Alyssa Acevedo

Manager, ABS Policy
SFIG

Alyssa Acevedo joined SFIG in January of 2014 and is a Manager of ABS Policy.

She focuses on regulations that affect all ABS asset classes. Specifically, Alyssa contributes to the advocacy and educational initiatives relating to Regulation AB II, Risk Retention, Chinese and Canadian Markets, and Blockchain Technology.

She holds a Master of Public Policy from The American University and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Pittsburgh.

Sunil Adalja

Executive Director
CIBC World Markets Inc.

Mr. Adalja joined CIBC’s trading floor rotation program in 2006 and spent his first year rotating through Securitization, Interest Rate Derivatives and Debt Capital Markets. Since 2007, he has worked in the Securitization Group and has transaction experience across a variety of asset classes originated in Canada, the U.S. and in Europe, including structuring transactions which provide funding for clients in multiple currencies. Specific transaction expertise includes securitizations backed by automotive and equipment leases and loans, trade receivables, credit card receivables and residential mortgages. Mr. Adalja has an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, a ... (view full description)

Rajat Agarwal

Senior Director
Lending Club

Rajat Agarwal is Senior Director, Investor Analytics at Lending Club where he is focused on capital markets and securitization. He is responsible for monitoring the asset performance and communicating with ABS investors, underwriters, rating agencies and leverage providers about the credit model updates and relative value of the assets on the platform. Rajat brings around 10 years of experience in fixed income and capital markets across broad range of asset classes. Prior to LendingClub, Rajat spent 6 years at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division where he was most recently co-head of Financial Institutions Group Strats and responsible for advising regional banks on stress test mo ... (view full description)

Rishad Ahluwalia

Managing Director
JP Morgan

Rishad has 19 years of industry experience and is the Managing Director and Head of J.P. Morgan CLO Research. Rishad and his team have placed #1, #2 or #3 in Institutional Investor polling since 2005. Rishad has worked in research at J.P. Morgan since 2002 and started his career in 1998 in Lehman Brothers' Structured Finance origination business. Rishad contributed to the first public correlation methodology (‘base correlation’) for CDOs in 2004. Rishad holds a BA from Duke University including a year at the London School of Economics. Rishad and his wife live in London with their two children.

Keith Allman

Vice President
Loomis Sayles & Company

Keith Allman is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company and senior mortgage and structured finance analyst for the fixed income group. He specializes in ABS, transportation, commercial and esoteric securities, including railroads, aircrafts and shipping containers. Keith joined Loomis Sayles in 2016 and has 15 years of investment industry experience. Previously, he was a Director of banking and origination at Deutsche Bank, where he covered banking and origination for esoteric ABS, including aviation, railcar and marine shipping containers, as well as timeshare, rental fleet and other esoteric ABS. Keith was also responsible for formulating funding strategy, pitching cli ... (view full description)

Jeannette Arazi

Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

No biography specified

Xavier Augé

Director
Mizuho Securities

Xavier Auge joined Mizuho Securities USA LLC in September 2015 as a Director in the Structured Credit Group focusing on the origination, structuring and distribution of debt and equity solutions across various non traditional asset classes including aviation, container, shipping and project bond deals.  Prior to his current position, Xavier was at BNP Paribas from 2007 where he was part of the Solution and Structuring team focusing on both traditional and non traditional ABS in New York and in London.  Xavier received a B.S. from Aston University (UK), a Masters from EM Strasbourg Business school and is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of ... (view full description)

Jessica Bailey

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Greenworks Lending, LLC

Jessica Bailey co-founded Greenworks Lending, LLC (GWL) in 2015 with the goal of accelerating Property Assessed Clean Energy-financed clean energy projects throughout the United States.    Prior to GWL, Bailey was with the Connecticut Green Bank as the Director of Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE), where she joined in August 2012. In this role, she designed an award winning state-wide PACE program that allows building owners to access financing to perform clean energy improvements on their properties. In its first two years, the program approved $75 million in clean energy projects and executed the first securitization of commercial efficiency asse ... (view full description)

Grant Bailey

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

Grant Bailey is a managing director and head of the North American RMBS and covered bonds group at Fitch Ratings. He joined Fitch in 2001.
 
Grant began his career underwriting and acquiring whole-loan residential mortgage pools and subsequently worked as a fixed-income research analyst.
 
Grant earned an MSc in real estate finance from New York University and received a BA magna cum laude in economics from Occidental College.

Katya Baron

Managing Director
Mosaic

Securitization and capital markets specialist with 15+ years of financial services experience. Investment banker and structurer at Sterne Agee, Gleacher, Barclays Capital and JPMorgan Securities.

Bob Behal

Principal, Co-Head ABS/CMBS Investments
Vanguard

Bob Behal, CFA is a Principal with Vanguards Fixed Income Group as the Co-Leader of the ABS/CMBS team. In his current role Mr. Behal manages the investment strategies for CMBS, ABS, Non-Agency RMBS, and Covered Bond sectors across Vanguards Fixed Income Funds. Before his association with Vanguard, Mr. Behal worked for AllianceBernstein as a Vice President, Oppenheimerfunds, and MetLife. In these roles he was responsible for research, analysis and portfolio management across a wide range of structured products. Mr. Behal is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He holds a B.S. degree in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Rutgers ... (view full description)

John Bella

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

John H. Bella, Jr., is a managing director and co-head of Fitch Ratings’ asset-backed securities group, focused primarily on coordinating efforts in the auto- and commercial-related sectors. In his role, John is responsible for managing the New York and Chicago-based staffs; overseeing criteria, research, and analytical development; and interacting with a variety of market participants, particularly investors. Prior to joining Fitch, John was an analyst in the structured finance group at the Chicago branch of the Sanwa Bank, Ltd., where he focused on real estate and asset-backed transactions. John earned a BS in finance from the Universit ... (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)

Nitin Bhasin

Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Nitin Bhasin is a managing director in the CMBS group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, where he co-manages new issuance and surveillance actives across CMBS, CRE CLO, Small Balance Commercial, and SFR products.  He has been KBRA since 2011, and has been instrumental in the company’s early development and its subsequent growth.
Previously, he was a vice president at Wells Fargo Securities’ securitization and principal investing desks, where he structured and banked CRE CDOs, and also made principal investments in CRE assets. Nitin holds an MBA from Wake Forest University, dual bachelors’ degrees in Architecture and Building Science, and the CFA certification.

Beth Ann Bovino

Managing Director and U.S. Chief Economist
S&P Global Ratings

Beth Ann Bovino is the U.S. Chief Economist for S&P Global Ratings based in New York. In this senior role, she oversees the development of S&P Global Ratings’ U.S. economic forecasts including its weekly, monthly, and quarterly research reports. Beth Ann and her team are a source of data and insights that help inform and guide S&P Global credit ratings analysts’ research. She has authored and contributed many articles for popular and professional publications. Her body of work covers a wide range of topics and trends that impact the U.S. economy including jobs and wage growth, infrastructure, income inequality, demogr ... (view full description)

Timothy Bowler

President
ICE Benchmark Association

Before joining ICE Benchmark Administration Timothy J. Bowler was a managing director in the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs advising US depository institutions. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Tim was most recently Counselor to Secretary Lew at the U.S. Treasury. In that function, he was responsible for advising the Secretary on matters related to Housing Finance Reform and troubled municipalities including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Prior to his role as Counselor, Tim was Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability at Treasury. In his role, he was responsible for overseeing the implementation and wind down of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and maximizin ... (view full description)

Mike Brown

Managing Director
JP Morgan Securities

Michael recently joined JP Morgan as a Managing Director in the Global Securitized Products Group. In the residential mortgage space, he is responsible for warehouse lending and issuer coverage. Michael has 22 years of industry experience, having held various management and senior positions within securitized products, including Head of ABS Trading and Syndicate. Over the years, Michael has traded, sold, and priced over $500 billion of loans, securities and derivatives within the suite of securitized products. In recent years, Michael was Morgan Stanley’s Senior Relationship Manager for Government Sponsored Enterprises, mainly Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. As a result, ... (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 Assura ... (view full description)

