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9:00 AM
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Commence Concurrent Workshops
12:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Opens
1:00 PM Track A
ABS 101
  • What is an asset-backed securitization?
  • What are the benefits and burdens for issuers and sponsors of securitizations?
  • Analyzing the basics of a securitization, with an emphasis on core concepts and terminology

Andrew Faulkner

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Sheli Fitzgerald

Senior Vice President
GM Financial


1:00 PM Track B
RMBS 101
  • Overview of the structure of a residential mortgage-backed securitization
  • Core mortgage securitization concepts and terminology
  • GSE sponsored versus private label RMBS

Richard Simonds

Alston & Bird LLP

Kristymarie Cariello

Kroll Bond Rating Agency
1:50 PM Track A
ABCP 101 and Regulatory Update
  • Typical ABCP structures
  • Why ABCP?
  • Past performance
  • Future prospects
  • Regulatory and other issues that may impact ABCP

Tim Mohan

Chapman and Cutler LLP

Mike Shinners

Senior Investment Analyst
Wells Capital Management
1:50 PM Track B
CMBS 101
  • Overview of the structure of a commercial mortgage-backed securitization
  • Core commercial mortgage securitization concepts and terminology

Eileen Hughes

Deutsche Bank

Matthew Slaymaker

CMBS Trader
Brean Capital

Eli Stern

2:40 PM
Refreshment Break
Commence Concurrent Workshops A, B, C and SFIG WiS Event
3:00 PM Track A
Marketplace Lending 101
  • Key terminology, parties and benefits
  • Marketplace lenders vs traditional banks
  • Growth and size
  • Product features and borrower experiences
  • Introduction to the various platforms, their strategies and business models
  • Case study:  Credit card ABS vs MPL data
  • Rating Agency considerations
  • Where does the institutional borrower fit

Lisa Hernandez

Advisory Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Steve Lee

Chief Investment Officer
MW Eaglewood Americas LLC

Diana Lande

Vice President - ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC

Daniel Passage

Winston & Strawn LLP

Denise Thomas

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
ApplePie Capital


3:00 PM Track B
Opportunities in Esoteric ABS
  • Examples of esoteric ABS that are not yet "mainstream"
  • Attributes necessary to make assets appropriate for the securitization market
  • Pending transactions
  • Case study: specific types of esoteric ABS and the business case for securitizing the particular asset
  • Structural and legal issues to be resolved, and how the resulting structure responds to those issues
  • Tobacco legal fees and tobacco escrow securitization
  • Franchise royalty and whole business securitization
  • Music/film copyright royalty securitization
  • Patent/trademark royalty securitization
  • Energy efficiency securitization

Robert Zochowski

Paul Weiss

Ronald Borod

Senior Counsel
DLA Piper

Joseph Lau

Managing Director

Rohit Bharill

Vice President - ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings

Greg Podhajsky

Director-Structured Finance
AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC
3:00 PM Track C
Improving Bondholder Communication
  • Difficulties in bondholder communication and possible solutions
  • Existing tools and how to make them more effective
  • Role of trustees and Deal Agents in facilitating bondholder communications
  • Expediting implementation and market adoption of tools

Olga Gorodetsky

Managing Director

Paul Burke

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

Michael Manning

Chief Executive Officer

Owen Cyrulnik

Grais & Ellsworth LLP

Russ Parentela

Global Head of Structured Products

Eric Kaplan

Managing Partner - Structured Finance
Ranieri Strategies LLC


3:00-5:00pm SFIG WiS Special Event*

*Advance Registration Required
3:50 PM Track A
CLOs and Leveraged Loans 101
  • Defining key terms
  • What are the benefits and burdens for issuers and sponsors of CLOs?
  • Analyzing the basics of a CLO with an emphasis on core concepts and terminology

Craig Stein

Schulte Roth & Zabel

Joelle Berlat

Deloitte Tax LLP

Stephen Hessler

Deutsche Bank


3:50 PM Track B
Solar ABS 101
  • Understanding the various types of solar assets ripe for securitization
  • Tax equity considerations
  • Overview of a solar ABS structure
  • Potential size and scope of the solar asset class

Brandon Hadley

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Benjamin Blum

Vice President
Morgan Stanley

Rhys Marsh

Director, Energy

Steve Michella

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Dividend Solar
3:50 PM Track C
HQS: An Overview
  • What is the origin of the HQS label and how has it evolved? SST, etc.
  • Overview of the various labeling initiatives and proposals to date
  • Implications for U.S. issuers
  • Timeline for implementation

Lewis Cohen

Hogan Lovells

Ian Bell

Head of the PCS Secretariat
PCS Secretariat
4:40 PM Track A
FinTech 101: Exploring the Role of Technology in Capital Markets
    • How Fast and How Far Will FinTech Upend Capital Flow?
    • Peer to Peer Lending and Currency
    • Likely Winners and Losers in the New Paradigm

Kathryn Kelbaugh

Senior Managing Director

Leo Efstathiou

Cheif Executive Officer

John Jacobs

Director of FinTech Strategies
eOriginal, Inc.

John Heck III

Managing Director, Business Development
Overture Technologies, Inc.

Manish Kapoor



4:40 PM Track B
GSE 101 – Where Are We, Where Are We Going
  • History and Role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • The Financial Crisis and the Conservatorship
  • Administrative Actions During the Conservatorship
  • How Could the Conservatorship End
  • Legislative Proposals for Reform

Chris DiAngelo

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Andy Davidson

Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc.

Jim Jones

Director | Deloitte Advisory
5:30 PM
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