Christopher Abate

Chief Financial Officer
Redwood Trust, Inc.

Christopher J. Abate, serves as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Redwood Trust, Inc. Mr. Abate has served as Redwood’s Chief Financial Officer since March 2012. Mr. Abate also served as Redwood’s Controller from January 2009 to March 2013 and has been employed by Redwood since April 2006. Before joining Redwood, Mr. Abate was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as an auditor and consultant. He holds a B.A. in accounting and finance from Western Michigan University, an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University, and is a certified public accountant.

Michael Adams

Chief Executive
Law Debenture Corporation plc

Michael Adams is the Chief Executive of the Law Debenture Corporation plc Established in 1889,  Law Debenture is an independent and conflict free, 100% publicly owned, premium listed, UK plc. Law Debenture continues to grow and diversify into a group of companies offering clients a unique range of independent professional services. While Law Debenture's services vary, the foundations of each of our services are the same; namely our commitment to client satisfaction, the quality of our service offering and the experience of our team. Michael’s background is in Corporate Trust Banking and as a Chartered Accountant. After qualifying as a member of the Institute of ... (view full description)

Navneet Agarwal

Managing Director
Moody's Investors Service

Navneet Agarwal is a Managing Director with Moody’s Investors Service.  He currently heads the new ratings teams for Structured Finance Americas. Navneet has been with Moody’s for thirteen years. Prior to joining Moody’s, Navneet was the Head of debt syndication and ran a prop book for a boutique investment bank in India for seven years. His work experience includes stints with Bank of America Securities in leveraged finance and Unit Trust of India in absolute return investing across asset classes as a fund manager. Navneet received an MBA with Honors from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, a master’s degree from University of Mumbai  and a bachelor’ ... (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)

Ram Ahluwalia

Chief Executive Officer
PeerIQ

Ram is the CEO and Co-Founder of PeerIQ. Previously, Ram was the CIO of Winged Foot Capital an investment advisor responsible for managing alternatives investments in structured credit.   Previously, Ram was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and member of the Cards & Deposits executive management team responsible for investment decisioning a $120Bn credit portfolio. Prior to this role, Ram was a Vice President at the Merrill Lynch Global Bank Group.    As a management consultant at Inductis, Ram advised Fortune 500 financial firms on statistical decision-making frameworks for acquisition and risk modeling. Ram received a B.A. in ... (view full description)

Rasool Alizadeh

Head of Capital Markets & ABS
Ygrene Energy Fund

Vice President - Senior Client Manager, Structured Finance Group, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. Rasool Alizadeh is a Senior Client Manager within SMBC Nikko’s Structured Finance Group and is primarily responsible for the term ABS initiative focusing on new issue origination in autos, credit cards, and esoteric ABS including transportation (i.e. rail, aircraft, shipping, barge, etc.) as well as off-the-run specialty finance and capital calls.   With 11 years securitization experience, Rasool was most recently with Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”), as a primary analyst in the ABS rating services group focused on esoteric mortgage related securitization. Prior to S& ... (view full description)

Greg Andrew

Director
KPMG LLP

Greg is the Co-Lead of the KPMG CMBS Group based out of New York, NY where he is responsible for the structuring and analytics function. He has over 16+ years’ experience in the structured finance industry, specifically cash flow modeling, valuation and impairment analysis. Greg has managed attestation engagements and consulting projects related to the modeling, valuation and impairment analysis of various fixed income securities from an optimization and regulatory perspective (e.g. CCAR and BASEL). Greg has a primary role in leading a team of analysts in the cashflow modeling and structure reviews of various primary market issuances of commercial real estate securitizations to i ... (view full description)

John Anglim

Senior Director
S&P Global Ratings

John Anglim is a senior director in Structured Finance Ratings.  He is responsible for analyzing asset-backed structures supported by various asset types including mobile phones, student loans, automobile loans and leases. 
 
Prior to joining the analytical group in 1997, John held a number of positions responsible for financial analysis and strategic planning.  He has been with S&P Global since 1984.
 
John holds a B.S. in accounting from Boston University.    

Emil Arca

Partner
Hogan Lovells

Emil Arca is a partner in the New York office of Hogan Lovells. He represents underwriters, placement agents, issuers, investors, lenders, borrowers, insurers, and other parties in a wide variety of types of structured finance, debt capital markets, project bond, banking, and restructuring transactions in the United States and internationally, particularly in emerging markets. These transactions have originated in about 23 countries, have involved financial institutions and companies in diverse industries, and many have been the first of their type involving the particular structure, asset type, or country. In the period since 2001, eight of these transactions have been recognized by financi ... (view full description)

Stefanos Arethas

Director
Credit Suisse

Stefanos Arethas is part of the Structured Products Asset Finance Group within Investment Banking Division at Credit Suisse where he is head of Large Loan Origination.  Stefanos responsibilities include CMBS/CRE origination, loan structuring and eventual securitization/syndication.  Previously, Stefanos was a ratings analyst in the Structured Finance Group at Moody’s Investors Services where he was the lead Large Loan single borrower/single asset ratings analyst. Before Moody’s Mr. Arethas was with BB&T as Vice President and a member of the CRE portfolio lending team based in Washington, DC.  Stefanos has guest lectured on Real Estate Finance at Georgetown University, George Washington U ... (view full description)

Reed Auerbach

Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Reed Auerbach is the Global Practice Group Leader and a partner in the Structured Transactions Practice of Morgan Lewis. Recognized as a leading structured finance lawyer, Reed represents a broad range of financial institutions, investment funds, and issuers in the development of innovative structured finance vehicles as well as in the acquisition and disposition of financial assets and origination and servicing platforms. He advises underwriters and issuers in connection with public and private offerings of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities involving a wide variety of assets, collateralized loan obligations and related interim warehouse financings, asset-backed commerci ... (view full description)

David Augustyn

Partner
KPMG LLP

David is a partner in the Accounting Advisory Services group within the Deal Advisory Practice. Dave commenced work with KPMG in the Chicago audit practice in October 1990 and joined the Accounting Advisory Services group in May 2000.   He is a frequent presenter and panelist at various industry conferences throughout the year in the areas of accounting for structured finance transactions, business combinations, consolidation issues, joint venture formation, financial instruments, debt/equity and derivatives.   He has significant experience in US GAAP, IFRS (IFRS ... (view full description)

Cheryl Barnes

Partner
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Cheryl Barnes is a partner in Cadwalader’s Capital Markets Department with over 20 years of experience in student loan finance and securitizations, including FFELP and private education loan program development.  Cheryl represents a number of investment banks, commercial banks, government-sponsored enterprises, and other financial institutions in connection with public and private offerings of asset-backed securities and also has extensive experience with issuance of GSE-sponsored mortgage pass-through securities and REMICs.   Cheryl is a co-chair of SFIG’s Student Loan Committee and a member of SFIG’s Women in Securitization program.  Cheryl is a graduate of Bennett College and the Universi ... (view full description)

Rajat Basu

Managing Director
Lord Capital, LLC

Mr. Basu, a Managing Director at Lord Capital, LLC, has been involved with structured finance and the financial services industry for over 25 years. Most recently, Mr. Basu established and was the Senior Portfolio Manager for Mizuho Bank’s MAI Recovery Fund. Prior to MAI he was Managing Director – Chief Credit Officer for International and Structured Finance at Financial Guaranty Insurance Corporation.  He was also previously Managing Director – Head of Consumer Structured Finance at Capital Markets Assurance Corporation and MBIA, its successor. In addition, Mr. Basu served as Area Director – Credit Policy for Citibank’s credit card business, and he started his business career as an Internal ... (view full description)

Hughes Bates

Office of Structured Finance
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Hughes Bates is a Special Counsel in the Office of Structured Finance in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Mr. Bates focuses on rulemaking, interpretive advice and reviewing registration statements and Exchange Act reports for asset-backed securities.  Mr. Bates was one of the primary staffers involved in the drafting of rule revisions to Regulation AB.  Mr. Bates graduated from William & Mary School of Law, where he was a member of the William and Mary Law Review.  Prior to law school, Mr. Bates was a legislative aide for United States Senator John Warner.  Mr. Bates earned his bachelor’ ... (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.

Elizabeth Bellis Wolfe

Counsel & Director of Finance Programs
Energy Programs Consortium

Elizabeth Bellis is Counsel & Director of Finance Programs for EPC.  Since joining Energy Programs Consortium in 2010, Ms. Bellis has directed EPC’s initiative to support and develop the Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans (WHEEL), a US energy efficiency loan program for single-family homes that in June 2015 was the first group of energy efficiency loans to be packaged and sold in the secondary financial market. Since the securitization, Ms. Bellis has been overseeing program implementation and expansion on behalf of the states on behalf of EPC as the Sponsor Advocate and Co-ordinator.  She also directs EPC's International efforts including studying the f ... (view full description)

David Berenbaum

Chief Executive Officer
Homeownership Preservation Foundation

David Berenbaum is the Chief Executive Officer of the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF). He brings more than 30 years of leadership and program experience to HPF and to the issues of affordable and sustainable homeownership. He is nationally recognized as a trusted voice for consumers and a champion of a vibrant mortgage marketplace that celebrates sustainable homeownership, responsible lending, fair housing, affordable housing and financial education. Mr. Berenbaum has testified before Congress and regulatory agencies on the future of housing finance, the importance of consumer protections, responsible mortgage underwriting, solutions to the current foreclosure crisis, ... (view full description)

Joelle Berlat

Director
Deloitte Tax LLP

Joelle is a director in the Houston office of Deloitte Tax LLP with over 25 years of experience serving financial market participants with respect to securitization arrangements.  She has extensive experience with tax issues surrounding collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), mortgage real estate investment conduits (REITs), real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs), mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) and other structured product arrangements.  She is co-chair of the tax policy committee of the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG).   Joelle’s areas of focus include consultation with structured product issuers and investors regarding structural matters, analysis of phant ... (view full description)

Rohit Bharill

Vice President - ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings

Rohit Bharill is a vice president of asset-backed securities (ABS) ratings and research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. He is involved in the rating process and the development of criteria for ABS ratings.   Before joining Morningstar, Bharill was an analyst in the ABS group of Moody’s Investors Service, where he focused on ratings of Esoteric ABS such as timeshare receivables, structured settlements, and drug royalties. Previously, Bharill was a CDX indices market maker and proprietary trader for Nomura Securities and a structured credit analyst for Lehman Brothers Structured Finance Services.   Bharill holds a bachelor’s degree in ... (view full description)

Batur Bicer

Managing Director
Napier Park

Batur Bicer is a senior investment analyst focusing on investment strategies related to structured credit products both in cash and synthetic markets at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to CCA, Batur served two years as Vice President at Goldman Sachs as a Credit Strategist covering primarily credit derivative products where he was responsible for recommending trade ideas and providing quantitative solutions for both internal and external clients. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Batur worked as a Credit Strategy Research Analyst for five years at Barclays Capital where ... (view full description)

William Black

Managing Director
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

Partner
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)

Gary Blitz

Senior Managing Director
Aon Transaction Solutions

Gary is a Senior Managing Director/Co-Practice Leader of Aon Transaction Solutions and heads its Tax Insurance Practice, which specializes in the placement of tax insurance programs for tax credit investments, M&A transactions and other situations.  Gary advises clients purchasing tax and other transaction liability insurance programs, and is often called upon to create unique solutions where no “off the shelf” product exists.  Throughout Gary's career, he has been a leader in the tax and transactional insurance business. Gary played an instrumental role in the development of the insurance products and the growth of the field. ... (view full description)

Benjamin Blum

Vice President
Morgan Stanley

No biography specified

Jeff Bogan

Co Founder & CFO
Upgrade

As Head of the Investor Group, Jeff is responsible for the retail, institutional, and financial institution investor channels. He also leads corporate development.
Before joining Lending Club, Jeff was at Morgan Stanley, where he served as an advisor to financial services and technology companies. He has extensive transactional experience in managing and structuring capital raises, mergers & acquisitions, and other strategic transactions. Prior experience includes similar roles at Greenhill & Co. and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
Jeff holds a BBA from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ronald Borod

Co-Chair
Solar Energy Finance Advisory Council (SEFAC)

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 ... (view full description)

Kieran Brady

Managing Director
Barclays

Kieran Brady is a Managing Director in the securitized products origination group at Barclays. He has over 19 years of experience working within structured finance.  He has worked on a broad range of assignments including company acquisitions, securitizations, whole loan purchases, principal finance opportunities, lending facilities, and IBD initiatives. Mr. Brady has played an integral role in the Barclays asset securitization initiative for the past 9 years. He has advised, structured and brought to market many transactions for some of the largest clients in the market. He has extensive experience executing a wide variety of transactions backed by various types of consumer and commer ... (view full description)

Craig Braun

Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets
Renovate America

Craig A. Braun is currently the Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets for Renovate America, Inc.  In that capacity, he leads the external funding and securitization efforts of the firm including all investment bank and rating agency aspects and has created the largest Green Bond platform in the world, HERO Funding, which was recognized by Global Capital as the 2016 Green/SRI ABS Deal of the Year.   Prior to Renovate America, Craig was a Managing Director at GE Capital for 13 years with global responsibility for securitization, alternative funding and business development opportunities for a broad range of internal clients.  Prior to GE Capital, Craig spent 10 years as an in ... (view full description)

Christina Burgess

Partner
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

No biography specified

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. Prior to joining Citi, Burke was Managing Director and Head of Client Relations for Ambac Assurance Corpora ... (view full description)

Sairah Burki

Senior Director
SFIG

Sairah Burki is the Senior Director of ABS policy at the Structured Finance Industry Group. Ms. Burki focuses on proposed and anticipated rules that have broad impact across all ABS asset classes. Her agenda includes such areas as Basel III, Risk Retention, Volcker, Money Market Reform, Reg AB II and Credit Rating Agency Reform. Prior to joining SFIG, Ms. Burki was the Director of Treasury Policy Affairs at Capital One, leading the company's response to policy initiatives with significant capital markets and corporate finance implications. She previously held positions with Xerox, UBS and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Ms. Burki holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pri ... (view full description)

Jim Callahan

Executive Director
Pentalpha Global Advisors

No biography specified

Kristymarie Cariello

Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Kristymarie Cariello is a Director at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. (KBRA) where she is part of the U.S. Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) group. She works on new issue ratings for all RMBS asset types, including newly-originated prime jumbo loans, newly-originated agency loans, legacy performing and re-performing loans, and resecuritized legacy RMBS bonds.  In addition to rating new issue transactions, Kristymarie also leads the group’s operational reviews of mortgage originators, servicers, and third-party due diligence firms that participant in the U.S. RMBS securitization market. Prior to joining Kroll, Kristymarie spent nine years in the U.S. RMBS group at Stand ... (view full description)

Peter Carroll

Executive Vice President
Quicken Loans

Pete Carroll is Executive Vice President at Quicken Loans. In this role, he provides expertise on recent and emerging changes in the asset sales environment including housing reform legislation and regulatory changes in the origination, servicing and secondary markets. Before joining Quicken Loans, Pete held a similar role as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets at Wells Fargo & Co.   Prior to his work at Wells Fargo, Pete served as Assistant Director of the Office of Mortgage Markets at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). At the CFPB he led a team responsible for monitoring and analyzing markets for mortgage related products and services as well as assessing ... (view full description)

Angela Ceresnie

COO
Climb Credit

Angela Ceresnie has 10+ years of financial services experience. Currently the COO of Climb Credit, a student lending company focused on making affordable loans to students attending high ROI educational programs. Angela is responsible for the operations of the company. Prior to Climb, she co-founded and was COO/CFO of Orchard Platform. Prior to Orchard, Angela spent 8 years running various credit risk analytics teams at American Express and Citibank. During this time she made billions of dollars' worth of data-driven credit decisions.

