Vice President, Project Finance
Danny Abajian, a Senior Director of Project Finance at Sunrun, is responsible primarily for the origination, structuring and execution of project-level equity and debt capital to support the growth of the companys distributed residential solar fleet. Danny is currently focused on developing asset-backed financing solutions for residential solar. Prior to joining Sunrun in 2010, Danny spent five years in investment banking, at Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas, arranging $3 billion in structured debt and commodities transactions for infrastructure, power generation and energy assets in North America. Danny holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New York Universitys Stern School of Business ... (view full description)
Nathan is a partner in the KPMG’s securitization practice providing attest and advisory services for CLOs, CMBS, RMBS and ABS asset classes.
He has over 26 years of experience in the banking & securities and investment management industries providing agreed-upon procedures, risk assessments, model validation, impairment reviews and valuations supporting financial statement audits services.
Moody's Investors Service
Navneet Agarwal is a Managing Director with Moody’s Investors Service. He currently heads the new ratings teams for Structured Finance Americas. Navneet has been with Moody’s for thirteen years.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Navneet was the Head of debt syndication and ran a prop book for a boutique investment bank in India for seven years. His work experience includes stints with Bank of America Securities in leveraged finance and Unit Trust of India in absolute return investing across asset classes as a fund manager.
Navneet received an MBA with Honors from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, a master’s degree from University of Mumbai and a bachelor’ ... (view full description)
Managing Director - Global Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service
Jim Ahern, Managing Director – Global Structured Finance Group – is responsible for Moody’s securitization, structured finance and covered bond ratings businesses in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.
Jim joined Moody’s in June 2014. Prior to Moody’s, Jim was Managing Director & Global Head of Securitization at Société Générale (SG) based in London. Prior to assuming this role in 2011, he held a number of positions of increasing importance at SG in New York including Co Global Head of Securitization, Head of Consumer ABS and Deputy Head of Securitization Credit Structures.
From 1995 until joining SG in 2002, Jim Co-Headed the Structured Finance Group for Commerz ... (view full description)
Five Oaks Investment Corp.
Since April of 2013, David Akre has been leading the strategic development in Non-Agency investments, securitization and originations at Five Oaks Investment Corp., a public mortgage REIT based in New York, NY. Five Oaks went public in March of 2013 and is currently operating a jumbo loan conduit and securitization business.
From 2009 to April of 2013, David Akre ran Whole Loan Capital, a loan sale and mortgage servicing advisory firm located in New York.
From 2003 until 2009 Mr. Akre was Co-Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman, and on the Board of Directors of New York Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ: NYMT), a REIT he developed and co-found ... (view full description)
US Financial Correspondent
The Financial Times
Tracy Alloway was appointed US Financial Correspondent in January 2012, covering US banks and markets. She was previously based out of the Financial Times’ London office as Capital Markets Correspondent, where she specialised in European bank funding, structured finance, collateral-related issues and derivatives.
Tracy was previously Deputy Editor of FT Alphaville, the award-winning finance and markets blog. While working on Alphaville, she covered major financial events including the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the US mortgage scandal and the development of the eurozone debt crisis.
She holds a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a post-graduate de ... (view full description)
Managing Director-Structured Product & Advisory
Luis Amador is a Managing Director at Moody's Analytics where he has worked for over fifteen years. Currently, he leads the Structured Finance Financial Engineering & Advisory Teams, which analyze all types of structured finance securities for financial institutions globally and provides cashflow analytics, risk, and regulatory software solutions. Luis’s team has been engaged with numerous banks, asset managers and insurance companies providing credit analysis and market valuations for portfolios of securities across all asset classes including ABS, CLOs, TruPs CDOs, RMBS and CMBS securities and private deals.
Prior to this, Luis was the Product Manager for Moody's Wall Street Analytics ... (view full description)
Christopher Amato runs consumer ABS trading in New York for
BNP Paribas and has over 12 years of experience within the securitized products
He joined BNP in 2013 from RBC Capital Markets and has also
worked at HSBC and Deloitte in various structuring and trading roles across
multiple asset types.
Christopher graduated from Bucknell University with a
bachelors degree in Accounting and is a New York state CPA.
NS Capital Management
Mr. Amaya co-founded and is the CEO of Neighborhood Stabilization Capital Management (NS Capital Management), www.nscm.us . NS Capital Management is fund manager specializing in the acquisition and management of residential mortgage debt and real estate related assets.
Prior to co-founding NS Capital Management, Mr. Amaya co-founded and was the Chief Investment Officer at National Asset Direct Inc., Capital Markets. NAD Inc. was founded in October of 2006 to support the acquisition and management efforts of various investment funds in the distressed residential mortgage asset class. Through the leadership of Mr. Amay ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Lead Analytical Manager
S&P Global Ratings
Stephen Anderberg is a Managing Director at Standard & Poors Ratings Services. As a Lead Analytical Manager (LAM) within U.S. Commercial and Bespoke Credit, he is co-head of the group responsible for rating a diverse group of transactions including collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), market value securities, hedge fund/private equity collateralized fund obligations (CFOs) and structured counterparties. The group also rates non-traditional asset securitizations backed by an array of assets including aircraft, container and railcar leases; small business and timeshare loans; and others including tobacco settlement funds, intellectual proper ... (view full description)
Executive Vice President
Springleaf Finance Corp.
Mr. Arduini joined Ares in November 2011 in the Capital Markets Group and serves as a Senior Credit Analyst. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Arduini was a Managing Director for Indicus Advisors, where he focused on Structured Credit investment opportunities. Mr. Arduini also worked previously at TIAA-CREF, where he was a Director of Structured Credit in the Fixed Income Investment group and before that a Manager in the Risk Management group. Mr. Arduini received a B.A. in Mathematics from Bucknell University, a M.S. in Mathematics from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a M.S. in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Arduini is a CFA charterholder and a member of the New Y ... (view full description)
Bingham McCutchen LLP
John Arnholz is the leader of Bingham's Structured Transactions Group. He represents financial institutions in asset financings, securitizations and investment fund strategies.John is recognized among the world's leading securitization lawyers by International Financial Law Review, Chambers Global and Chambers USA, which notes that he is "regarded as a luminary of the profession" and "receives accolades for the incredible breadth of his expertise." He is co-author of the industry's primary treatise, Offerings of Asset-Backed Securities, Aspen Publishers.Over the years, John has worked with a broad range of financial assets, including loan portfolios, distressed obliga ... (view full description)
Senior Director - Structured Solutions
Mr. Arvidson joined Lewtan Technologies in 1986 and is currently Senior Vice President of Sales & Services. He is responsible for sales, delivery, and support for all Lewtan Technologies solutions. Mr. Arvidson has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and has held senior level positions in Operations Management, Sales, & Marketing. After starting his career with GE Capital, Mr. Arvidson held positions as Regional Vice President of Yegen Associates, Inc. a major originator & servicer of Consumer Loans & Mortgages and Regional Manager for CLS Corporation (acquired by EDS), a technology outsourcing solution provider dedicated to serving the Financial Se ... (view full description)
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Mr. Ryan Asato is a director in Securitized Products Research. He is the head of CLO strategy and a senior strategist covering the non-agency RMBS market. Mr. Asato is a primary contributor to the US CLO and non-agency MBS weeklies and The Mortgage Credit Round-Up. Before joining BofA Merrill Lynch, he was a financial analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, an ABS portfolio manager at Athilon Structured Investment Advisors, and also a senior research analyst at J.P. Morgan covering the ABS and subprime RMBS markets. Mr. Asato has a BSE in information systems from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, a BS Econ with a concentration in managemen ... (view full description)
George Ashton, co-founder of Sol Systems, has been a critical contributor to the vision and strategic development of Sol Systems. He has focused specifically on developing the SREC Services and Project Finance businesses. His strategic responsibilities include on-going ideation and process implementation with the goal of ensuring that Sol Systems is a transformative financial intermediary in the renewable energy finance space. His daily responsibilities include managing the SREC Portfolio team, as well as the Developer Advisory Services group, which originates and reviews solar project opportunities for investment.
Prior to Sol Systems, Mr. Ashton spent more than a decade in the ... (view full description)
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Altus Power America Management
Tom Athan is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Altus Power America Management since 2010. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Athan worked at AIG Financial Products Corp. as a Managing Director and senior credit trader on the team responsible for the liquidation and risk management of a $500Bn investment portfolio. From 1997 to 2007, Mr. Athan was a Managing Director and Head of Principal Finance & Structured Credit Products at Societe Generale responsible for a $75Bn trading and investment portfolio. Prior to that, Mr. Athan worked in Relative Value Sales as a Derivative Products Specialist at Lehman Brothers. Before joining Lehman in 1996, Mr. Athan started his career as a fixed income portfolio ... (view full description)
CSG Investments, Inc.
Mr. Bailey founded and presently leads Beal Bank's longevity lending business which is primarily focused on providing capital solutions to institutional investors in the Life Settlement Market. He also heads up the real estate group and has primary responsibility for financial derivatives within the bank. Prior to joining Beal Bank, Mr. Bailey founded and led a start-up group at Wells Fargo Foothill focused on providing below investment grade credit facilities to specialty commercial finance companies. Prior to Foothill, Mr. Bailey co-founded and ran the Structured Products Group at ORIX USA which focused on making below investment grade investments in the ABS, CDO, and CLO markets as well ... (view full description)
Grant Bailey is a managing director and head of the North American RMBS and covered bonds group at Fitch Ratings. He joined Fitch in 2001.
Grant began his career underwriting and acquiring whole-loan residential mortgage pools and subsequently worked as a fixed-income research analyst.
Grant earned an MSc in real estate finance from New York University and received a BA magna cum laude in economics from Occidental College.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Jessica Bailey co-founded Greenworks Lending, LLC (GWL) in 2015 with the goal of accelerating Property Assessed Clean Energy-financed clean energy projects throughout the United States.
Prior to GWL, Bailey was with the Connecticut Green Bank as the Director of Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE), where she joined in August 2012. In this role, she designed an award winning state-wide PACE program that allows building owners to access financing to perform clean energy improvements on their properties. In its first two years, the program approved $75 million in clean energy projects and executed the first securitization of commercial efficiency asse ... (view full description)
Senior Special Counsel
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Rolaine S.Bancroft serves as Senior Special Counsel in the Office ofStructured Finance in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S.Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Bancroft focuses on rulemaking,interpretive advice and reviewing disclosure related to structured financeproducts. Most recently, she has been involved in the Division'sactivities related to the development and drafting of rule revisions toRegulation AB and the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform andConsumer Protection Act provisions related to securitization. Prior tojoining the Office of Structured Finance, Ms. Bancroft served as Speci ... (view full description)
Hyundai Capital America
Jay Banerjee manages the secured funding group at Hyundai Capital America (HCA). Prior to joining HCA, Jay was with Standard and Poors where he covered both esoteric and auto ABS. Jay received his MBA in Finance from Indiana University Bloomington.
Ernst & Young LLP
John Banu is part of EYs Financial Services and RiskManagement practice where he specializes in providing advisory services to thesecuritization and structured finance marketplace. John is the firms GlobalClient Serving Relationship Executive for the Federal Deposit InsuranceCorporation and for the Government National Mortgage Association. John has led awide array of structured finance advisory engagements for issuers. These includedmanagement of the capital markets process for the CMO activities of Ginnie Mae.As Ginnie Maes Securitized Transaction Financial Advisor Johns team, managed,on behalf of Ginnie Mae, the struct ... (view full description)
Benefit Street Partners
Shiloh Bates is the Head of Structured Products for the Business Development Corporation of America (BDCA), where he focuses on CLO equity investments. Prior to BDCA, Mr. Bates was a senior credit analyst at Canaras Capital Management, focusing on leveraged loans and mezzanine CLO structured products. Before joining Canaras, Mr. Bates was a senior credit analyst at Four Corners Capital Management. Mr. Bates holds a BA in Political Science from Virginia Tech, a Master of Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago and a Master of Statistics from Columbia University. Mr. Bates also served in the U.S. Army Reserves Special Operations Command as a Specialist for six years.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Joseph Beach represents investment banks, asset managers, commercial paper conduits and fund managers in secured financings, CLOs and CDOs and other asset-backed securitizations. He has extensive experience in asset-backed commercial paper facility origination and restructurings, as well as CLO/CDO management rights acquisitions and dispositions. Joseph has worked primarily in the middle market and broadly syndicated loan sectors, with additional experience in trade receivables, structured settlements, equipment lease receivables and venture debt.
Joseph's recent significant transactions include:
Representing a leading investment bank as underwriter's and issuer's counsel in a CLO whe ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
Clayton Holdings LLC
Ms. Beal is a Senior Vice President in Transaction Management atClayton Holdings LLC. Clayton is anindustry leader in transaction and credit risk management. Her current leadership responsibilitiesinclude being a member of Claytons Securitization Group. This group is responsible for Clayton'sapproach to RMBS due diligence. She alsoprovides advisory support for due diligence projects and for Claytonsproprietary due diligence platform. Ms.Beal is currently a participant in several SFIG (Structured Finance IndustryGroup) and MBA committees and working groups.She also works closely with other industry groups including ASF and ... (view full description)
Principal, Co-Head ABS & CMBS Investments
Bob Behal, CFA is a Principal with Vanguards Fixed Income Group as the Co-Leader of the ABS/CMBS team. In his current role Mr. Behal manages the investment strategies for CMBS, ABS, Non-Agency RMBS, and Covered Bond sectors across Vanguards Fixed Income Funds.
Before his association with Vanguard, Mr. Behal worked for AllianceBernstein as a Vice President, Oppenheimerfunds, and MetLife. In these roles he was responsible for research, analysis and portfolio management across a wide range of structured products.
Mr. Behal is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
He holds a B.S. degree in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Rutgers ... (view full description)
John H. Bella, Jr., is a managing director and co-head of Fitch Ratings’ asset-backed securities group, focused primarily on coordinating efforts in the auto- and commercial-related sectors.
In his role, John is responsible for managing the New York and Chicago-based staffs; overseeing criteria, research, and analytical development; and interacting with a variety of market participants, particularly investors.
Prior to joining Fitch, John was an analyst in the structured finance group at the Chicago branch of the Sanwa Bank, Ltd., where he focused on real estate and asset-backed transactions.
John earned a BS in finance from the Universit ... (view full description)
Clayton Holdings LLC
Mr. Berg is a Vice President, Key Client Initiatives at Clayton. Leveraging over 10 years of experience at Clayton, focused largely on servicing and RMBS oversight, he provides leadership and oversight for strategic product and operations development.
Mr. Berg plays a significant role in project and customer relationship management and is responsible for the development of products and processes required to capitalize on new and growing opportunities. He has contributed leadership and strategic direction on several large and notable projects including Clayton’s role as an Independent Consultant for the Consent Order Foreclosure Review, as well as for t ... (view full description)
Principal & Senior Trader
Kingsland Capital Management LLC
Mr. Bliss is a Principal and Head Trader at Kingsland
Capital. He is a member of Kingslands risk allocation committee.
Mr. Bliss is active in over 225 individual credits across multiple industries
in the investment grade, high yield and distressed markets and trades
approximately $3.1 billion annually with the largest counterparties in the
fixed income universe. Prior to joining Kingsland, Mr. Bliss was the Head
Trader for par and distressed loans as well as pricing syndicate and portfolio
sales at Societe Generale. Mr. Bliss graduated from Hamilton College with
a BA in History.
Founder and Principal
Ram Island Strategies LLC
Ronald Borod has worked extensively in securitization and structured finance for over two decades and has established a reputation as a thought leader in the creation of innovative structures and financial products. Ron focuses his practice on assisting issuers and underwriters in designing and implementing securitization programs involving non-traditional asset classes.
For example, in the 1990s he developed the first national credit tenant lease finance program and the first CTL-only conduit, and designed and executed securitized credit lease programs to provide construction and permanent financing for two national retail companies.
Ron was the architect of and serv ... (view full description)
Recovco Mortgage Management
Mr. Botto brings more than 30 years of financial services experience to his position at Recovco. Gregs experience since 2009 is specific to the RMBS/PLS forensic due diligence arena. He has personally managed over a dozen RMBS/PLS cases during this time, working alongside industry expert witnesses and prominent Plaintiff and Defendant Litigation firms. Having worked on each side throughout various cases, he has gained a unique insight into various strategies that work well to provide the most favorable outcome for his clients. His experience entails understanding the security as a whole, the PSAs, ProSupps, along with various litigation strategies and protocols. He has also opined on unique ... (view full description)
Head of Fixed Income Strategy
Mr. Buchta is a Managing Director and the Head of Fixed Income Strategy at Brean Capital, LLC.
Mr. Buchta has over 30 years of experience developing investment strategies for financial institutions across the various fixed income sectors, with an emphasis on MBS, CMBS and other asset backed securities. Over the years he has worked with banks, credit unions, insurance companies, money-managers and hedge funds to develop comprehensive investment and hedging strategies specific to each investor class. In addition to providing market insight and cross-sector relative value trade ideas to institutional clients, Mr. Buchta also provides periodic commentary on macroeconomic themes, interest r ... (view full description)
Sidley Austin LLP
WILLIS R. BUCK, JR. is a partner in Sidleys Chicago office, where he has focused his practice in securitization and structured finance since 1985. Mr. Bucks practice includes term and conduit executions involving a variety of assets, including equipment loans and leases, automobile loans and leases, taxi medallion loans, equipment and vehicle floorplan loans, credit card receivables, student loans and other consumer assets. Transaction structures have included, among others, direct asset purchases, master trusts and master note trusts (including de-linked structures). Mr. Buck has also been involved in the structuring and formation of several asset-backed commercial paper conduits, including ... (view full description)
Sairah Burki is the Senior Director of ABS policy at the Structured Finance Industry Group. Ms. Burki focuses on proposed and anticipated rules that have broad impact across all ABS asset classes. Her agenda includes such areas as Basel III, Risk Retention, Volcker, Money Market Reform, Reg AB II and Credit Rating Agency Reform.
Prior to joining SFIG, Ms. Burki was the Director of Treasury Policy Affairs at Capital One, leading the company's response to policy initiatives with significant capital markets and corporate finance implications. She previously held positions with Xerox, UBS and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Ms. Burki holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pri ... (view full description)
Aurum Life Asset Management
Credit Agricole CIB
Leo J. Burrell is Managing Director and Head of Operating Asset Finance at Credit Agricole CIB’s Securitization Group in New York. Leo is responsible for the origination and structuring of asset based financings in the Aerospace, Transportation, Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Power sectors. Leo has extensive experience in transportation finance and has arranged a wide variety of transactions for clients including leasing companies, operators, private equity firms, financial sponsors, manufacturers and government agencies. Leo holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BA from Boston University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Elen Callahan is a Director at Deutsche Bank and heads the bank’s U.S. Consumer ABS Research effort. Elen joined DB in 2003 from the fixed income research group of Credit Suisse First Boston. Prior to that, she was a buy-side ABS analyst active in the credit card, auto and home equity markets. Elen is a steering committee member of DB’s Women’s Network and SFIG’s Women in Securitization initiative. She received her undergraduate degree from New York University.
Pete Carroll is CoreLogic’s Executive for Public Policy & Industry Relations. Pete is responsible for developing and executing enterprise-wide industry and public-sector engagement programs, driving strategic initiatives for CoreLogic corporate and client-segment leadership, and expanding market opportunities for CoreLogic’s thought leadership, insights, brand awareness, and solutions expertise within Washington, DC and across the Federal Housing Agencies and GSEs.
Prior to CoreLogic, Pete was Executive Vice President at Quicken Loans. In this role he provided expertise on recent and emerging changes in the asset sales environment including housing reform legislation and re ... (view full description)
Lord Capital LLC
Mr. Ceurvorst is the Managing Partner of Lord Capital, which he founded in 2003. He is experienced in structuring, underwriting, and distribution of financial assets. Immediately prior to LordCap, he held various senior positions with predecessor banks of Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase. In that time he served as CEO of a full-service broker-dealer, created and lead a commercial loan portfolio management group, and led loan syndications and securitization groups (where his activities included the placement of equity in the first commercial loan securitization).
Mr. Ceurvorst serves as a board member of various industry organizations and charities ... (view full description)
Sylvan Road Capital
Oliver Chang is a co-founder and managing director of Sylvan Road Capital.Oliver is a thought leader on the topic of institutional investments in distressed single-family housing, having served both investors and government agencies. His housing research is often cited in the media at outlets including CNBC, NPR, Reuters, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.Before co-founding Sylvan Road, Oliver served as Morgan Stanleys Head of US Housing Strategy and is best known for correctly predicting the trajectory of home prices since 2007. He focused on all aspects of the housing market including home price dynamics, supply and foreclosure issues, de ... (view full description)
S&P Global Ratings
Winston W. Chang is a Managing Director in Structured Finance Ratings at Standard & Poors Ratings Services. As a Lead Analytical Manager (LAM) within U.S. Commercial and Bespoke Credit, he is co-head of the group responsible for rating a diverse group of transactions including collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), market value securities, hedge fund/private equity collateralized fund obligations (CFOs) and structured counterparties.
The group also rates non-traditional asset securitizations backed by an array of assets including aircraft, container and railcar leases; small business and timeshare loans; and others including tobac ... (view full description)
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
Weili Chen is a Senior Director in Structured Finance Ratings at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. He is currently the Analytical Manager for new issuance in U.S. non-traditional securitizations. Asset classes covered include transportation equipment leases, timeshare loans, intellectual properties, and insurance-related receivables.Weili joined Structured Finance Ratings in 1999 and spent the next three years rating collateralized debt obligations before he focused on non-traditional securitizations.Before joining Standard & Poors, Weili was an analyst at Cambridge Systematics, a consulting and econometric modeling firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Du ... (view full description)
SVP Strategic Initiatives
Steve Clinton is Senior Vice President of Freddie Mac's Strategic Initiatives Division. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing all significant conservatorship and corporate strategy initiatives. Steve reports to Jerry Weiss, EVP and Chief Administrative Officer.
Previously, Steve was SVP of Single-Family Operations in the Single-Family Business Division. Steve was responsible for the people, process and technology associated with the purchase, securitization and servicing of Freddie Mac's 11 million single family loan portfolio.
Steve has worked at Freddie Mac for 23 years and has held a series of increasingly responsible positions, in a variety of busines ... (view full description)
Director, Financial Markets Advisory
Ms. Curro is Co-Head of Agency MBS strategy. She is specifically responsible
for the Agency Pass-through, CMO, Hybrid ARM and Derivatives markets.
Joined the company
In current position
Ms. Curro has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied
Ms. Curro joined RBS from UBS, where she worked in the Mortgage Strategy
group covering Agency MBS. At UBS, she was part of the two-person team
ranked #1 by Institutional Investor for Agency Structured Products (CMOs) and
Agency Hybrid ARMs.
Stewart Cutler joined Barclays Capital in August 2010 as Head of
Money Market Origination. Prior to joining Barclays, Stewart was head of Money
Market Origination at RBC Capital (2009-2010) and at Merrill Lynch (1996-2008)
where he specialized in Asset backed Commercial Paper and Medium Term Notes.
Stewart served as head of Origination for Asset Backed Commercial Paper at
Lehman Brothers from 1991 -1996. Stewart graduated from Harvard College (A.B.
Economics) and Amos Tuck School of Business Administration (MBA).
Senior Vice President
TrinityRail Asset Management
Vice President for Credit Risk Transfer
Laurel Davis is Fannie Mae’s Vice President for Credit Risk Transfer, where she is responsible for developing and executing strategies to transfer credit risk associated with Fannie Mae’s single-family guaranty business to the capital markets and private investors. This includes managing Fannie Mae’s flagship Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) program. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Davis served in a variety of securitization, trading and capital markets roles at Merrill Lynch and First Republic Bank. Davis holds a bachelor of arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of business administration in finance from the University of Maryland.
Education: ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
FOUNDER AND CEO
Cisco DeVries is Founder and CEO of Renew Financial Group LLC, a leading provider of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for energy- and safety-related upgrades to homes and businesses. PACE enables local governments and communities across the U.S. to use private financing to make crucial residential and commercial property upgrades.
Invented by Mr. DeVries, PACE has been used to finance more than $5 billion in property improvement projects across the country. PACE was named one of the top 20 “world-changing” ideas by Scientific American magazine.
Renew Financial, which Mr. DeVries founded in 2008, prov ... (view full description)
Vice President, Federal Policy & Strategic Communications
Bond Dealers of America
Samantha DeZur is the Vice President of Communications and Industry Relations for the Education Finance Council. Samantha directs and facilitates EFC's communications and industry relations initiatives and plays a leading role in shaping the association's advocacy strategy on legislative and regulatory issues related to asset-backed securities, municipal bonds, and student loans, and higher education issues. She serves as EFC's spokesperson and point of contact for media inquiries, manages the association's online presence, and writes the association's daily publication analyzing key Congressional, regulatory, political, and economic issues, along with the monthly publication on the associa ... (view full description)
Joe is a Managing Director of zIngenuity, Inc., and comes to the firm with an extensive operational and executive management background developed at both large and expanding mortgage lender and servicing firms. His depth of experience includes high-profile accounting/finance, credit risk, compliance, and project management positions across the financial services space.
Prior to joining zIngenuity, Joe was CEO of SN Servicing Corporation where his primary responsibilities were to oversee and direct all aspects of the mortgage servicing company. Joe was promoted to the CEO position in April 2013 after serving as EVP and Chief Operations Officer.
Prior to joining SN Servicing Corporatio ... (view full description)
Burdette Asset Management
Walter Deeter is a founding managing director of Burdette Asset Management, LLC (BAM). BAM is the investment manager of Burdette Asset Management LS Fund I and also provides structuring and sub-advisory for Life Settlement investors. Previously, Walter was a Managing Director with KeyBanc Capital Markets, opened and managed the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices and was a member of the Firm’s Capital Commitment Committee. Prior to joining KeyBanc, Mr. Deeter was a Senior Manager and Regional Practice Director in the Management Consulting Practice of Ernst and Young. He began his career as a tax specialist with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Deeter received a B.S. in Business Administration ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Structured Products
Thomas Denkler is responsible for managing the portfolio and new investment selection of Asset-Backed Securities, structured corporate debt, and tax driven transactions in the Private Placements Group.
He is also a member of the Credit Committee for the Private Placement Group, the International Credit Committee, and the Investment Committee of the Structured Products Group. He started working for SunAmerica in 1991, which was acquired by AIG in 1999.
Previously he worked at Zilkha Energy Company and KPMG Peat Marwick. He received a bachelor’s business degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA in Finance from the University of Houston. Mr. Denkler is ... (view full description)
S&P Global Ratings
John is an Analytical Manager in the Structured Finance group for Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. He covers new issue asset-backed securities (ABS) ratings with responsibilities for commercial finance ABS and Standard & Poor's analytical efforts in Canada. He has been responsible for the production of criteria, publishing credit and research articles, training, and speaking at industry conferences and seminars in the U.S. and Canada.John joined Standard & Poor's in 1996 and has had responsibilities analyzing and rating letter of credit-backed bonds, asset-backed commercial paper and a range of commercial equipment-backed ABS.Before joining Standard & Poor's, John ... (view full description)
Michel Di Capua
Head of Analysis
Michel Di Capua is Head of Analysis,
Americas Region, for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, based in New York City. In
his current capacity he oversees an analyst team focused on understanding the
transformation in the energy industry in North and Latin America. This includes
the production of in-depth reports and forecasting models. Michels previous
professional experience includes solar energy project development with Tata
Power in India and strategy consulting for the telecom industry. Michel has an
undergraduate degree in Physics from Harvard, a Masters in Literature from
Columbia, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
PGIM Fixed Income
John Di Paolo, CFA, FSA is a Principal in Prudential Fixed Income's Structured Product Research Team. His primary areas of credit research are Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs), marketplace lending, and commercial and consumer Asset Backed Securities (ABS). He joined the Structured Product Research Team in 1998 following six years in Prudential's Actuarial Leadership Development Program. Mr. Di Paolo received a BS with honors in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and both a BA with honors and an MA in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a Fellow of the S ... (view full description)
Alié Diagne is a Director in FINRA's Transparency Services Department, which operates FINRA's trade and quote reporting facilities. In his capacity, he is responsible for the TRACE program, including operations, transparency policy and research and analysis of fixed income markets.Previously, Alié was an Operations Manager with oversight of the equity and fixed income reporting platforms, and real-time monitoring of trade reporting.Alié joined FINRA in 1999 in the Market Regulation Department, focusing on firm quote compliance, equity derivatives, and market manipulation.Alié received his MBA from the University of Maryland and ... (view full description)
Violet Diamant is managing director of asset-backed securities (ABS) ratings and research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. She is responsible for the development and maintenance of criteria and models for ABS ratings, as well as building and managing the ABS analytical team and ratings process.
Before joining Morningstar in 2014, Diamant was director of credit risk management for Credit Agricole CIB, where she evaluated asset-backed commercial paper conduit financings.
Previously, Diamant worked as an ABS transactor for CIFG, a monoline insurance firm, an ABS transaction structurer for West LB AG, and a ratings analyst for Standard & Poor’s, where she covered ABS and residential mortga ... (view full description)
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Patrick D. Dolan focuses his practice on asset-backed and mortgagebackedsecuritizations. He represents underwriters, issuers, assetoriginators, liquidity banks, warehouse lenders and multi-sellercommercial paper conduits, and has worked on several securitizationsthat have involved innovative structures. Mr. Dolan has worked onfinancings and securitizations of, among other asset types, structuredsettlements, tax liens, PACE bonds, litigation judgments, tradereceivables and credit tenant leases (both domestic and cross-border).Mr. Dolan has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has beennamed one of the New York Areas Top Rated Lawyers by ... (view full description)
Sector Head, CLO/Consumer
LibreMax Capital LLC
Mr. Doramus is the Sector Head of Consumer/CLO on the investment team at LibreMax Capital LLC and a member of the investment committee. Prior to joining LibreMax in October 2010, Mr. Doramus traded non-residential assets at Deutsche Bank including securities backed by credit cards, student loans, auto loans and leases, equipment, marine and trade receivables, cell towers, franchise loans, small business loans, timeshares, as well as European and Australian mortgages. Mr. Doramus began his career at Deutsche Bank in 2006 focusing on credit-mortgage related products before making the transition to other consumer assets in 2007. Mr. Doramus graduated with a B.S. in Economics and a Certificate i ... (view full description)
Chief Data & Analytics, FNC Co-Founder
As a co-founder of FNC, Bob Dorsey served as chief operating officer until 2007. He since has shifted focus to lead the data and analytics group, currently as chief data and analytics officer. Prior to founding FNC, Dorsey was a member of the economics faculty at the University of Mississippi.
Dorsey earned his Ph.D. in economics from The University of Arizona as a member of the experimental economics program directed by Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith. He has published more than 30 articles in professional journals and is co-author of the book, Bankruptcy Prediction Using Artificial Neural Networks.
His academic research has focused on experimental economics, and the econometrics of non-linea ... (view full description)
Prior to joining Amherst in 2011, Mr. Dowd worked at BMO Capital Markets in the US Securitization Group. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Dowd was a member of the Securitization Group at Deloitte. He has a BS in finance and history from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Michael Dryden is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Securitized Products Asset Finance group, based in New York, and is co-head of the Portfolio Solutions and Residential Mortgage Finance and Securitization business. Mr. Dryden is responsible for the mortgage securitization origination, distressed asset and asset advisory business including strategic asset valuation, securitization capital markets coverage, structuring and valuation for principal and financing transactions.Mr. Dryden joined Credit Suisse in May 2011 from Barclays Capital where he was responsible for the mortgage, real estate and government advisory business within the Securitized Products Origination gr ... (view full description)
Van Wyck Dusenbury
Over 25 years of securitization experience. Currently heading the unit that markets and structures ABCP funded securitization products to BTMUs clients in North America. With $29 billion in commitments outstanding, BTMU typically ranks as one of the five largest ABCP administrators in the U.S.
Prior to joining BTMU in 1994, Van was with the U.S. Securitization division of Citicorp Securities Inc. His responsibilities included marketing of Citicorps various securitization products to other financial institutions, as well as industry specific Fortune 500 companies.
