Vice President, Project Finance
Danny Abajian, a Senior Director of Project Finance at Sunrun, is responsible primarily for the origination, structuring and execution of project-level equity and debt capital to support the growth of the companys distributed residential solar fleet. Danny is currently focused on developing asset-backed financing solutions for residential solar. Prior to joining Sunrun in 2010, Danny spent five years in investment banking, at Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas, arranging $3 billion in structured debt and commodities transactions for infrastructure, power generation and energy assets in North America. Danny holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New York Universitys Stern School of Business ... (view full description)
Senior Portfolio Manager
Angel Oak Capital
Navid Abghari is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Angel Oak Capital where he manages corporate credit and hedging strategies across the entire Angel Oak platform. He has over 13 years of experience in fixed income markets, focusing on corporate credit trading, risk management, credit derivatives and structured products. Mr. Abghari also serves as Chairman and CEO of Buckhead One Financial, a capitalized manager vehicle and Angel Oak affiliate which manages community bank debt securitizations.
Prior to joining Angel Oak in 2015, Mr. Abghari was an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Securities, where he was head of Americas synthetic CDO trading. He oversaw the modeling and risk syst ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Amherst Pierpont Securities
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.
Head of Trading & Deputy Chief Investment Officer
Semper Capital Management
Neil is the firm’s Head of Trading and Deputy CIO with primary responsibility over the execution of the trading process. Neil serves on the Investment and Risk Management committees. Neil has over 15 years of experience in trading, investing and managing risk in securitized products. Prior to joining Semper, Neil was the Mortgage Credit Sector Head and a Senior Trader at BlueCrest Capital Management. Prior to BlueCrest, Neil was a Senior Vice President in the structured products group at Jefferies, and a Vice President in various mortgage teams at Barclays Capital and C12 Capital Management. Earlier in his career, Neil structured various mortgage-backed securitizations for Ci ... (view full description)
Managing Director - Global Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service
Jim Ahern, Managing Director – Global Structured Finance Group – is responsible for Moody’s securitization, structured finance and covered bond ratings businesses in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.
Jim joined Moody’s in June 2014. Prior to Moody’s, Jim was Managing Director & Global Head of Securitization at Société Générale (SG) based in London. Prior to assuming this role in 2011, he held a number of positions of increasing importance at SG in New York including Co Global Head of Securitization, Head of Consumer ABS and Deputy Head of Securitization Credit Structures.
From 1995 until joining SG in 2002, Jim Co-Headed the Structured Finance Group for Commerz ... (view full description)
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)
Executive Vice President, Capital Markets
30 years experience in mortgage capital markets, portfolio / REIT management, credit, and originations:
• Started and ran the only public mortgage REIT of its peers to survive the credit meltdown,
• Stated and ran loans / conduit / securitization programs at three different mortgage REITs, including Thornburg Mortgage,
• Have a credit track record with better results than all major bank & Wall Street conduits (below).
Keith Allman is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company, co-portfolio manager of the Aviation Opportunities Fund, and senior securitized asset analyst for the Mortgage and Structured Finance Team. He is the primary aviation specialist at Loomis managing aircraft ABS debt and equity investments and working with the corporate teams on other forms of aviation related investments including EETCs, unsecured airline and lessor debt, and airports.
Keith joined Loomis Sayles in 2016 and has 16 years of investment industry experience. Previously, he was a director at Deutsche Bank, where he was the lead aviation banker on multiple aircraft ABS transactions. He also covered bankin ... (view full description)
Will Ansah has over 17 years of experience providing risk advisory services to several financial services institutions. He leads the tristate and Northeast risk advisory Financial Institutions practice at RSM and interacts extensively with industry executives and regulators and has a strong focus on high-quality service delivery.
Over the past five years, Will has served more than 30 financial institution clients with asset sizes ranging from $500 million to over $250 billion. Will has been a featured panelist at key Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and American Bankers Association (ABA) industry events and has published several articles and thought leadership in the financial inst ... (view full description)
Roger Ashworth is head of the non-agency MBS strategy team. His team is responsible for relative value, prepayment and credit analysis within the non-Agency mortgage market. Prior to joining Citi, Roger was in a similar role at Amherst Securities Group, and he was a non-agency MBS trader at Merrill Lynch prior to that.
Roger received a BS degree in engineering from the US Naval Academy and an MBA degree from Georgetown University.
Clifford Chance US LLP
Lee Askenazi is a partner in the Structured Capital Markets Group of Clifford Chance. He has extensive experience in structured capital markets, including all aspects of residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, collateralized loan obligations, credit risk transfers and other structured products, with a primary focus on the financing of mortgages and related assets.
Lee regularly advises clients in connection with CRE CLOs and other types of secured financings, including those structured as repurchase transactions and warehouse lending lines. In addition, he represents the main participants in domestic and international residential and com ... (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)
Nicola specialises in structured finance transactions, particularly CLOs, securitisations, repackagings, credit funds and other CLO investment structures. Recognised as a leading offshore lawyer in the credit market, she works closely with all arrangers, CLO managers and their counsel, helping to establish and structure their CLOs, warehousings and refinancings, based on a solid understanding and experience of the market pre, during and post credit crisis. Nicola also has experience in general corporate, finance and regulatory matters.
Nicola joined the Maples Group in 2013. She has been based in the Cayman Islands since 2006, having previously worked at two international law fir ... (view full description)
Prytania Asset Management
Fahd is a Managing Director at Prytania Asset Management, a firm that invests in global securitized credit across the capital structure utilizing both absolute and relative value strategies. Previously, he was a Director at 25 Capital Partners where he helped launch a mortgage opportunities fund and prior to that he was a Portfolio Manager at Atlantic Asset Management where he managed a $1.1 bn TALF portfolio.
Fahd’s fourteen years of experience in structured credit also includes various advisory and lending roles at Bank of America and UBS, where he was involved in over $44bn in transactions across a number of asset classes including mortgages, student loans, auto loans and le ... (view full description)
S&P Global Ratings
A Director in the Structured Finance group at S&P Global since 2010, where she is responsible for assigning and maintaining ratings on ABS transactions across various asset classes including auto loan, auto lease, equipment and unsecured consumer loan. Previously she worked for MBIA Asset Management and prior for MBIA Insurance Corp also in SF-ABS responsible for monitoring and workouts of the consumer ABS portfolio. Ines has a BS and MBA from Fordham University.
Nancy Beebe joined Capital One in 2017 to lead Investment Research within the Financial Institutions Group, bringing 25 years of experience in various leadership roles in structured finance, strategic risk and large bank regulatory supervision. Most recently, she served as VP in the Risk Specialists Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where she led System teams responsible for developing analytics to examine market trends and wholesale lending activities of large banks. Prior to her time at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Nancy was employed with ABN Amro Bank N.V. where she held a variety of leadership positions in the Corporate Banking Division and Structured Finance Group. ... (view full description)
Director, Mortgage Strategy
Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc.
Eknath Belbase is Director of Mortgage Strategy at Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc. He also consults on a range of projects involving portfolio strategy, risk management, hedging, interest rate and credit analytics, custom models and risk-based capital.
Eknath began his career in Finance at AD&Co, where he worked from 1998-2002. During that period, he developed the first version of the B-K interest rate process, an initial implementation of the implied-prepayment model, and developed prepayment models for agency fixed-rate and hybrid products that introduced national house price appreciation as a driving variable for the first time. He also supported a number of consulting proj ... (view full description)
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Bell is the Chief Operating Officer of SALT, a blockchain-based collateralized loan platform and the Managing Partner of Salt Blockchain Asset Management, an affiliated investment advisor. He has successfully invested in credit investments across a variety of niche industries since 2006. In particular, during the last seven years of Mr. Bell’s career, he has specialized in structured credit products. In his prior role as a structured credit analyst and trader at Arrowpoint Asset Management, Mr. Bell was responsible for trading activities for investments in asset-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations and mortgage-related investments. Mr. Bell has participated in hundreds ... (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.
Allen & Overy
Larry Berkovich is a partner in Allen & Overy’s structured finance practice, based in New York. He has over 20 years of experience, 15 years of which have been dedicated to CLOs and other structured products. His practice places emphasis on broadly syndicated, middle-market and commercial real estate CLOs, rated and unrated leveraged loan and commercial real estate loan warehouse facilities, risk retention financings, as well as CLO refinancings, resets, upsizings and restructurings. Larry represents underwriters, issuers, collateral managers and debt and equity investors. Larry's experience includes serving as principal outside counsel to two major investment banks in the develop ... (view full description)
Head of ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings
Rohit Bharill is a senior vice president and head of asset-backed securities (ABS) ratings and research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. He is responsible for development, implementation, and maintenance of the ratings and surveillance process for ABS, as well as management of the ABS analytical team.
Before joining Morningstar in 2015, Bharill was an analyst in the ABS group of Moody’s Investors Service, where he focused on ratings of Esoteric ABS such as timeshare receivables, structured settlements, and drug royalties. Previously, Bharill was a CDX indices market maker and proprietary trader for Nomura Securities and a structured credit analyst for Lehman Brothers Struc ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Aon Transaction Solutions
Gary Blitz is a Senior Managing Director/Co-Practice Leader of Aon Transaction Solutions 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 insurance business. Gary played an instrumental role in the development of the insurance products and the growth of the field. Gary joined Aon after a twenty-year legal car ... (view full description)
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)
Claire Boston is a reporter on the corporate finance team at Bloomberg News, responsible for covering asset-backed securities, residential mortgage backed securities and commercial mortgage backed securities. She has a BA in economics and journalism from the University of Missouri.
Chief Capital Officer
Renovate America, Inc.
As Chief Capital Officer, Craig is responsible for the team the develops and executes on the company’s capital markets facing activities. This includes short and long term funding facilities, investor, bank and rating agency relationships and interest rate hedging for the HERO and Benji products that the company originates. In addition, Craig manages the funding team that works seamlessly with customers to provide financing once projects are completed and has created the largest Green Bond platform in the world, HERO Funding, which was recognized by Global Capital as the 2016 Green/SRI ABS Deal of the Year while Renovate America was named Esoteric ABS Issuer of the Year for 2018.
... (view full description)
Chief Financial Officer
Ken Brause was named the Chief Financial Officer of OnDeck, the national’s leading online lender to small business in March of 2018. Brause joined OnDeck after nearly 30 years in the Financial Services industry. Prior to joining OnDeck, he served as Executive Vice President and Treasurer of CIT Group and CIT Bank with responsibility for all areas of CIT’s Treasury function, including funding & liquidity, investments, balance sheet management, and capital management. Prior to becoming Treasurer, Brause was Chief Financial Officer for CIT’s North America Banking group with responsibility for overseeing all financial aspects of the company’s Commercial Services, Corporate Finance, Equipmen ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Agency & Trust Sales
Paul Burke is Head of Agency & 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 ... (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)
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Chair, Marketplace Lending Practice
Hector Campos is a Director in Deutsche Bank's Structured Credit Group in New York and Co-Head of the ABS Financial Engineering Team.
Hector joined the Structured Credit group in 2017. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Hector was a Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the ABS structuring team covering transportation ABS, as well as auto lease, equipment, timeshare, and solar ABS . Prior to this, Hector was an Associate Director at Standard & Poor's Ratings, where he focused on transportation and esoteric ABS. While at Standard & Poor's, Hector co-authored the marine container ABS criteria. He has held additional roles at Guggenheim Aviation Partners, HSH Nordb ... (view full description)
Aidan Canny holds the role of Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Institutions & Investment Managers for BNY Mellon’s Corporate Trust Business.
Corporate Trust specialises in providing third party service solutions to the Debt Capital Markets. Aidan has over 20 years’ experience working with public and private companies, government entities, Special Purpose Vehicles and the banking, securities, and insurance industries to deliver client solutions whether it is conventional debt, escrows, loan services, public or structured finance.
Aidan is responsible for a global business which covers all products required by Investment Managers and Financial Institu ... (view full description)
Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder
Pearl Diver Capital
Chandrajit Chakraborty, CIO, Managing Partner. Chandrajit brings over 15 years of experience as a Structured Finance banker, structurer and trader, including stints at Wachovia Securities, Nomura Securities, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Old Mutual, Fitch Ratings and JP Morgan. As a senior banker and structurer he was responsible for originating and structuring several transactions ranging from leveraged loan CLOs to Private Equity backed and Hedge Fund backed CDOs and CFOs. Chandrajit started his career as a trader, responsible for managing and trading a proprietary book of corporate credits at JP Morgan in Asia. He has a Masters in Finance (with Distinction) in Financial Engineering from London Bus ... (view full description)
Vice President, CLO Strategist
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Collin Chan is a vice president and US CLO strategist within the Structured Finance Research group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML). Collin leads the CLO research effort and together with his team, publishes on a wide range of topics including credit performance trends, relative value and the impact of regulatory changes. The BofAML CLO team has been ranked multiple times by the Institutional Investor All-American Research team survey. Prior to joining BofAML, Collin completed his PhD in Operations Research at Cornell University. Collin is a CFA Charter holder and has a BSc in Science from the University of British Columbia.
Shorewood Management, LP
Ambuj Chaudhary is a Structured Credit Portfolio Manager in Voya Investment's Senior Loan Group. He leads the team’s efforts in structured credit and is responsible for investment strategy and portfolio management of CLO tranche investments. Ambuj also helps in management of CLOs advised by the Group and oversees investor relations, quantitative analysis, and optimization of CLO portfolios. Prior to his current role, 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 ... (view full description)
Peter Chudy joined Fitch Learning following an extensive career in risk management at large global banks. Mr. Chudy’s course work can be tailored for the client to meet strategic initiatives and regional issues. He has provided training on a wide range subjects including Financial Institution Analysis, Corporate Credit Analysis, Real Estate, Securitization, and Regulatory & Risk Management. He works extensively with Fitch Credit Academy and other Fitch Group training initiatives. Specialized topics include Building and Managing Teams of Risk Professionals and Managing through a Crisis.
Mr. Chudy has proficiently formed the skills of risk professionals over many years and h ... (view full description)
Chief Investment Officer, Debt Strategies
Bridge Investment Group
Prior to joining Bridge, Mr. Chung was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and from 2004 until 2013 was the head of the Commercial Real Estate Loan Desk within the Fixed Income Division. He had direct oversight of the pricing, hedging, structuring and securitization of the Morgan Stanley commercial real estate loan portfolio. Mr. Chung was involved in over $50 billion of loan originations and 75 securitizations during his tenure at Morgan Stanley.
Chung was also an officer of Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A. and was a voting member of both the global large loan credit committee and the U.S. credit committee.
From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Chung worked in a variety of positions within the comm ... (view full description)
Executive Vice President of Research & Analysis
Meredith Coffey is Executive Vice President of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), and runs its Research and Analysis Department. Ms. Coffey co-heads the LSTAs regulatory and CLO efforts, which help facilitate continued availability of credit and the efficiency of the loan market.
In addition, Ms. Coffey heads a team of analysts that are responsible for analyzing current and anticipated loan market developments, helping the LSTA build strategy and improve market efficiency, and providing commentary through weekly newsletters, periodic conferences and webcasts.
Ms. Coffey and the analyst team also engage market 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)
DLx Law LLP
Lewis Cohen is co-founder of DLx Law, a new law firm for a new economy. He works together with co-founder Angela Angelovska- Wilson and the rest of the DLx Law team to provide in-depth legal counsel to startups, major enterprises, and governmental entities on a broad range of matters involving the use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Passionate about this technology, Lewis has become a major advocate for its potential to benefit and transform industries around the globe.Prior to founding DLx Law, Lewis served as co-chair of Hogan Lovells’ blockchain and cryptocurrency group, where he advised clients on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and other financings as well as the evolving ... (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)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
James Comey led the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. His tenure was tested by new forces within and outside America’s borders. He oversaw the federal response to mass shootings in San Bernardino in December 2015 and at Pulse nightclub in Orlando the following June, at the time the deadliest in the country’s history. He also worked to address key leadership, agility, and diversity issues within the Bureau.
Prior to his service at the FBI, Comey worked as a federal prosecutor in New York and Virginia as well as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administra ... (view full description)
Chief Financial Officer
Ygrene Energy Fund
Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
Alexandra is Chief Investment and Operating Officer of Greenworks Lending, a Commercial PACE originator, where she oversees capital markets, underwriting and financial operations. In her current and prior roles, she has structured and overseen more than $500M clean energy financings across the residential, commercial and not-for-profit sectors. In 2015 Cooley co-founded Greenworks Lending to scale C-PACE financing nationally. Since launching the firm, based in Darien CT, has entered 13 states and established the asset class for commercial PACE by leading the first securitization of commercial PACE assets in late 2017. Cooley holds an MBA and a MEM from Yale and a BA from University ... (view full description)
Vice President of Customer Services
Valerie Daly is Vice President of Customer Services at eOriginal, the leading platform for creating, managing, and monetizing trusted digital loans.
Val has been driving customer success since 1995 and leading the eOriginal Customer Services team since 2003. In her role, she provides the communication bridge between technology and business stakeholders and defines the strategic vision and the path to fulfill that vision. As the customer advocate, Val is responsible for identifying client needs to the product roadmap.
She began her career as a technology and process consultant with Accenture and has held management positions on technology projects in the government and ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President/Manager
Moody’s Investors Service
Jingjing (Nicky) Dang is a Senior Vice President and head of the Consumer ABS New Ratings Americas team. In this role, she manages the teams that cover the auto,unsecured consumer loan, credit card, and student loan sectors. She is also a senior editor of the ABS Spotlight. Nicky has previously led the auto and student loan rating team prior to taking her current position and worked on surveillance of various ABS and RMBS transactions since she joined Moody’s in February 2007 as an Associate Analyst.
She hold a Master’s Degree in Economics from New York University and an undergraduate degree from Beijing Technology and Business University. Nicky is also a CFA charterholder.
Prime Meridian Capital Management
Don Davis is a Principal and Portfolio Manager of Prime Meridian Capital Management, an investment management firm specializing in online P2P/marketplace lending strategies. As a seasoned industry veteran and skilled portfolio manager, Mr. Davis applies his knowledge, conservative management principles, and hands on expertise to the day-to-day management of Prime Meridian Income Fund, LP investing in the peer-to-peer consumer lending market, Prime Meridian Small Business Lending Fund, LP investing in the small business lending market, Prime Meridian Real Estate Lending Fund, LP investing in the real estate lending market, and Poise Lending Fund, LP which is a leveraged peer-to-peer lending ... (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)
Luisa De Gaetano
Associate Managing Director - RMBS Primary
Moody's Investors Service
Luisa De Gaetano heads the US RMBS New Ratings team in the Structured Finance Group at Moody’s Investors Service. The RMBS team assigns new ratings to transactions in several sectors including prime jumbo, credit-risk transfer, re-performing, single-family rental, and reverse mortgages. In addition, Luisa also heads the team that publishes assessments on ability and stability of originators and servicers. Luisa is also an editor of the monthly newsletter ResiLandscape, which focuses on credit risk in the RMBS market.
Luisa joined Moody’s in 2005, and previously managed new ratings and surveillance teams across all ABS sectors - credit cards, student loans, autos, equipment and ... (view full description)
Olek DeRowe is a Director in The Bancorp’s Commercial Real Estate Securitization Group. Mr. DeRowe has almost 20 years of experience in the Commercial Real Estate industry via several capacities ranging from the pricing, structuring and distribution of Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities to Residential and Commercial Brokerage and consulting. He spent the first half of his career working for Capmark Inc. (f/k/a GMAC Commercial Mortgage) in the Capital Markets Group where he performed quantitative analytics relating to securitization, syndication, and balance sheet executions. He was also responsible for the pricing of these assets globally through proprietary models he created. Over th ... (view full description)
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Edward DeVito is a Managing Director within Kroll Bond Rating Agency’s (KBRA) Residential MBS Group, where he covers all RMBS products including prime jumbo loans, credit-risk transfer transactions, non-qualified mortgage securitizations, international RMBS securitizations and reverse mortgage securitizations. Prior to joining KBRA, Ed was a managing director at Clayton Holdings, LLC for seven years, focusing on issues related to credit, compliance, and operational risks with respect to residential and commercial mortgage loan origination. Prior to that, he spent 18 years at MBIA Insurance Corp. in several manag ... (view full description)
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)
Alié Diagne is a Director in FINRA's Transparency Services Department, which operates FINRA's trade and quote reporting facilities. In his capacity, he is responsible for the TRACE program, including operations, transparency policy and research and analysis of fixed income markets.
Previously, Alié was an Operations Manager with oversight of the equity and fixed income reporting platforms, and real-time monitoring of trade reporting.
Alié joined FINRA in 1999 in the Market Regulation Department, focusing on firm quote compliance, equity derivatives, and market manipulation.
Alié received his MBA from the University of Maryland and his undergraduate degree ... (view full description)
Lilia Dobreva is an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s FID Secured Lending group. She is the head of the consumer lending vertical covering marketplace lending, small business loans, student loans, and PACE assessments. Prior to rejoining Morgan Stanley in 2017, Lilia was an investment professional at Eaglewood Capital Management focusing on marketplace lending investments and capital markets solutions. From 2008-2015, Lilia held lending and structuring roles in the Securitized Products Group at Morgan Stanley. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, where she was a Student Marshal and member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Värde Partners, Inc.
Missy Dolski is a Director at Värde Partners responsible for capital markets and structured finance for the firm’s commercial and residential mortgages investments. Based in New York, she joined the firm in 2017. Prior to joining Värde, Missy was a Director at Wells Fargo Securities in the Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets & Finance group where she focused on warehouse financing for a variety of non-bank lender clients.
Throughout her career she held multiple roles at Wells Fargo within their structured finance, principal investing and corporate credit divisions in New York, London and San Francisco. Missy graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Ma ... (view full description)
Executive Director, Tax
Anthony is an Executive Director at Ernst & Young in the Financial Services (FSO) practice with more than 36 years tax experience, including over 30 years of securitization experience advising on REMICs, CDOs, investment trusts, and other securitization vehicles. Anthony is responsible for the CDO and Structured Finance Tax Services reporting practice at EY. He also has significant experience in mortgage REITs, REIT TMP deals, mortgage servicing and loan originations. In connection with his securitization focus, he has developed a deep specialized knowledge in the taxation of debt instruments, mortgage securities and other financial products.
Vice President, FICO Scores and Predictive Analytics
Ethan Dornhelm, Vice President, FICO Scores and Predictive Analytics, leads the research and analytic development of FICO® Scores globally. Ethan is responsible for enhancing the predictive power of the core product line as well as researching alternative data sources, emerging analytic methodologies and machine learning techniques in the development of new scoring products.
Ethan has spent much of his 17 years at FICO supporting the technical development, maintenance and analytic support of FICO® Scores in North America. Prior to FICO, Ethan served as a Director in the credit risk management group at American Express. Focused on underwriting strategies in the consumer card bus ... (view full description)
Rebecca Hogan Dorrian
Rebecca is currently the head of Non-Agency RMBS and ABS Trading at Morgan Stanley where she has worked for over 12 years. During that time she has traded RMBS, CLOs, CDOs, ABX, and ABS. She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Columbia University.
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)
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.
Obinna Eke is a Director on the CLO Syndicate Desk in New York. Obinna joined BNP Paribas in 2011 after receiving his Master’s in Financial Engineering from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.
Prior to this, Obinna worked in the Equity Finance Group in Goldman Sachs International, London, as part of the Prime Brokerage business, focusing on equity swaps and CFDs. Obinna received a B.Sc. (Industrial/Systems Engineering) from the University of Lagos.
Continental Finance Company
Mr. El-Rayess is a founding member of Continental Finance, the largest shareholder, and serves as the Chairman of the Board. His significant financial industry experience provides CFC with valuable strategic guidance and connections to an extensive network of industry contacts. Mr. El-Rayess has more than 16 years experience as an investment banker where he has held several senior leadership positions at Scotia Capital, UBS Investment Bank, and Goldman Sachs. His banking experience generally revolved around taking principal risk and investing in companies and assets. In his role as principal at these investment banks, Mr. El-Rayess gained valuable insight into the best practices at most lead ... (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)
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
Andrew M. Faulkner has represented participants in asset-backed securities transactions since 1985.
Mr. Faulkner has acted as counsel in public offerings and private transactions involving the issuance of securities backed by credit cards, auto loans, marketplace loans, commercial real estate loans and trade receivables. He has represented commercial paper issuers and arrangers, as well as sellers of assets to asset-backed commercial paper programs. He has advised on cross-border issuances into and out of the United States. In addition, he has advised issuers of commodity index linked structured products, including exchange traded funds.
Mr. Faulkner has a broad cred ... (view full description)
Managing Director Securitization
National Bank Financial
Jamie Feehely is an MD at National Bank and focuses on securitization. National Bank funds a various asset classes including mortgages, credit cards, equipment and auto loans primarily focused on the Canadian market. National Bank sponsors two ABCP programs and also funds in the Covered Bond market and credit cards in the term market . Before joining National Bank earlier this year he spent 14 years at DBRS in the securitization group.
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)
Joe Fisher is the Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Development for Navient. Navient is a leading provider of asset management and business processing solutions for education, healthcare and government clients at federal, state and local levels. In his role at Navient, Joe is responsible for all aspects of Navient’s equity and debt investor relations program. In addition, Joe oversees corporate acquisitions, divestitures and special growth initiatives.
Prior to joining Navient, Joe worked at Sallie Mae for 12 years in various positions, most recently as the managing director of Investor Relations.
Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in finance, fro ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President, Capital Markets
Ryan is a Senior Vice President and Co-Head of Capital Markets at Laurel Road. He is responsible for the firm’s ABS securitization platform, liquidity & funding strategies, and market risk, while leading initiatives in product development & corporate strategy, including the platform’s residential mortgage business. Prior to Laurel Road, Ryan ran the New York office at Compass Analytics, a financial technology firm focused on delivering capital markets solutions to mortgage lenders across the country. He began his career in mortgage trading at JPMorgan, and subsequently worked in mortgage trading and distribution at RBS and Credit Suisse. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistr ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
Joseph Franzetti is a Senior Vice President, Capital Markets for Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC. Prior to Berkadia he was a Managing Director at Cohen Financial where he advised commercial real estate owners and lenders. He has spent the majority of his professional career in the Mortgage Backed Securities Industry as an advisor, lender and investor. He has worked at Citigroup, N.Y. Credit Advisors, Standard & Poors, Duff & Phelps, and Arthur Andersen. He is a past president of CMSA (now CRE Finance Council). He is a frequent speaker and writer on the topic of Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities. Mr. Franzetti is a graduate of Villanova University (BS) and New York University (MBA).
