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

Tom Howard

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

Patrick Gervais

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.

Brent Lewis

Hunton & Williams LLP
1:00 PM Track C
CMBS 101
  • Overview of the structure of a commercial mortgage-backed securitization
  • Core commercial mortgage securitization concepts and terminology

James Macmillan

Vice President
Deutsche Bank

Lea Overby

Managing Director of Research, Structured Finance
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC
1:50 PM Track A
Trends and Market Overview in Direct Lending
  • Market Overview of Bank Lending and ABCP Markets
  • Typical ABCP structures 
  • The Impact of LCR and other regulation on ABCP
  • Had Direct Bank Lending Overtaken ABCP?

Carol Hitselberger

Mayer Brown LLP

Andrew Stein

Senior Vice President
East West Bank

Frank Fletcher

Managing Director

Mark Hernandez

US Money Market Origination
RBC Capital Markets
1:50 PM Track B
Exploring Opportunities in Alternative & Emerging Markets (including Cell Phone ABS)
  • Emerging esoteric ABS that are not yet "mainstream"
  • Attributes necessary to make assets appropriate for the securitization market
  • Pending transactions
  • Case study: specific types of esoteric ABS and the business case for securitizing the particular asset
  • Structural and legal issues to be resolved, and how the resulting structure responds to those issues
  • Tobacco legal fees and tobacco escrow securitization
  • Franchise royalty and whole business securitization
  • Music/film copyright royalty securitization
  • Patent/trademark royalty securitization
  • Energy efficiency securitization
  • Cell Phone ABS

Nathan Gabig

Managing Director

Cory Wishengrad

Head of Structured Products Origination
Guggenheim Securities

John Anglim

Senior Director
S&P Global Ratings

Stephen Stites

Vice President, Structured Finance
Goldman Sachs

Ronald Borod

Senior Counsel
DLA Piper
1:50 PM Track C
CLOs and Leveraged Loans 101
  • Defining key terms
  • What are the benefits and burdens for issuers and sponsors of CLOs?
  • Analyzing the basics of a CLO with an emphasis on core concepts and terminology

Craig Stein

Schulte Roth & Zabel

David Nathanson

Senior Vice President- ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC

Elaine Mah

Senior Vice President
U.S. Bank
2:40 PM
Refreshment Break
3:00 PM Track A
Marketplace Lending Disclosure: Setting New Standards and Establishing Best Practices
  • Assessing the current level of loan level data availability and accuracy
  • Current efforts underway to standardize disclosure and reporting by lenders
  • Are all platforms created equal? Defining platform best practices in underwriting, loan servicing and enterprise risk management
  • What are investors requiring in terms of transparency and reporting?

Kruti Muni

Senior Vice President/Manager
Moody's Investors Service

Janette McMahan

Kirkland & Ellis
3:00 PM Track B
PACE 101
  • Why the recent uptick in PACE deals?
  • Capital markets execution for PACE transactions
  • Understanding the PACE program and differentiating commercial from residential
  • Rating agency views on residential and commercial PACE

Brian Foley

Managing Director
Macquarie Group

Cecil Smart

Senior Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Tom Knox


Adam Garfinkle

Senior Vice President Capital Markets
Renovate America

John Siris

Managing Director
Guggenheim Securities, LLC

3:00pm - 5:00pm Annual SFIG Women in Securitization Special Event

Registration forthcoming. To make sure you are on SFIG’s Newsletter distribution please sign up at:

3:50 PM Track A
Defining “FinTech” and Its True Meaning in the Context of Structured Finance
  • From blockchain, data and analytics tools, to online lending: How is technology shaping our market?

Steve Levitan

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Mahesh Pakianathan

Managing Director
BNY Mellon

Tracy Wan

Senior Director
Fitch Ratings

Matt Wong

Chief Executive Officer
3:50 PM Track B
The New Deal Agent Proposal in RMBS
  • What do you want in a Deal Agent and does that even exist?
  • Breaking down the agreement itself
  • User agreement; language and decisions Standard of care and loyalty
  • Breach review
  • Servicing oversight

Stephen Kudenholdt

Co-Chair, US Capital Markets Practice

Yehudah Forster

Senior Vice President/Manager
Moody’s Investors Service

Dmitri Rabin

VP, Global RMBS & Covered Bond Strategist
Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.

Eve Kaplan

Senior Vice President
U.S. Bank

Jeff Berg

Vice President
Clayton Holdings LLC
4:40 PM Track A
Blockchain 101
  • Beyond Bitcoin: Understanding the blockchain and what assets can be traded on it?
  • Benefits of blockchain technology 
  • Regulatory outlook and attitude towards blockchain
  • Who are the innovators in blockchain adoption in the government and private sector?

Dzmitry Maroz

ERS Specialist Leader
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Stephen Obie

Jones Day
4:40 PM Track B
Investor Cabinet Roundtable: Investor Perspective Under the Trump Administration

SFIG is prioritizing advocacy efforts related to Dodd-Frank and other key policy initiatives. Share your views with fellow investors and senior SFIG staff.

* Advance registration is required. Participation is limited to investors only and subject to final SFIG review and approval. Register at:  or contact: for more information.

“Working to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act and replace it with new policies to encourage growth and job creation” - Trump Transition Team Website

"The future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac remains among the thorniest of public policy questions" – Fitch

“We document that the illiquidity of stressed bonds has increased after the Volcker Rule” – Federal Reserve Bank 


Kristi Leo

Boulder Advisors, Founder; Senior Policy Advisor

Aashh Parekh

Portfolio Manager – ABS
TIAA Investments

Alyssa Irving

Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

Bob Behal

Principal, Co-Head ABS/CMBS Investments
Vanguard Group
4:40 PM
Issuer Presentation
An interactive, brief presentation by a current ABS issuer on their platform, which is open to all SFIG Vegas attendees. No advance sign up required.
World Omni Financial Corp
5:30 PM
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