Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit 2017

Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA
December 3, 2017 - December 5, 2017

17 days left

Opal Group is proud to present our Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit. The Summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, platforms, underwriters, banks rating agencies, lawyers, service providers, accountant, and other related industry professionals. At this conference learn and network with industry leaders to gain insight on the newest techniques to maximize returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing area of marketplace lending. Explore an in-depth review of the current landscape and what's to come in addition to hearing about rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations which will provide attendees with the tools necessary to stay one step ahead of their competitors.

The conference will serve as an opportunity where a meaningful dialogue can be opened to address concerns regarding this dynamic segment of the market.

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Current as of November 17, 2017

11:00am

Exhibit Set-Up / Registration Desk Opens

1:25pm

Welcoming Remarks

1:30pm

Featured Presentation:

Has Marketplace Lending Grown Up?

The marketplace lending industry is at an inflection point. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, there are now over 200 digital lenders in the U.S. alone. Marketplace lending remains attractive to investors and borrowers, but as the industry matures, what must happen for this growth to continue? This session will review 2017 developments in marketplace lending, why these developments matter, and what’s ahead for 2018 and beyond. It will also share what a maturing digital lending industry looks like, and the implications of this maturation for traditional banks and lenders.

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, CommonBond

1:50pm

Featured Presentation:

Clarity Services, Inc.

2:10pm

Meet the Regulators

Moderator

Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

Panelist

Assistant Director, Western Region , Federal Trade Commission

Panelist

Partner, Venable

Panelist

First Assistant Attorney General/Administrator, Consumer Credit Unit, Colorado Department of Law

2:50pm

The Current State and Outlook of the US Marketplace Lending Industry:

Where is the Industry Headed?

Panelist

Director, Investor Services, Prime Meridian Capital Management

Panelist

Global Head Agency, Residential, Commercial Loans & Securities, Western Asset Management Company

Panelist

Managing Director and CEO, Thunder Bridge Capital, LLC

Panelist

Senior Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.

Panelist

Managing Director, Head of Marketing and Investor Relations, Echelon Asset Management

Panelist

TBA, Macquarie Group

3:50pm

The Role of Technology and Data

Moderator

Chief Marketing Officer, Nexlend Capital Partners, LLC

Panelist

Managing Director – Co-Head, Technology Finance Group, Monroe Capital

Panelist

CEO, dv01

Panelist

CEO, Finacity

Panelist

SVP, CIO, Head of Strategic Transformation & Digital, Opus Bank

4:35pm

Platforms Partnering with Banks

Panelist

CEO, Mirador

Panelist

CEO & Founder, Credible

Panelist

CEO and Cofounder, P2Binvestor

Panelist

CEO, Pier Asset Management

Panelist

President & CEO, Cross River Bank

5:30pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

7:00am

Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:00am

Welcoming Remarks

8:15am

Debt Investor Roundtable

Moderator

Partner, Buckley Sandler LLP

Panelist

Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Arixa Capital

Panelist

Associate Director, PAAMCO

Panelist

Partner, Ranger Direct Lending Fund | Ranger Specialty Income Fund

Panelist

Managing Director, Napier Park Global Capital

Panelist

Senior Vice President, Route 66 Ventures, LLC

Secondary Market

Panelist

Managing Director of Capital Markets, Lima One Capital

Panelist

Managing Director, CFX Markets

Panelist

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Akkadian Ventures

9:00am

Key Considerations for Marketplace Lending Securitizations in 2018

Moderator

Executive Vice President, First Associates Loan Servicing, LLC

Panelist

Senior Director, Capital Markets, LendingClub

Panelist

Head of Securitization, Avant

Panelist

Managing Director, Waterford Capital, Inc.

Panelist

VP, Prospect Capital Management

Landscape of the Specialty Finance Sector

Panelist

Chief Operating Officer, Latitude20 Capital Partners

Panelist

Chief Revenue Officer, RapidAdvance

Panelist

Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner, International Investment Group

9:45am

Impact Investing: Responsible and Transparent Small Business Marketplace Lending

Panelist

PhD, Visiting Researcher and Filene Research Fellow Center for Emerging Technology Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion, University of California, Irvine

Panelist

Founder, Director, US, Kiva

Panelist

CIO, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Panelist

Managing Partner, Community Investment Management

Panelist

Chief Operating Officer, Noble Capital

Debt Sale Trends in the Marketplace/AltLending Sector

Panelist

President, National Loan Exchange Inc. (NLEX)

Panelist

President, Partners Consulting LLC

10:30am

Networking Refreshment Break

10:45am

Student Loans

Moderator

President & CEO, Olmstead Williams Communications

Panelist

SVP Private Loan Services, Goal Structured Solutions

Panelist

CEO, Climb Credit

Panelist

Vice President, Capital Markets, ReliaMax

Panelist

Chief Business Development Officer, Laurel Road

Panelist

Head of Business Development (Americas), Prodigy Finance

Small Business Lending

Moderator

CEO, Founder, Lendio

Panelist

Managing Director, Clocktower Technology Ventures

Panelist

President & CEO, LiftForward Inc.

