Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit 2018

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

45 days left

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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2017 Agenda as of October 9, 2018

11:00AM

Exhibit Set‐Up / Registration Desk Open

1:25PM

Co‐Chair Welcoming Remarks

Scott Pearson, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

1:30PM

Featured Presentation:  Has Marketplace Lending Grown Up?

The marketplace lending industry is at an inflection point. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, there are now over 200 digital lenders in the U.S. alone. Marketplace lending remains attractive to investors and borrowers, but as the industry matures, what must happen for this growth to continue? This session will review 2017 developments in marketplace lending, why these developments matter, and what’s ahead for 2018 and beyond. It will also share what a maturing digital lending industry looks like, and the implications of this maturation for traditional banks and lenders.

David Klein, Chief Executive Officer & Co‐Founder, CommonBond

1:50PM

Featured Presentation:  Marketplace Lending – The Next Steps

Tim Ranney, Consultant , Clarity Services, Inc.

2:10PM

Meet the Regulators

Moderator

Scott Pearson, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

Panelists

Dominique‐Chantale Alepin, Assistant Director, Western Region , Federal Trade Commission

Panelists

Gerald Sachs, Partner, Venable

2:50PM

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

Moderator

Brian Foley, Managing Director, Macquarie Group

Panelists

Matt Levine, Director, Investor Services, Prime Meridian Capital Management

Panelists

Gary Simanson, Managing Director and CEO, Thunder Bridge Capital, LLC

Panelists

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

Panelists

Steven Dymant, Managing Director, Head of Marketing and Investor Relations, Echelon Asset Management

3:50PM

The Role of Technology and Data

Moderator

Robert Lendrim, Chief Marketing Officer, Nexlend Capital Partners, LLC

Panelists

Mark A. Solovy, Managing Director – Co‐Head, Technology Finance Group, Monroe Capital

Panelists

Adrian Katz, CEO,Finacity

Panelists

Scarlett Sieber, SVP, CIO, Head of Strategic Transformation & Digital, Opus Bank

4:00PM

Platforms Partnering with Banks

Moderator

Lance Teinert, Executive Vice President of Sales, ReliaMax

Panelists

Dr. William Beaver, CTO and Co‐Founder, Mirador Financial, Inc.

Panelists

Gilles Gade. President & CEO, Cross River Bank

Panelists

Jillian Jaccard, CEO, Pier Asset Management

5:30PM

Networking Cocktail Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Join us and unwind with fellow industry professionals for refreshments & hors d’oeuvres.

7:00AM

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.

8:00AM

Brian Foley, Managing Director, Macquarie
Group

Tiara Gazarian, Account Manager, Phonexa

8:15AM
Moderator

John C. Redding, Partner, Buckley Sandler LLP

Panelists

Jan Brzeski, Managing Director and Chief
Investment Officer, Arixa Capital

Panelists

Raina Dong, Associate Director, PAAMCO

Panelists

Bill Kassul, Partner, Ranger Direct Lending Fund | Ranger Specialty Income Fund

Panelists

Rajesh Agarwal, Managing Director, Napier Park Global Capital

Panelists

Jim Rothberg, General Partner, Route 66 Ventures, LLC

Moderator

Daina Di Veto, Managing Director, Card Resource Group

Panelists

Trezevant Moore, Managing Director of Capital Markets, Lima One Capital

Panelists

JP Wartman, Manager, Business Development,
Orchard Platform

9:00AM
Moderator

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

Panelists

Doug Lambert, Senior Director, Capital Markets, LendingClub

Panelists

Charlie Gentles, Head of Securitization, Avant

Panelists

David Piotrowski, Managing Director, Waterford Capital, Inc.

Panelists

Joseph Roth, VP, Prospect Capital Management

Moderator

Lawton Camp, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Panelists

Mark Cerminaro, Chief Revenue Officer,RapidAdvance

Panelists

David Hu, Chief Investment Officer and
Managing Partner, International Investment Group

Panelists

Heather Francis, CEO, Elevate Funding

Panelists

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

9:45AM
Moderator

Katherine Fisher, Partner, Hudson Cook, LLP

Panelists

Jonny Price, Founder, Director, US, Kiva

Panelists

Arun Sharma, CIO, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Panelists

Jacob Haar, Managing Partner, Community Investment Management

Panelists

Chris Ragland, Chief Operating Officer, Noble Capital

Speakers

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

Speakers

Greg Shelton, President, Partners Consulting LLC

Speakers

Nate Viebrock, Associate, Bradley

10:30AM

Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

10:45AM
Moderator

Tracy Williams, President & CEO, Olmstead Williams Communications

Panelists

Matt Myers, COO, Goal Structured Solutions

Panelists

Zander Rafael, CEO, Climb Credit

Panelists

Steve Pachella, Vice President, Head of Capital Markets, ReliaMax

Panelists

Noah Cooper, Co‐Head of Capital Markets,Laurel Road

Panelists

Joel Frisch, Head of Business Development
(Americas), Prodigy Finance

Moderator

Jim Granat, President, Lendio

Panelists

Ben Savage, Managing Partner, Clocktower Technology Ventures

Panelists

Jeffrey Rogers, President & CEO, LiftForward Inc

Panelists

George Souri, CEO, LQD Business Finance

Panelists

Mark McGuire, CEO, Merchant Banking Resources

11:30AM
Moderator

Mohammad Sadjadpour, EME, MBA, ISC,
President & COO, Militus Cyber Security Solutions

Panelists

Jason Heil, Head of Credit Risk Solutions, ID Analytics, a Symantec company

Panelists

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

Panelists

Erin Illman, Associate, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Moderator

Charles Wendel, President, FIC Advisors, Inc. (FIC)

Panelists

Andy Gallardo, FVP and Assistant General
Counsel, Opus Bank

Panelists

Aman Boyd, Vice President, Alliant

Panelists

John Popeo, Principal, The Gallatin Group

12:15PM

Networking Luncheon on the Pacific Lawn

1:30PM
Moderator

Brandon Laughren, Chief Investment Officer,The Laughren Group (SFO)

Panelists

Victor Masaya, Managing Director, Presidio Investors

Panelists

Alexander Prokhorov, Partner, FinSight

Panelists

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

Moderator

Etienne Boillot, CEO, Eiffel eCapital SA

Panelists

Viola Llewellyn, Co‐founder and President,
Ovamba

Panelists

David Poritz, Co‐CEO, Credijusto

Panelists

Christian Williams, Analyst, Shinnecock Partners

2:15PM
Moderator

Stuart Litwin, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Panelists

Greg Saunders, CEO, CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc.

Panelists

Philip Toth, Managing Director, Oberon Securities

Randal Johnson, CFA, Director, Global Credit ‐ Financing & Solutions, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

Panelists

Tom Knox, Partner, PwC

Panelists

Perry Rahbar, CEO, dv01

Moderator

Matt Nitschke, Chief Business Officer, Kingdom Trust

Panelists

Randy Norton, Managing Partner, Head of Real Estate & Alternative Investments, Green Mesa Capital, LLC (SFO)

Panelists

Chris Robbins, Managing Director, CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc.

Panelists

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

Panelists

Ted Willis, Director Of Business Development,
PeerStreet

3:00PM
Moderator

Brian Korn, Co‐Head of Financial Services,
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Panelists

Stephen Orosz, Senior Corporate Counsel,
Capital Markets, Affirm, Inc.

Panelists

Moorari Shah, Counsel, Buckley Sandler LLP

Panelists

Heather Hutchings, Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Panelists

Phil Goldfeder, VP Government Affairs, Cross River Bank

Moderator

Adam Goller, Chief Credit Officer, Cross River Bank

Panelists

William Harvey, Chief Product Officer, Lantern Credit

Panelists

Corey Davis, Managing Director, SenaHill

Panelists

Jason Brown, Partner, Victory Park Capital

Panelists

Allen Shayanfekr, CEO & Founder, Sharestates

Panelists

Michael Weisz, Founder & President,
YieldStreet

3:45PM

Networking Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall

4:00PM
Moderator

Eric Thurber, Managing Director, Three Bridge Wealth Advisors

Panelists

John Cocke, Partner, Director of Special
Investments, Corbin Capital Partners

Panelists

Peter Sterling, President, Coastland Capital

Panelists

Andrew Hallowell, Co‐Founder, Managing,
Director & Chief Executive Officer, Arcadia Funds

Investors must be able to identify the risks they are willing to take. Assuming the credit risk implicit in portfolios of marketplace loans provides a return stream that can significantly enhance fixed income performance and help
institutional investors to meet their investment objectives. Or does it? With insight into default rates, yields, maturities and other data across of thousands of loans on a diverse array of
platforms.

