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.
Ramnik is a Director in the Structured Solutions Business at MUFG Securities and focused on developing and executing structured transactions as part of the on-going balance sheet and portfolio management efforts across MUFG.
Working with originators of exposures spanning from corporate loans to structured infrastructure assets, across the globe, Ramnik is responsible for delivering SRT and CRT efforts across the MUFG balance sheet.
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.
Hogan Lovells International LLP
Managing Director & Head
400 Capital Management LLC
Dean Atkins joined 400 Capital Management Europe from Kinson Capital at the end of 2015, and heads up the London office with responsibility for European investments across all 400CM funds. He has more than 20 years experience across the European and U.S. structured credit markets, both buy-side and sell-side. At Kinson Capital he was Partner and CIO, focusing on European asset management mandates. Prior to Kinson he held a number of senior positions at ABN Amro, including Head of ABS Exotics Trading and Head of European ABS Trading & Syndication. He began his career on the US RMBS desk at Abbey National Treasury, co-managing a $15bln portfolio of Agency ARMs and Non-Agency RMBS. ... (view full description)
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.
Managing Director & Head of Securitisation
Santander Corporate & Investment Banking
Shaun's primary responsibilities within the team are focussed on structuring CDOs, both for the Bank and for third parties. Prior to moving to his current position, Shaun was responsible for European cashflow CDO ratings and CDO manager ratings at Derivative Fitch. Shaun has been working for 10 years in the credit markets, 6 of which within Structured Credit. Prior to working in Finance, Shaun served in HM Forces. Shaun holds a BA Joint Hons in Spanish and French as well as an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, UK.
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)
Mr. Baker is a member of the Primary CLO business at JP Morgan, focused on CLO Origination for Europe. Before joining JP Morgan, Mr. Baker was with the Structured Credit Group at Apollo in London, investing in CLOs and capital relief/SRT transactions and was involved in the issuance of Apollo’s managed CLOs. Mr. Baker has been a banking structured credit professional for more than 20 years; his prior positions included a Technical Specialist position at the UK FSA and Head of Structured Finance Solutions for EMEA and Americas for Standard Chartered Bank. In addition, Mr. Baker was in New York for over 12 years where he co-managed Lehman Brothers' CLO Banking Group as well as held various po ... (view full description)
Bank of America
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)
Head, Global Markets and Business Strategy
Australian Office of Financial Management
Michael is the Head of Global Markets and Business Strategy at Australia’s sovereign debt management agency. He leads the team responsible for market intelligence and risk advisory. Since late 2018 he has led the AOFM’s establishment of the Australian Business Securitisation Fund. In his previous role of Director of Financial Risk, he led the team responsible for debt strategy and asset management. In this role he oversaw the AOFM’s investment in residential mortgage backed securities from its inception in 2008 to its completion in 2018.
He has held currency, interest rate and commodity risk management roles in corporate treasuries, banks and investment management firms since 1 ... (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)
Philipp is a Vice President in KfW’s Asset Management and is part of a team investing in ABS and ABCP. He is focused on transactions with SME-Exposures originated in European jurisdictions, in line with KfW’s promotional mandate and including more “exotic” asset classes like marketplace lending or Polish Lease ABS. Apart from investment activities, Philipp has also gathered experience in Asset and Liability Management. Most recently he was involved in implementing the securitisation regulation at KfW and is closely monitoring regulatory developments from an investor’s perspective.
Prior to joining KfW in 2012, Philipp worked in the structured finance division of KPMG. He holds a ... (view full description)
Senior Investment Analyst
Prytania Asset Management
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.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Alison Belille is a Director in the EMEA Structured Finance group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Alison joined Merrill Lynch in 2006 and worked in various roles, including managing and divesting the legacy structured finance exposures of the bank and structuring cash flow CDOs. Alison joined the European Structured Finance group in 2011 and has worked on transactions covering a variety of asset classes across a number of European jurisdictions. Alison holds a M.Sc. in Mathematical Finance from Imperial College (London, UK) and an Honours B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from McMaster University (Ontario, Canada).
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.
Suzanne Bell is a partner in the Capital Markets Group in Cadwalader's London office. She advises leading financial institutions and corporations in connection with a wide range of domestic, European and International structured finance and capital markets transactions. Her experience includes structuring and documenting commercial paper conduits and structured investment vehicles; and public and private securitisations of a range of asset classes including auto loans and leases, consumer loans (including in respect of handsets, insurance premia and other payment plan products), corporate loans (including SME and middle-market), credit card receivables, equipment leases, inventory receivable ... (view full description)
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)
Credit Portfolio Management
Elisabetta Bernardini is Head of Credit Portfolio Management within the Active Credit Portfolio Steering Department of the Group CFO Area in Intesa Sanpaolo. The unit is responsible for structuring, executing and on-going management of credit risk transfer transactions, mainly synthetic securitizations, for the Intesa Sanpaolo Group within a dedicated program that Elisabetta set up back in 2014. During the recent financial crisis, she set up the platform aimed at using corporate loans as eligible collateral for ECB refinancing operations. She started her career in the Group Treasury in Sanpaolo IMI working with derivatives and structured transactions (interest rate, equity and credit) focusi ... (view full description)
Head of Financial Institution Group Securitization & Engineering Europe
Emmanuel is supervising the European Financial Institutions group within the Securitisation department of Societe Generale. Emmanuel started is career in SG within internal audit and consulting department and joined 3 years later in 2000 structured credit department. Since then, he was been working and developed a various range of structured credit transactions, including consumer ABS, synthetic CDOs and other credit derivatives transactions, regulatory capital relief transactions, private secured funding transactions and more recently securitization related to originate-to-distribute development . Emmanuel graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and from the Ecole des Mines de Paris.
Chief Executive Officer
Eiffel eCapital SA
Mr. Boillot is the CEO of Eiffel eCapital whose funds manage approximately EUR 260 million invested through Digital Lending Platforms. Eiffel eCapital ( ex Shepherd Capital) is an early and active participant in the digital lending market in the US, UK, Europe and Latin America. Mr. Boillot has an MBA from Stanford Business School (1986).
Banca IMI SPA
Marcello joined Banca IMI in 2018. In IMI Marcello is the senior structurer for all NPL disposal, including securitisations with GACS. Previously, he worked for 6 years as senior credit rating analyst, 1 year at Fitch Ratings in Milan and 5 years at DBRS Ratings in London, mainly focusing on SME CLOs issued across Europe and on developing rating methodologies. More recently, he spent 8 months at Assicurazioni Generali, where he was senior member of the team responsible for the group’s private debt investments in Europe and US. Marcello holds a Master Degree in Management Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.
Andrea Bora is an executive director in Goldman Sachs Real Estate Finance team, he is located in London and heads the firm's EMEA CRE debt syndication effort. Andrea joined the firm in 2013 from Morgan Stanley where he worked for 7 years in CRE finance mainly within the ELOC CMBS program and prior to that he was for 5 years at Bear Stearns on a similar role. Andrea has extensive experience in all aspects of CRE finance including origination, structuring and distribution. From his current role Andrea has recently run distribution of debt transactions across Europe.
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)
Pranava Boyidapu is a Vice President in the Fundamental Credit Research team, based in London. She joined Barclays in July 2018 to cover European securitized products and property-related credit such as REITs. Prior to joining Barclays, she spent nearly seven years at RBS in research and desk strategy roles covering the European securitization market across all asset classes, with a focus on regulatory developments. Pranava holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and a BTech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
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.
Yoann is a Vice President in Natixis’ Global Structured Credit and Solutions group. Prior to Natixis, Yoann worked at Goldman Sachs within the securitisation team. He has structured and placed a wide variety of ABS/MBS across several jurisdictions in EMEA as well as covered bond programmes in Turkey and France.
Yoann holds an advanced M.Sc. in Finance from ESSEC Business School and M.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from ESIEE Paris.
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)
Andrew is a Senior Professional Support Lawyer in the Structured Debt Group of global law firm Clifford Chance LLP. He has practiced as a capital markets lawyer for several years and now focuses on regulatory and industry matters, working extensively with AFME, the GFMA, the ICMA, the Financial Markets Law Committee and, most recently, the European Securitisation Coordination Group. He has held the pen for securitisation industry responses on a wide range of matters, and has played a leading role in the industry response to the proposed Securitisation Regulation. His expertise is widely recognised and regularly sought out by a range of market participants, industry associations, regulators ... (view full description)
Director & Portfolio Manager
Nuno is a director in Invesco's Senior Secured Bank LoanGroup. He has 18 years of investments experience. Prior to joining Invesco in 2010, Nuno was a vice president and portfolio manager with Morgan Stanley, a position he held since late 2006.
