CLO Summit 2019

Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA
December 8, 2019 - December 10, 2019

2 days left

Opal Group is proud to present our CLO Summit. The CLO Summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, underwriters, rating agencies, lawyers and accountants. At this conference, they can learn the newest techniques to maximize returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing area of Asset-Backed Finance. An in-depth review of recent regulatory changes in addition to rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations 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. This event promises to be the "must attend" CLO event of 2019.

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Current as of December 6, 2019


Lynda Lazzari, Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Paul Burke, Managing Director, Head of Agency & Trust Sales ‐ North America, Citibank

Jonathan Polansky, Managing Director‐Structured Finance Surveillance, Moody’s Investors Service

Peter Sallerson, Senior Director, Content Solutions ‐ Structured, Moody's Analytics

Gwen Collins, Managing Partner, Alpha Generation Partners, LLC

Dagmara Michalczuk, Principal and Portfolio Manager, Tetragon Credit Partners

James Feeley, Co‐Head, Investcorp Credit Management US

Steven Park, Principal, Alexandria Capital, LLC

James Vogl, CFA, Head of Product, KopenTech

John Borse, CEO, Sky Road LLC

John Trentos, Managing Director, ALLVUE

Jon Hodges, CEO, Alphakinetic, a Virtus Partners Company

Will McLoughlin, Executive Director Private Capital Markets, IHS Markit

Luis Amador, COO, Trepp LLC

Steve Hasnain, Managing Director, PineBridge Investments

Daphne Coelho‐Adam, Counsel, Seward & Kissel LLP

Mak Pitke, Director, Credit Suisse

Daniel Hartnett, Partner, Arnold & Porter

Richard Gordon, Director, Estera Trust (Cayman) Ltd.

Sagar J. Patel, Associate, Seward & Kissel LLP

Scott D'Orsi, Managing Director, Head of Liquid Loan Strategies, First Eagle Investment Management

Matt Maxwell, Portfolio Manager, Blackrock

Chris Padgett, Senior Vice President , Moody's Investors Service

Michael Paladino, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings

Michael Quick, Senior Manager, Deloitte

Kevin Kendra, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings

Yu Sun, Senior Vice President, Structured Credit, Moody’s Investors Service

Belinda Ghetti, Sector Lead, Global Structured Credit, S&P Global Ratings

Jim Stehli, Managing Director, Head of CLOs, Mizuho Securities USA Inc.

David Frey, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, HPS Investment Partners

Cyrus Moshiri, Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Prabu Soundararajan, Executive Director, Natixis


Navneet Agarwal, Managing Director - Americas Structured Finance, Moody's Investors Service

Lynda Lazzari, Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Paul Burke, Managing Director, Head of Agency & Trust Sales ‐ North America, Citibank

Jonathan Polansky, Managing Director‐Structured Finance Surveillance, Moody’s Investors Service

Peter Sallerson, Senior Director, Content Solutions ‐ Structured, Moody's Analytics

Rachel Russell, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Dan Wohlberg, Director, Eagle Point Credit Management LLC

Shinichi Takasaka, Deputy General Manager, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Patrick H. Daugherty, Esq., President and Chief Investment Officer, Glacier Lake Capital Advisors

Logan Lowe, Partner, Prophet Capital

Steve Page, Director, Barings

Jonathan Burke, Special Counsel, Milbank LLP

Peter S. Hirsh, Director, BlackRock

Eric Glyck, Head of US CLO Structuring, Barclays

Christopher Duerden, Partner, Dechert LLP

Mary Kathryn Lee, Of Counsel, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings LLP

Drew Smith, CLO Analyst, Jefferies LLC

Nicholas Robinson, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP

T.J. Unterbrink , Director – CLO Portfolio Strategy, Carlson Capital, L.P.

