10th Annual Spanish Funding Conference | afme

10th Annual Spanish Funding Conference

07 Feb 2019 Gran Meliá Fénix Hotel, Madrid

Speakers

Keynote speaker

  • Sebastián Albella Amigo

    Sebastián Albella Amigo

    Chairman, Spanish Securities Markets Commission (CNMV)

    Sebastián Albella Amigo

    Sebastián Albella Amigo

    Chairman, Spanish Securities Markets Commission (CNMV)

    Sebastián is currently the Chairman of the CNMV, the Spanish National Securities Market Commission. He is an Abogado del Estado (“State Attorney”) since 1984 and he served as State Attorney at the Spanish Treasury. He was part of the team that drafted the 1988 Spanish Securities Markets Act, being the first Secretary to the Board and General Counsel of the CNMV and after, on two occasions, a member of the CNMV’s Advisory Committee.

    Additionally, he was legal advisor of the Spanish Banking Association (AEB) for twelve years. For more than ten years, he was a member of the Legal Committee of the European Banking Federation and also, for two years, a member of the European Securities Markets Expert Group (ESME).

    Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the CNMV, he was the senior partner in Spain of Linklaters and member of its global partnership board. He joined Linklaters in 2005, coming from Ramón y Cajal Abogados, a law firm that he co-founded. Sebastián holds a Degree in Law from the University of Navarra.

  • Christian Moor

    Christian Moor

    Principal Policy Advisor, European Banking Authority (EBA)

    Christian Moor

    Christian Moor

    Principal Policy Advisor, European Banking Authority (EBA)

    Christian joined the European Banking Authority (EBA) in November 2010 and is responsible for regulation and policy relating to the capital markets union including securitisation, covered bonds and sustainable finance. While at the EBA, he developed the STS securitisation framework in 2015 and an EU harmonised framework for Covered Bonds in 2016. In addition, he is currently developing a framework for significant risk transfer.

    Prior to this position, Christian worked at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) as a banking supervisor in the Netherlands. From 2000 to 2008, he held various roles within structured finance and covered bonds at HSBC Bank, Fitch Ratings and Fortis Bank. At HSBC he was responsible for the origination and structuring of securitisation and covered bonds transactions in Northern and Eastern Europe, while at Fitch he rated RMBS and Covered Bonds transactions across Europe

    Christian holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands).

Speakers

  • Gregorio Arranz

    Gregorio Arranz

    Secretary General, Spanish Mortgage Asociation 

    Gregorio Arranz

    Gregorio Arranz

    Secretary General, Spanish Mortgage Asociation 

    Gregorio is currently an independent lawyer specialised in financial legislation. Since 2009 he also runs the post of Secretary General of the Spanish Mortgage Association.

    Previously, he worked in the Public Administration, firstly as Abogado del Estado and then as Deputy Director General for Financial Legislation and Policy in the Spanish Treasury. Between 1995-2003, he held the position of Secretary General of AB Asesores and Morgan Stanley España.

    Before that, Gregorio was also a member of the Banking Advisory Committee of the European Commission and of the CNMV (National Securities Market Commission) Consultative Committee.

  • Anna	Bak

    Anna Bak

    Associate Director, Securitisation, AFME

    Anna	Bak

    Anna Bak

    Associate Director, Securitisation, AFME

    Anna Bak is responsible for developing positions on a wide variety of securitisation related topics, and then representing those positions to the European institutions, international organisations as well as a wide range of national authorities.

    Anna joined AFME in February 2014. Since then she has been involved in negotiating industry standpoints on many critical regulatory initiatives, including calibration of the Basel capital and liquidity rules, Solvency 2 rules, derivatives and transparency rules as well as establishing “simple transparent and standardised securitisation” under the European securitisation framework.

    Earlier in her career Anna was a transaction lawyer in Amsterdam. Previously, she worked at TMF Group and later at Citco where she spent 6 years working on variety of ABS transactions, including RMBS, SME and auto-loans structures. Anna holds an LL.M degree from the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands) with specialisation in European Law and a Master of Law degree from the University of Lodz (Poland).

