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In order to accommodate the demand for increased CLO coverage at ABS East, IMN is excited to host dedicated CLO panels at the official nearby co-host property, Eden Roc. Delegates will benefit from a large session room, proprietary meeting space, and the opportunity for exclusive networking opportunities with peers in the CLO space. All plenary sessions and main events will still be held at the Fontainebleau, and the CLO panels will be scheduled to allow time to travel between properties without missing any coverage.
9:00 AM Eastern Time
ABS East 2016 Registration Opens
12:30 PM Track A
ABS 101
  • What is an asset-backed securitization?
  • What are the benefits and burdens for issuers and sponsors of securitizations?
  • Analyzing the basics of a securitization, with an emphasis on core concepts and terminology

Evan Kelson

Hogan Lovells
12:30 PM Track B
Esoteric ABS: Overview of Emerging Assets
  • Trends in non-traditional assets securitization
  • What investors need to know about off the run ABS investing
  • Timeshare, cell phone tower, drug royalties to Franchise fees and everything in between

David Bondy

Managing Director

David Nathanson

Senior Vice President- ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings

Tom Howard

Chapman and Cutler LLP

Gary Zhu

Wells Fargo

Sandra Harris

Risk Manager
Santander Bank
12:30 PM Track C
SFIG Advocacy Update PLS RMBS 3.0 Returning Private Capital to the Mortgage Market

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SFIG PLS Agenda, Accomplishments and Challenges

  • Deal Agent
  • Bondholder Communication platform criteria and recommendations
  • MISMO data standards
  • Materiality definition
  • Underwriting guideline disclosure. 
  • TRID
  • 2017 Agenda, including Settlements and Non-Deal Agent Structures 

Daniel Goodwin

Emporium TPO LLC

Eric Kaplan

Senior Advisor
Milken Institute - Center for Financial Markets
12:30 PM Track D
CRA Auto Investor Briefing

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John Bella

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

Joyce Fargas

Senior Director
Fitch Ratings

Hylton Heard

Senior Director
Fitch Ratings
12:30 PM Track E
CLOs and Leveraged Loans 101

This session will take place at the official co-host property, Eden Roc

  • This workshop will provide attendees with a strong foundation by explaining the CLO structure, the definition of a leveraged loan, and other key fundamental concepts in the CLO sector.

Derek Miller

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

John McCormick


Stephen Hessler

Deutsche Bank

Mary Kathryn Lee

Paul Hastings
1:15 PM Track A
RMBS 101
  • Overview of the structure of a residential mortgage-backed securitization
  • Core mortgage securitization concepts and terminology
  • GSE sponsored versus private label RMBS

Jophy Joseph

Bank of America

Ned Myers

1:15 PM Track B
The Fundamentals and Latest Developments in Solar Finance
  • Regulatory and infrastructure developments affecting solar including net metering
  • Outlook for volume and variety of solar financing
  • What impact will changes in the political landscape have on the future of solar in the U.S.?
  • Trending: community solar and solar storage

Mary Rottman


Graham Smith

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Open Energy Group

Michael Mendelsohn

Executive Director
Solar Finance Council
1:15 PM Track C
SFIG Advocacy Update Marketplace Lending

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  • Launch of best practices initiative and key workstreams
  • Update on Disclosure and Reporting “standardization”
  • Overview of SFIG member positions on regulation
  • SFIG 2017 MPL agenda 

Jennifer Wolfe

Senior Manager

William Black

Managing Director - Consumer ABS & RMBS Primary
Moody’s Investors Service
1:15 PM Track D
CRA SLABS Investor Briefing

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Dev Chatterjee

Managing Director
Moody's Investors Service

Nicky Dang

VP-Sr Credit Officer
Moody’s Investors Service

Irina Faynzilberg

Vice President Senior Credit Officer
Moody's Investors Service
1:15 PM Track E
Leveraged Loan Market Fundamentals

This session will take place at the official co-host property, Eden Roc

  • How are loan market dynamics changing and shifting? Loan origination volume outlook in 2017
  • Update on the pricing, volume and supply of leveraged loans: is the collateral getting harder to source and more expensive to acquire? 
  • Are competing investment vehicles such as TRS and loan managed accounts/retail funds responsible for drying up CLO collateral? 
  • What is the impact of risk retention on lending volume by banks and other alternative lenders reliant on ABS as a funding tool?
  • Demand for corporate funding and cost of capital considerations for borrowers

Lynda Lazzari

Managing Director
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Maureen D'Alleva

Managing Director - Portfolio Management
Angelo, Gordon & Co.