Michael Burke

Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

MICHAEL BURKE is a Partner in the Financial Services Group in the Toronto office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. His practice consists of transactional work (primarily in the securitization and asset-based lending/leasing areas) and of the establishment of wholesale and retail lending/leasing programs and documentation for business and consumer customers. He advises financial institutions, finance and leasing companies, borrowers and lessees in connection with domestic and cross-border asset-based lending/leasing transactions and securitization transactions and in establishing domestic and cross-border private securitization or bulk purchase programs. His asset-based financing practice e ... (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)

Susan Calder

Director, Securitization Finance
RBC Capital Markets

Susan Calder is a Director in Securitization Finance with RBC Capital Markets. Susan has been with RBC CM since 2003, specializing in Securitization Finance since 2004. Susan has covered a variety of asset classes and currently focuses on marketing and structuring auto, credit card and consumer loan transactions in both the public and private markets. Susan holds an Honours undergraduate degree from Queen's University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Claudia Callaway

Partner
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

No biography specified

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)

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)

Winston Chang

Managing Director
S&P Global Ratings

Winston Chang is currently a Global Sector Lead within S&P Global Ratings’ Structured Finance practice.  As a Global Sector Lead, he focuses on new assets and cross sector coordination.  While much of his activity will be new assets related, he will continue to pursue broader initiatives around cross sector analytical coordination.  Prior to this role, he was previously a Lead Analytical Manager in the Structured Finance practice. Before joining Standard & Poor’s in 1999, he was at the law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel and worked on a variety of corporate transactions and securities offerings through the 144(a) market, he began his career at ... (view full description)

Xilun Chen

Senior Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Xilun Chen is a Senior Director at Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc. focusing on commercial and non-traditional ABS, including whole business & other royalty securitizations, single-tenant net lease and cell tower securitizations. Prior to joining Kroll, Xilun was a Director at S&P, focusing on various non-traditional asset classes. Prior to S&P, Xilun held positions at Morgan Stanley, Harding Advisory, BlueMountain Capital, Ambac and JPMorgan.

Raymond Chen

Vice Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer, Co-Secretary General
Xiamen International Financial Technology Ltd. (XFinTech) & China ABS Forum of 100 (CAF 100)

No biography specified

Claudine Chen-Young

Partner
Katten Muchin Rosenman

Claudine Chen-Young is a partner in Katten's Structured Finance and Securitization practice. Her work focuses on advising issuers and underwriters in connection with asset financings and securitizations involving a number of financial assets. She assists clients in developing and executing complex deal structures and novel transactions. In particular, Claudine has extensive experience with securitizations of all types of residential mortgage loans and mortgage-related assets for both registered offerings and private placements. She has assisted companies and underwriters with establishing new mortgage-backed securitization programs for first-time issuers, and has advised clients in connectio ... (view full description)

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)

Richard Cooperstein

Director, Model Risk Management
Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc.

Richard L. Cooperstein leads Model Risk Management at Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc. Leveraging his experience as a regulator, model builder, and user to enhance the company’s best-in-class models, he helps AD&Co meet client needs as the market evolves. His wealth of previous experience includes: Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Ocwen Mortgage Servicing; Vice President of Structured Transactions at Freddie Mac; and Managing Director, Head of Modeling and Analytics at HSBC Securities. Cooperstein began his career at the General Accounting Office and then served as Senior Economist in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, where he appl ... (view full description)

Shanell Cramer

Partner
Alston & Bird

Shanell Cramer is co-chair of Alston & Bird's Finance Group and co-chair of the Structured & Warehouse Finance Team. She represents investment banks and other financial institutions in a variety of mortgage banking and financing transactions. Her practice focuses on the purchase and sale of residential, commercial and multifamily mortgage loans and single-family rental properties, as well as structuring and negotiating warehouse lines, various government insured and guaranteed loans, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, real estate owned properties, residential securities, tax liens and student loans. Shanell focuses her practice on a variety of syndicated financing transactions. She a ... (view full description)

Amy Crews Cutts

Senior Vice President – Chief Economist
Equifax

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

Maureen D'Alleva

Portfolio Management
Angelo Gordon & Co.

Maureen D’Alleva joined Angelo, Gordon in 2003 to focus on investments in the leveraged loan market.  She is a Managing Director and head of the firm’s leveraged loan and high yield businesses and portfolio manager of the firm’s Northwoods Capital CLOs, the Diversified Credit Strategies and Income Funds and several separate accounts.  

Prior to joining the firm, she spent 15 years with Morgan Stanley as a Vice President in its Global High Yield group where she focused on investment analysis and underwriting of both bank loans and bonds.  

Maureen holds a B.A. degree from Baruch College.

Suhrud Dagli

Co-Founder
RiskSpan

Suhrud is Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of RiskSpan and Co-founder of SmartLink Lab, RiskSpan’s affiliated Fintech company.  Suhrud oversees and leads RiskSpan’s product strategy and product development. He co-founded SmartLink Lab to explore emerging technologies and bring solutions to its clients in the Capital Markets with emphasis on Mortgage and Structured Finance. He has more than 20 years of experience in developing analytical tools to support risk management best-practices, as well as securities trading and operations. Suhrud led the development of RiskSpan’s analytical framework for prepayment and credit models, and market monitoring tools, and has also provided a wide ran ... (view full description)

Chris Dalton

Chief Executive Officer
Australian Securitisation Forum

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

Andy Davidson

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)

Sarah Davies

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

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

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)

Kevin Dwyer

Senior Vice President – RMBS
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC

Kevin Dwyer is senior vice president of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) ratings and research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. He is primarily responsible for rating and producing research for RMBS and single-family rental transactions. Before joining Morningstar in 2012, Dwyer had 12 years of experience in RMBS trading, analysis, and ratings. He worked for another rating agency where he rated all types of non-agency RMBS and also spent a number of years at Credit Suisse Group, where he traded mortgage loans, underwrote securitizations, and valued bond holdings. Previously, Dwyer spent two years in Japan building a structured products trading desk for Asia for Cr ... (view full description)

Kristin Eagan

Government Relations
SFIG

Prior to joining SFIG, Kristin Eagan was an Associate Director of Advocacy at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). In this role, Kristin was responsible for legislative advocacy and representing the interests of the credit union movement, primarily to members of the House of Representatives. Before CUNA, Kristin served as a Portfolio Manager at the U.S. Department of Treasury. In this capacity Kristin managed grant and loan applications for the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund. She also served as Congressional Liaison for Tax, Budget, and Appropriations issues at the Department of Treasury, Professional Staff at the U.S. House of Representatives Co ... (view full description)

Michael Eisenstein

Managing Director
NewStar Financial, Inc.

