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23 November 2020

25+ Speakers

Leading figures in the Risk Transfer Sector

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Join SCI for the 6th Annual Capital Relief Trades Seminar

European policymaker support for balance sheet synthetic securitisation solidified post-coronavirus, as the utility of the instrument for boosting economic recovery became clear. So far this year, the EBA published its paper on STS for synthetics, the High Level Forum issued its Capital Markets Union recommendations - which include proposals to facilitate significant risk transfer – and the European Commission adopted a 'quick fix' that reduces capital requirements for senior tranches of STS synthetic securitisations. SCI's Capital Relief Trades Seminar will explore the impact of these developments, as well as the latest trends and activity across the sector.

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March – April: £933 + vat

May – June: £ 1,033 + vat

July – August: £1,133 + vat

September onwards: £1,433 + vat

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  • 30 September


Early-bird registration is now open

Delegate rates:

March – April: £933 + vat

May – June: £ 1,033 + vat

July – August: £1,133 + vat

September onwards: £1,433 + vat

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Alan Ball

Alan Ball, Texel Finance Limited

As a broker at Texel Finance Limited, Alan focuses on working with financial institutions and corporates in arranging and structuring insurance-based solutions for a range of structured credit and regulatory capital driven transactions. Prior to joining Texel Finance, Alan was a Senior Underwriter for Liberty Specialty Markets, where he led the Structured Risk Solutions team. Alan has structured and underwritten a number of innovative and bespoke forms of insurance cover to provide credit risk mitigation, regulatory capital and other benefits to clients. The underlying exposures covered by these insurance policies have included structured loan portfolios, specialist lending exposures, securities financing exposures and alternative assets including portfolios of private equity assets, CLOs and other structured finance exposures.
Prior to joining the insurance market, Alan was a practising corporate lawyer for 9 years, training and qualifying at Slaughter and May. During his time as a lawyer, Alan advised financial institutions, private equity clients and large corporates on a broad range of matters including M&A and ECM transactions, corporate restructurings and structured finance transactions.

30 September

Molly Whitehouse

Director & Portfolio Manager
Ms. Whitehouse serves as a Director and is a founding member of Newmarket. In addition, she serves as Portfolio Manager for IIFC III. Her primary responsibilities are related to the origination, structuring, and management of investments. Prior to founding Newmarket, Ms. Whitehouse served as a Director at Mariner Investment Group. She has led the origination and structuring for multiple IIFC investments and is a frequent speaker at various industry conferences. Prior to launching IIFC, Ms. Whitehouse served as an Analyst at Cohen & Company and completed the White House Internship Program. In 2019, Private Debt Investor named Ms. Whitehouse one if its “Rising Stars.” Ms. Whitehouse earned her BA in Political Science with Honors from Yale University in 2011 and her Masters of Liberal Arts with a focus in Sustainable Development from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018, where the topic of her master’s thesis explored capital management practices at multi-lateral development banks.

30 September

Pascale Olivie

Societe Generale
Pascale joined SG early 2019 and is today in charge of developing regulatory capital optimization & de-risking solutions for FIs. In 2019, she executed two CRT trades for approximately 7 bn€ securitized portfolio.
Prior to joining SG, she worked 12 years at CACIB, firstly within the Securitization team and then within the CPM team where she was responsible for the structuring and management of regcap and secured funding deals for own account ; she built there a solid track record of synthetic securitizations deals and bespoke risk transfer transactions: 14bn€ securitized portfolio since 2014, covering a wide range of asset classes (incl. corporate assets, trade finance & emerging assets, Project/asset finance, capital calls) under Notes format and bilateral financial guarantee ; with some recent landmark transactions: first Green Capital Notes backed by a $ 3bn of Structured Finance portfolio (2017); synthetic securitization of a 3bn€ corporate assets portfolio with EIB Group within Juncker Plan (2017); synthetic securitization of a 2bn$ trade finance & emerging assets portfolio with IFC with reallocation on Social Emerging assets (2018).
Pascale graduated from the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE, Paris)

30 September

Kaelyn Abrell

Partner, Portfolio Manager
ArrowMark Partners
Kaelyn Abrell | Partner, Portfolio Manager

Kaelyn is a Partner and Portfolio Manager for ArrowMark Partners. A core member of the ArrowMark team since the firm’s inception, Kaelyn leads ArrowMark’s fixed income efforts in securitized products and has spearheaded the regulatory capital relief strategy since 2010. Kaelyn was also the lead analyst for the firm’s participation in the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF”) program. Prior to joining ArrowMark Partners in 2008, she was an analyst at Janus Capital Group where her areas of focus included residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, and interest rates (2004-2008). Previously, Kaelyn worked at Great-West Life where she was Assistant Portfolio Manager of $5.5 billion in separate account, general account and total return assets with a focus on high quality fixed income securities (1998-2004). Kaelyn graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and earned an MBA from Indiana University.

30 September

Daniela Francovicchio

Senior Structured Finance Manager
European Investment Fund

30 September

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09:00 AM 09:50 AM


09:50 AM 10:40 AM

An overview of the current status of the capital relief trades market. How has the fallout from Covid-19 affected performance, activity and issuance levels so far in 2020?

Networking Break

10:40 AM 11:10 AM


11:10 AM 12:00 PM

A focus on the EBA’s discussion paper regarding STS criteria for synthetic securitisations
  • What insights does the EBA’s report provide and how are they likely to be incorporated in transactions?
  • Does excess spread hinder the achievement of SRT in synthetic securitisations?

Lunch & Networking

12:00 PM 12:50 PM


12:50 PM 01:40 PM

An examination of the role of insurers in the CRT market
  • Are insurers good counterparties for standardised bank risk-sharing deals?
  • Which innovations and solutions do insurers bring to the CRT market?

Alan Ball - Texel


Keynote Fireside Chat

01:40 PM 02:10 PM

Networking Break

02:10 PM 02:30 PM


02:30 PM 03:20 PM

A look at the full-stack issuance trend
  • What are the drivers behind the growing volume of full-stack SRTs?
  • What are the pros and cons of cash versus synthetic securitisation for SRTs? 


03:20 PM 04:10 PM

An exploration of issuer and investor perspectives on the CRT market
  • Are new issuers and investors entering the market?
  • Which barriers to entry remain and what are the potential solutions?
  • What are the latest jurisdictions and asset classes to emerge?

Panel includes:
Molly Whitehouse - Newmarket
Kaelyn Abrell - ArrowMark Partners
Daniela Francovicchio - European Investment Fund
Pascale Olivie - Societe Generale


Networking Break

04:10 PM 04:30 PM

Workshop Session

04:30 PM 05:00 PM


05:00 PM 05:50 PM

A look are the latest structuring and documentation developments in the sector. How are banks and investors addressing issues caused by payment holidays?

Capital Relief Trades Awards

05:50 PM 06:30 PM

Cocktail Reception

06:30 PM 07:30 PM