Innovations in Lending, Alternative Financing, Fintech & Private Credit Summit 2023

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA
December 5, 2023 - December 7, 2023

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Opal Group is proud to present our Innovations in Lending, Alternative Financing, Fintech & Private Credit Summit (formerly 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.

Current as of November 28, 2023

12:00 pm

Golf Outing at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Golf Links
(Separate Registration is required)

 

Sponsored by: Antares Capital

1:00 pm

Exhibit Set-Up / Registration

3:45 pm

Welcoming Remarks

4:00 pm

The Current State & Outlook of the ABS Market

Moderator

Trevor Brunell, Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets, Drexel

Panelists

Stephanie Yeh, Managing Director, KKR

Jian Hu, Managing Director, Moody’s Investors Service

Alex Saporito, Portfolio Manager, One William Street Capital

Bill Yialamas, Chief Financial Officer, PayJoy

Dhruv Vakharia, COO & CFO, Vervent Inc.

5:00 pm

Opening Networking Cocktail Reception in the Exhibit Hall

8:00 am

Registration

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:25 am

Opening Remarks

8:30 am

Keynote Fireside Chat: The Growing Importance of AI in Credit Underwriting

Facilitated by

Alexander Kornreich, Senior Manager, PwC

Speaker

David Kimball, Chairman & CEO, Prosper Marketplace

9:00 am

Portfolio Performance in a Tightening Credit Market

Moderator

Larry Chiavaro, President, First Associates Advisors

Panelists

Shaun O’Neill, President, Chief Revenue Officer, Concord Servicing

Eric Neglia, Senior Managing Director Head of Commercial and Consumer ABS, KBRA

Jeffrey Rogers, President & CEO, LiftForward Inc.

Brian Foley, Market Manager, SVB Financial Group

9:45 am

Track A: Exploring ABS Asset Classes

  • What is new & Emerging
Moderator

Rob McGregor, Managing Partner, Investments, Coromandel Capital LLC

Panelists

Barry Rafferty, Chief Financial Officer, Americor

Alexander Prokhorov, Venture Partner, Black River Ventures

Victor Mendoza, Managing Director, Head of O&G ABS, Donovan Ventures, LLC

Saish Setty, General Counsel, Parallaxes Capital

Track B: Partnerships with Banks, FinTechs, and Platforms

Moderator

Phil Goldfeder, CEO, American Fintech Council

Panelists

Adam Goller, EVP, Head of FinTech Banking, Cross River

Marcos Fernandez, Partner, Fiat Ventures

Devin Hughes, VP Business Development, LendKey Technologies

Jeffrey Rogers, President & CEO, LiftForward Inc.

Jason Bross, Senior Business Development Director - Capital Markets Services, TMF Group

Matthew Libman, President, United Credit

10:30 am

Track A: Aviation Loans & Transportation Finance

Moderator

Jian Hu, Managing Director, Moody’s Investors Service

Panelists

Alec Matt, Managing Partner, AirWheel Investments, L.P.

David Villa, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

Amanda Darling, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Jeffrey Silverman, Director Opportunistic Private Credit, Natalliance Securities

Track B: The Role of Technology & Data in Alternative Lending

Moderator

Steven Ma, Head of Risk Management, Super

Panelists

Pedro Cetina, Co Founder & Managing Partner, Addem Capital

Ryan Rosett, Co-CEO & Founder, Credibly

Sandy MacDougall, President, CrowdTrustDeed

Brendon DiBella, Co-Founder & Head of Growth, GovForce

Federico Travella, Founder & Exec Chair, NOVICAP

Chris Hilliard, Chief Operating Officer, Winnow Solutions LLC

11:15 am

Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

11:30 am

Track A: Consumer Lending, Spending, Credit & Payments

  • Unsecured Consumer ABS
Moderator

Brent Ferrin, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

Panelists

Ryan Callahan, Co-Head of Capital Markets, Cross River

Dong An, COO/CFO, Delos Financial Technologies

Keith Weitz, SVP ESS Global Data Science, Experian

Max Berger, Director, ABS Consumer, KBRA

David Staley, Vice President, Capital Markets, Prosper Marketplace

Brian Dunn, Senior Director, SitusAMC

Track B: Legal & Regulatory Issues – Next Wave of Regulatory Policy

Moderator

Chris Hilliard, Chief Operating Officer, Winnow Solutions LLC

Panelists

Armen Meyer Co-Founder, American Fintech Council

Jennifer Lee, Founder, Tessellate Law and Strategy

Scott Pearson, Partner, Manatt

Steve Denis, Executive Director, Small Business Finance Association

12:15 pm

Networking Luncheon on the Grand Lawn

1:15 pm

Track A: Opportunities in Real Estate

Moderator

Brian Korn, Partner, Manatt

Panelists

Yonel Devico, Managing Member, Crosby Capital

Brian Dally, Co-Founder & CEO, Groundfloor

Nikhaar Shah, CEO, Home.LLC

Eoin Matthews, Chief Business Officer and Co-founder, Point

Sean Bill, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Portfolio Manager, Prime Meridian Capital Management

Track B: Investment Strategies in Private Credit & Debt

Moderator

Jennifer Press, Managing Director, Lincoln International

Panelists

Rob McGregor, Managing Partner, Investments, Coromandel Capital LLC

Demetris Papademetriou, Partner, Middlemarch Capital Partners

Nick Andreadis, Senior Vice President, Investments, One William Street Capital Management, L.P.

