Lenders Summit 2019

Disrupting the Bear & Fighting Populism

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 in Lending

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.

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

Greg Wolfond, CEO of SecureKey chats with Carl Davies, Head of Fraud at Equifax about how breakthroughs in KYC are enabling all of Canada’s banks to do lightning fast verification and save on AML.

Understanding the Borrower Journey Part 2

Susan Perlmutter, CRO at REPAY discusses how lenders can create an omni channel payment experience for borrowers and give them options to get funded instantly.

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 (less than $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.

Lending AI & Digital Discrimination

John Weigelt, CTO of Microsoft breaks down how to use AI to perfect the lending experience. John pointing to real world industry examples of what works… and what to avoid when deploying AI in your fintech business.

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?

Open Banking Fuelling Lending in 2020

How can fintechs and regulators work towards an open data economy in Canada?