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Director, Private Debt & Capital Markets
Stephanie is a director within SANNE’s Private debt & Capital Markets business, specialising in the administration of capital markets structures including securitisations, CDOs, note issuance vehicles, preference share issuance platforms, repackages and tier 1 capital raising structures, across a range of institutional corporate customers.
Prior to joining SANNE, Stephanie was responsible for managing a portfolio of 200 blue chip customers within a global financial services organisation.
Stephanie Hopkins's specialisms
Capital Markets Services
SANNE provides a complete suite of capital markets services to a range of onshore and offshore SPVs for many of the world’s major banks and global financial institutions. Our premium service levels have allowed us to grow our market share significantly over a sustained period. Our team is led by directors who are experts in capital markets transactions and structures, including securitisation programmes, repackaging deals and structured finance deals. SANNE is one of the few service providers that is able to act on both regulated and unregulated capital markets platforms.
In recent times, as asset managers replicate traditional banking activity within capital markets, we have seen the benefit of being well-integrated across the fund administration and capital markets teams, enabling a seamless service across both markets. SANNE’s capital markets capability was further strengthened by our acquisition of a leading bank’s capital markets business in the Channel Islands and Dublin during 2013. Our capital markets experience includes:
- Asset financing (aircraft, cars, trains, shipping)
- ABS, CMBS, RMBS
- CDOs, CLOs and derivatives thereof
- Covered bonds
- Commercial paper programmes
- Escrow agent
- Life settlements
- MTN programmes
- Multi-dealer issuer programmes
- Project finance
- Repackaging transactions
- Structured credit refinancing
- Trade and consumer receivables
Loan agency and security trustee services
SANNE was the first independent provider to enter the European market and deliver ISAE3402 accredited services to asset managers in the nascent direct lending and private real estate finance market. Our loan agency services have proven to be flexible, cost effective and conflict-free – for both lenders and borrowers. The team comprises highly experienced professionals from the banking industry, as well as buy side asset managers, resulting in a comprehensive, commercial approach to a key service within debt market transactions.
In addition to primary loan agency appointments, SANNE has frequently been appointed as replacement agent in situations where the incumbent’s position has become untenable or lenders have proactively decided to change the counterparty. We are also able to act as note trustee and escrow agent, completing the all in one service required by clients, with our service characterised by independence and integrity. Our agency team provides a wealth of experience and a responsive service for clients across the life cycle of any deal, including transaction closing, ongoing provision of accurate and timely information, cash movements and ensuring the necessary protocols are followed upon restructuring.
SANNE acts as independent facility agent and security trustee for leading asset managers, financial institutions and international corporates.