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Steven Abrahams

Managing Director
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

Steven Abrahams is a Managing Director and Head of MBS and Securitization Research at Deutsche Bank. His team provides market analysis and investment advice in residential, commercial and consumer securitized products. Steve joined Deutsche Bank in March 2010 from Citadel Investment Group. He previously was a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns, where his agency MBS and global rates research team was regularly ranked by Institutional Investor. In more than 20 years on Wall Street, he has also held senior positions at Freddie Mac and Morgan Stanley. Steve currently teaches as an adjunct professor of finance and economics at Columbia Business School. He holds a B.S. from Northwester ... (view full description)

Anup Agarwal

Head of Securitized Products
Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp

Anup Agarwal has been the Chief Investment Officer of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation since September 30, 2013. Mr. Agarwal is a Portfolio Manager of HC Capital Trust - The Fixed Income Opportunity Portfolio and WisdomTree Trust - WisdomTree Western Asset Unconstrained Bond Fund. He serves as a Portfolio Manager of Legg Mason Partners Income Trust - Western Asset Mortgage Backed Securities Fund. He serves as Head of Agency MBS at Western Asset Management Company. He joined Western Asset Management Company as Head of Non-Agency MBS and ABS. Mr. Agarwal has 15 years of experience in securities analysis and investment management. From 2007 to 2013, he served as a Portfolio Manager an ... (view full description)

Jim Ahern

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)

Rich Ali-Kissoon

Manager, Structured Finance Pricing Analyst
S&P Capital IQ

Tracy Alloway

US Financial Correspondent
The Financial Times

Tracy Alloway was appointed US Financial Correspondent in January 2012, covering US banks and markets. She was previously based out of the Financial Times’ London office as Capital Markets Correspondent, where she specialised in European bank funding, structured finance, collateral-related issues and derivatives. Tracy was previously Deputy Editor of FT Alphaville, the award-winning finance and markets blog. While working on Alphaville, she covered major financial events including the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the US mortgage scandal and the development of the eurozone debt crisis. She holds a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a post-graduate de ... (view full description)

Howard Altarescu

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Howard Altarescu is a partner in Orrick’s Finance Group. He co-leads the Firm’s global Fintech team, helping industry participants navigate this complex and evolving sector. Howard Altarescu advises bank and non-bank financial institutions and governmental agencies in connection with innovative capital markets, debt financing and other transactions, as well as on the implications of financial markets regulation. Howard also co-heads the firm's Fintech team, which is focused on serving a wide array of fintech platforms and other businesses. Howard has previously served as Orrick's Finance Sector Leader, responsible for implementing the firm's strategy to provide distinctive transactiona ... (view full description)

Luis Amador

Managing Director-Structured Product & Advisory
Moody's Analytics

Luis Amador is a Managing Director at Moody's Analytics where he has worked for over fifteen years. Currently, he leads the Structured Finance Financial Engineering & Advisory Teams, which analyze all types of structured finance securities for financial institutions globally and provides cashflow analytics, risk, and regulatory software solutions. Luis’s team has been engaged with numerous banks, asset managers and insurance companies providing credit analysis and market valuations for portfolios of securities across all asset classes including ABS, CLOs, TruPs CDOs, RMBS and CMBS securities and private deals. Prior to this, Luis was the Product Manager for Moody's Wall Street Analytics ... (view full description)

Stephen Ashbourne

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Steve Ashbourne is a partner who practises in the areas of securities and commercial law at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. He specializes in structured finance and derivatives transactions. Over 25 years in practice, Steve has a deep understanding of related tax, insolvency and regulatory law topics. He has acted on many firsts relating to securitization, derivatives, structured products and electronic trading, and has extensive experience designing, “Canadianizing” and implementing financial products and strategies in both the domestic and cross-border contexts. He has played leading roles on many significant transactions, including the restructuring of $35 billion of Non-Bank ABCP, the ... (view full description)

Adam Ashcraft

Senior Vice-President and Head of Risk Analysis and Reporting
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Adam Ashcraft joined the Financial Risk Management (FRM) Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) in June 2009. In his current position, he manages a team responsible for assessing the credit risk of ABS, CMBS, and RMBS posted as collateral against loans extended by the FRBNY, and monitors primary structured credit markets broadly as potential future exposure of the bank. Before joining FRM, he was actively involved in the design and implementation of the Term Asset-Backed Securities Liquidity Facility (TALF). Adam joined the bank as a Research Economist in June 2001 after earning a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Economics. Over his career, he has publ ... (view full description)

Jeff BaCote

BMO Capital Markets

Mr. BaCote joined the BMO Capital Markets U.S. Securitization Group in May 2007. He is responsible for conduit management, regulatory compliance, and investor reporting. He is a member of the team that managed Straight-A Funding, a student loan conduit financed through the ABCP market that benefited from enhancement and liquidity provided by the Department of Education. Prior to joining BMO Capital Markets, he was an attorney in the Financial Products, Trading, and Derivatives practice group at McDermott, Will & Emery. Mr. BaCote received his JD/MBA from the University of Chicago Law School and Graduate School of Business.

Eknath Belbase

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)

Ian Bell

Head of the PCS Secretariat
PCS Secretariat

Born in France, Ian obtained his law degrees at the London School of Economics, the University of Strasbourg and Yale Law School. He joined Clifford Chance as a trainee in 1987 where he worked in the securitisation group. He became a partner at Clifford Chance in 1996. He then left in 1999 to join Standard and Poor’s Ratings as European General Counsel before becoming S&P’s Head of Structured Finance in Europe, Africa and the Middle East in charge of all structured finance and covered bond ratings in that region. He became Head of the PCS Secretariat and a member of the Board of the PCS Association in 2012. Ian has 24 years of experience in the world of structured finance.

Stacey Berger

Executive Vice President
Midland Loan Services / PNC Real Estate

Stacey M. Berger - Executive Vice President, PNC Real Estate / Midland Loan Services. Mr. Berger is responsible for corporate strategy, business development and marketing activities at Midland Loan Services. He is a member of the senior leadership team for PNC Real Estate. Midland, a division of PNC Bank, N.A., is the leading provider of loan servicing, asset management and technology solutions for the commercial real estate finance industry. The company is one of the nation's largest commercial loan servicers with over $347 billion in outstanding balances. As special servicer, Midland is responsible for asset management, workout and resolution of a $104 billion CMBS and non-securitized por ... (view full description)

Luca Bertalot

Secretary General of the European Mortgage Federation
European Covered Bond Council

Luca Bertalot is Secretary General of the European Mortgage Federation - European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC), representing the interests of EU mortgage lenders and the covered bond community in discussions with the European Institutions and stakeholders in general on all issues relating to the retail and funding sides of the mortgage business. Established in 1967, the EMF is the voice of the European mortgage industry, providing data and information on European mortgage markets, which were worth c. €7 trillion at the end of 2017. In 2004 the EMF founded the ECBC, a platform that brings together covered bond market participants including issuers, analysts, investment bankers, ... (view full description)

Graham Bippart

Associate Editor
Euromoney Magazine

Associate editor at Euromoney magazine, based in London.

William Black

Managing Director - Consumer ABS & RMBS Primary
Moody’s Investors Service

William Black is a Managing Director of Moody’s Asset Backed Securities primary ratings team for the US and Canada franchises. Mr. Black heads a team of credit professionals who analyze a variety of ABS asset classes, including: credit card, auto, student loan, equipment, transportation, rental car, wireless tower, stranded cost, structured settlement, whole business, marketplace lending, and solar. 
He is also the managing editor for the ABS Spotlight, Moody’s monthly credit research publication covering the US ABS sector.
Mr. Black earned a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA at Fordham's Graduate Business School.

Stephen Blevit

Sidley Austin LLP

Stephen D. Blevit is primarily involved in structuring, negotiating and documenting complex business transactions involving both debt and equity. Mr. Blevit’s clients include Wall Street banks, special opportunities hedge funds, private equity funds, private debt funds, and corporations. Mr. Blevit’s transactions cover a variety of industries and, in particular, Mr. Blevit is known for his work in transactions involving residential non-performing mortgage loans and REOs. Prior to joining Sidley, Mr. Blevit worked for billionaire entrepreneur, Eli Broad, as the Assistant to the Chairman of SunAmerica Inc. While working for Mr. Broad, he handled mergers and acquisitions and corporate dev ... (view full description)

Gunnar Blix

Leader of Mortgage Vertical Analytics

Gunnar Blix is Leader of Mortgage Vertical Analytics at Equifax - a global leader in consumer and commercial information solutions - responsible for setting direction and coordinating client-facing consumer analytics for the mortgage and real estate sector, government instutions, and financial markets. He has been at Equifax since 2011, primarily as a senior analyst focused on capital markets applications of credit information. Prior to joining Equifax, Gunnar was a senior research analyst at CoreLogic - a leading provider of property and mortgage information, analytics and services. His role included mortgage prepayment and default risk modeling and the development of a short-term pre ... (view full description)

Brad Boland

Wells Fargo

David Bondy

Managing Director

Mr. Bondy has been involved in securitization for the past 23 years and has deal experience with a wide variety of asset classes for execution in the capital markets and with asset-backed CP conduits, often involving sponsors and servicers who are not rated or are rated below investment-grade. He has managed deals with both on-and off-the-run asset classes, involving commercial and consumer receivables. Prior to joining Natixis in 2003, Mr. Bondy worked in the securitization groups of CIBC World Markets, Deutsche Bank Securities, Nomura Securities and Citicorp Securities. Mr. Bondy has an MBA from New York Universitys Stern School of Business and a BA from the Un ... (view full description)

Ronald Borod

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)

Julie Bothamley

Managing Director
PineBridge Investments

Joseph Buonanno

Hunton & Williams LLP

Joseph Buonanno is a structured finance partner, an opinion committee member and the derivatives team head at Hunton & Williams, an international law firm. He founded the firm's derivatives group and has been involved in mortgage- and asset-backed securities, derivatives transactions and related regulatory matters for over two decades, including practice before commodities, securities, bank and insurance regulators. He has a track record for leadership and innovation in structuring bank-sponsored synthetic securitizations of consumer and commercial loans, mortgage insurer catastrophe bonds and agency risk-sharing transactions. He also is experienced at counseling brokers, dealers, banks, ... (view full description)

Paul Burke

Managing Director, Head of Agency & Trust Sales
Citibank, N.A.

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)

Adrienne Butler

Managing Director

Adrienne Butler is a member of Barings’ U.S. High Yield Investments Group and is head of CLO Funds. She is also a member of the U.S. High Yield Investment Committee. She is responsible for new CLO marketing and formation as well as existing CLO portfolio management. Adrienne has worked in the industry since 1990 and her experience has encompassed sell-side relationship banking, media and telecom specialty lending, and CLO portfolio management. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, she was part of the acquisition of First Union Institutional Debt Management (“IDM”), where she was a senior analyst in IDM’s Loan Research Group. Before IDM, she was a vice president/relationship manager at First Uni ... (view full description)

Elen Callahan

Deutsche Bank

Elen Callahan is a Director at Deutsche Bank and heads the bank’s U.S. Consumer ABS Research effort. Elen joined DB in 2003 from the fixed income research group of Credit Suisse First Boston. Prior to that, she was a buy-side ABS analyst active in the credit card, auto and home equity markets. Elen is a steering committee member of DB’s Women’s Network and SFIG’s Women in Securitization initiative. She received her undergraduate degree from New York University.

Olgay Cangur

Director - Quant. Research
Morningstar Credit Ratings

Olgay Cangur is director of quantitative research and structured credit modeling for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC, an NRSRO and the structured credit research and ratings subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. Prior to joining Morningstar in 2013, Olgay spent eight years in loan-level, non-agency RMBS modeling and quantitative research for firms including Bloomberg LP, Freddie Mac, Genworth Mortgage Insurance, Bank of America, and Merrill Lynch. His primary area of focus was the construction of loan-level transition models for US agency-non agency RMBS; his other areas of expertise include European RMBS credit modeling, loan-level loss mitigation, and foreclosure disposition models; ... (view full description)

David Canuel

Managing Director
Babson Capital Management

Dave Canuel is a member of the firms Fixed Income Team and is the Head of RMBS / ABS Research. He is responsible for the strategy and analysis for mortgage-backed portfolios, the ABS market and special projects. He has over 26 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Babson Capital in 1996, he held positions at Charter Oak Capital Management and Aetna Life and Casualty Company. Dave holds a B.A. from Amherst College, an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.B.A from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dave is a member of the CFA Institute.

