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The ELFA Team

OUR LEADERSHIP

ELFA is guided by the expertise of our Executive Committee, comprised of senior members within our member firms, and our Independent Board Chair. Our work is coordinated by our Chief Executive Officer, Sabrina Fox.

Sabrina Fox
Chief Executive Officer

Sabrina is a recognised expert in the European leveraged finance market focused on increasing transp...

Sabrina is a recognised expert in the European leveraged finance market focused on increasing transparency, improving disclosure standards, and educating market participants on the importance of lender protections in documentation. Most recently, Sabrina was Head of European High Yield Research for Covenant Review. Prior to that, she was Counsel with DLA Piper in London.

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Alex Kay
Independent Chair of the Board

Alex is a finance partner based in London, and part of the business restructuring and insolvency tea...

Alex is a finance partner based in London, and part of the business restructuring and insolvency team. Alex represents distressed buy side investors and bondholder committees in complex cross border restructurings, assisting his clients in all aspects of a transaction from initial contingency planning and investment analysis, to implementation and management of complex workouts.

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Jacqui Chao Healy
Director

Jacqui joined the ELFA in January 2020 and she has facilitated the growth of the ELFA over the year....

Jacqui joined the ELFA in January 2020 and she has facilitated the growth of the ELFA over the year. She manages the day-to-day operations of the ELFA as well as supporting the ELFA team, our members and our partners. Prior to taking a career break, her background was in debt capital markets. We worked with specialist search firm, ‘The Return Hub’, to find the perfect match for us both.

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Craig Abouchar

Craig is a lead portfolio manager for Barings European High Yield Bond business and is responsible ...

Craig is a lead portfolio manager for Barings European High Yield Bond business and is responsible for the portfolio management of numerous strategies. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Craig was Co-CEO, Europe of Castle Hill Asset Management. Prior to Castle Hill, he was a portfolio manager at Ignis Investment Management. Craig earned a B.B.A. in Finance from Emory University and an M.B.A in Finance and International Business from Columbia University and served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy.

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Peter Aspbury

Peter is JP Morgan Asset Management’s lead portfolio manager for European high yield. Prior to joi...

Peter is JP Morgan Asset Management’s lead portfolio manager for European high yield. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Peter was the head of High Yield Research at European Credit Management. Peter holds a B.A. in history from Middlebury College, a M.Sc. in European Studies from the London School of Economics and an M.B.A. from Cornell University’s Johnson School.

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Thomas Hanson

Tom is head of Aegon Asset Management’s European high yield portfolio management team since 2019, ...

Tom is head of Aegon Asset Management’s European high yield portfolio management team since 2019, overseeing portfolio management across range of Global and European high yield portfolios managed from the UK and Europe. He is also the co-manager of a range of AAM’s Global high yield funds and mandates. Tom has 20 years’ industry experience. Previously he was a high yield fund manager with Janus Henderson Investors. He has a BA (Joint Hons) in French and Management Studies from the University of Reading and is a CFA charterholder.

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Malin Hedman

Malin is the co-head of the European industry research team at Bain Capital Credit. She has been at ...

Malin is the co-head of the European industry research team at Bain Capital Credit. She has been at Bain Capital Credit for c 5 years and before that was a credit analyst at Cairn Capital. She started her career as a research analyst at J.P.Morgan, has 13 years of financial markets experience and a MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics. For the ELFA, Malin also co-Chairs the ESG Committee.

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Senan Kiran

Senan Kiran, Director of Research - Europe and a member of ESG Working Group at Muzinich & Co. where...

Senan Kiran, Director of Research - Europe and a member of ESG Working Group at Muzinich & Co. where she has been since 2014; with over 20 years of experience in the financial sector of which 16 have been corporate credit research. Previously Senior Credit Analyst with Schroders and Associate Director at Barclays Capital focusing on European High Yield. An INSEAD alumnus and holds a CPA designation in Turkey. For the ELFA, Senan also co-Chairs the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and was formerly a co-Chair for the Disclosure & Transparency Committee.

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Clark Nicholls

Clark is a Senior Portfolio Manager within the EU and Global High Yield team in fixed income, respon...

Clark is a Senior Portfolio Manager within the EU and Global High Yield team in fixed income, responsible for managing core high yield portfolios. In addition, he is also Head of European High Yield research. He has held these roles since joining AXA IM in 2015. Prior to AXA IM, Clark was Managing Director, Head of High Yield research for Spread Research. Preceding that, Clark held similar roles at Credit Suisse and Société Générale where he worked for five and four years respectively, being ranked 1st by Institutional Investor and Euromoney amongst others in 2003, 2004 and 2006. Clark holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialisation in Finance from Australian Business School, NSW University. Additionally, Clark hold a Bachelor’s degree with a distinction average Marketing major from Charles Sturt University.

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Emma Norman

Emma is a Senior Legal Counsel at Invesco, providing investments legal support to various Fixed Inco...

