Peter Acciavatti

Managing Director

Mr. Acciavatti is a Managing Director and Head of JPMorgan’s US High-Yield Credit, CLO and Strategy research teams. He is responsible for providing US High-Yield and Loan Strategy and Portfolio research to JPMorgan’s clients. He was selected to Institutional Investor Magazine’s All-America Fixed-Income Research Teams 17 consecutive years, receiving top honors for the last 14 years. Mr. Acciavatti has spent the last 20 years covering the credit markets.  He began his career at Chemical Bank in the Middle Market Banking Group in 1994. Mr. Acciavatti holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Management Information Systems from Albany University, and an MBA degree from Columbia University Graduat ... (view full description)

Keith Allman

Vice President
Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P

Keith Allman is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company and senior securitized asset analyst for the fixed income group. He specializes in ABS, transportation, commercial and esoteric. Keith joined Loomis Sayles in 2016 and has 15 years of investment industry experience. Previously, he was a Director at Deutsche Bank, where he covered ABS, including aviation, railcar and marine shipping containers, as well as timeshare, rental fleet and other esoteric ABS. Prior to this, Keith was a senior investment manager at Bamboo Finance in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was responsible for new and ongoing investments in energy, healthcare and real estate. He has authored five books on finance, ... (view full description)

Marco Angheben

Director Business Development
European DataWarehouse

Marco joined European DataWarehouse GmbH (ED) as Director Business Development in January 2013. ED was created by a diverse set of shareholders in June 2012 as a result of the European Central Bank ABS Loan-level Data Initiative. ED vision is to create a central point where institutions, associations and national agencies lodge their data and information in an open, transparent and trusted environment. ED delivers products that are simple to operate, simple to price and available to all. ED operates as a utility providing a range of services. Previously, Marco coordinated with a team of advisors the implementation of the ECB ABS Loan-Level Initiative at LCM Partners. He ho ... (view full description)

Usama Ashraf

Chief Financial Officer
Prosper Funding

As CFO of Prosper Marketplace, Usama oversees all of the company’s capital markets functions, as well as the company’s financial activities. As head of the Capital Markets team, he is responsible for expanding the company’s funding sources by bringing new institutional investors and retail distribution partners onto the Prosper platform. Ashraf brings more than 18 years of experience spanning corporate finance and global capital markets, including funding, securitization, financial reporting, planning, investor relations, balance sheet management, strategy, and mergers and acquisitions. He has held senior leadership positions at prominent financial services companies, most recent ... (view full description)

Katya Baron

Managing Director

Securitization and capital markets specialist with 15+ years of financial services experience. Investment banker and structurer at Sterne Agee, Gleacher, Barclays Capital and JPMorgan Securities.

Andy Barr

Chairman of Monetary Policy & Trade Subcommittee
(R-KY) United States Congress

Andy Barr has served as the U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District since January, 2013.  He is a Member of the Committee on Financial Services, and is the Chairman of the Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee.  Barr is focused on strengthening Kentucky’s signature bourbon, equine, coal, agriculture and manufacturing industries, and serves as co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Horse Caucus. He is fighting for policies that will save the country from bankruptcy, increase government accountability, and that would restore the balance of powers as intended by the founders of our nation. In an ongoing effort to be an accessible representative ... (view full description)

Bob Behal

Principal, Co-Head ABS/CMBS Investments
Vanguard Group

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)

Tracy Chen

Portfolio Manager
Brandywine Global Investment Management

Tracy Chen is Portfolio Manager and Head of Structured Credit at Brandywine Global Investment Management, Tracy leads the global structured credit portfolio investment and seeks the most attractive value in global structured credit market, including investment in U.S. RMBS, CMBS, ABS, CLO, European ABS and other structured products. She joined the Firm in August 2008. Prior to joining Brandywine Global, she had been with UBS Investment Bank as director of the fixed income valuation group, GMAC Mortgage Group and Deloitte Consulting. Tracy earned her MBA with a concentration in Finance from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. Tracy is a CFA® charterholder and a ... (view full description)

