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  Testimonial  

“ The CLO and Leveraged Loan conference exceeded expectations as both a presenter as well as an attendee. A very timely event, well organized and terrific attendance. ”

-Leland Hart, MD & Portfolio Manager, BLACKROCK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LTD.

  Other Testimonials  

“ The covered bond market is one of the fastest growing markets characterised by an ever increasing number of issuers, a great variety of covered bond laws and countless regulatory changes. The IMN conference will offer both, investors and issuers, an ideal forum to review and discuss the quickly changing landscape of the covered bond market. ”

-Frank Will, Senior Strategist, RBS GLOBAL BANKING AND MARKETS


“ ABS conference is a valuable and efficient opportunity to interact with issuer and investor clients. This venue is a great place for us to put issuers and clients together. ”

-Bonnie K. Anker, Securitization Finance , RBC CAPITAL MARKETS


“ ABS East 2009 brought together investors, issuers and regulators at a crucial point in time as the industry looks to the future. This interaction was invaluable and is absolutely necessary to solve the challenges before us ”

-Paul Colonna, President and Chief Investment Officer, GE ASSET MANAGEMENT


“ ABS East brought together investors, issuers and regulators at a crucial point in time as the industry looks to the future. This interaction was invaluable and is absolutely necessary to solve the challenges before us ”

-Paul Colonna, President and Chief Investment Officer, GE ASSET MANAGEMENT


“ An excellent conference that was well-attended by managers, arrangers & investors. Extremely useful for anyone interested in the CLO market. ”

-Justin Plouffe, Principal, CARLYLE DEVELOPMENT GROUP


“ An excellent conference that was well-attended by managers, arrangers and investors. Extremely useful for anyone interested in the CLO market. ”

-Justin Plouffe, Principal, THE CARLYLE GROUP


“ An excellent conference that was well-attended by managers, arrangers and investors. Extremely useful for anyone interested in the CLO market. ”

-Justin Plouffe, Principal, THE CARLYLE GROUP


“ As a panel moderator for the First Annual Sunshine Backed Bonds Conference, I want to congratulate IMN on a well-planned and topical conference, which managed to pack into a single day well-informed panel discussions and presentations from thought leaders in the emerging solar securitization market from a variety of perspectives and disciplines which will be crucial in building a robust, responsible and potentially significant new asset class. ”

-Ronald S. Borod, Partner, DLA PIPER LLP (US)


“ Congratulations on a successful conference! We really enjoyed participating and we received a lot of good feedback. ”

-Aaron Meyer, Principal, SILVERMINE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC


“ ESF/IMN conference provides the chance to get an overview of all the must-knows in the structured finance world: people, knowledge and networking. ”

-Imene Rahmouni-Rousseau, Head of Financial Stability & Markets Research Division, BANQUE DE FRANCE


“ First of all, I want to congratulate you on a fantastic event last week. It was fully subscribed, well run and content rich I have enjoyed being part of IMN”s events for many years and look forward to continuing to be a participant. ”

-James Frischling, President & Co-Founder, NEWOAK


“ Glad that the conference was such a success! You guys are doing very important work in bridging the gap between the solar and finance communities. ”

-Richard Matsui, CEO, Co-Founder, KWH ANALYTICS


“ Great intersection of capital markets and solar developers. A must for anyone in the solar finance industry or potential investors in this exciting new asset class. ”

-Kristian Hanelt, SVP, Renewable Capital Markets, CLEAN POWER FINANCE


“ I have attended each of the IMN South African events since their inception at the Table Bay hotel in 2003. I found this year’s conference of continued relevance, particularly given the changed focus to a broader African debt capital markets coverage, which fits well with my team’s broadened mandate following the continued slow-down in the local securitisation market. This event remains the pre-eminent conference on the South African debt capital markets calendar and is an excellent opportunity to catch up with clients and fellow industry professionals in a relaxed and sociable environment. ”

-André Pottas, Partner, Corporate Finance, DELOITTE & TOUCHE


“ I just wanted to thank...you for the speaking opportunity at ABS East. I thought the topic and the rest of the panelists did a good job. You...did a tremendous job in organizing the conference. It seemed like it was very well attended and the people I spoke to had a very good time at it and got a lot out of it. Thank you again. ”

