Eberhard Hackel is a Senior Director in Fitch Ratings’ European structured inance group and head of the Frankfurt based structured finance team. The team is primarily dealing with European ABS, RMBS and CDO transactions with a regional focus on Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Ireland, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia.
Before joining Fitch in 2008, Eberhard worked in the risk controlling department of Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba). His responsibilities included measuring the Helaba group’s market risk and working with German regulators supervising Helaba’s internal market risk model.
Eberhard holds a diploma in business administration from the University of Göttingen and has earned the FRM certification of the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
Dr Dennis Heuer is partner within the firm's global Capital Markets practice co-heading the EMEA Structured Finance Group as well as core member of the firm-wide ESG and Financial Institutions Industry Groups. Dennis focuses on Structured Finance (Securitisations, Structured Credit Products & Derivatives) and FIG Solutions and supports credit institutions and insurance companies, institutional investors and corporates in financing, capital relief and risk transfer transactions. Furthermore, Dennis and his team are rapidly growing expertise and experience in ESG-related advisory mandates as well as for clients in the fast-growth sector.
Dr Arne Klüwer works as a Partner for Dentons Europe LLP. He heads the German banking and finance practice and the structured finance practice in continental Europe. He specialises in structured finance and restructurings with a special focus on securitisation and factoring, asset-based lending, innovative financings as well as loan trading transactions. In addition he has a strong focus on advising lenders and creditors in workout situations and in the context of restructuring distressed debt. His doctorate focusses on a comparative legal analysis of the legal framework for securitisations in the USA and in Germany and is one of the first academic writings on the subject of securitisation in Germany.
Dr Benjamin Mohr is Chief Economist and Head of Economic Research at Creditreform Rating AG. Prior to that, he held a number of positions in the Creditreform Group. In his current function he is responsible for the analysis and monitoring of capital markets and economic development in Germany, Europe, and the US. Since 2016, he has also been heading the Sovereign Ratings division.
Mr. Mohr holds a Masters in Economics (Diplom Volkswirt) from the University in Frankfurt and a doctorate degree in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Hagen, where he also worked as a research assistant prior to joining the Creditreform Group. He has authored and co-authored a series of research articles on various economic topics as well as a book on institutional arrangements and regulatory frameworks for safeguarding financial stability.
Basak Aktay is European DataWarehouse's (EDW’s) Head of Sales and Customer Relations. Prior to joining EDW in 2013, she worked at DZ Bank as a product manager with a focus on German capital markets. In addition to her current role at EDW, Basak also teaches at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. She has also held various management roles in technology and ecommerce departments at Commerzbank and Isnet and has an MBA from Manchester Business School as well as a MSc degree in Computer Engineering from Universität Duisburg-Essen.
Christian Bauer ist bei KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft als Wirtschaftsprüfer im Bereich Audit Financial Services in Frankfurt am Main tätig. Dort leitet er als Partner den Bereich Strukturierte Finanzierungen mit den Schwerpunkten Leasing, Factoring und Verbriefung (synthetische und True Sale Verbriefungen). Seine Erfahrungen umfassen die Prüfung von in- und ausländischer Banken, Leasingunternehmen, Factoringunternehmen und Verbriefungszweckgesellschaften.
Er ist Mitglied von Arbeitskreisen des Instituts der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V., des Deutsches Rechnungslegungs Standards Committee (DRSC) e.V. und Verfasser verschiedenster Publikationen zu rechnungslegungsbezogenen Themen.
Kevin Kroke is Director in the Frankfurt office of ING’s Global Balance Sheet Distribution team. He joined ING in 2021, focussing on the origination and structuring of asset-backed financing as well as balance sheet management solutions for clients and ING. Prior to ING, Kevin was 13 years with Deutsche Bank where he held roles in Treasury Markets & Investments, Risk- and Portfolio Management and Commercial Lending, including 7 years in Structuring of securitisation and covered bonds transactions. He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Goethe University where he focussed on Financial Technology.
Sven Lissek has been working in the division for Strategic Issues in the Bundesbank’s Directorate General Markets since 2020. This involves the operational implementation of the collateral framework and the asset-backed securities purchase programme (ABSPP) as well as strategic analyses in regards to the monetary policy framework. Apart from assessing the eligibility as collateral of German ABS and contributing to the ABSPP due diligence procedures for the Eurosystem, he is conducting analytical work concerning the implementation of monetary policy with a focus on big data.
Marco Pause has been a Director of STS Verification International GmbH since December 2019. He joined the STS Verification International GmbH in September 2019 as an Associate Director. Mr. Pause has many years of securitisation experience which he gained at the auditing company Deloitte in the Credit & Securitisation Advisory Team in Düsseldorf since 2005.
In his position as Senior Manager he was primarily responsible for the execution of numerous due diligences at German automotive and consumer banks as well as banks with mortgage portfolios in the context of securitisation and portfolio transactions. In the context of a multi-year project Mr. Pause directed the organisation and implementation of the project management of a state guarantee for a German Landesbank in connection with credit and solvency checks of individual exposures in the Shipping, Corporate Clients and Aviation segments.
Mr. Pause holds a degree in Business Administration from the Georg-August-University in Göttingen.