No biography specified

Vandy Fartaj

Chief Capital Markets Officer
PennyMac

Mr. Fartaj has been Chief Capital Markets Officer of PennyMac Financial Services Inc. since its formation.  Mr. Fartaj is responsible for all capital markets and investment-related activities, including asset valuation, trading, secondary marketing, and risk management.  Mr. Fartaj also serves as Chief Investment Officer of Pennymac Mortgage Investment Trust a position that he has held since March 2010.  Prior to joining PennyMac, Mr. Fartaj was employed in a variety of positions, including vice president, whole loan trading, at Countrywide Securities Corporation, a broker-dealer, where he was employed from November 1999 to April 2008. Mr. Fartaj has substantial exper ... (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)

Benjamin Fernandez

Managing Director
Barclays

Benjamin Fernandez is a Managing Director in the Securitized Products Origination Group at Barclays where he is responsible for Barclays’ Nontraditional Asset-Backed Securitization effort.   Ben and his team execute securitization financings across a variety of different asset classes including franchise whole business, timeshares, wireless towers, rental fleet, fleet lease, film libraries, brand licensing, billboards and structured settlements.  Ben joined Barclays in 2008 from Lehman Brothers, where he began his career as an Analyst in 2002.  He has spent his entire career in Securitized Products and has structured and placed over $45 bi ... (view full description)

Christopher Flanagan

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Chris Flanagan is Head of US Mortgage and Structured Finance Research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.   He was Head of ABS, CDO and CMBS Research at JP Morgan, where he worked since 2010. Prior to that, he held positions as the Head of ABS and MBS Research at Merrill Lynch.   In recent years, Chris has been highly ranked in various MBS and ABS categories in the Institutional Investor Fixed Income Research Survey and was widely recognized for his early call on the subprime mortgage collapse. He is ranked #2 for total number of appearances on the Institutional Investor team over the past twenty years.   He holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering ... (view full description)

Nathan Gabig

Managing Director
KPMG LLP

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

Michael Gambro

Partner
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Michael Gambro is co-chair of Cadwalader's Capital Markets Group and is based in New York. Mike is a corporate and securities lawyer who advises corporations, financial institutions and funds in acquisitions, financings and securitizations of financial assets, including commercial and residential mortgage loans, trade receivables, royalty payments, lease receivables and other payment obligations. He has represented some of the largest companies in the world in many noteworthy transactions, including acting as lead counsel in some of the largest single-borrower CMBS transactions and other groundbreaking or one-of-a-kind structured finance tran ... (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)

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)

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)

Stuart Goldstein

Partner
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Stuart Goldstein, resident in Cadwalader's Charlotte and New York offices, concentrates his practice in the areas of structured finance, fund formation, structured products, and the federal securities laws. Stuart practices primarily in the areas of asset securitization and fund formation, representing issuers, underwriters, collateral managers, and institutional investors, in both public and private transactions. He represents fund managers in structuring, organizing and financing hedge funds, debt and opportunity funds, funds of funds, and other investment vehicles, developing, negotiating and documenting financial products. He has extensive experience in analyzing and structuring asset- a ... (view full description)

T.J. Gordon

Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

T.J. Gordon is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office. Mr. Gordon’s practice focuses on representation of banks, private equity and other alternative asset funds, FinTech companies, insurance companies, corporate borrowers and other financial intermediaries in structured finance, asset securitization, forward flow purchase, secured lending and special situations transactions. Financings and acquisitions of online marketplace loans (a/k/a peer-to-peer (P2P) loans), student loans, both federally guaranteed (FFELP) and private, and other consumer receivables comprise a significant portion of his practice. Representative transactions and financial products include: • Counsel to a ... (view full description)

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)

Chris Haas

Associate General Counsel
Bank of America

Christopher J. Haas is a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Bank of America . He is currently head of the Securitization and Structured Products Legal Group at Bank of America responsible for all securitization activities of Bank of America, as well as the securitization and structured finance activities of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Haas has over 20 year experience in the securitization and structured finance market both as in house counsel and in private practice and across a wide spectrum of products, including CLOs. ABS, RMBS, CMBS , derivatives and structured products, He is also Vice Chairman and board member of the Structured Finan ... (view full description)

Stacy Hampel

Vice President Legal
Volvo Financial Services

Stacy Hampel is Vice President and Senior Counsel, Global Capital Strategies at Volvo Financial Services LLC and has over 15 years of industry experience.  Mrs. Hampel has legal responsibility for all capital markets and structured finance transactions globally including retail and floorplan ABS, conduits, retail syndication programs, non-recourse loans and leveraged finance portfolio sales.
Previously, Mrs. Hampel was a Director and Special Counsel for Derivatives at IHS Markit and an associate at McKee Nelson LLP.  Mrs. Hampel holds a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University.

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)

Matthew Hays

Partner
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Matt Hays is a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of asset finance, securitization and securities matters. Matt's has represented marketplace lenders and loan originators, banks, private equity funds, issuers and registered investment companies in ABS offerings, whole loan sales, forward flow arrangements and warehouse facilities. He has securitized receivables in the personal installment loan, retail auto and truck loan, cellular site and distributed antenna system, dealer floorplan, vehicle lease, solar asset, health care, credit card and small business loan asset classes. Matt is a co-chair of the ... (view full description)

Catherine Heath

Vice President, Fixed Income
Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd.

Catherine Heath is a Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income Analyst  at Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel. Catherine joined Leith Wheeler in April of 2000 after graduating from Simon Fraser University with a joint Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Economics. As part of the Fixed Income team, she is responsible for the strategy, trading, and analysis of fixed income portfolios for both pension and private clients. She is also a Portfolio Manager to several institutional clients. Catherine is a former director of the Capilano University Foundation, is a co-founder of the Vancouver chapter of Women in Capital Markets, and is a member of the Portfolio Review Committee for the Beedie Endowment Asset Manag ... (view full description)

John Heck

Chief Business Officer MTG.
IBM

John is an Executive member of IBM's lending vertical team, specializing in innovating Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud and Data Analytics to optimize the entire loan asset life cycle. John has served in numerous executive level positions for domestic and international companies focused on innovating the lending industry. He has a successful thirty year track record in the design, growth and execution of data-driven technology that optimizes business solutions in every aspect of the lending industry. John has led multiple disciplines and held senior level positions CitiGroup, PNC Financial, Fidelity National Financial and First American. In these roles he has successfully dem ... (view full description)

Nathan Herbert

Global Structured Fin. Att.
Ford Motor Company

Nathan Herbert is a structured finance attorney with Ford Motor Company, supporting the securitization of auto. assets across the globe. Before joining Ford in 2016, Nathan was a finance associate in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown LLP. 

Mark Hermann

Senior Vice President
China Merchan Bank

No biography specified

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)

Greg Hertrich

Managing Director
Nomura

Greg Hertrich joined Nomura in 2010 as head of the US Institutional Strategies Group from Deutsche Bank, where he was Head of US Bank Strategies. Previously, Greg ran the bank group at Merrill Lynch and was a senior bank strategist with Lehman Brothers after an extended tenure at First Union. He is currently responsible for spearheading Nomura’s strategic work with US domiciled institutions in both the bank and insurance sectors across the balance sheet and income statement. Greg serves as a strategic advisor on behalf of major stakeholders, including management teams, boards, institutional investors and regulators on risk management and corporate strategies, specifi ... (view full description)

Thomas Hiner

Partner
Hunton & Williams LLP

Tom Hiner is a Partner in Hunton & Williams New York office, on the firms Structured Finance and Securitization Team. Tom represents borrowers, lenders and investors on a wide variety of corporate finance, securitization, acquisition and other transactions. Tom has extensive experience representing servicers, banks lending in servicer advance, MSR and excess spread, REITs and private equity investors in excess servicing spread investments.

