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  Testimonial  

“ 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

  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


“ ...the content and the presenters were first-rate. ”

-Judith Lajoie, Vice President and Legal Counsel, COBIZ FINANCIAL


“ ...the content and the presenters were first-rate. ”

-Judith Lajoie, Vice President and Legal Counsel, COBIZ FINANCIAL


eHealth Technologies attended the forum in April in NYC, and found the discussions and sessions to be engaging and relevant. Being able to participate in a panel on utilizing cloud technology and its impact on moving towards outcomes based care was both insightful, and provided an opportunity to share our perspectives on the progression of both healthcare and utilization of the cloud for sharing patient medical information and images. We enjoyed the intimate setting, and opportunity to have time to network with some of the top healthcare provider leaders in the region. Thank you. ”

-Ken Rosenfeld, Co-Founder, EHEALTH TECHNOLOGIES


eHealth Technologies attended the IMN Hospital Cloud forum in April in NYC, and found the discussions and sessions to be engaging and relevant. Being able to participate in a panel on utilizing cloud technology and its impact on moving towards outcomes based care was both insightful, and provided an opportunity to share our perspectives on the progression of both healthcare and utilization of the cloud for sharing patient medical information and images. We enjoyed the intimate setting, and opportunity to have time to network with some of the top healthcare provider leaders in the region. Thank you. ”

-Ken Rosenfeld, Co-Founder, EHEALTH TECHNOLOGIES


“ A couple of things I appreciate about IMN conferences are the knowledgeable speakers presenting relevant issues facing pension plans today. The conference is always well organized and provides a format for interacting with others working in the public pension arena. ”

-Craig VanderWall, Trustee, GRAND RAPIDS POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM


“ A great conference, well attended with a global audience. I would recommend attending for everyone in the industry. ”

-Lt. James Maloney, Trustee, CHICAGO POLICE ANNUITY AND BENEFIT FUND


“ A must event attended by industry leaders and new players where key issues are discussed and analyzed. Each time this conference is presented it gets better and better! ”

-Peter Fass, Partner, PROSKAUER ROSE LLP


“ A very well run conference. One of the better conferences that I have attended, especially good at time keeping. ”

-Jim Leggate, Executive Director, MSCI


“ 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


“ All great speakers, companies and discussions. ”

-Ravi Jadia, Commercial Property Development - Mission Critical Facilities, EYDE COMPANY


“ All the sessions were good in my opinion. My preferred sessions were the following: • Exposing black box strategies • Policy round table • Emerging market asset allocation • Understanding opportunities created by institutional investors who focus on return driven sustainability ”

-Pat Mahoney, Investment Committee Member, OCALA FIREFIGHTERS


“ An absolutely fascinating and informative debate (Fundamental Indexing versus Traditional Cap weighted indexing) amongst the titans of the investment profession on cap weighted versus alternative approaches. ”

-Kamal Khanna, Chief Investment Officer, CITY OF NORFOLK EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM


“ 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 new comer to the Policemen’s Benefit Fund, learning new strategic forms of investments should make my position at our investment meetings more meaningful. In the long run, it may also help an investment firm making a presentation here. The knowledge I gained will allow me to make an educated decision/vote to approve or disapprove moving forward. This conference was very timely. Two speakers from yesterday’s session (Christian Lena and Gibson Forest) caught my attention. These two presented a summary of investing hedge funds within the banking industry. I personally plan to sit down with our CIO and will also contact these two speakers. I want to pass on kudos to Dave Hoffman for facilitating the sessions throughout the two days. Attending this conference proved very educational. ”

-Michael Lappe, Investment Committee Member, CHICAGO POLICEMEN'S ANNUITY & BENEFIT FUND


“ 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)


“ As the founder of a real estate investors magazine, I attend many industry events. I am incredibly impressed with the quality of speakers, information and networking provided by IMN. Very well organized and a must-do on any real estate investors itinerary! ”

-Shelli Trung, Founder, INVESTORS BEAT


“ As usual, IMN's Condo Hotel Conference was comprehensive, informative and organized. IMN's professionalism is its trademark. ”

-David Disick, President & CEO, PRIVATE RESIDENCE CLUB ASSOCIATION LLC


“ As we build our securities lending program, we need information to make informed decisions. Without this conference, given its breadth of industry detail and exposure to key participants, we would be months behind in the process and unprepared to think about some of the pitfalls that would eventually be faced in the program design. Now we can better manage the risks we may never have known existed. ”

-Jesse Picunko, CFA, Associate Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, TENNESSEE CONSOLIDATED RETIREMENT SYSTEM


“ Attending the HealthIMPACT conference has not only benefited me from an educational perspective, but it has also helped my organization connect with various vendors that directly impact our Strategic Initiatives. We are currently working with a vendor from the conference to establish a population health solution for our local residents. This conference ties its members with the appropriate business partners and helps reduce countless hours of due diligence. ”

-Cletis Earle, Vice President/Chief Information Officer , ST. LUKE'S CORNWALL HOSPITAL


“ Attending the HealthIMPACT conference has not only benefited me from an educational perspective, but it has also helped my organization connect with various vendors that directly impact our Strategic Initiatives. We are currently working with a vendor from the conference to establish a population health solution for our local residents. This conference ties its members with the appropriate business partners and helps reduce countless hours of due diligence. ”

-Cletis Earle , Vice President/Chief Information Officer, ST. LUKE'S CORNWALL HOSPITAL


“ Attending various IMN Conferences has proved invaluable to me in exercising my duties as Chairman/Trustee of the Holyoke Massachusetts Retirement System. The opportunity to meet industry professionals & to be educated in new investment strategies has enhanced my performance as an Administrator & Trustee. ”

-Dan Owens, Executive Director, HOLYOKE RETIREMENT BOARD


“ Clients look to us for knowledge and expertise in the products we recommend. IMN’s Non-Traded REIT Symposia are an excellent source for valuable industry insights, providing an independent examination of the different products in this highly competitive market. ”

-Jack Creighton, Founder and Managing Member, SOURCENET INVESTMENT SERVICES LLC


“ Congratulations MARHedge for arranging a professional, high quality conference in Geneva for Alternative Investments. The conference provided both insightful presentations and thought provoking discussions regarding industry relevant topics covered by the panels, moderators and audience for both the fund managers and investors. The guest speakers were of the highest caliber and quite dynamic. ”

-Leslie C. Haarup, , STEELHEAD PARTNERS


“ Congratulations MARHedge for arranging a professional, high quality conference in Geneva for Alternative Investments. The conference provided both insightful presentations and thought provoking discussions regarding industry relevant topics covered by the panels, moderators and audience for both the fund managers and investors. The guest speakers were of the highest caliber and quite dynamic. ”

-Leslie C. Haarup, Financial Services Professional, STEELHEAD PARTNERS


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

-Aaron Meyer, Principal, SILVERMINE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC


“ Congratulations to the entire staff at IMN. I feel that the Non-Traded REIT Industry Symposium was the best one I attended and can’t wait to attend the Western NT REIT Symposium this December in Dana Point. The Symposium was filled with the influential leaders in the space presenting sessions that provided relevant information. ”

-Tony Grego, Director of Business Development, REISA


“ Congratulations to the staff at IMN for creating an agenda that targeted just what Broker-Dealers need to stay safe and make money in today’s environment. Great topics, speakers, and content. Everything was relevant and helpful to the REIT segment. Keep up the great work. ”

-Tony Grego, Director of Business Development, REISA


“ Each year it seems as though the planners of the Super Bowl have gone through the minutes of our investment meetings to discover the issues we've been wrestling with. I always find information to apply to ongoing discussions and decisions. ”

-Vaughn Altemus, Board Member, VT STATE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM


“ 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


“ Even a seasoned expert can take a few pearls away from each session. ”

-Jeff Schurdell, Vice President , RBS CITIZENS NA


“ Excellent opportunity to engage with all the key investment industry players. ”

-Ana Forssman, Senior General Manager of Information Product Sales, JSE LIMITED


“ Excellent opportunity to meet industry leaders. ”

-James Fried, Managing Director, AZTEC GROUP - FRIED ON BUSINESS TALK SHOW HOST


“ Excellent sessions. Very informative and helpful. ”

-Past Attendee, NY General Counsel Forum, .


“ Extremely educational for new entrants to the market, a must-attend event to get access to leaders in the market! ”

-Jake Ring, President & CEO, DCBLOX INC.


“ 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


“ For networking, education, and perspectives from the heart of real estate management, the IMN Data Center Conference delivers a great event! ”

-Heidi Thummel, Market Development Manager, GBA ARCHITECTS + ENGINEERS


“ 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


“ Good conference. Came away with new contacts and new infornmation to use in my job. ”

-Nancy Pipkin, Vice President, WELLS FARGO


“ Good source of information and good location. ”

-William Avoli, Vice President, ROCKBRIDGE CAPITAL, LLC


“ Good value for the money. ”

-Stephen Quinlan, Chair Board of Trustees, CAAT PENSION PLANS


“ Great agenda and panelists. The topics were very relevant given the on-going changes in the industry, and the panels were composed of many experts with diverse viewpoints and backgrounds. It’s always refreshing to come back from a conference with a broader understanding of the issues because it helps me generate better ideas to solve challenges and focus on opportunities. ”

-Julie Olsen, , ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT BROKER-DEALERS


“ Great Conference ”

-Joseph Arie, Senior Commercial Lender, FIDELITY BANK


“ Great conference, especially for networking. I meet more key people in 3 days than I do in a year outside of the conference. ”

-Kevin Conlon, Principal, MERIDIAN PACIFIC PROPERTIES, INC.


