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 Oliver Kronat is Partner in the Frankfurt office of Clifford Chance. Oliver Kronat specialises in advising on German and international structured finance transactions. His experience includes the securitisation of trade, consumer, leasing and loan receivables and the establishment of ABCP Conduit Programmes. He also advises on the restructuring of securitisation and other structured finance transactions as well as on securitisations by insolvent companies. He is a member of the TSI Securitisation Forum (Verbriefungsforum) and was involved in the commenting by TSI on significant draft bills (including the Risk Limitation Act (Risikobegrenzungsgesetz), the Debenture Act (Schuldverschreibungsgesetz) and the implementation of CRD II and III) into German law. Oliver Kronat is also admitted as tax advisor.
Tom Oelrich has been working for DZ BANK AG in Frankfurt am Main in the area of securitisations since 2003. As a senior structurer, he has been advising clients of
DZ BANK on all issues relating to term ABS capital market transactions since 2015. The focus is on car ABS, consumer and SME securitisations and leasing transactions.
Previously, Mr. Oelrich arranged ABCP transactions for corporate clients of
DZ BANK. Since his entry into the securitisation business, he has structured a large number of customer transactions and successfully advised on numerous issues in his role as a placement agent and swap counterparty. Mr. Oelrich holds a dual degree from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and a degree in Business Administration.
Alfonso Candelas joined the rating agency DBRS Ratings Limited in London in December 2011. After almost 7 years, he transferred to the Frankfurt Entity DBRS Ratings GmbH in October 2018. Initially working as a Surveillance analyst in the Structured Credit team, Alfonso became the Head of Surveillance for Structured Finance in Europe in January of 2017.
Previously, he had worked for almost 7 years in the securitisation Management Company Europea de Titulización SA SGFT (Madrid), where he started as part of the back office team before moving to the Structuring team after approximately 3 years. He holds a degree in Economics as well as another in Market Research, both from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He also has a Master‘s degree in Stock Markets at the Fundación Universidad Empresa (Madrid).
Michael Osswald has been Managing Director of STS Verification International GmbH since February 2018 and is responsible for the preparation and implementation of STS certifications under the new securitisation regulation. Mr. Osswald has extensive securitisation experience in the areas of ABS investments and the acquisition and structuring of Term ABS and ABCP transactions, which he gained from 1998 at Landesbank Baden-Württemburg in Stuttgart and London and subsequently at ABN AMRO Bank in Frankfurt as part of the European ABS team. In 2009, Mr. Osswald moved to the Asset-Based Lending division of KfW IPEX-Bank and was most recently Senior Credit Officer at Erste Abwicklungsanstalt in Düsseldorf, where he was responsible for the Asset Securitisation, Infrastructure, Aviation and Shipping sub-portfolios. Mr. Osswald holds a degree in business administration from the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg.
Artur Rerich has been working for the Deutsche Bundesbank in the area of fundamental issues of operational monetary policy since 2015. It is primarily concerned with the Eurosystem‘s collateral framework and the ABS purchase programme. Previously, he was an auditor for banking audits (§ 44 KWG) in the banking supervisory authority.
Before his time at the Deutsche Bundesbank, he completed a dual course of study at WestLB, for which he worked as an ABS analyst in the Credit Analysis & Decision division, among other areas, even after his studies.
Bastian Schäfer ist Head of Quantitative Portfoliomanagement Fixed Income bei der DWS in Köln. Der Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH) und Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) verantwortet das Management von quantitativen Fixed-Income-Konzepten und ist darüber hinaus Spezialist für die Asset-Klassen ABS und CLOs. Zwischenzeitlich war er seitens der Deutsche Asset Management für das ABS Ankaufprogramm der EZB tätig. Bevor er im Juni 2007 zur DWS (zuvor Sal. Oppenheim) wechselte war er 7 Jahre als Händler im Credit Team bei der WGZ BANK AG mit den Schwerpunkten Unternehmensanleihen, CDS und ABS tätig.