  • Antoni Ballabriga

    Antoni Ballabriga

    Global Head of Responsible Business, BBVA

    Antoni Ballabriga

    Antoni Ballabriga

    Global Head of Responsible Business, BBVA

    Corinne is an Associate Director at S&P Global Ratings based in London. She works in the Sustainable Finance team and focuses on the sustainable finance market, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) analysis, and environmental and climate risk research.

    She is also responsible for new product development and implementation in the areas of green finance and ESG. Corinne’s research focuses on renewable energy, energy storage, climate transition risk, the green bond market, and the impact of ESG factors on credit ratings.

    Previously, Corinne worked in the North America Infrastructure & Renewables group at S&P Global Ratings, where she was responsible for rating a portfolio of project finance debt transactions, including renewable energy, conventional power assets, and public private partnerships.

     

  • Corinne Bendersky

    Corinne Bendersky

    Associate Director, Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings

    Corinne Bendersky

    Corinne Bendersky

    Associate Director, Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings

    Corinne is an Associate Director at S&P Global Ratings based in London. She works in the Sustainable Finance team and focuses on the sustainable finance market, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) analysis, and environmental and climate risk research.

    She is also responsible for new product development and implementation in the areas of green finance and ESG. Corinne’s research focuses on renewable energy, energy storage, climate transition risk, the green bond market, and the impact of ESG factors on credit ratings.

    Previously, Corinne worked in the North America Infrastructure & Renewables group at S&P Global Ratings, where she was responsible for rating a portfolio of project finance debt transactions, including renewable energy, conventional power assets, and public private partnerships.

     

  • Timothy Cleary

    Timothy Cleary

    Partner, Clifford Chance

    Timothy Cleary

    Timothy Cleary

    Partner, Clifford Chance

    Timothy specialises in structured finance and bank capital management. He has a particular focus on synthetic securitisation and other credit risk mitigation and risk transfer transactions, acting for banks and investors across Europe, North America and Asia.

    Timothy also has broad experience in all aspects of OTC derivatives, in particular in connection with asset-backed securitisation, whole business securitisation, project and asset finance and real estate finance, as well as the repackaging of derivative exposures and securities financing transactions.

    He regularly advises industry bodies such as the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) and Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS) in relation to the evolving regulatory landscape for securitisation in the EU.

  • Michael Cole-Fontayn

    Michael Cole-Fontayn

    Chairman, AFME

    Michael Cole-Fontayn

    Michael Cole-Fontayn

    Chairman, AFME

    Michael has been serving as the first Independent Chair of Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) since January 2018 and he has been appointed Chairman elect for The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment ( CISI), starting on October 2018. Michael is also Chair of the European Executive Management Forum.

    Until December 31st 2017 Michael was the Executive Vice President of BNY Mellon and Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and member of the Corporate Executive and Operating Committees. From 2011 to 2017 he was responsible for governance culture and leads regional strategy development, execution and the delivery of enterprise initiatives in the region.

  • Miguel de Noronha Ribeiro de Almeida

    Miguel de Noronha Ribeiro de Almeida

    Executive Director, DCM Project Bond Team, Santander CIB

    Miguel de Noronha Ribeiro de Almeida

    Miguel de Noronha Ribeiro de Almeida

    Executive Director, DCM Project Bond Team, Santander CIB

    Miguel has over 16 years’ experience in investment banking and joined Santander DCM High-Yield team in 2014. His previous work experience was in M&A where he was involved in some of Iberia’s largest transactions in recent years as well as relevant cross-border deals with Latam, many of them financed in the Bond Market (IG and HY).

    In DCM, Miguel participated in the first PF Bond in renewables in Spain in 2015 – Solaben – and since then has led other 6 PF Bond transactions in Spain and other transactions in the UK.

    Miguel holds master’s in Finance from the London Business School and a BA in Economics from Nova School of Business and Economics.

  • Ignacio Estruga

    Ignacio Estruga

    Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings

    Ignacio Estruga

    Ignacio Estruga

    Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings

    Ignacio is an Associate Director at S&P Global Ratings and an Analyst on structured finance ratings across European jurisdictions and emerging markets since 2013. He participates in the rating process of diverse assets types, mainly ABS, RMBS and Future Flows, structured instruments as primary and surveillance analyst. His responsibilities also include publishing thought leadership articles.

