T. Troy Dixon
Deutsche Bank Securities
As head of Deutsche Bank’s Structured Products Trading Group, Dixon manages a multibillion-dollar balance sheet. His responsibilities include trading and risk management of adjustable rate mortgages, agency collateralized mortgage obligations, derivatives, reverse mortgages, and other mortgage-backed securities. Within Deutsche Bank he is a member of the Corporate Investment Bank Americas and Global Rates Executive Committees.
Head of Americas Corporate Access and Specialty Sales
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
From college intern to an analyst on the convertibles desk to managing director, Ellis-Simon has climbed up the ranks at Merrill Lynch in the past 17 years to become one of the most powerful professionals in her field. The first black woman to become a managing director in the firm’s investment banking division, she is also the co-founder of the Global Banking & Markets Women’s Leadership Council.
Alphonse “Buddy” Fletcher Jr.
Chairman & CEO
Fletcher Asset Management
Wall Street veteran Fletcher has completed more than 50 transactions funding dozens of promising companies through FAM, which has more than $500 million in assets under management. During the recent economic crisis, FAM structured and funded transactions for United Community Banks Inc., a community bank with more than $7 billion in assets, and Edelman Financial Group, a wealth management firm with roughly $18 billion in assets.
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