“ Great conference, money well spent! ”

-Randy Anglin, Principal, RIGHT ANGLE, LLC


“ Great conference. The topics were spot on in today’s marketplace. By far the most relevant conference for Broker Dealers, RIA and Advisors in the Alternative Investment space. ”

-Clay Archey, Chief Compliance Officer, TRICOR FINANCIAL, LLC


“ 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


“ Great job on the conference. The event was well organized from start to finish and the attendance was not only greater than expected but the quality of attendees was also very impressive. Appreciate the opportunity to work with you guys and look forward to doing it again soon. ”

-Jeff Phillips, Managing Partner, RENERGY CAPITAL LLC


“ Great job on the conference. The event was well organized from start to finish and the attendance was not only greater than expected but the quality of attendees was also very impressive. Appreciate the opportunity to work with you guys and look forward to doing it again soon. ”

-Jeff Phillips, Managing Partner, RENERGY CAPITAL LLC


“ Great job on the successful HealthIMPACT Forum. The topics were timely and informative, and the senior level audience is hard to find elsewhere. I look forward to attending and getting involved with future IMN forums. ”

-Brandon Bornancin, Director, Client Revenue Generation, FATHOM


“ Great job on the successful Hospital Cloud Forum. The topics were timely and informative, and the senior level audience is hard to find elsewhere. I look forward to attending and getting involved with future IMN forums. ”

-Brandon Bornancin, Director, Client Revenue Generation, FATHOM


“ Great programming at IMN’s HealthIMPACT. Proud to be part of it. ”

-Jessica Jorgensen , Senior Marketing Manager, NETAPP


“ Great speakers with great content. ”

-Jackson Latham, Director of Sales, INVEST ARIZONA


“ Great topics -- just when I thought most possible investment strategies had already been discussed, new and very interesting ones were brought forward. Our fund is following up on the Buy Write strategy we learned about last year. We have also been in contact with a couple of managers who have interesting product opportunities. ”

-Gail R. Schubert, ,


“ Great venue - great (smart) speakers - and, best of all, great networking opportunity. ”

-James T. Strouse, Chairman of the Board, BURLINGTON EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM


“ Having attended many, many meetings, I have to say that this was a very good meeting. There were several different and valuable speakers, presentations and sponsors that I probably would not have been exposed to otherwise. And the networking conversations were very valuable, too. See you next year for sure! ”

-Ted Dwyer, ., DWYER FINANCIAL


“ Having conferences that meet the needs of specific regions is definitely unique and made this valuable for all who attended – both vendors and hospital executives. I’ll be attending future events. Great investment! ”

-Jeff McCool, Connectivity Solutions Advisor, RELAYHEALTH


“ HealthImpact is the most focused conference that addresses the key challenges faced by the Healthcare IT executive. In one day, this conference packs a well thought out sequence of experienced, informative speakers who have first-hand experience related to their topic of discussion. As a Wi-Fi vendor who equips hospitals with mission critical Wireless LANs, the exposure to Healthcare IT decision makers is invaluable. ”

-Sarosh Vesuna, Vice President & General Manager, MERU NETWORKS


“ HealthIMPACT seemed more focused with only high quality contributors and content. HealthIMPACT was collaborative with fewer 'talking heads' and more open and honest dialog. I truly felt that it was a more intimate environment for sharing. ”

-Zachery Jiwa, Innovation Fellow, US DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


“ HealthIMPACT was one of the finest gatherings of high-level, healthcare professionals that I have ever attended…connecting great people with actionable ideas to meet the variety of unique challenges that our healthcare environment faces today. ”

-Jarrod Graziano, Regional Director of Sales, PROVATION MEDICAL


“ HealthIMPACT’s panel discussion format is very informal and encourages dialogues/discussions rather than monologues. The content was very relevant to the current affairs, informative, real stories (good and bad)… The faculty is quite impressive (mix of local and national speakers). ”

-Jitendra Barmecha MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Information Officer & SVP of Information Technology & Bio-Med Engineering, ST. BARNABAS HOSPITAL


“ HealthIMPACT’s panel discussion format is very informal and encourages dialogues/discussions rather than monologues. The content was very relevant to the current affairs, informative, real stories (good and bad)… The faculty is quite impressive (mix of local and national speakers). ”

-Jitendra Barmecha MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Information Officer & SVP of Information Technology & Bio-Med Engineering, ST. BARNABAS HOSPITAL


“ I am extremely selective which conferences I attend and have attended IMN’s Securities Lending conference the past six years. I found that attendees come with a desire to learn about current trends within the industry, and I have not always found this with other conferences. Besides numerous panel discussions on relevant topics, it is a great venue to sit and talk with others about their programs, to learn new ideas and to share experiences. If you have a Securities Lending program, or are thinking of starting one, I recommend your attendance at the 2015 Conference.” ”

-Merrill M. Roach, Investment Analyst, SAN DIEGO COUNTY EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION


“ I attended the Western Non-Traded REIT Conference and found it to be outstanding. The sessions were relevant, practical and informative. This event is a MUST for anyone who uses non-traded REITs in their practice. ”

-Jeff Fisher, Partner, SOUTH COAST INVESTMENT ADVISORS, LLC


“ I can say without hesitation this was the most beneficial and enjoyable conference I have attended since I started on the Kansas City Missouri pension board. It was organized, meaningful, had some key speakers and you couldn't find a more beautiful surrounding. ”

-Phil Snowden, Trustee, KANSAS CITY EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM


“ I can say without reservation that your Non-Traded REIT conference is the best one on the subject IMN has always done a great job of bringing together program sponsors, outside counsel, and representatives of broker-dealers and other distributors to cover the entire breadth of this topic. I have been in the industry for a long time, but I always manage to pick up a few insights at this conference that I have not gotten anywhere else. ”

-Mark Quinn, Chief Risk Officer, FIRST ALLIED SECURITIES, INC. MEMBER FINRA/SIPC


“ I consider it a privilege to be able to listen to noted academics, public officials and other knowledgeable people in our industry share their knowledge and ideas with us. I look forward to attending the annual Super Bowl of Indexing® and consider it the most valuable conference that I have ever attended. ”

-Gordon R. Meisner, JD, CLU, ChFC, FINANCIAL SERVICES


“ I did enjoy the HealthIMPACT Forum in Houston and will definitely recommend attending. The information was of great value and it was enjoyable to meet and network with others. I look forward to next year! ”

-Barbara Presley, Clinical Documentation Improvement Program, UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER BRACKENRIDGE


“ I enjoyed attending the 11th Annual New York Non-Traded REIT Industry Symposium. Compared to other conferences it is very concise and deliberate, being only a 1.5 day event. My favorite part was the closed door session- allowing me the opportunity to share the most recent and pressing concerns with other advisors. The speakers had lots of specific insight into the industry and it certainly helps me stay ahead of the regulatory environment as an RIA. ”

-Dean Koci, President/Owner, KOCI CONSULTING


“ I enjoyed being a panelist at the IMN Non-Traded REIT event in NY last week. I am glad that I was able to shed some insight into our due diligence process to the group of other broker dealers and sponsors that were in attendance ”

-Neil A. Greene, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, N E W B R I D G E FINANCIAL SERVICES


“ I enjoyed the conference very much. The speakers were very good, and the networking opportunities were invaluable. I would love to come back next year and will put it on my schedule. ”

-Joseph Carper, ,


“ I enjoyed the event and appreciated the opportunity to describe what IO does and why we think we have a differentiated approach. Also, I always enjoy seeing our entire industry in one room! I look forward to future events. ”

-Anthony Wanger, President, IO


“ I ENJOYED THE EVENT AND APPRECIATED THE OPPORTUNITY TO DESCRIBE WHAT IO DOES AND WHY WE THINK WE HAVE A DIFFERENTIATED APPROACH. ALSO, I ALWAYS ENJOY SEEING OUR ENTIRE INDUSTRY IN ONE ROOM! I LOOK FORWARD TO FUTURE EVENTS. ”

-Anthony Wanger, President, IO


“ I enjoyed the event. Also, I always enjoy seeing our entire industry in one room! I look forward to future events. ”

-Anthony Wanger, President, IO


“ I felt it was particularly helpful that regulators were in attendance to hear and understand the issues that challenge the industry, and hear our collective response to what the regulators perceive to be their issues. ”

-Jeffrey A. Petro, Vice President, Head of Money Market Trading, FEDERATED INVESTORS


“ I find IMN to offer the highest quality seminars with speakers that offer a lot of practical information. ”

-Dr. Mark Dotzour, Chief Economist - Real Estate Center, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY


“ I find that good conferences, like the IMN Condo Hotel Symposia, allow me to meet some of the best professionals in the nation face-to-face. Meeting industry professionals, who are all in one place at one time, is an efficient way to coordinate business for me, especially in the areas of financing, marketing and other development-related services. ”

-Steven J. L. Goforth, Manager & General Counsel, GOFORTH GROUP LLC


“ I find the session speakers are very knowledgeable. I appreciate the opportunity to deepen my understanding of the issues surrounding ETFs and related products a little better each year. A number of sessions this year were excellent. The last presentation in particular (on Global Aging), will have a substantial impact on how I advise clients going forward. ”

-Joyce A. Rolfes, JD, CPA, CFP, FIVE PEAKS FINANCIAL CONSULTING, INC.


“ I found it to be a rewarding experience and thought it was well-run. You drew a sophisticated crowd. I was able to meet new people as well as see old friends in the industry. ”

-Diana C. Liu, General Counsel, ARTEMIS REAL ESTATE PARTNERS


“ I found the agenda interesting. ”

-Kenneth P. Corhan, Vice President/General Counsel, LEWIS OPERATING CORP.


“ I found the conference to be very informational and educational. The panelists we're well chosen and diverse in the practice and industry. The venue made it more collegial and panelists were very approachable and genuinely interested in contributing to the collective knowledge. ”

-Bernadette Herward Davida, Shareholder, POLSINELLI SHUGHART


“ I found the conference to be well attended, well facilitated and extremely helpful to me as a Trustee. The return on my investment was certainly one I would make again! ”

-Larry Moser, Board President, FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE OFFICERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM


“ I found the content to be very relevant and timely for challenging times in our industry. ”

-Kirk Montgomery, Chief Legal Officer, Legal and Compliance, WELLS REAL ESTATE FUNDS


“ I found the content to be very relevant and timely for challenging times in our industry. ”

-Kirk Montgomery, Chief Legal Officer, WELLS REAL ESTATE FUNDS, INC.