Stephen Ceurvorst

Managing Partner
Lord Capital LLC

Lord Capital LLC is an experienced Control Party under IFRS 10 and FAS 167 and has a proven track record in structured investments in trade finance, corporate receivables, credit card trusts and other credit assets. The result is a shift of accounting consolidation responsibility away from the seller and away from senior lenders so that Lord Capital accepts the consolidation responsibility for the entire transaction.  Mr. Ceurvorst has over 25 years of experience in banking and securitization. Immediately prior to Lord Capital, Mr. Ceurvorst held various senior positions with Mellon Financial Corporation (now part of BNY Mellon), most recently as Chairman and CEO of a full service broker ... (view full description)

Chandrajit Chakraborty

Principal
Pearl Diver Capital

Chandrajit brings in over 15-years of experience as a structured finance banker, structurer and trader, covering stints at Wachovia Securities, Nomura Securities, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Old Mutual, Fitch Ratings and JP Morgan. He was responsible for originating and structuring several innovative transactions ranging from leveraged loan CLOs to Private Equity backed and Hedge Fund backed securitisation products. Chandrajit was formerly a bond trader managing a trading book for corporate credit and sovereign debt. He is a graduate in Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and holds a Masters in Finance (with Distinction) in Financial Engineering from Lon ... (view full description)

Sonia Chaliha

Managing Director
BNY Mellon

Sonia Chaliha (Managing Director) is the Regional Head for the Latin American and Canadian Corporate Trust businesses, covering cross border transactions coming into the U.S. markets from these regions, as well as management of a domestic Canadian business, BNY Trust Company of Canada. Previously, Sonia’s remit also included domestic businesses in both Mexico (operating as regulated Bank entity) and Brazil; in 2014, she sold the Mexican business to another local financial institution and also realigned the local Brazilian business into Asset Servicing Brazil.  Sonia is the Chairman of the Board for BNY Trust Company of Canada and held equivalent directorship for the Mexican ... (view full description)

Vijay Chander

Executive Director – Fixed Income
Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association

Vijay Chander is focused on working with the various fixed income committees and playing a significant role in standardising credit markets across to allow greater cross-border flows to improve liquidity and keep Asian savings in the region. He also helps address other initiatives in the tax and compliance areas. Vijay has over twenty-five years’ experience on both the buy and the sell sides of the fixed income and credit universe, having worked at Citibank, Lehman Brothers, the Prudential, BNP Paribas, Bear Stearns and most recently at Standard Chartered where he was the global head of credit strategy, before joining ASIFMA. Vijay’s career has been largely focused on Asia. He ha ... (view full description)

Weili Chen

Senior Director
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

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

Michael Cheng

Director
Deutsche Bank

No biography specified

Meredith Coffey

Executive Vice President of Research & Analysis
LSTA

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

Lewis Cohen

Partner
Hogan Lovells

Lewis Cohen is a partner in the Capital Markets practice in Hogan Lovells’ New York office, focusing his practice on international structured finance transactions. Lewis concentrates his practice on representing underwriters, issuers, credit enhancers, and rating agencies in cross-border structured finance, FIBRA, and other capital markets transactions. He advises on public and private structured finance transactions in a wide variety of assets, including credit card receivables, residential and commercial mortgage loans, trade receivables, equipment leases, and various esoteric assets, as well as “future flow” securitizations of asses such as oil exports and mar ... (view full description)

Benjamin Cohen

Chief Executive Officer
T-REX

As CEO, Benjamin Cohen leads T-REX with a strong vision for the future of enterprise financial technology and its impact on making markets more transparent and efficient. He has built the T-REX team and the T-REX software platform by combining the most sustainable elements of finance with modern SaaS technology, allowing the most complex financial markets to be more transparent for all parties. The company’s enterprise SaaS platform, T-REX Analytics, provides complete transparency through granular cash flow models, stress-testing across power production and credit metrics, and capital stack structuring. T-REX has successfully facilitated significant new capital entering the compl ... (view full description)

Wynne Comer

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

No biography specified

Camilo Concha

President and Chief Executive Officer
LendingUSA

Camilo is the founder and CEO of LendingUSA, an online marketplace lender with a mission to simplify the point-of-sale lending experience. LendingUSA focuses on the relationships behind business transactions, not just loans.  Borrowers are provided fast, paperless loans approved within minutes with affordable financing options serving a large network of merchants covering the medical, dental and the legal markets and other select merchant categories.   Camilo is known for being able to successfully grow businesses, having independently raised $55 million of equity to expand LendingUSA.   In addition to LendingUSA, Camilo founded, organized and owns several successful ... (view full description)

Alexandra Cooley

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Greenworks Lending, LLC

Alexandra is President and Chief Investment Officer of Greenworks Lending, a Commercial PACE originator, where she oversees capital markets, underwriting and financial operations. In her current and prior roles, she has structured and overseen more than $400M clean energy financings across the residential, commercial and not-for-profit sectors.
 

Skip Curth

Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

►Skip has more than 20 years of experience in the securitization industry. He was the original coordinating partner on the Ginnie Mae engagement and has worked with Ginnie Mae for more than five years. ►He has client relationships with many of the major investment banks, financial institutions and government sponsored enterprises, and he oversees our firm’s relationship at Fannie Mae. Skip has been involved in the securitization market since 1991 when he was involved in the first RTC securitizations. Since 1991, he has covered a variety of asset classes and structures as well as designed many of the analytical tools currently in use at Ernst & Young. ►Oversees the strategic d ... (view full description)

Owen Cyrulnik

Partner
Grais & Ellsworth LLP

Owen Cyrulnik represents clients in a broad range of complex securities litigation in federal and state courts around the United States. Mr. Cyrulnik currently represents the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and The Charles Schwab Corporation in their litigation against securities dealers to rescind the purchase of certificates backed by residential mortgage loans. He also advises certificateholders in mortgage-backed securitizations and CDOs in disputes against the originators and servicers of the loans in those trusts. Mr. Cyrulnik was named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer for his work in removing the proceedings involving Bank of America’s $8.5 billion settlement wit ... (view full description)

Chris Dalton

Chief Executive Officer
Australian Securitisation Forum

Chris is the Chief Executive Officer of The Australian Securitisation Forum, the peak industry association for participants in Australia’s securitisation market. He is also a member of the investment committees of two Australian fixed income funds. From 2000-2008 Chris was the Country Head of Standard & Poor’s (S&P). 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.

Doneene Damon

Partner
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

Doneene Damon focuses primarily on formation and operational issues relating to Delaware statutory and common law trusts in all types of commercial and business transactions, representing issuers, underwriters, investors, and trustees. Doneene also represents banks and trust companies in connection with their trust and agency services under Delaware and New York law in various commercial transactions, including their roles as trustee, collateral agent, custodian, master servicer, depository agent, and exchange agent.  Doneene’s varied corporate trust transactional practice includes asset-backed securities, including auto loans and leases, credit cards, student loans, residential ... (view full description)

Andy Davidson

President
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)

Teresa Davidson

Vice President, Legal & General Counsel
Volvo Financial Services

Teresa Davidson is the Vice President - Legal and General Counsel for Volvo Financial Services Region the Americas with responsibility for legal, capital markets, regulatory, and compliance matters in North and South America.  With  experience in public and Rule 144A ABS transactions in the United States she also oversees legal support for ABS and structured finance transactions in Brazil, Canada, and Mexico.  A member of the Board of Directors of  SFIG, Teresa is  co-Chair of SFIG’s Equipment Issuer Committee and a member of SFIG’s Issuer Cabinet and the Steering Committee of SFIG's Women in Securitization initiative.&n ... (view full description)

Don Davis

Portfolio Manager
Prime Meridian Capital Management

Don Davis is a Principal and Portfolio Manager of Prime Meridian Capital Management, an investment management firm specializing in online P2P/marketplace lending strategies. As a seasoned industry veteran and skilled portfolio manager, Mr. Davis applies his knowledge, conservative management principles, and hands on expertise to the day-to-day management of  Prime Meridian Income Fund, LP investing in the peer-to-peer consumer lending market, Prime Meridian Small Business Lending Fund, LP investing in the small business lending market, Prime Meridian Real Estate Lending Fund, LP investing in the real estate lending market, and Poise Lending Fund, LP which is a leveraged peer-to-peer lending ... (view full description)

Laurel Davis

Vice President for Credit Risk Transfer
Fannie Mae

Laurel Davis is Fannie Mae’s Vice President for Credit Risk Transfer, where she is responsible for developing and executing strategies to transfer credit risk associated with Fannie Mae’s single-family guaranty business to the capital markets and private investors. This includes managing Fannie Mae’s flagship Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) program.  Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Davis served in a variety of securitization, trading and capital markets roles at Merrill Lynch and First Republic Bank.  Davis holds a bachelor of arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of business administration in finance from the University of Maryland.   Education: ... (view full description)

Michael Dean

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

Michael R. Dean is a managing director in Fitch Ratings’ U.S. Structured Finance group and co-head of the North American ABS group. Mike directly manages the Consumer ABS and Asset Backed Commercial Paper groups. In that role, Mike’s responsibilities include managing the day-to-day activities of the groups, overseeing the credit process for assigning and maintaining ratings, developing criteria, publishing research and commentary, and cultivating investor relationships.  Mike has worked in Fitch’s ABS group for 22 years and has experience analyzing and managing groups responsible for assigning ratings to a wide range of nonmortgage-related consumer asset-backed securities, including c ... (view full description)

Erik Deidan

Executive Director
Santander Investment Securities Inc.

Erik Deidan is an Executive Director in the Securitization Group at Santander in New York.  He’s responsible for the origination and execution of structured financings in the U.S. and Latin America.  He has over 18 years of experience arranging transactions in project bonds, infrastructure, emerging market future flows, credit cards, auto loans, trade receivables, equipment leases, sports venues receivables and ABCP conduits.  Prior to joining Santander Erik worked in the securitization groups at Bank of America and Calyon.
 

Michael Dente

Vice President
Goldman Sachs

No biography specified

Kim Diamond

Senior Managing Director
Kroll Bond Ratings Agency, Inc.

Kim Diamond is a Senior Managing Director and head of Structured Finance at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. Prior to joining Kroll, Kim was a Managing Director at Standard and Poor's responsible for the US Commercial Mortgage Ratings Business. In 2008 she became Business Leader for S&P's U.S. Mortgage Group which comprised new issuance and surveillance for both commercial and residential mortgage backed securities and Servicer Evaluations. She currently sits on the Board of Governors of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) as an Executive Committee Appointee and has previously held positions as Membership Chair and Treasurer. Kim received a BA from Cornell University and an ... (view full description)

Chris DiAngelo

Partner
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 Ch ... (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.  
 

John DiPaolo

Principal
PGIM

John Di Paolo, CFA, FSA is a Principal in Prudential Fixed Income's Structured Product Research Team. His primary areas of credit research are Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs), marketplace lending, and commercial and consumer Asset Backed Securities (ABS). He joined the Structured Product Research Team in 1998 following six years in Prudential's Actuarial Leadership Development Program. Mr. Di Paolo received a BS with honors in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and both a BA with honors and an MA in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a Fellow of the S ... (view full description)

Patrick Dolan

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Patrick D. Dolan focuses his practice on asset-backed and mortgagebackedsecuritizations. He represents underwriters, issuers, assetoriginators, liquidity banks, warehouse lenders and multi-sellercommercial paper conduits, and has worked on several securitizationsthat have involved innovative structures. Mr. Dolan has worked onfinancings and securitizations of, among other asset types, structuredsettlements, tax liens, PACE bonds, litigation judgments, tradereceivables and credit tenant leases (both domestic and cross-border).Mr. Dolan has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has beennamed one of the New York Areas Top Rated Lawyers by ... (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)

Leo Efstathiou

Chief Executive Officer
Finsight

Leo Efstathiou is the cofounder and CEO of Finsight (makers of Finsight.com, DealRoadshow.com, 17g5.com and DealVDR.com), a portfolio of services that streamline the structuring, marketing and execution of new issue. In 2015, thousands of investors spent thousands of hours analyzing tens of billions of dollars of US ABS new issue on the Finsight platform. Leo is committed to working with market participants to intelligently implement technology in ways that streamline workflows, increase access to information, improve liquidity and remove friction. Prior to Finsight, Leo spent 3 years in Barclays’ non-traditional / esoteric ABS team working on numerous tran ... (view full description)

Mohamed El-Erian

Chief Economic Advisor
Allianz

Mohamed A. El-Erian is Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO where he formerly served as chief executive and co-chief investment officer. He chairs President Obamas Global Development Council, is a columnist for Bloomberg View and a contributing editor at the Financial Times. Dr. El-Erian first joined PIMCO in 1999 and was a senior member of PIMCO's portfolio management and investment strategy group. He rejoined the company at the end of 2007 after serving for two years as president and CEO of Harvard Management Company, the entity that manages Harvards endowment and related accounts. Before coming to PIMCO, Dr. El-Erian was a managing director at Salomon Smith Bar ... (view full description)

Patricia Evans

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 serves on 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 and co-chai ... (view full description)

Andrew Faulkner

Partner
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 broa ... (view full description)

Jamie Feehely

Managing Director
DBRS

JAMIE FEEHELY is a Managing Director for DBRS and is the head of the Canadian Structured Finance group. Jamie joined DBRS in April, 2004. As part of the Structured Finance Group, Jamie is primarily involved in rating Canadian ABS,  ABCP, structured credit and private securitization transactions. Jamie is also extensively involved in the development and application of transaction criteria for Canadian Structured Finance. In addition, Jamie has considerable experience in rating other types of asset and cash-flow based financing transactions (including, CMBS and PPPs) and development of the related methodologies. Prior to joining DBRS, Jamie worked for several years as an assoc ... (view full description)

Vincent Fiorillo

Head of Global Relationship Management
DoubleLine Group LP

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 Ba ... (view full description)

Jonathan Fisher

Director
Credit Suisse

No biography specified

Sheli Fitzgerald

Senior Vice President
GM Financial

No biography specified

Brian Ford

Vice President
Barclays

Brian Ford is a Vice President in Credit Strategy at Barclays. Based in New York, he is responsible for coverage of US structured credit, focusing primarily on the ABS and CMBS markets. Brian joined Barclays in March 2015 from Kroll Bond Ratings, where he was responsible for rating commercial and esoteric ABS transactions. Brian has a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Connecticut College and is also a CFA charterholder.

Yehudah Forster

Senior Vice President/Manager
Moody’s Investors Service

Yehudah Forster is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer with Moody’s Investors Service. Mr. Forster performs credit and legal risk analysis on a variety of structured finance transactions, including U.S. residential mortgage-backed securitizations (RMBS) and U.S. and Canadian covered bonds.

Prior to joining Moody’s in 2007, Mr. Forster was co-general counsel at a boutique RMBS issuer/broker- dealer, and prior to that, was an associate in the Capital Markets Group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Mr. Forster is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Emory University, and is a member of the New York Bar.
 
 

Catherine Frank

Managing Director
JP Morgan Securities LLC

No biography specified

Douglas Frankel

Managing Director
PNC Capital Markets

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 18 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)

Marc Franson

Partner
Chapman and Cutler LLP

Marc Franson is a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Department and Practice Group Leader of the Bank Corporate Group. He represents financial institutions, finance companies, retailers, other creditors and brokers on an array of financial services matters including regulatory applications, consumer credit transactions, deposit products, bank mergers and acquisitions, licensing, regulatory issues and compliance, sale of non-deposit products, technology contracting, payment processing, portfolio acquisitions/divestitures, fair lending and privacy matters, Internet banking, stored value products and marketplace (P2P) lending. He also represents clients in conjunction with legislativ ... (view full description)

Jade Friedensohn

Director of Programming
IMN

Conference Producer for the Structured Finance Division of IMN.

Nathan Gabig

Managing Director
KPMG LLP

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

Joanne Gaskin

Senior Director
FICO

Ms. Gaskin oversees the FICO Scores regulatory practice and is responsible for the strategic direction of FICO’s analytic solutions and partnerships serving the mortgage industry. In her role, Ms. Gaskin works globally in partnership with financial institutions and regulatory agencies to support making better decision to drive growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. She is driven by the positive impact that FICO makes on the lives of consumers by working collaboratively with the financial services industry.   With more than 25 years in financial services, she has led analytic and product development efforts to address some of the most critical topics impacting fina ... (view full description)

Eric Gebhard

Treasurer
World Omni Financial

In his role as Treasurer for World Omni Financial Corp. (World Omni), Eric is responsible for securing funding to support World Omni’s portfolio of automotive loans and leases.  Public term securitization represents a large component of the company’s funding sources.  Eric has been with World Omni and its parent company, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., since 1997 and has served as Treasurer since 2009.   JM Family Enterprises, Inc. is a $14.5 billion diversified automotive corporation and ranked by Forbes as the 21st largest privately held company in the U.S.  JM Family is the parent company of Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET), the world’s largest independent distributor of ... (view full description)

Rachel George

Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Navient

Rachel Gleason George is Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Navient Solutions, Inc. with responsibility for legal aspects of a  wide array of corporate and transactional matters, including Navient’s securitization programs.  Prior to joining Navient in March 2016, Rachel was a partner in the Banking Department of Chapman and Cutler LLP specializing in structured finance and secured lending matters.  Rachel is a frequent speaker on the securitization aspects of financial industry regulations, including the Dodd-Frank Act and Basel III.  Rachel is a member of the Board of Directors of SFIG and of the Steering Committee for SFIG’s new Women in Securitization program.  Rachel is a g ... (view full description)

Julie Gillespie

Partner
Mayer Brown LLP

Julie Gillespie is a partner in the Chicago Office of Mayer Brown and is a member of the firm’s Partnership Board.  She has extensive experience representing commercial banks, ABCP conduits,  originators, sponsors and investors in structuring, negotiating and documenting asset-backed and other structured finance transactions.  Her experience has involved the securitization of credit card receivables, personal loans, auto loans and leases, fleet leases, FFELP and private student loans, and auto and equipment dealer floorplan receivables, as well as synthetic risk transfers.  Julie’s areas of expertise include master trust and other revolving ... (view full description)

Preetha Gist

Partner
Chapman & Cutler LLP

Preetha Gist is a partner in Chapman and Cutler’s Asset Securitization Department and Banking and Financial Services Department. Preetha’s practice focuses on value-based services to financial institution clients, drawing on her experience and insights from serving as general counsel for the capital markets unit of a major U.S. financial institution and in-house in various roles at several major banks. Her understanding of client value and the needs of bank clients drives her practice.   Preetha also serves as Chapman’s Client Service Partner where she collaborates with partners and practice groups to apply best practices learned from her in-house experience to support client eng ... (view full description)

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)

Melanie Gnazzo

Partner
Chapman and Cutler LLP

Melanie Gnazzo is a partner in the Asset Securitization, Lease Finance and Tax practice groups. She also serves on the firm’s strategic planning committee.  Melanie represents a wide range of finance companies and funding sources engaged in structured finance and securitization transactions, as well as in portfolio acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings and joint ventures involving financial assets. She also provides advice with respect to tax advantaged financial and renewable energy products and investment vehicles. She has considerable experience providing both tax and commercial law advice in such transactions.  Melanie is a regular speaker at industry forums ... (view full description)

Dave Goodson

Senior Portfolio Manager
VOYA

No biography specified

Olga Gorodetsky

Managing Director
MAXEX LLC

Olga Gorodetsky is a Managing Director at MAXEX, a technology company that is launching a multi-seller to multi-buyer residential mortgage loan trading exchange. She previously served as Senior Advisor to Dr. Michael Stegman, Counselor to the Secretary for Housing Finance Policy at the Department of the Treasury. In this role, she served as the coordinator of Treasury's initiative to revive the private label MBS market and worked on housing finance reform.

Brian Grow

Managing Director – RMBS/SFR/ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC

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)

Felicia Grumet

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

No biography specified

Pratik Gupta

Vice President
Nomura

Pratik joined Nomura's Securitized Products Research team in 2012 and currently heads RMBS research and co-covers CLO research.
 
