Clayton Euro Risk Ltd

Operating across Europe, we are market leaders in credit risk-based analytics, solutions and management and all forms of structured finance solutions. When it comes to really understanding financial risk, interpreting results and providing market insight, we are the trusted partner to whom the world’s top financial organisations turn.

Clayton is the longest established credit risk management and due diligence company in Europe, with a presence in Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands and Greece. We can also undertake projects in Central America and Australia.


Tony Ward
Tony WardCEO & President
Tony is responsible for strategic development and leadership of Clayton’s European business. An acknowledged expert in mortgages, risk management and funding solutions, Tony founded and led Home Funding from 2006–2015. During his career, which spans 40 years, he developed Kleinwort Benson’s innovative mortgage originating and securitisation business, Mortgage Funding Corporation PLC, was CFO then CEO of Britannic Money. Chairman of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) and Deputy Chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
Simon Collingridge
Simon CollingridgeClient Solutions & Strategic Delivery Director
Simon is responsible for the delivery of Clayton’s strategy and leadership of Client Services team in Europe.
He has over 30 years’ senior level experience in securitisation, credit ratings and mortgage operations. He was managing director of global ratings agency Standard and Poor’s European structured finance surveillance operation and headed its market outreach division.
Simon was Head of mortgage operations for both Alliance & Leicester and Crédit Agricole Personal Finance and began his career with The Mortgage Corporation. He has been a member of AFME’s securitisation executive board and the ECB’s securitisation technical working group.
Konstantine Pastras
Konstantine PastrasClient Development & Strategy Director
Konstantine (Gus) is responsible for sales and client development in the UK and Europe.
He began his mortgage banking career in the United States working at Fannie Mae before moving to the UK. Most recently he was VP of RMBS at DBRS Ratings. Prior to this, he was director of mortgage trading at Investec, working on mortgage securitisations and portfolio trading.
Jeremy Wren
Jeremy WrenSenior Manager Client Services & Relations
Jeremy is responsible for the design, management and delivery of client projects.
Having worked within the financial services sector over the past 10 years, he has direct experience of managing and developing commercial and residential loan books at senior level on behalf of boutique and institutional investors.
Irini Maragoudaki
Irini MaragoudakiManaging director, Southern Europe
Irini is responsible for all sales, client development and deal delivery for Greece, Cyprus and the Balkans. She has over 18 years’ experience in the financial services sector, joining Clayton in 2011.
Irini was previously general manager and managing director for Greek and multinational banking groups (EFG Eurobank, Credit Agricole, Egnatia Bank). Irini progressed to executive level through a variety of roles including designing and execution of customer acquisition strategies, product and customer portfolio management, credit risk and operations management and bank CEO.
Paul Hobbs
Paul HobbsVP Client Services & Operations
Paul is responsible for the operational delivery of all client services and projects. He has over 25 years’ experience in the banking and mortgage sectors. Prior to joining Clayton, he was credit/risk manager within Investec. Previously held roles as underwriting consultant with Lloyds Banking Group, regional underwriter with Deutsche Bank Mortgages and lending quality manager at the former Bristol & West Building Society.