In her role as Head of Research, Elen Callahan is responsible for directing the Structured Finance Association’s research strategy and furthering the mission of general education on the securitization industry. Prior to joining Structured Finance Association, Elen held a number of senior roles at Deutsche Bank, starting in 2003. She was previously Director, Head of U.S. Consumer ABS Research from 2009 – 2016 and most recently served as COO/Associate Director of Global FIC Research since 2016, where she implemented a value-add research agenda across Securitization, Emerging Markets, High Yield, Rates and FX. Elen also has expertise on the buy-side and bond issuance through her time at Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank and CapMac.
Elen has previous experience working in collaboration with SFA, including serving as one of the organization’s U.S. delegates to its inaugural Beijing ABS Conference. She has also been very involved with both SFA’s Women in Securitization Steering Committee and Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). Elen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from New York University.