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MELEI Y.

ANIKPO
Address: 11219 K Pear Tree Way, Columbia, Maryland 21044
Phone: 240-838-1321
Email: melei.anikpo@gmail.com

FINANCIAL ANALYST
PROFILE OVERVIEW
Diligent and astute professional with experience master servicing a multi-billi
on account portfolio and equipped with verifiable record of consistency in perfo
rming tasks using a systematic approach and focus on driving results despite con
flicting challenges. Versatile and analytical with multidisciplinary experience
in finance. Highly conscientious and insightful with innate ability to work in a
fast-paced deadline driven environment. Reputed for integrity and dedication in
completing projects on time, and as per specifications. Thorough and accurate s
elf-starter who exemplifies commitment in delivering first-rate customer service
and in prompting continuous improvement in operations while fostering team work
. Bilingual, proficient in French and English.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Played a significant role in the successful transition of a team into a
new and complex portfolio; remained highly efficient even in the midst of diffic
ult challenges
- Succeeded at handling the toughest reconciliation assignments and in dea
ling with uncooperative servicing contacts
- Ensured coordination and efficiency in the administration of several key
projects which resulted in lower rate of aging items and increase in compliance
- Achieved timelines and diligently managed ramification issues associated
with bulk wire project, leading to prompt and accurate payments of obligations
- Successfully wrote the CFA level 1 exam

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Wells Fargo-Corporate Trust Services-Columbia, MD
Securities Analyst II Feb 2007-Present
Conform to departmental procedures and series deal documents in conducting colla
teral compliance test. Maintain accuracy of reports for investors and verify com
pliance with the required Indenture, Private Placement Memorandum, and investor-
defined guidelines. Streamline accounting functions for more than 10,000 loans a
nd monitor monthly cash flow for more than $205M.
- Accounted for the proficient oversight of a portfolio of more than $10B
- Efficiently completed special projects and participated in all aspects o
f design, analysis, testing, and implementation
- Improved office operations through recommendation and implementation of
automated solutions
Contributed in the issuance and refinement of plans and initiatives to e
nsure the successful set up of new deals
- Accurately interpreted legal documents through extensive research, invol
ving the analysis of Indenture, Collateral Manager Agreement, Trust Agreement, S
WAP/CAP Agreements, Private Placement Memorandum and/or Prospectus Supplement as
issues arise with the asset or liability payments
Ameriprise Financial-Columbia, MD
FINANCIAL ADVISOR Jun-Dec 2006
Co-developed financial plan designs and suggested financial products and solutio
ns based on clientâ⠬⠢s specific needs.
- Achieved client expectations by remaining comprehensive and well-informe
d on complex issues related to investments, insurance, taxes, retirement, estate
planning, and other financial products and services
- Ensured accuracy and compliance with client net worth summaries, retirem
ent cash flow analysis, and portfolio proposals
- Maintained a client base while efficiently processing investment and ins
urance transactions and managing service accounts
- Strategically negotiated and secured deals by facilitating client meetin
gs as well as engaging in client acquisition and prospecting activities
Accounting Assistant, Sydney Web Pty Ltd-Sydney, Australia
ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT Jul-Dec 2003
Participated in streamlining daily accounting operations.
- Co-developed invoices and administered account payables and account rece
ivables
- Reconciled balance sheets and assisted in improving existing departmenta
l procedures

OTHER EXPERIENCE
LIBRARIAN ~ Apr-Dec 2002
Robert Menzies College â⠬â Library (Macquarie University)-Sydney, Australia
INTERN ~ Sep 2004-Feb 2005
United Nations Environment Programme-Finance Initiative-Geneva, Switzerland

EDUCATION
CERTIFICATE IN FINANCIAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING (FAME)
International Center FAME, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
MASTER OF APPLIED FINANCE (MAF)
University of Western Sydney (Australia)
BACHELOR OF ECONOMICS
Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia)

CERTIFICATIONS
Currently pursuing CFA designation
Sarbanes-Oxley Certification
Series 7, Series 66, Variable Life, Life Insurance, Health Insurance
Reuters Certificate (August 2005)
ACTIVITIES AND MERITS
- Author-Presenter-the Emerging Financial Markets and Services Conference,
27-28 May 2004, Sydney, Australia of a paper entitled Issues in International L
ending-The Case of the Ivory Coast (2004)
- Founder and President, Pan-African Student Association at Macquarie (PAS
AM), Sydney, Australia; liaison between African students and the Australian I
mmigration regarding visas and work permits; raised and managed funds for the as
sociation; organized cultural, academic events along with community services for
students (2000-2003)

PUBLICATIONS
- Sovereign Lending: Issues Highlighted by the Case of the Ivory Coast
Anikpo, M. and Schraner, I. 2004; Center for Applied Finance Working Paper Serie
s 2004/06; Sydney: Center for Applied Finance, University of Western Sydney
- Issues in International Lending â⠬â The Case of the Ivory Coast
Anikpo, M. and Schraner, I. 2004; Paper presented at and published in the procee
dings of the Emerging Financial Markets and Services Conference, 27-28 May 2004,
Sydney, Australia