Finance Forum 2017


  • Blockchain and Commercial Finance: New Technologies, New Opportunities
  • The CLO Market: Current Issues and Trends 
  • Comeback Time for Residential Mortgages and RMBS
  • Commercial Real Estate CLOs: The Year in Review
  • European Market Update
  • Fund Finance Market Update
  • Improving CMBS from the Inside Out
  • Middle Market Lending: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
  • NAV and Hybrid Loan Facilities: Current Issues and Trends
  • Politics and Finance – Regulation of Finance in the Trump Era
  • Recent Litigation and Enforcement Trends in the Financial Sector
  • The Secondary Market: Buying and Selling Subordinate Debt
  • Trends and Challenges in Commercial Real Estate Finance
  • Washington Insights: A Look at Pending Regulatory & Legislative Updates
  • Women in Finance – What’s Working and What’s Not?


Randy Ahlgren, Vice President, Wells Fargo
Stefanos Arethas, Head of Origination, Credit Suisse
Kevin Batteh, Partner, Delta Strategy Group
George Beckwith, Chief Financial Officer, National Gypsum Company
Andy Blocker, Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy, SIFMA
Richard Bosek, Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets, Wells Fargo
Deanne Brand, Vice President, Park Hotels & Resorts
Leland Bunch, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Sairah Burki, Senior Director, ABS Policy, Structured Finance Industry Group
Frank Byrne, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Brian Carey, Executive Director, JPMorgan 
Joan Cheney, Senior Manager, Treasury & Liquidity Risk Management, Deloitte & Touche 
Matthew Cohen, Principal, Mesa West Capital
James Conopask, Managing Director, Good Hill Partners
Thomas Cosenza, Executive Director, JPMorgan 
Pratap Dasgupta, Senior Managing Director, Fund Linked Products, Macquarie
Maureen Dollinger O'Connor, Vice President - Financial Crime Legal, Barclays Capital Inc.
Missy Dolski, Director, Varde Partners
David Eckels, Senior Vice President, Midland Loan Services, Inc.
Michael Flood, Deputy Executive Director, CRE Finance Council
Ron Franklin, Partner, Corporate, Proskauer
Terrence Gregersen, Executive Director, Natixis North America Inc.
Anuj Gupta, Managing Director, Waterfall Asset Management
Daniel Jacobson, Portfolio Manager, AEW Capital Management
Jeff Jaenicke, Managing Director, Head of Fund Linked Products Financing, Credit Suisse
Jeffrey Johnston, Managing Director, Wells Fargo
Laurie Lawler, Managing Director, HSBC
Catherine Matthews, Director and Senior Trader, Covenant Credit Partners
Alessandra McKell, Director, Private Equity Fund Finance, Investec
Deryk Meherik, Vice President/Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service, Inc.
Matthew Nichols, Chief Executive Officer, Deephaven Mortgage
Jason Nick, Deputy CIO, Private Securities, Starwood Property Trust
David O'Reilly, Chief Financial Officer, Howard Hughes Corporation
Anders Persson, Managing Director, TIAA
Melissa Ricco, Managing Director, Barings
Allan Schmitt, Managing Director, Wells Fargo
Allen Shifflet, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kunal Singh, Managing Director, JPMorgan 
Dee Dee Sklar, Managing Director, Head of Subscription Finance Asset-Backed Finance, Wells Fargo
Jonathan Spiegel, Transaction Management Attorney, Morgan Stanley
David Spotts, Senior Vice President, Midland Loan Services, Inc.
Lisa Traylor, Managing Director, Wells Fargo
Tess Virmani, Associate General Counsel, Loan Syndications & Trading Assocation
Laura Warner, Managing Director, Fifth Third Bank
Richard Wheelahan, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Capitala Group
Robert Wood, Managing Director, Subscription Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch