Keith Allman will be joining MUFG as managing director and head of U.S. Esoteric Asset Backed Securities

Based in New York, Allman will build upon the firm’s world-class ABS underwriting platform and help expand its Securitized Products business to cover additional niche assets. He will report to Tricia Hazelwood, MUFG’s International head of Securitized Products.

“Keith’s hire reaffirms our commitment to expansion,” said. Hazelwood. “His knowledge of the aviation sector should dovetail well with our recent acquisition of DVB Bank’s aviation lending portfolio of nearly $7 billion.”

A former banker at Deutsche Bank and Citigroup, Allman was most recently an investor at Loomis Sayles. He began his career in financial engineering and is the author of four books on financial modeling.