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 much more.

As a service to our global ABS community, registration is free for Global ABS 2020. 
REGISTER HERE

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

      09:00
      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, Head of UK Financial Institutions (NatWest Markets)

      09:15
      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?


      10:15
      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?


        • Rob Ford, Portfolio Manager (TwentyFour Asset Management)
        • Rob Collins, Head of Treasury Markets & Chief Investment Officer (Nationwide Building Society)

      11:15
      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.

      Live Breakouts: ABS Sector Fundamentals

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

      Track A 16:15
      Unsecured Consumer ABS



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



        • John Goodall, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder (Landbay Partners)
        • Alex Maddox, Director (Kensington Mortgages)

      Track C 16:15
      CLOs Sector Update



        • Chandrajit Chakraborty, Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder (Pearl Diver Capital)

      Track D 16:15
      SME Funding



        • Oliver Fochler, Chief Executive Officer (Stone Mountain Capital LTD)

      17:00
      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

      10:30
      Live Stream Panel: IBOR Transition: Is It “Mission Accomplished” On Sterling New Issues? What Work Remains, Especially with the Legacy Book?



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

      11:30
      Live Stream Panel: ESG Investment Principles, the Asset Manager's Perspective



      12:30
      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.

      Live Breakouts: ABS Sector Fundamentals

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

      Track A 16:15
      Auto ABS Sector Update



        • Priscilla Halverson, Director Nordic (Santander)

      Track B 16:15
      ESG Investing



        • Joseph Lau, Chief Operating Officer (Lord Capital LLC)

      Track C 16:15
      Italian NPL Sector Update



        • Katia Mariotti, Head of the Central NPL Directorate (Banca IFIS)

      Track D 16:15
      Trade Finance



      17:00
      Live Fitness Class



      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

      09:00
      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?


        • Ope Agbaje, Portfolio Manager (Neuberger Berman)
        • Greg Branch, Partner, Chief Investment Officer (SCIO Capital LLP)
        • Janet Oram, Managing Director (BlackRock)

      10:00
      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?


      11:00
      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



        • Kaikobad Kakalia, Chief Investment Officer (Chorus Capital Management Ltd)
        • Matthias Korn, Head of Financial Solutions (Caplantic GmbH)

      Track B 16:15
      CMBS Sector Update



      Track C 16:15
      Greek NPLs Sector Update



        • João Ferreira Marques, Chief Investment Officer, Advisor, NED (ActiveCap, Capital Partners)
        • Ilias Kyriakopoulos, Chief Executive Officer & Principal (EuPraxis FSI)

      Track D 16:15
      Asia Pacific Market Update



        • Ann Rutledge, Chief Executive Officer (Creditspectrum Corp)
        • Chris Dalton, Chief Executive Officer (Australian Securitisation Forum)
        • Tracy Chen, Portfolio Manager & Head of Global Structured Credit (Brandywine Global Investment Management)
        • Kingsley Ong, Secretary-General & Director (APSA)

      17:00
      Closing Meditation and Relaxation Session



      17:15
      Virtual Global ABS Conference Concludes



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Keynote Speaker

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