Christina Jamieson

Head of Broadly Syndicated Loans
Golub Capital

Colm Doherty

Director of Analysis – Syndicated Loans
Thomson Reuters
1:15 PM Eastern Time
Special Presentation Room (Splash 13/14): CRA SFR Briefing

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Brian Grow

President of MCR
Morningstar Credit Ratings

Lea Overby

Head of CMBS Research
Wells Fargo Securities
2:00 PM Eastern Time
Refreshment Break
2:15 PM Track A
ABCP Sector Update
  • Typical ABCP structures
  • Past performance
  • Future prospects
  • Regulatory and other issues that may impact ABCP

Carol Hitselberger

Mayer Brown LLP

Sam Pilcer

Managing Director
Credit Agricole CIB

Aditya Reddy

Managing Director

Stephany Bushweller

Executive Director
2:15 PM Track B
PACE 101
  • Why the recent uptick in PACE deals?
  • Capital markets execution for PACE transactions
  • Understanding the PACE program and differentiating commercial from residential
  • Rating agency views on residential and commercial PACE

Lain Gutierrez

Chief Executive Officer
CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital

Brock Wolf

Executive Director

Phoebe Xu

Senior Vice President - ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings

Alexandra Cooley

Chief Investment Officer
Nuveen Green Capital
2:15 PM Track C
SFIG Advocacy Update: Investor Agenda Q4 2016 and full year 2017; Provide Your Input (INVESTOR ONLY)

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  • Discuss Current SFIG Investor Agenda – and Include Your Input on Additions to this Agenda 
  • Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) and Reduced Dealer Inventories / Lower Bond Turnover 
  • RMBS 3.0 
  • GSE Reform
  • Reg AB II: 144A Disclosure
  • How are You and Your Peer Investor Firms Implementing New Regulations
  • Blockchain: Improving Transparency, Efficiency of Market
  • Marketplace Lending

Kristi Leo

Structured Finance Association
2:15 PM Track D
CRA Transportation Investor Briefing

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Winston Chang

Managing Director
S&P Global Ratings

Kate Scanlin

Senior Director
S&P Global Ratings

Betsy Snyder

S&P Global Ratings

Steven Margetis

S&P Global Ratings
2:15 PM Track E
CLO Regulatory and Legislative Cliff Notes

This session will take place at the official co-host property, Eden Roc

  • U.S. Risk Retention: Legislation, litigation, QCLOs, material amendments, Auction Rate Securities structure…and what it takes to “really” be risk retention compliant
  • Euro Snapshot: How STS and Brexit could affect the US and Euro CLO market
  • How Not to Sweat the Small(ish) Stuff: FATCA, Market Abuse and Incentive Comp

Meredith Coffey

Executive VP of Research & Analysis
Loan Syndications Trading Association

Cynthia Williams

Dechert LLP

Scott Macdonald

Maples and Calder

Michael Zak

Senior Vice President
U.S. Bank
3:00 PM Track A
Marketplace Lending 101
  • What assets are being financed online? Student loans to Startups
  • Consumer versus small balance commercial
  • Who are the major players in the marketplace lending ecosystem?
  • How will marketplace lending ultimately impact the traditional bank lending sector, and other forms of traditional unsecured lending?
  • Marketplace lending challenges emerging
  • What type of person uses marketplace lending? Is it a millennials' trend? Or are these people rejected by other forms of lending?

