Europe: Quirolo joins Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft as a partner

cadwalader David Quirolo has joined CadwaladerWickersham & Taft as a partner in the Global Capital Markets Practice Group, in the firm’s London office. Quirolo joins from Ashurst, where he was a partner.

His practice focuses primarily on CLOs and other securitization and repackaging transactions involving various asset types, and advises arrangers and collateral managers as well as issuers, managers, originators, and investors in a variety of structured finance transactions, both in the U.S. and Europe.

Prior to joining Ashurst, Quirolo spent eight years in Cadwalader’s New York and London offices. – Sarah Husband


Europe: Hirji joins BlackRock’s Credit Enhanced Strategies team

blackrock_logo_2218Aly Hirji has joined BlackRock’s Credit Enhanced Strategies Europe team, run by Michael Phelps, according to sources.

He joins as portfolio manager, and will be responsible for building out the leveraged loan product and complementing the investment processes for existing funds.

Hirji joins from New Amsterdam Capital, where he was partner and portfolio manager. He joined NAC in 2004 from J.P. Morgan.

As of Dec. 31, 2012, BlackRock’s assets under management totalled $3.792 trillion across equity, fixed income, cash management, alternative investment, real estate, and advisory strategies. – Isabell Witt


CLO roundup: September gets off to slow start in both US, Europe

It’s been a tentative post-summer return for the CLO market with just three new issue CLOs pricing so far in the U.S. this month, and the Dryden XXVII tap providing Europe’s only new issue activity to date. Still, a number of transactions are expected to price this week, ahead of the IMN’s ABS East Conference in Miami next week (Sept. 21-23).

Global CLO issuance in 2014 stands at $97.71 billion, according to LCD.

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  • Deal pipeline
  • US arbitrage CLO issuance and institutional loan volume
  • European arbitrage CLO issuance and institutional loan volume

– Sarah Husband



Europe: Taneri to join SG CIB’s leveraged capital markets division

 societe_general_logo_1919Didem Taneri is set to join Societe Generale CIB’s leveraged capital markets division, reporting to managing director Ignacio Blasco, who heads up the team, according to market sources.

Taneri joins from UniCredit, where she has worked as a director in the leveraged loan capital markets team since 2011. Prior to UniCredit, Didem spent five years at Dresdner Kleinwort/Commerzbank, within its leveraged and infrastructure loan capital markets teams. Previously, she worked at ING and J.P. Morgan, primarily within leveraged finance syndication.

A spokesperson from SG CIB declined to comment. – Sarah Husband