Mark Hirshorn

Senior Vice President, US ABS
DBRS

Mr. Hirshorn is currently a Senior Vice President on the US ABS Team at DBRS, Inc. in New York. He is focused on the analysis of esoteric assets, predominately aircraft. He spearheaded the development of a rating methodology for aircraft lease ABS. Before joining DBRS in December 2016, he was an independent contractor, providing advisory, risk assessment and transaction execution services to a variety of institutions.   Prior to his most recent roles, Mr. Hirshorn spent more than 20 years covering aviation, structured finance and asset financing with a variety of global financial institutions. From 2011-2015, he was responsible for origination of aircraft financings supported by ... (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)

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)

Tom Howard

Partner
Chapman and Cutler LLP

Tom Howard is a partner in the Asset Securitization Department of Chapman and Cutler LLP. Since joining the firm, his work has focused on the representation of issuers, underwriters, investors and trustees in securitization transactions, including transactions backed by equipment leases, automobile loans, tax lien certificates, student loans, commercial loans, and residential and commercial mortgage loans.  Tom’s experience also includes work in the corporate and securities area, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities as issuer's and underwriter's counsel. REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS ... (view full description)

John Hsu

Head of Capital Markets
Angel Oak Capital

Mr. Hsu is the Head of Capital Markets for Angel Oak Capital and is responsible for creating and managing the structural and financing characteristics for the firm’s advisory accounts. Mr. Hsu has 24 years of capital markets and structuring experiences. Prior to Angel Oak, Mr. Hsu was an SVP in Ocwen Financial Corporation’s Alternative Investment group where he developed partnerships that invested in NPLs, MSRs and Servicer Advances. He was also at SunTrust, MBIA and JPM where he focused on the formation and marketing of structured credit products. Mr. Hsu received his M.B.A from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He also received his B.S. and B.A. degree ... (view full description)

Jian Hu

Managing Director
Moody's Investors Service

Jian Hu is Managing Director and Head of New Ratings for US Corporate Asset Securitization that includes CLOs, Commercial and Esoteric ABS, and other structured credit products at Moody’s Investors Service. From September 2008 to September 2016, he was Global Head of CLOs and Structured Credit Surveillance. He is currently also Moody's Global Structured Finance Research Coordinator. In addition, Jian is involved in various global research and outreach activities related to China. He is Co-Chair of Chinese Market Committee of U.S. Structured Finance Industry Group. Prior to September 2008, Jian was a Senior Vice President responsible for CLOs and Structured Credit research. From 2002 to ... (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)

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.
 

Ashish Jain

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets
SoFi

Ashish Jain joined SoFi in May 2016 and serves as Senior Vice President of Capital Solutions. He is responsible for distribution, loan sales, strategic partnerships, and growing SoFi’s institutional outreach. Prior to SoFi, Ashish worked at Deutsche Bank for 13 years. Most recently, he was Managing Director and US Head of Securitized Product Sales, a role he held for 4 years and in which he interacted with some of the world’s largest institutional investors about their investment strategies and portfolios. He began his career in Rates Sales in 2004. Ashish received a BS in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003 and he has served as a member of the Carnegi ... (view full description)

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)

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)

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 Creditanstalt Bank

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)

Eric Karlson

Managing Director
AIG

Eric Karlson manages a $2 billion structured corporate and esoteric asset backed securities portfolio for AIG Asset Management (U.S.), LLC, a registered investment advisor of American International Group, Inc.’s (“AIG’s”) family of property & casualty, life & retirement, and mortgage insurance companies. Prior to joining AIG, Mr. Karlson founded a financial services consulting firm specializing in the origination and structuring of complex financial assets. His work history includes several executive management positions including President and Managing Director of Textron Financial Corporation’s Capital Markets Group and various roles at GE C ... (view full description)

Valerie Kay

Senior Vice President, Institutional Business
Lending Club

Valerie Kay is Senior Vice President and Head of Institutional Investors at Lending Club.  She is responsible for institutional capital management on Lending Club’s platform.  Valerie brings more than 25 years of capital markets experience across a broad range of consumer asset classes. Previous to Lending Club, Valerie spent 20 years at Morgan Stanley, including 12 years as a Managing Director, where she held several leadership roles within Global Capital Markets including Deputy Head of Asset Finance, Head of Structured Asset Monetization and Head of Mortgage Finance. She was most recently part of the Institutional Securities Group where she was responsible for managing relatio ... (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)

Tom Knox

Partner
PwC

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

Deepika Kothari

Associate Managing Director
Moody's Investors Service

No biography specified

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)

Spencer Langston

Vice President
Wells Fargo

Spencer Langston leads the structured rates team at Wells Fargo.  He offers interest and currency hedges to issuers of asset backed securities. He has also held origination positions at Wells Fargo and at Bear Stearns.  Spencer holds a B.A. from Carleton College and an M.B.A. from UNC at Chapel Hill.
 

Joseph Lau

Managing Director
Lord Capital

Joseph joined Lord Capital as a Managing Director in February 2017 and has over 20 years of experience in structured finance and banking, both in the US and Europe.  Immediately prior to joining Lord Capital, Joseph worked as a Managing Director and Head of Term Non-Traditional ABS at RBC Capital Markets, where he also started the European Term ABS practice.  Previously he was at Deutsche Bank, responsible for the Credit Solution Group’s $4 billion student loan lending book and capital markets business for consumer unsecured, student loan and certain non-traditional ABS asset classes.  He worked for more than a decade at Barclays Capital in the ABS team covering a variety of assets cla ... (view full description)

Jeffrey Lawrence

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Dominos

Jeff Lawrence was named chief financial officer at Domino’s Pizza in August 2015, and is responsible for financial planning, analysis and insights, accounting, treasury, risk management, tax and creation of shareholder value through strategic management of resources. Lawrence previously served as vice president –finance & treasurer since January 2014, and prior to that, vice president of international finance, strategy & insights and administration since 2008. Within international, he was responsible for budgeting, reporting and analysis –and played a key role within strategic business development, the global markets council and information technolog ... (view full description)

Nicole Lawrence

Director
T-REX Group

Nicole Lawrence is the Director of Client Development for T-REX’s Securitization business, bringing more than 15 years of experience in ABS investments, analytics, and structuring to her role. She has expertise in commercial and residential property assessed clean energy (PACE), as well as across other ABS markets, including timeshare, unsecured consumer, small business, subprime autos, aircraft, CLO, and equipment. Prior to joining T-REX, Nicole was a portfolio manager at B Asset Manager (BAM), focusing on investing in esoteric and consumer ABS markets. Before BAM, Nicole spent eleven years at PPMAmerica, most recently as a vice president in the structur ... (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)

Steven Levitt

Economics Professor; Co-Author
University of Chicago; Freakonomics

When mild-mannered economist Steven D. Levitt published a paper linking a rise in abortion to a drop in crime, it set off a firestorm of controversy and had both the conservatives and liberals up in arms. But Levitt has no political agenda and is the last person to be called a moralist. He is a brilliant but uncomplicated man who uses simple questions to reach startling conclusions. The Wall Street Journal has said “If Indiana Jones were an economist, he'd be Steven Levitt,” he has shown other economists just how well their tools can make sense of the real world. Steven Levitt is a tenured professor in the University of Chicago's economics department (he received tenure after onl ... (view full description)

John Levonick

Special Counsel
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Mr. Levonick has rich experience of advising mortgage industry participants on compliance, risk management and related legal matters. His expertise spans a wide array of consumer financial services regulatory compliance requirements and asset classes, including infrastructure related concerns, such as privacy, including TILA (Regulation Z), RESPA (Regulation X), FDCPA, UDAAP, FCRA/FACTA, ECOA (Regulation B), HMDA (Regulation C) and GLBA. He assisted clients in interpreting compliance requirements, developing risk mitigation strategies and implementing the requisite controls within technology platform(s) to best protect the individual client.   Mr. Levonick works with creditors, s ... (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)

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

The Chairman of the Executive Committee of the China Securitization Forum www.chinasecuritization.org, Head of the Financial Department of the Zhong Lun Law Firm (www.zhonglun.com), Deputy Chairman of the Zhong Lun Charity Foundation, Commissioner of the Asset Securitization and Structured Finance Committee of the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (www.nafmii.org.cn), Special-term Professor at the China Capital Markets Institution (www.ccmi.edu.cn), External Appraisal Expert for Asset Securitization Projects at Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Commissioner of the Expert Committee of the China Development Bank, formerly the 7th Chairman of ... (view full description)

Ivan Loncar

Partner
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP

Ivan Loncar's practice focuses on derivatives, structured finance and municipal finance (including distressed municipal finance). Ivan represents dealers, banks, and other financial institutions in connection with (i) unfunded derivatives involving a wide range of products (e.g., interest rate swaps, credit default swaps, total return swaps, commodity swaps, etc.) and counterparty types and (ii) funded derivative products (e.g., credit linked notes and other structured notes, repackaging transactions, market access trades, etc.). He also has extensive experience with the structuring of derivatives product companies and the repackaging of swap receivables, funding transactions collatera ... (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)

