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The Finance Dublin Securitisation Conference 2005-
Investment and Issuance: Debt, ABS and Credit

28th - 29th November 2005, Burlington Hotel, Dublin

Speaker Biographies

Anton D Simon

Head of European High Yield
Putnam Investments

Anton was co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of New Flag Asset Management until its acquisition by Putnam Investments in June 2002 and has spent more than half of his banking and investment career in High Yield asset management. His career commenced with Lloyds Bank International in 1977 with postings in Brazil, USA and the UK, all solely focused on corporate lending. In 1985, through United Bank of Kuwait out of London, he became the first non-US committed investor in US High Yield. In 1990 he initiated the first of four Guernsey based US High Yield Funds. Anton heads up Putnam's High Yield and Leveraged asset funds in Europe

Alexander Batchvarov

Head of International Structured Finance Research
Merrill Lynch

Alexander joined Merrill Lynch in March 1998 as head of international structured credit research. He and his team provide research coverage of the structured credit market developments in Europe and Asia. The team regularly publishes The International Structured Credit Weekly to provide in-depth analysis of market developments, as well as research reports dedicated to specific transactions or sectors of the market, such as MBS in different countries, long-dated bonds, securities finance companies, etc. Alexander's team has consistently been ranked the number one securitisation research provider in investors surveys by ISR, SFI, EuroMoney, Credit Magazine and Institutional Investor. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Alexander worked for several years as a structured finance analyst in the ABS Group and a sovereign analyst in the sovereign risk unit of Moody's Investors Service in London and New York. Prior to Moody's, Alexander was a manager in the emerging markets financial institutions group in Citibank in New York. Alexander holds a Ph.D. in international economics from the National Academy of Sciences in Bulgaria and an MBA in Finance from University of Alberta in Canada. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of AIMR and NYSSA.

Moorad Choudhry

Visiting Professor, Department of Economics
London Metropolitan University, and Visiting Research Fellow, ISMA Centre, University of Reading

Moorad Choudhry is Head of Treasury at KBC Financial Products in London. He joined there from JPMorgan Chase Bank, where he was a vice-president in Structured Finance Services sales and marketing. Prior to that he was at Hambros Bank Limited in their Treasury division and at ABN Amro Hoare Govett Sterling Bonds Limited, where he ran the money markets desk. He began his City career at the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Moorad is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics, London Metropolitan University, a Visiting Research Fellow at the ISMA Centre, University of Reading, a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Mathematical Trading and Finance, Cass Business School, and a Fellow of the Securities Institute. He is author of The Bond and Money Markets (Butterworth Heinemann 2001), Structured Credit Products: Credit Derivatives and Synthetic Securitisation (John Wiley 2004) and The Money Markets Handbook (John Wiley 2005).

Philip Wooldridge

Senior Economist, Financial Markets, Monetary and Economic Department
Bank for International Settlements

Philip Wooldridge is a senior economist at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. He has worked in the Financial Markets section since 2000, researching topics of interest to central banks. Philip writes regularly about conditions in global financial markets, focussing in particular on credit markets, for the BIS Quarterly Review. The BIS Quarterly Review provides in-depth analysis of developments in international banking, debt securities and derivatives markets. Philip has also published articles on topics ranging from changing links between mature and emerging markets to the euro interest rate swap market and the impact of rating announcements on CDS prices.

Maureen R. Coen

Managing Director and Global Head of Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Origination
Credit Suisse First Boston

Maureen R. Coen is a Managing Director and Global Head of Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Origination at Credit Suisse First Boston. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in October 2000, Maureen spent seven and a half years at Moody’s Investors Service. Over her tenure at Moody’s, Maureen ran the Asset-Backed Securitization Group for one and half years and the ABCP Group for over three years. Maureen received a Juris Doctorate and a M.B.A. from Syracuse University, graduating cum laude, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Dayton, graduating magna cum laude.

Liam O'Reilly

Chief Executive
Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority

Liam is chief executive of the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority (IFSRA), which is responsible for the regulation of the financial services industry, both from a prudential and a conduct of business viewpoint. Liam was educated in University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. He has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a PhD in Econometrics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Statistics. He has served at a senior level in the Central Bank in economic research, financial control, international relations and financial markets. He served on the review group on auditing in Ireland and was a member of the interim board of the Irish auditing and accounting supervisory authority, which prepared the legislation to set up a Statutory Supervisory Body for the Accountancy profession.

