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Management Analyst

New York, New York, United States
November 14, 2018

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Thomas M. Dowd

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AIKO Fund 180 Central Park South New York, NY

Co-Founder and President May 2018 – Present

• AIKO Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on helping African girls achieve a full education

• Building the Fund from inception to a $5mm institution in under one year through organic growth

• Fund Management: responsible for investing our capital in short-term government securities as well as private capital ventures designed to increase the overall reach of the Fund

• Responsible for grant and partnership relationships as well as acquisitions of new partners GMP Securities LLC 530 5th Ave New York, NY

Investment Banking - Leveraged Finance and DCM, Associate Analyst August 2017 – May 2018

• Advise private and public companies on capital structure, strategic benefits of potential M&A transactions and refinancing opportunities

• Conduct financial analysis including pro forma discounted cash flow analysis and leverage ratio calculations, used to assess a company’s ability to complete strategic transactions from capital raises to acquisitions

• Build comparable reports used to estimate financing levels, profitability and market competitiveness

• Track macroeconomic developments and middle market activity to forecast global and regional trends

• Work with investment managers and company management to negotiate pricing and terms for new issues

• Select Transaction Experience:

- Debt refinancing for a South American gold company. This particular capital raise included leveraging existing gold production, effectively creating an off-take agreement with investors, which in turn reduced burdensome interest payments. The concept offered investors a synthetic range-bound call option on physical gold ounces which solved two problems; enhancing the IRR for investors pushing back on a low yield while increasing the amortization rate

- Advised a private equity fund’s CFO on a $450 million M&A transaction along with financing options for a portfolio company

- Provided structuring advice to a Mexican oil and gas company on a $100 million project finance raise AllianceBernstein 1345 Ave of the Americas New York, NY Private Wealth, Credit Associate 2017 - 2017

• Worked with a team managing over $1.4 billion identifying investment opportunities in the credit sector focusing on leveraged loans and high yield bonds

• Produced fixed income commentary analyzing opportunities in the leveraged loan middle market

• Managed clients and engaged with relationship bankers to provide solutions for strategic client initiatives

• Created investment committee presentations spanning insurance and industrial companies

• Generated and interpreted individual investment performance to identify and highlight trends Morgan Stanley 1585 Broadway New York, NY

Fixed Income, Business Analyst 2015 - 2016

• Analyzed internal revenue drivers highlighting potential returns from different investments within the bank

• Studied fixed income markets and internal Morgan Stanley fixed income products to succinctly convey benefits on a comparative basis to competitors

• Produced weekly fixed income market commentary along with a tracker of market exposure which was disseminated to senior management

• Studied derivative and probability models, i.e. Monte Carlo simulations, to understand pricing of risk

• Select Project and Transaction Experience:

- Worked as the analyst on a team assembled to update senior fixed income management on exposure to the oil and gas markets during the 2015 oil price decline

- Created an intraday valuation tracker to estimate CLO value for an individual prime brokerage client St. Johns University New York, NY

Bachelors of Business Management 2014

• Attended on academic scholarship; co-founded the investment club; raised $3000 for wounded warriors Activities, Designations, & Skills

• FINRA Series 7, Series 63 and Series 79 Licenses (active)

• Advanced Excel, VBA, Blomberg, PowerPoint, CapIQ

• Fluent English and Intermediate French (lived in Paris for one year)

• SkyBridge Capital Young Leaders Delegate (SALT Conference 2017)

• The African Development Bank (AfDB) Distressed Loan Program Associate

• Soccer, Travel, Skiing, Golf, Deep Sea Diving, Investing

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