structured Finance Ratings
Antonio Casado works as a director in the Structured Finance team of Scope Ratings. He joined Scope in May 2017 and is responsible for assigning credit ratings across the different asset classes and developing rating methodologies. Mr Casado has extensive experience in structured finance and has rated the whole range from ABS, SME, RMBS and trade receivables securitisations to covered bonds. With over 14 years of professional experience, he has a very broad and in-depth background in both finance and credit.
Before joining Scope, Mr Casado worked at Fitch Ratings in Madrid, where he was the head of the Spanish ABS and SME CLO teams. Prior to that, Mr Casado was a real estate fu ... (view full description)
Pedro Paulo Castro
Chief Financial Officer
PSA Banque France
With over twenty years’ of experience in finance industry, including executive senior roles at Santander Consumer Finance in Portugal and Banque PSA Finance in both UK and France. Acting as CFO, Pedro has been responsible for the development and implementation of the capital and funding plans of those entities, combining extensive knowledge in structured finance with vast managerial experience on all related aspects of finance function in banking.
Having been exposed to a broad range of M&A transactions, along with great variety of cultures and stakeholders, including regulators, rating agencies, unions, investors and clients, Pedro has managed and developed large t ... (view full description)
Lord Capital LLC
Mr. Ceurvorst is the Managing Partner of Lord Capital, which he founded in 2003. He is experienced in structuring, underwriting, and distribution of financial assets. Immediately prior to LordCap, he held various senior positions with predecessor banks of Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase. In that time he served as CEO of a full-service broker-dealer, created and lead a commercial loan portfolio management group, and led loan syndications and securitization groups (where his activities included the placement of equity in the first commercial loan securitization).
Mr. Ceurvorst serves as a board member of various industry organizations and charities ... (view full description)
Head of Capital Markets
Frederic joined YOUNITED CREDIT in 2013. He previously worked for 5 years at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Paris where he was working with Ultra High Net Worth clients. He worked from 2004 to 2007 as an analyst at J.P. Morgan Luxembourg. Frédéric CHAIGNON graduated from EM Lyon.
S&P Global Ratings
Sandeep Chana is a Director and Lead Analyst at S&P Global Ratings and is a member of the structured credit team. His responsibilities include the assignment and surveillance of new issue ratings to CLO transactions, as well as authoring several publications on the European CLO market.
Sandeep holds a BSc Geography and Economics degree from Queen Mary, University of London, and an ICMA-FIC with distinction from Hendley Business School.
Ori is a dynamic leader and strategist with a passion for human rights, sustainable development and innovation. As Managing Director at INvolve, she leads a motivated internal team and oversees INvolve’s network of over 70 corporate members, helping them to drive cultural change and create more inclusive workplaces. She is passionate about progressing the inclusion agenda for women, ethnic minorities and the LGBT+ community.
Ori’s professional background is in business strategy, stakeholder engagement and programme management. During her career she has enjoyed impactful roles within the global energy sector, the investment sector and management consulting. She has pioneered a n ... (view full description)
Head of Principal Investments Europe
Tavona has over 15 years´ experience in structured finance, structuring facilities across multiple asset classes and jurisdictions during his 10 years working in fixed income at Merrill Lynch (BAML) and UBS. Tavona joined Pepper in 2012 and has been instrumental in Pepper´s buy and build asset strategy in Europe and has a broad experience in buying and optimising non-bank lenders. Tavona has a Master´s in Business Administration (MBA) from London Business School.
London Stock Exchange
Elena is a Fixed Income Product Specialist in LSE’s Primary Markets team, with a specific focus on sustainable financing. Elena is also the product lead for LSE’s new International Securities Market which was launched in May 2017. Joining the group in July 2016, Elena previously worked in debt capital markets origination for 5 years and has extensive experience helping companies raise financing through the capital markets in a variety of currencies and structures.
Tim Cleary is a partner in the Banking and Finance Group of the London office of Clifford Chance specialising in structured finance and bank capital management. He has a particular focus on synthetic securitisation and other credit risk mitigation and risk transfer transactions, and regularly acts for many of the active originator banks across Europe, North America and Asia. Tim also has extensive experience with the various regulatory and structuring considerations relevant in such transactions.
Tim also has broad experience in all aspects of OTC derivatives, in particular in connection with asset-backed securitisation, whole business securitisation, project and asset finance ... (view full description)
Sir Nick Clegg
Former Deputy Prime Minister
Sir Nick Clegg served as Deputy Prime Minister in Britain’s first post war Coalition Government from 2010 to 2015. He was Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2015 and was Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hallam for 12 years before the 2017 General Election.
As Deputy Prime Minister, Sir Nick occupied the second highest office in the country at a time when the United Kingdom was recovering from a deep recession following the banking crisis of 2008, and hugely controversial decisions were needed to restore stability to the public finances. During that time, he oversaw referenda on electoral reform and Scottish independence, and extensive reforms to the education, health and p ... (view full description)
Allen & Overy LLP
Angela has worked on the public and private securitisations of numerous asset classes including credit cards, residential mortgages, unsecured consumer loans, premium finance loans, NPLs, auto loans and green loans. Angela has worked closely with PE/Hedge funds over the last few years, on both public and private deals. In particular, she worked on the UKAR portfolio sales acting for various bidders (including Goldman Sachs and Blackstone). Angela’s practice is cross border, having worked on deals around the world including Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Italy, Korea, Australia and Singapore. Angela has been a partner in the Securitisation Group at Allen & Overy in London since 2000 ... (view full description)
Michael Cole-Fontayn is Chairman for the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, a role he has held since September 2015, with him being elected as “Independent Chairman” in January 2018, following his retirement from BNY Mellon in December 2017.
Michael spent 35 years with BNY Mellon, serving as Chairman of BNY Mellon Europe, Middle East and Africa from 2011 to 2017. In that role Michael was responsible for BNY Mellon’s governance culture in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and led regional strategy development, execution and the delivery of enterprise initiatives in the region.
In October 2018, Michael was appointed Chairman elect for The Chartered In ... (view full description)
Allen & Overy LLP
Tim has significant experience in green issuances across the infrastructure and energy space, including in the renewable energy sectors, such as solar and wind. For example, Tim has recently advised on a green private placement by a European train leasing company and the greenfield project bond financing of a major UK offshore windfarm and is currently working on the greenfield bond financing of another.
Gryphon Capital Investments Pty Ltd
Henry Cooke is an Executive Director of Gryphon Capital Investments Pty Ltd.
GCI span out from Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd in 2014 as a specialist ABS manager and manages ca. $1.7 Billion in ABS for institutional clients. 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 of European and US ABS for Goldman Sachs in London. He worked for Guy Hands at Nomura structuring and syndicating ABS transactions used to finance acquisitions during the late 1990s. He ran the Corporate Securitisation team at Barclays Capital for 5 years, giving experience in all aspect ... (view full description)
Luca is a Partner in the EY Transaction Advisory Services team specialised on Corporate Finance and NPL transactions for financial clients.
Prior to joining EY he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley focusing on M&A and Capital Markets transactions.
Over the last few years, Luca has worked with banks on their deleveraging plans and with investors on the acquisition of NPL platforms or portfolios.
Hogan Lovells International LLP
Julian Craughan is a Hogan Lovells partner based in London. He has extensive experience in securitization and structured finance transactions. He has advised lenders, arrangers and originators on asset backed financings and securitisations of various asset classes including consumer receivables, trade receivables, commercial mortgages, residential mortgages and infrastructure assets. Julian's recent transactions have included advising: • BofA Merrill Lynch and HSBC, as joint lead managers, on a £438 million UK residential mortgage backed securitisation issued by Tenterden Funding plc and originated by AIB Group (UK) p.l.c. • the acquirer and junior lender on the acquisition and securitisatio ... (view full description)
Peter is a European ABS/CLO trader at Natixis and has been running the European structured credit book since joining in Feb 2016 covering non-US CLOs, ABS and RMBS. Prior to working at Natixis, Peter was a trader for Jefferies and UBS.
Peter graduated in 2007 with BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
Head of Securitisation
Nicholas Curmi heads GANADO Advocates’ Securitisation practice, where he regularly represents originators, arrangers, investors and trustees in securitisation transactions involving a variety of asset classes and has advised on a number of innovative deals that have made use of the unique benefits offered by Maltese securitisation vehicles. Nicholas was Co-Chair of the Malta EU Council Presidency Working Party on the EU Simple, Transparent and Standardised (STS) Securitisation Regulation and was responsible for leading the technical negotiations on the Regulation on behalf of the EU Council. He is also a member of the Malta Stock Exchange’s External Advisory Board and is admitted to practise ... (view full description)
Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP
Vincent is an Of Counsel in Herbert Smith Freehills' Banking and Finance Group. He joined Herbert Smith Freehills in September 2014 after having worked 8 years in the structured debt team of Clifford Chance in Paris. His expertise covers structured finance, securitisation, banking regulations and general banking. Vincent has been seconded in the securitisation legal team of Crédit Agricole CIB during one year.
He has extensive experience in advising leading financial institutions and originators on domestic and international securitisation transactions and has also advised numerous credit institutions and several asset managers on the refinancing of several types of loans (proje ... (view full description)
Vice President for Credit Risk Transfer
Laurel Davis is Fannie Mae’s Vice President for Credit Risk Transfer, where she is responsible for developing and executing strategies to transfer credit risk associated with Fannie Mae’s single-family guaranty business to the capital markets and private investors. This includes managing Fannie Mae’s flagship Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) program. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Davis served in a variety of securitization, trading and capital markets roles at Merrill Lynch and First Republic Bank. Davis holds a bachelor of arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of business administration in finance from the University of Maryland.
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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Stephen Day is a partner in the Capital Markets Group of Cadwalader’s London office. He advises leading financial institutions and corporations in Europe and the United States in connection with a wide range of structured finance and securitisation transactions, with a focus on complex cross border deals. His work in this area includes structuring commercial paper conduits, structured investment vehicles, multi-country receivables (trade, auto loan/lease, credit card) securitisations, portfolio sales and financings, securitisation of bridge and private equity take-out deals, whole business transactions and intellectual property financings. Stephen has been named as a leading individual in se ... (view full description)
Hayfin Capital Management LLP
Ms. DeLucca is a Partner at Hayfin and holds the position of Portfolio Manager for the firm's U.S. High-Yield and Syndicated Loans business.
Prior to joining Hayfin, Ms. DeLucca was Founder, Managing Principal and co-CIO of Kingsland Capital. Previously she was the Managing Principal of Katonah Capital, an asset manager focusing on leveraged loans and high yield bonds. Before this Ms. DeLucca was a Managing Director of Chase Manhattan Bank where she was a co-founder of Octagon Credit Investors, a Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor at Fisher Brothers and a Trader and Analyst with Bernstein Macaulay’s high yield bond and mortgage-backed securities divisions.
Ms. D ... (view full description)
Head of Flow ABS & Covered Bond Structuring
Boudewijn is head of ABS markets in the Securitised Products Group based out of London with a focus on origination and structuring of ABS and RMBS for funding as well as capital relief purposes. The team was voted best RMBS arranger and best finance house at the 2019 Global capital awards and won various Covered bonds awards from Global Capital, Covered Bond report and IFR.
Boudewijn joined from UBS where he was a director in the Securitisation team focusing on Northern Europe. Before UBS he worked as Senior Analyst at Moody’s in Paris responsible for rating Covered Bonds, RMBS and ABS transactions in EMEA.
Boudewijn started his career as group trainee at ING in Amst ... (view full description)
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)
Head of Division, Legal
European Investment Fund
Philippe joined the European Investment Fund (EIF) in 2009 and has overall responsibility for all legal aspects of debt and structured finance transactions within EIF. Prior to joining EIF, Philippe worked as a managing associate in the London and Paris offices of Linklaters. Philippe holds a master degree from University of Paris Sorbonne and Sciences-Po Paris.
Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
Jennie Dorsaint is a partner in the Real Estate Department in the London office of Paul Hastings. She has represented lenders, arrangers, investors, administrator servicers and real estate debt funds in connection with the origination, syndication, securitisation, restructuring and enforcement of real estate debt and commercial loans throughout Europe. Ms. Dorsaint has particular experience advising lenders and creditors on cross border CRE structured financing and restructuring.Accolades and Recognitions
Ms. Dorsaint was nominated in the Rising Star: Finance category of the Euromoney LMG Europe Woman in Business Law Awards 2016. ... (view full description)
Vladimir Dragunov is a partner in Baker & McKenzie's Moscow office and head of the firm’s Russian Securitisation and Structured Finance Group. Mr. Dragunov is recommended by European Legal 500, Chambers Global and IFLR1000 for the Russian securitisation and structured finance work. He has worked with the IFC Technical Group on improving the legal framework for securitisation of assets in Russia. Mr. Dragunov has been involved in the structuring and execution of a number of first securitisations in Russia & CIS, including Home Credit & Finance Bank Euro 300 million consumer receivables securitisation, BTA-Ipoteka Euro 150 million residential mortgages securitisation, Red Arrow US$ ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Global Loan Agency Services
Mia Drennan, Chief Executive Officer
Mia is a founder of GLAS and our CEO and is responsible for developing and executing the strategic plan to be a global player delivering loan and trust services from an international platform. Mia is seasoned banking professional by background with over twenty years’ experience in the Capital Markets with specific experience working on a variety of debt instruments within Corporate Trust and Agency. Prior to starting GLAS Mia built the Trust business at The Bank of New York Mellon and was a pioneer in the structured finance market place. Mia has also held high profile positions at Citibank, Simmons & Simmons LLP and KPMG.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
With more than 20 years of experience Matthew is one of the most experienced lawyers in the European structured finance market, having been involved in the market since the late 1980s and through subsequent innovations, diversifications, regulatory changes, booms and recessions.
Matthew’s experience includes advising a wide range of institutions and other entities that operate, invest in, or deal with businesses that provide financial services and products to the consumer, financial, commercial and public sectors in the UK and other jurisdictions.