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)

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)

Vicki Marmorstein

Partner- Finance
Latham & Watkins

Vicki Marmorstein is a partner in the Finance Department of the global law firm, Latham & Watkins LLP. Ms. Marmorstein previously served as Global Chair of the firm's Finance Department and is admitted to practice in New York, California and Washington D.C..Ms. Marmorstein's practice focuses on structured finance, finance and corporate transactions including the representation of fund advisors and funds, investment vehicles of all types (including credit funds, CLOs, CDOs, hedge funds, opportunistic funds, private equity funds, mezzanine funds, distressed debt funds, middle market funds, BDCs and other funds, international and domestic, leveraged and unleveraged, and buyers and s ... (view full description)

Dzmitry Maroz

ERS Specialist Leader
Deloitte & Touche LLP

No biography specified

Dean Masse

Partner
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Dean Masse is a partner in the Toronto office of McCarthy Ttrault LLP. His practice focuses on securitization, structured finance and securities transactions, including single-seller, multi-seller and cross-border securitization transactions and asset-backed programs. He acts for issuers, sellers, underwriters, placement agents, trustees, liquidity providers and credit enhancers in various public and private securitization and structured finance transactions involving a variety of asset classes, including credit card receivables, residential and commercial mortgages, home equity lines of credit, retail instalment contracts and trade receivables. He has extensive experience acting fo ... (view full description)

Colin Mcburnette

Portfolio Manager
Angel Oak Capital Partners

No biography specified

Tom McCrocklin

Director of Advocacy
SFIG

No biography specified

Janette McMahan

Partner
Kirkland & Ellis

Janette McMahan leads the Asset Finance and Securitization Group in Kirkland & Ellis’ New York office.  She specializes in auto loan, auto lease, marketplace loan and trade receivables transactions. Janette has worked with auto ABS sponsors in drafting comment letters on regulatory reform since 2010, including on Regulation AB II, shelf eligibility, loan level disclosures and risk retention. She has given numerous presentations to sponsors, underwriters and industry participants on these new rules. Janette was the lead outside counsel on the first publicly filed Regulation AB II shelf. This shelf was declared effective prior to all other industry participants other than one SEC pilot pro ... (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.

Patrick McShane

Senior Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Patrick McShane is a Senior Director at Kroll Bond Rating Agency and covers commercial and esoteric ABS. Previously, Mr. McShane was a Senior Associate within DZ Bank’s Asset Securitization Group and specialized in the financing of equipment leases, lottery receivables, structured settlements and tax liens. Prior to DZ Bank, Mr. McShane worked within the Structured Securities origination and structuring group at Bank of America and as an analyst within ING's Asset Securitization Group. Mr. McShane holds a bachelor of science degree in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University.

Karan Mehta

Head of Capital Markets
Marlette Funding, LLC

Karan is the Head of Capital Market’s at Marlette Funding, LLC and responsible for all financing, whole loan sales and ABS capital markets activities. Under Karan’s management Marlette has successfully raised over $500 million in warehouse capacity enabling the retention of loans on the balance sheet. He structured and developed the securitization program from the ground-up in 2016, and till date Marlette collateral has backed over $1.5 billion in issuances. Prior to joining Marlette in 2015, Karan spent 12 years at Deutsche Bank most recently leading coverage of the US consumer unsecured and small business sectors with the Structured Products group. He has also worked in A ... (view full description)

Christopher Merchant

Partner
PwC

Chris is a Financial Markets Partner based in Washington, DC with over fourteen years of financial services and capital markets experience.  Chris provides valuation, accounting, risk management, and governance advice to a diverse group of U.S. and foreign financial and nonfinancial institutions, investment advisors, government sponsored entities and federal government agencies.  Chris was a Professional Accounting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the US Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). While with the SEC, Chris focused on valuation and fair value measurement in connection with financial reporting. Chris is a CFA charterholder and a certified ... (view full description)

Dallin Merrill

MBS/CMBS Policy Manager
SFIG

Dallin Merrill is the Manager of Mortgage Backed Security Policy at the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG). He covers regulatory and policy issues on MBS, CMBS, the GSEs, and works with SFIG membership across all asset classes on regulatory, legislative, and legal developments impacting the secondary housing market and CMBS market. Prior to joining SFIG, Mr. Merrill worked at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, where he worked in Congressional Affairs, and at the United States Department of Justice, where he worked in Legislative Affairs. He holds a JD from St. Louis University and a BA from Brigham Young University.
 

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)

Ben Miller

Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Exeter Finance

Ben Miller is Senior Vice President and Treasurer for Exeter Finance Corp, headquartered in Irving, Texas.  His responsibilities include Capital Markets strategy, Liquidity Management, Interest Rate risk management and Investor outreach.
 
Prior to joining Exeter in 2015, Ben held roles as Treasurer for Nissan North America and Nissan Europe since 2011.  Before joining Nissan, Ben managed Treasury functions for World Omni Financial Corp and Capital One.
 
Ben earned a BS in Finance from Virginia Tech.

Suzanne Mistretta

Senior Director
Fitch Ratings

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

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

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)

Nicole Montecalvo

Head of Investor Relations
Renovate America

Nicole Montecalvo manages investor relations within Capital Markets for Renovate America. Nicole comes to Renovate America with a finance career encompassing securitized product sales, as well as financial institution credit risk driven by both investment banking and sales & trading activities. Prior to joining Renovate America, Nicole spent the majority of her career at Morgan Stanley and also spent time at Merrill Lynch and Avant. 

Diane Mooreman

Vice President, Master Servicing
Nationstar Mortgage

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)

Doug Murray

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

J. Douglas Murray is a managing director responsible for Fitch’s Global Structured Finance Business efforts. Doug handles relationship management for Issuer, Investor, and Banker across global ABS, RMBS, CMBS, and CDO’s. Previously, Doug managed the ABS Group for over 10 years. The group was responsible for rating bonds backed by consumer and commercial assets including asset-backed CP conduits. Doug joined Fitch in 1989 shortly after the firm was recapitalized. Before coming to Fitch, Doug was a rating officer at Standard & Poor’s. There he managed the letter of credit commercial paper group within its structured finance department. Doug ... (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)

John Nagykery

Assistant Vice President, ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC

 John Nagykery is assistant vice president of asset-backed securities (ABS) ratings for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. He is responsible for rating collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), middle market loan facilities, and other ABS securitization types.   Before joining Morningstar, Nagykery spent five years at Prime II Management, where he was part of the structuring team that created an innovative CLO that expanded the AAA investor base and increased equity returns by incorporating short-dated AAA CLO notes. During his tenure at Prime II Management, Nagykery participated in all aspects of deal transactions, including cash-flow modeling, portfolio analysis, capital structure ... (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)

Loris Nazarian

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

Loris Nazarian is an Executive Director and the Head of CLO Structuring at Morgan Stanley.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley’s Securitized Products Group in 2004, Mr. Nazarian had previous experience in Financial Markets at Royal Bank of Scotland in London and in M&A at Lazard in Paris.

Mr Nazarian received a MSc. in engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris with a major in Applied Mathematics and Finance.

Eric Neglia

Senior Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

- 15 years of experience in Consumer ABS and Structured Products
- Specializes in auto loan, auto lease, dealer floorplan, rental car lease, CDO, credit card, consumer loan and timeshare sectors
- 5 years of experience in Operational Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Controls and Compliance
- Previously at MasterCard Worldwide and MBIA Insurance Corporation

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)

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.