“ I found the HealthIMPACT forum to be different from other events because a lot of time and effort were invested into the planning, and coordinating - sincerely soliciting input from forum participants on issues that are of current relevance in the field, as well as of personal interest to them. The pre-breakfast meeting helped to consolidate the topics into a manageable representative sample of current industry topics; the luncheon round table discussions included topics that could not all be covered, but also allowed forum attendees further choice in selection of topics of interest. I left at the end of the day not feeling overwhelmed that the forum had attempted to discuss every topic in the field in just that one day. There were ample opportunities provided for professional networking throughout the day. I would recommend the forum to any of my colleagues for all of these reasons. ”

-Gwendolyn Brobbey, Physician/Informatician, BRAEBURN PEDIATRIC CONSULTANTS


“ I found the IMN NTR Forum to be a very valuable use of time and resources. The sessions were informative and encouraged interaction among peers. The conference also provided opportunity for networking with peers and sponsor companies. I will definitely be attending in the future. Thanks for putting on a great conference! ”

-Cory Neumiller, National Sales Manager, CAPITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES


“ I found two sessions especially interesting: “How will credit strategies look in a secular rising interest rate environment” and “Expanding opportunities for investing in volatility”. The academy award for best performing present has to go to W. Ben Hunt, Chief Risk Officer at Salient. His presentation was so smooth and polished it left the room dumbstruck. ”

-NA, NA, NA


“ I had a great time at IMN’s HealthIMPACT. Amazing topics and speakers! ”

-Brian Blaufeux , CMIO, NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL


“ I had a great time at IMN’s HealthIMPACT. Amazing topics and speakers! ”

-Brian Blaufeux, CMIO, NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL


“ I had a great time at IMN’s HealthIMPACT. Amazing topics and speakers! ”

-Brian Blaufeux, Chief Medical Information Officer, NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL


“ 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 have attended several small educational seminars in the past, but was not prepared for the overwhelming experience of the 14th Annual Super Bowl of Indexing. The in-depth knowledge and content of the presenters training sessions was amazing. I’m not sure it would be possible at any cost for one to attend a training seminar with as many highly credentialed educators as I just witnessed. I hope my schedule next year permits my attendance, as I know this training event will generate much discussion for improvement to our local fund. ”

-Brian Beader, Board Member, MERCER COUNTY RETIREMENT BOARD


“ I have attended the Non-traded REIT Symposium since it's inception. I really like the focus on one product type. The mix of sponsors, BDs, reps and service providers gives balance and varied perspectives to the panels. The symposium is short and sweet. Finally, going to Dana Point, California in December provides a nice reprieve to those of us who live in colder parts of the country. ”

-Greg Paul, CEO, ORCHARD SECURITIES


“ I have been an attendee, speaker and sponsor at the IMN Securities Lending conferences for many years and have found them valuable. The market turbulence over the past year and the surprisingly large number of attendees sparked outstanding discussion both during the panel sessions as well as the social functions surrounding the conference. This year’s event was the best conference I have been to for many, many years. ”

-Roy Zimmerhansl, Principal, ZIMMERHANSL CONSULTING SERVICES


“ I have been going to the securities lending conference for ten years now, and I learn something new every time. ”

-Bill Stouten, Sr. Portfolio Manager, THRIVENT FINANCIAL


“ I have enjoyed the conference. It was certainly a good learning experience for me. I have already arranged for 4 different meetings or calls with hedge funds. ”

-Daniel Ling, Investor,


“ I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR A VERY USEFUL CONFERENCE LAST WEEK. I LEARNED QUITE A FEW THINGS, HEARD SOME INTERESTING IDEAS AND MET MANY INTERESTING PEOPLE. ”

-Barry Novick, A&T-Tech-GTI, BLACKROCK


“ I just want to thank you for a very useful conference last week. I learned quite a few things, heard some interesting ideas and met many interesting people. ”

-Barry Novick, A&T Tech GTI, BLACKROCK


“ I just want to thank you for a very useful conference. I learned quite a few things, heard some interesting ideas and met many interesting people. ”

-Barry Novick, A&T Tech GTI, BLACKROCK


“ 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


“ I loved the portal you provided to reach out to other attendees. ”

-Brian Daily, SVP, REO ALLEGIANCE


“ I must say this was certainly one of the best expo's I've been to. Very well run and organized, excellent location, and the caliber of attendees and knowledge of the speakers and panelists was very refreshing. ”

-Ryan McFarland , Managing Partner, US INVEST


“ I really did enjoy the event. I found it informative, educational and well planned. ”

-Bob Fehrman, Sr Financial Consultant, MSC-BD


“ I really enjoyed how open all of the beneficial owners were. Everyone was more than willing to share what they were doing, what worked/what didn't, and different ideas they had. It was really refreshing to see everyone collaborate. ”

-Michele Camp, Securities Operations Analysts, BRIDGEWAY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC.


“ I think the ABS/CMBS and PACE communities will ‘collide’ over time and IMN programs can provide a vehicle for these 2 stakeholder groups to converge ”

-Brian McCarter, Chief Executive Officer, SUSTAINABLE REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS, INC.


“ I think the ABS/CMBS and PACE communities will ‘collide’ over time and IMN programs can provide a vehicle for these 2 stakeholder groups to converge. ”

-Brian McCarter, Chief Executive Officer, SUSTAINABLE REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS, INC.


“ I think the IMN staff is excellent. I think the content of the forum is overall excellent. ”

-Michella Clark, CEO, CPR REALTY ACCELERATORS


“ I think your event was one of the most productive and worthwhile conferences that I have attended. ”

-James Lubin, , HYMAN BECK & COMPANY, INC.


“ I think your event was one of the most productive and worthwhile conferences that I have attended. ”

-James Lubin, Principal and Chief Operating Officer, HYMAN BECK & COMPANY, INC.


“ I thoroughly enjoyed this conference! The speakers were exceptional. The subject matter was SPOT ON! IMN keeps things relevant, on topic and fun. Catering was excellent! Location and hotel exceptional. Great job IMN. I enjoy participating and will continue to do so. ”

-Robert Brookes, President & CEO, HOME FEDERAL BANK OF HOLLYWOOD


“ I thought it was very well done, actually. It was well attended, serious and informative. Good subject matter, well structured, with diverse current views. Well done! ”

-Robert Boyd, Managing Director, GUGGENHEIM SECURITIES, LLC


“ I thought that the conference was useful and went well. ”

-Dan McMahon, Senior Vice President, HANNON ARMSTRONG


“ I thought the conference as the best to date. Sessions were super-informative and the crowd was very diverse and enthusiastic. Made a whole bunch of great contacts. ”

-Mark Leibovit, Chief Market Strategist, VRTRADER.COM


“ I thought the conference was excellent. I appreciated the level of detail and the depth of the discussions. ”

-Dana Pawlicki, , CITIGROUP


“ I thought the conference was excellent. I appreciated the level of detail and the depth of the discussions. ”

-Dana Pawlicki, Director of Global Product Development, CITIGROUP


“ I thought the conference was great—well done. ”

-Joel Press, , FESTINA LENTE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LP


“ I thought the conference was great—well done. ”

-Joel Press, COO, FESTINA LENTE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LP


“ I thought the New York conference was great from the networking and content perspectives. ”

-Steven M. Polinsky, Director, MCGLADREY


“ I thought your show was a huge success!! The expo hall was packed at all times and had a constant buzz! The venue was perfect for the amount of people. Everyone I talked to was pleased with their ROI. Great job! ”

-Ryan McLemore, Director, DS NEWS


“ I want to thank IMN for a $5 million REO loan we closed with an entity out of Connecticut. This happened because of a panel I was on for IMN. The relationship grew so strong that the entity opened another office in Los Angeles for their California transactions. ”

-Stephan Kachani, Vice President, LONE OAK FUND, LLC


“ I wanted to let you know your SFR conference was fantastic and a huge success from my standpoint. Reven Housing REIT would like to participate in your SFR conference in April. ”

-Chad M. Carpenter, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, REVEN HOUSING REIT


“ I wanted to thank you all for having me speak at Marhedge it was a wonderful experience and more importantly a fun experience. All of you at II should be proud of the effort that you made to make everybody feel welcome; from the people I talked to, it worked. ”

-Steve McCaffrey, , KEYSPAN CORPORATION


“ I wanted to thank you all for having me speak at Marhedge it was a wonderful experience and more importantly a fun experience. All of you at II should be proud of the effort that you made to make everybody feel welcome; from the people I talked to, it worked. ”

-Steve McCaffrey, Senior Counsel, KEYSPAN CORPORATION


“ I was blown away by the quality of the conference and having an opportunity to check out an iconic NY institution, the Union League Club! Please pass on my appreciation to your colleagues for a job well done! ”

-Tony Wohlfarth, Investment Committee Member, ONTARIO PENSION BOARD


“ I was especially impressed with the professionalism of the panelists. They spoke candidly of the numerous challenges facing the industry and avoided the industry platitudes that one so often hears in public forums. ”

-Robert Mather , Chairman, AMERICAN BEACON PARTNERS, INC.


