Manager, ABS Policy
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.
Stacy Ackermann is a finance partner in the firm’s Charlotte office and is a Practice Area Leader for the firm’s global finance practice. Her work includes the representation of financial institutions and investors in all aspects of various real estate and structured finance transactions. Stacy has extensive experience representing lenders and servicers of commercial mortgage loans with respect to securitizations, asset management, loan sales, workout and restructurings.
Stacy frequently speaks at industry events and conducts training sessions on current topics related to real estate finance, loan servicing and securitization. Professional/Civic Activities ... (view full description)
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 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)
Director - Product Management
Megha Agrawal is a Director, Product Management with Moody’s Analytics . She currently heads the product development team for the Structured Finance APIs and redistribution business. As part of her role, she helps with the integration of analytical engines and models with various partner platforms, providing a holistic solution for various use cases in the financial industry. Megha has been with Moody’s Analytics for six years.
Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics, Megha has lead Product Development and Business Analysis for commodities trading platforms at Archer Denials Midland Company (ADM). She has also spent time as a technology consultant in the banking industry while working for O ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of CLO Research
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
Rishad Ahluwalia is the Head of J.P. Morgan's CLO Research. Rishad and his team have placed in the top 3 in Institutional Investor polling since 2005. In 2018, Rishad was #1 in Europe and runner-up in the U.S. His team launched the CLO market's first index (CLOIE) in 2014, now the leading benchmark for the sector. Rishad has worked in research at J.P. Morgan since 2003 and started his career in 1998 at Lehman Brothers. Rishad holds a BA from Duke University including a year at the LSE.
Keith Allman is a Managing Director and the Head of U.S. Esoteric Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) at MUFG. Prior to joining the firm, he was a banker at Deutsche Bank and Citigroup, and most recently an investor at Loomis Sayles & Company. Keith has over 18 years of structured finance and aviation experience in banking, with a particular focus on esoteric asset classes including aircraft, shipping containers, timeshare, cell towers, and venture debt. He began his career in financial engineering and is the author of four books on financial modeling. Keith holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. (dual degree) in political s ... (view full description)
Sidley Austin LLP
Head - Wholesale Diversity Strategic Recruiting & Programs
Currently, Indhira provides leadership in the strategic planning and execution of diversity sourcing initiatives and programs for the Wholesale Banking Division of Wells Fargo. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Indhira held several roles at Bank of America within the Global Diversity and Inclusion Organization, including Head of Enterprise Diversity Recruiting, Head of Diversity Recruiting Relationship Management, Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager for Global Banking & Markets, Enterprise National Diversity Sponsorship Manager, and Executive Diversity Recruiter covering GBAM, GCB, HL&I, Legal, Audit, CFO, and Risk.
Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch she was ... (view full description)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Reed Auerbach is the global leader of the structured transaction group at Morgan Lewis. Recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA as a leading structured finance lawyer and “one of the goliaths of the business,” Reed represents a broad range of Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, investment funds, and issuers in the development of innovative structured finance strategies and advises on the acquisition and disposition of financial assets and origination and servicing platforms. He advises underwriters and issuers in connection with both domestic and cross-border public and private offerings of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities involving a wide variety of ass ... (view full description)
Mizuho Securities USA LLC
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)
Grant Bailey is a managing director and head of the Global Structured Finance Enhanced Analytics group at Fitch Ratings. Grant previously led the US RMBS and Covered Bonds group at Fitch. He joined Fitch in 2001.
Grant earned an MSc in real estate finance from New York University and received a BA magna cum laude from Occidental College.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
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)
Vice President Capital
Capital markets leader and asset finance specialist with 15+ years of securitization, warehouse financing and whole loan forward flow experience in a variety of consumer asset classes in the US and Europe. Formerly Head of Capital Markets at Mosaic (residential solar loans), investment banker and structurer at Sterne Agee, Gleacher, Barclays Capital and JPMorgan.
S&P Global Ratings
David Beaning is a Senior Director in Structured Finance Ratings at S&P Global Ratings. He was formerly a Special Counsel in the Office of Structured Finance in the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission. As Special Counsel, he provided interpretive advice related to asset-backed securities to SEC staff and market participants, including questions related to risk retention and the implementation of new shelf registration requirements under Regulation AB 2. He was also involved in the drafting of several Commission releases, including the Volcker Rule in December 2013 and credit risk retention in October 2014.
Mr. Beaning was previously ... (view full description)
Principal, Co-Head ABS & CMBS Investments
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)
REIS for Starwood Property Trust
Adam Behlman is President of Starwood Property Trust’s Real Estate Investing & Servicing segment. In this role, Mr. Behlman is responsible for overseeing Starwood Property Trust’s commercial mortgage-backed securities and real estate investment platform, as well as leading the company’s wholly owned special servicer, LNR Partners. He previously served as Head of Capital Markets and Chief Risk Officer for LNR.
Prior to joining LNR in 2011, Mr. Behlman served as Head of the Real Estate Finance and CMBS division of UBS. In this role, he was responsible for managing and trading UBS’ legacy CMBS and commercial real estate loan book, while also help ... (view full description)
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)
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)
Senior Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Nitin Bhasin is a senior managing director in the CMBS group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, where he co-manages issuance and surveillance of credit ratings for Conduit, Single Borrower, CRE CLO, SBC, and SFR securitizations. He has been KBRA since 2011, and has been instrumental in the company’s early development and its subsequent growth. During this time, KBRA's CMBS group has rated over $400B in CRE securitizations across 500+ transactions.
Previously, among other roles, Nitin was at Wells Fargo Securities’ securitization and proprietary investing desks, where he structured and banked CRE CDOs, and made equity and debt principal investments in CRE assets, respectively. ... (view full description)
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)
ICE Benchmark Administration
Timothy J. Bowler is President of ICE Benchmark Administration, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). IBA combines robust regulatory and governance frameworks with advanced technology to bring credibility and trust to globally important benchmarks.
Prior to joining ICE Benchmark Administration in October of 2017, Bowler was a managing director in the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs advising U.S. depository institutions. Before returning to Goldman Sachs in 2016, Bowler was 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 a ... (view full description)
Chief Capital Officer
Renovate America, Inc.
As Chief Capital Officer, Craig is responsible for the team the develops and executes on the company’s capital markets facing activities. This includes short and long term funding facilities, investor, bank and rating agency relationships and interest rate hedging for the HERO and Benji products that the company originates. In addition, Craig manages the funding team that works seamlessly with customers to provide financing once projects are completed and has created the largest Green Bond platform in the world, HERO Funding, which was recognized by Global Capital as the 2016 Green/SRI ABS Deal of the Year while Renovate America was named Esoteric ABS Issuer of the Year for 2018.
... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Structured Finance Association
Michael R. Bright joined the Structured Finance Association in January 2019 as CEO, where he oversees the vision, strategy, convening, and advocacy work of the Structured Finance Association and its thousands of members in the securitization industry.
Prior to joining the Structured Finance Association, Michael was the EVP and Chief Operating Officer of the Government National Mortgage Association, or Ginnie Mae. As COO he managed all operations for Ginnie Mae’s $2.0 trillion portfolio of mortgage-backed securities (MBS). In this capacity, and as the Acting President, Michael oversaw the fulfillment of Ginnie Mae’s core mission – connecting global bond investors with domestic mortgage ... (view full description)
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)
Adam Budnick is a Managing Director at AIG and heads its mortgage insurance and reinsurance activities. He is also actively building AIG’s capital-markets focused credit insurance business across a range of asset classes. Since joining AIG in 2004, Adam has had responsibility for transacting a range of credit and interest rate products and more recently created the Bellemeade capital markets reinsurance program with United Guaranty, AIG’s mortgage insurance subsidiary until its sale to Arch.
Prior to joining AIG, Adam worked in the Credit Derivatives Group at Fleet Securities, after his role as head of analytics for Salomon Smith Barney’s fixed income principal finance g ... (view full description)
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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)
Managing Director, Head of Agency & Trust Sales
Paul Burke is Head of Agency and Trust Sales for North America, at Citibank, N.A. His team is a market –leading trustee in the structured finance industry, across all major asset classes, including CLOs, RMBS, CMBS and Esoteric ABS.
In his twenty-five years in the field of asset-backed securities, Paul has worked on a wide variety of domestic U.S. and international securitizations of assets, including auto loans, credit cards, bank loans, corporate bonds, export contract receivables, aircraft leases, airline ticket receivables, trade receivables and mortgages.
Paul is a member of the Trustee Committee of the SFIG, having also served for several years the Co-Chair of t ... (view full description)
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 Princeton Univ ... (view full description)
President & Chief Executive Officer
VantageScore Solutions, LLC
Barrett Burns is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of VantageScore Solutions LLC, an independently managed joint venture of the three national credit reporting companies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, and the company behind the VantageScore® consumer credit scoring model. Prior to joining VantageScore as CEO during its formation in 2006, he was executive vice president at U.S. Trust, heading the National Private Banking Group and a member of U.S. Trust’s Executive Committee and the Senior Management Team of parent company, The Charles Schwab Corporation. Previously, he served as executive vice president of global risk management and chairman of the Credit Policy Committee ... (view full description)
Kerrie is an Executive Director in EY’s Financial Accounting and Advisory Services practice and has over 15 years of experience at EY providing assurance and advisory services to large financial services clients, focusing mainly on banking and capital markets and asset managers. Kerrie manages a team that is dedicated to assisting audit and advisory clients with technical accounting issues related to complex transactions. Kerrie is a subject matter resource for consolidation and transfers of financial assets and assists clients with applying the technical guidance to various types of securitization structures including risk retention vehicles. Kerrie is also extensively involved in assisting ... (view full description)
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.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Chair, Marketplace Lending Practice
Pete Carroll is CoreLogic’s Executive for Public Policy & Industry Relations. Pete is responsible for developing and executing enterprise-wide industry and public-sector engagement programs, driving strategic initiatives for CoreLogic corporate and client-segment leadership, and expanding market opportunities for CoreLogic’s thought leadership, insights, brand awareness, and solutions expertise within Washington, DC and across the Federal Housing Agencies and GSEs.