Previously, Nuno was a vice president in the Leveraged Finance Portfolio Group at Citigroup. While at Citigroup, Nuno also held positions as a senior associate in the European Deal Structuring & Origination team, an associate banker in the firm's Global Banking franchise and a warrants trader in its Corporate & Investment Bank. He received a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Master of Science in corporate finance ... (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)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Lisa Cargill advises on a wide range of asset-backed securitization and structured finance matters. Her work includes acting for financial institutions, investment funds, and corporates on public and private transactions that cover a variety of asset classes across a number of jurisdictions (such as auto loans, trade receivables, equipment leases, insurance premium loans, residential mortgages, and corporate and consumer loans originated through marketplace lending platforms). In particular, Lisa has experience in transactions involving asset-backed commercial paper conduits and in structuring pan-European funding platforms.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Lisa was a London-based ... (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)
Head of Capital Markets Execution
Fiona was appointed as the Head of Capital Markets Execution for Barclays Bank UK PLC (BBUK) in October 2017. She is responsible for all of the secured funding programmes, central bank collateral and bespoke structured finance transactions for BBUK. Before this, Fiona spent 7 years in the team with a focus on the mortgage backed secured funding programmes. Fiona joined Barclays in 2010 from the Deloitte securitisation team.
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.
Director, EU ABS Capital Markets
Mandeep joined Deutsche Bank in 2010 and currently heads the EU ABS Capital Markets team at Deutsche Bank. Mandeep is responsible for origination, structuring and execution of public ABS transactions (ex CLOs) in Europe. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mandeep worked as a product specialist in alternative investments division of ICICI bank.
Valentina is a Director in the European Securitisation team at Citi in London. She has more than 15 years of experience in Structure Finance and securitisation. She has extensive experience of all asset classes, being recently more dedicated to consumer ABS. Before Citi, Valentina worked for 5 years at Intesa SanPaolo on cash and synthetic securitisations and also for a primary rating agency on covered bonds. Valentina is a graduate of Bocconi University.
Latham & Watkins
Tom Cochran is counsel in the Finance Department of the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Structured Finance Practice.
Mr. Cochran’s broad experience across asset classes includes advising on transactions collateralized by trade receivables, loans (CLOs and direct lending), residential mortgage loans, unsecured personal loans, and auto loans. The transactions have arisen in a range of circumstances, such as corporate restructurings, broader M&A transactions, ongoing treasury management, and portfolio acquisitions, which have demanded specific financing solutions (from traditional public securitizations to private conduit-funded financings). ... (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)
Ana Cortes Gonzalez
JP Morgan Asset Management
Ana Cortes Gonzalez, executive director, is a member of the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities (GFICC) group. Based in London, she is a securitized credit research analyst and is responsible for analyzing Covered Bonds, European asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities and structured credit. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, she was a portfolio manager at PIMCO where she specialized in European securitization and global covered bonds. Prior to this, she also held portfolio management and trading roles at Commerzbank AG, and DZ BANK and spend some time at Standard and Poor's in London. Ana holds an M.A. in economics from the Friedrich-Wilhelm Universitaet, Bonn, Germany. ... (view full description)
Managing Director, NPL Funds
DeA Capital Alternative Funds
Mario has a long international experience in investment banking, having held responsibility roles in European Securitization (i.e. NPLs, Mortgages, Consumer Loans) and Capital Market at Morgan Stanley and Citigroup, leading origination and execution teams.
Mario led for more than 6 years the Global Finance Team of Société Générale in Italy, responsible for Capital Markets (Ecm & Dcm), securitisation, syndicated loans and structured lending (acquisition finance, project & real estate finance).
He graduated from Bocconi University in Milan.
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.
Director Structured Finance, EMEA
Virginie Couchet is a Director and Lead Analyst in ABS and RMBS at S&P Global Ratings within the EMEA Structured Finance Group, based in Madrid.
Since joining S&P Global Ratings in September 2006, Virginie focused on securitizations of mortgage, consumer assets, ABCP conduits across all the EMEA region as well as structured credit, predominantly CLO, while based in London.
Virginie holds a Masters degree in Monetary and Financial Economics from the University of Paris II Pantheon-Assas.
Chief Executive Officer
A seasoned specialist in the investment business and founder of the GSX Group, Nick Cowan has amassed 34 years of experience in capital markets, including time as the Head of Equities and Board Member at ING Barings, managing up to 2,500 employees in 43 countries, including 40 stock exchange memberships.
In 2014 the GSX received its full licence, opening as Gibraltar’s first Stock Exchange. With the goal of creating a world leading Digital Asset Exchange and setting the gold standard in institutional-grade token sales, Nick and the GSX Group launched the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), which underwent its full-scale public launch in August 2018 and became ... (view full description)
Mayer Brown International LLP
Merryn Craske is a partner in Mayer Brown’s London office, specialising in securitisation and structured finance. She has extensive experience of advising banks, originators and others on securitisation transactions in a range of asset classes including trade receivables, dealer floorplan, auto loans and leases, residential mortgages, commercial mortgages, consumer loans and insurance premium loans. She regularly assists clients with structuring and documenting multi-jurisdictional securitisations, working closely with local counsel to provide solution-focused advice with respect to transactions in a variety of jurisdictions across Europe, the United States, Canada, Asia and elsewhere She ... (view full description)
Weil Gotshal & Manges
James Crook is a Structured Finance & Derivatives associate in Weil’s London office. James has acted on a range of structured finance transactions including RMBS, CLO and OTC derivatives transactions, as well as on numerous performing and non-performing portfolio acquisitions and financings across a number of jurisdictions in Europe. He has also advised on various international equity and debt capital markets transactions.
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.
Education: ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Global Structured Credit & Solutions, Europe
Marc Denjean is Head of Global Structured Credit and Solutions (Europe) and Head of Credit Trading (Europe), having joined Natixis in 2018 from Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets where he was responsible for Credit Trading and Structuring.
Over his career, Marc has held trading and structuring positions in Structured Finance and Credit markets across US and European investment banks, notably at UBS where he led the European Mortgage Trading operations and the European portfolio management team for the SNB StabFund, the non-core JV between UBS and the Swiss National Bank (SNB) in charge of the de-risking of UBS’ Structured Finance operations in the fallout of the Financial Crisis. ... (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)
Papa Saliou Diop
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)
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)
Global Co-Chair, FS Sector
DLA Piper UK LLP
Mark Dwyer is a partner in DLA Piper's Capital Markets and Structured Investments group and Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper's Financial Services Sector. Mark has over 23 years' experience as a corporate finance lawyer, and advises market participants on complex structured finance matters and on debt capital markets and banking transactions. He advises across all aspects of the capital structure, and across the ratings spectrum with an additional focus on event-driven and equity-linked transactions.
Mark is a partner in Ashurst's London banking practice specialising in NPL resolution and asset portfolio transactions, debt financing and general banking advisory work.
Mark has extensive experience acting on large-scale cross-border portfolio transactions of loan, equity and hedging assets for major global financial institutions and funds and has undertaken some of the largest transactions of this nature in the European market since the global financial crisis. He acts for sellers, purchasers, financiers and servicers across the NPL markets in Ireland, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Cyprus, Greece and beyond.
Head of Securitisation, Legal
Sara Egan has been head of the legal team for securitisation in BNP Paribas London since 2014. She has significant experience in advising on securitisation in many product groups including conduit financing, RMBS, CLOs, covered bonds and whole business. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Sara worked for 10 years with the French law firm (Gide Loyrette Nouel) in Paris, Budapest and London. Sara holds a BCL from University College Dublin, a BL from The Honorable Society of the Kings Inns and a Masters degree (Dean’s honour’s list) in law from McGill University, Canada. She was admitted to the Irish bar in 1996 and became an English solicitor in 2004.
Grant England is Co-Head of European RMBS. Grant jointly leads Fitch’s new and existing rating activity within the sector. In addition, Grant is jointly responsible for the development of Fitch’s European RMBS rating criteria.
Prior to September 2016, Grant was a Criteria Officer and an inaugural member of Fitch’s Criteria Review and Approval Group. In this role, Grant was responsible for the review of rating criteria across Fitch’s global analytical groups with a particular focus on Structured Finance.
Prior to April 2015, Grant was in Fitch’s Structured Finance Credit Officer Group for EMEA and APAC – a team dedicated to the quality of the rating analysis within the ... (view full description)
Head of Securitised Products
MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Mark Escott is Head of Securitised Products & Supply Chain Finance Group, EMEA at MUFG Bank, Ltd. ("MUFG"). MUFG provides its corporate and FI clients with securitised product solutions via “Albion” – its asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) conduit or public asset backed securities arranged by MUFG Securities EMEA plc. The team is also able to offer a broad range of working capital solutions to clients using receivables financing and Supply Chain Finance products. The team has closed transactions in wide range of jurisdictions including Western Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Middle East. In addition, the team is responsible for Fund Finance/ ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Securitisation
Crédit Agricole CIB
In 1992, Nathalie joined Banque Indosuez in Paris as senior credit analyst for project and asset-based finance. Thereafter, she moved to the special situation team as originator and structurer, where she executed private asset-based transactions for corporate clients. In 1997, she moved to the securitisation team as structurer for public term and private securitisation mandates. Her experience in securitisation is very broad having worked and executed transactions based on all types of asset classes (residential and commercial mortgages, auto and consumer receivables, leases, corporate loans, operational assets, trade receivables, future flow ... (view full description)
White & Case LLP
Tom Falkus is a partner in our Capital Markets group. With over a decade of experience working in structured finance, Tom has an in-depth knowledge across the full spectrum of asset classes including RMBS, Auto Loans, Credit Cards and other Consumer Loans as well as advising on CLOs and fund financing. Tom acts for arrangers, originators, asset managers, sponsors and investors on all aspects of securitisation including advising on compliance with the new Securitisation Regulation and other regulatory requirements.
Partner, Camilleri Preziosi Advocates
Malcolm Falzon is a partner in the Corporate & Finance practice group at Camilleri Preziosi Advocates, Malta. His areas of specialisation comprise capital markets, corporate/asset finance, corporate/M&A, Fintech and DLT.
Since 2005, Malcolm has been actively involved in the majority of capital markets transactions and listings in respect of which the firm has been engaged. He regularly advises on company law, (re-)structuring, financial services and corporate governance issues, and on the setting up of securitisation structures. He also leads the firm’s Fintech and DLT practice, and holds office as an executive director of CAMA, a company set up by Camilleri Preziosi an ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Italian NPLs
Managing Director, Head of Italian NPLs, Distressed Technologies
Massimo has a long experience in Investment Management with a focus on distressed assets [https://www.linkedin.com/in/massimofamularo/]
He is actually Head of Italian NPLs at Distressed Technologies, one of the leading Analytics and Pricing advisors for NPL buyers in Italy, and Board Member at Frontis NPL, a special servicing company with a focus on Large Ticket Secured NPL.
His previous experience includes being in charge of Cariparma Credit Agricole NPL Department (3 offices 30 FTEs 2.5Bn under management), portfolio management for Jupiter Finance (now Cerved Cr ... (view full description)
Law Debenture Corporate Services
Mark has led Law Debenture’s corporate services team since May 2017. He was previously a director of the London structured finance business of another corporate services company for 13 years managing securitisation and structured finance transactions across a wide range of asset classes and jurisdictions.
Over that time he dealt with, and helped resolve, a wide range of issues experienced by structured finance transactions. Prior to that he was Head of Finance of a UK Mortgage Lender with a large securitisation programme. He is a Chartered Accountant and over the years has been invited to speak on various panels by industry experts.
Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer
Stone Mountain Capital LTD
Oliver is CEO and Managing Partner of Stone Mountain Capital, a London, Zurich and Dubai 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 cert ... (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)
Managing Director, Chief Global Political Analyst
Tina Fordham is Managing Director and Chief Global Political Analyst at Citi, the first to hold this position. Fordham joined Citi in 2003, where she advises institutional investors and corporate boards and on the implications of macro political, security and socio-economic factors.
Fordham also spearheads Citi’s research on gender economics, and in 2016 was appointed to the United Nation's first High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment, which also included IMF president Christine Lagarde.
She has been named four times in the FN’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance", Harper’s Bazaar 150 Visionary Women in Britain and in 2017 was distinguished as being in ... (view full description)
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
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 Federation. During ... (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.
Group Vice President
Principal Financial Sector Specialist
Asian Development Bank
Giacomo Gianneto is Senior Financial Sector Specialist with the Asian Development Bank currently responsible for coverage of the financial sector of the People’s Republic of China. His career experience covers a broad range in banking and financial sectors working in private and government sectors while supporting development of banks, central banks and financial authorities in Europe, South America, the Middle East and across Asia. He holds both an MBA and a also MSc in Management.
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)
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)
Simmons & Simmons LLP
James Grand joined in November 2018 from Freshfields (as former head of structured products), where he spent over 20 years advising on CLOs, cash and synthetic portfolio acquisitions, collateralised trading structures and risk sharing and balance sheet funding structures.
James is a noted industry expert on the Euro and the impact of Brexit on the UK’s financial services and markets.
Head of European CLO New Issue
Nikunj Gupta, CFA, joined Deutsche Bank in 2015 and currently is the Head of European New Issue CLOs at Deutsche Bank. He has 13 years of experience in structured products across asset classes. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Nikunj was a senior structurer in the London office of GreensLedge Capital Markets Europe LLP where he focussed on CLO origination and structured credit advisory. He began his career structuring CSOs and bespoke credit correlation products at Merrill Lynch before moving on to working on cross-asset algorithmic trading strategy development at UBS.
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 Asset Management, a subsidiary of Oaktree Capital. He is in charge of the acquisition, financing and management of loan 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.
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.
Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP
Vincent Hatton is a partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' Finance Group in charge of the Paris securitisation team and co-head of the Paris financial regulatory team. He joined Herbert Smith Freehills in May 2014 after having worked for 12 years in the structured debt team of another international law firm in Paris and London. His expertise covers structured finance, securitisation, factoring, and regulatory. He has extensive experience in advising leading arrangers, asset managers, investors, originators and credit insurers on domestic and international structured finance transactions and debt funds backed by an array of different assets. He has recognised experience in factoring and trade re ... (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)
Senior Manager, Funding & Capital Markets
Nationwide Building Society
Krishan is responsible for the planning and execution of term wholesale funding at Nationwide, the world’s largest Building Society. Nationwide has a diverse range of funding options across secured/unsecured and public/private markets. Other day-to-day responsibilities include management of Nationwide’s two secured funding programmes. Krishan has five years of funding experience at Nationwide after joining in 2012 following his masters degree in Finance and Accounting.
Head of Corporate Securitisation
As Head of Corporate in the UK & Europe within the Securitised Products Group, Michael is responsible for the origination, structuring and portfolio risk management of Lloyds’ securitisation business in those markets, both as lender and as arranger / bookrunner of public asset-backed securities. Having joined the bank in 2007, Michael’s experience is across a wide range of asset classes, including trade receivables, auto loans/leases, fleet rental, premium finance loans, credit cards and RMBS. The corporate securitisation team looks after companies in a variety of industries, such as oil & gas, chemicals, agriculture, industrials, manufacturing, automotive and business services, alon ... (view full description)
Executive Director Syndicate
Santander Corporate & Investment Banking
Heike is one of the few dedicated ABS Syndicate managers in the ABS markets, covering the whole spectrum of securitised products from vanilla senior RMBS and Consumer ABS through to complex first loss ABS products, such as SRT. Her experience extends across a diverse and broad range of jurisdictions from the UK and Northern Europe through to Emerging Markets and the Americas (inc. LatAm).
Heike has over 20 years of experience in Fixed Income Markets. Prior to joining Santander in 2006 she started her career at Lehman Brothers in Sales before joining Helaba (London and Frankfurt) as their Head of the International Sales, focusing on fixed Income flow and derivative p ... (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.
Associate Director, Securitisation & Covered Bonds
Sjors Hoppenbrouwers is a structurer in Rabobank´s Securitisation & Covered Bond team within the Capital Markets department of Rabobank. Rabobank is the leading provider of structured finance solutions in the Netherlands with the structuring team being involved in most Dutch RMBS and ABS as well as Covered Bonds and whole loan portfolio sales. Before joining the Securitisation & Covered Bond team, Sjors worked at Rabobank’s Treasury department and within the Structured Asset Distribution team of Rabobank’s Portfolio Management department.
He holds a MSc in Finance from Tilburg University and is a CFA charterholder.
Director, Balance Sheet Management
ING Bank N.V.
Aidan is a Deal Principal on the Balance Sheet Management team in ING Bank N.V. Since joining ING in 2011, he has worked on a wide variety of structured and innovative financial solutions to ensure the Bank has flexibility to address ongoing changes in its regulatory and competitive landscapes. Prior to ING, Aidan worked during the financial crisis in the Portfolio Management Group in Anglo Irish Bank setting up inaugural legislative and structured covered bond programmes, CMBSs while also executing multiple loan portfolio sales. In his early career, Aidan worked in DEPFA Bank plc on the lending side of the balance sheet after starting out and qualifying as an ACCA accountant in Bankgesellsc ... (view full description)
Geoff Horton is a global CLO strategist at Barclays based in London covering US BSL, US MM and European CLOs. Prior to joining Barclays, Geoff was a CLO and commercial ABS research associate at Wells Fargo in the US. Previous positions include roles within the equipment finance arm at Wells Fargo and the prime brokerage group at Deutsche Bank.
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Eric Hudson is a Managing Director and Head of the Structured Credit Group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA), with a focus on CLOs, CDOs, and warehouse financing transactions.
Hudson joined KBRA after 11 years at S&P Global Ratings, where he held various roles within the company’s structured finance ratings practice. Most recently, he was a senior director and analytical manager for S&P’s U.S. Structured Credit Group, where he led the team that was responsible for assigning ratings to all newly-issued CLO and CDO transactions. In addition to managing a multiregional team of analysts, Eric served as the face of S&P’s CLO team, leading outreach efforts among arranger ... (view full description)
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)
Structured Products Portfolio Manager
KKR - Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Head of European Structured Products for FMS. Responsible for both portfolio & credit risk management of FMS’ large legacy portfolio of ABS, RMBS, CMBS and structured loans. Also responsible for all new internal securitisations.
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)
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)
Simmons & Simmons
Kate is a recently promoted Partner in the asset-backed finance and securitisation team.
Kate has extensive experience advising on all forms of structured finance and securitisation transactions with a particular focus on residential mortgage-backed securitisations (RMBS), credit card securitisations (Cards), commercial mortgage-backed securitisations (CMBS), new origination and asset sale transactions and warehousing arrangements.
She also advises on secured corporate bonds and whole business securitisations (WBS) (including those backed by infrastructure and utility assets).