“ I was impressed by how well the meeting was run and by the quality of the panels. Overall, I think that you did a great job with the conference. ”

-Robert S. Loigman, , FRIEDMAN KAPLAN SEILER & ADELMAN LLP


“ I was impressed by how well the meeting was run and by the quality of the panels. Overall, I think that you did a great job with the conference. ”

-Robert S. Loigman, Esquire, FRIEDMAN KAPLAN SEILER & ADELMAN LLP


“ I would like to take this moment to say that the Super Bowl of Indexing was a remarkable experience. The conference provided insight and knowledge for trustees to manage retirement funds with confidence, along with providing valuable resources to network from. The booths also were a good source of information giving a variety of US and International vendors the opportunity to share valuable material. ”

-William Lipscomb, Board Member, BIRMINGHAM FIRE AND POLICE RETIREMENT SUPPLEMENTAL PENSION FUND


“ I would like to thank you and compliment the IMN staff on the excellent presentation of the 2008 Super Bowl of Indexing Conference held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona between December 7th-10th. I made some new contacts which I feel may help our pension system in the future. ”

-Edmund A. Zell, Trustee, CITY OF SAINT LOUIS EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM


“ I've attended the IMN condo hotel conferences for the past two years, and each time I return with new ideas, contacts, and directions that I can utilize in my business. I'm looking forward to attending your next conference this December in Las Vegas. IMN provides me with the latest, up-to-date experiences from the most successful men & women in the industry. ”

-David Teitelbaum, Developer & Realtor, TEITELBAUM DEVELOPERS INC.


“ I've found the IMN gatherings to be for the most part informative and to the point. It is an ever-more critical time to be maintaining contact with colleagues as change is imminent and occurring at a pace becoming the new norm. ”

-Mark Lester, CEO, LANDCO REAL ESTATE


“ 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


“ If you are a beneficial owner and currently lend your investment portfolio, or might be considering lending, this is a ‘must attend’ event ”

-Jim Vance, Vice President & Treasurer, WESTERN & SOUTHERN FINANCIAL GROUP


“ 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 attracts the best in the business to their Data Center forums. IMN’s proven format delivers value to End Users, Colocation Operators, Financiers, Constructors and Consultants alike. DataSite always looks forward to attending and participating. ”

-Jeff Burges, President and Founder , DATASITE


“ 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 have brought together a one-of-a-kind venue for the HealthIMPACT forum. It offers an opportunity to explore, in-depth, the intersection of emerging models of cloud computing with solving some of our toughest problems in health information technology. It's a great opportunity to meet national thought leaders and explore these issues at depth in an intimate setting. ”

-Keith Toussaint, Executive Director, Business Development, Global Business Solutions, MAYO CLINIC


“ IMN have brought together a one-of-a-kind venue The Hospital Cloud Forum. It offers an opportunity to explore, in-depth, the intersection of emerging models of cloud computing with solving some of our toughest problems in health information technology. It's a great opportunity to meet national thought leaders and explore these issues at depth in an intimate setting. ”

-Keith Toussaint, Executive Director, Business Development, Global Business Solutions, MAYO CLINIC


“ IMN is a finest annual conference ever! I greatly appreciate the interactive open shared dialogue between the expert panel, moderators, IT leaders and attendees. Overall, I enjoyed this small one day event, the topics were interesting, the panel approach allows valuable exchange of insights, challenges, also great networking opportunity, plus the venue, CEU credit certificate and online audio are excellent. Thank you so much! ”

-Evelyn Wallace, RN, Nursing Informatics Coordinator , NY HARBOR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM


“ IMN is a finest annual conference ever! I greatly appreciate the interactive open shared dialogue between the expert panel, moderators, IT leaders and attendees. Overall, I enjoyed this small one day event, the topics were interesting, the panel approach allows valuable exchange of insights, challenges, also great networking opportunity, plus the venue, CEU credit certificate and online audio are excellent. Thank you so much! ”

-Evelyn Wallace, RN, Nursing Informatics Coordinator, NY HARBOR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM


“ 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


“ IMN's Condo Hotel conference offers unique perspectives and one-stop shopping in terms of access to a broad array of industry expertise that would be downright impossible to replicate outside of this conference. ”

-Chris Woronka, Vice President, DEUTSCHE BANK EQUITY RESEARCH


“ IMN's decision to run two conferences concurrently worked very well for networking beyond my cohort. I felt grateful for the opportunity to mingle in the exhibit hall with those I met in the shared sessions and broaden my perspective on what we all do. ”

-Fern Jones, Treasurer, TRISKE;ES FOUNDATION


“ IMN's Indexing events (World Series and Super Bowl) are can't miss opportunities for networking in the index and ETF markets. ”

-Scott Sacknoff, President, SPADE INDEXES


“ IMN's Non-Traded REIT Industry Symposium is an incredible opportunity for those who manage, advise, and distribute Non-Traded REITs to meet, network, and learn. ”

-Mark Goldberg, President, CAREY FINANCIAL, LLC


“ IMN's Super Bowl of Indexing always has top tier speakers and panelists. The sessions are always current, interesting and educational. This is a well attended conference by managers and trustees. ”

-James Maloney, Trustee, CHICAGO POLICEMEN'S ANNUITY AND BENEFIT FUND


“ IMN's Super Bowl of Indexing Conference provided me with a great opportunity to network and share ideas with my peers, respected industry leaders and vendors. It's a wonderful platform to help advisors stay abreast of current industry issues, market trends and the latest index products. It was certainly worth the three day investment. ”

-Cathy Pareto, MBA, CFP, President, CATHY PARETO & ASSOCIATES, INC.


“ IMN's Texas conference helped me develop stronger relationships with people in the industry, and gave me current, accurate information, both of which in turn help me better serve our clients. ”

-Lisa Greer Quateman, Managing Partner - Los Angeles, POLSINELLI SHUGHART


“ IMN’s HealthIMPACT was a relevant, practical and actionable health care event on the East Coast. It had seasoned and motivated leaders. ”

-Ankur Vora, ‏Managing Partner, TECHDEMOCRACY


“ IMN’s HealthIMPACT was a relevant, practical and actionable health care event on the East Coast. It had seasoned and motivated leaders. ”

-Ankur Vora, ‏Managing Partner , TECHDEMOCRACY


“ IMN’s HealthIMPACT was a relevant, practical and actionable health care event on the East Coast. It had seasoned and motivated leaders. ”

-Ankur Vora, Managing Partner, TECHDEMOCRACY


“ IMN’s Non-Traded REIT Symposium in NYC created a wonderful environment for leaders in the securitized real estate industry to share business ideas and best practices on critical subjects facing the industry today. It was a stimulating and insightful two days, focused on issues broad enough to be of value to sponsors, Broker/Dealers, registered representatives, RIAs, third party providers, and of course the lawyers too! ”

-Bob Cannon, President/CEO, CLEARVIEW WEALTH MANAGEMENT, LLC


“ IMN’s REIT conference is an efficient way for me to hear from key sponsors in real estate, to gain their perspective on the industry and outlook for the sector. This year’s event was especially insightful, as key regulatory issues were addressed in detail and BDCs were covered. ”

-George Fisher, Sr. Product Manager Alternative Investments, , CHARLES SCHWAB & CO., INC.


“ IMN’s REIT conference is an efficient way for me to hear from key sponsors in real estate, to gain their prospective on the industry and outlook for the sector. This year’s event was especially insightful, as key regulatory issues were addressed in detail and BDCs were covered. ”

-George Fisher, Sr. Product Manager Alternative Investments, , CHARLES SCHWAB & CO., INC.


“ In addition to learning new ideas presented by among the best and brightest in the indexing industry, we thoroughly enjoyed exchanging ideas and thoughts with one another. This conference is one of the best conferences for the indexing communities. ”

-Huey Tseng, , PRIVATE INVESTOR


“ IRC 2010 was outstanding event, especially for participants working in Oil Industry. However, integration of both Refining and Petrochemical industrial sectors will improve this conference to a higher level of profession. This integration will provide some benefits which you cannot find in individual Refining or Petrochemical conferences separately. I could not miss IRPC 2011. ”

-Anonymous , ,


“ It fit with our new business vision to promote African investments and business by Africans, between and among African countries and trade or deal with the rest of Africa as one. Also this has helped us to link with other possible partners as we move in implementing this imitative. ”

-Edwin Zulu, Coordinatior, COMESA SME TOOLKIT PROJECT, Founder, Director and CEO , ELIF BUSINESS SOLUTIONS


“ It was a well organized event, thank you for inviting us. We look forward to participating again next year. ”

-Balavignesh Thirumalainambi, Meaningful Use Director, NJ-HITEC


“ It was also good to see such a strong turnout - I had so many meetings (both scheduled and impromptu) that Geneva turned out to be even much more productive than I had hoped. ”

-Ken Stemme, , NORTHERN TRUST GLOBAL ADVISORS INC


“ It was also good to see such a strong turnout - I had so many meetings (both scheduled and impromptu) that Geneva turned out to be even much more productive than I had hoped. ”

-Ken Stemme, Director of Hedge Funds, NORTHERN TRUST GLOBAL ADVISORS INC


“ It was definitely one of the better organized and more focused events I have participated in; based on this experience, I will look forward to your next conference. ”

-Brett M. Bastin, , GRAIL PARTNERS LLP


“ It was definitely one of the better organized and more focused events I have participated in; based on this experience, I will look forward to your next conference. ”

-Brett M. Bastin, Partner, GRAIL PARTNERS LLP


“ It was my first time to attend the conference AND I have benefitted a lot from the quality and mature presentations done. ”

-Thapelo Tsheole, Representative, BOTSWANA STOCK EXCHANGE


“ I’d like to thank you for allowing me to participate in the conference. I should also congratulate you on a (in my humble opinion!), well-run affair. Congratulations. ”

-Tom Kranz, Executive Vice President, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL GROUP - A BLACKSTONE COMPANY


“ 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


“ Just a short note to tell you this was the best IMN conference I have attended in 5 years. The speakers , the topics and the content was excellent. People were not selling themselves they were dealing with the topics. It is always hard to have many of the real players in one room and you did it. Please do this again. ”

-Stephen Rosenburgh, President & CEO, DYNAMIC ASSET MANAGEMENT


“ Just wanted to drop you a note and thank you for a great show. The panels were incredibly interesting and new business contacts were made. ”

