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Olivier Defaux

Managing Director

Olivier Defaux, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRock's Financial Markets Advisory Group within BlackRock Solutions. The Financial Markets Advisory Group advises clients in managing their capital markets exposure and businesses. He provides advisory services focusing on loans and securitized structured products to major financial institutions. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Defaux managed risk at Merrill Lynch's Alt-A and subprime origination platforms in the UK and was responsible for trading whole loans. He also oversaw the Quantitative Structuring & Analytics group and the development of risk platforms. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Defaux held a variety of positions between 1997 and 2005 at ABN AMRO, Nomura and HVB including strategy development, securitisation structuring, principal investing and whole loan trading. Mr. Defaux earned a BA degree in mathematics and German from Duke University in 1990 and a BBA degree in finance from ESCP in France in 1992. He has also earned an MBA from INSEAD, France, which he was awarded in 1997.

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