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FERNANDO RIVERA FRivera18@optonline.

net
Metuchen, New Jersey 08840 http://www.linkedin.com/in/fernrivera
732-887-8260

SUMMARY:

High-performance, relationship-driven Securities Lending Trader with outstanding history of experience


in financial and operational management roles that encompass Lending Treasury, Domestic Equity,
Global Equity and Corporate Bonds for Security Lending and Third Party Agency Lending firms.

Established success managing all aspects of Operations and Lending Desk functions, identifying trade
opportunities and transforming them into valuable transactions that meet investors’ needs and
requirements. A strong relationship builder, effective at collaborating with Wealth Management, Private
Banking divisions and other interrelationships within diverse financial agencies. Strengths include:

Rainmaker who thrives on challenges; expert analytical skills to assess risk and drive complex issues
to resolution.
Proactive leader who leverages a unique blend of business knowledge, education and experience to
generate new business and lending opportunities, and drive results.
Established ability to calmly and effectively cope with change. Able to shift gears comfortably,
remain composed during unsettled times and comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Adept at quickly identifying key issues and charting effective action plans to achieve peak performance.
Articulate communicator with strong critical thinking skills and a consistent record of anticipating
problems and finding solutions, while exhibiting superior judgment and a balanced, realistic
understanding of issues.
Action oriented and full of energy for challenges; seizes and acts upon opportunities that others overlook.
A dedicated professional with high ethical standards, a client-centric approach and a willingness to
embrace a supportive, team-oriented culture.

EXPERIENCE:

CLEARLEND SECURITIES DIVISION OF WELLS FARGO BANK N.A., Short Hills, NJ 2008 - 2011
ClearLend Securities specializes in securities lending. Fully focused on servicing clients, they are one of
the largest, most respected third-party securities lending firms in the country.

Securities Lender, Fixed Income, Equity Corporate Bond Lending Desk


Organized and directed operation of lending area, initiating daily lending of securities owned by pension
funds and mutual funds participating in company’s non-custodial third party lending program to broker
dealer community.
Increased loan balances from $250M to $800M in first three weeks of tenure by evaluating client’s
corporate bond funds, and successfully formulating / initiating procedure to lend bonds to company’s
broker dealers at current market rates.
Aggressivley proactive in domestic equity, US treasuries and government agency lending.
Collaborated with management and interfaced daily with fund administrators, brokers dealers, fund
custodians and other members of Operations Division to ensure company positions on loans were not
sold. If position was on loan, managed systematic recall of positions from brokers in time to satisfy
client’s sale.
Promptly resolved trade issues and provided instructions to Operations group and custodian to
properly settle trade.
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CLEARLEND SECURITIES continued

Identified and tracked all pension fund and mutual fund security sales and recalls by conducting daily
account reviews for each business credit relationship.
Balanced pension fund and mutual fund accounts on daily basis, and initiated end-of-day reinvestment
of excess cash collateral Repurchase Agreement accounts for all funds.

NEW YORK AGENCY LENDING DIVISION, AG EDWARDS & SONS INC. New York, NY 2001 - 2008
A.G. Edwards, Inc. provided securities and commodities brokerage, investment banking, trust services,
asset management, financial and retirement planning, private client services, investment management, etc.

Securities Lender, Fixed Income, Domestic & Global Equity & Corporate Bond Lending Desk
Maintained broker dealer relationships and held accountability for developing new business and lending
opportunities.
Negotiated client-owned securities lending (US treasuries and agencies, corporate bonds, US and
foreign equities) to broker dealer community, meeting daily cash collateral business needs.
Worked closely with pension fund and mutual fund administrators and served as primary contact for
business clients on all member service issues, resulting in high level of customer satisfaction.
Initiated purchase of short term commercial paper for reinvestment, totaling approximately $1.2B
daily.
Managed all repurchase agreement accounts and all fixed and variable rate term accounts in excess of
$100M.
Maintained daily account loan balances while carefully monitoring loan activity and repayments.
Ensured commercial credit volumes were reached daily to attain 100% utilization of client assets. If
not at contractual utilization levels, contacted broker dealers to put loans out to satisfy contractual
balance levels, and meet loan balance guidelines.

ING INSTITUTIONAL TRUST COMPANY, New York, NY 1999 - 2001


The ING family of companies offer a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional
clients, which includes annuities, retirement plans, life insurance, mutual funds, managed accounts,
alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, employee benefits, and
financial planning.

Vice President / Manager of Operations


Administered daily operation of financial services company, managing operational risk and processes to
ensure minimal market exposure to clients and firm.
Interfaced with clients and customized company’s lending program according to client specifications.
Reviewed accounts and facilitated settlements of all domestic and global loan transactions through
multiple clearing venues.
Streamlined operational process by developing, testing and implementing enhanced lending systems to
create more efficient processing environment.
Directly contributed to global trading desk, resulting in business / revenue increases for clients and firm.
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BT ALEX. BROWN INCORPORATED, BANKERS TRUST / DEUTSCHE BANK, New York, NY 1996 - 1999
Alex. Brown & Sons was the first investment bank in the United States. The firm was acquired by
Bankers Trust in 1997 to form BT Alex. Brown, and ultimately integrated into Deutsche Bank following
its acquisition in 1999.

International Stock Loan Analyst


Reviewed and analyzed financial information for international stock loans. Charged with the funding of
international transactions with counterparties.
Directed all collateral movements between domestic and global entities and initiated and executed all
market-to-market collateral exposure for division.
Communicated closely with traders and broker dealers concerning trade issues and resolved monetary
or stock record exceptions.
Successfully managed settlement of numerous trades executed by company’s New York and London
trading desk. Rapidly resolved all trade issues, significantly reducing number of trade fails.
Facilitated increase from $2B to $9B in division’s matchbook.
Honored with two recognition awards for this achievement.

EDUCATION:

BA, Economics, New York University, New York, NY

CERTIFICATIONS:

PMP Certificate Candidate, New York University, New York, NY, Pending 2011
FRM Level 1 Certificate, New York University, New York, NY, Pending 2011

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION:

Global Association of Risk Professionals

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Global One, Swift System, Euroclear, Loanet System, Bloomberg, DTC

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Metuchen Travel Soccer Club, volunteer travel soccer coach


Metuchen YMCA, coach
Saint Francis Catholic School CYO, coach
Arch Diocese of Metuchen Kids Safe Program, registered volunteer
Metuchen EMS Unit, volunteer in training