Emma is a Senior Legal Counsel at Invesco, providing investments legal support to various Fixed Income teams in EMEA, including those investing in leveraged loans and high yield bonds. Prior to working at Invesco, Emma was a Senior Associate within the Restructuring & Insolvency practice at Freshfields, where she acted for both debtors and creditors in relation to financially distressed issuers across numerous sectors and jurisdictions. Emma holds an LLB(e) in Law with French Law from The London School of Economics and has over 10 years of legal experience. For the ELFA, Emma also co-Chairs the Loan Investor Committee.

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Mitch Reznick, CFA

Mitch is Co-head of Credit at Hermes Investment Management, where he joined in February 2010 as Head...

Mitch is Co-head of Credit at Hermes Investment Management, where he joined in February 2010 as Head of Credit Research. Prior to this he was Co-Head of Credit Research for the global credit and hybrids team at Fortis Investments in Paris and in London. Before this he worked as an associate analyst in the leveraged finance group at Moody’s Investors Service in New York.

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Committee Co-Chairs
Malin Hedman
ESG Committee

Malin is Director and Co-head of the European industry research team at Bain Capital Credit where sh...

Malin is Director and Co-head of the European industry research team at Bain Capital Credit where she has been for 5 years. She has over 13 years of experience in the financial markets having graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics.

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Tina De Baere
ESG Committee

Tina joined Cairn Capital in 2008 and is now Head of ESG and Macro Strategy with responsibility for ...

Tina joined Cairn Capital in 2008 and is now Head of ESG and Macro Strategy with responsibility for Cairn’s ESG policy. She started Cairn Capital as a portfolio manager in their ABS team. Previously, Tina worked as a credit analyst at New Bond Street Asset Management and Standard & Poor’s.

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Emma Norman
Loan Investor Committee

Emma is Senior Legal Counsel at Invesco working with the Fixed Income and Leveraged Loan teams in EM...

Emma is Senior Legal Counsel at Invesco working with the Fixed Income and Leveraged Loan teams in EMEA. Emma is a Freshfields alumnus, where she was a Senior Associate specialising in Restructuring and Insolvency. She has over 10 years of legal experience, having originally graduated in Law with French Law from The London School of Economics.

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Scarlett de Posson
Loan Investor Committee

Scarlett is Director of Leveraged Finance at M&G Investments where she has been since 2011. Previous...

Scarlett is Director of Leveraged Finance at M&G Investments where she has been since 2011. Previously Scarlett worked successively for GSC Group and AlpInvest Partners with responsibility for European Mezzanine investments. Joining the industry in 2004, Scarlett started as an Analyst in the Investment Banking Department of Citigroup. She graduated from ESSEC Business School.

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Saul Casadio
Disclosure & Transparency Committee

Saul is Director in the Corporate Credit Research Team at M&G since 2014 covering healthcare and oth...

Saul is Director in the Corporate Credit Research Team at M&G since 2014 covering healthcare and other industrial sectors. Previously he was a HY analyst at Alliance Bernstein and before this a HY sell-side analyst at Deutsche Bank. Saul holds an MBA from Chicago Booth.

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Russell Taylor
Disclosure & Transparency Committee

Russell is Portfolio manager on the European high yield strategies and heads of the European high yi...

Russell is Portfolio manager on the European high yield strategies and heads of the European high yield research team at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. He has been with JPMAM for the past 10 years and in the industry since 2005.

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Aaiza Ali
Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Aaiza is Associate Director, is a Credit analyst in the Barings European High Yield Team, with a foc...

Aaiza is Associate Director, is a Credit analyst in the Barings European High Yield Team, with a focus on the telecom and media sectors. She joined Barings in January 2019, prior to which she worked as a TMT analyst at Insight Investment.

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Senan Kiran
Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Senan is Director of Research – Europe at Muzinich where she has been since 2014. Senan has over ...

Senan is Director of Research – Europe at Muzinich where she has been since 2014. Senan has over 20 years of experience in the financial sector of which 16 have been corporate credit research. Previously at Schroders and Barclays Capital focusing on European High Yield. She is an INSEAD alumnus and holds a CPA designation in Turkey.

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Adil Khan
Engagement Committee

Adil is Compliance Officer at Muzinich & Co. since 2018. Prior to this, he was Senior Analyst at AC...

Adil is Compliance Officer at Muzinich & Co. since 2018. Prior to this, he was Senior Analyst at ACA Compliance Group. Adil is a law graduate with a Masters from University College London and a non-practising barrister under the English and Welsh Bar.

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Sebastian Potocean
Engagement Committee

Sebastian is Managing Director and Head of European Research at Barings focusing on leveraged financ...

Sebastian is Managing Director and Head of European Research at Barings focusing on leveraged finance. Prior to Barings (fka as Babson Capital) in 2014, Sebastian worked in Deutsche Bank’s European Leveraged Finance team. He has been in the industry since 2007.

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