Chief Executive Officer, Seabury Asset Management and Global Head of Specialists Funds and Financial Solutions
10877 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Margaret Chan joined Seabury in 2001 as head of Seabury’s office in Los Angeles and is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the firm’s Structured Financial products, Specialty Finance and Financial Solutions. She specializes in originating, structuring and funding activities for high yielding, low risk asset backed securities. Ms. Chan has more than 20 years of experience in diverse public and private transactions. As a Managing Director of Merrill Lynch, and co-founder of Cargill/O’Brien Partners, Ms. Chan structured a wide range of transactions involving innovative financing strategies. Her ability to dissect risks and her knowledge of the capital markets allow her to originate, acquire assets, structure and execute securitizations of various asset classes.Ms. Chan began her career at Salomon Brothers in 1979 where she commanded a unique niche in the project finance industry. She structured and closed over $10 billion in tax-exempt and taxable debt financing for the construction of: airport facilities (LAX, DEN), intermodal facilities & railroads (Alameda Corridor) , energy power projects (Palo Verde nuclear, Intermountain coal fire, Calaveras Hydro, NCPA Geothermal), In 1989, she co-founded O’Brien Partners, which later merged into Cargill/O’Brien Partners. O’Brien Partners specialized in advising frequent issuers about the timing in entering the market for capital raisings, and the optimum vehicle in accessing investors. Under the joint venture of Cargill/OBrien, Ms. Chan exported her skills to assisting foreign joint ventures in Asia. One of her transactions involved the issuance of $134 million 144A debt to finance for a number of infrastructure projects for the Suzhou Economic Development Zone. She securitized 27 corporate earnings and mirrored the debt service to dividend payouts. The bonds received investment grade from both Moody’s and S&P. This creative structure was cited by Moody’s as “the future template for infrastructure project financings in China.”
Ms. Chan was engaged by multinationals and private equity funds in sourcing investment opportunities and structuring transactions both domestically and in Asia. Her practice represents industries across a broad range, including technology, media, insurance, manufacturing and business services. .
Ms. Chan received her BA degree magna cum laude from UCLA and attended Medical School, UC San Francisco. She is a FINRA and NFA Registered Principal and is Series 7, 3, 63, 24 and 34 qualified.