Paul Galpin

Director, Insurance Sector Finance
ING Bank NV, London Branch

PAUL GALPIN is the Director of Insurance Sector Finance for the London Branch of ING Bank NV. He is a specialist insurance banker with over 20 years’ experience in designing, structuring and providing Insurance Solutions for ING Bank, and is a senior member of ING’s London-based structured finance team.  His responsibilities include a focus on capital planning and optimisation, and enterprise risk management, and has particular experience in the development of structured finance and capital markets solutions to meet regulatory requirements, and to accelerate earnings recognition or capital release.  Prior to joining the insurance structured finance team, Paul worked in both origination and execution functions within the Financial Institutions Corporate Finance teams of both ING Barings and Banque Bruxelles Lambert providing corporate finance and strategic advisory services, as well as authoring both industry-wide and company-specific research. Before joining ING in 1995, Paul spent six years with Standard and Poor’s, as a director in the Insurance Ratings Division.  Based in London, Paul was lead analyst for the relationships with many of the major life, non-life and reinsurance companies across Europe and in Bermuda, and was instrumental in the development of several of the agency’s criteria and methodologies. Prior to S&P, Paul was at The Chase Manhattan Bank’s London Branch for ten years, including five years in the Insurance and Financial Institutions Divisions where, amongst other responsibilities, he managed a number of the bank’s relationships with the Captive sector. Paul holds a degree in Banking and International Finance from City University in London.