John B. Caouette

John B. Caouette is Chairman of Channel Capital Group, a European-based investment management company.

He was Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of CapMAC Holdings and its principal subsidiary, Capital Markets Assurance Corporation, a triple-A rated financial guarantor that focused on the global market for structured finance.

He was an Independent Director of LCH.Clearnet Group, Ltd, a British/French central clearinghouse, non-executive Director of Picture Financial Group, a specialty finance company based in Wales, and non-Executive Chairman of Asia Ltd. Singapore, a consortium-owned Asian financial guarantee company.

He was Vice Chairman of MBIA Insurance Corporation, where he oversaw the company’s international financial guarantee business and new business development from London. He was also Senior Vice President and General Manager, Foreign Exchange & Money Market Division, Continental Grain Company, and with Citibank for many years, serving in a variety of capacities including Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Capital Corporation in Hong Kong, and Vice President and General Manager in the Swaps and Eurosecurities Department in New York.

Mr. Caouette is an advisory board member to the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, where he teaches corporate entrepreneurship in the graduate school.

Other background items:

  • Managing Credit Risk: The Great Challenge for Global Financial Markets, published by John Wiley & Sons, 1998; fully revised edition published in 2008. In addition contributed a number of articles and a chapter in Frontiers in Credit Risk: Concepts and Techniques for Applied Credit Risk Management, edited by Gordian Gaeta, John Wiley & Sons 2003.
  • MBA from University of California, Berkeley 1970.
  • B.S. in Finance from California State University. Long Beach 1969.
  • Vietnam veteran, served in the US Army from 1965-1967.