Celebrating Women in Structured Finance Summit 2023

1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
October 19, 2023

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Following the success of this previous virtual series, and the launch of the first in-person program in London, we are thrilled to announce this program will be hosted in NYC this Fall.

This conference will be hosted in conjunction with DLA Piper at their offices in Manhattan. This half day event will highlight the work of accomplished female leaders in the structured finance space.

Topics will focus on ESG, CLOs, ABS, and Career Development Surrounded by an exhibition area with networking breaks & cocktail reception.

*This exclusive event has limited seating available and is open to all genders in the structured finance space*

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Current as of March 17, 2023




Welcome Remarks


Keynote Presentation: The Power of Purposeful Business


Direct initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, often have a significant impact. This talk will highlight the role of indirect initiatives – in particular, the power of purpose. By being driven by the desire to create value for society, rather than a sole focus on profit, companies will improve DEI as a by-product, and also generate higher profits in the long-term.


Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School


Julia Tsybina, Partner, Clifford Chance


Women Investor Roundtable


  • Exploring Women‐Owned Funds
  • Market Opportunities in the Current Environment
  • Strategy & Focus
  • Investing in Real Estate

Thea Gausel, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance


Maggie Arvedlund, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Turning Rock Partners LP

Aida Feriz, Executive Director, Wimmer Group

Banu Kisakurek, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs


Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase


ESG in Structured Finance


Simi Arora‐Lalani, Partner, Clifford Chance


Netanya Clixby, Managing Associate, Sidley Austin LLP

Malea Figgins, Vice President, TCW

Parul Gupta, Partner, Head of Business Development, Arabesque Group

Adelaide Morphett, Vice President, Newmarket Capital

Naomi Prasad, Director, CLOs, Pemberton Asset Management


Networking Lunch


Visit exhibitor booths and network and fellow event participants.


Women in CLOs Market Update


Julia Tsybina, Partner, Clifford Chance


Rebecca Chambers, Managing Associate, Sidley

Jennifer Ellis, Counsel, Linklaters LLP

Laila Kollmorgen, Managing Director, PineBridge Investments

Michelle Manuel, Co‐Portfolio Manager, Investec Bank Limited

Camille McLeod‐Salmon, Portfolio Manager ‐ CLOs and Leveraged Loans, Fidelity

Glynis Webb, Director, Allied Irish Banks, plc


Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase


Visit exhibitor booths and network and fellow event participants.


Tools for Navigating & Improving the Workplace


  • Diversity initiatives
  • Cultivating the Next Generation of Women Leaders
  • Navigating your Career in a Male-Dominated Industry
  • Mentorship Programs

Fadzai Mandaza, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance


Leona Clague, Director, Ronius Consulting

Fiona de Lacy, Managing Director, Walkers Professional Services

Rakeshh Gupta, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SayeNvest Capital Advisory Limited


Cocktail Reception

DLA Piper
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

See suggested nearby hotels below.




New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
4 blocks


New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
4 blocks


The Times Square EDITION
701 7th Ave, New York, NY 10036
2 blocks


Hard Rock Hotel New York
159 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036
1 block


Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel
Two Times Square, 714 Seventh Avenue At, W 48th St, New York, NY 10036
2 blocks


Conrad New York Midtown
151 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019
4 blocks


Hyatt Centric Times Square New York
135 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036
4 blocks

Registration Pricing

Standard Rate
Standard $750
Investor Request Invite
Issuer Request Invite

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval.

Sponsorship, Exhibition & Speaking Opportunities 212.532.9898 info@opalgroup.net
  • Overview of the Real Estate Economy
  • Regulatory/Tax Issues: What Are The Realized Effects Of The New Tax Laws?
  • Opportunity Zones 201
  • Value-Add and Opportunistic vs. Core and Core Plus Investments
  • Real Estate Debt and Alternative Financing Strategies
  • Analyzing Direct vs. Co-Investment vs. Commingled Funds
  • Finding Deal Flow, Acquisitions & Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Real Estate Disrupters 2020: The Future Culprits?
  • Family Office Discussion: What Are You Looking For In This Cycle?
  • Live and on demand video panels

  • Exhibit Hall with branded interactive booths and analytics

  • Ability to connect via instant message chat, video chat, direct message

  • Live Chatting Options in sessions, private 1:1 communication & lounge area for group networking

  • And more!

  • Investment Banks
  • Issuers
  • Investors
  • Trustee, Administrators
  • Platforms
  • Law Firms
  • Rating Agencies
  • Family Offices
  • Consultants
  • Attorneys
  • Accounting Firms
  • Hedge Funds
  • Service Providers
  • Pension Plans
  • Institutional Investors
  • Insurance Companies
  • Investment Managers

Manager vs. Investor Breakdown

    Investor Breakdown