Rob Ford

Head of European ABS trading
Barclays Capital and Co-Chair, the European Securitisation Forum (ESF) Traders Working Group

Rob, aged 41, is head of European ABS secondary trading at Barclays Capital in London. He has been trading ABS since 1989 (when Barclays launched their first MBS issue - Gracechurch Mortgage Finance). He was also responsible for building Barclays Capital's successful Libor credit trading team, and he still retains particular responsibility for trading the Sterling FRN book. Previously he has traded corporate bonds, gilts and before that futures & bond options (both on LIFFE and OTC), in a career with Barclays spanning almost 20 years. Prior to joining Barclays he obtained a degree in Music from Colchester Institute School of Music and in his spare time plays keyboards in a successful rock band.

Louis Hagen

Executive Director and Member of the Board
Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken e.V. (Association of German Pfandbrief Banks) and Chairman, European Covered Bond Council (ECBC)

Prior to assuming his present position as Executive Director of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks in Berlin and Chairman of the European Covered Bond Council in Brussels, Dr. Louis Hagen held several executive positions within the organization in the Bonn and Brussels offices. Previously, he was Senior Manager of Property Redevelopment Management at Bayerische Hypo-und Vereinsbank AG and Assistant Manager at BV-Beteiligungsgesellschaft, a subsidiary of Bayerische Vereinsbank AG. He has practiced law in Munich and New York. Dr. Hagen received his law degree from Munich University and his doctorate from Berlin University.

Andrew Curtin

Head of Credit Investments
Anglo Irish Bank

Andrew joined Anglo Irish Bank in November 2001 having previously worked in a variety of roles for Citibank in London, Amsterdam and Jakarta. At Anglo Irish he is responsible for a proprietary portfolio of bank and emerging market risks in addition to an ABS portfolio invested across the ratings spectrum.

Patrick Coleman

Managing Director

Patrick Coleman is managing director at Depfa Bank having joined from Commerzbank Europe (Ireland) in 2006 where he was head of treasury.

Dermot Hardy

Head of Treasury
Aareal Bank AG, Dublin Branch

Dermot Hardy is Head of Treasury for Aareal Bank AG, Dublin Branch where he is responsible for managing the treasury function and the Branch balance sheet, which is currently over EUR 4 billion. One specific task has been to set-up and manage an ABS portfolio. He has developed Dublin Branch into the only centre in the Group which has a mandate to invest in investment grade ABS. Over the past two yeas he has built up a portfolio of bonds which are held both in the buy-to-hold and trading books, for the Group. The current focus is on RMBS, CMBS, Autos, Credit Cards and Student Loans, a recent addition to the mandate has been CDOs backed by ABS and backed by MBS. Prior to this he spent 5 years working for Bankgesellschaft Berlin (Ireland) plc where he was Head of Banking and managed the BGB Ireland portfolio. As well as managing the ABS book he was also involved in developed structural solutions to manage balance sheet capital. He was also one of the portfolio managers for the BGB ABS portfolio, which included two ABCP Conduits, where he was involved in asset selection and portfolio management decisions for the group. In previous employment Dermot worked as an Economist, a treasury consultant and a government bond trader. He has extensive experience of trading interest rate futures, bonds, currencies and credit products. Dermot is also the current Chairman of the Investor/Issuer Group of the Irish Securitisation Forum.

Ludo Schockaert

Managing Director
Dexia Investments Ireland

Ludo is responsible for the ABS/MBS in the Credit Spread Portfolio of Dexia Group, which operates from Dublin, Brussels, New York, Paris, Rome and Singapore, managing ABS/MBS of over 20 billion Euro equivalent. He set up the Irish entities of the bank in 1989, moved to Geneva in 2000 and came back in 2002 to accomplish the centralisation of the group portfolio management in Dublin. He holds law degree from the University of Ghent, Belgium and did a Masters in International Law at the Université libre de Bruxelles.