In the Institutional Investor survey Nomura has been the top 2 ranked team for RMBS research for the past 4 years and has been ranked #1 in the Greenwich survey for the past 3 years. The team was ranked #5 for CLO research in the 2017 II survey with a #1 ranking within the hedge fund  subcategory, in its second year participating in the survey.

Pratik is a graduate of IIT Madras and IIM Ahmedabad from India.

Lain Gutierrez

Senior Vice President
DBRS

Lain Gutierrez is a structured finance veteran with 20 years of experience in originating, structuring and rating asset-backed securities.  Currently, Lain is a senior rating analyst at DBRS, Inc. responsible for esoteric and commercial asset classes with a focus on clean energy/energy efficiency financing, including PACE and ESPC.  At DBRS, Lain recently led efforts to publish a new methodology in July 2015 for rating PACE financings.  Lain also spoke at industry conferences and published various research articles regarding PACE and ESPC financing. Prior to DBRS, Lain was a senior banker with Citigroup’s ABS business.  Over the course of his 11 year ... (view full description)

Brandon Hadley

Partner
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Brandon Hadley concentrates his tax practice in debt instruments, financial products, securitization, cross-border investments and tax credit investments. His principal areas of experience include debt capital markets transactions, asset-backed securitization, the structuring of derivatives and hybrid securities, and tax credit investments including tax equity investments in solar projects. Brandon has substantial experience in: (i) complying with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and related withholding tax issues; (ii) structuring cross-border investments into the United States; and (iii) negotiating tax-related issues with syndicated loans, warehouse lines and credit agreemen ... (view full description)

Mark Hanson

Senior Vice President Securitization
Freddie Mac

Mark D. Hanson is the senior vice president of Freddie Mac’s Securitization Division. In this role, he oversees Freddie Mac's mortgage securitization efforts, including pass-thru, REMIC and strip issuance. He is also responsible for developing and implementing new mortgage security products and capabilities that meet the needs of institutional investors, broker/dealers, lenders, servicers and third party vendors. Additionally, Hanson leads Freddie Mac’s efforts supporting FHFA’s directives around the Single Security, expanding liquidity in the conventional TBA space. Hanson was previously a vice president for Lazard Asset Management, where he managed mortgage ... (view full description)

Anna-Liza Harris

Partner
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

Director
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)

Stewart Hayes

Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Stewart Hayes is a Senior Vice President of the Lender Finance division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, based in Dallas. The Lender Finance division is a leading provider of credit facilities starting at $15 million to specialty finance companies throughout the U.S. and Canada, including asset-based lenders, factors, equipment leasing and finance companies, and other specialty finance companies. Stewart has over 30 years of experience in the asset-based lending industry, including significant experience in lending to specialty finance companies.   Stewart joined Wells Fargo Capital Finance in 2000 as an original member of the Lender Finance division. His current responsibi ... (view full description)

John Heck III

Managing Director, Business Development
Overture Technologies, Inc.

Bios: John N Heck III John Heck is a member of the Overture Technologies Management Team serving as the Managing Director of Business Development. Mr. Heck has served in numerous executive level positions for domestic and international companies focused on the Financial Services industry. He has a successful thirty-year track record in the design, growth and execution of business-driven technology that optimizes business solutions. Mr. Heck’s professional network includes senior executives at the national and international level and has extensive experience in effectively applying information technology in the Capital Market ecosystem ... (view full description)

Jilliene Helman

Chief Executive Officer
RealtyMogul.com

Jilliene Helman is the founder and CEO of RealtyMogul, a unique commercial real estate private markets investing platform.   A former Vice President at Union Bank in Wealth Management and Risk Management, Jilliene launched RealtyMogul in 2013 and raised $45 million in venture capital financing to scale the business.   Thus far, RealtyMogul has closed transactions with over $1.37 billion in total capitalization and has 140,000 investors on its platform.   Recently named Fintech Woman of the Year at the LendIt Industry Awards, Jilliene has been featured as an expert in Bloomberg, CNBC, The New York Times, Yahoo! Finance, Entrepreneur, and has been included i ... (view full description)

Lisa Hernandez

Securitization Solution Leader
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Lisa is a Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory partner in Deloitte & Touche LLP and leads the Securitization Solution practice in the Financial Risk, Transactions & Restructuring market offering. She has 15 years of financial services experience assisting clients entering the capital markets through various financial transactions and supporting them and other industry participants as they navigate through the regulatory environment. Lisa has a deep expertise in Residential and Asset Backed Securities and leads teams that specialize in file review, collateral and cash flow modeling and technology solutions, for a variety of asset classes such as student loans, agency, prime, performin ... (view full description)

Hector Herrera

Vice President
BNY Mellon

Since 2010, Héctor Herrera has been the lead for the Corporate Trust Cross Border Business Development team for Latin America and  Canada. As well as coverage responsibility for key markets and intermediaries,  he has a particular focus on complex, structured and specialty products by non-US issuers and previously, from 2005-2010, his business development remit was global. In this function, Hector has successfully won and onboarded multiple landmark transactions for the firm. He joined the firm in 1999 in a Business Group Manager capacity with responsibility for non-US Corporate Trust businesses located in New York, London and Singapore; a role that he held until 2005 prior to mo ... (view full description)

Stephen Hessler

Director
Deutsche Bank

Steve is a Director with Deutsche Bank National Trust Company and is head of the Americas Corporate Trust Structured Credit Services, Bank Loan Services and Money-Market Instruments businesses overseeing Deutsche Bank’s Trustee and Agency roles for CLO/CDOs, bank loan funds, and money-market instruments.    Steve has twenty-six years of corporate trust experience in the securitization industry, and has been employed by Deutsche Bank (formerly Bankers Trust Company) since 1995.   Prior to joining Bankers Trust Company, Steve worked for BankAmerica National Trust Company managing the analytics group, and Security Pacific National Trust Company.   ... (view full description)

Gerhard Hinse

Director
SunPower Project Finance

Gerhard Hinse is a Senior Manager Structured Finance in SunPower Corporation's Project Finance Group and focuses on leveraging the various tax equity structures employed in its residential solar lease program including back-leverage loans and asset-backed securities.During his professional career, Gerhard has closed more than $5 billion of highly structured, asset-backed financing solutions for principals, issuers and advising boutiques: Montgomery Street Financial, Bank of America Leasing, Bank of America Securities, Daimler-Benz Aerospace, JP Morgan Chase, KfW and Deutsche Bank.Gerhard received a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the ... (view full description)

Carol Hitselberger

Partner
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 work for decades - she can ... (view full description)

Chris Hoeffel

Chief Financial Officer
CoreVest Finance

Christopher Hoeffel is the Chief Financial Officer of Colony American Finance, a specialty finance lender focused on providing permanent and bridge debt capital to owners of single-family rental properties.  Chris was most recently a Managing Director at Investcorp, where he was head of Real Estate Debt Investments, including three high-yield debt funds managed by the firm.  In addition to being a senior member of the real estate team, involved in all debt and equity investments made by the group during his tenure, Chris served as Head of Investment Operations and Investor Relations for Real Estate and Corporate Investments in the US and Europe. Chris joined Investcorp from JP Morgan / Bear ... (view full description)

John Holahan

Partner
Dentons

John Holahan is a partner in Dentons Capital Markets practice and co-leads the Firm's Capital Markets regulatory team. Recommended by The Legal 500 US (2014), John has spent his entire career in financial services regulation, and has vast expertise in the regulation of the banking and consumer credit markets throughout the United States. John represents Wall Street investors, domestic and foreign banking institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, hedge funds, private equity funds, consumer reporting agencies, consumer finance companies and other financial services and Wall Street institutions in regulatory matters across the United States and before all federal and state regulators, inclu ... (view full description)

Dapeng Hu

Managing Director
BlackRock

Dapeng Hu, PhD, CFA, Managing Director, Head of mortgage modeling, is a member of BlackRock Solutions' financial modeling group and a member of BlackRock's Fixed Income Global Research team. Dr. Hu's primary responsibilities include directing development of BlackRock's mortgage prepayment and credit models and conducting relative value research on MBS and ABS. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2003, Dr. Hu was with Wells Fargo as a Director of financial modeling from 2001 - 2003. From 2000 - 2001, he was with Citigroup as Vice President of empirical modeling. In these positions, Dr. Hu supported mortgage servicing valuations, whole loan portfolio management, and MBS tr ... (view full description)

Eric Hudson

Senior Director
S&P Global Ratings

Eric Hudson is a Senior Director in the U.S. Structured Credit Group at S&P Global Ratings. In his current role as Analytical Manager, Eric manages a team of analysts with a primary focus on new collateralized loan obligation (CLO) issuance.    Previously, Eric served as a primary rating analyst on structured credit transactions, including CLOs, timeshare securitizations and leveraged fund transactions, amongst others.    Before joining S&P Global Ratings, Eric held positions within the Assurance and Structured Finance practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York.    Eric holds a bachelor of science degree in Accounting and a master of busin ... (view full description)

Mark Hughes

Executive VP, Business Development & Industry Affairs
Clayton Holdings LLC

Mr. Hughes is executive vice president of business development and industry affairs for Clayton Holdings LLC, a leading provider of loan due diligence, surveillance, REO management, and consulting services to the mortgage industry. He is responsible for the sales, business development and marketing for Clayton and its subsidiaries: Green River Capital, Red Bell Real Estate, ValuAmerica and Clayton Euro Risk.   Prior to joining Clayton, he was president of Due Diligence for LenderLive™, where he was responsible for delivering third-party review offerings to investors, banks, mortgage companies and credit unions.  Prior to that, Hughes built the Due Dilig ... (view full description)

Eileen Hughes

Director
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.

James Huizinga

Partner
Sidley Austin

JAMES A. HUIZINGA advises financial services clients on a wide variety of regulatory, transactional and litigation matters, with special emphasis on retail banking. He works regularly with banks, savings associations, mortgage bankers, finance companies and others on issues related to marketplace lending, credit card programs, multi-state financial services initiatives, residential mortgage lending and other credit, deposit and insurance businesses. Mr. Huizinga has worked extensively on the consumer protections implemented under the Credit CARD Act of 2009 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, including with respect to the new Consumer Financial Protection Burea ... (view full description)

Richard Hunt

Vice President/Senior Analyst
Moody’s Investors Service

Richard Hunt is a Vice President/Senior Analyst in the Structured Finance Group with Moody’s Investors Service, based in Toronto, where he manages a team responsible for Moody’s structured finance rating activity in the Canadian market.  Prior to joining Moody’s in 2013, Richard spent 15 years in securitization finance with RBC Capital Markets where he arranged and structured securitization transactions across all asset types, and managed RBC’s Canadian ABCP conduits.  Previous experience consists of more than 10 years in Canadian structured finance with British and Japanese banks.  Richard has a BA/BPHE from Queen’s University and an MBA from McMaster University.
 

Dave Hurt

Vice President, Global Capital Markets
CoreLogic

Dave Hurt is a veteran of the mortgage industry with over 25 years of capital markets, mortgage banking production, and management experience. Prior to CoreLogic, he was a senior executive at OptiFI, a Fair Isaac venture, directly responsible for sales, marketing, production, and strategic initiatives.
 
Prior to OptiFI, Mr. Hurt was the SVP of corporate business development for Pedestal, Inc., an Internet mortgage and securities trading platform. He has also held senior leadership positions at some of the nation’s largest mortgage banking companies, including GE Capital Mortgage, North American Mortgage Company, and Perpetual Bank.

John Hwang

Partner
Allen & Overy LLP

John's practice focuses primarily on asset-backed securities, with extensive experience in covered bonds and the securitization of auto loans and leases, dealer floor-plan financings, credit card receivables, student loans, trade receivables, mortgage loans, servicer advances, tobacco fee settlement awards, tobacco quota payments, life settlements and utility stranded costs. He has represented issuers, underwriters, investors, credit enhancers and placement agents in connection with public and private offerings of securities and numerous asset-backed commercial paper conduit transactions. His work also includes advising clients in connection with asset purchases and dispositions and acquisit ... (view full description)

John Jacobs

Director of FinTech Strategies
eOriginal, Inc.

As Director of FinTech Strategies, John Jacobs provides eOriginal with his extensive experience as a business development, sales executive, and business process consultant. Mr. Jacobs is responsible for the expansion of eOriginal business across several key verticals, including financial services, equipment leasing, solar and security alarm industries. Across these verticals, Mr. Jacobs is the go-to speaker at industry association conferences and meetings, often asked to share his extensive knowledge into how digital transaction management improves business processes, customer experience, and creates operational efficiencies across the entire enterprise. Additionally, Mr. Jacobs ... (view full description)

Deepesh Jain

Barclays Treasury
Barclays

Deepesh Jain is the head of capital markets execution for Barclays Treasury in the US. His responsibilities include management of capital markets execution for both unsecured and structured finance activities. Deepesh also manages Barclays' UK and US credit card securitization programs. He joined Barclays in 2011 from Capital One where he spent several years managing their various credit card securitization programs. 

Deepesh has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India and an MBA in finance from Cornell University. 

Marielle Jan De Beur

Head of Structured Products Research
Wells Fargo Securities

Marielle Jan de Beur is a managing director and joined the company in 2008 as Head of Structured Products Research. In addition to managing the team, she publishes cross-sector research covering Structured Products and Commercial Real Estate. In 2010, she was ranked Runner-Up in Institutional Investor Magazine’s All American Fixed Income Research rankings for her work on CMBS Strategy. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, she was global head of CMBS research at Bear Stearns, before the merger with JP Morgan. Between 2000 and 2006, she was head of U.S. CMBS research for Morgan Stanley, where she was also an Institutional Investor Magazine-ranked analyst for five years. Prior to Morgan Stanley, she s ... (view full description)

Olaf Janke

Chief Financial Officer
Solar Mosaic, Inc.

Mr. Janke is the Chief Financial Officer of Mosaic, where is oversees accounting, treasury, tax, capital markets, portfolio management and financial planning & analysis.  He is the former Chief Financial Officer of Aequitas Capital Management and Fairway America.  Mr. Janke has also worked as an investment banker at several global financial institutions, JP Morgan, GE Capital, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank. He has deep industry expertise in technology and financial services, particularly alternative investment strategies and specialty finance. Mr. Janke has successfully led investments in private consumer and small business loan strategies and has helped build successful originators in ... (view full description)

Maggie Jiang

Director
Credit Suisse

Maggie Jiang is a Senior Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking   division, based in New York, within Asset Finance, which is part of the Fixed Income department.  Her expertise includes origination, structuring, risk assessment, and advisory. She covers a wide range of asset classes globally, including consumer ABS, commercial ABS, Trade Finance, Mortgages, esoteric ABS, etc. Ms. Jiang joined Credit Suisse in May 2011 after six years at Barclays Capital, where she was a Director in the Securitized Products Origination Group. Prior to that, Ms. Jiang had various responsibilities at CitiGroup, Deutsche Bank, and Deloitte & Touche. ... (view full description)

Richard Johns

Executive Director
SFIG

Richard Johns is the Executive Director for the Structured Finance Industry Group, a member-based trade industry advocacy group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market. A longtime leader in the securitization industry, Mr. Johns, 46, has more than 17 years of experience, having previously served as Head of Global Funding and Liquidity at Ally Financial Inc. Earlier in his career Mr. Johns also had roles as Head of Global Capital Markets at Capital One Financial Corp and as a transaction lead at MBNA (now Bank of America). Throughout his career, Mr. Johns has issued securitized products across a variety of pl ... (view full description)

Jeffrey Johnson

Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Jeffrey Johnson is a partner in the Structured Transactions Practice of Morgan Lewis.  Jeff counsels financial institutions, finance companies, government agencies, government-sponsored entities, and investment banking firms on numerous transactions, including asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities issuances, resecuritization of financial assets, net interest margin transactions, whole loan and asset sales, financing facilities, and related regulatory matters. He also advises on various other structured transactions involving numerous asset types and receivables, including single-family and multifamily residential mortgage loans, commercial mortgage loans, and automobile and ... (view full description)

Jim Jones

Director | Deloitte Advisory
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mr. Jones is a Director in the Securitization Market Offering of Deloitte Advisory, and leads Deloitte’s Securitization Transactions business for ABS, MBS and CMBS. His areas of experience include securitization capital structures, cash flow analysis, transaction document analysis, securities valuation and overall transaction management.

Matthew Joseph

Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Matthew has structured the securitization of a broad range of financial assets, including automobile loans and leases, church loans and bonds, commercial loans, equipment leases, home equity loans and HELOCs, floor plan receivables, litigation settlement fees, marketplace loans, mortgage loans, recreational vehicles, private and federally guaranteed student loans, Yen denominated consumer loans, and unsecured consumer and commercial loans, in both the term and the conduit markets.  Matthew regularly represents a variety of financial institutions, including startup investment funds, national banks, Fortune 500 companies and investment banks. Matthew has helped establish forward fl ... (view full description)

Jack Kahan

Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.

Jack Kahan is a Senior Director responsible for Residential MBS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. He covers all RMBS asset types, including newly-originated prime jumbo loans, legacy performing and reperforming loans, newly-originated agency loans, and resecuritized legacy RMBS bonds.   Prior to joining Kroll, Jack spent seven years in various roles in the U.S. RMBS group at Standard & Poor’s, most recently as a Director and Analytical Manager responsible for newly issued ratings.  In addition to leading a team of analysts in applying new issuance methodology and ratings, Jack lead and co-authored many of the firm’s RMBS-related criteria and research publications.  His focus ... (view full description)

Raghu Kakumanu

Senior Vice President, Housing Policy and Capital Markets
Wells Fargo Bank LLC

Raghu Kakumanu is Senior Vice-President of Housing Policy and Capital Markets at Wells Fargo.  He provides leadership on Wells Fargo’s housing and mortgage policies across both primary and secondary markets, including work on housing finance reform, homeownership growth, credit availability and loan servicing.  On behalf of Wells Fargo, he also manages relationships and presents to a wide range of housing finance, mortgage industry and consumer advocate groups.   Raghu is a 14 year veteran of Wells Fargo.  Prior to his current role, he created and managed the financial reform office for Wells Fargo Home Lending where he led all mortgage regulatory work resulting from the Dodd-Fra ... (view full description)

Mary Kane

Head of Securitized Products Research
Citi Global Markets, Inc.

