Profile of Benjamin Downie

Benjamin Downie


About Benjamin Downie

Benjamin specialises in securitisation, structured finance and debt capital markets and has acted on a range of award winning and first transactions.

He has worked for originators, issuers, arrangers, dealers, trustees and security trustees in connection with a broad variety of securitisation programmes and structured transactions in the Australian, euro and US bond and commercial paper markets.

His experience also extends to receivables financing, secured asset backed lending structures, structured commodity and inventory facilities and other debt capital markets transactions.

Benjamin's recent experience includes advising on the acquisition and financing of Axsesstoday (the first securitisation of assets by an insolvent seller under a DOCA), the acquisition and financing of the Westpac equipment finance business, the establishment of an innovative $2 billion forward flow whole loan sale arrangement between Bluestone and Athena and various master trust establishments and warehouse financing across a range of asset classes.