Global ABS 2019
Barcelona, Spain
June 11 - 13, 2019

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AFME and IMN are excited to announce the 23rd Annual Global ABS, taking place 11-13 June 2019, in Barcelona, Spain. We are host to over 3,000 attendees, and a facilitator of thousands of 1:1 private investor and issuer meetings, making Global ABS a major catalyst for structured product deal flow in Europe.
 
Issuers looking to market their latest offerings and investors seeking yield in the ABS market will have many opportunities to connect pre, during and post-event using our unique networking portal, in the exhibit hall and attendee lounges, and in dedicated public and sponsor- hosted private meeting spaces.
 
Our attendees gain a competitive edge from attending the sessions hosted at Global ABS. Our timely program features speakers whose expert insights provide important industry updates, key trends, and alerts about emerging regulations, products and markets.
 
A must- attend event, Global ABS is a platform that informs, engages and delivers a competitive edge for the entire European structured finance community.

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  • Debt Capital Markets Issuers
  • Underwriters/Structurers
  • Rating Agencies
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  • Analytics Firms

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    Tuesday, 11 June 2019

      09:00
      Global ABS 2019 Registration Opens


      Commence Concurrent Tracks ‘A-C’


      Track A 12:30
      101 Series: Getting to the Basics of Securitisation

        • Understanding the benefit of securitisation to the real economy  
        • Identifying the key players and understanding the structure of an ABS deal 
        • The role of securitisation as a capital management and funding tool 
        • How can securitisation deliver relative value? 

      Track B 12:30
      Esoteric Investment Overview

        • With yields in traditional ABS classes diminishing, where can investors go? 
        • Handset, Marketplace, US Solar and PACE, US Transportation Assets, UK student loans, insurance securitisation 
        • Challenges? What is the impact of funding and regulatory constraints? 
        • Diversity: is the overall diversity of collateral improving? 

      Track C 12:30
      Diverging Regulatory Regimes: How will they Impact the Cross Border Investor and Issuer?

        • Implications for the UK post-Brexit: third party country status and impact on UK issuer access to various currencies 
        • EU and U.S. compare and contrast; impact on cross-border issuance and investment 
        • Divergent risk retention schemes, alternative reference rates, European STS requirements, risk-free rates: will we ever find common ground or is this the death knell of a truly global and liquid ABS market? 

      Commence Concurrent Tracks ‘A-D’


      Track A 13:20
      101 Series: Understanding the Role of Securitisation in Residential Mortgage Finance

        • Identifying the key players and understanding the structure of an RMBS deal 
        • The role of securitisation in mortgage finance 
        • How can securitisation deliver relative value for real estate investors? Mortgage lenders?  
        • Comparing and contrasting as a funding tool and investment opportunity with covered bonds, loans, and other forms of finance  
        • Comparing and contrasting with covered bonds 

      Track B 13:20
      STS Compliance 101: Challenges, Uncertainties, and the Role of the Verification Agent

        • Implementation and interpretation of technical standards and guidelines‎ on STS
        • Data reporting standards 
        • Role of the verification agent 
        • How will the requirement apply to private deals? 
        • What benefits have issuers realized to date by obtaining the STS label? 
        • Case studies to date including trials and tribulations, registration for new asset vs. legacy deals 
        • Implications for non EU issuers on compliance with deal transparency and reporting standards 
        • Risk weighting; test for getting assets off balance sheet 
        • HQLA and STS ABS: worth obtaining STS label so bank can invest in ABS as a liquid asset 

      Track C 13:20
      Agents of change?  Trustee Perspectives on Hot Topics and Recent Issues

        • How does the trustee function fit in going forward? 
        • Do trustees exercise their discretion frequently enough? 
        • What are the key considerations in respect of indemnities for trustees and litigation funding? 
        • What is the role of the trustee in dispute resolution? 
        • Are there additional protections that need to be built into documents? 

      Track A 14:10
      101 Series: NPLs

        • Defining the various types of non-performing loans: recoverable  vs. unlikely to be repaid 
        • Overview of the key markets and asset types: Greece, Italy, Portugal, Ireland and Spain 
        • Lender strategies for disposing of NPLs; cash vs. synthetic  
        • The case for internal management 
        • Understanding the role of the servicer /special servicer in getting assets re-performing  
        • Timeline for conversion to an RPL 

      Track B 14:10
      More than STS on the EU Regulatory Horizon

        • Overview of the key (non-STS related) requirements in the new EU securitisation regulation 
        • Credit granting standard obligations 
        • Risk retention requirements 
        • Transparency and Disclosure Standards 
        • Key compliance considerations for public and private transactions 
        • Where do the remaining issues lie? 
        • What will the requirements mean for non-EU deals? 

