Adnan Zuberi is a managing director and head of credit structuring for BNP Paribas in the Americas. He joined in 2008 from JP Morgan Chase, where he was an executive director in the structured credit products team, beginning in 2007. Prior to that, he spent five years at UBS in credit structuring most recently as head of credit derivatives structuring. Adnan is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Andrew Gordon is CEO and co-CIO at Octagon Credit Investors in New York.
Cameron Saylor is a corporate partner in the London office of Paul Hastings. Cameron specialises in structured finance, securitisation and credit funds, with a focus on CLOs. He advises the leading arrangers and managers on European CLO transactions, having recently advised clients such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Pinebridge, Societe Generale, Oak Hill Advisors, Och Ziff, ICG, Bank of America and Rothschild. Cameron is an expert regarding European and US risk retention, having advised on complex and novel compliance issues relevant to both US and European CLO and other securitisation transactions. He has spoken at various industry conferences and is regularly quoted in the industry press on matters concerning risk retention.
Chris is head of loan, recover and CLO business development for EMEA, covering ratings throughout the region, including all corporate, leverage and infrastructure/project finance loans, as well as CLOs.
Previous to Standard and Poor's, he spent over 20 years in the syndicated loan market, working across many if its different asset classes. His career started in NatWest on the project group that subsequently transformed into Europe's first dedicated secondary loan sales team. After primary sales, Chris was posted to Hong Kong, where he was responsible for the pricing, structuring and origination of syndicated debt in South and East Asia. The main focus of this role was to bring debut issuers from Thailand and India to the international loan market.
David Quirolo is a partner in Cadwalader’s Capital Markets Group, resident in the London office. Focusing his practice primarily on CLOs, securitisation and repackaging transactions involving various asset types in the United States and Europe, David represents banks, arrangers and asset managers in a variety of structured finance transactions. He has been recognised in Chambers Global (UK, Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Derivatives) and Chambers UK (Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Derivatives), which describes David as "very user-friendly and very pragmatic." In The Legal 500 UK, David is referred to as “Europe’s leading lawyer in the CLO field, with outstanding knowledge and experience.” He received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his J.D. from New York University School of Law. David is admitted to practice in England and Wales and the State of New York.
Debdeep is a senior managing director and portfolio manager for the advisers of the TICC Capital Corp. and Oxford Lane Capital Corp. His experience lies in investing in CLO equity/debt, as well as corporate debt. Debdeep started at the firm in 2007 after graduating from the Jerome Fisher Program in management and technology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Wharton School, and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the School of Engineering.
Denis Gardrat is European head of Credit Structuring. He started his career with BNP Paribas working for the Credit Portfolio Management team in charge of managing the bank loan book from a risk and capital point of view. He joined the Fixed Income Credit Structuring team in 2005 arranging credit and funding-related products (correlation, gap-risk , repos, TRS, CLOs…) and providing credit solutions to institutional investors and private banks. Denis graduated from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées and holds a MSc in Structured Finance from Paris University.
Denise serves as head of securitized credit at ZAIS, and is responsible for mortgage investments, including Non-Agency RMBS, CMBS, Commercial Real Estate debt and equity and CLO investments across their separately managed accounts and co-mingled funds. She is also a member of ZAIS's management advisory committee. Since joining ZAIS, Denise has been actively involved in the MBS, CLO and CDO security markets since 1999. Previously, she managed a HY credit fund for ZAIS. Before joining ZAIS in August of 1997, Denise worked at JPMorgan in the high yield trading group. Before JPMorgan, she worked for Hon. Daniel P. Moynihan as an economic research analyst.
Denise received a B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from New York University's Stern School of Business.