-Derek Garnier, Management Consultant, LAYER42


“ Most favorite (part of the conference) is trading stories/networking with other in house... ”

-David Ramsay, Partner and General Counsel , ALLIANCE COMMERCIAL PARTNERS, LLC


“ My sincere compliments to you and the entire staff at IMN for producing another stellar event. The topics were 'state of the art' timely, and the panels very well assembled to maximize information exchange and audience involvement. At a time when trustees are beleagured with demands on their time and the need to keep up-to-date on the hottest investment topics, IMN continues to provide a superior learning experience. The combination of topics for this mixed audience was well chosen, and paced perfectly to balance the need for intellectual engagement with the challenges of holding audience attention and attendance in a beautiful and potentially distracting setting. ”

-Jerry D. Davis, Consulting Analyst and Principal, AMERICAN PENSION PROFESSIONALS


“ Once again, the timeliness and content of this conference set the expectations for the year to come. ”

-Jeffrey Petro, Vice-President Head of Money Market Trading, FEDERATED INVESTORS


“ Once again, time well spent! This conference seems to both highlight the current industry issues and provide lenders with a perspective of what is really on the minds of beneficial owners. ”

-Jeffrey A. Petro, Head of Money Market Trading, FEDERATED INVESTORS


“ One aspect of the panels that I really enjoyed at IMN’s Hospital Cloud Forum, was the moderator, Shahid Shah. I found his questions to be geared around actions and lessons learned, which is vital for IT executives as they manage the new healthcare environment. ”

-Monica Chopra, Director, Business Strategy, GREATER NEW YORK HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION


“ One aspect of the panels that I really enjoyed was the moderator, Shahid Shah. I found his questions to be geared around actions and lessons learned, which is vital for IT executives as they manage the new healthcare environment. ”

-Monica Chopra, Director, Business Strategy, GREATER NEW YORK HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION


“ One aspect of the panels that I really enjoyed was the moderator, Shahid Shah. I found his questions to be geared around actions and lessons learned, which is vital for IT executives as they manage the new healthcare environment. ”

-Monica Chopra, Director, Business Strategy, GREATER NEW YORK HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION


“ One of the best conferences available to both meet the senior decision makers and learn and discuss current strategies from the very top leaders of our industry. ”

-Cooper Stuart, Managing Director, ROCKWOOD REAL ESTATE ADVISORS


“ One of the best conferences I've attended. Very well organized and the presenters were excellent. ”

-Allan Bentkowski, Investment Manager of the Treasury Division, Finance Department, CITY OF TUCSON


“ One thing I appreciated this year was the efficiency and the clarity about all the new rules and changes presently happening in the market. Usually a subject “almost boring” ? but this time the panel participants were well prepared and able to share very interesting information. Thanks again. ”

-Marco Bouchard, Portfolio Manager, Securities Lending, CAISSE DE DéPôT ET PLACEMENT DU QUéBEC


“ Our fund is an active and passive investor. I found the Super Bowl of Indexing a terrific conference for fiduciaries. ”

-Kirk Miller, Trustee, FIRE AND POLICE PENSION ASSOCIATION OF COLORADO


“ Outstanding agenda and highest quality speakers in a most pleasant setting. ”

-Ronald Byrd, Commissioner, LAND/HENSCHEL ENDOWMENT FUND, CITY OF SACRAMENTO


“ Overall a great conference and a time to build relationships which is the most important thing I gained from this conference. ”

-Richard Joslin, Vice President, DEUTSCHE ASSET MANAGEMENT


“ Overall a very successful inaugral conference . Congratulations. ”

-Glen Baker, Equities, RAND MERCHANT BANK


“ Overall it was a great conference and a great experience. The speakers were excellent! IMN did an excellent job and I would highly recommend attending an IMN conference to anyone. ”

-Thomas Bone, Vice President, THE NATIONAL AUCTIONER GROUP, INC.


“ Overall well done ”

-Thomas Turner, Senior Vice President - Special Assets Manager, GRANDPOINT BANK


“ Overall, a very good and informative conference. We were particularly pleased to see an expansion of the topics addressed at the conference to include tax and incentive issues since they are driving many data center investments and site selections. ”

-Michael Allen, Principal In Charge, RYAN


“ Panel members included such a variety of experts ie, vendors, CIOs, industry leaders and entrepreneurs lending to a full range of insights into what is possible and what is necessary to get there. HIT is so dynamic in nature that what was adequate yesterday falls drastically short today. Keeping current is not enough. Understanding the vision from a realistic yet futuristic perspective is necessary in order to prepare for what each constituent must contribute in order for the whole to be successful. The forum lent itself to that end by including the gamut of contributors and the opportunity to network with many leaders influencing the paths of HIT. I look forward to next years' forum. ”

-Jennifer Fox, Informatician/Case Manager, H&H CASE MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING


“ Participating as a panelist at IMN’s conference in New York, was an immensely valuable experience. Getting to meet and exchange ideas with my peers and share my vision of where I see the industry moving as an RIA, was an incredible experience. ”

-Michael B. Hansen, Founder & President, FRONTIER WEALTH STRATEGIES INC.


“ Really great conference! Had an opportunity to meet with 13 different companies and have many more to follow up with after the conference. ”

-Windy Keefe, Business Development Manager, REONETWORK.COM


“ Sessions were great, but for me the breaks and lunch and drinks were as valuable for networking purposes. ”

-Adam Knowlton, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, YOUNAN PROPERTIES


“ Somehow each year is better than the last. I'm amazed that so much material is covered in such a short time. No wonder I was tired when I left. ”

-Robert J. Waid, Vice President & Principal, WILSHIRE ASSOCIATES


“ 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


“ Steve, I’d like to thank you for allowing me to participate in the conference last week. I should also congratulate you on a (in my humble opinion!), well-run affair. Congratulations. ”

-Tom Kranz, Executive Vice President, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL GROUP - A BLACKSTONE COMPANY


“ Sunshine-backed bonds has proven, in just two short years of existence, to be a premium venue for some of the biggest names in the solar and financial industries to meet, share ideas, and discuss deals. Whether you are a capital provider looking to get into the solar space, a solar developer looking for financing, or a veteran in either field, this conference is highly recommended. ”

-Travis Lowder, Energy Analyst, NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY (NREL)


“ Thank you for another great conference. Your help made it all the more successful. Once again I met new people that opened my eyes to other investment possibilities for our pension fund. ”

-Edmund A. Zell, Trustee, CITY OF SAINT LOUIS EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM


“ Thank you for arranging such an informative and productive event. In view of today’s financial and economic condition of the country, it seems that this kind of gathering becomes very useful for exchanging ideas and getting up to date information. I definitely enjoyed the topics and loved the interaction with your high quality and knowledgeable guests. ”

-Fred Alavi, Senior Executive Vice President, PACIFIC MERCANTILE BANK


“ Thank you for making part of your conference. I enjoyed it dearly. As I mentioned to some of my acquaintances and colleagues, I have not attended a conference where I have learnt something new, in a very long time. This one gave me a lot to think about and probably to apply in my environment. I am glad to hear that my contribution was found worthwhile by the participants. I never thought that this type of gathering would really be fascinated by developmental issues, which dominate the lives of technocrats like me in government. I am encouraged. I do however, hope that my theme will keep South Africa and the rest of the continent not only thinking but challenged for the next while. ”

-Elias Masilela, Chief Executive Officer, PUBLIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION


“ Thank you for putting on an informative and well organized conference. ”

-James D. Dingel, Managing Director, Senior Counsel, CARVAL INVESTORS, LLC


“ Thank you for such a seamless, informative, timely, interesting, in-depth conference. I would come back next week if you held it again, and look forward to the next one. ”

-Patrick Mahoney, Trustee, OCALA FIREFIGHTERS PENSION PLAN


“ Thank you for the invitation - the 2014 HealthIMPACT Forum was fantastic - learned quite a bit! ”

-Enrick Ramlakhan, AVP, Coporate Applications, NYC HEALTH & HOSPITALS CORPORATION


“ Thank you for the invitation - the 2014 HealthIMPACT Forum was fantastic - learned quite a bit! ”

-Enrick Ramlakhan, AVP, Coporate Applications, NYC HEALTH & HOSPITALS CORPORATION


“ Thank you for the opportunity to join you in New York for the non-traded REIT conference. It was a very informative and a wonderful venue. I feel it was a very valuable trip for LPL. ”

-Veronica Murillo, Designated Principal - Governance, Risk & Compliance , LPL FINANCIAL


“ Thank you so much for including me as a panelist at the event, which was very well run and well attended, as I have come to expect. ”

-Mike Hartley, Director of Structured Finance, STANDARD SOLAR


“ Thank you very much for the invitation. It was a very rewarding experience! I particularly enjoyed the academic presenters, who almost without exception gave very thought provoking and grounded presentations that I will long remember and will be helpful in my role as a Trustee. Whaley and Schiller are two who come to mind with very topical and interesting subjects. I must also mention that I was glad to have the opportunity to meet several very interesting attendees, and our discussions in some cases went way beyond indexing. I learned a lot. ”

-James Fleming, Vice Chair, ALBERTA TEACHERS RETIREMENT FUND BOARD


“ Thanks again for allowing me and The DI Wire to attend the conference. IMN did a fantastic job organizing the event, lining up great speakers and moderators, and covering important, timely topics. It was both a great event from an educational and networking standpoint. Thank you! ”

-David B. LeGacy Jr., Director of Operations - Publisher, THE DI WIRE (DIRECT INVESTMENT INDUSTRY NEWS)


“ Thanks for a well-planned and informative conference. I cannot imagine being in the non-traded REIT world and not attending. ”

-Jack Creighton, , SOURCENET INVESTMENT SERVICES LLC


“ 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 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 for arranging all that. First time with IMN and I really enjoyed the session. Well done and looking forward to future events. ”

-Roozbeh Hashemiha, Executive Director, RAVAND CYBERTECH INC.


