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Joseph E. Cantwell is the president of Cantwell & Company. Cantwell & Company was established in May 1991 with the objective to provide clients with an independent source of credit-oriented advice. His clients have included established as well as first-time issuers in all lines of business activity. These are domestic and international issuers.

Previously, Mr. Cantwell worked for twelve years (1979-1991) in the Short-Term Finance and Credit Departments of The First Boston Corporation where he provided advisory services in the area of credit ratings to the firm’s domestic and international clients. He also had administrative and client responsibility for First Boston’s US commercial paper and money market securities operations as well as Credit Suisse First Boston’s Euro-commercial paper activities.

Prior to that, Mr. Cantwell worked for seven years (1972-1979) at The Bank of New York as a senior commercial credit officer, a corporate lending officer, and an account officer in the bank’s national corporate banking division.

Mr. Cantwell holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Graduate School of Business Administration of the University of Michigan (1972) and a B.A. in Economics from Fordham University (1970).

Mr. Cantwell has considerable experience and expertise in advising domestic and international issuers on credit-related matters, particularly on those issues related to the debt rating process and capital markets. His advisory assignments have included governments, manufacturing companies, utilities, banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions.


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