Kate was recently announced International Rising Star winner at the Intern ... (view full description)
Head of SF Derivatives
Guillaume Jolivet is executive board member of Scope Ratings GmbH. He has been developing Scope’s Structured Finance business since 2013 and has over 18 years of experience in credit analysis and ratings working at Scope, Moody’s and UBS Warburg. From 2008 to 2013, he held several senior positions at Moody’s, including the supervision of its European CLO monitoring team covering 200 transactions (leveraged loans, project finance, SMEs), and senior analyst for financial institutions. Prior to 2008, he rated a large variety of structured finance transactions including CLOs, credit derivatives and esoteric asset-backed securities. He started his career at UBS Warburg as a credit analyst for cor ... (view full description)
Jennifer joined the Maples Group in 2017. Previously Jennifer worked at Capita Asset Solutions as a Senior Client Manager. Prior to this, she worked at SFM Europe as a Senior Transaction Manager for just under five years and was responsible for negotiating and managing a wide range of structured finance transactions from incorporation through to the winding up of the SPV. Before joining SFM Europe, she worked in Allen & Overy LLP’s securitisation department for four years as a Transaction Executive. Jennifer also held capital markets roles at JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank.
Jennifer has a wide range of experience, having worked with challenger banks, leading UK high street ba ... (view full description)
Slaughter and May
Richard has a wide-ranging financing practice covering securitisation (mortgages, credit cards, auto loans and other consumer loans), asset-backed lending, loan portfolio sales, structured finance, debt capital markets, bank lending, project finance and derivatives. He has acted for a number of high profile clients including both listed and private companies, banks and other financial institutions, pension funds, private equity firms and various governments.
Richard has experience across a wide number of industries, including the banking, consumer credit and wider financial sector, insurance, leisure and hospitality and energy and natural resources.
Senior Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
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)
Dr. Martin Kaiser heads the Firms Banking & Finance Practice Group in Frankfurt/Main and advises banks and corporations on various aspects of banking and finance law.Practice Focus Dr. Kaiser focuses his practice on asset securitization and capital markets. He is a member of the German-Spanish Group of Baker & McKenzie. Representative Legal Matters Represented Volkswagen Bank, Volkswagen Leasing, BMW Bank, Daimler AG, Mercedes Bank, GFKL Financial Services AG, Societe Generale, Commerzbank, HSBC, Mizuho, SEB, Bayerische Landesbank, Landesbank Hessen-Thueringen, Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg, DZ Bank and NIBC Bank N.V. in term securitizations and ABCP conduit programs, as well as vari ... (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)
Director of Pricing Centre
DOM.RF Russia Housing and Urban Development Corporation
Andrei Kamyshev is the Dirictor of Pricing Centre at DOM.RF Russia Housing and Urban Development Corporation, JSC. He works as a chief financial engineer and creator, guiding a team of quants and software engineers for developing new valuation models for Russian mortgage-backed securities. In particular, he has founded a G-fee pricing concept for the Russian MBS pool swap transactions, OAS based valuation and risk measurement computational platform for various mortage-based instruments. Formerly, during 10 years until October 2018, he was working in risk-management area, being a Principal Expert, Head of Modelling, Deputy CRO, and the CRO at the Corporation. He has fulfilled a PhD in pure ma ... (view full description)
Director, Structured Finance
Westpac Institutional Bank
European DataWarehouse GmbH
Eirini joined ED in 2013. In her current role she focuses on business development and regulatory affairs. More specifically, she deals with data management, data quality and the implementation of loan level data templates. Prior to joining ED, Eirini worked at Deutsche Bank in London for almost 8 years in various roles, most recently in the European ABS Research. Eirini holds an MSc degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom.
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)
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)
Callaghan advises arrangers, managers, investors and issuers on a wide range of finance, debt capital markets and structured finance transactions. He focuses particularly on structured products, such as CLOs and other asset backed securitisations, commodities, utilities, marketplace lending and other alternative asset class financings, as well as on repackagings and other programme issuers. Callaghan is also active in the Irish and European performing and non-performing loan portfolio sale and securitisation sector, and he also advises on fund-linked structures, such as managed account platforms, loan funds and debt funds. He regularly advises on wider financial services and regulatory law, ... (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.
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).
Chief Executive Officer
- Joined RNHB in March-17 as CEO.
- Previously Director and Board Member of De Lage Landen (DLL)
- Member of the Board of Directors.
- Significant expertise and experience in asset based financing, like real estate, mortgages, IT financing, vendor finance, car leasing, commercial finance, and consumer finance
- Experienced in services and information technology across Europe and North-America
- Strong track record in B2C and B2B internationally
- In-depth focus on innovation, digital marketing, risk management, e-business, sales, and finance.
Mount Street Portfolio Advisers
Vesselina is a portfolio manager in Mount Street Portfolio Advisers’ Securitisation team, focusing on CMBS and Student Loan ABS. Prior to joining MSPA in London in 2013, Vesselina was a senior member of the Credit Risk Management team at WestLB New York, where she was involved in new deal underwriting and surveillance of asset-based transactions and managed a portfolio totalling USD 1.3bn.
Vesselina graduated from the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business at the University of Pennsylvania and is a CFA charterholder.
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)
Ministry of Finance
Fotis Kourmousis was appointed Special Sectoral Secretary for Private Debt Management by the Prime Minister on July of 2016. He reports directly to the Minsiterial Council for Private Debt Management, composing of the 4 involved Ministers of Economy, Finance, Labor and Justice. He has undertaken the task of coordinating the enforcement of the legislation for out-of-court workout (OCW) for business depts while enlarging the network of Centers and Offices for Informing and Supporting Deptors. He has worked as a Special Advisor in international organizations : United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and European Environment Agency (EEA). He has also served as Special ... (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)
Jonathan Kramer is President at Zopa - the world’s first and UK’s largest consumer P2P lending platform. Zopa has lent over £4bn to UK consumers since it invented the P2P business model in 2005, and in 2018 received its banking license allowing the business to increase its product set.
Jonathan leads Zopa’s capital markets activity including capital raising and institutional lending. Jonathan joined Zopa in 2014 from Morgan Stanley where he spent 12 years and co-led UK institutional equity derivatives, and previously was in the corporate finance team at Bank Austria advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions in Central and Eastern Europe. Jonathan holds a B.A. from Clare ... (view full description)
Steven Krivinskas is a Partner in the London office of DLA Piper and practices in the area of structured finance, securitisation and debt capital markets. He advises on transactions involving a range of asset classes including auto loans and leases, consumer loans, SME loans and commercial mortgages. Steven represents a variety of market participants including arrangers, originators and investors and has a particular focus on the fintech sector.
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)
Dr. Volker Laeger
S&P Global Ratings
Volker Laeger is a Senior Director and Sector Lead for EMEA ABS at S&P Global Ratings in the European Structured Finance Group, based in Frankfurt.
Since joining S&P in January 2006, he has focused on securitizations of predominantly consumer assets and has been involved in various true sale and synthetic transactions, including Auto and Consumer ABS, RMBS, SME CLO, CDO and ABCP transactions. He recently took the role of Sector Lead for EMEA ABS.
Prior to joining S&P Global Ratings, Volker had worked for four years as a sales person in the fixed income department of Merrill Lynch, Frankfurt.
Volker holds a PhD in Finance and a degree in Busines ... (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)
Mayer Brown International LLP
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)
Executive Director, Balance Sheet Securitisation, Capital Structuring and Distribution Group, Financial Markets
Standard Chartered Bank
Executive Director, Capital Structuring and Distribution Group (CSDG), Balance Sheet Securitisation
Elena Lee joined Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore in 2010 and has been leading deal teams in originating, structuring and executing synthetic balance sheet securitisation, legal true sale securitisation and covered bond programs for the Bank. She has more than 15 years of experience in securitisation having worked at CIBC World Markets and Natixis Capital Markets in New York and specialised in structuring CLOs prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank. Elena holds an MBA from Nyenrode Business University in The Netherlands and a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological Unive ... (view full description)
Chief Counsel, Europe
U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust
Ed serves as Chief Counsel to the European Corporate Trust Group and has over 17 years of corporate trust specific experience both in legal and business positions. Prior to joining the US Bank team in August 2011, Ed served as a Senior Counsel to The Bank of New York Mellon EMEA Corporate Trust Business in the aftermath of the bank’s acquisition of JPMorgan’s corporate trust business in 2006 and prior to the acquisition was the Head of the EMEA Restructuring, Default and Exchange Management Group at JPMorgan. Ed began his career in corporate trust with Deutsche Bank AG London, initially as a legal consultant and then as a transaction manager with a focus on structured finance ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Structured Solutions
Marc Levine is the Managing Director at Moody’s Analytics responsible for the MA Issuer Solutions Business. The MA Issuer Solutions Business provides automated tools to Issuers, Trustees & Lenders in the structured finance space for funding, investor reporting, securitization accounting, cash flow forecasting, warehouse monitoring/compliance and regulatory disclosure.
While the business line for which Mr. Levine is responsible supports a number of products, its flagship application is Ki (www.getki.io). Ki is the next-generation version of the ABS System which is widely used by structured finance issuers globally.