      Track C 14:10
      Use Of Internal Models (SEC-IRBA) and Hierarchy Of Approaches

        • Views on the Draft RTS on Pura.
        • Modelling of weighted average life of the tranche maturity
        • Building a SEC-IRBA model from a bank investor perspective
        • Supervisory approvals for internal SEC-IRBA models
        • Use of hierarchy and SEC-ERBA

      15:00
      Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall


      15:30
      Hosts' Welcoming Remarks


      15:40
      The Challenges and Opportunities of IBOR Transition: SONIA, SOFR and ESTER

        • How ready are the capital markets for the new risk-free rates?  What are the key deadlines?   
        • How have issuers and investors reacted to the proposed changes?  Are they embracing change or dragging their feet? 
        • What unique and special challenges do securitisations face? 
        • SOFR is a secured rate while SONIA and ESTER are or will be unsecured rates.  How much co-ordination is there between policymakers in the US, EU and UK?   
        • What are the challenges for legacy deals based on Ibors?  What are the possible solutions? 
        • What about the underlying assets:  how should they be transitioned off Ibors?  What are the special challenges in dealing with retail customers? 
        • What practice points have you seen emerge that you support?       
        • What should the industry’s priorities be going forward? 

        • Cornelia Holthausen , Deputy Director General Market Operations (European Central Bank)
        • Edwin Schooling Latter , Director of Markets and Wholesale Policy (Financial Conduct Authority)

      16:30
      Global Geopolitical Trends, The Credit Cycle and The Crystal Ball: What Does the Future Hold for the European Union and its Economy?

        • Brexit: It came, it went. What has been the impact on the UK and the EU’s economies and capital markets?  
        • Is Europe trapped between growing global populist movements and “the same old politics”?   
        • What is the impact of slowing Eurozone growth?  How sustainable is European debt?   How big is the risk of further turbulence in the Eurozone? 
        • Will we see a complete Banking Union, Capital Markets Union and common European treasury in the next five years?      
        • We will see a central bank reversal on the end of Quantitative Easing?   
        • Outlook for the Southern European economies and impact on overall Eurozone financial markets 
        • What does a slowdown in China mean for commodity-based economies such as Australia?. 
        • How might global trade wars impact on EU economies and financial markets? 

        • Erik Nielsen , Chief Economist (UniCredit)

      17:20
      Day One of Global ABS 2019 Concludes and Welcoming Cocktail Reception Commences


    Wednesday, 12 June 2019

      08:15
      Registration & Breakfast


      08:45
      ABS Growth and Liquidity Outlook: How Well Prepared is the Market to Weather the Next Storm?

        • As we near the end of the credit cycle, is European securitisation better prepared than 2008? Are the new structures built to withstand strong economic headwinds? 
        • Where will we see growth in 2019?  NPLs?  Risk transfer trades?  STS securitization?   
        • Will the eventual unwind of the ABS Purchase Programme be reversed? Under what conditions? In a weakened economy, who will replace the central bank investor? What could be the impact on pricing in the primary market? 
        • Where do you invest in a weakening credit cycle? 
        • What should keep us awake at night?  Brexit? Sino-US tensions?  The loss of the political mainstream?  
        • Are investors investing in products they do not fully understand?  
        • Has the new framework helped or hindered the market so far in 2019?   
        • Are all the new disclosure requirements really required by investors?  Are the costs and effort going to be worth it?  
        • Where will Bank originators turn to for liquidity? 

      09:35
      Opening Keynote Speaker


        • Verena Ross , Executive Director (European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA))

      10:20
      Keynote Speaker


        • Chris Skinner , Author and Commentator (Digital Human; The Financier)

      11:05
      Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall


      11:30
      Six Months Into the New Securitisation Framework: Implementation and Practical Considerations to Date

        • How have regulations affected primary issuance volumes in both the public and private placement markets so far? 
        • What does this mean for overseas issuers, particularly for Australian ABS and possibly the UK Post Brexit? 
        • Timeline for clarity on STS especially data reporting standards, conduit regulations, and STS for synthetic risk transfer 
        • IFRS, leverage ratios  
        • The regulators’ view of securitisation: Has the stigma gone away? Are the risk weights of the new capital hierarchy correctly calibrated?  
        • Scorecard on STS take-up: How does the new joint ESAs committee work? How smoothly is the approval process for SRT transactions working? 

