- Managing Director
- Corporate Finance
- T: +1 212 841 9377
- F: +1 212 841 9350
- Three Times Square
- 9th Floor
- New York, NY, 10036
- United States
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- F: +1 212 841 9350
- B.S., Engineering, Cornell University
- New York Society of Security Analysts
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Services
Hansol Kim is a Managing Director and practice leader of the Structured Solutions practice. He has over 25 years of capital markets transaction experience with over $65 billion of notional in the field of secured financing and structured finance across a wide spectrum of asset classes, as both de factor lender and investor.
Mr. Kim’s capital markets experience encompasses analyzing, structuring, and executing synthetic transactions (credit default swaps, correlation trades, negative basis trades and other bilateral agreements), highly structured multi-party financings (warehouse, revolver, commercial paper conduit, repurchase facility) and structured products, including asset-backed security (“ABS”), residential mortgage-backed security (“RMBS”), collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) and collateralized debt obligation (“CDO”). The range of collateral backing these transactions has included consumer debt, corporate debt, insurance products and esoteric assets.
Executing these opportunities has required a deep and detailed understanding of credit and sensitivity analysis, forecasting, valuation, structuring, negotiating and interpreting transaction documents, rating agency methodologies, and the ability to assess asset managers, originators, servicers and sponsors.
Leveraging these first-hand experiences, Mr. Kim leads engagements in identifying and implementing capital markets solutions and acts as an expert witness, assisting a wide range of financial institutions, including banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, government agencies, law firms and trustees. These matters have involved structuring a consumer receivable flow purchase program; loss mitigation of a Regulation XXX reserve transaction; executing securitizations to address capital and regulatory issues; collateral analysis and valuation of consumer receivables including marketplace loans; determining damages assessment for banks and trustee; assisting a non-profit explore financing options; and interfacing with government enforcement agencies in defense of bank clients, to name a few.
Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Kim founded Pine Lakes Capital LLC (“Pine Lakes”), a quantitative advisory and consulting firm, advising clients with respect to loss mitigation and asset valuation in response to the financial crisis. During this time, he served as an industry speaker for special interest groups on various government initiatives and their impact.
Prior to Pine Lakes, Mr. Kim spent the previous 14 years at Financial Security Assurance Inc. (“FSA”), a financial guarantor, where he was responsible for business development and underwriting securitizations and other secured financing transactions, covering a broad range of assets including consumer ABS (prime and subprime auto, student loan, credit card, boat and motorcycle), commercial ABS (bus and truck), esoteric assets (natural gas, royalty receivable and film financing) and CLO/CDO. Originally focused on the consumer and commercial ABS sectors, his purview expanded to include the corporate sector with respect to which he was responsible for underwriting bespoke synthetic correlation trades referencing investment grade and high yield exposures, index-linked trades, reverse inquiry synthetic transactions, CLOs backed by broadly syndicated and middle market loans, CLO^2, market value CDOs, multi-sector ABS CDOs, and collateralized bond obligations (“CBO”) backed by corporate bonds and emerging market sovereign debt. He was also a chief contributor in developing underwriting guidelines for several of these sectors.
Prior to joining FSA, Mr. Kim worked for GE Capital in the Retailer Financial Services group.
Mr. Kim holds a B.S. in engineering from Cornell University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has recently finished his three-year term as Chairperson of the Budget and Finance Committee of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Day School. Mr. Kim has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences and currently acts as a guest speaker at Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan.