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Date for your diary :... 26th - 27th November 2007, Dublin

Speaker Biographies

Jeffery Amato

Head of European Credit Strategy
Goldman Sachs International

Jeffery Amato is Head of European Credit Strategy at Goldman Sachs in London. Jeff is responsible for covering credit strategy across European credit markets and is part of the global Credit Strategy team. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in March 2006, Jeff worked at the Bank for International Settlements and the Federal Reserve. Jeff has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and a B.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto.

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.

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.

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 Reddyhough

Managing Partner
Maples and Calder

Career - Julian has practiced at Maples and Calder since 1989 and has been a partner since 1994. He is head of the finance department and one of the firm's managing partners. Julian now jointly manages the new Dublin office and is a member of the Management Committee of the Maples and Calder Group. Expertise - Julian has over 17 years' experience of all aspects of commercial practice in the Cayman Islands. Julian specialises in corporate, capital markets, structured and asset finance transactions, mutual funds, partnerships, JVs and general corporate work. Julian is regularly listed in commercial publications as a leading commercial lawyer in the Cayman Islands. Education - Longmore Scholar, Haileybury College and Christ Church, Oxford. BA, Jurisprudence 1984, MA 1986; Hardwicke Scholar, Lincolns Inn 1984. Bar Admissions -1985 - Barrister, England and Wales; 1989 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (Does not practise as an English solicitor); 1989 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands; 2006 - Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.

Iain Barbour

Managing Director
MBIA UK Insurance Limited

Iain Barbour is a Managing Director at MBIA. Iain has responsibility for MBIAs residential mortgage business together with its Financial Institutions Group business in Europe. Iain also spearheads MBIAs efforts to provide banks with efficient solutions under the impending Basel II environment. Iain Barbour also has responsibility for MBIAs Fixed Income Investor Relations in Europe, working closely with investors in MBIA guaranteed issues and focuses on broadening the investor base across Europe. Iain Barbour works closely with CIOs, senior portfolio managers, senior credit analysts and product development professionals to promote transparency regarding the role played by MBIA in new issues, in addition to exploring new ideas, developing new structures and supporting the MBIA product in order to provide investment solutions or meet investment criteria and strategies. Iain Barbour, who is based in London, was previously head of securitization at Commerzbank. Prior to this, he established Commerzbanks successful structured finance research function. He has worked in various origination, structuring, coverage and research roles at, amongst others, Barclays Capital, Lehman Brothers and Citigroup. Iain Barbour was Chairman of the European Securitisation Forum during 2004 and 2005, and a Member of the Board of the Bond Markets Association during 2005. He remains a Member of the Board of Directors of the European Securitisation Forum.

Sunil Dattani

Head of CDO Investments
UBS Global Asset Management (UK) Ltd

Sunil Dattani is Head of Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDO) Investments, within the Fixed Income department. He is responsible for portfolio management and analysis. Sunil joined UBS Global Asset Management in 2004. Prior to this he worked at Gulf International Bank (GIB) as Head of Investments. He set up the fixed income trading and derivatives group, was responsible for the management of a USD9.5bn global portfolio, and was a member of the asset management committee. Prior to his GIB role, Sunil worked for Banca Nazionale de Lavoro, Continental Bank and Touche Ross in London. Sunil is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

John Larkin

Partner, Head of Insurance Unit
William Fry and Chairman of An Taoiseach's IFSC Insurance Group

John Larkin qualified as a solicitor in 1984, having studied at University College Dublin (BCL). In 1992 he was awarded a Certified Diploma in Accounting & Finance (C Dip AF) by the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. John Larkin John joined William Fry in 1990 and became a Partner in 1993. He is head of the Firm's Insurance Unit. He has assisted many insurance companies (both life and non life) and reinsurance companies to establish in Ireland and has advised on cross-border passporting issues. He has also advised on restructurings and portfolio transfers and on many insurance based transactions including risk securitisations. He is current Chairman of An Taoiseach's IFSC Insurance Group and is a former Chairman of the Law Society's EU & International Affairs Committee. He is recommended in the 'International Who's Who of Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers' and 'The Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers'. He is also listed as a leading insurance practitioner in Ireland by 'Global Counsel's 'Which Lawyer'.

