Global ABS Virtual
Virtual Conference
September 15 - 17, 2020

Description

AFME and IMN are excited to announce that Global ABS 2020 will take place as a virtual event this 15-17 September. The virtual event will provide the same valuable and timely programme content you've come to expect from our annual in-person gathering, as well as opportunities to network with thousands of industry peers and much more.

As a service to our global ABS community, registration is free for Global ABS 2020. 
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Recordings are also available for AFME and IMN's 'Summer Warm Up Webinar Series', which consisted of bi-weekly webinars in June and July in the lead up to the main event. These webinars provided expert insights into topics facing the European securitisation industry, setting the stage for more in-depth discussion in September at the virtual conference. 

Who Should Attend
  • Regulators
  • Fixed Income Investors
  • Debt Capital Markets Issuers
  • Underwriters/Structurers
  • Rating Agencies
  • Analysts
  • Trustees
  • Servicers and Technology Platform Providers
  • Analytics Firms

Conference Highlights

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Agenda

    Tuesday, 15 September 2020

      10:00
      Hosts' Welcoming Remarks

      • A welcome from AFME and IMN and an overview of the virtual platform to maximize attendee experience.

        • Jade Friedensohn, Managing Director (IMN)
        • Michael Cole-Fontayn, Chairman (AFME)
        • Damian Thompson, Chairman, Securitisation Board (AFME)

      10:15
      Live Stream Panel: After the Dust Has Settled: Assessing the State of the ABS Market

        • Impact of government ABS buying programs in the US and Europe (TALF, ABS PP)
        • The liquidity crunch: impact on pricing
        • What are the worst hit sectors? CMBS, RMBS, unsecured consumer?
        • How can regulators and central banks play a role in easing the liquidity squeeze?
        • Have we seen widespread distress in deals or have protection mechanisms largely worked?


        • Neal Shah, Managing Director, EMEA Structured Finance (Moody's Investors Service)
        • Andrew South, Head of Structured Finance Research, EMEA (S&P Global Ratings)
        • Nathalie Esnault, Managing Director, Securitisation (Crédit Agricole CIB)
        • Sally Onions, Partner (Allen & Overy LLP)
        • Kevin Ingram, Partner (Clifford Chance)
        • Miles Hunt, Managing Director, Head of Securitised Products and Alternatives Syndicate (NatWest Markets)

      11:15
      Live Stream Panel: Assessing the Impact of STS to Date: The Evolution of Market Infrastructure

        • Which asset classes have taken the most advantage of STS?
        • Comparing and contrasting the STS process across various asset classes: how do the approaches to verification differ?
        • Which issuers are still finding it challenging or impossible to obtain the label? Private deals, ABCP, trade receivables, SRT transactions
        • Has the label helped public issuers attract a broader investor base? Especially bank investors who are subject to the LCR?
        • How will UK issuers fare in the long run? What are the challenges of the parallel STS regime after the Brexit transition period concludes at the end of 2020?
        • Investor analysis: Due diligence required beyond STS status, what more needs to be done?
        • Sell side analysis: Are there clear pricing benefits? Do you need wider distribution i.e. bank treasuries?


        • Merryn Craske, Partner (Mayer Brown International LLP)
        • Rob Ford, Portfolio Manager (TwentyFour Asset Management)
        • Rob Collins, Head of Treasury Markets & Chief Investment Officer (Nationwide Building Society)
        • Peter Voisey, Partner (Dentons UKMEA LLP)
        • Basak Aktay, Director, Head of Sales (European DataWarehouse GmbH)

      12:15
      Live Programming Break

      • Attendees are encouraged to visit with our sponsors in the Virtual Exhibit Hall, network with fellow delegates in the Meetings Area, and view our On Demand content including the ABS Issuer and Sponsor Presentations in the Session Rooms.