Pamela Snyder, Managing Director, Head of Market Outreach Americas, S&P Global

Mukund Sadagopan, Head of CLO Structuring, RBC Capital Markets

Sam Spackman, Vice President ‐ Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service

Desiree Fixler, Managing Director ‐ Impacting Investing, ZAIS Group, LLC

Jonathan Tower, Managing Partner, Arctaris Impact Fund

Preetham Nanda, Executive Director, Fixed Income Rates and Securitized indices, J.P. Morgan

Florian Bita, Managing Director, Head of CLO Origination & Syndication, Nomura

David J. Moffitt, Head ‐ Tactical Investment Opportunities and CLO Management, LibreMax Capital

Scott Snell, Portfolio Manager, Tetragon Credit Income Partners

Robert Klein, President & Chief Investment Officer, Clarion Structured Credit

Thomas Majewski, Managing Partner, Eagle Point Credit Management LLC

Ankit Aggarwal, Head of US CLO Structuring, Bank of America

Albert Huntington, Head of Capital Markets & Banking, Redding Ridge Asset Management

Todd Duker, Vice President, Goldman

Amit Roy, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Dan Sherry, Managing Director, Pinebridge Investments LLC

Jim Wiant, Managing Director, MidOcean Credit Partners

Oliver Wriedt, Chief Executive Officer, DFG Investment Advisers

Andrew D. Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Octagon Credit Investors, LLC

Jason Friedman, Managing Director, Member of the Executive and Investment Committees, Marathon Asset Management

Hans Christensen, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment, Officer , & Founder, MJX Asset Management

Andrew Curtis, Managing Director, Z Capital Credit Partners, L.L.C.

Rizwan Akhter, CLO Portfolio Manager, York Capital Management

Robert Villani, Partner, Clifford Chance US LLP

Deborah Festa, Partner, Milbank LLP

Paul St. Lawrence, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Christopher Desmond, Partner, Dechert LLP

Jay Rogers, Managing Director, Client Service, BNY Mellon

Lawrence Berkovich, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP

Craig Stein, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

John Murphy, Associate, DLA Piper

Daniel McBride, Structured Finance Manager, KPMG

Joshua Gatmaitan, Senior Vice President, ABS, DBRS Morningstar

Meriç Topbas, Director, Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC

Lin Chang, Senior Structurer, RBC Capital Markets

Elina Kolmanovskaya, VP – Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service

Erika Tsang, Director, Fitch Ratings

Phillip Azzollini, Partner, Structured Products, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Jay Grushkin, Partner, Milbank LLP

Vicki Marmorstein, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Chris Saltaformaggio, Director, New York Life Investors

Robert Cohen, Director, Portfolio Manager, Global Developed Credit, Doubleline Capital

John Eanes, Managing Director, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors

John Blaney, Managing Director, Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC

Lanny Epperson Jr., Senior Managing Director, Black Diamond Capital Management

Loris Nazarian, Executive Director / Co-Head of CLO New Issue, Morgan Stanley

Jian Hu, Managing Director‐ Structured Finance, Moody's Investors Service

Taryn Leonard, MD/Co‐Head of Structured Credit investment, Barings

Gretchen Lam, PM, Octagon

Adrian Marshall, CIO, Elmwood Asset Management

Sean Griffin, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

Chris Padgett, SVP, Moody’s Investors Service

Ramon Torres, SVP, Moody’s Investors Service

Young Choi, Trader, King Street Capital Management

Connor Buttner, Managing Director, Kanerai

Pierce Derkac, CLO Trader, Brean Capital, LLC

Hong Zhao, Director, Societe Generale

Chi Lee, Portfolio Manager, Structured Credit, 400 Capital

James Vogl, CFA, Head of Product, KopenTech

Kevin Farley, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Matthew Matson, Executive Director, Mizuho Securities USA Inc.

Asif Khan, Managing Director, Head of CLOs, MUFG

Adam Goldberg, VP, MidOcean Credit Partners

Matt Shepard, CFA, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Shenkman Capital Management, Inc.

