Shane Canavan, Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom
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Shane Canavan

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
May 11, 2022

Shane is an experienced financial service professional. He has worked extensively with investors in creating innovative debt and financial risk management solutions that mitigate against adverse impact on the capital structure. Shane enjoys the diversity of work that freelancing allows, particularly the opportunity to partner with entrepreneurial management teams looking to create sustainable value.

Career Highlights

Chatham Financial
JCRA | Part of Chatham Financial

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
London Business School
Master's Degree
Columbia Business School
Bachelor's Degree
London School of Economics and Political Science

Certification Highlights

Case Studies

Work Experience


2019 - 2020
Chatham Financial
  • Integrated two global financial risk and capital market advisory teams after a merger that oversaw over $70 billion of debt and derivative activity annually.
  • Novated and integrated hundreds of global relationships post-acquisition in a manner that demonstrated the additional value that the merger would create for clients.
  • Gained expertise in pricing, structuring, and trading proper interest rate, foreign exchange, and inflation derivative products, including legal (ISDA), regulatory (EMIR, MiFID, Dodd-Frank), accounting, credit, and liquidity (CSA) considerations.
  • Developed the market-leading proprietary debt and financial derivative management technology.
Focus areas: Financial Risk Management, Derivatives, Debt, Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF), Forecasting


2010 - 2019
JCRA | Part of Chatham Financial
  • Undertook a private equity sponsored management buyout (MBO) of a global financial service firm as part of a senior management team. Oversaw introducing and executing many strategic initiatives that underpinned our high-growth strategy.
  • Led a highly skilled team of financial professionals that oversaw advising a global client base of private equity, real estate, and credit investors on complimentary debt and financial derivative solutions.
  • Performed global business development responsibilities that consistently delivered double-digit annual revenue growth across a diversified range of asset classes by effectively communicating value-add solutions tailored to individual needs.
  • Applied expertise in pricing, structuring, and trading complex interest rates, foreign exchange, and inflation derivative products, including legal (ISDA), regulatory (EMIR, MiFID, Dodd-Frank), accounting, credit (XVA), and liquidity considerations.
  • Conducted innovative hedging financial risk strategies across both the balance sheet and income statement in a manner complementary to investment returns.
  • Acted as a trusted advisor to entrepreneurial management teams and investors on appropriate debt structures, counterparties, and pricing. Negotiated commercial terms with counterparties that were complimentary to investment requirements.
Focus areas: Derivatives, Financial Risk Management, Debt, Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF), Private Equity, Forecasting
2019 - 2021

Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

London Business School - London, United Kingdom

2019 - 2021

Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Finance

Columbia Business School - New York, United States

2006 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science - London, United Kingdom


Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

CFA Institute


Debt, Private Equity, Private Credit, Derivative Pricing, Interest Rate Risk, Interest Rate Swaps, Cost of Debt, Bank Covenants, Risk, Cross-currency Swaps, Forecasting, DCF Valuation, Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Valuation, Portfolio Analysis, Asset Valuation, Cross-border M&A

Output Software

Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel

Data & Analysis Software

Financial Data


Leadership, Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF), Trading, Economic Analysis, Financial Risk Management, Derivatives, Economics, Forex Analysis, Foreign Currency, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Strategy, Organizational Design, Operations, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), Bloomberg Terminal, Management, Distressed Assets, Econometrics, Finance

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