      16:15
      Live Breakouts: ABS Sector Fundamentals

      • Ratings actions, collateral performance, issuance outlook, liquidity challenges per asset class

      Track A 16:15
      Unsecured Consumer ABS



        • Jennifer Wallaert, Head of Securitised Products (NatWest Markets)
        • Edward Baker, Capital Markets Director (Prodigy Finance)
        • Meghan Kelleher, Vice President, Int'l ABS & Covered Bonds Research (JP Morgan)
        • Rosemary Kelley, Sr Managing Dir & Head of ABS (Kroll Bond Rating Agency)

      Track B 16:15
      RMBS (Prime, Non-Prime, Buy to Let)



        • Theresa Kradjian, Partner (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP)
        • John Goodall, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder (Landbay Partners)
        • Alex Maddox, Capital Markets Director (Kensington Mortgages)
        • Michael Rose, Executive Director (Standard Chartered)
        • Chiara Lombardi, Director (PwC)

      Track C 16:15
      CLOs Sector Update



        • Rishad Ahluwalia, Managing Director, Head of CLO Research (J.P. Morgan Securities LLC)
        • Chandrajit Chakraborty, Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder (Pearl Diver Capital)
        • Dr. Lewis Z. Liu, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer (Eigen Technologies)
        • Arthur Rosenbach, Head of the ABS & Researchdesk (Bank Leumi Israel)
        • Dasha Sobornova, Partner, Banking & Finance (Mayer Brown)

      Track D 16:15
      SME Funding



        • Joy Amis, Partner (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)
        • Oliver Fochler, Chief Executive Officer (Stone Mountain Capital LTD)
        • Daniela Francovicchio, Head of Securitisation (European Investment Fund)
        • Monica Curti, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer (Moody’s Investors Service)
        • Sebastian Walf, Managing Director (Citigroup)

      17:15
      Live Stream Fireside Chat with Dr. Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist



        • Amanda Pullinger, Chief Executive Officer (100 Women in Finance)
        • Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist ()

      ON DEMAND PANELS

      • Issuer Presentations How have issuers navigated COVID-19 and adapted their strategies?  What role is played by forbearance, changing consumer behaviour amid economic pressure, future funding plans, and changes to the business model now and in the future?  

    Wednesday, 16 September 2020

      10:00
      Opening Keynote Address on IBOR Transition featuring the FCA



        • Toby Williams, Technical Specialist, Benchmarks Policy / Markets & Wholesale Policy (FCA)

      10:15
      Live Stream Panel: IBOR Transition: Is It “Mission Accomplished” On Sterling New Issues? What Work Remains, Especially with the Legacy Book?



        • Richard Hopkin, Managing Director & Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets (Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME))
        • Toby Williams, Technical Specialist, Benchmarks Policy / Markets & Wholesale Policy (FCA)
        • Helen Jones, Counsel (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP)
        • Fiona Chan, Head of Capital Markets Execution (Barclays Treasury)
        • Josephine Meertens, Director, ABS Credit Research (M&G Investments)
        • Iain Budge, Director, UK & Ireland Origination & Solutions (NatWest Markets)

      11:00
      Live Stream Panel ESG Investment Principles: Why Integration is Becoming a More Important Imperative

        • Why care about ESG? What are the main sources of demand (market, regulatory, client driven)?
        • Understanding the substance of E, S, and G and how do they inter- relate? It is not just a set of rules and data, but more nuanced. Can this be a strength rather than a challenge for ABS given the inherent inter- related nature of securitized assets?
        • Where are the greatest opportunities for investors and what questions should practitioners be asking? What is the upside opportunity from an investment perspective if ESG can be applied correctly?
        Additional points:
        • What opportunites for ESG application have been created by the COVID crash? How can ESG mitigate the downside risk during periods of volatility?
        • What about D&I intergration?
        • Implications of the differentiation and opportunity for performance enhancement of the assets


        • Anna Bak, Associate Director, Securitisation (AFME)
        • Emily Thomas, Vice President (Morgan Stanley)
        • Katherine Collins, Head of Sustainable Investing (Putnam Investments)
        • Meaghan Muldoon, Managing Director, EMEA Head of Sustainable Investing (BlackRock)

      12:00
      Live Programming Break

      • Attendees are encouraged to visit with our sponsors in the Virtual Exhibit Hall, network with fellow delegates in the Meetings Area, and view our On Demand content including the ABS Issuer and Sponsor Presentations in the Session Rooms.