      12:20
      Delegate Luncheon


      Commence Tracks A-D


      Track A 13:20
      Marketplace Lending and Securitisation in Europe

        • What is the real scope for diversifying the consumer lending and SME Finance landscape?  
        • Why has this form of lending not evolved as it has in the US?  
        • How might it evolve in Europe post crisis? 

      Track B 13:20
      Synthetic vs. True Sale for Bank Regulatory Capital Relief and Significant Risk Transfer

        • Policy maker versus supervisory views on synthetic structures for achieving risk transfer 
        • Regulatory attitudes to SRT and new issues? When will the EBA issue further consultations? 
        • STS status for Synthetics: timeline and likelihood 
        • What are biggest drivers for future issuance (BASEL 4 floors, leverage ratio) 
        • What’s the issue with excess spread? 

      Track C 13:20
      STS Costs and Benefits Analysis: The Investor and Issuer Viewpoint

        • Due diligence requirements for investors in ABS: and reporting requirements for issuers of ABS: Are they overly burdensome? 
        • Navigating the website 
        • What will the self-attestation model of STS notification mean for investors?  What will investors need to do in addition? 
        • Are the benefits of STS enough to encourage investment? Might they hinder issuance? 
        • What should the capital? treatment of STS positions be? 
        • Cross border investing and issuing: Will USD and other cross border ABS become off limits without the STS label? 
        • Overview of investor supervision and enforcement process 
        • Overview of issuer compliance and logistics process 

      Track D 13:20
      The European CLO Market: Sailing into Rough Waters

        • Investor pullback amid poor underlying asset performance 
        • Slowing refinancing volumes 
        • Economic slowdown and the corporate sector reaction 
        • With economic growth slowing, default rates remain extremely low, but will they hold?  
        • Counting the 2008 financial crisis as a lesson learner, how are we better off in another downturn this time? 
        • Why has the market grown so much? Will the reduced arbitrage and spread widening in the US and Europe hamper significant new issuance? Where is growth likely to come from? Will it continue growing as it has? 
        • Should investors share central bankers’ concerns about the growth in corporate leverage and weakening  covenants? 

      Track A 14:10
      Unsecured Consumer Credit ABS

        • Will shorter-dated consumer ABS benefit from Libor transition worries? 
        • Impact of the end of QE  
        • Issuance bright spots: autos, consumer credit, RMBS  
        • ABS versus corporate bonds, equities, emerging markets 
        • Is there appeal for unsecured consumer loans given low yields 
        • Credit Card ABS volume predictions 
        • Outlook for Southern European consumer lending and performance  

      Track B 14:10
      Bank Funding Strategies Post Central Bank Schemes

        • Overview of the European banking landscape, in particular consolidation trends 
        • Bank funding strategy amid central bank funding tapering 
        • Update on volume of bank asset portfolios for sale 

      Track C 14:10
      Impact of New Regulations on Conduit Finance Vehicles

        • What are the chief concerns of Conduit managers with the new STS regime? 
        • Conduit versus term on balance sheet strategy for receivables finance 

      Track D 14:10
      The CLO Investor and Researcher Roundtable

        • Investor views on weakening covenants: are the loans riskier than before given consistent high demand for CLO collateral?  
        • Are some of the loan underwriting standards too aggressive? Are they sure to meet EBITDA triggers? How will they perform under even the slightest of economic downturns? 
        • Do you expect CLO managers to alter their investment styles given possible tougher economic times ahead? How might they achieve this? 

        • Arthur Rosenbach , Head of the ABS & Researchdesk (Bank Leumi Israel)

      15:00
      Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall


      Track A 15:30
      Non-Bank Issuers: How Sustainable and Competitive is Their Lending Model?

        • With the challenger bank model survive? What is their funding strategy going forward? 
        • Dependence on warehouse lines of credit given no customer deposits 
        • Is this a sustainable model? Which business model will survive the test of time? 
        • Role of traditional banks as warehouse lenders 
        • Role of Private Equity as lenders and equity investors 
        • How do they build scale without customer deposits to lend against? What is their unique lending strategy in terms of niche customer base? Outlook for securitization issuance by challenger banks 
        • How are newer lending platforms funding themselves? What challenges have they been facing as they try to establish themselves? 
        • Investor appetite for these assets given the lack of performance history and unproven credit assessment capabilities, especially as we enter a tougher credit cycle 

      Track B 15:30
      European CMBS: Closing Up Shop?

