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*

Current as of October 10, 2023

12:00 pm

Registration Opens

1:00 pm

Opening Remarks

Presented by

Lauren Bautista, Managing Director, Opal Group

Claire L. Hall, Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US)

1:15 pm

Women in CLOs Market Update


Belinda Ghetti, Senior Director, Sector Lead, S&P Global Ratings


Arlene Payne Shaw, Managing Director, Head of Treasury, Brightwood Capital Advisors LLC

Kelli Marti, Senior Managing Director & Head of CLO Management, Churchill Asset Management

Lin Chang, Head of CLO Structuring, Elmwood Asset Management LLC

Adrienne Dale-Burns, Portfolio Manager, Onex Credit

Dagmara Michalczuk, Principal and Portfolio Manager, Tetragon Credit Partners

2:00 pm

Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase

2:15 pm

Women in ABS Market Update


Beth Starr, Managing Director ABS Syndicate, Truist


Maggie Arvedlund, CEO and Managing Partner, Turning Rock Partners

Nicole Byrns, Managing Director; formerly CPPIB

Florence Chan, Principal Securitized Products, PGIM

3:00 pm

Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase

3:15 pm

ESG in Structured Finance


Kristy Balsanek, Partner, Global Co-Chair, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), DLA Piper


Alexandra Cooley, Chief Investment Officer, Nuveen Green Capital, Nuveen Services LLC

Cindy Jia, Director - Sustainable Finance, ING

Priya Kumar, Senior Director of Portfolio Management, GoodLeap

4:00 pm

Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase

4:15 pm

Navigating a Successful Career


Vera Quagliato, Senior Associate, DLA Piper


Leona Clague, Director, Ronius Consulting

Fiona de Lacy, Managing Director, Walkers Professional Services

Danielle Gilbert, Managing Director, Panagram Structured Asset Management

Madeline Olsen, Executive Director Structured Products Sales, CIBC

Stephanie Yeh, Managing Director, KKR

5:00 pm

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