Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit 2018

Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA
November 28, 2018 - November 30, 2018

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Opal Group is proud to present our 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.

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Current as of November 29, 2018

11:00AM

Exhibit Set‐Up / Registration Desk Open

2:00PM

Co‐Chair Welcoming Remarks

Christopher Grey, COO and Co-Founder, Caplinked

2:10PM

Fintech Market Update

John Wirth, Vice President, Consumer Lending and FinTech, Transunion

2:30PM

The Current State and Outlook of the US Marketplace Lending Industry: Where is the Industry Headed?

Moderator

Alistair Dunlop, Counsel, Clifford Chance US LLP

Panelists

Rosemary Kelley, Senior Managing Director, ABS Consumer, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.

Alan Snyder, Managing Partner, Shinnecock Partners L.P.

Gary A. Simanson, Managing Director, First Capital Group, L.L.C.

Mark Cerminaro, Chief Revenue Officer, RapidAdvance

Perry Rahbar, CEO, dv01

3:30PM

The Role of Technology and Data

Moderator

Matt Myers, Chief Operating Officer, Goal Structured Solutions

Panelists

Max Blumenthal, Co-Founder and CEO, Fincura

Joe Rubin, Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs, MWW

Christopher Grey, COO and Co-Founder, Caplinked

Noah Smith, Director of Business Development, LendingFront

John Candido, Director of Data Science, ZestFinance

4:15PM

Partnerships with Banks, Fintechs and Platforms

  • How credit unions and Fintechs are engaging with one another
Moderator

Robert Mullenbach, Managing Director, ProBank Austin

Panelists

Jillian Murrish, CEO, Pier Asset Management

Corey Davis, Managing Director, BTIG, LLC

William Harvey, Chief Product Officer, Lantern Credit, LLC

Aman Boyd, Vice President, Alliant

5:00PM

How an Artificial Intelligence Assistant can Maximize your Every Potential and Existing Opportunity

Roman Vinfield, CEO, AI Assist - powered by Conversica

5:15PM

Networking Cocktail Reception in the Exhibit Hall

7:30AM

Registration Desk Opens

All confirmed pre-registered delegates must approach the Registration Desk to check in and pick up conference badges. Business Cards are required to retrieve badges.

7:45AM

Continental Breakfast Opens in Exhibit Hall

8:30AM

Co-Chair Welcoming Remarks

Larry Chiavaro, Executive Vice President, First Associates Loan Servicing, LLC

8:45AM

Featured Presentation

State of the Marketplace Lending Industry – A Fireside Chat with Prosper CEO David Kimball

Moderator

Perry Rahbar, CEO, dv01

Panelist

David Kimball, Chief Executive Officer, Prosper

9:10AM

TOWN HALL: What’s New is Marketplace Lending Securitizations 2019

Moderator

Larry Chiavaro, Executive Vice President, First Associates Loan Servicing, LLC

Panelists

Rosemary Kelley, Senior Managing Director, ABS, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.

David Staley, Vice President, Capital Markets, Prosper

Charlie Gentles, Head of Capital Markets, Avant

9:55AM

Dave Ludwig, President, National Loan Exchange Inc. (NLEX)

Roman Vinfield, CEO, AI Assist Powered by Conversica

10:00AM
Moderator

Matthew Hays, Partner, Dechert LLP

Panelists

Michael Morris, Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Aaron D. Peck, Partner & Portfolio Manager, Opportunistic Private Credit, Monroe Capital LLC

Jeffrey Marron, CEO, Sheridan Asset Management, LLC

Jeremy Todd, Head of Capital Markets, Prime Meridian Capital Management, LLC

Scott M. Rosen, Partner, Specialty Finance Portfolio Manager, Solar Capital Ltd

Moderator

Aleksander Koenig, Head of Credit, Affirm

Panelists

Michael Cann Jr., CEO, Envelope Finance

Stephen Bulfer, CEO, StreamLoan

Kate Adamson, Head of Mortgage, Plaid

Ashley Hutto-Schultz, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Chris Stenglein, CEO, Aquina

10:45AM
Moderator

Janette McMahan, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

Panelists

John McElravey, CFA, Managing Director, Head of Consumer ABS Research, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Karan Mehta, Head of Capital Markets, Marlette Funding, LLC

Kailee Bagalia, Director, PwC

Stephanie Mah, Vice president, ABS research, Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC

Moderator

Brian Broesder, Co-head US Private Debt, Man Group

Panelists

Jeffrey Rogers, President & CEO, LiftForward, Inc.

