Standard & Poor's is looking to fill three senior analyst positions for its New York-based CDO group, says David Tesher, managing director in charge of cash flow transactions. One analyst would focus on collateralized fund obligations, or "CFOs," as well as private equity-backed CDOs and would report to Richard Gugliada, managing director who heads the entire CDO group. Another senior analyst would rate synthetic CDOs, also reporting to Gugliada. The third would be a quantitative analyst, reporting to Sten Bergman, director.
S&P has been looking for two additional slots in the CDO manager focus group, so in total it is looking to fill five new slots, says Chris Howley, a CDO director who specializes in CFOs (BW, 10/14). All positions are newly created. All hires are at the associate director level. Howley says the added slots result from S&P's overall growth in the CDO rating business.