Structurally sound


Charles Pardue – who is currently setting up a new London-based structured finance investment manager called Prytania – cut his teeth in the derivatives market in JP Morgan’s ambitious but ill-fated last-minute attempt to avert the 1994 meltdown of US municipality Orange County’s investment pool.

It was the end of 1994, and Pardue – a trading floor rookie who had spent most of his time at the bank in its credit group – found himself playing a pivotal role. In advance of JP Morgan’s bid for the

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