    Ignacio joined Standard & Poor’s in 2007, before joining the EMEA Group he covered the same division in the Latin American/Emerging Markets Group based in Buenos Aires.

    Ignacio holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad Católica Argentina, and a master’s degree in Finance from the Universidad del San Andres, both based in Argentina.

  • Steve Gandy

    Steve Gandy

    Managing Director, Head of Private Debt Mobilisation, Notes and Structuring, Santander CIB

    Steve Gandy

    Steve Gandy

    Managing Director, Head of Private Debt Mobilisation, Notes and Structuring, Santander CIB

    Steve is a Managing Director, Global Head of Private Debt Mobilisation, Notes and Structuring for Santander Global Corporate Banking in London.

    He has over 27 years of experience in the securitisation industry, having completed transactions in Europe, the United States, Latin America and Asia. He serves on the Board of Directors of the European Data Warehouse and has also served as Member Chairman of the Securitisation forum of AFME, where he participated in the development of the PCS initiative, currently serving at the chairman of the PCS Market Committee. Steve is also the chairman of the Securitisation Working Group of the European Banking Federation.

    He holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts in Linguistics from the University of Texas, and an MBA from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management, where he also won the Barton Kyle Yount Award.

     

  • Miguel García de Eulate

    Miguel García de Eulate

    Head of Treasury and Capital Markets, Caja Rural de Navarra

    Miguel García de Eulate

    Miguel García de Eulate

    Head of Treasury and Capital Markets, Caja Rural de Navarra

    Miguel is Head of Treasury and Capital Markets at Caja Rural de Navarra (CRN, Pamplona), a role he has held since 2000. He is responsible for the bank's liquidity management and funding, including its Covered Bond and Senior Bond Sustainability issuance. Caja Rural de Navarra is a member of the Spanish cooperative banks association (UNACC) and of the Caja Rural Group Association (AECR, Madrid), where Miguel currently participates in working groups and task forces devoted to implement and develop Capital Markets related issues at a national level.

    Previously he has worked in various positions in the Credit Risk and Corporate departments at CRN and in 1993 he graduated in Economics from Deusto University (Bilbao).

    Miguel is also a member of the Financial Markets Working Group of the European Association of Cooperative Banks (EACB, Brussels).

  • Juan David García Restrepo

    Juan David García Restrepo

    Structured Finance and Covered Bonds, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

    Juan David García Restrepo

    Juan David García Restrepo

    Structured Finance and Covered Bonds, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

    Juan David is a senior director within Fitch Ratings’ European structured finance group, based in Madrid. He manages the team that conducts the rating analysis of Structured Finance transactions in Spain, Portugal and Greece and Spanish Covered Bond.

    Juan re-joined the agency in 2011 after working at Deutsche Bank as head of the independent valuations team covering European securitisation bonds and illiquid portfolios. Prior to that, he worked at Fitch Ratings in London and Madrid between 2004 and 2008, and at ING Bank and Banco Santander in Spain and Colombia respectively, as a corporate credit analyst. Juan also worked as a business consultant at Accenture in the UK.

    He earned a BA in economics from the Universidad Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia, and an MA in international business from the University of North London, in the UK.

     

  • Gonzalo Gómez Retuerto

    Gonzalo Gómez Retuerto

    Managing Director, Fixed Income Markets, Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME)

    Gonzalo Gómez Retuerto

    Gonzalo Gómez Retuerto

    Managing Director, Fixed Income Markets, Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME)

    Gonzalo has more than 20 years of experience working in the main Spanish Regulated Fixed Income Market, AIAF Mercado de Renta Fija, and the Spanish Government Securities Trading Platform – SENAF-, both included of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles – BME Group -, where he has had the opportunity to co-operate and participate in the profound transformation process experienced by the Spanish capital markets during the last two decades.

    Since 2013, he has been the Managing Director of the Mercado Alternativo de Renta Fija – MARF - and, simultaneously, Deputy General Manager of AIAF. MARF is an initiative of BME aimed at facilitating mid-market companies the access to capital markets and providing them the opportunity of diversifying their financing sources via the issuance of fixed-income securities.

