ABS Tech
New York, NY
November 20, 2019

Description

IMN is excited to host the 5th Annual ABS Tech Conference, November 20 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City. The 2019 edition will cover innovation in securitization, both from a transactional data transparency perspective as well as institutional investor viewpoint.

The structured finance sector is not immune from the rampant spread of technology, and innovations in the FinTech space that are occurring at an ever-accelerating rate. Busy securitization professionals lack the time, and the resources, to fully digest the plethora of developments, and how they will directly affect their day-to-day jobs in the online lending world. As a solution to this growing knowledge gap, we are proud to expand the Online Lending world to include a one-day dedicated ABS Tech track in order to facilitate these worlds merging. This one-day gathering will consist of a series of panel presentations and interactive breakout discussions featuring firms that are already intersecting with the structured finance sector to evoke meaningful process change. This is the place for ABS professionals to find out where in the asset management world ABS Tech will race to surface.

The evolution of the securitization model from a brick and mortar bank to online lending highlights the disruption and power of technology in the securitization world. A must-attend event, the conference will help deliver these innovations to the market and provide a platform where the impact and timeline can be discussed.
 
ABS Tech is proud to announce its 2019 Conference Chairman: 

William Moretti, Managing Director, Global Structured Products, MetLife Investment Management

"We are on the cusp of a transformational period in the structured finance industry. Data science, artificial intelligence and distributed ledger technologies will help eliminate inefficiencies, increase transparency, improve liquidity, and broaden the investable universe in securitized assets. IMN has developed a conference to help us learn about these emerging technologies and guide us into the future of structured finance at the 5th Annual ABS Tech Conference on November 20th."

Mr. Moretti is leading a board of prominent ABS practitioners who are guiding the 2019 extended content.


Who Should Attend
The ABS Tech Conference has been constructed by ABS practitioners directly, providing a concerted focus for maximum utility by securitization professionals across various jobs beyond the esoteric asset class.
  • Online Lending/P2P platforms
  • Specialty finance companies
  • Start-ups
  • Private equity firms
  • Hedge funds
  • Wealth management firms
  • Senior lenders
  • Asset managers
  • Asset-backed issuers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Regulators
  • Fixed Income Investors
  • Issuers Funding via Debt Capital Markets
  • Underwriters
  • Rating Agency Analysts
  • Trustees
  • Servicers
  • Technology Platforms
  • Analytics Firms
  • Legal professionals

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    ABS Tech: Beyond the Esoteric Asset Class

       

      • This year's program will offer 2 concurrent conference streams focusing on ABS Tech and Online Lending & the Future of Securitization.  Please click on the tabs above for each stream's agenda. 



        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      8:00 AM
      Breakfast and Registration Opens





        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      9:00 AM
      Chairman's Opening Remarks



        • William Moretti, Managing Director, Global Structured Products (MetLife)


        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      9:10 AM
      Keynote





        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      9:30 AM
      Welcome to Sec Tech: Development of the Traditional Market

        • Micro-economic versus macro-economic: How might the election have an effect on lending platforms such as student loans? Overview of the recent election cycle?
        • How have the underwriting themes evolved throughout 2019?  Have these weakened or maintained lending volumes?
        • Are platforms starting to tighten their credit in anticipation of a recession? How are interest rates and tariffs affecting the market’s economic growth?
        • Are we seeing increased investor participation in the whole loan pass-through transactions?
        • Are we seeing a bullish tone ahead for the consumer market?
        • How have traditional markets such as auto lending developed? Can alternative data help this? 
        • Point-of-sale financing: Are specialty finance companies (termed out cost options) going to overtake the credit card route for individual business lines?
        • How does the growth of digital banks impact fintech lending?


        • Angela Galardi Ceresnie, Chief Executive Officer (Climb Credit)


        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      10:20 AM
      Transformation Hurdles: People, Culture and Legacy

        • Effecting change at your organization and empowering the practitioners
        • Managing the catch 22: Grass root innovation and senior level force for change. How do you bridge this disconnect across multidisciplinary roles?
        • How to adapt without hitting pause on the business
        • Tech trends for structured securities: Are you winning the race with technology or lagging behind? 