Peter Carroll


Pete Carroll is CoreLogic’s Executive for Public Policy & Industry Relations. Pete is responsible for developing and executing enterprise-wide industry and public-sector engagement programs, driving strategic initiatives for CoreLogic corporate and client-segment leadership, and expanding market opportunities for CoreLogic’s thought leadership, insights, brand awareness, and solutions expertise within Washington, DC and across the Federal Housing Agencies and GSEs.   Prior to CoreLogic, Pete was Executive Vice President at Quicken Loans. In this role he provided expertise on recent and emerging changes in the asset sales environment including housing reform legislation and re ... (view full description)

Drew Cawthorne

Senior Manager

Drew is a Senior Manager in the Global Financial Services Practice of EY. He provides advisory services to the banking and capital markets sector on risk management, finance and regulatory compliance issues. Drew is a member of the leadership team that focuses on implementation of the global risk-based capital standards. Specifically, Drew specializes on the interpretation and implementation of these rules as they apply to securitization markets. Drew has direct project experience or has served as an advisor to 7 of the 8 largest U.S. banks and multiple global banks with U.S. operations. Additionally, Drew focuses more broadly on risk management and regulatory issues arising from enhanced pr ... (view full description)

Stephen Ceurvorst

Managing Partner
Lord Capital LLC

Mr. Ceurvorst is the Managing Partner of Lord Capital, which he founded in 2003.  He is experienced in structuring, underwriting, and distribution of financial assets.  Immediately prior to LordCap, he held various senior positions with predecessor banks of Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase.  In that time he served as CEO of a full-service broker-dealer, created and lead a commercial loan portfolio management group, and led loan syndications and securitization groups (where his activities included the placement of equity in the first commercial loan securitization).   Mr. Ceurvorst serves as a board member of various industry organizations and charities ... (view full description)

Oliver Chang

Managing Director
Sylvan Road Capital, LLC

Oliver Chang is a co-founder and managing director of Sylvan Road Capital. Oliver is a thought leader on the topic of institutional investments in distressed single-family housing, having served both investors and government agencies. His housing research is often cited in the media at outlets including CNBC, NPR, Reuters, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Before co-founding Sylvan Road, Oliver served as Morgan Stanleys Head of US Housing Strategy and is best known for correctly predicting the trajectory of home prices since 2007. He focused on all aspects of the housing market including home price dynamics, supply and foreclosure issues, dem ... (view full description)

Winston Chang

Managing Director
S&P Global Ratings

Winston W. Chang is a Managing Director in Structured Finance Ratings at Standard & Poors Ratings Services. As a Lead Analytical Manager (LAM) within U.S. Commercial and Bespoke Credit, he is co-head of the group responsible for rating a diverse group of transactions including collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), market value securities, hedge fund/private equity collateralized fund obligations (CFOs) and structured counterparties. The group also rates non-traditional asset securitizations backed by an array of assets including aircraft, container and railcar leases; small business and timeshare loans; and others including tobac ... (view full description)

Weili Chen

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Weili Chen is a Senior Director in Structured Finance Ratings at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. He is currently the Analytical Manager for new issuance in U.S. non-traditional securitizations. Asset classes covered include transportation equipment leases, timeshare loans, intellectual properties, and insurance-related receivables.Weili joined Structured Finance Ratings in 1999 and spent the next three years rating collateralized debt obligations before he focused on non-traditional securitizations.Before joining Standard & Poors, Weili was an analyst at Cambridge Systematics, a consulting and econometric modeling firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Du ... (view full description)

Ken Cheng

Senior Vice President
Morningstar Credit Ratings

Ken Cheng is managing director of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) new issuance ratings services for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the CMBS ratings criteria, models, and reports, as well as management of the CMBS new issue analytical team and ratings process. Before joining Morningstar Credit Ratings in 2008, Cheng was a director in the collateralized debt obligation (CDO) group for Security Capital Assurance (SCA), where, he developed and managed the commercial real estate CDO bond insurance business. Before joining SCA, Cheng was a director in the CDO group for Standard & Poor’s. In addition to evalu ... (view full description)

Steve Coffman

Societe Generale

Lewis Cohen

Clifford Chance US LLP

Mr. Cohen specializes in representingunderwriters, issuers, credit enhancers and rating agencies in cross-borderstructured finance transactions. Headvises on public and private transactions involving securities backed by awide variety of assets, including credit card receivables, residential andcommercial mortgage loans, trade receivables, equipment leases and variousesoteric assets, as well as future flow securitizations of assets such as oilexports and maritime freight receivables.Mr. Cohen regularly advises on covered bond transactions, having workedon covered bond programs for issues and underwriters in the UK, Europe, ... (view full description)

Kevin Corrigan

Senior Director
Fitch Ratings

Kevin Corrigan is a Senior Director in Fitch Ratings' U.S. Asset Backed Securities group. He manages the U.S. ABCP ratings team. The team is responsible for assigning new ABCP ratings, maintaining the accuracy of existing ratings, providing useful tools to investors, and publishing relevant ABCP research. Prior to joining Fitch, Kevin worked in Goldman Sachs's Money Market Origination group as a member of a team responsible for U.S. ABCP origination and relationship management, investor marketing, and the structuring of ABCP programs and other short-term debt products. Kevin earned a BA in finance and business economics from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from Brooklyn Law Sch ... (view full description)

Glenn Costello

Senior Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Glenn Costello is a Senior Managing Director responsible for ABS & MBS ratings at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. Glenn has 20 years of experience in structured finance, both as a rating agency analyst and a sell-side strategist. Prior to joining Kroll, Glenn spent a year at BTIG, helping to launch their structured finance group as a desk analyst and strategist. Before BTIG, Glenn spent 5 years at Fitch Ratings, first as head of the RMBS ratings group and then as Group Credit Risk Officer for Structured Finance. In these roles Glenn performed a variety of modeling, criteria development, research and credit ratings oversight functions. From 2000 to 2005, Glenn was p ... (view full description)

Chris Cox

</i><i>Former Chairman</i>, <b>THE U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION</b>, <i>Partner</i>, <b>BINGHAM MCCUTCHEN LLP</b>, <i>President</i>

During a 23-year Washington career, Chris Cox served as the 28th Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Chairman of the Homeland Security Committeein the U.S. House of Representatives and the fifth-ranking elected leader in the House; and a White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan. Among the significant legislation he authored is the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.In private practice both before and after his government service, Chris Cox has been a corporate lawyer and strategic advisor to global companies. He is currently President of Bingham Consulting LLC and a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group of the international law firm of Bin ... (view full description)

Amy Crews Cutts

Senior Vice President – Chief Economist

Amy Crews Cutts joined Equifax as Chief Economist – IXI Services in March, 2011 and in January 2012 she transitioned to the position of Equifax Chief Economist. A recognized industry expert, Cutts brings to her new role over 17 years of economic analysis and policy development experience. She is responsible for analytics and research relating to the consumer wallet – assets, income, credit, and spending along with macroeconomic factors affecting the consumer. She is also responsible for macroeconomic forecasting and commentary and the economic analysis of small business credit.Prior to joining Equifax, Cutts served for eight years as the as the Deputy Chief Economist at Freddie ... (view full description)

Jeana Curro

Director, Financial Markets Advisory

Ms. Curro is Co-Head of Agency MBS strategy. She is specifically responsible
for the Agency Pass-through, CMO, Hybrid ARM and Derivatives markets.
Joined the company
In current position
Ms. Curro has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied
Additional background
Ms. Curro joined RBS from UBS, where she worked in the Mortgage Strategy
group covering Agency MBS. At UBS, she was part of the two-person team
ranked #1 by Institutional Investor for Agency Structured Products (CMOs) and
Agency Hybrid ARMs.

Stewart Cutler


Stewart Cutler joined Barclays Capital in August 2010 as Head of
Money Market Origination. Prior to joining Barclays, Stewart was head of Money
Market Origination at RBC Capital (2009-2010) and at Merrill Lynch (1996-2008)
where he specialized in Asset backed Commercial Paper and Medium Term Notes.
Stewart served as head of Origination for Asset Backed Commercial Paper at
Lehman Brothers from 1991 -1996. Stewart graduated from Harvard College (A.B.
Economics) and Amos Tuck School of Business Administration (MBA).

Chris Dalton

Chief Executive Officer
Australian Securitisation Forum

Chris is the part-time chief executive officer of the Australian Securitisation Forum, the peak industry association for participants in Australia’s securitisation market. He is also an independent member of the investment committees of two Australian fixed-income funds.
From 2000-08 Chris was the country head of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. This role had responsibility for the management of S&P’s credit
ratings, managed-fund research, index services and financial data businesses in Australia and New Zealand. His background includes roles in corporate banking, treasury, technology and auditing.

Andy Davidson

Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc.

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

Sarah Davies

SVP, Product Management, Analytics & Research
VantageScore Solutions, LLC

Sarah Davies is senior vice president of analytics and product management at VantageScore Solutions LLC, a company launched by the three national credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) to provide credit grantors a highly predictive credit scoring model that is based on a common methodology and enables scoring of more thin file consumers. In addition to her product development work, Ms. Davies' is responsible for the annual revalidation of the algorithms underlying the VantageScore model. She has nearly 20 years of analytics and information sciences experience in various industries, most recently with IntelliRisk Management Corporation, one of the largest customer c ... (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)

Chris DiAngelo

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)

Alie Diagne


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)

Dave Dickenson

Associate Director, Funding
Ford Motor Company

Dave Dickenson is Associate Director, Funding, at Ford Motor Company. He has had responsibility for Ford Credit’s lease and floorplan securitization programs since October 2012. Previously, he has held a variety of treasury positions at Ford and Ford Credit. Prior to joining the company, he worked in corporate banking. Dave earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.  

Chris Donofrio

Senior Vice President

Timothy Dooley

Managing Director
Amherst Securities Group

Mr. Dooley heads up Amhersts Non-Agency RMBS and CMBS Trading businesses. Prior to joining Amherst in 2008, Mr. Dooley worked at Lehman Brothers for 11 years, most recently as a Senior Vice President of Mortgage Trading. His experience encompasses mortgage finance, structuring, marketing, trading and hedging RMBS and related products. Mr. Dooley earned his B.A. in Economics and Music from the College of the Holy Cross.

Evan Drutman

Alston & Bird LLP

Evan Drutman is counsel in the firm's Global Finance & Debt Products Group, practicing out of the New York office. His practice focuses on structured finance, asset-based lending and complex financial transactions. He has represented almost every variety of market participant in securitizations of mortgages, home equity loans, commercial loans and other asset classes, utilizing virtually every tax and cashflow structure and form of credit enhancement, including derivatives. He has counseled Fortune 500 and boutique financing companies on asset purchases and sales, whole loan transactions, repurchase agreements and various structured transactions, including the litigation and bankruptcy i ... (view full description)

Michael Dryden

Managing Director
Credit Suisse

Michael Dryden is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Securitized Products Asset Finance group, based in New York, and is co-head of the Portfolio Solutions and Residential Mortgage Finance and Securitization business. Mr. Dryden is responsible for the mortgage securitization origination, distressed asset and asset advisory business including strategic asset valuation, securitization capital markets coverage, structuring and valuation for principal and financing transactions.Mr. Dryden joined Credit Suisse in May 2011 from Barclays Capital where he was responsible for the mortgage, real estate and government advisory business within the Securitized Products Origination gr ... (view full description)

Kevin Duignan

Global Head of Structured Finance
Fitch Ratings

Kevin Duignan is the global head of Fitch’s Structured Finance and Covered Bond rating groups. The structured finance areas include asset backed (ABS), residential mortgage backed (RMBS), commercial mortgage backed (CMBS) and Structured Credit securities ratings. In his role, Kevin is responsible for managing the global staffs; overseeing all rating related functions including criteria, research, and analytical development; and interacting with a variety of market participants, particularly investors. Kevin’s previous responsibilities at Fitch over the past 23 years include heading the US Structured Finance effort, heading global Corporate Communications and leading the U.S. ABS group. Befor ... (view full description)

Michael Durrer

Senior Counsel
Sidley Austin LLP

MICHAEL DURRER is a U.S. qualified partner in the Global Finance group in New York. Since joining the firm in New York in 1987, Mr. Durrer has represented issuers and underwriters in structured finance transactions involving a wide variety of structures and asset types. He practiced in London from 1998-2010, focusing on residential mortgage securitization and covered bond transactions. He has acted for issuers and underwriters both in the UK and the U.S. Mr. Durrer also advises on U.S. securities law issues in these and other structured finance offerings.

Kevin Dwyer

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)

Chris D’Auria

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)

Erkan Erturk

Senior Director
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

Erkan Erturk is Senior Director in the Structured Finance Research group at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. He has over 15 years of experience in structured finance. His areas of expertise include asset-backed securities, residential mortgage-backed securities, housing research, consumer credit and global structured finance default studies. Previously, Erkan was a Director in the Collateralized Debt Obligation group, analyzing market value, mutual fund-fee, private-equity and hedge-fund securitizations. Erkan joined Standard & Poor's in 1996 from Advanta Corp. Before then he was at American Express Company. His commentaries were published in the Journal of Fixed Incom ... (view full description)

Howard Esaki

Managing Director
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

Howard Esaki is Managing Director and Global Head of the Structured Finance Research group at Standard and Poor's Ratings Services.Howard joined Standard & Poor's in June 2010. He has over twenty years of experience in structured finance research, most recently as head of Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) research at Morgan Stanley. Institutional Investor selected Howard for its All-America Fixed Income Research Team nine times. For five years, he led the number one-ranked U.S. CMBS research team. Howard also led securitized products research teams in Tokyo and London. While in London, he was also a member of Institutional Investor's All-European Fixed Income Research ... (view full description)

Ed Faccio


Edward Faccio has over 13 years of experience inthe Financial Services Industry at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ed provides a wide range of consulting services to financialinstitutions, investment banks, and debt and equity investors. He has extensive experience with varioustypes of fixed income securities, including REMICs, CDOs, CLOs, ABS, MBSsecurities. His primary focus is on issues such asissuance, surveillance, valuation, price testing, tax, and compliance.Ed has significant experience in the investment management area and haslectured extensively in many aspects of this business. He is responsible forproviding sec ... (view full description)

Scott Faga

Managing Partner
Ashurst LLP

Scott Faga is a partner in the finance department in Washington, DC. His practice focuses on structured finance and derivative products, with a particular emphasis on structured credit products. In the past, Scott has represented investment banks, financial institutions, investment advisors, issuers, investors and end-users in a wide array of financial products, including: cash and synthetic CBO/CDO/CLOs, credit-linked notes, securities repackagings, credit/interest rate based derivatives and mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities. Scott also has extensive experience working with distressed CDOs and other distressed securitization vehicles and his practice has focused primarily on ne ... (view full description)

Andrew Faulkner

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)

William Fellows

Deloitte & Touche LLP

William Fellows is a partner in Financial Accounting, Valuation & Securitization. Bill oversees Deloitte’s on-call technical accounting advisory services offering, providing trading and structuring desks, accounting policy groups and controllerships with the assistance they require for their most complex transactions. He assists organizations with accounting for highly structured transactions involving securitizations, derivatives, leases, and special purpose entities, under both U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).Bill specializes in financial instruments and transactions accounting, valuation, and risk mana ... (view full description)

Marty Finan

Managing Director, Head of Conduit & Securitization Lending
Societe Generale

Marty Finan is Head of the U.S. Conduit & Securitization Lending Group at Societe Generale ("SG"). The Group manages all client-related securitization activities for SG in the U.S., including ABS and ABCP which is conducted through SG administered asset-backed commercial paper conduit, Barton Capital. The Group also works on certain secured funding and liquidity-oriented products.Mr. Finan has 23 years of Securitization experience and has been with SG's Securitization business for 20 years.Marty holds a B.B.A.-Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He also earned a C.P.A. (Illinois-1984).

