Peter Hansen, who was an executive director at The Bond Market Association's European Securitisation Forum in London, has returned to Munich where he has taken a job as in-house lawyer for a German bank. He declined to say which bank, but prior to joining the ESF a year ago he spent five years as counsel at the Bayerische Landesbank in Munich.
At the ESF, Hansen acted as the principal staff advisor for a number of committees, including CMBS, synthetic securitizations and accounting. Scott Rankin, head of the ESF, said he will shortly announce two senior additions to his team in light of Hansen's departure and the ESF's expanding involvement in different markets. "We've just formed three new committees-the ESF collateralized debt obligation committee, the ESF pan-German committee which deals with Germany and Austria, and the ESF asset-backed traders working group," said Rankin. He added the ESF has grown from 112 member firms to 147 in the past year.
Another of the ESF's principal staff advisors, Marco Angheben, has recently been promoted to associate director of the ESF. Angheben has been with the ESF for four years and has been the principal staff advisor for a number of committees, including the market standards and practices committee and the investors committee.