        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      11:00 AM
      Refreshment Break





        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      11:25 AM
      Tech Talk





        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      11:40 AM
      Across the Spectrum: From Blockchain to Crypto Assets

        • What is blockchain and its various usages
        • Structures: Open versus closed chain; Permission based; Private versus public.
        • Applications: Which structure is best applied in ABS, where and when?
        • Getting away from the Bitcoin blues: What is a digitized token and how does it different from cryptocurrency?
        • What does it mean to securitize a digital asset? Are these instruments liquid?
        • What is the crypto reaction to Facebook Libra?


        • Lewis Cohen, Founding Partner (DLx Law LLP)
        • Ron Quaranta, Chairman (Wall Street Blockchain Alliance)


        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      12:20 PM
      Tech Talk





        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      12:35 PM
      Delegate Luncheon





        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      1:35 PM
      Fireside Chat: Automation Project in the Loan Market

      • Hosted by:

        • Bridget Marsh, Executive Vice President – Deputy General Counsel (LSTA)
        • Aaron Wright, Associate Clinical Professor (Cardozo Law)


        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      2:15 PM
      Re-Tooling Originators: Can Technology Revitalize your Business?

        • From bean to cup: How applying blockchain technology from the point of loan origination can reduce friction points along the life cycle towards securitization
        • Can technology help originators reduce cost in order to more effectively compete with the GSEs?
        • Mortgage lenders: Are the tech solutions on the market the holy grail for bringing the PLS market back to life?
        • How can this benefit the underserved communities?
        • Can large originators start making use of a fully digital mortgage? 




        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      2:55 PM
      Using Data to Reduce Fraud and Improve Asset Performance across ABS Sectors

        • From online lending to mortgages, how can technology significantly reduce fraudulent underwriting and improve asset quality?
        • How much data do investors rely on to assess their borrowers?  Are investors seeing improvement on the underwriting?
        • What privacy challenges run parallel?
        • How will this impact the need for huge amounts of loan verification work currently done by multiple (expensive) parties?


        • Eric Kolchinsky, Director Structured Securities Group (National Association of Insurance Commissioners)


        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      3:35 PM
      Refreshment Break





        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      3:55 PM
      The Evolution of Analytics

        • With the advent of AI and Machine Learning, traditional analytics methodology will be turned on its head: What are the new techniques emerging? i.e. clustering
        • Cognitive analytics: How to apply practical application
        • How can this be used for hybrid deployment across platforms and underwriting pools?
        • Surveillance: How do you create relative value in owning a loan?
        • Are investors aware of all the data available and incorporating into their processes? 
        • Using AI to highlight fixed income investments 


        • Dapeng Hu, Managing Director (BlackRock)


        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      4:35 PM
      Changing the Legacy Systems: How Will the Roles of the Counterparties to an ABS Deal Evolve in the Next 10 Years

        • How are firms positioning themselves for the oncoming wave of disruption?
        • Smart contracts: the new trustees of tomorrow?
        • Creating a process to adopt these technologies
        • Programmers versus traders/portfolio manager 




        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      5:15 PM
      Conference Concludes and Networking Reception Commences





        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

    Online Lending & the Future of Securitization

      8:00 AM
      Breakfast and Registration Opens





        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      9:00 AM
      Chairman's Opening Remarks



        • William Moretti, Managing Director, Global Structured Products (MetLife)


        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      9:10 AM
      Keynote





        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      9:30 AM
      Welcome to Sec Tech: Development of the Traditional Market*

        • Micro-economic versus macro-economic: How might the election have an effect on lending platforms such as student loans? Overview of the recent election cycle?
        • How have the underwriting themes evolved throughout 2019?  Have these weakened or maintained lending volumes?
        • Are platforms starting to tighten their credit in anticipation of a recession? How are interest rates and tariffs affecting the market’s economic growth?
        • Are we seeing increased investor participation in the whole loan pass-through transactions?
        • Are we seeing a bullish tone ahead for the consumer market?
        • How have traditional markets such as auto lending developed? Can alternative data help this? 
        • Point-of-sale financing: Are specialty finance companies (termed out cost options) going to overtake the credit card route for individual business lines?
        • How does the growth of digital banks impact fintech lending?
        *Plenary session combined with ABS Tech

        • Angela Galardi Ceresnie, Chief Executive Officer (Climb Credit)


