12 Jun 2012

Clayton Utz securitisation head appointed to peak industry body

Sydney, 12 June 2012: The head of Clayton Utz's Securitisation team, Sydney partner Andrew Jinks, has been appointed to the National Committee of the Australian Securitisation Forum (ASF).

Established in 1989, the ASF is a leading industry body advocating the development of securitisation, covered bonds and other structured capital market products in Australia. Its membership includes major banks, smaller Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions, non-bank issuers, fixed income investors and service providers to the sector. In addition to representing members' interests, the ASF also undertakes a key educational role within the sector.

The National Committee of the ASF comprises 10 other members, including ASF National Committee chairman Tim Hughes.

Mr Jinks said: "It is a privilege and honour to be appointed to the ASF and a great opportunity to work towards the further development of the market. There are currently a number of issues for the industry arising from regulatory and market developments and this appointment will provide a great opportunity to play a role in resolving those issues."

Andrew Jinks joined Clayton Utz as a partner in the firm's Banking and Financial Services team on 1 August 2010.

He is widely recognised as one of Australia's premier securitisation lawyers, with over 20 years' experience in legal practice, and is regularly recognised in domestic and international publications as one of Australia's leading securitisation and capital markets lawyers.

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