The Authors

DARREN SMITH,
London, UK, currently works as a portfolio manager in the non-core division of a bank in London. Prior to that he headed the Credit Structuring team at WestLB. He has over 14 years’ experience in the cash CDO market, and has executed numerous transactions in asset classes as diverse as loans, bonds, emerging market bonds, asset backed securities, CDOs and credit default swaps. Prior to WestLB Darren worked in CDOs at PaineWebber, UBS, and was co-head of CDOs at Dresdner Kleinwort. He has spoken at numerous conferences including the Global ABS Conference, Barcelona, and CDO Europe conferences sponsored by Opal. Darren holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of South Australia.

PAMELA WINCHIE, London UK, is currently part of the Fixed Income Sales and Trading team at an investment bank in London.  Prior to this Pamela Prior to this Pamela held positions as a Director in the European CDO group at Barclays Capital, and a Director in the CDO group at Dresdner Kleinwort. She has over 10 years’ experience both as a cash CDO structurer and as a lawyer involved in corporate, securities and securitization law. She has modelled and structured numerous CDOs in various currencies with a range of underlying assets and has spoken at a number of conferences including the CRE-CDO Summit, London, the European CDOs & Credit Derivatives Conference sponsored by IMN and the International Structured Product Conference. Pamela holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Western Ontario and a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School.