Houlihan Smith & Company's Karl D'Cunha and Bruce Lohman to Participate at SCI '09

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Houlihan Smith & Company (the Houlihan firm) announced today that Karl D'Cunha will moderate the "Portfolio Restructuring" panel and Bruce Lohman will speak on the "Government Intervention Panel" at the 2009 Structured Credit Investor conference "Opportunities, Strategies, and Reform in Structured Credit & ABS," on November 4th.

Opportunities, Strategies, and Reform in Structured Credit & ABS

Houlihan Smith & Company (the Houlihan firm) announced today that Karl D'Cunha will moderate the "Portfolio Restructuring" panel and Bruce Lohman will speak on the "Government Intervention Panel" at the 2009 Structured Credit Investor conference "Opportunities, Strategies, and Reform in Structured Credit & ABS," on November 4th. The conference will be held at Bayard's India House at One Hanover Square, New York City.

"At Houlihan, we have successfully advised our clients on restructuring and valuing their portfolios during these unprecedented times" said Karl D'Cunha, Senior Managing Director at Houlihan Smith. "We are excited to also have Bruce Lohman speaking at the event - he has a tremendous amount of experience working with structured products and will add deep insight to his panel discussion."

Karl D'Cunha is a Senior Managing Director at Houlihan Smith and oversees the firm's financial advisory practice. He is head of the firm's Hedge Fund Advisory services group and a team leader of the firm's Technical Standards Committee. Mr. D'Cunha has over 13 years experience in the alternative investments industry, including working with some of the largest hedge funds globally on valuation, restructuring and M&A issues. Mr. D'Cunha has been actively involved in alternative and asset management industry related services since 1997 and has prepared, supervised, and consulted upon assignments to US and International private equity, venture capital and hedge funds, investment advisors, mutual funds and other entities.

Bruce focuses on providing fairness opinions, solvency opinions, valuation services, complex securities and derivatives valuation, transaction services, structured finance advisory, and financial restructuring services; He also provides credit committee advisory, expert witness testimony, and related valuation work in complex structured financings and distressed situations.

"I am excited to speak on the Government Intervention panel at the SCI conference," said Bruce Lohman, Managing Director at the Houlihan firm. "With the rapid evolution of the structured credit markets in the past year, the panel discussion should be quite interesting."

With over twenty years of experience in global derivatives, structured products , corporate credit, and bankruptcy workout transactions; Bruce has worked with a wide range of corporate, financial institution, and special purpose vehicle end users.

About the Houlihan firm:
Founded in 1996, The Houlihan Firm is a global investment banking firm that provides financial advisory and financing services to public and private businesses as well as asset managers. The Houlihan firm is recognized as a leading provider of financial opinions, financing, merger and acquisitions advisory, and other corporate advisory services. In addition, the firm is the forefront service provider to the hedge fund industry and works with 25 of Alpha Magazine's Top 100 Hedge Funds. The firm's tailored services include Portfolio Valuation (FAS 157 compliant); Distressed Asset Placement; Restructuring; and M&A Advisory to both alternative and traditional asset managers. The firm's experienced professionals work across the globe from offices in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, London, and Toronto.

About Structured Credit Investor:
Structured Credit Investor (SCI), launched in August 2006, is the leading global news service reporting on the cash and synthetic structured credit and ABS markets. SCI is an online subscription-based newsletter designed primarily for investors and hosts conferences and training courses in London and New York.

Media Inquiries:
William Berger
Analyst - Houlihan Smith & Company
(312) 499-5986

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