Neil Ryan

Managing Director
Naspa Dublin and Head of Investors Working Group, Irish Securitisation Forum

Neil graduated in 1988 from Trinity College Dublin (LL.B.), in 1989 from London School of Economics (LL.M.) and from London Business School in 1996 (M.B.A.). Neil has lectured at the Quinn School of Business (undergraduate) and Smurfit School of Business (postgraduate) at University College Dublin. Naspa Dublin is the Irish subsidiary of Nassauische Sparkasse (Naspa), Germany's fourth largest public savings bank. It is headquartered in Wiesbaden, the state capital of Hesse.

Kevin Kilduff

Investment Manager
Bradford and Bingley Treasury Services (Ireland)

Prior to joining Bradford and Bingley in January 2004, Kevin was chief executive officer with West End Capital Advisors, the investment advisor to Structured Investment Vehicle, Rathgar Capital Corp. Prior to that he was chief investment officer for West End Capital Management where he managed the investment portfolio for Rathgar, which included RMBS, CMBS, Credit Cards, Home Equities, Autos, CDOs and bank debt. Previously, Kevin worked at Commerzbank Europe in Dublin where he was head of treasury, prior to that at the Halifax Building Society in the UK as a senior dealer in Asset-Backed Securities and prior to that at National Home Loans PLC in the UK as assistant treasurer. Kevin has been an investor in the Asset Backed markets since 1991, and has 24 years of industry experience. Kevin received a BA from Maynooth College in Ireland (1981). He earned the Certificate of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland in 1987.

Turlough Galvin


Turlough Galvin is a partner in the tax and structured finance group of Matheson. He advises blue-chip international corporations, investment banks and financial institutions doing business in and through Ireland. He practices corporate tax specialising in structured finance, securitisation, CDOs, repackaging, credit derivatives and mergers and acquisitions. Turlough was involved in re-drafting the Irish securitisation legislation in 2002/2003, the Irish VAT legislation relating to structured finance transactions in 2004, the Irish tax legislation relating to the implementation of IAS as it impacts upon structured finance transactions in 2005 and the Irish tax legislation relating to withholding tax on bonds in 2006. Turlough lectures and writes regularly on international tax and structured finance issues.

Angela Foyle

Partner, Tax Services
BDO Stoy Hayward

Angela is a tax specialist who trained and worked at Big 4 firms and also spent time with Linklaters. She has worked with financial sector clients for over ten years, specialising both in front-office and back-office. Her clients in the past have included Lloyds TSB plc, The Prudential, Old Mutual plc, Standard Chartered, Northern Rock and the Nationwide Building Society. She has also advised clients on mergers and acquisitions on the tax implications of structured products. Angela has worked with a number of international clients and therefore has a high-level grasp of transfer-pricing issues. She is one of BDO Stoy Hayward's IFRS tax champions, and advises our clients on the tax implications of IFRS.

PJ Henehan

Tax Partner, Financial Services Group
Ernst & Young

PJ Henehan is a tax partner in Ernst & Young's Financial Services Group and has been with the firm for over 25 years. With more than two decades of experience in the taxation field, he is a leading expert in structuring financial products for banks, fund management and insurance companies, as well as for high net worth clients.

He is a member of the Ernst & Young Global Financial Services Group, consisting of professionals from such disciplines as tax, structured finance, audit and actuarial services. PJ lectures regularly on taxation for various professional organisations in Ireland and abroad. He is also the author of numerous articles and booklets for Ernst & Young and its clients. He is a member of the Taoiseachs Insurance Committee, which advises Government on the development of Ireland as an insurance domicile of choice. He is a Fellow of the Irish Taxation Institute and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Deirdre Somers

Director of Listing
Irish Stock Exchange and Chair, Irish Securitisation Forum

Deirdre Somers is Director of Listing at the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) with responsibility for equity, debt and investment fund listings. She participated on the EU Council working groups on the drafting of the Prospectus and Transparency Directives as the Irish Government expert and advised on the primary market aspects of the Market Abuse and Markets in Financial Instruments Directives. She worked with the Irish Regulator on the Committee of European Securities Regulators work on prospectus disclosure, chairing subgroups on ABS and investment funds. She is a Member of the Irish Company Law Review Group and co-chair of the Plc Committee of CLRG which has, interalia, responsibility for oversight of the implementation of EU Directives into Irish company law. In 2005, she was appointed as Chairman of the Irish Securitisation Forum. A chartered accountant by profession, prior to joining the ISE in 1995, she specialised in international tax with KPMG.