    Gonzalo represents AIAF, MARF and SENAF in various international associations & committees, such as: AFME, FESE- European Stock Exchanges Federation, The European Securitisation Forum, The Bond Markets Association, International Primary Markets association -IPMA-, ACI-Forex -Short Term European Paper Group-, European Covered Bonds Council and more. He also participates as a lecturer in courses, master's degrees, universities, seminars and other forums.

  • Jon Healey

    Jon Healey

    Head of Global Markets eCommerce, BBVA CIB

    Jon Healey

    Jon Healey

    Head of Global Markets eCommerce, BBVA CIB

    Jon has 28 years experience in Global Markets in both senior IT and business positions in Corporate Treasury and in Major Banks. Since 1999 Jon has focused on the development & delivery of ecommerce platforms firstly at HSBC for 12 years as head of eCommerce for EMEA, then at Lloyds Banking group where he delivered Lloyds Arena platform and for the last 7 years at BBVA as Head of eCommerce across the asset classes.

  • Richard Hopkin

    Richard Hopkin

    Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, AFME

    Richard Hopkin

    Richard Hopkin

    Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, AFME

    Richard is Head of Fixed Income and a Managing Director in the Securitisation Division. He joined AFME in June 2010 after a 25-year career in the law and finance during which he held leadership positions at J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Société Générale.

    He has originated, structured and distributed securitisations funding the real economy through a wide variety of asset classes including mortgages, credit cards, auto, consumer and SME loans, from across Europe, Australia and the US.

    Born and brought up in Wales, Richard read law at Cambridge University and qualified as a solicitor with leading international law firm Clifford Chance.

  • Paula León Arias

    Paula León Arias

    Director, Retail Institutional Investments, SAREB

    Paula León Arias

    Paula León Arias

    Director, Retail Institutional Investments, SAREB

  • Alexandre Linden

    Alexandre Linden

    Senior Transactor, BNP Paribas

    Alexandre Linden

    Alexandre Linden

    Senior Transactor, BNP Paribas

    Alexandre has over 20 years of experience in the European credit markets. He is a senior transactor in the EMEA Securitised Products Group at BNP Paribas with a focus on commercial real estate business, regulations and modelling.

    Before joining AFS, Alexandre worked as a senior director at Fitch Ratings and as risk manager at BNP Paribas and Barclays Capital.

    Alexandre is a graduate of Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) and is a CFA charterholder.

  • María López Iparraguirre

    María López Iparraguirre

    Vice President, Analyst, Global Structure Finance, DBRS Ratings

    María López Iparraguirre

    María López Iparraguirre

    Vice President, Analyst, Global Structure Finance, DBRS Ratings

    María started her career path in Ahorro y Titulizaciónn (today Haya Titulización) in the Origination department where she learnt about structuring and the securitisation world.

    She then moved to London in 2010, to work at DBRS which started her European adventure.

    María works mainly in the structured credit department but she covers all type of asset as well across different jurisdiction in Europe.

     

  • Juan Carlos Martorell

    Juan Carlos Martorell

    MD, Co-Head of Structured Solutions, Mizuho International

    Juan Carlos Martorell

    Juan Carlos Martorell

    MD, Co-Head of Structured Solutions, Mizuho International

    Juan Carlos is responsible for the FI Structured Solutions business at MHI, which comprises bank balance sheet solutions, structured MTNs and repacks, and funding solutions. Prior to joining MHI in 2015, Juan Carlos spent 4 years at Lazard where he co-founded their Derivatives & Credit Advisory platform, focusing on capital relief programmes and advising the non-core units of large global banks on legacy issues and regulators on bank systemic issues.

    Juan-Carlos has broad experience of structured finance and derivatives products, in particular gained at ABN AMRO where he worked in South Europe structured credit origination for over 5 years. Juan-Carlos started his career in the City as a structured finance rating analyst at Standard and Poor’s working on a variety of asset classes such Balance Sheet CDOs and SIV for 6 years. He developed at Standard & Poor’s rating criteria for CLOs of Project, Infrastructure, and corporate loans and bonds transactions.

    Juan Carlos holds a degree in Actuarial Economics from the University of Barcelona and a master’s in Finance from Cass Business School.

