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Assured Guaranty appoints Steven Kahn as Senior MD, Structured Finance

18th December 2019 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Assured Guaranty Corp. (AGC), a subsidiary of financial guaranty insurer Assured Guaranty Ltd., has announced the appointment of Steven Kahn as Senior Managing Director, Structured Finance.

He will lead the structured finance team alongside Managing Director Dan Bevill, who has been part of Assured Guaranty’s structured finance team for 15 years.

Both Kahn and Bevill will report to Nick Proud, Senior Managing Director of Assured Guaranty’s International and Structured Finance businesses.

“We are pleased that Steve has come aboard to help lead our structured finance underwriting group,” said Proud. “As someone who has established a successful career in the structured finance market, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Assured Guaranty.”

Prior to joining Assured Guaranty in 2019, Kahn was a Managing Director in the Structured Products Group at Mizuho Securities, before which he spent five years as President and Executive Officer of Invicta Capital (a subsidiary of MassMutual).

He also spent 12 years at Financial Security Assurance (now Assured Guaranty Municipal), where he underwrote structured finance transactions and was Managing Director of the Global Pooled Corporate business.

In total, Kahn has 25 years of experience in the structured finance business, having started his career as a CPA at Ernst & Young.

“Through persistence and intelligent strategy Assured Guaranty has shown that financial guarantees have a valuable role in the structured finance markets,” Kahn commented.

“The members of this group have shown their ability to apply Assured Guaranty’s financial strength to innovative structured finance solutions and I am enthusiastically looking forward to working with them as we continue to build this business.”

Assured Guaranty’s structured finance group underwrites financial guarantees in a range of financial sectors, including asset-backed securities, insurance securitization, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), structured municipal financings and aviation finance.

It also offers financial guarantees as a solution to assist banks and insurance companies in managing their capital more efficiently.

Bevill further stated: “Steve knows our markets, and he knows our business, having spent 12 years of his early career at an Assured Guaranty company, and we are very excited to welcome Steve back.”

“We are committed to giving our structured finance clients the best possible service, and Steve’s qualifications are ideal for that effort,” he added.

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