Moderator

Tyler Kim, Global Head of Fund Services,MaplesFS

Panelists

John Schrader, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps, LLC

Panelists

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

Panelists

James Wu, CEO, Monja

4:45PM

As new online lenders and marketplaces have
entered the scene, personal loans have experienced
a resurgence. In fact, we’ve observed double‐digit
growth in consumers participating in this market,
making personal loans the fastest growing loan
product.
This rapid growth is accompanied by rising concern
about the credit performance of personal loans.
Some hypothesize that personal loans are riskier in
general. Others believe these loans are more risky
now than before supply grew this market. In this
data‐driven session, we’ll analyze consumers with
personal loans to understand related credit
performance at a deeper level and dispel myths or
confirm concerns.
Session highlights:
• Study the differences in consumer profiles served
by different lenders
• Learn about personal loan origination strategies
for different lenders serving the market
• Review risk performance for different lenders
serving the personal loan space
• Explore approaches to measure risk‐return ratios
and review results for the personal loan lenders

Presented by:

John Wirth, Vice President, Consumer Lendingand FinTech, Transunion

  • Marketplace Public Partnerships
    (MAPPs)
  •  Cryptocurrencies
Moderator

Steve Pachella, Vice President, Head of Capital Markets, ReliaMax

Panelists

Zara Ivanova, Head of Securitization, Affirm

Panelists

Steve Lapin, Head of Capital Markets, LendUp

Panelists

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

Panelists

Jay Bernstein, Partner, Clifford Chance US LLP

5:30PM

Networking Cocktail Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Join us and unwind with fellow industry professionals for refreshments & hors d’oeuvres.

8:00AM

Registration Desk Opens

8:00AM

Continental Breakfast Opens in the Exhibit Hall

8:25 AM

Co‐Chair Welcoming Remarks

Brian Korn, Co‐Head of Financial Services, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

8:30AM

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

Moderator

Tony Muoio, Managing Director, PwC

Speaker

David Kimball, Chief Executive Officer, Prosper

8:50 AM

Featured Presentation:
E‐Signatures & Digital Lending: Close Loans Electronically Online and In‐Branch
In the sub‐prime lending market, speed‐to‐close determines market share. In this session, you’ll learn how an end‐to‐end digital process with e‐signatures can completely transform your lending business, leading to customer convenience and satisfaction. We’ll share:
‐ Top security, deployment and integration requirements
‐ Workflow best practices to achieve high adoption
‐ Regulatory considerations when moving to digital lending
‐ OneMain Financial’s e‐signature success story with actual ROI metrics

Andrea Masterton, Director of Corporate Marketing, eSignLive by VASCO

9:10 AM

Enhancing POS Systems ‐ Partnerships & Leveraging Technology

Moderator

Selina Stoller, Consumer Portfolio Acquisitions Manager, SAF Holdings, LLC

Panelists

George DeMare, VP, Business Development, AmeriFirst

Panelists

Manoj Verma, CRO & Co‐Founder, TabaPay

9:50 AM

Collections

Moderator

Scott J. Hyman, Member‐in‐Charge, Severson & Werson

Panelists

Paul Farinacci, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Credit Control LLC

Panelists

Tim Collins, Chief Compliance Officer,TrueAccord

Panelists

Leslie Bender, General Counsel & Chief Strategy Officer, BCA Financial Services, Inc.

10:35 AM

Marketplace Lending State of Play: More Fin and Less Tech

Moderator

Michael Koenitzer, Director of Business Development, Global Debt Registry

Panelists

Philip Bartow, Portfolio Manager, RiverNorth

Panelists

Jim Rothberg, General Partner, Route 66 Ventures, LLC

Panelists

Aidan Kelleher, Head of Research and Analytics, Nexlend Capital Partners, LLC

11:20 AM

Crowdfinancing: ICOs and Regulation A

Moderator

Gene Massey, CEO, MediaShares.com

Panelists

Jawad Ansari, CPA, Managing Director, Boustead Securities, LLC

Panelists

Charles Kaufman, Esq, Shareholder, Homeier Law PC

Panelists

Rod Turner, CEO and Founder, Manhattan Street Capital, Inc.

Panelists

Christian Kameir, VP Corporate Development, SolidOpinion Inc.

12:05 PM

Conference Concludes

12:30 PM

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)