Greg Sobreiro

Managing Director
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Don Davis

Portfolio Manager
Prime Meridian Capital Management

Matthew Hays

Latham & Watkins

James Alexander

Head of Research
Direct Lending Investments, LLC

Steve O'Neal

Vice President
Wilmington Trust, NA
3:00 PM Track C
SFIG Advocacy Update Investor Liquidity Review - The Path Forward (INVESTOR ONLY)

Please note these sessions require advanced attendance which may be confirmed with Melissa Igbineweka at

  • Liquidity review and outlook: 
    • Reduced Dealer Inventories
    • Lower Bond Turnover
    • Other Liquidity Variables
  • Adapting to the change:  Potential Market Strategies & Practices:
    • Increasing agency/brokered secondary trades to supplement traditional principal OTC market making
    • Trading Venues: Alternative Trading Systems, Electronic trading venues
    • Larger Benchmark Issues
    • Breaking up secondary market trades into small sizes
    • Alternative Trading Protocols
    • Pre-Trade and Post-Trade Reporting

Kristi Leo

Structured Finance Association
3:00 PM Track D
CRA Renewables Investor Briefing

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Andrew Giudici

Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Cecil Smart

Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
3:00 PM Track B
Digesting the Regulatory Alphabet Soup
  • Solvency II, Basel III, STS, TRID, REG AB: What does it all mean?
  • A summary of recently implemented and pending regulatory developments
  • Which ones will affect investors and how? Issuers?
  • What can we expect in the pipeline from Dodd-Frank?
  • Will the election outcome affect future regulation? If so, how?

Charles Sweet

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Kristen Wegner

Senior Vice President, Business Development
Modern Markets Initiative

John Levonick

Special Counsel
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Allison Botos Schilz

Counsel, Financial Services Litigation & Compliance
Hunton & Williams

Isha Sinwer

Vice President, US Depository Strategies
3:00 PM Track E
Sector Update: Energy, Metals & Mining, Technology, Healthcare/Pharma and Retail Outlook

This session will take place at the official co-host property, Eden Roc

  • What’s next after commodities?
  • What is the near term outlook for company performance in these sectors, have we hit rock bottom or do we have further to fall and how might that impact CLOs with a larger exposure to these sectors?
  • Defining the energy sector: Utilities, alternative energy, oil production, oilfield services and exploration, natural gas; how does the definition of the ‘energy sector’ impact the estimates of total CLO exposure and likelihood of default risk?
  • How much do falling oil and gas prices really impact the CLO sector, have we seen benefits as a result in other sectors e.g. retail, healthcare, metals and mining?
  • Sector watch: Besides energy, what other sectors may be cause for concern, and when?

David Preston

Head of Structured Credit Research
AGL Credit

Mark Sadeghian

Senior Director
Fitch Ratings

Steven Oh

Global Head of Credit and Fixed Income
PineBridge Investments

John Wu

Managing Director & Head of Structured Capital Markets
Seix Advisors

Jim Wiant

Senior Portfolio Manager
MidOcean Partners

Joe Moroney

Head of Performing Credit
Apollo Global Management
3:45 PM Track A
CMBS Trends and Fundamentals
  • Origination and collateral quality i.e trends in CRE underwriting and performance
  • Impact of Risk Retention on issuer appetite and CMBS structures

Harry Blanchard

Director, Moody’s Analytics Accelerator – CRE
Moody's Analytics

Tim Groves


Eric Thompson

Senior Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
3:45 PM Track B
Fintech Developments Affecting the ABS Market
  • From blockchain, data and analytics tools, to online lending: How is technology shaping our market?

David Kucera

Senior Managing Director
Capital One

Eli Stern


Stephen Bisbee

eOriginal Inc

Perry DeFelice

Director, Capital Markets

Scott Waterstredt

Managing Director
MetLife Investment Management
3:45 PM Track C
SFIG Advocacy Update Reg AB/Disclosure

Please note these sessions require advanced attendance which may be confirmed with Melissa Igbineweka at

  • Auto: gearing up for loan level disclosure
  • Experience with inaugural Reg AB II compliant deals
  • SFIG member proposals for asset level disclosure: card, equipment retail, and floor plan 
  • Proposals for 144A disclosure 

Alyssa Acevedo

Manager, ABS Policy

Charles Sweet

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
3:45 PM Track D
CRA Resi Mortgage Investor Briefing

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  • Market overview – issuance volume, trends, etc.
  • RMBS sector breakdown – Non-QM, GSE CRT, RPL/NPL
  • Non-QM – Program overview; What has changed from pre-crisis; How do non-QM transactions differ from prime jumbo securitizations; Key rating considerations.
  • GSE CRT – Credit and performance trends; Strengths and challenges in these transactions; How does DBRS address these challenges; How do the CRT transactions compare to non-agency prime transactions?
  • RPL/NPL – Current trends; Key risk factors; How does DBRS address these risk factors;
  • Market Outlook – What needs to happen to bring back RMBS issuances?

