Christabel James

Christabel James has over ten years of experience in Model Validation, Financial Modeling, Documentation and Valuation within the financial marketplace. At RiskSpan, in addition to being involved with model validations and the valuation of structured assets, Christabel plays an integral role in the building of new business requirements and process flow maps, developing and documenting testing procedures and flows, and providing support to clients using the RiskSpan Velocity Application.

Christabel has extensive experience in working with financial tools such as INTEX Calc., INTEX Desktop, INTEX CDI Scripting Language and Bloomberg. Her experience with INTEX includes not only knowledge of the tool itself, but also extends to understanding INTEX’s CDI Scripting Language for structured products. Christabel has extensive experience in end-to-end valuation of Structured Products, from documenting and modeling the deal’s waterfall characteristics to performing detailed collateral and bond level analysis. Her vast experience and knowledge of different deal waterfall structures (RMBS, CMBS, CDOs, CMOs etc.) has also helped compare and validate third party deal models such as INTEX and Bloomberg, on behalf of clients looking to validate deal models and cash flow results. In addition to INTEX and Bloomberg, she has extensive knowledge and experience in using MS Excel and Excel VBA and has developed several financial and reporting tools using them.

Christabel holds a Post Graduate Degree in Business Management from the Institute for Financial Management and Research, India and an Undergraduate Degree in Commerce, from the University of Madras, India.