Matthew has played a significant role in many landmark, innovative 'first of kind' transactions that have been widely followed by many ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
Jefferies International Limited
Prashant Dwivedi works as Originator and Structurer within Jefferies ABS team. The team focuses on finding innovative financing solution for Speciality Finance companies and esoteric assets. Prior to this, Prashant worked as Senior Portfolio Manager within CITI Treasury Investment (CTI) team investing in global RMBS, ABS and US CLOs. Previously Prashant has also worked with Lloyds Bank as Originator and Structurer in their ABS team and as rating analyst and product specialist in S&P Structured Finance team. He has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management and Engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology
Mr. Edison is Director and Head of the Insurance and Financial Services Group at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. His London based team is responsible for both equity and debt funding for the insurance, pensions, asset management and leasing industries, consumer finance, non-bank mortgage institutions, stock exchanges and companies related to in country capital markets infrastructure. In addition, his team has responsibility for any structured financing related broadly to financial and non-bank financial institutions.
Prior to joining the EBRD in January 2010, Mr. Edison was Managing Director and Head of Asset Securitisation for Emerging Europe, Latin America, Africa, M ... (view full description)
Chief Financial Officer
Michaël joined iwoca as the Chief Financial Officer in January 2015. Prior to this, he started his career at Barclays Capital, advising European clients on M&A Transactions. He also worked in the TMT team at Private equity firm HgCapital. Since joining iwoca, he has successfully helped close two equity funding rounds, which have been instrumental to iwoca’s fast growth. In the recently closed Series C funding round, the company has raised £21 million equity and secured a £25 million debt facility.
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, o ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Christian is Co-founder and CEO of LendInvest, Europe’s largest online marketplace platform for property finance and one of the UK’s biggest non-bank mortgage lenders. Christian started his career as a real estate lawyer in Australia with Allens Arthur Robinson. He was subsequently a partner at a boutique law firm and founded a mezzanine mortgage finance business. He has also practised as a securitisation lawyer at Clifford Chance and in-house legal counsel at Deutsche Bank, both in London. In 2008, Christian co-founded Montello, the leading UK bridging finance lender, before spinning it out to create LendInvest in 2013. To date LendInvest investors have invested £1.2 billion in loans to pro ... (view full description)
White & Case LLP
Gianluca Fanti is an Italian qualified lawyer with almost 20 years of experience. He specializes in banking and structured finance transactions with a focus on securitisation transactions, project bonds and distressed assets disposals and acquisitions. He also has extensive experience in banking matters, including general lending, real estate finance, acquisition and leveraged finance and debt restructuring. Gianluca assists arrangers, originators, issuers and credit enhancement providers on a broad range of securitisation transactions including project bonds, RMBS, SMEs, consumer loans and leasing receivables securitisations. He also advices Italian and global investment ba ... (view full description)
Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG
Ilaria Farina is a senior director in Fitch Ratings’ European Structured Finance group in Milan, which she joined in April 2005, and is now responsible for the Milan Structured Finance team.
Ilaria’s experience spans all structured finance asset classes including residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), asset-backed securities (ABS), collateralised debt obligations backed by SME loans (SME CDO) as well as transactions backed by non-performing loans (NPL).
Before joining Fitch, she spent three years and a half at the holding company of Unicredit in Milan, in the Credit Risk Management team. The focus was on developing ... (view full description)
European Banking Authority
Adam Farkas is the first Executive Director of the European Banking Authority, a position he has held since 2011. Previously, he was the Chairman of the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority in 2009-2010. Prior to joining the regulatory and supervisory community, he held senior positions in the banking sector including three years as the Co-CEO of Intesa Group’s subsidiary in Budapest, and another three years at the helm of Allianz Bank, setting up a retail banking operation for the market leading insurance company in Hungary. Before that he spent four years as a central banker as a Managing Director and Member of the Board of the National Bank of Hungary with responsibility for reserve ... (view full description)
Hogan Lovells International LLP
As a partner in the Finance and Debt Capital Markets Department of the Milan office of Hogan Lovells, Corrado has gained extensive experience in banking and finance transactions.
Since 1996, Corrado has developed his knowledge and skills in advising lenders, borrowers, arrangers, managers, underwriters, issuers, originators, representatives of the note holders and swap counter parties in connection with a wide range of banking and finance deals, involving various asset classes and financial structures. Corrado qualified as a lawyer in Italy and has extensive experience in banking and finance.
Corrado joined Hogan Lovells in July 2009, after having spent eight years in ... (view full description)
Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer
Stone Mountain Capital
Oliver is CEO and Managing Partner of Stone Mountain Capital, a London based alternative investment advisor, providing European direct lending to the lower middle market and advisory in research, structuring and public and private placements of private debt, private equity, real estate and hedge funds to institutional investors globally. He was Partner and Member of the Executive Committee of Prytania Investment Advisors, a credit asset manager in London. He served as Head of Global Business Solutions at Moody’s Analytics in London and covered Moody’s KMV's global accounts. Prior he was a business consultant at Reuters Trade & Risk Management in Zurich. Oliver is a certified Financial Ri ... (view full description)
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 European ... (view full description)
Slaughter and May
Tim is a senior associate in Slaughter and May’s financial regulation team, undertaking a broad range of transactional and non-transactional, discrete advisory work.
Tim has a broad range of clients including banks, insurers, asset managers and non-authorised entities, but has a particular focus on banking, capital structuring and derivatives matters
Head of Securitisation
European Investment Fund
Ulrich Franke is a director in the Securitisation group at UniCredit Corporate and Investment Bank based in Munich with responsibility for covering the securitisation needs of the bank’s corporate clientele. He has a ten year experience originating and arranging asset-backed transactions with a focus on global trade receivables securitisation transactions as well as other debt financings backed by trade receivables. Before joining UniCredit, he was an Assistant Vice President at DZ Bank based in New York where he worked in the Asset Securitisation Group with a focus on specialty lender finance, structured asset and accounts receivables financing solutions for a wide variety of clients and as ... (view full description)
Head of Structured Finance
Emma-Jane Fulcher is Head of Structured Finance, Head of Corporates and CRO at ARC Ratings, S.A.. Her responsibilities include overseeing the rating process for all asset classes within Structured Finance. Additional responsibilities also include publishing research and commentary.
Emma-Jane worked for Fitch Ratings for eleven and a half years in Structured Finance, as well as headed up their European ABCP team. Previous roles include Structured Finance at ING-Barings and UBS Warburg, where she was responsible for managing the Mont Blanc conduits. Other prior roles include various credit positions for UBS and ABN AMRO
S&P Global Ratings
Ana Galdo is an Associate Director in the European Structured Finance team at S&P Global Ratings Services. Based in Madrid, she is an analyst in the Covered Bonds team and she is the primary analyst for several covered bond programs in Spain, France and the UK.
She joined S&P Global Ratings’ Covered Bonds team in 2007 and has been involved in the rating of covered bonds in several jurisdictions.
Before joining the Covered Bonds team, she worked in the finance team and at PriceWaterhouse Cooper’s.
Ana holds a degree in Economics and Finance from the “Universidad Complutense de Madrid” and a Masters in Financial Audit from “Universidad Pontificia de Salama ... (view full description)
Head of Loan Management & Advisory
Riccardo Gallina is Head of Loan Management & Advisory in Banca IMI (Intesa Sanpaolo Group). Within the Global Markets Solutions & Financing business unit, the Loan Management & Advisory desk is responsible for structuring and execution of capital optimisation, deleveraging or financing solutions on performing and non-performing assets for institutional clients. Before joining Banca IMI, Riccardo has been at UniCredit in the Group Credit Treasury in charge for credit portfolio management activities. Riccardo has also worked at Capitalia in the Internal Rating & Loan Pricing desk. He graduated magna cum laude in Banking & Finance at Roma Tre University and earned an exchan ... (view full description)
Managing Director, 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 Federatio ... (view full description)
General Counsel and Chief of Staff
Elliot Ganz is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the LSTA His responsibilities include managing the LSTAs legal and regulatory affairs, as well as market practices and standardization initiatives.
Previous to joining the LSTA, Mr. Ganz was a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at CIBC World Markets Corp. and served as Director of U.S. Banking. In that capacity he was responsible for all aspects of the loan product. He supervised Credit Portfolio Management, Credit Capital Markets, Loan Syndications and Trading, Credit Derivatives and Asset-Backed Securities.
Before joining CIBC, Mr. Ganz was Assistant General Counsel at ING Baring Securities whe ... (view full description)
Head of Transactions
Banca IFIS SpA
Laura Gasparini is the Head of Transactions within the Non-Performing Loans division at Banca IFIS. She leads the NPL acquisitions and disposals' team, from deals’ origination, to pricing, closing and portfolios' onboarding.
Prior to joining Banca IFIS in April 2016, Laura worked in the Corporate Finance department of a Big 4 Audit Firm specializing in NPL and PL transactions as well as on strategic projects aimed at maximizing assets’ value. Before her Corporate Finance experience she worked several years in investment banking within structured finance teams, both in Italy and London, thus building a significant portfolio of professional experience in structuring securitisation ... (view full description)
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.
Alessandro has 18 years of experience in the structured finance market with more than 150 transactions closed in various asset classes such as NPLs, RMBS, CMBS, CBO, leasing, consumer loans, social securities receivables and trade receivables. He is at present co-head of Southern Europe Structured Products. Recently, Alessandro has been involved in the first four and most important Italian NPLs transactions, using the support of the Italian Government Guarantee (GACS) and he is also involved in other financing NPLs transactions. Before joining J.P. Morgan as responsible for the Italian Structured Finance desk in November 2007, he was Head of Southern Europe Securitisation at SG Corporate &a ... (view full description)
Assistant General Counsel & Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jean-Baptiste Gaudin is a director in the legal team supporting the EMEA Securitisation and Commercial Real Estate Finance teams at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2015, Jean-Baptiste was a solicitor at Herbert Smith and Allen & Overy. Jean-Baptiste is a graduate from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Université Paris II Assas and Oxford University.
Senior Vice President/Manager
Moody's Investors Service
Olga Gekht is a Senior Vice President and manager in the Moody’s Structured Finance Group in London. She leads the EMEA Consumer Primary Ratings team, which assigns ratings to the structured finance transactions securitising consumer assets in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Olga spent over 10 years at Moody’s Investor’s Service covering EMEA securitisation transactions both as a credit analyst and now as a team leader and manager. Prior to Moody’s, she worked as an Associate in the Financial Management Program at Citigroup, London.
Olga has analysed and rated over 50 RMBS transactions across EMEA, with particular expertise in emerging markets and complex transactions. Transactions, w ... (view full description)
Head of Relationship Management, Corporate Trust
Adam Gelder is a Managing Director and Head of Relationship Management for BNY Mellon’s Corporate Trust team in EMEA.
With more than 20 years of banking experience in the debt capital markets, securitisation and structured credit sectors, Adam drives the growth and development of the business in EMEA.
Prior to joining BNY Mellon Adam was a Director at Deutsche Bank where he led the Trust and Agency Services EMEA Regional Sales Team focusing on debt capital market and structured finance transactions.
Adam holds a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology from the University of Wales, Swansea
KKR - Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Anirban Ghosh (London) is a Principal in KKR Credit, focused on NPLs and specialty finance businesses across Europe. Notable deals Mr. Ghosh has worked on include acquisitions of loan servicing platforms Sistemia, Hipoges, Pepper, and the purchase of granular secured NPLs from Spanish banks. Prior to KKR, he was with Blackstone as part of the Tactical Opportunities Fund focusing on specialty finance and NPL portfolio acquisitions in Europe. Mr. Ghosh started his career in finance in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in London, and prior to that was a software engineer. Mr. Ghosh holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, MBA Exchange from Booth School of B ... (view full description)
Senior Consultant and Non-Executive Director
Sally is a Senior Consultant and Non-Executive Director within Ocorian. She is tasked with growing Ocorian's Corporate Services offering together with consolidating their Corporate Trust business following its launch in 2018. She brings over 30 years' experience in the legal and banking industries and is a council member of TACT, The Association of Corporate Trustees.
Read more here: https://www.ocorian.com/people/sally-gilding
Associate Managing Director
Moody's Investors Service
Carole Gintz is an Associate Managing Director in the EMEA Structured Finance Group. Carole’s responsibilities include the new ratings activity for European Corporate Securitisation transactions. As such, Carole is responsible for the rating assignment of a wide range of newly issued transactions backed by corporate assets including CLOs, SME securitisations and ABCP. Prior to take the responsibility for the EMEA Corporate Securitisation team in 2016, Carole managed the rating surveillance activity of ABS in EMEA.
Carole is a member of the Moody’s Standing Committee on Rating Symbols and Definitions which is in charge of defining Moody’s various ratings symbols, rating scales and other ... (view full description)
Head of ABS, ABCP and Structuring
Cordula is Head of ABS, ABCP and Structuring within KfW’s Asset Management Division. KfW is a promotional bank carrying out tasks on behalf of the German Federal Government. Her team is investing in SME-backed ABS as well as in ABCP in order to provide SME financing through securitisation instruments. The regional focus is on Germany as well as on other European countries.
Prior to her current position, Cordula was responsible for KfW’s European relations including the liaison office to the EU in Brussels and has held various positions in the Treasury department of KfW, which she joined in 1998 after a year in export and project finance. Graduation from the University of Goett ... (view full description)
Vice President, ABS and CLO Strategist
Vasundhara Goel has been with Morgan Stanley since September 2009. Vasundhara covers all European securitised assets including EU CLOs and recently started covering Australian RMBS as well. Vasundhara holds an MBA from FORE School of Management, Delhi and a Bachelors of Commerce from Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi.
Zhu is a Vice President in the sales and trading division at Goldman Sachs, having joined the company in 2012 as an analyst. She is part of a team which is responsible for non-US asset-backed securities trading and lending. Zhu holds a Master of Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
John is CEO and co-founder of Landbay. Landbay is the only peer-to-peer platform to operate solely within the British residential buy-to-let mortgage market. Landbay offers an alternative for both retail and institutional investors to traditional saving and lending, always secured on bricks and mortar. John launched Landbay in May 2014 with property finance and investment expert, Gray Stern. Landbay is a member of the P2PFA and it is the fastest growing P2P lender in the UK (AltFi data).
Previously, John co-founded and managed a leading international executive search business. He then taught economics at a leading UK educational establishment before completing an MBA and returning to the ... (view full description)
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.
Jefferies International Limited
Structurer / Originator / Portfolio Manager with 13 years+ experience in European mortgage and ABS markets with a focus on specialty finance, alternative lenders and fintech companies.
Began career at Lehman Brothers, structuring $8bn of RMBS / ABS transactions with innovative structural features, working closely with rating agencies and investors.
Provided asset management (AUM > $400 mln) and risk advisory services to clients at Citadel Investment Group, including a highly prestigious mandate to advise one of the three major central banks on the build out of their ABS risk management system.
Prior to Jefferies, was a Portfolio Manager at a Private Equ ... (view full description)
White Circle Capital
Chris is a founding partner at White Circle, a Private Debt Investment Manager focussed on European asset backed credit opportunities in the performing granular SME and consumer loan sector.
Previously he was CEO of Acorn Money sourcing finance in a variety of sectors including financing loan portfolios.
From 2008 to 2014 he was Lead Portfolio Manager, European Asset Backed Securities at BlackRock. Managing €8bn AuM for Europe's leading insurance companies, retail fund sleeves and hedge fund strategies across Blackrock's platform.
Previously Asset Backed Research at Societe Generale from 2006 and Royal Bank of Scotland from 2002 after starting as a Graduate at UBS in 1998. ... (view full description)
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)
Redwood Asset Management
Kostas Halatsis is a Managing Director at Redwood AM, a subsidiary of Oaktree Capital. His responsibilities include the underwriting and asset management of Oaktree Capital’s residential mortgage and real estate portfolios in Europe
Kostas holds an MBA from Purdue University in the United States. Before joining Oaktree Capital’s group, he held senior positions at Deutsche Bank and GMAC-RFC.
Chief Executive Officer
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 three years in the financial industry, the last nineteen 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)
Neil Hamilton is a partner at CMS specialising in securitisation and structured finance. He has over 20 years' experience representing arrangers, lenders, originators and servicers on structured transactions. With particular expertise in securitisation of corporate and consumer debt, his expertise covers a wide range of asset classes including trade receivables, CLOs, auto loans and leases, RMBS and CMBS. He also advise banks and borrowers in connection with fund financings and leverage facilities.
Head of Investments, Structured Finance Investment team at AXA IM
Mayer Brown International LLP
Kevin Hawken is a securitisation and structured finance partner in Mayer Brown's London office. He has represented originators, programme sponsors, investors and other participants in transactions involving a wide variety of asset types, structures and jurisdictions. He has special expertise in US and European regulatory requirements affecting securitisation transactions, and frequently advises financial institutions and industry associations analysing and commenting on the developing regulatory framework. Kevin has worked at Mayer Brown since 1989 and in London since 2000.
Global Business Manager
Wouter Hazenberg is the Global Business Manager for Asset Based Finance at Rabobank, that consists of 60+ professionals globally, amongst others in New York, Sao Paolo, London, Dublin, Utrecht, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney. Rabobank is the leading provider of securitisation solutions in the Netherlands, and provides asset backed financing solutions to Food & Agri clients globally.
Wouter joined Rabobank in 2011 and prior to his current role worked 5+ years in Structured Debt Capital Markets on private placements with institutional investors of a variety of asset classes such as Trade Receivables, Real Estate, and Export- and Project finance loans. He holds a Master of S ... (view full description)
Securitization Solution Leader
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Lisa is a Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory partner in Deloitte & Touche LLP and leads the Securitization Solution practice in the Financial Risk, Transactions & Restructuring market offering. She has 15 years of financial services experience assisting clients entering the capital markets through various financial transactions and supporting them and other industry participants as they navigate through the regulatory environment. Lisa has a deep expertise in Residential and Asset Backed Securities and leads teams that specialize in file review, collateral and cash flow modeling and technology solutions, for a variety of asset classes such as student loans, agency, prime, performin ... (view full description)
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)
Deputy Director General Market Operations
European Central Bank (ECB)
Cornelia Holthausen is Deputy Director General in the Directorate General Market Operations of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. She is responsible for issues related to money markets, liquidity management and the operational framework of the Eurosystem, including counterparty and collateral frameworks. Since 2017, she is chair of the ECB’s Money Market Contact Group. Moreover, she oversees the ECB’s contributions in the field of interest rate benchmarks.
Until 2012, Cornelia Holthausen was Head of the ECB’s Financial Research Division. She has worked on the design of central banks’ operational frameworks, money markets, micro- and macro-prudential regulation of the finan ... (view full description)
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.
KKR - Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
John Howard (London) joined KKR’s New York office in 2014 to focus on FIG and specialty finance investing out of the Firm’s opportunistic credit pools of capital. Mr. Howard relocated to KKR’s London office in 2016, where he leads or is a deal team member on a number of KKR’s specialty finance platforms and asset aggregation investments globally. He serves on the Boards of Pepper Group, a global specialty finance group; Lunar Commercial Mortgages DAC, an Irish lending company; Oodle Financial Services Limited, a UK auto finance provider; and Toorak Capital Partners LLC, a specialist mortgage business operating in the US and UK. Previously, Mr. Howard structured non-investment grade debt fina ... (view full description)
Eric is a London-based trader at NatWest Markets covering European periphery and prime ABS and RMBs. He joined his current role in 2016 and previously worked in the xVA/derivatives space at NatWest Markets.
Dentons Europe LLP
Michael Huertas is a Partner with Dentons' Frankfurt office and a member of the Financial Regulation and Funds practice as well as our Banking and Finance practice. Michael leads Dentons' Eurozone Hub and the wider Eurozone Group of multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictionally qualified and multi-lingual professionals who help clients navigate and realize the opportunities in the EU—and in particular the Eurozone’s regulatory, supervisory and monetary policy framework. Michael specifically advises on the Eurozone's Banking Union, the European Central Bank’s monetary policy activity and the EU’s Capital Markets Union workstreams, along with the regulatory and supervisory workstreams of the Eur ... (view full description)
Head of Structured Finance UK
Eileen is head of structured finance in the UK, part of the Global Capital Markets team. Her role is to build on the core strengths within our structured finance group and to align the services and offerings in the UK and Europe to our US team and increase our role as a global service provider.
Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Eileen was director of structured products transaction manager at Deutsche Bank. Eileen has nearly three decades of corporate trust experience. In her former role, Eileen was responsible for review and negotiation of all classes of structured products such as ABS, ABCP, MBS, and CDOs.
Eileen holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ho ... (view full description)
Manager Benchmark Policy
Financial Conduct Authority
Harriet Hunnable is the Manager for Benchmarks Policy in the Strategy and Competition Division of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. The FCA has been instrumental in developing domestic and European benchmarks regulation and international standards. Harriet’s unit contributes to the FSB’s Official Sector Steering Group, the IOSCO taskforce, the European Securities and Markets Authority taskforce and the UK’s Sterling Risk Free Rates Working Group.
Prior to joining the regulator Harriet ran a business line for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group. She also served on the Board of CME Benchmarks Europe Limited and on the Oversight Committee for one of the UK's Regulated Benchma ... (view full description)
Quantitative Analyst, Capital Markets
Alex Hunt is a Quantitative Analyst in AFME’s Capital Markets division, focusing on securitisation. He is also involved in AFME’s work on the transition from IBORs to alternative risk free rates and sustainable finance. Prior to joining AFME, Alex worked at Carbon Clear, a provider of carbon and energy management and sustainability services.
Alex holds Masters Degrees in Energy Technologies from Cambridge University and General Engineering from Durham University.
Managing Director, Head of Securitised Products and Alternatives Syndicate
Miles Hunt is a Managing Director and Head of Securitised Products and Alternatives Syndicate at NatWest Markets. He is responsible for the distribution of Alternative Assets and Securitised Products both from the banks’ balance sheet and from its’ clients. Prior to this role, Miles previously ran the FI Solutions business in Europe, and also the US Structuring business based in Stamford Connecticut. Prior to 2009, Miles co-ran the banks’ illiquid credit trading business. In his various roles, he has structured and traded fixed income, interest rate products, equity, FX, credit and asset-backed products, and commodities.
Miles joined RBS in 2003 from JPMorgan where he ran their ... (view full description)
Structured Finance Manager
European Investment Fund
Giovanni is an investment manager at the European Investment Fund, responsible for origination and execution of funding and capital relief transactions in Italy, Greece, Turkey and Scandinavian countries.
Prior to that he worked as a credit analyst in the Structured Finance practice of Standard & Poor's in Milan, covering ABS, RMBS, Covered Bonds, and Trade Receivables. Previously he was senior consultant at Ernst & Young, in the Financial Services team, mainly focusing on derivatives pricing.
Giovanni holds a Master cum laude in Economic Policy from University of Pavia.
Kevin Ingram Clifford Chance LLP 10 Upper Bank Street London E14 5JJ Phone: +44 (0) 20 7006 2416 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7600 5555 Email: email@example.com Profile: • Partner at Clifford Chance since 1998, Head of London Securitisation Group since June 2003 • Since 1992 Kevin has worked almost exclusively in structured finance especially securitisation • Current member of the FSA Securitisation Standing Group and various FSA Expert Groups • Kevin is identified in Legal 500 and Chambers and other guides as one of the leading practitioners in securitisation Experience includes: • Advising on securitisations in Europe across all major asset classes, including credit cards, consumer loans, ... (view full description)
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)
HSBC Global Asset Management
Managing Director, HSBC Global Asset Management ABS Investments team Head of portfolio management and trading for ABS Andrew Jackson has overall responsibility for trading activities within the ABS investments team with 3 ABS sector specific portfolio managers / traders reporting to him. Andrew has been in the ABS business in a number of roles since 1989 and has been with HSBC since 2002.
Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Jackson is the Chief Financial Officer of Future Finance, a UK focused student loan originator. Jeff has over 20 years of student loan and specialty finance experience. Prior to joining Future Finance, he founded and was the Managing Principal of White Pine Advisors, ran the Specialty Finance Group at Goldman Sachs and worked at UBS Investment Bank in its Student Loan Group. During his career, Jeff structured and was the lead manager on nearly $50 billion of capital for student loan and unsecured consumer credit companies. In addition, he was involved with numerous principal investments, private equity acquisitions and debt restructurings. He is a graduate of the University of Florid ... (view full description)
Head EMEA Structured Finance
S&P Global Ratings
As Commercial Head for EMEA Structured Finance, Matt is responsible for the delivery of strategy and has business responsibility for Structured Finance and Covered Bond ratings in the region.
Most recently he was Head of Structured Credit ratings, which included the assignment and surveillance of ratings of cash and synthetic CLO and CDO transactions, in addition to structures backed by loans to SMEs. Prior to this, Matt was Head of EMEA ABS and ABCP Ratings, with responsibility for a broad number of asset classes including Consumer Loan, Auto, Lease, Trade Receivables and Credit Card transactions. Since joining the Company in March 2007, he has also been responsible for the rating of stru ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.
Jack Kahan is a Senior Director responsible for Residential MBS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. He covers all RMBS asset types, including newly-originated prime jumbo loans, legacy performing and reperforming loans, newly-originated agency loans, and resecuritized legacy RMBS bonds.
Prior to joining Kroll, Jack spent seven years in various roles in the U.S. RMBS group at Standard & Poor’s, most recently as a Director and Analytical Manager responsible for newly issued ratings. In addition to leading a team of analysts in applying new issuance methodology and ratings, Jack lead and co-authored many of the firm’s RMBS-related criteria and research publications. His focus ... (view full description)
Chief Investment Officer
Chorus Capital Management Ltd
Kaikobad Kakalia is the Chief Investment Officer of Chorus Capital. Chorus Capital is a specialist asset manager investing in performing loan portfolios through risk sharing transactions with financial institutions operating in Europe. Kaikobad joined Chorus Capital at the beginning of 2014, from the Royal Bank of Scotland Plc where most recently he worked as a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2012, Kaikobad ran a structured finance team within Treasury, which originated, structured and executed more than 20 risk transfer transactions on behalf of ABN AMRO and RBS. Kaikobad has over 25 years of financial markets experience, ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Luther Systems CEO, Hossein Kakavand has extensive experience in the technology space and financial enterprise services. He received his Ph.D from Stanford University in Information Systems and Statistics, and subsequently Stanford Business School. He was a fund manager at Soliton Capital, a quantitative hedge fund with focus on ETF trading. He has also been with Funding Circle, a leading Financial Technology peer to peer financing platform, where he was part of the team launching the capital markets group, where he was instrumental in developing and bringing to market the first Securitization of a portfolio of fixed income peer to peer (P2P) assets across Europe, and setting up an Exchange ... (view full description)
Head of Business Development
Hometrack/ European AVM Alliance
Head of ABS & CLO Trading
Mehdi Kashani joined BNP Paribas in September 2016 as Head of ABS and CLO Trading. Mehdi has 15 years experience in Structured Credit Products. After graduating from City University with a BSc (Hons) in Banking and International Finance he started his career at HBOS as an Investment Credit Analyst. He covered the full range of Global Structured Credit products until January 2007 when he became a Portfolio Manager at HBOS managing the £12bn liquidity portfolio. He then went on to set-up the trading desks at HBOS and Lloyds before moving to Citi in 2009 to establish the European ABS trading platform until 2014. Prior to joining BNP Paribas Mehdi was at RBC Capital Markets where he was European ... (view full description)
Partner and Co-Chair Financial Services Sector
Vincent Keaveny is a partner in the Finance & Markets practice at DLA Piper and International Co-Chair of DLA Piper's Financial Services sector group. He joined DLA Piper in late-2015 from another international law firm, where he headed the Structured Capital Markets team for several years. He advises banks, financial institutions and corporate clients in the UK and internationally on securitisation, derivatives and complex capital markets transactions. His practice encompasses the full range of securitisation transactions and asset classes, for which he is highly rated by all of the leading international legal directories.