Frank Nothaft

Senior Vice President & Chief Economist
CoreLogic

Dr. Frank Nothaft is senior vice president and chief economist for CoreLogic, America’s largest provider of advanced property and ownership information, analytics and data-enabled services. He leads the economics team responsible for analysis, commentary and forecasting trends in global real estate, insurance and mortgage markets.   Before joining CoreLogic Frank served in a variety of leadership positions with increasing responsibility at Freddie Mac. Most recently, he was vice president and chief economist responsible for forecasts, research and analysis of the macro economy, housing and mortgage markets. Prior to Freddie Mac, Frank was an economist with t ... (view full description)

Matthew O'Hare

Deputy Group Treasurer
Pepper Group Limited

Matthew is the Australian Treasurer of Pepper Group, and leads the Australian Treasury Team which is responsible for the treasury activities for all of Pepper’s Australian lending businesses. Pepper is an Australian Headquartered diversified global financial services company, specialising in lending and loan servicing.  Pepper offers and services a broad range of lending products including residential and commercial real estate loans, auto and equipment finance, point of sale finance and personal loans though businesses located in Australia, Asia and Europe Matthew has 22 years of corporate and bank treasury experience, including 5 years at Pepper Group and 17 years a ... (view full description)

Tim O'Neil

Managing Director, CAD ABS
DBRS

TIM O’NEIL is Managing Director for DBRS primarily responsible for public and private ratings in the Auto, Equipment, and Trade Receivables sectors in the Canadian Structured Finance group. Tim joined DBRS August 20, 2007.  Tim is also involved in platform reviews, methodology development and regularly writes industry studies and commentaries.  Prior to joining DBRS, he has held various financial roles including Treasurer, BMW Group Canada, Controller Financial Reporting, George Weston Limited and Front Office, Treasury at Canadian Tire Corporation. Tim received his CA, CPA designation from the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants and his MBA from the Rotman School of ... (view full description)

Dominic Obaditch

Director
Credit Suisse

Dominic Obaditch is a Director at Credit Suisse and member of the Securitized Products Finance group, specializing in the financing and securitization of mortgage related assets. Dominic joined Credit Suisse in April 2015 after a 20 plus year career at the Royal Bank of Scotland plc and its predecessor companies, including Greenwich Capital Markets and National Westminster Bank plc. Dominic’s background includes roles in Credit, Structured Derivatives, Principal Finance and Mortgage Finance. Dominic holds a BA in Economics from Colgate University.

Joseph Otting

Comptroller of the Currency
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Joseph M. Otting was sworn in as the 31st Comptroller of the Currency on November 27, 2017. The Comptroller of the Currency is the administrator of the federal banking system and chief officer of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The OCC supervises nearly 1,400 national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banks operating in the United States. The mission of the OCC is to ensure that national banks and federal savings associations operate in a safe and sound manner, provide fair access to financial services, treat customers fairly, and comply with applicable laws and regulations. The Comptroller also serves as a dire ... (view full description)

Lea Overby

Managing Director, Head of CMBS Research and Analytics
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC

Lea Overby is managing director of structured finance research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. She is responsible for increasing Morningstar’s thought leadership presence across the structured finance community through publishing market driven research, holding investor meetings, and representing the firm in various industry groups. In addition, she serves as a knowledge base for the investor community, as well as for issuers and arrangers, and she works closely with Morningstar’s leaders to support various ratings activities and business initiatives.    Overby has more than 15 years of experience in structured finance as both an investor and ... (view full description)

Francisco Paez

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)

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.
 

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.

Landon Parsons

Senior Advisor
Moelis & Company

Landon D. Parsons is a Senior Advisor at Moelis & Company.  Mr. Parsons has over 25 years of structured credit experience as an analyst, investor, and advisor.  While at Moelis, Mr. Parsons co-authored “Blueprint for Restoring Safety and Soundness to the GSEs,” a GSE reform plan aimed at protecting taxpayers and maintaining mortgage liquidity and stability.  Previously, Mr. Parsons was a member of the Mortgage Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs.  He joined Goldman from C-BASS, an affiliate of Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation and Radian, where he was responsible for investing and managing structured products in non-agency and subprime residential mortgage-backed securities ( ... (view full description)

Lisa Pendergast

Executive Director
CRE Financial Council

Lisa Pendergast is the Executive Director of Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC), was the 2010/2011 President and formerly a member of CREFC’s Board of Governors for over nine years. Ms. Pendergast previously served on the Editorial Board of CREFC’s CRE Finance World. Lisa has been a top-ranked research analyst in the highly competitive Institutional Investor All-American Fixed-Income Research Team survey in the CMBS category. She has published several articles and reports on various aspects of the CMBS markets that appear in industry handbooks and academic journals, and is often quoted in the financial press on commercial real estate debt-related issues. Prior to CREF ... (view full description)

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)

Brian Quintenz

Commissioner
CFTC

Brian D. Quintenz was nominated by President Trump as a Commissioner of the CFTC on May, 12, 2017, was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 2017, and was sworn into office on August 15, 2017 for the remainder of a five-year term expiring in April 2020. Prior to his appointment to the CFTC, Mr. Quintenz founded and served as the Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Saeculum Capital Management, a registered Commodity Pool Operator that specialized in risk management and technical analysis investment strategies. Mr. Quintenz started his career in finance at Hill-Townsend Capital, a Registered Investment Advisor established to focus solely on U.S ... (view full description)

Perry Rahbar

Chief Executive Officer
dv01

Perry Rahbar is founder and CEO of dv01, the reporting and analytics platform that provides institutional investors transparency into lending markets, starting with marketplace lending. He founded dv01 to solve the challenges he encountered during his decade-long career trading mortgage bonds at Bear Stearns (Managing Director, MBS trading) and J.P. Morgan (Executive Director, Co-Head of CMBS trading).   To date, dv01’s portfolio management software has provided investors insight into more than $30 billion of loans (>50% of total) from the biggest marketplace lenders, including LendingClub, Prosper, and SoFi. By offering unrivaled data transparency and integrity, dv01 aims to ... (view full description)

David Ridenour

Of Counsel
DLA Piper

No biography specified

Chris Romano

Managing Director, Securitization
BMO Capital Markets

As Co-Head Origination and Structuring, Chris manages the group’s structuring business and originates and structures asset-backed financings for a variety of clients.  Chris has been a member of the securitization group since 1996.  Previously he worked in the investment banking group at BMO Nesbitt Burns, where he helped advise clients on a number of divestitures and acquisitions.  He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. 
 

Shawn Rose

Vice President
Deutsche Bank

No biography specified

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.

Douglas Runte

Managing Director
Deutsche Bank

Douglas Runte is a Managing Director and Head of Aviation Debt Research at Deutsche Bank, where he focuses on the transportation sector, including airline debt, aircraft lessor debt and aircraft-backed securities such as EETCs (Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates) and Aircraft ABS. Doug’s work includes the analysis of investment-grade, high yield and distressed debt securities.   Doug has covered the airline, airport and aircraft sectors for more than 15 years for leading Wall Street firms. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Doug was affiliated with several other financial firms, including as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, RBS and Piper Jaffray. In addition to his consiste ... (view full description)

Pete Sack

Managing Director
Credit Suisse

Peter Sack is a Managing Director in the New York office of Credit Suisse. Pete heads Mortgage Finance at Credit Suisse, within Global Asset Finance. He oversees financing and securitization underwriting of newly-originated and seasoned agency, non-agency and non-performing residential mortgages and related assets, including mortgage warehouse financing.

Pete has worked in the mortgage business at Credit Suisse since 2001. Prior to joining the bank, Pete was an attorney with the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where he advised clients in regard to residential and commercial mortgage securitizations and derivative transactions.