      16:15
      Live Breakouts: ABS Sector Fundamentals

      • Ratings actions, collateral performance, issuance outlook, liquidity challenges per asset class

      Track A 16:15
      Auto ABS Sector Update



        • Iain Wright, Director (PwC)
        • Priscilla Halverson, Funding Director, Nordic (Santander)
        • Andy Brewer, Senior Director (Fitch Ratings)
        • Valentina Cicerone, Director (Citi)
        • Jonathan Clayton, CEO (Oodle)

      Track B 16:15
      ESG Application to the ABS Sector: Challenges/Opportunities



        • Tuuli Krane, Senior Director (Fitch Group)
        • Joseph Lau, Chief Operating Officer (Lord Capital LLC)
        • Massimo Catizone, Director Securitisation, Receivables & Strategic Asset Financing (UniCredit)
        • Sjoerd Humble, Head Funding & Portfolio Management (Obvion N.V.)
        • Balint Vagvolgyi, PhD, Senior Portfolio Manager ABS & CLO (Aegon)
        • Stephanie Mah, Vice President, Structured Finance Research (DBRS Morningstar)

      Track C 16:15
      Italian NPL Sector Update



        • Giulio Brunetti, Executive Director (J.P. Morgan)
        • Katia Mariotti, Head of the Central NPL Directorate (Banca IFIS)
        • Francesco Lombardo, Partner - Financing & Capital Markets (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP)
        • Francesca Pilu, Vice President, Senior Analyst (Moody’s Investor Service)

      Track D 16:15
      Trade Finance



        • Lisa Cargill, Partner (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP)
        • Ulrich Franke, Director, Securitisation (UniCredit)
        • Robert Plehn, Head of Capital Markets (GE Capital)
        • Bertrand De Cominges, Managing Director - Global Head Trade Finance Investments (Santander Asset Management)

      17:15
      Interactive Live Yoga Class

      • Join your fellow ABS delegates for a 45 minute yoga session to de-stress and build strength after a long day of learning.
        • All levels
        • Vinyasa Slow Flow
        • Equipment: Yoga mat, yoga block (or equivalent such as a book), blanket or pillow for seated poses (optional)
        If you would like instructor feedback on your postures, please enable your camera for the class (optional).

        • Mimi Chiahemen, Managing Editor (Institutional Investor)

      ON DEMAND PANELS

      • Issuer Presentations
        How has the issuer navigated COVID-19 and adapted strategy: forbearance, changing consumer behavior
        amid economic pressure, future funding plans, and changes to the business model now and in the future.

    Thursday, 17 September 2020

      10:00
      Live Stream Panel: Investors’ Roundtable

        • What are investors using for ABS pricing benchmarks?
        • Liquidity concerns
        • Impact of payment holidays forbearance on securities performance
        • Where are the buying opportunities amid rapidly-changing markets?


        • Alan Packman, Director (Moody's Analytics)
        • Ope Agbaje, Portfolio Manager (Neuberger Berman)
        • Greg Branch, Partner, Chief Investment Officer (SCIO Capital LLP)
        • Janet Oram, Managing Director (BlackRock)
        • Ganesh Rajendra, Managing Partner (Integer Advisors)
        • Susanne Matern, Managing Director (Fitch Ratings)
        • Ana Cortes Gonzalez, Portfolio Manager (JP Morgan Asset Management)

      11:00
      How Can Capital Markets Union Help Securitisation Contribute to the Recovery?