Vincent Fiorillo

Former Head of Global Relationship Management
DoubleLine Capital

Mr. Fiorillo is a founding member of DoubleLine. He is the head of Global Sales. Prior to joining DoubleLine in 2009, Mr. Fiorillo was previously a Managing Director at TCW for the previous four years, where he oversaw ABS and CMBS trading. Mr. Fiorillo was an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley. Responsibilities at Morgan Stanley included developing mortgage origination providers into the Morgan Stanley Conduit and expanding the Firm's activity in both the Asset-Backed and Commercial Mortgage Backed securities markets.  Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Fiorillo was the Co-Head, Managing Director of the Mortgage-Backed Securities Group at Smith Barney.  Before ... (view full description)

Mark Fleming

Chief Economist
First American

Mark Fleming serves as the chief economist for First American Financial Corporation, a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions that traces its heritage back to 1889. In his role, he leads an economics team responsible for analysis, commentary and forecasting trends in the real estate and mortgage markets.   Fleming’s research interests primarily include real estate and urban economics, applied econometrics and mortgage risk. He has published research in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Geographic Information Sciences. His research has also been published in the book, “A ... (view full description)

Mark Fontanilla

Mark Fontanilla & Company, LLC

Mark Fontanilla has over 18 years of experience in the bond markets, mortgage finance, fixed income research, and company strategy. He had been senior fixed income marketing strategist at Fannie Mae, with specific work on their primary credit risk transfer (CRT) program, Connecticut Avenue Securities™ (CAS). Prior to that, he had been a publishing residential mortgage securities strategist at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as well as having worked as a senior trader at the Royal Bank of Canada, making markets in RMBS, ABS and CMBS. Mark had also been on the executive team at Champion Mortgage, a Division of KeyBank NA, working as the Director of Risk Management, overseeing the mortgage asset p ... (view full description)

Lydia Foo

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

Douglas Frankel

Managing Director

Mr. Frankel is currently the head of ABS and CLO structuring for PNC's Asset Backed Finance team. Mr. Frankel has worked in the structured finance industry for more than 20 years. He has analyzed a wide variety of structures and transactions from several different vantage points such as rating, insuring, trading and structuring. In addition to mainstream ABS and CLO transactions, he has spent a significant amount of time working on off-the-run esoteric securitizations. Mr. Frankel joined PNC Financial Services in 2012. Prior to joining PNC, Mr. Frankel was employed by Standard and Poor's, Financial Security Assurance and Ambac Financial Group. Mr. Frankel holds a B.S. in Business Administrat ... (view full description)

Richard Fried

Of Counsel
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Richard L. Fried concentrates in structured finance, securities and general corporate matters. He has extensive experience with the securitization of mortgage loans, home equity loans, FHA loans, SBA and other commercial loans, student loans, auto receivables and trade receivables. He was actively involved in the securitization regulations enacted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and has served as transaction counsel in many SBA loan securitizations since the first offering in 1992.  Mr. Fried advises issuers, underwriters and agents involved in all types of structured finance transactions. He represents registered and non-registered domestic and foreign investment advis ... (view full description)

Jade Friedensohn

Managing Director

  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)

Steven Friedman

Managing Director
Bank of America

Steve Friedman is a Managing Director in Bank of America's Enterprise Capital Management team, where he focuses on all aspects of regulatory capital management. This includes interpreting capital rules, advising the businesses on transactions and capital optimization opportunities, overseeing implementation efforts and representing the bank on industry advocacy efforts and interactions with regulators. Before joining Bank of America, Mr. Friedman was the Basel program lead for Wells Fargo’s Securitization and Counterparty Credit workstreams, and also served as Chief Operating Officer for Wachovia’s Structured Products Group, Prior to that, he worked at J.P. Morgan developing and implementing ... (view full description)

Nathan Gabig

Managing Director

Managing Director, Secutization Analytics, Structured Finance Renewables - Mortgage & Consumer Lending Division, KPMG Consulting

Philip Galgano

Managing Director, Lead Analytical Manager, ABS
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

Philip is a Managing Director and the lead analytical manager responsible for asset-backed commercial paper new issuance in the U.S. Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s in 1998, Philip’s previous securitization experience includes ABCP credit and origination at Deutsche Bank and buy-side analysis for the money market desk covering asset backed securities and commercial paper with Merrill Lynch Asset Management. Other work experience includes corporate credit and commercial lending, as well as, time served in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. Philip holds a B.A. in Economics from the Virginia Military Institute, and received an M.B.A. in Finance from St. John’s University.

Elliot Ganz

General Counsel and Chief of Staff

Elliot Ganz is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the LSTA His responsibilities include managing the LSTAs legal and regulatory affairs, as well as market practices and standardization initiatives. Previous to joining the LSTA, Mr. Ganz was a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at CIBC World Markets Corp. and served as Director of U.S. Banking. In that capacity he was responsible for all aspects of the loan product. He supervised Credit Portfolio Management, Credit Capital Markets, Loan Syndications and Trading, Credit Derivatives and Asset-Backed Securities. Before joining CIBC, Mr. Ganz was Assistant General Counsel at ING Baring Securities whe ... (view full description)

Trey Garrison

Senior Financial Reporter

Trey Garrison is the Senior Financial Reporter for HousingWire magazine and Trey has served as real estate editor for the Dallas Business Journal, and was one of the founding editors of D CEO Magazine. He has been an editor for D Magazine — considered among the best city magazines in the United States — and a contributor for Reason magazine, the national magazine that promotes free minds and free markets. Follow him on Twitter @TreyGarrisonHW and reach him at

Chris Gavin

Finance Partner
Mayer Brown LLP

Chris Gavin concentrates his practice on US and international structured finance transactions, including in emerging markets. He acts for a broad range of financial institutions, including banks, official lenders, and hedge funds. He has represented clients in the structuring and negotiation of:· Cross-border asset-backed securitization and financing transactions involving construction loans, mortgage loans, auto loans, sovereign debt, trade receivables in emerging markets and future flow oil exports in Africa;· Cross-border covered bonds;· Collateralized commercial paper programs;· Structured distressed portfolio solutions for financial in ... (view full description)

Charles Gelinas


Charles Gelinas is a partner in Dentons' Capital Markets practice. His practice includes the representation of financial institutions and corporate borrowers with respect to first/second lien and senior/mezzanine loan financings; asset-based revolving credit facilities; repurchase agreements; warehouse financing transactions; and other financing transactions.  In addition, his practice also includes mortgage servicing rights, excess spread and servicing advance facilities and the acquisition, disposition and financing of mortgage servicing rights and associated servicing platforms. Finally, Charles has extensive experience representing transaction parties ... (view full description)

Steven Gendron

Financial Markets Specialist
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Steven Gendron is currently Lead Analyst in charge of collateral pledged to the Discount Window at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Mr. Gendron was previously an analyst at the Securities and Exchange Commission where he led the Division of Corporation Finances efforts in developing rules to implement the credit risk retention provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. He also contributed to other rulemakings for asset-backed securities, including Reg AB2. Mr. Gendron previously worked in the corporate trust division at Wells Fargo, where he was an analyst for RMBS and CMBS transactions. Mr. Gendron received his bachelors degree and MBA from t ... (view full description)

Andrew Giudici

Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Andrew Giudici is a Senior Director in the Structured Finance group at Kroll Bond Ratings. He is responsible for evaluating the creditworthiness of structured securities across a wide range of sectors. Prior to joining Kroll Bond Ratings, Andrew held a number of positions within Standard & Poors. Most recently, he was a director in the Utilities, Infrastructure and Project Finance Ratings group. In this role he was responsible for determining new and maintaining existing ratings on a portfolio of independent power providers, Public-Private Partnerships and project finance transactions. Andrew was also a team leader in Structured Finance at Standard & Poors where he was re ... (view full description)

Bill Goddard

Bingham McCutchen LLP

Bill Goddard concentrates on insurance, reinsurance and insurance insolvency matters. Bill's practice includes representing creditors, regulators and insurance companies in solving complex problems of financial distress; statutory interpretation; and contractual uncertainty. Bill is also experienced in insurance mergers and acquisitions as well as Native American gaming.Representative matters include: representing ad hoc creditors committees in the FGIC and Ambac insolvencies; representing regulators in the ACA Financial Guaranty insolvency; representing Aetna in its acquisition of the Medicare supplement businesses of Genworth; advising the Connecticut Insurance Commissioner in ... (view full description)

Elaine Golin

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Elaine P. Golin is a partner in the Litigation Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Her practice includes contracts, corporate governance, RMBS and securities litigation, as well as other types of complex commercial litigation. Recently, Ms. Golin has been represented Bank of America in numerous disputes concerning mortgage related matters, including its settlement of claims relating to 530 trusts containing mortgage-backed securities issued by Countrywide and related litigation, its settlements with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and its multi-faceted settlement with MBIA. Other significant representations include: J.C. Flowers, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase in mater ... (view full description)

Laurie Goodman

Center Director, Housing Finance Policy Center
Urban Institute

Laurie Goodman is the director of the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute. The center is dedicated to providing policymakers with data-driven analyses of housing finance policy issues that they can depend on for relevance, accuracy, and independence. Before joining Urban in 2013, Goodman spent 30 years as an analyst and research department manager at a number of Wall Street firms. From 2008 to 2013, she was a senior managing director at Amherst Securities Group, LP, a boutique broker/dealer specializing in securitized products, where her strategy effort became known for its analysis of housing policy issues. From 1993 to 2008, Goodman was head of glob ... (view full description)

Andrew Gordon

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer
Octagon Credit Investors

Mr. Gordon is Octagon's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. He co-founded the firm in 1994 and subsequently managed numerous Octagon funds before assuming his current position. He possesses 29 years of experience in the below-investment grade leveraged loan and high yield bond asset classes, in both sell-side and buy-side capacities. Prior to co-founding Octagon, Mr. Gordon was a Managing Director at Chemical Securities, Inc., where he focused primarily on the oil and gas industries. Mr. Gordon advised on and arranged below-investment grade loans for corporate clients, while also undertaking special projects in M&A advisory and distressed credit situations. Prior to Ch ... (view full description)

James Grady

Managing Director, Head of Structured Finance
Brighthouse Financial

James Grady, CFA is a Managing Director and Head of Structured Finance at Brighthouse Financial.  In this role he is responsible for managing the firm's exposure in the Agency MBS, Non-Agency MBS, CMBS, ABS and CLO sectors.  

Mr. Grady holds an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College.

He is a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts and the CFA Institute and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Eric Gretch

Senior Director Structured Finance
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

Eric Gretch is a Senior Director and member of the Emerging Markets Structured Finance group at Standard & Poors Ratings Services. Eric is based in New York and is responsible for analyzing and rating both cross-border and domestic emerging market transactions with a focus on future-flow, commercial real estate, and synthetic structures. Erics responsibilities also include publishing credit and research articles, new product development, and speaking at industry conferences and seminars.Before joining Standard & Poors, Eric worked in both the Fixed Income and Wealth Management Divisions of Lehman Brothers with a focus on asset-backed securities and esoteric products. In addi ... (view full description)

Robert Gross

Bingham McCutchen LLP

Bob Gross has represented investment banks, hedge funds, issuers, sellers, purchasers, investors, servicers and monoline insurers in connection with domestic and cross-border financial transactions. His transactional experience includes public and private offerings of asset-backed securities, resecuritizations of asset-backed securities, asset sales and purchases, including sales and purchases involving distressed assets, mergers and acquisitions of mortgage related assets and businesses, future flow securitizations in emerging markets, publicly registered offerings of securities backed by U.K. and Australian mortgage loans, servicing transfers, derivatives, various financing transactions an ... (view full description)

Brian Grow

President of MCR
Morningstar Credit Ratings

Brian Grow is managing director of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and 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 RMBS, ABS, and single-family rental securities, as well as management of the RMBS and ABS analytical teams.   Before joining Morningstar in 2011, Grow spent 10 years in ABS and RMBS ratings and research at another rating agency. During that time he formed the agency’s RMBS criteria and modeling team, which developed and proposed new ways to identify and model risk in RMBS transactions. H ... (view full description)

Frederick Haddad

Partner & Senior Portfolio Manager
GoldenTree Asset Management

Fred Haddad is a Founding Partner of GoldenTree Asset Management, a $25 billion privately owned asset management firm based in New York. Prior to joining GoldenTree, he was a Managing Director at the Royal Bank of Canada from 1997 to 1999, where he established and managed Royal Bank's US leveraged finance business.  From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Haddad was a Senior Vice President with Credit Lyonnais, USA, where he managed the Leveraged Finance, Loan Trading, Loan Syndication, and Asset Recovery groups.  He was responsible for  broadly diversified, sub-investment grade loan portfolios of up to $2 billion, as well as numerous private equity investments.  In 1982 he established the New Yo ... (view full description)