Panelist

CEO, LQD Business Finance

Panelist

CEO, Merchant Banking Resources

11:30am

Capital Markets Outlook

  • Marketplace Public Partnerships (MAPPs)
  • Cryptocurrencies
Panelist

EVP, Capital Markets, Avant

Panelist

Registered In-House Counsel - Senior Corporate Counsel, Capital Markets, Affirm, Inc.

Panelist

VP Finance and Capital Markets, BlueVine Capital Inc.

Panelist

Head of Capital Markets, LendUp

Panelist

Head of Capital Markets, Marlette Funding, LLC

Panelist

Partner, Clifford Chance US LLP

Bank Due Diligence of Fintechs: The Need for an Enhanced Approach

Moderator

President, FIC Advisors, Inc. (FIC)

Panelist

FVP and Assistant General Counsel, Opus Bank

Panelist

President and CEO, Boston Portfolio Advisors

Panelist

Vice President, Alliant

Panelist

Principal, The Gallatin Group

12:15pm

Networking Luncheon

1:30pm

Private Equity / Venture Capital

Moderator

CIO, The Laughren Group (SFO)

Panelist

Managing Director, Presidio Investors

Panelist

Partner, FinSight

Panelist

Managing Partner, Montage Ventures

Panelist

Co-Founder & Partner - Middlemarch Partners, LLC

Global Marketplace Lending / Emerging Markets

Moderator

CEO, Eiffel eCapital SA

Panelist

CEO, Landbay

Panelist

Co-founder and President, Ovamba

Panelist

Managing Director, TLG Capital

Panelist

Co-Founder & CEO, Prestadero

Panelist

Co-CEO, Credijusto

Panelist

Access to Finance Consultant, The World Bank

2:15pm

Getting Prepared as a First Time Securitization Issuer

Moderator

Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Panelist

CEO, CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc.

Panelist

Managing Director, Oberon Securities

Panelist

CFA, Director, Global Credit - Financing & Solutions, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

Panelist

Partner, PwC

Panelist

CEO, dv01

Opportunities in Real Estate

Panelist

Partner, Avant Capital Partners

Panelist

Managing Partner, Head of Real Estate & Alternative Investments, Green Mesa Capital, LLC (SFO)

Panelist

Managing Director, CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc.

Panelist

Managing Director, Prime Meridian Capital Management, LLC

Panelist

Founder and CEO, PeerStreet

3:00pm

Legal & Regulatory Issues

Moderator

Head of Digital Finance & Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Panelist

Senior Corporate Counsel, Capital Markets, Affirm, Inc.

Panelist

Counsel, BuckleySandler LLP

Panelist

Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

The Future of Alternative Lending

Panelist

Chief Product Officer, Lantern Credit

Panelist

Managing Director, SenaHill

Panelist

Partner, Victory Park Capital

Panelist

CEO & Founder, Sharestates

3:45pm

Networking Refreshment Break

4:00pm

Investor Roundtable

Panelist

Partner, Director of Special Investments, Corbin Capital Partners

Panelist

President/CIO, Member of the Investment Committee, AltaCap

Panelist

Trustee, Wayne County Employees' Retirement System

Panelist

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Mucker Capital

Panelist

Vice President, Core Innovation Capital

Panelist

Managing Director, Three Bridge Wealth Advisors

Credit Risks

Investors must be able to identify the risks they are willing to take. Assuming the credit risk implicit in portfolios of marketplace loans provides a return stream that can significantly enhance fixed income performance and help institutional investors to meet their investment objectives. Or does it? With insight into default rates, yields, maturities and other data across of thousands of loans on a diverse array of platforms.