Quincy Tang

Managing Director
DBRS Morningstar (DBRS, Inc.)

Sagar Kongettira

Managing Director, US RMBS
DBRS Morningstar

Corina Gonzalez

DBRS Morningstar
4:30 PM Eastern Time
Opening Remarks

Jade Friedensohn

Managing Director
4:45 PM Eastern Time
Keynote Address

Steve Eisman

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Neuberger Berman
5:30 PM Eastern Time
Welcoming Cocktail Reception
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    If you have registered for an event through a group website we may collect personal data including: name, job title, company, address, telephone number and email.

    This information is necessary so that we can complete your registration for the event and provide you with relevant event materials.

    We may also provide delegate details (e.g. name, email) to event sponsors who, subject to your consent, may contact you for their own advertising and marketing purposes.

  • Advertising & Marketing

    We use the personal data you provide us and which we collect from you to inform you about similar products and services which we provide. We may send you marketing communications that are sponsored by our partners and which are targeted to your interests based on information you have provided us such as job title, employer and/or industry. If you have consented to receive information from other Euromoney group companies, we may share your personal data with these companies so that they can fulfil your request to receive marketing materials in accordance with your preferences. We will not share your personal data with any third parties for their own marketing purposes unless you have provided your consent.

    Each of the Euromoney group companies that may contact you is a data controller in relation to the personal data that you have agreed to share with them. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the individual company, or us – using the contact details set out in the “Who We Are” section.

    You can opt out from receiving such materials at any time.

    The personal data we may use for advertising and marketing purposes includes your name, email address, job title, phone number, company name/employer, geo location, postal address and data collected using cookies and other similar technology (Please read our separate Cookies Policy to find out more about which cookies we use, how they work and how you can control your cookie options).

    Marketing materials are sent electronically, by post and we may occasionally call you.

  • Online Targeted Advertising

    We use targeted advertising on our websites to display advertisements that are relevant to what we believe are your interests. In order to deliver relevant advertisements, we use third parties to deliver cookies that collect information about your IP address and how you interact with our sites (e.g. browsing information, which articles you have read etc.). This data is used by the third parties to determine which advertisements may be of interest to you.

    We may also share your personal data with third parties to deliver targeted advertising to you on other websites (e.g. Twitter Tailored Audiences or Facebook Custom Audiences). This could include your email address, cookie data, and information obtained from third parties. Third party cookies may also be used to enable us to target advertisements to you on other websites that you visit.

  • Lead Generation and Scoring

    We occasionally use the services of trusted third parties in order to ensure that the personal data we use for advertising and marketing purposes is accurate and up-to-date. To do this, we transfer personal data of individual leads (such as name, email, job title, location and phone number) to these third parties who conduct research to verify the data – primarily against public information.

    We also use algorithmic software technology to help us improve the quality and relevance of marketing activities. The personal data analysed by the software includes email address, phone number, job title, address, purchase history and account information. This allows us to provide meaningful offers that are relevant to your specific profile.

  • Surveys, Market Research & Customer Feedback

    We want to understand the needs of our readers and customers. We may therefore use the information you provide us – including your name and contact details – to contact you to request your feedback, or to participate in our customer and market research.

  • Public forums, message boards and blogs

    Some of the pages on our group websites may include message boards, blogs or other facilities for generating content from users. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to post any personal data. User generated content is also subject to our site Terms & Conditions.

  • Business or Asset Sale

    If we sell a business or assets we may need to disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer of such business or assets.

    If Euromoney, or any of our group companies is sold or sells our assets or is acquired by a third party, then personal data about our customers will be acquired by that third party. A transfer of your personal data in these circumstances would be necessary so that the services you have contracted for can still be delivered, or so that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of our free products and services. You will receive notice if a new controller assumes responsibility for your personal data.