Mr. Levine has spent the last 20+ years working in the ... (view full description)
Jeremy Levy is a Partner in Baker McKenzie’s Structured Capital Markets Team in London, working in the areas of securitisation and structured finance. Jeremy regularly advises sponsors, originators, arrangers and trustees on securitisation and other structured finance transactions across multiple jurisdictions and involving various asset classes (including trade receivables, residential mortgages, auto loans and consumer loans). Jeremy also regularly advises buyers, suppliers and platform providers on all types of supply chain finance transactions. Jeremy has considerable experience in establishing new structures and vehicles and has been named a Next Generation Lawyer by the Legal 500.
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)
Head of the Financial Institutions Sector
Hogan Lovells International LLP
Sharon Lewis Partner, Practice Area Head International Debt Capital Markets Direct Dial: +33 1 53 67 47 04 E-mail: <a href=mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com</a> Languages: French and English Location: Paris Sharon Lewis is a partner in the Paris office and worldwide head of Hogan Lovells' International Debt Capital Markets practice area. She advises on the full range of capital markets transactions, including corporate bonds, securitisation, repackagings, derivatives and other structured products, and equity-linked offerings. Sharon also has a strong practice in automotive-related financings, insurance-linked securities, innovative finance ... (view full description)
Senior Credit Portfolio Manager, Securitised Products Group
Alexandre Linden has over 20 years of experience in the European credit markets. He is a senior credit portfolio manager in the EMEA Securitised Products Group at BNP Paribas focusing on a multi-asset class portfolio ranging from securitization to corporate structured finance.
Before joining BNP Paribas, Alexandre worked as a senior director at Fitch Ratings in CLOs and Covered Bonds and as a corporate credit risk manager at BNP Paribas and Barclays Capital
Alexandre is a graduate of Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) and is a CFA charterholder
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)
An investment banker with over 20 years’ experience in various aspects of the structured finance industry, Simon originally trained as a Chartered Accountant at E&Y, where he rose to the level of partner, focusing on the taxation of structured finance transactions and all aspects of international tax planning. Leaving the tax profession to join the banking industry in 2009, Simon arrived at HSBC in 2013, where he works in the Structured Finance business, focusing on asset-backed financing, including ABCP, and capital markets transactions. He is very focused on emerging regulatory trends and has worked extensively with many ABS issuers to navigate the choppy waters of the new Securitisati ... (view full description)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Mandeep has worked in the UK and European market for 18 years advising on structured finance and banking transactions. He advises funds, corporations and financial institutions on various finance products across jurisdictions and the entire credit spectrum. This includes advising on a variety of asset-based transactions, including publicly listed asset-backed securities, loan portfolio acquisition transactions (including performing and non-performing loans) and various forms of corporate receivables financings. His unique experience in both banking and structured finance means that he is often chosen to lead projects that have both features.
Mandeep started his career at the fi ... (view full description)
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)
Hogan Lovells International LLP
Paulette Mastin is Counsel in the Capital Markets practice at Linklaters LLP, where she advises financial institutions, corporate trustees and multinationals on a wide spectrum of capital market transactions, structured finance products, infrastructure/project financing, renewable deals and Islamic finance, including the first internationally rated Sharia securitisation. She also advises on liability management transactions and corporate/debt restructurings.
Emma Matebalavu is a partner at Clifford Chance specialising in all types of structured debt, capital markets and real estate finance. Emma focuses on structured financings, in particular, securitisation of real estate assets, whole businesses, credit cards, personal loans, corporate loans and residential mortgages.
Emma advises on origination and restructuring of real estate loans, with a focus on restructuring CMBS transactions and portfolio sales. Emma is a member of a number of AFME working groups and the regulatory committee of the CRE Finance Council.
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)
Head of Treasury Legal
Amaya Mazaira is Santander UK’s Head of Treasury and Structured Finance Legal. She joined Santander UK in 2005 and has been Head of Treasury and Structured Finance Legal since 2013. Her team advises on the entire suite of Santander UK’s capital markets instruments, including the three Santander UK Master Trust Programmes (Holmes, Langton and Fosse), its Covered Bonds Progamme, Santander Consumer UK and PSA UK’s securitisation vehicles, as well as on standalone securitisations, warehousing and structured finance transactions.
She is currently lead counsel at Santander UK for the Brexit Contingency Planning and LIBOR Migration programmes.
Before joining Santander UK she ... (view full description)
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.
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)
Executive Director, Securities Division
Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.
John is a Managing Director in the HSBC Capital Markets team, and is Head of ABS for EMEA and Global Co-Head of Covered Bonds. In addition to his usual activities, John has also been heavily involved in HSBC’s response to IBOR transition, has worked with a wide variety of clients across multiple sectors and geographies both on new issuance and more general transition-related topics, and is HSBC’s representative on the FCA’s RFR Bond Market sub-group.
John has over 15 years of experience in the investment banking sector, is a qualified chartered accountant, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA), holds the Securities Institute Diplom ... (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)
Global Business Compliance – Global Head
Crédit Agricole CIB
With working experience at both the public and private sectors, Carlos has been since 2011 deeply involved in the set-up of benchmark regulatory framework in UK, EU and the creation, transition and orderly cessation of several important benchmarks.
After a twenty years career in structured derivatives and debt capital markets in Paris and London, Carlos had the privilege to work at the UK FSA/FCA creating its two benchmark teams from anew that led multiple UK, EU and global benchmark initiatives such as the Wheatley Review of LIBOR, transfer of LIBOR administration, UK regulation for benchmarks (MAR 8), assisting FCA Co-Chairmanship of IOSCO Task Force that led to the IOSCO Principles ... (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)
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)
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)
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)
Allen & Overy LLP
Salim manages Allen & Overy's global securitisation group, his experience covers a wide variety of asset classes, across a number of jurisdictions utilising a range of structures. In particular he has extensive experience in advising originators, issuers, conduit clients, arrangers and financiers on a whole range of auto receivables including loans, leases, hire purchase and conditional sale receivables in the retail and business areas. Salim has been ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers 2015, who say that “Sources describe him as a lawyer who is great to have across the table”.
Head, EMEA ABS/CLO Trading
Nomura International Plc
Shubhankar Nayak heads European ABS/CLO Flow Trading at Nomura with over 11 years of experience in European Structured Finance across Trading & Research roles. Prior to joining Nomura, he was a ABS Research Analyst at Lehman Brothers London. Shubhankar graduated with a Masters from IIM Bangalore (2007) and has a Bachelors in Computer Science from Mumbai University.
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)
Head of Division, Money Market & Liquidity
European Central Bank (ECB)
Holger Neuhaus is Head of the European Central Bank's (ECB's) Money Market and Liquidity Division. His Division provides market analysis of euro area money markets, ensuring the execution of monetary policy through open market operations and liquidity management. It currently also works on developing new reference interest rates for the money market and supports the Working Group on Risk Free Rates. In 2017, he had been seconded to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as Senior Policy Advisor. Before joining the ECB he worked for the Deutsche Bundesbank and a portfolio management company, inter alia in the field of foreign reserve management and financial market research. Holger Neuhaus stud ... (view full description)
Group Chief Executive Officer
Tim is the Group CEO of PrimaDollar.
PrimaDollar is a trade finance company based in the UK, with 12 offices around the world (mainly in India and China).
We provide trade finance to 100s of exporters and their importing customers. We are experiencing rapid growth as banks increasingly reduce their support for trade finance.
Our direct trade finance solution is simple:
=> when an exporter ships his goods, we pay him in cash
=> his buyer pays us later and we take the buyer credit risk
We work shipment-by-shipment using a scalable and standarised trade finance solution developed in-house. Most o ... (view full description)
Group Chief Economist
UniCredit Bank AG
Erik F. Nielsen is Group Chief Economist and Global Head of CIB Research at Unicredit Bank. In this role Erik is responsible for forming and communicating the overall macroeconomic and policy views of UniCredit Group.
Prior to joining UniCredit in September 2011, Erik worked for fifteen years as an economist at Goldman Sachs in New York and London, where his most recent role was Chief European Economist overseeing the European and CEE economics teams. Before joining Goldman he spent ten years in Washington DC working as an economist for the IMF and World Bank in various capacities, including as country economist for Russia and Turkey, and as a debt expert working on sovereig ... (view full description)
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 Asset Based Finance
Mr. O'Keefe is Managing Director and Global Head of Asset Based Finance activities at Rabobank. He has over 20 years of securitization and asset based finance experience across numerous
asset classes in multiple jurisdictions with roles in structuring and origination, credit portfolio management, and workout.
The Asset Based Finance team at Rabobank is global and comprises over 40 professionals in 10 different countries. The product suite of Asset Based Finance includes securitised asset based lending, receivables monetization, portfolio finance, inventory finance, and supplier finance.
Predecessor institutions where Mr. O'Keefe has worked include Deutsche Bank Securities, CIBC Worl ... (view full description)
David is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Banking and Capital Markets group. He has broad experience of providing advice to banks, asset managers and insurers on structured finance regulation. He has advised clients on both funding and risk transfer strategies, and has worked with both UK and European banks in creating frameworks to execute significant risk transfer transactions. He has also worked with clients on regulatory capital, investor due diligence and STS requirements.
Head of Relationship Management
Luxembourg Stock Exchange
- 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 Regulator)
- Carlo Oly holds a degree in BA from University of Trier (Germany)
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)
Associate Managing Director
Moody's Investors Service
Masako Oshima is an Associate Managing Director in the Structured Finance Group responsible for surveillance of consumer asset classes in the EMEA region at Moody’s Investors Service.
