ING Americas has announced the appointment of Keith Tamayo as Managing Director, Head of North America Credit Sales, as the company continues to expand its Capital Markets and Advisory (CMA) and Financial Markets offering in the Americas. In his new role, Keith will expand ING's coverage in investment grade securities as well as supporting the company's growth plans in the asset-backed securitization (ABS) market. ING will now actively provide ABS underwriting and distribution to its existing issuer clients and investor base.

This additional capability has been added in response to growing demand from issuers and investors for ABS transactions. The ABS offering will align with key specialty sectors where ING already has deep industry expertise, such as TMT digital infrastructure, transportation and logistics, PACE, and diversified power/consumer finance. In addition, ING will also expand its coverage to leverage its global relationships with the auto sector and add auto ABS.

Finally, ING will continue its strategic focus on being a lead green structurer in the ABS space. This latest announcement follows Michael Kendrot's recent appointment as head of Global Capital Markets (GCM). Kendrot is an experienced capital markets specialist with nearly 30 years of experience, which includes extensive ABS experience.

Keith brings almost 20 years of experience in capital markets, with nearly 10 years spent at Lloyds Banking Group, most recently as Managing Director, Head of US Credit Sales/Deputy head of US Financial Markets. These latest hires will support ING's expanded securitization product offering in the US led by Thomas Ryan, Regional Head, Global Balance Sheet Distribution, Americas. This includes on balance sheet and conduit (through the long-standing ING-sponsored ABCP Conduit Mont Blanc Capital Corp) warehouse and term financing, combined with green ABS structuring.