Falcon Group has hired two structured finance professionals, Niels Slikker and John Bishop, for its principal investing and financing activities for banks, other financial institutions, and corporates. Slikker has joined from reinsurer Swiss Re and will focus on developing structured products for the Falcon Group. Meanwhile, Bishop joins from the credit hedge fund Observatory Capital Management and will focus on origination and marketing. Both will report to Falcon Group’s chairman Kamel Alzarka and chief executive Will Nagle.
Prior to joining Falcon, Slikker spent three years at the reinsurer Swiss Re, where he focused on risk and capital optimisation for banks. This followed two years at ABN Amro and a previous three years with the reinsurer. Bishop spent five years with Observatory Capital Management, having co-founded the investment management firm in 2004. Prior to that, Bishop spent more than 20 years working for investment banking firms including Banque Paribas, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Bankers Trust International.
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