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Matthew Havens

Structured Finance - Transportation at KfW IPEX-Bank GMBH


  • Since 2014, Matthew Havens has been heading client coverage of the Maritime Industries sector in the U.S. & Canada at KfW IPEX. At IPEX, Mr. Havens oversees a $7 billion commercial lending portfolio that consists of corporate and asset-backed loans in the Cruise, Offshore, and Shipping sectors. In his role at IPEX, Mr. Havens has supported the bank’s mission of financing projects that are environmentally and socially sustainable.
  • Prior to joining IPEX, Mr. Havens spent 10 years at Commerzbank in the Investment Banking division. At Commerzbank, Mr. Havens managed numerous global corporate relationships across multiple sectors including Transportation and Energy. He has advised clients on Loan & Debt Capital Markets, FICC and Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as Structured Trade & Export Finance transactions.
  • Mr. Havens received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He did his Credit Risk and Corporate Finance training at Citibank. Currently, he splits time between New York and Connecticut and is the proud father of a beautiful daughter.