Prior to CoreLogic, Pete was Executive Vice President at Quicken Loans. In this role he provided expertise on recent and emerging changes in the asset sales environment including housing reform legislation and re ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ceurvorst is the Managing Partner of Lord Capital ($86 billion of balance sheet consolidation to achieve "off-balance sheet" treatment for sellers and banks, with ESG governance focus since 2003), and LordCap PACE (green bonds to support ESG energy efficiency measures in commercial buildings). Immediately prior to LordCap, he held various senior positions with predecessor banks of Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase. In that time he served as CEO of a broker-dealer, created and lead a commercial loan portfolio management group, and ran loan syndications, placements, and securitization groups.
Mr. Ceurvorst has served on the boards of various indus ... (view full description)
Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder
Pearl Diver Capital
Chandrajit Chakraborty, CIO, Managing Partner. Chandrajit brings over 15 years of experience as a Structured Finance banker, structurer and trader, including stints at Wachovia Securities, Nomura Securities, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Old Mutual, Fitch Ratings and JP Morgan. As a senior banker and structurer he was responsible for originating and structuring several transactions ranging from leveraged loan CLOs to Private Equity backed and Hedge Fund backed CDOs and CFOs. Chandrajit started his career as a trader, responsible for managing and trading a proprietary book of corporate credits at JP Morgan in Asia. He has a Masters in Finance (with Distinction) in Financial Engineering from London Bus ... (view full description)
Kevin G. Chavers, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRock’s Global Public Policy Group. From 2011 to 2013 he was a member of the Financial Markets Advisory Group within BlackRock Solutions. Mr. Chavers has extensive experience in the mortgage capital markets and housing finance policy in both the public and private sectors. He is a member of BlackRock’s Government Relations Steering Committee.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Chavers was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where he served as a Senior Relationship Manager with coverage responsibilities for the mortgage related Government Sponsored Enterprises and other clients. He previously headed the glo ... (view full description)
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)
Raymond is vice chairman and chief strategy officer at Xiamen International Financial Technology Ltd. (XFinTech), and CEO at Hangzhou Xiayuan Asset Management Co. He is co-secretary-general of China ABS Forum of 100, chairman emeritus of Amoy Association of Asset-Backed Securitization, and an adjunct professor at the School of Management and Economics, the Chinese University of Hong Kong at Shenzhen. Raymond started his career in securitization in 1994, when he was a portfolio manager and head of mortgage analytics at Ocwen Financial. He also worked as a securitization banker at Greenwich Capital and Wachovia Securities, before relocating to Hong Kong and China in 2003. He co-founded the as ... (view full description)
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.
Executive VP of Research & Analysis
Loan Syndications Trading Association
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 participants, press and regulators on issues and dev ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
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)
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)
Wendy M. Cohn is a managing director in Fitch Ratings’ Structured Finance Business Relationship Management group. She is the U.S. business head for the ABS and RMBS groups, responsible for managing issuer, banker, and investor relationships, as well as all commercial activities of the group. Wendy also currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of SFIG and is Co-Chair of Women In Securitization (WiS).
Previously, Wendy managed the commercial asset-backed securities group, which specialized in analyzing and rating transactions backed by assets, including equipment leases, aircraft, small business administrati ... (view full description)
John V. Connorton
S&P Global Ratings
John Connorton is a Director in the Structured Finance group at S&P Global in New York, and serves as one of the New Issuance Lead Analysts on the Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) team. He has been with the company since 2011.
Before joining S&P Global, John was an Associate Director in the CMBS group at Barclays Capital, focusing on the structuring, underwriting and securitization of large loans. Prior to Barclays, John worked in the real estate finance department of New York Life Investment Management and in the municipal finance group at Goldman Sachs.
John holds a bachelor of arts degree in History and Government from the University of No ... (view full description)
Director, Alliances and Policy
Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc.
Richard Cooperstein, Ph.D. is Director of Alliances and Policy at Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc. He brings decades of experience from various risk and policy roles in the mortgage market including senior positions at Freddie Mac, Ocwen, HSBC Securities, RMIC and Ranieri Partners. He spent the first 10 years of his career in government service at the General Accounting Office and the Office of Management and Budget as a senior economist. Cooperstein has managed risk portfolios at a mortgage insurer, servicer and GSE. He owns a copyright on a mortgage valuation platform and was one of the chief architects of Credit Reform. He is a published author and experienced speaker ... (view full description)
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
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)
Senior Vice President
Kevin W. Croft, CFA is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at American Equity. Kevin brings more than 25 years of capital markets experience to his role of leading the firm’s securitized products team which manages $9 billion across CMBS, esoteric ABS, CLOs and RMBS. Kevin also leads the firm’s asset/liability management working group.
Prior to joining the company in 2009, Kevin led the fixed income team at WB Capital Management from 2003 to 2009. The firm’s Limited Term and Core Fixed mutual funds held five-year Morningstar rankings in the top decile and top quartile in 2009, respectively.
Previous experience from 1993 to 2003 includes portfolio mana ... (view full description)
Aimee M. Cummo
Alston & Bird
Aimee Cummo is a partner in the firm’s Finance Group in the New York office. She advises commercial and investment banks, hedge funds, REITs and other capital market participants on all aspects of the finance, acquisition, management and disposition of financial assets.
She has extensive experience with repurchase and warehouse facilities, syndicated lines of credit and other secured lending programs, securitizations and other structured finance arrangements, acquisition finance transactions and structured asset sales. Aimee’s practice involves such diverse assets as performing and distressed residential, investor and commercial mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, single-family rent ... (view full description)
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 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)
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.
Associate Managing Director
Moody’s Investors Service
Jingjing (Nicky) Dang is an Associate Managing Director and head of the Consumer ABS New Ratings Americas team. In this role, she manages the teams that cover the auto,unsecured consumer loan, credit card, and student loan sectors. She is also a senior editor of the ABS Spotlight. Nicky has previously led the auto and student loan rating team prior to taking her current position and worked on surveillance of various ABS and RMBS transactions since she joined Moody’s in February 2007 as an Associate Analyst.
She hold a Master’s Degree in Economics from New York University and an undergraduate degree from Beijing Technology and Business University. Nicky is also a CFA charterholder ... (view full description)
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)
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)
Vice President for Credit Risk Transfer
Laurel Davis is Fannie Mae’s Vice President for Credit Risk Transfer, where she is responsible for developing and executing strategies to transfer credit risk associated with Fannie Mae’s single-family guaranty business to the capital markets and private investors. This includes managing Fannie Mae’s flagship Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) program. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Davis served in a variety of securitization, trading and capital markets roles at Merrill Lynch and First Republic Bank. Davis holds a bachelor of arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of business administration in finance from the University of Maryland.
Education: ... (view full description)
Luisa De Gaetano
Associate Managing Director
Moody's Investors Service
Luisa De Gaetano heads the US RMBS New Ratings team in the Structured Finance Group at Moody’s Investors Service. The RMBS team assigns new ratings to transactions in several sectors including prime jumbo, credit-risk transfer, re-performing, single-family rental, and reverse mortgages. In addition, Luisa also heads the team that publishes assessments on ability and stability of originators and servicers. Luisa is also an editor of the monthly newsletter ResiLandscape, which focuses on credit risk in the RMBS market.
Luisa joined Moody’s in 2005, and previously managed new ratings and surveillance teams across all ABS sectors - credit cards, student loans, a ... (view full description)
Hayfin Capital Management LLP
Ms. DeLucca is a Partner at Hayfin and holds the position of Portfolio Manager for the firm's U.S. High-Yield and Syndicated Loans business.
Prior to joining Hayfin, Ms. DeLucca was Founder, Managing Principal and co-CIO of Kingsland Capital. Previously she was the Managing Principal of Katonah Capital, an asset manager focusing on leveraged loans and high yield bonds. Before this Ms. DeLucca was a Managing Director of Chase Manhattan Bank where she was a co-founder of Octagon Credit Investors, a Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor at Fisher Brothers and a Trader and Analyst with Bernstein Macaulay’s high yield bond and mortgage-backed securities divisions.
Ms. D ... (view full description)
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Chris DiAngelo is managing partner of Katten's New York office and a member of the firm's Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He focuses his practice on structured finance and securitization matters. Chris represents a variety of clients, including issuers, lenders, underwriters and bond insurers, in a wide range of programs and projects involving asset-backed debt, municipal debt, straight corporate debt and equity, warehouse lines, regulatory matters and acquisitions.
Chris's clients describe him as a "significant market player" and say "He has the ability to zero in on the legal and business issues, explain them and then find an appropriate solution," according to ... (view full description)
PGIM Fixed Income
John Di Paolo, CFA, FSA is a Principal in Prudential Fixed Income's Structured Product Research Team. His primary areas of credit research are Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs), marketplace lending, and commercial and consumer Asset Backed Securities (ABS). He joined the Structured Product Research Team in 1998 following six years in Prudential's Actuarial Leadership Development Program. Mr. Di Paolo received a BS with honors in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and both a BA with honors and an MA in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a Fellow of the S ... (view full description)
Head of Research
Ashish leads the research effort at PeerIQ, setting the course of our core programme, overseeing asset execution, supporting credit and valuation modeling, and otherwise generating actionable insights for clients from PeerIQ datasets and other resources.
Prior to joining PeerIQ, Ashish was a buy-side trader and strategist focused on RMBS, ABS and CLO debt. He has traded US and European Structured Products, along with liquid instruments in the fixed income and equity spaces. Ashish also has a strong background in risk management from his work as a Fixed Income Risk Manager at Morgan Stanley.
Ashish has Masters in Financial Engineering from Cornell University and an M ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
SeaCube Container LLC
Vice President, Capital Markets
Erica is Vice President of Capital Markets at SoFi, responsible for execution and structuring of loan sale, securitization, and financing activities. Prior to joining SoFi, Erica was at the merchant bank BDT Capital Partners, where she focused on the real estate and consumer sectors. Previously she worked as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan in New York. Erica graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Economics.