Meredith Coffey

Executive Vice President of Research & Analysis

Meredith Coffey is Executive Vice President of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), and runs its Research and Analysis Department. Ms. Coffey co-heads the LSTAs regulatory and CLO efforts, which help facilitate continued availability of credit and the efficiency of the loan market. In addition, Ms. Coffey heads a team of analysts that are responsible for analyzing current and anticipated loan market developments, helping the LSTA build strategy and improve market efficiency, and providing commentary through weekly newsletters, periodic conferences and webcasts. Ms. Coffey and the analyst team also engage market ... (view full description)

John Comeau

Financial Analyst-Asset Sales Office
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

John P. Comeau is a Financial Analyst and Economist in FHA’s Asset Sale Office.  During John’s tenure in Asset Sales, the team has sold over $4 billion in NPLs through FHA’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP), the Aged Delinquent Portfolio Loan Sale (ADPLS), and 2016 Healthcare Loan Sale.  John is responsible for analytics, modeling, and program design and serves as the Bid Evaluation Model Team Lead.  Prior to joining the Office of Asset Sales, John was a Senior Economist in the Housing Finance Analysis Division within HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research.  In the Housing Finance Analysis Division, John served as a housing and mortgage market subject matter expert an ... (view full description)

Jonah Crane

FinTech Advisor and Regulator in Residence
FinTech Innovation Lab

Jonah Crane is Regulator in Residence at the FinTech Innovation Lab in New York, and an advisor to early and growth stage FinTech companies. He has written and spoken on emerging FinTech trends, as well as financial market structure and public policy. Until January, Jonah served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the United States Department of Treasury, where he had also served as a Senior Advisor. Before joining Treasury, Mr. Crane served as a legislative aide to Senator Charles E. Schumer, where he worked on the Dodd-Frank Act, the JOBS Act, and other economic policy initiatives. Prior to joining Senator Schumer’s staff ... (view full description)

Andy Davidson

Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc.

Andrew Davidson is a financial innovator and leader in the development of financial research and analytics. He has worked extensively on mortgage-backed securities product development, valuation and hedging. He is president of Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc., a New York firm specializing in the application of analytical tools to investment management, which he founded in 1992. Andrew was instrumental in the creation of the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae risk-sharing transactions: STACR and CAS. These transactions allow Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to attract private capital to bear credit risk, even as they remain in government conservatorship. Andrew is also active in other dimens ... (view full description)

Edward Demarco

Financial Services Roundtable, Housing Policy Council

Ed DeMarco is President of the Financial Services Roundtable’s Housing Policy Council. Prior to joining HPC in June 2017, DeMarco was a senior fellow in residence at the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets. From 2009 to 2014, DeMarco served as acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) which acts as the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He was named HousingWire Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2012 for his impact on housing finance. DeMarco was chief operating officer and senior deputy director of the FHFA and its predecessor agency from 2006 to 2009. DeMarco’s career in public service includes executive positions at the Social ... (view full description)

Erica Dorfman

Vice President, Capital Markets

No biography specified

Andrew Flahive

President – Single Family Equity
Amherst Holdings, LLC

Mr. Flahive serves as Amherst’s President of Single Family Equity and leads Amherst's initiative to design and implement debt and equity financing strategies for its rapidly growing Single-Family Rental business. Mr. Flahive joined Amherst from Goldman Sachs, where he’d been since 2004, most recently serving as a Managing Director and Head of the Real Estate Equity Capital Markets Group. Mr. Flahive is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) holder and has a BBA from Texas Christian University.

Christopher Flanagan

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Chris Flanagan is Head of US Mortgage and Structured Finance Research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.   He was Head of ABS, CDO and CMBS Research at JP Morgan, where he worked since 2010. Prior to that, he held positions as the Head of ABS and MBS Research at Merrill Lynch.   In recent years, Chris has been highly ranked in various MBS and ABS categories in the Institutional Investor Fixed Income Research Survey and was widely recognized for his early call on the subprime mortgage collapse. He is ranked #2 for total number of appearances on the Institutional Investor team over the past twenty years.   He holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering ... (view full description)

Michael Flood

Deputy Executive Director
CRE Finance Council

No biography specified

Mark Fontanilla

Mark Fontanilla & Company

No biography specified

David Gabrielson

Executive Director

David Gabrielson, Executive Director David is the Executive Director of PACENow and was introduced to PACE financing while developing Energize Bedford, an energy efficiency financing program for homes in Bedford, New York, where he has served as an elected Councilman since 2008. PACENow is a national foundation funded non-profit that advocates for and assists in developing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, a powerful tool building owners can use to make their properties more energy efficient and/or sources of on-site renewable energy. PACENow’s mission is to promote improved energy efficiency in buildings and use of PACE. We are an impartial, consensus and fac ... (view full description)