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Managing Director & Head of U.S.
Investcorp Credit Management
John Fraser joined 3i Debt Management US LLC (“3i DM US”) in September 2012, which became Investcorp Credit Management US LLC (“ICM US”) in February 2017. John joined 3i DM US following the completion of the strategic transaction with Fraser Sullivan Investment Management (“FSIM”), which established the 3i Debt Management platform in the US. He was the Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer, and Managing Partner of FSIM and served in such capacity since FSIM’s founding in 2005. Prior to founding FSIM, Mr. Fraser was a Managing Director and Partner with Angelo, Gordon & Co from 1997 to 2005. At Angelo, Gordon & Co., Mr. Fraser started the firm’s leveraged loan investment management ... (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 inclu ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Secutization Analytics, Structured Finance Renewables - Mortgage & Consumer Lending Division, KPMG Consulting
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)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Widely recognized as an active and innovative attorney in structured finance, Chris Gavin represents issuers, borrowers, sellers, buyers, lenders, official lenders, hedge funds, private equity funds and other investors in U.S. and international structured finance transactions. the footprint and complexity of his financings span North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Africa.
Chris advises clients in a range of cross-border transactions and structured solutions involving residential mortgage transactions, including whole loan sales, servicing transfers, repurchase and other warehouse facilities, and term securitizations for newly originated, seasoned and nonperforming l ... (view full description)
Charlie Gentles is a Director of Capital Markets at Avant, a position he has held since 2014. In that role, Mr. Gentles is responsible for the structuring and execution of all debt capital markets transactions, including managing Avant's direct warehouse and asset backed securitization strategies.
Prior to joining Avant, Mr. Gentles worked in the Structured Products Group at J.P. Morgan originating and structuring transactions for specialty finance companies. Prior to working at J.P. Morgan, Mr. Gentles was a member of the Asset Finance Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
Mr. Gentles received a BS in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University. ... (view full description)
Director, Capital Markets Lead
Waterfall Asset Management
- Tim is responsible for all debt capital raising (including securitization issuance, corporate issuance and warehouse financing) for Waterfall’s externally managed funds
- Prior to Waterfall
- At Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Vice President in Structured Credit Group (lending, securitization issuance) with focus on residential and commercial mortgage assets
- At Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Associate in Conduit Finance Group
- B.B.A. in Finance from Loyola University in Maryland
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)
BMW US Capital, LLC
Growth and future orientated entrepreneur with 20 years of financial and operational experience, including founding and running his own software company from scratch. Innovative and strategy driven thought leader in both the new and old economy. Able to define strategies to prepare critical corporate functions for future challenges in a highly dynamic and rapidly changing industry. Demonstrated success and stamina in developing and leveraging alternatives to during strategy implementation. Strong leadership skills best aligned to a start-up culture that is focused on growth and long-term success.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Stuart Goldstein is the Managing Partner of Cadwalader’s Charlotte office, co-chair of the firm’s Capital Markets Group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee.
Stuart concentrates his practice on structured finance, primarily commercial mortgage-backed and CRE CLO securitization transactions, structured mortgage loan participations and warehouse lending, as well as advising servicers and lenders in the workout and restructuring of securitized and other financial assets. In addition, Stuart has broad experience representing issuers and underwriters in both public and private offerings of RMBS, Corporate CLOs and other structured finance products.
He also represents clien ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
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.
Mortage Market Leader
Julian Grey is Mortgage Market Leader for the Data & Analytics division of Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI), a premier provider of integrated software, data and advanced analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries. In this role, she leads the division’s strategy to help clients leverage Black Knight solutions across the entire mortgage and home equity loan life cycle – from origination and servicing to default.
Julian is a proven product management professional with a long track record of innovation in data and predictive analytics, as well as analytics and technology solutions, including housing indices, home price forecasts, and housing market forecasts. Prior to Bl ... (view full description)
Executive Secretary; Deputy Director, Research Center for Monetary Policy and Financial Stability
China ABS Forum of 100 (CAF100); Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance
Jay Guo currently serves as Executive Secretary of China ABS Forum of 100 (CAF100) . He is also Deputy Director of the Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Research Center at Tsinghua University, China. Prior to current roles, he was managing director at Zais Group, a hedge fund based in Redbank, NJ and served as General Manager for Zais Asia-Pacific Group.
Before joining Zais, he was global head of Quantitative Methodology Group & Structured Products Group at IDC. He was with Seer Capital briefly and was Director at Credit Suisse for the Global Proprietary Trading Division and Director at Structured Products Strategy & Research Group. Jay joined Credit Suisse from F ... (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)
Kathleen Haas is a Director at Genworth with 30 years’ experience in Structured Finance and is responsible for investing in asset-backed securities. Before joining Genworth in 2013, she worked at New York Life for 15 years analyzing a wide variety of asset-backed and international RMBS transactions. Previously, Kathleen worked at Greenwich Capital Markets, Inc., Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust Company. Kathleen earned an MBA from Iona College and a BS in Finance and Management from Fordham University.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Bob Hahn is a partner in the firm’s structured finance group. His experience includes financing portfolios of single family for rental loans, solar receivables, auto loans, credit card receivables, equipment leases, trade receivables, tax liens, synthetic leases and other assets. Bob has assisted clients in developing structured products to address specific client mandates, such as treasury funding goals and loss mitigation strategies and has structured some of the first reverse mortgage securitizations and synthetic auto loan securitizations. In addition to his transactional practice, Bob represents clients in workouts and restructurings of structured products, including SIVs, CDOs and othe ... (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)
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Anna-Liza Harris is co-head of Katten's Structured Finance and Securitization practice and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. She advises clients on tax issues related to debt capital markets transactions, residential and multifamily mortgage-backed securitizations, asset-backed securitizations, and complex derivative and hybrid equity securities. In addition, Anna-Liza has substantial experience representing issuers of financial products in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.
Anna-Liza has been involved in the development of a number of innovative securitization structures and counsels issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of securities. ... (view full description)
Angel Oak Capital Advisors
Lauren Hedvat is the Managing Director for Angel Oak Capital Advisors, lending her expertise in Capital Markets and Asset Management. Lauren has led the Angel Oak’s securitization team following the inaugural transaction that closed in December 2015 as one of the first non-Agency non-QM securitizations after the housing market crash. Since then, she has helped Angel Oak revitalize the non-Agency RMBS marketplace by leading the completion of their multiple non-QM transactions totaling over $3.0 billion. She and her team established an innovative securitization capital structure solution for fix and flip loans, which was the first of its kind. She has also led the expansion and diversification ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Churchill Asset Management
David Heilbrunn is a Senior Managing Director of Churchill Asset Management. As the firm’s Head of Product Development & Capital Raising, Mr. Heilbrunn focuses on capital raising activities and strategic initiatives, structuring new products and developing important institutional client relationships. Mr. Heilbrunn also focuses on optimizing the firm’s various financing arrangements and oversees Churchill’s collateralized loan obligation (CLO) platform. Prior to joining the Churchill team in 2016, Mr. Heilbrunn held senior roles at several firms, including Managing Director at Fifth Street Asset Management; Managing Director of The Carlyle Group; Senior Managing Director and Head of Corp ... (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)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Asa (Geordie) Herald concentrates his practice in the areas of structured finance and securitization and related corporate matters. He counsels issuers, underwriters, and investors in connection with domestic and cross-border public offerings and private placements of mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities involving a wide variety of asset types and structures, including with respect to resecuritization transactions involving such securities.
Geordie has significant experience with asset classes such as residential mortgage loans (including in connection with residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) 2.0 take-outs and market movement towards RMBS 3.0), small balance comme ... (view full description)
Securitization Solution Leader
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Lisa is a Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory partner in Deloitte & Touche LLP and leads the Securitization Solution practice in the Financial Risk, Transactions & Restructuring market offering. She has 15 years of financial services experience assisting clients entering the capital markets through various financial transactions and supporting them and other industry participants as they navigate through the regulatory environment. Lisa has a deep expertise in Residential and Asset Backed Securities and leads teams that specialize in file review, collateral and cash flow modeling and technology solutions, for a variety of asset classes such as student loans, agency, prime, performin ... (view full description)
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, specifi ... (view full description)
Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation
Steve Hetrick is the Treasurer for Nissan North America and Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. In this role he has regional responsibilities to develop, lead and execute all facets of Nissan’s treasury activities. This includes secured and unsecured issuance, investor and bank relationships, cash management, risk management and pension. Prior to joining Nissan, Mr. Hetrick spent 19 years with BMW in a variety of leadership roles within the Treasury, Risk and Accounting functions. He holds a Bachelors in Finance from the University of Toledo and an MBA from Westminster College.
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)
Adele Hogan, JD, is a Director - Financial Institutions Consulting (FICon) in the Forensics, Litigiation and Valuation Services Group of Baker Tilly.
Regulatory Compliance assessments and enhancements
Fintech, Regtech, Insurtech implementations for top line revenue growth and cost reductions, including smart contracts, machine learning, artificial intelligence, bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and blockchain immutable distributed ledger processes
Structured Products, Illiquid Assets,
Operational Controls Assessments
M&A Advisory and Mer ... (view full description)
Managing Director & Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets
Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Richard Hopkin is a Managing Director in AFME’s securitisation division. He joined AFME in June 2010 after a 20 year career in European securitisation during which he held leadership positions at J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Société Générale. He has originated, structured and distributed financings backed by a wide variety of asset classes including residential mortgages, credit cards, auto, consumer and SME loans, from across Europe, Australia and the US.
Born and brought up in Wales, Richard read law at Cambridge University and before embarking on his banking career he qualified as a solicitor with leading international law firm Clifford Chance.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Cecelia focuses on the income tax aspects of domestic and international secured financing, loan and other asset acquisitions, investment funds, derivatives, restructurings and workouts, and related financial products and transactions.
Cecelia represents a wide variety of clients concerning federal and international tax issues in private and public securitized REMIC, debt and grantor trust offerings, in connection with a wide variety of assets including real estate, mortgage loans and online marketplace loans. She also represents various financial institutions, specialty finance companies, hedge funds and private equity funds regarding federal and international income taxation ... (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)
Managing Director & Head of New Ratings for US Corporate Asset Securitization
Moody's Investors Service
Jian Hu is Managing Director and Head of New Ratings for US Corporate Asset Securitization that includes CLOs, Commercial and Esoteric ABS, and other structured credit products at Moody’s Investors Service. From September 2008 to September 2016, he was MD and Global Head of CLOs and Structured Credit Surveillance. He is also Moody's Global Structured Finance Research Coordinator. In addition, Jian is involved in various global research and outreach activities related to China, and Co-Chair of China Market Committee of U.S. Structured Finance Association.
Prior to September 2008, Jian was a Senior Vice President responsible for CLOs and Structured Credit research. From 2002 to 2007, he ... (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)
Head of Structured Finance UK
Eileen is head of structured finance in the UK, part of the Global Capital Markets team. Her role is to build on the core strengths within our 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 corporate trust experience. In her former role, Eileen was responsible for review and negotiation of all classes of structured products such as ABS, ABCP, MBS, and CDOs.
Eileen holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ho ... (view full description)
World Star Aviation
An investment banker by training, Marc focuses on capital raising, transaction execution and portfolio management. Prior to joining World Star, Marc served years with firms such as Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse and Bear Stearns, where he executed over $10 billion worth of buy-side and sell-side M&A assignments, as well as public and private equity and debt offerings. Marc holds a Masters Degree in Finance from the Manchester Business School and a BA in Business Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
Mr. Ingato serves as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Managing Director and was responsible for establishing ZAIS’s leveraged finance business. Prior to joining ZAIS in June of 2013, Mr. Ingato was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at CVC Credit Partners, CVC Capital’s credit business (formerly known as Apidos Capital). He joined CVC in May 2008 in connection with the sale of ACA to CVC. Mr. Ingato established ACA’s leveraged finance business in 2004 and was responsible for the firm's Corporate and Leveraged Loan CDOs. Prior to joining ACA Capital, Mr. Ingato was Senior Vice President and Head of the Leveraged Finance Group at Fuji Bank, which he started in 1992. After the bank merged ... (view full description)
John Henry Iucker
John Henry is a member of the Fixed Income team at Brown Advisory, an independent investment management firm with $65 billion under management. As an Associate Portfolio Manager of the Brown Advisory Mortgage Securities Fund, he is responsible for the selection and management of the firm’s agency mortgage and securitized credit exposure. John Henry holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.
