Press release


4 September 2018

The Covered Bond Label Advisory Council

welcomes Anne Caris from Banque Pictet & Cie SA as a new Market Representative


Brussels, 4 September 2018 – For immediate release

The Covered Bond Label Foundation (CBLF) is delighted to welcome Ms Anne Caris, Senior Credit Analyst, Finance/Treasury from Banque Pictet & Cie SA as a new Market Representative on the Covered Bond Label Advisory Council with immediate effect.

The Label Advisory Council is the Covered Bond Label Foundation’s think-tank. As such, it has an advisory role vis-à-vis the Label Committee and is responsible for supporting the development of the Covered Bond Label in the market and promoting the macro-prudential role of the covered bond asset class. The Council achieves its objectives by providing opinions/advice on consultations, offering a forum for discussion amongst covered bond stakeholders and making proposals for the further development and strengthening of the Label.

Commenting on the appointments, Luca Bertalot, CBLF Administrator, stated:

“We are very pleased to welcome Anne Caris, from Banque Pictet & Cie SA to the Covered Bond Label Advisory Council at this crucial time for the industry. In the light of the current debate on the future Covered Bond Directive, it is very important to ensure that all perspectives are considered, with a special focus on covered bond investors. Anne’s background and expertise in this field is a valuable addition to the Covered Bond Label Advisory Council and will undoubtedly support its work, playing a significant role in further enriching the debate amongst global covered bond stakeholders.”  

 Further to Ms Caris’ appointment, the Label Advisory Council’s full membership is as follows:


  • Loïc Chiquier, Chief Technical Officer and Senior Advisor of the Finance & Markets Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • Slavka Eley, Head of Unit – Banking Markets, Innovation and Products, European Banking Authority (EBA)
  • Andreea Moraru, Senior Banker – Local Currency and Capital Market Development Team, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Emilio Rodríguez, Head of the Asset Management Division, Banco de España
  • Alessandro Tappi, Director of Guarantees, Securitisation & Microfinance, European Investment Fund (EIF)
  • Ad Visser, Head of the Financial Markets and Collateral Section in the ECB’s Market Operations Analysis Division, European Central Bank (ECB)

Market Representatives:

  • Anne Caris, Senior Credit Analyst, Finance/Treasury at Banque Pictet & Cie SA
  • Andreas Denger, Senior Portfolio Manager at Meag Munich Ergo Asset Management GmbH
  • Hélène Heberlein, Managing Director, Covered Bonds, Fitch Ratings
  • Yvan Lavastre, Covered Bonds, ABS & CLO Portfolio Manager, Caisse des Dépôts
  • Gavin Purtill, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland
  • Amer Siddiqui, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

National Authority Representatives:

  • Matej Chytil, Senior Portfolio Manager, National Bank of Slovakia
  • François Haas, Deputy General Manager, DG Operations, Banque de France
  • Lily Shum, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)



Luca Bertalot

Covered Bond Label Foundation (CBLF)

Tel. +32 2 285 40 33


This Press Release is available on the Covered Bond Label website here.