  • Harry Noutsos

    Harry Noutsos

    Global Head of ABS, ING Bank

    Harry Noutsos

    Harry Noutsos

    Global Head of ABS, ING Bank

    Harry has structured over €100bn of RMBS, CMBS, ABS and CDO transactions during his career. Since 2013, he has served as Global Head of ABS for ING Bank, responsible for its ABS investment portfolio and reporting directly to the CIO of ING Bank Treasury. Prior to this, he managed ING Direct’s ABS portfolio, based in Amsterdam, after joining the bank in 2011.

    Before ING, Harry was based in London, working for Santander, where he built the structuring and modelling capabilities of the securitisation team. Before this, he was a Vice President at Bank of America where he was responsible for modelling and structuring consumer ABS, RMBS, CMBS, CDO and trade receivables, as well as originating transactions for the bank’s own conduits.

    Prior to Bank of America, Harry worked for CSFB in London, where he strengthened the research and modelling capabilities of the securitisation team. He has a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering and Quantitative Analysis from the ISMA Centre in the UK. He speaks fluent Greek, English and Polish.

  • Jose Carlos Pardo, 'Checa'

    Jose Carlos Pardo, 'Checa'

    Executive Director, Global Economics, BBVA

    Jose Carlos Pardo, 'Checa'

    Jose Carlos Pardo, 'Checa'

    Executive Director, Global Economics, BBVA

    Jose Carlos is the Executive Director of Global Economics and Public Affairs at BBVA since 2015. Among other duties, Jose Carlos coordinates the legal subgroup of the Euro Risk-Free Rate Working Group sponsored by the European Central Bank.

    Previously, he was the head of Recovery and Resolution between 2015 and 2013 and the Regulatory Strategy Area in the Group Financial Department between 2013 and 2011. He has been in BBVA since 2011. Prior to that, he was a Director at KPMG in the Financial Risk Management Department.

    Jose Carlos is an industrial engineer by the Deusto University in Bilbao, Spain.

  • Pablo Portugal

    Pablo Portugal

    Managing Director, Advocacy, AFME

    Pablo Portugal

    Pablo Portugal

    Managing Director, Advocacy, AFME

    Pablo a is Managing Director in AFME’s Public Policy and Advocacy Division. His main focus is analysis and engagement across Europe on securities markets and banking regulation, having led AFME’s advocacy work in a number of regulatory debates and projects.

    Prior to joining AFME, he was engaged for six years with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, where he worked on financial reporting, auditing and financial sector issues. His previous experience includes roles in Brussels-based policy organisations and the United Nations.

    He speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian. Born in Peru, he holds a BSc Econ (first class) from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and a master’s degree (with distinction) from the London School of Economics.

     

  • Evis Progonati

    Evis Progonati

    Assistant Editor, Debtwire

    Evis Progonati

    Evis Progonati

    Assistant Editor, Debtwire

    Evis is an assistant editor at Debtwire ABS in London where she has been covering European capital markets for eight years.

    Prior to that, she worked at Morgan Stanley and the United Nations.

    She is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds a master’s of Science from the London School of Economics.

  • Ana Puente Pérez

    Ana Puente Pérez

    Head of Securities Markets and Financial Instruments Regulation, Spanish Treasury

    Ana Puente Pérez

    Ana Puente Pérez

    Head of Securities Markets and Financial Instruments Regulation, Spanish Treasury

    Ana holds a double master’s Degree in Law and Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE E-3).

    In 2005 she became a member of the High Corps of Spanish Civil Administrators of the State and in 2006 she joined the Regulation and Financial Policy Department at the Spanish Treasury and gained experience in the field financial regulation from both the national side, elaborating and following the proceedings for the approval of different pieces of regulation, and the European side, taking part of technical negotiation in Brussels regarding several directives and regulation applying to securities markets and banking sector.

    From 2011 to 2013 she worked as Legal Advisor for the Credit cooperatives Association (Unión Nacional de Cooperativas de Crédito). In 2014 Ana was back to public service at the Regulation and Financial Policy Department at the Spanish Treasury and since September she is in charge of the Securities Markets and Financial Instruments Regulation Department.

