2016 Judges

Mary Ann Callahan
Global financial markets clearing, depository and industry infrastructure leader and consultant.
Mary Ann Callahan is a market Infrastructure advisor to Paxos, a blockchain firm developing new post-trade services for precious metals and securities. Mary Ann's reputation as a global markets and infrastructure expert is rooted in the cross-border clearing and settlement business and relationships in Latin America and Canada, Asia and Europe that she built as DTCC's managing director of global relations and development. In that industry-facing role, she also transformed the Americas' Central Securities Depositories Association (ACSDA) during her six years as its president, and was a founding board member of CCP12 - the Global Association of Central Counterparties, and the World Forum of Central Securities Depositories. From 1998 to 2002, she served as head of DTCC's London office and chief European representative. Since leaving DTCC in 2013, she has expanded her credentials in securities and payment systems, regulation and advocacy through work for the International Monetary Fund in East Africa and the Seychelles, the World Bank and other consulting projects. She has an MBA in finance from NYU Stern and a BA from Manhattanville College.

Greg Korte
Principal, Mercer Sentinel
Greg is head of North American trust/custody and securities lending consulting at Chicago-based Mercer Sentinel group, responsible for delivery of operations consulting projects focused on client objectives. Prior to joining Mercer Sentinel, Greg was founding principal of Korte & Associates Consulting, a boutique financial services and investment and custody operations consulting practice. Here he was responsible for all aspects of product delivery including product marketing, channelled sales, contract negotiations, needs assessments and consulting recommendation reports and client implementation. Greg was responsible for developing, selling and implementing outsourcing and streamlining projects with many of the largest banks, asset managers and institutional clients in the industry. In this role, he developed a sales and marketing platform that targets banks, large pension plans, mutual funds, endowments and foundations. As well as being a regular speaker at a number of industry conferences, Greg's previous experience includes roles at Russell Investments, Huntington Asset Services and BISYS Fund Services.

Saheed Awan
Independent consultant - collateral management, securities finance, capital market infrastructures.
Saheed Awan is a highly regarded innovator, product manager and independent subject matter expert in market infrastructure, collateral management services, securities financing, securities processing, custody and derivatives trading and processing. He has a track record of leadership in the conception, development, project management and marketing of financial infrastructure services and banking products. Saheed's career in financial services spans over three decades, of which 20 years have been focused exclusively on capital markets. He conceived and managed Euroclear's ground-breaking open and global infrastructure for collateral management, the Collateral Highway, which in 2012 received from Custody Risk an award for Most Innovative Project. He has also been recognised for his work with regulators creating an advanced legal framework in Luxembourg for collateral management. Saheed also conceived and managed Clearstream's successful Global Securities Financing products. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and has been featured extensively in financial publications. His experience allows him to bring a unique and holistic perspective, including the strategic, legal, technological, operations and marketing aspects for trading, clearing and settlement of securities.

Werner Frey
Managing director, post trade division, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (Afme).
Afme was set up through a merger of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Europe and the London Investment Banking Association. From 2002 to 2008 Werner was chief executive of the European Securities Forum (ESF), which was renamed the European Securities Services Forum upon its integration in SIFMA Europe in spring 2008. Prior to ESF, he advised financial institutions, particularly securities infrastructure organisations in Europe. Earlier in his career he occupied senior positions in banking, and, from 1988 to 1997, was a member of the executive board of Bank Leu, since 1990 part of the Credit Suisse Group.

Randall Hobbs
Chief operating officer, CSOP
Randall Hobbs is the chief operating officer of CSOP, a multi-asset class manager focusing on London, New York and Hong Kong listed ETFs and actively managed fixed income and equity funds in Luxembourg, Dublin and Cayman Islands. Prior to CSOP, Mr Hobbs was COO and CFO of Liongate Capital Management, a manager of fund-of-hedge-fund portfolios, client hedge fund portfolio solutions and portfolio advisory services from 2005 to 2015. Randall has been central to the development of Liongate from a family office to an investment management group with up to $4 billion funds under management. Mr Hobbs has considerable experience from roles in in private equity, hedge fund portfolios and private wealth management with Morgan Stanley International, and in the private equity group at NM Rothschild & Sons. Earlier in his career, he qualified as a CPA in Australia.

