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Hogan Lovells at ABS Conference

June 6-8 2017Barcelona

Hogan Lovells is pleased to be attending the annual ABS conference again this June. We will be there from 6 – 8 June 2017 and will be speaking on three panels discussing:

  • Women in ABS: Ensuring Gender Equality in Structured Finance
  • European Marketplace Lending Basics
  • SME Finance and the Role of Fund Managers

We have an exhibition stand and would be delighted to arrange meetings during the event. We will have contacts based at our stand who can answer any questions or alternatively please get in contact with a member of the team.

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Speakers and timings

Dietmar Helms
European Marketplace Lending Basics
Tuesday, 6 June: 15:15

Panel will cover the following topics:

  • Key terminology and concepts in online lending
  • What is being financed? Consumer loans, SME loans
  • Introduction to the various platforms, their strategies and business models
  • Where does the institutional investor fit in?
  • What is the potential for securitization of marketplace loans in Europe?
  • Equity vs. debt based crowdfunding
  • What has been the overall lending volume to-date to the SME Sector via the online marketplace?
  • Will this space ever truly compete with the traditional bank lenders, or do they target a materially different borrower profile?
Sharon Lewis
Women in ABS:  Ensuring Gender Equality in Structured Finance
Wednesday, 7 June: 14:35 Panel will cover the following topics:

  • Is the industry where it needs to be with respect to women achieving professional success and/or with respect to this being appropriately supported?
  • What does progression in this regard mean for the industry and what should we be aiming for?  Are more concrete goals necessary and/or realistic?
  • Have things improved in recent years or are they largely staying the same?
  • What are the challenges to progression for women within the industry, within firms and at a personal level?
  • What do you see as the single biggest factor with respect to your own progress?
  • What would you identify as a single ‘top tip’ for success for women starting out today?
Corrado  Fiscale
SME Finance and the Role of Fund Managers
Thursday, 8 June: 13:45

Panel will cover the following topics:
  •  Role of asset managers or online lending in SME finance and ABS supply
  • Will new SME ABS supply come in from NPLs, especially from Italy?
For more information on the event, please visit the event site.

Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona
Placa de Willy Brandt, 11-14
Spain, 08019

June 6-8 2017

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