Jason Bross, Chief Operating Officer, Latitude20 Capital Partners

Ed Wu, Director of Loan Originations, Revere Capital

Marc Clapasson, Group CEO, Partner, Ruvercap Investment GmbH

Christopher Gillock, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Colonnade Advisors

11:30AM

Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

11:45AM
Moderator

Melinda Zabritski, Senior Director, Automotive Financial Solutions, Experian

Panelists

John Jacobs, Director of FinTech Strategies, eOriginal

Christopher Gillock, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Colonnade Advisors

Malcolm Dorris, Partner, Dechert LLP

Stuart Holmes, Founder, Instamotor Technologies

David Johnson, CEO, First Associates Loan Servicing, LLC

Moderator

Thomas Glanfield, President and CEO, Boston Portfolio Advisors

Panelists

Dave Ludwig, President, National Loan Exchange, Inc. (NLEX)

Conor Neu, Co-founder and CIO, Pier Asset Management

Louis DiPalma, Managing Partner, Garnet Capital Advisors

Christopher Kennedy, Managing Director, MountainView Financial Solutions LLC

John Schrader, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps, LLC

12:30PM

Networking Luncheon on the Pacific Lawn

1:30PM
  • Outcome-based financing for in-school loans
Moderator

Ian Rasmussen, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

Panelists

Matt Myers, COO, Goal Structured Solutions, Inc.

Tonio Desorrento, CEO, Vemo Education

Noah Cooper, SVP, Capital Markets & Strategy, Laurel Road

Lucia Villar, Director of Investments, Community Investment Management

Moderator

Sharla Godbehere, Sales Leader, Online Financial Services, Equifax

Panelists

Steve Carlson, CEO, ForwardLine

Jay Bhatt, VP, Brand, Breakout Capital

Chris Stenglein, CEO, Aquina

Joanna Karger, US Head of Capital Markets, Funding Circle

Alex Thiele, CIO, Thiele Capital Management LLC

2:15PM
  • Customer Experience
Moderator

Moorari Shah, Counsel, Buckley Sandler LLP

Kurt Weiss, Director of Online Lending, Whitepages Pro

Jens Olesen, Head of Credit Risk, Scratch Financial

Sandy MacDougall, President, Mortgage Vintage, Inc.

Moderator

Robert Wildhack, Research Analyst, Autonomous Research

Panelists

Meghan Ryan, Capital Markets Manager, Affirm

Kevin Shane, VP Capital Markets, Sharestates

Michael Koenitzer, Director of Business Development, Global Debt Registry

Robin Poore, Director, Capital Markets, BlueVine

3:00PM
Moderator

Timothy Spangler, Partner, Dechert LLP

Arun Sharma, CIO, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

David C. Hinman, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Digital Mosaic Funds

Jason Brown, Partner, Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC

Jared Miller, CEO, Accial Capital

Adrian Katz, CEO, Finacity

Alex Thiele, CIO, Thiele Capital Management LLC

Moderator

Brandon Laughren, Chief Investment Officer, The Laughren Group

Panelists

Mark Solovy, Managing Director – Co-Head, Technology Finance Group, Monroe Capital

Demetris Papademetriou, Co-Founder & Partner, Middlemarch Partners, LLC

Ben Savage, Partner, Clocktower Technology Ventures

John Cochran, Partner, Lovell Minnick Partners

Alexander Prokhorov, Black River Ventures

3:45PM

Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

4:00PM
Moderator

Stephen Bulfer, CEO, StreamLoan

Panelists

Randy Norton, Managing Partner - Head Of Real Estate And Alternatives, Green Mesa Capital

Peter Lowden, CFA, Managing Director, Prime Meridian Capital Management

Jan Brzeski, Managing Director & CIO, Arixa Capital Advisors

Michael Fleischer, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Debt Strategies, Related Fund Management

Brian Dally, CEO & Co-Founder, GROUNDFLOOR

Daniel Huertas, Managing Partner, Washington Capital Partners

As lenders grow and become established, they find that servicing and collecting delinquent debts are as important as underwriting to control losses and support growth. However, many servicing operations still rely on outdated call center technology, an antithesis to the technological roots and UX of new lenders. In this session we’ll discuss how harnessing technology, digital channels, and machine learning can help you meet your collections goals while creating a brand-supportive experience.

