Celebrating Women in Structured Finance and Fintech 2021

April 27, 2021 - April 28, 2021

16 days left

Virtual conferences are playing a crucial role in this time of remote work and digital business by allowing organizations to adapt in a world going through new challenges. These changes are not only altering the way we do business now but will alter the way we do business in the future.

At Opal Group, our goal is to become a valued partner to the financial investment world by providing options for companies and individuals to connect with one another in their efforts to share information, deal flow, and foster relationships that fuel your efforts to reach your target market. Today, Opal Group is proud to offer customized live virtual conferences that combine market timely ideas and industry specific topics – produced to connect like-minded individuals and companies. This new digital offering can help expand your brand’s reach, position speakers as thought leaders, and connect with potential prospects amidst the world’s current climate.

Opal is proud to launch our Celebrating Women in Structured Finance and Fintech (virtual) taking place on April 27-28, 2021.

Please join us on this journey to navigate the wave in our future by attending and sharing thoughts on best practices and directions of deal flow opportunities.

* This event is open to all genders in the structured finance space and will include an array of relevant SF topics *

To request our current agenda, participant list and sponsors

Current as of April 11, 2021

(Schedule Times are in EDT)

Advisory Board

Fatima Hadj, Initiator & Co-founder, Climate Action Women

Dagmara Michalczuk, Principal and Portfolio Manager, Tetragon Credit Partners

Molly Whitehouse, Director & Portfolio Manager, Newmarket Capital


Welcome Remarks

Lauren Bautista, SVP, Opal Group


Working through the Pandemic


  • Challenges &adapting to new ways to work in this environment
  • Sourcing new deals
  • Staying connected with clients
  • Planning for future business opportunities

Andrea Mandell, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP


Yulia Gnatyuk, Director of Marketing and Business Development, MonJa

Kate Cody, SVP, Strategy, Vemo Education

Eileen J. Ho, Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Alice Carpenter, Director, Legal and Governance, British Business Bank


Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase


Women in ABS Roundtable – European Focus


  • Outlook for 2021

TBA, Moody's


Theresa Kradjian, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Rosemary Kelley, Senior Managing Director, KBRA

Fiona Kettner, Director Structured Finance & Capital Markets Services, Trustmoore Group

TBA, Moody's


Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase


Women in CLOs Roundtable – European Focus


Claire Puddicombe, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Michelle Manuel, Co-Portfolio Manager, Investec Bank Limited

Francoise Devenoges, Portfolio Manager, GLG Partners

Asha Narayan, CLO Portfolio Manager, PGIM


Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase


ESG investing


  • ESG from Europe to the US
  • Challenges for ESG & Structured Finance
  • COVID-19 impact on ESG investment and initiatives
  • Greatest opportunities
  • Climate change initiatives

Cara Newman, SVP & Deputy General Counsel – Residential Business, Redwood Trust, Inc.


Molly Whitehouse, Director & Portfolio Manager, Newmarket Capital

Elana Lipchak, Vice President | ABS Strategy, BofA Securities

Kristina Matthews, Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations & ESG, Brightwood Capital Advisors

Lisa Veliz Waweru, Customer Success Lead, The Climate Service, Co-Founder, Women in Climate Tech

Sinead McIntosh, Director, Business Development, Ocorian


Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase


Women in ABS Roundtable – US Focus


  • Relative value
  • Portfolio positioning

Amanda Johnson, Senior Associate, Invictus Capital Partners


Theresa O'Neill, Managing Director, ABS Strategist, BofA Securities

Kyra Fecteau, VP, Portfolio Manager, Securitized Credit Strategist, Mortgage & Structured Finance, Loomis, Sayles & Company

Florence Chan, Principal, Securitized Products, PGIM

Charlotte Gladwin, Director, Single-Family Credit Risk Transfer, Freddie Mac


Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase


Women in CLOs Roundtable – US Focus


  • The resiliency of CLOs
  • Why structure matters

Laila Kollmorgen, Managing Director, PineBridge Investments

Adrienne Dale-Burns, Principle – Portfolio Manager, MidOcean Credit Partners

Taryn Leonard, Co-Head of Structured Credit Investment Team, Barings

Michelle Liu, Director, KKR


Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase


Women in Alternative Lending Roundtable


  • Staying innovative in competitive market
  • New product offerings

Amy Anuk, SVP and Managing Director, Encore Advantage, an Encore Capital Group company


