Howard Altarescu is a partner in the New York office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Altarescu is head of the firm's Financial Institutions Industry Group, a multi-practice global group of partners who have client relationship responsibilities for financial institutions around the world. Altarescu advises a number of financial institutions and government agencies with regard to the implications of financial markets regulation as well as in connection with complex capital markets, debt financing and other transactions. Luis’s team has been engaged with numerous banks, asset managers and insurance companies providing credit analysis and market valuations for portfolios of securities across all asset classes including ABS, CLOs, Tru Ps CDOs, RMBS and CMBS securities and private deals.
He specializes in structured finance and derivatives transactions.
Jim Ahern, Managing Director – Global Structured Finance Group – is responsible for Moody’s securitization, structured finance and covered bond ratings businesses in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Prior to Moody’s, Jim was Managing Director & Global Head of Securitization at Société Générale (SG) based in London.
Prior to assuming this role in 2011, he held a number of positions of increasing importance at SG in New York including Co Global Head of Securitization, Head of Consumer ABS and Deputy Head of Securitization Credit Structures.
From 1995 until joining SG in 2002, Jim Co-Headed the Structured Finance Group for Commerz ...
Tracy Alloway was appointed US Financial Correspondent in January 2012, covering US banks and markets.