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. Presentations by some of the most active issuers in the debt markets will be given in addition to issuers holding small group discussion and one-on-one meeting sessions with investors and credit analysts.

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

2018 Presentations

De-Anchoring Rates by Subadra Rajappa


Global Economic Outlook by Ebrahim Rahbari




6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018

{Note: one-on-one meetings with issuers are arranged through bank sponsors}

8:15 a.m.—9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast Buffet

9:00 a.m.—9:55 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Featured Speaker:

Ebrahim Rahbari is a Managing Director and the Head of Global Macroeconomics at Citigroup. Mr. Rahbari will speak to the U.S. and global economy.

10:00 a.m.—10:35 a.m.

Concurrent Small Group Discussions:

-American Honda Finance
- Avolon
-Caterpillar Financial Services Corp.
- Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp.

10:35 a.m.—10:50 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:50 a.m.—11:40 a.m.

The BDC Landscape: Navigating Regulatory Change, Peak Competitiveness, and Unsustainable Credit Losses

BDC senior executives join financial services industry analysts to discuss the business development company sector. Topics covered will include: competitive underwriting conditions and the impact on earnings and credit quality in comparison to the broader financial sector; avenues for growth; and, recent legislative change and the effect on BDC funding.

Meghan Neenan, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings

Jonathan Bock, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Josh Easterly, CEO, TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.
Michael Gross, CEO, Solar Capital, LTD
Craig Packer, CEO, Owl Rock Capital Corporation

11:50 a.m.—12:25 p.m.

Concurrent Small Group Discussions:

-Caterpillar Financial Services, Inc.
-Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp.
-OneMain Financial
-TPG Specialty Lending

12:25 p.m.—1:10 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:10 p.m.—2:00 p.m.

S&P Panel on Consumer and Commercial Finance Companies: Trends, Opportunities and Outlooks

Senior executives from commercial and consumer finance companies join financial services industry analysts to discuss trends, opportunities, regulation, competitive conditions, and funding in their industries.


Brendan Browne, Senior Director, North American Financial Institutions, S&P Ratings


Brian Harris, CEO, Ladder Capital
Scott Parker, EVP and CFO, OneMain Holdings
Peter Troisi, Director – Credit Research, Barclays

2:10 p.m.—2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Small Group Discussions:

- American Honda Finance
- Ford Motor Credit
- GM Financial
- Toyota Financial Services

2:45 p.m.—3:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:00 p.m.—3:50 p.m.

Moody’s Auto Panel: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges
Consumer preference trends are having a significant impact on the auto industry. Manufacturers are adapting to these preferences while also making vehicles that are more durable as well as preparing for environmental regulations. These trends transcend the market, present opportunities and challenges for lenders and the market at-large. Industry experts will unpack these complexities beyond some of the more common headlines that people tend to dwell on.


Jason Grohotolski, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service


Brian Solomon – Risk Controller, Ford Motor Credit Company
Michael Vogan, Economist – Assistant Director, Moody’s Analytics
Bruce Clark – Senior Vice President, Moody’s Investors Service

4:00 p.m.—4:35 p.m.

Concurrent Small Group Discussions:

-OneMain Financial
-Toyota Financial Services

4:45 p.m.—5:30 p.m.

Closing General Session

Featured Speaker:
Subadra Rajappa Head of US Rates Strategy, Societe Generale

5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception




2018 Credit Summit Issuers