New York Society of Security Analysts Distinguished Speaker Series Features Corporate Bankruptcy, Distressed Debt Expert Edward Altman

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Professor Edward Altman, one of the world’s leading experts on credit markets and credit risk management, addresses the current state of corporate and sovereign global credit markets at NYSSA Distinguished Speaker Series

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The New York Society of Security Analysts is presenting Professor Edward Altman who will share his view of the current state of the corporate and sovereign global credit markets. He will present his widely acclaimed new and novel models in predicting sovereign debt markets’ probability of default, contrasting the results with market measures and traditional rating agency and bank models and forecasts.

Dr. Altman will also explore the current yield, spread, and outlook for US, Canadian, and Mexican default as well as provide commentary on future risks, especially for the US. Also during this presentation, he will utilize a number of groundbreaking models for analyzing the risk/return opportunities in the high-yield and leveraged loan markets, as well as implications for turnaround management and distressed debt analysts. Finally, Dr. Altman will explore the challenges and opportunities inherent in managing a distressed debt portfolio in the US and abroad, including the introduction of a new distressed/defaulted bond ETF.

Edward I. Altman, PhD, is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business, New York University, and Director of Research in Credit and Debt Markets at the NYU Salomon Center. Previously, he chaired the Stern School’s MBA program for twelve years. Dr. Altman has an international reputation as an expert on corporate bankruptcy, high yield bonds, distressed debt and credit risk analysis. He was inducted into the Fixed Income Analyst Society’s Hall of Fame in 2001 and is an advisor to many financial, consulting, and governmental institutions. Altman was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury & Risk Management magazine in 2005.

“NYSSA Distinguished Speaker Series: Ed Altman: Current Conditions and Outlook for Global Credit Markets” will be held on June 16, 2014 from 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at NYSSA Conference Center, 1540 Broadway, Suite 1010, New York, NY 10036.

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