Agenda Outline


Australian Securitisation 2017 offers a program highlighting up-to-the-minute issues relating to the securitisation market. 

All sessions are held on Level 3, Hilton Sydney.


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There will also be a welcome cocktail function, gala dinner and after party included as part of Australian Securitisation 2017’s social program.


Day 1 - Monday 20 November

 

2.00pm

ASF welcome

 
 

THE ECONOMIC AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

 
2.10pm

Chief economists' roundtable

  • Is Australia managing a housing-market soft landing?
  • Regional and global influences, including investment flows.
  • Forecasting 2018 and key risk factors.

Panellists: 

  • Bill Evans, Chief Economist, Managing Director and Global Head of Economics and Research | Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific | S&P Global Ratings
  • Richard Yetsenga, Chief Economist | ANZ

Moderator:

  • Su-Lin Ong, Chief Economist and Head of Australian Research | RBC Capital Markets
 

2.50pm

Keynote address

  • Marion Kohler, Head of Domestic Markets Department | Reserve Bank of Australia 
 

3.20pm

Afternoon break

 

 

TOWARDS A BROADER INDUSTRY

 

3.45pm

Panel discussion: Building buy-side engagement 

  • How the industry is reaching out to real-money buyers.
  • Buy-side outlook on housing and financial-institution issuers.
  • The bugbears: liquidity and data transparency.

Panellists:

  • Scott Barker, Regional Head, Asia Pacific | IFM Investors
  • Jason Bounassif, Treasurer | AMP Bank
  • Dylan Bourke, Portfolio Manager | Kapstream Capital
  • Amy Green, Investment Manager | Aberdeen Asset Management

Moderator:

  • James Kanaris, Director, Structured Finance | Westpac Institutional Bank

 

4.20pm

Panel discussion: The mezzanine market in depth

  • New pools of demand - where and why?
  • The hunt for yield and the sustainability of demand.
  • Satisfying the domestic and offshore bid.

Panellists:

  • Benjamin Downie, Partner | Allens
  • Peter Riedel, Chief Financial Officer | Liberty Financial
  • Steven Fleming, Partner | Gryphon Capital Investments
  • James McNabb, Portfolio Manager | Aquasia

Moderator:

  • Rachelle Reed, Executive Director, Fixed Income Sales | Commonwealth Bank of Australia

 

4.55pm

Panel discussion: The Australian industry in a global context

  • Global demand: a temporary spike?
  • Investor relations and the Australian collateral story.
  • The role of green assets – including green RMBS – in global portfolios.

Panellists: 

  • Pia McCusker, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Cash Management | State Street Global Advisors
  • James Shaw, Head of Funding | Bank of Queensland
  • Andrew Twyford, Group Head of Debt Capital Markets | Pepper Group 
  • Tetsuya Nagamochi, Investment Business Division | Shinsei Bank

Moderator:

  • Lionel Koe, Director, Securitisation | National Australia Bank

 

5.30pm

Day 1 close - welcome reception

 
     

Day 2 - Tuesday 21 November


 

THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

 

9.10am

Keynote address

  • Wayne Byres, Chairman | Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

 

9.40am

Panel discussion: How the industry is adapting to the new regulatory environment

  • Where have we landed on warehousing?
  • Risk weights and capital – where to next?
  • Areas for industry focus in future.

Panellists:

  • Dominic di Gori, Executive Director, Structured Capital Markets | ANZ
  • Guy Volpicella, Executive Director and Head of Structured Funding and Capital | Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Michael Thomson, Group Manager, Corporate Trust Australia | BNY Mellon
  • Patrick Brennan, Executive General Mangaer, Policy and Advice Division | Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Moderator: 

  • Irene Kleyman, Vice President and Senior Analyst | Moody’s Investors Service

 

10.15am

Presentation: Regulation and competition in the Australian financial sector

  • How settings are promoting and constraining competition.
  • Capital and funding challenges.
  • Ratings direction.

Presenter:

  • Ilya Serov, Associate Managing Director | Moody’s Investors Service

 

10.30am

Panel discussion: The role of the nonbank sector

  • Sector response to regulatory oversight. 
  • What nonbank lenders provide in a healthy credit environment. 
  • Funding the sector globally.