        • Review of underlying macro-factors including commercial property occupancy rates,  foreclosure rates, price trends and demand for commercial e-lending  
        • Assessing the impact of online shopping on pricing, rent, valuation of retail properties; how has this affected the security and stability of the loans? Are loans underpinning CMBS backed by retail more likely to underperform?  
        • Are loan structures are becoming too borrower friendly? Is this a case of too many lenders chasing too few borrowers? Emergence of covenant-light CMBS transactions in Europe 
        • Are fears that CMBS will be the star underperformer again merited? How will regulators react? 

      Track C 15:30
      Liquidity Issues: Does the ABS Market Have a Case of the LCR Blues?

        • How will the loss of LCR status for existing and new ABS transactions affect the market? 
        • How will bank investors be impacted going forward?

      Track D 15:30
      European NPLs: An Overview of the Non-Performing Loan Market

        • Review of the various NPL jurisdictions and total NPL volumes yet to be resolved; which countries have made significant progress and which have a long way to go? 
        • Overall market for distressed assets being sold  
        • Compare and contrast  progress to date in Italy, Greece, CEE versus Spain and Ireland 
        • Key differentials for investing in NPLs versus in other products 
        • Strategies for NPL management: cash vs. synthetic transfer transaction vs. internal management 
        • Strategies for getting NPLs re-performing: timeline, likelihood and how long must the loans be seasoned for investors to feel secure? 

        • Alessia Pirolo , Head of NPL Coverage (Debtwire)

      16:20
      Women in Structured Finance Networking Reception Commences: Hosted by 100 Women in Finance

      • This reception will run from 16:20 to 18:00 hours. 

      Track A 16:20
      ABS Trader and Syndicate Panel

        • Securitisation 2.0: how will ABS perform in the next recession compared to other capital market instruments? 
        • Market conditions: Spread impact of ECB tapering, broader credit market conditions and areas of vulnerability  
        • Flows: Which sector offers best relative value at present, and which is likely to be the best performer into year-end? 
        • Financing: Current status of the collateralized financing market, types of trades that take place and products that are preferred by  market participants 
        • New capital regulation:  what has been the impact of the new rules? 
        • Market impact of MiFID, STS and FRTB - effects on liquidity, investment format and investor/trader positioning 
        • Direct Lending & Whole loan trading: How does the ABS market compare with direct lending on the underlying collateral? Which asset types, jurisdictions and products are attractive and for which types of investors?  
        • Trader and Syndicate Banker View: Closing remarks and market outlook for the rest of 2019 

      Track B 16:20
      UK and Dutch RMBS: New Issuance and Refinancing Projections

        • Many of the large private equity backed deals are reaching their call dates in 2019 & 2020; what will the refinance volume total? 
        • With the term funding scheme ending, what does this mean for the refinancing needs of those assets and for the UK financial sector overall? 
        • Return of the master trust bank issuer  
        • Will the tightened requirements for CBPP be a net positive for funding via the ABS market instead? 

      Track C 16:20
      Comparing Global Risk Retention Frameworks: US, EU, UK, Japan and Australia

        • Technical details of compliance:  (lawyer and arranger) 
        • Accounting viewpoint on fair valuation 
        • The issuer perspective: how they got comfortable with the number and how they chose their method of RR 
        • Ideas going forward  
        • Implications for European transactions 

      Track D 16:20
      Spotlight on Italian NPLs: GACS Review and NPL Progress to Date

        • Impact of macroeconomic factors on the NPL market: What is the forecast for Italy’s 2019 budget negotiations with the European Commission?  
        • How is the market navigating one year after the FTA has been brought into force? Is the IFRS bringing about a true alignment in valuation between buyers and sellers, or was the FTA an opportunistic move? 
        • What is the next urgent matter in the bank market with regards to cutting operating costs, or the rise of unlikely to pay? Will banks be prepared for further bank consolidation? 
        • Has there been any progress with justice and bankruptcy reform? Will this new political environment hinder further progress with these efforts?  
        • Has this political uncertainty had an influence on global investors? 

      Track A 17:10
      Auto ABS: Is the Sector Stalling Out?

