Wall Street 50 – 2004

Brendan J. Keane/Credit Suisse First Boston's Asset Finance Group

Brendan Keane is a managing director for Credit Suisse First Boston’s Asset Finance Group. As head of mortgage-related asset finance, he oversees the group’s Real Estate Asset Backed Securitization practice, focusing on the securitization and financing of residential mortgage-related assets.

Prior to joining CSFB in 2000, Keane was with Prudential Securities for five years where he was head of the mortgage-related asset finance practice. He previously spent four years in the real estate structured finance department at Moody’s Investors Service, most recently as a senior vice president.

He is a member of the American Ireland Fund and the Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale, Ireland. He earned his BS in business administration from the State University of New York at Albany and his JD from the Albany Law School of Union University.

He is married with two children and is a second-generation Irish American. His father’s family has roots in County Kerry and his mother’s family are the O’Briens from County Cork. Keane advises, “You can never have too many ‘Ireland Arrival’ stamps in your passport.”