Jay Hopkins

Jay Hopkins
Managing Director

Loan Agency; Regulatory Compliance; Turnaround & Restructuring

Jay Hopkins is a Managing Director at Ankura Trust with more than 20 years of experience in global financial markets. A former banker who specialized in corporate lending and loan operations, he has held leadership roles in deal closing, syndications, par and distressed secondary loan trading, agency services, and restructurings. Jay leverages his expertise to provide clients with strategic and scalable solutions in US and international markets.

  • Experience

    Prior to joining Ankura, Jay was a project management consultant at Sia Partners and Proxenoi, LLC, both based in New York, with a focus on business analysis of syndicated and corporate loans, process review, and regulatory compliance. Leveraging his experience as a global investment banking executive, he advised top-tier banks in maximizing operational efficiencies and risk reduction and developed schemas to ensure that they met regulatory and strategic requirements.

    • Jay previously spent 14 years with Deutsche Bank specializing in corporate loans. As head of the bank’s UK loan operation, he oversaw the administration of a £250-billion agency portfolio, managed 75 employees, and implemented the transition of roles from major hubs to near- and offshore locations in Birmingham, England, and Bangalore, India. He also conducted front-to-back process reviews, reducing the portfolio’s risk profile to its lowest level in five years. As head of the bank’s US Syndicated Loans’ Trade Closing and Compliance Department, he managed a team of 40 employees responsible for negotiating the legal settlement of more than 50,000 par and distressed loan trades annually, maintaining Euromoney Institutional Investor’s Top 5 industry ranking for “Most Prompt, Efficient Closing.” He joined Deutsche Bank from Salomon Smith Barney, where he spent three years, first as a registered representative for their stock and options plans, then as a loan closer at the newly-formed Citigroup.
    • Prior to pursuing his career in banking, Jay served in the US Navy, acting as an electronic technician reactor operator on a nuclear submarine. He has studied mechanical engineering at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and economics and mathematics at Columbia University.