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The Credit Solutions business and Pascal Marionneau

, May 5, 2014, 0 Comments

Interview of Pascal Marionneau, Managing Partner  and Global Head of Credit Solutions, United First Partners Capital (Swiss Entity) by MarketExpress

Name: Pascal MarionneauPascal Marionneau-MarketExpress

Designation: Managing Partner, Global Head of Credit Solutions

Company:  United First Partners Capital (UFP Capital), the newly incorporated Swiss entity of the UFP Group.

Website
: www.utdfirst.com

Tell us about business and area of work:
The Credit Solutions business will focus on credit assets held on the balance sheets of financial institutions. In addition to sourcing and distribution, the business will also encompass securitization and advisory services.

Your vision and how you intend to guide the company:
I am thrilled to be joining a dynamic, entrepreneurial and well-respected firm and am confident we can become a prominent figure in the credit business. The first step will be to strengthen our global reach, which will involve hiring of up to 20 professionals within the next two years”.

Can you describe the innovative credit solutions offered by United First Partners and its alliance.
United First Partners is a world leading Special Situations financial services firm specialised in intermediation, advisory and research. The company was founded in 2009 by Stėphane Mardel and Michael Hadjedj, two veterans of ICAP. The Group is operating in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East with offices in London, New York, Geneva and Luxembourg. The group has built strong strategic alliances with world leading institutions, including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Schneider Trading. The group is expanding its global operations this year both organically through the opening of four new offices in Dubai, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore and externally through possible acquisitions.

What’s the big vision for your company? First few steps you will undertake in creating a solid base to start the operations.
The group is expanding its global operations this year both organically through the opening of four new offices in Dubai, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore and externally through possible acquisitions.  UFP was voted #1 for two consecutive years in Special Situations equity research and brokerage by Thomson Reuters EXTEL survey.

Are you looking into Emerging Markets- particularly India to offer your credit solutions in the future.
Yes, India’s deleveraging market will be massive.

About Pascal Marionneau:
Pascal’s previous role was Global Head of Credit and Executive Board member at Kepler Cheuvreux. Prior to this, Pascal was a Senior Trading and Risk Advisor to the Global Markets’ Board at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking. Pascal was promoted in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy to achieve special missions including the creation of the bad bank and the management of the non-core assets. His experience covers credit, FX and fixed income derivatives, cash and complex structured products. Pascal is a graduate of both Ecole Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers of Paris and Universidad Politécnica of Madrid.