Nathan is a partner in the KPMG’s securitization practice providing attest and advisory services for CLOs, CMBS, RMBS and ABS asset classes.
He has over 30 years of experience in the banking & securities and investment management industries providing agreed-upon procedures, risk assessments, model validation, impairment reviews and valuations supporting financial statement audits services.
Global Securitization Editor
Max Adams is the global securitization editor for GlobalCapital, overseeing and directing all coverage of asset-backed securities markets. His reporting focuses on real estate finance including commercial and residential, as well as single family rental. GlobalCapital, a publication of Euromoney Institutional Investor, is a weekly newspaper covering the capital markets across Europe, the US and Asia.
Mr. Agarwal is a Senior Advisor for Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending. As a member of the front office of the Division, he is focused on the Division’s overall strategy, industry relations, and performance metrics. He also represents the CFPB on the Systemic Risk Committee of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) and works on several Bureau-wide initiatives.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Agarwal was the Acting Assistant Director for Mortgage Markets where his principal responsibilities included; developing policy and regulations for the mortgage market, monitoring the mortgage markets and liaising with industry participants. Before this, he was the Deputy As ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Ram is the CEO and Co-Founder of PeerIQ. Previously, Ram was the CIO of Winged Foot Capital an investment advisor responsible for managing alternatives investments in structured credit.
Previously, Ram was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and member of the Cards & Deposits executive management team responsible for investment decisioning a $120Bn credit portfolio. Prior to this role, Ram was a Vice President at the Merrill Lynch Global Bank Group.
As a management consultant at Inductis, Ram advised Fortune 500 financial firms on statistical decision-making frameworks for acquisition and risk modeling.
Ram received a B.A. in ... (view full description)
Keith Allman is a Managing Director and the Head of U.S. Esoteric Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) at MUFG. Prior to joining the firm, he was a banker at Deutsche Bank and Citigroup, and most recently an investor at Loomis Sayles & Company. Keith has over 18 years of structured finance and aviation experience in banking, with a particular focus on esoteric asset classes including aircraft, shipping containers, timeshare, cell towers, and venture debt. He began his career in financial engineering and is the author of four books on financial modeling. Keith holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. (dual degree) in political s ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets - Structured Credit
CIFC Asset Management
Mr. Andrews has 17 years of experience in investment banking, structured finance and business development. Prior to joining CIFC, Mr. Andrews was Head of CLO Origination and Structuring for RBS Securities Inc.’s U.S. CLO business. Prior to running the CLO business, Mr. Andrews was a Director in the Asset Backed Finance Group where he was responsible for originating, financing, structuring and distributing new issue securitizations backed primarily by leveraged loans, credit cards and consumer loan receivables. Prior to joining RBS Securities Inc., via Greenwich Capital Markets, Inc., Mr. Andrews was an Associate at Banc One Capital Markets, Inc. where he focused on originating, structuring ... (view full description)
Head of Business Development & Regulatory Affairs
Marco joined European DataWarehouse GmbH (EDW) as Director Business Development in January 2013. EDW was created by a diverse set of shareholders in June 2012 as a result of the European Central Bank ABS Loan-level Data Initiative. EDW 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. EDW delivers products that are simple to operate, simple to price and available to all. EDW operates as a utility providing a range of services and products for ABS, ACC and covered bonds.
Previously, Marco coordinated with a team of advisors the implementation of the ECB ABS Loan-Lev ... (view full description)
S&P Global Ratings
John Anglim is a senior director in Structured Finance Ratings. He is responsible for analyzing asset-backed structures supported by various asset types including mobile phones, student loans, automobile loans and leases.
Prior to joining the analytical group in 1997, John held a number of positions responsible for financial analysis and strategic planning. He has been with S&P Global since 1984.
John holds a B.S. in accounting from Boston University.
Eagle Point Credit Management
Patricia is a Director of Eagle Point Credit Management. She is responsible for assisting the Senior Investment Team in all facets of the investment process, focusing on analysis, structuring and trade execution in the primary and secondary CLO market.
Prior to joining Eagle Point, Patricia was a Junior Trader/Analyst on Citigroup’s CLO/CDO Secondary Trading Desk. In addition to trading across the CLO stack, Patricia managed all Bids Wanted in Competition (BWICs), customer and desk axes and the desk’s Profit & Loss on a daily basis.
Prior to her year on the CLO Trading Desk, Patricia spent three years on Citi’s Structured Finance D ... (view full description)
Chief Strategy Officer
Darien Rowayton Bank
Aryea Aranoff currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer of Darien Rowayton Bank. He has 8+ years of experience in banking and consumer finance. Aryea’s prior experience includes 2 years working as a strategic consultant at McKinsey & Co., advising top US banks on operational and strategic opportunities, and 2 years as an investment banker, raising capital for public small cap companies. Aryea earned his M.B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and his B.A. from Columbia University in New York.
Chief Financial Officer
Prosper Marketplace, Inc
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)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Reed Auerbach is the global leader of the structured transaction group at Morgan Lewis. Recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA as a leading structured finance lawyer and “one of the goliaths of the business,” Reed represents a broad range of Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, investment funds, and issuers in the development of innovative structured finance strategies and advises on the acquisition and disposition of financial assets and origination and servicing platforms. He advises underwriters and issuers in connection with both domestic and cross-border public and private offerings of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities involving a wide variety of ass ... (view full description)
David is a partner in the Accounting Advisory Services group within the Deal Advisory Practice. Dave commenced work with KPMG in the Chicago audit practice in October 1990 and joined the Accounting Advisory Services group in May 2000.
He is a frequent presenter and panelist at various industry conferences throughout the year in the areas of accounting for structured finance transactions, business combinations, consolidation issues, joint venture formation, financial instruments, debt/equity and derivatives.
He has significant experience in US GAAP, IFRS (IFRS ... (view full description)
Mizuho Securities USA LLC
Xavier Auge joined Mizuho Securities USA LLC in September 2015 as a Director in the Structured Credit Group focusing on the origination, structuring and distribution of debt and equity solutions across various non traditional asset classes including aviation, container, shipping and project bond deals.
Prior to his current position, Xavier was at BNP Paribas from 2007 where he was part of the Solution and Structuring team focusing on both traditional and non traditional ABS in New York and in London.
Xavier received a B.S. from Aston University (UK), a Masters from EM Strasbourg Business school and is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of ... (view full description)
Senior Director and Deputy General Counsel
Roxy Bargoz is Deputy General Counsel at Avant, an online marketplace lending platform that is changing the way consumers obtain credit by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing. Roxy oversees the legal side of all debt capital markets transactions at Avant, including securitizations, warehouse financings and whole loan sales. Prior to joining Avant, Roxy worked in private practice at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP representing lenders, borrowers, issuers, underwriters and placement agents in the securitization industry on a variety of transactions, including asset-backed and mortgage-backed public, 144A and private securities offerings, secured warehouse lending facilities, asset-backed c ... (view full description)
Vice President Capital
Capital markets leader and asset finance specialist with 15+ years of securitization, warehouse financing and whole loan forward flow experience in a variety of consumer asset classes in the US and Europe. Formerly Head of Capital Markets at Mosaic (residential solar loans), investment banker and structurer at Sterne Agee, Gleacher, Barclays Capital and JPMorgan.
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)
Principal, Co-Head ABS & CMBS Investments
Bob Behal, CFA is a Principal with Vanguards Fixed Income Group as the Co-Leader of the ABS/CMBS team. In his current role Mr. Behal manages the investment strategies for CMBS, ABS, Non-Agency RMBS, and Covered Bond sectors across Vanguards Fixed Income Funds.
Before his association with Vanguard, Mr. Behal worked for AllianceBernstein as a Vice President, Oppenheimerfunds, and MetLife. In these roles he was responsible for research, analysis and portfolio management across a wide range of structured products.
Mr. Behal is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
He holds a B.S. degree in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Rutgers ... (view full description)
Andrew Bellis is a Managing Director of Private Debt at Partners Group, joining in January 2017. Prior to this he served as a Partner and Managing Director of 3i Debt Management Investments responsible for the strategic growth their CLO Management and loan fund business. Andrew was the Head of Collateralized Loan Obligations at Credit Suisse from 2010 until June 2012 and prior to that held various roles at Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. Andrew has approximately 18 years industry experience and holds a master’s degree in physics from Imperial College, University of London.
Executive Vice President, Head of Alternative Markets
Arch Capital Group
James Bennison is the Executive Vice President and Head of Alternative Markets for Arch Capital’s mortgage division (“Arch”).
He has 30 years of experience as an Investor and Investment Banker in the structured finance market. At Arch, he is responsible for a variety of businesses and activities, including the company’s mortgage insurance-linked note program (the Bellemeade Program) and traditional reinsurance; the structured mortgage insurance business; a whole loan investment platform; a captive management business (which currently supports Freddie Mac’s IMAGIN and Fannie Mae’s EPMI products); and developing other approaches to pricing and managing mortgage credit risk. ... (view full description)
Jeffrey Berenbaum is a Director and co-head of the CMBS Strategy team. Jeffrey has worked in commercial and residential mortgage markets in various capacities for over 25 years. He covers private-label and Agency CMBS, as well as the synthetic CMBS market, and focuses on relative value analysis, collateral performance and real estate fundamentals. Prior to joining Citi, Jeff worked on the buy-side at a mortgage portfolio management firm and in the Financial Research department at Freddie Mac. Jeff holds a MBA degree in Finance and Economics from New York University and a BSE degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Partner, Structured Finance & Securitization
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Andrew’s background in finance and banking provides him with a sound perspective to assist clients in their complex transactions. Andrew represents clients in a variety of transactions involving residential mortgage loans and servicing related assets, as well as single family rental properties. He routinely represents lenders, underwriters and issuers of structured finance facilities secured by servicing advance receivables. He also represents clients in the acquisition, financing, securitization and management of single family rental properties.
Global Co-CEO, M&A and Transaction Solutions
Aon Transaction Solutions
Gary Blitz is a Global Co-CEO of Aon’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Transaction Solutions team and heads its Tax Insurance Practice, which specializes in the placement of tax insurance programs for tax credit investments, M&A transactions and other situations. Gary advises clients purchasing tax and other transaction liability insurance programs, and is often called upon to create unique solutions where no “off the shelf” product exists.Throughout Gary's career, he has been a leader in the tax and transactional ... (view full description)
Institutional Trader, Fixed Income
Megan Bloomer recently joined Raymond James after serving as an analyst and principal at the hedge fund Third Point from 2013-2016. Megan currently trades both non-agency RMBS and ABS at Raymond James. From 2009-2013, Megan worked at Barclays where she traded and structured non-agency RMBS.
She recieved her B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Gradual School of Business at Columbia University.
Founder and Principal
Ram Island Strategies LLC
Ronald Borod has worked extensively in securitization and structured finance for over two decades and has established a reputation as a thought leader in the creation of innovative structures and financial products. Ron focuses his practice on assisting issuers and underwriters in designing and implementing securitization programs involving non-traditional asset classes.
For example, in the 1990s he developed the first national credit tenant lease finance program and the first CTL-only conduit, and designed and executed securitized credit lease programs to provide construction and permanent financing for two national retail companies.
Ron was the architect of and serv ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
NSR Invest & LendingRobot
Bo Brustkern is a finance, technology and valuation expert, and a parallel entrepreneur. Current positions include:Co-Founder & Partner of LendIt Conference. LendIt Conference is the world's leading fintech think tank. LendIt runs a research house, media company, advisory business, and produces industry-defining events on three continents.Co-Founder & Chairman of Lang Di Fintech. Lang Di Fintech is China’s largest and most prestigious event that provides context to the rapidly changing universe of technology and financial services.CEO of ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Agency & Trust Sales
Paul Burke is Head of Agency and Trust Sales for North America, at Citibank, N.A. His team is a market –leading trustee in the structured finance industry, across all major asset classes, including CLOs, RMBS, CMBS and Esoteric ABS.
In his twenty-five years in the field of asset-backed securities, Paul has worked on a wide variety of domestic U.S. and international securitizations of assets, including auto loans, credit cards, bank loans, corporate bonds, export contract receivables, aircraft leases, airline ticket receivables, trade receivables and mortgages.
Paul is a member of the Trustee Committee of the SFIG, having also served for several years the Co-Chair of t ... (view full description)
Sairah Burki is the Senior Director of ABS policy at the Structured Finance Industry Group. Ms. Burki focuses on proposed and anticipated rules that have broad impact across all ABS asset classes. Her agenda includes such areas as Basel III, Risk Retention, Volcker, Money Market Reform, Reg AB II and Credit Rating Agency Reform.
Prior to joining SFIG, Ms. Burki was the Director of Treasury Policy Affairs at Capital One, leading the company's response to policy initiatives with significant capital markets and corporate finance implications. She previously held positions with Xerox, UBS and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Ms. Burki holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton Univ ... (view full description)
European Head of Leveraged Finance
PGIM Fixed Income
Jonathan Butler is Managing Director and Head of the European Leveraged Finance Team at Pramerica Investment Management Limited, based in London. He is also a member of the board of directors of Pramerica Investment Management Limited, Pramerica's UK-regulated business, and assists with developing and implementing the firm's business strategy in the UK.
Earlier, Mr. Butler was responsible for establishing and managing NIBC’s third-party CLO asset management franchise. At NIBC, he invested in senior and mezzanine loans for financial sponsor transactions (leveraged buyouts).
Previously, Mr. Butler held investment positions with Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase ... (view full description)
Chairman & CEO
Reven Capital was founded in 2009 by Chad M. Carpenter our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Carpenter has founded and operated both public and private real estate companies as Chairman & CEO, has 27 years of real estate investing and operating experience and been involved in over $3 billion in real estate transactions. He has sponsored four private real estate equity funds, acquired, owned and operated over 1,000 commercial and residential investment properties throughout his career. He founded Reven Housing REIT, (NASDAQ: RVEN), a public company in 2012 added value, grew the company and sold it in 2019. Institutional, foreign and high net worth investors have invested with Mr. ... (view full description)
Managing Director, High Yield Research
Carla Casella is a Managing Director in High Yield Research, covering over 50 Consumer Products, Food and Retail companies. Ms. Casella joined JPMorgan in September 1995, and has worked in High Yield Research, currently covering the Consumer Products, Food, and Retail sectors.
Ms. Casella has been a member of the Institutional Investor (II) All-American Fixed Income Research Team since 1998, ranking #1 in Retail in the most recent poll, and in the top 3 for more than 10 years in three separate sectors: Retail, Consumer Products, and Food.
Ms. Casella earned a BS in Economics, Business, and French from Vanderbilt University (’91) and an MBA from Columbia Unive ... (view full description)
Clifford Chance US LLP
Will Cejudo is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. His practice focuses on the tax aspects of structured finance transactions, including distressed asset funds, mortgage securitizations and asset backed securitizations, and the taxation of investment vehicles, including REMICs, REITs and offshore funds. Mr. Cejudo represents issuers, underwriters and investors. Mr. Cejudo has represented clients before the IRS, in both audits and in requests for administrative guidance.
Previously, Mr. Cejudo worked in the Financial Institutions and Products Division of the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, where he focused on tax-exempt and taxable financings and other financial product ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ceurvorst is the Managing Partner of Lord Capital ($86 billion of balance sheet consolidation to achieve "off-balance sheet" treatment for sellers and banks, with ESG governance focus since 2003), and LordCap PACE (green bonds to support ESG energy efficiency measures in commercial buildings). Immediately prior to LordCap, he held various senior positions with predecessor banks of Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase. In that time he served as CEO of a broker-dealer, created and led a commercial loan portfolio management group, and ran loan syndications, placements, and securitization groups.