-Zvi Gillon, Managing Member, RION CAPITAL


“ Iam privileged to have been involved with the local debt capital markets for the past ten years and to have attended all previous nine IMN local conferences. As far as I am aware there are two other individuals, namely Barry Martin and Andre Pottas, who have also done same. During that time, IMN facilitated the celebration of a robust growing securitisation market as well as valuable lessons from the pain endured by all during the subsequent credit crisis. More recently the coverage of the IMN Conference has been proactively extended to include Africa, which are now a primary focus for a number of our attendees. Congratulations on your achievements and successes during the past decade. In my capacity as Chairman of the South African Securitisation Forum, I wish you many more! ”

-Brendan Harmse, Director, GMG Trust Company and Chairman, SASF


“ IFC is committed to capital market development across Africa. Our partnership with the Information Management Network (IMN) is an important platform to convene key stakeholders and explore how we can work together more effectively to strengthen capital markets in the region. IFC believes that a vibrant local-currency capital market is a foundation for sustainable economic growth. Such markets provide capital for businesses in their own currencies, allowing them to grow and create jobs while protecting them from foreign-exchange risk. Through IFC’s recently launched PanAfrican Domestic Medium Term Note Programme, we are helping African countries bring about regulatory changes to attract new issuers, provide access to high quality and diversified securities to institutional investors, and help extend and deepen the corporate yield curve. ”

-Event Partner, ., IFC


“ IFC is committed to capital market development across Africa. Our partnership with the Information Management Network (IMN) is an important platform to convene key stakeholders and explore how we can work together more effectively to strengthen capital markets in the region. IFC believes that a vibrant local-currency capital market is a foundation for sustainable economic growth. Such markets provide capital for businesses in their own currencies, allowing them to grow and create jobs while protecting them from foreign-exchange risk. Through IFC’s recently launched PanAfrican Domestic Medium Term Note Programme, we are helping African countries bring about regulatory changes to attract new issuers, provide access to high quality and diversified securities to institutional investors, and help extend and deepen the corporate yield curve. ”

--, Event Partner, IFC


“ IMN CLO and Leverage Loan Conference was the answer to markets call to have a CLO specific event. It is now more clear to a lot of market participants that CLO's are the strongest form of securitized products and THEY ARE HERE TO STAY. Hence, IMN CLO Conference could not have been better timed to address the need to bring the various market participants at the same place for a one day event focused on the CLO's. The event was a perfect balance between depth and breadth within the sector. Having the Investors, Managers, Dealers, Traders, and Service providers of the same product in the same space opened up many market opportunities for every participant. Congrats to IMN staff for coming up with a great idea and executing strongly despite the unexpected overflow. I am sure that IMN CLO and Leveraged Loan Conference will become one of the pillars of the industry events. ”

-Serhan Secmen, Managing Director, CITI CAPITAL ADVISORS


“ IMN is one (if not) the best of all the covered bond conferences. ”

-Bernd Volk, Head of European Covered Bond & Agency Research, DEUTSCHE BANK AG


“ IMN's CLO and Leverage Loans Conference was the answer to markets call to have a CLO specific event. It is now more clear to a lot of market participants that CLO's are the strongest form of securitized products and THEY ARE HERE TO STAY. Hence, IMN CLO Conference could not have been better timed to address the need to bring the various market participants at the same place for a one day event focused on the CLO's. The event was a perfect balance between depth and breadth within the sector. Having the Investors, Managers, Dealers, Traders, and Service providers of the same product in the same space opened up many market opportunities for every participant. Congrats to IMN staff for coming up with a great idea and executing strongly despite the unexpected overflow. I am sure that IMN's CLO and Leveraged Loans Conference will become one of the pillars of the industry events. ”

-Serhan Secmen, Managing Director, CITI CAPITAL ADVISORS


“ IMN's CLO and Leverage Loans Conference was the answer to markets call to have a CLO specific event. It is now more clear to a lot of market participants that CLO's are the strongest form of securitized products and THEY ARE HERE TO STAY. Hence, IMN CLO Conference could not have been better timed to address the need to bring the various market participants at the same place for a one day event focused on the CLO's. The event was a perfect balance between depth and breadth within the sector. Having the Investors, Managers, Dealers, Traders, and Service providers of the same product in the same space opened up many market opportunities for every participant. Congrats to IMN staff for coming up with a great idea and executing strongly despite the unexpected overflow. I am sure that IMN's CLO and Leveraged Loans Conference will become one of the pillars of the industry events. ”

-Serhan Secmen, Managing Director, CITI CAPITAL ADVISORS


“ Just a quick note to say that I thought the IMN Global ABS event in Brussels was a huge success. Mixed views on the market outlook, but very business-like this year. ”

