Violaine Chassaing

Violaine joined Rivage Investment in 2014. She has over 20 years of experience in capital markets, structured finance and credit structuring. She is currently in charge of Rivage’s structured finance and debt advisory business and also manages its public sector debt fund.

Violaine started her career in 1991 as a tax lawyer, working at Ernst & Young’s International Tax Services group in New York City. She then moved to capital markets in 1996 and has worked, first, as an interest rate derivatives structurer and, from 1998 as a credit structurer at Commerz Financial Products, IXIS CIB and Royal Bank of Scotland. In each of these positions, Violaine was responsible for originating, arranging and marketing structured credit transactions. Her product expertise includes credit derivatives, cash and synthetic securitisations (CDOs, CLOs), covered bonds, IR and FX derivatives, structured credit funds, securitization swaps, structured repos and asset repackagings using on-shore and off-shore SPVs.

Violaine is a graduate from HEC Paris and holds an LLM in International Tax Law from University of Paris XI School of Law and an MS in Taxation from Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration (New York). Violaine was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1992.