Speakers Background:

MARC WAGMAN Smyth Trade Credit LLC

Marc D. Wagman, Managing Partner- Short Term Credit Products, runs Smyth Trade Credit and specializes in credit protection products ranging from traditional credit insurance to political risk insurance and credit derivatives.

Smyth's practice focuses on both short term and medium term protection for foreign and domestic accounts receivable, and foreign private and sovereign investment and debt. Clients include financial institutions, global companies, and middle market enterprises in a wide range of industries.

With more than 20 years of experience in credit risk mitigation, the capital markets and commercial finance, Wagman is a nationally recognized leader in his field. Prior to joining Smyth in 2003, Wagman was Vice President-Sales for Euler Hermes ACI in New York where he concentrated primarily on export-oriented companies.  Earlier, he traded distressed accounts receivable and bank loans for Amroc Investments, a New York City based money manager.

He began his career as a treasury and financial analyst for The CIT Group, Inc., where he co-managed CIT's interest rate swap portfolio. Later in his tenure with CIT, Wagman worked as a research analyst in CIT's economics department. Wagman graduated from Rutgers University with B.A. in Political Science, and obtained his M.B.A. in Finance from the Fordham University Graduate School of Business.