Rabobank International hired Ronald Grobeck as a managing director in the firm's CDO group, where he will be responsible for the overall management of Rabobank's corporate CDO fund vehicles, including portfolio management, trading, structuring, analytics, and operations. He reports to Sheldon Sussman, global head of structuring and portfolio management at Rabobank. Grobeck joins from The Carlyle Group, where he was a managing director and head of marketing and investor relations in the leveraged finance group.

The American Securitization Forum recently made a $25,000 charitable donation to Habitat for Humanity International. In its statement announcing the donation, the ASF noted the link between housing finance and securitization markets, "the Board felt that contributing to this organization was an appropriate and responsible way for the ASF to supplement the charitable initiatives being undertaken by many of its individual members and member firms to alleviate the pain, loss and dislocation caused by the recent Gulf Coast hurricanes."

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