Charlie Gentles

Director, Capital Markets

Charlie Gentles is a Director of Capital Markets at Avant, a position he has held since 2014. In that role, Mr. Gentles is responsible for the structuring and execution of all debt capital markets transactions, including managing Avant's direct warehouse and asset backed securitization strategies.   Prior to joining Avant, Mr. Gentles worked in the Structured Products Group at J.P. Morgan originating and structuring transactions for specialty finance companies. Prior to working at J.P. Morgan, Mr. Gentles was a member of the Asset Finance Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.   Mr. Gentles received a BS in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University. ... (view full description)

John Goodall

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

John is CEO and co-founder of Landbay. Landbay is the only peer-to-peer platform to operate solely within the British residential buy-to-let mortgage market. Landbay offers an alternative for both retail and institutional investors to traditional saving and lending, always secured on bricks and mortar. John launched Landbay in May 2014 with property finance and investment expert, Gray Stern. Landbay is a member of the P2PFA and it is the fastest growing P2P lender in the UK (AltFi data). Previously, John co-founded and managed a leading international executive search business. He then taught economics at a leading UK educational establishment before completing an MBA and returning to the ... (view full description)

Roberta Goss

Managing Director
DFG Investment Advisers

Ms. Goss is responsible for constructing and managing portfolios of leveraged loans, high yield bonds, and other credit-based securities for the Credit Investments team. She has over 20 years of investment experience in leveraged finance with roles in research and portfolio management. Prior to joining DFG, Ms. Goss was a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Northwoods Capital Management, a long-short fund that invested across the capital structure. She spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Managing Director and Co-Head of the high yield and bank loan businesses in the asset management division. In this role she led a team of 20 investment professionals and managed appr ... (view full description)

Andy Green

Managing Director of Economic Policy
American Progress

Andy Green is the Managing Director of Economic Policy at American Progress. He writes and speaks about financial markets and regulation; corporate governance and competition; international trade; and the economy and middle class. Green was editor of “Raising Wages and Rebuilding Wealth: A Roadmap for Middle-Class Economic Security,” a wide-ranging CAP report on causes and solutions to the wages and wealth squeeze on middle-class America. He writes regularly on financial regulation, including the Volcker rule, and has co-authored prominent CAP reports on the relationship between corporate long-termism and workforce training and on how to revitalize competition policy. He has appeared on CNN, ... (view full description)

Mark Higgins

Chief Operating Officer
Beacon Platform, Inc.

Before co-founding Beacon in 2014, Dr.Higgins spent eight years at JPMorgan, launching and delivering the Athena project, co-heading the Quantitative Research group for the investment bank, and running the electronic market making business for currency options.

Before JPMorgan, he spent eight years at Goldman Sachs as a desk strategist on the foreign exchange and interest rate market making desks.

Dr. Higgins received a B.S. in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Astrophysics from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

Sam Hodges

Funding Circle USA

Sam Hodges is co-founder and U.S. managing director of Funding Circle. In this role he is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of Funding Circle in the United States. Under his leadership, the business has grown exponentially and has emerged as the world’s largest online marketplace exclusively focused on small business loans, with over $2.5B in originations to-date. He co-founded the company after seeing how difficult it was to get a loan for a small business, a successful gym franchise, he invested in and helped build. Before co-founding Funding Circle, Sam served as vice president of Business Development at SecondMarket, the le ... (view full description)

Bill Hoffman

Apollo Aviation Group, LLC

No biography specified

Eric Ibara

Director, Residual Value Consulting
Kelley Blue Book

Eric Ibara is the director of residual value consulting for Kelley Blue Book.  He brings nearly 25 years of automotive industry experience to this role, which includes overseeing the company’s residual value forecasts.  Additionally, Ibara regularly meets with vehicle manufacturers, finance companies and automotive fleet companies to provide consulting services.    The residual value information Ibara manages is offered as a syndicated data product and is utilized on Kelley Blue Book’s as a component of Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost-to-Own information.  Ibara analyzes historical auction data and works with in-house statisticians to build and refine forecast models that a ... (view full description)