Obtained MBA from Graduate School of Business of Fordham University, and Bachelor of Arts degree ... (view full description)
Executive Director, Structured Products Strategy
James Egan is an Executive Director on the Securitized Products Strategy team at Morgan Stanley. He is the head of U.S. Non-Agency RMBS Strategy, focusing on legacy, RMBS 2.0 and Credit Risk Transfer and the co-head of U.S. Housing Strategy. In addition, James co-covers Single Family Rental securitizations. Prior to working in research, James worked as a trader in Morgan Stanley’s Securitized Products group. James joined Morgan Stanley in 2008. He holds a BA in Commerce from the University of Virginia.
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
Howard Esaki is Managing Director and Global Head of the Structured Finance Research group at Standard and Poor's Ratings Services.Howard joined Standard & Poor's in June 2010. He has over twenty years of experience in structured finance research, most recently as head of Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) research at Morgan Stanley. Institutional Investor selected Howard for its All-America Fixed Income Research Team nine times. For five years, he led the number one-ranked U.S. CMBS research team. Howard also led securitized products research teams in Tokyo and London. While in London, he was also a member of Institutional Investor's All-European Fixed Income Research ... (view full description)
Senior Associate Director
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Robert Fishman is the Senior Associate Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives in the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). He is responsible for leading, coordinating, and monitoring FHFAs and the Enterprises activities related to FHFAs Strategic Plan for the Enterprise Conservatorships. Robert is also the FHFAs lead for the development and implementation of the Common Securitization Platform and the Single Security. Prior to joining FHFA in December 2012, Robert was the Managing Executive of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations at the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he had responsibility for the operational functions (strategic planning, budget, informat ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Black Diamond Capital Management Ltd
Mark Fleming serves as the chief economist for First American Financial Corporation, a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions that traces its heritage back to 1889. In his role, he leads an economics team responsible for analysis, commentary and forecasting trends in the real estate and mortgage markets.
Fleming’s research interests primarily include real estate and urban economics, applied econometrics and mortgage risk. He has published research in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Geographic Information Sciences. His research has also been published in the book, “A ... (view full description)
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Richard L. Fried concentrates in structured finance, securities and general corporate matters. He has extensive experience with the securitization of mortgage loans, home equity loans, FHA loans, SBA and other commercial loans, student loans, auto receivables and trade receivables. He was actively involved in the securitization regulations enacted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and has served as transaction counsel in many SBA loan securitizations since the first offering in 1992.
Mr. Fried advises issuers, underwriters and agents involved in all types of structured finance transactions. He represents registered and non-registered domestic and foreign investment advis ... (view full description)
As Managing Director of the Structured Finance Division of IMN, Jade is responsible for overseeing the strategic aspects of the structured finance event portfolio. Jade joined the company in 2003 prior to Euromoney Institutional Investor's acquisition of IMN in 2005 as a conference producer. Since that time, she has launched numerous new programs in developing asset classes and jurisdictions such as solar asset backed securities and Greek NPLs.
In addition to new business development, her responsibilities include oversight of a team of conference producers and investor relations personnel who manage the existing event portfolio of 17 events per year. Jade personally manages and p ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service
Yvonne Fu is currently a Group Managing Director in the Moody’s
Structured Finance Derivatives Group. In this role, she manages the
rating and research business for US Derivatives franchise.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 1997, Yvonne worked as an associate at JP
Morgan focusing on risk management analysis for private clients.
Yvonne holds a MBA and Ph.D in Operations Management from Rutgers
University and a B.S. in Engineering from the Tsing Hua University in
Managing Director, Secutization Analytics, Structured Finance Renewables - Mortgage & Consumer Lending Division, KPMG Consulting
General Counsel & Executive Vice President
Elliot Ganz is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the LSTA His responsibilities include managing the LSTAs legal and regulatory affairs, as well as market practices and standardization initiatives.Previous to joining the LSTA, Mr. Ganz was a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at CIBC World Markets Corp. and served as Director of U.S. Banking. In that capacity he was responsible for all aspects of the loan product. He supervised Credit Portfolio Management, Credit Capital Markets, Loan Syndications and Trading, Credit Derivatives and Asset-Backed Securities.Before joining CIBC, Mr. Ganz was Assistant General Counsel at ING Baring Sec ... (view full description)
John Gibson is a Partner in PwC's Financial Instruments, Structured Products and Real Estate (FSR) group based in Washington, DC. He has over 25 years of diversified financial services experience working with commercial and investment banks, investors, and government agencies in the management, financing, valuation or sale of assets, including structured products, and loans. John's expertise includes securitization pre-transaction support, transaction analytics and financial advisory services
Portfolio analysis and data integrity testing
Issuer financing program feasibility and analysis
Servicer operational reviews and transaction surveillance
... (view full description)
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Andrew Giudici is a Senior Director in the Structured Finance group at Kroll Bond Ratings. He is responsible for evaluating the creditworthiness of structured securities across a wide range of sectors.
Prior to joining Kroll Bond Ratings, Andrew held a number of positions within Standard & Poors. Most recently, he was a director in the Utilities, Infrastructure and Project Finance Ratings group. In this role he was responsible for determining new and maintaining existing ratings on a portfolio of independent power providers, Public-Private Partnerships and project finance transactions.
Andrew was also a team leader in Structured Finance at Standard & Poors where he was re ... (view full description)
Head of Financial Markets, NA
Kristan joined Lloyds Bank’s security services provider Lloyds Securities, in New York in April, 2014 – and was responsible for launching the US Dollar ABS trading desk. In July 2015, she moved to the syndicate desk to provide dedicated ABS coverage for Lloyds Bank’s US clients. In February 2017, Kristan became the Head of Financial Markets for North America covering Credit, ABS, Money Markets, and Foriegn Exchange sales and trading.
Kristan has over 15 years of experience in fixed income analysis, research, trading, sales and syndication. She began her career at Conning Asset Management as a research analyst where she covered ABS, RMBS, CMBS, and CDOs, her work included analyzing and ... (view full description)
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Bill Goddard concentrates on insurance, reinsurance and insurance insolvency matters. Bill's practice includes representing creditors, regulators and insurance companies in solving complex problems of financial distress; statutory interpretation; and contractual uncertainty. Bill is also experienced in insurance mergers and acquisitions as well as Native American gaming.Representative matters include: representing ad hoc creditors committees in the FGIC and Ambac insolvencies; representing regulators in the ACA Financial Guaranty insolvency; representing Aetna in its acquisition of the Medicare supplement businesses of Genworth; advising the Connecticut Insurance Commissioner in ... (view full description)
Olga Gorodetsky is a Managing Director at MAXEX, a technology company that is launching a multi-seller to multi-buyer residential mortgage loan trading exchange. She previously served as Senior Advisor to Dr. Michael Stegman, Counselor to the Secretary for Housing Finance Policy at the Department of the Treasury. In this role, she served as the coordinator of Treasury's initiative to revive the private label MBS market and worked on housing finance reform.
Head of US
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Bob Gross has represented investment banks, hedge funds, issuers, sellers, purchasers, investors, servicers and monoline insurers in connection with domestic and cross-border financial transactions. His transactional experience includes public and private offerings of asset-backed securities, resecuritizations of asset-backed securities, asset sales and purchases, including sales and purchases involving distressed assets, mergers and acquisitions of mortgage related assets and businesses, future flow securitizations in emerging markets, publicly registered offerings of securities backed by U.K. and Australian mortgage loans, servicing transfers, derivatives, various financing transactions an ... (view full description)
President of MCR
Morningstar Credit Ratings
Brian Grow is managing director of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and asset-backed securities (ABS) ratings and research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. He is responsible for development, implementation, and maintenance of the ratings and surveillance process for RMBS, ABS, and single-family rental securities, as well as management of the RMBS and ABS analytical teams.
Before joining Morningstar in 2011, Grow spent 10 years in ABS and RMBS ratings and research at another rating agency. During that time he formed the agency’s RMBS criteria and modeling team, which developed and proposed new ways to identify and model risk in RMBS transactions. H ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
James is a leading socialentrepreneur and innovator in financial services. James is CEO and co-founderof Insikt, a technology company based in San Francisco that helps establishedbrands lend to their customers and turns those loans into attractive yieldingproducts for accredited investors. Prior to Insikt, James founded and was CEOof Progreso Financiero, the leading provider of responsible, unsecured loans toHispanics in the US that recently surpassed $1 billion in loans and 400,000unique borrowers since its founding. As CEO from 2005-2012, James led Progresofrom its development as a nascent start-up to a market leader in the lendin ... (view full description)
Kathleen Haas is a Director at Genworth with 30 years’ experience in Structured Finance and is responsible for investing in asset-backed securities. Before joining Genworth in 2013, she worked at New York Life for 15 years analyzing a wide variety of asset-backed and international RMBS transactions. Previously, Kathleen worked at Greenwich Capital Markets, Inc., Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust Company. Kathleen earned an MBA from Iona College and a BS in Finance and Management from Fordham University.
Partner & Senior Portfolio Manager
GoldenTree Asset Management
Fred Haddad is a Founding Partner of GoldenTree Asset Management, a $25 billion privately owned asset management firm based in New York. Prior to joining GoldenTree, he was a Managing Director at the Royal Bank of Canada from 1997 to 1999, where he established and managed Royal Bank's US leveraged finance business.
From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Haddad was a Senior Vice President with Credit Lyonnais, USA, where he managed the Leveraged Finance, Loan Trading, Loan Syndication, and Asset Recovery groups. He was responsible for broadly diversified, sub-investment grade loan portfolios of up to $2 billion, as well as numerous private equity investments. In 1982 he established the New Yo ... (view full description)
Ultra Capital LLC
Kristian is a veteran renewable energy professional with 15 years of energy project finance experience.
From 2011 to 2015 he served as Senior Vice President of Clean Power Finance where he built and led the Renewables Capital Markets Group to over $1 billion in capital raised for residential solar systems.
Previously, from 2007 to 2011, he was Co-founder and Vice President of Finance for Tioga Energy, an innovative venture-backed solar project developer that financed over 100 commercial-scale solar systems. He also has previous experience in wholesale energy markets consulting (PA Consulting from 2000 to 2002,) coal mining (Oxbow Corporation from 2002 to 2004,) natura ... (view full description)
Managing Director – Structured Finance Research
Kris has been with Genworth’s Investment team since January 2008 as Managing Director – Structured Finance Credit. He has a broad experience base in accounting, portfolio management and credit research. He has spent the last 23 years of his career in Structured Finance with different roles at MBIA, Structured Finance Advisors, GEAM and E*Trade. His most recent role prior to Genworth was as the Vice President of Credit at E*Trade.
Kris is an FCCA and holds an MBA in Finance from Pace University.
Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing
James Harrington currently serves as a Managing Director at ShellpointMortgage Servicing and is responsible for Investor Relations and Business Development. Mr. Harrington has over 19 years of industryexperience. Prior to joining Shellpoint,Jim was a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group, and spent over nineyears at Lehman Brothers, where he was a Senior Vice President in the StructuredProducts Finance and Trading business. Duringhis tenure at Fortress, Mr. Harrington served in leadership positions inseveral industry groups including the Association of Mortgage Investors and theASF. Jim started his career at Bro ... (view full description)
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Anna-Liza Harris is co-head of Katten's Structured Finance and Securitization practice and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. She advises clients on tax issues related to debt capital markets transactions, residential and multifamily mortgage-backed securitizations, asset-backed securitizations, and complex derivative and hybrid equity securities. In addition, Anna-Liza has substantial experience representing issuers of financial products in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.
Anna-Liza has been involved in the development of a number of innovative securitization structures and counsels issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of securities. ... (view full description)
Promontory Financial Group
Chris joined Promontory from Washington, D.C.-based consumer-finance company Fenway Summer, where he served as partner and head of capital markets. Prior to joining Fenway Summer, Chris was a senior adviser for residential mortgage servicing and securitization at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In this capacity, he oversaw many of the CFPB’s efforts in developing and executing mortgage policy. Prior to joining the CFPB, he was director of servicer monitoring at Ginnie Mae, where he was responsible for surveillance of 220 servicers of its $1.1 trillion portfolio. In addition, Chris oversaw servicing and asset management of Ginnie Mae’s $25 billion defaulted-issuer portfolio. Over th ... (view full description)
LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc.
Miles Herman joined LEAF Financial Corporation in 2001 as President and COO. In late 2010, he became President and COO of LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc., a recapitalization of LEAF Financial Corporation's lease origination and servicing platform. Prior to LEAF Mr. Herman held various senior operational offices with Fidelity Leasing, Inc. and its successor, from 1998 to 2001, ending as Senior Vice President. From 1990 to 1998, he held various operational, marketing, program management, business development and sales positions with Tokai Financial, most recently as Director of Capital Markets. Before that, he served as Vice President, Operations and Sales at LSI Leasing Services, Inc. from 1989 ... (view full description)
John is a partner KPMG’s advisory practice and has 25 years of experience working with financial services firms. John leads a team of professionals based in the greater Washington DC area and New York focusing on transaction related attestation services for structured products. Over the past 15 years, John has built up teams to deliver agreed-upon procedures for CLOs, CMBS, ABS and RMBS products. John also assists clients with valuation matters involving structured products and is one of the firms national review partners in this area supporting KPMG’s financial services audit practice. John has assisted both banks and asset management firms with their new issuances, compliance, valuatio ... (view full description)
Securitization Solution Leader
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Lisa is a Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory partner in Deloitte & Touche LLP and leads the Securitization Solution practice in the Financial Risk, Transactions & Restructuring market offering. She has 15 years of financial services experience assisting clients entering the capital markets through various financial transactions and supporting them and other industry participants as they navigate through the regulatory environment. Lisa has a deep expertise in Residential and Asset Backed Securities and leads teams that specialize in file review, collateral and cash flow modeling and technology solutions, for a variety of asset classes such as student loans, agency, prime, performin ... (view full description)
Steve is a Director with Deutsche Bank National Trust Company and is head of the Americas Corporate Trust Structured Credit Services, Bank Loan Services and Money-Market Instruments businesses overseeing Deutsche Bank’s Trustee and Agency roles for CLO/CDOs, bank loan funds, and money-market instruments.
Steve has twenty-six years of corporate trust experience in the securitization industry, and has been employed by Deutsche Bank (formerly Bankers Trust Company) since 1995.
Prior to joining Bankers Trust Company, Steve worked for BankAmerica National Trust Company managing the analytics group, and Security Pacific National Tr ... (view full description)
SunPower Project Finance
Gerhard Hinse is a Senior Manager Structured Finance in SunPower Corporation's Project Finance Group and focuses on leveraging the various tax equity structures employed in its residential solar lease program including back-leverage loans and asset-backed securities.During his professional career, Gerhard has closed more than $5 billion of highly structured, asset-backed financing solutions for principals, issuers and advising boutiques: Montgomery Street Financial, Bank of America Leasing, Bank of America Securities, Daimler-Benz Aerospace, JP Morgan Chase, KfW and Deutsche Bank.Gerhard received a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the ... (view full description)
Mayer Brown LLP
"Praised for being at the cutting edge on securitization issues, an absolutely brilliant lawyer" Chambers USA
Carol Hitselberger focuses her practice in the structured finance area. She spends significant time on accounting and regulatory developments that impact the structured finance industry. Carol often works with investors and issuers in structured finance products of most types, including trade receivables, credit card receivables, consumer loans, auto loans, aircraft, leases, franchise portfolios, government contracts, trademark licenses, and various other financial assets.Chambers USA highlights that "she has been doing structured finance wor ... (view full description)
John Holahan is a partner in Dentons Capital Markets practice and co-leads the Firm's Capital Markets regulatory team. Recommended by The Legal 500 US (2014), John has spent his entire career in financial services regulation, and has vast expertise in the regulation of the banking and consumer credit markets throughout the United States. John represents Wall Street investors, domestic and foreign banking institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, hedge funds, private equity funds, consumer reporting agencies, consumer finance companies and other financial services and Wall Street institutions in regulatory matters across the United States and before all federal and state regulators, inclu ... (view full description)
Dapeng Hu, PhD, CFA, Managing Director, Head of mortgage modeling, is a member of BlackRock Solutions' financial modeling group and a member of BlackRock's Fixed Income Global Research team. Dr. Hu's primary responsibilities include directing development of BlackRock's mortgage prepayment and credit models and conducting relative value research on MBS and ABS.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2003, Dr. Hu was with Wells Fargo as a Director of financial modeling from 2001 - 2003. From 2000 - 2001, he was with Citigroup as Vice President of empirical modeling. In these positions, Dr. Hu supported mortgage servicing valuations, whole loan portfolio management, and MBS trading.
