I focus on structuring and pricing derivatives across the Infrastructure, Private Equity and Real Estate sectors. I advise clients during trade execution on both auction and negotiated trades, negotiate credit spreads and assist with onboarding requirements pre-trade and provide valuations, hedge accounting and journal entries post-trade.
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- Commodity Hedging
- Deal Contingent Hedging
- FX Hedging
- Hedge Accounting
- Inflation Hedging
- Interest Rate Hedging
- Private Equity
- Project Finance & Infrastructure
- Public Sector
- Real Estate
- MPhil Computer Science, City University of New York, Graduate Center
- MSc Quantitative Finance, Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin
- BSc Mathematical Sciences, Dublin City University
I joined JCRA in 2011, initially in London, on the Real Estate desk. Along with advising property clients, I worked on several structured finance and dispute resolution mandates. Also, as a developer, I created or extended several of the valuations platforms for JCRA. In 2015, I relocated with my family to New York.
In my current role, I mainly cover interest rate and FX trades but have also assisted on power and inflation transactions. I am also a member of JCRA’s IT Strategy group.
After completing my MSc I joined the Volatility Arbitrage desk at Concordia Advisors in Bermuda and later New York, where I developed systems and models for trading, back-testing and risk management, including an automated hedging system for gamma scalping across several international markets.
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