Our Team

Stewart Booth

Stewart is the CEO and Co-Founder of Chalkhill. He has over 20 years of experience in fixed income markets in Europe and Asia. Prior to setting up Chalkhill he was the global head of secondary credit markets at RBS. His responsibilities included asset-backed, investment grade, high-yield, distressed and loan businesses. Prior to this he held a variety of senior roles at JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch, where he ran EMEA Emerging Markets and High Yield.

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Cirine El Husseini

Cirine is a Co-Founder of Chalkhill. She began her career at Axa Investment Managers in Paris as a research analyst covering Whole Business Securitisations, social housing / infrastructure debt and CMBS. She moved to Aviva Investors where her role also involved restructuring of public transactions within the framework of the Association of British Insurers. In 2005 she switched her focus to banks and insurance companies and later joined RBS where her financials experience was broadened to include European, Middle Eastern and African emerging markets.

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Chander Gupta

Chander is a Managing Partner at Chalkhill. He has 25+ years of involvement in global MBS/ABS markets. Starting his career in the US, Chander spent 10 years at DLJ as a mortgage research analyst before moving to Greenwich Capital in 1998 as a mortgage trader. He moved to London in 2000 to build their European structured finance trading platform. Prior to joining Chalkhill, Chander spent a year at Jefferies International to set-up their European asset backed platform.

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Matthew Bailey

Matthew has 20 years' experience in financial markets, covering tax structuring, acquisition finance, NPLs and distressed debt, securitisation, real estate lending and structured bonds. Prior to joining Chalkhill he worked at Barclays Capital, UBS, Commerzbank and HSBC.

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Richard Beadsworth

Richard has over 15 years financial markets experience within leverage finance and debt capital markets at Lloyds Banking Group, Wimmer Financial LLP and Halkin Asset Management, covering senior and subordinated debt financing for deals totalling £2.5bn. His sector experience is within real assets, healthcare, natural resources and mid corporate industrials.

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Chris Cappuccini

Chris has over 15 years' experience in financial markets. Prior to joining Chalkhill, Chris spent 3 years at Mizuho developing their UK Investment Grade sales business and 12 years at Credit Suisse initially covering Central Banks and Official Institutions, before focussing on UK and European Institutional clients across Investment Grade and High Yield Credit. Chris started his career at Merrill Lynch.

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David Coffey

David has 10 years' experience in bank debt sales and sourcing. Prior to joining Chalkhill Partners in credit sales, David worked at Cantor Fitzgerald, Ria Capital Markets, Barclays Capital, and Deutsche Bank, covering UK, Dutch, Canadian and Japanese financial institutions.

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Mark Craig

Mark Craig has over 20 years’ experience in credit & government bond markets. Prior to joining Chalkhill, he worked at Charles Stanley (Sutherlands) for 14 years, & Williams de Broe for 4 years. Mark started his career at Sumitomo Finance Intl.

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Felix Fletcher

Felix has over 15 years experience in financial markets. Prior to joining Chalkhill Partners, Felix worked at both ANZ and RBC Capital Markets in Debt Capital Markets focused primarily on originating debt for European corporates. He started his career in corporate treasury working for both Omnicom and International Power.

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Alex Mallinson

Alex has more than 15 years of experience in European Structured Credit markets. Alex began his career at Halifax, spending 5 years as an ABS analyst. Prior to joining Chalkhill, Alex spent 11 years at RBS in a variety of roles specialising in structured finance and leveraged loans.

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Robert Jones

Robert has over 20 years’ experience in credit markets. Prior to joining Chalkhill, Robert spent 4 years at Cognis Capital setting up and managing a new European high yield bond fund. He worked at Barclays for the previous 12 years heading up the Banks Credit Research Department in London, focusing on high yield bonds. He has also worked in credit at Dresdner Bank and UBS..

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Andrew Oliver

Andrew has over 17 years’ experience in credit and government bonds markets. Prior to joining Chalkhill, Andrew worked at JP Morgan where he worked as a credit trader for 3 years and as a credit salesperson covering UK based institutional clients for 7 years. Before JP Morgan, Andrew was a portfolio manager at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers running fixed income funds for 7 years.


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Rasheed Rahman

Rasheed began his career at Lloyds Bank where he spent 5 years covering investment grade clients in the real estate sector. As well as managing a debt portfolio in excess of GBP 2bn, Rasheed was responsible for structuring and executing investment and development facilities at both asset and corporate level. Prior to joining Chalkhill, Rasheed was a member of the debt advisory team at Situs where he advised leading financial institutions on a range of issues including distressed debt acquisitions.

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Ben Riordan

Ben joined Chalkhill in 2014. Prior to Chalkhill, Ben worked for 10 years at Mizuho International in a variety of fixed income sales roles including cash and derivatives, credit and rates in both flow and illiquid markets. Ben began his career at Credit Suisse in Investment Banking.

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Matthew Roberts

Matthew has over 7 years' experience in credit markets. Prior to Chalkhill, Matthew spent 3 years at RBS focusing on asset backed and distressed distribution. Before that, he worked for Barclays Capital covering institutional clients on a range of credit products.

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David Simms

David has over 25 years of experience in the financial markets. Before joining Chalkhill Partners he was a partner at a small private equity partnership and based in San Francisco. Previously David worked in the credit markets in Europe and Japan. He helped to build a number of trading businesses at Merrill Lynch before joining European Credit Management as a portfolio manager. Subsequently he joined Jefferies International where he helped to build their credit trading team.

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Elias Woudenberg

Elias Woudenberg graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in real estate as well as from Nyenrode University in business administration. He has over 20 years’ experience in real estate finance and investment banking, including at MeesPierson, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible for Northern and Central Europe and completed over €10 billion in transactions for clients. Elias is fluent in Dutch, English and German and proficient in French, Italian and Spanish. He has an outstanding network in the Dutch, German, Northern and Central European real estate and capital markets.

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