Patrick Sargent

Partner
Alston & Bird LLP

Patrick C. Sargent is a partner in the Finance Group of Alston & Bird LLP, located in their Dallas office.  He focuses on structured finance and capital markets transactions, including extensive experience in commercial real estate finance and securitization, collateralized mortgage obligations, and repurchase facilities, as well as structured financings of other diverse asset types.   He has represented issuers, underwriters, lenders, servicers, investors, and national credit rating agencies in public and private structured finance transactions and other debt and equity transactions.   Pat currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, having p ... (view full description)

Jeremy Schneider

Senior Director
S&P Global Ratings

Jeremy Schneider is a Senior Director and Sector Lead in the Structured Finance U.S. Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) group at S&P Global Ratings. Jeremy focuses on new issuance ratings including ratings criteria, analysis, and mortgage related commentary. Jeremy joined the U.S. RMBS group in 2006. Since then, he has worked in both the new issuance and surveillance groups focused primarily on ratings and criteria development. Jeremy was heavily involved in criteria development for the new issuance of servicer advance securitizations as well as the surveillance of outstanding legacy RMBS ratings. He has also published numerous commentaries to the market relating t ... (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)

R. Colgate Selden

Partner
Alston & Bird LLP

R. Colgate Selden is a partner in Alston & Bird’s Financial Services & Products Group. He focuses his national practice on guiding clients through the full array of federal and state consumer lending, servicing, secondary market and ancillary service provider issues they may face. Colgate was a founding member of the U.S. Treasury’s implementation team that created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and started the Know Before You Owe TRID rulemaking before joining the first group of employees at the CFPB Office of Regulations where, as senior counsel, he developed and drafted loan originator compensation, TRID, ATR/QM, HELOC and AMTPA rules. Colgate also led the t ... (view full description)

Eric Shea

Executive Director
MUFG

Eric Shea, is an Executive Director with MUFG as the Head of Non-Flow ABS & Financing in the Securitized Products Group.  In his current role, Mr. Shea manages all bank activities across off-the-run asset classes which include both commercial and consumer sectors.  Before his association with MUFG, Mr. Shea has primarily worked in Structured Products on both the sell-side and buy-side for UBS, DB, Prudential Investment Management and CS.  Mr. Shea holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Fairfield University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.
 

Robert Sheldon

Managing Director
Deutsche Bank

–Robert Sheldon is a Managing Director in Deutsche Bank's Structured Credit Group in New York and Head of Transportation ABS team. –Robert joined the Structured Credit Group in 2007.  Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Robert was a Director at Citigroup in the Global Securitized Products Group, working in both New York and London. –He is currently responsible for transportation and equipment ABS which covers pooled aircraft, rail, marine containers, autos, rental cars, small and mid ticket equipment. –He has more than fifteen years experience in all aspects of ABS origination, financing, marketing, and issuance. –Robert holds a bachelors from Bristol University and an MB ... (view full description)

Meagan Signoriello

Counsel
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Practice Meagan provides counsel to mortgage servicers, investment managers, and originators in regard to mortgage and servicing rights acquisitions, dispositions, financings, and conduits. Her experience extends to counseling clients in connection with numerous servicing advance facilities and excess spread acquisitions or sales. Additionally, Meagan offers guidance to borrowers, lenders, and administrative agents in syndicated credit facilities (domestic and cross-border). She also works with both purchasers and sellers in par and distressed bank debt and bankruptcy trade claims and securities. Meagan counsels collateral managers in collateralized loan ob ... (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)

Baron Silverstein

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Baron Silverstein is Managing Director and Head of Residential Mortgage Finance in the Global Mortgages and Securitized Products Group. He is responsible for all mortgage loan activity relating to advisory, securitization, lending, servicing, and due diligence on behalf of the markets business.    Mr. Silverstein joined Merrill Lynch in December 2008. He was previously a Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase, Securitized Products Group, co-heading the US RMBS Mortgage Finance Department.  Mr. Silverstein joined JP Morgan Chase in connection with their acquisition of Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. in June 2008. At Bear Stearns, Mr. Silverstein was a Senior Managing Director of the m ... (view full description)

Cecil Smart

Senior Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Cecil Smart, Jr. is a Senior Director covering commercial and non-traditional ABS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc.  At Kroll, Cecil covers transactions in various asset classes including residential and commercial solar, PACE, and cable distribution and broadcast television rights. 
Prior to joining Kroll, Cecil was a consultant providing structural alternatives for mortality based transactions.  Prior to that, he was a vice president at DZ Bank specializing in structured credit transactions for non-traditional assets and first time entrants to the capital markets. 

Kent Smith

Portfolio Manager
PIMCO

Mr. Smith is an executive vice president and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office on the mortgage credit team. He is responsible for residential loan investments and focuses on origination and servicing risk, as well as distressed mortgage opportunities. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2008, he was the head of capital markets for First Horizon Home Loans’ and National Bank of Kansas City's non-prime mortgage originations. Previously, Mr. Smith spent 10 years with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as a director in credit portfolio management and credit portfolio acquisitions. He has 30 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree from Kansas State University.

Richard Sorkin

Senior Vice President - Securitization Capital Markets
Fannie Mae

Richard Sorkin is Fannie Mae's Senior Vice President – Securitization, reporting to the Executive Vice President – Single-Family Business. Sorkin is responsible for overall securitization strategy and process which includes the integration to the Common Securitization Platform. He also is responsible for facilitating the development of Fannie Mae’s future state Servicing strategy as well as overseeing the issuance and product development of mortgage-backed structured transactions – including Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMICs), Stripped Mortgage-Backed Securities, and Mega Pools. Over the past 10 years, his Structured Transactions team has issued more than $4 trillion in struct ... (view full description)

Ryan Stark

Managing Director
Deutsche Bank

Ryan has been in the Structured Credit Group at Deutsche Bank for 17 years with management duties including overseeing all aspects of the residential and small balance commercial mortgage business including term securitizations, warehouse lending, M&A and advisory assignments and distressed whole loan purchases for the United States and Canada. He has particular expertise in the non-agency, sub/non-performing, REO and single family rental sectors and has clients ranging from US government agencies to specialty finance companies, REITs, hedge funds, private equity firms and large banks. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Ryan worked for 2 years at PaineWebber in the Municipal ... (view full description)

Mary Stone

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mary Stone (Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Managing Director, Head of RMBS Securitization and Advisory): Ms. Stone joined BofA Merrill’s Mortgage Finance group in 2009 where she is responsible for the residential mortgage securitization and advisory business. Ms. Stone manages a banking team responsible for structuring and executing mortgage transactions tailored to accommodate the needs of their clients. Prior to BofA Merrill, Ms. Stone was a Senior Vice President in the Lehman Brothers residential mortgage securitization team. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Ms. Stone worked in the securitization advisory practice at Pricewat ... (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)

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)

Amy Sze

Executive Director
JP Morgan Securities LLC

Amy Sze, Executive Director, is a senior analyst in Securitized Products Research at J.P. Morgan, responsible for ABS (non-mortgage assets), including Credit Cards, Autos and Student Loans. Over her research career at J.P. Morgan, Amy has covered ABS, CDOs, ABCP and Subprime RMBS/ABX. Amy has been consistently recognized by Institutional Investor in its annual "All-American Fixed Income Research Team" rankings. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Economics-Math from Columbia University and a CFA charter.

