Director General, Financial Markets Policy Department, German Federal Ministry of Finance
Dr Levin is Director General of the Financial Markets Policy Department of the German Federal Ministry of Finance. His responsibilities include the formulation of policies and strategies with respect to federal credit institutions, federal debt management, financial markets as well as anti-money laundering and international financial markets policy.
He is also responsible for the supervision of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority and the Financial Market Stabilisation Authority. Additionally, he is a supervisory board member of the Deutsche Bahn AG.
Prior to joining the German Finance Ministry, he worked 15 years for the management consultancy Boston Consulting Group, his last position being Senior Partner and Managing Director of the Berlin office. In 1996 he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Göttingen.
Director, European Covered Bond Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
Casper is a Director and senior member of the European Covered Bond Team. As a Country Head he follows the financial markets developments throughout the Nordic region, Germany, Austria and Luxembourg.
Casper joined S&P Global Ratings as an analyst in 2006 and has covered a broad range of covered bond issuers (mortgage and public-sector) and jurisdictions including the U.K., Ireland and Portugal.
Prior to S&P Global Ratings, Casper worked as an Analyst for NERA economic consulting in Frankfurt, Germany, which followed roles with Siemens AG and Nykredit A/S in Copenhagen. Casper currently works out of S&P Global Ratings London office.
Casper holds a Master degree in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School and a CEMS Master degree in International Management from St. Gallen/Copenhagen.
Head of Covered Bond and SSA Research, NordLB
Matthias is Head of Covered Bond & SSA Research at NORD/LB. His team is analysing covered bonds and SSAs worldwide and providing market comments as well as trading strategies.
Matthias is responsible for the weekly publication "Covered Bond & SSA View" and the annual factbook „Issuer Guide Covered Bonds“. He has worked at NORD/LB research since the year 2000 and has experience in analysing credits as well as equities.
Matthias is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) and a Certified Credit Analyst (CCrA). Furthermore, he holds a degree in banking ("Diplom Betriebswirt BA") from Leibniz-Akademie Hannover.