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Management Committee

Alistair Lumsden
Alistair Lumsden
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer

  • Chief Investment Officer of Asset Backed Securities, CQS, 2006-2012
  • Member of CQS Executive Committee; Risk Management Committee
  • Started CQS ABS Fund; Oversaw $3.2 billion of AUM
  • Executive Director and Senior Asset Manager, Vehicle Management Group, Rabobank International, 2001-2006
  • Founding member of $10 billion Structured Investment Vehicle (Tango)
  • Managed $15 billion global mortgage products and ABS strategies, Abbey National Treasury Services, 1993-2001
  • Barclays, 1987-1989
  • BSc (Hons) 1st Class, Business and Management Studies, University of Bradford
Steve Swallow
Steve Swallow
Portfolio Manager

  • Head of European Asset Backed Securities, CQS, 2006-2010
  • Executive Director, Director of Credit, Vehicle Management Group, Rabobank International, 2002-2006
  • Founding member of $10 billion Structured Investment Vehicle (Tango)
  • Senior Research Analyst, Barclays Capital, 2000-2002
  • Senior Credit Analyst/Lending Manager, Abbey National, 1994-2000
  • Mortgage Underwriting Manager, Barclays, 1990-1993
  • NatWest, 1987-1990
Ken Towers
Ken Towers
Chief Operating Officer

  • European Head of Balance Sheet Management, Rabobank, 2000-2014
  • Bank nominated Trustee Director of Rabobank’s Employee Pension Fund
  • Positions in Treasury, Financial Markets and Corporate Banking
  • Head of Risk Management & Treasury, Gordian Knot, 1997-1999
  • BSc (Hons) 1st Class, Computer Science, Swansea University
Michael Payne
Michael Payne
Chief Risk Officer

  • Head of Consumer ABS Investments, Norddeutsche Landesbank, 2008-2013
  • €1.5bn portfolio of European RMBS, US Agency RMBS and US Student Loans
  • Portfolio Manager, Global Credit, HSH Nordbank AG, 2004-2008
  • Portfolio Manager, US Agency MBS, Abbey National, 1993-2004
  • Senior Financial Research Analyst, Risk Management, BP Finance, 1989-1993
  • BSc (Hons), Civil Engineering, Imperial College, London
  • MSc (Hons), Management Science, Imperial College, London
  • PhD, Finance, Imperial College, London
Karyn Geringer
Karyn Geringer
Head of Business Development

  • Principal, Head of Marketing, Americas, CQS, 2010-2014
  • Co-Head of Marketing, North America, GLG Partners, 2007-2010
  • Senior VP, Marketing, Pequot Capital Management, 2005-2007
  • Vice President, Prime Services, Credit Suisse, 2001-2005
  • Analyst, Private Fund Group, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, 1998-1999
  • Lieutenant, United States Navy, 1994-1999
  • MBA, Finance, Columbia Business School
  • BS, Political Science, United States Naval Academy
Rhian Lloyd
Rhian Lloyd
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

  • Senior Lawyer (Contract), Marshall Wace LLP, 2014
  • Lawyer (Contract), Simmons and Simmons, 2013-2014
  • General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Sciens Capital MAP, 2010-2012
  • Senior Lawyer (Contract), Threadneedle Asset Management, 2009-2010
  • Head of Legal, CQS, 2007-2008
  • Of Counsel, Crowell & Morning, 2004-2005
  • Associate Positions; Wedlake Bell (2003-2004), Dechert (2000-2002)
  • Dual-qualified lawyer, State of New York and England and Wales
  • MA (Hons) in Law from Trinity College, University of Cambridge

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