With nearly 25 years of experience as an investment banker and lawyer, Brian Barrett advises banks, broker-dealers, insurers, reinsurers, hedge funds and asset managers on all aspects of structured finance, secured lending and derivatives.
Prior to joining Sutherland, Brian served as Vice President for Global Liquidity Products at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he developed products and executed transactions in which banks, insurance companies, catastrophe (CAT) bond issuers, money market funds and pensions deployed liquidity. Before that, he was Managing Director of Secured Credit Products at HSBC Bank U.S.A., where he developed the insurance-linked securities (ILS) business, including AXXX/XXX securitizations, Embedded Value realization and other transactions executed by insurance companies.
Brian represents reinsurers and underwriters in insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions, including CAT bonds, side-car vehicles, industry loss warrants, XXX and AXXX transactions, and other financings in the property and casualty and life insurance markets.
Understanding transactions from the legal and business perspectives, Brian delivers guidance on all aspects of leveraged finance, prime brokerage, collateral swaps and derivatives. Brian also advises financial services clients on financial regulations and the evolving business conduct, margin requirements, transaction documentation and reporting responsibilities under the Dodd-Frank Act and Basel III.
Awards and Rankings
Honored with BTI Consulting Group's Client Service Award for delivering unsurpassed client service (2016)
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of capital markets: equity offerings (2015)
(Vice President and Associate General Counsel, USA)