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Robert Wagstaff

Corporate Trust Market Head for Australia

About Robert Wagstaff

Robert Wagstaff is the Corporate Trust Market Head for BNY Mellon in Australia. He moved back to Sydney in October 2018 after more than a decade in London.

Rob has been with the Corporate Trust business since 2003. He joined in Sydney Australia when the business was under the banner of JP Morgan. After 3 years as the Head of Sales, he moved to London in 2006 shortly before the transition to BNY Mellon. His focus was on sales for structured products and complex solutions, specifically CDO/CLO&SIVs. He is an expert in Illiquid Assets Financing Structures.

Prior to joining the Trust business Rob was the Head of Securitisation at Perpetual Trustees, Australia’s leading corporate trust provider where he ran a team of 100+ - encompassing operations, client service, transaction management and sales.

Rob started his career at an insurance sponsored, non-bank lender who was one of the early issuers of RMBS in Australia. He was the information risk manager that transitioned the business when it was sold to Westpac in 1998.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Economics & Philosophy from Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia.

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