Panelist

Global Head of Fund Services, MaplesFS

Panelist

Managing Director, Duff & Phelps, LLC

Panelist

Co-founder and CIO, Pier Asset Management

Panelist

CEO, Monja

4:45pm

TBA

5:30pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

7:45am

Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:00am

Featured Presentation

Chief Executive Officer, Prosper

8:20am

Featured Presentation:

eSignLive™ by VASCO

8:40am

Enhancing POS Systems – Partnerships & Leveraging Technology

Moderator

Consumer Portfolio Acquisitions Manager, SAF Holdings, LLC

Panelist

VP, Business Development, AmeriFirst

Panelist

Head of Alternative Lending, Marqeta

9:10am

Collections

Panelist

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Credit Control LLC

Panelist

Chief Compliance Officer, TrueAccord

9:40am

Marketplace Lending State of Play: More Fin and Less Tech

Panelist

Portfolio Manager, RiverNorth

Panelist

General Partner, Route 66 Ventures, LLC

Panelist

Director of FinTech Strategies, eOriginal

Panelist

Head of Research and Analytics, Nexlend Capital Partners, LLC

10:25am

Fraud Prevention, Data Security, & Verification

How to Manage Fraud in an Online Marketplace with Universally Compromised Data

Panelist

TBA, ID Analytics, a Symantec company

Panelist

Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs, MWWPR

Panelist

TBA, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Panelist

CEO, Credit Sesame

11:00am

US Consumer Credit

Moderator

Chief Marketing Officer, Nexlend Capital Partners, LLC

Panelist

VP, Capital Markets, Affirm, Inc.

11:40am

Subprime/Non Prime

Panelist

Head of Capital Markets, Angel Oak Capital

Panelist

COO, Climb Credit

12:00pm

Conference Concludes

12:30pm

Golf Tournament

1star
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Registration Pricing

Standard Rate
Investor* $795
Issuer / Platform $1,295
Standard $1,995

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. Only individuals who are solely investing on their own behalf can be verified for a complimentary pass. Solution Providers or Fund Providers to 3rd parties will not be able to receive complimentary access. As investment portfolios/strategies are constantly changing, we reserve the right to re- verify past delegates for future complimentary passes.

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  • Platforms – US Consumer
  • The Current State and Outlook of the Marketplace Lending Industry
  • Legal & Regulatory Issues
  • Debt Investor Roundtable
  • Equity investor Roundtable
  • Raising capital in the Current Environment
  • Secondary Market
  • The Role of Technology
  • Platforms Partnering with Banks
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Lenders Outlook
  • Small Business Lending
  • Securitization
  • Capital Markets Outlook
  • The Future of Marketplace Lending
  • Valuation Methodology
  • Private Equity / Venture Capital
  • Institutional Investor Platform – Large & Sophisticated
  • Emerging Manager
  • Platforms – US Student
  • Platforms – Small Business
  • Landscape of Specialty Finance Sector
  • Online Lending Trends in the U.S. and Abroad
  • Current Trends and the Future of Direct Middle Market Lending
  • Overview, Trends and the Future of Marketplace/P2P Lending
  • How Online Marketplace Lenders are altering the Specialty Finance Sector
  • Overview and Trends of the European Environment for Marketplace Lending
  • Crowd funding
  • Subprime/Non-Prime
  • Opportunities in Real Estate
  • Getting prepared as a first-time securitization issuer
  • The role of the broker dealer / RIA plays in marketplace platforms
  • Alternative Lending
  • Small Business Lending for Hedge Fund Investors
  • Asset Based Lending Panel
  • Fraud Prevention and Authentication
  • Asset Managers
  • Family Offices
  • Hedge Funds
  • Institutional Investors
  • Investment Banks
  • Insurance Companies
  • Issuers
  • Law Firms
  • VC Firms
  • Online Lending/P2P Platforms
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Rating Agencies
  • Regulators
  • RIAs
  • Service Providers
  • Trustees
  • Underwriters
  • Technology Platforms
  • Debt and Equity Investors

    The 2016 Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit proved to be beneficial for industry networking and real-time market trends. Randy Norton

    Alternative Asset Management, Green Mesa Capital, LLC

    We really appreciated the thoughtful and candid comments from panelists. Larger conferences tend to be more focused on promoting companies and new products and this had a different feel. Don Gayhardt

    CEO, CURO Financial Technologies Corp.

    Opal runs a first class [event] each and every year. Dom Savino

    Founding Partner, Ferry Farm, Capital Management

    Well done conference and beautifully organized offering great insights. Alan Snyder

    Managing Partner, Shinnecock Partners L.P.

    Phenomenal event put together by Opal, as always, bringing an exceptional set of investors and leaders in marketplace lending ecosystem - a must attend for all financial services players. Puneet Gupta

    Managing Director, Kentrus Capital (MFO)