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ELAINE (SHENG-HUI) CHOU, CFA, ESQ.

10 Sandy Hill Terrace, Westport, CT06880 / Phone: +1 (646) 331.8862 / elaine.s.c


hou@gmail.com
PROFILE
Licensed attorney with MBA (Columbia) and CFA with risk and portfolio managemen
t experience
Inquisitive, analytical and strategic thinker with ability to learn fast and ap
ply new concepts
Demonstrated legal and quantitative analytical skills and strong knowledge of c
apital markets, financial products, portfolio management and trading
Proficiency of advanced MS Office (Excel/PowerPoint/Word) and quantitative anal
ytical tools
Proven ability to prioritize and work effectively both independently and collab
oratively in fast-faced trading environment. Strong interpersonal and communicat
ion skills

EXPERIENCE
GENWORTH FINANCIAL, insurance spin-off from GE with $50B assets
2007-2009, Stamford, CT
Trader/ Sr. Analyst, Credit Derivatives (CLO/CSO/CDS) & ABS (CAT) Desk with ove
r $1.5B AUM
(Ranked Exceptional in performance review)
Generated, researched and executed various structured credit products/trades to
provide LDI solutions and meet investment objectives. Products covered include
Insurance-Linked Securities (esoteric ABS such as CAT Bonds), Credit Derivatives
(Leveraged Loans/CLO, Single-Name CDS, Synthetic CDOs and Index Tranches) and o
ther bespoke structured credit trade to meet specific risk/return goals
Assisted in all aspects of portfolio management for the $2B multi-product portf
olio. Prepared daily market color and periodic investment reports with highlight
s on portfolio characteristics, price movements, major market developments and n
ew trading opportunities. Acted as a liaison with operation, risk, and PM
Actively managed watch list and evaluated workout and restructuring options for
distressed credits
Reviewed legal documentation (such as ISDA and loans) and teamed with counsels
to negotiate terms
Conducted Execution/Transaction Cost, Valuation/Pricing, Risk Management, Surve
illance and Performance Attribution analysis with quantitative financial models.
Maintained and improve models. Collaborated with other desks to make recommenda
tion on asset relative value, asset allocation and portfolio optimization
Evaluated risk/return of corporate credit and structured credits by understandi
ng legal terms/capital structure, performing fundamental analysis, and designing
/performing quantitative models/analysis such as Structural, Legal, Cash Flow, S
tress Testing, Scenario, Correlation, Rating Stability, and Relative Value Analy
ses
Drafted comprehensive proposals to analyze returns, risks and their mitigants a
nd make asset allocation recommendations to investment committee and senior mana
gement
Performed due diligence on external managers and assessed their performance, tr
ack records, and strategies
Monitored portfolio and industry practices and trends such as those in risk man
agement, control and CDS/ISDA
STANDARD & POORS, Structured Finance Ratings 2005-2007, NY, NY
Associate, MBA Rotational Program, Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) Department
ACE Award winner (Cash Flow Modeling Project for Tobacco Settlement Securitizat
ions)
Built strong understanding of Rating Methodologies of Structured Finance & Deri
vatives. Strived to foster independent transparent rating procedures (such as re
cord maintenance) and improve rating quality & integrity
Conducted due diligence on issuers to evaluate loan administration and collater
al data integrity
Monitored performance of outstanding securitizations and watched current market
conditions, trends, and events to identify potential upgrades and downgrades
Performed credit, structure, legal, and cash flow analyses and authored rating
analysis/recommendation reports for over 100 traditional and esoteric ABS securi
tizations: identified key financial data and statistical trends, reviewed legal
documents and structures, assessed risk attributes and collateral quality, proje
cted default probability and loss severity, and modeled cash flows to determine
required credit enhancement levels
Trained and exposed to broad Derivatives and Structured Credit sectors includin
g CDO, CLN and both traditional and esoteric ABS asset classes (such as Auto Loa
ns, Equipment Leases, and Tobacco Settlement Securitizations)
Selected to pioneer development of proprietary Cash Flow Models for esoteric an
d traditional ABS asset classes such as Future Flows and Auto deals

BKF ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC. (JOHN A. LEVIN & CO.) 2003-2004, NY, NY
Securities Analyst, Multi-strategy Hedge Fund (Global Relative Value/ Event Driv
en (Merger Arbitrage/ Distress/Stub/Spin-offs/Share Class)/ Capital Structure Ar
bitrage/ Emerging Markets) with $2.8B AUM
-Acquired understanding of a wide range of hedge fund strategies and financial p
roducts. Focused on Special Situations or Events where event outcomes have high
predictability in Parent/Stub, Cross-Listing, Distress, Spin-Off, and Merger in
North American and Asian markets
Determined risk and returns of securities, counterparty credit worthiness, and
set trading size and limit
Assisted traders & portfolio managers to design Cash/Derivatives strategies to
express views on events/ valuation and control exposure to market volatility.
Monitored securities quality, pricing and performance
Followed global financial markets, screened securities, and collaborated with t
raders to analyze risk parameters and market value relationships between various
elements of the capital structure and related securities (such as Parent vs. Su
bsidiary; CDS vs. Bonds vs. Convertible vs. Equity vs. Equity Options) to identi
fy inefficiencies, abnormal spreads, and arbitrage opportunities
ERNST & YOUNG CONSULTING, LLP 1999-2000, NY, NY
Senior Consultant, International Tax, Legal and Business Advisory Division
Advised on regulatory and legal issues. Teamed with bankers to design legally-f
easible and tax-efficient structures tax-driven Structured Products
LEE & LI ATTORNEYS-AT-LAWS (leading law firm with 400+ lawyers) 1996-1998, Taipe
i, Taiwan
Corporate Finance/ Capital Markets Attorney
Counseled bankers/issuers on financial products issuance: reviewed, analyzed an
d drafted legal documents such as prospectus, terms and covenants and ISDA docum
entation
EDUCATION
COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
NY, NY
MBA in Finance & Economics. Deans List.
VP Mentoring, Columbia Investment Management Association
Conducted investment research for a $2.8 multi-strategy global hedge fund (full-
time in summer and part-time during semesters). Focused on event-driven (such as
merger arbitrage and distressed) trades across capital structures: HY/ IG corpo
rate credits, equities and derivatives
BARUCH COLLEGE, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
NY, NY
MS in Accountancy (sponsored part-time program). GPA=3.9
Eligible for CPA exams
SCHOOL OF LAW, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (NYU) NY, NY
LL.M (Master in Law). Concentration on Finance and Taxation
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY Taipei, Taiwan
LL.B (JD Equivalent) in Finance & Economics. Honor Roll recipient
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
CFA Charter Holder and Licensed Attorney (New York State Bar and Taiwan Bar). U
.S. citizen
Familiarity of Fixed Income & Equities Valuation Analytics and Processes, such
as Bloomberg, BlackRock, KMV, Intex, MarkIt, S&P CDO Evaluator, Moodys CDO ROM,
Quantifi (for Credit Derivatives), Principia and T-Zero
Enjoy Taekwondo, reading, films, playing piano, and water activities (kayaking)