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)
Head of Capital Markets
Deepesh has over 15 years of specialized experience in structuring and managing securitization programs. As Head of Capital Markets, he is responsible for raising funding from banks and other institutional investors to help fund Kabbage's small business loans. Before joining Kabbage, Deepesh spent nearly 10 years at Capital One. He began in their Debt Capital Markets group, where he managed their credit card securitization programs. Later, he served as Senior Compliance Manger, managing operational risk and regulatory compliance. Most recently, Deepesh was the Head of U.S. Capital Markets Execution at Barclays for six years. There, he oversaw Treasury-related capital market activities in the ... (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)
Jason Jones is an entrepreneur and investor. He has invested in over 200 technology companies over the past 20 years and he has launched numerous businesses. He is currently an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at ConsenSys focused on financial services projects. He is also a board member for the Cardinal Rose Group, a fintech holding company that operates LendIt Fintech, a global fintech events business, and NSR Invest, a marketplace lending robo-advisor. Previously, Jason founded HighStep Capital, a data driven, technology focused investment firm. Earlier in his career, Jason worked as a technology portfolio manager/analyst at J. Goldman & Co., SAC Capital, Goldman Sachs, Cambridge Associates, ... (view full description)
North America Representative
Susan is the B3i North America Representative, runs a Blockchain Working Group for a global insurer, and separately advises on digital rights, real estate, RMBS, token strategies and incentives. She is a JD/MBA and former General Counsel who has been consulting in blockchain for the past three years in the areas of consortia, insurance, identity, financial services, real estate, and humanitarian concerns. She is often consulted about regulatory and technology policy. Notably, she is a co-founder and Executive Director of the recently launched Diversity In Blockchain, Inc. NFP which sets Best Practices for the industry. Susan was the first Executive Director of ID2020, consulted for IBM bloc ... (view full description)
Janet Jozwik is Managing Director, Modeling and Analytics with RiskSpan where she leads the firm’s data analysis and predictive modeling efforts. Janet has a background in mortgage credit modeling, loss forecasting, and data analytics. Prior to joining RiskSpan, Janet was a financial economist at Fannie Mae where she specialized in single family credit pricing. Janet holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.
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
Director, Housing Finance Program
Milken Institute - Center for Financial Markets
As director of the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets Housing Finance Program, Eric Kaplan focuses on the health, sustainability, and reform of the U.S. housing finance ecosystem. He regularly engages policymakers, regulators, and industry stakeholders on such issues as the roles of public and private capital, primary and secondary market dynamics, and lending and servicing practices, maintaining a focus on consumer, industry, and systemic impact. Mr. Kaplan brings over 26 years of housing and mortgage experience across a variety of finance, legal, and policy roles. Prior to joining Milken, Mr. Kaplan served as a managing partner at Ranieri Strategies LLC, where he worked closely ... (view full description)
West Wheelock Capital
Manish has 17 years of experience in creating capital market origination platforms, structuring and originating principal transactions and investing in credit assets. He has led over $20 billion of transactions and restructured assets and liabilities for the largest global bankruptcy at the Lehman estate. He continues to focus on investment and liquidity strategies in credit assets.
Prior to working at the Lehman bankruptcy estate, Manish worked in principal groups at Lehman and Bear Stearns in New York, where his mandate was to utilise the firm’s balance sheet to invest in proprietary cross-asset transactions in multiple jurisdictions.
Manish has extensive experience in evaluati ... (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 & Co-Head of ABS
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Rosemary Kelley is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of ABS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. Rosemary has been at KBRA since 2011 and focuses primarily on Consumer ABS including auto loan, auto lease, dealer floorplan, credit card, consumer loan, student loan and timeshare sectors. Prior to joining KBRA, Rosemary was a Senior Vice President at DBRS, Inc. focusing on Consumer ABS. Before DBRS, Rosemary spent ten years at MBIA Insurance Corporation, most recently as a Director in the Structured Finance department. She had previously managed MBIA's portfolio management unit responsible for monitoring and workouts in Consumer ABS. Rosemary has a BA from Manhattanville College and a MBA fro ... (view full description)
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 C ... (view full description)
Leveraged Loan Strategy
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Neha Khoda is responsible for generating views and forecasts within the US leveraged loan market for Bank of America. Her flagship publication is Collateral Thinking, a loan market-focused bi-weekly report which is widely read by clients. She is also a key thought leader for the bank’s High Yield effort. In the Institutional Investor 2018 survey, her team ranked #3 in Leveraged Loan Strategy. Khoda has a bachelor's in computer science from the National University of Singapore, and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is based in New York.
Managing Director / Securitization
Christopher Killian is a Managing Director and Acting Head of SIFMA's Securitization Group, which serves to implement the organization's market advocacy, public policy, market practice, and other initiatives for MBS, ABS, and other securitized products. This group has a particular focus on Agency MBS markets but also addresses the range of policy issues that surround mortgage finance and securitization markets more broadly.
Mr. Killian joined SIFMA in 2005 in the MBS and Securitized Products Division. For 2009, he was embedded in the American Securitization Forum before transferring back to the Securitization Group. Prior to joining SIFMA, Christopher worked in the Retail Securit ... (view full description)
S&P Global Ratings
Jimmy N. Kobylinski is a Senior Director and Analytical Manager within the U.S. Structured Credit group at S&P Global Ratings. In his current role, Jimmy co-manages the new issue and monitoring efforts for cash flow CLOs and other CDO transactions.
Previously, Jimmy was an Analytical Leader monitoring synthetic collateralized debt obligation (CDO) transactions and analyzing cash flow CLOs and currency swap transactions.
Jimmy holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Binghamton University and a master of business administration degree in Finance from Fordham University.
Steven T. Kolyer
Sidley Austin LLP
STEVEN KOLYER is a partner in the Global Finance Group in the firm’s New York office. He has broad experience in securitizations, structured credit products, investment fund formations and conventional securities offerings, focusing on CLOs/CDOs and related financings in the corporate and real estate sectors. Steven is experienced in conventional capital markets and commercial lending and credit transactions and in credit-linked and other derivative products.
Steven's experience over the years has been highlighted by transactions involving innovation and structured solutions in the capital markets. He played a lead role in the development of a number of securitization products da ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Fixed Income Trading
Mr. Kovac, Managing Director, Structured Credit Trading, joined Raymond James & Associates in June, 1993. He is responsible for trading CLOs. Prior to joining Raymond James, Mr. Kovac was a CMO and ABS trader at A. G. Edwards & Sons. Greg began his mortgage trading career in July, 1987. He has been in involved in the structured markets for the last 29 years.
Mr. Kovac holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Texas Christian University and a Master of Science degree in Finance from St. Louis University.
Cameron Kravitt Foundation
Jason is the founder of Mayer Brown’s securitization practice and was co-chair of the firm from 1998-2001. He has helped the firm's clients create some of the most significant securitization products used in the capital markets today and is well known for being a Co-Founder of the Securitization Industry’s original trade association; leading industry groups in connection with new legislation or regulation; helping to lead large securitization transactions such as MLEC ($100 billion) and Straight A funding ($60 billion) and large RMBS mortgage litigation settlements such as the BofA/BNY Mellon $8.5 billion settlement.
He is consistently rated in the highest category by lawyer ratings ... (view full description)
Katten Muchin Rosenman
Paul Kruger is a partner in Katten's Structured Finance and Securitization practice. He has more than 25 years of experience providing advice to financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, private equity investors, funds and corporations on transactions across the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Katten, Paul was based at various times in New York, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Paul was at the forefront of the development of the securitization market in Asia in the early 1990s and since then has led more than 100 transactions in Asia, the United States, Europe and elsewhere. His securitization experience encompasses multiple asset classes, includ ... (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
Bio: Stephen Kudenholdt is Dentons' Head of Structured Finance and a partner in the US Capital Markets practice. Stephen’s areas of practice include residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and other asset-backed securities (ABS), primarily focusing on residential mortgage loan securitization as well as re-securitization transactions involving various classes of mortgage-backed securities. He represents issuers, underwriters, loan sellers and other entities in public offerings and private placements. He has helped develop many transaction structures and formats that have become industry standards, including shifting interest ... (view full description)
Paul is a Director in the Financial Institutions and Products group in KPMG’s Washington National Tax practice. Paul has over 15 years’ experience at KPMG and several major law firms advising clients on the federal income tax aspects of debt and equity issuances, structured notes and securitizations, tax hedging programs, and derivatives transactions such as forwards, futures, and swaps.
Education, Licenses & Certifications
· BA, Princeton University
· PhD (mathematics), Northwestern University
· JD, Northwestern University School of Law
Senior Portfolio Manager
Octagon Credit Investors
Ms. Lam is a member of Octagon’s Investment Committee and serves as the Portfolio Manager of 6 CLOs, 7 Separately Managed Accounts, and 1 Commingled Fund. Ms. Lam serves as the PM for the Firm’s Structured Credit (CLO Debt & Equity) Investment Strategies. Prior to becoming a Portfolio Manager, Ms. Lam oversaw Octagon's investments in the software, business services, finance & insurance, paper & packaging, gaming & lodging, homebuilding and real estate industries. She was also responsible for the structured credit exposure held in Octagon’s CLO vehicles. Prior to joining Octagon in 1999, Ms. Lam attended Babson College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Investm ... (view full description)
Chief Operating Officer
Lord Capital LLC
Joe is in charge of origination activities for LordCap, and also serves as Portfolio Manager for the LordCap green family of funds. Prior to joining LordCap he headed Term Non-Traditional ABS at RBC Capital Markets, where he also started the European Term ABS practice. At Deutsche Bank he was responsible for the Credit Solution Group’s $4 billion student loan lending book and capital markets business for consumer unsecured, student loan and certain non-traditional ABS asset classes. In addition, Joe began his career at JP Morgan, followed by more than a decade at Barclays Capital in ABS team covering a variety of assets classes.
Joe is on the Board of the Fixed Income Investo ... (view full description)
Applied Financial Services, Technology, credit and prepayment modeling
Shane Lee is a Senior Modeler for the Data & Analytics division of Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI), a premier provider of integrated software, data and analytics to the mortgage industry. In this role, he is responsible for managing the development team within Black Knight’s Applied Financial Technology (AFT) business unit. Shane also contributes to prepayment and credit model research to support Black Knight’s competing risk model for mortgages, loans, securities and portfolios, offering quick adaptation to market and regulatory changes and increased success in portfolio management.
Prior to joining Black Knight, Shane served as a Senior Manager at First Republic Bank. Before that h ... (view full description)
William (Bill) Lee is chief economist at the Milken Institute. He leads the Institute’s effort to develop collaborative policies to improve access to and the functioning of capital markets, strengthen financial stability and the soundness of financial institutions, and foster global macroeconomic, financial, and regulatory conditions to bolster job creation. Lee is also responsible for formulating and communicating action-oriented solutions to global policymakers, thought leaders, and market participants.
Prior to joining the Institute, he was managing director and head of North America economics for Citigroup, where his responsibilities included shaping insights about U.S. policy and ... (view full description)
Chief Counsel for Transparency Services
Elliot Levine is Associate Vice President, Chief Counsel and Senior Advisor, Transparency Services at FINRA. In his role he provides guidance on various aspects of debt and equity market structure and regulation in connection with FINRA’s operation of TRACE, ADF and the OTCBB. In addition, Mr. Levine has advised several foreign regulators regarding equity and bond market structure and regulation. Before joining FINRA, Mr. Levine held senior, in-house counsel positions including as assistant general counsel at CIBC World Markets and as equity trading and capital markets counsel at Bear Stearns & Co. In his capacity as in-house counsel, he participated extensively on vario ... (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)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Macey Levington is Counsel at Cleary Gottlieb. Macey’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, as well as structured finance and securitization in capital markets. His practice encompasses complex structured finance transactions including collateralized loan obligations, receivables securitizations, and asset-based lending arrangements. He also has extensive experience advising financial institutions in structuring and negotiating asset-based lending transactions secured by portfolios of corporate loans and other fixed-income assets. Macey has a J.D. from George Washington University Law School, and a B.A. from Tufts University.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Steve Levitan has extensive experience in structuring highly complex securitization transactions backed by collateral encompassing a broad range of asset types, including: student loans, auto loans, marketplace (peer-to-peer) loans; Australian mortgage loans, commercial equipment, automobile and equipment leases, credit card account receivables, residential mortgage loans, home equity loans, financed insurance premiums, residual interests in pre-existing special purpose entities, and the resecuritization of previously issued asset- and mortgage-backed securities.
Steve has represented both issuers and underwriters in public offerings, private placements, direct-lending financings, ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Fixed Income
Scott Levy has over 15 years of experience in the fixed income space. At Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Levy manages trading of Credit and Structured Products. He also trades CDOs for the firm as well as other esoteric ABS. Prior to joining Guggenheim in 2008, Mr. Levy worked in Citi’s debt capital markets origination business, specializing in hybrid capital securities and structured finance alternatives. While at Citi, he structured over $8 billion of fixed income securities, including a $1.5 billion acquisition facility for a major commercial aircraft leasing company and a first of its kind $2 billion hybrid capital merger financing for a large insurance company. Mr. Levy started his career at ... (view full description)
Brian is a Managing Director, Head of Structured Products Trading and joined Raymond James in November 2000. In addition to managing the Structured Products trading desk he is responsible for trading CLO’s, CDO’s, and Student Loan ABS. He is a regular presenter at conferences around the country.
Prior to joining Raymond James, Brian was an institutional agency trader and manager of the institutional taxable fixed income trading desk at Wachovia Securities Inc.