Vincent has advised on more than 50 securitisati ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director & Co-Head of ABS
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Rosemary Kelley is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of ABS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. Rosemary has been at KBRA since 2011 and focuses primarily on Consumer ABS including auto loan, auto lease, dealer floorplan, credit card, consumer loan, student loan and timeshare sectors. Prior to joining KBRA, Rosemary was a Senior Vice President at DBRS, Inc. focusing on Consumer ABS. Before DBRS, Rosemary spent ten years at MBIA Insurance Corporation, most recently as a Director in the Structured Finance department. She had previously managed MBIA's portfolio management unit responsible for monitoring and workouts in Consumer ABS. Rosemary has a BA from Manhattanville College and a MBA fro ... (view full description)
John is a partner in Deloitte’s Banking and Capital Markets group where he plays a leading role in our IFRS advisory service. John joined Deloitte from HSBC ’s GBM Asset and Structured Finance Group where he used his deep IFRS experience to help design and develop efficient solutions for the bank and its clients. Prior to joining HSBC he co-led KPMG’s banking accounting advisory practice and was a senior member of KPMG’s central IFRS technical team.
John has extensive practical experience of illiquid credit finance, loan portfolio transactions, credit mitigation, and securitisations. This includes designing IFRS compliant structures that optimise balance sheet and are regul ... (view full description)
Structured Finance Research
Gordon Kerr heads European Structured Finance and Covered Bond Research at DBRS. He publishes commentary and insight on all aspects of secured investing and keeps the market up to date on issues facing securitisation and covered bonds in Europe.
Prior to DBRS, Gordon spent 9 years in research and trading at Citi, covering securitised products, covered bonds and corporate credit.
Gordon is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he obtained a Masters in Business Administration. He also holds a science degree from Acadia University.
Chief Executive Officer
Alex King is an experienced FinTech entrepreneur with a proven record in start-up and high growth enterprises. He is also a strong believer in “No Ego & Best Idea Wins” and hiring Top Talent that operate independently without micromanagement.
As CEO of Future Finance, Alex quickly assembled an impressive c-suite, raised €40 million in equity, closed a £60 million back-book sale and executed a £100 million forward financing deal with a new financial partner. In 2017, Future Finance was ranked No. 39 on KPMG’s list of Global 100 FinTech companies.
Prior to Future Finance, Alex was an Officer on a NYSE listed company [ENVA] and a Management Consultant with McKins ... (view full description)
Steffen Klimas works as Director at UniCredit Bank AG - Corporates and Investment Banking covering Conduit Management. He is dominantly focusing on new securitisation transaction inclusions in UniCredit’s Conduit Arabella Finance / or balance sheet investments with more than 10 years’ of securitisation experience from structuring, regulatory and investor perspective. Steffen holds master degrees in economics and business administration from Technical University of Chemnitz (Dipl.-Volkswirt and Dipl. Kaufmann).
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)
Head of Financial Solutions
Since March 2013 head of division of Financial Solutions at Caplantic. Previously, head of division of Capital Markets Products & Solutions at NORD/LB. During the years 2003 to 2006, positions in (credit) risk controlling at NORD/LB, Dresdner Bank, Allianz Group and Dekabank. Matthias has a degree in business information technology (Diplom-Wirtschaftsinformatiker) from Universität Braunschweig.
Mr. Korn successfully arranged and executed several regulatory capital relief transactions and developed synthetic structures for financial institutions and insurance companies. Mr. Korn has set up a specialised team for financial modelling and was involved in the development of rating ... (view full description)
European Banking Authority (EBA)
Jana Kovalcikova is policy expert responsible for regulation and policy issues in the area of covered bonds and securitisation, within the capital markets union team of the European Banking Authority. As part of this role, Jana has worked on development of a number of EBA regulatory products and recommendations, including on the EU harmonisation of the covered bonds, interpretation of the STS securitisation criteria, homogeneity in securitisation and significant risk transfer.
Jana jointed the European Banking Authority in 2012. Prior to this position, she worked as state advisor in the area of EU financial and banking regulation at the Ministry of Finance in Slovakia. Jana hol ... (view full description)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Theresa Kradjian’s practice focuses on a broad range of structured finance transactions, including public and private term securitisations in traditional asset classes as well as collateralized loan obligations. In recent years, Theresa has concentrated on residential mortgage-backed securities and covered bonds for UK issuers and structured commercial paper programs for US financial institutions.
Theresa’s experience also includes the representation of investment fund managers and financial institutions in connection with repurchase transactions, warehouse lending facilities and other financing transactions. She has worked on international structured transactions involving mortgages, ... (view full description)
Cameron Kravitt Foundation
Jason is the founder of Mayer Brown’s securitization practice and was co-chair of the firm from 1998-2001. He has helped the firm's clients create some of the most significant securitization products used in the capital markets today and is well known for being a Co-Founder of the Securitization Industry’s original trade association; leading industry groups in connection with new legislation or regulation; helping to lead large securitization transactions such as MLEC ($100 billion) and Straight A funding ($60 billion) and large RMBS mortgage litigation settlements such as the BofA/BNY Mellon $8.5 billion settlement.
He is consistently rated in the highest category by lawyer ratings ... (view full description)
Allen & Overy LLP
Morgan advises corporate trustees on the full range of international bond issues (including corporate debt, convertibles and EMTN programmes), structured finance (including repacks, CLOs, securitisations (including CMBS, RMBS and auto loans) and direct lending, international project financing, high yield bonds and Islamic finance; liability management; exchange/consent offers; and domestic and cross-border defaults, restructurings and insolvencies.
Head of Primary ABS Asia
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
Mr. Kenneth Kwan is currently the Head of Primary ABS Asia , Capital Markets Solutions Group at Standard Chartered. Prior to rejoining Standard Chartered in March 2015, Kenneth spent his earlier career in Morgan Stanley, BNP and Standard Chartered Bank’s securitisation teams in Hong Kong and Singapore respectively.
Kenneth has extensive structured finance and capital markets experience in various Asian securitisation markets with a track record in leading award-winning transactions in China, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia. His experience spans across a broad spectrum of asset classes, including RMBS, CMBS, Auto ABS, Credit Card ABS, CLOs, Covere ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer & Principal
Ilias is the CEO Principal of EuPraxis.
EuPraxis FSI is an independent fully integrated NPL Management Entity licensed and regulated by Bank of Greece whose purpose is to become the most efficient and preferred independent, fully-integrated NPL Management entity offering independent recovery & advisory services for troubled loan portfolios across all asset-classes of the NPL spectrum in the Greek Market.
EuPraxis FSI’s major shareholders are:Fire Group S.p.A, the 1st independent servicer in secured and unsecured credit management in Italy active in the servicing field since 1992, employing more than 2.300 people. Residential Special Servicer ... (view full description)
Head of ABS Origination, Continental Europe
A 15- year veteran in HSBC holding different positions, Enrica Landolfi is currently Head of ABS Origination for Continental Europe and Structured Finance for Italy.
With extensive experience in debt capital markets and structured finance field, she currently looks after the origination of public ABS and co-ordinates the activities in the non-performing loans financing space within EMEA as well as the coverage of all structured finance in Italy.
During her career, she has participated in the structuring and origination of more than 50 transactions backed by various asset classes such as consumer, automotive, mixed portfolio of secured and unsecured loans and non-p ... (view full description)
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
More than 20 years in Spain in UCI and prior to that in Compagnie Bancaire in France and Italy. UCI being one of the first entity to experience Securitisation as a RMBS issuer in 1994 continuing till 2007. In 2015, the new Prado program gave a welcome comeback to peripheral RMBS Industry.
Philippe has held a number of management positions inside the compagny and actually is responsible of IT, Customer service including Collection, Scoring models, ALM and Structured Finance.
He holds a Civil Engineer degree from ESTP followed by a Master of Finance from Essec.
Chief Operating Officer
Lord Capital LLC
Joe is in charge of origination activities for LordCap, and also serves as Portfolio Manager for the LordCap green family of funds. Prior to joining LordCap he headed Term Non-Traditional ABS at RBC Capital Markets, where he also started the European Term ABS practice. At Deutsche Bank he was responsible for the Credit Solution Group’s $4 billion student loan lending book and capital markets business for consumer unsecured, student loan and certain non-traditional ABS asset classes. In addition, Joe began his career at JP Morgan, followed by more than a decade at Barclays Capital in ABS team covering a variety of assets classes.
Joe is on the Board of the Fixed Income Investo ... (view full description)
Director Wholesale Lending
Doug joined Barclays in 2008 and is Director and Programme Lead for Wholesale Lending Change. Doug is leading Barclays Risk Free Rate analysis for Loans , and is member of the Bank of England Sonia work stream considering transition issues in the Syndicated loan market. In Doug’s role as Chairman of the LMA Operations Committee he has played an active part in driving improvements in settlement, efficiency and transparency in the loan markets both internally and externally.
Chief Counsel, Europe
U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust
Ed serves as Chief Counsel to the European Corporate Trust Group and has over 17 years of corporate trust specific experience both in legal and business positions. Prior to joining the US Bank team in August 2011, Ed served as a Senior Counsel to The Bank of New York Mellon EMEA Corporate Trust Business in the aftermath of the bank’s acquisition of JPMorgan’s corporate trust business in 2006 and prior to the acquisition was the Head of the EMEA Restructuring, Default and Exchange Management Group at JPMorgan. Ed began his career in corporate trust with Deutsche Bank AG London, initially as a legal consultant and then as a transaction manager with a focus on structured finance ... (view full description)
Founder & Chief Investment Officer
Phoenix Asset Management SpA
Steve is the Founder & CIO of Phoenix Asset Management SpA (“PAM”), an Italian asset management and special servicing platform which currently manages circa €9bln of AUM across a variety of Italian NPL and UTP portfolios. Steve has over 10yrs of experience working in the Italian financial services sector, and significant prior experience in international private equity and operations of specialty finance businesses. Steve also founded associated Phoenix group businesses including Phoenix Investment Partners, acting as Arranger in various Italian securitization programs since 2010. Phoenix Asset Management (“PAM”) is an Italian (115 registere ... (view full description)
Simon Lewis OBE
Simon Lewis was appointed Chief Executive of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) in October 2010. AFME is the trade body which represents the pan-European capital markets industry.
Previously Simon was Director of Communications and the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman at 10 Downing Street. He has held a number of senior corporate roles including Director of Corporate Affairs at Vodafone, Centrica and NatWest. Simon was appointed as the first Communications Secretary to The Queen in 1998.
Simon has a degree from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He also holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Ca ... (view full description)
Bob Liao is EMEA Head of the Securitised Products Group and has been with Citi since 1994. He is responsible for a team that provides asset backed financing (including a multi-seller conduit) and advisory services to financial institutions, corporations and governments. His team has worked on securitisations throughout the region. He and his team are responsible for several market firsts including the first residential mortgage master trust and covered bond in the United Kingdom, the first Swedish Covered Bond, and the first global project finance loan securitisation. His team also has extensive experience working with all major rating agencies, bank regulators and central banks.
Prior to m ... (view full description)
Jessica is a partner in the structured finance and derivatives practice of global law firm, Clifford Chance LLP. She is recognised as a market leader in synthetic securitisations, risk transfer transactions and other regulatory capital driven structures, having acted for numerous banks and financial investors on such transactions over the past two decades. Jessica has also been working with AFME and PCS in connection with the current reforms to the EU securitisation regulations as they affect synthetic securitisation, and has participated in dis ... (view full description)
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)
Head of Legal Capital Markets
Santander Consumer Finance
Paula joined the Santander family in 2010, after a few years in private practice, to provide legal advice to Santander Global Corporate Banking (then SGBM) in securitizations and structured finance transactions.
Paula transferred to the Regulatory Affairs Team at Santander in 2015 and there she oversaw the relationship with Regulators in the United States of America, Mexico, Argentina, Switzerland, Bahamas, Peru, Panama and the Santander Consumer Group’s units outside of the Eurozone.
In 2017, Paula joined Santander Consumer Finance as the Head of Legal for the Capital Markets, Financial Management, and Treasury teams. Paula leads a remarkable team that provides advice to the su ... (view full description)
Simmons & Simmons
Hendrik Jan Luikinga
Deputy Head of Treasury
Nationale Nederlanden Bank N.V.
Head of London Office
Advisory and Finance
Tim has been active in emerging and developing market structured finance since 1994, in senior roles at the EBRD, Nomura and Credit Agricole. He has acted for sovereign, financial institution and corporate issuers across a range of asset classes in conventional and Islamic format. These included the first rated sukuk from Dubai, a Czech lottery receipts backed issue, the largest Middle East securitisation to date and the first Islamic RMBS using pools in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Most recently, Tim provided independent expert testimony in a complex securities case before the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in London.
Tim joined the board of A&F in 2012. He now head ... (view full description)
Pierre is responsible for Bayview’s European business and business development. He has 15 years of NPL experience and held positions at Lehman Brothers and TPG Credit.
Education: MBA from INSEAD and MSc from Babson College
Securitisation and Project Bon
Credit Agricole CIB
Edith Lusson is Managing Director in Credit Agricole CIB European Securitisation and Project Bond team.
