A former Executive Director of CSFB and Lehman Brothers, the trainer has spent seventeen years working as an investment banker in Europe and the US. She has principally worked in the credit markets and has experience of the US and European high grade and high yield markets, the European new issue markets, the Asian convertible bond markets, as well as corporate restructurings of distressed credits. She also has extensive experience of corporate finance transactions, including bankruptcies, mergers, disposals, privatisations, IPOs and capital raisings. She was latterly an Executive Director at Lehman Brothers in Fixed Income Research in London.
The trainer graduated from the London School of Economics in 1986 and then joined Kleinwort Benson Ltd as a graduate trainee. She worked initially on analysing, structuring and investing in US LBOs and MBOs and also US high yield debt. Thereafter she worked in Kleinwort Benson’s European corporate finance department, gaining experience of IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, disposals and corporate restructurings, with particular focus on receivership and bankruptcy situations. She then moved to CSFB’s fixed income department as the lead European corporate credit analyst, covering new issues and secondary trading and advising clients on their fixed income portfolios. She was then head-hunted to go to Lehman Brothers as lead corporate credit analyst. She specialised in high-grade and cross-over telecoms, including new issuance and advising proprietary traders and fund management clients on their investments.
For the last ten years, the trainer has worked as an expert witness in financial trials and also as a financial trainer and consultant with major training firms, covering basic and advanced corporate credit analysis and valuation, distressed debt and financial modelling.