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Stephen Anderberg is a managing director and sector lead in Structured Finance at S&P Global Ratings. Before becoming a sector lead, he was responsible for teams rating different types of structured finance transactions. These include collateralized loan obligations (CLOs),commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), and esoteric asset-backed securities (ABS) backed by a diverse array of assets including aircraft,container, and rail car leases; small business and timeshare loans; and others including tobacco settlement funds, intellectual property rights and renewable energy leases/loans.Steve has held various leadership positions within S&P Global Ratings,building teams responsible for surveilling transactions, implementing processes and systems used to monitor transaction performance and participating in the development of the criteria used to rate CLOs. Steve joined S&P Global Ratings in August of 1999 after working for the City of New York's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Finance,Legal and Revenue division, forecasting revenues and generating budget projections for various agencies of the city.Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Studies from Adelphi University and a master of business administration degree from Baruch College of the City University of New York, where he graduated with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma).
Mr. Andrews is a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets, and a Senior Portfolio Manager on CIFC’s Structured Credit Investment business. Mr. Andrews has 17 years of experience in investment banking and structured finance. Prior to joining CIFC, Mr. Andrews was Head of CLO Origination and Structuring for RBS Securities Inc.’s U.S. CLO business. Prior to running the CLO business, Mr. Andrews 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., Mr. Andrews 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. Mr. Andrews holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a minor in Economics from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Andrews is a CFA charterholder.
Comer is the Chief Operating Officer and has nearly thirty years of experience in the structured credit markets.
Prior to AGL, from 2007 to 2019, Comer served as Global Head of the CLO Primary business at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she led a team in New York and London to originate, structure, market and syndicate CLOs and other securitized credit products. The team distributed the products to a diverse range of institutional investors in the U.S., Asia and Europe.
Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2007, Comer spent 14 years at Citigroup in a wide range of roles, including Global Structured Products, Global Structured Bonds and Public Finance. Comer started her career in Tokyo with three years as an analyst in the International Project Finance Group at Sanwa Bank, the predecessor firm of Mitsubishi UFJ.
Comer has a BA in Economics from Cornell University and a MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. She was recently a Board Member of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association and the President’s Council of Cornell Women.
Tom Davidson is assistant editor for Creditflux, the leading global leading information source for credit funds and CLOs. He focuses on event content and special features. After joining Creditflux in 2005 he moved to New York in 2012 to setup the Creditflux US office. He graduated from Cambridge University with an MSci in Natural Sciences.
Hiram is Global Head of Structured Credit and Senior Portfolio Manager for all of Alcentra’s structured credit investment funds. He oversees approximately $5 billion of investments in structured products, with a particular focus on CLO investments, across Alcentra’s funds.
Hiram joined Alcentra in 2008 and founded the structured investment business, launching the first opportunistic fund during the credit crisis in 2009. Previously, Hiram was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and head of the CLO structuring and origination business in London. During his 8 years at Morgan Stanley, Hiram structured and originated various credit arbitrage vehicles including CLOs and Opportunity Funds. Prior to 1999, Hiram was an Analyst at Prudential Securities in the Asset Backed Securities Group.
Hiram graduated cum laude from Bowdoin College with a dual major in Philosophy and Neuroscience.
Amanda Karlsson is a Senior Research Consultant at NEPC, LLC where she is the lead researcher on credit hedge funds and co-head of NEPC’s Credit Beta Group. She is responsible generating top-down investment themes for the firm and for the investment due diligence and monitoring of corporate L/S credit, structured credit, credit RV, as well as multi-strategy and opportunistic credit strategies, both in the US and in Europe. Prior to NEPC, Amanda was an Consultant at Matrix Capital Management, LLC and an Associate at Meritage Group LP. At Meritage, she served as part of a team responsible for the sourcing, due diligence and selection of hedge fund managers. Amanda received a BA in Economics from Cornell University and is a CFA® Charterholder.
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.
Robert Kinderman is a Partner and Head of Credit Strategies, where he is responsible for credit-sensitive investments, including RMBS, CMBS, ABS, CLOs, performing and non-performing loans, and corporate credit strategies. He also oversees strategy development and research for credit-sensitive products.
Mr. Kinderman joined Ellington in 1998, where he began by developing mortgage default models as well as pieces of Ellington’s proprietary portfolio management systems. The liquidity crisis of October 1998 quickly pushed Mr. Kinderman toward portfolio management as he aided in portfolio de-levering. In 2002, he helped form Ellington’s first dedicated MBS/ABS credit fund, which focused on distressed opportunities in Manufactured Housing and 1998/1999 vintage subprime. As portfolio manager for credit-sensitive investments at Ellington, Mr. Kinderman continued to focus on distressed investments in the wake of the 2007/2008 crisis.
Mr. Kinderman earned a B.A. from Yale in 1998 with distinction in Economics and in Mathematics.
Mr. Moffitt is the Head of Tactical Investment Opportunities, President of Trimaran Advisors and CAVU Investment Partners LLC, a member of the LibreMax Investment Committee and Chairman of the Trimaran Investment Committee. He is responsible for PE-style fund management in Regulatory Capital and CLO Opportunities.