Kristian Hanelt

Managing Director
Ultra Capital LLC

Kristian is a veteran renewable energy professional with 15 years of energy project finance experience. From 2011 to 2015 he served as Senior Vice President of Clean Power Finance where he built and led the Renewables Capital Markets Group to over $1 billion in capital raised for residential solar systems. Previously, from 2007 to 2011, he was Co-founder and Vice President of Finance for Tioga Energy, an innovative venture-backed solar project developer that financed over 100 commercial-scale solar systems. He also has previous experience in wholesale energy markets consulting (PA Consulting from 2000 to 2002,) coal mining (Oxbow Corporation from 2002 to 2004,) natura ... (view full description)

Anna-Liza Harris

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)

Chris Haspel

Promontory Financial Group

Chris joined Promontory from Washington, D.C.-based consumer-finance company Fenway Summer, where he served as partner and head of capital markets. Prior to joining Fenway Summer, Chris was a senior adviser for residential mortgage servicing and securitization at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In this capacity, he oversaw many of the CFPB’s efforts in developing and executing mortgage policy. Prior to joining the CFPB, he was director of servicer monitoring at Ginnie Mae, where he was responsible for surveillance of 220 servicers of its $1.1 trillion portfolio. In addition, Chris oversaw servicing and asset management of Ginnie Mae’s $25 billion defaulted-issuer portfolio. Over th ... (view full description)

Hylton Heard

Senior Director
Fitch Ratings

Hylton Heard is a senior director in Fitch Ratings' ABS group. Hylton is involved in Fitch's criteria and research development effort as well as rating activities in a variety of ABS sectors and overseeing research. His primary areas of responsibility include securitizations backed by auto loans, dealer floorplan, auto leases, equipment loans/leases, rental car, timeshare receivables, transportation assets such as aircraft and container leases, and other esoteric assets. Prior to Fitch, he was at ICON Capital Corp. for over four years, a private leasing company specializing in big-ticket, leveraged equipment leasing transactions, fund management, private equity, securitiza ... (view full description)

Miles Herman

LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc.

Miles Herman joined LEAF Financial Corporation in 2001 as President and COO. In late 2010, he became President and COO of LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc., a recapitalization of LEAF Financial Corporation's lease origination and servicing platform. Prior to LEAF Mr. Herman held various senior operational offices with Fidelity Leasing, Inc. and its successor, from 1998 to 2001, ending as Senior Vice President. From 1990 to 1998, he held various operational, marketing, program management, business development and sales positions with Tokai Financial, most recently as Director of Capital Markets. Before that, he served as Vice President, Operations and Sales at LSI Leasing Services, Inc. from 1989 ... (view full description)

John Herrmann

Mitsubishi UFJ Securities

John Herrmann Director of Interest Rate Strategy Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc. John Herrmann is renowned for his 18+ years of experience as a US economic and interest rate forecaster and Fed-watcher. From 2009 to 2012, John was a 'Bloomberg Best' economics and interest rate forecaster. John is a frequent commentator on financial news networks and in the financial press. - In 2010, John was ranked number four among all professional forecasters of the US economy and interest rates by Bloomberg LP. - In 2011, John was ranked number five among all professional forecasters of the US economy and interest rates by Bloomberg LP. - In 2012 (prior to joining Capula Investment), ... (view full description)

John Higgins

Prosper Marketplace Inc

John C. Higgins is a Director, Strategic Partnerships at Prosper Marketplace, Inc. Prior to his role in Strategic Partnerships at Prosper, Mr. Higgins served as Director, Institutional Relations, where he helped build out the institutional lender program at Prosper. joining Prosper, Mr. Higgins was a Director at Topwater Capital Partners, now a division of Leucadia Asset Management. At Topwater, Mr. Higgins was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and investing in various hedge fund strategies through structured managed account transactions. Prior to Topwater, Mr. Higgins worked in the hedge fund industry in various marketing and investor relations capacities.

Michael Himmel

Chapman and Cutler LLP

Michael S. Himmel is a partner in theBanking Department at Chapman and Cutler LLP.Michael focuses his practice on structured finance and monetization offinancial assets. He has representedissuers, servicers, underwriters and placement agents, credit enhancers andliquidity providers, and investors in structured financings. He has participated in structuring,negotiating, and documenting all aspects of transactions utilizing a widevariety of debt and equity structures, including SPE issuers, commercial paperprograms and conduits, master trusts, warehouse facilities including safe-harboredrepurchase agreements, and collateralized ... (view full description)

Carol Hitselberger

Mayer Brown LLP

"Praised for being at the cutting edge on securitization issues, an absolutely brilliant lawyer" Chambers USA Carol Hitselberger focuses her practice in the structured finance area. She spends significant time on accounting and regulatory developments that impact the structured finance industry. Carol often works with investors and issuers in structured finance products of most types, including trade receivables, credit card receivables, consumer loans, auto loans, aircraft, leases, franchise portfolios, government contracts, trademark licenses, and various other financial assets.Chambers USA highlights that "she has been doing structured finance wor ... (view full description)

Ana Hudson

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

Eileen Hughes

Deutsche Bank

Eileen Hughes is a Director for Alternative and Structured Finance Services within the Global Transaction Banking Group of Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas. Eileen’s primarily responsible for reviewing and closing all new transactions for ABS, ABCP and Conduit Administration, as well as assisting the group on workouts and distressed transactions.

Eileen graduated from Hofstra University and has worked in the Corporate Trust Industry for over 20 years.

Reginald Imamura

Structured Finance Industry Group

Vincent Ingato

Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
ZAIS Group

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)

Chloe Jacobs


Chloe Jacobs, CFA, Director, is part of the Securitized Assets Investment Team and a member of Americas Fixed Income within Alpha Strategies. Ms. Jacobs is a portfolio manager focusing on investments in whole loans and non-agency mortgage securities, including MSRs, esoteric structured products and the day to day operations of a REIT. Prior to moving to her current role, Ms. Jacobs was a lead business manager for Americas Fixed Income within Alpha Strategies covering the Financial Institutions Group, Opportunistic Investments, and Securitized Assets team. In this role, Ms. Jacobs was co-chair of the Operational Oversight Committee for the Opportunistic I ... (view full description)

David Jefferds

Chief Executive Officer

Dave Jefferds is CEO and co-founder of DealVector, the leading bondholder communications company (with over 1200 Member institutions) focused on facilitating communications among any of the affiliants of particular structured transactions, including investors, lawyers, brokers, issuers, trustees, servicers, and others. In 2019, DealVector has taken the lead on the Libor transition issue for Legacy securitizations with Liborhub, and the company has worked on almost $5 bn of consent mandates year-to-date.  DealVector's identity-protected deal registry and messaging functionality is tailor-made to assist industry as it addresses complex procedural challenges such as Libor amendments. Additional ... (view full description)

John Joshi

Director of Financing Solutions

John Joshi joined NYSERDA on June 2nd as Director of Financing Solutions.  In this role John will develop strategies as part of our Clean Energy Fund for mobilizing private capital and market-based financing solutions to support scaled investments in clean energy across sectors and technology areas.  This role is important to support the Governor's energy agenda and the strategy for scaling clean energy by engaging private capital financing solutions.  John will interact with market financing institutions, both those already participating in providing solutions for clean energy financing and those who are not involved in offering financing products for these purposes or do so at s ... (view full description)

David Kahn

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Mr. Kahn is a Managing Director within Asset & Liability Management at PNC Bank. He is responsible for portfolio management, regulatory and capital strategy, and special projects for PNC’s Investment Portfolio. Mr. Kahn’s primary portfolio management responsibilities are for PNC’s CLO portfolio with other investment portfolio responsibilities spanning a broad range of agency and private label fixed income and structured products. Prior to his current role Mr. Kahn was a Director within PNC Capital Markets, where he was responsible for the origination, structuring, analysis and documentation of structured financings for PNC’s financial services clients. He has extensive transaction exper ... (view full description)

Mary Kane

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

Eric Kaplan

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)

Howard Kaplan

Senior Partner

Howard A. Kaplan is a senior partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has more than 30 years of deep financial services industry experience, with a specialization in securitization, valuation and the capital markets. Howard is currently the global lead client service partner for a top tier global investment bank and asset management firm and the advisory partner for a top 3 global payments company. Howard is an active contributor to securitization industry advocacy efforts through the Structured Finance Association, where he serves as the chair of the board of directors and the executive committee.  Previous to these roles, Howard spent over 20 years building and managing the Deloitt ... (view full description)

Manish Kapoor

Managing Principal
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)

John Keiserman

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

John P. Keiserman represents issuers, underwriters and lenders on structured finance deals across all asset classes, with particular experience in transactions backed by motor vehicle collateral. Recognized as a leading lawyer in structured finance by The Legal 500 US, John brings a creative, pragmatic approach to every transaction to ensure that his clients' business goals are achieved even as they contend with an evolving regulatory regime. With his deep understanding of automobile loan, automobile lease and dealer floorplan receivables-backed deals, John regularly advises clients about developments in securities laws and transaction structures that impact those sectors. ... (view full description)

Rosemary Kelley

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)

Kevin Kendra

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

Kevin P. Kendra is a managing director in Fitch Ratings’ New York office. He currently manages the U.S. Structured Credit group responsible for collateralized loan obligations (CLO) and other structured credit ratings. The structured credit team is charged with assigning new issue CLO ratings, maintaining the accuracy of existing ratings, providing useful tools to investors and publishing research on transaction characteristics and performance.   Prior to this post he served as Group Credit Officer for U.S. and Latin America Structured Finance. In this role he maintained and further enhanced the quality of credit analysis within the structured finance and covered bonds teams, par ... (view full description)

Marc Klyman

Vedder Price P.C.

Marc Klyman is a shareholder in the law firm of Vedder Price. Marc represents issuers, underwriters, borrowers and lenders in securitization and other structured finance transactions. The assets financed in these transactions include aircraft, aircraft spare parts, railcars and marine containers. Following is a representative list of recent securitizations and other structured finance transactions in which Marc has been involved: • On behalf of a leasing company, the $515,572,000 securitization of a portfolio of aircraft leases • On behalf of Air Canada, a $714,534,000 EETC to finance various aircraft to be acquired by Air Canada • On behalf of the underwriter, the private placem ... (view full description)

Tom Knox


Tom is a partner with PwC's FSR (Financial Instruments, Structured Products, and Real Estate) practice. His primary focus is on business advisory services for clients within the securitization industry. With over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry and a specialization in mortgage and asset-backed securities, Tom is responsible for providing financial advisory, risk management, and systems solutions to issuers, servicers, trustees, and investors for all securitized asset types. Tom is responsible for helping clients improve their cash flow modelling, investor reporting, and collateral analysis, and is currently assisting several securitization issuers and se ... (view full description)

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)

Mahesh Kotecha

Founder and President
Structured Credit International Corp

Mr. Kotecha is President and founder of Structured Credit International Corp. (SCIC), which advises clients on ratings, structured financings, valuation of complex securities and debt capital markets. Prior to forming SCIC in 1999, he was Managing Director of MBIA Insurance Corporation, of CapMAC Asia and CapMAC and an Alternate Director for ASIA Ltd. He came to CapMAC in 1989 from Kidder, Peabody, where he was Director of the Market Analysis and Product Development Group. Mr. Kotecha led Kidder into the UK structured finance markets, structured the first public CBO, and advised International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Turkey on capital markets issues. Previously, Mr. Kotecha worked ... (view full description)

Jason Kravitt

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)

Kenneth Kroszner


ResponsibilitiesKen leads CLO Strategy at RBS in the Americas, where he is responsible for developing investment strategies and communicating market developments to clients as well as to sales and trading. His strategy currently focuses on the new issue CLO space and structured credit products.Joined the company2011In current position2011EducationBachelor of Finance, University of Connecticut School of BusinessAdditional backgroundKen joined RBS through its top-tier Analyst Program, where he gained broad exposure across the fixed income products. He began his career on the Asset-B ... (view full description)

David Kucera

Senior Managing Director
Capital One

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)

Stephen Kudenholdt

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)

Volkan Kurtas

Managing Partner & Chief Investment & Chief Executive Officer
DFG Investment Advisers

Mr. Kurtas is the founder of DFG and directs the firm’s investment process. Prior to founding DFG, he launched the New York-based structured credit portfolio management effort for the Active Credit Portfolio Management Group of HVB, as well as built and managed the bank’s first CLO equity portfolio. Prior to HVB, Mr. Kurtas was the Head of the Risk and Analytics Team at UNIQA Alternative Investments GmbH (UAI), a structured credit asset management firm based in Vienna. He was a member of the team that managed over $1bn CLO assets predominantly focused on Junior and Mezzanine CLO tranches and a sizeable portfolio of European assets; he was also responsible for all quantitative analysis of pri ... (view full description)

Paul Kurzeja

Associate General Counsel & Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Paul Kurzeja is an Associate General Counsel at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. His principal practice involves the representation of the Bank in all aspects of securitization and secured lending as well as commercial real estate. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Kurzeja practiced with Mayer Brown and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. He also spent several years as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche. Directly after law school, he served as a federal judicial clerk in the Middle District of North Carolina. Mr. Kurzeja is a cum laude graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law. He holds a B.A. in Accounting from Moravian College and a Masters ... (view full description)

Adam LaVier

Managing Director
Millstein & Co

Adam LaVier is a Managing Director of Millstein & Co, a financial services firm. Mr. LaVier manages the firm's Washington, DC office, and focuses on special situation investments and advisory mandates involving public policy. He also manages investments in early-stage companies.Prior to joining Millstein & Co., Mr. LaVier was a Deputy Director in the Office of Domestic Finance at the U.S. Department of Treasury. He provided counsel on a variety of emergency financial programs, new capital and liquidity requirements for banks, and market microstructure issues. He also helped to spearhead the Department's efforts to build the Office of Financial Research and implement other ele ... (view full description)

Michael Labuskes

VP-Senior Credit Officer
Moody's Investors Service

Richard LeBrun

Executive Vice President, Legal & Compliance

Kenneth Lee

Director, Evaluation Services
Interactive Data

Kenneth Lee is director of Fixed Income Portfolio Analysis at Interactive Data. He leads a team responsible for market research and business analytics. Prior to Interactive Data, Kenneth was a vice president of fixed income research and strategy at Morgan Stanley.

