Merrill Loses NY Structurer
Steve Kuppenheimer, director in global structured credit products and co-head of collateralized debt obligations at Merrill Lynch in New York, has left the firm. He reported to Harin de Silva and Ken Margolis, managing directors and co-heads of CDOs at Merrill, who were out of the office and did not immediately respond to emails. Reached on his cell, Kuppenheimer declined comment.
Kuppenheimer joined Merrill from Credit Suisse two years ago (DW, 4/18/04), reporting to Chris Ricciardi, then global head of structured credit products. Ricciardi, who also joined from CS, took many of his CDO team to Cohen Bros. when he left Merrill earlier this year (DW, 2/10).