Mr. Ceurvorst has served on the boards of various indust ... (view full description)
Campanile Asset Management
Ambuj Chaudhary is a Portfolio Manager at Campanile Asset Management. Previously, he was part of Voya Investment's Senior Loan leading the efforts in structured credit. He was responsible for investment strategy and portfolio management of CLO tranche investments. Ambuj also helped in management of CLOs advised by the Group and oversaw investor relations, quantitative analysis, and optimization of CLO portfolios. Prior, Ambuj worked at Seix Investment Advisors where he was responsible for quantitative analysis, performance attribution and investment risk analysis of all strategies. Ambuj received his masters in financial engineering from University of California, Berkeley, where he was one o ... (view full description)
Katten Muchin Rosenman
Claudine Chen-Young is a partner in Katten's Structured Finance and Securitization practice. Her work focuses on advising issuers and underwriters in connection with asset financings and securitizations involving a number of financial assets. She assists clients in developing and executing complex deal structures and novel transactions. In particular, Claudine has extensive experience with securitizations of all types of residential mortgage loans and mortgage-related assets for both registered offerings and private placements. She has assisted companies and underwriters with establishing new mortgage-backed securitization programs for first-time issuers, and has advised clients in connectio ... (view full description)
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Xilun Chen is a Senior Director at Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc. focusing on commercial and non-traditional ABS, including whole business & other royalty securitizations, single-tenant net lease and cell tower securitizations. Prior to joining Kroll, Xilun was a Director at S&P, focusing on various non-traditional asset classes. Prior to S&P, Xilun held positions at Morgan Stanley, Harding Advisory, BlueMountain Capital, Ambac and JPMorgan.
Chief Executive Officer
MJX Asset Management LLC
Hans is a co-founder of MJX. Prior to MJX, Hans was the Chief Investment Officer for Barclays’ U.S CLO asset management business. Hans worked at Citibank N.A. for 20 years in various portfolio management, credit, and corporate finance roles. Previously he worked at Banker’s Trust Company and began his career with Harris Trust & Savings Bank in Chicago.
Privately, he is a Member of the Board of Trustees for Regis College and The U.S. Army War College Foundation. He is also is a co-founder of A New Beginning, a charity that runs an elementary school as well as a vocational school for women in Pakistan.
Mr. Christensen received his BS in Finance from Indiana Uni ... (view full description)
TradeRoom Capital, LLC
Prior to founding TradeRoom Capital Partners LLC and TradeRoom Capital, LLC, Garry was the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Capital Markets Department for Chase Home Finance, the Mortgage Banking arm of JPMorgan.
He joined Chase in August of 2004, but has been in the mortgage business for 39 years, and specifically, Capital Markets and Secondary Marketing functions for 38 years. His responsibilities at Chase Home Finance included all hedging and asset sales, as well as securitization, sales operations, pledging, agency, government and MI relationships & captive MI’s.
He also served as Chairman and President of Chase’s thr ... (view full description)
Senior Director - Sales Manager
Stephen is a Director at Moody’s Analytics where he manages the European operations for the Structured Analytics & Valuations group and the global structured finance Valuations and Advisory group. He moved to Moody’s London offices in 2011 to increase the group’s focus on the EMEA market. His team develops and implements methodologies and analytic software across multiple structured finance asset classes including RMBS, ABS, CLOs, CMBS, CRE CDOs, TruPS CDOs, and ABS CDOs for the purposes of estimating losses, assigning valuations, macroeconomic stress testing, risk analysis, and benchmarking. Prior to his current role, he managed the group of financial engineers that supports users of Mo ... (view full description)
Executive VP of Research & Analysis
Loan Syndications Trading Association
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 participants, press and regulators on issues and dev ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Benjamin Cohen leads T-REX with a strong vision for the future of enterprise financial technology and its impact on making markets more transparent and efficient. He has built the T-REX team and the T-REX software platform by combining the most sustainable elements of finance with modern SaaS technology, allowing the most complex financial markets to be more transparent for all parties.
The company’s enterprise SaaS platform, T-REX Analytics, provides complete transparency through granular cash flow models, stress-testing across power production and credit metrics, and capital stack structuring. T-REX has successfully facilitated significant new capital entering the compl ... (view full description)
Lewis Cohen is a partner in the Capital Markets practice in Hogan Lovells’ New York office, focusing his practice on international structured finance transactions. Lewis concentrates his practice on representing underwriters, issuers, credit enhancers, and rating agencies in cross-border structured finance, FIBRA, and other capital markets transactions.
He advises on public and private structured finance transactions in a wide variety of assets, including credit card receivables, residential and commercial mortgage loans, trade receivables, equipment leases, and various esoteric assets, as well as “future flow” securitizations of asses such as oil exports and mar ... (view full description)
Financial Analyst-Asset Sales Office
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
John Comeau is a Financial Analyst and Economist in FHA’s Asset Sale Office. The office has sold over $5 billion in single-family forward, HECM (reverse), Multifamily, and Healthcare NPLs during John’s tenure. John is a team lead. Areas of expertise include Project Management, Economic Analysis, and Sale Execution. Prior to Asset Sales, John was a Senior Economist in the Housing Finance Analysis Division in HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research (PD&R). In PD&R, John served as a housing and mortgage market subject matter expert and conducted research on leverage and default risk, single family rentals, multifamily housing finance, GSE loan limits, and the Federal Housi ... (view full description)
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)
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)
Vice President for Credit Risk Transfer
Laurel Davis is Fannie Mae’s Vice President for Credit Risk Transfer, where she is responsible for developing and executing strategies to transfer credit risk associated with Fannie Mae’s single-family guaranty business to the capital markets and private investors. This includes managing Fannie Mae’s flagship Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) program. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Davis served in a variety of securitization, trading and capital markets roles at Merrill Lynch and First Republic Bank. Davis holds a bachelor of arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of business administration in finance from the University of Maryland.
Education: ... (view full description)
Vice President, Capital Markets
Title: Vice President – Capital Markets
Division: Single-Family Business
Responsibilities: Mark Davis is Fannie Mae’s Vice President – Capital Markets, reporting to the Senior Vice President – Capital Markets. Davis is responsible for partnering with Fannie Mae traders to develop strategies for promoting mortgage-backed security (MBS) and credit risk transfer transactions, interact with primary dealer research analysts, engage and educate investors on Fannie Mae securities, manage banking relationships, and help define policies to improve MBS execution.
Experience: Prior to ... (view full description)
Kwaw De Graft Johnson
Mr. Kwaw de Graft-Johnson is a Director in the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse, focusing on mortgage related financing and capital markets transactions.
Mr. de Graft-Johnson joined CS in 2011, having previously worked at Barclays Capital as a member of the mortgage and government advisory team, and at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the Markets Group focused on TALF and the housing market.
Mr. de Graft-Johnson graduated with a B.Sc in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University, and also holds an M.Eng from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Cornell University.
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)
Chief Executive Officer
Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
Bruce D. Deane is a Managing Director in CACIB’s Global Markets Division-Securitization group having joined in 2000. He is currently heading conduit program management, investor marketing, dealer and investor relations, and product distribution for the Atlantic and La Fayette ABCP programs, as well as LMA investor marketing in the U.S. These programs primarily finance traditional multi-seller assets including auto loans and leases, dealer floorplan, auto rental fleets, trade receivables, and commercial and equipment loans and leases.
Prior to joining Credit Agricole CIB (1998-2000), Mr. Deane was the Director of Securitization for Deutsche Financial Services in St. Louis, a ... (view full description)
S&P Global Ratings
Alexander Dennis is a Director within the U.S. Structured Credit group at S&P Global Ratings. In his current role, Alexander acts as a Lead Analyst for non-traditional assets, mainly focusing whole-business, solar, triple net lease, and private equity CFO securitizations.
Prior to his current role, he was a senior credit rating analyst at S&P Global Ratings in the collateralized debt obligations department, focusing primarily on cash flow collateralized loan obligations.
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder and has a master’s in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Chris DiAngelo is managing partner of Katten's New York office and a member of the firm's Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He focuses his practice on structured finance and securitization matters. Chris represents a variety of clients, including issuers, lenders, underwriters and bond insurers, in a wide range of programs and projects involving asset-backed debt, municipal debt, straight corporate debt and equity, warehouse lines, regulatory matters and acquisitions.
Chris's clients describe him as a "significant market player" and say "He has the ability to zero in on the legal and business issues, explain them and then find an appropriate solution," according to ... (view full description)
Vice President, Strategy
Patrick Dietz is a Vice President and the Emerging Technology Strategy lead for BNY Mellon’s Corporate Trust business. Primarily focused on the application of distributed ledger technology, he is responsible for use case development and opportunity identification for the business line. He works closely with emerging technology teams spanning the organization to deliver cohesive client and market solutions.
Prior to his current responsibilities, Patrick was responsible for the development and execution of Corporate Trust’s growth strategy, spanning asset classes and client segments globally. He has a background in market analytics and laid the groundwork for the data based decis ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President, CMBS
Morningstar Credit Ratings
Edward Dittmer, CFA, is senior vice president and head of CMBS Credit Risk Services for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC.
Dittmer has more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate, including 10 years at GMAC Commercial Mortgage and Capmark Investments, and he has experience in ratings analysis for both CMBS new issuance and surveillance. Previously, Dittmer was an acquisitions underwriter for Capmark Investments’ private equity platform.
Dittmer holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from American University and a master’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is act ... (view full description)
Vice President, Capital Markets
Erica is Vice President of Capital Markets at SoFi, responsible for execution and structuring of loan sale, securitization, and financing activities. Prior to joining SoFi, Erica was at the merchant bank BDT Capital Partners, where she focused on the real estate and consumer sectors. Previously she worked as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan in New York. Erica graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Economics.
Robert is a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and member of the Securitized Products Mortgage Finance group, specializing in financing and capital markets transactions for mortgage related assets. Robert leads the Credit Suisse mortgage securitization underwriting team which has held the title of most active lead left underwriter for multiple years running. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in December 2014, Robert spent six years with JP Morgan and prior to that six years with Bear Stearns. Robert’s career experience has been primarily focused upon Mortgage Finance. He holds a BBA in Business from the University of Texas.
Head of RMBS
Morningstar Credit Ratings
Kevin Dwyer is managing director and head of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) ratings and research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. He is responsible for development, implementation, and maintenance of ratings for RMBS and single-family rental transactions as well as management of the RMBS analytical team.
Before joining Morningstar in 2012, Dwyer had 12 years of experience in RMBS trading, analysis, and ratings. He worked for another rating agency where he rated all types of
non-agency RMBS and also spent a number of years at Credit Suisse Group, where he traded mortgage loans, underwrote securitizations, and valued bond holdings. Previously, Dwyer spent tw ... (view full description)
Head of Global Business Development
LCM Asset Management LLC
Chris D’Auria is responsible for LCM’s business development. Mr. D'Auria joined LCM in September 2016 from Deutsche Bank, where he was a managing director and Co-head of the global CLO group. He was a founding member of Deutsche Bank's CLO business in the late 1990s and over 18 years worked in almost all aspects of the product including origination, structuring, marketing and syndication. His deal experience spans various structure and collateral types including broadly syndicated loans, middle market loans and Investment Grade corporate debt. As Co-head of Deutsche Bank's CLO effort, Mr. D'Auria had joint responsibility for deal origination, execution and risk management in both the US and ... (view full description)
Prior to joining SFIG, Kristin Eagan was an Associate Director of Advocacy at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). In this role, Kristin was responsible for legislative advocacy and representing the interests of the credit union movement, primarily to members of the House of Representatives.
Before CUNA, Kristin served as a Portfolio Manager at the U.S. Department of Treasury. In this capacity Kristin managed grant and loan applications for the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund. She also served as Congressional Liaison for Tax, Budget, and Appropriations issues at the Department of Treasury, Professional Staff at the U.S. House of Representatives Co ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Leo Efstathiou is the cofounder and CEO of Finsight (makers of Finsight.com, DealRoadshow.com, 17g5.com and DealVDR.com), a portfolio of services that streamline the structuring, marketing and execution of new issue. In 2015, thousands of investors spent thousands of hours analyzing tens of billions of dollars of US ABS new issue on the Finsight platform.
Leo is committed to working with market participants to intelligently implement technology in ways that streamline workflows, increase access to information, improve liquidity and remove friction.
Prior to Finsight, Leo spent 3 years in Barclays’ non-traditional / esoteric ABS team working on numerous tran ... (view full description)
Executive Director, Structured Products Strategy
James Egan is an Executive Director on the Securitized Products Strategy team at Morgan Stanley. He is the head of US Non-Agency RMBS Strategy, focusing on legacy, RMBS 2.0 and Credit Risk Transfer and the co-head of US Housing Strategy. In addition, James co-covers Single Family Rental securitizations. Prior to working in research, James worked as a trader in Morgan Stanley’s Securitized Products group.
James joined Morgan Stanley in 2008. He holds a BA in Commerce from the University of Virginia.
Apollo Global Management
Mr. Eke joined Apollo Global Management Inc. in 2020 as a Principal in the Client and Product Solutions Group. Mr. Eke also serves as Head of Investor Relations at Redding Ridge. Prior to that, Mr. Eke was the Head of the US CLO Syndicate Desk at BNP Paribas CIB where he was responsible for managing the marketing and distribution process for BNP Paribas' US CLO business. Prior to BNP Paribas, Mr. Eke was an Analyst in the Equity Finance Group at Goldman Sachs International. Mr. Eke graduated from University of Lagos, Nigeria with a B.S. degree in Systems (Industrial) Engineering and received his M.S. in Financial Engineering from the Haas School of B ... (view full description)
Emile Ernandez is a Director in the Nontraditional ABS vertical, within the Securitized Products Origination Group at Barclays. He is responsible for Barclays’ Renewable Energy Asset-Backed Securitization effort, as well as other asset classes.
Emile and his team execute securitization financings across a variety of different asset classes including PACE, franchise whole business, timeshares, wireless towers, wireless handset, rental fleet, triple net lease, venture debt, film libraries, brand licensing, billboards and structured settlements.
Emile joined Barclays in 2011 from Deutsche Bank, where he began his career in the Securitized Products Group. He has spent ... (view full description)
Chief Investment Officer
Vandad Fartaj has been Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFSI) since June 2018. He is responsible for all capital markets and investment-related activities, including the development and execution of investment strategies, secondary marketing and hedging activities. In addition, Mr. Fartaj is responsible for developing and managing relationships with broker-dealers and fixed income investors. Mr. Fartaj also serves as Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE: PMT).
Previously, Mr. Fartaj was the company’s Chief Capital Markets Officer. He has served on the co ... (view full description)
Benjamin Fernandez is a Managing Director in the Securitized Products Origination Group at Barclays where he is responsible for Barclays’ Nontraditional Asset-Backed Securitization effort.
Ben and his team execute securitization financings across a variety of different asset classes including franchise whole business, timeshares, wireless towers, rental fleet, fleet lease, film libraries, brand licensing, billboards and structured settlements.
Ben joined Barclays in 2008 from Lehman Brothers, where he began his career as an Analyst in 2002. He has spent his entire career in Securitized Products and has structured and placed over $45 billion of Term A ... (view full description)
Park Slope Advisors
Mr. Fiorillo is a founding member of DoubleLine. He is the head of Global Sales. Prior to joining DoubleLine in 2009, Mr. Fiorillo was previously a Managing Director at TCW for the previous four years, where he oversaw ABS and CMBS trading.
Mr. Fiorillo was an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley. Responsibilities at Morgan Stanley included developing mortgage origination providers into the Morgan Stanley Conduit and expanding the Firm's activity in both the Asset-Backed and Commercial Mortgage Backed securities markets.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Fiorillo was the Co-Head, Managing Director of the Mortgage-Backed Securities Group at Smith Barney. Before ... (view full description)
Drew Flahive serves as President of Amherst Residential and leads Amherst's initiative to design and implement debt and equity financing strategies for its rapidly growing single-family rental business. Drew 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. While at Goldman, Drew led more than 150 transactions totaling more than $90 billion, including offerings for real estate investment trusts in the single-family rental sector. Drew is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) holder and has a BBA from Texas Christian University.
Bank of America
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)
Senior Vice President, Commercial/Multifamily Policy and Member Engagement
Mortgage Bankers Association
Michael P. Flood is Senior Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily Policy and Member Engagement at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). In this role, he is responsible for leading public policy and member engagement across all commercial real estate finance sectors including mortgage banking companies, bank portfolio lenders, life insurance companies, multifamily-focused lending institutions, affordable housing lenders, commercial mortgage-backed securities issuers, and investment management firms.
