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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 is chairman and chief executive officer at Conning.
Wynne Comer is managing director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she is head of US CLO structuring She has spent 8 years at BAML, and before that worked for almost 14 years at Citi. She is based in New York.