Francesco Garzarelli

Chief Interest Rate Strategist
Goldman Sachs

Francesco Garzarelli is Chief Interest Rate Strategist at Goldman Sachs. He is based in London. His research interests include credit risk and he has developed econometric models in this area. Francesco's work appears in several of Goldman Sachs' publications as well as the Journal of Fixed Income and the Credit magazine. Francesco started working for Goldman Sachs in September 1993 as a consultant to the government bond trading desk of Goldman Sachs Sim, Milan. He joined the Economics team in London at the end of 1995 specialising on Southern European economies. He moved to his current focus area in 1998. Francesco holds a MSc in Finance from the London Business School. He is a graduate cum laude of Bocconi University, Milan and has studied at the Hochschule St.Gallen in Switzerland.

Alex Cataldo

Vice President, Senior Credit Officer
Moody's Investor Services Ltd.

Alex Cataldo is a Vice President for Moody's EMEA structured finance team. He has been lead Analyst for European structured finance transactions covering a variety of asset classes (including Governmental Receivables, NPLs, ABS (ie. consumer loans, leases, esoterics) RMBS, CMBS, and CDOs. He is currently the senior team member for securitisation transactions rated out of Italy, in which he has focused his main activities for close to 5 years. Before joining Moody's, he completed his Masters studies at SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy. Previous to that, he worked as a strategy consultant for KPMG in London and as a professor in Massachusetts (USA) where he also obtained his first degree in International Relations at Boston University.

Andrew Dennis

Executive Director, ABS Syndicate
UBS Investment Bank

Andrew Dennis runs UBS's European ABS syndicate . Andrew has been with UBS for 15 years. For three years Andrew was head of European ABS and Structured Finance research. Prior to that he was in the Debt Capital Markets team. Within Debt Capital Markets Andrew worked in London and the United States in a variety of roles covering both securitisation and unsecured capital raising.

Tara Doyle

Matheson Ormsby Prentice

Tara is a partner in the banking and financial services department at Matheson Ormsby Prentice. She advises a wide range of Irish and international financial institutions in relation to structured finance transactions including securitisations, bond repackagings and note issues. Tara also advises Irish and international clients in relation to the regulation of investment services in Ireland and the establishment of investment funds. Author of the chapter on "Structured Finance - Securitisation" in the Law Society of Ireland's professional practice guide to Banking and Corporate Financial Services, 2003

Ray Wyer

Director and Head of Specialist Origination, ABS
Bank of Ireland International Finance

Ray Wyer is Head of Specialist Origination at Bank of Ireland. He is a member of the European Securitisation Forum investors committee and the Irish Securitisation Forum Steering Group. The bank is an investor in the securitisation market globally with a large floating rate portfolio of various asset classes. They also act as Securities Investment Manager for third parties.

Georg Grodzki

Global Head of Credit Research
Legal & General

Georg Grodzki is Global Head of Credit Research at Legal & General having joined from RBC Capital Markets. His previous professional experience includes assignments in merchant banking, management consulting and regional government. Mr Grodzki obtained a Master of Business Administration at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, and a Master of Economics at the University of Cologne.

Jeremy Carter

Director, European Structured Finance Group
FITCH Ratings

Jeremy Carter is a director in Fitch Ratings' European structured finance group. As a senior member of the credit derivatives team, Jeremy is responsible for conducting rating analyses of synthetic CDOs, writing market research, and analyzing innovative synthetic structures. Before joining Fitch, Jeremy ran the London office for Institutional Investor. During his time as a journalist he edited Derivatives Week and Securitization News as well as writing for both the Journal of Structured Finance and Risk magazine. Jeremy is a graduate of Exeter University.

Ralf Grossman

Director of Fixed Income/Credit Research
IXIS Corporate & Investment Bank

Dr. Ralf Grossmann studied Economics in Frankfurt and Paris. In 1997 he graduated with a doctor’s degree in the field of empirical economics. Before Ralf Grossmann joined CDC Marchés Frankfurt (CDC IXIS Capital Markets since January 2001, renamed into IXIS Corporate & Investment Bank in November 2004) as a Fixed Income Analyst in 1997, he worked as an assistance professor at the University of Frankfurt and as a consultant for quantitative research.

