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Structured Credit and a Rising Rate Environment (Invite only)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Paul Oliver, Head of Fixed Income and Treasury, Emirates Investment Authority

Michael Flaskey, CEO, Diamond Resorts International
Steven Koehler, Director and Portfolio Manager, Crescent Capital Group LP
William Murray, Co-Head of ABS, CQS

As the economy strengthens and the Federal Reserve looks to continue raising interest rates, investors are considering structured credit as a way to mitigate risk and a source for incremental returns. Our session of experts will discuss the following:

  • What is the state of underwriting standards within the various corners of the structured credit universe?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages for issuers and sponsors of securitizations in the RMBS and CLO markets? Is this having a notable effect on supply and demand dynamics of various products?
  • Are there certain corners of structured finance that are better suited for a rising-rate environment?
  • Where are the most interesting esoteric structured credit products emerging from and is the risk-return profile attractive?
  • How have new entrants been successful entering the space, and where have investors been focused?