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Ann Rutledge - Principal & Chief Strategist, R&R Consulting

Ann Rutledge is a principal and chief strategist for R&R Consulting, a structured finance advisory firm, which she co-founded in 2000 with Sylvain Raynes. The two founding principals of R&R are co-authors of The Analysis of Structured Securities, published by Oxford University Press in 2003. A companion textbook, The Elements of Structured Finance, is scheduled for publication in early 2008. Prior to that, Ms. Rutledge worked in the structured finance group of Moody's Investors Service in New York and Hong Kong, where she was the solo member of the non-Japan Asian team. Under her stewardship, ISR named Moody's for the first time as best rating agency for Asian structured finance.

In the mid-1990s, Ms. Rutledge served the advisory group of J.P. Morgan Securities Asia, in infrastructure finance, and before that, managed Morgan's exchange-traded derivative business in Asia. Ms. Rutledge also helped to put the Hong Kong Futures Exchange back on the map in the early 1990s, with clearinghouse reform initiatives, member training and the listing of the Hang Seng Option. She continues to consult on issues related to exchange governance and bond market development.

In addition to co-chairing the American Securitization Forum’s inaugural Securitization Institute in 2006, Ms. Rutledge is an adjunct finance professor at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a Director of the Hong Kong Association of New York, and the President and Treasurer of the Chinese International School Foundation (New York). She has extensive multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team experience and speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. She received her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and her B.A. from Wellesley College, where she also was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received the Wellesley-Yenching Fellowship.

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