Amir Vardi, Managing Director, Credit Suisse Asset Management

Rishad Ahluwalia, Managing Director, Head of CLO Research, J.P. Morgan Securities plc

Kashyap Arora, Managing Director, DFG Investment Advisers

Michael Sobol, Managing Director, GSO – Blackstone

Leonard Chung, Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Ujjaval Desai, Head of Structured Products Investing, Sound Point Capital Management, L.P.

Scott Macdonald, Partner, Maples Group

Adam Roston, Vice President, U.S. Bank

Sripriya Ramsunder, Managing Director, EY

Tim Ruxton, Director, Cortland Part of Alter Domus Group

Jeremy Phillips, Partner, PwC

Sean M. Solis, Partner, Milbank LLP

Jeffrey Law, CFA Managing Director, Head of ProductVirtus Partners, LLC

Kevin M. Bloss, Associate General Counsel, CarVal Investors

Stephen Anderberg, SF Sector Lead, S&P Global Ratings

Robert Schulz, Sector Lead for Leveraged Finance, S&P Global Ratings

David Tsui, Sector Lead for Technology, S&P Global Ratings

Arthur Wong, Sector Lead for Healthcare, S&P Global Ratings

Adrienne Butler, Head of U.S. CLO Funds, Barings

Jonathan Insull, Managing Director, Crescent Capital

Palak Pathak, Senior Vice President, The TCW Group

Paul Burke, Managing Director, Head of Agency & Trust Sales ‐ North America, Citibank

Christine Ferris, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

Christopher Flanagan, Head of Securitized Products Research and Fixed Income Strategist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Edmond Seferi, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Peter Sallerson, Senior Director, Moody's Analytics

Dave Preston, CFA, CLO & Commercial ABS Analyst, Structured Products Research, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Edward Dale, Portfolio Manager and Managing Director, HPS Investment Partners, LLC

Alex Zilberman, Global Head of CLO, Natixis

Jennifer Press, Managing Director, Alternative Asset Advisory, Duff & Phelps, LLC

Michael Oliver, Vice President | New Business Development, U.S. Bank

Deryk Meherik, Senior Vice President ‐ Commercial Real Estate Finance, Moody's Investors Service

Paige Gaston‐Thiery, Partner, Walkers

Nik Chillar, Principal, Crescit Capital

George Lyons, Senior Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Paul Nikodem, Managing Director, Head of US Securitized Products Research, Nomura

Andy Ross, Senior Director, Investment Risk and, Structured Products, Pacific Asset Management

Batur Bicer, Managing Director, Napier Park Global Capital

Joseph Guzzi, Director, Amherst Pierpont Securities LLC

Sujaan Joshi, Vice President, Structured Products Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jake Pruner, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

Linc Finkenberg, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Alberta Knowles, Partner, EY

Matthew Clarkin, CFA, Vice President, Product Management, U.S. Bank

Jeanne Naughton‐Carr, Associate General Counsel, BNY Mellon

Alfredo M. Cantoral, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Legal and Compliance, PPM America, Inc.

Claire Hall, Partner, DLA Piper

Jonathan Polansky, Managing Director‐Structured Finance Surveillance, Moody’s Investors Service

Sagi Tamir, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Daphne Coelho‐Adam, Counsel, Seward & Kissel LLP

Eric Hudson, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Daniel Strong, Executive Director, Structured Finance Group, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.

Shiloh Bates, CFA, Managing Director, Flat Rock Global, LLC

Patrick Wolfe, Vice President, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC

Jerry Van Koolbergen, Managing Director, Structured Credit, DBRS

Alexander Dennis, Director, Capital One

Patrick Quill, Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP

Ramki Muthukrishnan, Analytical Manager for U.S. Leveraged Finance, S&P Global Ratings

Peter Salvage, Global Head of Credit Fund Services, BNY Mellon

Arun Sharma, Senior Advisor, MasterCard

Geoffrey Horton, CLO and Loan Strategist, Research, Barclays

Suril Patel, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP

Ratul Roy, Head of CLO and Euro ABS Research, Citigroup Inc.