Brian began his career as an agency trader with Bank of America in 1986. He was responsible for trading treasuries, agencies and derivative products. He has been in involved in the fixed income markets for t ... (view full description)
Head of Capital Markets
Sam joined CommonBond in March 2016 and currently serves as Head of Capital Markets. His responsibilities include capital raising across securitization, whole loans and warehouse facilities, corporate liquidity and funding and related strategic initiatives. Prior to CommonBond, Sam was an investment analyst at Monarch Alternative Capital and PartnerRe. He began his career at Lehman Brothers in securitization banking.
Sam graduated from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business with a Bachelors in Accounting and Finance.
Mary Kathryn Lynch
Executive Vice President, Capital Markets
Mary Kathryn manages the Capital Markets group at Renew Financial. Her team is responsible for providing interim and permanent financing for PACE, maintaining liquidity and managing interest rate risk.
Mary Kathryn worked at Renew from 2011-2013 and rejoined the company in 2016. Prior to rejoining Renew, MK worked at Sunrun. Before working in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industry, MK spent 15 years in investment banking, working for firms including UBS, Credit Suisse, DLJ, Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust and Kidder Peabody.
MK has an MBA in Finance and Public Policy from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia.
Chief Executive Officer
Brian Madocks is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of eOriginal, the leading platform for creating, managing, and monetizing trusted digital loans.
Brian is responsible for all aspects of eOriginal, including development and execution of company strategy and the operating plans to achieve eOriginal’s goals.
With more than 25 years of experience in business technology and application software solutions, Brian has served as CEO of Revitas, Inc., Vitalyst, Inc. and SunGard Higher Education, as well as Senior Vice President and General Manager of SAP America. Each of these companies grew significantly under Madocks’ leadership and resulted in ... (view full description)
Vice President, ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings
Stephanie Mah is vice president of asset-backed securities (ABS) research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. She is responsible for increasing Morningstar’s thought leadership presence across the ABS community by producing insightful investor-focused research on observed and developing market trends in the sector.
Mah has more than 20 years of experience in fixed-income research. Before joining Morningstar in 2015, she was senior director of credit market research for Fitch Ratings, where she conducted macro-oriented analysis and published research on ABS, collateralized debt obligations, commercial mortgage-backed securities, residential mortgage-backed securities, and corpo ... (view full description)
Strategic Growth Capital Partners
Justin Mahoney is a Founder at Shelter Growth Capital Partners and its affiliate SG Capital Partners, where he functions as Senior Portfolio Manager and helps to oversee the Residential Loan Business. Shelter Growth manages over $2bn and is a credit-focused manager that invests in residential and commercial mortgage-related instruments and consumer-linked structured products. SG Capital Partners acquires Non-Agency Residential and Commercial Real Estate loans and has acquired over $3bn of loans to date. Prior to co-founding Shelter Growth, Mr Mahoney worked at Goldman Sachs from 2002-2013 in the Mortgage Trading Department.
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)
Senior Vice President
Kevin Mammoser is a Senior Vice President and leads the new issuance team for U.S. CMBS at DBRS. In this capacity, Kevin oversees the ratings process across all CRE sectors, including conduit, SASB, Agency CMBS and CRE CLO. In addition, Kevin contributes to the CMBS group’s research publications and assists in the development of new methodologies. Kevin joined DBRS in 2004 within months of DBRS opening its first U.S. office in Chicago. Kevin has been the lead analyst on, or participated in the analysis of, more than 100 multi-borrower conduit, single borrower and CRE CLO transactions. Prior to working at DBRS, Kevin started his career in 2002 at Fitch Ratings, leaving as an Associate Directo ... (view full description)
S&P Global Ratings
James M. Manzi, CFA is a senior director in S&P Global’s Structured Finance Research group. The group publishes articles focusing on ABS, CMBS, RMBS, CLOs, and regulatory updates for S&P Global’s clients worldwide.
James, who joined S&P Global in January 2008, has more than 18 years of experience in fixed income investment analysis and the structured finance markets. He has published industry primers in Frank J. Fabozzi’s Handbook of Finance and Handbook of Mortgage Backed Securities. Previously, James worked in the structured finance research group at Nomura Securities International, leading the CMBS research effort, and earlier, as a fixed income strategist and A ... (view full description)
Managing Director & Global Head of FICC for Global Wealth Management
Solita Marcelli is managing director and global head of fixed income, currencies, and commodities (FICC) for Global Wealth Management at J.P. Morgan. With a team of over 100 investment professionals serving private clients in the U.S., Latin America, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, the FICC business represents over $100B in managed client assets and over $300B notional in annual brokerage transactions. In addition to creating innovative discretionary and advisory solutions, Solita’s team is responsible for advising private clients on the implementation of FICC strategies within the context of their overall investment portfolios.
Solita is a member of Wealth Management’s c ... (view full description)
Advisory Specialist Leader
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Dzmitry, VP of Business Solution Architecture in Deloitte & Touche LLP, has over 15 years of experience designing and developing financial technology solutions. He manages development for Asset Management, Financial Performance, Data Management and Digitization products. Dzmitry’s experience includes a variety of asset classes including asset backed securities and syndicated loans. Dzmitry is a Deloitte Advisory Blockchain Fellow with a mandate to explore what impact Blockchain technology can have on Financial Services industry. He is also involved in other emerging technologies including machine learning, natural language processing and robotic processing automation.
S&P Global Ratings
Amy S. MartinSenior DirectorStructured Finance Ratings
Amy Martin is a Senior Director and Sector Lead in S&P’s New York Structured Finance Ratings Group. As a senior member of the SF group, Amy is responsible for the consistent application and development of on-going auto ABS criteria, publishing auto ABS-related commentary, conducting investor/issuer outreach, coordinating and conducting auto ABS analytical training programs, and participating in auto loan/lease ABS credit committees.
Amy has been involved in a wide range of rating assignments (including auto loans, auto leases and student loans), has ... (view full description)
Thierry Masson is a Director in M&G Limited. He joined in September 2012 from Eurohypo, the real estate finance arm of Commerzbank, where he worked for 8 years, initially in Paris and then in London. He primarily focused on originating and structuring commercial real estate financings in the UK and France and gained significant expertise in restructuring pan-European structured facilities. During his time with M&G, Thierry has played a leading part in the origination, structuring and execution of investments across asset classes and jurisdictions. He has also been central to the development of the North American investment activity and to the adoption of new asset classes. Thierry re ... (view full description)
Vice President Securitized Product Trading
Matthew Matson is a Vice President on the Securitized Products Trading Desk at Deutsche Bank, where he is responsible for trading CLOs as well as ABS CDOs and TRUPs CDOs. He joined Deutsche Bank in 2009 after graduating from the University of Florida with degrees in Finance and Spanish.
John J. McCormick III – is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Telos Asset Management, LLC (“Telos”), a credit-focused asset management company located in New York City and a subsidiary of Tiptree Asset Management Company (“TAMCO”), a registered investment advisor.
Prior to Telos becoming part of TAMCO in 2012, Mr. McCormick was a Senior Managing Director of Tricadia Holdings L.P. (“Tricadia”) and remains a limited partner of Tricadia, although he no longer engages in any investment advisory activities related to Tricadia.
Prior to joining Tricadia in 2006, Mr. McCormick had spent 19 years in corporate and leveraged finance including positions at GE Capital, Paribas Mer ... (view full description)
New View Advisors
Michael is a co-founding partner of New View Advisors, a leading boutique investment bank and advisory practice formed in 2008, with a focus in the reverse mortgage industry. He has been an investment banker his entire career, most recently at Lehman Brothers, leading teams of professionals to buy, sell and operate portfolio companies. Michael graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Economics.
Director of ESG and Regulatory Initiatives
Angel Oak Capital
Rob is the Senior Research Manager of Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC, an asset manager focused on structured credit investment strategies and the securitization of mortgage-related assets. He currently coordinates the firm’s research and publication activities on a variety of financial and risk management topics. He previously led Angel Oak’s financial institution advisory practice, managing client engagements which included risk model validations, strategic and regulatory stress testing implementations, and investment portfolio risk and performance assessments. Rob was Angel Oak’s Chief Risk Officer from 2012-2014 and initiated the organization’s enterprise-wide risk management fra ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Consumer ABS Research
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
John McElravey, CFA, is a managing director in the Structured Products Research group at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, where he is Head of Consumer ABS Research. John has 30 years of capital markets experience focusing on Structured Finance, Fixed Income and Economic Research. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2007, John was in charge of ABS research, strategy and trading for Asset Allocation & Management Co. in Chicago.
From 1997 to 2004, he was a member of the ABS research group at Banc One Capital Markets. Before that, John worked at Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co. in the ABS ratings group. Early in his career, John was an economic analyst in the economic resea ... (view full description)
Justin McEvily is a Managing Director in the Credit Markets Division of Macquarie Group. The Division helps monetize and finance credit assets, including consumer loans, mortgages, small business financing and corporate credit, and is major provider of credit facilities in these areas. Justin helps oversee the origination and capital markets effort for the Division. He joined Macquarie in 2009 after 6 years on the Goldman Sachs credit sales and trading desk.
Justin graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a double major in economics and anthropology.
Co-founder, Head of Aggregation & Structured Finance
Mortgage Venture Partners
Jennifer brings over twenty (20) years of experience in mortgage lending and aggregation, banking, asset management, servicing, securitization, and financial services to Strategic Venture Partners ("SVP") and Mortgage Venture Partners ("MVP"). Prior to co-founding both SVP and MVP, Jennifer was Senior Vice President of Single Asset Lending for Colony American Finance n/k/a Corvest Finance, wherein she created the inaugural products, built and oversaw retail and correspondent lending. Previously, she was Director and Head of Asset Management and Transaction Banking for both Premium Point Investments and WinWater Home Mortgage, where she was principally responsible for the creation and manag ... (view full description)
Cerberus Capital Management
Kevin McLeod, Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management. Mr. McLeod manages the formation, structuring, development and marketing of the investing vehicles of Cerberus Business Finance, the middle-market direct lending business of Cerberus. Prior to joining Cerberus in 2006, Mr. McLeod managed the Leveraged Finance Group at CIBC World Markets where he originated, structured and executed transactions involving high yield debt securities, leveraged loans, privately placed mezzanine securities and merchant banking investments. Formerly, Mr. McLeod was a mechanical and aerospace engineer at the Pratt & Whitney Division of United Technologies Corp. Mr. McLeod earned a BS in Mechanical ... (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.
Chief Executive Officer
Milind Mehere is the Founder and CEO of YieldStreet. Milind is responsible for overall strategy and day-to-day operations.
Prior to founding YieldStreet, Milind co-founded Yodle, which was acquired by web.com (Nasdaq:WEB) for $342M. He helped Yodle scale to $200 million in revenue and 1,400+ employees. During his nine years at Yodle, Milind created and lead several departments, including General Manager of Canada where he built a 200+ person team, Vice President of Business Development & Channel Sales and Vice President of Client Management & Operations. Yodle was ranked 9th on Forbes’s 2014 America’s Most Promising Companies list and made the Inc. 5 ... (view full description)
Co-Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager
Hildene Capital Management
Dushyant Mehra is Co-Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at Hildene Capital Management, where he co-manages various vehicles that invest in structured credit securities including TruPS CDOs, CLOs, ABS CDOs, RMBS, esoteric ABS and single name financials. Prior to joining Hildene in April 2016, Mr. Mehra was a Portfolio Manager for structured products (CLOs/RMBS/ABS) at Pine River Capital Management.
Mr. Mehra also has worked at Hudson Advisors (asset management arm for Lone Star Funds) trading RMBS and ABS CDOs, and at Bank of America in the CDO Structuring Group, where he began his career building the quantitative framework behind Bank of America’s synthetic ABS CDO structur ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Jeffrey Meiler is the CEO and founder of Marlette Funding, LLC. Jeffrey believes in empowering consumers with financial freedom, it is an obsession for him and Marlette is the perfect vehicle to deliver on this aspiration.
Marlette is the national marketplace for Best Egg unsecured personal loans, and has originated $3.3 billion dollars and has raised $500 million in financing.
Before Marlette, Jeffrey was responsible for businesses at NRG, Barclays Bank, CitiGroup and the Associates.
Chris is a Financial Markets Partner based in Washington, DC with over fifteen years of financial services and capital markets experience. Chris provides valuation, accounting, risk management, and governance advice to a diverse group of U.S. and foreign financial and nonfinancial institutions, investment advisors, government sponsored entities and federal government agencies.
Chris co-leads technology and digital transformation for Financial Markets. Chris is an innovator, leveraging his expertise to develop technology enabled solutions which transform and disrupt the capital markets. Chris assists clients with the development of strategies to deploy robotics process automat ... (view full description)
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Seth Messner's practice focuses on the representation of borrowers, lenders, issuers, collateral managers, servicers, subservicers, rating agencies, government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) and other parties in a wide array of domestic and international financing transactions. These include asset-backed secured lending transactions, single-family rental loan originations and securitizations, mortgage servicing rights transactions, securitizations of nonperforming, reperforming and jumbo loans, re-securitizations of real estate mortgage investment conduits, and the formation, administration and restructuring of collateralized loan obligations and other vehicles for the pooling of financial ins ... (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)
Principal and Portfolio Manager
Tetragon Financial Group
Ms. Michalczuk is a Portfolio Manager for CLO products. She joined the group in early 2007 and prior to that was an Associate in Morgan Stanley’s Securitized Products Group working on the structuring desks in New York and London. At Morgan Stanley, she was involved in the structuring and execution of CDO and CLO transactions across multiple underlying asset classes and structural types. Ms. Michalczuk holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. She is based in New York.
