CLO Summit 2021

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA
December 8, 2021 - December 10, 2021

5 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 2021.

All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test.

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Current as of December 1, 2021

11:00am

Exhibit Set-Up / Registration

1:10pm

Welcoming Remarks

Aleksandr Lobanov, Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

1:15pm

LIBOR to SOFR

  • Current state of the market
  • Basis risk
  • Operational risk
  • Demand for a Credit sensitive rate
  • Litigation risk
Moderator

Yann Marty, Associate Director, Structured Credit Group, S&P Global Ratings

Panelists

Christopher Jackson, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP

Neha Khoda, Director, Head of Loan Strategy, BofA Securities

Lyuba Petrova, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

Charlie Wu, Strategist, Morgan Stanley

Jeremy Phillips, Partner, PwC

Nicole Skalla, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP

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

2:15pm

New Manager Roundtable

Moderator

Eric Hudson, Senior Managing Director, Structured Credit, KBRA

Panelists

Tom Shandell, CEO, Marble Point Credit Management LLC

Ivo Turkedjiev, Portfolio Manager, New Mountain Capital, LLC

Scott D'Orsi, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, Putnam Investments

Olga Chernova, CIO & Portfolio Manager, Sancus Capital Management LP

Ryan Kohan, Head of Bank Loans, Western Asset Management Company

3:00pm

The Loan Market in the 21st Century – it’s electrifying!

Moderator

Sean Kelley, Head of CLO Data Analytics and Research, U.S. Bank

Panelists

David Lazar, CFA, Product Manager, Public Credit, Allvue

Paul Zappier, Founder/President and Chief Technology Officer, HashLynx

Howard Cohen, Head of Leveraged Loans, MarketAxess

Olga Chernova, CIO & Portfolio Manager, Sancus Capital Management LP

3:45pm

Bespoke CLOs / Alternative CLO Structures

Moderator

Sean Malone, Senior Director Structured Credit, KBRA

Panelists

Adam Schwartz, Managing Director, Head of CLOs and Structured Credit, Amherst Pierpont

Daniel Hartnett, Partner, Arnold & Porter

Jay Williams, Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US)

John Kim, CEO/Chief Investment Officer, Panagram

Michael McAdams, Chief Executive Officer, Pasadena Private Lending, LLC

Harry Huang, Managing Director, Strategic Credit Products, SMBC

4:30pm

The Current State and Outlook for the CLO Market

Moderator

Amit Roy, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Panelists

Jane Lee, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Adnan Zuberi, Global Head of CLO Structuring and Co-Head of Asset Finance & Securitization, BNP Paribas

David Frey, Managing Director, Investment Partners, LLC

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

Jian Hu, Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service

Cyrus Moshiri, Director, New Mountain Capital

Ronnie Jaber, Managing Director & Head of Structured Credit, Onex Credit

5:30pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by: pwc

7:30am

Registration

7:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am

Track A: Co-Chair Welcoming Remarks

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

Track B: Co-Chair Welcoming Remarks

Paul A. Burke, Managing Director, Head of Agency & Trust Sales - North America, Citibank, N.A.

8:15am

Track A: Investor Roundtable

Moderator

Sam Spackman, VP-Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service

Panelists

Hetal Patel, Managing Director | Americas Leveraged Finance, CPPIB Credit Investments Inc.

Craig Reckin, Managing Director, Capital One Securities, Inc.

Dan Wohlberg, Director, Eagle Point Credit Management LLC

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

Angela Best, Director, Structured Finance, MetLife Investments

Aashh Parekh, Securitized Products Portfolio Manager, Nuveen

Track B: How to Construct a CLO: Building a Portfolio and Negotiating Documents

Moderator

Mike Peterson, Founder, Dealscribe

Panelists

Rick Richert, Head of U.S. Par Loans, Sound Point Capital Management, LP

Mia Qian, Associate Portfolio Manager, Brigade Capital Management

Peter Sweeney, Director, Capital One

John Murphy, Partner, DLA Piper

Drew Smith, Associate, Jefferies LLC

9:00am

Track A: CLO Equity

Moderator

Asif Khan, Managing Director, Head of CLOs, MUFG

Panelists

Benjamin Tyszka, Managing Director and Senior Analyst, Ares Management, L.P.