Masako first joined Moody’s in 2007 as VP-Senior Credit Officer in the Structured Finance Group, specializing in rating and monitoring of ABCP programmes in the EMEA region. Prior to joining Moody’s, Masako worked in the London, New York, Chicago, Tokyo Offices of JPMorgan Chase and its predecessor organizations in a series of risk management functions covering a broad range of capital market products including securitisation transactions funded in ABCP conduits.
Before re-joining Moody’s in 2014, M ... (view full description)
STS Verification International GmbH
Michael Osswald has been the Managing Director of STS Verification International GmbH since February 2019. Mr Osswald has extensive securitisation experience in the areas of ABS investments as well as the acquisition and structuring of Term ABS and ABCP transactions, which he gained from 1998 at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and subsequently at ABN AMRO Bank as part of the European ABS team. In 2009, Mr Osswald moved to the asset-based lending/ship financing division at KfW IPEX-Bank and was most recently responsible for the sub-portfolios asset securitisation, infrastructure, aviation and shipping in Credit Risk Management at Erste Abwicklungsanstalt. Mr Osswald holds a degree in business ad ... (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.
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.
Zepos & Yannopoulos
Christina Papanikolopoulou is a partner and head of Zepos & Yannopoulos’ Finance and Capital Markets group.
Christina’s areas of practice are banking, capital markets and structured finance, with a steady emphasis on cross border transactions. Her expertise covers initial and secondary equity offerings, tender offers, corporate bonds, high yield and general bank debt finance. She has worked on major private and sovereign debt restructurings and in recent years she has focused on the sale/trading/management of distressed debt. She has worked on covered bonds, securitisations of bank-originated receivables and she has led her team of lawyers on the first commercial mortgage bac ... (view full description)
Markus Papenroth is a Managing Director in Fitch’s Asset Backed Securities group for EMEA in London. His primary responsibilities include the analytical coverage of auto loan and lease, unsecured consumer, and credit card receivables. He is the lead analyst on Fitch’s Global Consumer ABS criteria.
Markus started his Structured Finance career in 2004 at Bankgesellschaft, Berlin. Until joining Fitch in 2013, he worked on the structured products buy-side in London. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Erik is an Executive Director in Nomura's European Asset-Backed Securities Strategy team, covering European RMBS, ABS, CLO and CMBS. Prior to joining Nomura, Erik was at Barclays Capital, initially structuring CMBS and later working out CRE loan positions. He also worked at Morgan Stanley and ING Barings. Erik holds a Master of Science degree from Imperial College, London.
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)
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)
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 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)
Allen & Overy
Bob Penn is a partner in the financial services regulatory group. He advises on a variety of financial services issues, including bank regulation, regulation of the securities and derivatives markets, and the regulation of funds and structured products. He also has experience on the regulation of market infrastructure providers and exchange regulation, and negotiating investment management agreements, custody agreements, investment terms of business and related documentation, limited partnership agreements and offshore investment fund documentation.
Sidley Austin LLP
BRYCE PETERSON practices in the areas of structured finance, securitization and real estate finance, advising traditional financial institutions and alternative capital providers on domestic and cross-border transactions involving a range of asset classes, including residential mortgages, commercial mortgages and consumer loans. His recent experience includes acting for lenders and arrangers in loan financing transactions for commercial real estate and non-performing loans. Bryce qualified as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand in 1992 and is now qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Bitbond as CFO, Michael worked in international banking and finance over 20 years including structured finance, asset management and credit products. He has held senior roles in structuring, sales and business development. He worked over 14 years with IKB, a prominent European SME-specialized bank and previously held roles at Hengeler Mueller and KPMG. Michael holds an LLM in banking and finance from the University of London, a law degree from Southern Methodist University and a BA from Texas A&M University.
Head of NPL Coverage
Alessia Pirolo is Head of NPL Coverage at Debtwire ABS. From a previous focus on Southern European Commercial Real Estate, she is now in charge to expand Debtwire's NPL coverage areas around the world.
Before joining Debtwire, she covered U.S. and European commercial real estate for The Wall Street Journal, and the Commercial Observer. She holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Chief Executive Officer
Mount Street Portfolio Advisors
Stephan Plagemann, Managing Director and CEO of Mount Street Portfolio Advisers, has extensive experience and expertise in the evaluation, trading and management of corporate credit and ABS in both cash and derivatives form going back to 2003. In 2015, Stephan took over responsibility for the Portfolio Management team, working on up to EUR 35bn of loans, bonds and ABS across a broad range of sectors and both performing and NPL. In 2018 he additionally established an SEC registered investment adviser subsidiary in New York and took over six mandates totalling USD 1.7bn.
Prior to his roles at MSPA, Stephan already spent 4 years at WestLB in Investment Management covering investment ... (view full description)
Carolyn Porretta is Managing Director at Macquarie Bank in London. Porretta recently joined Macquarie to originate and structure securitisation and asset-back lending transactions.
Previously, she worked as an investor at AIG Asset Management overseeing the management of structured products investments including European Commercial Real Estate debt.
Prior to this, she was an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank where she held a similar position to today’s. At UBS she worked on inaugural market transactions such as the Turbo auto-loan and Friary mortgages securitisations.
She started her career at Bank of America’s Securitisation and Principal Finance ... (view full description)
Capital Markets Director
Fei-Fei is a senior Capital Markets director, leading Institutional Investor coverage and Bank Debt execution at Prodigy Finance, a global fintech that lends to international postgraduate students accepted into the world's top ranked schools. Prior to joining Prodigy she spent more than a decade at Barclays Investment Bank specialising in acquisition finance focusing on infrastructure financing in EMEA, and structuring debt for continental European corporates. She has completed numerous high profile EMEA corporate and acquisition finance transactions during her investment banking career. Fei-Fei’s 20 year finance career spans the US and Asia Pacific continents across both global ... (view full description)
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)
Pinsent Masons LLP
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Michael leads the firm's securitisation and structured finance team. He joined the firm as a partner from Citigroup in 2008, where he was an investment banker in their European Securitisation business. Prior to that, he practised for a number of years in the structured debt team at Clifford Chance. Michael is known for his deep commercial understanding and advice, and since 2009 has been consistently recognised for his expertise. He is a member of Legal 500's Hall of Fame and ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers and IFLR1000.
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)
Ganesh is a Managing Partner at Integer Advisors, an investment advisory firm specializing in private and alternative credit opportunities. Prior to co-founding Integer Advisors, he spent 20+ years in investment banking, primarily in the credit and asset-/ mortgage-backed markets.
Most recently, Ganesh led the fixed income credit and securitized product strategy team at RBS in London for 7 years. Before joining RBS in 2010, he was at Henderson Global Investors where, as the Head of Advisory, he spearheaded the effort to provide solutions to third-party holders of structured credit risk in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis. From 2001 until beginning of 2009, Ganesh ... (view full description)
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)
Nadine Resha is part of the Alternative Credit and Fixed Income team with a focus on structured finance opportunities, investing across the capital structure. Based in London, she joined the firm in 2019.
Prior to joining Magnetar Capital, for nearly four years Ms. Resha led European Structured Products investments at SFM UK Management LLP, the London office for Soros Fund Management. Prior to joining SFM, Ms. Resha spent over seven years at Deutsche Bank where she worked on the Illiquid ABS trading desk in London and began her career in the firm’s Commercial Real Estate group in in New York.
Ms. Resha graduated from the Boston College Carroll School of Management.
Chief Finance Officer
Rachelle Rijk is CFO of Obvion, a 100% subsidiary of Rabobank Group. Her responsibilities include Finance & Control, Procurement and Treasury. With regard to the funding of Obvion's mortgage portfolio (more than EUR 31 billion) she is responsible for the STORM RMBS programme, one of Europe’s leading RMBS programmes with a total issuance of over EUR 50 billion since December 2003.
Rachelle graduated in Business Economics and International Management at Maastricht University, followed by a post graduate degree in European Studies at the College of Europe.
She started her career at Rabobank International as a financial analyst. At Fortis Investments and ING Investmen ... (view full description)
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).
Chief Investment Officer, Europe
CIFC Asset Management
Dan Robinson is CIFC’s Chief Investment Officer in Europe responsible for all of the firm’s investment activity in the region. He joined CIFC in October 2018 and has over 20 years of experience investing in sub-investment grade credit and restructuring. Prior to joining CIFC, Mr. Robinson was Head of Liquid Credit (Europe) for Apollo International and the senior investment manager responsible for Apollo’s investment activity across the spectrum of liquid credit including leveraged loan, levered credit, high yield bond and CLO strategies. He was also the senior investment professional responsible for investing and marketing Apollo’s Multi-strategy Alternatives Total Return Fund in Europe. ... (view full description)
Head of the ABS & Researchdesk
Bank Leumi Israel
1994-1998 ING BARINGS FIXED INCOME AND FX STRATEGIST IN AMSTERDAM
1998-1999 INSINGER DE BEAUFORT FUND MANAGER IN AMSTERDAM
2000-CURRENT BANK LEUMI HEAD OF THE NOSTRO DESK
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
Verena Ross is the Executive Director of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). She was appointed to the role in March 2011 and joined ESMA on 1 June 2011. She is the first Executive Director of the organisation and forms part of the senior management team along with the Chair of ESMA. The Executive Director has responsibility for the day-to-day running of the organisation.
