Standard & Poor's in New York has added several new staff members to its North American ABS group, according to Patrice Jordan, global head of ABS/MBS. Jordan says S&P is building up because the ABS business is very strong as well as to replace staff that recently moved on.
Jack London joins the group as an associate director after nine years of structured finance experience working at DBC, a division of Thomson Financial in New York. Prior to that, he was at MBIA. Tony Nocera has also been added as an associate director. He was most recently a v.p. at European American Bank, a New York-based subsidiary of ABN AMRO Bank, where for the past 10 years he focused on lending to the equipment leasing industry. Adrian Teicheira has transferred internally from S&P's public-finance group and will be an associate director. Also transferring internally to the ABS group is associate Patrick Isom, who comes from the fund services group. All the new hires will report to division chief Joseph Sheridan.