Pratik Gupta, Head of CLO / RMBS Research, BofA Securities

Leona Clague, Principal & Portfolio Manager, The Carlyle Group

Shiloh Bates, Managing Director, Flat Rock Global, LLC

Leonard Chung, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Jared Axelrod, Associate, Milbank LLP

Mike Pang, Principal and Portfolio Manager, Tetragon Credit Partners

Track B: CLO Market in a Regulated Environment

Moderator

Jay Grushkin, Partner, Milbank LLP

Panelists

Nicholas Robinson, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP

Macey Levington, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Jacob B. Wentworth, Vice President and Corporate Counsel, PGIM Fixed Income

Colleen Mattern, Director, PwC

9:45am

Track A: Issuer Roundtable

Moderator

Todd Duker, Vice President - Investment Banking - CLO Structuring, Goldman Sachs

Panelists

Jim Wiant, Partner, CEO, Capital Four US

Jason Friedman, Partner, Marathon Asset Management

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

Dan Sherry, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Leveraged Finance, PineBridge Investments

Roberta Goss, Senior Managing Director, Pretium Partners, LLC

Peter Polanskyj, Managing Director, Sculptor Capital Management

Track B: ETF CLOs

Moderator

Andrew Jacobs, Head of Structured Finance, Trepp

Panelists

Peter Coppa, Managing Partner, Alternative Access Funds

Nick Childs, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Janus Henderson Investors

10:30am

Networking Refreshment Break

10:45am

Track A: Four Seasons in CLO land – Fall/Winter Edition  

Speakers

Thomas Majewski, Managing Partner, Eagle Point Credit Management LLC

Serhan Secmen, Partner, Napier Park Global Capital

Volkan Kurtas, Founder, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Vibrant Capital Partners, Inc.

Track B: State of the Art Discussion with CLO Industry Pros

Moderator

Vicki Marmorstein, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Panelists

John Eanes, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Irradiant Partners

Loris Nazarian, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

John Blaney, Managing Director, Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC

Lanny Epperson, Senior Managing Director, Black Diamond Capital Management

11:30am

Track A: Middle Market CLOs

Moderator

Ramki Muthukrishnan, Senior Director and Analytical Manager-Leveraged Finance, S&P Global Ratings

Panelists

Patrick K. Wolfe, Managing Director, BlackRock

Arlene Shaw, Managing Director, Treasurer, Brightwood Capital Advisors, LLC

Kevin McLeod, Senior Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.

Kelli Marti, Managing Director, CLO Portfolio Manager, Churchill Asset Management LLC

Sean Malone, Senior Director Structured Credit, KBRA

Christopher Gilbert, Managing Director, Natixis

Daniel Oshinsky, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

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

Track B: ESG CLOs – Investment Focus

Moderator

Kylie Duff, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

Panelists

Ami Dogra, Assistant Portfolio Manager, US, Capital Four

Kevin M. Bloss, Associate General Counsel, CarVal Investors

Curtis McLaughlin, Partner, EY

Josh Eisenberger, Managing Director, Sculptor Capital Management

12:15pm

Networking Luncheon on the Pacific Lawn

1:15pm

Track A: Relative Value in the CLO Market

Moderator

Anusha Joly, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Panelists

Gabrielle Garcia, Vice President, Credit Suisse

Amir Vardi, Managing Director, Credit Suisse Asset Management

Hao Jiang, Managing Director, Mizuho Securities USA Inc.

Laila Kollmorgen, Managing Director, PineBridge Investments

Vincent M. Ingato, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager | Leveraged Finance,
ZAIS Group, LLC

Track B: Launching a CLO Platform

Moderator

Christine Ferris, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Panelists

Justin Driscoll, Chairman, Aquarian Credit Partners

Sean M. Solis, Partner, Milbank LLP

Alex Jackson, Chief Investment Officer, Nassau Corporate Credit

James Damron, Senior Managing Director, CLO Management, PPM America, Inc.

Neil Leshinsky, Director, PwC

Heleen Brody, Director – Product Line Manager, Virtus, from FIS

Paul Travers, Portfolio Manager, Sycamore Tree Capital Partners

2:15pm

Track A: CLO Technological Innovation: How Technology Will Upend the CLO Market

Moderator

Sean Kelley, Head of CLO Data Analytics and Research, U.S. Bank

Panelists

David Lazar, CFA, Product Manager, Public Credit, Allvue

Sonal Patel, Structured Finance/Capital Markets (Issuer Services), Citi

Faris Saah, Portfolio Manager, Exos Financial

Tejs Broberg, CEO, FinDox

Jill Scalisi, Chief Engagement Officer, KopenTech

Bhargav Jani, Sr. Director, Moody’s Analytics

Steve Hasnain, Managing Director, PineBridge Investments

Paul Livanos, Managing Director, Head of US Sales, Virtus, from FIS

Track B: Manager Screening and Evaluation – Comparing CLO Managers

Moderator

Paul A. Burke, Managing Director, Head of Agency & Trust Sales - North America, Citibank, N.A.

Panelists

Steven Abrahams, Senior Managing Director, Amherst Pierpont

Mark Mahoney, President and Chief Investment Officer, Gulf Stream Asset Management

Peter Sallerson, Senior Director, Moody’s Analytics

Paul Nikodem, Managing Director Head of Securitized Products and Agency Mortgage Research, Nomura Securities International, Inc.