Prior to this, Verena held a number of senior posts in the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA), with her final position being Director of the International Division from October 2009 to May 2011. Verena was also a member of the FSA's Executive Committee and the Executive Policy and Risk Comm ... (view full description)
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.
Director, Client Services
TMF Structured Finance Services B.V.
Philip joined the TMF Group in 2012. He currently works as the Director Client Services for Structured Finance Services in the TMF Amsterdam office where he has been since 2014 and is responsible for the day-to-day, operational management of the department including the management, accounting and compliance of a portfolio of over 750 client SPVs and foundations in various asset classes, as well servicing SME loans and fund administration.
Prior to his current role, he was working out of the Frankfurt office as the Global Operations Manager for Structured Finance Services. Before joining TMF, Philip ran his own software company developing securitisation software and consulting for ... (view full description)
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
David Sanchez Rodríguez
Santander Corporate & Investment 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. 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.
Director, European ABS
Udit Sanghi joined Deutsche Bank in 2011 and is currently a Director in the European ABS team. He focuses on financing of granular real estate and mortgage portfolios - non-performing or performing, newly originated as well as legacy assets. He has over 8 years of experience in structured finance, encompassing both principal investments and financing trades. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Udit worked with JPMorgan Chase and Auctus advisors.
Investor Structured Solutions
Claire joined Younited in September 2018 to work on its structured investment offering. Younited originates European unsecured consumer loans in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Claire’s focus since joining has been Younited first public ABS Youni 2019-1. She also works on private offering with the Investors team. Prior to Younited, Claire worked 7 years at Cairn Capital in London with roles including ABS structurer and ABS Portfolio Manager. She also worked two years at Société Générale London focusing on exotic credit.
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)
Senior Investment Analyst
Fair Oaks Capital
Edwin Schooling Latter
Director of Markets & Wholesale Policy
Financial Conduct Authority
Edwin Schooling Latter is Director of Markets and Wholesale Policy at the Financial Conduct Authority where his responsibilities encompass policy in relation to primary and secondary markets, trading venues, trading conduct, benchmarks, asset management and pensions.
From 2011-2014 Edwin was head of the Financial Market Infrastructure Directorate at the Bank of England, responsible for supervision of CCPs, securities settlement systems, and systemically important payment systems, and for the Bank’s input to policy making on central clearing and OTC derivatives reforms. Prior to appointment as head of MID, Edwin worked in the Bank’s Financial Stability area for ... (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)
Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
Sculptor Capital Management
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 EMEA Securitised Products
Managing Director, Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service
Neal Shah co-heads the structured finance team within the EMEA region, with a primary focus on the surveillance of existing ratings. Neal joined Moody's in 1999, and has held a number of positions in the company.
Prior to his current role, Neal was head of RMBS, and before that the Chief Credit Officer for securitisation in EMEA and Asia. Neal has also worked as an analyst in rating ABS deals in Europe and Australia. Prior to Moody's, Neal had worked within Market Risk and Credit Risk Management for Citibank and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi.
Neal holds an undergraduate degree in Management Sciences and has a postgraduate degree in Accounting and Finance both obtained from the Lon ... (view full description)
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.
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)
Managing Director, Securitisation
Credit Agricole CIB
Richard SINCLAIR is Managing Director - Global Co-Head of Conduit Management and Funding in the Securitization Department of Credit Agricole CIB since March 2013. His past experiences in securitization include Head of Securitization Projects, Head of Portfolio & Conduit Management and Head of Trade Receivables Securitization for Europe. He joined the Crédit Agricole CIB/ Crédit Lyonnais Securitization Group 16 years ago and was part of the project team that launched the European Asset Backed Securitization Conduit ESTER/LMA. After a Financial Controller experience in Geodis Group and then at HSBC-CCF, Richard joined Crédit Lyonnais in 1989 in the Risk Division of the Capital Markets Depa ... (view full description)
Author & Commentator
Digital Human; TheFinanser.com
Chris Skinner is known as the most influential person in technology in the UK. He is an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech, through his blog theFinanser.com. An author of the bestselling books Digital Bank, ValueWeb and Digital Human.
ValueWeb describes the impact of Fintech and how mobile and blockchain technologies are changing the face of finance in building an internet of value. As a result of the emerging internet of value, banks have to become digitalised, and Digital Bank provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete. Digital ... (view full description)
Partner, Banking & Finance
Dasha Sobornova is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice of the London office. Dasha advises arrangers, investment managers and corporate service providers on a range of structured finance work, with a particular focus on CLO transactions. Dasha has extensive experience of CLO warehouses, new issues, refinancings, resets and re-issues. Dasha also closely follows the current developments in the domestic and European securitisation regulation.
Dasha joined Mayer Brown in 2019. Prior to joining, Dasha worked at three major international law firms on a variety of CLO, RMBS, derivative and credit funds transactions. She also completed a secondment at a leading US bank in London as ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust
Anatoly heads the CDO Relationship Management Team for Global Corporate Trust Services and his team is responsible for the management of USB's portfolio of CDO transactions. Anatoly joined the company in late 2006 under ABN AMRO/LaSalle Bank and most recently as part of the Bank of America acquisition. Anatoly has worked in the Transaction Management and Product Management roles during his time with the company. Prior to joining ABN Amro/Lasalle Anatoly worked as a Financial Analyst at Glencore UK Limited where he covered Russian and Latin American energy markets.
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.
Stargate Flexstar Group
Vernon Spencer, Executive Chairman of the Stargate Corporation Group, is a renowned industry leader in the business of wholesale and consumer mortgage lending and mortgage-backed securitization in Australia, and who pioneered the introduction of Australian residential mortgage-backed securities in both the primary and secondary mortgage markets. He has advised federal and state governments, and regulatory authorities, on a range of issues and proposed legislative changes related to the mortgage industry, and has been actively involved with the mortgage industry for the past 46 years.
In 1972, he founded Stargate Corporation Group, which became a market leader in the business of ... (view full description)
Senior Group Manager
Michela Sperandio is a Senior Group Manager within the Corporate Trust business in Italy. In her role, Michela drives the strategy, product development and client partnership across Italy. The business provides core offerings such as trustee, administration and agency services to help issuers expertly navigate the ever-changing debt capital markets.
Michela joined BNY Mellon in May 2007 with previous roles in business development and relationship management. Michela has more than 17 years of banking experience in the capital markets, including 15 years in corporate trust.
Prior to joining BNY Mellon Italy, Michela held leading positions at a premiere Italian ban ... (view full description)
Gary has worked for Lloyds for 36 years in London and New York. He has worked in a variety of areas including securitisation/structured finance, corporate banking, financial institutions and credit analysis. He has 18 years of experience in the securitisation and covered bond markets.
During this time he has created a number of securitisation master trust and covered bond programmes, as well as stand-alone transactions in various formats. This has been both for the bank’s own funding needs, as well as for its financial institution clients.
In addition to funding transactions, Gary has also undertaken a number of structural optimisations, to adapt existing transaction ... (view full description)
Structured Finance Transaction Management Group Head
Catherine Stapylton is Team Leader of the Structured Finance Transaction Management Group within BNY Mellon Corporate Trust. Catherine leads the team on-boarding new transactions and negotiating documentation for the debt capital market transactions.
Catherine and her team cover Structured Finance transactions including ABS, CLOs, RMBS, Whole Business Securitisations and Covered Bonds products. Catherine has a high degree of knowledge of the Corporate Trust business and the associated products administered, having worked in various roles during her career. She was previously a Senior Associate at King & Wood Mallesons in Australia, specialising in structured finance transac ... (view full description)
British Business Bank
Mike joined the British Business Bank’s Guarantee & Wholesale Solutions team in February 2015. The British Business Bank is an economic development bank, fully owned by the UK government. It is tasked to make finance markets work better for small businesses in the UK at all stages of their development, from starting up to staying ahead. Its 6 key objectives are to: increase the supply of finance available to smaller businesses where markets don’t work well; help create a more diverse finance market for smaller businesses; encourage and enable SMEs to seek the finance best suited to their needs; be the centre of expertise on smaller business finance in the UK, providing advice and support ... (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)
Tina-Maria Thaumueller is a Director in the Agency & Specialised Financing team at UniCredit Corporate and Investment Bank in Munich. She has more than 15 years’ experience in originating and arranging asset-backed transactions in various asset classes. As a lead structurer she has been responsible for the structuring, execution and placement of of UniCredit's main RWA transactions and well as various synthetic ABS transactions for external clients.
She holds a master's degree in business administration (Dipl. Kaufmann) from the University of Munich.
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)
Allen & Overy
Isabel Tinsley is a senior associate in Allen & Overy LLP's securitisation team. Isabel advises on secured lending transactions, securitisations and other asset-backed structures, with a particular focus on real estate finance. Isabel has spent time on secondment to the commercial real estate desk of a global investment bank and the alternative finance team of a major asset manager. She was also based in Allen & Overy's Frankfurt office for several years.
