GC2017 program det
Structured Credit and a Rising Rate Environment (Invite only)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Stardust
   
   

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

Speakers
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?