Maryam Muessel Joins ACA as Chief Operating Officer

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Capital Access

    NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital Access (ACA) announced
 today that Maryam Muessel has joined the company as its Chief Operating
 Officer.  Her responsibilities will include the long-term development of the
 company's structured finance business, with particular emphasis on proprietary
 CDO's and related activities such as asset management.  Ms. Muessel comes to
 ACA with 12 years of credit enhancement and structured finance experience.
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     Ms. Muessel was most recently at Gen Re Securities (GRS) as the Managing
 Director for Credit Structured Products.  She joined GRS from Prudential
 Securities where she was the Managing Director and Group Head for
 Collateralized Debt Obligations.  Previously, as head of MBIA's Alternative
 Structured Finance Group, she was responsible for proprietary investments in
 structured products, credit arbitrage and alternative investments.  Prior to
 its merger with MBIA, she was a Managing Director and the head of Financial
 Engineering for CapMAC.  While at CapMAC, Ms. Muessel's responsibilities were
 focused on that company's entry into the structured finance business, using
 credit enhancement as a tool for execution in connection with funding
 conduits, structuring and investing in CDO's, and creating financial
 management products.  At CapMAC she was a member of the Management, Investment
 and Credit Underwriting Committees.
     "The addition of Maryam to the senior management of ACA significantly
 increases our depth of management while importantly enhancing the resources of
 the company for the implementation of its operation strategies in the
 structured finance market," stated Michael Satz, the CEO.  "Her reputation for
 conservative risk management and her experience in the structured finance
 business, including her history as a pioneer in the development of CDO
 technology, will support and accelerate ACA's active participation in that
 sector."
     For a period between her departure from MBIA and her engagement by GRS,
 Ms. Muessel worked with Mr. Satz to develop certain of the operating
 strategies currently being employed by ACA to facilitate its participation in
 the structured finance business.  Ms. Muessel indicated, "In joining ACA I am
 availing myself of a unique opportunity to rejoin Michael to pursue a shared
 vision.  As an A-rated insurance company, ACA will continue to be reinvented
 as the new paradigm for a company which will operate at the intersection of
 the insurance and financial markets to assume, manage and intermediate risk."
     ACA is a financial insurance company established in 1997.  The company
 offers products that utilize credit enhancement and structured finance
 technology to manage risk.  The financial strength of ACA is rated "A" by
 Fitch and S&P.  The company is the sole dedicated provider of "A" rated credit
 enhancement.
     For information, please contact Ted Gilpin, Chief Financial Officer, at
 212-375-2012 or Cathy Bailey, Director of Marketing, at 212-375-2003.
 
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SOURCE American Capital Access
    NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital Access (ACA) announced
 today that Maryam Muessel has joined the company as its Chief Operating
 Officer.  Her responsibilities will include the long-term development of the
 company's structured finance business, with particular emphasis on proprietary
 CDO's and related activities such as asset management.  Ms. Muessel comes to
 ACA with 12 years of credit enhancement and structured finance experience.
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010430/NYM125LOGO )
     Ms. Muessel was most recently at Gen Re Securities (GRS) as the Managing
 Director for Credit Structured Products.  She joined GRS from Prudential
 Securities where she was the Managing Director and Group Head for
 Collateralized Debt Obligations.  Previously, as head of MBIA's Alternative
 Structured Finance Group, she was responsible for proprietary investments in
 structured products, credit arbitrage and alternative investments.  Prior to
 its merger with MBIA, she was a Managing Director and the head of Financial
 Engineering for CapMAC.  While at CapMAC, Ms. Muessel's responsibilities were
 focused on that company's entry into the structured finance business, using
 credit enhancement as a tool for execution in connection with funding
 conduits, structuring and investing in CDO's, and creating financial
 management products.  At CapMAC she was a member of the Management, Investment
 and Credit Underwriting Committees.
     "The addition of Maryam to the senior management of ACA significantly
 increases our depth of management while importantly enhancing the resources of
 the company for the implementation of its operation strategies in the
 structured finance market," stated Michael Satz, the CEO.  "Her reputation for
 conservative risk management and her experience in the structured finance
 business, including her history as a pioneer in the development of CDO
 technology, will support and accelerate ACA's active participation in that
 sector."
     For a period between her departure from MBIA and her engagement by GRS,
 Ms. Muessel worked with Mr. Satz to develop certain of the operating
 strategies currently being employed by ACA to facilitate its participation in
 the structured finance business.  Ms. Muessel indicated, "In joining ACA I am
 availing myself of a unique opportunity to rejoin Michael to pursue a shared
 vision.  As an A-rated insurance company, ACA will continue to be reinvented
 as the new paradigm for a company which will operate at the intersection of
 the insurance and financial markets to assume, manage and intermediate risk."
     ACA is a financial insurance company established in 1997.  The company
 offers products that utilize credit enhancement and structured finance
 technology to manage risk.  The financial strength of ACA is rated "A" by
 Fitch and S&P.  The company is the sole dedicated provider of "A" rated credit
 enhancement.
     For information, please contact Ted Gilpin, Chief Financial Officer, at
 212-375-2012 or Cathy Bailey, Director of Marketing, at 212-375-2003.
 
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