“ Thanks for inviting our firm to participate. I thought the panel went well, and the feedback was very positive in general. I look forward to staying in touch with you and participating again. I think you do a great job of creating relevant dialogue, sizing the conference appropriately and picking good speakers! ”

-Jason S. Lamin, Partner, LENOX PARK, A DIVISION OF AMUR ADVISORS LLC


“ Thanks for running a great conference. We get invited to many conferences, and don’t attend or speak at all of them, but yours was top notch. ”

-Jon Stein, , PARKER GLOBAL


“ Thanks for running a great conference. We get invited to many conferences, and don’t attend or speak at all of them, but yours was top notch. ”

-Jon Stein, Managing Director, PARKER GLOBAL


“ 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


“ That was a very Unique and Very Informative event! ”

-Joe Russi, EVP , SILBER BENNETT FINANCIAL


“ The 2008 Super Bowl of Indexing was an excellent event with timely topics and knowledgeable speakers who generated spirited interaction with attendees. The opportunity to discuss current issues facing other institutional investors is always worthwhile and productive. ”

-Barbara J. Avard, Administrator, CHARLOTTE FIREFIGHTERS’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM


“ The 9th Annual IMN Non-Traded REIT Symposium was excellent. The panel discussions were right on target and very informative, especially with regard to compliance issues. The closed broker breakfast provided a good platform for discussion. ”

-Robert Heenan, Registered Principal, Registered Investment Advisor, CROWN CAPITAL SECURITIES


“ The Annual IMN Securities Lending Conference offers something for every Beneficial Owner. Public entity or private, this conference brings together the brightest and best people in securities lending. The speakers and panel discussions are incredibly timely and informative. ”

-Robert Crossen, Cash Management Officer, ILLINOIS STATE TREASURERS’ OFFICE


“ The Broker Dealer breakfast was a great success. Participants openly discussed the challenges of the current operational and regulatory environment. The discussion focus then turned to seeking realistic, concrete solutions. ”

-Robert Mather , Chairman, AMERICAN BEACON PARTNERS, INC.


“ The CEFIA team thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Sunshine Bonds conference. Great interaction with the participants – and good networking. ”

-Bert Hunter, Chief Investment Officer, CLEAN ENERGY FINANCE AND INVESTMENT AUTHORITY


“ 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 Condo Hotel Conference is a great opportunity to network, educate and make deals in the Condo Hotel marketplace. It brings together a great deal of the major players in the industry that are willing to share their information with the attendees of the conference. ”

-Larry S. Cohen, Senior Vice President, LAKE BUENA VISTA RESORT VILLAGE & SPA


“ The conference was a great balance of educational tracks combined with networking opportunities of true professionals that are active in the space this conference was designed for. ”

-Micheal Breese, CEO, HOMESTAR PROPERTY SOLUTIONS


“ The conference was a great opportunity to meet a variety of industry participants across all aspects of the hedge fund industry. ”

-Michael Mulcahy, , SUNCORP INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT


“ The conference was a great opportunity to meet a variety of industry participants across all aspects of the hedge fund industry. ”

-Michael Mulcahy, Portfolio Manager, SUNCORP INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT


“ The conference was fantastic, probably the best I have ever attended. It was a perfect venue for us and we made fantastic contacts and spent quality time with our existing clients. ”

-Richard A. Maloy, Jr. CIC, CRM, , MALOY RISK SERVICES, INC.


“ The conference was fantastic, probably the best I have ever attended. It was a perfect venue for us and we made fantastic contacts and spent quality time with our existing clients. ”

-Richard A. Maloy, Jr. CIC, CRM, CEO, MALOY RISK SERVICES, INC.


“ The conference was fantastic. Everything was great including the speakers, the venue and the food. Kudos to you and your team. ”

-Vivek Kishore, Project Manager, MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER


“ The conference was fantastic. The information provided was useful, informative and very applicable to my daily activities at work. The IMN staff was very professional in their coordination of the various events, activities, and speakers. ”

-Roy Clothier, Investment Officer, CALSTRS


“ The conference was great! I enjoyed every presentation and panel; even the topics I thought might not apply directly to CDI did, in some way. The venue was easily accessible, refreshments were excellent, and I would definitely recommend (now, with experience) that the CDI’s in the area attend. ”

-Briggs Strelow, MD, CCDS, Clinical Documentation Specialist, NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER


“ 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 conference was well attended and the speakers were clearly market leaders. Conference was well planned. ”

-Musa Dlamini, Executive Director, SANLAM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT - SWAZILAND


“ The conference was well run and had a number of interesting speakers. I’m looking forward to next year. ”

-Mark Polemeni, , ALEXANDRA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC


“ The conference was well run and had a number of interesting speakers. I’m looking forward to next year. ”

-Mark Polemeni, Chief Legal and Chief Compliance Officer, ALEXANDRA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC


“ The conference was “even better than last year”. I liked the quality of attendees. ”

-Robin R. Harris, Director of Operations, NEXUS WEALTH MANAGEMENT, INC.


“ The content was very timely and educational especially in these turbulent market times. ”

-James Maloney, Trustee, CHICAGO POLICEMEN'S ANNUITY & BENEFIT FUND


“ 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 European conference was very useful for me in understanding the different models of securities lending that are in operation, also the levels of risk and risk management techniques used for the various approaches. ”

-Jonathan Lord, Co-Chair Hewlett-Packard UK Pension Plan, HEWLETT-PACKARD UK


“ 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 very well done and professional. Definitely an “A” grade. ”

-Jack Swan, , LIGHTHOUSE INVESTMENT PARTNERS LLC


“ The event was very well done and professional. Definitely an “A” grade. ”

-Jack Swan, Principal , LIGHTHOUSE INVESTMENT PARTNERS 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 event was well-organized, professional and with the level of executives in attendance there was a clear industry leader validation for IMN. ”

-Glenn E. Grant, Business Development Manager, AMERICAN HOMES 4 RENT


“ The folks I spoke with were very impressed with the event, the topics, and of course the Century Plaza Hotel is a first class venue. ”

-Greg Owens, VP - Senior Real Estate Officer, BANKANNAPOLIS


“ The FontainBleau is the perfect place for your event and I would hope that it's held there next year and beyond. ”

-Stephane Azra, Director of Business Development, GLAZER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT


“ The HealthIMPACT forums in Houston and New York were very successful events. While most events are top heavy with vendors and light on attendees/buyers, HealthIMACT has flipped the model to have a large amount of senior IT users and a small handful of vendors. This is a very refreshing approach. The speakers were relevant and compelling, directly from industry with thoughtful comments. The topics chosen were very timely. ”

-Alan Gilbert, MPA, FHIMSS, Chief Growth Officer, TEAM OF CARE SOLUTIONS


“ The HealthIMPACT forums in Houston and New York were very successful events. While most events are top heavy with vendors and light on attendees/buyers, HealthIMACT has flipped the model to have a large amount of senior IT users and a small handful of vendors. This is a very refreshing approach. The speakers were relevant and compelling, directly from industry with thoughtful comments. The topics chosen were very timely. ”

-Alan Gilbert, MPA, FHIMSS, Chief Growth Officer, TEAM OF CARE SOLUTIONS


“ The IMN Alternative Investment Summit was one of the best I have attended. The venue was terrific, the attendee list outstanding and over all program left little to want. Bottom line, BRAVO for a job well done. Thanks for including me. ”

-Milbrey M. Jones, President Emeritus, SACRS


“ The IMN Beneficial Owners’ Conference provides a unique opportunity for beneficial owners to interact, discuss emerging issues, and share best practices. ”

-Garett Childs, CPA, Director of Accounting & Finance, JACKSON NATIONAL ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC


“ 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 is a must to test current market sentiment and meet decision makers. ”

-Dr. Rudiger von Stengel, Managing Director & Partner, ART-INVEST REAL ESTATE


“ 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 IMN Hospital Cloud forum was a very successful event. It brought together very senior relevant speakers, as well as very senior level conference attendees. The topics chosen were very timely. Bravo on your inaugural Hospital Could Forum conference. I look forward to more similar events. ”

-Alan Gilbert, MPA, FHIMSS, Managing Partner, HEALTH CATALYST SYSTEMS/TEAM OF CARE SOLUTIONS


“ The IMN is a fantastic opportunity for beneficial owners to share ideas, concerns, and experiences related to securities lending. Each year that I have attended, I have learned something new and valuable. ”

-Adam Moscaritolo , Senior Securities Lending Analyst, FRANKLIN TEMPLETON INVESTMENTS


“ The IMN is the best data center conference for us - we make great connections and have the opportunity to improve our region's visibility. ”

-Jill McCarthy , Vice President, KCADC


“ The IMN Non-Traded REIT Industry Symposium provides timely educational panels and great opportunities to hear industry leaders speak on current issues. The sessions discussing developments in the industry's regulatory environment are always enlightening and the information is invaluable. The IMN REIT conference also provides a tremendous opportunity to network with industry participants. ”

-Angela Ahlholm Strauss, Principal, NOMAX CAPITAL CORPORATION


“ The IMN Non-Traded REIT Symposium served as a valuable forum for the sharing of intellectual capital and networking, as well as a tremendous venue for current information regarding trends, industry insights and product opportunities. As a Broker/Dealer representative, I found the event to be personally and professionally beneficial and plan to be a repeat attendee. ”

-Alan Carlisle, President / C.E.O., SCF SECURITIES, INC.


