Dr Christian Fahrholz is Director at True Sale International GmbH since November 2021. Prior to that, since April 2016, he was Head of Division at the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), where he was responsible for the impact of financial market regulation and monetary policy on corporate financing. Until leaving the DIHK in October 2021, he was a member of the Executive Board at the Verband Deutscher Bürgschaftsbanken e. V. (VDB). Prior to joining DIHK, he was a visiting scholar at the Central Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) and worked as a freelance consultant for public and private clients in Egypt, South Africa and the United States. Earlier appointments included a visiting professorship at the Chair of Macroeconomics, in particular monetary theory, at the University of Erfurt.
Andrea Flunker has more than 17 years of experience in the field of Structured Finance and Securitisation services in Germany and the UK. She leads regulatory and accounting advisory projects for originators, investors and sponsors in various synthetic and true sale transactions. Her other focus is on sustainability reporting. In particular, she leads consulting projects on the implementation of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). In addition, she is responsible for assurance services on sustainability reportings or non-financial statements and post-allocation reports in connection with green bond issuances. Furthermore, she leads the Europe-wide Deloitte working group on the implementation of Art. 8 Taxonomy Regulation for banks, insurance companies and asset managers.
Dr Stefan Henkelmann is an Attorney with broad expertise advising on German and international capital markets transactions. Stefan specialises in advising on securitisations and other structured finance transactions (covering true sale, secured loan and synthetic structures across a broad range of asset classes), NPL transactions and restructurings in the capital markets sector (including bond restructurings and restructurings of securitisations and related assets). Another focus of his practice is the advice on bond transactions including Pfandbriefe, covered bonds, structured notes, hybrid and corporate bonds. Stefan has also broad experience in advising on all related regulatory and insolvency law matters. He is a lecturer for capital markets law at the Institute for Law and Finance of the Goethe University Frankfurt.
Christoph Plattenteich is Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets & Head of ABS, DACH at SEB in Frankfurt. He has more than 30 years of experience in banking and held various management roles at European financial institutions. Through all the years his main focus has been the capital markets an structured finance business. Christoph has extensive experience in structuring capital market transactions with a special focus on the securitization of trade-, loan- and lease-receivables. He holds a degree in economics from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.
Prof Dr Frank Schiemann holds the Chair for Business Administrations, esp. Management Accounting, at the University of Bamberg. His research focusses on determinants and consequences of corporate sustainability disclosure. His research is published in renowned international academic journals. He is engaged in knowledge transfer through webinars, workshops and policy briefs. Amongst others, he is a member of the Sustainable Finance Research Platform (Wissenschaftsplattform Sustainable Finance) and the adhoc-group “Sustainable Finance” of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK).
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