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The number one site for information on the IFSC and Ireland's International Financial Services Industry Friday, 12th April 2024

The Finance Dublin Capital Markets, Structured Finance and Securitisation Conference

Redefining ABS and structured finance

Conference BrochureTo view the 2007 conference brochure click here.

The conference took place as:

  • New fundamental concepts in the industry emerge to transform key processes - in credit rating, reporting, legal processes, and investment approaches
  • The global servicing industry responds with new solutions, and new opportunities
  • A new investment and trading environment emerges
  • New opportunities arise for Ireland and the other leading international securitisation centres.

Over 200 people attended the Sixth annual conference, which heard a keynote address from the Governor of the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland, and member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.

New methods of improving transparency, a new approach to ratings, implications for the development of products, and new products were amongst the seminal issues that were dissected, debated and discussed at the conference.

The conference themes were explored in a series of panel discussions, covering macro issues, trading issues, product market assessments, issuance analysis, servicing centre analysis, servicing issues, such as the developing role of trustees, regulation, reporting, jurisdictions and regions.


  • John Hurley, Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, and member of the Board of Governors of the European Central Bank
  • Jeffrey Amato, Head of European Credit Strategy, Goldman Sachs
  • Georg Grodzki, Head of Credit Research, Legal & General
  • Robina Barker Bennett, Managing Director, HBOS
  • Moorad Choudhry, Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, London Metropolitan University, and Visiting Research Fellow, ISMA Centre, University of Reading
  • Stephen Hynes, Managing Director Capital Markets, GMAC-RFC Europe
  • Dr Victoria Johnstone, Senior VP, Structured Finance Quantitative Group, Dominion Bond Rating Service (DRBS) (Europe)
  • Iain Barbour, Managing Director, MBIA UK Insurance Limted
  • Giuliano Giovanetti, Head of Sales & Market Development, PMI Europe
  • Patrick Coleman, Depfa Bank
  • Dermot Hardy, Head of Treasury, Aareal Bank AG, Dublin Branch
  • Philippe Tapernoux, Head of UK/Northern Europe Securitisation, IXIS Corporate & Investment Bank
  • Sean Hannigan, Financial Analyst, Standard & Poors
  • David Maughan, Capital Markets Group, Maples & Calder
  • Walter Gontarek, CEO, Channel Capital
  • Paul Fenn, Development Director, HML - Homeloan Management Ltd
  • Brian Lancaster, Head of Structured Products Research, Wachovia Capital Markets
  • Fergal McGrath, Managing Director, Global Head of Credit Spread Portfolio, Dexia


  • Panels were multidisciplinary, e.g.included, investors, traders, issuers, lawyers, and analysts
  • Investment focus including on trustee, SPV structuring, legal and regulatory topics
  • New products included: CDO, ABS, CMBS/RMBS innovations, growth in the synthetic markets
  • Outlook for the debt capital and credit markets
  • Exhibition
  • New and developed agendas for the Conference's 'Securitisation 100 and 200' half day seminars under the chairmanship of leading international structured finance academic Prof Dr Moorad Choudhry provided attendees with latest insights on industry developments.
  • The conference's parallel seminars (Securitisation 100 and 200) were again led by one of the world's leading authors of securitisation and credit textbooks Dr Moorad Choudhry (pictured above leading a course at this year's Finance Dublin Securitisation Conference). Click on Seminar Programmes in the menu on the top left hand side of this page to see the programmes for this year's conference.

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