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Ocorian appoints Ed O’Connell as Head of Transaction Management - Americas

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Ocorian appoints Ed O’Connell as Head of Transaction Management - Americas

We are delighted to welcome Ed O’Connell to Ocorian as Head of Transaction Management – Americas, as we continue to strengthen our capital markets proposition in this key growth market. Ed has transaction management responsibility across a broad range of debt capital market structures and will operate from New York.

Ed has over 30 years’ experience in overseeing structured finance transactions, serving as primary deal counsel and general counsel for the issuance of over $20 billion of securities, including collateralised debt obligations. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Securitisation at Fordham Law School in New York since 2010, frequently writing and speaking about the structured finance industry.

Jason Gerlis, Regional Head of Americas at Ocorian, commented: “We are thrilled to have Ed onboard at a time of significant growth for our capital markets service line. He has deep client, market and industry experience in structured finance and adds incredible strength to our global transaction management capabilities. When our clients are faced with complex market, product or regulatory structures, being able to leverage Ed’s expertise will be invaluable and give their transaction the best chance of success.”  

Commenting on his appointment, Ed said “I’m delighted to be joining the Ocorian team at an exciting time for the business. With a strong growth trajectory, deep client base, proven capabilities and a presence in key global financial centres, the business is well on track to realising its ambitions. Add to this a team with strong credentials and a long-term commitment to delivering superior client service, and our offering becomes somewhat unique in the industry.”

Alan Booth, Global Head of Capital Markets added, “Ed’s addition follows a string of new appointments strengthening our Capital Markets team in the Americas region and underlines our commitment to attracting market-leading experts and providing first-class client service. Our team understand the commercial drivers that underpin all capital market transactions and Ed’s expertise reinforces our capability to support clients at every stage of a transaction’s life cycle.”

Prior to joining Ocorian, Ed was serving as Chief Legal Counsel – Capital Markets and Senior Vice-President at TMF Group (formally Lord SPV). He has also been a Partner in Jones Day’s banking and finance department, amongst other roles.

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