Mike joins MBA from the CRE Finance Council (CREFC), where he was Deputy Executive Director and head of the Washington, D.C., office. Prior to that, he served as the organization' ... (view full description)
Mark Fontanilla & Company, LLC
Mark Fontanilla has over 18 years of experience in the bond markets, mortgage finance, fixed income research, and company strategy. He had been senior fixed income marketing strategist at Fannie Mae, with specific work on their primary credit risk transfer (CRT) program, Connecticut Avenue Securities™ (CAS). Prior to that, he had been a publishing residential mortgage securities strategist at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as well as having worked as a senior trader at the Royal Bank of Canada, making markets in RMBS, ABS and CMBS. Mark had also been on the executive team at Champion Mortgage, a Division of KeyBank NA, working as the Director of Risk Management, overseeing the mortgage asset p ... (view full description)
Jade Friedensohn currently serves as Group Managing Director of the Structured Finance and Asia Pacific Divisions of Information Management Network, a subsidiary of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. IMN is an organizer of best in class financial conferences spanning the globe. Jade has 16+ years’ experience creating and executing large scale events and managing a talented team of conference professionals. Since that time, she has for expanded the business into new markets and asset classes such as Italy, China and Greece; and new sectors such as renewable energy and fintech.
In addition to new business development, her responsibilities include oversight of a team of ... (view full description)
Nathan is a Partner in the KPMG ESG Advisory practice with expertise in securitization and capital market consulting with nearly twenty years of comprehensive experience in structured finance and SEC reporting compliance. His expertise includes the SASB, TCFD, GRI and SFDR reporting frameworks as data analysis and energy capital markets. He has decades of experience in securities issuance, SEC regulatory compliance, asset-based lending, valuation and ESG-focused underwriting. He has personally structured 200+ asset-backed transactions with an issuance value exceeding $75 billion. His strong grasp of emerging ESG investment trends, disruptive technologies like Battery Storage and Blockchai ... (view full description)
David was introduced to PACE in 2009 while helping to develop Energize Bedford, an energy efficiency financing program and precursor to New York’s Energize New York commercial PACE program, during the first of two terms he served on Bedford's Town Board.
Before his careers in energy efficiency and politics, he spent over 20 years as an investment banker to state and local governments, financing a wide range of capital facilities and programs at national firms including Credit Suisse First Boston and J.P. Morgan.
David joined PACENation in late 2010 as its first staff member. A foundation and member supported non-profit, PACENation is the national advocate for PACE, a sour ... (view full description)
Ms. Gaskin oversees the FICO Scores regulatory practice and is responsible for the strategic direction of FICO’s analytic solutions and partnerships serving the mortgage industry. In her role, Ms. Gaskin works globally in partnership with financial institutions and regulatory agencies to support making better decision to drive growth, profitability and customer satisfaction.
She is driven by the positive impact that FICO makes on the lives of consumers by working collaboratively with the financial services industry.
With more than 25 years in financial services, she has led analytic and product development efforts to address some of the most critical topics impacting fina ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
Rachel Gleason George is Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Navient Solutions, LLC with responsibility for the legal aspects of a wide array of corporate, regulatory and transactional matters, including Navient’s securitization programs. Prior to joining Navient in March 2015, Rachel was a partner in the Banking Department of Chapman and Cutler LLP specializing in structured finance and secured lending matters. Rachel is a frequent speaker on the securitization aspects of financial industry regulations and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG). Rachel is a graduate of Covenant College and of Emory University School of Law. ... (view full description)
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Petros PACE Finance
Mansoor Ghori is Co-Founder and CEO of Austin, TX-based Petros PACE Finance LLC, a leading provider of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing, and serves on the boards of the PACENation and C-PACE Alliance industry groups, as well as STG Design and the Andy Roddick Foundation. His more than 30 years of experience in structured finance includes positions at Accent Capital, Transamerica Technology Finance Corp., Sternhill Partners venture capital, Imperial Bank and Silicon Valley Bank.
Mayer Brown LLP
Julie Gillespie is a partner in the Chicago Office of Mayer Brown and is a member of the firm’s Partnership Board. She has extensive experience representing commercial banks, ABCP conduits, originators, sponsors and investors in structuring, negotiating and documenting asset-backed and other structured finance transactions.
Her experience has involved the securitization of credit card receivables, personal loans, auto loans and leases, fleet leases, FFELP and private student loans, and auto and equipment dealer floorplan receivables, as well as synthetic risk transfers.
Julie’s areas of expertise include master trust and other revolving ... (view full description)
Chapman & Cutler LLP
Preetha Gist is a partner in Chapman and Cutler’s Asset Securitization Department and Banking and Financial Services Department. Preetha’s practice focuses on value-based services to financial institution clients, drawing on her experience and insights from serving as general counsel for the capital markets unit of a major U.S. financial institution and in-house in various roles at several major banks. Her understanding of client value and the needs of bank clients drives her practice.
Preetha also serves as Chapman’s Client Service Partner where she collaborates with partners and practice groups to apply best practices learned from her in-house experience to support client eng ... (view full description)
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Andrew Giudici is a Senior Director in the Structured Finance group at Kroll Bond Ratings. He is responsible for evaluating the creditworthiness of structured securities across a wide range of sectors.
Prior to joining Kroll Bond Ratings, Andrew held a number of positions within Standard & Poors. Most recently, he was a director in the Utilities, Infrastructure and Project Finance Ratings group. In this role he was responsible for determining new and maintaining existing ratings on a portfolio of independent power providers, Public-Private Partnerships and project finance transactions.
Andrew was also a team leader in Structured Finance at Standard & Poors where he was re ... (view full description)
Corina Gonzalez is a Vice President in U.S. Structured Finance at DBRS. As an RMBS ratings analyst, her experience includes credit and structural analysis of new origination prime/non-prime, re-REMIC, seasoned performing, re-performing and non-performing loan transactions.
Corina joined DBRS in 2007 and, prior to that, she worked in the Asset Securitization Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
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 Cit ... (view full description)
Emporium TPO LLC
Dan is the founder and President of Cleveland Park Advisors. Dan leverages over 25 years of experience in securitization, principal finance, and M&A to provide strategic advice to mortgage market participants.
Previously, Dan was Director of Mortgage Policy for the Structured Finance Industry Group working with industry leaders and governmental bodies to shape regulations and laws impacting the mortgage securitization market.
Prior to that, Dan's longest tenure was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he held a variety of positions over the years, including: Head of Advisory Services, Head of Asset Securitization and Principal Investing – Originations, and Co- ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Pretium Capital Management
Ms. Goss is a Managing Director and heads portfolio management for DFG’s Leveraged Credit team. She has 33 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 approximately $20 billion in global investments across a range of mutual funds, CLOs, closed-e ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Two Harbors Investment Corp.
William Greenberg is Chief Executive Officer and President of Two Harbors. Mr. Greenberg previously served as Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Two Harbors since January 2020, with primary responsibility for the investment and hedging strategy of the Company’s portfolio of conventional MSR and securities. Prior to that, he served as Co-Deputy Chief Investment Officer from June 2018. Mr. Greenberg has over 25 years of experience managing portfolios of structured finance assets. Prior to joining Two Harbors in 2012, Mr. Greenberg was a Managing Director at UBS AG, holding a variety of senior positions with responsibilities including managing the mortgage repurchase liability ri ... (view full description)
Head of RMBS / CLO Research
Bank of America Merril Lynch
Pratik joined Nomura's Securitized Products Research team in 2012 and currently heads RMBS research and co-covers CLO research.
In the 2018 Greenwich survey, the team was ranked #1 and #2 as the Most Helpful Research team for RMBS and CLO research respectively. In the All-America Institutional Investor Survey, Nomura has been the top 2 ranked team for RMBS research for the past 5 years and was a Runner Up in the CLO category in the 2018 survey.
Pratik is a graduate of IIT Madras and IIM Ahmedabad from India.
Chief Executive Officer
CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital
Lain Gutierrez is a banking and structured finance veteran with over 29 years of experience in originating, analyzing, structuring and rating asset-backed financings.
Lain is the CEO of CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc. CleanFund is the leading provider of long-term financing for energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy and seismic improvements for commercial, multifamily and other nonresidential properties in the U.S.
Prior to CleanFund, Lain founded SolFin Capital, LLC, a specialty finance company with institutional backing from a credit-focused asset manager with over $12 billion under management. SolFin’s mission is to provide creative and ... (view full description)
Partner & Senior Portfolio Manager
GoldenTree Asset Management
Fred Haddad is a Founding Partner of GoldenTree Asset Management, a $25 billion privately owned asset management firm based in New York. Prior to joining GoldenTree, he was a Managing Director at the Royal Bank of Canada from 1997 to 1999, where he established and managed Royal Bank's US leveraged finance business.
From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Haddad was a Senior Vice President with Credit Lyonnais, USA, where he managed the Leveraged Finance, Loan Trading, Loan Syndication, and Asset Recovery groups. He was responsible for broadly diversified, sub-investment grade loan portfolios of up to $2 billion, as well as numerous private equity investments. In 1982 he established the New Yo ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President Securitization
Mark D. Hanson is the senior vice president of Freddie Mac’s Securitization Division. In this role, he oversees Freddie Mac's mortgage securitization efforts, including pass-thru, REMIC and strip issuance. He is also responsible for developing and implementing new mortgage security products and capabilities that meet the needs of institutional investors, broker/dealers, lenders, servicers and third party vendors.
Additionally, Hanson leads Freddie Mac’s efforts supporting FHFA’s directives around the Single Security, expanding liquidity in the conventional TBA space. Hanson was previously a vice president for Lazard Asset Management, where he managed mortgage ... (view full description)
Brian Hargrave, Managing Director, is Head of Non-Agency and Whole Loan Trading at Nomura, Asia’s global investment bank.
Prior to joining Nomura, Mr. Hargrave spent seven years as a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at ZAIS Group in the Residential Mortgage business. He also served as Chief Investment Officer of ZAIS Financial Corp., a publicly traded mortgage real-estate investment trust.
Mr. Hargrave started his career at Lehman Brothers, assuming responsibilities in research, structuring, and whole loan and securities trading across mortgage and ABS products.
Mr. Hargrave hold a B.S. from Indian University and a M.B.A. from Harvard Busines ... (view full description)
Latham & Watkins
Matthew R. Hays, a partner in Latham’s Finance Department, primarily advises on structured finance transactions. Mr. Hays has considerable experience with matters across a broad range of asset classes relating to structured finance transactions, warehouse facilities, asset sale and forward flow transactions, as well as public and private securitization transactions. He represents clients in numerous industries such as automotive finance, banking, technology, and manufacturing. Mr. Hays regularly provides insight on issues related to LIBOR transition and issues affecting the fintech and marketplace lending industry at conferences around the country, including ABS East, LendIt Fintech USA, SFV ... (view full description)
Chris Helwig joined Amherst in December of 2015 as a senior mortgage strategist with nearly 20 years of experience across MBS and structured products. Prior to joining Amherst, Chris spent six years at Deutsche Bank in research and trading roles, most recently as co-head of RMBS research. Before his tenure at Deutsche, Chris spent nearly nine years at Bear Stearns, the large majority of which was spent in the Portfolio Strategies division of the Financial Analytics and Structured Transactions (FAST) group. In this role he was responsible for providing portfolio, hedging, securitization and asset liability solutions to financial institutions. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown Uni ... (view full description)
Vice President, Capital Markets
Santander Consumer USA
Securitization Solution Leader
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Lisa is a Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory partner in Deloitte & Touche LLP and leads the Securitization Solution practice in the Financial Risk, Transactions & Restructuring market offering. She has 15 years of financial services experience assisting clients entering the capital markets through various financial transactions and supporting them and other industry participants as they navigate through the regulatory environment. Lisa has a deep expertise in Residential and Asset Backed Securities and leads teams that specialize in file review, collateral and cash flow modeling and technology solutions, for a variety of asset classes such as student loans, agency, prime, performin ... (view full description)
Head of US Money Market Origination
RBC Capital Markets
Mark Hernandez leads RBC’s US Money Markets Origination and Investor Marketing efforts. Mark joined RBC in May 2005 from JPMorgan where, from 2001, he focused on investor development for money market issuers. Since joining RBC, his combined focus on money markets origination and investor marketing has resulted in the growth of RBC’s Money Markets business with issuers from a variety of sectors including asset-backed commercial paper, financial institutions and corporations. Investor marketing of asset-backed commercial paper and other short term debt products has created expanded funding opportunities for RBC’s issuing clients. Prior to 2001, Mark worked at Chase Securities in the Merger ... (view full description)
Greg Hertrich joined Nomura in 2010 as head of the US Institutional Strategies Group from Deutsche Bank, where he was Head of US Bank Strategies. Previously, Greg ran the bank group at Merrill Lynch and was a senior bank strategist with Lehman Brothers after an extended tenure at First Union.
He is currently responsible for spearheading Nomura’s strategic work with US domiciled institutions in both the bank and insurance sectors across the balance sheet and income statement.
Greg serves as a strategic advisor on behalf of major stakeholders, including management teams, boards, institutional investors and regulators on risk management and corporate strategies, specifically focused ... (view full description)
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.
Senior Vice President, ABS
Mr. Hirshorn is currently a Senior Vice President on the US ABS Team at DBRS, Inc. in New York. He is focused on the analysis of esoteric assets, predominately aircraft. He spearheaded the development of a rating methodology for aircraft lease ABS. Before joining DBRS in December 2016, he was an independent contractor, providing advisory, risk assessment and transaction execution services to a variety of institutions.
Prior to his most recent roles, Mr. Hirshorn spent more than 20 years covering aviation, structured finance and asset financing with a variety of global financial institutions. From 2011-2015, he was responsible for origination of aircraft financings supported by ... (view full description)
Mayer Brown LLP
"Praised for being at the cutting edge on securitization issues, an absolutely brilliant lawyer" Chambers USA
Carol Hitselberger focuses her practice in the structured finance area. She spends significant time on accounting and regulatory developments that impact the structured finance industry. Carol often works with investors and issuers in structured finance products of most types, including trade receivables, credit card receivables, consumer loans, auto loans, aircraft, leases, franchise portfolios, government contracts, trademark licenses, and various other financial assets.Chambers USA highlights that "she has been doing structured finance wor ... (view full description)
Chapman and Cutler LLP
John Hitt is a partner in the Asset Securitization Department of Chapman and Cutler LLP. Since joining the firm, John’s work has involved the structuring and negotiation of a variety of securitization transactions, including transactions backed by student loans, timeshare interests, trade receivables, credit card receivables, equipment notes and leases, automobile loans, commercial loans, high yield debt, residential and commercial mortgage loans and various other types of contract rights.
John’s work also includes the representation investors in alternative investments. His corporate finance experience also includes representation of issuers and investors in debt and equity of ... (view full description)
Carlyle Aviation Partners
Mr. Hoffman is a co-founding Principal of Apollo Aviation. From 1992 to 2002, Mr. Hoffman practiced law. He was the Managing Partner of Hoffman & Hoffman where he specialized in aviation, and at Arthur Moller, P.A. From 1986 to 1992, Mr. Hoffman was a Commercial Lending Officer and Credit Administrator with Plaza Bank of Miami. Mr. Hoffman holds a JD, cum laude, from the University of Miami and a MS in Finance and a BBA from Florida International University.
John Holahan is a partner in Dentons Capital Markets practice and co-leads the Firm's Capital Markets regulatory team. Recommended by The Legal 500 US (2014), John has spent his entire career in financial services regulation, and has vast expertise in the regulation of the banking and consumer credit markets throughout the United States. John represents Wall Street investors, domestic and foreign banking institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, hedge funds, private equity funds, consumer reporting agencies, consumer finance companies and other financial services and Wall Street institutions in regulatory matters across the United States and before all federal and state regulators, inclu ... (view full description)
Dapeng Hu, PhD, CFA, Managing Director, Head of mortgage modeling, is a member of BlackRock Solutions' financial modeling group and a member of BlackRock's Fixed Income Global Research team. Dr. Hu's primary responsibilities include directing development of BlackRock's mortgage prepayment and credit models and conducting relative value research on MBS and ABS.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2003, Dr. Hu was with Wells Fargo as a Director of financial modeling from 2001 - 2003. From 2000 - 2001, he was with Citigroup as Vice President of empirical modeling. In these positions, Dr. Hu supported mortgage servicing valuations, whole loan portfolio management, and MBS trading.