-Dean Atkins, Partner, KINSON CAPITAL


“ Just a quick note to say that I thought the IMN Global ABS event in Brussels was a huge success. Mixed views on the market outlook, but very business-like this year. I was pleasantly surprised at a full room for my Track D panel. ”

-Dean Atkins, Partner, KINSON CAPITAL


“ Standard Bank is proud of its association with IMN’s South African Capital Markets Conference, having participated in the event as lead sponsor since its inception. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the conference has expanded its focus to highlight the increasing role that the capital markets are performing in raising finance for sovereigns and corporations across Sub-Saharan Africa. It has become clear judging by the quantum of deals being brought to market and the huge interest in offshore African debt, that alongside its natural resources, African bonds have become highly sought after by investors across the globe . Standard Bank is committed to supporting the growth of the capital markets throughout Africa as a leading financial institution on the continent. The conference brings together key stakeholders and provides a forum for debate around achieving this important goal. ”

-Lead Conference Supporter, ., STANDARD BANK


“ Standard Bank is proud of its association with IMN’s South African Capital Markets Conference, having participated in the event as lead sponsor since its inception. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the conference has expanded its focus to highlight the increasing role that the capital markets are performing in raising finance for sovereigns and corporations across Sub-Saharan Africa. It has become clear judging by the quantum of deals being brought to market and the huge interest in offshore African debt, that alongside its natural resources, African bonds have become highly sought after by investors across the globe. Standard Bank is committed to supporting the growth of the capital markets throughout Africa as a leading financial institution on the continent. The conference brings together key stakeholders and provides a forum for debate around achieving this important goal. ”

--, Lead Conference Supporter, STANDARD BANK


“ Thanks for another well run conference. I have no doubt the 'Sunshine' brand will grow rapidly; renewable energy (particularly solar) and securitisation just makes too much sense not to take off. ”

-Dean Atkins, Partner, KINSON CAPITAL


“ Thanks so much for the wonderful dinner at ABS East. The comments I received on the overall conference were extremely positive. Hope it was a success from IMN's perspective! ”

-Sara Bonesteel, Managing Director, Head of Alternative Investments, PRUDENTIAL FIXED INCOME


“ The CLO and Leveraged Loan conference exceeded expectations as both a presenter as well as an attendee. A very timely event, well organized and terrific attendance. ”

-Leland Hart, MD & Portfolio Manager, BLACKROCK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LTD.


“ The CLO and Leveraged Loans conference exceeded expectations as both a presenter as well as an attendee. A very timely event, well organized and terrific attendance. ”

-Leland Hart, MD & Portfolio Manager, BLACKROCK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LTD.


“ The CLO conference was so informative and well attended. The sessions had great panel discussions that lead to further discussions during breakout periods. I wanted to thank you again for the registration. I thoroughly enjoyed the event. ”

-Joan Vannostrand, Vice President, STATE STREET CORP


“ The conference was very well done. It is consistently professional and provides a great mix of panel sessions and opportunities to meet with other folks in the industry. ”

-Paul Jablansky, Co-Head Mortgage Investments, WESTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT CO.


“ The covered bond market is one of the fastest growing markets characterised by an ever increasing number of issuers, a great variety of covered bond laws and countless regulatory changes. The IMN conference will offer both, investors and issuers, an ideal forum to review and discuss the quickly changing landscape of the covered bond market. ”

-Frank Will, Senior Strategist, RBS GLOBAL BANKING AND MARKETS


“ The covered bonds conference was a great networking event – many regions and industry levels were in attendance. Kudos to IMN on a well organized event. ”

-Horst Bertram, Head of Investor Relations, BAYERISCHE LANDESBANK


“ The covered bonds conference was a great networking event – many regions and industry levels were in attendance. Kudos to IMN on a well organized event. ”

-Horst Bertram, Head of Investor Relations, INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT


“ The ELFA / IMN Conference is one of the best conferences of the year -- highly focused with a great mix of clients. ”

-Todd Plotner, Partner, CHAPMAN & CUTLER LLP


“ The event last year was invaluable in that it provides a forum that allows the senior finance professional involved in the commercial finance markets to quickly get an overview of these markets with senior decision makers as participants in the event. It is a quick one day event that doesn’t require traveling thousands of miles to get the update and meet with existing and potential new contacts and clients. The location is excellent and speakers and organization has been great. I highly recommend this event to anyone interested in these markets. ”

-David D'Antonio, Managing Director, DIVERSITY CAPITAL, LLC


“ The event was well organized, well attended, and covered all aspects of the Covered Bond market in detail. ”