In April 1999, Ralf Grossmann became Senior analyst for the Jumbo Pfandbrief market research. His current position is Director of Fixed Income/Credit Research at IXIS Corporate & Investment Bank, Groupe Caisse d’Epargne, where he is responsible for the bank’s European Covered Bond market and credit research. He is member of the steering committee of the European Covered Bond Council (ECBC), a European organisation that represents covered bond issuers and market participants.

Ralf Grossmann is 39 years old, is married and has 2 children.

Markus Herrmann

Head of Global ABS Strategy
HSBC Bank plc

Markus Herrmann, together with his team based in London and New York, focuses on the UK, European, Asian, US and other international ABS and RMBS markets in the context of HSBC Groups Global Fixed Income Strategy. HSBC ranked among the top ABS research teams in the Euromoney Research surveys published in 2004 through 2006. Markus joined HSBC in 2003 from Deutsche Bank, and has been working in securitisation and covered bond research for more than ten years. He is a regular speaker at international ABS conferences and contributed research articles to a number of published monographs on European capital markets, securitisation and credit derivatives. He is a member of the Market Standards and Practices Subcommittee, and the Senior Researchers Working Group, of the European Securitisation Forum. Dr Herrmann holds a PhD in Finance, summa cum laude, from Universitat Konstanz, where he previously completed a Diplom-Volkswirt (MSc).

Julian Green

Director of Loans
Henderson Global Investors Ltd

Julian joined Henderson in early 2001 to set up its institutional loan business. The loan team sits within Henderson’s Investment Solutions Department, a part of it’s broader fixed income business, which manages eleven CDOs. Julian’s team invests in loans for a range of Henderson funds, including the CDO portfolios. Prior to joining Henderson Julian spent twenty years working in commercial banks and holds an MSc (Financial Services) from UMIST.

Julia Hoggett

Global Head of Capital Markets
Depfa Bank plc

Julia Hoggett joined DEPFA BANK plc as Head of Capital Markets in August 2004. She is responsible for the team that executes the long-tem funding of DEPFA ACS BANK and DEPFA BANK plc in the international capital markets in products ranging from EUR 3bn ACS benchmark transactions to MTNs. Julia also sits as a Director on the Board of DEPFA ACS BANK. Prior to joining DEPFA, Julia was a Vice President on the Sovereign/Supranational and Agency Capital Markets desk at JPMorgan covering Supranational and Agency issuers in Europe, the US and Asia. Before that, Ms Hoggett was a member of the Emerging Markets Capital Markets desk at JPMorgan covering Sovereign and Corporate Issuers in the Central and Eastern Europe and Africa. Julia holds a degree in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University and was a research scholar at the Centre for History and Economics at Kings College in Cambridge focusing on sub-Saharan Africa prior to joining JPMorgan.

Mark Nicolaides

Special Counsel to the European Securitisation Forum on Basel Securitisation matters

Mark Nicolaides is partner resident in the London office of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP. He has also worked in New York, Belgium and Germany and speaks German fluently. Mark has been outside counsel to the European Securitisation Forum since 2001 in connection with the preparation of industry comments on the new Basel II regulatory capital proposals and the related discussions with the BIS Committee. He also represents the ESF in connection with the implementation of the Basel II Accord at the EU and member state levels. His transactional practices focuses on restructuring conduits to minimise regulatory capital burdens on sponsors and structuring transactions to achieve off-balance sheet treatment under International Financial Reporting Standards.

Vincent Digby

Head of Funding
Bank of Ireland

Vincent was appointed to his current position in April of 2003. He joined Bank of Ireland Global Markets as a trader in 1993, and has headed up the Dollar, Sterling & Euro desks. Since then he has been involved in all facets of bond, interest rate derivative & foreign exchange risk management within Bank of Ireland Global Markets. Previously, Vincent worked for 5 years with Irish Intercontinental Bank. He was employed in the capacity of fixed interest trader. He is a graduate of Dublin University.

Suleman Baig

Vice President, EMEA Analytics
Deutsche Bank AG

Suleman is a Vice President in Sructured Finance Services Analytics at Deutsche Bank. He gained a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics from the London School of Economics, and then joined Deutsche Bank's graduate programme. From there he moved to JPMorgan Chase Bank, where he worked in their Structured Finance analytics team before returning to Deutsche Bank. He has over four years experience of building ABS, MBS and synthetic CDO models. He has sat on the CMSA European Investor Reporting Committee that is working toward creating an Investor Reporting standard for the UK.