From 199 ... (view full description)
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Eric Hudson is a Managing Director and Head of the Structured Credit Group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA), with a focus on CLOs, CDOs, and warehouse financing transactions.
Hudson joined KBRA after 11 years at S&P Global Ratings, where he held various roles within the company’s structured finance ratings practice. Most recently, he was a senior director and analytical manager for S&P’s U.S. Structured Credit Group, where he led the team that was responsible for assigning ratings to all newly-issued CLO and CDO transactions. In addition to managing a multiregional team of analysts, Eric served as the face of S&P’s CLO team, leading outreach efforts among arranger ... (view full description)
Vice President, Transaction Management
Eileen is a member of the Transaction Management Team, focusing on the review and negotiation of ABS transactions. Prior to joining the Transaction Management Team, Eileen spent 2.5 years as the Head of Structured Finance in the UK, part of the Global Capital Markets team. Her role was to build on the core strengths within Wilmington’s structured finance group and to align the services and offerings in the UK and Europe to our US team and increase our role as a global service provider.
Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Eileen was director of structured products transaction manager at Deutsche Bank. Eileen has nearly three decades of corpor ... (view full description)
Head of Product, Stealth Fintech Product
Why – In another life I should have been a physicist. That’s out of the question now, so I try to fake it by It by applying as much scientific method as I can to product development and entrepreneurship. This has led me to value uncertainty and ambiguity, and have a default setting to “build, measure, learn.”
How - When an organization decides to embark on using technology, specifically AI, to introduce a new product to their customer base, they often fail to cross the chasm between “research project” and “desirable product.” I bridge that gap by embodying the values above, being the voice of the customer ad nauseam, evangelizing cross-functional development teams, and relentl ... (view full description)
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 KBB.com 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)
Director of FinTech Strategies
As Director of FinTech Strategies, John Jacobs provides eOriginal with his extensive experience as a business development, sales executive, and business process consultant. Mr. Jacobs is responsible for the expansion of eOriginal business across several key verticals, including financial services, equipment leasing, solar and security alarm industries. Across these verticals, Mr. Jacobs is the go-to speaker at industry association conferences and meetings, often asked to share his extensive knowledge into how digital transaction management improves business processes, customer experience, and creates operational efficiencies across the entire enterprise.
Additionally, Mr. Jacobs ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President, Capital Markets
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)
Vipul Jain is a managing director and head of Residential Mortgage Backed Securities Research in the Structured Products Research Group. He joined in 2016. Vipul focuses on relative value in the agency MBS market, prepayments, housing, residential lending standards, housing policy and mortgage credit products (legacy non-agency, CRT, SFR and Jumbo 2.0). Mr. Jain was head of agency MBS research at Morgan Stanley from November 2011 to April 2016. He also held various positions within the RMBS research group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2005 to 2011. He has been voted to the Institutional Investor’s All-American Fixed Income Research team seven times between 2009 and 2018 for his work ... (view full description)
Vice President, Senior Analyst
Moody's Investors Service
Daniela Chun Jayesuria is a Vice President – Senior Analyst in the U.S. Structured Finance Group at Moody’s Investors Service. Dani joined Moody’s in 2014, and is currently part of a team that assigns new ratings to securities backed by US consumer assets. She covers a variety of asset classes including auto loans and leases, credit cards, consumer loans including marketplace lending, mobile phone financing and more. Previously, Dani covered the Brazilian securitization market, from Moody’s Sao Paulo office, across several ABS sectors, including trade receivables, CMBS, agribusiness receivables, auto loans and dealer floorplan.
Prior to Moody’s, Dani occupied positions at Ode ... (view full description)
Richard Johns is the Executive Director for the Structured Finance Industry Group, a member-based trade industry advocacy group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market.
A longtime leader in the securitization industry, Mr. Johns, 46, has more than 17 years of experience, having previously served as Head of Global Funding and Liquidity at Ally Financial Inc. Earlier in his career Mr. Johns also had roles as Head of Global Capital Markets at Capital One Financial Corp and as a transaction lead at MBNA (now Bank of America).
Throughout his career, Mr. Johns has issued securitized products across a variety of pl ... (view full description)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Jeffrey Johnson is a partner in the Structured Transactions Practice of Morgan Lewis. Jeff counsels financial institutions, finance companies, government agencies, government-sponsored entities, and investment banking firms on numerous transactions, including asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities issuances, resecuritization of financial assets, net interest margin transactions, whole loan and asset sales, financing facilities, and related regulatory matters.
He also advises on various other structured transactions involving numerous asset types and receivables, including single-family and multifamily residential mortgage loans, commercial mortgage loans, and automobile and ... (view full description)
Randal Johnson, CFA is head of the consumer and marketplace lending business within Global Credit Trading at Deutsche Bank. Randal is responsible for the warehouse lending, principal finance and ABS placement activities conducted by Deutsche Bank in these sectors. Randal’s group offers a range of financing alternatives to its clients and maintains a multi-billion dollar principal financing commitment to the space.
Randal has been with Deutsche Bank for over ten years, in a variety of roles covering consumer finance, small business finance and real estate finance. He has experience across a w ... (view full description)
Director, Solutions and Structuring
Founder and CEO
Kah Capital Management
Adama is Vice President and head of the seasoned loans portfolio in the Investments & Capital Markets division at Freddie Mac. He launched this business area in 2011 to actively manage Freddie Mac’s large multi-billion dollar re-performing (RPL) and non-performing (NPL) loans and securities portfolio.
In addition to day-to-day portfolio and team management , his responsibilities include trading, structuring,, product development and marketing of RPLs and NPLs related securitizations and loan sales to efficiently transfer credit and market risk to private investors. He has led the execution of more than $30 billion of such transactions 2011-to-date, which include the innovatio ... (view full description)
Head of Securitized Products Research
Citi Global Markets, Inc.
Research analyst, specializing in nonmortgage ABS sectors, including credit cards, autos, student loans and a variety of esoteric ABS. Publishes frequent commentary on ABS markets, consumer credit performance, prepayments, regulation and other relevant ABS market related topics. Is a top-3 ranking analyst in the Institutional Investor All-America Fixed Income Research poll for 10+ years. Was previously a portfolio manager at UBS and Creditanstalt Bank
Milken Institute - Center for Financial Markets
Eric Kaplan brings over 28 years of housing and mortgage experience across a variety of finance, legal, and policy roles. He is currently a Senior Advisor to the Milken Institute, where he focuses on the health, sustainability, best practices, and reform of the US housing finance ecosystem. He regularly engages policymakers, regulators, industry stakeholders, consumer advocates, and trade groups on a wide range of issues. Eric previously served as Director of the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets Housing Finance Program.
Prior to joining the Milken Institute, Eric served as a Managing Partner at Ranieri Strategies LLC, where he worked closely with founding par ... (view full description)
Howard A. Kaplan is a senior partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has more than 30 years of deep financial services industry experience, with a specialization in securitization, valuation and the capital markets. Howard is currently the global lead client service partner for a top tier global investment bank and asset management firm and the advisory partner for a top 3 global payments company. Howard is an active contributor to securitization industry advocacy efforts through the Structured Finance Association, where he serves as the chair of the board of directors and the executive committee. Previous to these roles, Howard spent over 20 years building and managing the Deloitt ... (view full description)
Eric Karlson manages a $2.6 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 Capital. Mr. Karlson graduated magna cu ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Rosemary Kelley is a Senior Managing Director and Head of the ABS Group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA), where she leads the consumer and commercial ABS teams. She was hired in 2011 to focus on consumer ABS including auto loan, auto lease, dealer floorplan, credit card, consumer loan, student loan, and timeshare sectors. Rosemary brings over 25 years of structured finance experience to her role and in February 2021 was elected to co-chair the Structured Finance Association’s Rating Agency Committee.
Prior to joining KBRA, she rated consumer ABS transactions at DBRS after working at MBIA Insurance Corporation for 10 years. While at MBIA, Rosemary held various ... (view full description)
Kevin P. Kendra is a managing director in Fitch Ratings’ New York office. He currently manages the U.S. Structured Credit group responsible for collateralized loan obligations (CLO) and other structured credit ratings. The structured credit team is charged with assigning new issue CLO ratings, maintaining the accuracy of existing ratings, providing useful tools to investors and publishing research on transaction characteristics and performance.
Prior to this post he served as Group Credit Officer for U.S. and Latin America Structured Finance. In this role he maintained and further enhanced the quality of credit analysis within the structured finance and covered bonds teams, par ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Global Head of CLOs
Mr. Khan is the Global Head of CLO’s at MUFG Securities. Previously, he led global distribution business for structured credit products at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Wachovia and Credit Suisse. Mr. Khan has over 16 years of experience in sales, marketing, trading and structuring of fixed income securities, with a particular focus on Securitized Products and Emerging Markets. He has also spent two years on the buy-side investing in structured credit instruments. He started his career at Salomon Brothers in New York in Emerging Markets Fixed Income Research. Mr. Khan holds an M.B.A. from William E. Simon School at University of Rochester and Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna Cum L ... (view full description)
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)
Roger has been with Credit Agricole since 2006 and is currently a Managing Director responsible for auto and equipment sector ABS banking activities. Roger has over 20 years of securitization experience.
Roger holds a Masters degree in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University. He has obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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)
Managing Director, Senior Information Risk Officer
Peter is a Managing Director and Senior information Risk Officer in the BNY Mellon Information Security Division. His primary focus areas are cybersecurity assessment and sustainable compliance to security standards and regulations. Under Peter’s leadership, BNYM has obtained the prestigious ISO 27001 security certification. Peter has over 35 years experience in the IT industry including 30 years in information security and risk. Previously, Peter held leadership positions in the Privacy and Security practices at Big 4 Consulting Firms and served over 30 clients in various industries. Engagements included assessments, audits, strategic planning, technology implementation and incident managem ... (view full description)
Steven T. Kolyer
Sidley Austin LLP
STEVEN T. KOLYER is a partner in the Global Finance Group in the firm’s New York office. He has broad experience in securitizations, structured credit products, investment fund formations and conventional securities offerings, focusing on CLOs/CDOs and related financings in the real estate, infrastructure and corporate sectors. Steven is experienced in conventional capital markets and commercial lending and credit transactions and in credit-linked and other derivative products.
Steven's experience over the years has been highlighted by transactions involving innovation and structured solutions in the capital markets. He played a lead role in the development of a number of ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Dave Kucera joined Capital One in 2013. Capital One is one of the seven largest banks in the U.S. with over $340 billion in assets. In 2015 he became head of the newly formed Financial Institutions Group. The group provides recourse and non-recourse financing, securitization, capital markets fund raising, advisory, and other services to companies involved in financial services and asset management throughout the U.S. across a broad range of sectors. Dave is a frequent speaker, is active in a number of industry groups, and has been a board member of several of the organizations for which he has worked.
Prior to joining Capital One, Dave led and co-founded the U.S. ... (view full description)
Partner and Head of Structured Finance
Stephen Kudenholdt is Dentons' Head of Structured Finance and a partner in the US Capital Markets practice. Stephen’s areas of practice include residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and other asset-backed securities (ABS), primarily focusing on residential mortgage loan securitization as well as re-securitization transactions involving various classes of mortgage-backed securities. He represents issuers, underwriters, loan sellers and other entities in public offerings and private placements. He has helped develop many transaction structures and formats that have become industry standards, including shifting interest subordination techniq ... (view full description)
Eliza is a Partner in PwC's Financial Markets group and has 20+ years of experience in treasury management, structured finance and capital markets financing transactions.
Eliza’s area of focus is transaction advisory services, treasury corporate finance services and valuation. Eliza is responsible for providing financial advisory, risk management and systems solutions to originators, issuers, servicers, trustees and investors for various asset types. Eliza is responsible for helping our clients improve their internal operations for all aspects of a product’s life cycle; and is currently assisting several clients in implementing strategies to improve their governance and opera ... (view full description)
Stroz Friedberg LLC
Joshua J. Larocca is a Stroz Friedberg Managing Director specializing in complex investigations on behalf of corporations, law firms, and financial services firms. He concentrates on internal fraud investigations, investigative due diligence, financial fraud, employee misconduct, and corruption matters.
Mr. Larocca brings a diverse public and private sector background to his engagements. Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg Mr. Larocca served as a Trial Attorney in the Counterterrorism Section at the Department of Justice, responsible for investigating and prosecuting international and domestic terrorism cases, including terrorist financing, material support, money laundering and eco ... (view full description)
President & CIO
LordCap Green; FIIN
Joe is the co-founder, President and Chief Investment Officer of LordCap Green (lordgreen.com), a Wall Street investment manager dedicated to energy efficiency in commercial and industrial buildings. Accomplished through creating public-private partnerships, LordCap’s private capital supports long-term financings that have clear and measurable environmental, social, and governance benefits.
Joe is also the Chief Operating Officer of Lord Capital (lordcap.com), dedicated to working with global banks and corporations to invest and managed structured transactions. Through clear and transparent corporate governance, LordCap has co-structured and consolidated ove ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Pingora Asset Management
Michael Lau, currently CEO of Pingora Asset Management, has over 25 years of expertise in loan servicing, underwriting, quality control, IT, accounting, finance, capital markets, and business development. Throughout his career, Michael’s understanding of MSRs aided numerous companies through negotiating the sale of servicing rights on a flow and bulk basis.
Prior to Pingora, Michael spent 12 years on the senior management team at Phoenix Capital, a leading firm managing the sales and valuation of mortgage servicing rights. His management of new business development, as well as existing client bases, mergers and acquisition, whole loan brokerage, and strategic planning helped to s ... (view full description)
Executive Vice Chairman
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)
Structured Finance Association
Serving as President of the Structured Finance Association, Kristi Leo has more than 20 years of financial services experience, specializing in asset finance, securitization and capital markets. In this capacity, she oversees the development and implementation of SFA’s strategic plan and manages day to day execution across the organization’s programs and initiatives including policy and advocacy, communication, education and research. Kristi’s involvement with the Structured Finance Association included working as a part-time advisor, via Boulder Advisors, since shortly after SFA’s founding in 2013 until accepting the role as President in June 2019.
Prior to joining the Structure ... (view full description)
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Mark Lessard, Pillsbury's global Finance practice leader, advises dozens of clients worldwide on high-stakes debt and equity transactions, many of which have won "Deal of the Year" awards.
Mark represents a global clientele, including lenders, lessors, investors, operators, underwriters, manufacturers, rating agencies and trustees engaged in complex cross-border asset-backed financings of every stripe. He has in-depth knowledge of local and transnational rules governing the placement, pledge and recovery of aviation assets worldwide. Clients also seek Mark's counsel on aerospace mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures a ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Structured Solutions
Marc Levine is the Managing Director at Moody’s Analytics responsible for the MA Issuer Solutions Business. The MA Issuer Solutions Business provides automated tools to Issuers, Trustees & Lenders in the structured finance space for funding, investor reporting, securitization accounting, cash flow forecasting, warehouse monitoring/compliance and regulatory disclosure.
While the business line for which Mr. Levine is responsible supports a number of products, its flagship application is Ki (www.getki.io). Ki is the next-generation version of the ABS System which is widely used by structured finance issuers globally.
Mr. Levine has spent the last 20+ years working in the ... (view full description)
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Mr. Levonick has rich experience of advising mortgage industry participants on compliance, risk management and related legal matters. His expertise spans a wide array of consumer financial services regulatory compliance requirements and asset classes, including infrastructure related concerns, such as privacy, including TILA (Regulation Z), RESPA (Regulation X), FDCPA, UDAAP, FCRA/FACTA, ECOA (Regulation B), HMDA (Regulation C) and GLBA. He assisted clients in interpreting compliance requirements, developing risk mitigation strategies and implementing the requisite controls within technology platform(s) to best protect the individual client.