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

Michael Kanef

Chief Regulatory & Compliance Officer
Moody's Investors Service

Michael Kanef is the Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer for Moody’s Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for Moody’s global, regulatory outreach and compliance efforts. Michael joined Moody’s as a senior analyst in the Term Asset-Backed Securities Team in 1997 after working as an associate in the Asset-Backed Finance Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. He was appointed co-head of the U.S. Term Asset-Backed and Asset-Backed Commercial Paper rating teams in June 2000 and promoted to Group Managing Director of the US. Asset Finance Group in June 2004. His responsibilities within the U.S. Asset Finance Group included participation in  meetings with Congressional ... (view full description)

Howard Kaplan

Partner - SFIG Chairman
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Howard A. Kaplan is a senior partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has more than 28 years of deep financial services industry experience, with a specialization in securitization and valuation. Howard is currently the U. S. lead client service partner for a top student lender, servicer and securitizer, as well as the global lead client service partner for a top 3 payments company. Howard is an active contributor to securitization industry advocacy efforts through the Structured Finance Industry Group where he serves on the board of directors and executive committee. Previous to these roles, Howard spent the last 20 years building and managing the U.S. Firms' ... (view full description)

Eric Kaplan

Director, Housing Finance Program
Milken Institute - Center for Financial Markets

Eric Kaplan is the Director of the Housing Finance Program within the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets. Mr. Kaplan will focus on the restoration of the U.S. housing finance ecosystem to a state of sustainable health, concentrating on the interplay among policymakers, regulators, and industry stakeholders with respect to issues such as the role of private capital, securitization reform, and lending and servicing practices. He will also coordinate the overall efforts of the Housing Finance Program and its Senior Fellows and Housing Policy Council, and collaborate with other Milken Institute colleagues to help further Program and Institute missions. Mr. Kaplan brings a 24-year c ... (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 experienc ... (view full description)

Jared Keating

Director
Napier Park Global Capital

Jared joined the Financial Partners team in 2012. Prior to this, Jared was an Associate at Lazard Frères & Co in New York, focusing on mergers & acquisitions and restructuring assignments, principally in the financial services sector. Jared also worked at Eurazeo in Paris and at Camulos Capital in London, where he was responsible for investments in private equity and distressed opportunities. Jared received an AB from Princeton University and a Masters in International Affairs, cum laude, from l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Current Investments: RCS Holdings, TRIP Rail Holdings and RIV 2013 Holdings (Observer), ... (view full description)

Kathryn Kelbaugh

Senior Managing Director
RiskSpan

Kathy Kelbaugh, Senior Managing Director with RiskSpan, Inc., is a 25+ year veteran of the residential mortgage industry with significant strategic and tactical expertise in all facets of the sector. Her unique skill set combines a deep appreciation for technology, processes, and people involved in mortgage origination with high proficiency in secondary mortgage markets and credit risk management.  Prior to RiskSpan, Ms. Kelbaugh was a Vice President and Senior Analyst for Moody’s RMBS ratings team where she developed and led originator assessments and worked to restart the RMBS market by working with industry participants to enhance transparency through improved data sets, representations a ... (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 ... (view full description)

Asif Khan

Managing Director
MUFG

No biography specified

Boris Kogut

Managing Director, Head of Asset Securitization
RBC Corporate Treasury

Mr. Boris Kogut is currently MD, Head of Asset Securitization, Corporate Treasury at Royal Bank of Canada. Prior to joining RBC in June 2010, he co-founded myNext Mortgage in Toronto having worked there as VP Capital Markets & Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors. Until December 2005 he was Vice President, Securitization and Alliance Management at The Bank of Montreal, where he has been since 2001. At BMO, Mr. Kogut oversaw a group of professionals responsible for the retail bank’s $10+ Billion securitization portfolio. Prior to joining BMO Boris spent 5 years with CIBC as an executive in the bank’s Treasury and Balance Sheet Management Group. Mr. Kogut receive ... (view full description)

Steven T. Kolyer

Partner
Clifford Chance US LLP

Steven T. Kolyer is a capital markets partner with extensive experience in securitizations, structured capital markets, investment fund formations and conventional securities offerings, including continuously-offered products. Mr. Kolyer is also experienced in credit-linked notes and other funded derivative products, and in complex commercial lending and credit transactions. Mr. Kolyer's experience over the years has been highlighted by transactions involving innovation and structured solutions in the capital markets. In this regard, he played a lead role in the development of a number of securitization products dating back to the origins of that market, in the U.S. and off-sh ... (view full description)

Jason Kravitt

Partner
Mayer Brown

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 (such as the use of true liquidity in ABCP Vehicles) 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.  Jason i ... (view full description)

David Kucera

Senior Managing Director
Capital One

Dave Kucera joined Capital One in 2013 to head its Asset-Backed Finance Group. In 2015, he became head of the Financial Institutions Group.  The group provides recourse and non-recourse financing and other services to specialty finance companies and asset managers throughout the U.S. across a broad range of sectors.   Prior to joining Capital One, Dave led and co-founded the U.S. Securitization Group at BMO Capital Markets, which provided and served as agent for over $75 billion in financing for a broad range of U.S. and international clients during Dave’s tenor.   Dave has an undergraduate degree in finance from Marquette University and a Masters in Management from t ... (view full description)

Stephen Kudenholdt

Co-Chair, US Capital Markets Practice
Dentons

Stephen Kudenholdt is co-chair of Dentons’ US Capital Markets practice. He is also a member of Dentons’ US Board, as well as the Firm’s Global Advisory Committee. Stephen is recommended by The Legal 500 US (2014) as "truly one of the more well-known lawyers in the mortgage space." His 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 ... (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)

Diana Lande

Associate
PGIM Fixed Income

Diana Lande is an Associate on PGIM Fixed Income’s Structured Product Team. Her primary area of credit research specialization is Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs). Prior to joining the Firm in March 2017, Ms. Lande worked for several years as a structured finance ratings analyst at Moody's, and more recently Morningstar Credit Ratings. Prior to her rating agency experience, Ms Lande practiced as a securitization attorney at Chapman and Cutler LLP. She earned a JD with honors from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA with highest honors in economics from Emory University.

Joseph Lau

Managing Director
RBC

Joseph joined RBC Capital Markets in June 2011. He is responsible for originating financing transactions across a variety of asset classes in both the US and Europe, with a focus on Transportation and other non-traditional assets. From 2009 to early 2011, Joseph was a Director in the Credit Solutions Group at Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible for certain non-standard ABS asset classes, consumer unsecured and student loan practices and managed a $4bln book of financing transactions. Prior to that, Joseph was at Barclays Capital from 2000 to 2009 with functions including both origination and execution of term and ABCP conduit financings across asset classes. ... (view full description)

Stacey Lawson

Executive Vice Chairman
Ygrene Energy Fund

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

Steve Lee

Chief Investment Officer
MW Eaglewood Americas LLC

Steven was a founding partner of Eaglewood Capital Management LLC (now known as MW Eaglewood Americas LLC), and has served as the group CIO for MW Eaglewood (the “Firm”) since 2014. Steven is responsible for investment oversight for the Firm. Prior to joining the Firm, Steven worked for Cambridge Place Investment Management, a London-based hedge fund, as the Global Head of Credit and Research. Prior to Cambridge Place Investment Management, he worked as a Director for UBS in Zürich and as a research analyst at Fidelity Investments focused on ABS and corporate debt. He has also worked for Prudential and Coopers & Lybrand. Steven has over 25 years of fixed income investment exp ... (view full description)

Kristi Leo

Boulder Advisors, Founder; Senior Policy Advisor
SFIG

As founder and President of Boulder Advisors, Kristi has established a hands-on, best in class advisory firm delivering full-service, comprehensive advice and strategic solutions to the structured finance industry, specializing in consumer and commercial finance companies and their investors.  Boulder Advisors has advised on debt and capital raises of more than $2.2 billion for consumer finance companies and investments by large private equity firms and hedge funds. Prior to founding Boulder Advisors in 2013, Kristi was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, where she held several leadership roles with Global Markets.  Most recently served as Co-Head of the U.S. Structured Finance ... (view full description)

Alex Levin

Director of Financial Engineering
Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc.

Alex Levin is Director of Financial Engineering at Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc.  He has developed innovative and efficient valuation models for mortgage-backed securities, including the Active-Passive Decomposition burnout model, the concept of prepay-risk-and-option-adjusted valuation, the method of Credit Option-Adjusted Spread and non-Monte Carlo shortcuts. His recent work focuses on the valuation of instruments exposed to credit risk, home price modeling, and projects related to the MBS crisis and credit-risk sharing.   Alex has been a speaker at both academic and practitioner events and has published a large number of papers. He is co-author (with A. Davidson) of the book ... (view full description)

Scott Levy

Senior Managing Director
Guggenheim Securities

Scott Levy has over 14 years of experience in the structured products space. At Guggenheim, Mr. Levy manages trading of all structured products, including non-agency RMBS, CMBS, CLOs, CDOs, and other Asset Backed Securities. He also trades TRUPS 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 ... (view full description)

Todd Li

Managing Director
China Merchants Securities

Mr. Todd Li, Managing Director and head of the Debt Financing Department at CMS. Since July 2007, Mr. Li has participated in various fixed income transactions including ABS for both onshore and offshore Chinese capital markets, products across ABS, convertible bonds, MTN, CP, SCP, corporate bonds, REITs and etc...

China Merchants Securities, is one of the largest securities firms with full licenses in China, ranked the first for ABS underwriting for the onshore Chinese market in year 2015
 

Chris Ling

Senior Vice President
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co

Chris Ling is a Senior Vice President in the structured products group at BBH Investment Management.  He started his career in fixed income at J.P. Morgan Asset Management as a portfolio manager and trader. Prior to joining BBH Investment Management, he was a senior structured products analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York working on the TALF program.  Chris holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Binghamton University and an MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business.

Stuart Litwin

Co-Head Securitization
Mayer Brown LLP

Mayer Brown is one of the world's leading law firms for securitization. With over 100 securitization lawyers across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we offer experienced teams across a broad range of vehicles and asset classes. We are one of a handful of international law firms that have securitized virtually every asset type that can be securitized. We regularly represent commercial banks, investment banks, issuers, credit enhancers, liquidity providers, trustees, servicers, underwriters, placement agents and other transaction parties in jurisdictions around the world. Mayer Brown has been at the forefront of assisting clients with originating, acquiring, financing, and securitizing peer-to-p ... (view full description)

Borong Liu

Chairman and Partner
China Securitization Forum / Beijing Zhonglun Law Firm

Liu Borong is the Chairman of the Executive Committee and the Secretary-General of the China Securitization Forum (www.chinasecuritization.org), registration expert of Debt Financing Instrument for Non-financial Issuers and the commissioner of Legal Committee of the National Association of financial Market Intuitional Investors( http://nafmii.org.cn), chairman of the Asset Securitization Commission of the 7th Beijing Lawyers Association, chairman of the Trust Law Commission of the 8th Beijing Lawyers Association, chairman of the Trust Law Commission of the 9th Beijing Lawyers Association, expert of the Dispute Resolution Commission of China UnionPay, and Commissioner of the Expert Committee ... (view full description)

Xiaowei Luan

Senior Vice President, Securitization
GE Capital

Xiaowei Luan is a senior vice president in GE Capital’s global securitization and alternative funding group. She is responsible for the development and execution of alternative funding strategies for General Electric Company on a global basis. During her 18+ year career in GE, Xiaowei has held various roles with increased responsibilities, which include the development of structured financing solutions and funding platforms for GE’s trade receivables, equipment financing, mid-market loans, real estate, and dealer inventory financing businesses. Xiaowei started her career in GE as a project engineer at GE Lighting and was responsible for sourcing and product development in China and US. Prior ... (view full description)

Andrew Maciel

Managing Director
CIBC Capital Markets

Andrew joined CIBC in 2005 and is currently a Managing Director in the Securitization Group. Andrew is involved in the marketing, structuring and execution of medium term note and asset-backed commercial paper transactions across a variety of asset classes, including credit cards, automotive and equipment loans and leases, residential mortgages, commercial mortgages, dealer floorplan financing and consumer loans. He has experience in both the execution of domestic securitizations as well as cross-border securitizations. Andrew is actively involved in new regulatory developments which impact the securitization market in Canada and has been a frequent speaker at conferences on a variety ... (view full description)

Stephen Magan

Executive Director
JP Morgan Australia Limited

Stephen is head of J.P.Morgan’s Securitized Products Group for J.P. Morgan in Australia.  Stephen works with Australian/APAC clients originating and executing covered bonds, term ABS and warehouse transactions, primarily for auto, equipment and mortgage receivables backed transactions. Prior to working at J.P. Morgan, Stephen was Head of Analytics (APAC) for BNY Mellon, he was responsible for modelling a number of different securitised transactions throughout the region (covering a wide range of asset classes and structures). Stephen holds a Master of Commerce degree (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Un ... (view full description)

Bob Magee

Chief Investment Officer
Shellpoint Partners

W. Robert Magee, Jr. – Chief Investment Officer, Shellpoint Partners Mr. Magee was one of the founding members of C-BASS in July 1996. He was responsible for the investment and trading activities at the firm as they pertained to performing and non-performing loans, REO, and delinquent FHA/VA loans. From late 2004 to the end of 2007, Mr. Magee was the Non-Agency mortgage portfolio manager at Citadel Investment Group, where he started that firm’s Non-Agency business. Mr. Magee started his career in the securities industry in 1988 writing mortgage securities modeling software. He held a number of positions within Citibank Securities Fixed-Income Research Group. He t ... (view full description)

Amanda Magliaro

Managing Director
Citi

Amanda Magliaro Head of Global Structured Finance Distribution. Amanda joined Citi’s U.S. Syndicate Desk in 2002 upon graduation from Columbia Business School, where she received an M.B.A. in Finance. While at Columbia Business School, Amanda was the President of Columbia Women in Business. She received her B.A. from Cornell University in 1996 with a major in Economics and Japanese Studies, with Dean’s list Honors. Amanda is Co-Head of the Markets Diversity Committee, and is the Chair of Citi's International Women's Day Commitee and she was chosen for Citi's Womens Leadership Development Program "Women Leading Citi".  She is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Japanese. Amanda serves o ... (view full description)

Elaine Mah

Senior Vice President
U.S. Bank

Elaine is a Senior Vice President in the Global Corporate Trust Services CDO group at U.S. Bank based in Houston. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, she spent 25 years with JPMorgan and BNYM. She managed the CDO Transaction Management Group whose responsibility was to lead a team of professionals performing document review, negotiation of transaction documents, and interact with deal parties with a focus of mitigating risk. She was also a Senior Transaction Manager and Relationship Manager working on first to market structured finance transactions. Elaine has worked with leading investment banks, collateral managers, and various market participants in the CLO market during her career. Elaine is a g ... (view full description)

David Mandel

Director
Citi

David Mandel is a Director in Citi’s Consumer Finance Group.  Mr. Mandel joined Citi in January 2007 and has had a diverse set of responsibilities during his 20+ years in the industry.  Mr. Mandel began his career working as an actuarial assistant and since then has worked in the US and UK generally covering consumer finance companies in a variety of capacities including investment banking services, executing transactions consisting of publically and privately offered debt, the sale/purchase of whole loans and businesses, debt refinancings and restructurings, and various other capital raising activities.   Mr. Mandel is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton with a BS degree in Economics ... (view full description)

Paul Mangione

Principal
Fort Schuyler Advisors

Paul Mangione founded Fort Schuyler Advisors, an advisory firm, concentrating on structured credit, consumer and residential whole loans and asset valuation. Fort Schuyler Advisors helps financial institutions analyze portfolios of loans and securities, apply leading technological solutions to their existing infrastructure and develop comprehensive plans for the management of illiquid assets. Paul brings over 20 years of experience in technology and portfolio management with public investment companies, private funds and broker/dealers.   Most recently, Paul was the Non-Agency Portfolio Manager of Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. a public mortgage REIT focused on investing in an ... (view full description)

Michael Manning

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
DealVector

Mike Manning is the CEO and Co-Founder of DealVector, a network connecting fixed income professionals directly to authenticated, non-public holders of specific assets quickly and securely for the first time, enabling a more transparent and efficient market. Mike launched DealVector with Co-Founder Dave Jefferds in 2012, and has grown the network to more than $2T in deal value, 1000+ firms, and over 600,000 deals loaded on its award-winning platform. As the first global fixed income asset registry and identity-protected communication platform, the DealVector network empowers issuers, investors, advisors and brokers to efficiently address governance and restructuring issues, improve market sur ... (view full description)

Peter Manofsky

Director
Fitch Ratings

No biography specified

Rhys Marsh

Managing Director, Impact Investments
Avenue Capital

Rhys Marsh is Director, CIT Energy Finance and founder of the firm’s solar & distributed generation senior secured lending platform. Rhys joined CIT in 2010 and is responsible for originating, structuring, underwriting and executing renewable project finance including behind-the-meter lending in the residential and C&I segments as well as small utility-scale. Previously, Rhys was a Senior Research Analyst and Trader at LibertyView Capital Management, a $2.5 billion Lehman Brothers hedge fund platform. At LibertyView, Rhys managed capital structure arbitrage opportunities, structured products including ABX, RMBS, and EETC, and fundamental value in high-yield, distressed and workout op ... (view full description)

Amy Martin

Senior Director
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Amy S. Martin is a Senior Director and Analytical Leader in Structured Finance Ratings at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. As part of the New Issue group, she and her team are responsible for rating auto loan and lease Asset-Backed Securities (ABS). As a senior member of the ABS group, Amy is also responsible for the consistent application and development of on-going criteria, chairing auto loan/lease ABS credit committees, and for coordinating and conducting auto ABS analytical training programs. Amy has been involved in a wide range of rating assignments (including auto loans, auto leases and student loans), has published numerous articles and criteria publications on the auto ... (view full description)

Lynn Maxwell

Global Head, Securitisation, Structured Capital Markets
HSBC Bank PLC

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)

Michael McConnell

Partner
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Michael McConnell is a partner in our Business Law Group in Toronto. His practice focuses on asset securitization, structured finance and securities law. With respect to asset securitization, Mr. McConnell has significant experience with several asset classes, including commercial and residential mortgages, credit cards, automobile/equipment loans, automobile operating leases, home-equity lines of credit and trade receivables. He has acted as counsel for issuers and underwriters on numerous significant securitizations, including several of the largest Canadian public securitizations completed to date, several U.S. cross-border offerings and on several private commercial paper conduits. ... (view full description)

John McElravey

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

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

Daniel McGarvey

Managing Director, Head of ABS US Asset Backed Products
Societe Generale

Daniel McGarvey is the Head of US Asset Backed Products Origination at Société Généralé, where he is responsible for the private side of the US securitization business.  Mr. McGarvey joined Société Généralé in March 2015 from RBS where he was for 11 years and was responsible for all securitization banking in the US and acted as a board-member of RBS SI, the US broker dealer.  Before joining RBS, he worked for Banc One Capital Markets (2001-2004) as head of their non-mortgage term securitization business and J.P. Morgan (1990-2001) primarily in securitization in roles of increasing responsibility.    Mr. McGarvey graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Finance an ... (view full description)

Matt McQueen

Managing Director, Head of Securitized Credit Trading
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Matt McQueen is Managing Director and head of Mortgage Credit Trading within Global Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) Trading at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

In this role, Matt leads trading for credit products including RMBS, ABS and CMBS. FICC is one of the main divisions within Global Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s institutional sales and trading platform.