Jefferies International Ltd
Managing Director, Head of European Securitised Markets Group, Jefferies International Limited
Jomart is a Director in Wells Fargo’s Asset Backed Finance group in London, focusing on asset backed lending as well as structuring and placement of securitisations backed by residential mortgage and consumer assets. He joined Wells Fargo in 2013 following asset backed / securitisation focused roles at Dresdner/Commerzbank, RBS and WestLB across origination, structuring, execution and valuation / analytics functions. Jomart has completed a variety of asset backed transactions in developed as well as emerging markets.
Jomart speaks fluent English, French, Russian and Turkish and is a graduate of Richmond American International University in London.
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.
Partner, Head of Life
Luca joined Securis in January 2015, initially focusing on origination and structuring for the life business. Appointed as Head of Life two years later, he joined from Deutsche Bank where he was part of the Structured Insurance Solutions team, providing European insurance companies with tailor-made solutions around capital, financing and risk management needs. Initially, when he joined Deutsche Bank in 2007, he focused on financing and risk solutions for Swiss Financial Institutions and Corporates, still within the Capital Markets and Treasury Solutions area in London. Luca holds a Master of Science in Finance and an Undergraduate degree in Institutions and Financial Markets Management, both ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Securitisation, GCM
Jonathan Trup is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in Global Capital Markets based in London. With over 16 years of industry experience, he is responsible for executing capital markets transactions including structured finance and loan portfolio sales across asset classes and jurisdictions.
Jonathan joined Morgan Stanley in 2011, having spent nine years at J.P. Morgan. He holds a BA from Oxford University.
Julia Tsybina is counsel in the London Structured Debt Group. She specialises in structured finance and capital markets, currently with a specific focus on CLOs, repackaging and fund financing transactions, as well as various aspects of the European Securitisation Regulation. Julia works in the London office of Clifford Chance and previously worked in its Moscow office between 2003 to 2010, during which time she was involved in a number of regulatory initiatives relating to securitisation.
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.
Andy is a partner at Linklaters and the Head of Structured Finance.
He has extensive experience in whole business securitisations, synthetic securitisations, , trade receivables securitisations, warehouse financings, loan portfolio sales/acquisitions, sale-leasebacks and credit tenant leases and CRE financings. Andy also leads the firm’s practices in RMBS and CMBS with recent transascitons including Silverstone, Hawksmoor 1 and 2, GCS 1 and 2, the ERLS trades and Ardmore.
Andy regularly acts for the issuers and arrangers on covered bond programmes throughout the world, including those for RBS, Nationwide Building Society and Leeds Building Society in the UK, DnB Bank, the Spareb ... (view full description)
Head of Market, Australia
Robert Wagstaff is the Corporate Trust Market Head for BNY Mellon in Australia. He moved back to Sydney in October 2018 after more than a decade in London. Rob and his team focus on the Australian securitizations market to help issuers navigate new, complex and traditional structures.
Rob has been with the Corporate Trust business since 2003. He joined in Sydney, Australia when the business was under the banner of JP Morgan. After 3 years as the Head of Sales, he moved to London in 2006 shortly before the transition to BNY Mellon. His focus was on sales for structured products and complex solutions, specifically CDO/CLO&SIVs. He is an expert in Illiquid Assets Financing Str ... (view full description)
European Head of Finance
Sidley Austin LLP
RUPERT WALL (https://www.sidley.com/en/people/w/wall-rupert) is a Partner in Sidley's London office and the European Head of Sidley's Global Finance practice.
He has considerable experience structuring securitization deals across a diverse range of asset classes (including trade, consumer and other receivables, auto, student, aircraft, corporate and other leases and loans, vehicle rental fleets and residential and commercial mortgage loans) encompassing a wide range of structures (including RMBS, CMBS, ABCP conduits, covered bonds, whole-business securitizations and CLO/CBO/CDOs). Rupert advises fund sponsors, arrangers, originators, investment managers and inves ... (view full description)
Christopher has been a Capital Markets partner at Clifford Chance since 2006 and joined Clifford Chance in 1997. In 2008, Chris was seconded to the Abu Dhabi office to establish the office and its capital markets practice and returned to London in 2011. Chris has an in-depth experience of all capital market products and in particular structured finance transactions including securitisations and covered bonds. His experience includes working for both arrangers and originators on a wide variety of CMBS, RMBS, Covered Bonds, MTNs and real estate finance transactions and also on both conventional and Islamic financings and throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australasia. Chris has est ... (view full description)
Jonathan Walsh is a securitization partner in Ashurst's global markets group.
Jonathan has practised in the structured finance area for over 30 years and led the international securitisation practice of another international firm prior to joining the global markets group at Ashurst.
Jonathan advises arrangers, lead managers, originators, trustees and rating agencies on structured finance, securitisation and supply chain transactions, in numerous asset classes and often involving multiple jurisdictions.
Director Agency & Specialized Financing
Dominik Walter, Associate Director, joined the Agency & Specialized Financing team of UniCredit Group in 2007. Based in Munich, Dominik works on the origination, structuring and quantitative modelling of ABS term and conduit transactions for originators in Northern Europe as well as for the Group's own securitisation programs. He is well experienced in various asset classes with main focus on consumer and auto loans.
Dominik graduated from University of Ulm with a degree in Economic Mathematics and is Financial Risk Manager certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
Helena is the Head of UK Capital Markets, and responsible for business development, transaction management and governance services in the capital markets UK service line. She has over 20 years’ experience of corporate service provision of which 12 working in the capital markets business of Intertrust. Prior to Intertrust she was Head of Corporate Legal in a corporate services professional practice and her covers also charitable sector where she was the chairman of trustees of an educational charity. By profession, she is a qualified chartered secretary (FCIS).
Senior Investment Analyst
Prytania Asset Management
Marcus is the Senior CLO Investment Analyst at Prytania Asset Management, managing both the European and US CLO portfolios. Prytania invests in AAA through to equity in both European and US CLOs, including US Middle Market CLOs and has been an investor in CLOs since 2005.
Marcus also models and analyses a variety of other structured credit products including SME CLOs and ABS CDOs. Marcus joined Prytania in 2006 and has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Reading.
Mariner Investment Group LLC
Molly Whitehouse is a Director at Mariner Investment Group, where she specializes in structured finance solutions 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, origination, and execution, leading multiple transactions including “Room2Run” with the African Development Bank and the impact-CRT “Jupiter” with Societe Generale. In April 2019, Ms. Whitehouse was named as a “Rising Star” by Private Debt Investor. Ms. Whitehous ... (view full description)
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
As the founder and CEO of enkla.com, Alexander has grown the business from a start-up to what is today the most well-known online mortgage issuer in Sweden.
With a background in software engineering at Lund University, Alexander’s first experience with financial technology was in 2004 with the global investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in Frankfurt, Germany. He then applied his software development skills in government and the private sector before returning to fintech as the founder of the mortgage broker Lånbyte in 2012. That business transitioned to enkla.com which launched in 2018 as a revolutionary financial technology institution specializing in digital mortgage ... (view full description)
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).
Global Head of Capital Markets
Navita Yadav is Global Head of Capital Markets for Vistra. She is also the Country Head for India.
Navita is responsible for developing and executing Vistra’s Capital Markets, Funds, Private clients and International Expansion strategy including organic revenue and profits growth, expansion into new markets, development of new products and operational capabilities. Her specialties include Structured Finance and Corporate Issuance services for Infrastructure and Financial services, Development of Financial products and Alternate asset classes for Capital Markets, Risk Management and IT platforms, Regulatory frameworks and Policy interface, Alternative Investment Funds, Commercial ... (view full description)
Deniz Yegenaga is a credit research analyst in the European Asset Backed Securities team within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income group. She is also responsible for credit analysis and investment recommendations on investment grade real estate corporates. Deniz Yegenaga currently represents BlackRock on the Bond Market Sub-Group of the Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates in the UK.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014, Ms. Yegenaga was at Moody's Investors Service for eight years, working in Structured Finance where she rated commercial mortgage backed securities in the United States and Europe.
Ms. Yegenaga is a CFA charter-holde ... (view full description)
Head of Legal Department, Structured Finance and Capital Markets
Crédit Immobilier de France
Dr. Lewis Z. Liu
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Lewis started his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in London, where he specialized in financial institutions, energy, and corporate finance. He then founded and led the Quantitative Finance & Strategies Division for Aleron Partners LLP, a boutique private equity advisory firm. He is a former Senior Advisor to Linklaters LLP, where he co-founded the Tactical Opportunities Group, a deal origination team. Lewis holds a Doctorate in Atomic & Laser Physics from the University of Oxford. During his studies at Oxford, Lewis invented a new class of X-ray laser. The physics behind this invention was later abstracted into Eigen' ... (view full description)
Clifford Chance LLP
Maggie is a London based partner in the Tier 1 ranked global securitisation group of Clifford Chance. She is experienced in advising originators, arrangers and lenders on all forms of structured debt and financing transactions with particular focus on residential and commercial real estate financing both public and in connection with portfolio disposals, structured SME financing, all forms of public or private receivables financing, auto and leasing securitisations, whole business, credit cards, conduits and restructuring. She worked in the Beijing office of Clifford Chance between 1999 and 2001 and is one of the very few European securitisation lawyers who are also conversant with the ... (view full description)
Latitude Financial Services
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.