Chris Miller is a Director in the Private Capital group at TIAA, helping originate and manage corporate and structured finance private placement investments. He has been in the Private Capital group for 7 years, having previously worked on the derivatives desk at TIAA. Prior to TIAA, Chris worked on the corporate funding desk at Bank of America. He is a CFA charterholder and has his degree in Finance from Creighton University.
Clifford Chance US LLP
Madalyn Miller is a Partner in the Banking & Finance practice of Clifford Chance in New York. Madalyn's asset finance experience involves representing underwriters, lenders, and lessors in a variety of asset finance transactions, including portfolio securitizations, acquisition financing, and secured lending.
Chief Business Development Officer
Scott Miller is the Chief Business Development Officer for T-REX, bringing more than 20 years of experience across global financial markets and related technology, software, and services to his role. He is responsible for directing overall business growth, from product and commercial strategy through to client and partner development and support.
Scott has thrived in an era of transformation, embracing the rapidly evolving market structure as an opportunity to address specific challenges and create opportunities through innovation and a truly client-centric approach. Prior to his work at T-REX, Scott most recently held the role of CRO at FactSet Research Systems, where he drove ... (view full description)
Stephanie Milner is Fannie Mae's Director – Capital Markets and Securitization, reporting to the Senior Vice President – Securitization. Stephanie joined Fannie Mae in 2006 and since 2014, she has served as Fannie Mae’s lead for Market Outreach and Single Security Industry Readiness. Prior to her current role in Single Security, Stephanie spent 8 years at Fannie Mae managing the issuance and product development of mortgage-backed structured transactions – including Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMICs), Stripped Mortgage-Backed Securities, and Mega Pools. Before joining Fannie Mae, Stephanie practiced law in the areas of Affordable Housing and Structured Finance. She has a BS ... (view full description)
Steven runs the Consumer Structured Finance business within the Investment Banking Division (IBD). The team covers a range of specialty finance assets including traditional sectors such as Auto, Credit Cards and Student Loans to more emergent areas like Fintech, Point of Sale Finance and SME lending. He is a member of Structured Finance Capital Committee and is co-captain of the Tulane University recruiting team. Prior to joining IBD, Steven worked in the Securities Division structuring deals for consumer and commercial clients. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2005 as an associate and was named managing director in 2012 and partner in 2018.
Prior to joining the firm, Steven work ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Global Debt Registry
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.
Mr Moretti recently began an advisory service at Chainlink Advisory LLC where he consults with structured finance participants and financial technology companies on technological transformation and traditional portfolio management. Prior to this role, he was a Managing Director, Global Head of Structured Finance at MetLife responsible for portfolio management, trading and research for a $50 + billion portfolio, covering general account and third-party AUM. Bill was at MetLife for close to 19 years. Prior to this, he spent 7 years at PaineWebber, managing credit and warehouse lending to mortgage and consumer finance companies and acted as a deal manager in the Asset-Backed Investment Bankin ... (view full description)
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kenneth P. Morrison. Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Ken founded and is the partner in charge of Kirkland’s Asset Finance & Securitization practice. Since 1990, Ken has handled securitizations and principal finance matters on behalf of many clients. Kirkland is involved in securitizations, warehouse facilities, conduit programs and other financings for finance companies, banks and other originators, as well as whole business securitizations for private equity sponsored companies.
Ken has been active in regulatory reform matters, including as the principal author of comment letters on risk retention (for the American Bar Association), Regulation AB II and the shelf eligibility pr ... (view full description)
Fixed Income Investor Network
Jim has a 30 plus year career on Wall Street. Jim spent his early years at Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney, first as an analyst then as an Institutional Fixed Income Sales Specialist.
Jim earned a BS in General Science at Villanova University and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.
Fresh out of graduate school, Jim joined Institutional Investor, a media company covering the financial services industry. Jim worked on the successful launch of Derivatives Week, a newsletter covering the derivatives industry. He went on to run Trader Forum an industry trade organization for institutional equity traders ... (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)
Loris Nazarian is an Executive Director and the Head of CLO Structuring at Morgan Stanley.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley’s Securitized Products Group in 2004, Mr. Nazarian had previous experience in Financial Markets at Royal Bank of Scotland in London and in M&A at Lazard in Paris.
Mr Nazarian received a MSc. in engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris with a major in Applied Mathematics and Finance.
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
- 15 years of experience in Consumer ABS and Structured Products
- Specializes in auto loan, auto lease, dealer floorplan, rental car lease, CDO, credit card, consumer loan and timeshare sectors
- 5 years of experience in Operational Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Controls and Compliance
- Previously at MasterCard Worldwide and MBIA Insurance Corporation
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)
Senior Managing Director, ABS Commercial
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Tony Nocera is a Managing Director covering commercial and non-traditional ABS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc. At KBRA, Tony covers transactions in various asset classes including small to mid ticket leasing, operating assets (marine container, railcars, trucks and aircraft), whole business securitizations, as well as the more esoteric, non-traditional deals.
Prior to joining KBRA, Tony was with Ambac Assurance, where he managed a portfolio of in excess of $12 billion, and Standard & Poors, where he rated commercial asset ABS. Prior to that, he was a relationship manager at Fleet Bank (now B of A) covering specialty finance companies.
Chief Executive Officer
Beth O’Brien is the Founder and CEO of CoreVest American Finance (“CoreVest”), the leading private lender to residential real estate investors. CoreVest was founded in 2014 to address the unique needs of investors in the single-family rental and bridge loan space who were not served well by either commercial or residential products. Under Beth’s leadership, CoreVest has closed over $3.5B in loans in that market and have issued over $1B in single-family rental bonds including the inaugural deal with Freddie Mac. Previously, Beth was Executive Vice President at Auction.com, where she ran residential capital markets, and was President of AuctionFinance.com, where she ran the financing strateg ... (view full description)
Maeve O’Brien is the Global head for CLO and Loan servicing for BNY Mellon. Together with her team of 330 Industry professionals located in 6 locations in the US and EMEA they service in excess of 300 clients administering 1,250 loan portfolios. A key part of Maeve’s role is to work with enterprise technology and operations to identify ways to enhance our client’s experience and setting the strategic vision for the future of our Global Loan Servicing.
Prior to her current role Maeve was responsible for the Latin American and Canadian Corporate Trust cross border business. In her role, she oversees the retentive sales efforts as well as all client service activities supporting tha ... (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)
Joseph O'Doherty is a Managing Director, responsible for the mortgage ABS banking and the mortgage warehouse lending business. Mr. O'Doherty joined Barclays in 2003 and has previously worked at Credit Suisse, Contifinancial, and JP Morgan . Mr. O'Doherty holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Theresa joined Merrill's research team in 1998. She provides credit, prepayment and relative value analysis in the ABS sector. Immediately prior to joining Merrill, Theresa spent 12 years in the Investment Department at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
During most of that time, she managed MetLife's $5.5 billion ABS portfolio and $1.5 billion non-Agency MBS portfolios. At MetLife she also worked in their portfolio management and corporate private placement groups. Before joining MetLife, she spent several years in the mortgage department of a thrift institution and a mortgage banking company.
Theresa earned her MBA from Fordham University in 1991.
Senior Vice President, Master Servicing
Michele Olds is a Senior Vice President at Nationstar Mortgage LLC "Nationstar" in Denver, Colorado. Michele manages the Master Servicing division at Nationstar. She has 22 years of experience in master servicing and SBO2000 and has been with Nationstar (successor by acquisition to Aurora Loan Services LLC) since 2005.
Prior to joining Nationstar, Michele managed the Master Servicing division at JPMorgan Chase. She also worked at Credit Suisse and First Union (Wachovia). She works with Servicers, Trustees, and Investors on RMBS securitizations and whole loan transactions. Michele is significantly involved with industry partners through her involvement with the Structured Finance Indust ... (view full description)
Head of CMBS Research
Wells Fargo Securities
Lea Overby is managing director of structured finance research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. She is responsible for increasing Morningstar’s thought leadership presence across the structured finance community through publishing market driven research, holding investor meetings, and representing the firm in various industry groups.
In addition, she serves as a knowledge base for the investor community, as well as for issuers and arrangers, and she works closely with Morningstar’s leaders to support various ratings activities and business initiatives.
Overby has more than 15 years of experience in structured finance as both an investor and ... (view full description)
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, Head of Mortgage and Structured Finance; Chairman, FIIN
Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.
Alessandro Pagani is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company. He is the head of securitized assets for the fixed income group, leading his team in developing investment strategies for mortgage pass-through, asset-backed, residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities across all fixed income products.
He is also a co-portfolio manager for the Loomis Sayles securitized investment strategies. With 18 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. Alessandro was also a direc ... (view full description)
ABS Team Lead
Morningstar Credit Ratings
Iuliia Palamar is vice president of asset-backed securities (ABS) ratings for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. She specializes in collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), consumer ABS, and esoteric ABS.
Before joining Morningstar, Iuliia spent five years as a quantitative analyst at R&R Consulting/CreditSpectrum Corp., where she was responsible for developing proprietary tools and models for structured products valuations and providing analysis on clients’ RMBS and ABS portfolios.
Iuliia holds a master’s degree in financial engineering from Baruch College and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Kiev National Economics University.
Tetragon Financial Group
Mr. Pang joined the Tetragon Group in August 2005. He is a principal and portfolio manager for CLO products and his responsibilities include analyzing and structuring new investment opportunities, negotiating deal terms, and conducting the investment management of current investments. Previously, Mr. Pang was an Assistant Vice President at Wall Street Analytics Inc., where he oversaw software design development and managed a team of financial analysts providing valuation services to investors, issuers, and managers of corporate debt, trust preferred, mortgage, and student loan securitizations. Prior thereto, Mr. Pang was an analyst at a private high net worth family office, whe ... (view full description)
Co-Chair, Structured Finance
Winston & Strawn LLP
Dan Passage is a partner in Winston & Strawn LLP's Corporate Department in the firm's Los Angeles office with more than two decades of experience advising issuers, underwriters, and financial institutions on complex financial transactions, with an emphasis on securitizations and structured finance. Mr. Passage has extensive experience structuring programs for the origination, financing, and securitization of novel asset classes, including Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Bonds, marketplace funded loans, divorce loans, life settlements, premium finance loans, annuities, patent and trademark license royalties, trade receivables, automobile leases, sales contracts and dealer floorplan ... (view full description)
Mehul is a Director in KPMG’s Risk Analytics Valuation and Securitization Practice and has over 15 years of valuation and securitization experience in modeling and managing structured and non-structured securities transactions for various clients. Currently, he is involved in many CECL readiness/gap assessment and software design and configuration engagements as an investment securities SMP, co-leads a team of professionals in delivering KPMG’s valuation and securitization services, and is also active in spearheading the firm’s Data & Analytics initiatives in the mortgage industry.
Mehul has 2+ years in providing over 50+ CECL workshops related to CECL for various insurers, b ... (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)
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.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Frank Polverino is a corporate and securities lawyer who focuses primarily on representing investment banks, banks, government-sponsored enterprises, insurance and reinsurance companies and other financial institutions in the securitization, purchase, sale, and financing of financial assets and insurance related liabilities.Frank has diverse experience in securitization matters, having represented issuers, underwriters, and loan sellers in significant public and private securitization transactions involving commercial and residential mortgage loans utilizing various structures, including pass-through, debt, and offshore. He also represents issuers and underwriters in connection w ... (view full description)
Credit Suisse Asset Management
John G. Popp is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the International Wealth Management division, based in New York. He is the Global Head and Chief Investment Officer of the Credit Investments Group (CIG), with primary responsibility for investment decisions, portfolio monitoring processes and business development for CIG's global investment strategies.
As of June 30, 2016, CIG had assets under management of approximately USD 39.2 billion. Mr. Popp serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Credit Suisse Funds, the Credit Suisse Asset Management Income Fund, Inc. and the Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund. Mr. Popp is also a member of the Credit Suisse Glo ... (view full description)
David Preston, CFA, is a managing director in the Structured Products Research group at Wells Fargo Securities. He covers CLOs and Commercial Asset-Backed Securities. Before joining Wells Fargo, he served as a fixed income strategist with Raymond James & Associates. In addition, Dave served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer. He earned a BA in English from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and an MBA from Tulane University.
The Wells Fargo CLO Research team has been ranked #1 in Institutional Investor’s All-America Fixed-Income Research survey in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The Wells Fargo CLO Research team was also ranked #1 Most ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
100 Women in Finance
Ms. Pullinger is the Chief Executive Officer of 100 Women in Finance (previously 100 Women in Hedge Funds). She leads a small staff team and manages over 500 volunteer practitioners globally, overseeing the operations of the organization, which now has over 15,000 members in 22 locations.
Ms. Pullinger is a former principal of Aquamarine Capital Management, where she was responsible, over a period of seven years, for managing marketing, investor relations and back office administration for two private investment funds.