Panellists:

  • James Austin, Chief Financial Officer | Firstmac
  • Mary Ploughman, Joint Chief Executive | Resimac
  • Matthew O'Hare, Treasurer, Australia | Pepper Group
  • Peter Riedel, Chief Financial Officer | Liberty Financial

Moderator:

  • Stephen Magan, Executive Director, Securitised Products Group | J.P. Morgan

 

11.05am

Morning break

 

 

 GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

 

11.35am

Panel discussion: Women in Securitisation – is it all just lip service? Separating the talkers from the walkers.

  • Which companies are truly walking the walk in terms of tangible improvements in gender diversity.
  • The SSGA “Fearless Girl” campaign and its impact.

Panellists:

  • Cathie Armour, Commissioner | Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Dominica Ribiero, Head of Institutional Marketing | State Street Global Advisors
  • Camilla Love, Executive Director | Perennial Investment Management and Founder | F3 – Future Females in Finance

Moderator:

  • Sally Patten, Personal Finance Editor | Fairfax Media

 

12.10pm

Panel discussion: Global markets roundup

  • Asia - building product familiarity in Japan and beyond.
  • Europe - what happens when the taps are turned off?
  • US - supply and demand, relative value and Australian opportunities.

Panellists:

  • Stafford Butt, Managing Director, International Asset-Backed Finance | Wells Fargo
  • Fabrice Guesde, Head of Global Structured-Credit Solutions, Asia Pacific | Natixis
  • Haan Ti, Executive Director, Structured Finance | MUFG
  • Tetsuya Nagamochi, Investment Business Division | Shinsei Bank

Moderator:

  • Marjan van der Weijden, Global Head of Structured Finance and Covered Bonds | Fitch Ratings

 

12.50pm

Lunch

 

 

DISRUPTION, BIG DATA AND THE FUTURE OF THE MARKET

 

1.45pm


Keynote address: Artificial intelligence and financial services

  • Shashank Pawar, Data Innovator | Microsoft
 

2.15pm 

Q&A: Deploying big data advances in a securitisation context

  • Towards a deeper client understanding.
  • Risk pricing and what the buy-side wants.
  • The competitive landscape.

Panellists:

  • Matthew Neece, Senior Strategy and Product Manager | Perpetual Corporate Trust
  • Shashank Pawar, Data Innovator | Microsoft
  • Sophie Gilder, Head of Blockchain | Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Stephen Maher, Head of Debt Markets Research | Macquarie Bank

Moderator:

  • Richard McCarthy, General Manager - Sales, Product and Marketing | Perpetual Corporate Trust
 

2.40pm 

Panel discussion: Big data in the crystal ball

  • Pace of change: the next five years and the next decade.
  • Big data and finance.
  • Predicting winners and losers. 

Panellists:

  • Stephen Scheeler, Partner and Special Advisor – Digital | PwC
  • Steve Millward, Chief Analytics Officer | Data Republic
 

3.05pm 

Q&A: Developing the green mortgage

  • How well do lenders understand the potential of their own assets?
  • Verification and certification.
  • Securitisation ramifications. 

Panellists:

  • Eva Zileli, Head of Group Funding | National Australia Bank
  • Richard Lovell, Executive Director, Investments | Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Moderator:

  • Samantha Swiss, Chief Executive | KangaNews
 

3.25pm

Afternoon break

 

3.50pm

Panel discussion: New lenders and disruptive technology

  • Understanding next-generation borrowers.
  • Competitive challenge or comparative advantage - how disruptors fit in.
  • Funding disruptors from start up to securitisation.

Panellists:

  • Kevin Lee, Division Director, Debt Origination and Structuring | Macquarie Bank
  • Katherine McConnell, CEO and Founder | Brighte
  • Cameron Poolman, CEO | OnDeck
  • Ed Bigazzi, Chief Financial Officer | Prospa

Moderator:

  • Jenny Schlosser, Partner | Ashurst
 

4.25pm

Panel discussion: Conference wrap and 2018 industry outlook

  • Projecting demand – including the international landscape.
  • Opportunities and stress points ahead.
  • What will be new in 2018?

Panellists:

  • James Austin, Chief Financial Officer | Firstmac
  • Paolo Tonucci, Group Treasurer | Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Pia McCusker, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Cash Management | State Street Global Advisors
  • Simon Lewis, Deputy Treasurer | Suncorp
  • Tim Richardson, Director and Head of Pacific ABS | Deutsche Bank

Moderator:

  • Laurence Davison, Managing Editor | KangaNews
 

5.00pm

Day 2 close

 
     


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