Head of RMBS
Morningstar Credit Ratings
Kevin Dwyer is managing director and head of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) ratings and research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. He is responsible for development, implementation, and maintenance of ratings for RMBS and single-family rental transactions as well as management of the RMBS analytical team.
Before joining Morningstar in 2012, Dwyer had 12 years of experience in RMBS trading, analysis, and ratings. He worked for another rating agency where he rated all types of
non-agency RMBS and also spent a number of years at Credit Suisse Group, where he traded mortgage loans, underwrote securitizations, and valued bond holdings. Previously, Dwyer spent tw ... (view full description)
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)
Jennifer Earyes is the Director of Treasury Risk at Navient, where she is responsible for safeguarding the company’s Capital Markets activities from disruption by external risks. She has been navigating financial reform since 2011, and serves as a strategic adviser and industry advocate for prudent governance of the derivatives and securitization markets.
Jennifer has over 10 years’ experience in ABS finance and management, and she holds a B.S. in Finance from George Mason University.
Head of Structuring
Rich is Head of Structuring for SoFi Capital Markets and is responsible for Analytics and Investor Reporting. Prior to joining SoFi, Rich ran Structuring, Analytics, and Pricing for the Global Mortgages and Securitized Products Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Previously he worked in Securitized Products at JP Morgan Chase. Rich graduated from Cornell University with an MBA and BS.
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Mark Elbaum leads the finance, accounting and capital markets activities. Most recently, Mark was the CFO of Merrill Lynch, Bank of America’s Wealth Management business. Prior roles included 18 years in the mortgage industry as CFO of Bank of America’s mortgage lending division, appointed to the position after the company’s acquisition of Countrywide Financial. At Countrywide he held the position of CFO of the Residential Lending Division. After starting his career at Price Waterhouse, Mark worked at Aames Financial Corp, a midsize consumer finance company, where he helped upgrade the finance capabilities to post IPO requirements. Mark has a Masters in Accountancy from University of ... (view full description)
VP & Deputy General Counsel
Darren Esser is a Managing Director in the Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets & Finance Group for Wells Fargo Securities and is responsible for commercial real estate CLO securitization business along with originating, structuring and executing asset backed debt transactions involving commercial real estate loans, CMBS, CDOs, tax liens, and other real estate related products. Mr. Esser’s prior position was as a senior member of Wachovia’s Commercial Real Estate CDO Group where he banked and structured CRE CDOs and CMBS. Prior to joining Wachovia, Mr. Esser was a Director in the Structured Finance Group at Standard & Poor’s. Before joining Standard & Poor’s, Mr. Esser struc ... (view full description)
Chief Investment Officer
Vandad Fartaj has been Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFSI) since June 2018. He is responsible for all capital markets and investment-related activities, including the development and execution of investment strategies, secondary marketing and hedging activities. In addition, Mr. Fartaj is responsible for developing and managing relationships with broker-dealers and fixed income investors. Mr. Fartaj also serves as Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE: PMT).
Previously, Mr. Fartaj was the company’s Chief Capital Markets Officer. He has served on the co ... (view full description)
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
Andrew M. Faulkner has represented participants in asset-backed securities transactions since 1985.
Mr. Faulkner has acted as counsel in public offerings and private transactions involving the issuance of securities backed by credit cards, auto loans, marketplace loans, commercial real estate loans and trade receivables. He has represented commercial paper issuers and arrangers, as well as sellers of assets to asset-backed commercial paper programs. He has advised on cross-border issuances into and out of the United States. In addition, he has advised issuers of commodity index linked structured products, including exchange traded funds.
Mr. Faulkner has a broad cred ... (view full description)
Park Slope Advisors
Mr. Fiorillo is a founding member of DoubleLine. He is the head of Global Sales. Prior to joining DoubleLine in 2009, Mr. Fiorillo was previously a Managing Director at TCW for the previous four years, where he oversaw ABS and CMBS trading.
Mr. Fiorillo was an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley. Responsibilities at Morgan Stanley included developing mortgage origination providers into the Morgan Stanley Conduit and expanding the Firm's activity in both the Asset-Backed and Commercial Mortgage Backed securities markets.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Fiorillo was the Co-Head, Managing Director of the Mortgage-Backed Securities Group at Smith Barney. Before ... (view full description)
Bank of America
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)
Kroll Bond Ratings
Brian Ford is a Senior Director and Head of Structured Finance Research at Kroll Bond Rating Agency. Prior to joining KBRA in June 2017, Brian was a Vice President in the Credit Strategy group at Barclays, where he was responsible for all US securitized credit research. Brian holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Connecticut College, as well as a CFA charter.
Managing Director, Secutization Analytics, Structured Finance Renewables - Mortgage & Consumer Lending Division, KPMG Consulting
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)
Director, Capital Markets Lead
Waterfall Asset Management
- Tim is responsible for all debt capital raising (including securitization issuance, corporate issuance and warehouse financing) for Waterfall’s externally managed funds
- Prior to Waterfall
- At Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Vice President in Structured Credit Group (lending, securitization issuance) with focus on residential and commercial mortgage assets
- At Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Associate in Conduit Finance Group
- B.B.A. in Finance from Loyola University in Maryland
Kevin is responsible for the origination and structuring of asset-backed financings for specialty finance companies and asset managers as well as the management of the consumer asset financing businesses within Capital One’s Financial Institutions Group.
During his career, he provided over $10 billion of financing to owners of financial assets through asset-backed lending and capital markets solutions across a wide array of assets. They include commercial and industrial loans, residential/commercial mortgages, auto loans, auto fleet leases, equipment leases, dealer floorplan loans, structured settlements, asset-based loans, healthcare receivables, timeshare ... (view full description)
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)
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Melanie Gnazzo is a partner in Chapman's Asset Securitization Department and is also a member of the Lease Finance and Project Finance practice groups. She serves on the firm’s management committee and as the San Francisco Office Leader.
Melanie represents a wide range of banks, 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 commercial and tax law ad ... (view full description)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Stuart Goldstein is the Managing Partner of Cadwalader’s Charlotte office, co-chair of the firm’s Capital Markets Group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee.
Stuart concentrates his practice on structured finance, primarily commercial mortgage-backed and CRE CLO securitization transactions, structured mortgage loan participations and warehouse lending, as well as advising servicers and lenders in the workout and restructuring of securitized and other financial assets. In addition, Stuart has broad experience representing issuers and underwriters in both public and private offerings of RMBS, Corporate CLOs and other structured finance products.
He also represents clien ... (view full description)
Cleveland Park Advisors
Dan is the founder and President of Cleveland Park Advisors. Dan leverages over 25 years of experience in securitization, principal finance, and M&A to provide strategic advice to mortgage market participants.
Previously, Dan was Director of Mortgage Policy for the Structured Finance Industry Group working with industry leaders and governmental bodies to shape regulations and laws impacting the mortgage securitization market.
Prior to that, Dan's longest tenure was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he held a variety of positions over the years, including: Head of Advisory Services, Head of Asset Securitization and Principal Investing – Originations, and Co- ... (view full description)
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)
Vanessa recently graduated with a B.S. from the College of Business at East Carolina University in May of 2017. She majored in hospitality management with a concentration in special events/conventions. Some of her prior experience includes marketing, social media and administrative assistance at two small startups, as well as operations and event planning at Cvent Inc. Her work experience education, and passion for events are what led her to her first entry level position at SFIG as an Events Analyst.
Vanessa grew up in the D.C. area and is excited for her return to the city to begin her first entry-level position.
Senior Vice President - CMBS Analytics
Morningstar Credit Ratings
Robert Grenda is senior vice president of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) ratings services for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the CMBS ratings criteria, models, and reports, as well as management of the CMBS new-issue analytical team and ratings process.
Before joining Morningstar Credit Ratings, Grenda was an analyst and team leader for Realpoint, LLC.
Grenda has 17 years of experience in the CMBS industry, including five years as a deal lead analyst in the surveillance group, four years as an analyst and head of private client services, and five years as an analytical manager in ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital
Lain Gutierrez is a banking and structured finance veteran with over 29 years of experience in originating, analyzing, structuring and rating asset-backed financings.
Lain is the CEO of CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc. CleanFund is the leading provider of long-term financing for energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy and seismic improvements for commercial, multifamily and other nonresidential properties in the U.S.
Prior to CleanFund, Lain founded SolFin Capital, LLC, a specialty finance company with institutional backing from a credit-focused asset manager with over $12 billion under management. SolFin’s mission is to provide creative and ... (view full description)
Associate General Counsel
Bank of America
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
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)
Kathleen Haas is a Director at Genworth with 30 years’ experience in Structured Finance and is responsible for investing in asset-backed securities. Before joining Genworth in 2013, she worked at New York Life for 15 years analyzing a wide variety of asset-backed and international RMBS transactions. Previously, Kathleen worked at Greenwich Capital Markets, Inc., Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust Company. Kathleen earned an MBA from Iona College and a BS in Finance and Management from Fordham University.
Global Head Capital Markets
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.
Senior Vice President Securitization
Mark D. Hanson is the senior vice president of Freddie Mac’s Securitization Division. In this role, he oversees Freddie Mac's mortgage securitization efforts, including pass-thru, REMIC and strip issuance. He is also responsible for developing and implementing new mortgage security products and capabilities that meet the needs of institutional investors, broker/dealers, lenders, servicers and third party vendors.
Additionally, Hanson leads Freddie Mac’s efforts supporting FHFA’s directives around the Single Security, expanding liquidity in the conventional TBA space. Hanson was previously a vice president for Lazard Asset Management, where he managed mortgage ... (view full description)
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 R. Hays leads Dechert’s asset-backed securitization team. Mr. Hays has considerable experience with matters across a broad range of asset classes relating to structured finance transactions, warehouse facilities, asset sale transactions, as well as public and private securitization transactions. He represents clients in numerous industries such as automotive finance, banking, technology and manufacturing.
