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Alex Veroude, CFA Head of Credit and Deputy Head of Fixed Income (New York)
Alex joined the Fixed Income Group at Insight in July 2007 as Head of Credit, overseeing all credit activities with responsibility also for setting credit strategy. He also became Deputy Head of Fixed Income (New York) in June 2016. Alex oversees a team of more than 40 credit analysts covering corporate issuers (investment grade and high yield) as well as secured finance which includes ABS, CLOs and off-the-run private financings. Alex is lead portfolio manager of the Absolute Insight Credit Fund, the Secured Finance Fund, the Consumer Debt Recovery Fund and a number of customised separate accounts. In April 2015, Alex relocated from London to New York to oversee the integration of a US credit business (Cutwater Asset Management) into existing Insight credit teams and processes and to spearhead the expansion of Insight's US investment capability. Alex began his career at Gulf International Bank (formerly Saudi International Bank) in 1997, initially as a high yield analyst before managing structured product portfolios. He then became Head of Structured Products and latterly Head of Credit. He holds a first class equivalent MSc in Quantitative Economics from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, is fluent in English, Dutch, German and Swedish and is a CFA charterholder.

 

Shaheer Guirguis, CFA Head of Secured Finance
Shaheer joined the Fixed Income Group at Insight in September 2007 and is the head of the Secured Finance team which is responsible for lending in the secured finance market and investments in the global structured credit markets. Shaheer is lead portfolio manager for the Insight Libor Plus Fund, the Secured Finance Fund, as well as a number of segregated accounts. In July 2016, Shaheer relocated to New York to oversee the growth in capability within the US structured credit and secured finance markets. He began his career at Gulf International Bank (formerly Saudi International Bank) in 2000 where he held various positions, initially as a market risk analyst, then an investment analyst before his appointment as a fixed income portfolio manager in 2007. Shaheer holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Surrey, an MSc in Finance from the University of Durham as well as being a CFA charterholder.

 

Jeremy Deacon Senior Portfolio Manager - Secured Finance
Jeremy joined the Fixed Income Group at Insight in September 2010 as a senior analyst. He became a portfolio manager in March 2015, responsible for secured finance. Prior to joining Insight, Jeremy worked at CQS where he was responsible for the monitoring of their ABS fund and also analysed European RMBS and CMBS opportunities. Previously, he worked at Rabobank where he was responsible for the monitoring of asset-backed portfolios. Jeremy began his career at Santander (Abbey) in 1992 as a Specialist Underwriter and has also held positions at GE Mortgage Insurance and Fitch.

 

Jeremy King Head of Business Development
Jeremy joined Insight Investment in February 2015 and leads business development for Insight's alternative strategies. Previously, Jeremy held senior business development and investment structuring roles at Guggenheim Partners, Unigestion and Man Group in London, Switzerland and New York. Prior to this, Jeremy was a senior corporate and securities lawyer at Clayton Utz Lawyers in Sydney, Australia. Jeremy holds Bachelors of Arts and Laws degrees from Macquarie University, a Masters of Laws degree from the University of London, a graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia, and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). Jeremy also holds his FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses and is an Associated Person (Series 3) with the National Futures Association.

 

Alok Bedekar Senior Analyst - Secured Finance
Alok joined Insight’s Secured Finance Team as a Senior Analyst in October 2017. Alok is primarily responsible for the origination, execution and ongoing portfolio management of illiquid asset-backed credit investments. Prior to Insight, Alok was a Director at Shawbrook Bank plc, responsible for asset-backed transactions in non-conforming speciality finance and fund leverage. He began his career at Royal Bank of Scotland within the FIG Structured Finance Team where he spent five years. Alok holds an MBA in Finance from Xavier Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai and he also has an MSc in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School.

 

Lenny Kushnirsky Analyst - Secured Finance
Lenny joined Insight’s Secured Finance Team as an analyst in October 2017. Lenny is primarily responsible for the analysis, modelling and surveillance of asset-backed investments. Prior to Insight, Lenny began his career with Sibson Consulting in 2014 as an actuarial analyst. Lenny holds a BS in Accounting and Economics from CUNY College of Staten Island, New York and an MS in Finance from Georgetown University, Washington DC.

 

Joseph Lawson Analyst - Secured Finance
Joseph joined Insight’s Secured Finance Team as an analyst in October 2017. Joseph is primarily responsible for the analysis, modelling and surveillance of asset-backed investments. Prior to Insight, Joseph was an analyst at Performance Trust Capital Partners where he was responsible for fixed income analytics and bank balance sheet modelling. Joseph holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota.

 

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