Gary J. Webb

Head of Coverage – Debt Services, Corporate Trust Department
BNP Paribas Securities Services

As Head of Coverage, Global Corporate Trust, Gary is responsible for Sales and Relationship Management activity for the different clients types utilising BNP Paribas Securities Services’ trustee and paying agency services. Gary joined BNP Paribas Securities Services in 1999 as the UK Sales and Relationship Manager, for Corporate Trust Products. In December 2000 Gary was instrumental in creating BNP Paribas Trust Corporation UK Limited, BNP Paribas' wholly owned trust corporation subsidiary, and has been Director since that time. Gary has 17 years of corporate trust experience having previously worked in this business segment with JP Morgan and The Chase Manhattan Bank. His expertise in this business sector includes work with a variety of both conventional and structured credit transactions including, International bonds and MTNs, CDOs, Repackagings, Securitisatons and PFI's. Prior to moving to the corporate trust business segment, Gary worked in the lending and credit risk activities of JP Morgan. Gary's non-business interests are running, golf, and reading. Gary is a registered securities representative with the Financial Services Authority.

Paul Hawkins

Vice President, EMEA Asset Based Finance, Securitisation & Principal Transactions
Merrill Lynch International

Paul Hawkins is a Vice President in Merrill Lynch's Asset Based Finance, Securitisation and Principal Transactions group based in London. His responsibilities include structuring and executing transactions for financial institutions across Europe, including synthetic transactions and new asset classes. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Paul worked in a quantitative capacity with the credit derivatives group at Citigroup, structuring large portfolio transactions. Paul holds a PhD in Quantitative Finance from Imperial College, University of London, and an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University.

Alan Kerr

Managing Director

Alan is a director of HCM responsible for overall loan and ABS portfolio management. Prior to joining HCM in 2000, Alan was a manager at Ernst & Young's financial services group working with US and European clients. Alan is a chartered accountant and holds honours Masters in Accountancy (1994) and B.Comm (Banking and Treasury) (1993) degrees from University College Dublin.

Jerry Donohue

CDO Portfolio Manager
Henderson Global Investors Ltd.

Jerry joined Henderson Global Investors in 2003 as CDO Portfolio Manager. He is responsible for the portfolio management of Henderson’s ten synthetic CDOs. Jerry has over 20 years experience in credit and financial analysis including 9 years dedicated to the ABS and other structured asset classes. Previously Jerry spent four years at Axa Investment Managers where he was Director, Fixed Income concentrating on structured finance and asset-backed transactions. Prior to Axa, he spent fifteen years in various international financial positions (including Amoco Corp and the US Securities and Exchange Commission). He holds a BA in Economics from the Catholic University of America and an MBA in Finance and Investments from George Washington University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a Member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals.

Jocelyn Lynch

Vice President, Global Trust Services
The Bank of New York

Jocelyn Lynch, Director, Global Trust Services, EMEA, joined The Bank of New York in 1994. She has held a variety of roles, beginning in the Corporate Trust division where she acted as Trustee Relationship Manager, serving U.S. issuers. In 1997, she transferred to the Custody Division, as Relationship Manager covering the Investment Management marketplace. In 2001 Jocelyn transferred to serve as Head of Custody Client Services and Head of UK Fund Management RM group, within the Bank’s Global Custody Group. In July 2005, Jocelyn joined Global Trust Services, assuming the role of Director and now leads the EMEA business. Jocelyn oversees a group of over 30 staff, collectively administering to over 2,000 capital markets transactions. Jocelyn attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachucetts and The College of St. Elizabeth in New Jersey. She has a degree is Business Management.

Deirdre Lyons

Head of International Financial Services
IDA Ireland

Deirdre is head of International Financial Services, IDA Ireland. She is responsible for all regulated and non-regulated international financial services organisations and the continued promotion of the IFSC in Dublin. She is a member of the Taoiseach’s Clearing House Committee and IFSI Advisory Board. Prior to this she was department manager of the Strategic Business Group. She has a business background in corporate finance and prior to IDA worked in the computer industry.

Adam Gelder

Vice President
Deutsche Bank, Trust & Securities Services

Adam joined Deutsche Bank's Trust & Securities Services business in 1997 and has had a sales focus since 1999. He has experience of a wide variety of banking and capital market financings and has specialised in structured finance since 2002. He is now responsible for new business origination and client relationship management across the European securitisation market. Adam has a BSc (Hons) Degree from the University of Wales, Swansea.