Edith has more than 20 years of experience in Securitization and Structured Finance with Credit Agricole CIB with a strong expertise on operating asset securitisation. She has been responsible for the implementation of securitisation platforms for various asset type including receivables, rental fleet, inventories, railcars and operating truck lease and placement of such transaction in capital and bank markets
Edith graduated from the French Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Marcus Mackenzie Marcus specialises in capital markets/derivatives and banking transactions, advising originators, issuers and banks. He advises on both ‘asset portfolio’ securitisations and whole business securitisations. Marcus has worked in our New York office (twice) and was seconded for four months to Salomon Brothers’ legal department. He has been a partner since 1998. Marcus was educated at Bristol University and Guildford Law School. He speaks English, French, German and Spanish.
Alex is the Product & Capital Markets Director for the Northview Group. His key responsibilities include managing the wholesale funding programs for the group (securitisation and other bi-lateral funding lines). His team are also responsible for the interest rate hedging and rate setting for the mortgages originated by the group. He joined the group in August 2012 from Deutsche Bank, where he was Head of European Residential Mortgage Trading. He has a deep understanding of residential mortgages and capital markets, especially in the UK and Ireland having been the board member of Deutsche’s UK bank responsible for the UK mortgages platform (25% of these loans were in arrears). He has stro ... (view full description)
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)
Senior Vice President
Moody's Investors Service
Michelangelo Margaria is a Senior Vice President/Manager with Moody’s Structured Finance Group and is based in the Milan office. He acts as Manager of the Consumer Surveillance team in the EMEA region and coordinates the Structured Finance activity in the Italian market.
Previously he was a Manager in the RMBS team and a Senior Analyst rating securitisation transactions backed by different asset classes in various EMEA jurisdictions. He is also the author of various Moody’s Special Reports and Rating Methodologies.
Before joining Moody’s at the beginning of 2002 Michelangelo Margaria worked in the Structured Credit Group at UBS in London.
Mr. Margaria hold ... (view full description)
S&P Global Ratings
Giuseppina Martelli is a Director with S&P Global’s Milan office in the Structured Finance Department.
Since joining S&P in November 2005 she has been involved in the rating assignment of structured finance transactions backed by different type of assets: RMBS, Leases, Auto loans, Consumer loans, SME loans. She worked mainly on Italian transactions but also covered other jurisdictions such as Spain, UK and Germany.
Prior to working with S&P Global, she worked for BBVA Milan in the department of sales and trading of fixed income products.
Giuseppina holds a Master Degree in Economics from “Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi” in Milan and a ... (view full description)
Susanne Matern heads Fitch’s European Structured Finance Ratings Group, which operates from offices in London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan and Paris. The Structured Finance group rates asset-backed securities (ABS), asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP), residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). In her role, Susanne is responsible for managing the EMEA analytical team; overseeing all rating related functions including criteria, research, and analytical development; and interacting with market participants.
Prior to assuming her current role, Susanne was in charge of the ratings group coverin ... (view full description)
Uli Maute joined BMW Group’s Structured Finance team in 2016 with a focus on arranging, structuring and executing auto ABS transactions and to further BMW’s ABS footprint across the globe. Uli moved to BMW from Lloyds Bank, where he was Director at the bank’s Securitised Products Group, responsible for origination, structuring and distribution of mainly term auto ABS and credit cards transactions for UK and continental European clients. Prior to that, he was Senior Director at Fitch Ratings in Frankfurt and London, at last heading Fitch’s London-based EMEA Consumer ABS rating team.
Regulatory Specialist - Structured Finance
Mayer Brown LLP
For almost 20 years Katie has been involved in helping lawyers and their clients keep up to date with developments in international law, regulation and market practice affecting securitisation and structured finance transactions. In the past few years, her main focus has been on the post-GFC reforms to securitisation markets, in particular the changes brought about by Basel III, the Capital Requirements Directive and, more recently, the new STS regime for securitisations.
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.
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Dilosk is an Irish financial services company and are the first specialist Buy-to-Let lender in Ireland.
They initially entered the Irish mortgage market in 2014 through the acquisition of ICS Mortgages from Bank of Ireland, which included a portfolio of €223 million of mortgages.
In January 2017, they announced a €200 million facility to boost the rental market in Ireland
Fergal McGrath is a Senior Banker & Portfolio Manager operating within the international capital markets for over 20 years.
Former Global Head of Portfolio Management Group & Managing Director at Dexia Group responsible for the management of one of the largest fixed i ... (view full description)
Sidley Austin LLP
John McGrath is a partner in the Global Finance Group at Sidley’s London office. His recent advice in connection with loan portfolio sales and NPLs has included advising: bidders in connection with sales by UKAR of Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley residential mortgage portfolios; one of the purchasers in connection with the acquisition, servicing and financing of approximately 37,000 non-performing loans from the insolvency estate of Lithuanian bank Snoras; the purchaser in connection with the acquisition and servicing of an EUR800m face value non-performing loan pool from Nova Ljubljanska Banka; Venn Capital in connection with the acquisition of three Dutch residential lending subsi ... (view full description)
Chief Capital Officer
Rory is Chief Capital Officer at UK online consumer lending platform Lendable. Prior to joining Lendable in 2017, Rory was a Managing Director at Ares Management and prior to that Managing Director and Head of Specialist Lenders and FinTech Solutions at RBS in London, where his responsibilities included providing financing, capital markets, and risk management solutions. Over nearly 20 years working in financial markets, Rory has held senior roles in investment banking, asset management, and at specialist lenders.
Lendable are one of the fastest growing European consumer lending platforms.
Director, Head of Trustee
Tom McKay is the head of HSBC’s Trustee and Security Agency team, across corporate trust and syndicated loan products.
Tom entered the corporate trust market in 2006 when he worked on J.P. Morgan’s divestment of their corporate trust business, and now specialises in trustee and security matters on a variety of capital market transactions, including discretionary matters, restructurings and defaults. Tom returned to the UK last year having been based in Hong Kong since 2014 heading up HSBC’s APAC transaction management group, with teams in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and India. Prior to joining HSBC, Tom worked for Standard Chartered Bank and BNY Mellon in L ... (view full description)
Stephen advises on a wide range of capital markets and structured finance products and related issues, including CLO, RMBS and other securitisation structures, fund-linked structured products, ETC platforms, repackagings and debt issuance programmes. He also advises regulatory issues impacting on structured finance vehicles including those in relation to the Prospectus Regulation, Market Abuse Regulation, AIFMD, EMIR as well as risk retention, disclosure and transparency requirements for securitisations under the Securitisation Regulation.
Andor has over 15 years of experience in structured finance across the Asia Pacific region and the United States. Based in Hong Kong since 2008, he has led a wide variety of structured financing transactions including non-recourse acquisition financing, loan warehouse financing, securitization of consumer and corporate receivables, whole loan acquisitions, and synthetic risk transfer structures. At Natixis he is responsible for syndication of global structured credit products (including CLOs, ABS, RMBS, and subscription facilities) within Asia as well as origination and structuring of structured credit solutions for Asia Pacific based clients. He is a Mandarin speaker.
Valeria Miceli, PhD, is Policy Officer at the European Commission (DG FISMA) in Unit D2 dealing with banking prudential regulation, covered bonds and stress tests.
Before taking this position, she was Associate Professor in Financial Economics at Università Cattolica, Milan, where she taught Economics of Financial Markets. At the same time, she was member of the board of Anima Holding, the largest independent asset management company in Italy listed at the Milan Stock Exchange. Before that she held a post-doc position at the University of Cambridge, UK. She extensively researched in the field of institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds. She authored various articles, ... (view full description)
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)
Allen & Overy LLP
Director, EMEA Structured Finance
S&P Global Ratings
Matt Mitchell is a Director in the Structured Finance group at S&P Global Ratings, based in London. He is responsible for the assignment and surveillance of credit ratings across EMEA, and is also involved in publishing thought leadership articles and developing new rating methodologies.
Since joining S&P Global Ratings in 2011, Matt has worked across a variety of structured finance asset classes globally, including credit cards, consumer loans, auto loans and leases, trade receivables, and residential mortgages.
Prior to joining S&P Global Ratings, Matt worked four years as a securitisation analyst in Toronto, Canada, where he covered asset-backed commerc ... (view full description)
Securitised Products Strategist
Mr. Moloney is a London-based strategist covering the full spectrum of European securitised products. He is responsible for maintaining a macro outlook across European securitised products, providing periodic sector updates and coming up with original insights on the asset class.
Mr. Moloney has nearly 20 years experience in securitised products. This ranges from regulatory capital transactions to more vanilla products such as collateralised loan obligations (“CLO”) and commercial mortgage backed securities (“CMBS”). He joined NatWest Markets from FitchRatings where he led the analytical team in commercial mortgage backed securities and prior to that the collateralised loan oblig ... (view full description)
AmTrust Financial Services
With 15 years of international experience in global leading companies, Mr Nicola Mondone is a senior manager striving to bring his passion for innovation in the financial industry, serving today at AmTrust Financial to transform the European mortgage insurance division into the global credit risk insurance business of the group.
Nicola has a foundation background in engineering and innovation management, and combines experiences in credit risk management and structured finance from both a banking and insurance perspective to develop credit risk insurance solutions.
With the worst global financial crisis just behind, stretched between strengthening regulations and ... (view full description)
Head of Investor Relations
Nicole Montecalvo manages investor relations within Capital Markets for Renovate America. Nicole comes to Renovate America with a finance career encompassing securitized product sales, as well as financial institution credit risk driven by both investment banking and sales & trading activities. Prior to joining Renovate America, Nicole spent the majority of her career at Morgan Stanley and also spent time at Merrill Lynch and Avant.
Anna is an Executive Director in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs, having joined the company in 2010 as an analyst. She is part of a team which is responsible for strategic financing and derivative solutions. Anna focuses on securitisation and is responsible for managing GS’s EDML Dutch RMBS programme. Anna holds a BA from Utrecht University and an MPhil from Cambridge University.
Principal Policy Advisor, Capital Markets Union
European Banking Authority (EBA)
Christian joined the European Banking Authority (EBA) in November 2010 and is responsible for regulation and policy issues on securitisation and covered bonds. While at the EBA, he has been the main architect of the STS securitisation framework and has been one of the driving forces in the implementation of the STS framework into global standards and European regulation. He has also developed a proposal for an EU wide harmonised legal framework for covered bonds and created the best practice principles for European covered bonds legal frameworks.
Prior to this position, Christian worked at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) as a banking supervisor and was responsible for prudential su ... (view full description)
Managing Director - Asset Backed Finance
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
As of September 2016, Alessandro transitioned to spearhead the build-out of Wells Fargo’s Corporate Debt Finance business in Europe. The group, which falls under the Asset-Backed Finance division, provides financing solutions, in the forms of lending warehouses and CLO origination, to buyers and originators of leverage loans in both the broadly syndicated sector and the middle market sector. Prior to joining Corporate Debt Finance, Alessandro co-ran the Non-Agency mortgage trading desk for Wells Fargo Securities in the Charlotte North Carolina office and worked as a cross-asset Fixed Income salesperson based in London.
Associate Director, Senior Banker
Andreea Moraru is an Associate Director - Senior Banker in the Financial Institutions group of EBRD with over 15 years of experience in leading, structuring, negotiating, and implementing of a wide range of debt and equity projects within the banking, insurance and leasing sectors in CEE, Russia, Turkey and SEMED. During this time she has served as board director on Prva Pension Fund in Slovenia, Uniqa in Croatia and Hungary and Raiffeisen Bank Aval in Ukraine.
Currently she is responsible for covered bond investments in the EBRD’s countries of operations. Before her time with the EBRD, she was involved in capital markets activities within the Ministry of Finance of Romania. ... (view full description)
François Morin has been managing Amundi ABS Fund since May 2015.
Before joining Amundi, François Morin spent 6 years at Natixis as Head of European ABS/CLO Trading. Prior to Natixis, he was working for Natixis Asset Management as Portfolio Manager of Natixis CLO Funds. Beforehand, he spent 4 years at CDC Ixis Capital Markets, in various positions within the Credit Risk Department, in particular as Risk Manager for Structured Products and ABS/CLO analyst.
François Morin holds a master degree in Economics from the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University (2000), a postgraduate degree in Finance from the Aix Marseille University (2001), and also a degree of Certified International ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Issuer Services EMEA
Andrew has worked in the banking industry for over 28 years specialising in corporate trust, structured finance, securitisation, collateral management and asset servicing.
Andrew has been involved with the development of the structured finance, securitisation and securities markets in Europe and Asia executing transactions for a wide range of asset classes, structures and geographies. He spent 11 years in Germany, Hong Kong and Japan working on the collateral management, agency & trustee, servicing and arranging sides of the industry.
Andrew joined Citibank in 2006, where he is Europe, Middle East and Africa Business Head for Issuer Services and has launched busin ... (view full description)
Andrei Murygin has been a partner in the capital markets practice of Linklaters Moscow office since 2006. Andrei has extensive experience in advising international banks and corporates on structured finance, structured products and cross-border derivatives transactions. Andrei participated in the Central Bank working groups focusing on development and implementation of the new securitisation and project bonds legislation.
Andrei has led the Russian team on a variety of complex finance transactions, including representing O1 on the ABS notes issue by Locoservice Finance secured by locomotive maintenance services payments, acting on the first Russian leasing receivables securitisation (R ... (view full description)
Partner, Banking & Finance
Sushila Nayak is a member of the Orrick’s Banking & Finance Group, based in London. Dual-qualified in New York and England and Wales, Sushila works with financial institutions, companies, asset managers and alternative lenders on complex, multidisciplinary financings. Sushila has a broad range of experience in debt financing transactions, including corporate, trade and structured finance. She has represented issuers, arrangers and collateral managers in a variety of structured products, derivatives transactions and debt offerings in Europe and the United States. Sushila also represents companies on trade finance matters, including receivables financing arrangements, v ... (view full description)
Managing Director & Head of European Structured Credit
Matthias Neugebauer currently manages the Structured Credit Team within Fitch Ratings’ European Structured Finance group. Prior to this, he worked with the European quantitative research team focusing on model and criteria development.
