Diana Bowtell joins ALC from Credit Suisse, London, where she was Credit Officer responsible for the UK, Irish and Scandinavian financial institutions portfolio.

Her coverage included banks, sovereigns, CCPs, building societies, housing associations, inter-dealer brokers and supranationals, covering $55bn of credit lines.

After graduating from the University of Oxford with a First in Chemistry, Diana moved into investment banking focusing on credit analysis and risk. Prior to Credit Suisse she covered the emerging market portfolio at Barclays Capital. She joins ALC in their new offices at Weighbridge House as an Analyst.

Ben Thomason, Managing Director at ALC, said: “We are delighted to welcome Diana into our team of nine, who have now advised in excess of £2 billion of lending. The current low interest environment is still presenting opportunity for those looking to borrow, but the correct presentation of lending cases to the banks is crucial in securing preferable rates. Diana’s skill set and experience will further strengthen our ability to analyse and present lending cases to providers with unrivalled expertise.”