Philippe Tapernoux

Head of UK/Northern Europe Securitisation
IXIS Corporate & Investment Bank

Philippe Tapernoux joined IXIS CIB in March 2006 as head of its UK and Northern Europe Securitisation business, which focuses on agency, principal and intermediation opportunities. He previously spent over 10 years with UBS' securitisation team in London, covering a large spectrum of asset classes from RMBS to Life insurance, and from Auto loans to Government receivables. In that role he has completed securitisation transactions in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Italy and Greece. He was also involved in the development of a structured secondary ABS desk, focusing on illiquid risks, ABS swaps and ABCDS. Prior to UBS he worked for 2 years for corporates in the UK and Switzerland. Philippe holds a BA in Business and Economics from HEC Lausanne.

Andrew Gates

Managing Director, Structured Finance
Bank of Montreal Ireland plc

Andrew Gates has over eleven years of structured credit experience and is a Managing Director in Bank of Montreal's London Office, where he has been since May 2005 building the structured credit business. Prior to that Andrew worked at Rabobank for over 6 years in the structured credit area, where, among other things, he was involved in structuring and trading CDOs (both synthetic and full capital structure), and purchasing assets for the bank's London Conduit. He has a PhD and MA from the University of Cambridge.

Christopher Nolan

Head of Structured Credit Products
Sachsen LB Europe PLC

Christopher joined Sachsen LB Europe plc in 2001 from Dresdner Bank where he worked for 3 years. While at Dresdner, he was responsible for the credit analysis and portfolio management of primarily European and US leveraged loans. At Sachsen, Christopher has overall responsibility for the synthetic CDO, Credit CPPI, Structured Product and Fund Derivative business of the Sachsen group. Under his supervision, the bank has increased it self-managed synthetic CDO product to EUR 1.3 billion ranging from Long-Short CDO, Principal Protected Equity CDOs, CDO squares and Credit CPPI. Christopher is also primarily responsible for the development, structuring and marketing of structured credit products such capital notes of Sachsen managed SIV-Lites, synthetic CDOs and credit CPPI to international institutional clients. Christopher holds a B.A. (Honours) degree in International Marketing and Languages (German and French) from Dublin City University.

Pascale Viala

Managing Director - Head of European Capital Markets
CIFG Europe

Pascale is responsible for CIFG's capital markets business in Europe, including the origination, marketing and underwriting of CDOs (cash and synthetic), commercial real estate and insurance-linked securitisations. Since joining CIFG, she has also actively participated to the ISDA’s Credit Market Practice Committee. Prior to joining the CIFG Group, Pascale was Vice President – Senior Analyst at Moody’s Investors Service Limited in London in the structured finance area, specializing in CDO and structured credit derivative transactions. Prior to that, she worked at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg as an economist and as an Assistant Professor of economics at the University of Montreal. Pascale holds a Ph.D. in Management Science (Finance) from Groupe HEC and has degrees from the University of Paris – IX Dauphine and the University of Montpellier I.

David Barry

Global Treasury - AIB

Robina Barker Bennett

Head of Structured Products

Robina started her banking career in 1990 at Hambros Bank, in a variety of areas from Leveraged Loans to Debt Advisory. After 6 years, she left banking and spent time in the corporate and insurance world covering project/structured finance. In the late 90s Robina was part of the management team that set up Enron Credit, the credit trading group within Enron. While there she was responsible for structuring and placing four synthetic arbitrage CDOs. Robina joined HBOS in March 2007 from CIBC, where she held the position of head of the European Credit Structuring team.

Mark Whelan

Senior Manager, Capital Markets & Investor Relations,
EBS Building Society

Stephen O'Donnell

Senior Vice President
Maples Finance

Stephen rejoined Maples Finance in their Dublin office in 2006 from Deutsche Bank in the Netherlands where he was the Business Manager responsible for the Capital Markets book for the last two years. Prior to this he worked with Maples Finance in Cayman from July 2000 as a Vice President managing a portfolio of Capital Markets and Asset Finance clients with particular emphasis on Securitisation, Structured Note Programmes, and Repackagings. Stephen has extensive experience in a wide range of structured finance transactions including CDOs (both cash and synthetic), MTN and CP Programmes, Securitisations, and various multi-jurisdictional bespoke financial solutions. Education - Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, having qualified as an Accounting Technician (Distinction) in 1993.

