FIIN’s members were actively engaged at IMM’s Virtual Global ABS. The annual European event which usually takes place in Barcelona in June and has done for 24 years was postponed earlier in the year due the impact of Covid-19, however, the event was transformed to take place online with some 3500 registrants signing up to participate in the 3-day event. A number of FIIN members joined the sessions and several featured on various panels throughout the three-day event.
Recently appointed RMBS Task Force Chair, Eric Kaplan featured ABS in Mind, a podcast series from Debtwire ABS, presents listeners with the latest issues affecting asset-backed securities markets and the loans they finance.
In this episode, Eric Kaplan, the Director of the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets Housing Finance Program, discusses his goals for working with the Fixed-Income Investor Network. In his FIIN role, he’ll be a “different set of eyes” for investors and address how documentation and reporting details should be scrutinized amid the Covid-19 pandemic, he said.
The Fixed Income Investor Networks’ Task Forces have been hard at work this month, with many convening for the first time since official appointments were made; the asset-class specific groups have been charged with identifying ‘hot topics’ which they will relay to The Editorial Review Committee (ERC) headed by Vince Fiorillo as well as Ann Rutledge’s Education Committee (EC).
The launch of Women@FIIN Committee is to provide a ‘community within a community’ for women with investor roles in the structured finance sector. The purpose of the community is to foster senior level connections, and develop a deeper network, among women that can lead to job advancement, new opportunities, and knowledge sharing.
Women@FIIN will elevate the profile of women as leaders within FIIN by nominating them for board, committee and task force positions, and in outward bound communications from FIIN including events and thought leadership content. We will also encourage the next generation of women to choose finance as a career by serving as role models and mentors.