Kalyan (Kal) Das, Seward & Kissel Partner and Head of the Firm’s Global Bank and Institutional Finance & Restructuring Practice Group, spoke at IMN’s 5th Annual ABS Tech Conference on November 20th in New York City

November 20, 2019

Details for Mr. Das’ panel can be found below:

The Generation of Online Lenders: Development of the Traditional Market

Topics to be covered include:

  • Micro-economic versus macro-economic: How might the election have an effect on lending platforms such as student loans? Overview of the recent election cycle?
  • How have the underwriting themes evolved throughout 2019?  Have these weakened or maintained lending volumes?
  • Are platforms starting to tighten their credit in anticipation of a recession? How are interest rates and tariffs affecting the market’s economic growth?
  • Are we seeing increased investor participation in the whole loan pass-through transactions?
  • Are we seeing a bullish tone ahead for the consumer market?
  • How have traditional markets such as auto lending developed? Can alternative data help this?
  • Point-of-sale financing: Are specialty finance companies (termed out cost options) going to overtake the credit card route for individual business lines?
  • How does the growth of digital banks impact fintech lending?


  • Kalyan (Kal) Das, Partner and Head of the Global Bank and Institutional Finance & Restructuring Practice Group, Seward & Kissel LLP
  • Peter Renton, Founder, Lend Academy
  • David Ehrich, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Alliance for Innovative Regulation
  • David Kimball, Chief Executive Officer, Prosper Marketplace, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Meiler, Chief Executive Officer, Marlette Funding
  • Jillian Jaccard Murrish, Chief Executive Officer, Pier Asset Management
  • Michael Weisz, Founder & President, YieldStreet

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Seward & Kissel is proud to be an Associate Sponsor of this event.