Moderator

Lilit Davtyan, Executive Vice President, Phonexa

Panelists

Tim Collins, Chief Compliance Officer, TrueAccord

Scott Rhode, Senior Consultant, Experian

Sameh Elamawy, CEO, Scratch

4:45PM
  • What does the regulatory landscape look like
  • What to expect out of congress
  • Federal vs. State
  • Opportunities & Threats
Moderator

Scott Pearson, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

Panelists

Phil Goldfeder, VP Government Affairs, Cross River Bank

Chris Mccannell, Partner, Eris Group

Moorari Shah, Counsel, Buckley Sandler LLP

Michele Lieber, President, BluePoint DC Affiliated with Eris Group, LLC

Moderator

Adam Goller, Chief Credit Officer, Cross River Bank

Panelists

Chris Ragland, COO, Noble Capital

Ken Ruggiero, President, Chief Executive Officer, Goal Structured Solutions, Inc.

Jon Spelke, Managing Director, CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc.

Peter S. Grabell, Senior Vice President, Commercial PACE, Dividend Finance

5:30PM

Networking Cocktail Reception in the Exhibit Hall

8:00AM

Registration Desk Opens

8:00AM

Continental Breakfast Opens in the Exhibit Hall

8:25AM

Co-Chair Welcoming Remarks

Roman Vinfield, CEO, AI Assist Powered by Conversica

8:30AM

Featured Presentation

The State of SMB Lending: Who’s Winning & Who’s Losing?

Brock Blake, CEO, Founder, Lendio

9:00AM

Meet the Regulators

Moderator

Scott Pearson, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

Panelists

Robert Quigley, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission

Tom James, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Counsel – Consumer Fraud Bureau, Office of the Illinois Attorney General

9:45AM

Beyond Free Credit Scores:

How machine learning and big data are ushering in a new era of personal credit management – benefiting consumers, lenders and other financial stakeholders

Moderator

Ashley Hutto-Schultz, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Panelists

Adrian Nazari, CEO, Credit Sesame

John Candido, Director of Data Science, ZestFinance

Greg Smith, Head of Research, Financial Technology Partners LP

10:30AM

Marketplace Lending State of Play

Moderator

Scott Foster, Principal/SVP Institutional Sales, Kingdom Trust Company

Panelists

Mark McGuire, CEO, Merchant Banking Resources

Michele Lieber, President, BluePoint DC Affiliated with Eris Group, LLC

Nate Reiske, Director, Merced Capital

Scott Rhode, Senior Consultant, Experian

Moorari Shah, Counsel, Buckley Sandler LLP

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

11:15AM

Blockchain and it’s Application Potential In The Financial Sector

Moderator

Stephanie Mah, Vice President, ABS research, Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC

Panelists

Alexandra Damsker, Advisor (Former SEC attorney)

Ted Mlynar, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Kurt Watkins, Of Counsel, MG Miller

12:00PM

Closing remarks

12:30PM

Golf Tournament at Monarch Beach Golf Links – preregistration required

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Registration Pricing

Standard Rate
Investor* $795
Issuer / Platform $1,295
Standard $1,995

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. Only individuals who are solely investing on their own behalf can be verified for a complimentary pass. Solution Providers or Fund Providers to 3rd parties will not be able to receive complimentary access. As investment portfolios/strategies are constantly changing, we reserve the right to re- verify past delegates for future complimentary passes.

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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
  • Asset Based Lending Panel
  • 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

    We really appreciated the thoughtful and candid comments from panelists. Larger conferences tend to be more focused on promoting companies and new products and this had a different feel. Don Gayhardt

    CEO, CURO Financial Technologies Corp.

    Opal runs a first class [event] each and every year. Dom Savino

    Founding Partner, Ferry Farm, Capital Management

    Well done conference and beautifully organized offering great insights. Alan Snyder

    Managing Partner, Shinnecock Partners L.P.

    Phenomenal event put together by Opal, as always, bringing an exceptional set of investors and leaders in marketplace lending ecosystem - a must attend for all financial services players. Puneet Gupta

    Managing Director, Kentrus Capital (MFO)