Taryn Leonard

Managing Director
Babson Capital Management

Taryn Leonard is a member of Babson Capital's Structured Credit Team. She is responsible for portfolio management, CLO modeling and structural analysis, collateral manager evaluation and monitoring of CLO investments. Taryn has over 16 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Babson Capital in 2007, she served as a Portfolio Manager at Axon Financial. Prior to that, she held positions at FGIC and JP Morgan. Taryn holds a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Jennifer Levitt

Simpson Thacher

Jen Levitt is Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in the firm's Bank Finance group, based in Los Angeles. She represents private funds in all manner of bank finance activities, with a primary focus on subscription facilities, at the intersection of the firm's leading bank finance and private funds practices. Her clients include Silver Lake Partners, The Blackstone Group, Carlyle, Oaktree Capital Management, The Macquarie Group, and Zelnick Media.She has launched and overseen some of the firm's most prominent pro-bono efforts, including a program to assist victims of domestic violence in obtaining U-Visas; and a mock trial program with a KIPP charter school in East Los Angeles ... (view full description)

Scott Levy

Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Fixed Income
Guggenheim Securities

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)

Jocelyn Lynch

Managing Director
BNY Mellon

Jocelyn Lynch is Head of Sales and Relationship Management for U.S. Financial Institutions within BNY Mellon’s Corporate Trust division. She manages both sales and relationship managers who provide debt solution services to hedge fund managers, investment managers and private equity firms across the United States.Prior to her current role, Jocelyn was responsible for the CDO Structured Credit team comprised of approximately 450 professionals located in various U.S. cities. The group serviced more than 1,300 Structured Credit vehicles that consisted mainly of CLOs and other hybrid structures.Jocelyn is on the BNY Mellon Pittsburgh Executive Committee which drives strat ... (view full description)

Marc MacMullin

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Marc MacMullin is a partner in the Business Law Group and co-head of the Structured Finance Group in Toronto.His practice focuses on structured finance transactions, asset-backed programmes, and covered bond transactions. He has extensive experience as lead counsel in public and private securitization transactions for various asset classes, including credit card receivables, trade receivables, retail instalment contracts, leases, CMBS and RMBS. Mr. MacMullin has been lead counsel to a number of Canadian financial institutions on the establishment of their securitization programmes, global covered bond programmes and related international offerings.Mr. MacMullin is lis ... (view full description)

Thomas Majewski

Managing Partner & Founder
Eagle Point Credit Management

Tom is the Managing Partner and founder of Eagle Point Credit Management. Tom has been involved in the formation and/or monetization of nearly 100 CLO transactions across multiple market cycles. Tom led the creation of some of the earliest refinancing CLOs, pioneering techniques which are now commonplace in the market. He has spent his entire career in the structured finance and credit markets. 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)

Kenneth Marin

Chapman and Cutler LLP

Ken Marin is the Office Leader of the New York office of Chapman and Cutler. Ken's primary focus is on structured finance and securitization and financial and derivative products. Ken has extensive experience with asset-backed securities, including credit card receivables, residential mortgages, dealer floor plan, auto leases, esoteric assets including mutual fund fees, tobacco fees, farm subsidies, loans to medical practices, insurance premium finance, and trade receivables; collateralized loan obligations; sale and securitization of distressed assets; credit and equity derivatives; covered bonds; and interest rate swaps. Ken's clients include issuers, underwriters, credit enhan ... (view full description)

Ellen Marks

Latham & Watkins

Ellen Marks is a partner in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm's Corporate and Finance Departments. Expertise Ms. Marks handles complex and innovative financial transactions and restructurings with a particular focus on securitization and structured finance. She also handles financial regulatory matters and has extensive knowledge of the federal securities laws, the federal banking laws and their related regulations, including changes resulting from the Dodd-Frank Act. Ms. Marks represents the Financial Services Roundtable's swaps working group. In that capacity she has drafted numerous comment lette ... (view full description)

Jerry Marlatt

Mayer Brown

Jerry Marlatt is a partner in Mayer Brown’s New York office and a member of the Corporate & Securities practice. He represents issuers, underwriters and placement agents in public and private offerings of debt, covered bonds, surplus notes, securities of structured investment and specialized operating vehicles, and securities repackagings.  Representative transactions include the first covered bond by a US financial institution, the first covered bond program for a Canadian bank, surplus notes and common stock for a US monoline insurance company, eurobond offerings by US issuers, and securities offerings for a variety of structured vehicles, including CBOs, SIVs, CDOs, deriva ... (view full description)

Michael Mascia

Mayer Brown LLP

Mike Mascia is a partner in Mayer Browns Banking andFinance practice group based in Charlotte, NC and New York. He leads thefirms Capital Call Subscription Credit Facility and Funds Finance team and hasa globally recognized practice in the space. He has represented the leadarrangers and lenders in many of the largest subscription credit facilitiesever consummated, including facilities across from funds sponsored by many ofthe worlds preeminent sponsors such as Blackstone, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs,Morgan Stanley, TPG, Fortress, First Reserve and Global Infrastructure. He is the founder of the annual Subscription Credit Facility and F ... (view full description)

Ron Mass

Managing Principal
Almitas Capital

Ron Mass is managing principal of Almitas Capital. Prior to founding Almitas Capital, Mr. Mass was a senior portfolio manager and head of Structured Product Investments at Western Asset Management in Pasadena, California for 21 years. Mr. Mass chaired the Leverage Products Committee at Western Asset and was on the Broad Market Strategy Committee as well as the Risk Management Committee. Mr. Mass was responsible for management of over $100 billion of fixed income investments in Asset Backed, Commercial Mortgaged Backed and Residential Mortgage Backed Securities and responsible for management of the Public Private Investment Partnership with the US Treasury as well as closed end funds and dedi ... (view full description)

Richard Matsui

Chief Executive Officer
kWh Analytics

Richard Matsui is the CEO of kWh Analytics, a data aggregation and analytics company for the solar industry. The firm offers insights to investors that are making decisions about risk and valuation in the solar asset class, using state-of-the-art statistical algorithms. Their dataset is the industry's largest independent aggregation of solar asset data, representing thousands of PV systems. Prior to co-founding kWh Analytics, he was the founding partner of Honua Solutions, a management consultancy to the global solar industry, advising clients across Asia, Europe, and the US.Prior to Honua Solutions, he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company in Greater China.As a founding member of the fi ... (view full description)

Lynn Maxwell

Global Head, Securitisation, Structured Capital Markets

Lynn Maxwell, Managing Director, Global Head of Securitisation, Structured Capital Markets, DCM at HSBC Bank plc. Lynn has worked at HSBC in London for the past 9 years. Her global team originates, structures and distributes securitisations across all major ABS markets, including EMEA, Asia and the Americas. Assets include cash or synthetic securitisations across all asset classes, including auto loans and leases, residential mortgages, trade receivables, consumer loans, SME loans, managed and balance sheet CLOs and credit cards. Lynn is regularly involved in securitisation regulatory consultations and contributes to industry panels and discussions. Lynn was shortlisted in 2014 as a Future ... (view full description)

David May

Mortgage Business Manager
Bloomberg L.P.

John McElravey

Managing Director, Head of Consumer ABS Research
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

John McElravey, CFA, is a managing director in the Structured Products Research group at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, where he is Head of Consumer ABS Research. John has 30 years of capital markets experience focusing on Structured Finance, Fixed Income and Economic Research. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2007, John was in charge of ABS research, strategy and trading for Asset Allocation & Management Co. in Chicago. From 1997 to 2004, he was a member of the ABS research group at Banc One Capital Markets. Before that, John worked at Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co. in the ABS ratings group. Early in his career, John was an economic analyst in the economic resea ... (view full description)

Aoiffe McGarry


Michael Mendelsohn

Executive Director
Solar Finance Council

Michael is responsible for facilitating consumer finance options and investment capital for wide-scale solar deployment through the SEIA Finance Initiative and other market-leading efforts.  Prior to joining SEIA in 2015, Michael was a Senior Financial Analyst for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where he led the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group to engage capital market investment thru standardization and best practices.  Michael has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry with experience in utility regulation, electricity and gas markets, cogeneration deployment, and solar finance.  Michael holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Ithaca ... (view full description)

Mina Mishrikey

Deutsche Bank

Mina Mishrikey is a Director in Deutsche Banks North America Capital Markets and Treasury Solutions group. He joined the Bank in July 2006 and is responsible for structuring and marketing financial risk solutions with a particular focus on Securitization and Project Finance as well as corporate coverage of the Financial Institution and Transportation sectors.Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mina was a member of the Derivatives Solutions Group at Citigroup from 2003 to 2006. Mina also worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice of Putnam Lovell NBF from 2001 to 2003.Mina obtained a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a Finance concent ... (view full description)

Suzanne Mistretta

Senior Director
Fitch Ratings

Suzanne Mistretta is a senior director in Fitch Ratings residential mortgage backed securities ratings group. She is responsible for US RMBS new issue ratings and surveillance, and North American covered bonds. Previously, Suzanne worked in Fitch's credit policy group where she was responsible for credit policy and global rating criteria with a focus on asset-backed and commercial mortgage backed securities in The Americas.

Suzanne began her career at Fitch as an RMBS rating analyst in Fitch's US RMBS group and was responsible for rating transactions and developing criteria.

Francis Mitchell

Portfolio Manager
Webster Bank

Francis Mitchell is a Portfolio Manager at Webster Bank, responsible for both the RMBS and CLO Portfolios. Francis joined Webster Bank in 2011, prior to which he obtained his MBA from FIA-USP in Sao Paulo Brazil. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Financial Engineering from Temple University. He previously worked at TD Bank as part of the investment team managing primarily Non-Agency RMBS and Consumer ABS. Francis started his career at The Vanguard Group as a trader on the Bond Index Desk and also holds a B.S. in Commerce & Engineering from Drexel University.

Bill Moliski

Managing Director
SG Capital

Diane Moormann

Vice President, Master Servicing
Nationstar Mortgage

Diane Moormann is a Vice President of Master Servicing at Nationstar Mortgage. Diane manages the Ancillary services team which includes Servicer Oversight and Compliance, Trust Collapse Administration, and Business Development. In her seventeen years in Master Servicing, Diane worked in Training and went on to establish and manage both Quality Assurance and MS Risk and Compliance. Prior to her tenure with Master Servicing, Diane held various positions in Servicing and Compliance. She has served on several ASF committees such as the Regulation AB implementation, Reg AB II, and the Master Servicing subcommittee. Diane has an A.A. in Marketing from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and a B.A. ... (view full description)

Peter Morgan

Winston & Strawn LLP

Pete Morgan is a partner in the Finance Practice in Winston & Strawn LLP's New York office. His areas of practice include leasing, lending, structured finance, private equity and fund formation. Mr. Morgan represents insurers, underwriters, placement agents, investors, banks, issuers, and borrowers in public and private securitizations and securitization-style warehouse financings. He also represents lessors, lessees, owner participants, and arrangers in lease arrangements. Mr. Morgan represents leasing, specialty finance companies, and corporate creditors, as well as banks and funds in senior secured transactions, second-lien financings, mezzanine financings, and high-yie ... (view full description)

Kenneth Morrison

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)

Michael Morrissey

Mortgage Application Specialist

Mr. Morrissey is one of the Mortgage Market Specialists at
Bloomberg. He works closely with the Business Managers and Sales group to help
develop and promote Bloombergs advanced MBS functionality.

Mr. Morrissey started his career as a mortgage strategist at
Prudential Securities in the early 90s. He also worked at Smith Barney,
Merrill Lynch, and Pentalpha Capital. Prior to joining Bloomberg, he worked for
Nomura Securities where he managed the Firms retained portfolio of non-agency
securities. He holds an MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University and has been
a Chartered Financial Analyst for over 15 years.