Mr. Levonick works with creditors, s ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income Trading
Scott Levy has over 15 years of experience in the fixed income space. At Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Levy manages trading of Credit and Structured Products. He also trades CDOs for the firm as well as other esoteric ABS. Prior to joining Guggenheim in 2008, Mr. Levy worked in Citi’s debt capital markets origination business, specializing in hybrid capital securities and structured finance alternatives. While at Citi, he structured over $8 billion of fixed income securities, including a $1.5 billion acquisition facility for a major commercial aircraft leasing company and a first of its kind $2 billion hybrid capital merger financing for a large insurance company. Mr. Levy started his career at ... (view full description)
Mayer Brown LLP
Mayer Brown is one of the world's leading law firms for securitization. With over 100 securitization lawyers across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we offer experienced teams across a broad range of vehicles and asset classes. We are one of a handful of international law firms that have securitized virtually every asset type that can be securitized. We regularly represent commercial banks, investment banks, issuers, credit enhancers, liquidity providers, trustees, servicers, underwriters, placement agents and other transaction parties in jurisdictions around the world. Mayer Brown has been at the forefront of assisting clients with originating, acquiring, financing, and securitizing peer-to-p ... (view full description)
Wyoming Blockchain Coalition
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. In 2018 she helped enact 5 blockchain-enabling laws in her native state of Wyoming, and is now working on 6 more. She jointly spearheaded a blockchain project for delivering market index data to Vanguard as chairman and president of Symbiont, an enterprise blockchain start-up, from 2016-18. Caitlin ran Morgan Stanley’s pension solutions business (2007-2016), held senior roles at Credit Suisse (1997-2007) and began her career at Salomon Brothers (1994-1997). She is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD, 1994), the Kennedy School of Government (MPP, 1994) and the University of Wyoming (BA, 1 ... (view full description)
ZHENGYUAN LU, is a Managing Director on Neuberger Berman’s Specialty Finance team. Prior to joining Neuberger
Berman, Lu was a Managing Director and head of the Warehouse Financing Group with SVB Financial Group (“SVB”), where
he was responsible for debt investments in the FinTech sector. Prior to SVB, Lu was in a similar capacity with Victory Park
Capital. Prior to that, Lu was a senior vice president and head of Capital Markets and Treasury at OnDeck (“ONDK”), where
he spearheaded all capital markets and fundraising activities. This also included the management of OnDeck Marketplace, the
crowd funding platform of OnDeck and Treasury and Cash M ... (view full description)
Barry is a director in the portfolio management team and joined SCIO in 2014. Prior to SCIO, Barry worked as an associate at a large single family office in Switzerland for six years, where he was responsible for the firm’s trading and assisted the chief investment officer with asset allocation.
Barry holds an MSc and BSc in Business Administration from VU University Amsterdam.
Maples and Calder
Scott has extensive experience in structured finance transactions, including CLOs, repackagings, structured funds and fund derivative products, and segregated portfolio companies. He also advises on fund financing, and is head of the CSX listing group in Cayman. Scott is a lead partner on the FATCA/Tax Information Exchange team focusing specifically on the structured finance sector. He advises clients on legal issues under US FATCA, UK FATCA and the OECD Common Reporting Standard ranging from entity classification, availability of exemptions, reportable accounts, application of the account due diligence rules, and notification and reporting obligations. Scott acts for a significant numbe ... (view full description)
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.
Tom serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Point Credit Company (NYSE: ECC) and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Point Income Company (NYSE: EIC). Tom is also a director of Marble Point Loan Financing Ltd. (LSE: MPLF).
Prior to founding Eagle Point with ... (view full description)
David Mandel is a Director in Citi’s Consumer Finance Group. Mr. Mandel joined Citi in January 2007 and has had a diverse set of responsibilities during his 20+ years in the industry. Mr. Mandel began his career working as an actuarial assistant and since then has worked in the US and UK generally covering consumer finance companies in a variety of capacities including investment banking services, executing transactions consisting of publically and privately offered debt, the sale/purchase of whole loans and businesses, debt refinancings and restructurings, and various other capital raising activities.
Mr. Mandel is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton with a BS degree in Economics ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Mike Manning is the CEO and Co-Founder of DealVector, a network connecting fixed income professionals directly to authenticated, non-public holders of specific assets quickly and securely for the first time, enabling a more transparent and efficient market. Mike launched DealVector with Co-Founder Dave Jefferds in 2012, and has grown the network to more than $2T in deal value, 1000+ firms, and over 600,000 deals loaded on its award-winning platform. As the first global fixed income asset registry and identity-protected communication platform, the DealVector network empowers issuers, investors, advisors and brokers to efficiently address governance and restructuring issues, improve market sur ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Credit
Charles Schwab & Co.
Brandon Maxwell is a Managing Director at Charles Schwab. As head of the firm’s ABS and CMBS credit function, Brandon offers extensive experience in traditional structured sectors and as well as newer areas such as Mobile Device Plan ABS. During his tenor, Charles Schwab Bank has grown into one of the larger consumer ABS bank investors with over $20 billion in ABS holdings.
Prior to joining Schwab, Brandon was lead analyst on the structured sleeve of a high grade insurance portfolio. Brandon received his MBA from the University of Colorado and is a CFA Charter Holder.
Former White House Chief of Staff, Obama Administration
Senior Principal, Markle Foundation
From February 2013 until January 20, 2017, McDonough served as White House Chief of Staff for President Obama. In that role, McDonough managed the four thousand member White House staff, as well as Cabinet Secretaries and agency leaders. He provided strategic advice to the President on the most significant domestic policy, national security, and management issues facing the federal government and enforced plans and accountability for performance and goals, maintaining the Obama Administration’s reputation for effective, ethical operation. He planned and coordinated efforts to recruit and retain key talent—including an unprecedented expansion of technology experts, engineers, and content gene ... (view full description)
Markets Specialist, Credit Risk Management
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
John McElravey, CFA, is a markets specialist for Credit Risk Management in the Supervision, Regulation & Credit Dept. at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He is responsible for analysis of policy issues and credit markets. John has more than 30 years of capital markets experience focusing on Structured Finance, Fixed Income Markets and Economic Research.
Prior to the Boston Fed, he was a managing director at Wells Fargo Securities, where he was head of consumer ABS research. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2007, John was responsible for ABS strategy and trading at Asset Allocation & Management Co. in Chicago.
From 1997 to 2004, he was a member of the A ... (view full description)
Kirkland & Ellis
Janette McMahan leads the asset finance and securitization group in Kirkland’s New York office. She specializes in auto loan, auto lease, marketplace loan and trade receivables transactions. Additionally, Janette has represented clients in whole business securitizations, single-family rental deals, equipment financings, health care receivables transactions, restructurings, investments and acquisitions. Janette has worked with auto ABS sponsors in drafting comment letters on regulatory reform since 2010, including on Regulation AB II, shelf eligibility, loan level disclosures and risk retention.
Rob McMullen, CFA, is a Vice President in the Structured Credit Trading group at Amherst Pierpont Securities, focusing on CLO and CDO trading. Prior to this, he was a member of the CLO Trading desk at Barclays Capital. Rob received a BSE in Computer Science with a minor in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Rob Meier is a Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory Managing Director in the Deloitte & Touche LLP Securitization Solution offering. He has been with Deloitte for more than sixteen years, primarly in the Securitization Solution in multiple areas of the commercial, residential mortgage, asset backed and esoteric securitization businesses.
Rob is responsible for overseeing various functions of mortgage-backed and asset-backed securitization transaction reviews including agreed-upon procedures letter development, asset level reviews for ABS and RMBS transactions, analysis of statistical stratification of collateral analytics, and REG AB/REG AB II static pool and data performance revie ... (view full description)
Solar Finance Council
Michael is responsible for facilitating consumer finance options and investment capital for wide-scale solar deployment through the SEIA Finance Initiative and other market-leading efforts.
Prior to joining SEIA in 2015, Michael was a Senior Financial Analyst for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where he led the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group to engage capital market investment thru standardization and best practices.
Michael has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry with experience in utility regulation, electricity and gas markets, cogeneration deployment, and solar finance.
Michael holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Ithaca ... (view full description)
Eric Meyers runs the Debt Private Placement Syndication business within Americas Credit Financing Group. His desk is responsible for sourcing, structuring and distributing fixed income products to buy-and-hold portfolio managers globally. The principal focus of the business is placing a combination of corporate debt, project and infrastructure financings, esoteric asset backed securities, credit tenant leases and other types of senior and subordinated debt securities for issuers without access to the public markets. Eric joined Goldman Sachs as a Vice President in 2014 and was named Managing Director in 2017.
Prior to joining the firm, Eric spent eight years at Citigroup Global ... (view full description)
Chris Miller is a Managing Director in the Private Debt group at Nuveen/TIAA, helping originate and manage corporate and structured finance private placement investments. He has been in the Private Debt group for 11 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.
Suzanne Mistretta is a senior director in Fitch Ratings residential mortgage backed securities ratings group. She is responsible for US RMBS new issue ratings and surveillance, and North American covered bonds. Previously, Suzanne worked in Fitch's credit policy group where she was responsible for credit policy and global rating criteria with a focus on asset-backed and commercial mortgage backed securities in The Americas.
Suzanne began her career at Fitch as an RMBS rating analyst in Fitch's US RMBS group and was responsible for rating transactions and developing criteria.
Charlie Moore leads Global Debt Registry’s daily operations, bringing to his role more than 20 years’ experience in building new financial services businesses. He has led teams in Europe and the United States at Thomson Reuters, Lloyds of London and Barclays Bank, helping to grow early stage ventures with roles covering innovation, strategy, marketing, business development and account management. Charlie is a marketing graduate of London Guildhall University and received his MBA from the University of Surrey, in parallel with the International Management Center, during which time he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Executive Management Program of Kellogg Business School.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Joseph Moreno, a former federal prosecutor, is a partner in Cadwalader's White Collar Defense and Investigations Group. Dual qualified to practice in the United States and as a solicitor in England and Wales, Mr. Moreno has extensive trial and appellate experience handling complex investigations and litigation involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Defense and other domestic and international regulators and law enforcement agencies. Representative matters have involved money laundering, cyber fraud, securities and accounting fraud, insider trading, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act, and other white c ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Bill Moretti is an industry leader at the intersection of structured finance, financial technology, and portfolio management, and is head of RiskSpan’s SmartLink Innovation Lab. Over the course of his two-decade tenure as a senior investment executive with MetLife, Bill became recognized as an innovative and energetic leader, strategic thinker, change agent, and savvy risk manager. As MetLife’s head of Global Structured Finance, Bill created proprietary analytical systems, which he paired with traditional fundamental credit analysis to maximize portfolio income and returns through market rallies while preserving inve ... (view full description)
Managing Director - Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service
Kruti Muni heads the U.S. Consumer Assets Securitization surveillance team at Moody’s. This team is responsible for surveillance of all consumer-focused asset classes in the U.S including consumer ABS and RMBS.
Prior to her current role, Kruti had managed multiple credit ratings teams at Moody’s including those responsible for analyzing securitizations backed by the U.S. credit cards, consumer loans, student loans, auto loans & leases, RMBS, covered bonds, Single Family Rentals, among others. She also led the U.S., Originator Assessments and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) RMBS teams.
Kruti has published and spoken extensively on Moody&rsquo ... (view full description)
Ned brings over 25 years of proven FinTech experience rapidly growing software, data, and information businesses in structured finance, mortgage and capital markets while managing marketing, sales, product, operations, and strategy functions. In this role as AlphaPoint’s Head of Product, Ned is charged with leading the product management and marketing of the company. Prior to joining AlphaPoint, Ned led the capital markets and government businesses for Black Knight Inc.’s Data & Analytics division, a leader in mortgage information. Ned also spent over two decades with Lewtan, a securitization data & software company, holding positions that included head of Sales and Marketing, Genera ... (view full description)
As an analyst in the Fixed Income Credit Research Group at Wellington Management, Carolyn is primarily responsible for the analysis of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). She also works closely with the team in the analysis of other structured products, which include non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and asset-backed securities (ABS). Carolyn is a member of Wellington Management’s Structured Finance Strategy Group.
Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Carolyn was a vice president with Citigroup Insurance Investments, where she was a senior ABS Analyst (2004 – 2005); a portfolio manager at Webster Bank (2003 ... (view full description)
Matthew Natcharian is Head of the Barings Structured Credit Investment Group and a member of the firm’s Global Strategy Committee. He actively participates in the portfolio management of all structured credit focused portfolios and is responsible for structured credit investments, primarily in collateralized loan obligations. Matthew has over 19 years of industry experience that has encompassed CLOs and securitized corporate credit, including synthetic credit products. Prior to joining the firm in 1995, he was a financial information analyst at Allmerica Financial and also New England Mutual Life. He has served as a Director of Invicta Capital LLC, a credit derivative product company, from 2 ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director, ABS
Eric Neglia is a Senior Managing Director and leads Kroll Bond Rating Agency’s (KBRA) Consumer ABS Group. Eric joined KBRA in 2015 and works across all Consumer ABS transactions, including auto loans and leases, unsecured consumer loans, solar loans, credit card receivables and student loans, as well as small business loans/merchant cash advance ABS.
Prior to joining KBRA, Eric was head of operational risk management at MasterCard Worldwide and before that spent 15 years at MBIA Insurance Corporation underwriting Consumer ABS transactions.
Eric holds an MBA in finance from New York University.
Senior Vice President
ING Investment Management
Tom Neukranz, Head of Capital Markets at CleanFund: As Head of Capital Markets, Tom’s primary focus is to secure one or more large loan funding partners. With an impressive background in institutional finance (Aegon, Goldman Sachs, ING, JP Morgan), Tom identifies and secures strategic financing arrangements with insurance companies, pension firms, asset managers and others.
Consumer ABS Research Strategist
Jeen Ng is a strategist on Morgan Stanley’s Securitized Products research team, focusing on US Non-Agency RMBS, US Housing and US Consumer ABS. Jeen joined Morgan Stanley in 2014. He holds a Master of Finance degree from MIT and a BS degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London.
Kevin Ng is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and is currently head of U.S. SPG Credit Trading, which includes ABS, CLO, CMBS, Non-Agency Resi, and Residential Whole Loans. He was previously Head of Commercial Real Estate Lending Capital Markets and before that Head of CMBS Trading. He has been at Morgan Stanley since 2004, when he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Nichols is the CEO and Founder of Deephaven Mortgage. Deephaven is the leading purchaser of Non-QM loans and works closely with originators to help them develop products to reach borrowers unserved by the government mortgage market. Deephaven has acquired over $1.8 billion of Non-QM loans from its 100+ approved correspondents and issued five securitizations through its DRMT program. Deephaven was founded in 2012 and was acquired in 2014 by funds managed by Värde Partners, a $13 billion global alternative 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 ... (view full description)
Katrina Niehaus is a Managing Director in the Structured Finance business within the Investment Banking division and leads Goldman’s Corporate Securitization Group. Katrina joined Goldman Sachs in 2005 as an Analyst and was named Managing Director in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Katrina was an Analyst in the ABS Finance group at Lehman Brothers where she focused on esoteric asset securitization.
Ms. Niehaus has experience structuring and executing transactions in a broad array of asset classes including: solar, utility rate reduction bonds, rental car, whole businesses, intellectual property and small business loans. Ms. Niehaus received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Securitized Products Research
Nomura Securities International, Inc.
Paul Nikodem is the head of US Securitized Products Research at Nomura. His key focus areas include CLOs, mortgage credit, and agency MBS. Paul and his team maintain a regular dialogue with numerous fund managers investing in securitized products, and frequently speaks on panels at industry conferences and is regularly quoted in the news media.
In the 2018 Institutional Investor survey, his team was ranked #4 for CLO research and #2 for RMBS research, and in the 2018 Greenwich survey, Paul was the #2 most helpful CLO research analyst and the #1 most helpful RMBS research analyst.