Neil Servis, Chief Executive Officer, Serone Capital Management LLP

Brock Brennan, Director, KPMG LLP

Jessica Reiss, Head of Leveraged Loan Research, Covenant Review A Fitch Solutions Service

Sam DeRosa‐Farag, Independent Consultant

Justin Driscoll, CEO and Director, Gallatin Loan Management


Lynda Lazzari, Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Paul Burke, Managing Director, Head of Agency & Trust Sales ‐ North America, Citibank

Jonathan Polansky, Managing Director‐Structured Finance Surveillance, Moody’s Investors Service

Lyoubomira Petrova, Director, Fitch Ratings

Oliver Wriedt, Chief Executive Officer, DFG Investment Advisers

Neha Khoda, VP & Leveraged Loan Strategy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Ioana Barza, Head of Market Analysis, Refinitiv

Steve Wilkinson, Senior Director, Corporate Ratings, S&P Global Ratings

Jeff Kramer, Managing Director, ALLVUE

Eiman Abdelmoneim, Director of Product Management, Sky Road LLC

Paul Livanos, Director, Business Development, Virtus Partners

Iain Whyte, Chairman and Managing Partner, Pasadena Private Finance, LLC

Albert Periu, CEO, Neptune Financial Inc.

Anthony Schexnayder, Head of Business Development, KopenTech

Olga Chernova, Portfolio Manager, Sancus Capital Management LP

Bradley Vollkommer, Associate, Chapman and Cutler LLP

Ryan Suda, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Pratik Gupta, Executive Director, Nomura Securities International, Inc.

Nicola Bashforth, Partner, Maples Group

Steve Vazquez, CLO Portfolio Manager / Analyst

Stephen Hessler, Director, Deutsche Bank

Maeve O’Brien, Managing Director, Global Head of CLO and Loan Servicing, Corporate Trust, BNY Mellon

William Tso, Director‐Financial Engineering‐ESA, Moody's Analytics

Sonal Patel, Managing Director, Head of Sales – Americas, Bermuda and Caribbean, Estera

James Manzi, Senior Director, Structured Finance Research, S&P Global Ratings

Christopher Flanagan, Managing Director, Head of Securitized Products Research and Fixed Income Strategist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Charlie Wu, Strategist, Morgan Stanley Research

Steven Abrahams, Managing Director, Amherst Pierpont Securities

Monarch Beach Resort
1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA, USA

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  • Investor Roundtable
  • Evaluating Leveraged Loan Market Performance and Direction
  • Issuer Roundtable
  • How to Analyze Structural Features of a CLO
  • Relative Value in the CLO Market
  • CLO Managers Roundtable – State of the Art
  • CLOS 2.0
  • Best Practices-Operational Issues for Maintaining a CLO
  • Opportunities and Obstacles in the European CLO Market
  • CLO Hedges & Alternative Structures
  • Researcher’s Roundtable
  • The Current State and Outlook for the CLO Market
  • How to Construct a CLO: Building a Portfolio and Negotiating Documents
  • CLO Equity
  • CLO Markets in a Regulated Environment
  • CLO Mezz Tranches / Opportunities and Relative Value
  • Secondary CLO Market
  • Launching a CLO Platform
  • Manager Screening and Evaluation
  • Successful CLO Management
  • Accounting and Tax
  • Middle Market
  • And more!
  • Investment Banks
    • Trustee, Administrators
    • Law Firms
    • Rating Agencies
    • Family Offices
    • Consultants
    • Attorneys
    • Accounting Firms
    • Hedge Funds
    • Issuers
    • Service Providers
    • Pension Plans
    • Institutional Investors
    • Insurance Companies
    • Investment Managers