Canadian Lenders Summit
Disrupting the Bear & Fighting Popularism
Craig Alexander has worked as a senior economist for over 20 years, leading macro forecasting teams at RBC, CIBC and TD and the C.D. Howe Institute. Craig will discuss Canada’s current economic outlook and how financial institutions can disrupt the global looming bear market.
Market Turn Readiness
Positive economic momentum is slowing and at some point the pendulum will begin to swing back and alter the economic landscape. How can lenders get ahead of the curve? Are there defensive strategies that can still push the needle on competitive returns?
Government as a Partner
How can government be a partner in lending? We bring together government relations experts from the country’s largest alternative consumer lender; largest credit bureau; top tier law firm; and a legislative representative from the Government of Alberta to discuss best practices in engaging with political and regulatory stakeholders.
Lending to Lenders
Tips and insights for originators into how and where to raise capital and different stages of growth. We take a deep dive into the borrower’s and lender’s perspective on capital formation, capital deployment and how to fund your book at scale the right way.
Keynote: Financial Services Revolution
Within a decade, the financial services industry will be virtually unrecognizable as the technologies of the fourth industrial age, primarily blockchain, upend every aspect of the business- from capital markets to lending, risk management to accounting and audit. In this talk, Alex Tapscott will break down the industry and provide a roadmap for how tomorrow’s leaders can not only survive, but thrive, in this era of digital disruption.
Understanding the Borrower Journey: Part 1
This two part presentation will study both ends of the borrower journey – KYC & Funding.
First, Greg Wolfond will chat with Carl Davies about how breakthroughs in KYC are enabling all of Canada’s banks to do lightning fast verification and save on AML.
Alternative Credit Funds in Fintech
While large institutions have readily backed large originators (primarily in the US & UK) using senior credit facilities and securitizations, a growing number of small funds that invest in alternative credit (<$100M in assets) have proliferated and helped to serve the needs of smaller originators. These small funds have given retail & high net worth investors access to attractive yields that are largely uncorrelated with stock & bond markets.
This panel consists of three leading Canadian alternative credit funds that are actively investing in the space – the Merchant Opportunities Fund, Cypress Hills Partners, and Kilgour Williams Capital. The panel will explore recent trends; what credit funds look for in an originator; how deals are structured; how they raise money and what differentiates their offerings.
Big Data in Transactions
We dive into data challenges faced on both ends of a live transaction. How can taking an analytics first approach better serve equity or debt raises. And what is the future of big data in transactions?
Open Banking: Fuelling Lending in 2020
How can fintechs and regulators work towards an open data economy in Canada?
Have a drink and celebrate with the award winners.
Nov. 20, 2019
8:30am – 4pm
MaRS Discovery District
101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7
2019 Leaders in Lending Awards. Meet the Judges & Winners.
Meet the 2019 Top 25 Leaders in Lending
We are now welcoming 2020 Lender of the Year nominations. Innovative Lenders are defined as: Executives and compabies who think outside the box to develop and foster innovative concepts and strategies that help move the overall lending industry forward.
We invite you to nominate an innovative lenders for this award. Award recipients may include:
- Solution providers servicing the lending community
- Executives of B2B and B2C lending companies
- Industry thought-leaders and rainmakers
Additional criteria will encompass some or all of the following three areas (please be as descriptive as possible in each response):
- Emerging lending technology solutions or business models that executives helped to advance.
- Specific innovative lending strategy or idea conceptualized and/or launched.
- Business results or positive outcomes, or expected results, following a successful implementation of the innovative strategy or concept.
We’ll also ask for any additional insights or comments related to the nominee’s qualifications for receiving an Innovative Lenders Award.
To nominate an executive click the NOMINATE link
DEADLINE: October 30th, 2020Nominate for Award