Born in France, Ian Bell qualified as a British lawyer at Clifford Chance where he became a partner in 1996. He joined Standard & Poor’s as European General Counsel in 1999, becoming Head of Structured Finance for Europe, Africa and Middle East in 2005 where he ran the S&P securitisation business until 2010.
Ian studied at the London School of Economics, University of London (1981-1984), the University of Strasbourg and Yale Law School where he gained an LLM.
Mark Lewis has been a participant in the domestic and international financial markets since 1983 and more particularly, the securitisation markets since 1989 including roles as Head of European Securitisation at UBS and Global Head of Structured capital markets at Unicredit. Mark was Chairman of the securitisation division of AFME in 2011.
Mark studied at Downing College, University of Cambridge (1980-1983) where he gained an MA (Cantab).
Tris has long standing experience in office management and worked at AFME in the securitisation division.
Rob Koning has been working for 40 years in the banking industry. Since 1994 he has been actively involved in securitisation, both in Europe and the US. As a Managing Director in Structured Finance at ABN AMRO Bank, Rob has been responsible for the Dutch market as well as the global ABCP business line of the bank.
After 2008, he has worked as an independent consultant, i.a. on several securitisation related projects at Rabobank International, and since
2012 Rob is the Director of the Dutch Securitisation Association.
Rob has a Masters Degree in macro-economics of the Free University in Amsterdam.
Max Bronzwaer is Advisor to the CEO & Management Board of Obvion, a 100% subsidiary of Rabobank Group.
From April 2002 until August 2018, Max was Treasurer and Member of the Management Board of Obvion and among other things responsible for Obvion’s RMBS programme STORM, one of Europe’s leading RMBS programmes with more than 40 transactions and total issuance of over EUR 55 billion since December 2003.
Max holds an MBA in Business Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands and studied marketing in the USA at Michigan State University.
Fazel Ahmed has been a participant in the domestic, European and international securitisation markets since 1989 including roles as Head of Asia Pacific Securitisation at UBS and Co-Global Head of Securitisation at CIBC World Markets.
Fazel studied at University of Manchester (1979-1982, 1983-1984) and Manchester Business School (1984-1986) where he gained an MSc and an MBA.
Rob Leach has worked on securitisations both in the US and Europe since 1998 for S&P and GMAC Commercial Mortgage/Capmark. Prior to that he was a commercial real estate loan originator.
Martina Spaeth has been active in the securitisation market since 1997, with roles at UBS and Fitch and senior management positions as Head of Structured Capital Markets for Unicredit Germany and Austria and Team Head-Structured Product for FMS-WM.
Daniele Vella is a lawyer, admitted to the higher courts of Italy and EU. Since the beginning of his career he focused on business law and from 2002 he specialised on securitisation and finance transactions, working for major law firms (i.e. Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Hogan Lovells) and investments banks (i.e. Barclays Bank and RBS).
Daniele studied at the LUISS University in Rome (1990-1996), at the University of Strasbourg (1992-1993) and at the Queen Mary, University of London, where he gained an LL.M in Banking and Finance Law (2002).