        • How can securitisation meet the needs of the real economy, especially SMEs?
        • Can securitisation benefit from the political impetus behind CMU?
        • How is the current crisis different from the financial crisis of 2008?
        • Compare and contrast the effectiveness and impact of the various government stimulus
          packages that have been rolled out in the US, UK, Europe and Asia. What does success
          look like?


        • Pablo Portugal, Managing Director, Advocacy (AFME)
        • Manish Kapoor, CFA, Managing Principal, Vice Chairman (West Wheelock Capital; The Fixed Income Investor Network)
        • Harry Noutsos, Global Head of ABS (ING Bank)
        • Iona Misheva, Partner (Allen & Overy LLP)
        • Jonathan Walsh, Partner (Ashurst)
        • Neil Calder, Head of Portfolio Management (EBRD)

      12:00
      Live Programming Break

      • Attendees are encouraged to visit with our sponsors in the Virtual Exhibit Hall, network with fellow delegates in the Meetings Area, and view our On Demand content including the ABS Issuer and Sponsor Presentations in the Session Rooms.

      16:15
      Live Breakouts: ABS Sector Fundamentals

      • Ratings actions, collateral performance, issuance outlook, liquidity challenges per asset class

      Track A 16:15
      SRT Sector Update



        • Timothy Cleary, Partner (Clifford Chance)
        • Kaikobad Kakalia, Chief Investment Officer (Chorus Capital Management Ltd)
        • Matthias Korn, Head of Financial Solutions (Caplantic GmbH)
        • Jerome Bire, Managing Director (Credit Agricole CIB)
        • Molly Whitehouse, Director & Portfolio Manager (Newmarket Capital)
        • Killian Walsh, Director (Kroll Bond Rating Agency)

      Track B 16:15
      CMBS Sector Update



        • Christian Aufsatz, Managing Director, Head of European Structured Finance (DBRS Ratings)
        • Carenn Chu, Associate Director, Structured Finance (S&P Global Ratings)
        • Georghios Parson, Principal (Brookland)
        • Sree Mitra, Associate, securitisation (Morgan Stanley)
        • Clarence E. Dixon, Managing Director - Global Head of Loan Services (CBRE)

      Track C 16:15
      Greek NPLs Sector Update



        • Olga Galazoula, Partner (Ashurst)
        • Ilias Kyriakopoulos, Chairman & CEO (EuPraxis FSI)
        • Fotis Kourmousis, Special Secretary - Private Debt Management (Ministry of Finance)
        • Giuseppina Martelli, Director (S&P Global Ratings)
        • Charoula Apalagaki, Secretary General (Hellenic Bank Association)

      Track D 16:15
      Asia Pacific Market Update



        • Kenneth Kwan, Head of Primary ABS APAC (Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited)
        • Ann Rutledge, Chief Executive Officer (Creditspectrum Corp)
        • Chris Dalton, Chief Executive Officer (Australian Securitisation Forum)
        • Kingsley Ong, Partner; Secretary General (Eversheds Sutherland; APSA)

      17:00
      Join Us for a Collective Mindfulness Meditation to Close out Global ABS 2020

      • Are you feeling anxious about the effects of Covid-19? You’re not alone. The social isolation, working remotely, possibly juggling  homeschooling is getting to a lot of us. It’s an important time to seek calm and quiet our minds. Meditation has been proven to do just that, help you focus, and even make you happier. Studies increasingly show the cognitive, emotional, and even physical benefits.  All the techniques we practice can be easily applied to your day‐to‐day life – while sitting at your desk and while working from home! Join us as we wind down Virtual Global ABS with a mindful mediation, to set our intentions for the remainder of 2020, and to bring positivism and light to the world in challenged times.

        • Mimi Chiahemen, Managing Editor (Institutional Investor)

      17:15
      Virtual Global ABS Conference Concludes



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  • Tuesday, 15 September 2020
  • Wednesday, 16 September 2020
  • Thursday, 17 September 2020

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