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Profile of Silvina Aldeco Martinez

Aldeco Martinez, Silvina

Managing Director, Product & Market Development, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Silvina is Managing Director of Product and Market Development for S&P Global Market Intelligence, which provides multi-asset class data, research and analytics to global financial market participants. S&P Global Market Intelligence provides tailored solutions to corporate professionals, allowing them to perform efficient counterparty credit analysis, monitor exposures, and risk management. Silvina has over fifteen years of experience within credit risk assessment in mature and emerging markets, credit risk related product development, modelling, risk management, and client training. These include eight years of experience as a ratings analyst and team leader for Standard & Poor’s rating agency, analysing Latin American institutions and project finance lending, and developing analytical criteria. Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s in 1996, Silvina was an equity research analyst for ABN AMRO Brokerage house in Argentina. She holds a BSc in Economics from Buenos Aires University.

Alves, Eduardo

Alves, Eduardo

Associate Director, Credit Solutions S&P Global Market Intelligence

Eduardo Alves is an analytical team lead at S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Credit Solutions. He delivers risk management solutions for financial institutions of varying sizes and specialties, with a primary focus in the Americas region. Mr. Alves is results-focused and has an outstanding record of exceeding client objectives through high-quality and consistent applications in the areas of credit risk rating methodologies, internal risk rating systems design and validation, stress testing, and thought leadership.

Prior to S&P Global Market Intelligence, Mr. Alves held positions at Promontory Financial Group, Mizuho Bank, and the World Bank. While at Promontory, he supported bank holding companies in developing and enhancing comprehensive stress testing frameworks required under DFAST and CCAR; including risk identification, capital planning, drafting of policies and guidelines, and regulatory submission reviews. At Mizuho, he analyzed financial institutions and large corporates in support of commercial loan originations in Latin America. Moreover, he conducted economic research and statistical analysis for various World Bank publications – chiefly the World Development Report 2009.

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Mr. Alves has extensive international exposure and acumen. He holds a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Essex (Colchester, England) and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Economics from The George Washington University (Washington, DC).


Baldassarri, Giorgio

Global Head of Analytic Development, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Giorgio is Global Head of the Analytic Development Group (ADG), and is currently based in London. His team is responsible for the analytical development, maintenance and ongoing validation of all credit risk models and products across S&P Risk Solutions, which are used by financial institutions and other credit-sensitive entities to measure and manage credit risk, also within regulatory frameworks such as Basel II/III or Solvency II. Prior to joining S&P Global Market Intelligence in 2011, Giorgio worked at Barclays for three years as Associate Director in Group Risk. He has experience both in Operational Risk (Basel II advanced measurement approach model) and Credit Risk, working on a number of projects (LGD, pricing, insurance).

Cheong, Michelle

Cheong, Michelle

Director of Market Development, Asia-Pacific S&P Global Market Intelligence

Michelle Cheong works at S&P Global Market Intelligence as a Director in the Credit Solutions team for Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific Region. Michelle’s direct responsibilities include tailoring custom solutions to client workflow; market development; and representing S&P Global Market Intelligence in external speaking engagements on credit solutions.

She is based in Singapore and has been with S&P Global Market Intelligence since June 2012. Prior to joining S&P Global Market Intelligence, Michelle worked as a quantitative portfolio manager and researcher both in Barclays Global Investors and State Street Global Advisors, where she specialized in portfolio construction, alpha generation and risk research. Michelle has a Masters in Financial Engineering and bachelors in Mathematics and Economics, both from Cornell University.

Durante, Bob

Durante, Bob

Senior Director, Americas Solutions and Services S&P Global Market Intelligence

Bob Durante leads the Americas Solutions and Services Team for S&P Global Market Intelligence. In his role, Bob is responsible for managing client service engagements, providing analytical thought leadership and helping clients measure and manage their credit risk. Since joining S&P Global Market Intelligence in 2008, Bob has led dozens of client engagement projects that focus on development of internal risk rating systems, validation of risk rating and stress testing models and deployment of dozens of Credit Assessment Scorecards representing all major asset classes.

Bob also leads a regular webinar series called Risk Insights that provides thought leadership and information sharing for existing and prospective clients. Recent webinars include the 2015 CCAR Stress Testing Results, Key Action Steps to Meet Model Regulatory Requirements, Detroit Bankruptcy & Recovery, Financing the World Cup through Project Finance, Bank Stress Testing & Risk Management, Key SME Building Blocks, Effectively Managing Model Risk, Top 10 Probability of Default Scorecard Pitfalls and LGD Model Development.

Prior to joining S&P Global Market Intelligence, Bob has held senior analytical and managerial positions for over 25 years in Standard & Poor’s Rating Services, including chairing rating committees to assign, confirm, update or downgrade credit ratings. Bob is noted for his award-winning level of client service, thought leadership, analytical innovation and project/staff management. Also, Bob serves on the McGraw-Hill Financial Inc. (MHFI) Corporate Responsibility: Financial Essentials Working Group to ensure alignment between business and philanthropic objectives with particular focus on helping reduce the “lending gap” for women-owned small enterprises in emerging markets.