Leila Alameddine

Vice President
JP Morgan

Leila Alameddine joined JPMorgan Worldwide Securities Services (WSS) Trust business in Europe as a senior sales manager in 2002. She is responsible for new business development and client management for Western European countries. Prior to joining the WSS team in London, she worked at the JPMorgan Private Bank in New York for 10 years covering European as well as Middle Eastern clients. Leila has a Bachelor degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Money and Banking from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Peng Sun CFA

Manager, ABS Strategist, Global Fixed Income Strategy
HSBC Bank plc

Peng is currently covering ABS products originated out of Europe and Asia, as part of the Structured & Asset Backed research team within Global Fixed Income Strategy. Joined HSBC in 2001, Peng holds a MSc (Distinction) in International Banking & Financial Studies from Southampton University, and a BA (1st Class Honours) in Business & Finance from Portsmouth University.

Michelangelo Margaria

Analyst, Structured Finance
Moody's Investor Services Ltd.

Michelangelo Margaria is an analyst with Moody’s Structured Finance Group in the Milan office. For the past five years, he has worked in structured finance. With Moody’s Mr. Margaria has rated more than thirty structured finance transactions, covering all asset classes. He is also the author of various Moody’s Special Reports. Before joining Moody’s at the beginning of 2002 Michelangelo Margaria worked in the Structured Credit Group at UBS in London. Mr. Margaria holds a laurea in engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin.

Martin McDermott

MBIA UK Insurance Limited

Martin is a director in MBIA's European business where he is responsible for the origination and execution of CDOs across all asset classes, both cash and synthetic. He joined MBIA in January 2004. Prior to that he was an Associate Director at Societe Generale where he worked on the structured debt syndicate desk, focusing mainly on CDOs. He joined Soc Gen from Enron where he was a manager in credit trading. Martin holds a BA and MA from Stanford University and an MBA from London Business School.

Fergal McGrath

Managing Director, Global Head of Credit Spread Portfolio

Fergal McGrath joined Dexia Dublin in July 2005 as Head of ABS /Structured Credit within the Credit Spread Portfolio business line. Fergal is also a member of the CSP Investment Committee. Prior to Dexia, Fergal spent several years at KBL Bank Ireland where he was Head of Banking and ran the Banking Portfolio primarily composed of investment grade ABS/MBS, Banks and Corporate bonds. Prior to KBL, Fergal spent 5 years in Boston, U.S.A, where he worked as a Property Investment Analyst for Sun Life Financial where he originated commercial mortgages for both securitisation and balance sheet. Fergal is a graduate of University College Dublin where he holds a BA degree and a Masters Degree in Economic Science.

Aileen O'Donoghue

Financial Services Ireland

Appointed as Director of Financial Services Ireland in 2002. Prior to this appointment, Aileen was Assistant Director of Social Policy in the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) and previous appointments included work in the industrial relations and economic research areas. Aileen is a member of the National Economic and Social Council, the Department of the Taoiseach’s Clearing House Group, the Expert Group on Future Skill Needs and the Advisory Board for the NCI International Financial Services Institute. She is also a member of the IFSRA Industry Panel and chairs the Panel’s international financial services working group. At EU level she is a member of the UNICE Financial Services Working Group. She has a B.A from University College Dublin and has a MBA from the Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD.

Financial Services Ireland is a constituent part of the Irish Business & Employers Confederation with a membership of over 180 financial institutions active in Irish and international markets. Its membership includes banks, insurance companies, funds administration and management companies, treasury companies, stockbrokers and investment companies.