From 199 ... (view full description)
Mr. Huang is a Director in the Asset Backed Products (ABP) division of SG Americas Securities, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Societe Generale. Mr. Huang joined Societe Generale in March 2014 and leads the new issue US CLO origination and structuring efforts. Prior to joining Societe Generale, Mr. Huang spent over 8 years at UBS Investment Bank in various roles within structured credit, most recently as co-head of structuring for the primary US CLO business. Mr. Huang began his career at the Industrial Bank of Japan Trust Company and later moved to the Alternative Investments group at Mizuho Corporate Bank. Mr. Huang received a B.A. in economics from Columbia College at Columbia Universit ... (view full description)
Peter Humphreys is a partner in the New York office of Hogan Lovells. He focuses his practice on a wide range of securitizations including financings of equipment and operating leases, credit card receivables, auto loans, franchise loans, small business loans, energy receivables, intellectual property, trade receivables, health care receivables, bank loans and mortgages. Peter also works on structured capital transactions providing reserve and capital relief for insurance companies and banks. In addition, he has experience in other public and private capital markets transactions, and the development of new financial products for U.S. and offshore transactions in both the public and privat ... (view full description)
Vice President, Global Capital Markets
Dave Hurt is a veteran of the mortgage industry with over 25 years of capital markets, mortgage banking production, and management experience. Prior to CoreLogic, he was a senior executive at OptiFI, a Fair Isaac venture, directly responsible for sales, marketing, production, and strategic initiatives.
Prior to OptiFI, Mr. Hurt was the SVP of corporate business development for Pedestal, Inc., an Internet mortgage and securities trading platform. He has also held senior leadership positions at some of the nation’s largest mortgage banking companies, including GE Capital Mortgage, North American Mortgage Company, and Perpetual Bank.
Senior Portfolio Manager
Prior to joining ZAIS Group to establish their leveraged finance business in June 2013, Mr. Ingato was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at CVC Credit Partners, CVC Capital's credit business (formerly known as Apidos Capital). He joined CVC in May 2008 in connection with the sale of that business to CVC. Mr. Ingato established ACA's leveraged finance business in 2004 and was responsible for the firm's Corporate and Leveraged Loan CDOs. Prior to joining ACA Capital, Mr. Ingato was Senior Vice President and Head of the Leveraged Finance Group at Fuji Bank which he started in 1992. After the bank merged to form Mizuho Financial Group, he served as Deputy General Manager. Prior to joinin ... (view full description)
Richard Johns is the Executive Director for the Structured Finance Industry Group, a member-based trade industry advocacy group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market.
A longtime leader in the securitization industry, Mr. Johns, 46, has more than 17 years of experience, having previously served as Head of Global Funding and Liquidity at Ally Financial Inc. Earlier in his career Mr. Johns also had roles as Head of Global Capital Markets at Capital One Financial Corp and as a transaction lead at MBNA (now Bank of America).
Throughout his career, Mr. Johns has issued securitized products across a variety of pl ... (view full description)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Jeffrey Johnson is a partner in the Structured Transactions Practice of Morgan Lewis. Jeff counsels financial institutions, finance companies, government agencies, government-sponsored entities, and investment banking firms on numerous transactions, including asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities issuances, resecuritization of financial assets, net interest margin transactions, whole loan and asset sales, financing facilities, and related regulatory matters.
He also advises on various other structured transactions involving numerous asset types and receivables, including single-family and multifamily residential mortgage loans, commercial mortgage loans, and automobile and ... (view full description)
Director of Financing Solutions
John Joshi joined NYSERDA on June 2nd as Director of Financing Solutions. In this role John will develop strategies as part of our Clean Energy Fund for mobilizing private capital and market-based financing solutions to support scaled investments in clean energy across sectors and technology areas. This role is important to support the Governor's energy agenda and the strategy for scaling clean energy by engaging private capital financing solutions. John will interact with market financing institutions, both those already participating in providing solutions for clean energy financing and those who are not involved in offering financing products for these purposes or do so at s ... (view full description)
Jack E. Kahan is an experienced credit professional in the structured finance space, focusing on RMBS. Previously, he was a Director and Analytical Manager in the U.S. RMBS New Issuance group at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. At S&P he was responsible for leading a team focused on ratings of securities backed by newly originated loans, seasoned loans, and esoteric RMBS assets such as servicer advance receivables. He frequently lead the group's credit research commentaries and criteria, notably drafting the S&P's approach to rating loan subjects to ATR/QM rules and securitizations backed by servicer advance recievables. He was also responsible for development and maintenance for the grou ... (view full description)
Director, Housing Finance Program
Milken Institute - Center for Financial Markets
Eric Kaplan is the director of the housing finance program within the Center for Financial Markets, where he focuses on the restoration of the U.S. housing finance ecosystem to a state of sustainable health. Kaplan concentrates on the interplay among policymakers, regulators, and industry stakeholders regarding the roles of public and private capital, securitization reform, and lending and servicing practices.
Kaplan brings a 24-year career in housing finance to the Institute, involving a range of roles and responsibilities at various firms, providing a multifaceted perspective on loan, transaction, industry, and policy-level issues. He most recently served as managing partner a ... (view full description)
West Wheelock Capital
Manish has 17 years of experience in creating capital market origination platforms, structuring and originating principal transactions and investing in credit assets. He has led over $20 billion of transactions and restructured assets and liabilities for the largest global bankruptcy at the Lehman estate. He continues to focus on investment and liquidity strategies in credit assets.
Prior to working at the Lehman bankruptcy estate, Manish worked in principal groups at Lehman and Bear Stearns in New York, where his mandate was to utilise the firm’s balance sheet to invest in proprietary cross-asset transactions in multiple jurisdictions.
Manish has extensive experienc ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director & Co-Head of ABS
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Rosemary Kelley is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of ABS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. Rosemary has been at KBRA since 2011 and focuses primarily on Consumer ABS including auto loan, auto lease, dealer floorplan, credit card, consumer loan, student loan and timeshare sectors. Prior to joining KBRA, Rosemary was a Senior Vice President at DBRS, Inc. focusing on Consumer ABS. Before DBRS, Rosemary spent ten years at MBIA Insurance Corporation, most recently as a Director in the Structured Finance department. She had previously managed MBIA's portfolio management unit responsible for monitoring and workouts in Consumer ABS. Rosemary has a BA from Manhattanville College and a MBA fro ... (view full description)
Evan Kelson is an associate in the New York office of Hogan Lovells. Evan focuses his practice on a wide range of term and conduit securitizations including financings of credit card receivables, consumer loans, trade receivables, small business loans, energy receivables, and equipment loans and operating leases.
The transaction structures that Evan has worked on include, among others, SPV asset-based lending, direct asset purchases, master trusts, and master note trusts. Evan also has experience in the development of new financial products for U.S. and offshore transactions in both the public and private markets.
• Admitted to practice in New Yo ... (view full description)
Kevin P. Kendra is a managing director in Fitch Ratings’ New York office. He currently manages the U.S. Structured Credit group responsible for collateralized loan obligations (CLO) and other structured credit ratings. The structured credit team is charged with assigning new issue CLO ratings, maintaining the accuracy of existing ratings, providing useful tools to investors and publishing research on transaction characteristics and performance.
Prior to this post he served as Group Credit Officer for U.S. and Latin America Structured Finance. In this role he maintained and further enhanced the quality of credit analysis within the structured finance and covered bonds teams, par ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of CLOs
Mr. Khan joined MUFG in March 2014 to lead distribution efforts across structured products. Prior to joining MUFG, he was the head of distribution for Structured Products at Storm Harbour. Previously, he led global distribution business for structured credit products at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Wachovia and Credit Suisse. Mr. Khan has 14 years of experience in sales, marketing, trading and structuring of fixed income securities, with a particular focus on Securitized Products and Emerging Markets. He has also spent two years on the buy-side investing in structured credit instruments. He started his career at Salomon Brothers in New York in Emerging Markets Fixed Income Research.
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Roger has been with Credit Agricole since 2006 and is currently a Managing Director responsible for auto and equipment sector ABS banking activities. Roger has over 20 years of securitization experience.
Roger holds a Masters degree in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University. He has obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Tom is a partner with PwC's FSR (Financial Instruments, Structured Products, and Real Estate) practice. His primary focus is on business advisory services for clients within the securitization industry. With over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry and a specialization in mortgage and asset-backed securities, Tom is responsible for providing financial advisory, risk management, and systems solutions to issuers, servicers, trustees, and investors for all securitized asset types.
Tom is responsible for helping clients improve their cash flow modelling, investor reporting, and collateral analysis, and is currently assisting several securitization issuers and se ... (view full description)
Director Structured Securities Group
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Eric Kolchinsky is the Director of the newly established Structured Securities Group in NAICs New York office. Eric moved to this permanent position after serving as NAIC's consultant for the RMBS valuation project since 2009. Eric has also consulted for the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance regarding the rehabilitation of Ambac Assurance Corporation. He has testified before Congress about certain rating practices at his prior employer, Moodys Investors Service. Eric served more than eight years with Moodys, where he was Managing Director responsible for ABS CDOs, managed the CDO analytics platform and was Head of Methodology for Structured Finance valuations for Moody's Anal ... (view full description)
Steven T. Kolyer
Sidley Austin LLP
STEVEN KOLYER is a partner in the Global Finance Group in the firm’s New York office. He has broad experience in securitizations, structured credit products, investment fund formations and conventional securities offerings, focusing on CLOs/CDOs and related financings in the corporate and real estate sectors. Steven is experienced in conventional capital markets and commercial lending and credit transactions and in credit-linked and other derivative products.
Steven's experience over the years has been highlighted by transactions involving innovation and structured solutions in the capital markets. He played a lead role in the development of a number of securitization products da ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
Sagar Kongettira is a Senior Vice President in U.S. Structured Finance at DBRS. As a RMBS ratings analyst, his experience includes credit analysis and criteria development for mortgage (Prime, Non-QM, RPL, NPL and GSE CRT) and servicing advance securitizations.
Prior to joining DBRS in 2006, Sagar was at JPMorgan Chase where he was responsible for bond analytics on structured finance transactions. He holds an MBA in finance.
Vice President Senior Credit Officer
Moody's Investors Service
Youriy Koudinov , CFA, is a Vice President and a Senior Credit Officer at Moody’s Investors Service. Mr. Koudinov joined Moody’s in 2014 with over 16 years of fixed income and structured finance experience. At Moody’s, Mr. Koudinov’s role includes research, RMBS monitoring and investor outreach.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Mr. Koudinov worked at Lewtan Technologies as a Director and at TIAA-CREF as the Director of Fixed Income Research in the Global Public Markets, where he focused on Non Agency RMBS and most recently oversaw securitized products research across RMBS, CMBS, CLOs, Consumer and Esoteric ABS. Mr. Koudinov also held research and portfolio management positions at TIAA-C ... (view full description)
Kathleen Kraez is a member of the firm’s Structured Credit Team. She is responsible for portfolio management, CLO modeling and structural analysis, collateral manager evaluation and monitoring of CLO investments. Kathleen has over 19 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Babson Capital in 1996, she was previously associated with State Street Bank & Trust as a Portfolio Accountant. Kathleen holds a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance and accounting from Regis University.
Cameron Kravitt Foundation
Jason is the founder of Mayer Brown’s securitization practice and was co-chair of the firm from 1998-2001. He has helped the firm's clients create some of the most significant securitization products used in the capital markets today and is well known for being a Co-Founder of the Securitization Industry’s original trade association; leading industry groups in connection with new legislation or regulation; helping to lead large securitization transactions such as MLEC ($100 billion) and Straight A funding ($60 billion) and large RMBS mortgage litigation settlements such as the BofA/BNY Mellon $8.5 billion settlement.
He is consistently rated in the highest category by lawyer ratings ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Dave Kucera joined Capital One in 2013. Capital One is one of the seven largest banks in the U.S. with over $340 billion in assets. In 2015 he became head of the newly formed Financial Institutions Group. The group provides recourse and non-recourse financing, securitization, capital markets fund raising, advisory, and other services to companies involved in financial services and asset management throughout the U.S. across a broad range of sectors. Dave is a frequent speaker, is active in a number of industry groups, and has been a board member of several of the organizations for which he has worked.
Prior to joining Capital One, Dave ... (view full description)
Partner and Head of Structured Finance
Bio: Stephen Kudenholdt is Dentons' Head of Structured Finance and a partner in the US Capital Markets practice. Stephen’s areas of practice include residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and other asset-backed securities (ABS), primarily focusing on residential mortgage loan securitization as well as re-securitization transactions involving various classes of mortgage-backed securities. He represents issuers, underwriters, loan sellers and other entities in public offerings and private placements. He has helped develop many transaction structures and formats that have become industry standards, including shifting interest ... (view full description)
Managing Partner & Chief Investment & Chief Executive Officer
DFG Investment Advisers
Mr. Kurtas is the founder of DFG and directs the firm’s investment process. Prior to founding DFG, he launched the New York-based structured credit portfolio management effort for the Active Credit Portfolio Management Group of HVB, as well as built and managed the bank’s first CLO equity portfolio. Prior to HVB, Mr. Kurtas was the Head of the Risk and Analytics Team at UNIQA Alternative Investments GmbH (UAI), a structured credit asset management firm based in Vienna. He was a member of the team that managed over $1bn CLO assets predominantly focused on Junior and Mezzanine CLO tranches and a sizeable portfolio of European assets; he was also responsible for all quantitative analysis of pri ... (view full description)
BackgroundAlan is a director in KPMG's Accounting Advisory practice with over 15 years of experience providing audit and advisory services in the financial services industry.Professional and Industry ExperienceSince joining Accounting Advisory in 2011, Alan has provided technical accounting services in several areas of focus including consolidation, transfers and servicing, fair value, and financial instruments under US GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Significant projects and engagements include:projects related to transfers of financial assets, including whole loan sales and securitizations.
preparation of ... (view full description)
Cory Lambert is VP of Data & Analytics at BlackBox Logic, LLC, afirm focused on the RMBS and whole loan markets. At BlackBox, Mr. Lambertuses his buy-side and technology experience toenhance the utility of BlackBox's product lines, which includes non-agency andagency loan-level RMBS databases (BBx Data), a RMBS analytics platform (Crystal Logic), and a whole loan valuation tool (BBx MaximumValue Path). Specifically, Mr. Lambert has led or been involvedin the development of a loan-level liquidation model, a web-based applicationfor analyzing private-label securitized loans, as well as algorithms focused on ... (view full description)
Associate Managing Director, ABS Primary Ratings
Moody’s Investors Service
Barbara Lambotte is an Associate Managing Director in the U.S. Asset Finance Group at Moody’s and an editor of the monthly newsletter ABS Spotlight. Barbara manages a group of analysts that are responsible for assigning new ratings to securitizations backed by student loans, commercial and esoteric assets. Prior to assuming the role of a committee chair, Barbara assessed the credit risk for a variety of structures backed by assets including student loans, credit cards, rental cars as well as other esoteric assets. She has written several reports covering these sectors.
Prior to Moody’s, Barbara held a position at J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Economics from the ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Pingora Asset Management
Michael Lau, currently CEO of Pingora Asset Management, has over 25 years of expertise in loan servicing, underwriting, quality control, IT, accounting, finance, capital markets, and business development. Throughout his career, Michael’s understanding of MSRs aided numerous companies through negotiating the sale of servicing rights on a flow and bulk basis.Prior to Pingora, Michael spent 12 years on the senior management team at Phoenix Capital, a leading firm managing the sales and valuation of mortgage servicing rights. His management of new business development, as well as existing client bases, mergers and acquisition, whole loan brokerage, and strategic planning helped to ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Fixed Income
Scott Levy has over 15 years of experience in the fixed income space. At Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Levy manages trading of Credit and Structured Products. He also trades CDOs for the firm as well as other esoteric ABS. Prior to joining Guggenheim in 2008, Mr. Levy worked in Citi’s debt capital markets origination business, specializing in hybrid capital securities and structured finance alternatives. While at Citi, he structured over $8 billion of fixed income securities, including a $1.5 billion acquisition facility for a major commercial aircraft leasing company and a first of its kind $2 billion hybrid capital merger financing for a large insurance company. Mr. Levy started his career at ... (view full description)
Brian is a Managing Director, Head of Structured Products Trading and joined Raymond James in November 2000. In addition to managing the Structured Products trading desk he is responsible for trading CLO’s, CDO’s, and Student Loan ABS. He is a regular presenter at conferences around the country.