Prior to assuming his current role in 2015, Matt was head of Non-Agency RMBS trading.

Matt joined Merrill Lynch in 2008 from Bear Stearns. He has a BA in economics from New York University and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.
 

Lee Meddin

Managing Director
Sagacious Capital LLC

Lee Meddin, the founding partner of Sagacious Capital LLC, recently retired from the World Bank Group, where he served as Deputy Treasurer of IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group.  In this capacity, he helped to manage IFC’s $80+ billion balance sheet, which consisted of approximately $40bn invested in high quality liquid assets, and approximately $40bn invested in emerging markets debt and equity.  Prior to this role, he led IFC’s structured and securitized products efforts, where he and his global team structured and invested in transactions for their emerging markets clients, helping hundreds of clients in over 45 developing countries to raise in excess of $15bn, denominate ... (view full description)

Richard Mertl

Associate
Dechert LLP

Rich is the chief U.S. liaison for the China Securitization Forum  (http://www.chinasecuritization.org/en/Institution.aspx?classCode=440).  Rich is an associate in the Charlotte office of Dechert LLP, where his practice principally involves assisting investment bank and asset manager clients in CLO securitizations and other structured finance transactions. Rich was formerly a legal translator in the Shanghai, China office of a U.K.-based international law firm; he's been following the development of the structured finance and fintech sector in China over the course of the past several years and he reports on related legal and regulatory developments in a blog available at http://chinastructu ... (view full description)

Claire Mezzanotte

Group MD, Head of Global Structured Finance
DBRS

Claire J. Mezzanotte is a Group Managing Director with DBRS and is head of the Global Structured Finance Group.  She is responsible for managing the rating teams, quantitative analysis, research and surveillance functions based in London, New York, Chicago and Toronto.  Claire is also the Chair of the Structured Finance Criteria Committee, which approves rating methodologies prior to the Independent Review Function. Previously, Claire was Head of Structured Finance Credit Policy where she was responsible for managing the development of global structured finance rating methodologies, serving as Chair of the Structured Finance Criteria Committee in addition to establishing policies ... (view full description)

Mark Michael

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mr. Michael joined BofA Merrill as a managing director in 2009 and is in charge of non-Agency RMBS structuring.

Prior to joining BofA Merrill, he was a managing director at Fortress Investment Group where he was part of a team that managed a portfolio of sub-prime and option arm securities. From 1994 through 2004 he was employed at Bear, Stearns & Co.  From 2004 to 2008 he was the senior structurer on the Adjustable Rate Mortgage trading desk. 

Mr. Michael holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Steve Michella

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Dividend Solar

Steve is the CEO of Dividend Solar, which he co-founded to enable investment in distributed solar at a meaningful scale. Prior to Dividend Solar, Steve was an Investment Professional at American Infrastructure MLP Funds (“AIM”), a Real Asset private equity firm, where he focused on identifying and executing investments in stable, cash-flowing businesses. In addition, Steve worked directly with AIM’s Founder & CEO on the successful fundraise of AIM II, where he was responsible for managing institutional diligence and the structuring of AIM’s first offshore investment vehicle. Prior to AIM, Steve was an Analyst in the Global Natural Resources Inve ... (view full description)

Matthew Miller

Managing Director
Crescent Capital Group

Mr. Miller is a Managing Director of Crescent Capital Group LP and a Portfolio Manager for Crescent’s Structured Product activities.  From 2006-2011, Mr. Miller served as co-head of Trust Company of the West's bank loan strategy. From 2011-2012, Mr. Miller served as acting General Counsel at Crescent. Mr. Miller also currently serves as the Chair of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association’s CLO Committee. Prior to joining the team in 2000, Mr. Miller spent two years at Viacom as Vice President, counsel/finance, working with the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer. From 1993-1998, Mr. Miller was an Associate at Dewey Ballantine LLP specializing in corporate f ... (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 the new issue rating and North American covered bond teams. 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.

Steven Moffitt

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Steven manages the consumer structured finance business within the Financing Group. Previously, he worked on the private side of the Mortgage Department for six years. Earlier in his career, Steven focused primarily on the education finance space. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2005 as an associate and was named managing director in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Steven worked as a rating agency director and investment banking analyst, covering a range of consumer and corporate sectors. Steven earned a BA in Political Economics from Tulane University in 1999 and serves as a board member of the university’s Dean’s Advisory Council. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the New York Soci ... (view full description)

Steve Moffitt

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

No biography specified

Tim Mohan

Partner
Chapman and Cutler LLP

Tim Mohan is the Chief Executive Partner of Chapman and Cutler LLP and is a partner in the Firm’s Banking and Financial Services Department and Asset Securitization Group. Tim’s experience includes work in the banking, asset securitization and public finance areas. He has extensive experience in asset-backed commercial paper transactions, bank-financed securitization transactions, and financings involving municipal securities. He regularly advises bank sponsors of commercial paper conduits on the structural, legal and regulatory issues affecting the set up and operation of these vehicles. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of asset-backed commercial paper, the sec ... (view full description)

William Moretti

Managing Director
MetLife

No biography specified

Peter Morgan

Partner
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

Partner
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)

Nancy Mueller Handal

Senior Managing Director
MetLife

Nancy Mueller Handal is a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Global Structured Products. The group consists of the following units: Structured Finance, Alternative Investments and Index Strategies. Alternative Investments includes a global portfolio of limited partnership investments in hedge funds and private equity funds as well as direct mezzanine and equity co-investments. Structured finance includes a portfolio of Domestic and International ABS, CMBS, RMBS and Residential Mortgage Loans. Index Strategies includes both Fixed Income and Equity index accounts. Prior to leading the Structured Products Group, Nancy was the head of the Global Structured Finance group at ... (view full description)

Ned Myers

Senior Vice President
Black Knight

Ned Myers leads Black Knight Financial Services’ Capital Markets and Government market practices for its Data & Analytics division. With over twenty five years in the structured finance market, Ned has a proven track record of rapidly growing software, data, and information businesses. Prior to joining Black Knight, Ned held executive level roles at Lewtan in strategy, sales, marketing, and product.  Ned has launched over a dozen new products and services, including a leading information portal to the securitization industry. Ned has previously served in other roles including Chief Marketing Officer, General Manager and head of Sales & Marketing.   Ned is a recognized fig ... (view full description)

Matt Natcharian

Managing Director
Barings

Matthew Natcharian is Head of the Barings Structured Credit Investment Group and a member of the firm’s Global Strategy Committee. He actively participates in the portfolio management of all structured credit focused portfolios and is responsible for structured credit investments, primarily in collateralized loan obligations. Matthew has over 19 years of industry experience that has encompassed CLOs and securitized corporate credit, including synthetic credit products. Prior to joining the firm in 1995, he was a financial information analyst at Allmerica Financial and also New England Mutual Life. He has served as a Director of Invicta Capital LLC, a credit derivative product company, from 2 ... (view full description)

Ashish Negandhi

Senior Portfolio Manager
Angel Oak Capital

Mr. Negandhi focuses on building and managing structured investment strategies within the asset backed securities market.
Mr. Negandhi previously worked within the investment grade corporate bond and collateralized loan obligation fixed income markets, managing a portfolio up to $2 billion in assets at Washington Mutual Bank. Mr. Negandhi guided investments based on risk analysis and exposure valuations, including monitoring credit default and interest rate risk.
Mr. Negandhi holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia College and State University and an M.B.A. from Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.

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)

Katrina Niehaus

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Katrina Niehaus is a Managing Director in the Structured Finance business within the Investment Banking division and leads Goldman’s Corporate Securitization Group. Katrina joined Goldman Sachs in 2005 as an Analyst and was named Managing Director in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Katrina was an Analyst in the ABS Finance group at Lehman Brothers where she focused on esoteric asset securitization.   Ms. Niehaus has experience structuring and executing transactions in a broad array of asset classes including: solar, utility rate reduction bonds, rental car, whole businesses, intellectual property and small business loans. Ms. Niehaus received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton ... (view full description)

Alexander Nixon

Director
Deutsche Bank

Alexander Nixon is Director at DB' ABS Banking Group and was previously Vice President at BNP Paribas’ Solutions and Structuring Group, covering non-flow structured debt products. Alexander joined BNP Paribas in 2015 from KGS Alpha Capital Markets were he focused on origination of esoteric ABS including transportation, PACE and specialty finance assets.     Previously Alexander worked as an Associate at Ascent Biomedical Ventures, a seed-stage healthcare investment fund. Prior to that role, he worked for the Ernst &Young’s Financial Services Office in New York specializing in alternative investments. Alexander received a B.S. in Busin ... (view full description)

Tony Nocera

Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Tony Nocera is a Managing Director covering commercial and non-traditional ABS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc. At KBRA, Tony covers transactions in various asset classes including small to mid ticket leasing, operating assets (marine container, railcars, trucks and aircraft),  whole business securitizations, as well as the more esoteric, non-traditional deals.
Prior to joining KBRA, Tony was with Ambac Assurance, where he managed a portfolio of in excess of $12 billion, and Standard & Poors, where he rated commercial asset ABS. Prior to that, he was a relationship manager at Fleet Bank (now B of A) covering specialty finance companies.

Maeve O'Brien

Managing Director
BNY Mellon

Maeve O’Brien (Managing Director) is the Business Group Manager for the Latin American and Canadian Corporate Trust cross border business. In her role, she oversees the retentive sales efforts as well as all client service activities supporting that book of business. For the period from 2009-2012, she oversaw this group when its activities encompassed all global cross border Corporate Trust transactions by any non-US issuers.   Prior to her current role, Maeve ran a Corporate Trust business based in Dublin that supported CDO and CLO activities in EMEA during the height of the financial markets in 2006-2009. Maeve came to the firm as part of its acqu ... (view full description)

Jeffrey O'Connor

Partner
Kirkland & Ellis

Jeff O’Connor is a Partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis. He concentrates his practice in the area of asset finance and securitization and has counseled clients in a broad range of asset securitization, structured finance, secured lending and receivables sale transactions. He often deals with novel structures to satisfy unique client demands, such as a floorplan master trust capable of issuing separate series backed solely by overconcentration receivables, mixed lease and retail loan transactions, amortizing series where amortization is tied to an external benchmark rather than the receivables amortization, whole business securitizations, and foreign currency denominated tran ... (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. ... (view full description)

Steven Oh

Global Head of Credit and Fixed Income
PineBridge Investments

Mr. Oh is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the firm's Global Credit and Fixed Income Strategies. Mr. Oh also co-manages the Leveraged Finance Group and portfolios. Prior to joining PineBridge Investments and its affiliates in 2000, Mr. Oh's leveraged finance investment experience includes serving as Head of High Yield and Special Situation Investments at Citadel Investments, Head of Leveraged Finance at Koch Capital, and Vice President in High Yield and Distressed Debt Trading at BancAmerica Securities. Other prior positions include Manager in Ernst & Young's Restructuring and Reorganization and Strategy Consulting Groups. Mr. Oh received ... (view full description)

Thomas Oh

Senior Vice President, ABS Trading
Lloyds Bank

Thomas Oh is Senior Vice President of Asset Backed Trading at Lloyds Bank North America with a primary focus on Consumer ABS products.   Prior to joining Lloyds in Aug 2015, he was a Director and a Consumer ABS Trader at RW Baird from 2011 and has held similar posts at both Sandler O'Neill and Credit Suisse.  Mr. Oh has over 10 years’ experience trading Asset Backed Securities following completions of his MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

Michele Olds

Senior Vice President, Master Servicing
Nationstar Mortgage

Michele Olds is a Senior Vice President at Nationstar Mortgage LLC "Nationstar" in Denver, Colorado. Michele manages the Master Servicing division at Nationstar. She has 20 years of experience in master servicing and SBO2000 and has been with Nationstar (successor by acquisition to Aurora Loan Services LLC) since 2005. Prior to joining Nationstar, Michele managed the Master Servicing division at JPMorgan Chase. She also worked at Credit Suisse and First Union (Wachovia). She works with Servicers, Trustees, and Investors on RMBS securitizations and whole loan transactions. Michele is significantly involved with industry partners through her involvement with the Struc ... (view full description)

Jon Olsen

Senior Vice President & Head of Capital Markets
Invitation Homes

Jon Olsen serves as Senior Vice President, Finance and Head of Capital Markets for Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH). Mr. Olsen leads the Financial Planning & Quantitative Analysis group at Invitation Homes, and is responsible for the company’s capital markets, investor relations, FP&A, and budgeting and forecasting activities, as well as the evaluation and execution of various strategic initiatives. Since joining Invitation Homes in June 2012, Mr. Olsen has been responsible for the execution of over $18 billion of debt and equity financings and re-financings, including the single-family rental industry’s first rated securitization, the single-family rental industry’s fi ... (view full description)

Fouad Onbargi

Head of ABS Origination
KGS Alpha Capital Markets, L.P.

Fouad Onbargi has over 20 years of experience in structured finance. For the past 4 years, he has headed KGS’s ABS origination effort.  Focusing on specialty finance and transportation assets, KGS has raised close to $2 billion in funding for its clients, including 18 US Export-Import Bank guaranteed bonds backed by Boeing aircraft.  Prior to joining KGS in the summer of 2011, Mr. Onbargi headed up investment banking at Aladdin Capital, a $12 billion hedge fund.  From 2002 through 2009, Mr. Onbargi headed up Barclays’ Esoteric/Commercial ABS effort leading high profile transactions including The Tribune’s accounts receivable DIP securitization, Cendant’s acquisition of Budget Trucks out of b ... (view full description)

Francisco Paez

Director
MetLife

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

Alessandro Pagani

Portfolio Manager/Head of Securitized Assets
Loomis Sayles & Company

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 director ... (view full description)

Thomas Pai

Director
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.
 

Kevin Palmer

Senior Vice President, Credit Risk Transfer
Freddie Mac

Kevin Palmer is SVP of Credit Risk Transfer at Freddie Mac. He is responsible for Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) for the Single Family business. In this capacity he leads all CRT efforts including the STACR securitization, Mortgage insurance, ACIS reinsurance, FWLS and other front end risk transfer offerings. In addition he is responsible for the Single Family costing process that assists in guarantee pricing.
 
Since 2001 Kevin has served in a variety of other positions at Freddie Mac including whole loan trading, non-agency ABS portfolio and risk management.
 
Kevin holds an MBA in Finance from Virginia Tech and a BA in Economics from Weber State University.

Yang Pang

Deputy Secretary General
China Securitization Forum

Dr. Yang Pang is the Executive Secretary General of China Securitization Forum. He has over fifteen years of experience in global securitization industry, and has been closely involved in the growth of securitization sector in China. Dr. Pang is also the CEO of Shanghai Alliance Financial Services, which focuses on building information technology supporting the analysis, valuation and trading of securitized products. Prior to working in China, he was a partner and senior executive in a global asset management firm which specializes in investments in structured credit and structured finance assets. Before working in financial services industry, Dr. Pang was an assistant professor of physics a ... (view full description)

Aashh Parekh

Managing Director
TIAA Investments

Aashh Parekh is a Director in the Structured Securities Research area of the Global Public Markets Group at TIAA-CREF.