Ms. Pullinger is Co-Vice Chair of the Women’s Network Forum, she serves on the Boards of the HALO Trust (USA), the American Friends of The National Por ... (view full description)
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Michael is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Advisory practice, with over a decade of experience working in the financial services industry, particularly with securitized products such as collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). He provides services across the entire life cycle of a CLO including: warehouse compliance, closing date cash flow structuring, effective date due diligence, and payment date distribution verification and collateral quality testing. He has also provided valuation support and has experience with learning & development. Michael is a member of the CAIA association and holds a BS from Rutgers University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Pace University.
Portfolio Manager, Co-Head of Mortgage and Structured Finance
Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.
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)
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Ms. Rahimi-Laridjani’s practice focuses on the taxation of complex financing transactions, financial products and derivatives, US and foreign securities offerings, structured finance and asset securitization transactions. She has significant experience structuring tax efficient solutions that facilitate inbound investment by funds and foreign and sovereign investors in a variety of asset classes as well as cross-border mergers and acquisitions.Recognition & Accomplishments
Ms. Rahimi-Laridjani has published several tax-related articles in The Journal of Taxation of Financial Products and The Journal of Taxation of Investments. Ms. Rahimi-Laridjani has been r ... (view full description)
Senior CMBS Portfolio Manager
Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC
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)
Peter Renton is the founder of Lend Academy, the leading educational resource for the peer--]to--]peer (p2p) lending industry. His blog is the most widely read website about p2p lending and through his writing and video courses he has helped tens of thousands of people understand this new asset class. He is considered the worldfs leading expert on p2p lending and speaks regularly on the topic at industry conferences.
He is the co--]founder of the LendIt Conference, the worldfs first conference dedicated to the p2p and online lending industries and he is the author of The Lending Club Story, the definitive guide to the worldfs largest p2p lender.
... (view full description)
Vice President, Credit Risk Transfer
Mike is the co-lead of Freddie Mac’s Single-Family Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) program. CRT includes the STACR family of credit securities, a multi-billion dollar securitization program that transfers mortgage credit risk to private investors. Mike has over 20 years of GSE experience and joined Freddie Mac in 2012. Previously, Mike was Vice President of strategic initiatives at Fannie Mae where he developed a servicer advance funding facility. Mike also worked on and integration of Automated Underwriting into lender Loan Origination Systems. Mike has a Master of Science degree in Finance from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northe ... (view full description)
Shawn Rose is a Director in Deutsche Bank's Structured Credit Group where he focuses on esoteric ABS opportunities. He has over 10 years of structured credit experience and has executed securitization financings across a range of asset classes including PACE, data centers, cell towers, renewable energy / wireless ground leases and structured settlements. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Shawn was an analyst in the Fixed Income Group at Bear Stearns.
Shawn received a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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.
Rachel Russell is an Executive Director in the Fixed Income Division and the Head of CLO Syndicate. She joined Morgan Stanley in 2004, as a salesperson in the Corporate Credit Group covering institutional clients for bonds, credit derivatives and structured credit products.
Rachel graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.Comm. in Finance and received an M.B.A from the Columbia Business School. She is a Charted Financial Analyst charterholder.
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)
Kevin Ryan is a managing director and leads the Commercial ABS group, a subset of the broader Asset-Backed Finance and Securitization group, at Wells Fargo Securities. Hehas responsibility for on-balance sheet lending and securitization activities across multiple commercial asset categories, including aircraft, rail, containers, small and mid-ticket equipment and infrastructure.
Kevinjoined the structured finance group at Wells Fargo and predecessor firms 18 years ago and has been instrumental in raising a variety of financings in the CLO and commercial asset sectors.He is based in Charlotte.
Kevin earned a B.S. in business and economics from the College of Charleston and an M.B. ... (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.
Alexander Saeedy is a reporter for Global Capital covering structured finance, real estate, and housing finance. Formerly a reporter for Reuters and a freelancer in Brussels, he moved to New York this year to start covering the US economy.
Senior Director-Financial Engineering
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)
New York Life Investors
Mr. Saltaformaggio is a Director in the Structured Products Group at NYL Investors and is responsible for investing in CLOs on behalf of the General Account and Third Party Portfolios. He also has experience investing in Asset Backed Securities as well as Short Term Interest Rate Securities. Mr. Saltaformaggio joined New York Life Investments in 2004 as an Assistant Trader and Portfolio Analyst in the High Yield Group until 2011. Prior to joining New York Life Investments, Mr. Saltaformaggio was an Associate at New York Life Insurance Company in the Variable Annuity business. Mr. Saltaformaggio received a B.A. in Economics from Seton Hall University and an M.B.A from Fordham University.
Chief Financial Officer
Ygrene Energy Fund
Greg Saunders is the CEO of CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc., the leading nationwide provider of long-term capital for major upgrades to commercial properties for performance-enhancing measures such as energy efficiency, renewable power, and resiliency. Mr. Saunders has 30 years of executive leadership experience in commercial real estate, renewable energy and structured finance at publicly-traded and privately-held specialty finance companies. Mr. Saunders holds a B.A. degree in business and speech communications from Macalester College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
S&P Global Ratings
Kate Scanlin is a Senior Director within the U.S. Structured Credit group at S&P Global Ratings. In her current role, she leads the monitoring efforts for the surveillance of the structured credit transactions backed by non-traditional assets. She is also a senior analyst for cash flow and hybrid collateral debt obligations.
Before joining the Structured Credit group in 2003, Kate worked in S&P Global Ratings information Services, supporting Operations and Product Development.
Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross.
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)
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)
Carla is a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in 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. Carla joined Goldman Sachs in 2015 after nearly 10 years at J.P. Morgan. At J.P. Morgan, Carla focused on mortgage-backed securities as well as ECA and other government products.
Carla earned a BA, magna cum laude, in Mathematics and Economics and an MA in Economics from Boston University in 2005.
Co-Head Alternative Credit
Alex Seddon is Co-head of Alternative Credit at M&G Prudential, the London based savings and investment business with AUM of $450 Bn. He was previously Head of Prudential Investments and before that Head of Principal Finance at Prudential Capital.
The team manages internal and institutional mandates across a wide range of credit strategies including; private placements, direct lending, bridge/warehouse, long lease property, infrastructure debt, social housing, ground rents, mortgage/consumer whole-loan and ABS. The team has a long history of innovation in the credit markets and can invest in all parts of the capital and term structure.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Edmond (Eddie) Seferi focuses his practice on structured finance and securitization, with an emphasis on collateralized loan and debt obligation transactions, including cash-flow and synthetic transactions; asset-backed securities, including mutual fund fee receivables, life settlement receivables, and trade receivables; derivatives; and other structured financial products.
From 1992 to 1994, Eddie served as chief of staff to the president of Albania. He was a James Kent Scholar at Columbia Law School.
Beth Sendra is a Product Manager at Digital Asset, the leading provider of smart contract and distributed ledger technology solutions. Beth was one of Digital Asset’s first employees, joining before its launch in 2014. Prior to joining the Product team, she spent nearly three years as Head of Business Development.
Before Digital Asset, Beth was the Editor for a derivatives publication and extensively reported on the financial markets across equities, FX, credit, rates and global financial regulation for Derivatives Week, GlobalCapital Derivatives and Institutional Investor.
Mr. Lee M. Shaiman is the Executive Director for the LSTA. Mr. Shaiman has over 37 years of experience in the financial services industry as an investment banker, financial analyst, debt syndicate manager and portfolio manager. Prior to joining the LSTA in January 2018, Mr. Shaiman was the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for the liquid-credit business at ArrowMark Colorado Holdings, LLC, where he lead an investment team focused on investing in senior secured loans, held primarily in collateralized loan obligation vehicles, “CLO’s”. Prior to joining ArrowMark, Mr. Shaiman was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager and Chairman of the Debt Funds investment committee a ... (view full description)
Robert Sheldon is a Managing Director in Deutsche Bank's Structured Credit Group in New York and Head of Auto, Equipment and Transportation ABS team. Prior to joining DB in 2007, Robert was a Director at Citigroup in the Global Securitized Products Group, working in both New York and London. He is currently responsible for pooled aircraft, rail, marine containers, autos, rental cars, equipment, student loans, credit cards and timeshare. He has more than eighteen years experience in all aspects of ABS origination, financing, marketing, and issuance. Robert holds a bachelors from Bristol University and an MBA from the Indiana University Bloomington.
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Meagan provides counsel to mortgage servicers, investment managers, originators and purchasers in regard to mortgage and servicing rights acquisitions, dispositions, financings, and conduits and various types of mortgage financing facilities. Her experience extends to counseling clients in connection with numerous servicing advance facilities and excess spread acquisitions or sales, as well as credit facilities, repurchase agreements and servicing agreements.
Additionally, Meagan offers guidance to mortgage servicers, ratings agencies and underwriters in connection with securitizations of residential mortgages, including securities backed by forward mortgages, reverse m ... (view full description)
Guggenheim Securities, LLC
John Siris has 15 years of experience in the structured products space. At Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Siris focuses on the origination of esoteric ABS assets including tax lien, PACE and real estate related transactions, energy efficiency ABS, whole business securitizations, entertainment transactions, and other IP and operating asset ABS.
Prior to joining Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Siris worked in Citigroup’s structured products origination team after positions at FTI Consulting and Ambac Assurance Corporation where he worked on esoteric asset backed financings and corporate and ABS restructurings. Mr. Siris began his career as an attorney at Cadwalader, Wickersh ... (view full description)
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.
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)
Beth Starr is considered a pioneer of the ABS market. While running ABS research (at both Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers), Beth developed the investor bases for most of the ABS products and structures in the current market. She was responsible for investor education and development, including presenting and running all roadshows.
She has been voted to the All-America Institutional Investor Research team for ABS and CMBS research seven times and had an extremely wide investor following, globally.
While at Lehman Brothers, she built and ran a group called Product Management, which was set up to be a syndicate/structuring function for all highly structured, non-generic AB ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of CLOs
Jim Stehli is a Managing Director and Head of the CLO Group at Mizuho Securities USA, where he also covers non-mortgage ABS and CMBS trading. Mr. Stehli has over twenty years of experience in structured products, including agency and non-agency residential mortgages, residential CDOs, bank loan CLOs, CRE & CMBS securities, and other managed funds.
Mr. Stehli joined Mizuho in 2014 after more than three years as a Partner & Managing Director at CRT Capital, where he oversaw the firm’s CDO/CLO trading. From 2009 to 2010, Jim was a Founding & Managing Partner at Sirona Advisors, and prior to that he served as Global Head of the CDO/CLO business at UBS from 2005 thro ... (view full description)
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)
Deputy Assistant Director
Jennifer Stockett is the Deputy Assistant Director in the Office of Financial Institutions for the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. She manages some of the many important relationships that interface with the Bureau and with Bureau staff. Jennifer joined the Bureau in June 2014 from the FDIC where she was responsible for policy, loss mitigation and asset management on failed bank assets and then large bank resolution plan reviews. Prior to the FDIC, Jennifer worked at the U.S. Treasury on loan servicing and modifications. Before re-joining the federal government, Jennifer spent the majority of her career working for financial institutions in a multitude of business areas includin ... (view full description)
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Mary Stone (Managing Director, Head of Securitization and Advisory): Ms. Stone joined BofA Merrill’s Mortgage Finance group in 2009 where she is responsible for the residential mortgage securitization and advisory business. Ms. Stone manages a banking team responsible for structuring and executing mortgage transactions tailored to accommodate the needs of their clients. Prior to BofA Merrill, Ms. Stone was a Senior Vice President in the Lehman Brothers residential mortgage securitization team. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Ms. Stone worked in the securitization advisory practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Stone holds a BBA in Finance from The College of Will ... (view full description)
Chief Economist & Regional Chief Investment Officer, Americas
James Sweeney is a Managing Director, the Chief Economist for Credit Suisse, and Regional CIO Americas for the International Wealth Management division. Before that he was the Chief Economist for Global Markets Research and the Head of Global Fixed Income and Economic Research. James is a member of the Americas Pension Investment Committee. He joined Credit Suisse in 2000, having previously worked as a political speechwriter. He holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BS magna cum laude from Florida State University. James is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New York, and is a John C. Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Asso ... (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, Head of US RMBS
Quincy is a Managing Director in the Structured Finance Group at DBRS. She manages the U.S. RMBS team in rating criteria development, research and publications as well as credit and structural analysis on mortgage transactions and re-securitizations.