Prior to joining LibreMax, Mr. Moffitt was a Partner at J.C. Flowers & Co. where he was responsible for the firm’s investments in fixed income assets as well as the head of J.C. Flowers Asset Management. Prior to Flowers, Mr. Moffitt was a founding member of Mead Park Asset Management LLC where he was a Portfolio Manager for regulatory capital investing and Co-President of the firm’s CLO management platform. Prior to Mead Park, Mr. Moffittwas a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and global head of the firm’s securitization, asset finance business and structured solutions banking business. Mr. Moffitt has held similar positions at MatlinPatterson Global Advisors (Senior Advisor), Merrill Lynch & Co. (Head Structured Products Distribution – Americas), RBS Greenwich Capital and Credit Suisse.
Prior to banking, Mr. Moffitt practiced law with Brown Rudnick in Boston and is a member of the Massachusetts, New York and United States Supreme Court bars. He served a term as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law (magna cum laude, order of the Coif) and Binghamton University.
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 recently completed a MS in mathematical finance at Oxford University.
Putri Pascualy, CFA, CQF (Irvine) is a Partner and Managing Director. Putri also sits on the Investment Committee and the Credit Committee. As the Senior Credit Strategist, she manages the pipeline of opportunities across the public and private credit spectrum. Putri has also developed and managed custom portfolio solutions for leading institutional investors including top U.S. public and ERISA pension plans. She serves on the firm’s Investment Oversight and Credit Committees. Prior to PAAMCO, Putri was a consultant with Cornerstone Research, building valuation models for high-profile securities class action and intellectual property cases.
She earned her BA and MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Putri is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Barron’s and CNBC, and is the author of “Investing in Credit Hedge Funds” (McGraw-Hill).
Ms. Roche serves as a Portfolio Manager and Managing Director and is responsible for Securitized Corporate Credit. Ms. Roche joined ZAIS in September of 2004 and since has had significant involvement in the investment analysis of corporate backed CDO tranches, credit derivatives and synthetic securitizations and the management of the funds holding these securities. She also contributed to the development of analytical systems and the group’s quantitative modeling capabilities. Before joining ZAIS, Ms. Roche attended New York University and Trinity College Dublin. She earned a B.S. in Chemistry from NYU and an M.A. in Mathematics of Finance from Columbia University.
Ms. Salas is a Director at DWS Investment Management where she is a structured finance research analyst specializing in US and European collateralized loan obligations. In addition to making investment recommendations on CLOs for the global platform, Ms. Salas also works with the leveraged loan team who manages CLOs to advise on structure, documentation and new issuance. Prior to joining DWS in 2005, she was a Director at FitchRatings responsible for rating Collateralized Debt Obligations and Residential Mortgage Backed Securities. Ms. Salas has BS in Finance from the University of Delaware and is CFA Charterholder. She has 20 years of industry experience.
Milen serves as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at AIG Investments. He is head of the CLO Investments Group within the Public Credit Group and responsible for a team of investment professionals that manage a global portfolio of approximately $9.5 billion. Milen has 16 years of experience in the structured credit and leveraged loan markets. Prior to joining AIG in 2010, he was a vice president on the Credit Structuring and CLO banking teams at Deutsche Bank. Prior to that, he was at Ernst & Young LLP as part of the structured products advisory practice. Milen received his B.S. in finance from Ithaca College.
Eli is a Managing Director of Cliffwater LLC and a member of our hedge fund research team. Prior to joining Cliffwater in 2007, Eli was a Senior Associate at MSCI Barra, where he conducted research in the areas of trading cost, securities analyst skill, real estate risk, firm valuation, and alpha forecasts.
He earned a BA in Astrophysics and Economics with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA with highest honors from The Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles. Eli holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Society Los Angeles.
A distinguished finance and securitization attorney, author and speaker, Sean M. Solis is a partner in the New York office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Alternative Investments Practice.
Mr. Solis has counseled US and international asset managers and hedge funds in connection with tens of billions of dollars of transactions across a wide variety of collateralized loan obligation transactions (“CLOs”) as well as other complex structured credit financing arrangements. Moreover, Mr. Solis is an expert in the various regulatory regimes applicable in the securitization space including the US and EU Risk Retention Rules and the Volcker Rule. In addition, Mr. Solis has significant experience with secured and unsecured lending transactions and he has advised asset managers and institutional buyers in connection with strategic investments in private investment firms and on structuring complex transactions in preparation for liquidity events.
Mr. Solis is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading attorneys in the representation of CLO collateral managers and CLO equity investors. Clients describe him as “very intelligent, commercial and always willing to go above and beyond to satisfy client needs and demands.” Mr. Solis is recognized by Chambers USA (2018), where peers note that he is “a young but very seasoned partner in the CLO space,” and clients praise his work ethic and creativity noting that he “works tirelessly for his clients and is consistently at the forefront of new market developments.” Mr. Solis is a frequent speaker at securitization industry conferences and is regularly quoted on industry matters by Creditflux, Reuters, Bloomberg and other leading financial media outlets.