Anna-Liza Harris, co-head of the Structured Finance and Securitization practice, will participate in a panel discussion at the 21st Annual ABS East conference in Miami Beach, Florida. Anna-Liza will speak at the "Women in Securitization" panel on Wednesday, September 16 at 4:00 p.m. (ET). The panel will discuss the following topics:

  • professional development and overcoming structural obstacles;
  • work-life balance;
  • gender-based perceptions on female potential; and
  • the likeability issue—encouraging support for our female colleagues.

Additionally, Seth Messner, a partner in the Structured Finance and Securitization practice, will be a participant in the "Investing in MSRs" panel on Friday, September 18 at 2:00 p.m. (ET). Some of the discussion topics include:

  • regulatory drivers and impediments;
  • excess servicing rights and servicing advances;
  • execution and trading;
  • acquisitions and dispositions;
  • valuation and performance;
  • consumer and interest rate modeling and risk management;
  • flow agreements vs. servicing for immediate release vs. bulk sale;
  • collateral types;
  • financing and using mortgage servicing rights (MSR) as a financing tool;
  • retain vs. release; and
  • origination trends impact.

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