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.

Deirdre Barry

Head of Treasury
Start Mortgages

Deirdre started her career in treasury with the Investment Bank of Ireland, the merchant banking subsidiary of the Bank of Ireland. As a member of the financial engineering team, she was responsible for assisting the bank in developing a presence in the derivative markets in Ireland and for the formulation and completion of structured transactions with corporate customers of the bank. In 1989 Deirdre joined Woodchester Investments plc, with a specific mandate to set up a group treasury function. This role involved the assumption of responsibility for funding on a group-wide basis using the banking and bond markets, as well as for interest rate and currency risk management throughout the group. In 1998 Deirdre left the Woodchester group and became a treasury consultant, completing treasury related projects for many entities within the Irish financial services sector, including a very large mortgage provider. Deirdre joined Start in June 2006 as Head of Treasury, with responsibility for rate risk management and funding, the latter responsibility encompassing Starts growing securitisation programme.

Giuliano Giovannetti

Head of Sales & Market Development
PMI Mortgage Insurance Company Limited

Giuliano Giovanetti is responsible for sales, marketing and business development across European markets. Before that, Giovannetti has served as Country Manager for Italy. Prior to joining PMI in 2004, Giovannetti was Managing Director at Colliers Elitrade, a property advisor, where he was in charge of investment banking accounts, portfolio valuations and non-performing loan deals and operations. Giovannetti has held positions with McKinsey & Co., where he served as consultant to the leading commercial banks in the country. He is also co-founder and former CEO of a leading real estate portal. Giovannetti holds a degree in electronic engineering from Politecnico di Milano and an MBA from Insead

Shaun Baddeley

Senior Director, European Structured Finance

Shaun H. ST. C. Baddeley is a senior director in Fitch Ratings’ credit products group. Shaun is responsible for managing the performance analytics team in London, monitoring the performance of all European CDOs rated by Fitch. He is also responsible for overseeing CDO asset manager reviews and managing the surveillance of rated CDO asset managers in Europe. Prior to his role in the credit products group, Shaun was responsible for managing the development of relationships with non-financial/financial corporate issuers, investors, and intermediaries in central and southern Europe. Before joining Fitch in 1997, Shaun served four years as an officer in H. M. Forces. Shaun holds a BA in languages from Exeter University and an MBA in finance from Cranfield School of Management.

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.

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.

Vincent Reilly

Partner, Financial Services Audit

Vincent became a partner in 2003 and provides audit and advisory services to the financial services industry with emphasis on securitisation, banking, and investment funds sectors. Vincent leads the Securitisation Sector Audit Practice for KPMG Ireland and is engagement partner on a wide range of multi-issuance and single issuance SPVs. He also works with other clients such as Irish Nationwide, Irish Life & Permanent, AgCert International and Federated Funds.

Terry McCabe

Managing Director
ACA Capital

Terry McCabe is a Managing Director in the CDO Asset Management Group of ACA Capital. He is responsible for the firms European Leveraged Loan CLOs. Prior to joining ACA Capital, Mr McCabe was Head of Debt Asset Management at AIB Capital Markets from 2002 to July 2006. At AIB, Mr McCabe managed some EUR1.6 billion of European Leveraged Loans through four CLOs. From 2001 to October 2002 Mr McCabe was AIBs Head of UK Acquisition Finance where he was responsible for all the banks activities in the UK leveraged loan market including arranging and participating in loan transactions. Mr McCabe joined AIB Acquisition Finance in 1994 and was directly involved in significantly growing the banks investments in European Leveraged Loans. Mr McCabe is a Certified Public Accountant, having qualified in 1991.

David Owens

Director - Securitisation

David heads up the seucitisation activities of ING in Dublin, which includes structuring and execution of client transactions as well as the management of a number of ABCP conduits (Mont Blanc, Mane and Simba). He has structured and executed transactions across a range of asset classes including consumer finance receivables, trade receivables and emerging market future flows. Prior to ING, David worked in Corporate Banking with Bank of Ireland. David holds a primary degree in Economics and a MSc in Finance from Trinity College and Dublin City University respectively.

