About the Summit

The American Financial Services Association (AFSA) returns to New York with a fast-moving, one-day financial services Credit Summit! This conference brings professionals responsible for credit and investment decisions together with senior management of financial services companies, banks and rating agencies. Presentations by some of the most active issuers in the debt markets will be given. Speaker and panel sessions on the future of the industry by prominent finance industry leaders and other experts offer valuable insights into market trends and the industry's approach to new challenges.

2018 marks the 28th year of this conference organized by AFSA, the non-profit trade association for the consumer credit industry.

2017 Credit Summit Issuers



6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception


8:30 a.m.—9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast Buffet

9:00 a.m.—9:50 a.m.

The Trouble for Trumponomics

Leading economist Stephen Gallagher, U.S. Chief Economist and Head of Research at Société Générale, will open the AFSA Credit Summit with a macro overview of the global economy and its implications for policy in Washington. Patrick McCartan, 2017 Conference Chairman and Treasurer at Caterpillar Financial Services Corp., will also give remarks.

10:00 a.m.—10:35 a.m.

 PRESENTING COMPANY:  Toyota Financial Services

10:35 a.m.—10:50 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:50 a.m.—11:45 a.m.

Commercial REITs Panel

Panelists from leading commercial REITS and Moody’s share views regarding trends in commercial real estate finance. Discussion topics include state of the current investment cycle, trends in property values, market liquidity and capital flows, regulation, and the outlook for lending volumes, competition and returns.
Mark Wasden / VP, Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Service
Jeffrey F. DiModica / President, Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
Brian Harris / CEO, Ladder Capital Corp
Robb Paltz / Associate Managing Director, Structured Finance, Moody’s Investors Service

 Small Group Discussions:  GM Financial

11:55 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

 PRESENTING COMPANY:  Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

 Small Group Discussions:  Toyota Financial Services, iStar Financial, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation

12:30 p.m.—1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.

BDC Panel

Business Development Company (BDC) senior executives join financial services industry analysts to discuss the BDC sector. The panel will cover sector growth prospects, the evolution of its capital funding, the impact of regulations, the outlook for earnings and credit quality particularly in the context of the broader financial sector.
Chris C. Cary / Director, Financial Institutional Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
Gregory W. Hunt / Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Apollo Investment Corporation
Penni Roll / Chief Financial Officer, Ares Capital Corporation
Gregory A. Robbins / Managing Director, Head of Corporate Strategy and Development, Golub Capital
Patrick Frisch / Managing Director, Head of Investment Industry Finance Group, ING Capital LLC
Jonathon Bock, CFA / Managing Director, Senior Equity Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

2:10 p.m.—2:45 p.m.

 PRESENTING COMPANY:  Harley-Davidson Financial Services

 Small Group Discussions:  Toyota Financial Services, Caterpillar Financial Services, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation

2:55 p.m.—3:30 p.m.


 Small Group Discussions:  Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

3:30 p.m.—3:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:45 p.m.—4:20 p.m.


 Small Group Discussions:  Harley-Davidson Financial Services

4:30 p.m.—5:25 p.m.

Auto Lending: The Road Ahead

A discussion of consumer credit and the current environment for auto financing including the status of subprime market, auto loan delinquency trends, extending loan terms, and competition. The panel will also discuss the outlook for auto financing and the regulatory horizon along with pricing and funding costs across the prime and subprime markets, and the trend in unsecured debt financing versus ABS.
Richard Murphy, Managing Director, BNP Paribas
Michael Taiano, Director, Financial Institutions Group, Fitch Ratings
Spencer Phua, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Tim Patrick, Managing Director -Credit Fixed Income, U.S. Bancorp Investments

 Small Group Discussions:  iStar Financial

5:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception - Open Evening