Conor Neu, Chief Investment Officer, Pier Asset Management LLC

Jason Brown, Partner and Head of Sourcing, Victory Park Capital Advisors

Ido Vigdor, General Manager, Viola Credit

2:00 pm

Track A: Solar Loans

Moderator

Chris Smith, Partner & CFO, SER Capital Partners

Panelists

Tom Myers, Vice President Business Development, Concord Servicing

Matt Myers, President & CEO, Goal Solutions

Eric Neglia, Senior Managing Director Head of Commercial and Consumer ABS, KBRA

Track B: Small Business Lending

Moderator

Brendon DiBella, Co-Founder & Head of Growth, GovForce

Panelists

Denise Thomas, CEO & CoFounder, ApplePie Capital

Ryan Rosett, Co-CEO & Founder, Credibly

Surat Maheshwari, Head of Capital Markets, Warbler Labs

Ben Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, Kapitus

Ben Goodyear, CFO, Pipe

2:45 pm

Track A: ABS Technology Innovations

  • ABS Structural Innovations
Moderator

Maxime Seguineau, Managing Member, Raido Ventures

Panelists

Isabelle Freidheim, Founder and Managing Partner, Athena Capital

Punit Dholakia, VP, Capital Markets, Pipe Technologies

Jeremy Tsui, CEO, Finley

Matt Myers, President & CEO, Goal Solutions

Track B: Student Loans

Moderator

Steve Levitan, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Panelists

Rick Perez, Managing Director, Odeon Capital Group LLC

Marcos Fernandez, Partner, Fiat Ventures

3:30 pm

Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

3:45 pm

Track A: Debt Sales

Moderator

Eric Johnson, Chief Revenue Officer, Carmel

Panelists

Bob Deter, Sr. Vice President, Portfolio Acquisitions, Crown Asset Management

Van Millis, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, National Loan Exchange Inc NLEX

Jillian Jaccard Murrish, CEO, Pier Asset Management

John Rossman, Attorney at Law, Rossman Attorney Group

Track B: Financial Inclusion – Serving the Underserved

Moderator

Kim Gerhardt, Owner and Principal Advisor, The FinTech Interactive

Panelists

Phil Goldfeder, CEO, American Fintech Council

Kareem Saleh, Founder & CEO, FairPlay

Vivienne Hsu, CFA, Founder and CEO, LENDonate

Charles Rosenblatt, President, PayQuicker

4:30 pm

Investor Roundtable: Current Opportunities, Strategies and Risks

Moderator

Kipp Fawcett, Managing Director, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Panelists

John Cocke, Partner, Co-Portfolio Manager of Credit Strategies, Corbin

CJ Wei, Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Sean Bill, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Portfolio Manager, Prime Meridian Capital Management

Rana Mookherjee, CoFounder and Managing Partner, Stochastic Capital LLC

5:15 pm

Networking Cocktail Reception in the Exhibit Hall

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

9:15 am

ESG Investments & Securitizations

  •  C-PACE
Moderator

Malea Figgins, Vice President, Securitized Products Analyst, TCW

Panelists

Isabelle Freidheim, Founder and Managing Partner, Athena Capital

Elana Lipchak, Director, BofA Securities

Laura Laumont, Product & Capital Strategy, Nuveen Green Capital

Mansoor Ghori, CEO & Founder, Petros PACE Finance

Malea Figgins, Vice President, Securitized Products Analyst, TCW

10:00 am

Auto & Equipment ABS

Moderator

Vijay Patil, CoFounder, TRNSACT

Panelists

Theresa O'Neill, ABS Strategy | BofA Global Research, BofA Securities

Eugene Belostotsky, Head of ABS Research, Citi

Alba Santo Abourjeili, Senior Research Analyst, Western Asset Management Company

10:45 am

Crystal Balling the ABS & Alternative Lending Market

Moderator

Armen Meyer, Co-Founder, American Fintech Council

Panelists

Thomas Ritchie, Head of Capital Markets and Investor Relations, Biz2Credit Inc.

Mark Simmer, Managing Partner, Clear Haven Capital Management

Sahil Gupta, Portfolio Manager, Point

Jason Bross, Senior Business Development Director - Capital Markets Services, TMF Group

11:30 am

Conference Concludes

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


Hotel Rate
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club $399++

Standard Rate
Investors* $795
Issuers/Lending Platforms* $1,295
Standard $2,495

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval.

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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
  • 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