Vipul Jain

Managing Director
Wells Fargo

No biography specified

Ashish Jain

Senior Vice President, Capital Solutions

Ashish Jain joined SoFi in May 2016 and serves as Senior Vice President of Capital Solutions. He is responsible for distribution, loan sales, strategic partnerships, and growing SoFi’s institutional outreach. Prior to SoFi, Ashish worked at Deutsche Bank for 13 years. Most recently, he was Managing Director and US Head of Securitized Product Sales, a role he held for 4 years and in which he interacted with some of the world’s largest institutional investors about their investment strategies and portfolios. He began his career in Rates Sales in 2004. Ashish received a BS in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003 and he has served as a member of the Carnegi ... (view full description)

Mary Kane

Head of Securitized Products Research
Citi Global Markets, Inc.

Research analyst, specializing in nonmortgage ABS sectors:   Credit cards, Prime and subprime auto loans, Auto leases, Student loans, Marketplace Other esoteric ABS sectors   Publishes frequent commentary on ABS markets, consumer credit, prepayments, regulation and other relevant ABS market related topics   Top 3 ranking in the Institutional Investor All-America Research poll for 10+ years   Has worked at Citi for 16 years   Was previously a portfolio manager at UBS and Cred ... (view full description)

Eric Karlson

Managing Director

Eric Karlson manages a $2 billion structured corporate and esoteric asset backed securities portfolio for AIG Asset Management (U.S.), LLC, a registered investment advisor of American International Group, Inc.’s (“AIG’s”) family of property & casualty, life & retirement, and mortgage insurance companies. Prior to joining AIG, Mr. Karlson founded a financial services consulting firm specializing in the origination and structuring of complex financial assets. His work history includes several executive management positions including President and Managing Director of Textron Financial Corporation’s Capital Markets Group and various roles at GE C ... (view full description)

David Klein

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

David Klein is CEO and Co-Founder of CommonBond, a leading fintech company that uses data and technology to lower the cost of student loans. Since launching in 2012, CommonBond has raised over $1 billion across equity and debt, and is the first and only company in finance with a 1-for-1 social mission: for every loan funded on CommonBond's platform, the company funds the education of a student in need in partnership with Pencils of Promise. A recognized authority on fintech and student debt, David's perspectives have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC, TechCrunch, Inc. and more. He was featured on the Crain's New York 40 Under 40 list in 2016. Before starting ... (view full description)

Dan Ko

Portfolio Manager
Eagle Point Credit Management

Dan is a Portfolio Manager of Eagle Point Credit Management. He is responsible for selecting and structuring strategic investment opportunities in the primary CLO market, analyzing secondary CLO market opportunities, executing trades, and monitoring Eagle Point’s investments. Dan has specialized in structured finance throughout his entire career. Prior to joining Eagle Point, Dan was a Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the CLO structuring group. He was responsible for modeling the projected deal cash flows, negotiating deal terms with both debt and equity investors, and coordinating the rating process. In addition, he was responsible for exploring non-standard structuring in ... (view full description)

Eric Kolchinsky

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)

Stacey Lawson

Chief Executive Officer
Ygrene Energy Fund

Stacey Lawson brings 23 years of experience as a business executive in the areas of finance, clean energy, technology and manufacturing. Prior to joining Ygrene Energy Fund, Stacey was a candidate for U.S. Congress in California’s 2nd congressional district where she advocated for property assessed clean energy (PACE) as a leading environmental policy initiative. As Ygrene’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 2012-2016, Stacey spearheaded the design and growth of Ygrene’s innovative PACE model for the residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial sectors, scaling Ygrene to over $600M in originations. A cofounder of the Center for ... (view full description)

Gary Lieberman

Chairman of the Board
Darien Rowayton Bank

Gary Lieberman is the Chairman of the Board of Darien Rowayton Bank (“DRB”). With over three decades of experience building and restructuring businesses in the financial industry, Gary has helped transform DRB from a local retail bank into a national, technology-driven financial company.  Under his leadership, DRB is the fastest lender in industry history to reach $1 billion in student loan refinancing originations. In addition to his role at DRB, Gary is also the founding member and President of West Side Advisors, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor established in 1997. Gary received a B.A. from Emory University and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvani ... (view full description)

