Chris Killian

Managing Director, Corporate Credit and Securitization, SIFMA

Mr. Killian is Managing Director, Corporate Credit and Securitization for SIFMA.

Mr. Killian is responsible for SIFMA’s securitization, corporate credit, and LIBOR-related activities. He engages with market participants in trading, banking, legal/compliance, regulatory affairs, and operations functions to build market consensus, develop market standards and best practices, and to advocate on their behalf before policymakers and regulators.

Mr. Killian covers issues including fixed income market structure, TRACE reporting, SEC rule 15c2-11 and its application to fixed income, best execution, Reg ATS, and more. SIFMA has a special focus on the agency MBS markets and maintains a collection of market standards and trading practices related to the TBA market, serving as a central point of information for market participants and policymakers. Primary mandates in this market include regulatory reform, the implementation of a single security for TBA trading, FINRA 4210 margin requirements, securitization capital requirements, the SEC’s rules on conflicts of interest in securitizations (Rule 192), and the broader world of GSE/housing finance reform.

Mr. Killian represented SIFMA on the Federal Reserve’s Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC). He also helps to coordinate SIFMA’s activities related to fintech and is the lead staff advisor for SIFMA’s Insurance Linked Securities Conference.

Mr. Killian joined SIFMA’s predecessor, the Bond Market Association, in 2005 as the analyst for the MBS and Securitized Products Division. Prior to joining SIFMA, he was an accountant in the Retail Securitization Accounting and Investor Reporting group at JPMorgan Chase & Co., and was responsible for investor reporting and other administration of auto, student loan, and mortgage securitization transactions.

Mr. Killian holds bachelor degrees in Economics and Government from Franklin and Marshall College.