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Fiona Evans, Consul General
of the United States of America


Finacity Corporation

Cordially invite you to attend an invitation-only event:

“Receivables Securitization”
Industry Roundtable & Lunch

Location: Residence of the U.S. Consul General in Düsseldorf
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2019, from 10 am to 1 pm

Why you should attend

This gathering of financial services industry professionals will offer an opportunity to network with peers and to learn the very latest developments in Receivables Securitization. Receivables Securitization can lower your all-in costs and maximize your liquidity, while diversifying your sources of funding. It is also an opportunity for off-balance sheet treatment of receivables, through a facility which does not encumber other assets and has minimal covenants.

About Finacity Corporation

Finacity Corporation specializes in the structuring and provision of efficient capital markets receivables funding programs, supplier and payables finance, back-up servicing, and program administration. Finacity currently facilitates the financing and administration of an annual receivables volume of approximately US $100 billion. With resources in the USA, Europe and Latin America, Finacity conducts business throughout the world with obligors in 175 countries, and has:

  • Facilitated transactions ranging from $1 million to $1.7 billion for companies with ratings ranging from investment grade to ‘Caa’
  • Outstanding transactions generating $100 billion in annual receivables flow
  • Borrowers/obligors in more than 175 countries
  • Brought to market aggregate transactions of more than $12 billion
  • Facilitated transactions for receivables denominated in 58 currencies, with financing in 13 currencies
  • Committed funding for transactions of less than $25 million

For an overview of Finacity Case Studies in recent years, please click HERE.

To view the Finacity company overview flyer, please click HERE.

Agenda for February 12:

10.00 am Registration

10.30 am Welcome by

Fiona Evans, Consul General, American Consulate General Düsseldorf

Ken Walsh, Commercial Consul & Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service, American Consulate General Düsseldorf

10.40 am Finacity presentations & roundtable discussion on
Receivables Securitization”

Adrian Katz, Chief Executive Officer, Finacity Corporation
Charles Nahum
, Independent Representative, Finacity Corporation

12.00 pm Lunch Buffet & Networking

01.00 pm Event Ends


Consul General Fiona Evans

Fiona Evans assumed her duties as Consul General in August 2018. Before her arrival in Düsseldorf, she was Information Officer and Press Attaché in Nairobi, Kenya from 2016 to 2018. Prior to this, from 2013 to 2016, she was Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin where she also served on the board of the Fulbright Commission. Her first diplomatic overseas assignment was as a Vice Consul in Lima, Peru from 2001 until 2002 followed by an assignment as Public Affairs Officer and Consular Officer in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. From 2003 to 2005 she served as Political Officer in Pristina, Kosovo and from 2006 to 2009 as Economic and Commercial Officer in Reykjavik, Iceland. From 2010 to 2012 she was Transportation Officer and Deputy Director of the Aviation Negotiations Office at the State Department in Washington, DC. Fiona Evans joined the U.S. State Department in 2000 as a Foreign Service Officer and has since then received numerous State Department Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor awards. Prior to becoming a diplomat, Ms. Evans was a mediator at the Massachusetts’s Attorney General’s Office. She has a Master of Arts of Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Tufts University. She grew up in New England and has German roots in North-Rhine Westphalia.


Adrian Katz,
Chief Executive Officer

Adrian Katz has been involved in the asset-backed securitization industry for more than 30 years, working in both the investment banking and specialty financing industry. As an investment banker, Mr. Katz was a Managing Director at Smith Barney responsible for all issuance of new asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities. Prior to Smith Barney, Mr. Katz worked for Prudential Securities where he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Mortgage and Asset Capital Division. Mr. Katz was the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of AutoBond Acceptance Corporation, where his duties included building a centralized servicing and underwriting platform, developing supporting technology infrastructure and organizing a national marketing effort. Mr. Katz has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Trade & Forfaiting in the Americas. Mr. Katz graduated from Princeton University with a BSE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Charles Nahum
, Independent Representative

Charles has over 30 years’ experience leading international business development and process change initiatives across a range of business sectors, including structured finance, credit insurance, automotive and transportation. Based in London, he has been heading Finacity’s European activity and driving its business development efforts since 2006. He has been instrumental in establishing the company’s European presence and track record in receivables securitization, its core business. Charles has been engaged in Finacity since its inception in 2001, when he was appointed to Finacity’s Supervisory Board, representing the interests of Euler Hermes, an investor and strategic partner. Previously with Euler Hermes in Paris, Charles successfully led the post-merger integration of the French Euler Group and German Hermes Group. Prior to working with Euler Hermes, Charles was with Ford Motor Company driving business process change across all aspects of the customer order to vehicle delivery cycle. Charles holds an MBA from the London Business School and a Master degree in Operational Research.

Ken Walsh
, Commercial Consul and Principal Commercial Officer, American Consulate Düsseldorf

Ken Walsh is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Diplomatic Corps and received his confirmation by the U.S. Senate and attestation by the President in April 2014. He assumed his current duties as Commercial Consul and Principal Commercial Officer in Dusseldorf, Germany on July 17, 2015. In this role, he is responsible for promoting U.S commercial interests in Western Germany and encouraging investment by German firms in the U.S. market. Prior to his current role, Ken served as Commercial Attaché in Moscow from 2011 to 2014. His portfolio of responsibilities included the vital Russian oil and gas and agricultural machinery sectors. While in Russia, Ken coordinated trade missions, executive visits, as well an industrial standards event in cooperation with the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade. He was awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Franklin and Meritorious Honor Awards for his work to promote trade. Ken began his career with the U.S. Commercial Service in 2006 serving in the St. Louis Export Assistance Center. In addition to assisting Missouri companies with their export plans, he authored “Preparing Your Business for Global E-Commerce” export Guide published by the International Trade Administration.


The Event will be held in English.

For further information and questions, please contact

Sabine Winkels
(Ph. 0211-737.767.40) -
Klaus Jonas
(Ph. 0211-737.767.50) -

American Consulate General
U.S. Commercial Service
40227 Düsseldorf

We look forward to welcoming you at our event!

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