Matthias joined Fitch Ratings in November 2000 as a member of the residential mortgage-backed securities team (RMBS). In that role, he was responsible for rating German, Dutch, and UK RMBS transactions, and was involved in criteria development, especially for cash flow modeling and structural analysis.
Matthias holds a masters degree in finance and economics from Durham University, and an engineering degree from Cottbus University. He r ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director, ABS Commercial
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Tony Nocera is a Managing Director covering commercial and non-traditional ABS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc. At KBRA, Tony covers transactions in various asset classes including small to mid ticket leasing, operating assets (marine container, railcars, trucks and aircraft), whole business securitizations, as well as the more esoteric, non-traditional deals.
Prior to joining KBRA, Tony was with Ambac Assurance, where he managed a portfolio of in excess of $12 billion, and Standard & Poors, where he rated commercial asset ABS. Prior to that, he was a relationship manager at Fleet Bank (now B of A) covering specialty finance companies.
Global CLO & ABS Desk Strategist
David Nochimowski is Global CLO & ABS Desk Strategist for BNP Paribas, where he covers both US and European markets. Prior to this role, David worked on the CLO structuring desk and on the CLO Trading desk in New York. He joined BNP Paribas in 2010 from Fortis Bank, where he worked on structuring and executing securitization transactions & CLOs. While at Fortis Bank, David also helped manage and optimize value on the legacy ABS and CLO portfolio. Prior to Fortis Bank, he spent five years at Société Générale in New York, where worked on structuring of CLO and ABS transactions, as well as CLO trading. David received an MBA from ESSEC in Paris.
Global Head of ABS
Harry Noutsos has structured over €100bn of RMBS, CMBS, ABS and CDO transactions during his career. Since 2013, he has served as Global Head of ABS for ING Bank, responsible for its ABS investment portfolio and reporting directly to the CIO of ING Bank Treasury. Prior to this, he managed ING Direct’s ABS portfolio, based in Amsterdam, after joining the bank in 2011.He is a member of the AFME securitisation forum and PCS market committee and a regular speaker at securitisation conferences.
Before ING, Harry was based in London, working for Santander, where he built the structuring and modelling capabilities of the securitisation team. Before this, he was a Vice President at Bank ... (view full description)
Head of Europe, Dublin
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Mauricio Noé, half British, half Spanish is a twenty year veteran of the capital markets. A trained lawyer at Freshfields, he moved into debt capital markets at ABN AMRO/RBS and latterly Deutsche Bank where he was a Managing Director responsible for bank funding and sovereign debt restructuring. Mauricio joined KBRA in August 2016 as Head of Europe, to spearhead its expansion from Dublin with the expectation of becoming a full service credit rating agency in the near future. KBRA has over 10,000 ratings and is a market leader in rating MBS, ABS, Project Finance, Public Finance, Financial Institutions and Consumer Finance.
Chief Financial Officer
Vinoy Nursiah is chief financial officer of CSC Capital Markets Europe in London, responsible for client financial management and associated operations.
Prior to joining CSC, Vinoy spent 9 years in senior leadership roles at SFM Europe (now part of Intertrust) and most recently served as their UK director of finance, HR and operations. Vinoy brings client-side experience having led teams at HSBC as a global financial manager. He has extensive experience readying teams and financials for mergers, acquisition and sale, as well as post-merger finance integration.
Vinoy is an ACMA member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He holds a bachelor's degree ... (view full description)
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)
Financial Institutions - Securitisation Europe
Gareth Old is a partner in the Structured Capital Markets group of Clifford Chance's New York office. He is admitted to practice in both New York and England & Wales and has more than ten years' experience in securitization, derivatives and covered bonds. Prior to moving to New York in 2004, he worked in Clifford Chance's offices in London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong. He currently represents issuers and dealers in covered bond offerings in North America.
Head of Relationship Management
Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Head of Relationship ManagementInternational Primary Markets
Joined the Luxembourg Stock Exchange in 1994 as a prospectus reader
After several years of experience as a prospectus reader, he was made responsible for the prospectus approval team.
From 2006 to 2011, he was in charge of Bonds and Derivatives Listing
From 2011 to 2014, he was heading the Issuers and Securities Department
Since 2014, in charge of Issuer and Client Relations
Member of various committes in Luxembourg Financial Industry bodies: ABBL (Banking Association), ALFI (Funds Association), CSSF (Securities Regula ... (view full description)
Head of European ABS
Janet Oram, Managing Director, is Head of European ABS within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income group.
Miss Oram's service with the firm dates back to 2006, including her time with Barclays Global Investors (BGI) which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI Miss Oram was a senior credit analyst for European asset backed securities. Prior to joining BGI, she was an Associate Director at Fitch Ratings and lead ratings analyst in the Consumer ABS group; previously, she was a business analyst at the Paragon Group of Companies.
Miss Oram holds a BSc degree, with honours, in applied mathematics from the University of Warwick
Chief Executive Officer, Banking & Finance Group; Board Member
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
John Orchard read German and History at UEA, Norwich, England, under the tutorship of the writer W.G. Sebald (Austerlitz, Rings of Saturn). More through happenstance than design, John took a German-speaking sales job at the training division of Euromoney after graduating in 1993 and has remained with the firm in one guise or another ever since. Switching to the publishing wing in 1998, John worked as Associate Publisher on Euromoney.com and subsequently at the flagship title, Euromoney, where he became Deputy Publisher.
In 2006 John became Managing Director of EuroWeek, the capital markets newspaper which is now at the core of ‘GlobalCapital’, a news and data platform launched in ... (view full description)
Head of Special Situations
Olufemi Oye is a Director of Deutsche Bank AG London and Deutsche Trustee Company Limited. He is the Head of Special Situations for the bank's Trust & Agency Services business. He has represented the bank on various industry bodies including the European Securitisation Forum (where he was the Co-Chair of the Trustee Committee until 2009) and The Association of Corporate Trustees. Olufemi has been with Deutsche Bank for 19 years and before that was a corporate trust lawyer with Allen & Overy.
Commercial Director - EMEA
Alfonso is a Commercial Director at TMF Group responsible for Capital Markets Services in EMEA. Alfonso has more than ten years of experience in the European Capital Markets. He has joined TMF Group from BNP Paribas Securities Services where he was Sales Manager for Debt Market Services, responsible for establishing and fostering relationships with capital market players. Prior to that, he worked at BNY Mellon within the Client and Business Development team. Alfonso holds a Master Degree in International Economics from the Parthenope University of Naples.
Head Structured Syndicate/CLOs
Dimitris joined Natixis in 2017 and currently serves as the head of structured credit syndication and CLO origination for Europe. Having worked in the financial markets since 1997 and in structured credit since 1999, Dimitris has occupied senior positions in structuring or sales in a number of institutions including RBC, BNP Paribas, CIBC, JP Morgan and Bank One amongst others. He holds a BSc Statistics and Insurance from the University of Piraeus and an MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking from the ICMA Centre at Henley Business School, University of Reading.
Markus Papenroth is a Managing Director in Fitch’s Asset Backed Securities group for EMEA in London. His primary responsibilities include the analytical coverage of auto loan and lease, unsecured consumer, and credit card receivables. He is the lead analyst on Fitch’s Global Consumer ABS criteria.
Markus started his Structured Finance career in 2004 at Bankgesellschaft, Berlin. Until joining Fitch in 2013, he worked on the structured products buy-side in London. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Jose Carlos "Checa" Pardo Labrador
Jose Carlos Pardo has been the counselor of Mr. González-Páramo, Executive Board Member and Head of Regulation, Economics and Public Affairs at BBVA, since 2015. Among others, Jose Carlos Pardo actively participates in the European Working Group on Euro Risk-Free Rate. Previously he was the head of Recovery and Resolution Policies in BBVA. He participates in the developing of the recovery plan, the discussions on the resolvability assessment and how to comply with the new loss absorbing requirements (TLAC and MREL).
Previously in BBVA, he was the director of Financial Regulatory Strategy in the Group Financial Department. His main responsibilities in the financial department included t ... (view full description)
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.
Nick joined EY in October 2015 where he is responsible for Financial Services Debt Advisory. The EY team is focused on supporting companies in the financial services sector to raise finance at both a corporate, asset backed and equity capital basis. The team also provides support across ratings and issuance advisory to securitisation issuers. Prior to joining EY, Nick was a Senior Director at RBS where he headed up a structured finance team focused on the UK speciality finance markets. Prior to RBS, Nick spent the period from 2000 to 2008 at Barclays executing warehouse lines and post securitisation facilities across a multitude of asset classes and jurisdictions with ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President & Manager
Moody's Investors Service
Anthony Parry, Senior Vice President / Manager, leads a team of structured finance credit analysts located across various European offices in the assignment of new ratings to EMEA ABS and RMBS transactions. Anthony has published and spoken extensively on Moody’s behalf since joining the company over ten years ago.
Prior to his current role, Anthony spent over seven years as a senior analyst in the Moody’s EMEA RMBS team and a period dedicated to methodology development for all asset classes within structured finance. Prior to joining Moody’s, he spent several years in risk and modelling roles in thelife and general insurance industry.
Anthony holds an undergraduate degree i ... (view full description)
Senior Manager, Sterling Markets
Bank of England
Will Parry is a Senior Manager in the Bank of England’s Sterling Markets Division, leading the Bank’s interest rate benchmark reform agenda. In this role he leads the administration of the SONIA benchmark and contributes to the secretariat of the Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates.
Will joined the Bank in 2000 after completing an engineering degree at Cambridge. He has worked in a variety of roles in the Bank’s front, middle and back offices, and was closely involved in the Bank’s sterling operations during the financial crisis. Will has also worked in the Bank’s Notes Directorate, focusing on the policy issues relating to the production of banknotes.
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)
Sachin is an Executive Director in Natixis’ Global Structured Credit and Solutions group. Sachin is responsible for structuring institutional investment platforms/ partnerships and providing Financial Institutions across Europe with Capital, Liquidity and Regulatory Optimisation solutions.
Sachin previously spent nine years in the credit structuring department at Credit Agricole CIB. Initially, he was involved with structuring new issue structured finance transactions and he has spent the last five years working out the banks legacy US and European Structured Credit exposure. In particular, he led the structuring of capital relief and funding solutions across the portfolio. ... (view full description)
Chief Capital Officer
Sachin Patel leads the Global Capital Markets Group and is responsible for Funding Circle’s investor strategy. This includes the design, structuring and distribution of Funding Circle’s investment products to high net worth individuals, asset managers, banks, insurance companies, pension funds, national and supranational institutions.
Funding Circle is the global small business loans platform. Set up in 2010, investors have lent more than £4.5 billion to over 45,000 businesses across the UK, US and Europe. Funding Circle loans are funded by a diverse array of investors including more than 70,000 individuals, local and national government, financial institutions and the first single pla ... (view full description)
Allen & Overy
Suril advises both bank and non-bank clients on a wide range of derivatives and structured finance transactions. In respect of the CLO market, he has worked on the full spectrum of transactions, including warehouses, new issuance, resets/refis/reissuances and the provision of risk retention financing to collateral managers. Outside the CLO market, transactions he has focused on in recent years including the provision of bank leverage to direct lending funds and other bespoke financing transactions executed in loan, note, repo or derivative format.
Global Economics Editor
Swaha Pattanaik is Global Economics Editor at Reuters Breakingviews, based in London. Previously Reuters’ EMEA Financial Markets Editor, she writes about global financial markets, macroeconomics, policymaking, and France. She was posted to Paris as Reuters’ senior economics correspondent and to Brussels as its European economic and monetary affairs correspondent. Before then she was the head of the Reuters FX reporting desk in London. Prior to joining Reuters, she worked for Bloomberg, Euromoney, and consulting firm IDEA. She has an MSc in Political Theory and Political Sociology from Birkbeck and a BSc (Econ) in Mathemetical Economics and Econometrics from the London School of Economics. ... (view full description)
Global Head of Capital Markets
As Global Head of Capital Markets, Cliff is responsible for building Intertrust's unique offering of capital market solutions. Since joining he has grown a team across Europe, Americas, Middle East and Asia-Pacific who are experts in management and administration services for securitisation, structured finance and alternative finance transactions.
He has over 20 years’ experience working in the Capital Markets for a number of top tier banks including Greenwich Natwest, Bear Sterns and most recently Bank of America Merrill Lynch, originating and delivering structured finance transactions to a wide range of clients.
Cliff’s recent experience includes term ABS transa ... (view full description)
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.
Thomas Picton is a partner in Ashurst' s Global Markets group. Thomas advises on a broad range of securitisation and structured debt transactions. Thomas' practice covers a variety of asset classes and securitisation techniques with a particular focus on auto ABS, RMBS and covered bonds. He acts for banks, mortgage lenders, auto finance companies, asset managers and private equity firms. Thomas advises clients on regulatory developments concerning securitisation and structured debt transactions, including the Securitisation Regulation and Covered Bond Regulation.
Securitised Products Structuring
Cristina is a Director in the Securitised Products Structuring group of Natwest Markets. She has 13 years’ experience in Investment Banking out of which 9 in the origination and structuring of ABS transactions and 2 in the collateral refinancing space. She is currently focussed on the Southern European Market, but In the past she has been working on primary transactions as well as private financings and warehouses across asset classes in Europe.
Cristina joined RBS in 2005 after having spent 3 years at Santander Consumer Bank in Italy.
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)
Head of Loan, Recovery & CLO Business Development EMEA
S&P Global Ratings
Chris is Head of Loan, Recovery and CLO Business Development for EMEA at S&P Global Ratings, covering ratings throughout the region, including all corporate, leverage and infrastructure/project finance loans, as well as CLOs.
Prior to S&P Global Ratings he spend over 20 years in the syndicated loan market, working across many of its’ different asset classes. His career started in NatWest on the project group that subsequently transformed into Europe’s first dedicated secondary loan sales team. His next role was on the primary sales desk, distributing corporate, structured and financial institution loans into European investors.
