Chairman's Welcome 2020

I am looking forward to seeing you in New York for the 2020 Credit Summit for Fixed Income Investors. This annual AFSA event brings together investment professionals with senior management from some of the world’s most active financial services companies. The goal of the Summit is to provide industry analysts and investors with easy access to a concentration of top debt issuers. The format involves small meetings and one-on-one discussions with company executives offering insights to their company performance and outlook. Further, there will be topical general sessions, as well as informal networking opportunities.

Attendance is complementary for investors and credit analysts; making this a must-attend one-day event in the heart of the financial world.

The AFSA Credit Summit has been a fixture of GM Financial’s investor relations program every year due to the ability to interact and network with a large concentration of investors, as well as our peer issuers. I would like to thank in advance our sponsors, issuers and investors, and I hope that you will join us in making this year’s Summit the best yet!


Who Should Attend?
  • Fixed income and asset backed portfolio managers
  • Investment and bank credit analysts
  • Investment officers
  • Capital markets and investment bankers
  • Corporate treasurers
  • Research directors

Rick Gokenbach

2020 Credit Summit Chairman

Executive Vice President, Treasurer

2020 Credit Summit Issuers

As of February 26th, issuers added continually

2019 Program of Events

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

6:00 PM—7:30 PM                                                    Welcome Reception

Thursday, June 13, 2019

8:30 AM—9:00 AM                                                Networking Breakfast Buffet
9:00 AM—9:50 AM                                                Chairman Paul Boodee Opening Remarks and  Subadra Rajappa, Head of Rates Strategy at Societe Generale
10:00 AM—10:35 AM                                                Concurrent Small Group Discussions and One-On-One Meetings: 

American Honda Finance

10:35 AM—10:50 AM                                                Refreshment Break
10:50 AM—11:40 AM                                                Fitch Ratings Panel on BDCs

Senior executives join financial services industry analysts to discuss the sector. Topics covered include: business evolution following relaxed regulatory leverage limits, competitive underwriting conditions and the impact on deal flow and debt structures, asset quality and earnings trends; avenues for growth; and funding market access.

Jonathan Bock, Chief Financial Officer, Barings BDC
Josh Easterly, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, TPG Specialty Lending
Michael Gross, Founding Partner & Managing Member, Solar Capital Partners
Brendan McGovern, CEO, Goldman Sachs BDC

11:50 AM—12:25 PM                                                Concurrent Small Group Discussions and One-On-One Meetings

Caterpillar Financial Services, Inc.
American Honda Finance
Cross River

12:00 PM—1:10 PM                                                 Lunch
1:10 PM—2:00 PM                                                 S&P Panel Discussion: Are Fintech Firms the Future?

How are fintech firms utilizing technology to attract borrowers, underwrite loans, and manage their credit portfolios? Moderated by Stephen Lynch, Director with S&P Global Ratings, this panel of executives from three diverse fintech firms will discuss the advantages fintech players have over traditional lenders, how they access funding, and what risks, opportunities and regulations they see in the future.

Noah Cooper, Senior Vice President, Capital Markets Cross River
Scott Cornelis, Treasurer & Head of Capital Markets, Enova International
Deepesh Jain, Head of Capital Markets, Kabbage

2:10 PM—2:45 PM                                                     Concurrent Small Group Discussions and One-On-One Meetings

TPG Specialty Lending
Toyota Financial Services
FS Investments
Ford Motor Credit

2:45 PM—3:00 PM                                               Refreshment Break
3:00 PM—3:50 PM                                                Moody’s Panel on Auto Financing: 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 Schaaf, Chief Financial Officer, Ford Motor Credit Company
Rick Gokenbach, Treasurer, GM Financial
Bruce Clark, Senior Vice President, Moody’s Investors Service
Anthony Hughes, MD-Economic Research, Moody’s Analytics
Daniela Chun Jayesuria, Vice President, Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service

4:00 PM—4:30 PM                                                Concurrent Small Group Discussions and One-On-One Meetings

Ford Motor Credit
TPG Specialty Lending
Toyota Financial Services
FS Investments

4:30 PM—6:00 PM                                                Cocktail Reception

2019 Credit Summit Sponsors

As of June 10th, sponsors added continually