Charles Peach

Vice President, International Credit Structuring Group
Nomura International plc

Charles joined Nomura in August 2001. He is a Vice President in the International Credit Structuring Group, responsible for marketing Nomura's credit derivative abilities and products in Europe and the Middle East. He has been actively involved in Nomura's proprietary DESIGN CDO, MOTIVE CDO^2 and ALPINe CPPI programs as well as other client-specific credit structuring tools for the past year, before which he was responsible for marketing cash CDOs and esoteric asset backed securities. He was previously an Associate Director at Bear Stearns in London, concentrating on CDOs and other structured products. From 1999 to 2001 he was responsible for the European roadshow/marketing of 30 arbitrage CDOs and developing analytical/information support for secondary CDO activity in Europe. Prior to this he was involved in the placement of mezzanine and subordinated notes from 17 Emerging Market CDOs. He holds an M.A. (Hons) in Art History from the University of Aberdeen

Olivier Renault

Vice President, Quantitative Credit Strategy

Olivier Renault is a Vice President in the Fixed Income Quantitative Research department of Citigroup Global Markets where he specialises in research in structured credit products. He holds a PhD in financial economics from the University of Louvain (Belgium) and has published research in many journals and books. Prior to joining Citigroup, Olivier worked for Standard & Poor's and was a lecturer in finance at the London School of Economics where he taught derivatives and risk. He was also a consultant for several fund management and financial services companies.

Philip Shinn

Chartered Accountant
Nexgen Financial Solutions

Philip Shinn works as an accounting, regulatory and tax advisor and project manager for these areas (amongst other things) for Nexgen Financial Solutions. Nexgen is a structured finance boutique, providing structured finance solutions to corporations and individuals in Europe and Asia. Its primary products are equity & credit derivatives and reinsurance. Philip has gained extensive experience of the accounting and control of financial products in various for 15 years, primarily in London, but has been based in Ireland for the last 2.

Darren Smith

Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein

Darren Smith is a Director in Credit Derivatives and Securitisation with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in London since January 2002. Prior to this, Darren was part of UBS Warburg's CDO team in Europe,which he joined as part of the merger with PaineWebber in 2000. Darren has broad experience in structuring CDOs since 1997, including cashflow and synthetics on assets as diverse as leverage loans, emerging markets, high yield and cdos of cdos. He has a Bachelor Degree in Electronics Engineering from the Univeristy of South Australia.

Enda Twomey

Deputy Chief Executive
Irish Bankers’ Federation

Enda Twomey is Deputy Chief Executive at IBF and Head of Member Services - Wholesale. Enda has extensive commercial experience as a financial services professional having worked in Manufacturers Hanover Ltd. in London from 1989 to 1991, the National Treasury Management Agency from 1991 to 1997, and William Fry Solicitors from 1997 to 1999. In his current role, Enda represents the interests of the international banks in Ireland and carries overall responsibility for corporate governance matters. He is a sector representative member of the Banking and Treasury Committee of the Department of An Taoiseach, the Company Law Review Group, a Director of the Investor Compensation Company Limited and a member of the Dormant Accounts Board. He also represents the sector at key EU fora through his membership of the European Covered Bond Council of the European Mortgage Federation and the Financial Markets Committee of the European Banking Federation. He holds a BCL from University College Cork, an MBS in Finance from the Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin and a Diploma in Corporate Governance, also from the Smurfit Business School. Enda was admitted as a solicitor in 1988.

Russell Waide

Senior Dealer, Funding Desk
Bank of Ireland Global Markets

Russell Waide joined Bank of Ireland in June 2004 as a Senior Dealer with primary responsibility for structured EMTN issuance, funding initiatives as well as the development of the Bank of Ireland senior debt investor base. Prior to joining Bank of Ireland Russell held the position of Treasurer in both West End Capital Management and at Depfa Bank Europe. Russell holds a Bachelor of Law degree from University College Dublin (UCD) as well as a Masters in Business Studies (Banking & Finance) from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business UCD.

Caroline Wharton

Senior Manager, Credit & Investments
Naspa Dublin

Caroline Wharton is a Senior Manager at Naspa Dublin. Her responsibilities include the origination and active management of the bank’s ABS portfolio. Naspa Dublin is the Irish subsidiary of Nassauische Sparkasse (Naspa), one of the largest public savings banks in Germany. It is headquartered in Wiesbaden, the state capital of Hesse. Garras Bank-Naspa Dublin has operated under licence in the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) since 1995 and is regulated by the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority. Caroline graduated in 1997 from University College Cork with a Bacherlor of Commerce degree, following which, she attended the Smurfit Graduate Business School and graduated in 1998 with a Master of Business Studies. Prior to joining Naspa Dublin in 2004, she worked for BW Bank Ireland, the Irish subsidiary of Baden-Würrtembergishce Bank AG, which is majority owned by LBBW.

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