Shirish Godbole - Morgan Stanley
Shirish Godbole runs the real estate securitised products unit at Morgan Stanley. He has been at the firm since 1994 and in London for five years, very much involved with the seminal ELoC commercial loan conduit. As well as structuring and distributing debt solutions, he has been an equity investor, holding the post of chief financial officer with Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund (MSREF) between 2001 and 2003.
Scott Goedken - LNR Partners
Scott Goedken is investment director for LNR Partners Europe responsible for the firm’s European real estate investment fund. The fund is focused exclusively on investment opportunities in commercial mortgage-backed securities and other real estate related debt instruments, in particular investment grade CMBS, B notes and mezzanine debt.
Rodney Pelletier - Fitch Ratings
Managing director of Fitch Ratings’ European structured finance department and head of the CMBS team, Rodney Pelletier has been in CMBS since 1993. Before joining Fitch London in 2002, he spent four years rating CMBS in Fitch’s New York office. Prior to that, he was a vice-president/portfolio manager at Phoenix Realty Securities, where he managed CMBS and whole loan portfolios.
Caroline Philips - Eurohypo
Caroline Philips is managing director, running the securitisation group at Eurohypo. She joined the bank at the beginning of 2003 to start up its securitisation activities. Most of these have been focused on the Opera conduit, which has issued €5.5bn since inception. She joined Eurohypo from UBS, where she ran the CMBS group, and before that she was at Greenwich Natwest.
Jonathan Pollack - Deutsche Bank
Jonathan Pollack has run the European CMBS trading desk at Deutsche Bank since moving to London in 2001 to help start the European commercial real estate business. He is responsible for new issue syndicate, secondary trading, structuring and loan pricing and commitment. Prior to moving to the London office, he was a member of Deutsche’s CMBS trading desk in New York.
Charles Roberts - Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Charles Roberts is partner in the capital markets department in the London office of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, where his practice is concentrated on mortgage securitisation. He has represented managers, arrangers and institutional investors in numerous public and private offerings. Roberts is also a governor on the Commercial Mortgage Securities Association’s European Chapter, and is the international chair on the executive board of the CMSA.
Ron Thomson - RBS
Ron Thompson heads the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Financial Markets ABS and structured finance research effort. He and his team are responsible for following a wide variety of European, Asian and UK securitisations, and for determining structured credit trading strategies for investors. Before RBS, he was a director with Salomon in New York, responsible for non-mortgage asset backed research.
Peter Voisey - Clifford Chance
Peter Voisey is partner with Clifford Chance’s London office, specialising in CMBS, RMBS and basic real estate securitisation. He has been active in the sector for 16 years since beginning his career at Lovell’s. Articled in 1987, he became a partner in 1994, and joined Clifford Chance as partner in 2000.
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