Mr. Hays regularly provides insight on FinTech and marketplace lending at conferences around the country, including the ABS East Conference, SFIG Conference, and Lend360 Conference. Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Hays was a corporate partner at a large global law firm.
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)
Chief Business Officer MTG.
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)
China Merchants Bank
Mr. Hemmann is a banking, private equity, and finance executive with a broad background in capital markets (US, PRC, UK), aviation, leasing, structured finance (especially CLOs, CRE, esoteric) and investment banking garnered over the past 20 years. Currently, he is leveraging his broad experience with China Merchants Bank (“CMB”) as Managing Director where he’s responsible for originating deals across most asset classes and over the complete capital stack of his clients. At CMB, he has built from scratch the US debt capital markets, cross border distribution, and structured finance platforms for a top-20, trillion dollar international bank.
Before joining CMB, he spent seven ... (view full description)
Global Structured Finance Attorney
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.
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)
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Tom is co-head of the firm’s Structured Finance and Securitization practice group and also co-chairs the firm’s Corporate Team. He is a versatile lawyer with broad corporate finance experience, having represented financial institutions for over 30 years in acquisitions, asset-based finance, structured secured lending, venture capital and asset securitization transactions.
Tom’s career has been highlighted by innovative transactions and esoteric and novel asset-based financings based in a deep-rooted background in the fundamentals of traditional structured finance, capital markets, and real estate finance and asset securitization. Tom frequently works side by side with lawyers fro ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President, ABS
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)
Mayer Brown LLP
"Praised for being at the cutting edge on securitization issues, an absolutely brilliant lawyer" Chambers USA
Carol Hitselberger focuses her practice in the structured finance area. She spends significant time on accounting and regulatory developments that impact the structured finance industry. Carol often works with investors and issuers in structured finance products of most types, including trade receivables, credit card receivables, consumer loans, auto loans, aircraft, leases, franchise portfolios, government contracts, trademark licenses, and various other financial assets.Chambers USA highlights that "she has been doing structured finance wor ... (view full description)
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)
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.
... (view full description)
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 trading.
From 199 ... (view full description)
Managing Director & Head of New Ratings for US Corporate Asset Securitization
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 MD and Global Head of CLOs and Structured Credit Surveillance. He is also Moody's Global Structured Finance Research Coordinator. In addition, Jian is involved in various global research and outreach activities related to China, and Co-Chair of China Market Committee of U.S. Structured Finance Association.
Prior to September 2008, Jian was a Senior Vice President responsible for CLOs and Structured Credit research. From 2002 to 2007, he ... (view full description)
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.
Allen & Overy LLP
John's practice focuses primarily on asset-backed securities, with extensive experience in covered bonds and the securitization of auto loans and leases, dealer floor-plan financings, credit card receivables, student loans, trade receivables, mortgage loans, servicer advances, tobacco fee settlement awards, tobacco quota payments, life settlements and utility stranded costs. He has represented issuers, underwriters, investors, credit enhancers and placement agents in connection with public and private offerings of securities and numerous asset-backed commercial paper conduit transactions. His work also includes advising clients in connection with asset purchases and dispositions and acquisit ... (view full description)
World Star Aviation
An investment banker by training, Marc focuses on capital raising, transaction execution and portfolio management. Prior to joining World Star, Marc served years with firms such as Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse and Bear Stearns, where he executed over $10 billion worth of buy-side and sell-side M&A assignments, as well as public and private equity and debt offerings. Marc holds a Masters Degree in Finance from the Manchester Business School and a BA in Business Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Crescent Capital Group
Mr. Insull is a Managing Director and Institutional Portfolio Manager of Crescent Capital Group LP, focusing on public and private credit markets. Since joining the team in 1997, Mr. Insull has served in a number of roles of increasing breadth, including Credit Analyst, Director of Research, Portfolio Manager and Private Credit Investment Committees Member. He previously worked as a credit officer at The Chase Manhattan Bank and its predecessor institutions, Chemical Bank and Manufacturers Hanover Trust. Mr. Insull received his MBA in Finance from New York University and a BA in Economics from Hobart College.
Senior Vice President
Chief Investment Officer
As Chief Investment Officer at Lending Club, Sid is responsible for managing and monitoring performance on the Lending Club platform, as well as the Lending Club Advisor funds, and reporting to investors on a frequent basis. He has been at Lending Club since 2013, overseeing risk performance and investor returns across several loan products, as well as leading risk management, underwriting, policy and product development for the small business segment.
Before joining Lending Club, Sid was a Senior Vice President at Capital One Bank and Head of Small Business Lending. Prior to working in small business banking at Capital One, Sid held various roles in their consumer and small bus ... (view full description)
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)
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)
Senior Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
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)
Head of Securitized Products Research
Citi Global Markets, Inc.
Research analyst, specializing in nonmortgage ABS sectors, including credit cards, autos, student loans and a variety of esoteric ABS. Publishes frequent commentary on ABS markets, consumer credit performance, prepayments, regulation and other relevant ABS market related topics. Is a top-3 ranking analyst in the Institutional Investor All-America Fixed Income Research poll for 10+ years. Was previously a portfolio manager at UBS and Creditanstalt Bank
Milken Institute - Center for Financial Markets
As Senior Advisor to the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets (and in his previous role of Director of the Center's Housing Finance Program), Eric Kaplan focuses on the health, sustainability, and reform of the US housing finance ecosystem. He regularly engages policymakers, regulators, industry stakeholders, and consumer advocates on such issues as the roles of public and private capital, primary and secondary market dynamics, and lending and servicing practices, maintaining a focus on consumer, industry, and systemic impact.
Kaplan brings over 27 years of housing and mortgage experience across a variety of finance, legal, and policy roles. Prior to joining the Milken I ... (view full description)
Howard A. Kaplan is a senior partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has more than 30 years of deep financial services industry experience, with a specialization in securitization, valuation and the capital markets. Howard is currently the global lead client service partner for a top tier global investment bank and asset management firm and the advisory partner for a top 3 global payments company. Howard is an active contributor to securitization industry advocacy efforts through the Structured Finance Association, where he serves as the chair of the board of directors and the executive committee. Previous to these roles, Howard spent over 20 years building and managing the Deloitt ... (view full description)
Eric Karlson manages a $2.6 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 Capital. Mr. Karlson graduated magna cu ... (view full description)
Chief Capital Officer
Valerie Kay is the Chief Capital Officer at LendingClub, responsible for overseeing LendingClub’s Investor Group. Valerie is be responsible for managing LendingClub’s Investor Group that spans individual investors, strategic partnerships with retail distribution partners, banks and other institutional investors including asset managers, pensions, foundations and endowments.
She brings more than 25 years of capital markets experience across a broad range of consumer asset classes. Previous to LendingClub, 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 Asse ... (view full description)
Sr Managing Dir & Head of ABS
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Rosemary Kelley is a Senior Managing Director and Head of the ABS Group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA), where she leads the consumer and commercial ABS teams. She was hired in 2011 to focus on consumer ABS including auto loan, auto lease, dealer floorplan, credit card, consumer loan, student loan, and timeshare sectors. Rosemary brings over 25 years of structured finance experience to her role.Prior to joining KBRA, she rated consumer ABS transactions at DBRS after working at MBIA Insurance Corporation for 10 years. While at MBIA, Rosemary held various roles ... (view full description)
Kevin P. Kendra is a managing director in Fitch Ratings’ New York office. He currently manages the U.S. Structured Credit group responsible for collateralized loan obligations (CLO) and other structured credit ratings. The structured credit team is charged with assigning new issue CLO ratings, maintaining the accuracy of existing ratings, providing useful tools to investors and publishing research on transaction characteristics and performance.
Prior to this post he served as Group Credit Officer for U.S. and Latin America Structured Finance. In this role he maintained and further enhanced the quality of credit analysis within the structured finance and covered bonds teams, par ... (view full description)
Executive Vice President of Structured Securitization
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
Gene Kilgore joined Arbor in October 2004 and is responsible for overseeing the development, marketing and implementation of debt structures for the capital markets. He has a unique and strategic expertise and brings a wealth of professional experience from his work in the structured finance and real estate industries. Prior to joining Arbor, Mr. Kilgore was a portfolio manager at ZAIS Group LLC with a CDO and real estate focus. Previously, he structured CDOs as a director in the risk finance group at Barclays Capital; rated CDOs and CMBS as a director with Standard & Poor’s; and served as a vice president at Wachovia Bank with positions in commercial real estate and corporate lending. ... (view full description)
Alberta Laskaj Knowles is a Partner in the Financial Services Office Advisory practice at Ernst & Young LLP based out of New York. Alberta is a CPA and has over 17 years of financial services experience. She has worked with investment banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, private equity firms, GSEs and insurance companies within the product areas of structured finance, leveraged finance, derivatives, mortgages and commercial real estate. Alberta has worked closely with asset management, financial reporting, and regulatory reporting and product control areas where she has performed leading practice assessments on policies and procedures as they relate to pricing and valuation of complex ... (view full description)
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)
Managing Director Advisors
Angel Oak Capital
Senior Vice President
Moody's Investors Service
Deepika is a Senior Vice President with Moody’s Investors Service and a rating committee chairperson on the US RMBS Surveillance team. Deepika also leads research and investor outreach efforts for the team. Previously, as head of the US Residential Mortgage Backed Securities New Ratings team, Deepika was responsible for overseeing the ratings analytics of new issuance RMBS transactions. Deepika has been heavily involved in refining Moody’s rating methodologies in the RMBS sector. Deepika holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Mumbai, India, an M.B.A from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and an M.S. in Finance from Boston College.
Senior Managing Director
Dave Kucera joined Capital One in 2013. Capital One is one of the seven largest banks in the U.S. with over $340 billion in assets. In 2015 he became head of the newly formed Financial Institutions Group. The group provides recourse and non-recourse financing, securitization, capital markets fund raising, advisory, and other services to companies involved in financial services and asset management throughout the U.S. across a broad range of sectors. Dave is a frequent speaker, is active in a number of industry groups, and has been a board member of several of the organizations for which he has worked.
Prior to joining Capital One, Dave led and co-founded the U.S. ... (view full description)
Partner and Head of Structured Finance
Stephen Kudenholdt is Dentons' Head of Structured Finance and a partner in the US Capital Markets practice. Stephen’s areas of practice include residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and other asset-backed securities (ABS), primarily focusing on residential mortgage loan securitization as well as re-securitization transactions involving various classes of mortgage-backed securities. He represents issuers, underwriters, loan sellers and other entities in public offerings and private placements. He has helped develop many transaction structures and formats that have become industry standards, including shifting interest subordination techniq ... (view full description)
Associate General Counsel & Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Paul Kurzeja is an Associate General Counsel at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. His principal practice involves the representation of the Bank in all aspects of securitization and secured lending as well as commercial real estate. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Kurzeja practiced with Mayer Brown and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. He also spent several years as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche.
Directly after law school, he served as a federal judicial clerk in the Middle District of North Carolina.
Mr. Kurzeja is a cum laude graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law.
He holds a B.A. in Accounting from Moravian College and a Masters ... (view full description)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Henry LaBrun’s practice is concentrated in representing issuers, underwriters, purchasers and servicers of mortgage- and asset-backed securities and in other sale and financing transactions involving a variety of asset types, as well as in advising servicers and lenders in connection with the workout and restructuring of securitized and other financial assets.
Hank received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School and his B.A. from Stanford University. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the State of North Carolina.
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.
Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer
Lord Capital; FIIN
Joe is the Chief Operating Officer of Lord Capital (lordcap.com), dedicated to working with global banks and corporations to invest and managed structured transactions. Through clear and transparent corporate governance, LordCap has co-structured and consolidated over $86 billion of global financial assets.
Joe is also the co-founder, President and Chief Investment Officer of LordCap Green (lordgreen.com), a Wall Street investment manager dedicated to energy efficiency in commercial and industrial buildings. Accomplished through creating public-private partnerships, LordCap’s private capital supports long-term financings that have clear and measurable environmental, social, an ... (view full description)
Rob Lavet is responsible for managing all legal affairs, compliance and government relations for SoFi and its affiliate entities. He also has management responsibility for SoFi’s Internal Audit and Information Security Groups. SoFi is a leading online lender based in San Francisco and was named one of the ten top startup companies by CNBC in 2012. SoFi currently originates more than $1 billion per month in consumer credit and has originated more than $25 billion in loans since commencing operations in late 2012, including student loan refinance loans to early career professionals, mortgage loans and unsecured personal loans. He has been instrumental in SoFi’s asset backed securitization ... (view full description)
Appointed in June 2009, Todd is responsible for managing the overall Treasury function of the Pepper Group, ensuring effective sourcing of debt domestically and offshore to meet the ongoing funding requirements of the business, managing all secured and unsecured loan and debt capital market facilities, managing interest rate risk, foreign currency risk, liquidity and market/balance sheet risk, and for developing appropriate Treasury strategies in relation to debt capital management.
Todd came to Pepper after eight years with GMAC-RFC where he served in multiple roles in non-conforming lending in the United States, Europe and Australia in both finance and executive roles. Prior to ... (view full description)
Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
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 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)
Pearl Diver Capital
Matthew joined Pearl Diver Capital in 2009 and has 12-years of buy side credit experience in structured credit, leveraged finance and high yield. Matthew heads the credit division of Pearl Diver Capital and is a member of the senior investment committee. Matthew previously worked as a credit analyst for Alcentra where he was responsible for a portfolio of investments totalling €1.5bn in value. Matthew specialised in sectors that included Publishing/Media/Leisure/Gaming/Restaurant/Waste Management and worked with the special situations distressed team. Matthew has a Bsc in Economics from University of Wales, Swansea UK.
Structured Finance Association
Serving as President of the Structured Finance Association, Kristi Leo has more than 20 years of financial services experience, specializing in asset finance, securitization and capital markets. In this capacity, she oversees the development and implementation of SFA’s strategic plan and manages day to day execution across the organization’s programs and initiatives including policy and advocacy, communication, education and research. Kristi’s involvement with the Structured Finance Association included working as a part-time advisor, via Boulder Advisors, since shortly after SFA’s founding in 2013 until accepting the role as President in June 2019.
Prior to joining the Structure ... (view full description)
Alison served as team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition, climbed the Seven Summits and skied to the North and South Poles. A history-making adventurer who also spent time in the business world, she has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane-force winds and sudden avalanches – and that was while climbing the corporate ladder!
In her New York Times best-selling book, “On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments,” Alison asserts that the principles that apply to the world of extreme adventure also apply to demanding business environments. A former part-time faculty member at West Point, Alison understands what it takes to lead tea ... (view full description)
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 ... (view full description)
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)
Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income Trading
Scott Levy has over 15 years of experience in the fixed income space. At Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Levy manages trading of Credit and Structured Products. He also trades CDOs for the firm as well as other esoteric ABS. Prior to joining Guggenheim in 2008, Mr. Levy worked in Citi’s debt capital markets origination business, specializing in hybrid capital securities and structured finance alternatives. While at Citi, he structured over $8 billion of fixed income securities, including a $1.5 billion acquisition facility for a major commercial aircraft leasing company and a first of its kind $2 billion hybrid capital merger financing for a large insurance company. Mr. Levy started his career at ... (view full description)
Jon joined PwC in October 2017. He is serving as a principal in the National Economics and Statistics group, providing insights and analysis for clients on the effects of tax policy changes on their business, including modeling the effects of tax policy changes and providing estimates of their economic and tax contributions nationally and worldwide.
Before joining PwC he worked as the practice head for the United States at the Eurasia Group, the world’s largest political risk consulting firm. Prior to that, for two years Jon directed policy research at Thumbtack, a San Francisco-based technology company. Jon spent 12 years in government service, starting as an economist at the ... (view full description)
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)
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)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
David is a part of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP’s dispute resolution group where he represents financial institutions, multinational corporations, industry groups and individuals in a broad array of civil litigations and regulatory investigations. David has particular expertise in representing clients in disputes arising out of structured financial products, including in the context of bankruptcy proceedings.
David has represented various industry groups and non-governmental organizations in submitting amicus curiae briefs to the United States Supreme Court and the various Courts of Appeals in the United States, including in European Commission v. RJR Nab ... (view full description)
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)
Executive Director, Securtitized Products Group
J.P. Morgan Securities Australia Limited
Stephen is a senior member 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 ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
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)
TICC / Oxford Lane
Mr. Debdeep Maji is a Managing Director of Oxford Lane Management, LLC, the adviser of Oxford Lane Capital Corp. (NasdaqGS: OXLC), and holds the same position with TICC Management, LLC, the adviser of TICC Capital Corp. (NasdaqGS: TICC). Mr. Maji has eight years of finance industry experience and currently leads the firms CLO investment strategy. He graduated from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
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)
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)
Advisory Specialist Leader
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Dzmitry, VP of Business Solution Architecture in Deloitte & Touche LLP, has over 15 years of experience designing and developing financial technology solutions. He manages development for Asset Management, Financial Performance, Data Management and Digitization products. Dzmitry’s experience includes a variety of asset classes including asset backed securities and syndicated loans. Dzmitry is a Deloitte Advisory Blockchain Fellow with a mandate to explore what impact Blockchain technology can have on Financial Services industry. He is also involved in other emerging technologies including machine learning, natural language processing and robotic processing automation.
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)
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin M. McColly has served as Coinstar, LLC’s Chief Financial Officer since October 2016. Previously he served as Vice President of Integration at Outerwall (the former parent company of Coinstar) from June 2013 to September 2016 supporting Outerwall’s M&A activity. Inside of that period, from July 2015 to December 2015, Mr. McColly also served as the GM of SAMPLEit, one of Outerwall’s new venture start-ups. From January 2012 to June 2013, he served as Outerwall’s Vice President, Channel Development. Prior to that Mr. McColly was the Vice President of Finance & Business Development for the Coinstar line of business. He started his career at Deutsche Bank, in the health ... (view full description)
Justin McEvily is a Managing Director in the Credit Markets Division of Macquarie Group. The Division helps monetize and finance credit assets, including consumer loans, mortgages, small business financing and corporate credit, and is major provider of credit facilities in these areas. Justin helps oversee the origination and capital markets effort for the Division. He joined Macquarie in 2009 after 6 years on the Goldman Sachs credit sales and trading desk.
Justin graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a double major in economics and anthropology.
Wellfleet Credit Partners
Mr. McKay joined Littlejohn as a portfolio manager in 2015 to start the performing credit business. Prior to Littlejohn Mr. McKay was a founding member and portfolio manager at Redan Park Asset Management and Doral Leveraged Asset Management where he was responsible for identifying, analyzing, managing, and trading approximately $1.5 billion of performing loan assets across three 2.0 CLOs and one total return vehicle. Previously he was at Rothschild’s New York restructuring group. Prior to Rothschild, Mr. McKay was in the leveraged finance group at Bear, Stearns, & Co. Prior to starting his investment banking career, Mr. McKay was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force where he specialized in t ... (view full description)
Kirkland & Ellis
Janette McMahan leads the asset finance and securitization group in Kirkland’s New York office. She specializes in auto loan, auto lease, marketplace loan and trade receivables transactions. Additionally, Janette has represented clients in whole business securitizations, single-family rental deals, equipment financings, health care receivables transactions, restructurings, investments and acquisitions. 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.
Tim is a Vice President at BNP Paribas in the Asset Finance & Securitization group, with primary focus on aircraft and transportation assets. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Tim worked in Fitch's ABS group from 2012 to 2018 as a lead analyst in the auto, transportation and other esoteric ABS sectors.
Tim worked in consulting roles for Goldman Sachs and Bank of Tokyo-Mistubishi UFJ prior to joining Fitch. He earned a BA in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2009.