Thomas Majewski

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 responsibl ... (view full description)

Brandon Maxwell

Managing Director - Credit
Charles Schwab Bank

No biography specified

Denis McDonough

Former White House Chief of Staff
The Obama Administration

Denis McDonough served as White House chief of staff for President Obama’s second term, managing thousands of staff and providing strategic advice to the President on the most significant domestic policy, national security and management issues of the day. He planned and coordinated efforts to recruit and retain key talent—including an unprecedented expansion of technology experts, engineers and content generators within the White House and across the federal government. Prior to his role as chief of staff, McDonough served as White House deputy national security advisor from 2010 to 2013. In this position, he chaired the National Security Council’s Deputies ... (view full description)

John McElravey

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 ... (view full description)

Ryan McKenna

Vice President
Air Lease Corporation

Ryan McKenna serves as Air Lease Corporation’s Vice President and Head of Strategic Planning. Mr. McKenna led the formation and capital raising of Blackbird Capital I, a private equity platform with a blind pool of capital that acquires and manages aircraft alongside Air Lease Corporation, and serves on the fund’s Board. Additionally, Mr. McKenna led the formation of Thunderbolt Aircraft Lease, a platform which facilitates the sale and continued management of midlife aircraft assets from Air Lease to third party investors. His responsibilities included raising the equity along with the structuring and issuance of the asset backed securities that provided long term funding for bot ... (view full description)

Chris Miller

TIAA Investments

Chris Miller is a Director in the Private Capital group at TIAA, helping originate and manage corporate and structured finance private placement investments. He has been in the Private Capital group for 7 years, having previously worked on the derivatives desk at TIAA. Prior to TIAA, Chris worked on the corporate funding desk at Bank of America. He is a CFA charterholder and has his degree in Finance from Creighton University.

William Moretti

Managing Director

No biography specified

Matt Nichols

Chief Executive Officer
Deephaven Mortgage

Mr. Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Deephaven Mortgage.  Deephaven is a leading purchaser of Non-QM loans and works closely with originators to help them develop products to reach borrowers unserved by today’s mortgage market.  Deephaven was founded in 2012 and was acquired in 2014 by funds managed by Värde Partners, a $10 billion global investment firm.   Prior to founding Deephaven, Mr. Nichols was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where he ran the Residential Mortgage Loan Business.  Over his twelve years at Goldman, Mr. Nichols built and ran multiple non-agency loan acquisition, origination, servicing, and securitization businesses.  He ... (view full description)

Beth O'Brien

Chief Executive Officer
Colony American Finance

 Elizabeth A. O'Brien serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Colony American Finance.  Prior to joining, Ms. O'Brien was Executive Vice President at, where she ran its residential capital markets division and set the financing strategy for the platform. In that capacity she managed over two billion dollars of single-family and multi-family loan sales and multiple financing partners.  She also founded a proprietary private money lender geared at the investor market as President of Ms. O'Brien held prior positions at Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Trading and Securitization, Goldman Sachs & Co. ... (view full description)

Theresa O'Neill

Managing Director
Bank of America

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. ... (view full description)

Saffet Ozbalci

Managing Director

Saffet Ozbalci, CFA, Managing Director, is Co-head of the US CLO tranche investing business within Global Fixed Income and a member of Securitized Asset Investment Team. Mr. Ozbalci is a senior CLO trader and Portfolio Manager. Mr. Ozbalci is also responsible for investing in CLOs for a number of BlackRock managed funds   Prior to joining BlackRock in 2012, he was with BNP Paribas, most recently as head of CLO trading. Prior to this role, Mr. Ozbalci was a Portfolio Manager at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), where he was responsible for the trading of securitized credit assets and management of short-duration fixed income portfolios. In his previous role, Mr. Ozbalci was an ABS ... (view full description)

Francisco Paez


Francisco Paez is a Director in MetLife's Investments department. He joined MetLife in 2003 at its Latin American regional investments office in Santiago, Chile, where he had roles including responsibilities for structured finance and private equity investments. Francisco joined MetLife’s Structured Finance Group in Morristown, NJ, in 2007, where he’s had roles covering CMBS and ABS globally, as well as non-US RMBS. Prior to MetLife, Francisco spent 6 years at Citibank in Latin America, where he had various relationship management, product management and sales responsibilities. Francisco is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He earned his B.B.A. from th ... (view full description)