Russ Parentela

Global Head of Structured Products
Bloomberg

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)

James Paris

Executive Vice President, Strategy & Capital Markets
Avant

James Paris serves as Executive Vice President, Capital Markets and Corporate Development, of Avant, a position he has held since September 2015.  In that role, Mr. Paris oversees all debt and equity capital raising efforts and all strategic acquisition and divestiture activity for Avant.  Prior to joining Avant, Mr. Paris was a Managing Director from July 2012 until August 2015 in BMO Capital Markets’ US Debt Capital Markets group in New York where he specialized in originating and structuring leveraged finance transactions for corporate and private equity clients. Prior to working at BMO Capital Markets, Mr. Paris was a Managing Director in New York at each of UBS Investment Bank, Barclays ... (view full description)

Daniel Passage

Attorney
Winston & Strawn LLP

Dan Passage is a partner in Winston & Strawn LLP's Corporate Department in the firm's Los Angeles office with more than two decades of experience advising issuers, underwriters, and financial institutions on complex financial transactions, with an emphasis on securitizations and structured finance. Mr. Passage has extensive experience structuring programs for the origination, financing, and securitization of novel asset classes, including Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Bonds, marketplace funded loans, divorce loans, life settlements, premium finance loans, annuities, patent and trademark license royalties, trade receivables, automobile leases, sales contracts and dealer floorplan ... (view full description)

Sachin Patel

Chief Capital Officer
Funding Circle

Sachin Patel leads the Global Capital Markets Group and is responsible for Funding Circle’s investor strategy. This includes the design, structuring and distribution of Funding Circle’s investment products to high net worth individuals, asset managers, banks, insurance companies, pension funds, national and supranational institutions. As the founding member of the Capital Markets team in Europe, Sachin designed and led the IPO of the Funding Circle SME Income Fund, its financing facility with the European Investment Bank and the inaugural securitisation of Funding Circle loans, SBOLT-2016-1, amongst other significant transactions. Prior to Funding Circle, Sachin was V ... (view full description)

Justin Pauley

Senior Structured Credit Analyst
Brigade Capital Management, LLC

Mr. Pauley is a Senior Structured Credit Analyst at Brigade Capital Management. Prior to joining Brigade, Mr. Pauley led RBS’s CDO/CLO strategy platform from 2009 through July 2012. As a CLO strategist, he focused on relative value, structural characteristics and collateral quality. Mr. Pauley published monthly reports on the CLO sector and provided the trading desk with analysis and information systems. Mr. Pauley also was employed by Wells Fargo Securities for five years, where he held various positions, including CDO Research Analyst. Mr. Pauley has a B.S. in Computer Science from Winthrop University.

Lisa Pendergast

Managing Director
Jefferies LLC

Lisa Pendergast joined Jefferies LLC, the principal operating subsidiary of Jefferies Group LLC, in July 2009 as a Managing Director and Head of CMBS Strategy and Risk in the Fixed Income Division’s MBS/ABS/CMBS Group. Ms. Pendergast has more than 25 years of industry experience in the structured-finance markets. Prior to joining Jefferies, Lisa was a Managing Director in the Fixed-Income Strategies Group at the Royal Bank of Scotland, where she worked for eight years. In addition to her role as risk manager for the CMBS effort, Ms. Pendergast provides analysis and commentary on commercial real estate credit fundamentals and relative value within both the private-label and agency CMBS and st ... (view full description)

Albert Periu

CEO
Neptune Financial Inc

No biography specified

Sam Pilcer

Managing Director
Credit Agricole CIB

Sam Pilcer is a Managing Director at Credit Agricole CIB’s Securitization Group in New York, where he has worked for the last 10 years. He has worked on asset backed transactions in numerous different asset classes funded through both ABCP conduits as well as the term ABS markets. Sam has worked in the ABS and ABCP fields for over 20 years.

Prior to that he spent many years as a banker to highly leveraged companies specializing in acquisition finance, secured debt and financing to bankrupt companies.

He is a CPA and has a MBA from NYU Stern School.

Michael S. Piwowar

Commissioner
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Michael S. Piwowar was appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and was sworn in on August 15, 2013.Most recently, Dr. Piwowar was the Republican chief economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs under Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Richard Shelby (R-AL). He was the lead Republican economist on the four SEC-related titles of the Dodd-Frank Act and the JOBS Act. Dr. Piwowar also worked on a number of important SEC-related oversight issues under the jurisdiction of the Committee, such as securities, over-the-counter derivatives, investor protection, market structure, and capital formation.During the financial cr ... (view full description)

Justin Plouffe

Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
Carlyle Group

Justin Plouffe is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager with Carlyle Global Market Strategies.  He is based in New York.  Mr. Plouffe focuses on structured credit investing, liability management, and the issuance of Carlyle-sponsored collateralized loan obligation (CLO) funds in the U.S. and Europe.   Since joining Carlyle in 2007, he has been actively involved in Carlyle’s acquisitions of corporate credit management platforms, served as portfolio manager for CLO investments, developed proprietary portfolio management analytics, and negotiated a wide variety of financing facilities.  Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Plouffe was an attorney at Ropes & Gray LLP. He has also se ... (view full description)

Mary Ploughman

Joint Chief Executive Officer
Resimac

No biography specified

Greg Podhajsky

Director-Structured Finance
Aegon USA Investment Management, LLC

Greg Podhajsky, CFA, joined Aegon USA Investment Management, LLC (AUIM) and its affiliates in 1995. Greg is a Senior Structured Finance Analyst, responsible for providing ABS research, underwriting, and analytical support.

Prior to joining Aegon, Greg was employed with Firstar Bank where he served as a Senior Credit Analyst in the commercial loan division. Greg has 25 years of industry experience and 21 years of experience with AUIM and its affiliates.

Greg received his BA in business, his MBA from the University of Iowa, and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

 

Herman Poon

Senior Director
Fitch Ratings

Herman C. Poon is a senior director in Fitch Ratings’ asset-backed securities group. He focuses primarily on securitization of consumer assets backed by U.S. and Canadian credit cards. He leads the team responsible for conducting rating analyses, assigning new issue ratings, publishing research and commentary, including newsletters and presale reports, criteria development, and supporting issuer and investor relationships. Prior to joining Fitch, Herman worked in the Fixed Income Investments unit at MetLife, where he was responsible for supporting the management of the firm’s asset-backed portfolio and analyzing the performance metrics of their holdings. Herman earned ... (view full description)

Ira Powell

COO
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Ira Powell is the Chief Credit Officer of Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. Ira joined the company from Goldman Sachs, where he served as a Vice President and the Head of Money Market Origination within the Investment Banking Division. Prior to his role at Goldman Sachs, Ira was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch. Ira began his career at Clifford Chance, followed by a two year stint at Fitch Ratings as a founding member of their Asset Backed Commercial Paper Group. Ira holds a B.S. from Cornell University and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
 

David Preston

Managing Director
Wells Fargo

David Preston, CFA, is a managing director in the Structured Products Research group at Wells Fargo Securities. He covers CLOs and Commercial Asset-Backed Securities. Before joining Wells Fargo, he served as a fixed income strategist with Raymond James & Associates. In addition, Dave served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer. He earned a BA in English from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and an MBA from Tulane University.   The Wells Fargo CLO Research team has been ranked #1 in Institutional Investor’s All-America Fixed-Income Research survey in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. The Wells Fargo CLO Research team was also ranked #1 Most Helpful CLO Team in ... (view full description)

Dmitri Rabin

Vice President, Global RMBS & Covered Bond Strategist
Loomis Sayles & Company

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

Debra Rappoport-Bigman

Partner
PwC

Debra has over 17 years of experience in financial services, specializing in the securitization market. She regularly evaluates structured products for issuers and investors, involving a variety of asset types including Collateralized Debt Obligations and Mortgage Backed Securities. Debra provides a range of services, such as accounting, tax and quantitative analyses for domestic and cross-border securitization transactions. Her experiences include: • Structural analysis of Collateralized Debt Obligations, including commercial real estate, structured product and loan transactions; • Primary Beneficiary analysis under FIN 46; • Impact of FAS 140, FAS ... (view full description)

Keith Read

Senior Managing Director
Cerberus Capital Management

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

Mitchell Resnick

Vice President
Freddie Mac

Mitchell Resnick joined Freddie Mac as a Vice President in the Multifamily Division in November 2011. In this role he heads pricing for all multifamily loan purchases, capital deployment and marketing for all securitizations including the K-deal program. In addition, Resnick manages the relationships with securities investors and the broker/dealer community. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Mitch was a Vice President in the Real Estate Finance Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. In this role he was the co-head of the Capital Markets area where he was responsible for the pricing and distribution of commercial real estate loans. During his 15 year career at Goldman, Resnick also ran the Structured ... (view full description)

Tracy Rice

VP - Senior Credit Officer
Moody's Investors Service

Tracy Rice is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer in the U.S. Asset Finance Group at Moody’s Investors Service. Tracy joined Moody’s in 2005, and is currently part of a team that assigns new ratings to securities backed by esoteric assets. She covers a variety of asset classes including solar, aircraft, whole business, stranded costs and more. Tracy continues to be involved in many analytical projects and has written numerous reports covering these sectors. Previously, Tracy covered various other ABS sectors, including student loans and equipment leases and loans. She also authored Moody’s approaches to rating private (non-guaranteed) and Federal Family Education Loan ... (view full description)

David Ridenour

Special Counsel
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

David L. Ridenour’s practice involves representing major financial institutions acting as issuers, underwriters and purchasers in a wide range of asset-based and asset-backed securities transactions. Mr. Ridenour’s practice focuses extensively on unsecured consumer lending, with a particular expertise on both publicly registered and privately negotiated consumer credit card ABS, where he has experience representing nearly all of the major consumer credit card securitization platforms in numerous issuances worth in excess of US$40 billion. Mr. Ridenour also advises on other financings and structured products backed by energy efficiency loans, solar loans, general consumer instalme ... (view full description)

Terry Ritchie

Managing Director
BMO Capital Markets

Terry has been a Managing Director in the BMO Capital Markets’ Securitization Group for the past 15 years.  During this time he has worked as an originator and structurer on many public and private term ABS transactions and conduit ABCP transactions.  Terry has worked with a wide variety of asset classes, including auto and equipment leases and loans, dealer floorplan financing loans, residential mortgages, credit card receivables, daily car rental assets and trade receivables.   Prior to joining BMO Capital Markets, Terry was a partner with the law firm Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in Toronto, Ontario.  During his time at Davies, Terry’s practice focused on corporate ... (view full description)

Alasdair Robertson

Partner
Maples and Calder

Alasdair is the Global Managing Partner of Maples and Calder and is based in the Cayman Islands.  He previously served as Global Head of the Finance group.  Alasdair's practice focuses on structured finance, structured investment funds, derivatives, funds finance and corporate finance.  He also advises on financial regulatory issues.  Alasdair is Chairman and a director of the firm's affiliate, MaplesFS, a leading specialised fiduciary and fund services provider.   Alasdair joined Maples and Calder in Hong Kong in 1999 before moving to the Cayman Islands office in 2001.  He was elected as a partner in 2004.  Alasdair previously worked for Clifford Chance in London and Hong Kong. ... (view full description)

Randy Robertson

Managing Director-Head of Securitized Asset Investments
BlackRock

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 Executive Officer of Verti ... (view full description)

Nicholas Rogers

Director, Securitization Finance
RBC Capital Markets

Nick Rogers has worked in structured finance and securitization since 2001.    He is a Director in Securitization Finance at RBC Capital Markets, where he structures and originates asset-backed securities for aircraft, shipping container, large equipment, energy and other non-traditional ABS clients.    Prior to joining RBC in 2015, Nick spent a decade at RBS Greenwich Capital, where he originated railcar, timeshare, shipping container, equipment and auto ABS transactions.  Pre-crisis, he structured a range of RMBS transactions for Greenwich Capital’s mortgage finance business.   Nick has also worked in the structured finance businesses of Deloitte and JPM ... (view full description)

Monique Rollins

Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Capital Markets
U.S. Department of Treasury

Monique Rollins currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Capital Markets at the Department of Treasury.  She oversees the Office of Capital Markets, which advises Treasury officials on the capital markets implications of policy choices and collaborates with other government agencies and offices within the Executive Branch.  Areas of focus include housing policy and broader housing finance reform, market functioning, student loans and infrastructure finance. Monique joined Treasury in 2011 as a Senior Policy Advisor, initially concentrating on market structure and small business access to capital where she worked on the passage of the Jumpstart Our Busi ... (view full description)

Scott Rosen

Partner, Specialty Finance Portfolio Manager
Solar Capital

From 2001-2003, Mr. Rosen was an analyst in CIBC World Market's New York Sponsor Coverage/Leveraged Finance Group. During this period, Mr. Rosen facilitated numerous private equity related transactions including levered loans, high yield bonds, equity co-investments and Private Equity LP investments. Following CIBC, Mr. Rosen joined Wellspring Capital Management, a private equity firm focused on middle market value investments, as a senior associate, where he was involved with over $225 million of equity investments by the firm including working on the firm's successful acquisition and public listing of Susser Holdings and acting as a temporary CFO for a distressed portfolio company. In Sept ... (view full description)

Greg Rosenberg

Manager
IFC

Greg Rosenberg, CFA is manager of the Liquid Assets Management unit of IFC Treasury and portfolio manager responsible for U.S. and Canadian structured products at International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group).  Prior to joining IFC in 2008, Greg spent 4 years at Proxima Alfa, a hedge-fund seeding company, where he was a portfolio manager and trader for a variety of cash and derivative products across the CMBS, RMBS and corporate bond markets.  Greg has extensive experience in fixed-income research and structured finance.  Greg has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ari Rosenberg

Managing Director
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

No biography specified

Nicole Rothschild

Chief Executive Officer
Petra Partners

As CEO and CFO of Petra Partners, Nicole Rothschild oversees all strategic, managerial and financial aspects of the firm, in addition to her role as Managing Partner of her familys NY-based Rothschild Family Office. Nicole also manages her familys MEIT Realty business, which owns and operates multi- family, office and retail property in the NY tri-state area and along the US East Coast. Prior to joining MEIT Realty in 1995, Nicole worked as a staff accountant at Ernst & Youngs Kenneth Leventhal real estate group, focusing on forensic accounting related to the failures of MBS hedge funds. Nicole graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Economics from N ... (view full description)

Amit Roy

Head, US CLO New Issue
Goldman Sachs

Amit Roy is a Vice President in the Securities 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 $40bn 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.

Sarah Samson

Head of Securitisation
National Australia Bank

No biography specified

Sarah Samson

Director
National Australia Bank

No biography specified

Annabel Schaafsma

Managing Director, Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service

Annabel Schaafsma is a Managing Director in the Structured Finance Group responsible for assigning primary ratings to Residential Mortgage Backed Securities in the EMEA region. Annabel has many years of experience in credit analysis, as well as managing credit professionals. Annabel first joined Moody’s in 2001 as an analyst specializing in UK and Dutch RMBS, and Covered Bonds. Prior to joining Moody’s Annabel worked for Credit Suisse in the Credit Risk Management department in various roles in London and New York. In 2006 Annabel joined Standard Chartered Bank as Head of Credit Research for the Structured Credit Investment team that invested in structured finance instruments. ... (view full description)

Curt Schade

President & Chief Operating Officer
Pretium Partners, LLC

Curt Schade, President and COO Pretium Partners/Progress Residential   Curt Schade is co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Pretium Partners, an investment management company focused on residential real estate asset related opportunities.  Pretium manages Progress Residential, a private REIT with over 17,000 single-family rental homes and Pretium Mortgage Credit, a non-performing loan investment fund with the ability to retain both re-performing loans and REO for rental.     Prior to launching Pretium, Curt was a partner in Pinebank Asset Management, a long/short distressed credit hedge fund and prior to that, a partner in the leveraged finance gr ... (view full description)

Julie Schlueter

Manager, Capital Markets
CNH Industrial Capital

Ms. Schlueter joined CNHI in 2008, and is responsible for issuance of public and private ABS and unsecured bonds, obtaining bank/conduit lending and procuring credit lines for CNH Industrial and its North American captive finance subsidiary, CNH Industrial Capital LLC, as well as acting as the rating agency liaison for the company.  CNH Industrial is a major manufacturer of agricultural, construction and commercial equipment throughout the world, with about $25 billion in revenues and 64,000 employees.  CNH Industrial Capital currently finances approximately $13.5 billion of equipment purchases, and has issued over $45 billion in asset-backed securities since 1992.  Ms. Schlueter's responsib ... (view full description)

Renee Schultz

Senior Vice President
Fannie Mae

Renee Schultz is Fannie Mae’s Senior Vice President – Capital Markets, reporting to the Executive Vice President and Head of Single-Family Business. Ms. Schultz manages Fannie Mae’s Capital Markets Pricing and Sales Desk, the Credit Risk Transfer program, and the Whole Loan Conduit. Her teams are responsible for providing liquidity to lenders and the broader capital markets through establishing and implementing credit pricing terms, executing strategies to transfer credit risk associated with Fannie Mae’s single-family guaranty business, trading mortgage-backed securities (MBS) with capital markets participants, purchasing and subsequently securitizing whole loans, ... (view full description)

David Schulz

Senior Vice President & Treasurer
OneMain Financial

Dave Schulz is Vice President and Corporate Treasurer at OneMain Holdings Inc. (formerly Springleaf Financial Services), the largest personal finance company in the U.S. providing loan products to customers nationwide.   Schulz joined the new OneMain in 2013. Since joining the company, he has focused on liquidity, capital and balance sheet management, capital markets, rating agencies and debt investor relations.   Prior to joining the new OneMain, Schulz spent six years as Capital Markets Leader for Consumer Finance at GE Capital. He was also Treasurer of Volkswagen of America/Canada and Head of Asset Backed Securities at Volkswagen Bank GmbH in Germany. Before his 10 ... (view full description)

Jordan Schwartz

Senior Counsel
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Jordan Schwartz practices primarily in the area of structuredfinance. As such, he has been lead counsel in hundreds of public and privatesecuritization transactions, involving a wide array of asset classes.Clients he regularly represents include major investment banks, commercialbanks, insurance companies, and institutional investors. In addition tostructured finance expertise, Jordan has many years of experience as acorporate lawyer and business advisor and has participated in a variety ofcorporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts,initial public offerings, leveraged aircraft leasing, and computer ... (view full description)

Frank Serravalli

Lead Partner
PwC

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)

Jude Shawera

Director, Asset Securitization
RBC Corporate Treasury

No biography specified

Eric Shea

Executive Director
MUFG

Mr. Shea joined MUFG in December 2013. Mr. Shea has over 20 years of experience in Structured Products working with a broad mix of issuers across many structures (Loan, Bond, L/C, CDS, TRS & Repo) under a diverse set of circumstances (acquisition finance, corporate recapitalizations, distressed/rescue finance & short/long-term funding situations). Prior to joining MUFG, Mr. Shea formed his own advisory firm focused on the specialty finance sector and was the CRO for a subprime auto finance company.  Mr. Shea also worked at UBS where he was the co-head of the ABS Capital Markets & Financing Business in the U.S. Prior work experience also includes Deutsche Bank, Prudential Investme ... (view full description)

Benjamin Shih

Vice President - Senior Analyst
Moody’s Investors Service

Ben Shih is a Senior Analyst in the Asset Finance Group at Moody’s responsible for surveillance of esoteric ABS assets such as solar, films, tax liens, containers and railcars. Ben was formerly a principal at GHL & Company and a VP at Merrill Lynch’s Global Structured Finance Group. He also co-founded AmRock Advisors, a financial consulting firm. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he worked in the ABS Research at Moody’s and as an investment banker focused on leverage finance in the Telecom and Media Group at Barclays Capital. Ben holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School, MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT. 