Tanmoy Mukherjee

Managing Director
Axonic Capital LLC

Richard Mull


Function and SpecializationRichard specializes in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, and project financings.Education, Licenses & Certifications· BSFS, Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service· JD, Gonzaga University Law School, Cum Laude· MLT (Tax), Georgetown University Law CenterBackgroundRichard is a principal with KPMG's Washington National Tax (WNT) Corporate tax group, based in Los Angeles. He has more than 30 years of experience in tax planning and structuring of transactions for public and privately held clients.Professional and Indust ... (view full description)

Kruti Muni

Managing Director - Consumer ABS & RMBS Surveillance
Moody's Investors Service

Kruti Muni heads the U.S. Consumer Assets Securitization surveillance team at Moody’s. This team is responsible for surveillance of all consumer-focused asset classes in the U.S including consumer ABS and RMBS. Prior to her current role, Kruti had managed multiple credit ratings teams at Moody’s including those responsible for analyzing securitizations backed by the U.S. credit cards, consumer loans, student loans, auto loans & leases, RMBS, covered bonds, Single Family Rentals, among others. She also led the U.S., Originator Assessments and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) RMBS teams. Kruti has published and spoken extensively on Moody’s behalf and serves as ... (view full description)

Ned Myers


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)

Joe Nardi

Group Vice President
Wilmington Trust

Joe is the Division Manager for the Capital Markets Structured Finance group (CMSF). Joe’s responsible for managing the structured finance business within the Global Capital Market’s Group. The CMSF team provides agency and trustee services to the asset backed, mortgage backed, project finance, transportation leasing and insurance backed related markets. Joe has nearly twenty years of experience in the corporate trust industry, specializing in the management of business development, administration and relationship management teams for all types of structured financed transactions. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, he served as a vice president and head of ABS business developmen ... (view full description)

Wojtek Niebrzydowski

Vice President, Treasury
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - CIBC

WOJTEK J. NIEBRZYDOWSKI is Vice President, Global Trem Funding, Treasury at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), located in Toronto, Canada. He is responsible for funding and capital issuance including development, structuring, and execution of the bank’s own assets RMBS, ABS, synthetic, Covered Bond and credit risk mitigation programs in the context of funding, liquidity, balance sheet, regulatory capital management as well as global fixed income investor relations. Wojtek has been with the bank since 1996 in various Treasury and Balance Sheet Management capacities in Canada and the US. Before joining CIBC, Wojtek worked at the Canadian operations of American Express, most recen ... (view full description)

Theresa O'Neill

Managing Director
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.

Alessandro Pagani

‎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)

Timothy Page

Chief Financial Officer
CAI International, Inc

Timothy Page was appointed to the role of chief financial officer of CAI International in May 2011. He was previously the chief financial officer for Port Logistics Group, a private equity controlled 3PL provider. From 2004 until 2008, Mr. Page was the chief financial officer of Quality Distribution, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed bulk chemical transportation company (NASDAQ: QLTY). From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Page was the chief financial officer of Perry Ellis International, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed global apparel company (NASDAQ: PERY). Mr. Page was also previously the chief operating officer and director of an NYSE listed apparel company and chief financial officer for a private equity controlled industri ... (view full description)

Thomas Pai

Credit Suisse

Thomas Pai is a Director in Asset Finance within the Securitized Products team in the Fixed Income department of Credit Suisse. Mr. Pai originates and executes transactions on behalf of auto and equipment clients for the Consumer and Commercial ABS Origination team.  Mr. Pai joined Credit Suisse in May 2011 from Barclays Capital.  Prior to that, Mr. Pai was a member of the ABS team at Merrill Lynch.  Mr. Pai was also a member of the Asset Finance Group at Citi, working on equipment leasing and project finance transactions for the firm.  Mr. Pai received his B.A. in Government and Economics from Cornell University.

Ashish Pandey

Chief Executive Officer
Altisource Residential

Mr. Pandey has served as Chief Executive Officer of Altisource Residential Corporation (RESI), an NYSE listed REIT since December 2012. Prior to joining RESI and AAMC, Mr. Pandey served as the Chief Executive Officer of Correspondent One, an affiliate of Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. engaged in the acquisition and secondary marketing of government loans. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Ocwen Financial Corporation (Ocwen) from 2008 to 2011 and was responsible for the oversight of asset management vehicles and capital deployment for mortgage servicing portfolio acquisitions for Ocwen. He served as Treasurer and Director of Corporate Strategy of Ocwen from 2005 to 2008 ... (view full description)

Russ Parentela

Global Head of Structured Products

Russel Parentela is responsible for managing Bloomberg’s core terminal analytics and surveillance of Cash Structured Product securities. His focus is on large scale solutions and product development linked to current market and stimulus initiatives. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Mr. Parentela was a Managing Director, Head of Structured Credit Analytics at BNY Mellon.   Before BNY Mellon, Mr. Parentela was a Managing Director at ZAIS Group, LLC where he managed the Structured Credit Advisory Services Group which performed portfolio diagnostics, model valuation/validation and asset monitoring.  Mr. Parentela was also the Chief Operating Officer of ZAIS Solutions, LLC, responsible for ZAIS Group' ... (view full description)

Andrew Park

Thomson Reuters

Andrew Park is a reporter with Debtwire ABS covering secondary trading in non-agency RMBS since June 2012. Andrew holds a B.S. in finance from the George Washington University.

Dan Passage

Bingham McCutchen LLP

Dan Passage is a partner in Bingham's Structured Transactions Group. He has nearly two decades of experience advising issuers, underwriters and financial institutions on complex financial transactions, with an emphasis on securitizations and structured finance.Dan has received national recognition for his work structuring programs for the origination, financing and securitization of novel asset classes, including life settlements, premium finance loans, annuities, patent and trademark license royalties, trade receivables, automobile leases, sales contracts and dealer floorplan receivables, CBOs/CLOs, commercial and residential mortgages, reverse mortgages, credit card receivables ... (view full description)

Kathy Patrick

Gibbs & Bruns LLP

Kathy Patrick is a partner at Gibbs & Bruns LLP, a premier litigation boutique based in Houston. Kathy focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on securities law, creditor recovery litigation and institutional investor litigation. Kathy's representative clients include: Huntsman Corporation, PIMCO, BlackRock, Trust Company of the West, Invesco, Western Asset Management, Ambac Assurance, the former outside directors of Enron Corporation and the State of Arizona. Kathy recently secured an $8.5 billion settlement with Bank of America on behalf of 22 institutional investors in connection with 530 securitization pools that issued over $424 billion of Countrywide-iss ... (view full description)

Laurence Pettit

Kramer Levin

Laurence Pettit regularly advises issuers and financial advisers on structured finance transactions involving a wide range of asset classes. As issuer’s counsel, Laurence helped develop the first securitizations of residential property assessed clean energy (PACE) assessments in 2014 and has facilitated more than 20 PACE securitizations since that time. He is actively involved in the expanding market for both residential and commercial PACE financings, advising on both the establishment of new PACE programs and on specific transactions to fund the origination of PACE assets. Since January 2011, he has also advised on term and warehouse securitizations involving home improvement loans, retail ... (view full description)

Shawn Pierce

Sr. Research Analyst
Columbia Management

Shawn Pierce is a Senior Research Analyst responsible for consumer and commercial ABS at Columbia Management Investment Advisors LLC. Prior to joining Columbia, Shawn was a Director at UniCredit Corporate and Investment Bank focusing on asset backed finance conduit transactions covering a variety of asset classes including cell tower leases, franchise loans, trade receivables and auto and equipment loans and leases. Before UniCredit, Shawn spent a year at Capital One and over two years at Cendant Timeshare Resort Group.

Laurence Platt

K&L Gates

Larry Platt has a national practice, concentrating in a range of matters related to real estate finance, mortgage banking, and consumer finance in both the primary and secondary markets. Mr. Platts experience includes representing Bank of America in the sale of over $400 billion in mortgage servicing rights; MetLife Bank in the sale of approximately $70 billion in mortgage servicing rights; LaSalle Bank in the sale capital stock of ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc., including $240 billion in mortgage servicing rights; and Barclays Bank PLC in the purchase of mortgage servicing business of HomEq Servicing Corporation, including $40 billion in servicing rights.As a recognized leader in ... (view full description)

Kurt Pollem

Senior Director
Standard & Poors

Kurt Pollem is a Senior Director in the Structured Finance group at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services in New York, where he is an analytical manager overseeing the ratings process of Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS). He has been with the company since 2003.Before that, Kurt worked for Precept, a California-based start-up company that provided commercial real estate underwriting and origination services. Previous to joining Precept, he was an analyst in the Real Estate Capital Markets group of Pacific Life Insurance Company, where he evaluated CMBS and real estate investment trust debt for the company's investment portfolio.Kurt is a member of the Chartere ... (view full description)

Frank Polverino

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)

Jason Powers

Managing Director
Wells Fargo

Mr. Powers is Co-Head of Origination and Capital Markets at Wells Fargo Securities responsible for providing warehouse financing and term financing to broadly syndicated loan managers, middle market originators/lenders, and small business lenders, as well as issuance of Collateralized Loan Obligations ("CLOs"). Jason joined Wachovia in 2003 and has 17 years of experience in the high yield and securitization markets. Prior to joining Wachovia, Jason worked in the High Yield Special Products team at Banc of America Securities. Jason holds a BA in Economics from the University of South Carolina.

Eric Rapp

Senior Vice President

Eric Rapp is a Senior Vice President at DBRS, Inc. where he focuses on rating asset backed bonds including unsecured consumer lending, internet based lending, small business lending, and insurance linked securities. Prior to this Mr. Rapp worked Fortress Investment Group where he ran asset management and portfolio analytics for the ABS/MBS Desk. Previously he held portfolio analytics and modeling roles at GMAC/RFC and Deerfield Capital where he designed and implemented models to manage both credit and interest rate risk in a variety of MBS portfolios. He started his career as an Econometrician at QRM where he designed quantitative credit models for both commercial and consumer as ... (view full description)

Aditya Reddy

Managing Director

Aditya Reddy is a founding member of the Banks securitization business, responsible for the BTMUs asset backed commercial paper business in the United States. He established the Bank of Tokyos first CP vehicle, Broadway Capital Corporation in the 1990s and went on to develop several other conduits including Victory Receivables Corp. and Gotham Funding Corp, BTMUs two U.S conduits today.

Prior to that he worked on the derivatives desk at the Bank for several years.

Aditya has B.A(Hons), M.A & MBA degrees.

Randy Robertson

Managing Director, Head of Securitized Asset Investments

Randy Robertson, Managing Director, is the Head of the Securitized Asset Investment Team and a member of Americas Fixed Income within Alpha Strategies. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Robertson spent 10 years with Wachovia Capital Markets, most recently as a Managing Director, head of the Residential Mortgage and Consumer Group, and co-head of Residential CDOs. In these roles, he was the business leader for the broad investment banking consumer and residential mortgage markets activities. He oversaw the strategic and operational management of the company's Distressed Asset Resolution default management team (DART), and the Chief Executiv ... (view full description)

Dashiell Robinson

Managing Director
Wells Fargo Securities

Levoyd Robinson

Managing Principal
Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners

Levoyd E. Robinson is a co-founder and Managing Principal of Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners, LLC (CFIP). CFIP is a fundamental research-driven, credit focused investment management firm with over $900 million of assets under management across CLOs, credit hedge funds, and customized managed accounts. Prior to forming CFIP in 2005, Mr. Robinson was a Managing Director and Head of Global Private Debt for Citadel Investment Group, LLC. While at Citadel, Mr. Robinson was responsible for managing teams in the United States and London that managed over $3.8 billion of cash and synthetic CLOs and CDOs; over $1.3 billion of broadly syndicated leveraged loans; and over $900 millio ... (view full description)

William Roehrenbeck

SVP-Managing Director MSR Acquisitions
PNC Bank, A Divsion of PNC Bank, N.A.

Bill Roehrenbeck served as President and Chief Executive Officer of First Commercial Mortgage Company (now Regions Mortgage). After 24 years with First Commercial Mortgage Company, Bill joined Central Bank and Trust as President. Bill founded Central Mortgage Company in 1997, which was subsequently acquired by the Arvest Bank Group. Bill currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arvest Mortgage Company and Central Mortgage Company with annual production of $2 Billion in new loans and servicing approximately $40 Billion in mortgage loans for others. Additionally, Bill serves on the National FannieMae Customer Advisory Board, ABA's Mortgage Markets Committee, Fifty for th ... (view full description)

Bram Rosenfeld

Head of LPC Business Development - Americas
Thomson Reuters

Bram Rosenfeld is a Senior Vice President and Strategy & Business Development Manager at Thomson Reuters LPC, where he has worked for more than 12 years with a focus on the global credit markets. He currently oversees Thomson Reuters’ CLO analysis platform, LPC Collateral. From 2003 to 2008, Bram was the Asia Pacific Bureau Chief for Thomson Reuters LPC, based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, he headed the group’s high yield and secondary loan market coverage in New York. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters LPC, Bram traded futures and options on the floor of the New York Board of Trade and New York Mercantile Exchange. He has a B.S. from Cornell University.

Amit Roy

Head, US CLO New Issue
Goldman Sachs

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.

Larry Rubenstein

Managing Counsel
Wells Fargo & Co.

Larry is Capital Markets Managing Counsel and head of the Residential Mortgage Finance legal group for Wells Fargo & Company, and he is also General Counsel of Wells Fargo Asset Securities Corporation. He is currently responsible for all legal matters involving the residential mortgage securitization and asset sale activities of Wells Fargo Bank as well as the residential mortgage finance activities of Wells Fargo Securities. Larry has over 30 years experience in the capital markets both as an attorney and as an investment banker. He currently co-chairs the Residential Mortgage Committee of the Structured Finance Industry Group and his prior leadership positions included memb ... (view full description)

Dirk Rueter

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Dirk Rueter is a partner in the firm's Toronto office and co-head of its Structured Finance and Securitization Group in Toronto. His practice focuses on structured finance, including asset-backed financings, covered bond issuances and derivative transactions. Mr. Rueter's securitization practice covers a broad range of asset classes, including loans, leases, residential and commercial mortgages, trade receivables and stranded costs. He has extensive experience in both domestic and cross border public and private securitization transactions. Mr. Rueter has participated in and spoken at a number of industry conferences in Canada and the United States in the, areas of securitization and structu ... (view full description)

Ken Ruggiero

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Goal Structured Solutions

Ken has more than 25 years of management, finance and business development experience as an integral part of management teams that grew companies in fast-changing environments. Ken is Chairman and CEO of Goal Structured Solutions (“GS2”), a recognized industry leader in student loan program development, asset acquisition and management, and capital markets services. GS2 has managed over $10B in securitizations, invested its own capital in $3 billion of performing and non-performing student loans and manages over $23B of private and federally-guaranteed student loans for itself and third parties. Previously, he served as CFO and President of Goal Financial a $9 billion student loan company.   ... (view full description)

Pete Sack

Managing Director
Credit Suisse

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.

