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- B.S., Engineering, Cornell University
- New York Society of Security Analysts
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Institutions
Hansol Kim is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. He is a member of the Structured Finance group within the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Mr. Kim specializes in risk assessment and mitigation in various capacities.
Mr. Kim has 20 years of experience in finance, most of which has been focused on deal-execution both in synthetic (credit default swaps, interest swaps, negative basis trades) and cash form. He has underwritten transactions with more than $65 billion of notional volume in the field of structured finance across a wide spectrum of asset classes and financing structures, including asset-backed commercial paper (“ABCP”), warehouse, revolver and secured lending. These roles have required a combination of credit analytics with respect to structured transactions as well as the relevant underlying collateral securing those transactions (consumer debt, corporate debt, commercial assets, derivatives, esoteric assets), ability to assess specialty finance companies, origination and servicing platforms, asset managers, business development, complex structuring and negotiations.
Most recently, Mr. Kim has been leading various engagements for a wide range of financial institutions, including private equity funds, specialty finance companies, banks and government entities, assisting them with portfolio and platform acquisitions, valuation and risk mitigation.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Kim founded Pine Lakes Capital, a quantitative advisory and consulting firm, where he advised clients with respect to loss mitigation and asset valuation in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. He also served as an industry speaker at Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan and for special interest groups on various government initiatives and their impact on financial markets.
Before that, Mr. Kim spent 14 years at Financial Security Assurance (“FSA”), a financial guarantor, where he was responsible for business development and underwriting securitizations covering a broad range of assets, including collateralized debt obligations (“CDOs”); consumer asset-backed securities (“ABS”), such as prime and sub-prime auto, student loan, credit card, boat and motorcycle; commercial ABS, including bus and truck; and esoteric assets, such as natural gas and royalty receivables. Originally focused on the consumer and commercial ABS sectors, Mr. Kim’s responsibilities expanded to include the CDO sector. Over the last seven years at FSA, he worked with more than 50 asset managers, underwriting broadly syndicated and middle market collateralized loan obligations (“CLOs”); CLO^2; market value CDOs; multi-sector CDOs; collateralized bond obligations (“CBOs”), including corporate bonds and emerging market sovereign debt; correlation trades, such as investment grade and high yield; index-linked trades; and other corporate transactions in both cash and synthetic form. In addition, Mr. Kim was a chief contributor in developing underwriting guidelines for several of these sectors.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Kim worked in the Retailer Financial Services group at GE Capital.
Mr. Kim holds a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University. He is a member of New York Society of Security Analysts. Mr. Kim currently serves as chairperson of the Budget and Finance Committee of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Day School. He is a frequent speaker on risk management topics at industry conferences, and continues to be quoted in various publications regarding the structured finance market.