Fritz Engelhard

Director, European Fixed Income Strategy
Barclays Capital

Fritz Engelhard joined Barclays Capital in 2004. As head of covered bond strategy he is embedded in Barclays Capitals AAA research franchise and provides regular market comments, trading strategies and new issue analysis. Fritz has responsibility for Barclays Capitals annual AAA Handbook publication and also made contributions as an author to the European Covered Bond Councils Factbook as well as the Euromoney Book on covered bonds. Previously Fritz was a covered bond analyst at HypoVereinsbank, and has played a strategic role in the development of covered bond legislation. He is a member of the European Covered Bond Councils working groups on CRD and technical issues. Mr Engelhard holds an Economics degree from the University of Munich, Germany.

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.

Martin Reilly

Audit Partner, Financial Services

Martin Reilly is an audit partner with Deloitte and specialises in the provision of services to clients in the financial services sector. Martins main area of expertise is the banking industry, with a particular focus on regulation, risk and capital management and compliance matters. Martin has been with the firm for 10 years. He has worked for the securitisation transaction team in the New York office of Deloitte & Touche LLP and has also worked in the retail funds group of Axa in Melbourne. Present clients include a range of banks, stockbrokers and a number of specialist financial services companies, particularly in the securitisation sector. Martin holds an MBS in Accounting from Dublin City University and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He also lectures on the Institute of Bankers Executive Masters in Risk Management programme.

Victoria Johnstone

Senior Vice President, Structured Finance Quantitative Group
DBRS (Europe) Limited

Victoria Johnstone joined DBRS Europe in May 2006 as a Senior Vice President in the Structured Finance Quantitative Group. Prior to joining DBRS, Victoria worked for Standard and Poors for 5 years, and was a Director responsible for quantitative analysis of European RMBS and ABS. This role involved credit risk and cash flow modeling, criteria development, and general quantitative support for ABS transactions for both rating to surveillance purposes. Victoria holds a BSc (Hons) and PhD in Psychology (Decision Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty), from the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Jean-Louis Monnier

Senior Vice President, ABS/ILS Distribution
Swiss Re Capital Markets Limited

Jean-Louis Monnier joined Swiss Re in 2002 and is responsible for European ABS and Insurance Linked Securities Distribution within Swiss Re Capital Markets Ltd. Jean-Louis has 13 years experience in marketing structured assets and risk transfer solutions to European financial institutions. Prior to joining Swiss Re, Jean-Louis worked in the derivatives solutions groups of Gen Re Securities, CIBC World Markets and Societe Generale. He holds an MBA from ESSEC business school in France.

Deirdre Lyons

Head of Financial Services
IDA Ireland

Head of Financial Services of IDA Ireland.

Conor Hurley

Partner, Head of Tax Group
Arthur Cox

Conor is a senior tax partner and Head of Tax at Arthur Cox. Previously he was a tax partner at international law firm Linklaters for thirteen years where he was also head of the Investment Funds Tax Practice. Conor advises on the tax aspects of a wide range of international and domestic tax matters, capital markets, structured finance, financial products, banking, mergers and acquisitions, corporate recovery, insolvency, restructuring and other areas. He has written numerous articles and spoken at various conferences on capital markets tax and related topics.

Massimo Catizone

Assistant Vice President-Analyst
Moody's Investors Service

Massimo Catizone is an analyst with Moody’s Covered Bonds Group in London. He is the lead analyst for several European covered bond programs. During his tenure at Moody’s, Massimo has also rated several pan European ABCP programs, term ABS and securitizations of esoteric non-performing assets. He authored various special reports and articles and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars. Prior to joining Moody’s Massimo worked in the London office of Clifford Chance. Massimo was educated at the University of Bologna and at the University Robert Schumann, Strasbourg. He is qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales and as an Italian lawyer.

Mark Bowles

Head of Fixed Income Investment Portfolios Group
HVB Corporates & Markets

Bowles runs the Fixed Income Investment Group at HVB in London, now part of Unicredit Markets and Investment Banking. The Fixed Income Group runs over €6 billion of Global ABS investments and covers Consumer, CMBS, ABS and CDO sectors, investing from BB up to AAA. Prior to setting up the ABS investment business at HVB Bowles ran similar groups at Creditanstalt and Bank Austria and has been investing in ABS product since the Early 1990's. In addition to the group's buy-side activities Bowles has also been responsible for a number of cash and synthetic portfolio "repackagings" to hedge risk or optimise capital treatment of the group's assets.

