Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors (“Rubicon”) is pleased to announce the following appointments: Mr. Barry Bowden, Managing Director, Mr. Aeneas Griffin, Managing Director, Mr. Shane Swords, Director and Mr. Sean Diffney, Associate Director. All four will be based in Rubicon’s Dublin office. These appointments serve to underline Rubicon’s core mission which is to create value for its clients through creative and innovative solutions to overcome every challenge.
Mr. Bowden has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Rubicon, Mr. Bowden was Head of Asset and Liability Management and Deputy Treasurer at Irish Life & Permanent plc. In this role his responsibilities included management of the balance sheet of the banking business, risk positioning and wholesale funding. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Bowden was Head of Trading at Irish Life & Permanent plc.
Mr. Griffin has over 18 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Rubicon, Mr. Griffin held the title of Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch with co-responsibility for a team dedicated to the origination and portfolio management of structured finance transactions across multiple asset classes (auto, equipment, credit card, timeshare and rental car) and jurisdictions (U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia). Before this, Mr. Griffin was a Director at MBIA. Mr. Griffin holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Swords has over 12 years’ experience as a specialist infrastructure Project Finance banker. Prior to joining Rubicon,
Mr. Swords was Head of Helaba Bank’s Structured Finance Dublin team where his responsibilities included infrastructure origination and arranging on the island of Ireland. Prior to joining Helaba, Mr. Swords was an Associate Director at DEPFA Bank plc. where he arranged and advised on infrastructure transactions in Europe and Asia Pacific. Mr. Diffney joins Rubicon from IBRC. Prior to that he held positions at the Economic Social Research Institute and Sachsen Bank in Dublin.
Mr Diffney holds a First Class Honours Masters Degree in Economics from UCD and BA in Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin.