Bryan Roberts recently left his position as director of European operations for Atlantic Information Services to return to the U.S. and join Deloitte & Touche's securitization services practice. At D&T, Roberts will be part of the team that markets and supports its CDO system offering, CDO Suite. In his new role, Roberts will report to Hillel Caplan, D&T's global product leader for CDO Suite and ultimately to Mark Scherer, D&T's head of securitization technology.
Financial Stocks announced last week that Karim Berichi has joined the firm as director and head of ABS Investments. Berichi, who was previously head of U.S. ABS investments at Fortis Investments, will lead FSI's ABS CDO platform. Berichi, who will be based in New York, will report to Steve Kuppenheimer, head of structured finance. In his new role, Berichi will pursue opportunities in the ABS CDOs such as mezzanine and high grade strategies. Steven Stein, chairman and CEO of FSI, and John Stein, president, will continue to oversee management of the firm and its core investment portfolios. Commenting on the recent hire, Kuppenheimer said, "Karim Berichi has outstanding experience in the ABS markets and a well-deserved reputation for top tier performance that will help us to pursue new opportunities for our clients. I look forward to collaborating with him to expand our platform of alternative investments."