Robert Walsh

Head CDO Banker
Dresdner Kleinwort

Mr. Walsh joined Dresdner Kleinwort April 2004 as Global Head of Cash CDOs, prior to which he was employed by Credit Suisse First Boston for over 10 yrs. His primary responsibility is to manage the group which originates and structures CDOs. Mr. Walsh has over 15 years experience in Structured Finance beginning in 1991 with mortgages and then joining CSFBs Asset Finance team in 1993. With over 9 years experience working in CDOs, 4 years in the United States and 5 years in Europe, he has worked on a diverse number of CDO transactions.

Reto Bachmann

Head of European ABS Strategy

Reto Bachmann is Head of European ABS Strategy at UBS in London. The European ABS Strategy team is responsible for covering all structured finance sectors across Europe. Reto joined UBS in the Spring of 2006 from Lehman Brothers, where he was a senior member of the European ABS Research team since 2002. Prior to his focus on European ABS, he was a member of Lehman Brothers' European credit strategy team. Reto received his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Chicago in 2000.

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.

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.

Darina Barrett

Audit Partner, Financial Services

Darina Barrett is an audit partner with KPMG . She specialises in financial services and in particular investment management and structured finance. She advises, investment banks and financial institutions doing business in and through Ireland She is Fellow of the Association of Chartered Accountants. Darina was involved in ensuring favourable accounting and taxation treatment for special purposes vehicles domiciled in Ireland. Darina is also the current Chair of Service Working Group of the Irish Securitisation Forum.

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.

Birgit Specht

Managing Director, Head of Securitised Products Strategy, Europe
Citigroup Global Markets Ltd.

Birgit joined Citigroup London in October 2005 to build up the European Securitised Products Strategy unit. Two analysts have since joined her team, with a third one due to come on board shortly. Following their 2006 Outlook in January, regular market coverage started in June. Flagship publications include European Securitised Products Strategy and ESP Statistics. In addition to heading the group and being responsible for the strategy part, Birgits current emphasis is on developing the teams coverage of the rapidly growing European CMBS market. Prior to joining Citigroup, Birgit ran the Securitisation/Structured Credit research team at DrKW for six years during which period the team enjoyed consistent high rankings in the various research polls. She has over 15 years experience in the finance industry, having also worked as a credit analyst during the earlier part of her career. She holds a honours degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne.

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).

Michael Baumstein

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets
Scottish Re

Michael Baumstein is currently Senior Vice President of Capital Markets at Scottish Re Group Limited (NYSE:SCT, www.scottishre.com). Scottish Re is a Bermuda based global life reinsurance specialist with operating companies in Bermuda, Charlotte, North Carolina, Dublin, Ireland, Grand Cayman, and London, England. Michael is also President of Scottish Re’s NASD Broker/Dealer, Scottish Re Capital Markets. Michael joined Scottish Re in March 2004 and is currently responsible for developing and executing the Company’s capital markets strategies. Prior to his current role, Michael led the Company’s corporate finance initiatives, and was the firm’s liaison with rating agencies and investors. Before joining Scottish Re, Michael was an investment banker, with a specialty in financial institutions corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions at Bear Stearns and Prudential Securities. He also held finance and strategy positions at PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Scudder Kemper Investments. Michael earned a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and an MBA from Columbia University in New York, New York.

Nick Bourne

Head of Securitisation

Nick joined GMAC-RFC Ltd in 2000. He is currently Head of Securitisation with responsibility for structuring and managing structured finance / securitisation transactions, including twenty-four issues from the RMAC programme.

William Davies

VP International Structured Product Research
Merrill Lynch

William Davies has been at Merrill Lynch since 2000 and is a Vice President in the International Structured Product Strategy team. Prior to Joining Merrill Lynch he worked as a Chartered Accountant for five years and is also a CFA charter holder.

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.