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)

David Thatch

Partner
White & Case LLP

No biography specified

Radha Tilton

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Radha heads the Transportation Structured Finance Group within Investment Banking. She is responsible for sourcing, structuring and marketing public and private asset backed debt financings and structured asset sales for transportation companies. Radha joined Goldman Sachs in 2007 as an associate and was named managing director in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Radha spent two years as a research associate at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC and also worked at the Center for American Progress, a public policy think tank. Radha earned a BA, cum laude, in Economics from Wellesley College in 2002 and an MBA with a concentration in Analytic Finance from the ... (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)

Mike Trapanese

Senior Vice President
VantageScore Solutions LLC

Mike Trapanese is a senior vice president and member of the leadership team at VantageScore Solutions where he is responsible for strategic planning. 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 programs and investments 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. He holds a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a fellow in the Program for Executiv ... (view full description)

Susan Valenti

Managing Director
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Sue is the co-head of the securitization team within the Mortgage Finance Group of Wells Fargo Securities, LLC.  Sue is responsible for client relationships and transaction execution for private label residential mortgage loan securitizations. During her tenure at Wells, her primary focus has been the securitization of non-performing and re-performing seasoned mortgage loans, newly-originated QM and non-QM mortgage loans, single-family rental transactions and time-share receivables transactions for third party issuing clients.  Sue joined the Mortgage Finance Group in 2010 as a Director and has worked in the group in various capacities for the past 8 years.  Prior to her current position, Ms ... (view full description)

Jon Van Gorp

Partner
Mayer Brown LLP

Jon D. Van Gorp is the leader of our Chicago offices Banking & Finance practice and co-leader of the firms Structured Finance and Capital Markets practices. Jon's experience includes public and private securities offerings, assets sales, structured finance transactions, leveraged leases, derivatives, synthetic risk transfer programs and financial insurance. He is highly skilled at finding ways to fund difficult-to-finance assets, such as nonperforming mortgage loans, distressed ABS and MBS, mortgage servicing rights and servicing advances, and he assists clients that wish to fund their operations, sell or acquire asset portfolios and businesses, or manage and hedge their exposures by buy ... (view full description)

James Vergara

Managing Director
PACEfunding

James Vergara is the head of capital markets at PACE Funding Group LLC were he is responsible for the Firm's funding, financing and securitization efforts.  Before joining PACEfunding, he established the SprucePACE program at Spruce Finance and while at Deutsche Bank worked to launch the AllianceNRG PACE Program.  James began his career in public finance investment banking at Morgan Stanley and also spent time as a municipal proprietary trader and municipal derivatives trader at Lehman Brothers.  James is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

John Vidinovski

Managing Director
BMO Capital Markets

JOHN VIDINOVSKI is a Managing Director in BMO Capital Markets’ Securitization Group.  He is a senior member of the transaction origination and structuring team, where he’s worked with a variety of issuers in bringing both conduit and term ABS transactions to market. John has been with the Group since May 2009. Prior to this, John spent 8 years in BMO Capital Markets’ U.S. Securitization Group in a similar capacity focused predominately on U.S. issuers.
 

John Walsh

Managing Director
Capital One

John joined Capital One in 2011.
 
Prior to Capital One he was Chief Financial Officer for MainStreet Lender where he successfully grew the business from a de novo entity to one of the twenty largest SBA 7A lenders in the country.
 
Prior to MainStreet Lender, he worked for Wells Fargo’s Corporate and Investment Banking Group.

Kevin Walsh

Chief Commercial Officer
Peer IQ

An executive with 20 years experience in consumer credit risk analytics, Kevin serves as PeerIQ’s Chief Commercial Officer, where he is responsible for new revenue generation, forging strategic partnerships, and managing PeerIQ’s sales, marketing, and client delivery teams. Prior to PeerIQ, Kevin ran direct to consumer mortgage lending for Ocwen Financial, where he led $3B in annual production.  Kevin began his career in analytical consulting at Inductis and Opera Solutions, where he delivered engagements in underwriting, pricing, marketing, and fraud management in consumer and small business credit. He also served as SVP, Credit and Marketing Analytics at Advanta Bank Corp.  Kevin received ... (view full description)

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)

Jacob Wentworth

Vice President and Corporate Counsel
PGIM Fixed Income

Jacob Wentworth is a Vice President and Corporate Counsel of PGIM Fixed Income. Mr. Wentworth advises the U.S. CLO management business and the U.S. structured finance and bank loan credit and trading desks.  Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Wentworth spent nine years at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in the Structured Finance and Derivatives practice group where he advised CLO managers and other alternative investment managers and investors.  He received his B.A. from Cornell University and his J.D. from Cardozo School of Law.

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)

Eric Wiedelman

Managing Director
JP Morgan Securities LLC

Biography: Eric is the head of JPMorgan's industry leading banking team covering the consumer loan, credit card, and student loan sectors. His team is responsible for originating and structuring ABS & Covered Bond transactions,  as well as providing asset backed financing to these sectors.  This team also advises on loan portfolio sales and acquisitions, having been involved in many of the largest transactions within those sectors.  He is responsible for many innovative solutions in the asset-backed market, as well as having been the lead on many strategic advisory roles.   Eric has been with JPMorgan, or predecessor firms, since 1995.  He has a BS in F ... (view full description)

Andreas Wilgen

Managing Director, Co-Head North American ABS
Fitch Ratings

Andreas Wilgen is a managing director and co-head of Fitch Ratings’ asset-backed securities group, focused on the student loan, ABCP, credit card and unsecured consumer loan sectors. In his role, Andreas is responsible for managing the New York and Chicago-based staffs; overseeing criteria, research, analytical development and interacting with a variety of market participants, particularly investors. Prior to his current role Andreas was the Head of EMEA ABS for Fitch in London, with a focus consumer and commercial ABS, Asset Backed Commercial Paper conduits, auto related securitisation and securitisations from EMEA emerging markets. Andreas began his ... (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.

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)

Brock Wolf

Executive Director
Natixis

Brock Wolf is an Executive Director on Natixis’s ABS Banking team, charged with the origination of esoteric or off the run ABS opportunities. Brock has over 14 years’ experience originating and structuring asset backed transactions across a wide variety of asset classes and structures, and most recently he has been focused on new issue transactions including residential PACE ABS and commercial real estate CLOs. Previous to joining Natixis in January 2013, Brock worked in the ABS departments of Lehman Brothers and UBS and also served as head of Asset Backed Capital Markets at NewOak Capital and Brevet Capital. Brock holds a bachelor of arts degree from ... (view full description)

Jennifer Wolfe

Policy
SFIG

Jennifer is a Senior Manager for ABS Policy at SFIG.  She has 14+ years of experience in financial services including capital markets, consumer asset securitization, and asset-based lending.  Most recently, she was Director of Finance at FS Card Inc., a new credit card venture based in Washington, DC. Prior to that, Jennifer was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch, where she focused on credit card receivables financing and principal investments in credit card portfolios. As an Associate at Merrill Lynch, she advised banks and finance companies on public market securitizations across many asset classes. Before joining Merrill Lynch in 2000, Jennifer was an account manage ... (view full description)

Jonathan Young

Associate
Citi

No biography specified

Gary Zhu

Director
Wells Fargo

 Gary Zhu, CFA, is a Director in the Structured Products Research group and covers cross-sector strategy. He is a senior publishing analyst whose reports focus on fixed income portfolio strategy and cross-sector relative value.  Before joining Wells Fargo, Gary was a structured products trader at Genworth, where he co-managed ~$10 billion of ABS, CMBS and RMBS investments. He started his career in 2007 as a Finance Management Program (FMP) analyst at Genworth, where he had held multiple roles across investments and corporate finance. Gary graduated summa cum laude and with University Honors from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where he was a member of the school’s alumni board. He is ... (view full description)

Boris Ziser

Partner
Schulte Roth & Zabel

Boris Ziser is a partner in the New York office of Schulte Roth & Zabel and co-head of the firm’s Structured Products & Derivatives Group. With over 20 years of experience across diverse asset classes, Boris focuses on public and private asset-backed securitizations, warehouse facilities, secured financings and commercial paper conduits. His practice encompasses a variety of asset classes, including life settlements, equipment leases, structured settlements, lottery receivables, timeshare loans, litigation advances, cell towers and franchise loans, in addition to other esoteric asset classes such as intellectual property. He also represents investors, lenders, hedge funds, private eq ... (view full description)

Wendy Zorick

Director of Portfolio Analytics
Mosaic

Wendy Zorick is the Director of Portfolio Analytics at Mosaic.  She is responsible for financial modeling, ABS structuring, performance analysis of the funded portfolio, and works closely with investors and rating agencies to deepen understanding of solar loans in the consumer ABS space. 
 
Prior to joining Mosaic in 2016, Wendy worked for 13 years in ABS finance and risk related roles in student lending at Navient and Sallie Mae.  She holds a B.A. in Economics from Wittenberg University.
 
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  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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