Kevin Samborn

Vice President
Sapient Global Markets

Kevin Samborn, Vice President, Valuation and Risk Analytics at Sapient Global Markets, joined the company in 2009, and brings over 20 years of financial services and software engineering expertise to the company. Focusing on valuation and risk management initiatives for clients, Samborn provides consulting around pricing policies, risk methodology and model selection / validation, as well as technical implementations of custom and third-party analytics libraries. Prior to Sapient Global Markets, Samborn was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President at Numerix, a pricing analytics software company, specializing in structured credit, structured notes and their hedges for FAS 133 ... (view full description)

Vince Sampson

Cooley LLP

Vince Sampson is President of the Education Finance Council; the trade association representing nonprofit and state agency student loan organizations. He serves as the organization's chief representative on Capitol Hill, with the federal government, and within the higher education community; working to advance EFC's goal of increasing accessibility and affordability for postsecondary education. On behalf of the association's members, Vince advocates for financial services policies fostering growth for student loan asset-backed securities and securing private sector involvement in student lending. Sampson has spoken at several industry conferences, including the National Municipal Bond Summi ... (view full description)

Kate Scanlin

Senior Director
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.

Patricia Schulze

Vice President
Wilmington Trust

Pat is responsible for introducing Wilmington Trust’s full array of trust and agency services to corporations and financial institutions throughout the country and in several off-shore jurisdictions.  She specializes in asset-backed securitizations for all asset classes as well as services specific to special purposes entities, including those utilized by Hedge Funds, Private Equity, and the Commercial Real Estate industry. Pat is an active participant in the Structured Finance Industry Group and is a member of its Board of Directors. She is a past board member of the American Securitization Forum and a previous chair of its Communication and Education Committee. She is a frequen ... (view full description)

Luke Scolastico

Vice President, Structured Products

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

Serhan Secmen

Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
Napier Park Global Capital

Serhan Secmen is a structured credit Portfolio Manager for Corporate Credit Strategies at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Mr. Secmen manages various vehicles that invest in structured credit instruments. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to joining CCA in August 2008, Serhan was a CLO trader at Lehman Brothers. Prior to his post at Lehman Brothers, he spent several years in Texas as a project manager focusing on special project financing. Since 2006, Serhan has also been involved in various industry forums and networks, including the investor roundtables for Moody's, S&P, and F ... (view full description)

Anthony Sepci


Background Mr. Sepci has 18 years of experience serving the financial services, commercial banking, mortgage banking, and consumer finance industries. He is a co-leader of the national Mortgage and Consumer Lending Operations Practice comprised of over 100 professionals. Mr. Sepci is based in Southern California and prior to joining KPMG, in 1999, he worked in the Audit and Structured Finance practices of Arthur Andersen, LLP in NYC. Professional and Industry Experience Mr. Sepci serves numerous financial services clients including specialty finance companies, mortgage banks, insurance companies, consumer/commercial/investment banks, loan servicing, and captive fin ... (view full description)

Frank Serravalli

Lead Partner

Frank is a subject matter expert in regulation as it relates to securitizations, structured products and related areas providing global advisory services to our banking, insurance, investment management and private equity clients for over 26 years. He has assisted companies in developing and executing financing strategies, financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, surveillance, and due diligence in both the debt and equity sectors. Frank has extensive experience in valuation, accounting, tax, financial and regulatory reporting, bookings and controls functions, He has led various advisory assignments with regard to the design, structure and implementation of bad bank valu ... (view full description)

Rajneesh Sharma

Royal Bank of Canada

Rajneesh Sharma is a Managing Director, Capital & Term Funding with RBC. He has been with RBC since 2002 and he manages execution of term funding, covered bonds, capital issuance and credit card receivable securitization transactions globally. In addition, he also manages RBC’s deposits raising activities through the Advisory channel. He is part of a team that designed and launched the first Canadian covered bond programme in October of 2007, and established the first SEC-registered covered bond shelf, which went effective in July of 2012. Prior to joining RBC Financial Group, Mr. Sharma was an Associate, Corporate and Investment Banking with Deutsche Bank Canada. Mr. Sharma holds a b ... (view full description)

Susan Sheffield

Chief Financial Officer
GM Financial

SUSAN SHEFFIELD has been Executive Vice President and Treasurer since June 2014. Previously, she was Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance from 2008 to 2014. She served as Senior Vice President, Structured Finance, from 2004 to 2008 and Vice President, Structured Finance, from 2003 to 2004. Ms. Sheffield joined the company in 2001 as part of the Investor Relations department. Prior to joining the company, she worked in corporate and commercial banking for 13 years, primarily for JPMorgan and Wells Fargo Bank. Ms. Sheffield has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Gregg Silver

Chief Financial Officer
First Financial Bank USA

Gregg Silver is President of 1st Financial Funding & Investment Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 1st Financial Bank USA, the nation's 31st largest credit card issuer. Since taking over this position in 1999, he has completed more than $5 billion worth of securitizations in more than 40 transactions. In 2010, Gregg was promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer of 1st Financial Bank USA. He is responsible for all of the capital markets, funding and accounting functions for the bank.  Prior to joining 1st Financial, he ran the NY ABS department for The Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Limited, now part of the Mizuho Financial Group, for 5.5 years. There he c ... (view full description)

Gagan Singh

Chief Investment Officer
PNC Bank

Jean-Luc Sinniger

Money Markets

Sam Smith

Director of Long-term Funding and Securitization
Ford Motor Credit Company

Gaash Soffer

Managing Member
Rion Capital

Mr. Soffer is a co-founder and managing member at Rion Capital LLC, a fixed income relative value fund focused on structured products. The fund began trading in September 2011 and invests primary in CMBS, CLOs, and credit derivatives. Prior to launching Rion Capital, Mr. Soffer was a portfolio manager at Level Global Investors, a proprietary trader at UBS AG and a trader at AVM LP. He started his career as an analyst at Merrill Lynch Investment Management after receiving his BA in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Bradley Sohl

Senior Director
Fitch Ratings

Bradley Sohl is a senior director in Fitch Ratings’ asset-backed securities group. Brad is involved in Fitch’s criteria and research development effort as well as rating activities in a variety of ABS sectors. His primary areas of responsibility include securitizations backed by auto loans and leases, dealer floorplan loans, equipment loans and leases, fleet leases, timeshare receivables, transportation assets such as aircraft and container leases and other esoteric assets. Brad earned a BS in finance from Iowa State University.

Rena Spencer

Senior Manager
Ernst & Young LLP

Vinodh Srinivasan

Director, Corporate Solutions
BNP Paribas

Vinodh Srinivasan is a Director and Head of Corporate Solutions at BNP Paribas. He has 15+ years of origination, structuring and distribution experience of complex structured debt products. Prior to BNP Paribas, Mr. Srinivasan advised a private equity fund in financing pharmaceutical royalties. Over his prior 12+ years at Wachovia Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities, he has worked on securitization, solutions, M&A and corporate finance teams, with responsibility for bringing a number of first-time issuers to market across a number for asset classes including transportation, intellectual property, sports and equipment. Mr Srinivasan earned his MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University and ... (view full description)

Ryan Stark

Managing Director
Deutsche Bank

Ryan has been in the Structured Credit Group at Deutsche Bank for 20 years with management duties including overseeing all aspects of the residential and small balance commercial mortgage business including term securitizations, warehouse lending, M&A, advisory assignments and distressed whole loan purchases in North America.  He has particular expertise in the non-agency, sub/non-performing, REO and single family rental sectors and has clients ranging from US government agencies to specialty finance companies, REIT’s, hedge funds, private equity firms and large banks.  Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Ryan worked for 2 years at PaineWebber in the Municipal Securities Group focusing on pr ... (view full description)

Michael Stegman

Senior Policy Advisor for Housing
The White House | National Economic Council Executive Office of the President

Dr. Michael A. Stegman joined the White House/National Economic Council staff in May 2015 as Senior Policy Advisor for Housing, following three and a half years of serving as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury for Housing Finance Policy. As Senior Policy Advisor, he is responsible for coordinating administration policies on housing finance reform, access to credit and other housing issues. He chairs an interagency committee in these areas, and coordinates with other agencies and offices within the Executive Branch, in particular with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Economic Council, the Domesti ... (view full description)

Craig Stein

Schulte Roth & Zabel

Craig Stein is a partner with Schulte Roth & Zabel, where he is co-head of the Structured Finance & Derivatives Group. His practice focuses on structured finance and asset-backed transactions, swaps and other derivative products, including credit- and fund-linked derivatives, prime brokerage and customer trading agreements. He represents issuers, underwriters, collateral managers and portfolio purchasers in public and private structured financings, including collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). Craig has been recognized in this area by the prestigious legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which noted that satisfied clients praised him for h ... (view full description)

Leo Subler

Senior Vice President Capital Markets
Sallie Mae

Leo Subler is Senior Vice President, Treasury and Capital Markets at Sallie Mae Bank, where he manages its private education loan securitization program. Leo served in the same capacity at legacy Sallie Mae prior to its spinoff of Navient.

Prior to joining Sallie Mae, he worked in various securities underwriting, structured finance and leveraged finance positions at First Chicago and Banc One. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of SFIG. He holds a bachelors in economics from Dickinson College and an MBA from Duke University. Go Devils.

Kevin Sweeney

Discover Financial Services

Kevin Sweeney is Director, Treasury - Capital Markets for Discover. His responsibilities include management of capital markets execution both structured and unsecured debt for Discover Financial and Discover Bank. He also manages rating agency and debt investor relationship efforts.

Kevin has over 30 years of capital market experience, prior to joining DFS in 2006, he managed MBNA's US Card Securitization program.

Kevin has a BS in Finance from Villanova and an MBA from Drexel University. He is a member of the SFIG Board of Directors.

Geoffrey Sweitzer

Managing Director
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC

Geoff has been active in the convergence space for over 14 years across a range of products including catastrophe bonds, sidecars, reinsurance captives and collateralized reinsurance placements. His main responsibilities include coordinating alternative market capacity for the Guy Carpenter network, marketing and placement of new issue catastrophe bonds and other alternative risk transfer products, and developing additional stable sources of risk transfer capacity for Guy Carpenter clients. Geoff has also been a senior member of GC Securities M&A Advisory and Corporate Finance practice. He holds a JD from the University of Denver and a BS in Resource Economics from the University of Vermont. ... (view full description)

Ildiko Szilank

Senior Director
S&P Global Ratings

Ildiko Szilank is a Senior Director in the Structured Finance Ratings Practice at S&P Global Ratings and serves as an Analytical Manager in the U.S. Asset Backed Commercial Paper (ABCP) / Muni Structured group.  In this capacity, Ildiko leads a team responsible for the oversight of ABCP, VRDOs, Tender Option Bonds, and Repack ratings.    Prior to her current role, Ildiko was a senior member of the Structured Finance Asset Backed Securities group where she was responsible for consumer and commercial ABS ratings.    Before joining S&P Global in 1998, Ildiko was a consultant in Central European Foreign Direct Investment.    Ildiko graduated in history ... (view full description)

Patrick Tadie

Executive Vice President
BNY Mellon

Patrick Tadie has been at BNY Mellon sinceOctober of 2003. He is currently the GlobalBusiness Head for Strategy and for Product Management, as well as the mangerfor the Corporate Trusts group federal government business initiative, themanager for the housing finance initiative, and head of credit for CorporateTrust. Prior to these roles, he was abusiness executive for the Corporations platinum client group, covering thebroker dealer and alternative investment services platinum clients. He has also served as the global business headfor Derivatives360, an integrated business model for complex derivativesservices. ... (view full description)

Adam Tempkin

Senior Analyst, Structured Finance
Thomson Reuters

Adam Tempkin is Senior Analyst, Structured Finance/Debt Capital Markets at Thomson Reuter's IFR division (International Financing Review) since 2010 and has 15 years experience in the securitization industry as both a journalist and a PR professional. He covers transactions across every asset class and writes broader trend pieces on the markets for Reuters. Adam was previously communications director and lead spokesman for Standard & Poor's Global Structured Finance unit from 2002 through 2009, and handled media relations and crisis communications for the S&P franchise during the height of the financial crisis. He started his financial journalism career at Thomson Financial, ... (view full description)

Phillip Thigpen


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)

Marvin Thomason

MUFG Americas

Mr. Thomason is currently the Co-Head of the Total Return Swap (TRS) desk at MUFG Americas, responsible for launching and developing the TRS business. He joined MUFG in 2010 from SunTrust Robinson Humphrey where he was a key member of a small team responsible for the development of a new trading desk focused on credit based total return swaps. Previously, Mr. Thomason was with LaSalle Bank, most recently as the Global Head of TRS Administration with offices in Chicago and London. During his time at LaSalle, he also managed the CRE CDO trust and ABCP conduit businesses. Mr. Thomason has a BA in Economics from Southern Methodist University.

