WASHINGTON, D.C., November 6, 2019 – The Structured Finance Association (SFA) today announced Elen Callahan as Head of Research. In her new role, Ms. Callahan will work closely with SFA leadership to develop and implement a research strategy plan to further the mission and goals of the organization.
“I’m thrilled to join the Structured Finance Association team and look forward to the opportunity to work closely with SFA leadership to help launch and grow the new research group,” said Ms. Callahan.
Ms. Callahan joins SFA from Deutsche Bank where she held a number of senior roles since 2003. She was previously Director, Head of U.S. Consumer ABS Research from 2009 – 2016 and most recently served as COO/Associate Director of Global FIC Research since 2016, where she demonstrated her natural talent to tackle operational complexities, recruit talented teams, and implement a value-add research agenda. Ms. Callahan also has expertise on the buy-side and bond issuance through her time at Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank and CapMac.
“We are confident that Elen’s deep structured finance and credit knowledge, proven leadership and extensive industry network will be invaluable to establishing and growing this very important new value proposition for our membership,” said Michael Bright, SFA CEO.
Ms. Callahan has previous experience working in collaboration with SFA, including serving as one of the organization’s U.S. delegates to its inaugural Beijing ABS Conference. She has also been very involved with both SFA’s Women in Securitization Steering Committee and Emerging Leaders Program (ELP).
About the Structured Finance Association
The Structured Finance Association (SFA) is a member-based, trade industry advocacy group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market. SFA provides an inclusive network for securitization professionals to collaborate and, as industry leaders, drive necessary changes, be an advocate for the securitization community, share best practices and innovative ideas, and educate industry members through conferences and other programs. Members of SFA represent all sectors of the securitization market including issuers, investors, financial intermediaries, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers, and trustees. Further information can be found at StructuredFinance.org.