After primary sales, Chr ... (view full description)
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.
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.
Managing Director, Advocacy
Pablo is Managing Director in AFME’s Advocacy Division. His main focus is analysis and engagement across Europe on securities markets and banking regulation, having led AFME’s advocacy work in various regulatory debates and cross-cutting projects. Pablo is responsible for AFME’s Capital Markets Union Steering Committee and is a Member of the Board of the European Capital Markets Institute.
Prior to joining AFME, he was engaged with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, where he worked on financial reporting, auditing and financial sector issues. His experience includes roles in European organisations and the United Nations. Born in Peru, he holds a BSc Ec ... (view full description)
Director, Research Analyst
Rachit Prasad, CFA is a Director on the European ABS research desk and focusses on leveraged loan CLOs and RMBS. He joined the ABS team in 2012, before which he covered Asian sovereign and corporate credit strategy in DB Singapore from 2010. He has a computational mathematics degree from Stanford University, a management degree from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and trained as an engineer at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Assistant General Counsel
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Richard Pugh is a director and heads the legal support to the EMEA Securitisation and Commercial Real Estate Finance teams at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2011, Richard was a solicitor at Dechert and Herbert Smith Freehills as well as an in-house lawyer at Crédit Agricole. Richard has a degree in law from Kings College London.
Chief Executive Officer
100 Women in Finance
Ms. Pullinger is the Chief Executive Officer of 100 Women in Finance (previously 100 Women in Hedge Funds). She leads a small staff team and manages over 500 volunteer practitioners globally, overseeing the operations of the organization, which now has over 15,000 members in 22 locations.
Ms. Pullinger is a former principal of Aquamarine Capital Management, where she was responsible, over a period of seven years, for managing marketing, investor relations and back office administration for two private investment funds.
Ms. Pullinger is Co-Vice Chair of the Women’s Network Forum, she serves on the Boards of the HALO Trust (USA), the American Friends of The National Por ... (view full description)
Head of Europe CLO Origination & Structuring
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.
Simeon Radcliff is a partner in the Structured Debt Group of Clifford Chance's London office, specialising in securitisation. He has worked in Clifford Chance's offices in Franfkurt and most recently Moscow.
Imène Rahmouni - Rousseau
Director of Markets
Banque De France
Imène Rahmouni-Rousseau is the Director for Markets at Banque de France, the French central bank. She oversees foreign exchange reserve management, FX operations and the provision of investment services to foreign central banks and international organisations. She manages five divisions and a total of 100 persons, mainly based in Paris, and for a small part in New York. Imène sits on the Global FX Committee and is an alternate of the BIS Markets Committee.
Imène was previously lead of the vulnerabilities team of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Secretariat, at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel (Switzerland). Prior to that, she worked as an economist at the Europe ... (view full description)
Director - Structured Finance
·Gediminas has 20+ years experience in trading, risk and securitisation markets. The residential mortgage products, securitisation and principal transactions were the main focus for the last 12+years.
·Before joining Citi in 2007 Gediminas worked at Merrill Lynch and GE Capital structuring, pricing and executing complex ABS, RMBS, CLO/CDO, Credit Default Swap transactions across different European and emerging markets jurisdictions.
·In the past 10-12 years Gediminas was working on the projects and transactions for the financial institutions such as GE Capital GMAC RFC, UCI, Santander, Barclays Italy, Kensington, Paragon, Mortgage PLC, Freedom Financial, etc. Als ... (view full description)
Vice President, Credit Risk Transfer
Mike is the co-lead of Freddie Mac’s Single-Family Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) program. CRT includes the STACR family of credit securities, a multi-billion dollar securitization program that transfers mortgage credit risk to private investors. Mike has over 20 years of GSE experience and joined Freddie Mac in 2012. Previously, Mike was Vice President of strategic initiatives at Fannie Mae where he developed a servicer advance funding facility. Mike also worked on and integration of Automated Underwriting into lender Loan Origination Systems. Mike has a Master of Science degree in Finance from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northe ... (view full description)
Allen & Overy LLP
Nicole has worked on a variety of securitisations and has experience advising on a number of different structures and asset classes. Currently, she focuses primarily on regulatory matters including tracking new developments relevant to securitisations and covered bond transactions. Nicole has significant experience in advising on risk retention, qualifying securitisation concepts (including STS), bank structural reform, disclosure and transparency initiatives and central bank liquidity schemes.
Lloyds Banking Group
Chris Rigby is a Managing Director in Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets’ Securitised Products Group. He is primarily responsible for EMEA origination and structuring of corporate and consumer transactions, spanning liquid and illiquid asset-backed products.
Prior to Lloyds, Chris worked in HSBC’s structured finance group and as a strategy consultant at PwC Consulting.
Chris holds a Master’s in International Business Law & Economics from Manchester University and has a law degree from Oxford University.
Jesus Rio Cortes
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jesús joined BAML in 2011. Prior to that Jesús had been with Bear Stearns in the Structured Finance team since 2004. Jesús has been involved in asset backed finance since 1999, and in credit assets since 1995, and has structured & placed virtually all ABS asset classes and jurisdictions in the EMEA region. Before Bear Stearns Jesús worked for Goldman Sachs and McKinsey. Jesús holds a M.Sc. in Finance by M.I.T. (Cambridge, US), a M.Sc. / B.Sc. in Business by ESADE (Barcelona, Spain) and a degree in Law by UNED (Madrid, Spain).
Managing Director, Head of the Advisory and Origination - Asset Backed Products
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)
Managing Director, European ABS & CLO Research
Ratul Roy is head of European securitized products strategy. He is based in London. He has spent the last two decades in the area of structured credit initially as a CLO structurer and latterly as a CLO/ABS strategist at Citi in New York and in London. Prior to Citi, Ratul worked at Standard and Poors as a CDO analyst, and at UBS in first, risk management and latterly, in credit derivatives trading. He has a PhD degree from Cambridge University and B.Tech degree from IIT, India.
Head of Capital Markets
Värde Partners, Inc.
Craig Rydqvist is a Senior Managing Director of Värde and the Global Head of Capital Markets, maintaining relationships with lenders and providing capital markets advisory and execution support globally. Based in London, he joined the firm in 2014 to establish the Capital Markets function.
Prior to joining Värde, Craig ran Structured Finance Origination and Structuring for the U.K. at the Royal Bank of Scotland where he established the bank and capital markets financing for SAV Credit/NewDay, a Värde investment. Prior to RBS, Craig worked in the Emerging Markets business of Barclays Capital and he began his career training as a Chartered Accountant in the Financial Sector practic ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
Vice President, DCM Solutions - Securitisation
Santander Global Corporate Banking
David Sanchez joined Santander Securitisation team in May 2015 as Vice President Structurer. Prior to Santander, David worked 4 years as a senior analyst at DBRS covering European ABS and RMBS in Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal and United Kingdom. He also worked on various research projects and methodology initiatives related to European ABS and RMBS. Before DBRS, David worked 8 years at HSH Nordbank AG, London Branch in different roles within structured finance and structured credit space as portfolio manager and senior credit analyst.
Head of Structuring and Loan Management
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)
Partner, Structured Finance
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Al Sawyers, a partner in Orrick’s New York office, is head of Orrick’s global Finance business unit, which includes structured finance, real estate, banking and finance, restructuring and bankruptcy, and public finance. His practice focuses on a wide range of securitizations, structured financial products, and repackaged asset-backed, corporate and municipal securities. He previously served as chair of Orrick’s Structured Finance Practice.
Al represents issuers and underwriters in the issuance of structured notes, collateralized loan obligations and money market eligible securities. He is also experienced with derivatives, including a variety of swap agreements, such as interest rate, ... (view full description)
Markus is a Managing Partner at Integer Advisors, an investment research and advisory firm specializing in European asset finance capital markets. Prior to co-founding Integer Advisors, he spent 20+ years in investment banking, primarily in the credit and asset-/ mortgage-backed markets.
In his last role, he led the build-out of the European Datawarehouse GmbH (ED), Europe‘s first centralised securitisation data repository initiated by the ECB, serving as its CEO until January 2017.
Before his leadership role at ED, Markus was the Head of Securitization at the European Investment Fund, where he spearheaded the group’s mandate to re-inv ... (view full description)
Project Manager Regulatory Pro
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)
UniCredit Bank AG
Christian Schulz works as a Director in UniCredit Bank AG’s Conduit business, focusing on Loans & Leases as well as Trade Receivables transaction. Previously, Christian has gained experience in ABS Structuring, Business Management as well as DCM in Munich and London. He joined UniCredit in 2005 and holds a degree in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kfm.) from Friedrich-Alexander-University in Nuremberg.
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 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)
Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
Napier Park Global Capital
Serhan Secmen is a structured credit Portfolio Manager for Corporate Credit Strategies at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Mr. Secmen manages various vehicles that invest in structured credit instruments. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013.
Prior to joining CCA in August 2008, Serhan was a CLO trader at Lehman Brothers. Prior to his post at Lehman Brothers, he spent several years in Texas as a project manager focusing on special project financing.
Since 2006, Serhan has also been involved in various industry forums and networks, including the investor roundtables for Moody's, S&P, and F ... (view full description)
Chief European Periphery Economist
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Ruben Segura-Cayuela is the Chief European Periphery Economist in the European economics team at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research in London. His team was recently ranked No. 2 in the 2017 Institutional Investor All-Europe Fixed-Income Research Survey for Economics.
Prior to joining the firm, Segura-Cayuela was a senior economist at the International Affairs Directorate of Banco de España, where he was responsible for the coverage of global fiscal and structural policies as well as macroeconomic analysis and academic research. He has also worked as an advisor in macroeconomic and financial issues to the Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs in Spain.
Segura-Cayuela wa ... (view full description)
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group
Adeel Shafiqullah is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of Institutional Credit Strategies, Europe for Oz Management. As Senior Portfolio Manager, Mr. Shafiqullah oversees Oz Management’s European performing credit investments, with a focus on leveraged loans and high yield bonds.
Prior to joining Oz Management in 2015, Mr. Shafiqullah spent 13 years at Pinebridge Investments, most recently as Managing Director and Head of European Leveraged Finance. In this role, his primary responsibilities included managing the firm’s European Leveraged Loan and High Yield portfolios.
Prior to that, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette/Credit S ... (view full description)
Head of European ABS Flow
Nomura International Plc
Khilan Shah is a Managing Director responsible for the European Flow ABS Business. Previously, Khilan was responsible for trading of European RMBS and Non-Conforming Mortgages. Prior to joining Nomura, Khilan was a member of the ABS trading team at Lehman Brothers. Khilan graduated from the University of Warwick in 2005 with a BSc in Mathematics.
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.
Simmons & Simmons
Amer is a partner in the London capital markets group and member of the asset-backed finance and securitisation team. He has extensive experience advising on a variety of asset-backed finance transactions and securitisations, with a particular focus on residential mortgage-backed securitisations (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securitisations (CMBS), covered bonds, asset sale and warehousing arrangements. Amer also advises on secured corporate bonds and whole business securitisations (WBS) (including those backed by infrastructure and utility assets).
Amer is a member of the EMF – ECBC Covered Bond Label Advisory Council. H ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President, Head of European Structured Credit
DBRS Ratings Limited
Carlos Silva heads the European Structured Credit team at DBRS in London. The team is responsible for rating SME CLO transactions, synthetic structures, CLO warehouse, direct lending and other structured credit products across Europe. Carlos is also responsible for maintaining and developing the SME CLO methodology and he also contributes to the development of methodologies, research and models used in the rating process.
Prior to joining DBRS, Carlos worked in the Structured Credit team at Fitch Ratings between 2006 and 2011 covering a wide spectrum of structured credit products including leveraged loan CLOs, SME CLOs, synthetics and multi-issuer covered bonds. Carlos holds an M ... (view full description)
Director, Corporate Trust
Eliot is a qualified Solicitor and joined LawDeb in 2017. He has significant experience in the full range of banking and capital markets transactions including the negotiation of new deals, the consideration of trustee discretion and work on defaults and restructurings.
Prior to joining Law Debenture Eliot headed up the European transaction management team at another major trust organisation in London. Before this Eliot, worked in private practice at Linklaters LLP, where he worked as a corporate trust specialist for over 10 years advising many of the major trustees in the market.
Principal Portfolio Manager
European Central Bank (ECB)
Beatriz Sotomayor is a principal portfolio manager in the Bond Market & International Operations Division of the European Central Bank. This Division is responsible for the management of the ECB’s own funds and foreign reserves porfolios, monitoring of financial markets and for implementation and reporting on the Eurosystem’s outright transactions for monetary policy purposes.
Head of Structured Finance Research, EMEA
S&P Global Ratings
Andrew South is Managing Director and Head of Structured Finance Research - EMEA 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 Masters degree in Engineering and a PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics from St. John's College, University of Cambridge, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD.
Eli Stern is a principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s Financial Services Organization (FSO) in the Advisory Services practice and is based in New York. He serves as the FSO Advisory Blockchain Leader, working with financial institutions on building out blockchain-based platforms and approaches and managing the corresponding risks. Eli and his team also work with financial institutions planning to create digital assets, such as cryptocurrencies, or issue digital tokens as a fundraising mechanism.
Eli also co-leads FSO Advisory’s Structured Finance Advisory Services (SFAS) practice, where he focuses on serving financial services institutions in the securitization market. This prac ... (view full description)
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.
Managing Director - Credit Structuring
Mauricio has 18 years of experience in European structured finance and currently co-heads Credit Structuring for Financial Institutions at Deutsche Bank. He joined the bank in 2006 and has worked extensively across Spain, Portugal and Greece in public and private financing transactions as well as principal investments and structured finance derivatives. He has led the structuring of more than 20 portfolio transactions in the NPL and REO space since 2013, providing non-recourse leverage to clients and acting as principal.