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

3:00pm

Track A: Lurking Risks in Loan Documents: Aggressive Restructuring Tactics & CLOs

Moderator

Stephen Anderberg, Sector Lead, U.S. CLOs, S&P Global Ratings

Panelists

Lauren Fastiggi, Director, U.S. CLOs, S&P Global Ratings

Steve Wilkinson, Senior Lead, Leveraged Finance & Recovery, S&P Global Ratings

Bek Sunuu, Associate Director, Corporate Ratings-Leveraged Finance, S&P Global Ratings

Marc Boatwright, Managing Director, AIG Investments

Palak S. Pathak, CFA, Senior Vice President, The TCW Group

Timothy Garry, Credit Analyst, Sancus Capital Management LP

Track B: CLO Mezz Tranches / Opportunities and Relative Value

Moderator

Connor Buttner, Managing Director, Head of Client Success, KANERAI

Panelists

Dave Preston, Head of Structured Credit Research, AGL Credit Management LP

Robert McMullen, Director, Amherst Pierpont Securities LLC

Olive Bian, Lead CLO Research Analyst, Nomura

3:45pm

Networking Refreshment Break

Track A: Secondary CLO Market

Moderator

Derek Miller, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings

Panelists

Nick Childs, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Janus Henderson Investors

Joseph Guzzi, Managing Director, Jefferies LLC

Jill Scalisi, Chief Engagement Officer, KopenTech

John Wojciechowski, Vice President, Morgan Stanley

Reggie Fernandez, Executive Director, Natixis

Hong Zhao, Director, Societe Generale

Track B: ESG CLOs- Regulatory, Data & Analytics Focus

Moderator

Claire Bridcut, Associate, Milbank LLP

Panelists

David Lazar, CFA, Product Manager, Public Credit, Allvue

Paul A. Burke, Managing Director, Head of Agency & Trust Sales - North America, Citibank, N.A.

Jeff Kramer, Head of ESGx, FinDox

Peter Sallerson, Senior Director, Moody’s Analytics

Richard Peterson, Director, FIS Products - Credit Data, Analytics, ESG Investing, Virtus, from FIS

Praveen Joseph, Head of US Securitized Credit Investments, World Bank Group (IFC Treasury)

4:45pm

Track A: Opportunities and Obstacles in the Global CLO Market

Moderator

Peter Connolly, Director, KBRA

Panelists

Sam DeRosa-Farag, Partner, Centennial3

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

Timothy Ruxton, Director, Capital Markets, Vistra

Steve Baker, CLO Primary, J.P. Morgan

Track B: CRE CLOs 

Moderator

Manish Rajguru, Portfolio Manager – CMBS, OFS Capital Management, LLC

Panelists

Douglas Armer, Executive Vice President, Capital Markets, and Treasurer, Blackstone Mortgage Trust

Joelle Berlat, Tax Managing Director, Deloitte Tax LLP

Deryk Meherik, Senior Vice President, Moody's Investors Service

Peter Beer, Structured Credit Analyst & Co-Head of ESG, Payden & Rygel

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

5:30pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

8:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:55am

Co-Chair Welcoming Remarks

Peter Sallerson, Senior Director, Moody’s Analytics

9:00am

Structural Evolution

Moderator

William van Hertsen, Founder & CEO, New Debt Exchange

Panelists

Lawrence Berkovich, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP

David Schiffmann, Senior Vice President, Jefferies LLC

Mussie Tizazu, Vice President, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Mimi Eng, VP-Senior Analyst, Moody's Investors Service

9:45am

CLOS 2.0: Re-Pricings, Refinancings & Resets

Moderator

James A. Vogl, Head of Product, KopenTech

Panelists

Vincent Pompliano, Managing Director, CLO and Structured Products PM, Benefit Street Partners, LLC

Jing Wu, Director, CLO Modeling, BlackRock

Andrew Smith, Executive Director, Natixis

10:30am

Crystal Balling the CLO Market – what lies ahead

Moderator

Deborah Festa, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Panelists

Magnus Wilson-Webb, Managing Director, BNY Mellon

Jay Kozak, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Jill Scalisi, Chief Engagement Officer, KopenTech

Howard Cohen, Head of Leveraged Loans, MarketAxess

Kareem Robinson, Co-Client Director – Capital Markets, Ocorian

Alexander Gryb, Senior Portfolio Manager,Sancus Capital Management LP

11:15am

Conference Concludes

12:00pm

Golf Tournament – Monarch Beach Golf Links

5star
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach
1 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point, CA 92629


The room block is currently sold out.
Please contact Joanna Puchalski to be put on the waitlist (jpuchalski@opalgroup.net). A list of recommended hotels* may be found below:
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34402 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Registration Pricing

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Investor* $795
Issuer $1,295
Standard $2,495

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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
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