Prior to joining DBRS in 2004, Quincy spent three years at Fitch Ratings managing subprime / home equity securitizations. She also spearheaded the Fitch RMBS training program and NIM Securitizations on-line surveillance project. Previously, Quincy worked as a Vice President in the Financial Analytics and Structured Transactions and Whole Loan Securitization groups at Bear ... (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)
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)
Senior Vice President
Vice President- Sr Credit Officer/Manager
Moody’s Investors Service
Amy Tobey is a Senior Vice President and manager of the Corporate Asset-Backed Securities Surveillance team at Moody’s Investors Service. Amy has focused on ABS and RMBS Surveillance since joining Moody’s in 2005. Prior to joining Moody’s, Amy spent five years in commercial and investment banking at Citigroup, and three years in public accounting. She holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Vice President, Business Development
Midland Loan Services
Brandy Toepfer is a Vice President in the business development department for Midland Loan Services, a PNC Real Estate business. As the product manager for the Alternative ABS business, she has overseen the portfolio for seven years. During her more than 19 years with PNC, Toepfer has served as a commercial real estate asset manager, business systems analyst and project manager. She earned her PMI Project Management Professional certification in 2005. Toepfer has also held leadership roles on the KC Corporate Challenge Board of Directors, as well as other various committees for PNC, her church, home association and school. Toepfer received her bachelor of science degree in agriculture e ... (view full description)
Ricardo Toro is a Managing Director and Head of non-flow Origination for the Americas, focused on working with investor and issuer clients on structured products and risk management. Ricardo joined BNP Paribas in 2011 from Barclays Capital where he was a senior member of the Solutions business in North America, working with financial institutions and real money accounts on credit structured products.
Prior to this role, Ricardo worked in Credit Structuring at both Lehman and JPMorgan.
Ricardo received a B.S. from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Wharton Business School.
Onex Credit Partners
Paul is a Portfolio Manager and a member of the Investment Committee of Onex Credit Partners, with a focus on the Firm's par and long-only loan strategies.Paul has 32 years of experience. Before joining Onex Credit Partners, he was a Principal at DiMaio Ahmad Capital, where he built and managed the firm's $2.5 billion CLO business. Previously, he worked at Credit Agricole Indosuez, where as a Managing Director he managed the bank's $2.3 billion CLO/CBO business, and at Merrill Lynch Asset Management, where as Portfolio Manager and Managing Director he managed the firm's floating rate mutual funds with assets over $10 billion. He also held positions at Bear Stearns & Co., BHF Bank ... (view full description)
Partner, Head of Life
Luca joined Securis in January 2015, initially focusing on origination and structuring for the life business. Appointed as Head of Life two years later, he joined from Deutsche Bank where he was part of the Structured Insurance Solutions team, providing European insurance companies with tailor-made solutions around capital, financing and risk management needs. Initially, when he joined Deutsche Bank in 2007, he focused on financing and risk solutions for Swiss Financial Institutions and Corporates, still within the Capital Markets and Treasury Solutions area in London. Luca holds a Master of Science in Finance and an Undergraduate degree in Institutions and Financial Markets Management, both ... (view full description)
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)
Mr. Tyszka joined Ares in November 2011 in the Tradable Credit Group as a Senior Analyst. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Tyszka was a director at Indicus Advisors where he was a founding member of the structured credit team and helped to build and use the risk surveillance platform to monitor investments. Mr. Tyszka worked previously at TIAA-CREF as a director in the Risk Management group. Prior to TIAA-CREF, Mr. Tyszka worked in the municipal finance industry and as a systems engineer. Mr. Tyszka earned an M.S. in Mathematics of Finance from NYU's Courant Institute, an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Michigan State University, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Michigan State Univers ... (view full description)
Deputy Assistant Director
Laura Udis is the Small Dollar, Marketplace, and Installment Lending Program Manager in the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s Research, Markets, and Regulations Division. Ms. Udis joined the Bureau in 2013. Prior to joining the Bureau, Ms. Udis worked as a Senior Financial Services Advocate at the Consumer Federation of America and spent most of her career at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office as the state regulator responsible for regulation, supervision, and enforcement of the state’s laws on payday and installment lending, debt collection, and debt management companies. Ms. Udis has a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Colorado.
Mayer Brown LLP
Angela Ulum concentrates her practice in structured finance. She is experienced in representing issuers, borrowers, and commercial and investment banks in a variety of securitization and other structured finance transactions.
She has represented clients in private and public asset-backed securities offerings, commercial paper-funded facilities and other forms of financing involving a wide variety of assets, including auto leases, auto loans, equipment leases, home equity loans and trade receivables.
According to Chambers USA, Angela "is an 'up-and-coming presence in the auto loan space,' sources say. She also has expertise on t ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Structured Products Portfolio Manager
Credit Suisse Asset Management
Mr. Vardi is a Managing Director of CSAM, based in New York. Mr. Vardi is a Portfolio Manager for CIG,responsible for analyzing, trading, and managing structured products. In addition, Mr. Vardi runs the new issue CLO formation efforts for CIG. Mr. Vardi began his career in leveraged finance research – portfolio strategy at Credit Suisse First Boston. Subsequent to his work in that group, Mr. Vardi was a founding member of the Leveraged Finance Strategy and Portfolio Products team at Credit Suisse. Mr. Vardi received his BS and BA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated summa cum laude from a dual-degree program
Chief Investment Officer
PACE Funding Group
James Vergara is the chief investment officer at PACE Funding Group LLC were he is responsible for the Firm's funding, financing and securitization efforts. PACEfunding has completed three rated securizations of residential PACE assets under his stewardship. Before joining PACEfunding, he established the SprucePACE program at Spruce Finance and while at Deutsche Bank worked to launch the AllianceNRG PACE Program. James began his career in public finance investment banking at Morgan Stanley and also spent time as a municipal proprietary trader and municipal derivatives trader at Lehman Brothers. James is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Clifford Chance US LLP
Robert Villani has extensive experience in structured capital markets with an emphasis on structured credit vehicles such as collateralized loan obligation (CLO) and collateralized debt obligation (CDO) transactions. He has also been involved in traditional and novel asset-backed and mortgaged-backed offerings as well in offerings of both traditional and novel structured credit products, investment funds and other financial instruments.
Loan Portfolio Mgmt. & Struc. Snr. Director
Terin Vivian is Senior Director and Co-Head of Loan Portfolio Management & Structuring at Freddie Mac focusing on Distressed and Legacy Loans. She joined Freddie Mac in 2010 initially focusing on non-Agency RMBS and subsequently played a key role in the creation and running of the distressed and legacy loans portfolio management team and transaction activities. 2011-to-date, the team has securitized and/or sold over $50 billion in RPLs and NPLs, including $27 billion of RPL PCs securitizations, $16 billion in RPL Senior/Sub securitizations and $7 billion in NPL sales. Prior to Freddie Mac, Terin worked in loan and RMBS trading at Bank of America in New York.
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.
Chief Commercial Officer
An executive with 20 years experience in consumer credit risk analytics, Kevin serves as PeerIQ’s Chief Commercial Officer, where he is responsible for new revenue generation, forging strategic partnerships, and managing PeerIQ’s sales, marketing, and client delivery teams. Prior to PeerIQ, Kevin ran direct to consumer mortgage lending for Ocwen Financial, where he led $3B in annual production. Kevin began his career in analytical consulting at Inductis and Opera Solutions, where he delivered engagements in underwriting, pricing, marketing, and fraud management in consumer and small business credit. He also served as SVP, Credit and Marketing Analytics at Advanta Bank Corp. Kevin received ... (view full description)
Hudson Cove Capital Management
Fred Wang co-founded the Fund in July 2009. Previously, Mr. Wang worked at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. from September 2006 and was most recently a senior portfolio manager in its non-mortgage ABS principal investments group. While at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Wang focused on investing in the consumer and commercial ABS sectors as well as structuring and executing asset based lending transactions. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Wang worked at Goldman Sachs from 2000 to 2006 in the Investment Management Division and more recently in the Special Situations Group, the principal investing arm within the Fixed Income Division. There, Mr. Wang specialized in purchasing distressed pools of consumer, commerc ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of US CLO and CDO Strategy
Maggie Wang is a Managing Director and the Head of US CLO & CDO Strategy at Citigroup. She advises over 200 global intuitional investors on their CLO investment. With over a decade of research experience in the CLO market, Maggie aims to put out thoughtful and insightful research that focuses on relative value and fundamentals.
Maggie and her team have been ranked among the top in the All-America Institutional Investor Fixed Income Research Survey since 2007. She is also ranked as the second most helpful CLO analyst in Greenwich Survey in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Prior to joining Citi in 2014, Maggie headed the US CLO & CDO research at JPMorgan.
Maggie has a Bache ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer, China
Euromoney Institutional Investor
Mr. Romeo Wang joined Euromoney Institutional Investor in 2016 as China CEO.
Before joining the company, Mr. Wang was the Vice President of Caixin Media, which is China’s leading business & financial media group, responsible for sales & marketing and strategic development. And he was also the co-founder of Caixin Media since its establishment in 2009.
Mr. Romeo Wang has over 18 years’experience in media, advertising and communication field. He held important positions in Caijing Magazine, Forbes, The Economist Group, and Dow Jones before jointly starting Caixin Media.
Mr. Romeo Wang holds a bachelor degree of management from Zhejiang University and an EMBA from Ch ... (view full description)
Vice President, Capital Markets
Responsibilities: Doug White is Vice President – Capital Markets Pricing and Sales Desk, reporting to the Senior Vice President – Capital Markets. White provides leadership and direction to Fannie Mae’s Pricing and Sales Desk, which is responsible for providing liquidity to lenders and the broader capital markets through mortgage-backed securities (MBS) trading and facilitating whole loan purchases, establishing and implementing credit pricing terms, managing servicing released execution options, executing front-end credit risk transfers, and managing the Early Funding offerings.
Experience: Prior to rejoining Fannie Mae in October 2014, White was Senior Director of Single-Family ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Eric is the CEO of Dividend Finance, LLC, a leading financing provider to the U.S. residential renewable energy and energy efficiency market. Eric previously founded Dividend Solar, which pioneered the U.S. residential solar loan financing product.
Earlier in his career, Eric was an Investment Professional at American Infrastructure MLP Funds (“AIM”), a real-asset focused private investment firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Eric played a critical role in sourcing and executing a quarter of AIM’s total platform investments, and was integrally involved with the management of three AIM portfolio investments, including Landmark Dividend, the leading aggregator of cell-tower ... (view full description)
Executive Vice President, Capital Markets
Ascentium Capital LLC
Evan is Executive Vice President and Head of Capital Markets, overseeing all aspects of funding for Ascentium Capital. Evan has over 20 years of capital markets and equipment finance experience, previously working as a director in the asset-backed finance group of Wells Fargo Securities where he oversaw financing and securitizing for equipment lessors.
Evan also started-up and ran his own small-ticket equipment leasing company and, subsequent to the sale of that company, was Treasurer for a private-label, financial services company specializing in equipment finance.
Evan earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia.
Vice President Asset Management
Kent Williams is the Vice President of Asset Management at Vivint Solar, a leading full service residential solar integrator. In this position, Kent is responsible for securing funding for the company from large financiers. Prior to Vivint, Kent was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of LeaseDimensions, an industry-leading renewable-energy finance, origination, and servicing business. He worked closely with most of the solar industry’s residential solar finance providers and was instrumental in the development and operation of the company. Prior to LeaseDimensions, Kent was a founding partner and senior executive of Loan Servicing Enterprise (LSE), a joint venture estab ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director, Head of Structured Products Origination
Cory Wishengrad has over 20 years of experience in structured products. At Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Wishengrad heads the Structured Products Origination team. Cory was previously Co-Head of Securitized Products Origination in the Americas at Barclays; prior to Barclays, he was Head of Esoteric ABS at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Wishengrad has a BA summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and JD cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Eagle Point Credit Management
Dan Wohlberg is a Director at Eagle Point Credit Management. He specializes in analyzing asset managers, evaluating opportunities in the primary and secondary CLO markets (with an emphasis on CLO documentation and structuring), developing Eagle Point strategic initiatives and monitoring Eagle Point’s investments. Dan has over a decade of experience investing in and advising others with respect to complex structured finance transactions and derivatives.
Prior to joining Eagle Point, Dan advised a broad array of market participants in structured finance transactions and other complex financings, often in a cross-border context, as well as in connection with derivatives while at ... (view full description)
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)
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.
Head of Partnerships and Business Development
Brad is the Head of Partnerships and Business Development at EarnUp, a Forbes Fintech 50 company that intelligently automates loan payments for the 200 million Americans with debt, resulting in decreased delinquency and default for investors and servicers.
Prior to joining EarnUp, Brad managed an investment fund, ran business development for a pair of professional service firms, and developed innovative products as an engineer for startups and Fortune 500 companies.
Brad holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Brigade Capital Management, LLC
Mr. Worman is the CLO Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Brigade, Mr. Worman worked as a Senior Analyst at Greywolf Capital, LLC where he focused on distressed and event-driven opportunities across the capital structure. At Greywolf, Mr. Worman spent the majority of his time focused on investment opportunities in autos, industrials, and telecom. Prior to his tenure at Greywolf, Mr. Worman was an Associate in the Healthcare Group at Madison Dearborn, where he primarily focused on leveraged buyout transactions across the healthcare services sector. Mr. Worman received a BBA from the Roberto C. Goizueta Business School at Emory University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharto ... (view full description)
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)
David Zhang is a Managing Director and Head of Securitized Products Research at MSCI. His team is responsible for developing models and analytics to support investment analysis, risk management, and regulatory compliance.
Before joining MSCI, Dr Zhang was Managing Director and head of Securitized Products modeling at Credit Suisse for more than a decade. At Credit Suisse he was responsible for supporting risk, regulatory and client analytics as well as sales/trading quantitative strategies. Dr Zhang’s group developed one of the most widely used MBS models by fixed income institutional investors. Their work was consistently awarded top ranking by various industry and client surveys ... (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)