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Sayed joined Creditflux in 2010, covering the emergence of the global 2.0 CLO market from its inception. Since January 2017 he has served as the editor, responsible for its online news and print publications, which cover CLOs, structured credit and direct lending news and analysis.
Guillaume Mear is a Managing Director at BNP Paribas in New York where he runs Structured Credit Trading. His team provides access to a variety of structured investments and funding solutions to institutional investors. Before relocating to New York, Guillaume was responsible for correlation trading at BNP Paribas in London. Guillaume holds a Master’s Degree in Science and Executive Engineering from Mines ParisTech.
Zaheen is part of the Structuring business at J.P. Morgan with a focus on Credit and Rate Markets. His team is responsible for the origination, structuring and execution of derivative structured credit and illiquid assets. Zaheen has been at JPM for 15 years and has worked in both London and New York. He sits on the ICE Clear Credit and ICE Clear Europe Risk Committees and on the Markit Technical Advisory Committee.
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.
Mr. Roesler joined Apollo in 2014 and is a member of the Structured Products Group where he is responsible for Synthetic Structured Credit Investing. Prior to joining Apollo, he was a Director at Citigroup where he was a senior member of the Credit Correlation Group focusing on Illiquid Opportunities and Risk Management. Before Citigroup, Mr. Roesler was a member of the fixed income structuring team at Deutsche Bank. He graduated from the College of New Jersey with a BS in finance.
Dan Alderson is deputy editor of Creditflux, an Acuris company, where he is particularly focused on global credit trading (including single name CDS, indices, options, tranches, bespoke products, cross-asset solutions, relative value, QIS, cash credit). He also began his career at financial journalism at Creditflux, before leaving in 2011 to become IFIS editor at EuroWeek. After EuroWeek he became loans and derivatives editor for GlobalCapital. He joined Creditflux's sister publication Debtwire as Loans editor at Debtwire CEEMEA before rejoining Creditflux as deputy editor in 2018.
Dan has a BA (hons) from the University of London.
Fabien Carruzzo, head of the firm’s Derivatives and Structured Products group, counsels asset managers, hedge funds, private equity funds, mutual funds, investment banks, commodity traders and other market participants in the full spectrum of transactional and regulatory derivatives matters, including prime brokerage, repos, securities lending, futures, clearing, collateral segregation and similar arrangements, as well as complex bespoke derivatives, swap and structured repo financing transactions, and derivatives in securitization structures. Fabien’s practice covers a wide range of equity, credit, currency, commodity, fund and fixed income derivatives.
He also counsels clients in assessing and mitigating the liquidity, credit, insolvency and regulatory risks inherent in trading financial products, and advises market participants on the implementation of regulatory reforms affecting the derivatives and futures industry.
John Williams is a partner in the New York office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Alternative Investments Practice.
Mr. Williams advises on issues involving derivatives documentation and regulatory matters, including commodities and securities regulation, applicable to both cleared and uncleared derivatives transactions. Mr. Williams’s work includes issues relating to the central clearing and regulated trading of derivatives, both in the US and in the cross border environment. Mr. Williams developed and continues to manage the implementation of the Futures Industry Association’s CCP Risk Review, the leading comparative analysis of the rules and regulations of CCPs around the world. He has also advised several leading futures commission merchants on the development and execution of client clearing documentation.
Mr. Williams also specializes in credit derivatives. He was lead counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) on both the Big Bang Protocol and Small Bang Protocol and on each of the CDS Settlement Protocols published by ISDA prior to that. More recently, he led Milbank’s engagement as counsel for the members of the ISDA Determinations Committee voting not to declare a Credit Event in respect of Caesars Entertainment Corporation before the ISDA Determinations Committee External Review Panel.
Mr. Williams served as counsel to a consortium of Canadian and European banks in the advocacy efforts with US and non-US regulators on the extra-territorial application of the Volcker Rule. He also represented the dealer group in the restructuring of the USD32bn Canadian Asset-Backed Commercial Paper market, which is to date the largest single restructuring of synthetic structured credit products.
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.
Bill is a partner in Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, where he specializes in financial instruments and transactions valuation, accounting and risk management. He helps his clients with a range of issues, including governance, strategy, transaction structuring and model risk management. Bill leads Deloitte’s derivatives & hedging advisory services, which provides a range of services to corporate derivatives users, including exposure identification, hedge strategy development and maintenance of hedge accounting. He has extensive experience assisting financial institutions with financial instruments and transactions accounting under both International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP). Bill co-leads Deloitte’s Audit Valuation practice, overseeing all derivatives, MSR and securities valuation specialists as they support Deloitte’s audit practice.
Bill holds a Master in Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management, with a focus on financial engineering and strategy. Bill is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California and New York.
Mike founded Creditflux in 2001 and now works to expand its news and data to cover new markets and topics.
Akram Ayyash is a Vice President at BNP Paribas within Structured Credit Trading where he runs CDX HY and IG tranche market making. Akram joined the bank in 2014 and worked on various product lines within structured credit, including credit derivatives, structured financing, and correlation products. Akram holds a Masters in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan
Michael joined LFIS in September 2015. Michael is a credit derivatives expert with particular competence in trading, technology and mathematics and cross-asset expertise. Michael previously served as a senior correlation trader at Société Générale, from 2005 to 2011, where he was responsible for the correlation book. He then headed the US credit equity proprietary trading desk at BNP Paribas from 2011 to 2014, setting up statistical credit-equity arbitrage strategies based on quantitative signal detection and fundamental analysis.
Michael graduated from Telecom Sud Paris and holds a Master’s degree in Probability and Finance from Paris VI University.
From 2009-2015 Sam was primarily focused on bespoke tranches and structured credit products within J.P. Morgan’s Credit Correlation desk. Since 2015 Sam has run J.P. Morgan’s Index Tranche trading desk as part of JP Morgan’s wider Macro Credit business. His team trade structured credit products based on standardized US & European Markit CDS indices across both High Yield and Investment grade credit.
Fayçal joined Societe Generale in 2007 after spending three years at Deloitte auditing modelling methodologies of the main French banks.
He joined the quantitative research team in Paris with his main client being the credit exotic trading desk. Fayçal focused on pricing methodologies and credit volatility. After three years in Paris, he took an opportunity to join the credit exotic trading desk in London. The main challenge was diversification of the business model of the desk by increasing its distribution client base. Fayçal was named Head of European Exotic Credit Trading and has been responsible for the desk in Europe since 2017.
Fayçal graduated from CentraleSupélec, a French institute of research and higher education in engineering and science. He also has an MSc in Probability and Finance from the University of Paris VI.
Jerzy Pawlowski is an Adjunct Professor of Financial Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in New York. Before moving to academia in 2013 he was a veteran of the credit risk and credit markets. At Citibank he was responsible for evaluating the counterparty credit exposure of Citi's derivatives portfolio. In 1999 Jerzy helped structure Primus FP, the first credit derivatives product company, where he developed a Monte Carlo credit portfolio model to gain AAA ratings for Primus.
In 2004 he started trading in the new markets for credit indices and index tranches. Jerzy was a credit trader and later a portfolio manager at several buy-side firms: Angelo Gordon, Mariner-Tricadia, Primus Asset Management, Diamond Notch, and Millennium. He traded both corporate and sovereign credit, and all the major credit indices.
Jerzy has an M.Sc. in Physics from Jagellonian University, Krakow and a Ph.D in Physics from the State University of New York, Buffalo.