Prior to joining Nomura in 2010, Paul was a senior mortgage ... (view full description)
Alexander Nixon is Director at DB' ABS Banking Group and was previously Vice President at BNP Paribas’ Solutions and Structuring Group, covering non-flow structured debt products. Alexander joined BNP Paribas in 2015 from KGS Alpha Capital Markets were he focused on origination of esoteric ABS including transportation, PACE and specialty finance assets. Previously Alexander worked as an Associate at Ascent Biomedical Ventures, a seed-stage healthcare investment fund. Prior to that role, he worked for the Ernst &Young’s Financial Services Office in New York specializing in alternative investments. Alexander received a B.S. in Busin ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Beth O’Brien is the Founder and CEO of CoreVest American Finance (“CoreVest”), the leading private lender to residential real estate investors. CoreVest was founded in 2014 to address the unique needs of investors in the single-family rental and bridge loan space who were not served well by either commercial or residential products. Under Beth’s leadership, CoreVest has closed over $3.5B in loans in that market and have issued over $1B in single-family rental bonds including the inaugural deal with Freddie Mac. Previously, Beth was Executive Vice President at Auction.com, where she ran residential capital markets, and was President of AuctionFinance.com, where she ran the financing strateg ... (view full description)
Kirkland & Ellis
Jeff O’Connor is a leader in the field of dealer floorplan, auto and equipment securitization and has counseled clients in a broad range of asset securitization, structured finance, secured lending and receivables sale transactions. He represents both issuers and underwriters in a variety of transactions involving dealer floorplan, equipment, retail auto, lease, credit card, healthcare and other assets. Jeff often deals with novel structures, including a floorplan master trust capable of issuing separate series backed solely by overconcentration receivables, mixed lease and retail loan transactions, amortizing series where amortization is tied to an external benchmark rather than the receiva ... (view full description)
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.
Dominic Obaditch is a Director at Credit Suisse and member of the Securitized Products Finance group, specializing in the financing and securitization of mortgage related assets. Dominic joined Credit Suisse in April 2015 after a 20 plus year career at the Royal Bank of Scotland plc and its predecessor companies, including Greenwich Capital Markets and National Westminster Bank plc. Dominic’s background includes roles in Credit, Structured Derivatives, Principal Finance and Mortgage Finance. Dominic holds a BA in Economics from Colgate University.
Patrick joined CFPB in March of 2013 and has been a Policy Analyst on the Mortgage Markets team since October of 2014. As a member of the Mortgage Markets team, Patrick plays a critical role in providing secondary market analysis to the research and regulations teams as well as managing the planning and operational implementation of the HMDA rulemaking.
Prior to joining the CFPB, Patrick worked for the Special Inspector General for TARP (SIGTARP) auditing the use of mortgage related TARP funds. Before SIGTARP, he was a strategy consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton focused on providing solutions to complex financial business problems in the government sector. His banking experi ... (view full description)
Manager, Financial Services
Obreahny is a leader in the Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure Strategy team within the EY’s Financial Services Office. In her role, Obreahny brings together global teams to develop cross-industry offerings that manage risk and advises client executive teams on business and innovation strategy as it pertains to emerging technologies.
Obreahny co-founded Early Temple, a smart contract service that uses Bitcoin's multi-signature transaction protocol to deliver conditional payments. Prior to joining EY, Obreahny accumulated over eight years of experience in the mergers and acquisitions advisory space, with a focus on tax, debt and intellectual pr ... (view full description)
US HY/Distressed Debt Reporter
Reorg Research, Inc.
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)
Vice President Portfolio Manager
Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.
Alessandro Pagani is a vice president, portfolio manager and head of the mortgage and structured finance team at Loomis, Sayles & Company. He leads the group in developing investment strategies for mortgage pass-through, asset-backed, residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities across all fixed income products. Alessandro also co-manages the firm’s securitized investment strategies.
With 23 years of investment industry experience, Alessandro joined Loomis Sayles in 2008 from Cambridge Place Investment Management, a specialty manager of credit sensitive structured securities, where he was co-head of global research and credit. He was also a director of asset-backed s ... (view full description)
Barbara Pak, Vice President of Conservatorship & Corporate Initiatives (C&CI) at Freddie Mac, is responsible for coordinating “future state” topics across divisions and disciplines. She also serves as Freddie Mac’s program execution lead, providing subject matter expertise to the lending markets, capital markets, policy and regulatory audiences for the Single Security program.
In the last nine years, she’s held positions in the department supporting finance transformation as well as positions in Operations, IT and Finance. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Ms. Pak worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years in a variety of roles and responsibilities.
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James Paris serves as CEO of Avant, a high growth financial technology company, dedicated to lowering the barriers of borrowing for all consumers. Since 2012, Avant has secured more than $4 billion in funding and connected customers to over $6 billion through more than 1 million transactions and counting. Through big data and machine learning, Avant’s mission is to provide better access to responsible financial products. In his role, he is responsible for leading all key functional areas for Avant, including pr ... (view full description)
Moelis & Company
Landon D. Parsons is a Senior Advisor at Moelis & Company. Mr. Parsons has over 25 years of structured credit experience as an analyst, investor, and advisor. While at Moelis, Mr. Parsons co-authored “Blueprint for Restoring Safety and Soundness to the GSEs,” a GSE reform plan aimed at protecting taxpayers and maintaining mortgage liquidity and stability. Previously, Mr. Parsons was a member of the Mortgage Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman from C-BASS, an affiliate of Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation and Radian, where he was responsible for investing and managing structured products in non-agency and subprime residential mortgage-backed securities ( ... (view full description)
Chief Compliance Officer
Nick Passarelli is the Chief Compliance Officer of Dealerweb Inc., the wholesale and inter-dealer trading division of Tradeweb Markets. Passarelli oversees Dealerweb’s regulatory functions and compliance with various SEC, FINRA, MSRB and NFA rules. Dealerweb, which owns and operates an SEC Registered Alternative Trading System (ATS), provides trading solutions for market participants that range from anonymous, electronic order books, to voice trading and processing across 15 asset classes. Prior to joining Dealerweb in 2009, he served as the Chief Compliance Officer of Kellogg Partners Institutional Services, managing the firm’s written and supervisory procedures, business continuity, regula ... (view full description)
Chief Capital Officer
Sachin Patel leads the Global Capital Markets Group and is responsible for Funding Circle’s investor strategy. This includes the design, structuring and distribution of Funding Circle’s investment products to high net worth individuals, asset managers, banks, insurance companies, pension funds, national and supranational institutions.
Funding Circle is the global small business loans platform. Set up in 2010, investors have lent more than £4.5 billion to over 45,000 businesses across the UK, US and Europe. Funding Circle loans are funded by a diverse array of investors including more than 70,000 individuals, local and national government, financial institutions and the first single pla ... (view full description)
Sonal Patel is currently the US and Americas Business Development Group Head for Corporate Trust. She works with collateral managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks, corporations, and law firms to develop a portfolio of Corporate Trust services. She focuses in the areas of structured finance, loan and debt solutions. She is a key thought leader within BNY Mellon with a strong view on evolving client and market needs. She also serves on BNY Mellon’s WIN Executive Committee, an employee resource group that promotes women’s career development.
Ms. Patel joined BNY Mellon in 2000 and has since held numerous key business development roles In Corporate Trust. He ... (view full description)
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CRE Financial Council
Lisa Pendergast is the Executive Director of Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC), was the 2010/2011 President and formerly a member of CREFC’s Board of Governors for over nine years. Ms. Pendergast previously served on the Editorial Board of CREFC’s CRE Finance World. Lisa has been a top-ranked research analyst in the highly competitive Institutional Investor All-American Fixed-Income Research Team survey in the CMBS category. She has published several articles and reports on various aspects of the CMBS markets that appear in industry handbooks and academic journals, and is often quoted in the financial press on commercial real estate debt-related issues.
Prior to CREF ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
As a fixed income portfolio manager on the Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) team, Cory specializes in identifying relative value opportunities within the structured finance sectors (e.g., RMBS, CMBS, ABS, and CLOs) as well as the structured sectors of the agency MBS market. Cory is a member of Wellington Management’s Structured Finance Strategy Group.
Prior to joining the MBS team as a portfolio manager, Cory was a structured finance credit analyst in the Fixed Income Credit Research Group at the firm. Before joining Wellington Management in 2007, he worked as a fixed income analyst at Income Research + Management (2004 – 2007). Prior to that, he held a variety of positions wi ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
Mr. Peterson joined Inglet Blair in March 2019 as Senior Vice President. His primary focus is on development and delivery of due diligence and related services for clients who are buying, selling and securitizing loans in the NPL/RPL space. Prior to joining Inglet Blair, Mr. Peterson served in a similar role at Clayton for 3 years, and in various roles for Morgan Stanley over a span of 13 years. Much of his focus was on NPL/RPL due diligence and transaction management, and he served for several years as Vice President managing due diligence for all bulk transactions.
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Executive Vice President
Thomas Plagemann is Executive Vice President, Head of Capital Markets for Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar energy provider, where he is responsible for developing Vivint Solar's tax equity and capital markets fundraising efforts and leading the financing strategy beyond its existing third party financing structures.Thomas has over 20 years of experience originating and executing financings and investments in energy and infrastructure assets globally and has been involved either as advisor, debt arranger, or equity investor in capital investments totaling $20 billion in projects with total capital costs in excess of $29 billion. He has completed transactions ... (view full description)
Andrew P. Pontano, a partner in Dechert's global finance practice, focuses his practice on asset-backed financing and securitization. He advises clients regarding public and private securities offerings and other complex finance transactions involving a wide range of asset classes, including auto loans and leases, credit card, equipment lease and trade receivables, residential mortgage loans and mortgage servicing rights and whole business securitization. He has represented lenders, borrowers, asset originators and servicers, ABCP conduits, issuers, underwriters, placement agents, trustees, rating agencies and others.
In addition to structured finance transactions, Mr. Pontano re ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Mr. Pritchett is a Principal and Senior Analyst in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on structured credit investments. Prior to joining Ares in 2011, Mr. Pritchett was an Associate at Indicus Advisors. Mr. Pritchett holds an M.Eng. from Imperial College London in Mechanical Engineering.
Dmitri Rabin is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company. He is the co-head of the mortgage and structured finance group, with a focus on coordinating of the firm’s research and trading capabilities in this area. Dmitri co-leads the group in developing and implementing investment strategies for asset-backed securities, commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities and covered bond sectors across all fixed income products. He is also a co-portfolio manager for securitized credit investment strategies.
Dmitri has 18 years of investment industry experience. He joined Loomis Sayles in 2008 and has been a strategist responsible for global residential real estate, RMBS ... (view full description)
Portfolio Manager - CMBS
OFS Capital Management
Manish Rajguru is responsible for developing and implementing investment strategies for Lord Abbett’s taxable fixed-income investment products.
Mr. Rajguru began his career at Lord Abbett in 2014 as a Portfolio Manager for the firm’s taxable fixed-income strategies. Prior to joining the firm, he was a CMBS Portfolio Manager at Guggenheim Partners Investment Management (2012-13); Head of Commercial Real Estate Valuations at Houlihan Lokey/Red Pine Advisors (2009-2012); a CMBS Portfolio Manager at UBS; CMBS Research Analyst at Credit Suisse (2004-08); and worked on CMBS Securitization/Surveillance groups at Lehman Brothers (1997-2004). He has been in the financial services industry ... (view full description)
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)
Vice President, Credit Risk Transfer
Mike Reynolds is the vice president of Freddie Mac’s Single-Family Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) program. CRT comprises capital markets, reinsurance, and mortgage insurance, including the Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR®) and Agency Credit Insurance Structure (ACIS®) family of credit securities – multi-billion dollar programs that transfer mortgage credit risk to private investors.
Mr. Reynolds has over 20 years of GSE experience and joined Freddie Mac in 2012 to help launch the Single-Family CRT program. Prior to Freddie Mac, he was vice president of strategic initiatives at Fannie Mae. Earlier in his career, he worked on automated underwriting.
He holds a Bachelor ... (view full description)
Nick Rhodes trades Non-Agency RMBS in Fixed Income at Morgan Stanley in New York. He currently focuses on legacy Subprime and Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) securities, and has traded a broad scope of Non-Agency products, including NPL, POA, Alt-A, Prime, ABX, CDS and ABS CDOs.
Nick joined Morgan Stanley in 2012 and holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Mark Riccardi is a partner in the structured transactions practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. His practice focuses on advising financial institutions, investors, and other market participants in securitizations, asset-backed finance, capital markets and debt financing transactions. He also advises clients on regulatory matters affecting public and private financings.
Mark regularly represents issuers and financial intermediaries in asset securitization transactions, including registered offering and private placements. His asset finance experience includes representing lenders and borrowers in secured credit facilities, warehouse lending and principal finance transact ... (view full description)
Chief Financial Officer
Marlette Funding, LLC
Paul Ricci is the CFO of Marlette Funding, LLC. Marlette is a leading online lending platform that has facilitated over $4 billion in personal loans to prime consumers. In his role, Paul leads the finance, accounting, and capital management functions of the business. Prior to Marlette, Paul held CFO and senior finance and corporate development positions at several fast-growing entrepreneurial companies in the consumer finance and retail energy industries, including NRG Northeast Retail, Energy Plus Holdings, Epic Research and Barclaycard US. Paul has an MBA with concentrations in finance and accounting from Drexel University and an Bachelor’s of Science from Rutgers University.
Managing Director, Asset-Backed Finance
Citizens Capital Markets
Pete is responsible for origination and execution of structured debt solutions for Citizen's Capital Markets corporate credit clients across the middle market private debt universe. Prior to Citizens, Pete was a member of Fifth Third's Asset Securitization Group with a focus on middle market corporate debt, equipment loan/lease receivables, and railcar leases. Prior to joining Fifth Third, Pete was a senior originator for the Asset-Backed Finance Group of Wells Fargo Securities. Pete's experience spans multiple asset classes including equipment, corporate debt, cell towers, billboards, whole business securitizations, ratepayer bonds, marine containers, railcars, and other operating and fina ... (view full description)
Head, US CLO New Issue
Amit Roy is a Managing Director in the Investment Banking division at Goldman Sachs and heads the US CLO New Issue business for the firm. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2001 and has been directly involved in structuring and placing over $50bn of securities backed by bank loans, high yield bonds, investment grade securities, private placements and emerging market securities.
Amit holds an MBA, with honors, from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and S.B. degrees in Economics and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Goal Structured Solutions
Ken is a veteran and innovator in higher education finance with more than 25 years spent managing start-up through Fortune 1000 companies, helping them create meaningful change and improvement in their delivery of financial services. Throughout his career Ken has worked tirelessly to improve access to higher education and he continues to be a passionate advocate for expanded financial literacy and transparency in the space. During his tenure at Goal Financial, from 2003-2007, the company originated more than $8 billion in student loans and became a top 10 student-loan provider. After the company’s exit from the lending space in 2008, Ken spearheaded the reinvention of Goal Financial into ... (view full description)
Special Advisor, Federal Housing Finance Agency, and Acting Deputy Director, Division of Conservatorship
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Bob Ryan joined the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) as Special Advisor to Director Mel Watt in January 2014. Since July of 2015, he has also been the Acting Deputy Director for the Division of Conservatorship. Prior to joining FHFA Bob served as Senior Vice President of capital markets at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. He was responsible for strategic policy impacting capital markets and the mortgage company. From 2009 to 2012 he was Senior Advisor to HUD Secretary Donovan, the Acting FHA Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing and prior to that first Chief Risk Officer for FHA. In that capacity, Bob was responsible for establishing a new Office of Risk Mana ... (view full description)
Peter Sack is a Managing Director in the New York office of Credit Suisse. Pete heads Mortgage Finance at Credit Suisse, within Global Asset Finance. He oversees financing and securitization underwriting of newly-originated and seasoned agency, non-agency and non-performing residential mortgages and related assets, including mortgage warehouse financing.
Pete has worked in the mortgage business at Credit Suisse since 2001. Prior to joining the bank, Pete was an attorney with the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where he advised clients in regard to residential and commercial mortgage securitizations and derivative transactions.