Philippe Metoudi
Managing partner, AlfaSec Advisors
Philippe Metoudi is a managing partner at Hong Kong-based AlfaSec Advisors and founder of Duotem Capital. He serves as a senior advisor and executive board member of the Israel Asian Fund, and is a non-executive board member of several Israeli companies. Philippe co-authored the book Israel and China: From Silk Road to Innovation Highway. Previously, Philippe was a member of the executive board of Clearstream Banking and chairman of its market committee. Philippe graduated from the executive development program of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and holds master's degrees in finance and econometrics from the University of Grenoble, France.

Michael Barrett
Global head of collateral management services and solutions, Genpact Capital Markets
Michael Barrett heads the collateral management practice for the financial markets solutions group within Genpact Capital Markets, a global consulting and IT services company. Michael has 30 years of experience in banking and securities, with the last 15 focused on global markets and global securities services including global market infrastructure, global securities clearance and custody, and global securities finance including collateral management. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and is on the faculty of Global Markets Insight, where he conducts courses in advanced collateral management and collateral optimization. Prior to joining Genpact, Michael was a founding partner in Global Collateral Management Solutions (GCMS), a strategic business advisory firm specializing in designing enterprise-wide target operating models for collateral management, and new market and product development for collateral services. Headstrong, and then Genpact Headstrong, was a client at that time, along with several global banking firms and asset managers. Before founding GCMS with his partners, Michael led Clearstream Banking, the international central securities depository, in the Americas, was managing director for global securities services in the Americas for Deutsche Bank, and led new product development, business strategy and marketing for a capital management division of Wachovia Bank.

Tim Harrold
Partner, CORE Collateral
Tim Harrold is a partner at CORE Collateral, a specialist consultancy with broad capital markets knowledge, and has over 25 years of experience in the securities financing and collateral industry having started his career at Morgan Stanley in 1987. Whilst at Morgan Stanley, he was part of the team that launched international prime brokerage that today supports the multi-billion dollar hedge fund industry. In 1992, Tim joined Lehman Brothers where he ultimately became global head of sales for its equity finance business based in New York. During his 12 years at Lehman he witnessed first-hand the launch of international tri-party in 1992, the execution of the first ever equity repo trade in 1996 and the fallout from the 1998 collapse of Long Term Capital Management. In 2004, Tim joined what subsequently became known as Data Explorers, a platform now part of Markit developed specifically to provide transparency on the notoriously opaque securities lending market. Following the turmoil of 2008 Tim joined JP Morgan as part of its collateral management business where he helped developing its franchise across Europe with a focus particularly on the Nordics. As a result of the challenges that the regulatory environment created across the industry, and rising demand for independent advice, Tim launched CORE Collateral.

Paul Bodart
Independent board member, Dexia SA/NV
Paul Bodart is an independent board member of Dexia SA/NV, appointed January 2013, and chairs its audit committee. He is also a professor at the Brussels-based Solvay Business School. Previously, Paul was a non-central bank member of the Target2-Securities (T2S) Board and was general manager of the Brussels branch of BNY Mellon, responsible for all global custody operations, a role from which he is now retired. Paul joined Bank of New York in 1996 as senior vice president, was promoted to executive vice president in 2003, and in 2009 his responsibilities were extended to head EMEA operations in the asset servicing sector. As such, Paul was a member of the European executive team. Paul was also CEO and executive director of BNY Mellon SA/NV, a fully owned banking subsidiary of BNY Mellon responsible for securities services. Prior to joining Bank of New York, Paul worked for Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, Euroclear , JP Morgan and Banque Européenne pour l'Amérique latine, a subsidiary of Generale Bank and ABN/AMRO Bank.

Simon Luhr
Senior partner, FinEx Capital Management
Simon is the founding partner and CEO of FinEx Capital. He is a highly experienced investment banking and investment management professional having over 30 years in the. Simon has been actively involved with the development of the global hedge fund industry. He established and ran the global equities finance, delta one and prime brokerage businesses at Morgan Stanley and Nomura where he also co ran the global equities business. Simon was a founding partner and CEO of the hedge fund Marble Bar Asset Management.