David Pelka

Managing Director
CarVal Investors

No biography specified

Lisa Pendergast

Executive Director
CRE Financial Council

No biography specified

Matt Potere

Chief Executive Officer
Sunlight Financial

Matt Potere serves as chief executive officer of Sunlight Financial.  Matt has 20+ years of consumer credit experience and joined Sunlight from Bank of America where he was senior vice president of the Bank’s home equity business.  Prior to Bank of America, Matt served as the chief operating officer of a start-up small business lender. Matt was also previously First Vice President at MBNA America where he held senior credit, marketing and operations roles and assisted in the start-up of MBNA’s Canadian operations.
Matt has a B.A. from the University of Delaware and resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two children.

Dmitri Rabin

VP, Global RMBS & Covered Bond Strategist
Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.

Dmitri Rabin is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company. He is the global RMBS and covered bonds strategist for the fixed income group, responsible for developing housing and RMBS-related research and relative value recommendations across all fixed income products. He is also a co-portfolio manager for select Loomis Sayles securitized credit investment strategies. Dmitri joined Loomis Sayles in 2008 from Pine Cobble Capital, where he was a long-short equity analyst for global financials and macro strategy. He was also an associate analyst at Cambridge Place Investment Management. Previously, he was a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group. Dmitri ... (view full description)

Manish Rajguru

Senior CMBS Portfolio Manager
Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC

No biography specified


Associate Professor of Computer Science
Stanford University

Christopher (Chris) Ré is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University in the InfoLab who is affiliated with the Statistical Machine Learning Group, Pervasive Parallelism Lab, and Stanford AI Lab. His work's goal is to enable users and developers to build applications that more deeply understand and exploit data. His contributions span database theory, database systems, and machine learning, and his work has won best paper at a premier venue in each area, respectively, at PODS 2012, SIGMOD 2014, and ICML 2016. In addition, work from his group has been incorporated into major scientific and humanitarian efforts, including the IceCube neutrino ... (view full description)

Keith Read

Senior Managing Director
Cerberus Capital Management

Keith Read, Senior Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management and Senior Vice President of Cerberus Business Finance, LLC and Ableco Finance LLC.  Mr. Read joined Cerberus in 2006.  Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Read was a Managing Director at CIBC World Markets from 1995 to 2005, where he was responsible for the distribution of structured finance products including CLOs and CBOs, mezzanine financings, leveraged finance and direct fund raising.  From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Read was an Executive Vice President at The Argosy Securities Group, a boutique high yield advisory firm.  From 1991 to 1993, he was a Managing Director at Barclays Bank.  From 1989 to 1991, he served as ... (view full description)

Jacqueline Reses

Capital Lead and People Lead (CHRO)

No biography specified

Paul Ricci

Chief Financial Officer
Marlette Funding, LLC

No biography specified

Gregory Robbins

Managing Director, Business Development
Golub Capital

Gregory Robbins is the Portfolio Manager of PEARLS and a Managing Director of Golub Capital, a nationally recognized credit asset manager with an award-winning middle market lending business. Golub Capital manages over $10 billion in capital for institutional investors and family offices offering tailored solutions for investors’ credit asset strategies. The firm is a leading middle market lender to leveraged companies in the U.S. Golub Capital has been a top 3 US Middle Market Bookrunner each year from 2008 through 2014 for senior secured loans of up to $500 million for leveraged buyouts. Year to date 2015, Golub Capital has been awarded Private Debt Investors “Lender of the Year, Americas” ... (view full description)

Ken Ruggiero

Chairman and CEO
Goal Structured Solutions

Kenhas more than 20 years of management, finance, and business developmentexperience as an integral part of management teams that grew companies infast-changing environments. Ken is Chairmanand CEO of Goal Structured Solutions (GS2), a recognized industry leader instudent loan program development, asset acquisition and management, and capitalmarkets services. GS2 has managed over$10B in securitizations, invested its own capital in $2 billion of performingand non-performing student loans and manages over $19B of private andfederally-guaranteed student loans for third parties. Previously, heserved as CFO and President o ... (view full description)