-Robert Parker, Vice Chairman, CREDIT SUISSE ASSET MANAGEMENT


“ The IMN conference has always been the most important securitisation conference of the year, both from a networking and learning perspective. ”

-Amanda Hausler, Associate Director, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK


“ The IMN Conference was very well attended by market participants and our CLO investor base, who benefitted from the various panels, discussions, and one-on-one meetings made available during the conference. ”

-Jonathan Butler, Managing Director and Head of the European Leveraged Finance Team, PRAMERICA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED


“ The Investors Conference last year was a great opportunity to meet with the significant issuers and investors in the equipment finance space. It provides a forum to get a quick overview of the EF markets through networking and in the speaker sessions. The conference is an efficient tool: a one day event in New York City to meet with current and potential clients as well as new contacts. The venue and organization are top notch. I highly recommend this event to anyone interested in these markets. ”

-Eric Hanson, Senior Managing Director, MACQUARIE CAPITAL


“ The meeting in Cape Town was very well organized. It gave me the opportunity to interact with some key business contacts from the region. It gave me a unique perspective of the issues facing the regional economies and the companies working in these interesting markets. The conference is growing into the one stop event for the region. As the numbers grow, the conference will become a key event in the calendar where business executives can get together and clinch deals. ”

-J.R.Rao, Principal Financial Officer, IFC TREASURY


“ The organization of the conference is excellent and the number of assistants surpassed the expectations, despite the market slow down ”

-Carlos F. Munoz , President, SWISS CAPITAL CORP


“ The organization of the conference is excellent and the number of assistants surpassed the expectations, despite the market slow down. ”

-Carlos F. Munoz , President, SWISS CAPITAL CORP


“ The organizers of ABS East 2009 set the bar high this year for structured finance events by featuring greatly increased attendance, high quality speakers from the top sectors of government and the private sector, fantastic facilities at the newly renovated Fontainbleau resort, and an extremely helpful and accomodating conference and hotel staff. Well done! ”

-Hays Ellisen, Partner, KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN LLP


“ The organizers of ABS East set the bar high this year for structured finance events by featuring greatly increased attendance, high quality speakers from the top sectors of government and the private sector, fantastic facilities at the newly renovated Fontainbleau resort, and an extremely helpful and accomodating conference and hotel staff. Well done! ”

-Hays Ellisen, Partner, KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN LLP


“ The team at IMN have yet again delivered an exceptionally well organized conference where topical and relevant topics were discussed by the industries’ top experts. ”

-Greg Branch, Chief Investment Officer , SCIO CAPITAL


“ The venue is excellent and the time of year is well-positioned. ELFA is a superb partner for this event ”

-Stephen T. Whelan, Partner, BLANK ROME LLP


“ This conference offers a tremendous opportunity to meet top professionals in the industry and hear about how to exploit the latest trends. To stay ahead of the curve to capture and grow new business, analysis of this market and the changing landscape in the sector is vital. ”

-William G. Sutton, CAE, President & CEO, ELFA


“ This conference offers a tremendous opportunity to meet top professionals in the industry and hear about how to exploit the latest trends. To stay ahead of the curve to capture and grow new business, analysis of this market and the changing landscape in the sector is vital. ”

-Kenneth Bentsen, Jr., Former President, ELFA


“ This is an event you will not want to miss. Everyone involved in the covered bond world will be present in this conference. ”

-Carlos Stilianopoulos Ridruejo, Executive Managing Director - Head of Treasury, CAPITAL MARKETS & INVESMENT PORTFOLIO, CAJA MADRID


“ This is an event you will not want to miss. Everyone involved in the covered bond world will be present in this conference. ”

-Carlos Stilianopoulos Ridruejo, Executive Managing Director - Head of Treasury, Capital Markets & Investment Portfolio, CAJA MADRID


“ This was an excellent conference, and very timely given that many investors seek what CLOs offer- consistent and attractive returns and protection from both credit and interest rate cycles. ”

-Peter Gleysteen, CEO, CIFC


“ We are very pleased with our participation in ABS East. Next to the excellent venue and organisation, we have had very productive investor meetings and networking conversations. ”

-Max Bronzwaer, Deputy Director & Treasurer, OBVION N.V.


“ We’re very excited about solar as an asset class -- a whole day dedicated to the exchange of views and promotion of ‘Sunshine Backed Bonds’ is a testament to the growing interest in solar securitization. ”

-Conrad Caplin, Director, KPMG LLP


“ You organised a great conference with an insightful agenda – not an easy task for a first time conference ”

-Manish Kapoor , Managing Principal, WEST WHEELOCK CAPITAL