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
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, LLC

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

Director of Mortgage Policy

Eric Kaplan

Director, Housing Finance Program
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

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

Chief Investment Officer & President
Telos Asset Management

Stephen Hessler

Deutsche Bank

Mary Kathryn Lee

Of Counsel
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

Vice President, RMBS Securitization and Advisory
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Ned Myers

Senior Vice President
Black Knight
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



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
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

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Maureen D'Alleva

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
Special Presentation Room (Splash 13/14): CRA SFR Briefing

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Brian Grow

Managing Director – RMBS/SFR/ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC

Lea Overby

Managing Director, Head of CMBS Research and Analytics
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC
2:00 PM
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

Senior Vice President

Brock Wolf

Executive Director

Phoebe Xu

Senior Vice President - ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC

Alexandra Cooley

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Greenworks Lending, LLC
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

Senior Policy Advisor
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 Vice President of Research & Analysis

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

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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

Senior Policy Advisor
3:00 PM Track D
CRA Renewables Investor Briefing

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Andrew Giudici

Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Cecil Smart

Senior 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

Managing Director
Wells Fargo

Mark Sadeghian

Senior Director
Fitch Ratings

Steven Oh

Global Head of Credit and Fixed Income
PineBridge Investments

John Wu

Managing Director
Seix Advisors

Jim Wiant

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

Head of Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities
Moody's Analytics

Tim Groves


Eric Thompson

Senior Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc


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
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

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

  • 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

Sagar Kongettira

Senior Vice President

Corina Gonzalez

Vice President
4:30 PM
Opening Remarks

Jade Friedensohn

Managing Director
4:45 PM
Keynote Address

Steve Eisman

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Neuberger Berman
5:30 PM
Welcoming Cocktail Reception
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This information is used to administer and deliver to you the products and/or services you have requested, to operate our Sites efficiently and improve our service to you, and to retain records of our business transactions and communications. By using the Sites and submitting personal information through the registration process you are agreeing that we may collect, hold, process and use your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with the Site services and developing our business, which shall include (without limitation) the purposes described below in paragraphs 2 and 3.

  1. Monitoring use of our Sites

Where, as part of our Site services, we enable you to post information or materials on our Site, we may access and monitor any information which you upload or input, including in any password-protected sections. Subject to any necessary consents, we also monitor and/or record the different Sites you visit and actions taken on those Sites, e.g. content viewed or searched for. If you are a registered user (e.g. a subscriber or taking a trial), when you log on, this places a cookie on your machine. This enables your access to content and services that are not publicly available. Once you are logged on, the actions you take - for example, viewing an article - will be recorded (subject to any necessary consents). We may use technology or a service provider to do this for us. This information may be used for one or more of the following purposes:

    • to fulfil our obligations to you;
    • to improve the efficiency, quality and design of our Sites and services;
    • to see which articles, features and services are most read and used
    • to track compliance with our terms and conditions of use, e.g. to ensure that you are acting within the scope of your user licence;
    • for marketing purposes (subject to your rights to opt-in and opt-out of receiving certain marketing communications) - see paragraph 3 below;
    • for advertising purposes, although the information used for these purposes does not identify you personally. Please see paragraph 5 below for more details;
    • to protect or comply with our legal rights and obligations; and
    • to enable our journalists to contact and interact with you online in connection with any content you may post to our Sites.

Please see paragraph 5 below for more information on cookies and similar technologies and a link to a page where you can turn them on or off.

  1. Marketing:

Some of your personal data collected under paragraphs 1 and 2 above may be used by us and/or our other group companies and third party service providers to contact you by email, fax, telephone and/or post for sending information or promotional material on our products and/or services and/or those of our other group companies.
We give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving marketing communications and will in certain circumstances need to obtain your consent before sending such communications to you. Further detail can be found on the applicable Site and in each marketing communication sent by us, our group companies or service providers. See also "Consents and opt-outs" section below.

  1. Trading in Personal Data:

Some of your personal data may be collected and processed with the intention of selling it to other organisations, but this will not be done unless you have given your consent (separately to this privacy statement).

  1. Cookies and similar technologies

All our Sites use cookies and similar technical tools to collect information about your access to the Site and the services we provide.

Cookies are pieces of information which include a unique reference code that a website transfers to your device to store and sometimes track information about you. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the Site and will last for longer. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie.

