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Agenda Overview


08:30 Registration and morning refreshments
09:15 Chairperson’s opening remarks
09:30 Scaling Up: Analysing the potential impact of securitisation on the European marketplace lending sphere

  • Assessing the post-Brexit environment for European ABS issuance
  • Is the securitisation of marketplace lending in Europe set to take off following this year’s pioneering deal?
  • Can securitisation be the fuel behind the continued growth of this industry?
  • Should there be investor concern around marketplace loan backed securities?
  1. Alexander Batchvarov, Head of International Structured Finance Research, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

10:00 Mapping Insikt's experiences of marketplace securitisation in the US: How have turbulent ABS and peer-to-peer climates been weathered up until now?

  1. James Gutierrez, CEO & Co-Founder, Insikt

10:45 Morning refreshments and networking break

11:30 Scrutinising the pipeline: Identifying areas of opportunity for further marketplace securitisations in Europe

  • How many European platforms are capable of achieving the critical scale needed for securitisation? What is this critical scale?
  • Assessing the pipeline for future deals: What is the appetite amongst P2P investors for further securitisation of their portfolios?
  • What is the predicted impact of Brexit on marketplace lending and the pipeline for securitisation?
  • Which types of marketplace originated asset classes are the most conducive to securitisation?
  1. Jonathan Kramer, Sales Director, Zopa
  2. Patrick de Nonneville, Chief Operating Officer, Lendix
  3. Cedric Teissier, Founder & CEO, Finexkap
  4. Jean-Benoit Gambet, Partner, Eiffel Investment Group
  5. John Goodall, Co-Founder & CEO, Landbay
  6. Rupert Taylor, Founder, AltFi moderator

12:30 Partnering with CrossLend: Securitisation and lending reinvented

  1. Philip Niemeyer, Country Manager, Netherlands, CrossLend GmbH

13:00 Lunch

14:30 How high will they go? Discussing the role of ratings and rating agencies in marketplace securitisation

  • What is critical content for the rating agencies when rating these securitisations?
  • How crucial is the rating of securitisations in attracting investor interest?
  • How do agencies adjudge the credit assessment capabilities of marketplace lenders?
  • What type of loan portfolio is most likely to gain the highest ratings?
  • How has Brexit affected the creditworthiness of marketplace lenders, their loans, and the ABS market?
  1. Monica Curti, VP - Senior Credit Officer, Structured Finance Group, Moody’s

15:00 Gauging securitisation’s capacity to bring new investor capital to marketplace lending

  • Will securitisation facilitate pension and insurance fund investment in the peer-to-peer market?
  • What returns do investors require before market entry becomes viable?
  • How can investor hang-ups around the risks attached to marketplace lending be allayed?
  • Assessing the impact of Brexit on the ABS market
  • What are anticipated levels of investor interest in marketplace securitisations going forwards?
  • How can risk-security from the likes of the EIF persuade institutional investors to get involved in marketplace securitisations?
  1. Matthew O'Sullivan, Head of Commercial Securitisation Credit Research – ABS, Fixed Income, M&G Investments
  2. Daniela Francovicchio, Senior Structured Finance Manager, Guarantees & Securitisation, European Investment Fund
  3. Mikkel Velin, Partner, High Yield Portfolio Manager, Rogge Global Partners
  4. Michael Husemann, Senior Investment Analyst, The Prytania Group
  5. Vidur Gupta, Director, Capital Markets, Future Finance
  6. Philipp Becker, Senior manager, Asset Management, KfW Bankengruppe
  7. Julian Craughan, Partner, Hogan Lovells moderator

16:00 Afternoon refreshments and networking break
16:30 Regulators and marketplace lending: Treading the fine line between market competitiveness and investor protection

  • What is the appetite amongst the marketplace lending community for further regulation in the market?
  • To what extent are concerns arising around P2P in the US transferrable to the European market?
  • How is the FCA ensuring security in P2P lending without stifling the market’s growth?
  • Is there need for new measures be implemented to ensure market stability following the emergence of European marketplace securitisations?
  • Does the need for platforms to maintain investor trust and reputation provide sufficient ‘skin in the game’ in marketplace loan securitisation? Or is concrete, financial contribution necessary?
  1. Stuart Law, CEO, Assetz Capital
  2. Joanne Cleary, Risk Specialist - Investment, Wholesale & Specialist Supervision Division, FCA
  3. Simon Pearse, Head of Compliance, RateSetter
  4. Emily Reid, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  5. Jay Tikam, Managing Director, Vedanvi Ltd. moderator

17:15 Exploring the proliferation of other non-bank lending business models and the relative importance of securitisation

  • With marketplace loan backed deals slow in coming to the fore, is securitisation more active elsewhere in the alternative lending universe?
  • How are partnerships between non-bank platforms and investing institutions being used to benefit both parties?
  • Are partnerships like this more conducive to securitisation than typical investor/peer-to-peer platform relationships?
  1. Olivier Defaux, Managing Director, BlackRock
  2. Daniel Heine, Managing Director, Private Debt, Patrimonium Asset Management AG
  3. Fergal McGrath, CEO & Executive Director, Dilosk
  4. Sean Daly, CEO & Chairman, CMIS Group
  5. Rory McHugh, Head of Specialist Lenders & FinTech Solutions, RBS moderator

18:00 Chairperson’s closing remarks, followed by cocktail reception and close of conference