Prior to joining Raymond James, Brian was an institutional agency trader and manager of the institutional taxable fixed income trading desk at Wachovia Securities Inc.
Brian began his career as an agency trader with Bank of America in 1986. He was responsible for trading treasuries, agencies and derivative products. He has been in involved in the fixed income markets for t ... (view full description)
Mayer Brown LLP
Mayer Brown is one of the world's leading law firms for securitization. With over 100 securitization lawyers across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we offer experienced teams across a broad range of vehicles and asset classes. We are one of a handful of international law firms that have securitized virtually every asset type that can be securitized. We regularly represent commercial banks, investment banks, issuers, credit enhancers, liquidity providers, trustees, servicers, underwriters, placement agents and other transaction parties in jurisdictions around the world. Mayer Brown has been at the forefront of assisting clients with originating, acquiring, financing, and securitizing peer-to-p ... (view full description)
Chief Investment Officer
Palmer Square Capital Management LLC
Angie, Chief Investment Officer, has key responsibilities for all investment-related activities at Palmer Square, a credit and alternative investment manager with over $3.2 billion in assets under management.Prior to joining Palmer Square, Angie worked for JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York for 13 years. Angie held many senior roles including Deputy Head of North American Credit Trading, Head of High Yield Trading, and Head of Credit Derivatives Trading. Angie has been a trader of many products including high yield bonds, high yield credit derivatives, distressed debt, capital structure arbitrage, and structured credit. In addition, she worked with the Global Head of Credit Trad ... (view full description)
Garrison Point Capital, LLC
Brian Loo is an ABS strategy PM for Garrison Point Capital.
Prior to Garrison Point, he was a M in the Structured Products group of
TCW, and was one of the founding members of Metropolitan West Asset Management
prior to their acquisition by TCW. He holds a BS in Math/Applied Science with a
specialization in Computing from UCLA and an MSIA from the Carnegie Mellons
Tepper School of Business.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corp.
Mr. Lown has over 25 years of combined experience in the financial services industry and the residential mortgage markets. Mr. Lown is currently President and CEO of Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation, a residential mortgage Real Estate Mortgage Investment Trust that acquires, invests and manages servicing related assets, agency mortgage backed securities and other residential mortgage assets. Mr. Lown previously served as Executive Vice President in charge of strategic funding projects and capital markets from May 2012 through July 2016.
In the years prior to joining Freedom Mortgage, Mr. Lown was a Portfolio Manager at Avenue Capital Group and was head of the res ... (view full description)
Jocelyn Lynch is Head of Sales and Relationship Management for U.S. Financial Institutions within BNY Mellon’s Corporate Trust division. She manages both sales and relationship managers who provide debt solution services to hedge fund managers, investment managers and private equity firms across the United States.Prior to her current role, Jocelyn was responsible for the CDO Structured Credit team comprised of approximately 450 professionals located in various U.S. cities. The group serviced more than 1,300 Structured Credit vehicles that consisted mainly of CLOs and other hybrid structures.Jocelyn is on the BNY Mellon Pittsburgh Executive Committee which drives strat ... (view full description)
Maples and Calder
Scott has extensive experience in structured finance transactions, including CLOs, repackagings, structured funds and fund derivative products, and segregated portfolio companies. He also advises on fund financing, and is head of the CSX listing group in Cayman. Scott is a lead partner on the FATCA/Tax Information Exchange team focusing specifically on the structured finance sector. He advises clients on legal issues under US FATCA, UK FATCA and the OECD Common Reporting Standard ranging from entity classification, availability of exemptions, reportable accounts, application of the account due diligence rules, and notification and reporting obligations. Scott acts for a significant numbe ... (view full description)
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
Sharif Mahdavian is a Managing Director and Analytical Leader in the North America Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities group at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. Since joining Standard & Poor's in 2005, Sharif's areas of focus have included various aspects of the new issue ratings process including representations and warranties, due diligence, mortgage origination review, antipredatory lending and counterparty risk. Prior to assuming his current role, Sharif served as an Analytical Manager and Lead Analytical Manager responsible for overseeing the issuance and surveillance of U.S. RMBS ratings.Previous to joining Standard & Poor's, Sharif practiced as a litigator in private ... (view full description)
Managing Partner & Founder
Eagle Point Credit Management
Tom is the Managing Partner and founder of Eagle Point Credit Management. Tom has been involved in the formation and/or monetization of nearly 100 CLO transactions across multiple market cycles. Tom led the creation of some of the earliest refinancing CLOs, pioneering techniques which are now commonplace in the market. He has spent his entire career in the structured finance and credit markets.
Prior to founding Eagle Point with Stone Point Capital, Tom was a Managing Director and Head of CLOs at RBS, where he was responsible for all aspects of RBSs new-issue CLO platform. Prior to joining RBS, Tom was the U.S. country head at AMP Capital / AE Capital, where he was responsible fo ... (view full description)
Global Head of Bloomberg Valuation Service
Bruce Manson leads Bloomberg's Pricing Services, a division of Bloomberg Enterprise Solutions business. Based in New York, he oversees product development, strategy and customer service for data pricing products such as Bloomberg Valuation Services (BVAL), which provides transparent, evaluative prices and risk measurements for fixed income and derivative securities.Bruce has more than 25 years of experience working in capital markets, eCommerce, product development, institutional trading, business strategy and marketing. He has spoken at several industry events about the challenges of evaluating OTC or thinly-traded securities as well as the regulatory reporting requirements ass ... (view full description)
Fred J. Matera joined Redwood Trust in 2008 and is the ChiefInvestment Officer (CIO), responsible for Redwoods Residential and Commercial investment and capitalmarkets activities. Prior to joining Redwood, and since the spring of2001, Mr. Matera was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Structured Credit atRBS Greenwich Capital. He began his career in finance in 1989 as a mortgagetrader, and has held a number of fixed income trading positions in financialservices firms, including Goldman Sachs, DLJ, and First Boston. Prior tograduating from business school, Mr. Matera was an analyst at the FederalReserve Bank of New York. M ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Richard Matsui is the CEO of kWh Analytics, a data aggregation and analytics company for the solar industry. The firm offers insights to investors that are making decisions about risk and valuation in the solar asset class, using state-of-the-art statistical algorithms. Their dataset is the industry's largest independent aggregation of solar asset data, representing thousands of PV systems.
Prior to co-founding kWh Analytics, he was the founding partner of Honua Solutions, a management consultancy to the global solar industry, advising clients across Asia, Europe, and the US.Prior to Honua Solutions, he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company in Greater China.As a founding member of the fi ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Consumer ABS Research
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
John McElravey, CFA, is a managing director in the Structured Products Research group at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, where he is Head of Consumer ABS Research. John has 30 years of capital markets experience focusing on Structured Finance, Fixed Income and Economic Research. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2007, John was in charge of ABS research, strategy and trading for Asset Allocation & Management Co. in Chicago.
From 1997 to 2004, he was a member of the ABS research group at Banc One Capital Markets. Before that, John worked at Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co. in the ABS ratings group. Early in his career, John was an economic analyst in the economic resea ... (view full description)
Executive Vice President
Dan McMahon, CFA has been with Hannon Armstrong since 2000 in a variety of roles and currently serves as a senior vice president responsible for Capital Markets. Mr. McMahon is responsible for raising capital and sourcing capital markets transactions. He has played a role in analyzing, negotiating and structuring investments, as well as, raising funds on both a corporate level and for over 400 transactions with a value in excess of $4 billion during his tenure at Hannon Armstrong. Mr. McMahon has 16 years of experience in the financial services sector, having previously worked with T. Rowe Price from 1997 to 2000. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San ... (view full description)
John Paul McNeill
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. McNeill is CEO and Founder of Renovate America, Inc. Renovate America is the leading provider of residential PACE Financing in the U.S. having originated more than $250 million in energy efficiency, renewable energy and water efficiency products. Renovate America originated the first-ever ABS backed property-tax assessments in March 2014 and expects others securitizations will follow.The HERO Financing Program, Renovate Americas leading PACE Financing product, has won more than 10 awards including the Governors Environmental and Economic Leadership Award in California, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Best of the Best, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) California ... (view full description)
Vice President, Regulatory Compliance
Clayton Holdings LLC
Mr. McNulla is the Vice President of Regulatory Compliance in Clayton's Transaction Management business. His current leadership responsibilities involve overseeing all facets of developing and maintaining Clayton's proprietary regulatory compliance engine. Mr. McNulla's duties include tracking, interpreting, implementing, and staff training of all regulatory changes impacting the scope of secondary market due diligence reviews.With more than 20 years in the mortgage banking industry, the last 12 working in regulatory compliance management roles, Mr. McNulla possesses a varied background with experience managing projects, people, and processes in originations, servicing, secondary ... (view full description)
Solar Finance Council
Michael is responsible for facilitating consumer finance options and investment capital for wide-scale solar deployment through the SEIA Finance Initiative and other market-leading efforts.
Prior to joining SEIA in 2015, Michael was a Senior Financial Analyst for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where he led the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group to engage capital market investment thru standardization and best practices.
Michael has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry with experience in utility regulation, electricity and gas markets, cogeneration deployment, and solar finance.
Michael holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Ithaca ... (view full description)
Director Private Placements
Nichol Merritt is a director on the Global Private Markets team for the TIAA-CREF organization. She focuses on investment grade debt private placements and private placement ABS. Ms. Merritt joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2007 and was previously a member of the Global Public Markets team focusing on structured credit research.Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Ms. Merritt held a variety of roles at other organizations, most recently on the CDO research team at Wachovia Securities. At Deutsche Bank, she helped pioneer research efforts supporting the roll out of their credit derivatives business before which she supported ABS research. Earlier in her career she held roles in ABS res ... (view full description)
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Mr. Michael joined BofA Merrill as a managing director in 2009 and is in charge of non-Agency RMBS structuring.
Prior to joining BofA Merrill, he was a managing director at Fortress Investment Group where he was part of a team that managed a portfolio of sub-prime and option arm securities. From 1994 through 2004 he was employed at Bear, Stearns & Co. From 2004 to 2008 he was the senior structurer on the Adjustable Rate Mortgage trading desk.
Mr. Michael holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
David H. Midvidy has represented issuers, underwriters, banks and international and U.S. financial institutions in a variety of public and private structured finance transactions.Mr. Midvidy has acted as lead counsel in numerous whole business and other operating asset securitizations, including financings for restaurant franchisors and wholesale distribution companies. He has also advised financial institutions structuring tax equity investments in levered (securitized) and unlevered pools of residential and commercial solar power facilities.Mr. Midvidy has acted as counsel in transactions involving the issuance of asset-backed notes and trust certificates, bonds and ... (view full description)
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Joanna Miller-Suna is Counsel to Lowenstein Sandler LLP's Derivatives Group, Mortgage & Structured Finance Group and the firm's Investment Management Group. Joanna has represented issuers, underwriters, monoline insurers and portfolio managers in numerous structured finance transactions, including CLOs, CBOs, ABS CDOs (high grade and mezzanine), cash flow CDOs, market value CDOs, managed CDOs, static pool CDOs, synthetic CDOs, and hybrid cash/synthetic CDOs, including various vintage CLO 2.0 transactions. In her capacity as lead attorney on these transactions, she has assisted clients in negotiating and structuring all legal aspects of the transaction through the full deal life-cycle, ... (view full description)
Crescent Capital Group
Mr. Miller is a Managing Director of Crescent Capital Group LP and a Portfolio Manager for Crescent’s Structured Product activities. From 2006-2011, Mr. Miller served as co-head of Trust Company of the West's bank loan strategy. From 2011-2012, Mr. Miller served as acting General Counsel at Crescent. Mr. Miller also currently serves as the Chair of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association’s CLO Committee. Prior to joining the team in 2000, Mr. Miller spent two years at Viacom as Vice President, counsel/finance, working with the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer. From 1993-1998, Mr. Miller was an Associate at Dewey Ballantine LLP specializing in corporate f ... (view full description)
Shawn Miller currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 5AFC and its parent company, 5 Arches, LLC. Prior to this, he served as the CEO of Arch Bay Capital, and the CEO of 3 Arch Financial Services. He also cofounded the law firm of Miller & Clark, specializing in bankruptcy, real estate and corporate matters, and was a partner at a prominent Los Angeles based bankruptcy firm.
Mr. Miller earned his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, his M.A. in International Affairs from American University, and his B.A. in History and Political Science from University of California, San Diego, and clerked for Chief Judge Ashland of the Central District of ... (view full description)
Francis Mitchell is a Portfolio Manager at Webster Bank, responsible for both the RMBS and CLO Portfolios. Francis joined Webster Bank in 2011, prior to which he obtained his MBA from FIA-USP in Sao Paulo Brazil. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Financial Engineering from Temple University. He previously worked at TD Bank as part of the investment team managing primarily Non-Agency RMBS and Consumer ABS. Francis started his career at The Vanguard Group as a trader on the Bond Index Desk and also holds a B.S. in Commerce & Engineering from Drexel University.
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Mike Mitchell is a partner in Chapman and Cutler's Banking Department and Asset Securitization Group. He joined the Firm in 2012.
Mike serves as counsel to financial institutions in capital markets and debt financing transactions and regularly advises clients on application of the federal securities laws and Dodd-Frank implementing regulations in the structured finance market. He has extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters in consumer asset-backed securitization transactions, including transactions supported by credit card receivables, consumer loans, motor vehicle loans and leases, dealer floorplan receivables, and student loans.
For more ... (view full description)
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Tim Mohan is the Chief Executive Partner of Chapman and Cutler LLP and is a partner in the Firm’s Banking and Financial Services Department and Asset Securitization Group.
Tim’s experience includes work in the banking, asset securitization and public finance areas. He has extensive experience in asset-backed commercial paper transactions, bank-financed securitization transactions, and financings involving municipal securities.
He regularly advises bank sponsors of commercial paper conduits on the structural, legal and regulatory issues affecting the set up and operation of these vehicles. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of asset-backed commercial paper, the sec ... (view full description)
Vice President, Master Servicing
Diane Moormann is a Vice President of Master Servicing at Nationstar Mortgage. Diane manages the Ancillary services team which includes Servicer Oversight and Compliance, Trust Collapse Administration, and Business Development. In her seventeen years in Master Servicing, Diane worked in Training and went on to establish and manage both Quality Assurance and MS Risk and Compliance. Prior to her tenure with Master Servicing, Diane held various positions in Servicing and Compliance. She has served on several ASF committees such as the Regulation AB implementation, Reg AB II, and the Master Servicing subcommittee. Diane has an A.A. in Marketing from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and a B.A. ... (view full description)
Nancy Mueller Handal
Executive Vice President, Senior Managing Director
Nancy Mueller Handal is a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Global Structured Products. The group consists of the following units: Structured Finance, Alternative Investments and Index Strategies. Alternative Investments includes a global portfolio of limited partnership investments in hedge funds and private equity funds as well as direct mezzanine and equity co-investments. Structured finance includes a portfolio of Domestic and International ABS, CMBS, RMBS and Residential Mortgage Loans. Index Strategies includes both Fixed Income and Equity index accounts.
Prior to leading the Structured Products Group, Nancy was the head of the Global Structured Finance group at ... (view full description)
Acting Chief, Complex Financial Instruments Unit
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Reid A Muoio is the Deputy Chief of the Structured and New Products Unit of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. This unit focuses on complex derivatives and financial products, including credit default swaps, collateralized debt obligations and residential mortgage-backed securities. Mr. Muoio has been an Assistant Director, Branch Chief, and Staff Attorney with the SEC's Division of Enforcement in Washington DC and an Associate with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York. Mr. Muoio received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. in Economics from Williams College.
