Joyce Frost
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Joyce Frost
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Joyce Frost has over 25 years of experience in the interest rate, currency and credit derivatives markets starting her career when the swap market was in its infancy.

Between 1986 and 1995 Joyce was responsible for marketing fixed income derivatives to corporate, project finance, real estate and other end users for Chase Manhattan Bank, Sumitomo Bank Capital Markets and The Northern Trust Company in New York. She was considered one of the biggest producers working on hundreds of transactions ranging from plain vanilla swaps to the most complex cross-border project finance transactions in Latin America. In this capacity, she worked closely with all areas of the bank including corporate finance, credit, risk management, capital markets and trading.

In 1995, Joyce became Head of Marketing for Chase’s newly formed Credit Derivatives Group. Ms. Frost contributed to the development and execution of the bank’s first credit derivatives transactions, including total return swaps, credit default swaps, off balance sheet financing vehicles and the market’s first synthetic CLO. Clients ranged from banks, insurance companies, hedge funds and corporations. As new products developed, Joyce worked with nearly every department within Chase coordinating and approving all products and activities with risk management, credit, legal, accounting, treasury, corporate finance and capital markets. Chase’s Credit Derivatives group was rated “Best in Credit Derivatives for 1997” by Global Finance Magazine and “Best in Credit Derivatives for 1998” by Derivatives Strategies Magazine in addition to other premier industry recognitions.

Joyce retired in 2001, but returned to the market in 2006 as Senior Vice President of Cournot Capital Inc, the management company of Cournot Financial Products, LLC (“CFP”), a credit derivatives product company sponsored by Morgan Stanley. CFP was a highly successful seller of credit protection on senior tranches of synthetic CDOs that was successfully sold in November 2008. She completed her transition responsibilities in March, 2009.

Joyce is Co-Editor of the Handbook of Credit Derivatives (McGraw Hill, 1999) and author of many articles published on the use of derivatives by corporations and other end-users. She has spoken at dozens of industry conferences throughout North and South America and Europe.

Joyce earned a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University Kelly School of Business and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

She currently is Chair, Board of Trustees of the Bronx Charter School for Excellence, one of the top rated charter schools in New York City, and Treasurer & Secretary of the Board of Directors of New York Cares, the 2009 winner of New York Times Nonprofit Excellence Award. Joyce is also on the advisory boards of Central Queens Academy, a new charter school slated to open in Fall 2012, as well as Women in Derivatives.


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