John Bigley

Vice President, Real Estate Finance Group
Merrill Lynch

David Dillon

Senior Partner
Dillon Eustace

David Dillon is an Irish citizen and was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1978. He is a graduate of University College Dublin where he read law and has an MBA from Trinity College Dublin. David Dillon is a founding partner and a senior partner of Dillon Eustace where he works principally in the areas of corporate finance, financial services and banking. He is also a director of a number of Irish based investment and management companies. He is a member of a number of committees and sub-committees established by the Irish Law Society relating to commercial law and financial services. He is a member of the Investment Funds Committee (Committee I) of the International Bar Association and speaks regularly at the IBA and other international fora. He is chairman of the Taoiseachs Funds Group and a member of the Financial Services Clearing House policy group. He is the Law Societys nominee to the LeInster Societys Published Accounts Awards Committee.

Michael Furtado

RBC Capital Markets

Michael Furtado is Head of UK Structured Credit Products Sales at RBC Capital Markets, London. Michael is responsible for marketing and executing structured products, including synthetic and cash CDOs, to UK and Irish investors. Previously, he held various positions at Deutsche Bank, London within their Global CDO, Integrated Credit Trading and Global Credit Derivatives groups. Prior to that, he was in Clifford Chance's International Securitisation group. Michael holds an LL.B. degree from Osgoode Hall, Toronto and a B.A. degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Fraser Malcolm

Managing Director and Head of ABS Syndicate and Trading, Capital Markets
Dresdner Kleinwort

Fraser Malcolm is head of ABS syndicate and Trading at Dresdner Kleinwort in London. He has been involved in the ABS market since the mid 1990s and has been at Dresdner Kleinwort for over 5 years. He is responsible for syndicating and trading all ABS asset classes and runs a trading desk that is active right across the rating and product spectrum . Prior to his involvement in the securitisation market fraser was a member of HSBC's risk management team and is a published author on derivatives risk management. Fraser holds degrees at Bsc and MBA level.

Galen Moloney

Director, European Structured Finance

Galen Moloney is a director in Fitch Ratings collateralised debt obligation (CDO) group. He is a member of the team within the CDO group responsible for rating analysis of balance sheet and cash flow arbitrage collateralised debt obligations transactions including CDOs of ABS, CLOs and Mezzanine Funds. Galen has also been involved in rating structured investment vehicles. In his time at Fitch, Galen has rated a broad spectrum of transactions including the first Portuguese SME transaction, Promise Caravela and Fitchs first public finance initiative CDO, Stichting Profile Securitisation I. Prior to joining Fitch, Galen was a financial controller at JP Morgan Chase focusing on their European and Asia Pacific structured finance business. Galen earned a BComm in accountancy and management from University College Cork. He is also a qualified management accountant.

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.

Stephen Hynes

Managing Director Capital Markets

Stephen is the Capital Markets Director for GMAC-RFC in the UK overseeing RMAC, the No 1 Non-Conforming residential mortgage securitisation programme as well as the leading whole loan sales programme. Has worked in the UK residential mortgage securitisation market since 1989, initially with CIBC Mortgages and First Mortgage Securities. Spent 5 years in investment banking in the structured finance/securitisation area with Rabobank and ING Barings before joining GMAC-RFC in 1998 in the US.

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.

Michael Sandigursky

Vice President, Quantitative Credit Strategy

MICHAEL SANDIGURSKY, CFA is a Vice President in Quantitative Credit Strategy at Citigroup in London. He specializes in quantitative elements of credit derivatives and structured credit. Previously, Michael worked for a number of years in Citigroup Corporate Bank in London and Russia. Michael holds an MBA from London Business School, and degrees from the University of Economics and Finance and the University of Electronics in St.Petersburg, Russia.

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.

Hugh Fraser

Vice President, European Debt Capital Markets
Eurohypo AG

Hugh has been a member of Eurohypos European Debt Capital Markets team since early 2005. Previously he worked in Fitch Ratings European Commercial Mortgage Backed Securitisation (CMBS) team where he rated a multitude of European CMBS transactions. Since joining Eurohypo, Hugh has worked in the origination, structuring and execution of real estate related financings throughout Western Europe. This includes CMBS origination for Eurohypos 'Opera' conduit and provision of on balance sheet structured finance. Hugh is well versed on the intricacies of Irish securitization issues having recently completed the arrangement of Irelands first CMBS transaction Opera Finance (CMH) plc. This involved the securitization of a EUR 375million loan secured on Castle Market Holdings Irish Investment portfolio.

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.

Cathal Gilmartin

Associate Director, Structured Credit
Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking

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