“ The IMN Non-Traded REIT Symposium was not only thoroughly engaging but it was also very timely with the recent implementation of the Jobs Act and the implications on our industry. The conference attendees were comprised mostly of industry veterans who were looking for input on the potential changes for both Sponsors and Broker Dealers. It was great to hear the pros and cons and discuss the impact on our industry. ”

-Jim Nagle, CCIM, Investment Executive/Due Diligence, SILBER BENNETT FINANCIAL


“ The IMN Super Bowl of Indexing conference was very organized and educational. It was a tremendous experience that provided me with insight on how society is trying to achieve the same economic goals in many different ways. The culture of the conference was beneficial for the vendors, participants, speakers and staff. The dynamics of the sessions encouraged communication amongst each other and the building and strengthening of existing and potential business relationships. In my opinion, The Super Bowl of Indexing is unparallel to any other conference I have attended in the past. IMN, keep up the good work. ”

-Monica Satterwhite, Retirement Manager, CITY OF PORTSMOUTH


“ The IMN Super Bowl of Indexing is the best single pension conference of the year. The interpersonal exchanges with speakers, other delegates and current academic researchers are so valuable ...impacting your thought processes for issues facing any plan trustee. ”

-Dr. Michal Foriest Settles, Business Professor, CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO


“ The investment landscape has changed dramatically over the last few years. Investors are increasingly concerned about managing risk and are looking for improved tools to assist them. The IMN Global Indexing & ETFs Conference brought together leading experts to discuss the most recent research and strategies focused on today’s challenges. Great conference! ”

-Richard P. Dabrowski, CFA, Senior Consultant, STRATEGIC INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.


“ 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 job of managing money continuously evolves, a conference like the Super Bowl is way to stay in touch with this evolution which definitely makes the job more fun and hopefully leads to a better result for clients. ”

-Roger Nusbaum, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager, YOUR SOURCE FINANCIAL


“ The most imformative and best conference I have attended in many years. Congratulations. ”

-Art Carll, Managing Director, NAI LAS VEGAS


“ The most informative conference that I've attended all year, IMN gathered the best of the best to deliver high-level, useful content. ”

-Rich Rodriguez, President , RXR CAPITAL, INC.


“ 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 panel was a huge success! ”

-Stephan Kachani, Vice President, LONE OAK FUND, LLC


“ The sister European conference was very useful for me in understanding the different models of securities lending that are in operation, also the levels of risk and risk management techniques used for the various approaches. ”

-Jonathan Lord, CoChair Hewlett-Packard UK Pension Plan, HEWLETT-PACKARD UK


“ The Super Bowl of Indexing allowed us to meet a targeted group of indexing experts and provided us the opportunity to enhance our knowledge in the field. ”

-Kathleen Shelton Smith, Chairman, RENAISSANCE CAPITAL LLC


“ The Super Bowl of Indexing is a 'must attend' event for anyone who uses passive strategies for all or a portion of their portfolios. It may be even more valuable for those who don't. ”

-Jeff Norton, LLM, CFA, President & CEO, TEACHERS' RETIREMENT ALLOWANCES FUND


“ The Super Bowl of Indexing is a great way for advisors to speak with etf companies to find products that work well with their styles and voice ideas for future products. The break out sessions provide key themes that are forward looking and in the news. I tend not to attend many conferences but the Super Bowl of Indexing is one I make sure I attend every year. ”

-Bryan Lee, ., TOTAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT


“ The Super Bowl of Indexing is a well run conference that focuses on very topical information which is effectively presented to a large number of attendees. The conference provides excellent networking opportunities. ”

-Bill Levit, Trustee, STATE OF WISCONSIN INVESTMENT BOARD


“ The Super Bowl of Indexing is an intellectual journey with the best minds in the business to the frontier of new ideas. ”

-George A. Schade, Jr., Special Master, SUPERIOR COURT OF ARIZONA


“ The Super Bowl of Indexing is THE conference for investors, index originators and product providers who are interested in this rapidly growing market. ”

-Richard Ferri, CEO, PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS, LLC


“ The Super Bowl of Indexing remains one of the leading opportunities for networking in the index and ETF markets. ”

-Scott Sacknoff, President , SPADE INDEXES


“ The Super Bowl of Indexing sharpened my focus on how to use indexes to construct better and more efficient portfolios. The conference gave me new ideas to hedge and diversify risk. My money management has improved and I have grown my practice. ”

-Dominick Paoloni, CEP, CIMA, Wealth Manager, INVESTMENT PROTECTION SERVICE


“ The Super Bowl of Indexing was a well attended conference with many dynamic speakers. It was interesting and informative to see that many investment products have had a positive return for 2008 despite the volatility in the market. I would recommend this conference to anyone in the financial community. ”

-Lt. James Maloney, Trustee, CHICAGO POLICEMEN'S ANNUITY AND BENEFIT FUND


“ 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


“ The venue was great and the topics were comprehensive. ”

-Mark Hurley, IT Business - Solution Architect, CHNEIDER ELECTRIC


“ The venue, organization, and attendees were all first rate and met or exceeded our expectations. ”

-Jacob Naeb, Senior Project Manager, ARUP


“ There are no conferences that I know of where an individual will learn more about the fundamental business of data center operations and market condions that IMN. ”

-Brian Quigley, Vice President - Development, CENTERPOINT PROPERTIES TRUST


“ There is no better way to stay on top of the non-traded REIT (and BDC) world than to attend the IMN conference, to hear from those in the know: the Sponsors, BD’s and industry experts. ”

-Jim Nagle, CCIM Investment Executive/Due Diligence, SILBER BENNETT FINANCIAL


“ This conference levels the playing field for beneficial owners. It’s big enough to attract the industry leaders and regulators, and small enough to allow time for personalized connections. ”

-Jeffrey A. Petro, Vice-President, Head of Money Market Trading, FEDERATED INVESTORS


“ 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 conference was highly educational, relevant, and very well organized...well worth my time! ”

-Yvette Lizardi, Clinical Integration Specialist, KAISER PERMANENTE


“ This event has become an important forum for an open discussion of the current issues facing the public, non-listed industry. As such, it is an integral part of the growth of the sector. ”

-Rosemarie A. Thurston, Partner, ALSTON & BIRD LLP


“ This event is where the country's single-family rental asset class comes together. ”

-John Knab, Director, SECURE CAPITAL NETWORK


“ This event was, by far, the most productive and successful of my career. The industry has matured so quickly in the last two years and IMN is the place where that is made evident. The friends we've made in Miami and Scottsdale are fast becoming fellow travelers and blood brother/sisters. The energy this week was magnetic. People all recognizing that the trail we've all been hacking through the jungle is leading us someplace fantastic, and we are closer that we thought. Thanks for seeing this opportunity early and giving it a home. The sponsorship will pay for itself a hundred fold. Count me in for Boca. ”

-Greg Rand, CEO, OWNAMERICA


“ This has been a great gathering and networking event. Learned a lot, thus far, and met good people. ”

-Dr. Michael C. Murphy, Chairperson, MICHIGAN LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION


“ This IMN conference is a must for all trustees who need to keep up with the latest securities lending strategies ”

-Rene Nunez, Former Chair, TEXAS PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND


“ This is a one stop shopping site for all things related to index investing for pension funds. The resources available during the sessions are unequaled. ”

-Alan Desmarais, Director of Finance, TOWN OF MANCHESTER


“ 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 is the best roundup of investment pros of the year. It is a must event for professional investors! ”

-John Serrapere, Investment Analyst & Strategist, FOSTER HOLDINGS, INC.


“ This is the preeminent conference on securities lending. The speakers are experts in their fields and deliver timely updates and valuable takeaways for attendees on a large variety of topics. The roundtable sessions allow participants to ask questions and obtain meaningful insights in a more informal setting. I found the roundtable workshops for beneficial owners to be very insightful and interesting. ”

-Erin Perales, General Counsel, HOUSTON MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES PENSION SYSTEM


“ This was a great conference. There is much more to indexing than I was aware of; I learned a lot. All speakers were very approachable, extremely knowledgeable & they really wanted to be here. Good vendors who explained their products without pressure. I appreciate the Continuing Education credits. Good location. ”

-Jim Cuthbert, Senior Vice President & Treasurer, ROBERTS WESLEYAN COLLEGE & NORTHEASTERN SEMINARY


“ This was an awesome event that generated a lot of good conversation and industry collaboration! ”

-Jason Anderson, Principal, RECON CONSULTING, INC


“ This was an effective use of my time. I was exposed to many thought leaders with various topics and in a format that allows various viewpoints. Speakers presented actual experience not theoretical. ”

-Michael Hunt, MD, CMIO, ST. VINCENT’S HEALTH PARTNERS


“ This was an effective use of my time. I was exposed to many thought leaders with various topics and in a format that allows various viewpoints. Speakers presented actual experience not theoretical. ”

-Michael Hunt, MD , Chief Medical Information Officer, ST. VINCENT’S HEALTH PARTNERS


“ 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


“ This was an intimate and productive conference. It’s great to attend a conference where the participants are focused on solutions and making things happen for the industry. ”

-Chris Esposito, Partner, DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP


“ This was an intimate and productive conference. It’s great to attend a conference where the participants are focused on solutions and making things happen for the industry. ”

-Chris Esposito, Partner, DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP


“ This was my second time presenting as a speaker for IMN's REO to Rental Forum. It was another successful event, full of well qualified business professionals. I will definitely attend IMN's next event for Single Family institutional investors. ”

-Ben Walls, Senior Level Executive, INVEST AMERICA


“ This was the most valuable South African investment conference I've attended in the last 2 or 3 years. ”

-Andre Tonkin, Consultant Actuary, PEREGRINE FINANCIAL SERVICES HOLDINGS


“ This year has put you back on the map as the “must do” hedge fund conference! ”

-Lou Gerken, , GERKEN CAPITAL ASSOCIATES


“ This year has put you back on the map as the “must do” hedge fund conference! ”

-Lou Gerken, Founder & CEO, GERKEN CAPITAL ASSOCIATES


“ Thought the conference was particularly well organized with a full agenda for the day that strictly adhered to the schedule. The best session and panel was “Redefining Risk Management & Protecting Capital” with Ben Hunt as the star of the day. Last week's conference in Palm Beach Gardens had such fine panels that it has me considering going West to San Francisco in September. ”

-NA, NA, NA


“ True to its indexing theme, the conference is like a top shelf index family - it offers diversification of knowledge, through several sectors or tracks of panels and at low cost as it is by invitation. ”

-George A. Schade, Jr., Special Master, ARIZONA GENERAL STREAM ADJUDICATION


“ Unique mix of Wall Street and the broader solar community made for an interesting and productive day. We will definitely be back next year. ”

-Conlan O'Leary, Co-Founder, SIGHTEN, INC.