Senior Vice President
Ned brings over 25 years of proven FinTech experience rapidly growing software, data, and information businesses in structured finance, mortgage and capital markets while managing marketing, sales, product, operations, and strategy functions. In this role as AlphaPoint’s Head of Product, Ned is charged with leading the product management and marketing of the company. Prior to joining AlphaPoint, Ned led the capital markets and government businesses for Black Knight Inc.’s Data & Analytics division, a leader in mortgage information. Ned also spent over two decades with Lewtan, a securitization data & software company, holding positions that included head of Sales and Marketing, Genera ... (view full description)
Director - CLO Syndication
Jamil Nathoo is a Director within Investor Solutions in
Fixed Income and is responsible for CLO Marketing and Distribution.
Jamil joined BNP
Paribas in 2011 after receiving his MBA from HEC Paris School of Management and
Dukes Fuqua School of Business. Jamil received his B.A in Economics from the
University of Western Ontario.
Senior Specialized Examiner, Complex Financial Instruments Unit
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Senior Managing Director, ABS Commercial
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Tony Nocera is a Managing Director covering commercial and non-traditional ABS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc. At KBRA, Tony covers transactions in various asset classes including small to mid ticket leasing, operating assets (marine container, railcars, trucks and aircraft), whole business securitizations, as well as the more esoteric, non-traditional deals.
Prior to joining KBRA, Tony was with Ambac Assurance, where he managed a portfolio of in excess of $12 billion, and Standard & Poors, where he rated commercial asset ABS. Prior to that, he was a relationship manager at Fleet Bank (now B of A) covering specialty finance companies.
Chief Executive Officer
Beth O’Brien is the Founder and CEO of CoreVest American Finance (“CoreVest”), the leading private lender to residential real estate investors. CoreVest was founded in 2014 to address the unique needs of investors in the single-family rental and bridge loan space who were not served well by either commercial or residential products. Under Beth’s leadership, CoreVest has closed over $3.5B in loans in that market and have issued over $1B in single-family rental bonds including the inaugural deal with Freddie Mac. Previously, Beth was Executive Vice President at Auction.com, where she ran residential capital markets, and was President of AuctionFinance.com, where she ran the financing strateg ... (view full description)
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Credit Officer
Emergent Capital, Inc.
Richard O'Connell has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2010 and Chief Credit Officer since January 2010. Prior to joining Imperial, from January 2006 through December 2009, Mr. O'Connell was Chief Financial Officer of RapidAdvance, LLC, a specialty finance company. From January 2002 through September 2005 he served as Chief Operating Officer of Insurent Agency Corporation, a provider of tenant rent guaranties to apartment REITs. Mr. O'Connell acted as Securitization Consultant to the Industrial Bank of Japan from March 2000 to December 2001. From January 1999 to January 2000, Mr. O'Connell served as president of Telomere Capital, LLC, a life settlement company. From December ... (view full description)
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Theresa joined Merrill's research team in 1998. She provides credit, prepayment and relative value analysis in the ABS sector. Immediately prior to joining Merrill, Theresa spent 12 years in the Investment Department at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
During most of that time, she managed MetLife's $5.5 billion ABS portfolio and $1.5 billion non-Agency MBS portfolios. At MetLife she also worked in their portfolio management and corporate private placement groups. Before joining MetLife, she spent several years in the mortgage department of a thrift institution and a mortgage banking company.
Theresa earned her MBA from Fordham University in 1991.
Global Head of Credit and Fixed Income
Mr. Oh is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the firm's Global Credit and Fixed Income Strategies. Mr. Oh also co-manages the Leveraged Finance Group and portfolios. Prior to joining PineBridge Investments and its affiliates in 2000,
Mr. Oh's leveraged finance investment experience includes serving as Head of High Yield and Special Situation Investments at Citadel Investments, Head of Leveraged Finance at Koch Capital, and Vice President in High Yield and Distressed Debt Trading at BancAmerica Securities.
Other prior positions include Manager in Ernst & Young's Restructuring and Reorganization and Strategy Consulting Groups.
Mr. Oh received ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President, Master Servicing
Michele Olds is a Senior Vice President at Nationstar Mortgage LLC "Nationstar" in Denver, Colorado. Michele manages the Master Servicing division at Nationstar. She has 22 years of experience in master servicing and SBO2000 and has been with Nationstar (successor by acquisition to Aurora Loan Services LLC) since 2005.
Prior to joining Nationstar, Michele managed the Master Servicing division at JPMorgan Chase. She also worked at Credit Suisse and First Union (Wachovia). She works with Servicers, Trustees, and Investors on RMBS securitizations and whole loan transactions. Michele is significantly involved with industry partners through her involvement with the Structured Finance Indust ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President, Single Family Portfolio Management
Kevin Palmer is SVP of Credit Risk Transfer at Freddie Mac. He is responsible for Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) for the Single Family business. In this capacity he leads all CRT efforts including the STACR securitization, Mortgage insurance, ACIS reinsurance, FWLS and other front end risk transfer offerings. In addition he is responsible for the Single Family costing process that assists in guarantee pricing.
Since 2001 Kevin has served in a variety of other positions at Freddie Mac including whole loan trading, non-agency ABS portfolio and risk management.
Kevin holds an MBA in Finance from Virginia Tech and a BA in Economics from Weber State University.
Hedge Fund Consultant
Dulari's investment career began in 2000 and she joined NEPC in 2006. Dulari is involved in NEPC's hedge fund research and due diligence activities, in addition to providing consulting services for the non-traditional asset classes of various public, corporate, Taft-Hartley and endowment/foundation clients.Prior to joining NEPC in August of 2006, Dulari was Vice President of Operations of the Hedge Fund at Venus Capital Management. As Vice President, Dulari was independently responsible for all of the investment operations activity for two funds under management. Her responsibilities included: representing the fund for all operational due diligence conducted by institutional ... (view full description)
Aashh Parekh is a Director in the Structured Securities Research area of the Global Public Markets Group at TIAA-CREF.
Head of Syndicate
Lloyds Banking Group
Bob is the Head of ABS Syndicate for Lloyds Bank. The team is currently 2nd in the European ABS league tables, and works on a wide variety of asset classes including auto loans, credit cards, CLOs, RMBS, CMBS and SRT transactions for a wide array of clients. Bob has been at Lloyds since 2008. Before joining Lloyds, Bob worked for Morgan Stanley in London in Research before working in New York on ABS Syndicate.
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Michele Patterson is a Managing Director in the Business Development group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. Michele is responsible for issuer relations for the Real Estate group, encompassing all mortgage-backed securities (CMBS, RMBS and SFR) and equity REITs. Michele has 16 years of experience in structured finance as a rating agency analyst. Prior to joining Kroll, Michele was a Senior Director of U.S. RMBS at Fitch Ratings where she spent time on both new issue ratings and surveillance. Michele has a BA in Economics from Binghamton University and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Senior Structured Credit Analyst
Brigade Capital Management, LLC
Mr. Pauley is a Senior Structured Credit Analyst at Brigade Capital Management. Prior to joining Brigade, Mr. Pauley led RBS’s CDO/CLO strategy platform from 2009 through July 2012. As a CLO strategist, he focused on relative value, structural characteristics and collateral quality. Mr. Pauley published monthly reports on the CLO sector and provided the trading desk with analysis and information systems. Mr. Pauley also was employed by Wells Fargo Securities for five years, where he held various positions, including CDO Research Analyst. Mr. Pauley has a B.S. in Computer Science from Winthrop University.
John joined Citi in 2010 as a Director and Product
Manager responsible for the structured finance business within Agency &
Trust. Previously, John worked for over 10 years as a Global Product Manager in
Deutsche Bank's structured finance and document custody business. Prior
to DB, John was one of the original members at ABN AMRO / LaSalle National
Bank's Trustee business.
John holds an M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in
RuiJ. Pereira is a managing director at Fitch Ratings and head of the agencys USresidential mortgage group. In this role, Ruis responsibilities includemanaging the day-to-day activities of the group, overseeing the credit processfor assigning and maintaining ratings, developing criteria, publishing researchand commentary, and maintaining relationships with market participants. Prior tohis current position, Rui spent three years in Spain managing the agencysstructured finance team based in Madrid. Ahead of his overseasassignment, he also held various analytical and management responsibilitieswithin US structur ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Matthew Perkins is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Asset Backed Securities (ABS) and Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) Banking at Guggenheim Securities, LLC.
Prior to joining Guggenheim in July 2008, Mr. Perkins was a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of ABS and RMBS Banking at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., where he had worked for 15 years.
Since 1993, Mr. Perkins has served as lead or co-lead manager on 354 term ABS and RMBS securitizations, with an aggregate issuance amount of $150.7 billion.
Mr. Perkins holds a degree in Finance and Economics from Babson College, where he completed a four-year program in three years with High Distinction.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)
Ralph Petta is the President and CEO of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), the premier trade association representing 550+ member organizations in the
$1 trillion equipment finance sector. Mr. Petta leads the organization in executing its mission to foster business development, deliver industry information and analysis, provide educational opportunities and advocate for the industry. He is also President of the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, which is dedicated to inspiring thoughtful innovation and contributing to the betterment of the equipment leasing and finance industry.
Mr. Petta, an authority in the business of equipment finance, has been wit ... (view full description)
Credit Agricole CIB
Sam Pilcer is a Managing Director at Credit Agricole CIB’s Securitization Group in New York, where he has worked for the last 10 years. He has worked on asset backed transactions in numerous different asset classes funded through both ABCP conduits as well as the term ABS markets. Sam has worked in the ABS and ABCP fields for over 20 years.
Prior to that he spent many years as a banker to highly leveraged companies specializing in acquisition finance, secured debt and financing to bankrupt companies.
He is a CPA and has a MBA from NYU Stern School.
Deputy Assistant Secretary and Executive Director
The Financial Stability Oversight Council, U.S. Department of Treasury
Patrick Pinschmidt serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the U.S. Department of Treasury. Pinschmidt also serves as the Executive Director of the Council. Prior to joining Treasury, he served as the Financial Markets Policy Advisor to the Congressional Oversight Panel on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Previously, Pinschmidt was a sell-side equity research analyst for ten years covering financial institutions, most recently as the Senior Broker and Exchange Analyst at Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Pinschmidt was the Senior Online Broker and Market Structure Analyst at Merrill Lynch. Pinschmidt holds an MBA ... (view full description)
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Todd R. Plotner is a partner at Chapman and Cutler LLP focused on structured finance, securitization, and the restructuring of troubled transactions. Todd is passionately committed to achieving collaborative solutions for clients' growth and long-term success. He is an effective strategist who solves complex financing challenges while efficiently coordinating teams to success in innovative financial transactions.
Todd's clients are operating companies, finance companies, commercial and investment banks, and a wide variety of other financial institutions. Financed assets include peer-to-peer loans, railcars, intermodal shipping containers and chassis, aircraft, auto loans and le ... (view full description)
Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
Justin Plouffe is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager with Carlyle Global Market Strategies. He is based in New York. Mr. Plouffe focuses on structured credit investing, liability management, and the issuance of Carlyle-sponsored collateralized loan obligation (CLO) funds in the U.S. and Europe. Since joining Carlyle in 2007, he has been actively involved in Carlyle’s acquisitions of corporate credit management platforms, served as portfolio manager for CLO investments, developed proprietary portfolio management analytics, and negotiated a wide variety of financing facilities.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Plouffe was an attorney at Ropes & Gray LLP. He has also se ... (view full description)
David Preston, CFA, is a managing director in the Structured Products Research group at Wells Fargo Securities. He covers CLOs and Commercial Asset-Backed Securities. Before joining Wells Fargo, he served as a fixed income strategist with Raymond James & Associates. In addition, Dave served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer. He earned a BA in English from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and an MBA from Tulane University.
The Wells Fargo CLO Research team has been ranked #1 in Institutional Investor’s All-America Fixed-Income Research survey in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The Wells Fargo CLO Research team was also ranked #1 Most ... (view full description)
Head of ABS Portfolio Management
Ken joined Invesco in 2011 as Portfolio Manager for
stable value and separate securitized-focused institutional funds totaling over
$15B. He also maintains trading responsibilities for ABS across the
Invesco core fixed income platform. Previously he was ABS asset
specialist at Aegon USA Investment Management, where he primarily traded the
sector and also provided research coverage for certain subcategories.
He spent 16 years in institutional bond sales with
Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and JP Morgan focusing initially on IG Corporates
and later on securitized products before moving to the buy side. He
started his career in ... (view full description)
Mia (Yinuo) Qian is an Executive Director on the Morgan Stanley Securitized Products research team, responsible for the Global CLOs coverage. Before joining the research team, she worked as a desk strategist in the CLO trading team for two years. She also has experience in European ABS research. Mia graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with BS degrees in EECS and finance, and an M.Eng in electrical engineering. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.
Debra has over 17 years of experience in financial services, specializing in the securitization market. She regularly evaluates structured products for issuers and investors, involving a variety of asset types including Collateralized Debt Obligations and Mortgage Backed Securities. Debra provides a range of services, such as accounting, tax and quantitative analyses for domestic and cross-border securitization transactions.
Her experiences include:
• Structural analysis of Collateralized Debt Obligations, including commercial real estate, structured product and loan transactions;
• Primary Beneficiary analysis under FIN 46; • Impact of FAS 140, FAS ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Bill Rayburn has served as chairman and CEO since the company's founding. Rayburn co-founded two other successful ventures—a residential real estate development company, and a seminar and training company. He also served full-time on the finance faculty at the University of Mississippi for 12 years where he taught graduate courses in financial institutions and real estate investment analysis. Rayburn holds a doctorate in finance, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and an MAI (inactive).
Richard Reilly has a broad securities practice focusing on investment fund formation and structured finance in the United States and Europe.In the investment funds area, he represents credit-oriented hedge fund and private equity fund managers. Richard also has significant experience with securitizations, structured financings and derivative products.Richard has over fifteen years of experience acting as deal counsel and collateral manager counsel on US and European CLOs and has been involved in some of the most important acquisitions and sales of CLO platforms and credit fund managers. Most recently, Richard has become extensively involved in re-emergence of the US a ... (view full description)
Associate Managing Director
Moody's Investors Service
Algis Remeza is a Senior Vice President and a manager in the CLO team with Moody's Investors Service. He is involved in rating CLOs and is the managing editor for Moody’s CLO Interest newsletter. His responsibilities also include rating other structured credit transactions. Prior to joining Moody’s, he was a Senior Consultant at one of Mercer’s financial advisory consulting groups. His clients were financial institutions such as major investment banks, reinsurance and insurance companies, energy and commodities trading firms, quasi-government agencies, and numerous other Fortune 500 firms. His other experiences include working for Credit Suisse First Boston. He earne ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
Jon Riber is a Senior Vice President at DBRS. Jon has been at DBRS since 2011 and manages the company’s student loan ABS ratings. From 2003 to 2010, Jon was a Vice President at Citigroup where he focused on the origination and structuring of RMBS transactions. From 1997 to 2003, Jon worked in the ABS investment banking groups at Prudential Securities and Wachovia Securities.