Mr. Sallerson focuses on the CLO market at Moody’s Analytics via the further development of the Structured Finance Portal and related research. Mr. Sallerson began his finance career in the Corporate Finance Department at Nomura Securities where he executed numerous debt, equity and derivative transactions as well as a variety of domestic and international structured financings. At Bear Stearns for 14 years, Mr. Sallerson structured transactions for a variety of collateral types with an emphasis beginning in 1995 on CLOs and CSOs. He was a founding member of the CLO group at Bear. Subsequent to Bear, he ran Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA)’s CLO effort and advising its parent (BTMU) on it ... (view full description)
Anand Sankaranarayanan is a Managing Director on the CLO Trading & Structuring desk. Prior to joining Jefferies, Anand was at Barclays from 2009-2013, where he was a VP on the CLO Trading Desk. Anand also worked at the Synthetic Credit Structuring desk at Barclays. Prior to that, Anand was at Lehman Brothers on the Structured Credit desk from 2006-2008. Anand holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (2006) and a BS in Electronic Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy, India (2004).
- Robert Sannicandro is a Managing Director in Deutsche Bank’s Global Credit Financing & Solutions group in New York and the head of Alternative ABS
- Rob has over fifteen years of experience in securitization focusing on origination, structuring, financing and distribution of ABS transactions
- Rob joined the ABS team in 2015 to take over the Alternative ABS team. Rob joined DB from BAML where he ran a similar group
- He holds a BA from New York University, graduating in 2002
Chief Financial Officer
Ygrene Energy Fund
Greg is the CFO for Ygrene Energy Fund Inc., the leading property assessed clean energy financing (PACE) company in the U.S. For the prior five years, he was CEO of CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc., which was recognized as the 7th fastest growing private company in the San Francisco Bay area in 2018 and as an award-winning issuer of PACE-backed securitized notes. Previously, Greg served as CFO/COO for 6 other specialty finance and technology-oriented firms. Greg holds a B.A. in Economics and Business from Macalester College, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Manager, Capital Markets
CNH Industrial Capital
Ms. Schlueter joined CNHI in 2008, and is responsible for issuance of public and private ABS and unsecured bonds, obtaining bank/conduit lending and procuring credit lines for CNH Industrial and its North American captive finance subsidiary, CNH Industrial Capital LLC, as well as acting as the rating agency liaison for the company. CNH Industrial is a major manufacturer of agricultural, construction and commercial equipment throughout the world, with about $25 billion in revenues and 64,000 employees. CNH Industrial Capital currently finances approximately $13.5 billion of equipment purchases, and has issued over $45 billion in asset-backed securities since 1992. Ms. Schlueter's responsib ... (view full description)
Senior Director, U.S. RMBS
S&P Global Ratings
Jeremy Schneider is a Senior Director and Sector Lead for U.S. Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) within the Analytics & Research Group at S&P Global Ratings. Jeremy focuses on analytics, market developments, and outreach related to mortgage finance, housing, and credit as it relates to U.S. RMBS.
Jeremy joined the U.S. RMBS group of S&P Global Ratings in 2006. Since then, he has worked in both the new issuance and surveillance groups focused primarily on ratings and criteria development. Jeremy was heavily involved in criteria development for U.S. RMBS new issuance and surveillance of outstanding legacy U.S. RMBS ratings. He also publishes numerous comme ... (view full description)
Senior 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)
Managing Director - Global Capital Markets
Pat is responsible for introducing Wilmington Trust’s full array of trust and agency services to corporations and financial institutions throughout the country and in several off-shore jurisdictions. She specializes in asset-backed securitizations for all asset classes as well as services specific to special purposes entities, including those utilized by Hedge Funds, Private Equity, and the Commercial Real Estate industry.
Pat is an active participant in the Structured Finance Industry Group and is a member of its Board of Directors. She is a past board member of the American Securitization Forum and a previous chair of its Communication and Education Committee. She is a frequen ... (view full description)
Angel Oak Lending
Steven is a Partner of Angel Oak Lending. His responsibilities include the development of Angel Oak’s lending and servicing strategic plan, oversight of the origination and servicing platforms, and executing growth opportunities in agency approvals, servicing and securitization.
Steven co-founded Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions, a non-agency wholesale and correspondent mortgage lender, and Angel Oak Home Loans, a residential agency and non-agency retail lender. Under his leadership, Angel Oak Lending has broadened its product mix and now originates over $5 billion of loans annually.
Steven has more than 25 years of experience in residential lending. Prior to joining Angel Oak, he ... (view full description)
Apollo Global Management
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 trading. Luke graduated fr ... (view full description)
Napier Park Global Capital
Serhan Secmen is head of the CLO business at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Mr. Secmen oversees the CLO issuance as well as CLO investments in structured credit instruments. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013.
Prior to joining CCA in August 2008, Serhan was a CLO trader at Lehman Brothers. Prior to his post at Lehman Brothers, he spent several years in Texas as a project manager focusing on special project financing.
Since 2006, Serhan has also been involved in various industry forums and networks, including the investor roundtables for Moody's, S&P, and Fitch Ratings.
He freque ... (view full description)
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)
Ernst & Young
Neeraj Shah is a Senior Manager in the Financial Services Risk Management – Structured Finance practice at Ernst & Young LLP based out of New York. Neeraj has over 11 years of experience working with all types of structured products specializing in CDOs and CLOs on which he has worked on all aspects of transaction deal work including due diligence, collateral testing, cash flow modeling and payment reconciliations with leading investments banks, asset managers, private equity firms and trustees. As part of a global valuation team, he has supported clients with all aspects of valuations and has experience in the analysis of portfolios and methodologies for valuing structured securities (e ... (view full description)
Mr. Shea joined MUFG in December 2013. Mr. Shea has over 20 years of experience in Structured Products working with a broad mix of issuers across many structures (Loan, Bond, L/C, CDS, TRS & Repo) under a diverse set of circumstances (acquisition finance, corporate recapitalizations, distressed/rescue finance & short/long-term funding situations). Prior to joining MUFG, Mr. Shea formed his own advisory firm focused on the specialty finance sector and was the CRO for a subprime auto finance company. Mr. Shea also worked at UBS where he was the co-head of the ABS Capital Markets & Financing Business in the U.S. Prior work experience also includes Deutsche Bank, Prudential Investme ... (view full description)
Vice President - Senior Analyst
Moody’s Investors Service
Ben Shih is a Senior Analyst in the Asset Finance Group at Moody’s responsible for surveillance of esoteric ABS assets such as solar, films, tax liens, containers and railcars. Ben was formerly a principal at GHL & Company and a VP at Merrill Lynch’s Global Structured Finance Group. He also co-founded AmRock Advisors, a financial consulting firm. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he worked in the ABS Research at Moody’s and as an investment banker focused on leverage finance in the Telecom and Media Group at Barclays Capital. Ben holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School, MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.
Vice President, Senior Analyst
Moody’s Investors Service
Sang Shin is a Vice President – Senior Analyst with Moody’s Investors Service. Mr. Shin has been involved in credit risk analysis in a variety of structured finance transactions, including U.S. residential mortgage-backed securitizations (RMBS), Single Family Rental (SFR) securitizations in the US and European Covered Bonds based in London. Prior to joining Moody’s, Mr. Shin worked at Citigroup in Global Capital Markets focusing on RMBS securitizations. Mr. Shin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School with an MBA in Finance and Strategy.
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)
Mark oversees a team within Macquarie’s Portfolio Solutions Group focused on providing financing facilities, working capital lines, and other balance sheet solutions to funds and originators across consumer, small business, and real estate assets classes. Mark also helps oversee the team’s investments in distressed real estate portfolios. Prior to his current role, Mark helped manage a $500mm+ long-short structured products book for Macquarie Credit Investment Management. There he managed a portfolio spanning RMBS, CLOs, CDOs, among other esoteric asset classes. Prior to joining Macquarie, Mark spent 2 years trading and structuring corporate synthetic CDOs at Banc of America Securities. Mar ... (view full description)
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Guy is a partner in the Advisory practice and leads the Securitization business. He oversees Deloittes transaction-related services, including asset level reviews, financial projection modeling and financial technology. Guys experience includes mortgage-backed products in residential and commercial real estate, a variety of asset products ranging from automobiles to corporate loans, and more esoteric asset classes such as aircraft leases for both global and domestic clients. Guy also serves as the Global Securitization Leader of the Americas.
Senior Vice President - Business Development, Financing & Investor Relations
Florens Container Services
Nicole Skalla is a partner in the Structured Credit practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the New York office. Her practice focuses on securitization and structured finance, with a particular emphasis on structured credit products and collateralized loan obligation transactions. Ms. Skalla represents investment banks, financial institutions, investment advisors, issuers, investors, and end-users in collateralized loan obligation transactions, cash, hybrid and synthetic CDOs, and other asset-backed securities transactions. She has also represented investment banks and others in connection with credit derivative and other swap transactions and asset repackaging programs.
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Cecil Smart, Jr. is a Senior Director covering commercial and non-traditional ABS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc. At Kroll, Cecil covers transactions in various asset classes including residential and commercial solar, PACE, and cable distribution and broadcast television rights.
Prior to joining Kroll, Cecil was a consultant providing structural alternatives for mortality based transactions. Prior to that, he was a vice president at DZ Bank specializing in structured credit transactions for non-traditional assets and first time entrants to the capital markets.
Adam Smith is the Head of Mortgage and Asset-Backed Banking and Finance at Amherst Pierpont Securities. Mr. Smith previously worked at Fortress as a Managing Director in the private equity business. Mr. Smith also served as a Managing Director / Head of MBS and ABS Originations at Jefferies for six years. Prior to that, Mr. Smith was an SVP in the Asset-Backed Finance Group at RBS Greenwich Capital. Adam graduated from Georgetown University.
Senior Managing Director
Invictus Capital Partners
Dane Smith is a founding member of Invictus Capital Partners and President of Verus, with 20 years of mortgage finance and capital markets experience.
Mr. Smith is responsible for the management of all Verus business units including Credit, Operations, Capital Markets, Finance and Sales. He is also a member of both the Management and Investment Committees and is responsible for identifying and sourcing new investment opportunities and overseeing portfolio management activities. He was instrumental in creating and implementing the analytical framework and models that Invictus uses to analyze and predict the performance of mortgage credit for both residential securities and whole loan in ... (view full description)
Managing Director Treasury Capital Markets
Charles Schwab & Co.
As a Managing Director in Treasury Capital Markets, Jeffrey manages the Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) and Asset Backed Securities (ABS) Portfolios for Charles Schwab Bank. These portfolios account for more than $109B of Schwab Bank’s assets and generate a significant amount of interest revenue for the firm. Before joining Charles Schwab, Jeffrey managed the ABS and MBS Portfolios at Great-West Financial and CoBank ACB. Jeffrey received his MBA from Regis University and Undergraduate Degree from Hanover College.
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Greg is a Managing Director in the U.S. Securitization practice of Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory. He has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry focused on the issuance of a variety of asset-backed securities. He is responsible for overseeing various aspects of ABS/MBS transactions, including the creation of agreed-upon procedures reports, development of collateral and bond analytics and review of offering documents.
Greg works side-by-side with issuers and investment banks to help bring securitizations to market. Greg has significant experience on various types of ABS/MBS products, with a concentration in autos, equipment, solar/PACE, marketpl ... (view full description)
Huxley Somerville is a managing director at Fitch Ratings and head of Fitch’s U.S. commercial mortgage group.
Prior to his current position, Huxley spent seven years at Fitch offices in London and Sydney. In London, he was head of Fitch’s structured finance group for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In Australia, he was head of Fitch’s Australian structured finance group between 2001 and 2003. Huxley was in Fitch’s commercial mortgage group in New York from 1995 to 2001.
Before joining Fitch Ratings, Huxley worked for Mutual of New York, and prior to that, he worked in New Zealand at Robt. Jones Investments Ltd., a publicly owned property investment company. ... (view full description)
Simon Sominsky is currently a Director in DB’s Structured Credit team, focused on originating and executing aircraft and container ABS transactions. Mr. Sominsky joined DB from Jefferies, where he was a member of the aviation Capital Markets team. Prior to his role at Jefferies, Mr. Sominsky was as an esoteric ABS analyst for Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, where he focused on aircraft ABS.
Senior Vice President - Securitization Capital Markets
Richard Sorkin is Fannie Mae's Senior Vice President – Securitization, reporting to the Executive Vice President – Single-Family Business. Sorkin is responsible for overall securitization strategy and process which includes the integration to the Common Securitization Platform. He also is responsible for facilitating the development of Fannie Mae’s future state Servicing strategy as well as overseeing the issuance and product development of mortgage-backed structured transactions – including Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMICs), Stripped Mortgage-Backed Securities, and Mega Pools. Over the past 10 years, his Structured Transactions team has issued more than $4 trillion in struct ... (view full description)
Paul St. Lawrence
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Paul St. Lawrence is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary Gottlieb. His practice focuses on structured finance and securitization, asset-based finance and derivative products, and related regulatory advice. He has extensive experience representing both the sell-side and buy-side in collateralized loan obligation transactions, esoteric securitizations, derivative-based financings and transactions utilizing other complex financial instruments.
Paul recently advised Verizon in its first cell phone securitization transactions, establishing a multi-billion dollar cross-border facility to sell cell-phone receivables to ABCP conduits. He was deal counsel on a series of securitiz ... (view full description)
Eli Stern is a principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s Financial Services Organization (FSO) in the Advisory Services practice and is based in New York. He serves as the FSO Advisory Blockchain Leader, working with financial institutions on building out blockchain-based platforms and approaches and managing the corresponding risks. Eli and his team also work with financial institutions planning to create digital assets, such as cryptocurrencies, or issue digital tokens as a fundraising mechanism.
Eli also co-leads FSO Advisory’s Structured Finance Advisory Services (SFAS) practice, where he focuses on serving financial services institutions in the securitization market. This prac ... (view full description)
Co-Chair, Structured Finance
Winston & Strawn LLP
Jeffrey Stern, who serves as co-chair of the firm’s Structured Finance Practice, has completed asset-based financings, securitizations, structured credit transactions, and derivatives transactions involving an exceptionally wide range of asset types. His practice includes energy structured finance, derivatives documentation, CLOs and warehouse/leverage facilities, marketplace lending platforms, structured funds, cross-border trade receivables and commodity financings, structured insurance financings, and funding/advising specialty finance companies.
Vice President, Structured Finance
Stephen is a vice president on the Structured Finance-Corporate desk in the Americas Financing Group in New York where he focuses on the origination, structuring and execution of asset-based finance transactions in the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2010.
Prior to joining the firm, Stephen was an attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York where he specialized in corporate and structured finance transactions for a variety of investment banking and corporate clients.
Stephen earned a JD from George Washington University Law School and a BA from the University of Washington.
Chris Stone is Vice President of FINRA’s Transparency Services Department. He is responsible for business and strategic initiatives related to the department’s equity and fixed income market transparency facilities (TRACE, ADF, ORF and the TRF’s). He also represents FINRA on industry policy committees and working groups. Prior to working at FINRA, he served as the Senior Special Counsel to Division Director Annette Nazareth in the SEC’s Division of Market Regulation. In that role, he supported the Director in connection with major Division initiatives and rulemakings, including Reg NMS, Reg SRO, Reg SHO, and the SRO Structure Concept Release.
Mr. Stone previously was a Specia ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President Capital Markets
Leo Subler is Senior Vice President, Treasury and Capital Markets at Sallie Mae Bank, where he manages its private education loan securitization program. Leo served in the same capacity at legacy Sallie Mae prior to its spinoff of Navient.
Prior to joining Sallie Mae, he worked in various securities underwriting, structured finance and leveraged finance positions at First Chicago and Banc One. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of SFIG. He holds a bachelors in economics from Dickinson College and an MBA from Duke University. Go Devils.