Julie Schlueter

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)

Ryan Schoen

Financial Services Analyst
Washington Analysis LLC

Ryan leads our Financial Services and Housing policy team. Ryan joined Washington Analysis in 2007 from Cassidy & Associates, a leading government relations firm in Washington, DC, where he focused on legislation and regulation across several sectors, including financial services. Previously, Ryan also spent time working at several research organizations in Washington, including the Brookings Institution. Ryan has completed all coursework and comprehensive examinations toward completion of a Ph.D. in political science and econometrics at George Washington University. While in graduate school, Ryan also served as a research and teaching assistant. Prior to attending GWU, he gr ... (view full description)

Steven Schwalb

Chief Executive Officer
Angel Oak Home Loans

Mr. Schwalb is the CEO and Managing Partner of Angel Oak Home Loans (AOHL). He has more than 20 years of experience in financial services, specifically, in residential lending. His primary responsibilities include developing and implementing AOHL’s strategic plan and management oversight of Angel Oak’s lending platforms. He is responsible for maintaining all capital market relationships and has been instrumental in executing growth opportunities for AOHL in agency approvals, servicing and securitization.  Mr. Schwalb also co-founded Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions, a non-agency wholesale and correspondent mortgage lender, and Angel Oak Prime Bridge, a commercial ... (view full description)

Luke Scolastico

VP, Structured Products
Athene LP

Luke is a member of the structured products and mortgage teams. Prior to joining AAM, Luke was a Director in the Asset Finance Group at Credit Suisse where he was one of Wall Street’s leading bankers covering legacy mortgages, with an extensive record of success in RPL and NPL securitizations including the VOLT, PRET, BOMFT and GCAT platforms.  Prior to that Luke was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America where he served on the Secondary Marketing Management Committee as Head of Trading responsible for re-establishing Bank of America’s non-agency origination capability.  Luke started his career at Countrywide and spent 9 years working in structured finance and tr ... (view full description)

Elena Serdyuk

New York Life Investors

Elena joined the Structured Finance Group at New York Life Investors LLC in May 2015. She is focused on originating, structuring and executing financing transactions in Transportation and other non-traditional assets. From 2011 to 2015, Elena was a Director in the Transportation Group at BNP Paribas, where she was responsible for relationship management and financing solutions for aviation, railcar and container leasing companies. Prior to that, Elena was at Standard & Poor’s in the Esoteric ABS team focusing on transactions secured by various non-traditional assets (structured settlements, tobacco settlements, timeshare loans, transportation leases and loans).   ... (view full description)

Matthew Sigelman

Chief Executive Officer
Burning Glass Technologies

Matthew Sigelman is CEO of Burning Glass Technologies. For more than a decade, he has led Burning Glass in harnessing the power of data and analytics to deliver artificial intelligence technologies that have helped fill millions of jobs and provided the data needed to resolve the skills gap.   Matt has helped establish Burning Glass as a leading labor market analytics firm that is playing a growing role in informing the global debate on education and the workforce. Burning Glass collects and mines millions of job postings and resumes each day and translates them into a common language in order to map career patterns, flag employer pain points, match people and jobs, and render de ... (view full description)

Kunal Singh

Vice President
JP Morgan Securities

No biography specified

Jeffrey Smith

Managing Director Treasury Capital Markets
Charles Schwab & Co.

No biography specified

Chris Stone

Vice President

No biography specified

Leo Subler

Senior Vice President Capital Markets
Sallie Mae

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.

Phillip Swagel

University of Maryland, School of Public Policy

Phillip L. Swagel is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, where he teaches courses on international economic policy. He is also a senior fellow at the Milken Institute and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

Professor Swagel was Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Treasury Department from December 2006 to January 2009. 

He received a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.

Jennifer Thomas

ABS Analyst
Loomis Sayles

Jennifer Thomas is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company and senior mortgage and structured finance analyst for the fixed income group. She specializes in ABS with a focus on consumer ABS including auto lending, student loans, and unsecured consumer lending. In addition, Jennifer has also supported the credit and research efforts in CMBS. She joined Loomis Sayles in 2007 and has 15 years of investment industry experience. Previously, Jenner worked at Sun Capital Advisers, LLC where she was a money market and agency mortgage trader and later a fixed income investment analyst providing analysis and recommendations of high grade corporate bonds and agency MBC. She earned a BS from Br ... (view full description)

Amir Vardi

Managing Director, Structured Products Portfolio Manager
Credit Suisse Asset Management

Mr. Vardi is a Managing Director of CSAM, based in New York. Mr. Vardi is a Portfolio Manager for CIG,responsible for analyzing, trading, and managing structured products. In addition, Mr. Vardi runs the new issue CLO formation efforts for CIG. Mr. Vardi began his career in leveraged finance research – portfolio strategy at Credit Suisse First Boston. Subsequent to his work in that group, Mr. Vardi was a founding member of the Leveraged Finance Strategy and Portfolio Products team at Credit Suisse. Mr. Vardi received his BS and BA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated summa cum laude from a dual-degree program

Maggie Wang

Citi Global Market

Maggie Wang is a Director in Credit Strategy and the Head of US CLO & CDO Strategy at Citigroup. Prior to joining Citi, she headed US CLO & CDO research at JPMorgan. Maggie Wang ranks in 2nd place in the Institutional Investor All-America Fixed Income Research Team poll in 2013. Maggie earned her Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from HUST China and Ph.D candidacy at Boston University where she earned a Master degree in Computer System Engineering.

Fred Wang

Portfolio Manager
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)

Scott Waterstredt

Managing Director

Scott Waterstredt is a Managing Director at MetLife where he is a co-head of Structured Finance and responsble for the company's mortgage portfolios.  He also oversees Structured Finance trading across products. In his time at MetLife, he has been responsible for investments in Non-Agency RMBS products and led their effort at building a wholly-owned residential mortgage portfolio. Prior to MetLife, he worked in consumer credit and new product strategy for Capital One and served as a Captain in the United States Army where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He holds a MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, a B.A. in Economics from The University of Notre D ... (view full description)

Jim Wiant

Portfolio Manager
MidOcean Partners

Jim Wiant is a Portfolio Manager and Managing Director for MidOcean Credit Partners’ CLO business as well as its alternative credit funds.  Mr. Wiant joined MidOcean Credit Partners at inception and is responsible for identifying, executing and managing credit investments and portfolios. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wiant was a Senior Vice President at Deerfield Capital Management, where he helped to build and manage Deerfield’s alternative credit platform of senior secured and unsecured debt investments. Previously, Mr. Wiant was a Vice President at Golub Capital, an alternative credit investment firm. Before that, he was a mergers and acquisitions prof ... (view full description)

Edwin Wilches

Portfolio Manager
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)

Al Yoon

Senior Reporter

Al Yoon is a senior reporter at Debtwire ABS where he closely follows residential credit including lending, the paths to securitization and trading. He accepted the role at Debtwire in 2014 after a dozen years of following Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and structured finance at The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Bloomberg, where in 2005 he was exposing early cracks in subprime mortgages. Al graduated from Lehigh University and cut his teeth in the news business at The Easton (Penna.) Express and his hometown newspaper, The Lakeville (Conn.) Journal.

Robert Zable

Managing Director
GSO/Blackstone Debt Funds Management

Robert Zable is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners' Customized Credit Strategies Group, a member of its Investment Committee and a Portfolio Manager. Before joining GSO Capital, Mr. Zable was a Vice President at FriedbergMilstein LLC, where he was responsible for credit opportunity investments and junior capital origination and execution. Prior to that, Mr. Zable was a Principal with Abacus Advisors Group, a restructuring and distressed investment firm. Mr. Zable began his career at JP Morgan Securities Inc., where he focused on leveraged finance in New York and London. Mr. Zable received a BS from Cornell University, and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at the University ... (view full description)

David Zervos

Chief Market Strategist
Jefferies LLC

David Zervos is the Chief Market Strategist for Jefferies LLC. David is best known across the financial services industry for his timely macroeconomic commentaries. In his role he continuously exchanges investment ideas with the world’s leading money managers, hedge funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and government officials. He also appears regularly in the media as a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News. Additionally, David is a regular speaker at many key industry conferences and events. David joined Jefferies in 2010 after spending 2009 as a visiting advisor in the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Sy ... (view full description)
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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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