Emanuele Tamburrano is senior director and analytical manager for EMEA commercial credit. He is based in London. Emanuele joined the S&P global structured finance team in 2005 and he has been involved in the rating of structured transactions such as collateralized loan obligation (CLOs), synthetic CDOs, market value CDOs, repack and credit derivative product company. In 2015 he moved to the EMEA infrastructure practice and he has been involved in the rating of new transactions such as photovoltaic and nursing home projects. Prior to working with S&P Global, he worked for Fortis Investment Management in Belgium and then for Goldman Sachs International in the UK. Emanuele holds an economics degree from the 'Libera Universita' Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (L.U.I.S.S) University in Rome. He speaks Italian, English, French and Spanish.
Gunther Stein is chief investment officer and chief executive officer at Symphony Asset Management, and is responsible for overseeing Symphony's fixed-income and equity investments. He has over 30 years of investment and research experience, and is actively involved with the management of the firm's fixed-income products. Prior to joining Symphony in 1999, Gunther spent six years at Wells Fargo where he was most recently a high-yield portfolio manager after being in the firm's loan syndications & leveraged finance group. Before joining Wells Fargo, he was a Euro-currency deposit trader at First Interstate Bank. He also worked for Standard Chartered Bank in Mexico City and Citibank Investment Bank in London.
Gunther received an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Hernan Quipildor is the Head of CLO Origination in Europe within the Structured Credit and Solutions Group at Natixis and joined the team in 2005. He has 15 years of experience and focuses on originating financing facilities primary collateralized by non-investment grade obligors in Europe. Prior to joining Natixis, Hernan was a Vice President and Senior Analyst at Moody's Investors Service spending six years in London and Milan, where he was responsible for analysing and rating CLOs, CDOs and other asset backed securities.
Jeremy is Managing Director and Head Investcorp Credit Management (ICM), acquired by Investcorp from 3i Group in March 2017. Jeremy is also a member of the Credit Management Committee. At 3i Debt Management, Jeremy was a member of the Executive and Risk Committee of 3i Group plc and CEO and Managing Partner of the Debt Management business since inception. Previously, Jeremy was the founder of Mizuho's Leveraged Finance business in 1988 and founder of the third-party independent fund management business, Mizuho Investment Management, in 2005. At Mizuho, he had overall responsibility for LBO/MBO franchise, leveraged syndications, mezzanine finance and equity fund business in Europe, US and Asia (excluding Japan). A veteran of the LBO and M&A markets, Jeremy has over 30 years of relevant experience globally. He holds a B.A. (Honours) degree in business administration and is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.
Kevin Kendra is a managing director in Fitch Ratings’ New York office. He currently manages the US structured credit group responsible for CLOs and other structured credit ratings. The structured credit team is charged with assigning new issue CLO ratings, maintaining the accuracy of existing ratings, providing useful tools to investors and publishing research on transaction characteristics and performance. Prior to this post he served as group credit ffficer for US and Latin America Structured Finance. In this role he maintained and further enhanced the quality of credit analysis within the structured finance and covered bonds teams, particularly with respect to criteria used for rating analysis and raising awareness of developing trends. Previously to that he held various positions within Fitch’s Structured Credit and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) groups. He managed Fitch’s structured credit team through the most recent financial crisis. Prior to that, he was responsible for CDO surveillance within the structured credit group. He was responsible for rating CMBS transactions in Fitch’s U.S. CMBS group before joining the CDO group in 2002.
Matthew Andrews, CFA, is a managing director and head of capital markets within structured credit at CIFC. He has 15 years of experience in investment banking, structured finance and business development. Prior to joining CIFC, Matthew was head of CLO origination and structuring for RBS Securities Inc's US CLO business. Prior to running the CLO business, he was a director in the asset backed finance group where he was responsible for originating, financing, structuring and distributing new issue securitizations backed primarily by leveraged loans, credit cards and consumer loan receivables. Prior to joining RBS Securities Inc, via Greenwich Capital Markets, Inc, Matthew was an associate at Banc One Capital Markets, Inc, where he focused on originating, structuring and distributing securitizations backed by credit cards, consumer loans, auto loans, student loans, rental cars and equipment loans. In addition he originated and distributed senior unsecured debt issuances for investment grade companies while at Ban One Capital Markets, Inc. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance with a minor in economics from Southern Methodist University.
