North America Banking, Finance and Securities Conference

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7 World Trade Center

250 Greenwich Street


08:15 - 08:50

Registration and networking

08:55 - 09:00
09:45 - 10:25

Hot topics in North American banking and consumer finance

A panel of senior Moody’s analysts will explore some of the key credit topics that are affecting the creditworthiness of US and Canadian banks and other financial institutions:

  • Impact of higher inflation, tighter monetary policy and reduced debt affordability
  • Challenges and opportunities presented by rising interest rates
  • Credit quality hot spots, including consumer, CRE, C&I, non-banks/private credit
  • Expectations for deposit outflows and impact on liquidity and funding
  • Capital and profitability trends
10:25 - 10:55

Networking break

10:55 - 11:35

How is private credit poised to navigate the evolving economic environment?

The growth of private credit is shifting the credit market landscape for borrowers, lenders and investors alike. Panelists will discuss topics ranging from private credit market composition and trends, transaction volume prospects and asset quality expectations amid rising macro challenges, and access to investor and creditor capital.

  • Sustainability of private credit growth amid shifting macro conditions
  • Borrowers’ vs. lenders’ market: evolving transaction terms in the current environment
  • Vulnerability of strengthening net interest margin (a function of rising rates) to eventual credit deterioration
  • Strength and stability of investor demand and sources of liquidity
12:20 - 13:00

Crypto’s evolving role in the financial system

The panelists will explore and debate crypto’s evolving role in the financial system, addressing top of mind questions including:

  • What is crypto’s role in today’s financial system and what aspects of banking could it disrupt?
  • How is the widening institutional investor adoption shaping the future of crypto?
  • Can one regulate crypto without stealing its thunder?
  • What does the crypto crash and resultant bankruptcies of some platforms mean for the space?
13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch


End of event

Rich Handler Chief Executive Officer Jefferies Financial Group Bio
Bruce Van Saun Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Bio
Ana Arsov Managing Director, Global Banking Co-Head Moody’s Investors Service Bio
Fabian Astic Managing Director, Global Head of Decentralized Finance and Digital Assets Moody's Investors Service Bio
Megan Fox Vice President - Senior Analyst, North America Banks Moody's Investors Service Bio
Janet Kim Assistant Treasurer, Head of Corporate Finance Coinbase Bio

Event Details:

Venue Name: 7 World Trade Center

Address: 250 Greenwich Street

Date: November 2, 2022

Time: 08:50 – 14:00 EDT