Devin Swaney, a partner in Dechert's global finance practice, focuses on structured finance and real estate matters, with a particular emphasis on securitization and commercial mortgage-backed securities. Mr. Swaney represents issuers, underwriters, mortgage loan sellers, servicers, investors, operating advisors and sponsors with respect to public and private asset-backed securitizations, and he works on commercial and government sponsored deals collateralized by performing, re-performing and distressed assets. He acts as counsel to registrants with respect to regulatory filings and reporting obligations under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, and he represents financial institutions, ... (view full description)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Charles A. (Charlie) Sweet serves as the practice development leader of the firm’s structured transactions group. He advises clients on the federal laws and regulations affecting asset-backed securities and other structured finance products, and his securitization experience encompasses a wide variety of asset classes, including automobile loans and leases, student loans, marketplace loans and residential mortgages. Charlie has worked on many innovative transactions and structures, with sponsors ranging from finance arms of Fortune 500 companies to technology-driven emerging growth companies. He co-authored the fourth edition of the leading industry treatise, Offerings of Asset-Backed Sec ... (view full description)
JP Morgan Securities LLC
Amy Sze is Head of J.P. Morgan’s ABS Research team. Her coverage includes Credit Cards, Autos, Student Loans, Marketplace Lending, Equipment among other non-mortgage consumer and commercial asset classes. For the past decade, Amy and her team have been consistently recognized by Institutional Investor in its annual "All-American Fixed Income Research Team" rankings. Over her research career at J.P. Morgan, Amy has covered Subprime RMBS, ABX, ABS, ABCP and CDOs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Economics-Math from Columbia University and a CFA charter.
Managing Director, Asset-Backed Finance
Matt Tallo is a Managing Director in the Asset-Backed Finance Group at Capital One where he is responsible for originating and structuring senior debt transactions for specialty finance companies as well as relationship management.
Matt joined Capital One in 2013 after serving for nine years as Executive Director, Structured Finance at WestLB AG’s New York office, where he managed a $2.3 billion portfolio of structured finance transactions. Matt sourced and structured senior secured debt facilities for a variety of clients including asset-based lenders and factors as well as equipment finance, consumer finance, and student loan finance companies. Prior to this, he worked in ... (view full description)
Phillip Thigpen is a Director in PwC’s Financial Markets group. He has over 25 years of experience in fixed income capital markets, where he has acted in advisory, managerial, transactional, investment and operational roles.
Prior to joining PwC, Phillip founded a boutique transaction management and strategic advisory firm and was previously a Senior Vice President at GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corp., where he organized and led the company’s commercial mortgage backed securities team. Phillip’s team managed issuance and trading of Agency and Ginnie Mae multifamily MBS as well as CMBS and managed the company’s relationships with the Enterprises, capital markets investors, investmen ... (view full description)
Portfolio Manager, VP
Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.
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)
Radha heads the Transportation Structured Finance Group within Investment Banking. She is responsible for sourcing, structuring and marketing public and private asset backed debt financings and structured asset sales for transportation companies. Radha joined Goldman Sachs in 2007 as an associate and was named managing director in 2015.
Prior to joining the firm, Radha spent two years as a research associate at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC and also worked at the Center for American Progress, a public policy think tank.
Radha earned a BA, cum laude, in Economics from Wellesley College in 2002 and an MBA with a concentration in Analytic Finance from the ... (view full description)
John Timperio is a Dechert partner and co-head of the Dechert Global CLO team, which has not only been ranked one of the most active in the CLO since the market restarted but also one of the most distinguished in terms of industry awards for best CLO law firm. Mr. Timperio has over 25 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest asset managers and investment banks on various types of structured finance solutions, including CLOs and structured loan facilities. He is also actively involved in creating various permanent capital solutions for various of the firm’s 45 plus asset manager clients who currently manage CLOs, including US and EU risk retention compliant ... (view full description)
Vishwanath Tirupattur is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and the Head of US Fixed Income Research as well as the Director Quantitative Research. He has been voted to the Institutional Investor’s All-American Fixed Income Research Team multiple times in multiple categories.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in September 2004, he had portfolio management and risk management responsibilities at Chubb, American International Group and Lincoln National, managing interest rate, equity and credit derivatives. He was a post-doctoral associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a master's degree in economics from Virginia Tech and a doctoral degree in econom ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of U.S. CMBS Strategy
BofA Global Research
Alan Todd is head of U.S. Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) Global Research. In this role he is responsible for providing in-depth analysis and macro-level overviews of the CMBS, CMBX and commercial real estate markets.Alan brings almost 20 years of CMBS experience to this role and is highly regarded for his recommendations and timely market calls. Alan correctly called the recovery of the CMBS market since the 2009 bottom and the decline of the CMBS market in 2008. Alan ranked in the Top 2 for CMBS in the Institutional Investor All-America Fixed Income Research team survey each year since 2009 an ... (view full description)
Ann Tran joined the Securitized Products group at MUFG in December 2013, where she is the Global Head of the Consumer Flow ABS business responsible for the origination and execution of credit card, auto and equipment ABS. Prior to joining MUFG, Ms. Tran worked at Credit Suisse for over 13 years, where she had similar responsibilities covering credit card, auto, equipment, consumer installment and student loan issuers of ABS. Ms. Tran also spent 3 years at Salomon Smith Barney in the Asset Finance and Financial Institutions Group covering Asset Managers.
Du Trieu is a senior director in Fitch Rating’s asset-backed securities group. He primarily focuses on rating commercial and consumer loan-backed securities, specifically transactions backed by assets including equipment lease and loan, timeshare loans, dealer floorplan, and utility tariff/stranded cost ABS. He also has been involved in transactions backed by prime auto loans and auto leases. Du is also responsible for research, and develops and publishes criteria and research reports on commercial and auto-related consumer assets. Du has been employed at Fitch for 17 years and earned a BBA in finance and minor in communication studies from The University of Iowa.
Principal, Data & Analytics
Cenk is a Principal in KPMG’s Data & Analytics practice focused on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Optimization and Simulation. Cenk has 20 years of experience across multiple industries including financial services, health, defense and transportation – utilizing advanced analytics to solve ridiculously interesting problems! His functional expertise includes the development of decision support solutions utilizing predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, combinatorial decision theory and optimization. One of Cenk’s particular interests is the concept of trust in analytics, specifically the accountability in algorithms that make decisions for us. Cenk has a Ph.D. in Operat ... (view full description)
King & Spalding LLP
Michael Urschel is a partner in King & Spalding’s Global Finance Group and splits his time between the firm’s Atlanta and New York offices. Mr. Urschel is active in King & Spalding’s leveraged finance, specialty finance, securitization and capital markets practices.
Mr. Urschel represents financial institutions, sponsors, borrowers and specialty lenders in a wide variety of secured lending and debt capital markets transactions, with a focus on specialty finance, acquisition finance, receivables financing and asset securitization.
He is recognized nationally in Capital Markets: Securitization by Chambers USA and was named a New York ... (view full description)
Paul Vanderslice is co-head of the CMBS Group at Citi and is the head of its Commercial Mortgage distribution efforts. In this capacity, he is involved in Citigroup’s loan origination efforts for both conduit and large loans. He is responsible for the pricing and hedging for loans and oversees Citi’s new issue securitization efforts.
Mr. Vanderslice has been at Citigroup or its predecessor entities for over 25 years. He has an undergraduate degree from Boston College, is a CPA and has an M.B.A. in Finance and Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Managing Director, Head Structured Credit
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
Director, Asset Finance & Securitization
David Vener is a Director on the Credit Solutions Desk in New York focused on CLO structuring. Prior to joining the desk in 2007, David worked on the Structured Credit Sales desk starting in 2006 after graduating with a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to his work in CLOs, he was a key member of deal teams who restructured assets in BNP Paribas’ legacy portfolio and provided structuring advisory services to financial institutions on topics related to the structured credit market, including portfolio hedging and capital optimization.
David attended Georgia Institute of Technology where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science ... (view full description)
John joined Capital One in 2011. Prior to Capital One, he was Chief Financial Officer for MainStreet Lender where he helped successfully grow the business from a de novo entity to one of the twenty largest SBA 7A lenders in the country. “Before that, he worked in the Asset Securitization Division within Wells Fargo’s Corporate and Investment Banking Group.
Co-Founder/ 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)
Managing Director, Global Head of Structured Products Strategy
Maggie Wang is a Managing Director and Global Head of Structured Products Strategy at Citigroup. Maggie has been covering the CLO market since 2007 and headed US CLO & CDO research at JP. Morgan before joining Citi in 2014. Maggie advises over 600 global institutional clients, from Banks, Insurers, Hedge Funds, Private Equity to Family offices. She publishes research on structured credit market, cross-asset relative value, trades ideas and CLO manager evaluations. Maggie and her team have been ranking among top 3 in the All-America Institutional Investor Fixed Income Research Survey since 2007. Currently Maggie and her team rank #2 in the All-American Institutional Investor Survey’s CLO ... (view full description)
MetLife Investment Management
Scott joined MetLife, Inc. in 2009 and oversees MetLife’s strategies in Alternative Assets, Residential Whole Loans and Private Structured Credit. He is also responsible for integrating ESG efforts across MetLife Investment Management. Previously, Scott was the co-head of MetLife’s structured finance group and ran residential mortgages. Prior to MetLife, he held positions at Capital One in product strategy and served as a Captain in the US Army. He holds an M.B.A. from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Economics. He holds the CFA designation.
Chief Credit Officer
Chuck Weilamann is currently a Managing Director with DBRS, Inc. providing credit ratings for U.S. and international structured finance transactions in the consumer, commercial and esoteric asset-backed sectors.
Prior to his position at DBRS, Chuck was a Partner at WoodLake Advisors, LLC, an independent financial advisor focused on providing advisory services to clients in energy infrastructure, securitization, leasing and project finance.
Prior to founding WoodLake Advisors, Chuck was a Vice President at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, where he was been responsible for the underwriting of products collateralized by esoteric assets valued at over $10 bill ... (view full description)
Managing Director Securitized Strategy
Darrell Wheeler heads up Cantor Fitzgerald’s securitized strategy group providing advice to Cantors institutional investment clients also well as developing a commercial real estate model to be used with mortgage backed securities. He has extensive real estate and structured finance research experience, having managed the Structured Finance research efforts of both S&P Global Ratings and Citigroup Global Markets. During his career he has been a top research analyst, achieving the number one ranking in Institutional Investor’s Fixed Income Research Survey for his CMBS research for six consecutive years (2003 to 2008). Prior to moving to the U.S. in 1997, Mr. Wheeler was involved in comme ... (view full description)
Senior Portfolio Manager
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 professional at Deutsche Ban ... (view full description)
Group Credit Officer, Global Structured Finance
Andreas Wilgen is Group Credit Officer for Global Structured Finance at Fitch Ratings. Based in London, he oversees a team of credit analysts responsible for overseeing Fitch’s ratings process for global structured finance. Credit Officers are part of a team acting as a check and balance on the ratings team, providing additional perspectives and research to protect the quality of Fitch’s ratings.
Prior to his current role Andreas was the co-Head of US ABS where he was responsible for managing the New York and Chicago-based staffs; overseeing criteria, research, and analytical development; and interacting with a variety of market participants, particularly investors. Prior to this ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income
Cory Wishengrad has over 20 years of experience in structured products. At Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Wishengrad heads the Structured Products Origination team. Cory was previously Co-Head of Securitized Products Origination in the Americas at Barclays; prior to Barclays, he was Head of Esoteric ABS at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Wishengrad has a BA summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and JD cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Brock Wolf is an Executive Director on Natixis’s ABS Banking team, charged with the origination of esoteric or off the run ABS opportunities. Brock has over 14 years’ experience originating and structuring asset backed transactions across a wide variety of asset classes and structures, and most recently he has been focused on new issue transactions including residential PACE ABS and commercial real estate CLOs.
Previous to joining Natixis in January 2013, Brock worked in the ABS departments of Lehman Brothers and UBS and also served as head of Asset Backed Capital Markets at NewOak Capital and Brevet Capital.
Brock holds a bachelor of arts degree from ... (view full description)
Jennifer is a Senior Manager for ABS Policy at SFIG. She has 14+ years of experience in financial services including capital markets, consumer asset securitization, and asset-based lending.
Most recently, she was Director of Finance at FS Card Inc., a new credit card venture based in Washington, DC. Prior to that, Jennifer was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch, where she focused on credit card receivables financing and principal investments in credit card portfolios. As an Associate at Merrill Lynch, she advised banks and finance companies on public market securitizations across many asset classes.
Before joining Merrill Lynch in 2000, Jennifer was an ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Matt is the founder of Liquidaty, a software startup that automates complex data tasks.
Prior to founding Liquidaty, Matt was an investment banker at JPMorgan, where he led over $70 billion of securities origination, was heavily involved in the firm's private label mortgage resolution, advised clients on bank M&A transactions and portfolio valuations, and led the first post-crisis new-origination RMBS, architecting a new representation & warranties framework that is still in use by many issuers today.
Managing Director & Head of Structured Capital Markets
John is the Head of Structured Capital Markets for Seix Investment Management. In that capacity, he is responsible for all CLO issuance and investments at Seix. Prior to joining Seix in 2015, John was a Senior Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Structured Products at CIFC Asset Management. John has also been the Head of CLO Banking at UBS and at Deutsche Bank, where he oversaw CLO structuring and origination. His career spans over 22 years, including stints at Goldman Sachs, China International Capital Corp and Sanford Bernstein, covering a wide range of capital markets and investment activities across equities and fixed income. John has an MBA from Massachusetts institute of Technology and a ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President - ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings
Phoebe Xu, CFA, is senior vice president of asset-backed securities (ABS) ratings and research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. She is involved in the ratings process and the development of criteria and models for ABS transactions.
Before joining Morningstar, Xu was a lead analyst in the structured finance group of Moody’s Investors Service, where she focused on esoteric ABS. Previously, Xu worked as an analytical associate in FitchRisk/Algorithmics.
Xu holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Peking University, a master’s degree in business administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, and a master’s degree in risk management f ... (view full description)
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.
Senior Vice President
Michael is a new business development officer for the Global Corporate Trust Services business. He is responsible for generating new business leads and supporting the existing custodial, structured finance and CLO customers of the bank.
Mike has worked for U.S. Bank for the past 14 years. He has more than 25 years of experience within the structured finance business while working for Heller Financial, G.E. Capital and U.S. Bank Treasury.
Chief Market Strategist
David Zervos is currently Chief Market Strategist for Jefferies LLC and Head of the Global Macro Division of Leucadia Asset Management, LLC (“LAM”). David joined Jefferies in 2010 after spending 2009 as a visiting advisor at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. Prior to visiting the Federal Reserve, he held a variety of research, sales and trading positions in the private sector, most recently managing global macro portfolios for Brevan Howard and UBS O’Connor. He began his career as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board in the early 1990’s. He received a B.Sc. from Washington University, and an M.A ... (view full description)
Gary Zhu, CFA, is a Director in the Structured Products Research group and covers cross-sector strategy. He is a senior publishing analyst whose reports focus on fixed income portfolio strategy and cross-sector relative value. Before joining Wells Fargo, Gary was a structured products trader at Genworth, where he co-managed ~$10 billion of ABS, CMBS and RMBS investments. He started his career in 2007 as a Finance Management Program (FMP) analyst at Genworth, where he had held multiple roles across investments and corporate finance. Gary graduated summa cum laude and with University Honors from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where he was a member of the school’s alumni board. He is ... (view full description)
Floris van Dijkum
Boenning & Scattergood
Mr. van Dijkum joined Boenning & Scattergood, Inc. in September 2015 and covers the REIT sector. He has significant real estate investment experience, having started the BlackRock Global Real Estate Securities business with investment responsibility for the retail sector. He also helped to grow the German and Asian real estate investment management business at Speymill, a UK investment management firm, to over $2 billion. Mr. van Dijkum was a senior real estate banker at NIBC in the Netherlands and Lehman Brothers in London. Prior to becoming a banker, he led European real estate equity research at Morgan Stanley from 1996 to 2000 where he was a ranked analyst by Institutional Investor a ... (view full description)
Jerry van Koolbergen
Jerry van Koolbergen is the Managing Director responsible for Structured Credit at DBRS Morningstar. In this role, he oversees US and European teams rating CLOs, CLO warehouses, direct origination funds, leveraged loan funds, CFOs of private equity, SME CLOs, CLNs, ABCP, trade receivables, subscription loans, special projects and surveillance. He also is jointly responsible for middle market corporate ratings, oversees corporate credit estimates and new product development. Mr. van Koolbergen joined DBRS Morningstar in 2008.Prior to DBRS Morningstar, Mr. van Koolberge ... (view full description)