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.
Angel Oak Capital
Colin is a Portfolio Manager at Angel Oak Capital and serves as a Portfolio Manager for the Multi-Strategy Income Fund and also focuses on security and portfolio analytics.
Prior to joining Angel Oak, Colin worked for Prodigus Capital Management where he served on the investment committee and managed the analytics group. He was responsible for the acquisition and management of their distressed debt portfolio, as well as the development of their proprietary financial technology platform. Previously, Colin worked in the Real Estate Capital Markets group for Wachovia Bank and Wells Fargo where he focused on risk management for their commercial real estate REPO lines.
Colin holds a B ... (view full description)
Head of Capital Markets
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 Asia with Merrill L ... (view full description)
Chris is a Financial Markets Partner based in Washington, DC with over fifteen 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 co-leads technology and digital transformation for Financial Markets. Chris is an innovator, leveraging his expertise to develop technology enabled solutions which transform and disrupt the capital markets. Chris assists clients with the development of strategies to deploy robotics process automat ... (view full description)
State Street Global Advisors
MBS/CMBS Policy Manager
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.
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)
Senior Vice President and Treasurer
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.
Crescent Capital Group
Mr. Miller is a Managing Director of Crescent Capital Group LP and a Portfolio Manager for Crescent’s Structured Product activities. From 2006-2011, Mr. Miller served as co-head of Trust Company of the West's bank loan strategy. From 2011-2012, Mr. Miller served as acting General Counsel at Crescent. Mr. Miller also currently serves as the Chair of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association’s CLO Committee. Prior to joining the team in 2000, Mr. Miller spent two years at Viacom as Vice President, counsel/finance, working with the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer. From 1993-1998, Mr. Miller was an Associate at Dewey Ballantine LLP specializing in corporate f ... (view full description)
Suzanne Mistretta 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.
Steven runs the Consumer Structured Finance business within the Investment Banking Division (IBD). The team covers a range of specialty finance assets including traditional sectors such as Auto, Credit Cards and Student Loans to more emergent areas like Fintech, Point of Sale Finance and SME lending. He is a member of Structured Finance Capital Committee and is co-captain of the Tulane University recruiting team. Prior to joining IBD, Steven worked in the Securities Division structuring deals for consumer and commercial clients. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2005 as an associate and was named managing director in 2012 and partner in 2018.
Prior to joining the firm, Steven work ... (view full description)
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)
Head of Investor Relations
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.
Vice President, Master Servicing
Diane Moormann is a Vice President of Master Servicing at Nationstar Mortgage. Diane manages the Ancillary services team which includes Servicer Oversight and Compliance, Trust Collapse Administration, and Business Development. In her seventeen years in Master Servicing, Diane worked in Training and went on to establish and manage both Quality Assurance and MS Risk and Compliance. Prior to her tenure with Master Servicing, Diane held various positions in Servicing and Compliance. She has served on several ASF committees such as the Regulation AB implementation, Reg AB II, and the Master Servicing subcommittee. Diane has an A.A. in Marketing from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and a B.A. ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Bill Moretti is an industry leader at the intersection of structured finance, financial technology, and portfolio management, and is head of RiskSpan’s SmartLink Innovation Lab. Over the course of his two-decade tenure as a senior investment executive with MetLife, Bill became recognized as an innovative and energetic leader, strategic thinker, change agent, and savvy risk manager. As MetLife’s head of Global Structured Finance, Bill created proprietary analytical systems, which he paired with traditional fundamental credit analysis to maximize portfolio income and returns through market rallies while preserving inve ... (view full description)
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)
MD, Global Business Head – Structured Finance
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 brings over 25 years of proven FinTech experience rapidly growing software, data, and information businesses in structured finance, mortgage and capital markets while managing marketing, sales, product, operations, and strategy functions. In this role as AlphaPoint’s Head of Product, Ned is charged with leading the product management and marketing of the company. Prior to joining AlphaPoint, Ned led the capital markets and government businesses for Black Knight Inc.’s Data & Analytics division, a leader in mortgage information. Ned also spent over two decades with Lewtan, a securitization data & software company, holding positions that included head of Sales and Marketing, Genera ... (view full description)
Mayer Brown LLP
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 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.
PGIM Fixed Income
Ronni Neeman, CFA, FSA, is a Principal on PGIM Fixed Income’s Securitized Products Team. His primary area of credit research specialization is Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs). Mr. Neeman joined the team in 2008 following four years in the Firm’s Actuarial Leadership Development Program. Mr. Neeman earned a BS in Mathematics and a BS in Economics from The University of Michigan. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA).
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
S&P Global Ratings
Deborah Newman is a Director in the U.S. Structured Credit – Non-traditional Asset Securitization group at S&P Global Ratings. In her current role, Deborah serves as a lead analyst primarily covering small business, timeshare, stranded cost and insurance-linked securities.
Deborah obtained her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Director, Mortgage Trading
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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)
Managing Director, Head of Securitized Products Research
Nomura Securities International, Inc.
Paul Nikodem is the head of US Securitized Products Research at Nomura. His key focus areas include CLOs, mortgage credit, and agency MBS. Paul and his team maintain a regular dialogue with numerous fund managers investing in securitized products, and frequently speaks on panels at industry conferences and is regularly quoted in the news media.
In the 2018 Institutional Investor survey, his team was ranked #4 for CLO research and #2 for RMBS research, and in the 2018 Greenwich survey, Paul was the #2 most helpful CLO research analyst and the #1 most helpful RMBS research analyst.
Prior to joining Nomura in 2010, Paul was a senior mortgage ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director, ABS Commercial
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.
Executive & Chief Economist
Dr. Frank Nothaft is 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 the Board of Governors of the Federal Reser ... (view full description)
Managing Director, CAD ABS
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 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.
Chief Executive Officer, Banking & Finance Group; Board Member
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
John Orchard read German and History at UEA, Norwich, England, under the tutorship of the writer W.G. Sebald (Austerlitz, Rings of Saturn). More through happenstance than design, John took a German-speaking sales job at the training division of Euromoney after graduating in 1993 and has remained with the firm in one guise or another ever since. Switching to the publishing wing in 1998, John worked as Associate Publisher on Euromoney.com and subsequently at the flagship title, Euromoney, where he became Deputy Publisher.
In 2006 John became Managing Director of EuroWeek, the capital markets newspaper which is now at the core of ‘GlobalCapital’, a news and data platform launched in ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
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)
Head of CMBS Research
Wells Fargo Securities
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 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 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.
Managing Director/Portfolio Manager
Aashh Parekh is a Director in the Structured Securities Research area of the Global Public Markets Group at TIAA-CREF.
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)
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)
Head of Structured Credit Research
David Preston, CFA, is the head of Structured Credit Research at AGL Credit, and has almost 20 years of experience in securitization and structured credit.
Prior to joining AGL, Preston was head of ABS & CLO research at Wells Fargo Securities, leading a client facing research group covering U.S. and European CLOs, Middle Market CLOs, and Asset Backed Securities (ABS).
The Wells Fargo CLO Research team was ranked #1 in Institutional Investor’s All-America Fixed-Income Research survey in every year from 2013 to 2020.
Wells Fargo CLO research was also ranked #1 Most Helpful CLO Team in every year from 2015 to 2020 by Greenwich Associates Fixed Income Invest ... (view full description)
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (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)
Chief Executive Officer
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)
Vice President, Credit Risk Transfer
Mike Reynolds is the vice president of Freddie Mac’s Single-Family Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) program. CRT comprises capital markets, reinsurance, and mortgage insurance, including the Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR®) and Agency Credit Insurance Structure (ACIS®) family of credit securities – multi-billion dollar programs that transfer mortgage credit risk to private investors.
Mr. Reynolds has over 20 years of GSE experience and joined Freddie Mac in 2012 to help launch the Single-Family CRT program. Prior to Freddie Mac, he was vice president of strategic initiatives at Fannie Mae. Earlier in his career, he worked on automated underwriting.
He holds a Bachelor ... (view full description)
David is an industry recognized structured finance lawyer and an IFLR Rising Star. He represents a broad range of investment institutions, investment funds and issuers in the development of innovative structured finance vehicles as well as in the acquisition and disposition of financial assets in connection with public and private offerings of asset-backed securities involving a wide variety of assets. He has been involved in numerous asset-backed securitizations exceeding $50 billion in issuance volume. David has also focused heavily on the creation of a securitization market backed by renewable energy loans and leases. In connection with this focus, David was invited to the White House to ... (view full description)
Chief Financial Officer
Peter is the Chief Financial Officer of Liberty Financial and is responsible for Liberty’s group finance and treasury functions, including liquidity and capital management, risk management, legal and compliance and portfolio performance, analysis and servicing. Prior to joining Liberty, Peter was a partner in the Corporate Finance team at Deloitte. Peter spent 16 years at Deloitte, including 6 years working in New York and Europe. His focus was on providing advice on mergers and acquisitions, valuations and capital raising to companies in the financial services industry. Peter holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and is a Chartered Accountant.
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 is a Director in Deutsche Bank's Structured Credit Group where he focuses on esoteric ABS opportunities. He has over 10 years of structured credit experience and has executed securitization financings across a range of asset classes including PACE, data centers, cell towers, renewable energy / wireless ground leases and structured settlements. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Shawn was an analyst in the Fixed Income Group at Bear Stearns.
Shawn received a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Head, US CLO New Issue
Amit Roy is a Managing Director in the Investment Banking division at Goldman Sachs and heads the US CLO New Issue business for the firm. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2001 and has been directly involved in structuring and placing over $50bn of securities backed by bank loans, high yield bonds, investment grade securities, private placements and emerging market securities.
Amit holds an MBA, with honors, from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and S.B. degrees in Economics and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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)
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.
Anand Sankaranarayanan is a Managing Director on the CLO Trading & Structuring desk. Prior to joining Jefferies, Anand was at Barclays from 2009-2013, where he was a VP on the CLO Trading Desk. Anand also worked at the Synthetic Credit Structuring desk at Barclays. Prior to that, Anand was at Lehman Brothers on the Structured Credit desk from 2006-2008. Anand holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (2006) and a BS in Electronic Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy, India (2004).
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 Structured Finance Industry Group Board of Directors, the Board of Governors ... (view full description)
S&P Global Ratings
Jeremy Schneider is a Senior Director and Sector Lead for U.S. Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) within the Analytics & Research Group at S&P Global Ratings. Jeremy focuses on analytics, market developments, and outreach related to mortgage finance, housing, and credit as it relates to U.S. RMBS.
Jeremy joined the U.S. RMBS group of S&P Global Ratings 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 U.S. RMBS new issuance and surveillance of outstanding legacy U.S. RMBS ratings. He also publishes numerous comme ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President & Treasurer
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)
Pat is responsible for introducing Wilmington Trust’s full array of trust and agency services to corporations and financial institutions throughout the country and in several off-shore jurisdictions. She specializes in asset-backed securitizations for all asset classes as well as services specific to special purposes entities, including those utilized by Hedge Funds, Private Equity, and the Commercial Real Estate industry.
Pat is an active participant in the Structured Finance Industry Group and is a member of its Board of Directors. She is a past board member of the American Securitization Forum and a previous chair of its Communication and Education Committee. She is a frequen ... (view full description)
Napier Park Global Capital
Serhan Secmen is head of the CLO business at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Mr. Secmen oversees the CLO issuance as well as CLO investments in structured credit instruments. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013.
Prior to joining CCA in August 2008, Serhan was a CLO trader at Lehman Brothers. Prior to his post at Lehman Brothers, he spent several years in Texas as a project manager focusing on special project financing.
Since 2006, Serhan has also been involved in various industry forums and networks, including the investor roundtables for Moody's, S&P, and Fitch Ratings.
He freque ... (view full description)
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 is a Managing Director in Deutsche Bank's Structured Credit Group in New York and Head of Auto, Equipment and Transportation ABS team. Prior to joining DB in 2007, Robert was a Director at Citigroup in the Global Securitized Products Group, working in both New York and London. He is currently responsible for pooled aircraft, rail, marine containers, autos, rental cars, equipment, student loans, credit cards and timeshare. He has more than eighteen years experience in all aspects of ABS origination, financing, marketing, and issuance. Robert holds a bachelors from Bristol University and an MBA from the Indiana University Bloomington.
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Meagan provides counsel to mortgage servicers, investment managers, originators and purchasers in regard to mortgage and servicing rights acquisitions, dispositions, financings, and conduits and various types of mortgage financing facilities. Her experience extends to counseling clients in connection with numerous servicing advance facilities and excess spread acquisitions or sales, as well as credit facilities, repurchase agreements and servicing agreements.
Additionally, Meagan offers guidance to mortgage servicers, ratings agencies and underwriters in connection with securitizations of residential mortgages, including securities backed by forward mortgages, reverse mortgages ... (view full description)
Chief Financial Officer
1st 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)
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)
Kunal Singh is a Managing Director and Head of CMBS Capital Markets in North America. Mr. Singh’s responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the securitization of new issue conduit, floating rate and SASB CMBS, CRE CLO’s and other CRE backed transactions executed in both a principal and agented capacity. Additionally, Mr. Singh manages the firm’s relationships with third party issuer clients including the FHLMC, REITs and specialty finance issuers and advises them on a wide range of capital markets transactions.
Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2004, Mr. Singh was a new issue CMBS analyst at Moody's Investors Service. Mr. Singh is a graduate ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President, RMBS
Morningstar Credit Ratings
Gaurav Singhania, CFA, 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.
Singhania has more than 12 years of experience in asset-backed securities (ABS) and RMBS ratings and research. Before joining Morningstar in 2014, he worked on RMBS transactions at Kroll Bond Ratings, and before that, he spent time at Credit Suisse in the research group. At Credit Suisse, Singhania followed trends in the housing sector and published several special reports, primers, market updates and weekly commentarie ... (view full description)
Chief Financial Officer
Ana Sirbu is chief financial officer of BlueVine where she leads finance, strategy and capital markets. A graduate of Harvard University, Sirbu began her career in investment banking on Wall Street. She later was a technology investor at Silver Lake Partners and Google Capital, before joining BlueVine. Sirbu is a passionate advocate for fintech, which is a sector she has focused on throughout her career. In November 2017, Sirbu was named to the Women in Fintech Powerlist, which recognizes the contributions of women professionals in the rapidly-expanding industry.
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.
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.
Mark Shelby Smith is CEO and Founder of Symbiont.io, Inc. Symbiont is the merger of MathMoney f(x) which was founded by Mr. Smith in September of 2013 and the founding team of Bitcoin 2.0 project Counterparty.io. As CEO Mark brings two decades of global experience in FinTech. He is a pioneer in creating and deploying disruptive technology to the foreign exchange ecosystem for both institutional and non-institutional customer segments. During his career Mark has been a founder of 4 FinTech companies that have gone from start-up to exit including The NexTrade ECN, MatchBook FX, Lava Trading, and Anderen Bank of Tampa Bay.
Senior Vice President - Securitization Capital Markets
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 has been in the Structured Credit Group at Deutsche Bank for 20 years with management duties including overseeing all aspects of the residential and small balance commercial mortgage business including term securitizations, warehouse lending, M&A, advisory assignments and distressed whole loan purchases in North America. He has particular expertise in the non-agency, sub/non-performing, REO and single family rental sectors and has clients ranging from US government agencies to specialty finance companies, REIT’s, hedge funds, private equity firms and large banks. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Ryan worked for 2 years at PaineWebber in the Municipal Securities Group focusing on pr ... (view full description)
Group Vice President and General Counsel
Scott A. Stengel has served as the General Counsel of Ally since May 2016. In this role, he oversees all of Ally’s legal affairs and is also responsible for Ally’s government-relations, corporate-secretarial, records-management, and licensing functions. He joined Ally from Kansas City, Mo.-based UMB Financial Corporation, where he served as executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. Before that, he was a partner at King & Spalding LLP and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in Washington, DC, with a practice focused on banking, capital markets, and government relations. While there, he also testified on financial-services issues before the U.S. Senate Judiciar ... (view full description)
Eli Stern is a principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s Financial Services Organization (FSO) in the Advisory Services practice and is based in New York. He serves as the FSO Advisory Blockchain Leader, working with financial institutions on building out blockchain-based platforms and approaches and managing the corresponding risks. Eli and his team also work with financial institutions planning to create digital assets, such as cryptocurrencies, or issue digital tokens as a fundraising mechanism.
Eli also co-leads FSO Advisory’s Structured Finance Advisory Services (SFAS) practice, where he focuses on serving financial services institutions in the securitization market. This prac ... (view full description)
Bank of America
Mary Stone (Managing Director, Head of 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 PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Stone holds a BBA in Finance from The College of William and M ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President Capital Markets
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, 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)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Charles A. (Charlie) Sweet serves as the practice development leader of the firm’s structured transactions group. He advises clients on the federal laws and regulations affecting asset-backed securities and other structured finance products, and his securitization experience encompasses a wide variety of asset classes, including automobile loans and leases, student loans, marketplace loans and residential mortgages. Charlie has worked on many innovative transactions and structures, with sponsors ranging from finance arms of Fortune 500 companies to technology-driven emerging growth companies. He co-authored the fourth edition of the leading industry treatise, Offerings of Asset-Backed Sec ... (view full description)
JP Morgan Securities LLC
Amy Sze is Head of J.P. Morgan’s ABS Research team. Her coverage includes Credit Cards, Autos, Student Loans, Marketplace Lending, Equipment among other non-mortgage consumer and commercial asset classes. For the past decade, Amy and her team have been consistently recognized by Institutional Investor in its annual "All-American Fixed Income Research Team" rankings. Over her research career at J.P. Morgan, Amy has covered Subprime RMBS, ABX, ABS, ABCP and CDOs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Economics-Math from Columbia University and a CFA charter.
Senior Vice President of Global Capital Markets
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)
Mayer Brown LLP
David Tallman is a partner in Mayer Brown's Houston office and a member of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services group. In addition to residential mortgage lenders, servicers and investors, he represents a broad range of other financial service providers, including depository institutions, auto lenders, credit card issuers, student lenders, sales finance companies and payment systems providers. David's practice includes counseling clients on regulatory compliance obligations under federal and state consumer credit laws; performing due diligence in connection with investments, acquisitions, and other transactions related to consumer financial products and services.; structuring operations a ... (view full description)
Mary Ellen Taylor
As Associate Director in FHFA’s Division of Conservatorship, Mary Ellen’s focus is on inter-governmental and industry relations in connection with priority initiatives such as the Common Securitization Platform, Single Security, and Credit Risk-Sharing as outlined in FHFA’s 2018 Scorecard and its parent Strategic Plan for the Conservatorships.
At FHFA and the predecessor Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), Mary Ellen served in a number of other capacities: as Associate Director for Agency Communications, as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Policy Analysis and Research, and as Director of Congressional Affairs. Prior to coming to OFHEO, Mary Ellen worked on fin ... (view full description)
White & Case LLP
David Thatch is a structured finance specialist known by clients and other practitioners for his creative thinking, commercial acumen and practical advice, in particular when developing new securitization products and advising clients on evolving domestic and cross-border regulatory matters. Whether solving asset isolation challenges, limiting bankruptcy risks or structuring to manage regulatory risk post credit crisis, he thrives on assisting clients in complex transactions where he can combine his personal touch, collaborative ingenuity and his first-principles approach to legal services.
David's practice is built around complex financings and event-driven work with significant exper ... (view full description)
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)
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)
VP; COO, Investments & Capital Markets
King & Spalding LLP
Michael Urschel is a partner in King & Spalding’s Global Finance Group and splits his time between the firm’s Atlanta and New York offices. Mr. Urschel is active in King & Spalding’s leveraged finance, specialty finance, securitization and capital markets practices.