Mike Shinners

Senior Investment Analyst
Wells Capital Management

Mike Shinners is a senior analyst for the taxable money market credit research team at Wells Capital Management. He began his investment industry career in 1994 as a financial analyst at Firstar Corporation. Prior to transferring into his current position as senior analyst, Mike worked as a senior manager of credit risk management for Washington Mutual Bank. Earlier, he served for 10 years in a variety of roles at GMAC – Residential Funding Corporation and worked as an accountant at KPMG. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Mike is a member of the Minnesota Society of CPAs and the CFA Institu ... (view full description)

Gregg Silver

CFO
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)

Richard Simonds

Partner
Alston & Bird LLP

Richard Simonds is a partner in the Alston & Bird Finance practice group and focuses on the representation of issuers and underwriters in mortgage- and asset-backed securitizations. Mortgage types include residential, multifamily and small balance commercial mortgage loans. Asset types include equipment leases, personal unsecured loans and SBA loans. In addition, Richard has extensive experience related to issues involving mortgage REITs.

Matthew Slaymaker

CMBS Trader
Brean Capital

No biography specified

Scott Smith

Associate Director, Capital Policy
Federal Housing Finance Agency

Dr. Smith currently is a Senior Executive at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) responsible for capital policy, including developing new risk based capital requirements applicable to the Federal Home Loan Banks and any successors to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Additionally, he has served as the FHFA lead in coordinating the efforts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to develop the risk-transfer products known as CAS and STACR.

Previously, he worked on capital and mortgage purchase program issues for both the FHFB and OFHEO, predecessor agencies to FHFA. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia.

Nick Smith

Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

No biography specified

Rob Snow

Chief Credit Officer
Blue Bridge Financial

Rob oversees Blue Bridge Financial's Credit, Capital Markets and Servicing functions. Prior to joining Blue Bridge in 2014, Rob co-founded Carillon Capital, a boutique investment advisory firm and merchant bank. Using his extensive knowledge of capital markets, portfolio management and lending, Rob helped financial institutions and specialty finance companies with the purchase and sale of loan portfolios, valuation of businesses and assets, and the development of innovative financial product marketing strategies.  Over the past 20 years, Rob has purchased and sold over $10 billion in whole loans and led the issuance of more than $4 billion in asset-backed securities. ... (view full description)

Sean Solis

Partner
Dechert LLP

Sean M. Solis is a partner in the New York office and practices in the Finance Group. He concentrates on structured products and other similar capital markets transactions, the formation and representation of credit funds, and capital markets regulation, with a focus on the risk retention regulations in both the EU and United States. Mr. Solis is a key advisor to many participants in the securitization and credit markets. He represents numerous asset managers, arrangers and issuers in structured financings and debt transactions including institutional investors at all levels of the capital structure, with a focus on collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and other complex financi ... (view full description)

Vinodh Srinivasan

Managing Director Co-Head Structured Credit Group
Mizuho Securities USA Inc.

Vinodh is a Managing Director and Co-head of the Structured Credit Group responsible for all structured solutions for third party corporates.  The team works on arranging all forms of structured capital ranging from securitizations, EETCs, project bonds to mezzanine and equity tranches, encompassing a wide variety asset classes including aviation.  Prior to Mizuho, Vinodh has worked at BNP Paribas, Wachovia Securities and Deutsche Bank for 15+ years on a variety of asset classes ranging from small ticket equipment and transportation to intellectual property and sports.  Vinodh has worked in solution groups as well as corporate fi ... (view full description)

Craig Stein

Partner
Schulte Roth & Zabel

+1 212.756.2390 | craig.stein@srz.com Craig Stein is a partner with Schulte Roth & Zabel, where he is co-head of the Structured Finance & Derivatives Group. He represents issuers, underwriters, collateral managers and portfolio purchasers in public and private structured financings, including collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). His practice also focuses on swaps and other derivative products, including credit- and fund-linked derivatives, prime brokerage and customer trading agreements. A nationally recognized practitioner in the structured products and derivative products area, Craig is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business — which noted that satis ... (view full description)

Peter Sterling

President
Coastland Capital

Peter Sterling serves as the President and Portfolio Manager of the Coastland Direct Yield Fund and is a senior member of Coastland Capital’s Management Committee. Peter has 15 years of industry experience investing in credit, equity, and derivative portfolios and investing in non-performing loans in the consumer and commercial credit card space.  Prior to joining Coastland,  Peter co-managed a multi-billion dollar capital structure arbitrage portfolio at KBC Alternative Investments and Marin Capital.  Previous to that, Peter traded derivatives at DE Shaw/KBC FP and on the American Stock Exchange. Peter graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology. ... (view full description)

Eli Stern

Principal
EY

Eli Stern is a New York-based Principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s Structured Finance Advisory Services (SFAS) practice. Eli has 18 years of experience in the securitization market and has worked on all major asset classes:  residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), asset-back securities (ABS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). Eli leads the RMBS/ABS Transaction Team and Analytics Team within SFAS, as well as the Securitization Regulatory Reform initiative within EY. Eli leads the issuance of agreed-upon procedures reports for RMBS and ABS and oversees the structuring team that supports all of SFAS.   ... (view full description)

Linda Stesney

Managing Director, Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service

Linda A. Stesney is a managing director in Moodys Asset Finance Group,
focusing on US RMBS Surveillance and Latin American securitizations.
Prior to assuming her current responsibilities, Linda focused on
securitizations backed by U.S. residential mortgages, US and Canadian
covered bonds, and on servicer quality assessments. Linda also managed
Moodys student loan securitization team and was responsible for rental
car securitizations. Earlier in her career, Linda worked as an assistant
general counsel at Financial Guaranty Insurance Company and as a
corporate law associate at Shearman & Sterling in New York.

Todd Stillerman

Assistant General Counsel & Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Todd is an Assistant General Counsel for BofA Merrill Lynch’s Fixed Income group, which includes asset backed- and mortgage backed-securitization, origination and servicing for securitized commercial real estate loans, and other structured finance products. He is also a part in BofA Merrill Lynch internal team for implementation of regulatory reforms under the Dodd-Frank Act and Regulation AB II. Todd is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Bank of America Legal Department’s Pro Bono Committee and its Diversity & Inclusion Business Council. He is currently a board member for Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and is a past chair of the Me ... (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.

Devin Swaney

Partner
Dechert LLP

Devin Swaney, a partner in Dechert's global finance practice, focuses on structured finance and real estate matters, with a particular emphasis on securitization and commercial mortgage-backed securities. Mr. Swaney represents issuers, underwriters, mortgage loan sellers, servicers, investors, operating advisors and sponsors with respect to public and private asset-backed securitizations, and he works on commercial and government sponsored deals collateralized by performing, re-performing and distressed assets. He acts as counsel to registrants with respect to regulatory filings and reporting obligations under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, and he represents financial institutions, ... (view full description)

Kevin Sweeney

Director
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 former member of the SFIG Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.

Charles Sweet

Practice Development Leader, Structured Transactions
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Charles A. (Charlie) Sweet serves as the practice development leader of the firm’s structured transactions group. His securitization experience encompasses a wide variety of asset classes, including automobile loans and leases, student loans, marketplace loans, and residential mortgages, and he has been involved in many innovative transactions and structures. Charlie advises clients on the federal laws and regulations affecting asset-backed securities and other structured finance products. He has represented financial industry groups in their responses to many of the regulatory changes in this area since the financial crisis, including Regulation AB II and the Dodd-Frank credit risk retentio ... (view full description)

David Sylofski

Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

PRACTICES Global Finance AREAS OF FOCUS Asset-Backed Securitization CDOs Dodd-Frank Reform Act Mortgage-Backed Securitization Structured Vehicles Syndicated and Leveraged Finance INDUSTRIES Financial Services ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATIONS New York, 2005 EDUCATION The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2003, with honors) Hamilton College (B.A., 1997) David Sylofski is partner in the Global Finance practice group in the firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on a broad range of asset-backed and mortgage-backed s ... (view full description)

Patrick Tadie

Group Vice President of Global Capital Markets
Wilmington Trust

Patrick J. Tadie is Group Vice President at Wilmington Trust, N.A in the Global Capital Markets Group. He manages the group’s Global Structured Finance business, after initially leading product development, strategy, and sales. Prior to Wilmington Trust, he was at BNY Mellon, where he was Global Head of Product, Strategy and Chief Credit Officer for the Corporate Trust group; EVP and Business Executive for the Broker/Dealers and Alternative Investments groups; EVP and Global Business Head for Derivatives; and EVP of Structured Products for Corporate Trust. Tadie was also a Portfolio Manager at Freddie Mac, headed up Mortgage Finance at First Union, and was Business He ... (view full description)

Quincy Tang

Managing Director
DBRS

DBRS Experience Quincy is a Senior Vice President in the Structured Finance Group at DBRS. She manages the U.S. RMBS team on rating criteria development, research and publications as well as credit and structural analysis on mortgage transactions and re-securitizations. Work Experience Prior to joining DBRS, Quincy spent three years at Fitch Ratings managing subprime / home equity securitizations. She also spearheaded the Fitch RMBS training program and the NIM Securitizations on-line surveillance project. Quincy also worked as a Vice President in the Financial Analytics and Structured Transactions group at Bear Stearns. She was re ... (view full description)

Roger Tedesco

Director
Credit Suisse

No biography specified

Eric Thaller

Executive Vice President, Capital Markets
Prosper Marketplace

Eric Thaller is the Executive Vice President of Capital Markets at Prosper Marketplace. In this role, Eric is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Prosper’s investor platform, including management of key institutional investors.   Eric brings more than 15 years experience in the investment management business to Prosper. Prior to joining Prosper, Eric was Director of Risk Management at Adelante Capital Management. Previously, he was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Charles Schwab Investment Management where he was responsible for the firm's first proprietary international equity fund and served on the Investment Policy Committee. He was also a Partner at Standard P ... (view full description)

Phillip Thigpen

Director
PwC

Phillip Thigpen is a Director in PwC’s Financial Markets group and is based in Washington, DC. He has over 25 years of experience in mortgage finance and fixed income capital markets, where he has acted in advisory, managerial, transactional, investment and operational roles. Mr. Thigpen specialize in structured finance, credit enhancement, liquidity strategies, the mortgage-backed securities market, and loan originations. He currently is transaction advisor to the FHA’s single-family NPL sale program. Prior to joining PwC, Mr. Thigpen founded a boutique transaction management and strategic advisory firm and was also previously a Senior Vice President ... (view full description)

Susan Thomas

Associate General Counsel
Ford Motor Credit Company

Susan Thomas is the Associate General Counsel of Ford Motor Credit Company LLC where she oversees all legal aspects of Ford Credit’s securitization and structured financing programs globally.  During her nearly 15 years at Ford Credit, she has guided the company through a period of unprecedented expansion of securitization and asset-based funding, surviving both the recent credit crisis and the new regulatory landscape impacting securitization. She also serves as the Corporate Secretary.    Prior to joining Ford in 2001, Susan was a partner at the Washington, D.C. office of a top 100 law firm, where she had a varied corporate and finance practice, inc ... (view full description)

Denise Thomas

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
ApplePie Capital

Denise founded ApplePie Capital to create a new, more efficient source of capital for franchise businesses. As CEO and Chairman, she oversees all aspects of the company.   Denise has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in business and market strategy development. Her public and private company expertise spans the financial services, technology, healthcare, hospitality and online services industries, and she has led companies backed by leading venture capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins, Mohr Davidow and Sequoia Capital.   Denise has founded three other companies, and held executive and management positions with SharesPost, Healthiest You, Navige ... (view full description)

Vishwanath Tirupattur

Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

Vishwanath Tirupattur is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and the Head of US Fixed Income Research. In addition, he heads securitized products strategy globally and is alsothe firm’s US housing strategist. He has been voted to the Institutional Investor’s All-American Fixed Income Research Team for Structured Securities on multiple occasions.   Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in September 2004, he had portfolio management / risk management responsibilities at The Chubb Corporation, American International Group (AIG) and The Lincoln National Corporation, managing interest rate, equity and credit derivatives. He has also been a post-doctoral associate at th ... (view full description)

Deborah Toennies

Managing Director
JP Morgan Securities LLC

Debbie Toennies Managing Director Head of Public Policy – Corporate and Investment Bank Office of Regulatory Affairs JP Morgan Chase & Company Debbie Toennies is a Managing Director in JPMorgan Chase’s Office of Regulatory Affairs where she is Head of Public Policy for JP Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB). She has responsibility for assessing regulatory issues impacting the CIB and setting the strategy and directing the Firm’s advocacy efforts for regulatory issues which impact the CIB and securitization businesses broadly.  In this role, she also serves as advisor for clients on the changing regulatory landscape relating to regulatory issues. Prior to this role, Debbie ... (view full description)

Matthew Tomiak

Managing Director
Redwood Trust, Inc

Matthew J. Tomiak is currently a Managing Director, employed by Redwood Trust since February 2014. Prior to joining Redwood, Mr. Tomiak was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America where he focused on mortgage liquidity and financing alternatives. Previously, Mr. Tomiak was a founding member of 12th Street Capital, LLC, a broker dealer which eventually became a division of GFI Group Inc. and a Senior Vice President at Countrywide Securities Corporation where he was responsible for RMBS issuance. Mr. Tomiak began his career as an attorney at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood. Mr. Tomiak holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Ri ... (view full description)

Mike Trapanese

Senior Vice President
VantageScore Solutions LLC

Mike Trapanese is a Senior Vice President at VantageScore Solutions where he is responsible for strategic planning and alliances. Prior to joining VantageScore, Mike oversaw strategy and corporate development at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. In that capacity, he was instrumental in developing strategies, programs, investments, and policies to position the bank within the evolving housing finance supply chain. Mike began his career as a management consultant where he worked with some of the largest financial services firms in the world on their most pressing strategic challenges. He holds a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a fellow in the Pr ... (view full description)

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)

Benjamin Tyszka

Managing Director
ARES Management

Mr. Tyszka joined Ares in November 2011 in the Tradable Credit Group as a Senior Analyst. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Tyszka was a director at Indicus Advisors where he was a founding member of the structured credit team and helped to build and use the risk surveillance platform to monitor investments. Mr. Tyszka worked previously at TIAA-CREF as a director in the Risk Management group. Prior to TIAA-CREF, Mr. Tyszka worked in the municipal finance industry and as a systems engineer. Mr. Tyszka earned an M.S. in Mathematics of Finance from NYU's Courant Institute, an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Michigan State University, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Michigan State Univers ... (view full description)

Jerry van Koolbergen

Managing Director
DBRS

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)

Stephen Viscovich

Managing Director
Credit Suisse

Stephen Viscovich is a Managing Director in the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse, where he has worked for 14 years. Mr. Viscovich is a senior officer on the esoteric & transportation ABS team that focuses on transactions secured by a wide variety of new and non-standard asset portfolios in the securitized markets. In his position, Mr. Viscovich is responsible for the team’s focus on financing renewable energy assets, particularly distributed generation solar PPA/lease and loan portfolios through the issuance of asset-backed securities and other structured finance products. Mr. Viscovich also focuses on transactions collateralized by energy efficiency loans, triple-net leases, g ... (view full description)

Scott Waterstredt

Managing Director
MetLife

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

Neil Weidner

Partner
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)

Jeff Weiss

Co-Chairman & Managing Director
Distributed Sun

Jeff Weiss co-founded Distributed Sun in 2009 and beEdison in 2014. He is Co-Chairman and Managing Director of both companies. He leads capital formation and is active in business development, strategy and governance. Jeff participates and speaks regularly at industry and leadership forums. An early digital media and commerce entrepreneur, Jeff led companies in renewable energy, cyber and physical security, intelligence and corporate fraud mitigation, mission preparedness and training, software development, and transformational management. Companies include Picture Network International (sold to Kodak in 1997), CDx (Certificate of Deposit Exchange), Vista ($100MM network services firm), TSG ... (view full description)

Darrell Wheeler

Managing Director
S&P Global Ratings

Darrell Wheeler is Head of Research for Global Structured Finance at S&P Global.  In his role, Mr. Wheeler and his team analyze and write research on collateral, markets and structured finance bond structures for S&P Global’s institutional investors.   Mr. Wheeler joined S&P Global Ratings in May 2015 from Amherst Pierpoint Securities where he led CMBS strategy and modeling initiatives from the firm’s New York office. Before joining Amherst in early 2010, Mr. Wheeler served as Managing Director at Citigroup’s Global Corporate and Investment Bank, and as Global Head of Securitized Strategy and Analysis, managing Citigroup’s global ABS research team and serving as its l ... (view full description)

Marcus White

Senior Investment Analyst
Prytania Asset Management

Marcus is a senior CLO investment analyst at Prytania Investment Advisors, managing both the European and US CLO (including US Middle Market CLOs) portfolios. Prytania has about $1.2bn of AUM of which CLOs make up approximately 35% of the total assets. Prytania invests in AAA through to equity in both European and US CLOs.
 
Marcus also models and analyses a variety of other structured credit products including SME CLOs and ABS CDOs. Marcus joined Prytania in 2006 and has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Reading.