        • Economic uncertainty and declining new car sales: will the volume of Auto ABS decline as a result? 
        • Issuance plans in 2019 given new STS compliance requirements 
        • Will the tighter rules on diesel cars hit residual values? 
        • Retreading the tire: trends in used car sales finance: the same asset financed three times, residual value concerns 
        • Autonomous vehicles and what that will do for the Auto sector? Who will buy a car in ten years’ time? What will happen to residual value?  
        • Market dynamics changing due to ECB involvement 

      Track B 17:10
      Decoding the Real World Applications of Blockchain and Other Emerging Tech in the Securitisation Sector

        • Given all the hype surrounding blockchain, AI, and big data, where will the ABS market likely be disrupted and how, particularly in deal structures and investor reporting 
        • More importantly, what processes are likely to remain the same?  i.e. will the origination to ABS execution process be entirely digitized? What are the real world barriers to this model? What about securities settlement processes? 
        • How should the various stakeholders to a transaction prepare for securitisation 3.0? 
        • What types of fintech partnerships are arising and how are banks implementing new tech in the ABS transaction? 

      Track C 17:10
      The Annual ABS Researchers’ Panel

        • Where are most attractive pockets of value for investors across ABS & CLO? 
        • Should investors have concerns about future performance in case of economic malaise? Any sectors in particular? 
        • Are new reporting templates useful / fit for purpose? Do you see much benefit in using the detailed loan level data? 

      Track D 17:10
      Greek and Cypriot NPLs: New Government Backed Proposals for NPL Resolution and the Role of ABS

        • Forecasting the political climate in Greece post-election and its anticipated impact on NPL resolution efforts  
        • Will the anemic growth in Greece’s GDP over the next three years be a substantial obstacle in improving the NPL ratio? 
        • How are the Greek banks fairing one year on from the revised NPL ratio targets set by the European Central Bank? Are they on track to meet the new reduction target of €65bil by 2020?   
        • Update on the newest developments in the Greek judicial framework: Out of Court Workouts and the Insolvency law 
        • Major impediments remaining in the current legal framework

      18:00
      Day Two of Global ABS 2019 Concludes


    Thursday, 13 June 2019

      08:30
      Registration & Breakfast


      09:00
      Brexit Update and the Impact on ABS Markets

        • Post-Brexit, are we now facing two separate but parallel securitisation / STS regimes:  one for the UK and one for the EU? 
        • What are the key implications for issuers and investors? 
        • Will UK asset managers still be able to manage European funds? 
        • How will a UK originator see the investor base change?  And an EU originator?   
        • How will spreads be affected?  
        • How will investor buying UK assets react? How will Brexit affect the staffing model for ABS? 
        • What currencies will the UK be able to access? 
        • Impact on secondary market activities:  will deals be driven out of London? Or into London?   
        • What is the outlook for market infrastructure outlook? 

      09:40
      The Annual Global ABS Structured Credit Investor Roundtable

        • What are structured finance investors keen to buy in the current environment? 
        • Does ABS still hold relative value? 
        • Investor Views on STS: Assessing the Importance and Utility of the Label 
        • What are the expected due diligence requirements for investors under STS?  

      10:30
      Keynote Speaker

      • Presented by 100 Women in Finance  
        • Amanda Pullinger , CEO (100 Women in Finance)

      11:00
      Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall


      Commence Concurrent Tracks ‘A-D’


      Track A 11:30
      Opportunities in European RMBS: New Markets and Trends

        • Spain and Italy’s revitalization 
        • Dutch Private Equity issuers filling the pipeline 

      Track B 11:30
      Emerging Trends in Significant Risk Transfer

        • New asset classes and emerging geographies: Mexico, expansion outside of Europe.  
        • New structures: Cash securitizations  
        • Supervisor’s views on what they like and do not like 
        • Excess spread  

      Track C 11:30
      Diversity and Inclusion: How Does the ABS Market Score on these Metrics?

        • Opportunity for career development 
        • Who can serve as role models 
        • Achieving a work life balance 
        • What are the inherent obstacles to promotion? 
        • What networking is required to succeed? 
        • How is ABS as an industry faring promoting diversity and inclusion? What more needs to be done? 

      Track D 11:30
      CLO Managers’ Roundtable

        • Have managers now come to terms with risk retention and implemented their solutions? 
        • How CLO 2.0 structures have impacted managers 
        • Is the change in manager landscape a good development for investors or not? 
        • Are PE firms better placed to be CLO managers? 
        • Assessing different types of managers 
        • Challenges in launching a new fund 

        • Dan Robinson , Chief Investment Officer, Europe (CIFC Asset Management)

      12:20
      Delegate Luncheon


      Commence Concurrent Tracks ‘A-D’


      Track A 13:20
      Digging for Yield Down Under: Australian ABS Market

        • Is Australia managing a housing-market soft landing? How will this impact RMBS performance? 
        • Issuance volume outlook for 2019 
        • Prime vs. non-prime: investor considerations 
        • Emergence of green RMBS 

