The Fixed Income Investor Network Welcomes 2 New Members to the Board of Directors

New York, NY (June 30, 2020) - The Fixed Income Investor Network Association (FIIN) announces the appointment of Ann Rutledge and Vincent Fiorillo to the Board of Directors at the Association’s Board Meeting held on May 28th

In addition to joining the Board of Directors, each have been elected to chair newly established committees that will focus on the core strategic initiatives of the association. 

Rutledge, who was named FIIN’s Senior Advisor on Education, will chair the Education Committee, and Fiorillo, named Senior Advisor on investor Advocacy, will chair the Editorial Review Committee. 

“At inception, FIIN was primarily focused on the concept of creating in-person networking opportunities exclusively for the investor community. The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the core of that vision, and FIIN rapidly adapted to the new realities of social distancing and remote working environments. The need for investors to connect, share views and positively impact the functioning of markets has never been greater,” said Alessandro Pagani, Chairman of the Association and head of the mortgage and structured finance team at Loomis, Sayles & Company. 

Ann Rutledge is a founding principal and CEO of the 20-year-old credit ratings/advisory firm CreditSpectrum Corp. and noted subject-matter expert on topics related to the logic of capital market development, with special focus on China’s financial system and credit market institutions.

Widely recognized for her ability to explain complex concepts simply, Rutledge testified before the U.S. Senate on The State of the Securitization Markets. With Sylvain Raynes, she co-wrote Elements of Structured Finance (2010) and The Analysis of Structured Securities (2003) both published by Oxford University Press. She was quoted in the U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Financial Crisis Inquiry Report of 2011. In 2014 she co-authored with Bob Litan, A Real Fix for Credit Ratings, a Brookings Institution thought piece. In 2015, she published a landmark study on China’s ABS markets, Who Will Take the Lead in Shaping China’s Securitization Market Model, funded by Swift Institute.

She is an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University SIPA and has taught graduate-level courses in securitization and fixed income finance at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Baruch College CUNY and NYU. Rutledge has an MBA from the Booth School of Business, the University of Chicago, and a BA from Wellesley College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Vince Mr. Fiorillo is a founding member of DoubleLine and the former head of Global Sales. Prior to joining DoubleLine in 2009, Mr. Fiorillo was previously a Managing Director at TCW for the previous four years, where he oversaw ABS and CMBS trading.

Mr. Fiorillo was an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley. Responsibilities at Morgan Stanley included developing mortgage origination providers into the Morgan Stanley Conduit and expanding the Firm's activity in both the Asset-Backed and Commercial Mortgage Backed securities markets.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Fiorillo was the Co-Head, Managing Director of the Mortgage-Backed Securities Group at Smith Barney.  Before being recruited to Smith Barney, he was the head of marketing and sales of the Mortgage-Backed Securities Group at Merrill Lynch. He brings over thirty years of mortgage, asset-backed and commercial mortgage experience to our team.

Mr. Fiorillo attended the City University of New York and Marist College.

“COVID 19 has compressed 5 years of evolution into 3 months. It has incentivized us to examine fundamental capital market dynamics and at the same time, upended long held precepts about functioning in a remote working environment. We at FIIN, have pivoted to find new ways to add value to the investor community as we welcome Vince and Anne. Their views and experience will be valuable as we continue to be a forum for investors to socialize their viewpoints,” said Manish Kapoor, Managing Principal, West Wheelock Capital to the Vice Chairman, FIIN.

“We want to thank IMN, FIIN’s funding partner, for recognizing the importance of investor-centered content in this virtual world and for expanding its support of FIIN despite the challenging business environment,” added Pagani.

“I am honored to be involved with FIIN.  This mission of FIIN to educate investors and advocate on their behalf is as critical as ever. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and FIIN staff to develop educational programing tailored to investors,’ said Rutledge.  

“The Fixed Income Investor Network could not have come at a better time.  The association’s investor members need their voices heard and I am thrilled to be a part it,” said Fiorillo. 

About FIIN

The Fixed Income Investor Network Association was nominally formed in September 2018, and became fully incorporated in October 2019.  The association currently has over 190 members representing 150 investment management firms.  The mission of FIIN is to be the voice of investors, providing a forum for education and sharing ideas in the rapidly evolving fixed income and structured finance marketplace. “Investor-driven and investor focused” encapsulates the ultimate aim of FIIN and its members: to enable fixed income institutional investors and asset owners to promote a healthy marketplace that facilitates innovations, transparency and liquidity while minimizing market friction.

To learn more, please contact:

Dave Blide
Managing Director
The Fixed Income Investor Network
212-901-0529
David.blide@thefiin.org

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