Celebrating Women in Structured Finance and Fintech 2021

Virtual
April 27, 2021 - April 28, 2021

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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 *

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Current as of April 26, 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

9:00am

Welcome Remarks

Lauren Bautista, SVP, Opal Group

9:05am

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
Moderator

Andrea Mandell, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Panelists

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

9:50am

Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase

10:00am

Women in ABS Roundtable – European Focus

 

  • COVID-19 impact on performance and lending environment
  • Issuance trends in European ABS Market
  • Latest market trends and regulatory developments
Moderator

Olga Gekht, Senior Vice President, Moody’s Investors Service

Panelists

Theresa Kradjian, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Rosemary Kelley, Senior Managing Director, KBRA

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

10:45am

Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase

10:55am

Women in CLOs Roundtable – European Focus

Moderator

Michelle Manuel, Co-Portfolio Manager, Investec Bank Limited

Panelists

Claire Puddicombe, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Francoise Devenoges, Portfolio Manager, GLG Partners

Asha Narayan, CLO Portfolio Manager, PGIM

11:40am

Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase

11:50am

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
  • How to integrate climate risk into your ESG strategies
Moderator

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

Panelists

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

12:50pm

Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase

1:30pm

Women in ABS Roundtable – US Focus

 

  • Relative value
  • Portfolio positioning
Moderator

Amanda Johnson, Senior Associate, Invictus Capital Partners

Panelists

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

Jennifer Thomas, VP, Senior Analyst, Loomis Sayles

Florence Chan, Principal, Securitized Products, PGIM

2:15pm

Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase

2:25pm

Women in CLOs Roundtable – US Focus

 

  • The resiliency of CLOs
  • Why structure matters
Moderator

James Vogl, Head of Product Development, KopenTech

Panelists

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

Gretchen Lam, Senior Portfolio Manager, Octagon Credit Investors

3:10pm

Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase

3:20pm

Women in Alternative Lending Roundtable

 

  • Staying innovative in competitive market
  • New product offerings
Moderator

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

Panelists

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

Denise Thomas, CEO & Co-Founder, ApplePie Capital

Meredith Williams, Vice President, Everberg Capital Partners

4:05pm

Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase

4:15pm

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?
Moderator

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

Panelists

Candice Richards, Managing Director, MidOcean Partners

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

Beth Starr

Daphne Coelho-Adam, Counsel, Seward & Kissel LLP

5:00pm

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

9:00am

Welcome Remarks

Lauren Bautista, SVP, Opal Group

9:05am

LIBOR Transition

 

  • How is Libor transition impacting the different sections of markets? Operational readiness
  • Legacy contracts
  • Focus between now and end 2021
Moderator

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

Panelists

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

Daphne Coelho-Adam, Counsel, Seward & Kissel LLP

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

Deniz Yegenaga, Director, BlackRock

9:55am

Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase

10:05am

Women in FinTech

 

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

James Vogl, Head of Product Development, KopenTech

Panelists

Stella Li Kirkpatrick, Investments Officer, Calvert Impact Capital

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

Jennifer Lee, Principal, Edison Partners

Anouk De Blieck, Strategic Advisor - Board Advisory & Human Capital, SayeNvest Capital Advisory Limited

10:50am

Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase

11:00am

Exploring Women-Run/Women-Owned Funds

Moderator

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

Panelists

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

11:45am

Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase

11:55am

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

Moderator

Vivek-Anand Dattani, Head of EMEA & APAC and Chair of the MERG, Trepp LLC

Panelists

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

Sheryl Orr, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Abigail Antwi, Senior Manager, EY

Mirjana Dimc Perko, Strategic Advisor - Executive Management and Governance, SayeNvest Capital Advisory Limited

12:40pm

Virtual Mix and Mingle

LIVE PANELS CONCLUDE

 

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

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Registration Pricing

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

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval.

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  • 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

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