  • Pablo Sánchez González

    Pablo Sánchez González

    Structured Finance Manager, European Investment Fund (EIF)

    Pablo Sánchez González

    Pablo Sánchez González

    Structured Finance Manager, European Investment Fund (EIF)

    Pablo is an investment manager of the European Investment Fund responsible for the securitisation and structured finance activity in Iberia, amongst other geographies. Prior to joining the European Investment Fund, Pablo worked for Banco Santander taking different responsibilities in the area of structured credit solutions for institutional clients. Pablo has worked on innovative financing and risk transfer operations throughout Europe.

    Prior to his time at Santander, Pablo worked at Banco Español de Crédito assuming different responsibilities in the areas of structured financing for institutional clients, ACPM and issuance vehicles, always in the area of Treasury and Capital Markets.

    Pablo has also been a lecturer of finance in several specialised schools in Spain (AFI, IEB, etc.). Pablo is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and has a master’s degree from King's College London.

     

  • Mikael Stenström

    Mikael Stenström

    Senior Adviser, European Central Bank

    Mikael Stenström

    Mikael Stenström

    Senior Adviser, European Central Bank

    Mikael is a Senior Adviser in Market Operations and former Head of Legislation at the European Central Bank (ECB). He previously worked for the ECB’s predecessor, the European Monetary Institute (EMI) and law firms in London and New York.

    Mikael is a graduate from Harvard Law School (LL.M.) and Lund University, Sweden (jur. kand.) and has obtained professional legal qualifications in Sweden (membership withdrawn for position with EMI), England and Wales and New York.

    Mikael has extensive experience from EU, international and comparative law, with studies in France, England, USA and Hong Kong, and is the author of several publications on legal aspects of the euro, the ECB and the Eurosystem.

  • Antonio Tena

    Antonio Tena

    Vice President, Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service

    Antonio Tena

    Antonio Tena

    Vice President, Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service

    Antonio is a Vice President, Senior Analyst in Moody’s Structured Finance team in Madrid. His responsibilities include the surveillance of EMEA RMBS and ABS, most particularly focusing on Spanish, Italian and South African jurisdictions.

    He has over 10 years’ experience in credit rating analysis of European and South African ABS and RMBS, with special emphasis on securitisation research. During his tenure at Moody’s, he has covered different asset classes (RMBS, SME ABS, Auto&Consumer ABS) and jurisdictions across Europe. Antonio joined Moody’s Investors Service in Madrid in 2005. Prior to joining Moody’s, he worked as an Infrastructure Project Manager for a Spanish consultancy firm.

    Antonio has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and a BA in Political Sciences.

  • Raluca Tiroci-Craciun

    Raluca Tiroci-Craciun

    Head of Growth and Emerging Markets, Implementation Monitoring and Senior Policy Advisor, International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

    Raluca Tiroci-Craciun

    Raluca Tiroci-Craciun

    Head of Growth and Emerging Markets, Implementation Monitoring and Senior Policy Advisor, International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

    Raluca joined the IOSCO Secretariat in March 2010 and leads the Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) and the Implementation Monitoring Departments. Raluca is also involved in IOSCO's investor education related work and coordinates the Secretariat’s support to IOSCO's Committee 8 on Retail Investors.


    Raluca also supports the work of the IOSCO Sustainable Finance Network and is coordinating the work of the IOSCO’s four regional committees. She has also been involved in the Working Group on IOSCO's Strategic Plan to 2020 and the resulting follow up work.

  • John Whelan

    John Whelan

    Head of Digital Investment Banking, Santander CIB

    John Whelan

    John Whelan

    Head of Digital Investment Banking, Santander CIB

    John is the Head of Banco Santander’s Digital Investment Bank in Madrid where he leads efforts to maximize the adoption of new technologies for the issuance of traditional securities with a particular emphasis on tokenised assets.

    Previously he was the Director of Santander’s blockchain lab with responsibility for a team of engineers tasked with exploring and operationalizing the many different use cases for this new technology across the bank. In prior roles he has been a blockchain startup founder, spent time in the management consulting world and experienced the supply curve meeting the demand curve in the trading pits at The Chicago Board Options Exchange.