“ Very few conferences afford the opportunity to meet with such a diverse group of high-level and well informed participants in the data center industry. ”

-Alan Howard, Chief Researcher, WIRED REAL ESTATE GROUP


“ Very good job...it was very well done. ”

-Donnie Hanly , President, NEXT GENERATION CAPITAL


“ Very informative and interesting. Would attend again if opportunity arises. ”

-Steve R. Padron, Data Center Manager, IT Operations, N/A


“ Very informative, I was able to hear speakers that challenged me to think outside the box and would recommend this conference to any public fund trustee ”

-Gerald Garrett, Planning Officer, TULSA FIRE


“ 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 look forward to the Sunshine Backed Bonds Conference every year. Most solar conferences are only attended by solar firms and consequently are very insular in their perspectives and opinions of the future. This conference brings in a lot of mainstream finance professionals who do a good job of placing solar investment within a more general investment context amongst the many other investment opportunities seeking investor’s dollars. Their challenges and recommendations improve our ability to win more investment dollars for solar in the long run. ”

-George Ashton, Chief Financial Officer, SOL SYSTEMS


“ We look forward to the Sunshine Backed Bonds Conference every year. Most solar conferences are only attended by solar firms and consequently are very insular in their perspectives and opinions of the future. This conference brings in a lot of mainstream finance professionals who do a good job of placing solar investment within a more general investment context amongst the many other investment opportunities seeking investor’s dollars. Their challenges and recommendations improve our ability to win more investment dollars for solar in the long run. ”

-George Ashton, Chief Financial Officer, SOL SYSTEMS


“ We really enjoyed the conference and found it to be very productive for us. ”

-David Vranizan, Director of Property Services, THE BENAROYA COMPANY


“ We really enjoyed the conference and found it to be very productive for us. I'm sure we will be attending the New York event. ”

-David Vranizan, Director of Property Services, THE BENAROYA COMPANY


“ WE REALLY ENJOYED THE CONFERENCE AND FOUND IT TO BE VERY PRODUCTIVE FOR US. I’M SURE WE WILL BE ATTENDING THE NEW YORK EVENT. ”

-David Vranizan, Director of Property Services, THE BENAROYA COMPANY


“ We really enjoyed the conference. You had very high quality participants. We would want to be the lead sponsor again. ”

-Jeffrey Meyers, Principal, MEYERS LLC


“ WE WERE QUITE HAPPY WITH THE CONFERENCE, THERE WERE GOOD COMMENTS FROM THE WHOLE TEAM THAT ATTENDED. THE VENUE, ORGANIZATION, AND ATTENDEES WERE ALL FIRST RATE AND MET OR EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS. ”

-Jacob Naeb, Senior Project Manager, ARUP


“ We were quite happy with the conference, there were good comments from the whole team that attended. The venue, organization, and attendees were all first rate and met or exceeded our expectations. ”

-Jacob Naeb, Senior Project Manager, ARUP


“ We were very impressed with the extent to which the conference was on the cutting edge of the field, and amazed at how many contacts were immediately relevant to our work developing the New Jersey PACE program. Especially pleased by the network connection feature, including the opportunity to follow up for up to four months after the event. We’ve already had several meetings and conversations that we anticipate will lead to profitable long-term relationships. ”

-Jonathan Cloud, Executive Director, NEW JERSEY PACE


“ We were very impressed with the extent to which the conference was on the cutting edge of the field, and amazed at how many contacts were immediately relevant to our work developing the New Jersey PACE program. Especially pleased by the network connection feature, including the opportunity to follow up for up to four months after the event. We’ve already had several meetings and conversations that we anticipate will lead to profitable long-term relationships. ”

-Jonathan Cloud, Executive Director, NEW JERSEY PACE


“ Well attended and serves as a great marketing tool. ”

-Julia Dorce, Real Estate Marketing Analyst, SHEARMAN & STERLING LLP


“ 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


“ What made this a great conference first and foremost is that the leaders and shapers of the industry were not only present, but engaged. The panelists and moderators hit the relevant points that we all face and deal with on a daily basis. The other factors that contribute to the success of the event were the attendees. We met operators of all size from private equity, to public reits to startups. We were able to communicate with some of our competitors in the markets we operate in and turn them into allies. I was also fortunate to talk to larger players and lay the foundation for mutually beneficial transactions and long term relationships. The networking opportunities at IMN are unmatched by any other conference I have attended. I attribute that to the fact that IMN caters to the real players in the industry. In summation, the information that I've extracted or confirmed by attending IMN conferences in the last year along with the contacts that we've made has helped us shape a long term plan and vision for our organization. The void that existed prior to, hindered our ability and confidence to grow in our space. It has been filled in part by the associations and relationships we have developed and fostered by attending and joining the IMN network. I attended many worthless conferences over the years, which made me skeptical of them. IMN is head and shoulders above the competition. ”

-Edwin Jean-Pierre, Managing Partner, LEGACY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT


“ When expanding resort properties in tentative markets, there’s no better model than the condo hotel model. It's one of the few remaining win/win development scenarios for developers and owners. Developers mitigate risk with diverse third party ownership and up-front exit. Owners find a safe haven for worried capital by following large hospitality investments into key markets/properties. At the IMN Condo Hotel Conference all this and more is greatly detailed by a top-notch faculty by a top-notch conference company. ”

-Chevis Hosea, Vice President of Development, LA COSTA RESORT & SPA


“ With all of the profits & pitfalls in developing condo hotels, the IMN Condo Hotel conference is the only place where you can meet the pros who can remove the pitfalls. ”

-Matt Gillio, Managing Member, DEVELOPER & OWNER BELLA CASA RESORT LLC


“ You did a great job. ”

-Marc Zwebner, , CARE CAPITAL GROUP


“ You did a great job. ”

-Marc Zwebner, Senior Vice President, CARE CAPITAL GROUP


“ You guys did a great job (as usual) of pulling the right people together in the same room. I was surprised by how much more knowledgeable the investors were about solar, compared to even one year ago. I'm sure the industry will make another big step forward in a year's time. ”

-Richard Matsui, CEO, KWH ANALYTICS


“ You guys did a great job (as usual) of pulling the right people together in the same room. I was surprised by how much more knowledgeable the investors were about solar, compared to even one year ago. I'm sure the industry will make another big step forward in a year's time. ”

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


“ You guys did a great job. The agenda was topical and the event well attended. Congrats. ”

-Tom Athan , Managing Partner, ALTUS POWER AMERICA MANAGEMENT


“ You guys did a great job. The agenda was topical and the event well attended. Congrats. ”

-Tom Athan, Managing Partner, ALTUS POWER AMERICA MANAGEMENT


“ You guys put on a great gathering, and it is an honor for me to be part of it. ”

-Matt Mochary, CEO, FORTUNE DATA CENTERS


“ You had a pretty engaged group yesterday. I would think you regard the meeting as successful; it was in a beautiful venue. ”

-David S. Mendelson, MD, FACR, Co-Chair Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, Professor of Radiology, Director of Radiology Information Systems Pulmonary Radiology, Senior Associate, Clinical Informatics, MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER


“ You had a pretty engaged group yesterday. I would think you regard the meeting as successful; it was in a beautiful venue. ”

-David S. Mendelson, MD, FACR, Co-Chair Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, Professor of Radiology, Director of Radiology Information Systems Pulmonary Radiology, Senior Associate, Clinical Informatics , MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER


“ 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


“ 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


“ Your conferences are always very professionally produced. You guys do a great job. ”

-Barry Cohen, , BEAR STEARNS


“ Your forums are always key data center events. ”

-Zane Alsabery, CEO, ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.


“ [The open format] allows for valuable exchange between participants. The forum consists of important topics and fluid discussions going where the audience wants to take it. ”

-George Conklin, Senior Vice President and CIO, CHRISTUS HEALTH


“ [The open format] allows for valuable exchange between participants. The forum consists of important topics and fluid discussions going where the audience wants to take it. ”

-George Conklin, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, CHRISTUS HEALTH


“ “I have been going to the securities lending conference for ten years now, and I learn something new every time.” ”

-Bill Stouten, Sr. Portfolio Manager, THRIVENT FINANCIAL


“ “The IMN Beneficial Owners’ Conference provides a unique opportunity for beneficial owners to interact, discuss emerging issues, and share best practices.” ”

-Garett Childs, CPA, Director of Accounting & Finance, JACKSON NATIONAL ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC


“ “The IMN conference is a fantastic opportunity for beneficial owners to share ideas, concerns, and experiences related to securities lending. Each year that I have attended, I have learned something new and valuable.” ”

-Adam Moscaritolo , Senior Securities Lending Analyst, FRANKLIN TEMPLETON INVESTMENTS


“ “The Non-Traded REIT conference brings together all the key constituents in the industry. With the program enhancements IMN has made over the years, the event works very well for both education and networking.” ”

-Thomas E. Robinson, Real Estate Investment Banking, STIFEL NICOLAUS


“ “This conference levels the playing field for beneficial owners. It’s big enough to attract the industry leaders and regulators, and small enough to allow time for personalized connections”. ”

-Jeffrey A. Petro, Vice-President, Head of Money Market Trading, FEDERATED INVESTORS


“ … as always this is a great event. ”

-Pete Martin, President , T5 DATA CENTERS