        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      10:20 AM
      Transformation Hurdles: People, Culture and Legacy*

        • Effecting change at your organization and empowering the practitioners
        • Managing the catch 22: Grass root innovation and senior level force for change. How do you bridge this disconnect across multidisciplinary roles?
        • How to adapt without hitting pause on the business
        • Risks and opportunities: Are you winning the race with technology or lagging behind? 
        *Plenary session combined with ABS Tech



        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      11:00 AM
      Refreshment Break





        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      11:25 AM
      Tech Talk



        • Adam Hughes, President & Chief Operating Officer (Avant)


        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      11:40 AM
      Short Term Securitization: The Fundamental Strategy for all Businesses

        •  Growth and scale: The power of the securitization programs as a funding tool for this market
        • How has the hybrid funding model evolved: What is the split between balance sheet funding and remaining collateral?
        • Platform strategies: How to continue reducing cost of capital from ABS deals
        • What affect does tightening yields have on traditional hedge funds?


        • Karan Mehta, Head of Capital Markets (Marlette Funding)


        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      12:20 PM
      Tech Talk





        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      12:35 PM
      Delegate Luncheon





        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      1:35 PM
      Top Tips for Compliance: Finding the Disruptive Balance

        • Online lender requirements at the State and Federal Level: Where do we stand post OCC Fintech Charter?
        • Will we see a migration of mean reversion in the market?
        • Best practices for litigation cases
        • Consumer loans: Impact of the Taxpayer First Act and Assembly Bill 539


        • Ryan Metcalf, Head of U.S. Regulatory Affairs (Funding Circle)


        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      2:15 PM
      Alternatives to Conventional Securitization

        • Why is there a new demand for the non-conventional securitization model? Alternative structures making headwind 
        • Has everything moved to whole loan form?
        • Cross border securitization and micro-securitizations 
        • Combination models with pass through certificates
        • What other products are platforms bringing online?
        • Are platforms moving into peripheral business spaces?
        • Overview of spread and yield performance 


        • Paul Mangione, Principal (Fort Schuyler Advisors)
        • Christian Faes, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder (LendInvest)
        • Oliver Schimek, Chief Executive Officer & Founder (CrossLend GmbH)


        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      2:55 PM
      Rating Agency Perspective: Adapting to the Transformation

        • What are rating agencies doing to adopt innovations in their processes? 
        • Are we seeing oversubscription in credit classes?
        • Is this leading to increased origination of bad loan? Ramifications on pricing and deals
        • Will data science be deployed more efficiently in the underwriting compared to user experience? 
        • Are rating agencies getting real time data from servicers for all asset types? 




        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      3:35 PM
      Refreshment Break





        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      3:55 PM
      Venture Capital Roundtable: How to Turn Projects into Unicorns



        • Hans Thomas, Executive Director (1/0 Capital LLC)


        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      4:45 PM
      Investors’ Roundtable: How to Find Alpha

        • How do investors utilize the data provided by issuing platforms?
        • Does new legislation requiring standardized asset level and data disclosure in the mortgage and auto leasing space have a positive impact?
        • How are investors approaching data and technology solutions to make business decisions? Are these being leveraged to help with systematic investments?
        • Are we seeing short term investment decisions? How does the alternative mortgage market affect new data available?
        • Where are investors finding yield and how do you maintain these at a stable and tight market? Where are the interesting trades?
        • Use of AI screeners


        • Florence Chan, Vice President (PGIM Fixed Income)


        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

      5:15 PM
      Conference Concludes and Networking Reception Commences





        ** This session contains presentations. Presentations will be made available to conference registrants starting first day of the conference.

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  • Investor Rate - $895
  • Issuer Rate - $1,195
  • Online Lending Platform Rate - $1,195
  • Super Early Bird Rate - $1,695
  • Early Bird Rate - $1,895
  • Standard Rate - $2,095
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  • Crowne Plaza Times Square


    1605 Broadway
    New York, NY, 10019
    USA

    Additional Info:

    Please use the link above to make a reservation in our group room block, pending availability, until our cutoff date of Monday, October 21.   IMPORTANT NOTE: IMN has not retained any third party booking company to assist with reservations.  If you are interested in making a reservation at The Crowne Plaza you must make your reservation using the link above.

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