Mr. Urschel represents financial institutions, sponsors, borrowers and specialty lenders in a wide variety of secured lending and debt capital markets transactions, with a focus on specialty finance, acquisition finance, receivables financing and asset securitization.
He is recognized nationally in Capital Markets: Securitization by Chambers USA and was named a New York ... (view full description)
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
Mayer Brown LLP
"Jon Van Gorp is acclaimed by clients as a ‘great negotiator’ and is known for his ‘broad perspective’ and his ability to ‘cut to the chase and find a solution that is workable". Chambers Global 2015
Jon Van Gorp is a Member of Mayer Brown’s Management Committee. He also co-leads our Structured Finance and Capital Markets practices. Previously Jon served as the co-leader of our Global Finance Practice and the leader of our Chicago Finance Practice. He is based in our Chicago and New York offices.
Jon’s experience highlights his versatility and flexibility. The broad range of his work includes public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, assets sa ... (view full description)
Paul Vanderslice is co-head of the CMBS Group at Citi and is the head of its Commercial Mortgage distribution efforts. In this capacity, he is involved in Citigroup’s loan origination efforts for both conduit and large loans. He is responsible for the pricing and hedging for loans and oversees Citi’s new issue securitization efforts.
Mr. Vanderslice has been at Citigroup or its predecessor entities for over 25 years. He has an undergraduate degree from Boston College, is a CPA and has an M.B.A. in Finance and Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Investment Officer
Home Run Financing
James Vergara is the chief investment officer at Home Run Financing were he is responsible for the Firm's funding, financing, investment and securitization efforts. Home Run Financing rebranded in 2021 as part of the launch of their consumer loan products to be offered along along-side their legacy residential PACE product. As PACEfunding, the company has completed four rated securizations of residential PACE assets under his stewardship. Before joining Home Run, 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 ... (view full description)
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.
Office of Housing’s General Deputy Assistant Secretary
Federal Housing Administration
Dana Wade serves as the Office of Housing’s Acting Federal Housing Commissioner and General Deputy Assistant Secretary. In that role, Dana oversees the approximately 2500 employees in the Office of Housing, both in Headquarters and the field. She has lead responsibility for carrying out Housing’s mission of providing affordable housing opportunities for moderate and low-income households.
Dana has broad knowledge and experience in financial and housing policy issues, having served as the Deputy Staff Director of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and as Republican Deputy Staff Director of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. With her background, Dana ... (view full description)
John joined Capital One in 2011. Prior to Capital One, he was Chief Financial Officer for MainStreet Lender where he helped successfully grow the business from a de novo entity to one of the twenty largest SBA 7A lenders in the country. “Before that, he worked in the Asset Securitization Division within Wells Fargo’s Corporate and Investment Banking Group.
Chief Commercial Officer
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)
Managing Director, Head of US CLO and CDO Strategy
Maggie Wang is a Managing Director and the Head of US CLO & CDO Strategy at Citigroup. She advises over 200 global intuitional investors on their CLO investment. With over a decade of research experience in the CLO market, Maggie aims to put out thoughtful and insightful research that focuses on relative value and fundamentals.
Maggie and her team have been ranked among the top in the All-America Institutional Investor Fixed Income Research Survey since 2007. She is also ranked as the second most helpful CLO analyst in Greenwich Survey in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Prior to joining Citi in 2014, Maggie headed the US CLO & CDO research at JPMorgan.
Maggie has a Bache ... (view full description)
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)
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. Neil has extensive experience using cash flow, market value, and hybrid structures, and is recognized as a leading practitioner in the CLO 2.0 market.In addition, Neil represents issuers, sponsors, derivatives dealers, and end users in a broad range of matters, including structured swaps, total return instruments, ... (view full description)
Chief Credit Officer
Chuck Weilamann is currently a Managing Director with DBRS, Inc. providing credit ratings for U.S. and international structured finance transactions in the consumer, commercial and esoteric asset-backed sectors.
Prior to his position at DBRS, Chuck was a Partner at WoodLake Advisors, LLC, an independent financial advisor focused on providing advisory services to clients in energy infrastructure, securitization, leasing and project finance.
Prior to founding WoodLake Advisors, Chuck was a Vice President at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, where he was been responsible for the underwriting of products collateralized by esoteric assets valued at over $10 bill ... (view full description)
Partner, Financial Services & Products Practice Group
Alston & Bird LLP
Nanci Weissgold is a member of Alston & Bird's Financial Services & Products Group and a co-leader of the Consumer Finance Regulatory Compliance Team. She advises financial institutions and financial service providers on issues relating to mortgage lending and mortgage servicing, valuation and other consumer lending issues as part of her national regulatory compliance practice.
Nanci is a frequent speaker and presenter at legal and industry conferences and webinars, and has published numerous articles on mortgage banking, valuation and consumer finance related topics. She served as articles editor of the Administrative Law Journal at American University. She has been n ... (view full description)
Vice President & 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.
Vice President, Capital Markets
Responsibilities: Doug White is Vice President – Capital Markets Pricing and Sales Desk, reporting to the Senior Vice President – Capital Markets. White provides leadership and direction to Fannie Mae’s Pricing and Sales Desk, which is responsible for providing liquidity to lenders and the broader capital markets through mortgage-backed securities (MBS) trading and facilitating whole loan purchases, establishing and implementing credit pricing terms, managing servicing released execution options, executing front-end credit risk transfers, and managing the Early Funding offerings.
Experience: Prior to rejoining Fannie Mae in October 2014, White was Senior Director of Single-Family ... (view full description)
JP Morgan Securities LLC
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)
Group Credit Officer, Global Structured Finance
Andreas Wilgen is Group Credit Officer for Global Structured Finance at Fitch Ratings. Based in London, he oversees a team of credit analysts responsible for overseeing Fitch’s ratings process for global structured finance. Credit Officers are part of a team acting as a check and balance on the ratings team, providing additional perspectives and research to protect the quality of Fitch’s ratings.
Prior to his current role Andreas was the co-Head of US ABS where he was 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 this ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President, Capital Markets
Ascentium Capital LLC
Evan is Senior 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.
RBC Capital Markets
Eric Wise is a Managing Director in RBC’s Global Securitization Group. He is responsible for RBC’s CLO Origination activities and its loan financing activities which includes total return swaps and term loan facilities. Additionally, he has marketed and executed transactions funded in the asset-backed commercial paper, bank and private placement markets for a variety of assets including trade receivables, notes receivable, corporate loans, revolving commitments, automobile loans, and insurance assets. Eric is also responsible for RBC’s Insurance and Pension Solutions group. He joined RBC in 2001.
Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income
Cory Wishengrad has over 20 years of experience in structured products. At Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Wishengrad heads the Structured Products Origination team. Cory was previously Co-Head of Securitized Products Origination in the Americas at Barclays; prior to Barclays, he was Head of Esoteric ABS at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Wishengrad has a BA summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and JD cum laude from Harvard Law School.
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 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 ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Matt is the founder of Liquidaty, a software startup that automates complex data tasks.
Prior to founding Liquidaty, Matt was an investment banker at JPMorgan, where he led over $70 billion of securities origination, was heavily involved in the firm's private label mortgage resolution, advised clients on bank M&A transactions and portfolio valuations, and led the first post-crisis new-origination RMBS, architecting a new representation & warranties framework that is still in use by many issuers today.
Director, Public Fixed Income
Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company, LLC
Jing Xie is a director at Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company. In her current role, Jing is focused on managing the non-traditional ABS portfolio.
Before joining Northwestern Mutual in Aug. 2018, Jing spent 13 years at S&P Global Ratings where she was a director and lead analyst covering non-traditional ABS ratings. She has extensive experience in aircraft, container, railcar, small business, triple net lease, tobacco settlement, and other non-traditional assets. Jing also covered derivative and structured operating companies ratings.
Jing received her master’s degree in economics from Tufts University and dual bachelor’s degrees in international finance and com ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President - ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings
Phoebe Xu, CFA, is senior vice president of asset-backed securities (ABS) ratings and research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. She is involved in the ratings process and the development of criteria and models for ABS transactions.
Before joining Morningstar, Xu was a lead analyst in the structured finance group of Moody’s Investors Service, where she focused on esoteric ABS. Previously, Xu worked as an analytical associate in FitchRisk/Algorithmics.
Xu holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Peking University, a master’s degree in business administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, and a master’s degree in risk management f ... (view full description)
Matthew Yoon is a partner in Dentons Capital Markets practice. He leads a team that covers the key areas of federal and state regulatory compliance for residential mortgages and consumer finance.Matt regularly counsels national mortgage lenders, servicers, Wall Street institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, loan fulfilment providers and diligence companies on all aspects of federal and state consumer credit regulation, including the numerous recent changes that were instituted by The DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.On the federal level, these laws include the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESP ... (view full description)
Jon Young is a Non-Agency RMBS trader at Citigroup, focused on Subprime, NPL, RPL, and Prime/Alt-A/POA subordinates. He started with the firm in 2009, and holds a BS from the University of Pennsylvania.
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)
Schulte Roth & Zabel
Boris Ziser is co-head of the firm’s Structured Finance & Derivatives Group. With almost 25 years of experience across diverse asset classes, Boris focuses on asset-backed securitizations, warehouse facilities, secured financings and commercial paper conduits. His practice encompasses a variety of asset classes, including life settlements, equipment leases, structured settlements, lottery receivables, timeshare loans, litigation funding, merchant cash advances and cell towers, in addition to other esoteric asset classes such as intellectual property, various insurance-related cash flows and other cash flow producing assets. He also represents investors, lenders, hedge funds, private equi ... (view full description)
Vice President, Capital Markets
Wendy Zorick is the Vice President of Capital Markets at Mosaic. She leads Mosaic’s capital markets initiatives, with focus on structured finance execution in the securitization and warehouse programs and also provides valuation and strategic leadership in Mosaic’s whole loan sales program.
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.