Mauricio is responsible for Deutsche Bank’s leading Iberian securitisation business, completing post-crisis public transactions across asset classes including ... (view full description)
CJSC VTB Capital
Graduated from the Moscow State University, Department of Economics. Ph.D. degree in economics.
From 1993 till 1996 – Director of the housing finance project in the Russian representation of the Urban Institute (USA) within the housing sector reform Program.
One of co-founders, member of the Board of the Institute of Urban Economics. From 1996 till 1997 worked as an Executive director of the Institute. One of the developers of Mortgage Lending Concept in Russia and one of the founders of the Agency for Residential Mortgage Lending. (In 1997-2000 – Deputy General Manager of the Agency). For more than 25 years actively involved in mortgage lending and securitization pra ... (view full description)
Head of Asset Finance & Securitisation – Italy
Antonella joined BNPP in 1989; she has been working in the securitisation team since 1994 and she is responsible of the Italian securitisation team. She executed several transactions for a wide range of assets classes, for both financial institutions and corporates, among which many “premieres” for the Italian market. She was a member of the ABI committee which drafted the Italian securitisation law and other working groups for subsequent amendments. Prior to securitisation, she held various positions in the coverage and in the capital market departments of BNPP. She holds an economics degree from the University of Bocconi.
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.
Partner, Portfolio Manager
TwentyFour Asset Management
Aza is one of the partners of TwentyFour and a Portfolio Manager. His main responsibility is managing the firm’s ABS funds, including the Monument Bond Fund and the TwentyFour Income Fund, in addition to a number of institutional mandates. He is also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.
Aza has 9 years of experience of fixed income portfolio management. He joined TwentyFour in 2011, after having spent 4 years working for IMC asset management in Amsterdam, where he focused on the European RMBS, CLO and ABS CDO sectors. He holds a master’s degree in Financial Engineering & Management from the University of Twente (the Netherlands).
Co-Head, Financial Institution Securitisation Europe
Crédit Agricole CIB
Franck Thevenon-Rousseau is a managing director in the Global Securitisation group at Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank based in Paris with responsibility for covering the securitisation needs of the bank’s financial institutions clientele in France, Switzerland, the UK and northern Europe. He has a fifteen year-experience originating and arranging asset-backed securitisations, covered bond programmes and other forms of secured debt finance on a wide range of assets.
His most recent focus has been residential mortgages in European as well as Asian jurisdictions.
Franck studied finance and economics at Essec in Paris, France.
Head of UK Financial Institutions
Damian is responsible for NatWest Markets’ UK Financial Institution origination and Sponsor coverage business, encompassing DCM, asset-backed financing and risk management activities. He joined RBS in 2002 and has subsequently worked in a range of senior capital markets, securitisation and solutions roles. Prior to joining RBS he was a senior ABS team member at Fitch Ratings. He has 25 years’ experience in securitisation, capital markets and financial risk management businesses.
Damian is Chair of the AFME Securitisation Board.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Christian Thun is the Chief Executive Officer of the European DataWarehouse (ED). As the European securitisation repository ED collects, validates and stores loan-level data and relevant documentation stemming from more than 1,100 European ABS transactions. Christian joined ED in January 2016. Prior to it, Dr. Thun worked at Moody’s Analytics for 14 years in various senior positions, most recently as senior director with inter alia responsibility for the DACH region. In the early stage of his career, Mr. Thun was a team leader at the risk consulting firm Baetge & Partner (an OliverWyman affiliate) and also worked in structured finance for Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt a ... (view full description)
Jefferies International Ltd
Managing Director, Head of European Securitised Markets Group, Jefferies International Limited
Senior Structured Finance Officer
European Investment Bank
Ms Corina Toader has worked for the last 13 years at the European Investment Bank. She is currently responsible for developing structured finance products in Italy. She previously worked as a relationship manager in France, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Spain.
Her experience prior to the EIB includes 6 years in commercial and investment banking at ING Barings, GE Capital and CII Group in Bucharest, Barcelona, Madrid and London.
She holds an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, and a degree in International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest Romania.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Daniel Tobias is a partner in the Capital Markets Group in Cadwalader’s London office. He focuses on securitisation, with a focus on CLOs. Daniel has represented arrangers, collateral managers and warehouse finance providers in connection with a variety of European CLO 2.0 transactions and loan warehouse facilities. Daniel has been working on CLO transactions since the resurgence of the European CLO market several years ago. He has advised on numerous CLOs, including those with complex originator retention structures.
Managing Director, Head of Asset Backed Trading
George Tzigiannis is a Managing Director responsible for trading and syndication of asset-backed products. George has worked on both sides of the Atlantic in asset-backed lending, insurance and banking businesses. He joined from Societe Generale, where he was MD, head of Europe and deputy global head of trading for the Securitized Products Group. Prior to SG, he was at Stormharbour from its early days until 2011. Before Stormharbour, George worked for RBS in London where he was head of Global Exotics ABS trading. Prior to RBS, George ran Structured Transactions at Radian Europe as well as the pricing desk for Radian Group in Philadelphia. In the US he held Decision Support appointments in u ... (view full description)
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.
Mark Van Den Berg
Portfolio Manager, Investor
Mark is the portfolio manager of the Asset Backed Securities investments at ACTIAM in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Mark has joined the company in January 2011, initially working as manager investment risk and liquidity and from 2014 as Senior Portfolio Manager. At ACTIAM, the ABS investments are part of the structured credit team consisting of 4 investment professionals managing and structuring investments for our captive client VIVAT and other clients. Before Mark joined ACTIAM he spend ten years in risk management consulting doing assignments for all major Dutch financial institutions.
Marjan Van Der Weijden
Marjan van der Weijden is a Managing Director at Fitch Ratings and Global Head of Structured Finance and Covered Bonds. This group is responsible for assigning and monitoring credit ratings on asset-backed securities (ABS), residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), structured credit/collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) and covered bonds (CvBS). In her role, Marjan oversees the rating process, criteria development and analytical research.
Marjan has been with Fitch for eighteen years and has held a variety of roles in Asia and Europe, most recently serving as Head of EMEA Structured Finance since 2010.
Prior to joining Fitch Rat ... (view full description)
Chief Investment Officer
PACE Funding Group
James Vergara is the chief investment officer at PACE Funding Group LLC were he is responsible for the Firm's funding, financing and securitization efforts. PACEfunding has completed three rated securizations of residential PACE assets under his stewardship. Before joining PACEfunding, he established the SprucePACE program at Spruce Finance and while at Deutsche Bank worked to launch the AllianceNRG PACE Program. James began his career in public finance investment banking at Morgan Stanley and also spent time as a municipal proprietary trader and municipal derivatives trader at Lehman Brothers. James is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Bruegel and Peterson Institute for International Economics
Nicolas Véron cofounded Bruegel in Brussels in 2002-05 and joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics (Washington DC) in 2009; he is currently employed on equal terms by both organizations as a Senior Fellow. His research is primarily about financial systems and financial services policies. He frequently briefs senior economic policy officials in Europe, the United States and Asia, and has testified at parliamentary hearings in the US Senate, European Parliament, and in several European member states,. He has been a financial policy expert for the European Commission, European Court of Auditors, European Parliament, International Monetary Fund (Independent Evaluation Office) a ... (view full description)
Director Capital Markets
Arno joined Intertrust in 2012 as a Senior Financial Account Manager. Prior to that he worked for the NIBC Bank for nearly 10 years where he specialised in the fields of structured finance and securitisation. In 2012 he joined the Capital Markets team within Intertrust with a focus on business development. In 2015 he became Business Unit Manager Finance in the Capital Markets team taking responsibility for the finance team and client on boarding. Mid 2017 Arno was appointed Director Capital Markets, co-heading the Dutch Capital Markets team with a focus on Business Development. Arno holds a degree in business economics from the University of Groningen. His client portfolio mainly consists of ... (view full description)
Allen & Overy LLP
David has considerable experience advising on a wide variety of structured finance transactions, in particular regulatory capital-driven synthetic securitisations across Europe, Asia and North America, advising both protection buyers and sellers, across a range of different asset classes (including SME, project finance and corporate loans and CRE assets), establishing funding platforms, advising on total return swaps, bespoke credit and other fixed income products, repackaging and structured note programmes, and other innovative structured transactions. He is qualified in both England and New York.
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 14 years he executed securitisation transactions in all major asset classes including RMBS, CMBS, SMEs, Auto Loans, Trade Receivables and Leases.
In his current role as Citi's Head of EMEA Auto ABS, Sebastian structured several innovative Auto ABS including the first public Dealer Floorplan ABS, first Auto ABS in the Middle East and the first public Auto ABS in Poland. He also executed several German Auto ABS for clients including BMW, VW, GMF, Toyota, Renault, Leaseplan and Peugeot.
Sebastian holds a BA d ... (view full description)
Link Asset Services
Peter joined Link Asset Services (formerly Capita) in January 2012 and is responsible for the sales and marketing of new and existing services in the debt and banking sectors.
Peter has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector, having worked at senior management and board level for mortgage servicers and associated business in the UK, Europe and the US.
Prior to working in the mortgage sector, Peter spent 11 years with Ernst & Young where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Insolvency Practitioner. He has worked on numerous high profile UK insolvency assignments in the banking, reinsurance and property sectors.
Head of Securitised Products
Jennifer has over 20 years’ experience in Investment Banking and over 18 years of experience in the origination and structuring of Structured Finance transactions. She joined NatWest Markets in 2012 from UBS after thirteen years at JPMorgan and Citigroup.
At NatWest Markets Jennifer is the Head of Securitised Products – Structuring with a special focus on consumer loans and residential mortgage loans as well as Commercial Real Estate (CRE) assets.
Jennifer has led the origination and structuring of numerous agency ABS/CMBS transactions as well as bespoke secured financings for major UK /European financial institutions, new specialised lenders and Sponsor/Private Equity clients. ... (view full description)
Citi Global Markets, Inc.
Maggie Wang is a Managing Director and the Head of US CLO & CDO Strategy at Citigroup. She advises over 200 global intuitional investors on their CLO investment. With over a decade of research experience in the CLO market, Maggie aims to put out thoughtful and insightful research that focuses on relative value and fundamentals.
Maggie and her team have been ranked among the top in the All-America Institutional Investor Fixed Income Research Survey since 2007. She is also ranked as the second most helpful CLO analyst in Greenwich Survey in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Prior to joining Citi in 2014, Maggie headed the US CLO & CDO research at JPMorgan.
Maggie has a ... (view full description)
Mariner Investment Group LLC
Molly Whitehouse is a Director at Mariner Investment Group, where she specializes in securitized products and regulatory-capital driven transactions. Through this strategy, Mariner has invested in transactions across multiple sectors including infrastructure, commercial real estate, equipment finance, and project finance. Ms. Whitehouse is primarily focused on deal structuring and origination, as well as overseeing the due diligence process.
Thomas Wilson is a structurer in Rabobank´s Securitisation & Covered Bond team, where he specialises in capital relief transactions including cash and synthetic securitisations and whole loan portfolio sales. Rabobank is the leading provider of structured finance solutions in the Netherlands with the structuring team being involved in most Dutch RMBS as well as Covered Bonds. Thomas joined Rabobank in 2010 where he worked in corporate credit before joining the Securitisation & Covered Bond team. Thomas holds a Master degree in Finance from Tilburg University and is a CFA Charterholder.
Sandra Wittinghofer is a partner of the Banking & Finance Group at Baker & McKenzie. She practices with a particular emphasis on German and international securitisation transactions, structured products and regulatory law. She advises national and international banks, trustees, originators, arrangers and investors and corporations. Her transaction experience covers a wide range of asset classes. Sandra Wittinghofer is admitted as Rechtsanwältin and as Solicitor (England and Wales).
Vice President, European ABS Trading
Yixin is responsible for Peripheral Securitised Products trading at Morgan Stanley, with regional focus on Portugal, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Greece, and more recently Australia. Prior to joining Securitised Products Group, Yixin traded European Investment Grade Credit products as well as US Agency MBS Pass-Through at MS Tokyo and New York. Yixin holds a B.A. in International Politics & Economics Major and German Studies Minor from Middlebury College in Vermont, U.S.
Clifford Chance LLP
Maggie is a partner in the London Global Financial Markets Group. 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, 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 Chinese securitisation regime and structure. She speaks regularly at ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of European Business Development
Since October 2012, Marta Zurita Bermejo is responsible for Structured Finance Business Development for Southern Europe at DBRS. Previously, Marta was part of JPMorgan ABS Term Origination team, where she gained a very extensive execution experience, mostly in ABS origination and across asset classes in Spain. She has been involved in more than 55 transactions for a value of over €50 billion including RMBS, SME and consumer ABS. She was previously a member of JPMorgan's mergers and acquisitions team. She holds a degree in Business Administration (E-2) with Honours by Universidad Pontificia Comillas – ICADE where she received the Excellence Award Diploma (Premio Extraordinario de Carrera) in ... (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 fr ... (view full description)
Alexia de Montessus
Director, Asset Backed Products, Corporate Group Europe
Alexia de Montessus is a Director in Société Générale’s Asset Backed Product division, covering engineering solutions for corporate clients on a worldwide basis. Alexia has nine years of experience in originating and structuring global trade receivables securitisation transactions across many jurisdictions and business sectors.
Prior to that, Alexia held positions in counterparty risks analysis and structured finance.
Alexia holds a Master’s degree from ESCP Europe
Domitille de Coincy is an Associate Director at Moody's Analytics, based in London. She is responsible for the Regulatory & Risk Solutions for Structured Finance in EMEA. She develops and implements solutions for regulatory submissions (IFRS 9, Solvency II) and stress testing for securities across all structured asset classes and provides advisory support for risk analysis and regulatory submissions. Specifically, she has developed the IFRS 9 SPPI test solution and impairment calculator for securitization. Prior to this, Domi was a financial engineer within the modeling team where she developed expertise in all structured asset classes within US and EMEA.
Domi has a Masters in Math ... (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.