Matthew heads the credit team within Pearl Diver Capital and has 15 years of buy side experience in leveraged finance. Previously, Matthew was a credit analyst with Alcentra, where he covered multiple sectors including media and publishing, leisure and gaming, retails and environmental services. He holds a BSc in economics from the University of Wales, Swansea.
Neil Desai joined Highland Capital in 2015 to run CLO trading. Prior to joining Highland, Neil built and ran a $2bn cross-sector securitized products portfolio for Pfizer Treasury. He began his career structuring and trading various CDO/CLO, non-agency RMBS, and other asset-backed securities at Credit Suisse and Barclays. Neil received a B.S. and M.Eng in computer science from MIT.
Nikunj Gupta, CFA, joined the Deutsche Bank European CLO New Issue team in 2015. He has over 10 years 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 focused 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.
Paul Byrne is a sales and relationship manager in the investment management sector and the Nordic Region for Corporate Trust in EMEA. Paul has over 10 years of experience within the structured finance industry. Prior to his current role, Paul was a team leader in Corporate Trust working primarily with CLO, fund and conduit structures. He has been with BNY Mellon since 2006. Before joining BNY Mellon, Paul worked in JP Morgan, Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank in a variety of roles. Paul has a degree in marketing from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Paul Farrow is an expert trainer and coach with over 30 years' experience. He has advised a wide range of companies on how to pitch, present and persuade, with a particular focus on financial services. His clients include Fidelity/Eight Roads, RBS, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, Paragon, Harbourvest, TIME Investments and Investec. He is also a regular speaker at industry conferences on investment and private equity. Paul's background combines PR (MD, financial services at PR agency Fishburn), financial journalism (deputy editor of IFR at Thomson Reuters) and investment banking (Swiss Bank Corp).
Sean Solis is a partner in the New York office and Dechert's global finance practice. He concentrates on structured products and other similar capital markets transactions, the formation and representation of credit funds, and capital markets regulation, with a focus on the risk retention regulations in both the EU and United States. Sean is a key advisor to many participants in the securitisation and credit markets. He represents numerous asset managers, arrangers and issuers in structured financings and debt transactions including institutional investors at all levels of the capital structure, with a focus on collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) and other complex financings as well as ongoing compliance issues regarding onshore and offshore investment funds, collateralised debt obligations, and other structured products.
Steve Vaccaro is co-CEO and chief investment officer at CIFC, and has 39 years of experience in corporate lending and asset management. He previously served as legacy CIFC's co-chief investment officer and was named chief investment officer of CIFC upon its merger with Deerfield Capital Corp. Steve spent 25 years at JPM where he began his banking career, and where he received his credit training. At JPM, his roles included managing director and co-head of the firm's Media group. Steve's experience at JPM also included merchant banking, including mezzanine and equity co-investing, and roles as a credit supervising officer in the bank's corporate banking department, member of the bank's credit audit group and team leader in the firm's land transportation and global automotive corporate lending groups. Steve holds a B.A. in economics from Cornell University.
Tom Majewski is the founder and managing partner of Eagle Point Credit Management, a specialist alternative investment managed focuses exclusively on the CLO market. Prior to founding Eagle Point, Tom was a managing director and head of CLOs at RBS.
Woody Bradford, CFA, is chairman and chief executive officer at Conning. Prior to joining Conning in 2010, Woody was an operating partner with Advent International, a global private equity firm. Previously, he spent 12 years at Putnam Investments where he had multiple roles, including head of corporate development and chief operating officer of global distribution. Woody is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and of the Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar. He is currently chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Food Bank, and previously served as a member of the supervisory board of Quoniam Asset Management GmbH. Woody has over 23 years of industry experience.
Wynne Comer is a managing director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she is global head of the CLO primary business. She has spent 8 years at BAML, and before that worked for almost 14 years at Citi. She is based in New York.