Allan Riska is currently a Senior Manager at SunEdison, where he is focused on capital markets activities for both the utility and commercial solar space. He is dedicated to developing dynamic funding platforms, such as securitization, that make solar energy a cost-competitive option.Prior to joining SunEdison last year, Mr. Riska was earning his MBA at UC Berkeley where focused on renewable energy and finance. During this time, Allan interned at Sungevity, where he worked cross-functionally in Project Finance and Operations. Here he was responsible for reporting on Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) monetization opportunities, capital evaluation and improved consumer conversio ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Securitized Asset Investments
Randy Robertson, Managing Director, is the Head of the Securitized Asset Investment Team and a member of Americas Fixed Income within Alpha Strategies.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Robertson spent 10 years with Wachovia Capital Markets, most recently as a Managing Director, head of the Residential Mortgage and Consumer Group, and co-head of Residential CDOs. In these roles, he was the business leader for the broad investment banking consumer and residential mortgage markets activities. He oversaw the strategic and operational management of the company's Distressed Asset Resolution default management team (DART), and the Chief Executiv ... (view full description)
Fifth Third Bank
Pete joined the Asset-Backed Finance Group of Wells Fargo Securities in 2005 and has over 18 years of structured finance experience. Currently, he originates and structures warehouse and term ABS transactions. His experience spans multiple asset classes including equipment, cell towers, billboards, whole business securitizations, ratepayer bonds, marine containers, railcars, and other operating and financial assets.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Pete was a Principal for RBC Capital Markets where he was responsible for structuring a commercial paper conduit to warehouse student loan assets. Prior to that, Pete was a Director for National City’s (PNC) North Coast Funding ... (view full description)
Member of the Firm
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Zachary Rosenbaum has a multi-state trial practice focusing on commercial litigation and civil and criminal fraud
matters, including civil RICO prosecution and defense, securities and structured finance litigation, real estate and
subprime mortgage lending litigation, and bankruptcy related litigation. Mr. Rosenbaum has developed a specialty
litigating actions on behalf of institutional investors, specifically involving Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs). He
also routinely conducts arbitration proceedings in domestic and international disputes. Mr. Rosenbaum is a member
of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Groups and co-leads the firm’s ... (view full description)
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Goal Structured Solutions
Ken has more than 25 years of management, finance and business development experience as an integral part of management teams that grew companies in fast-changing environments. Ken is Chairman and CEO of Goal Structured Solutions (“GS2”), a recognized industry leader in student loan program development, asset acquisition and management, and capital markets services. GS2 has managed over $10B in securitizations, invested its own capital in $3 billion of performing and non-performing student loans and manages over $23B of private and federally-guaranteed student loans for itself and third parties. Previously, he served as CFO and President of Goal Financial a $9 billion student loan company. ... (view full description)
Special Advisor, Federal Housing Finance Agency, and Acting Deputy Director, Division of Conservatorship
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Bob Ryan joined the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) as Special Advisor to Director Mel Watt in January 2014. Since July of 2015, he has also been the Acting Deputy Director for the Division of Conservatorship. Prior to joining FHFA Bob served as Senior Vice President of capital markets at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. He was responsible for strategic policy impacting capital markets and the mortgage company. From 2009 to 2012 he was Senior Advisor to HUD Secretary Donovan, the Acting FHA Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing and prior to that first Chief Risk Officer for FHA. In that capacity, Bob was responsible for establishing a new Office of Risk Mana ... (view full description)
Peter Sack is a Managing Director in the New York office of Credit Suisse. Pete heads Mortgage Finance at Credit Suisse, within Global Asset Finance. He oversees financing and securitization underwriting of newly-originated and seasoned agency, non-agency and non-performing residential mortgages and related assets, including mortgage warehouse financing.
Pete has worked in the mortgage business at Credit Suisse since 2001. Prior to joining the bank, Pete was an attorney with the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where he advised clients in regard to residential and commercial mortgage securitizations and derivative transactions.
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Sherif is a Partner in the Deloitte Advisory practice. In this role, Sherif provides C-Suite finance and risk executives advisory and consulting services related to accounting, financial reporting, structured finance, treasury operations and risk management where he serves as an advisor to several of Deloitte’s largest and most strategic global financial services industry (GFSI) clients in both Banking & Securities and Asset Management sectors. He is one of Deloitte’s global specialists in areas related to financial instruments, structured transactions, fair value measurements, derivatives and hedging activities, securitization and consolidations and has extensive experience assisting di ... (view full description)
New York Life Investors
Mr. Saltaformaggio is a Director in the Structured Products Group at NYL Investors and is responsible for investing in CLOs on behalf of the General Account and Third Party Portfolios. He also has experience investing in Asset Backed Securities as well as Short Term Interest Rate Securities. Mr. Saltaformaggio joined New York Life Investments in 2004 as an Assistant Trader and Portfolio Analyst in the High Yield Group until 2011. Prior to joining New York Life Investments, Mr. Saltaformaggio was an Associate at New York Life Insurance Company in the Variable Annuity business. Mr. Saltaformaggio received a B.A. in Economics from Seton Hall University and an M.B.A from Fordham University.
Wells Fargo Securities
Dan Schaeffer has been working
in the business for over 12 years. He spent 7 years at Deutsche Bank before
moving to MKP Capital, a prominent structured credit hedge fund in 2008 where
he was a Managing Director and senior portfolio manager of ABS and CLO products.
He produced 20% returns. He joined Mizuho in 2011 as head of ABS trading.
Manager, Capital Markets
CNH Industrial Capital
Ms. Schlueter joined CNHI in 2008, and is responsible for issuance of public and private ABS and unsecured bonds, obtaining bank/conduit lending and procuring credit lines for CNH Industrial and its North American captive finance subsidiary, CNH Industrial Capital LLC, as well as acting as the rating agency liaison for the company. CNH Industrial is a major manufacturer of agricultural, construction and commercial equipment throughout the world, with about $25 billion in revenues and 64,000 employees. CNH Industrial Capital currently finances approximately $13.5 billion of equipment purchases, and has issued over $45 billion in asset-backed securities since 1992. Ms. Schlueter's responsib ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President, Government Solutions
Faith is responsible for establishing the CoreLogic
Government Solutions business, while also managing public policy and
establishing an office for CoreLogic in Washington DC. She contributes to policy maker education and
thought leadership. Prior to joining
CoreLogic, she started and led the financial crisis coalition, HOPE NOW
Alliance, created in 2007 to bring together, servicers, lenders, investors,
Federal Reserve Banks, Government agencies,
and government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) to help homeowners in
distress stay in their homes. This
effort measured over 6 million families assisted through loan modifications ... (view full description)
Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
Napier Park Global Capital
Serhan Secmen is a structured credit Portfolio Manager for Corporate Credit Strategies at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Mr. Secmen manages various vehicles that invest in structured credit instruments. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013.
Prior to joining CCA in August 2008, Serhan was a CLO trader at Lehman Brothers. Prior to his post at Lehman Brothers, he spent several years in Texas as a project manager focusing on special project financing.
Since 2006, Serhan has also been involved in various industry forums and networks, including the investor roundtables for Moody's, S&P, and F ... (view full description)
Background Mr. Sepci has 18 years of experience serving the financial services, commercial banking, mortgage banking, and consumer finance industries. He is a co-leader of the national Mortgage and Consumer Lending Operations Practice comprised of over 100 professionals. Mr. Sepci is based in Southern California and prior to joining KPMG, in 1999, he worked in the Audit and Structured Finance practices of Arthur Andersen, LLP in NYC. Professional and Industry Experience Mr. Sepci serves numerous financial services clients including specialty finance companies, mortgage banks, insurance companies, consumer/commercial/investment banks, loan servicing, and captive fin ... (view full description)
Frank is a subject matter expert in regulation as it relates to securitizations, structured products and related areas providing global advisory services to our banking, insurance, investment management and private equity clients for over 26 years. He has assisted companies in developing and executing financing strategies, financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, surveillance, and due diligence in both the debt and equity sectors.
Frank has extensive experience in valuation, accounting, tax, financial and regulatory reporting, bookings and controls functions, He has led various advisory assignments with regard to the design, structure and implementation of bad bank valu ... (view full description)
Mr. Shea joined MUFG in December 2013. Mr. Shea has over 20 years of experience in Structured Products working with a broad mix of issuers across many structures (Loan, Bond, L/C, CDS, TRS & Repo) under a diverse set of circumstances (acquisition finance, corporate recapitalizations, distressed/rescue finance & short/long-term funding situations). Prior to joining MUFG, Mr. Shea formed his own advisory firm focused on the specialty finance sector and was the CRO for a subprime auto finance company. Mr. Shea also worked at UBS where he was the co-head of the ABS Capital Markets & Financing Business in the U.S. Prior work experience also includes Deutsche Bank, Prudential Investme ... (view full description)
Mr. Sheikh has 24+ years of experience in structured products at both buy-side and sell-side Firms. Mr. Sheikhs expertise includes structuring, trading, hedging and portfolio management of agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities, mortgage derivatives (IO/IIO), commercial mortgage-backed securities and consumer and non-consumer asset-backed securities. Currently, Mr. Sheikh is the Portfolio Manager at GRK Partners, a credit opportunities hedge fund located in Greenwich, Connecticut. At GRK, he manages a portfolio of structured product during these last 3 years. Previously, Mr. Sheikh was a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Atlantic Asset Management for 10 years, manag ... (view full description)
Chief Financial Officer
First Financial Bank USA
Gregg Silver is President of 1st Financial Funding & Investment Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 1st Financial Bank USA, the nation's 31st largest credit card issuer. Since taking over this position in 1999, he has completed more than $5 billion worth of securitizations in more than 40 transactions. In 2010, Gregg was promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer of 1st Financial Bank USA. He is responsible for all of the capital markets, funding and accounting functions for the bank.
Prior to joining 1st Financial, he ran the NY ABS department for The Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Limited, now part of the Mizuho Financial Group, for 5.5 years. There he c ... (view full description)
Amit has 17+years of financial markets experience across products and geographies. FixedIncome transactions include, in developed and emerging markets, capital marketsexecution of structured credit transactions (e.g. ABS, securitized bonds),credit-linked / credit derivative transactions, high-yield, high-grade bonds,bank debt, and FX and Rates derivatives. Equity transactions include IPOs,follow-on/secondary offerings, equity linked / convertibles, and private equitytransactions. Principal investments include origination, acquisition andstructured disposition (in both cash and synthetic form) of financial assets.M&A experi ... (view full description)
THE NATIONAL MORTGAGE SETTLEMENT
Joseph Smith was appointed Monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement on April 5, 2012 by a bipartisan group of 49 state attorneys general, the U.S. Federal Government and the nation's five largest mortgage servicers. In this role, Smith oversees the banks' compliance with the 304 servicing standards, or reforms, laid out in the settlement. He also oversees and credits the servicers' distribution of more than $20 billion in relief to homeowners. Smith's appointment is for a three-and-a-half year term.
On November 19, 2013, Smith was appointed to monitor the consumer relief obligations included in the $13 billion settlement between the United States Department of Justice and J ... (view full description)
Director of Long-term Funding and Securitization
Ford Motor Credit Company
Associate Director, Capital Policy
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Dr. Smith currently is a Senior Executive at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) responsible for capital policy, including developing new risk based capital requirements applicable to the Federal Home Loan Banks and any successors to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Additionally, he has served as the FHFA lead in coordinating the efforts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to develop the risk-transfer products known as CAS and STACR.
Previously, he worked on capital and mortgage purchase program issues for both the FHFB and OFHEO, predecessor agencies to FHFA. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia.
Rushmore Loan Management Services
-Rushmore Loan Management Services, CEO (4 years)
-Roosevelt Management Company (7 years), Senior Managing Director
-Responsible for due diligence and servicing oversight
-Ellington Capital Management(1 year)
-Hired to function as President of servicing business
-Responsible for servicing oversight, surveillance activities on loan and securities portfolio and capital markets operations
Morgan Stanley (5 years)
-Responsible for residential Alt-A conduit, subprime acquisition due diligence and residential servicing oversight/analytics
-Management of 120 person secondary market mortgage acquisition operation ... (view full description)
Tetragon Financial Group
Scott Snell, Managing Director, is Co-Head of the US CLO business within Global Fundamental Credit at BlackRock. He is a portfolio manager on the Bank Loans portfolio team specializing in CLO secondary and new-issue securities.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2012, Mr. Snell was a Principal at Oak Hill Advisors for four years where he traded CLOs and other structured credit products. Mr. Snell also worked at Lehman Brothers for six years, most recently as a CLO trader/portfolio manager in the Structured Credit Investments Group.
Mr. Snell earned a BS from the University of Texas and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Bradley Sohl is a senior director in Fitch Ratings’ asset-backed securities group. Brad is involved in Fitch’s criteria and research development effort as well as rating activities in a variety of ABS sectors. His primary areas of responsibility include securitizations backed by auto loans and leases, dealer floorplan loans, equipment loans and leases, fleet leases, timeshare receivables, transportation assets such as aircraft and container leases and other esoteric assets.
Brad earned a BS in finance from Iowa State University.
Senior Vice President - Securitization Capital Markets
Richard Sorkin is Fannie Mae's Senior Vice President – Securitization, reporting to the Executive Vice President – Single-Family Business. Sorkin is responsible for overall securitization strategy and process which includes the integration to the Common Securitization Platform. He also is responsible for facilitating the development of Fannie Mae’s future state Servicing strategy as well as overseeing the issuance and product development of mortgage-backed structured transactions – including Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMICs), Stripped Mortgage-Backed Securities, and Mega Pools. Over the past 10 years, his Structured Transactions team has issued more than $4 trillion in struct ... (view full description)
Ryan has been in the Structured Credit Group at Deutsche Bank for 20 years with management duties including overseeing all aspects of the residential and small balance commercial mortgage business including term securitizations, warehouse lending, M&A, advisory assignments and distressed whole loan purchases in North America. He has particular expertise in the non-agency, sub/non-performing, REO and single family rental sectors and has clients ranging from US government agencies to specialty finance companies, REIT’s, hedge funds, private equity firms and large banks. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Ryan worked for 2 years at PaineWebber in the Municipal Securities Group focusing on pr ... (view full description)
Senior Policy Advisor for Housing
The White House | National Economic Council Executive Office of the President
Dr. Michael A. Stegman joined the White House/National Economic Council
staff in May 2015 as Senior Policy Advisor for Housing, following three and a
half years of serving as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury for Housing
Finance Policy. As Senior Policy Advisor, he is responsible for coordinating administration
policies on housing finance reform, access to credit and other housing issues. He
chairs an interagency committee in these areas, and coordinates with other
agencies and offices within the Executive Branch, in particular with the
Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Economic Council, the
Domesti ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of CLOs
Mizuho Securities USA LLC
Jim Stehli is a Managing Director and Head of the CLO Group at Mizuho Securities USA, where he also covers non-mortgage ABS and CMBS trading. Mr. Stehli has over twenty years of experience in structured products, including agency and non-agency residential mortgages, residential CDOs, bank loan CLOs, CRE & CMBS securities, and other managed funds.
Mr. Stehli joined Mizuho in 2014 after more than three years as a Partner & Managing Director at CRT Capital, where he oversaw the firm’s CDO/CLO trading. From 2009 to 2010, Jim was a Founding & Managing Partner at Sirona Advisors, and prior to that he served as Global Head of the CDO/CLO business at UBS from 2005 thro ... (view full description)
Executive Director & Assistant General Counsel
JPMorgan Chase Bank NA
Ian W. Sterling is an Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel in the New York office of J. P. Morgan. Mr. Sterling covers Agency and Non-Agency RMBS, Residential Whole Loan trading and Covered Bonds for the Securitized Products Group of the investment bank. Mr. Sterling came to J. P. Morgan from Barclays, where he had spent the previous 9 ½ years covering a variety of structured finance products. Previously, Mr. Sterling was an Associate in the New York office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.
Mr. Sterling is a graduate of Harvard University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1990) and Columbia University School of Law (J.D. 1997). He is a member of the New York State Bar Associatio ... (view full description)
Eli Stern is a principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s Financial Services Organization (FSO) in the Advisory Services practice and is based in New York. He serves as the FSO Advisory Blockchain Leader, working with financial institutions on building out blockchain-based platforms and approaches and managing the corresponding risks. Eli and his team also work with financial institutions planning to create digital assets, such as cryptocurrencies, or issue digital tokens as a fundraising mechanism.
Eli also co-leads FSO Advisory’s Structured Finance Advisory Services (SFAS) practice, where he focuses on serving financial services institutions in the securitization market. This prac ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President Capital Markets
Leo Subler is Senior Vice President, Treasury and Capital Markets at Sallie Mae Bank, where he manages its private education loan securitization program. Leo served in the same capacity at legacy Sallie Mae prior to its spinoff of Navient.
Prior to joining Sallie Mae, he worked in various securities underwriting, structured finance and leveraged finance positions at First Chicago and Banc One. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of SFIG. He holds a bachelors in economics from Dickinson College and an MBA from Duke University. Go Devils.
Dan Sullivan is a Principal in PwCs Financial Instruments, Structured Products & Real Estate Group focusing on debt products in the Capital markets.
