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Deborah Savin

Deborah SavinDeborah has worked as a financial markets training consultant since 2000, initially with ENB Consulting Ltd and then Moody’s Analytics.  She has been based in Hong Kong since early 2007.

For the last 15 years Deborah has conducted consultancy assignments for major investment banks and has delivered numerous training programmes from introductory to advanced levels in key financial centres around the world.

Deborah started her banking career at Greenwich NatWest, where she was in charge of independent valuation of interest rate and credit derivatives portfolios.  Her work involved producing pricing models to independently analyse complex securities such as mortgaged-backed securities and collateralised loan obligations and other asset packages.  She also set up a rigorous daily pricing control, ensuring the integrity of the bank’s fixed income trading activity.

As a consultant, Deborah specialises in cash and derivatives training to front office (traders and sales) and middle office (risk management, finance, technology and operations) audiences.  She also delivers training to the fund management industry focusing in particular on integrating derivatives in portfolio construction.

During her career Deborah has been responsible for several of the highest profile and largest graduate induction programmes in investment banking (up to 300 graduates) undertaken in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur and Johannesburg.

In 2011, jointly with Bruno Curnier, Deborah created a new professional services company, bdConsulting Limited (Hong Kong), to cater to the needs of finance industry executives in terms of technical learning, strategic consultancy as well as executive, team and organisational coaching.

Deborah has a PhD in Applied Mathematics from University College, London.

Areas of expertise

  • Risk management and derivatives
  • Graduate training
  • Financial mathematics
  • One-to-one technical coaching
  • Fixed income capital markets
  • Private banking

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