Jane Fox, Director - U.S. Principal Acquisition and Specialty Finance, Credigy

Jennifer Mitrenga Maymon, Head of Investor Relations, Figure

Denise Thomas, CEO & Co-Founder, ApplePie Capital

Meredith Williams, Vice President, Everberg Capital Partners


Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase


Cultivating the Next Generation of Women Leaders


  • How do you differentiate yourself as a leader?
  • How to be an ally or advocate
  • Mentorship / sponsorship
  • Fundraising
  • What opportunities are on the horizon?
  • How do you support the next generation of leaders with gender diversity in mind?

Polly O'Brien, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP


Candice Richards, Managing Director, MidOcean Partners

Fiona Walden, SVP, Global Head of Credit, Renaissance Re

Beth Starr, Managing Director, Crédit Agricole CIB

Daphne Coelho-Adam, Counsel, Seward & Kissel LLP


Virtual Mix and Mingle

(Schedule Times are in EDT)

Advisory Board

Fatima Hadj, Initiator & Co-founder, Climate Action Women

Dagmara Michalczuk, Principal and Portfolio Manager, Tetragon Credit Partners

Molly Whitehouse, Director & Portfolio Manager, Newmarket Capital


Welcome Remarks

Lauren Bautista, SVP, Opal Group


LIBOR Transition


Masako Oshima, Associate Managing Director, Moody’s Investors Service


Michelle Danso, Global Head Prime Brokerage and Trading Legal, Man Group

Daphne Coelho-Adam, Counsel, Seward & Kissel LLP


Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase


Women in FinTech


  • The role of innovation, technology and data
  • Investing in Fintech

Stella Li Kirkpatrick, Investments Officer, Calvert Impact Capital

Fatima Hadj, Initiator & Co-founder, Climate Action Women

Jennifer Lee, Principal, Edison Partners


Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase


Exploring Women-Run/Women-Owned Funds


Fatima Hadj, Initiator & Co-founder, Climate Action Women


Spring Hollis, CEO & Founder, Star Strong Capital

Dagmara Michalczuk, Principal and Portfolio Manager, Tetragon Credit Partners

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

Alexandra Daly, CEO and Founder, AA Advisors Ltd


Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase


Beyond Gender Diversity: Inclusion and diversity in leadership, company culture and hiring practices


Angela Nagy, SVP, Finance & Chief Accounting Officer, GreenSky, Inc.

Sheryl Orr, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Abigail Antwi, Senior Manager, EY




Platform will remain open for one on one meetings, communication with event delegates, visiting exhibit booths and viewing session recordings.

etc.venues 360 Madison
360 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017

Registration Pricing

1 user/pass
Investor Complimentary*
Issuer Complimentary*
Standard $295

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval.

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  • Overview of the Real Estate Economy
  • Regulatory/Tax Issues: What Are The Realized Effects Of The New Tax Laws?
  • Opportunity Zones 201
  • Value-Add and Opportunistic vs. Core and Core Plus Investments
  • Real Estate Debt and Alternative Financing Strategies
  • Analyzing Direct vs. Co-Investment vs. Commingled Funds
  • Finding Deal Flow, Acquisitions & Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Real Estate Disrupters 2020: The Future Culprits?
  • Family Office Discussion: What Are You Looking For In This Cycle?
  • Live and on demand video panels

  • Exhibit Hall with branded interactive booths and analytics

  • Ability to connect via instant message chat, video chat, direct message

  • Live Chatting Options in sessions, private 1:1 communication & lounge area for group networking

  • And more!

  • Investment Banks
  • Issuers
  • Investors
  • Trustee, Administrators
  • Platforms
  • Law Firms
  • Rating Agencies
  • Family Offices
  • Consultants
  • Attorneys
  • Accounting Firms
  • Hedge Funds
  • Service Providers
  • Pension Plans
  • Institutional Investors
  • Insurance Companies
  • Investment Managers

Manager vs. Investor Breakdown

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