We may use cookies to:

  • remember that you have used the Site before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to different parts of the Site. This allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get and make sure that the Site runs fast enough;
  • remember your login session so you can move from one page to another within the Site;
  • store your preferences or your user name and password so that you do not need to input these every time you visit the Site;
  • customise elements of the layout and/or content of the pages of Site for you;
  • record activity on our Sites so that we understand how you use our Sites enabling us to better tailor our content, services and marketing to your needs;
  • collect statistical information about how you use the Site so that we can improve the Site; and
  • gather information about the pages on the Site that you visit, and also other information about other websites that you visit, so as to place you in a “market segment”. This information is only collected by reference to the IP address that you are using, but does include information about the county and city you are in, together with the name of your internet service provider. This information is then used to place interest-based advertisements on the Site which it is believed will be relevant to your market segment. For more information about this type of interest based advertising, and about how to turn this feature off please visit (Please email us at if you have any queries about cookies)

Some of the cookies used by our Sites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services (such as interest based advertising directed at your market segment) on our behalf.

To see a list of the cookies and similar technologies used on this Site and instructions on how to turn them on and off click here. (Please email us at if you have any queries about cookies)

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies in general by visiting which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note however, that by blocking, deleting or turning off cookies used on the Site you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site.

Email tracking: So that we can better understand our users' needs, we track responses to our emails - for example, to see which links are the most popular in newsletters, and to log and follow up responses to our marketing messages. To do this, we use pixel GIFs, also known as "pixel tags" - these are small image files that are placed within the body of our email messages. They enable us to tell if a message has been opened and to track click-throughs on links within the message.
Any other purposes for which Euromoney wishes to use your personal data will be notified to you and your personal data will not be used for any such purpose without obtaining your prior consent.

Consents and opt-outs

You can give your consent to or opt out of particular uses of your data as indicated above by:

  • Indicating at the point on the relevant Site where personal data is collected;
  • Informing us by email, post or phone; or
  • Updating your preferences on the applicable Site;

For turning cookies and similar technologies on and off, see the information in paragraph 5 above.


Information collected at one Site may be shared between Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, Institutional Investor Inc. and other group companies for the purposes listed above.

Your personal data may also be sold to other companies in the form of lists and directories, but only after permission from you in accordance with the provisions above.

We may also disclose your personal data to other third parties, including, without limitation, professional advisers, or governmental or State institutions or regulatory authorities, where necessary in order to exercise or defend legal rights or where required by law.

We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this policy to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.

Public forums, message boards and blogs

Some of our Sites make message boards, blogs or other facilities for user generated content available and users can participate in these facilities. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Transfers outside the EEA

Services on the Internet are accessible globally so collection and transmission of personal data is not always limited to one country. Euromoney Institutional Investor plc may transfer your personal data, for the purposes listed above, to other group companies, service providers or other third parties which may be located in countries outside the European Economic Area, whose laws may not give the level of protection to personal data as within the UK. This will include transfers to Institutional Investor Inc. in the US (and Institutional Investor Inc. will collect some data directly from you, in relation to the Sites which it operates) and to third parties who provide us with email and marketing services. Where we conduct any transfers we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Confidentiality and Security of Your Personal Data

We are committed to keeping the data you provide us secure and will take reasonable precautions to protect your personal data from loss, misuse or alteration.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features described above to try to prevent unauthorised access.

We have implemented information security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • unauthorised access
  • improper use or disclosure
  • unauthorised modification
  • unlawful destruction or accidental loss

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those who process your personal data on our behalf, for the purposes listed above), who have access to, and are associated with the processing of your personal data, are obliged to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for us.

We also give you the option of using a secure transmission method to send us personal data identifiers, such as credit card details and bank account number.

How to Access, Update and Erase your Personal Information

If you wish to know whether we are keeping personal data about you, or if you have an enquiry about our privacy policy or your personal data held by us, in relation to any of the Sites, you can contact the Data Protection Officer via:

  • Postal mail to this address: Data Protection Officer, Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, Nestor House, Playhouse Yard, London EC4V 5EX, UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7779 8600
  • Email:

Upon request, we will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you. We may require proof of your identity and may charge a small fee (not exceeding the statutory maximum fee that can be charged) to cover administration and postage.

Euromoney allows you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate in accordance with applicable laws, you may have your personal information:

  • erased
  • rectified or amended
  • completed

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect new legislation or industry practice, group company changes and customer feedback. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement periodically to be informed of how we are protecting your personal data.

This Privacy Statement was last updated in April 2012.

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