Dan leverages knowledge of complex financial vehicles, structuring, and regulatory issues to
assist Clients in meeting their capital markets objectives. Dan specializes in residential mortgage finance, CLOs and permanent capital structuring vehicles, and has significant experience advising his clients on designing and structuring capital facilities and understanding the related GAAP impact. Specifically, Dan assists his clients to understand their options and the strategic impact ... (view full description)
RMBS Sector Manager
Candlewood Investment Group
Discover Financial Services
Kevin Sweeney is Director, Treasury - Capital Markets for Discover. His responsibilities include management of capital markets execution both structured and unsecured debt for Discover Financial and Discover Bank. He also manages rating agency and debt investor relationship efforts.
Kevin has over 30 years of capital market experience, prior to joining DFS in 2006, he managed MBNA's US Card Securitization program.
Kevin has a BS in Finance from Villanova and an MBA from Drexel University. He is a member of the SFIG Board of Directors.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Charles A. (Charlie) Sweet serves as the practice development leader of the firm’s structured transactions group. He advises clients on the federal laws and regulations affecting asset-backed securities and other structured finance products, and his securitization experience encompasses a wide variety of asset classes, including automobile loans and leases, student loans, marketplace loans and residential mortgages. Charlie has worked on many innovative transactions and structures, with sponsors ranging from finance arms of Fortune 500 companies to technology-driven emerging growth companies. He co-authored the fourth edition of the leading industry treatise, Offerings of Asset-Backed Sec ... (view full description)
JP Morgan Securities LLC
Amy Sze is Head of J.P. Morgan’s ABS Research team. Her coverage includes Credit Cards, Autos, Student Loans, Marketplace Lending, Equipment among other non-mortgage consumer and commercial asset classes. For the past decade, Amy and her team have been consistently recognized by Institutional Investor in its annual "All-American Fixed Income Research Team" rankings. Over her research career at J.P. Morgan, Amy has covered Subprime RMBS, ABX, ABS, ABCP and CDOs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Economics-Math from Columbia University and a CFA charter.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Ed Tang is a Director and senior member of the CLO Structuring Team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to BAML, Ed spent approximately 10 years at Citigroup in a variety of credit structuring roles, including US CLOs (cash flow and derivatives structures) and, more recently in London, covering European Loan TRS financing, Euro CLOs and bank regulatory capital transactions.
Ed began his career in the structured finance group at Lehman Brothers and holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
Adjunct professor, NYU-Courant and NYU-Tandon
NYU -(Courant and Tandon)
Leon Tatevossian is an adjunct professor in Mathematics in Finance at NYU Courant and in Finance and Risk Engineering at NYU Tandon. From 2009-16 he was a director in Group Risk Management at RBC Capital Markets, where he covered market risk for securitized products in secondary-trading, origination, and proprietary-trading areas. Leon's experience in the fixed-income capital markets includes positions as trader, quantitative strategist, derivatives modeler, and risk analyst. His product background includes US Treasurys, US agency bonds, interest-rate derivatives, MBSs/ABSs, and credit derivatives. Leon graduated from MIT (SB; mathematics) and was a graduate student in mathematics at Bro ... (view full description)
Phillip Thigpen is a Director in PwC’s Financial Markets group and is based in Washington, DC. He has over 25 years of experience in mortgage finance and fixed income capital markets, where he has acted in advisory, managerial, transactional, investment and operational roles.
Mr. Thigpen specialize in structured finance, credit enhancement, liquidity strategies, the mortgage-backed securities market, and loan originations. He currently is transaction advisor to the FHA’s single-family NPL sale program.
Prior to joining PwC, Mr. Thigpen founded a boutique transaction management and strategic advisory firm and was also previously a Senior Vice President ... (view full description)
JPMorgan Investment Management Inc.
Scott J. Thomas, executive director, is a member of the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities (GFICC) group of J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Based in Columbus, Scott is a credit research analyst for the Investment Grade Credit Research team and is responsible for analyzing the asset backed securities, commercial mortgage backed securities, and non-agency mortgage backed securities markets. Before joining this team in 2003, Scott worked as an accounting manager for the former Bank One Corporation overseeing the venture capital portfolio and a broker/dealer. Prior to joining the firm in 1995, he worked for H&R Block and for Borden, Inc. Scott holds a B.S. in accounting from The Ohio S ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc
Eric Thompson is a Senior Managing Director in the CMBS group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. Prior to joining Kroll, Eric was a Managing Director and Lead Analytical Manager for U.S. CMBS Surveillance at Standard & Poor’s.
Eric is an active member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) and has chaired several working groups and committees for the organization.
Prior to working in Structured Finance Eric worked in the accounting field. He received a BS in accounting from Rutgers University and is a CPA.
Vishwanath Tirupattur is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and the Head of US Fixed Income Research. In addition, he heads securitized products strategy globally and is alsothe firm’s US housing strategist. He has been voted to the Institutional Investor’s All-American Fixed Income Research Team for Structured Securities on multiple occasions.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in September 2004, he had portfolio management / risk management responsibilities at The Chubb Corporation, American International Group (AIG) and The Lincoln National Corporation, managing interest rate, equity and credit derivatives. He has also been a post-doctoral associate at th ... (view full description)
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Joseph Topolski represents issuers, underwriters, placement agents and investors in asset-backed securitizations and other structured finance transactions. He has extensive experience with retail auto loans, retail auto leases and dealer floorplan finance receivables, as well as with a wide variety of other asset classes, including home equity loans, franchise loans, commercial mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit and equipment leases. In particular, Joe acts as counsel to Ford Motor Credit Company, which routinely issues more than $10 billion of asset-backed securities annually on all of its US securitization and structured finance transactions.Joe has worked on all major types of st ... (view full description)
Pretium Mortgage Credit Management
Mr. Trapnell is a Senior Managing Director with Pretium Mortgage Credit Management, a fund investing in distressed residential mortgages. Since 2008, he was a principal at Castle Peak Capital Advisors until they merged with Pretium earlier this year. Mr. Trapnell has over 25 years of experience in capital markets, portfolio management and credit analysis. He is a former senior managing director and head of Capital Markets for Institutional and Distressed Residential Mortgage businesses at GMAC-ResCap. He has acquired and managed over $22 billion of distressed and credit sensitive whole loans and established an asset management platform for cash and synthetic ABS CDOs. Mr. Trapnell holds a Ba ... (view full description)
Onex Credit Partners
Paul is a Portfolio Manager and a member of the Investment Committee of Onex Credit Partners, with a focus on the Firm's par and long-only loan strategies.Paul has 32 years of experience. Before joining Onex Credit Partners, he was a Principal at DiMaio Ahmad Capital, where he built and managed the firm's $2.5 billion CLO business. Previously, he worked at Credit Agricole Indosuez, where as a Managing Director he managed the bank's $2.3 billion CLO/CBO business, and at Merrill Lynch Asset Management, where as Portfolio Manager and Managing Director he managed the firm's floating rate mutual funds with assets over $10 billion. He also held positions at Bear Stearns & Co., BHF Bank ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer
CIFC Asset Management
Mr. Vaccaro has 36 years of experience in corporate lending and asset management. He previously served as legacy CIFCs Co-Chief Investment Officer and was named Chief Investment Officer of CIFC upon its merger with Deerfield Capital Corp. Mr. Vaccaro spent 25 years at JPM where he began his banking career and where he received his credit training. At JPM, Mr. Vaccaro's roles included Managing Director and Co-Head of the firm's Media group. Mr. Vaccaro's experience at JPM also included merchant banking, including mezzanine and equity co-investing, and roles as a credit supervising officer in the bank's Corporate Banking department, member of the bank's Credit Audit group and Team Leade ... (view full description)
Based in New York, Jasraj heads the US CMBS/ABS and Residential Credit Strategy Teams at Barclays. Jasraj joined Barclays in September 2008 from Lehman Brothers, where he was a part of the Securitized Products Strategy team focused on non-agency RMBS and other related structured products since October 2005. He has been ranked in multiple categories in the Institutional Investors All-America Fixed Income Research Survey, most recently in non-agency MBS.
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Sue is the co-head of the securitization team within the Mortgage Finance Group of Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. Sue is responsible for client relationships and transaction execution for private label residential mortgage loan securitizations. During her tenure at Wells, her primary focus has been the securitization of non-performing and re-performing seasoned mortgage loans, newly-originated QM and non-QM mortgage loans, single-family rental transactions and time-share receivables transactions for third party issuing clients. Sue joined the Mortgage Finance Group in 2010 as a Director and has worked in the group in various capacities for the past 8 years. Prior to her current position, Ms ... (view full description)
Dale Vander Woude
Founder & CEO
Helio Energia Holdings SA
As Executive Vice President, Dale A. Vander Woude is responsible for capital markets, corporate strategy, and mergers and acquisitions. He is directly responsible for securing corporate and project financing to meet OneRoof Energys growth and revenue objectives. Dale graduated from Central College with a bachelors degree in economics and business management, and received an MBA from Loyola Marymount University. Prior to joining OneRoof, Dale was a Director at Citibank in Capital Markets Origination - Asset Finance Group for sixteen years.
Stephen Viscovich is a Managing Director in the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse, where he has worked for 14 years. Mr. Viscovich is a senior officer on the esoteric & transportation ABS team that focuses on transactions secured by a wide variety of new and non-standard asset portfolios in the securitized markets. In his position, Mr. Viscovich is responsible for the team’s focus on financing renewable energy assets, particularly distributed generation solar PPA/lease and loan portfolios through the issuance of asset-backed securities and other structured finance products. Mr. Viscovich also focuses on transactions collateralized by energy efficiency loans, triple-net leases, g ... (view full description)
Hudson Cove Capital Management
Fred Wang co-founded the Fund in July 2009. Previously, Mr. Wang worked at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. from September 2006 and was most recently a senior portfolio manager in its non-mortgage ABS principal investments group. While at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Wang focused on investing in the consumer and commercial ABS sectors as well as structuring and executing asset based lending transactions. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Wang worked at Goldman Sachs from 2000 to 2006 in the Investment Management Division and more recently in the Special Situations Group, the principal investing arm within the Fixed Income Division. There, Mr. Wang specialized in purchasing distressed pools of consumer, commerc ... (view full description)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Neil Weidner's practice is concentrated in the areas of securitization, structured finance, and derivative financial products. Neil represents underwriters, issuers, institutional investors, collateral managers, and sponsors in a wide range of matters involving the securitization or re-packaging of traditional and non-traditional assets. He has extensive experience in the area of CLOs/CDOs, using "cash flow," "market value," and hybrid structures. Neil actively advises clients on the formation and offering of interests in credit funds and similar type funds, formed to target investment opportunities created by the current turmoil in the global credit markets. He also practices in the area of ... (view full description)
Specialized Loan Servicing (SLS)
Toby is chief executive officer of Specialized Loan Servicing (SLS), and president of Computershare Loan Services, a business unit of Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU).
In his role at SLS, Toby oversees all operational and financial activities for the company, promoting strategic business opportunities and driving key growth initiatives. Toby was one of the original founders of SLS in 2003, leading it to become one of the highest-rated special servicers in the U.S. He continues to build upon the company’s responsive client service approach, industry expertise, and innovative technologies. He previously served as president and chief financial officer of SLS. Prior to SLS, To ... (view full description)
PGIM Fixed Income
Edwin Wilches, CFA, is a Vice President and portfolio manager for Prudential Fixed Income's Leveraged Finance Team. Mr. Wilches is responsible for managing and trading Prudential's investments in CLO tranches, supporting the Dryden CLO platform business development and investor relations efforts, and analyzing off-the-run alternative fixed income opportunities.
Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Mr. Wilches was a member of Prudential Fixed Income’s CDO analyst team. He was also part of Prudential Fixed Income's Business and Product Support Team, where he led the launch process for new institutional client accounts and the creation of investment ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director, Head of Structured Products Origination
Cory Wishengrad has over 20 years of experience in structured products. At Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Wishengrad heads the Structured Products Origination team. Cory was previously Co-Head of Securitized Products Origination in the Americas at Barclays; prior to Barclays, he was Head of Esoteric ABS at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Wishengrad has a BA summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and JD cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Jonathan Wishnia is one of the nations leading corporate financing attorneys focusing in mortgage finance and receivables securitization. Jonathan has extensive experience advising clients on matters including the trading and financing of whole loans and servicing rights, the servicing of mortgage loans, and the securitization of various asset classes. Additionally, Mr. Wishnia counsels clients on secured and unsecured credit facilities, asset purchases and sales, mergers and acquisitions and other general capital markets matters. As a leader in this field, Mr. Wishnia has been recognized in Chambers USA in the area of Capital Markets: Securitization. Mr. Wishnias practice includes the repre ... (view full description)
Veterans Capital Corp
Mr. Joseph Wold, Jr. is currently the Founder and President of Veterans Capital Corp, an investment leasing firm and a Founding Partner and Managing Member of the Veterans Capital Fund, LLC, a private equity fund that supports the efforts of Veterans Capital Corp. Along with being a decorated Vietnam Veteran, Mr. Wold has over 35 years’ experience in the leasing industry, Mr. Wold is a recognized leader in the equipment leasing community. Among other positions, he has served as a senior credit and leasing operations manager for a variety of leasing companies including Fortune 100 insurance companies, banks, and independent leasing companies. Mr. Wold chairs Veterans Capital’s credit committe ... (view full description)
Chief Credit Officer
Morningstar Credit Ratings
Calvin Wong is chief credit officer for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. He is primarily responsible for overseeing the review and approval process for analytical methodologies for Morningstar’s structured credit research and ratings business. Before joining Morningstar in 2014, Wong was practice criteria officer for global residential mortgage-backed securities for Standard & Poor's. Wong began his 24-year career at Standard & Poor’s as an analyst for asset-backed securities (ABS) and went on to hold various analytical management positions in ABS. He later became S&P's Asia-Pacific regional practice leader for Structured Finance Ratings and Corporate Governance Services in Hong ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of Structured Products
CIFC Asset Management
Mr. Wu has 17 years of experience in the financial industry spanning structured credit and equity. Prior to joining CIFC, Mr. Wu was head of CLO structuring at UBS. Before joining UBS in 2011, Mr. Wu ran asset side new product development at China International Capital Corporation (CICC), a major Chinese investment bank. Previously, Mr. Wu spent 7 years at Deutsche Bank from 2003 to 2010, covering CLOs and other structured products. He had various roles at Deutsche Bank in both structuring and trading. Mr. Wu began his investing career in international equity at Sanford Bernstein in 1995 and worked in the Credit Derivatives group at Goldman Sachs from 2000 2003. Mr. Wu holds a MBA from th ... (view full description)
Will is Head of Non-Agency Trading at Barclays where he is responsible for all Secondary Trading in ABS, CMBS, and NA RMBS He has been at Barclays since 2004. Prior to Barclays, he worked at Morgan Stanley and SMBC Capital Markets.
Managing Director Bank Solutions & Credit Structuring
Adnan Zuberi is a Managing Director and Head of Credit Structuring for the Americas.
He joined BNP Paribas in 2008 from JPMorgan Chase where he was an Executive Director in the Structured Credit Products team since 2007. Prior to that, he spent five years at UBS in credit structuring most recently as Head of Credit Derivatives Structuring.
Adnan is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Jon Claude Zucconi
Jon-Claude Zucconi is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in New York. Within Asset Finance, he is responsible for Consumer ABS Origination and Structuring.
Mr. Zucconi joined Credit Suisse in May 2011 after nine years at Barclays Capital, where he was a Director in the Securitized Products Origination Group. Prior to that, Mr. Zucconi worked at Salomon Smith Barney for two years in the Global Securitized Products group.
Mr. Zucconi holds a B.A. in Political Science/International Relations from Columbia University in the city of New York.
Jerry van Koolbergen
Jerry van Koolbergen is the Managing Director responsible for Structured Credit at DBRS. In this role, he oversees US and European teams rating CLOs, CLO warehouses, direct origination funds, leveraged loan funds, CFOs of private equity, SME CLOs, CLNs, ABCP, trade receivables, subscription loans, special projects and surveillance. He also oversees credit estimates, ratings for SMEs and high yield middle market corporates, and new product development. Mr. van Koolbergen joined DBRS in 2008.
Prior to DBRS, Mr. van Koolbergen was an Executive Director for Morgan Stanley in 2006, and a Vice President for JPMorgan from 1998-2006 responsible for CLO structuring and origination.
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