Elder, Jim

Elder, James

Director, Market Development, Corporate and Financial Institutions S&P Global Market Intelligence

James Elder is a Director in the Corporate and Financial Institutions Segment at S&P Global Market Intelligence. His current responsibilities involve development of strategic solutions for the market. Jim focuses on the financial community through the publication of research related to credit professionals, the development of analytic methodologies and the application of innovative solutions to market problems. He has presented on topics ranging from municipal finance and corporate credit analysis to valuation methodologies at numerous industry conferences and webinars.

Jim’s twelve years of industry experience include positions in asset management, financial guaranty and structured finance. Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s in 2007, he has worked at J.P. Morgan and XL Capital Assurance.

Jim holds an M.B.A in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Management. Jim graduated with bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Arnold Gevero

Gevero, Arnold

Associate Director, Americas Solutions and Services S&P Global Market Intelligence

Arnold is an Associate Director at S&P Global Market Intelligence based in New York. In his role, Arnold is responsible for credit assessment, default and recovery studies within the global project finance market, and managing client engagements across various segments and regions. Arnold has several years of experience as a credit/risk analyst at the bond insurer, Ambac Assurance Corp., as well as at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York analyzing and modeling fixed-income securities.

Profile of Profile Robert Keiser

Keiser, Robert

Vice President, Global Markets Intelligence, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Robert Keiser is Vice President, Global Markets Intelligence (GMI) at S&P Global Market Intelligence. His primary responsibilities include the surveillance and analysis of international economic trends and their bearing on multi-asset class relationships. This top down “view” is then balanced against financial market valuation and risk mitigation considerations when evaluating investments considerations when evaluating investment opportunities in the global marketplace.

Additional responsibilities include the supervision of GMI analysts producing analysis, research and commentary focused on global corporate fixed income securities according to the unique risk-reward profiles identified by the proprietary S&P Global Market Intelligence Risk-to-Price (R2P) analytic.

Robert’s two decades on Wall Street include investment strategy and trading positions dealing in the U.S. fixed income, equity, commodity, private equity, and global currency markets. The breadth of this experience leaves him well positioned for investigating relationships between markets by utilizing cutting edge S&P Global Market Intelligence applications.

Robert graduated from Rutgers College, Rutgers University in 1983 with a double-major BA degree in Economics and English. His resume includes past positions held with U.S. primary dealers and international commercial banks including Societe Generale, The Long Term Credit Bank of Japan Ltd, and Lloyds Bank Plc. He joined S&P Global Market Intelligence in June 2008.

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Lukic, Radomir

Lukic, Rad

Director in S&P Credit Solutions

Rad Lukic is a Director in the S&P Global Market Intelligence Solutions and Services group. His focus is on assisting financial institutions and other organizations in validating and improving their credit risk assessment methodologies in a Basel II framework. Rad has extensive experience in analytical service development and client engagements, with a focus on developing and validating credit risk internal risk rating systems aligned with regulatory requirements.

Rad joined Standard & Poor’s in 2006 as an Associate in the New York Risk Solutions Group. He previously held an FX Analyst/Strategist for Emerging Markets position in a foreign exchange brokerage, as well as a consulting position at Mitsui & Co. with responsibility for the Balkan region.

Rad is currently the analytical lead in the S&P Global Market Intelligence Solutions and Services team on developing Credit Risk Rating Methodologies aligned with Basel II and best practices. He has extensive experience in analytical service development and client engagements focused on: Credit Risk Analytics, Internal Risk Rating System design and Validation, Modeling and estimating PD, LGD and EAD, Stress-testing rating systems.

Rad received an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business at the City University of New York (Baruch College), and a BSc in Economics from Belgrade University (Serbia).

Sabic, Pavle

Sabic, Pavle

FRM, Director – Market Development, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Pavle Sabic is a Director on the Market Development team in the Product & Content division of S&P Global Market Intelligence. In this global role, Mr. Sabic focuses on thought leadership and global business development – including client workflow and pre- and post-sales solutions. He joined the firm’s London office in 2011, where he also covered business development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Prior to joining S&P Global Market Intelligence, Mr. Sabic was a product specialist in the risk management division of State Street Investment Analytics. He began his career at Kames Capital – formerly AEGON AM – as a Fixed Income Analyst.

Mr. Sabic graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Economics from Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and holds an MSC in Finance and Investment from the University of Edinburgh. He also has an FRM certification from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.


Thym, Clemens

Asia Pacific Managing Director

Clemens Thym is Managing Director in the Product & Content team of S&P Global Market Intelligence, based in Hong Kong.  He is responsible for the Desktop business across client segments including Investment Managers, Financial Institutions and Corporates & Specialty Organizations.  He previously managed the Credit Risk Solutions business in Asia Pacific, covering credit risk management services and products, including development and validation of internal rating systems.

Yagel, Thomas

Yagel, Thomas

Director, Market Development Americas

Since joining S&P Global Market Intelligence in 2006 Thomas has held several analytical and market-focused positions. Thomas currently leads the Credit Market Development Americas team. This role covers credit market development and thought leadership initiatives across the firm’s segments.  Prior to this Thomas lead the Americas Credit Application Specialist team with a focus on thought leadership and business development. Thomas has an extensive background in finance covering both credit, fixed income and equity markets. Thomas holds an M.B.A. with honors from New York University Stern School of Business and a B.S. in physics from the University of Virginia.