Ann Rutledge is a founding principal of R&R Consulting. She received her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and her B.A. from Wellesley College, where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society. A Chicago-based commercial banker in the mid-1980s, Ms. Rutledge moved to the futures and options exchange world, where she worked on the floor of the CBOT and later consulted to the CEO of the Hong Kong Futures Exchange on essential reforms that included creating an audit trail, listing the Hang Seng Option contract and writing the first professional competency exam for options. In 1993, she became the Asian global manager of J.P. Morgan Securities’ futures brokerage business. In September 1995, Ms. Rutledge joined the structured finance group of Moody’s Investors Service. Ms. Rutledge is an adjunct assistant professor of asset securitization at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and visiting lecturer at the University of California at Irvine.
Sylvain Raynes is a founding principal of R&R Consulting. He holds a Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from Princeton University and a Masters in numerical analysis from the von Karman Institute in Brussels, Belgium. In the late 1980s, Dr. Raynes developed the credit, pricing and marketing analytics through which Citicorp’s $30 billion credit card portfolio grew to be a global consumer finance powerhouse. Later, working on the same team as Fischer Black, he conducted the risk analyses of one of the first Derivative Product Companies, and other credit-based initiatives for Goldman, Sachs & Co. before joining Moody’s Investors Service in September 1995. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the mathematics department Financial Engineering Program at Baruch College, City University of New York, and a visiting lecturer at the University of California at Irvine.
David Abitbol is Head of Risk Management and a principal of R&R Consulting. He has an M.S. in Financial Engineering from Baruch College, City University of New York, and a B.S. in Computer Science, Finance and Banking from Esme Sudria Engineering School in Paris, France. His primary responsibility is the development and maintenance of R&R’s expert decision systems. Mr. Abitbol has both a strong theoretical background and extensive, practical work experience in building and supporting trade and wealth-management systems to handle every phase of risk management, from exposure creation to execution and clearing/settlement. He previously developed the portfolio management system for traders at Credit Agricole Asset Management and implemented a complete post-trade Straight-Through Processing system in a DECALOG based platform for CADEXTAN (a SUNGARD Company).
Iuliia Palamar is a research analyst at R&R Consulting. She has an M.S. in Financial Engineering from Baruch College, City University of New York, and a B.S. in Finance from Kiev National Economics University in Kiev, Ukraine. For R&R, Ms. Palamar in collaboration with Mr. Abitbol, developed the analytics for Greek calculations in ABSTRAK®, which can be used for forecasting future fair market value of structured securities, and extended the Waterfall Editor application to allow for modeling of Student Loan ABS.
Dennis Toth has thirty-five years of experience in film-making and film criticism. At R&R, he built and maintains the film score data base on which the Independent Film Securitization platform runs. Mr. Toth began his career as the Film Coordinator for the Athens International Film and Video Festival (AIFF) and co-founder of the Athens Film Society. From 1979 to 1992, he curated the film program at the Columbus Museum of Art. As a critic, Mr. Toth has served as a juror on the American Film Festival, an advisor for the National Black Programming Consortium Prized Pieces Festival and a guest curator for various other institutions. He has also served as media critic for the weekly Columbus Guardian and the British magazine DreamWatch. His reviews on film-related topics have appeared in a wide spectrum of serious publications, including CHOICE: The College Library Review, Dialogue: An Art Journal, and Point of View: A Film Journal. Mr. Toth received his B.A. in philosophy at Ohio State University and studied film at Ohio University, and has participated in animation workshops at Vanderbilt University and the National Film Board of Canada, Montreal.
Lynn Exton is a collaborating consultant and Managing Partner of Exton & Partners Risk, Governance & Analytics LLP, an international consultancy focused on credit analysis, project monitoring and evaluation (M&E), risk management, internal controls, corporate governance and financial institution analysis. She has a deep and varied 35-year career in financial institution credit analysis that spans five continents. She is a graduate of Wellesley College (BA), SAIS-Johns Hopkins University (MA) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques(Science Po).
Stacy Mosher earned a B.A. at Michigan State University, where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and was a graduate fellow at University of Delaware. She spent nearly 18 years in Hong Kong, working primarily as a journalist and then as an investigator with an anti-corruption agency and in the private sector, before moving to New York City in 1999. In New York, she continued with investigations and then worked as an investigative financial journalist before joining a China-focused non-governmental organization for five years. Fluent in Cantonese and written Chinese, Ms. Mosher currently translates, edits and writes as an independent contractor in New York City. She advises R&R Consulting on web content, communications and media trends.
Jeremy S. Taylor has a M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He brings twenty years of financial experience in both strategic planning and corporate finance for Chase Manhattan and in private banking and investment at Citibank. He has also served as a senior executive of Portfolio Management Data, owned by Standard & Poors. Mr. Taylor is currently a consultant to Catalyst Europe AG, where he researches and designs programmatic strategy and materials for their symposia series. He is an angel investor and mentor to R&R Consulting.