  • Additional Third Party Disclosures

    We may disclose your personal data to other third parties in the following situations:

    • To third party partners who help us by providing services such as technology, marketing, advisory or other services. These third parties only receive encrypted data and may only process personal data to provide those services to us.
    • Where we are required by law or regulation to do so. In each case we will seek, where practicable, to minimise the amount of data that is disclosed.
    • If required to protect the rights and interests of other users and/or Euromoney and its affiliates (including our employees, agents and contractors), or as otherwise set out in our Terms & Conditions. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
  • Email Tracking

    We may include small pixel tags (small image files) within the emails we send you in order to determine whether our emails are opened and/or whether the hyperlinks inside our emails are clicked through. We may also collect browser, location and the device used to engage with our email communications. This information allows us to better understand whether we are meeting our users’ needs and how we can improve our communications. No other information is collected. You can opt out of receiving our direct marketing emails either by following the instructions in each email, or by contacting us (see the “Who We Are” section of this Privacy Notice).

International Transfers

Some of the Euromoney group companies are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If you have consented to being contacted by our group companies, then the transfer of your personal data will be made according to the terms of an international data sharing agreement that contains obligations approved by European data protection regulators. Any of our group companies that receive your personal data will be co-controllers of that data, which means they may determine how they process your personal data – although they may only use it for the purposes for which it was shared, unless you are informed of new or additional processing activities.

We may also transfer personal data to third party service providers as described in this Privacy Notice which are located outside the EEA. Where we conduct these transfers, we take all steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation, either by only sending your personal data to jurisdictions that provide an adequate degree of legal protection for your data or by imposing approved contractual terms on these third parties.

Retention Periods

We have a data retention policy that ensures we don’t use or store your personal data for longer than necessary. We consider the following issues to determine retention periods:

  • Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner or other regulatory agency, or industry best practice recommendations;
  • The business rationale for collection and expiry of the purpose for which personal data was collected;
  • Our ongoing ability to ensure the accuracy of the data; and
  • Legal and regulatory requirements.

We may occasionally need to keep personal data for either shorter or longer periods than specified in our retention policy. In such circumstances, application of the retention period to the data will be temporarily suspended. The suspension of an applicable retention period will be carried out in a manner that respects the rights and interests of all persons concerned.

How You Can Set Your Data & Privacy Preferences

You can use our Preference Centre to select the topics that are of interest to you so that we can send you publications and information about our products and services that are especially relevant to you. You can also choose the channels we use to contact you (email, phone, post, etc.) and can also opt-out of receiving marketing communications.

Your Rights

You have certain rights in relation to your personal data which include the following:

  • Access & Portability

    You may request access to any personal data of yours for which Euromoney is responsible as controller. Unless there are legal or regulatory reasons for not doing so, we will confirm whether we process any of your personal data and if we do, we will provide you with the following information: the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, any recipients of your personal data, the applicable retention period and the data source. Copies of your personal data will be made available to you in a structured, machine-readable format.

    You may also request that we transfer the personal data that you have submitted to us, to another controller, where it is technically feasible for us to do so.

    If you have consented to our processing of your personal data, or if we are processing your personal data in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, then you can submit a request that we transfer your personal data to another data controller.

  • Rectification, Restriction, Objection

    You have the right to request that Euromoney rectify any errors in the personal data that we process. In some circumstances, you may also be able to ask for the erasure of personal data, and/or request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You may also object to the processing of your personal data for sales or marketing purposes.

  • How to Exercise Your Rights

    To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by post or email at the following addresses:

    Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
    8 Bouverie Street
    London, EC4Y 8AX
    United Kingdom


    Web form: Complete Subject Data Request Form

    We may need to check your identity prior to processing a request.

    Euromoney will do our best to respond to any questions and address any of your concerns. You are also able to register any complaints regarding the processing of your personal data directly with the UK Information Commissioner.

Protecting Your Data

Euromoney is committed to keeping your personal data secure and we will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorised use, disclosure or destruction. Although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee that any transmission of data is without risk. We have therefore implemented information security policies and rules, staff training on information security, and technical measures to ensure the integrity of data that we have under our control.

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those third parties that process personal data on our behalf) are required to keep such data confidential and not to use it for any purpose other than the performance of services we have requested.

Third Party Sites

Our site may contain links to other websites – including, for example, providers of payment processing services. Euromoney is not responsible for the privacy and data collection practices of third party sites and we therefore recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of service of each site you visit.

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