Vishwanath Tirupattur

Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

Vishwanath Tirupattur is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and the Head of US Fixed Income Research as well as the Director Quantitative Research. He has been voted to the Institutional Investor’s All-American Fixed Income Research Team multiple times in multiple categories.   Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in September 2004, he had portfolio management and risk management responsibilities at Chubb, American International Group and Lincoln National, managing interest rate, equity and credit derivatives. He was a post-doctoral associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a master's degree in economics from Virginia Tech and a doctoral degree in econom ... (view full description)

Alex Tonelli

Managing Director and Founder
Funding Circle USA

Alex has run several successful
businesses as a Partner of Endurance Companies, notably founding a franchisee
chain which inspired the creation of Funding Circle USA. Previously, he was an
investor at Summit Partners (where he worked in Specialty Lending and Fin Tech
Marketplaces) and Hasso Plattner Ventures (which appointed him CEO of a 90 EE
portfolio company). He has also spent time with Seneca Capital, Citigroup IBD,
and the US Embassy in Paris. Alex received a MBA from Stanford University and
an AB, cum laude, from Dartmouth College.

Paul Travers

Portfolio Manager
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)

Steve Vaccaro

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer
CIFC Asset Management

Mr. Vaccaro has 36 years of experience in corporate lending and asset management. He previously served as legacy CIFCs Co-Chief Investment Officer and was named Chief Investment Officer of CIFC upon its merger with Deerfield Capital Corp. Mr. Vaccaro spent 25 years at JPM where he began his banking career and where he received his credit training. At JPM, Mr. Vaccaro's roles included Managing Director and Co-Head of the firm's Media group. Mr. Vaccaro's experience at JPM also included merchant banking, including mezzanine and equity co-investing, and roles as a credit supervising officer in the bank's Corporate Banking department, member of the bank's Credit Audit group and Team Leade ... (view full description)

Jorge Vargas

Vice President
Morgan Stanley

Mr. Vargas joined Morgan Stanley in 2011. He is a member of the solar origination and structuring team at MS Solar Solutions Corp. Mr. Vargas focuses on originating, financing and structuring residential solar funds, commercial solar projects in the Southwest and international utility scale solar projects. Additionally, he maintains key relationships with leading lenders of the solar industry. Mr. Vargas started his career in the Investment Banking Divisions of JP Morgan and Banc of America Securities in New York. In 2005, Mr. Vargas joined Lennar Corporation, where he held a number of management positions in Lennar Ventures, Lennar Financial Services and its distressed debt subsidiary, Ri ... (view full description)

Alex Villacorta

Vice President, Research & Analytics
Clear Capital

Alex Villacorta, Ph.D. is Vice President of Research & Analytics for Clear Capital, the premium provider of data and solutions for real estate asset valuation, investment, and risk assessment. Alex is responsible for the research and development of innovative statistical methodologies which are the foundation of the Clear Capital Home Data Index™ (HDI)—a powerful analytics tool delivering the most timely, granular, and in-depth market measures in the industry today. Alex also authors Clear Capital's monthly HDI Market Report which offers a near-real time look at pricing conditions at the national, metropolitan, and local market levels. Alex works with the top banks, investment firms, ... (view full description)

James Waddington

Dechert LLP

James Waddington advises on a broad range of finance and capital markets transactions with a focus on structured finance, securitisation and real estate finance. He represents financial institutions, investment banks and private equity and hedge fund groups in connection with complex financing transactions, debt offerings, CLOs(whether cash, synthetic or hybrid) and securitizations (RMBS, ABS, CMBS and exotics).Mr. Waddington'spractice also involves regulatory capital structures (cash and synthetic), credit default swaps (both single name and portfolio as well as tranched), repackaging transactions and synthetic securitisations. He also advises on the restructuring of complex financial ... (view full description)

Christopher Walsh

Clifford Chance

Christopher has been a Capital Markets partner at Clifford Chance since 2006 and joined Clifford Chance in 1997. In 2008, Chris was seconded to the Abu Dhabi office to establish the office and its capital markets practice and returned to London in 2011. Chris has an in-depth experience of all capital market products and in particular structured finance transactions including securitisations and covered bonds. His experience includes working for both arrangers and originators on a wide variety of CMBS, RMBS, Covered Bonds, MTNs and real estate finance transactions and also on both conventional and Islamic financings and throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australasia. Chris has est ... (view full description)

Neil Weidner

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Neil Weidner's practice is concentrated in the areas of securitization, structured finance, and derivative financial products. Neil represents underwriters, issuers, institutional investors, collateral managers, and sponsors in a wide range of matters involving the securitization or re-packaging of traditional and non-traditional assets. He has extensive experience in the area of CLOs/CDOs, using "cash flow," "market value," and hybrid structures. Neil actively advises clients on the formation and offering of interests in credit funds and similar type funds, formed to target investment opportunities created by the current turmoil in the global credit markets. He also practices in the area of ... (view full description)

Walter Weil

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

Chuck Weilamann

Chief Credit Officer

Chuck Weilamann is currently a Managing Director with DBRS, Inc. providing credit ratings for U.S. and international structured finance transactions in the consumer, commercial and esoteric asset-backed sectors.  Prior to his position at DBRS, Chuck was a Partner at WoodLake Advisors, LLC, an independent financial advisor focused on providing advisory services to clients in energy infrastructure, securitization, leasing and project finance.  Prior to founding WoodLake Advisors, Chuck was a Vice President at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, where he was been responsible for the underwriting of products collateralized by esoteric assets valued at over $10 bill ... (view full description)

Stephen Whelan

Blank Rome LLP

Stephen T. Whelan is a partner in the New York office of law firm Blank Rome LLP, where he concentrates his practice on lease financings, securitization, energy finance and secured lending.  Mr. Whelan is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, has been a member of the ELFA Board of Directors and Legal Committee, Chair of the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Leasing, and a Visiting Lecturer on constitutional law at Princeton University. Steve represents lenders, lessors, trustees, credit enhancers and arrangers in lease financings for aircraft, railcar, vehicle, maritime, medical, business, energy, and telecommunications equipment.  He also represents o ... (view full description)

Andrew White

Royal Bank of Canada

Andrew has over 15 years experience in the financial services sector focusing on structuring of financing transactions and vehicles for both financial and corporate clients. Andrew is a Director at RBC Capital Markets and currently manages Bedford Row Funding Corp., RBC's US collateralized commercial paper program. Andrew is a certified public accountant and lawyer.

Larry White

Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics
Stern School at NYU

Lawrence J. White is Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics at New York University's Stern School of Business and Deputy Chair of the Economics Department at Stern. During 1986-1989 he was on leave to serve as Board Member, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, in which capacity he also served as Board Member for Freddie Mac; and during 1982-1983 he was on leave to serve as Director of the Economic Policy Office, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice. He is the General Editor of The Review of Industrial Organization and formerly Secretary-Treasurer of the Western Economic Association International.Prof. White received the B.A. from Harvard University (1964), the M.Sc. fro ... (view full description)

John Williams


PRIMARY FOCUS & EXPERIENCEMr. Williams advises swap dealers and other market participants on the evolving regulatory framework for both cleared and uncleared derivatives transactions.Mr. Williams's work includes issues relating to the central clearing of derivatives, swap dealer registration and business conduct and the cross border application of relevant U.S. regulation. Since 2009, he has advised the clearing members of ICE Clear Credit and ICE Clear Europe on the establishment, development, and ongoing modification of the clearing services of those two DCOs, as well as on related regulatory matters. Mr. Williams also advises several leading futures commission m ... (view full description)

Kent Williams

Vice President Asset Management
Vivint Solar

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)

Jonathan Wishnia

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Jonathan Wishnia is one of the nations leading corporate financing attorneys focusing in mortgage finance and receivables securitization. Jonathan has extensive experience advising clients on matters including the trading and financing of whole loans and servicing rights, the servicing of mortgage loans, and the securitization of various asset classes. Additionally, Mr. Wishnia counsels clients on secured and unsecured credit facilities, asset purchases and sales, mergers and acquisitions and other general capital markets matters. As a leader in this field, Mr. Wishnia has been recognized in Chambers USA in the area of Capital Markets: Securitization. Mr. Wishnias practice includes the repre ... (view full description)

Ed Yale


Ed Yale is formerly the Director of Mortgage Credit Analytics at Equifax where he was the primary analytical consultant responsible for demonstrating the value of consumer credit data to fixed income capital markets clients, including research and trading personnel at hedge funds, money managers, investment banks, and other large financial institutions.  He has 20 years of experience in the analysis of mortgage-backed securities with Credit-Suisse First Boston; Bear, Stearns; and Amherst Securities. Ed specializes in the development and practical usage of residential mortgage cash flow models and has developed predictive tools to evaluate prepayments, defaults, liquidation rates, and loss se ... (view full description)

Andrew Yuder

Managing Director
BB&T Capital Markets

Mr. Yuder joined the BB&T Capital Markets Debt CapitalMarkets Group in 2004 as a Managing Director and Group Head. Andy has more than20 years experience originating, warehousing, structuring, placing andexecuting private and public asset-backed securitizations. Andy has worked on transactionsin a variety of asset classes, including timeshare loans, credit cardreceivables, subprime auto loans, equipment leases, trade receivables, studentloans, business loans, mortgage loans and manufactured housing loans. Andyspecializes in the placement of these middle market/esoteric Term 144Asecuritizations which have ratings from AAA to unrat ... (view full description)

Boris Ziser

Schulte Roth & Zabel

Boris Ziser is co-head of the firm’s Structured Finance & Derivatives Group. With almost 25 years of experience across diverse asset classes, Boris focuses on asset-backed securitizations, warehouse facilities, secured financings and commercial paper conduits. His practice encompasses a variety of asset classes, including life settlements, equipment leases, structured settlements, lottery receivables, timeshare loans, litigation funding, merchant cash advances and cell towers, in addition to other esoteric asset classes such as intellectual property, various insurance-related cash flows and other cash flow producing assets. He also represents investors, lenders, hedge funds, private equi ... (view full description)

Jerry van Koolbergen

Managing Director

Jerry van Koolbergen is the Managing Director responsible for Structured Credit at DBRS. In this role, he oversees US and European teams rating CLOs, CLO warehouses, direct origination funds, leveraged loan funds, CFOs of private equity, SME CLOs, CLNs, ABCP, trade receivables, subscription loans, special projects and surveillance. He also oversees credit estimates, ratings for SMEs and high yield middle market corporates, and new product development. Mr. van Koolbergen joined DBRS in 2008. Prior to DBRS, Mr. van Koolbergen was an Executive Director for Morgan Stanley in 2006, and a Vice President for JPMorgan from 1998-2006 responsible for CLO structuring and origination. ... (view full description)
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Information Management Network - Privacy Notice

Introduction - Who we are

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (“Euromoney”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is an international business-information group covering asset management, price discovery, data and market intelligence, and banking and finance. The group also runs an extensive portfolio of events for the telecoms, financial and commodities markets.

For a full list of our brands and group companies, please click on this link. Euromoney and its group companies are committed to respecting the privacy of every person who visits, registers with or subscribes to our websites, publications, events and other products or services.

Euromoney is the primary data controller of personal data collected through this website or that we may collect in different ways as described in this Privacy Notice. If you are contacted by our other group companies, they will also be controllers of your personal data. This means that they are responsible for how your personal data is used, just as we are. You may contact any of these companies directly, or you can contact Euromoney by emailing or writing to the Data Protection Officer at Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 8 Bouverie Street, London EC4Y 8AX, United Kingdom.

This Privacy Notice was updated on 23 May 2018

Our Approach to Your Privacy

This Privacy Notice outlines the information we may collect about you in relation to your use of our products and services (“personal data”). It also explains the legal rights that you have in relation to your data and how you may exercise these rights.

Some of our group companies may collect and use personal data for different purposes; those companies have their own websites and privacy notices.

We will process your data for the following lawful purposes: with your consent; to fulfil our obligations to you; and where there is a legitimate interest to do so.

When possible, we rely on your consent to use your data for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. We also process personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, for example, when you register for any of our services, subscribe to a publication, sign-up for an event or purchase a product from us, we will need to process some of your personal data. This will also include details of the person/people responsible for payment (if different).

We may determine that processing your personal data serves both of our legitimate interests. This is the case in relation to many of our research, customer survey, sales, marketing and advertising activities described in this Privacy Notice. These activities allow us to better understand your requirements, which in turn enables us to provide you with a better service. We review the bases for our processing decisions carefully and you can object to these activities at any time (see the “Your Rights” section of this Privacy Notice).

What Personal Data We Collect & Why

Our primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to give you a relevant customised experience of our products and services.

  • Registration, Free Trials & Subscriptions

    When you register with our website and/or sign up for a free trial of our products or services, we may ask you to provide your name, address, email address and telephone number, and details relevant to your occupation or employer.

    If you subscribe to one of our products or services, we will also ask for payment details. Credit/debit card payments are processed using a third party supplier and we do not retain the credit card data (see the Third Party Sites of this Privacy Notice). Address details may be shared with third party service providers engaged by us for order fulfilment, delivery and payment collection. This personal data is used by us to complete subscription requests.

  • Events & Conferences

    If you have registered for an event through a group website we may collect personal data including: name, job title, company, address, telephone number and email.

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

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

  • Advertising & Marketing

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

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

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

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

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

  • Online Targeted Advertising

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

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

  • Lead Generation and Scoring

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

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

  • Surveys, Market Research & Customer Feedback

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

  • Public forums, message boards and blogs

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

  • Business or Asset Sale

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

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

  • Additional Third Party Disclosures

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

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

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

International Transfers

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

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

Retention Periods

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

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

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

How You Can Set Your Data & Privacy Preferences

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

Your Rights

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

  • Access & Portability

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

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

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

  • Rectification, Restriction, Objection

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

  • How to Exercise Your Rights

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

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


    Web form: Complete Subject Data Request Form

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

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

Protecting Your Data

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

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

Third Party Sites

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

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