James Wiemken

Executive Managing Director
S&P Global Ratings

James M. Wiemken is Executive Managing Director for S&P Global Ratings. Based in New York, he has responsibility for Structured Finance Ratings globally. Jim is a member of the S&P Global Ratings Services Leadership Team.   Jim joined Standard & Poor’s in 1997 and has held lead analytical manager positions in both U.S. public finance and European structured finance. Previously, Jim was a member of Standard & Poor’s Analytics Policy Board and the global criteria officer for international public finance and U.S. public finance ratings, based in London.   Before joining S&P Global, Jim was a regional economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, ... (view full description)

Edwin Wilches

Portfolio Manager
PGIM Fixed Income

Edwin Wilches, CFA, is a Vice President and portfolio manager for Prudential Fixed Income's Leveraged Finance Team. Mr. Wilches is responsible for managing and trading Prudential's investments in CLO tranches, supporting the Dryden CLO platform business development and investor relations efforts, and analyzing off-the-run alternative fixed income opportunities. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Mr. Wilches was a member of Prudential Fixed Income’s CDO analyst team. He was also part of Prudential Fixed Income's Business and Product Support Team, where he led the launch process for new institutional client accounts and the creation of investment ... (view full description)

Steve Wilkinson

Senior Director Corporate Ratings
S&P Global Ratings

Steve Wilkinson is a Senior Director and recovery analyst in the Corporate Ratings Group at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. In this role, he focuses on assessing recovery prospects given default and assigning issue and recovery ratings to various debt instruments. Steve is also actively involved in recovery research and outreach.   Before joining the recovery group in 2005, Steve was an analyst on the media and entertainment team with primary analytical responsibility for a diverse list of movie exhibitors, broadcasters, business-to-business firms, and other media and leisure companies. Before joining Standard & Poor’s in 2000, Steve held various analytical and manage ... (view full description)

Evan Wilkoff

Executive Vice President - Capital Markets
Ascentium Capital LLC

Evan is Executive Vice President and Head of Capital Markets, overseeing all aspects of funding for Ascentium Capital. Evan has over 20 years of capital markets and equipment finance experience, previously working as a director in the asset-backed finance group of Wells Fargo Securities where he oversaw financing and securitizing for equipment lessors.

Evan also started-up and ran his own small-ticket equipment leasing company and, subsequent to the sale of that company, was Treasurer for a private-label, financial services company specializing in equipment finance.

Evan earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia.

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 e ... (view full description)

Eric Wise

Managing Director
RBC Capital Markets

No biography specified

Cory Wishengrad

Head of Structured Products Origination
Guggenheim Securities

Cory Wishengrad has almost 20 years of experience in the structured products space Mr. Wishengrad is a market leader in whole business securitization and the securitization of a wide range of esoteric/non-traditional assets, sole structuring and sole or left-leading numerous landmark deals such as:  the $2.075 billion Dominos (2017), $900 million Coinstar (2017), $440 million Five Guys (2017), $575 million Sonic Drive-in (2016), $2.6 billion Dunkin’ Brands (2015), $2.425 billion Wendy’s (2015), $1.425 billion Dominos (2015), $1.4 billion DineEquity (2014), the $1.15 billion CKE Restaurants (Hardee's/Carl's Jr.) (2013) and $1.675 billion Domino's (2012) whole business securi ... (view full description)

Diane Wold

Managing Director
Two Harbors Investment Corp.

Diane Wold has served as a Managing Director at Two Harbors since 2011. Ms. Wold has been instrumental in setting up the jumbo mortgage conduit and is in charge of the residential securitization program.  Prior to joining Two Harbors, Ms. Wold was at GMAC Residential Capital Corporation where she served in a variety of roles including managing the company’s U.S. investor relations, structured finance, investment banking, and master servicing functions, Ms. Wold is also a Certified Public Accountant and was a Senior Tax Consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Stefan Wolf

Chief Investment Officer
Quarterspot, Inc.

No biography specified

Calvin Wong

Chief Credit Officer
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC

Calvin Wong is chief credit officer for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. He is primarily responsible for overseeing the review and approval process for analytical methodologies for Morningstar’s structured credit research and ratings business. Before joining Morningstar in 2014, Wong was practice criteria officer for global residential mortgage-backed securities for Standard & Poor's. Wong began his 24-year career at Standard & Poor’s as an analyst for asset-backed securities (ABS) and went on to hold various analytical management positions in ABS. He later became S&P's Asia-Pacific regional practice leader for Structured Finance Ratings and Corporate Governance Services in Hong Kong. Upon ... (view full description)

Kishore Yalamanchili

Investment Senior Vice President
Prudential Insurance Company of America

Kishore K. Yalamanchili, CFA is an Investment Senior Vice President at the Prudential Insurance Company. He has over 19 years of financial markets experience. Prior to joining Prudential, Dr. Yalamanchili was Senior PM and Head of Securitzed Assets Research at Karya Capital Management from 2012 to 2015. He was also a Managing Director and Head of Securitized Assets Research and Trading at BlackRock from 2005 to 2011. At BlackRock he was a portfolio manager for distressed mortgage, TALF, and PPIP funds and also managed securitized asset holdings across the firm's portfolios. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2005, Dr. Yalamanchili was a Senior Vice President and portfolio ... (view full description)

Matthew Yoon

Partner
Dentons

Matthew Yoon is a partner in Dentons Capital Markets practice. He leads a team that covers the key areas of federal and state regulatory compliance for residential mortgages and consumer finance.Matt regularly counsels national mortgage lenders, servicers, Wall Street institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, loan fulfilment providers and diligence companies on all aspects of federal and state consumer credit regulation, including the numerous recent changes that were instituted by The DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.On the federal level, these laws include the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESP ... (view full description)

Iskander Zabikhodjayev

Senior Manager, Risk
Ernst & Young LLP

►Iskander is a New York-based Senior Manager in EY’s Advisory Services practice. He has more than 13 years of experience in the financial services industry serving banking and insurance clients in the areas of market risk management and regulatory capital (Basel 2.5/3/FRTB/CCAR).

►Prior to joining EY in 2007, Iskander worked in various front and middle office functions of the Industrial Bank of Uzbekistan including Investment Banking, Assets and Liabilities Management, and Letters of Credit desk.

►Iskander has an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business and BBA in public accounting from Pace University

Scott Zajac

Chief Executive Officer
Rockwood Group

Scott has over 25 years’ experience structuring and issuing high quality private placements (high investment grade with monitored rating). He has been directly involved with the structuring and issuance of over $30 billion in such securities that have been collateralized by mortgages, treasury securities, tax credit streams, renewables, and various forms of credit enhancement. His largest investor class has been insurance companies (P&C and Life) and the vast majority of securities have received the NAIC1 designated.   Rockwood Management Corporation is a solutions oriented issuer focused on meeting the needs of investors with high quality products. For exa ... (view full description)

Teresa Zien

Managing Director
Colony Capital LLC

Ms. Zien is Chief Operating Officer of Colony Mortgage Capital, LLC. She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of Colony Mortgage Capital, LLC. Prior to joining Colony Capital in 2014, Ms. Zien spent three years as a Director in the Asset Finance – Commercial Real Estate group of Credit Suisse where she oversaw all U.S. CMBS securitizations and commercial real estate warehouse facilities. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Ms. Zien was a Director at Citigroup in the CMBS and Real Estate Finance group where she managed approximately $60 billion of CMBS issuance in her 10 year tenure. Ms. Zien earned a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and is ... (view full description)

Robert Zochowski

Partner
Paul Weiss

A partner in the Corporate Department, Bob Zochowski is co-head of the firm’s Finance Practice Group and a member of the Media and Entertainment Group. Bob has over 25 years of experience as a financing lawyer, focusing on innovative and specialized finance structures. His expertise spans unique securitizations involving esoteric assets, such as films, patent royalties, power plants and hydrocarbon reserves to project financings and other traditional financings. He advises a diverse range of clients, including public and private companies, financial institutions and investment funds. Bob has extensive experience across a broad array of industries, including energy/infrastructure, ... (view full description)
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Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC and Institutional Investor Inc. (together "we") respect the privacy of every person who visits, registers with or subscribes to our websites and online publications ("you"), and are committed to ensuring a safe online experience.
This Privacy Statement outlines the information we may collect about you in relation to your use of our websites and related publications and services ("personal data") and how we may use that personal data. It also outlines the methods by which we and our service providers may (subject to necessary consents) monitor your online behaviour in order to deliver customised advertisements and marketing materials and other tailored services. This Privacy Statement also tells you how you can verify the accuracy of your personal data and how you can request that we delete or update it.

This Privacy Statement applies to all websites operated by us (as indicated on the relevant website) ("Sites"). For the purpose of this Privacy Statement "group company" shall mean Euromoney Institutional Investor plc and any of its subsidiary companies, including, without limitation, Institutional Investor Inc. Please note that the Sites may contain links to external sites and may contain advertisements for, and/or the opportunity for you to purchase products or services from third parties. This privacy statement does not cover the activities of such third parties, and you should consult those third party sites' privacy policies for information on how your data is used by them.
By accessing and using the Sites you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Statement.

Information about us

Our principal business activities are:

  • Business-to-Business Financial Publishing. We provide a range of products and services focused on international finance, metals, commodities, telecoms and emerging markets including magazines, newsletters, electronic information and data
  • Organisers of Seminars, Conferences, Training Courses and Exhibitions for the financial markets industry

Euromoney Institutional Investor plc Company Address:

Nestor House,
Playhouse Yard,
London EC4V 5EX
United Kingdom

Institutional Investor, Inc. Company Address:

1120 Ave of the Americas, 6th floor
New York, NY 10036
USA

Name of the Data Controller

The Data Controllers are Euromoney Institutional Investor plc and Institutional Investor Inc.
Euromoney Institutional Investor plc is subject to the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and is registered in the UK with the Information Commissioner's Office.

Collection of Personal Data

Our primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to give you an enjoyable customised experience whilst allowing us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs.

We collect certain personal data from you, which you give to us when using our Sites and/or registering or subscribing for our products and services. However, we also give you the option to access our Sites' home pages without subscribing or registering or disclosing your personal data.

We also collect certain personal data from other group companies to whom you have given information through their websites (including, by way of example, Euromoney Institutional Investor plc and Institutional Investor Inc, in accordance with the purposes listed below).
Please note that we do not intend to collect any personal data from children under thirteen years of age and no child under thirteen should submit any personal data to any of the Sites. Should we discover that any such personal data has been delivered to any of the Sites, we will remove that information as soon as possible.

Types of Personal Data Held and its Use

  1. Customer Services and Administration

At some Sites, Euromoney collects personal data such as your name, job title, work and/or home address, and telephone number and email address in order to register you for access to certain content and subscriptions. This information may be supplemented with demographic information from your use of our Sites such as your postal area, age, gender, purchasing preferences and interests.

At other Sites, Euromoney may only collect broad demographic information for aggregate use.

This information is used to administer and deliver to you the products and/or services you have requested, to operate our Sites efficiently and improve our service to you, and to retain records of our business transactions and communications. By using the Sites and submitting personal information through the registration process you are agreeing that we may collect, hold, process and use your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with the Site services and developing our business, which shall include (without limitation) the purposes described below in paragraphs 2 and 3.

  1. Monitoring use of our Sites

Where, as part of our Site services, we enable you to post information or materials on our Site, we may access and monitor any information which you upload or input, including in any password-protected sections. Subject to any necessary consents, we also monitor and/or record the different Sites you visit and actions taken on those Sites, e.g. content viewed or searched for. If you are a registered user (e.g. a subscriber or taking a trial), when you log on, this places a cookie on your machine. This enables your access to content and services that are not publicly available. Once you are logged on, the actions you take - for example, viewing an article - will be recorded (subject to any necessary consents). We may use technology or a service provider to do this for us. This information may be used for one or more of the following purposes:

    • to fulfil our obligations to you;
    • to improve the efficiency, quality and design of our Sites and services;
    • to see which articles, features and services are most read and used
    • to track compliance with our terms and conditions of use, e.g. to ensure that you are acting within the scope of your user licence;
    • for marketing purposes (subject to your rights to opt-in and opt-out of receiving certain marketing communications) - see paragraph 3 below;
    • for advertising purposes, although the information used for these purposes does not identify you personally. Please see paragraph 5 below for more details;
    • to protect or comply with our legal rights and obligations; and
    • to enable our journalists to contact and interact with you online in connection with any content you may post to our Sites.

Please see paragraph 5 below for more information on cookies and similar technologies and a link to a page where you can turn them on or off.

  1. Marketing:

Some of your personal data collected under paragraphs 1 and 2 above may be used by us and/or our other group companies and third party service providers to contact you by email, fax, telephone and/or post for sending information or promotional material on our products and/or services and/or those of our other group companies.
We give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving marketing communications and will in certain circumstances need to obtain your consent before sending such communications to you. Further detail can be found on the applicable Site and in each marketing communication sent by us, our group companies or service providers. See also "Consents and opt-outs" section below.

  1. Trading in Personal Data:

Some of your personal data may be collected and processed with the intention of selling it to other organisations, but this will not be done unless you have given your consent (separately to this privacy statement).

  1. Cookies and similar technologies

All our Sites use cookies and similar technical tools to collect information about your access to the Site and the services we provide.

Cookies are pieces of information which include a unique reference code that a website transfers to your device to store and sometimes track information about you. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the Site and will last for longer. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie.

We may use cookies to:

  • remember that you have used the Site before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to different parts of the Site. This allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get and make sure that the Site runs fast enough;
  • remember your login session so you can move from one page to another within the Site;
  • store your preferences or your user name and password so that you do not need to input these every time you visit the Site;
  • customise elements of the layout and/or content of the pages of Site for you;
  • record activity on our Sites so that we understand how you use our Sites enabling us to better tailor our content, services and marketing to your needs;
  • collect statistical information about how you use the Site so that we can improve the Site; and
  • gather information about the pages on the Site that you visit, and also other information about other websites that you visit, so as to place you in a “market segment”. This information is only collected by reference to the IP address that you are using, but does include information about the county and city you are in, together with the name of your internet service provider. This information is then used to place interest-based advertisements on the Site which it is believed will be relevant to your market segment. For more information about this type of interest based advertising, and about how to turn this feature off please visit www.youronlinechoices.co.uk. (Please email us at cookies@euromoneyplc.com if you have any queries about cookies)

Some of the cookies used by our Sites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services (such as interest based advertising directed at your market segment) on our behalf.

To see a list of the cookies and similar technologies used on this Site and instructions on how to turn them on and off click here. (Please email us at cookies@euromoneyplc.com if you have any queries about cookies)

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies in general by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note however, that by blocking, deleting or turning off cookies used on the Site you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site.

Email tracking: So that we can better understand our users' needs, we track responses to our emails - for example, to see which links are the most popular in newsletters, and to log and follow up responses to our marketing messages. To do this, we use pixel GIFs, also known as "pixel tags" - these are small image files that are placed within the body of our email messages. They enable us to tell if a message has been opened and to track click-throughs on links within the message.
Any other purposes for which Euromoney wishes to use your personal data will be notified to you and your personal data will not be used for any such purpose without obtaining your prior consent.

Consents and opt-outs

You can give your consent to or opt out of particular uses of your data as indicated above by:

  • Indicating at the point on the relevant Site where personal data is collected;
  • Informing us by email, post or phone; or
  • Updating your preferences on the applicable Site;

For turning cookies and similar technologies on and off, see the information in paragraph 5 above.

Disclosures

Information collected at one Site may be shared between Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, Institutional Investor Inc. and other group companies for the purposes listed above.

Your personal data may also be sold to other companies in the form of lists and directories, but only after permission from you in accordance with the provisions above.

We may also disclose your personal data to other third parties, including, without limitation, professional advisers, or governmental or State institutions or regulatory authorities, where necessary in order to exercise or defend legal rights or where required by law.

We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this policy to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.

Public forums, message boards and blogs

Some of our Sites make message boards, blogs or other facilities for user generated content available and users can participate in these facilities. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Transfers outside the EEA

Services on the Internet are accessible globally so collection and transmission of personal data is not always limited to one country. Euromoney Institutional Investor plc may transfer your personal data, for the purposes listed above, to other group companies, service providers or other third parties which may be located in countries outside the European Economic Area, whose laws may not give the level of protection to personal data as within the UK. This will include transfers to Institutional Investor Inc. in the US (and Institutional Investor Inc. will collect some data directly from you, in relation to the Sites which it operates) and to third parties who provide us with email and marketing services. Where we conduct any transfers we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Confidentiality and Security of Your Personal Data

We are committed to keeping the data you provide us secure and will take reasonable precautions to protect your personal data from loss, misuse or alteration.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features described above to try to prevent unauthorised access.

We have implemented information security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • unauthorised access
  • improper use or disclosure
  • unauthorised modification
  • unlawful destruction or accidental loss

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those who process your personal data on our behalf, for the purposes listed above), who have access to, and are associated with the processing of your personal data, are obliged to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for us.

We also give you the option of using a secure transmission method to send us personal data identifiers, such as credit card details and bank account number.

How to Access, Update and Erase your Personal Information

If you wish to know whether we are keeping personal data about you, or if you have an enquiry about our privacy policy or your personal data held by us, in relation to any of the Sites, you can contact the Data Protection Officer via:

  • Postal mail to this address: Data Protection Officer, Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, Nestor House, Playhouse Yard, London EC4V 5EX, UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7779 8600
  • Email: dataprotectionofficer@euromoneyplc.com

Upon request, we will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you. We may require proof of your identity and may charge a small fee (not exceeding the statutory maximum fee that can be charged) to cover administration and postage.

Euromoney allows you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate in accordance with applicable laws, you may have your personal information:

  • erased
  • rectified or amended
  • completed

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect new legislation or industry practice, group company changes and customer feedback. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement periodically to be informed of how we are protecting your personal data.

This Privacy Statement was last updated in April 2012.

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