      Track B 13:20
      “It’s not Easy Being Green”: The Cost vs. Benefit of Obtaining the Green Label for an ABS Deal

        • What are the global standards emerging for the green status of a deal: Capital markets union scheme for disclosure of the green label 
        • Why is there an increased focus on green in the banking sector overall? 
        • Which sectors are most benefitted by obtaining the green label? Autos, Residential mortgages 
        • Do the benefits conferred by the green label outweigh the cost to obtain it? Is the deal more liquid as a result? Are there clear pricing benefits? 
        • Will see a large increase in securitisation deals with the green label? 
        • Is the classification/definition of “green” bonds / finance appropriate? 

      Track C 13:20
      Impact of the New Covered Bonds Regime on RMBS

        • Have covered bonds cannibalized RMBS? 
        • Have they made it too easy / cheap for issuers and driven down yields for investors? 
        • Can we expect a more level playing field in regulatory treatment of RMBS versus CBs?   
        • When the CBPP ends, can the covered bonds market stand on its own? 
        • Are there natural limits (e.g. encumbrance) to covered bond issuance?   
        • Are the covered bonds and RMBS markets decoupled? If covered bonds shrink, will RMBS fill the funding gap? 
        • How feasible are the proposals for European Secured Notes? 

      Track D 13:20
      US versus European CLO Markets: A Fork in the Road

        • What is the impact of Risk Retention repeal in the US on European investor participation in USD deals 
        • Continued regulatory divergence impact on relative value of investing in the US versus Europe  
        • What are the main structural and collateral differences between US and European CLOs 
        • Relative value: investing in US vs European CLO across the capital structure 
        • Has there been any impact from the new Japanese FSA rules on “risk retention” and risk weights for ABS investments? 

      Track A 14:10
      The Chinese ABS Market: A Dragon Awakened

        • Since the re-emergence in 2012, issuance expanded 65% YOY in 2017 to total $200bil rivaling some of the largest asset classes in the U.S. in terms of volume. What is the forecast for 2019? Will the rapid pace continue? What are the major headwinds? Tailwinds? 
        • Impact of an economy transitioning from export –led to consumption-led model on demand for ABS financing 
        • What is being funded and why securitisation as a funding choice? Residential housing, infrastructure, commercial property, consumer loans, online lending, factoring and leasing companies, SMEs and large corporates, Non-performing loans 
        • Moving beyond the Interbank market; how can China attract more foreign participation in its domestic issuance 

      Track B 14:10
      New Trends and Innovations in Trade Receivables Finance

        • Will the recent uptick in trade receivable finance deals be halted by STS implementation? 
        • What will this mean for large corporates who rely on securitisation as a key funding mechanism? 
        • Digitalisation: use cases for blockchain and digital invoicing; what are some of the legal concerns emerging with digitalisation? 

      Track C 14:10
      Loan Portfolio Acquisitions and Securitisation

        • Estimated issuance volume of NPL and Performing Loan ABS in 2018 
        •  What about risk retention requirements in the EU and U.S.? How will issuers finance this requirement and will it hinder further securitisations? 
        • Are there sensible adjustments that can be made to regulation to make NPL securitisation easier?  
        • Attracting investor interest for the junior tranches of NPL and Performing Loan securitisations 

      Track A 15:00
      Re-Emerging ABS Markets Focus on Eastern Europe

        • Developments in Russia, Poland 

      Track B 15:00
      Tokenised Securities: What Does It All Mean?

        • Not all tokens are crypto, and not all crypto is bitcoin. What is a digitized asset and how can it open up new sectors for securitisation? 
        • Democratization of assets: Turning previously illiquid assets into tradeable securities: just how weird will the assets get? Exotic cars, real estate, anything but the plain vanilla loan 

      Track C 15:00
      The Private Placement Market in the EU

        • ABC’s of Private Debt: Key factors to consider, risks and avoiding trouble 
        • Overview of recent transactions and deal structures 
        • Pricing considerations for determining whether public versus private issuance 
        • Impact of STS disclosure requirements for private issuance 
        • Finding relative value in private secured debt 

      15:50
      The 23rd Annual Global ABS Conference Concludes


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    Barcelona, 8019
    Spain

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    Additional Info: Due to the high demand for this property, each reservation is subject to a two night non-refundable deposit.
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    Additional Info: Please note: AFME & IMN do not have a group block at this hotel and cannot guarantee rate or availability.
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