The New York Society of Security Analysts Holds 24th Annual High Yield Bond Conference

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Summary: Twenty-fourth annual installment of NYSSA's popular conference also includes optional half-day training session on high yield bonds.

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Chaired by high yield bond expert and former top-ranked analyst Martin Fridson, the New York Society of Security Analysts’ 24th Annual High Yield Bond Conference on June 12, 2014 will give finance professionals an insider’s view of the trillion-dollar market in speculative grade debt. A half-day high yield bond training session will be held on June 11, 2014 to get attendees up to speed on the high yield bond market.

At the conference, attendees will get a unique perspective on the dynamics and future direction of the high yield market. Experts from asset management, investment banking, and private equity will provide the outlook for default rates, returns, and new issuance. Portfolio managers and strategists will help high yield professionals identify today’s best values. Additionally, a special buy-side panel will convene to discuss pertinent issues.

At the High Yield Bond Tutorial prior to the conference, accomplished industry practitioners will teach attendees how to design and manage a high yield portfolio and how to value credits with EVA. The experts will explain the secrets of the high yield bond market. In addition, there will be a credit analysis case study from Columbia Business School.

The conference agenda features the following subject matter experts:

  • Bonnie N. Baha, CFA, CIC, Double Line Capital LC
  • Karina L. Bubeck, CFA, TIAA-CREF
  • Adam Cohen, Covenant Review
  • Gershon M. Distenfeld, CFA, AllianceBernstein
  • Kenneth Emery, CFA, Moody’s
  • Martin Fridson, Lehmann, Livian, Fridson Advisors LLC
  • Eric Gross, Barclays Capital
  • David Lischer, Goldman Sachs
  • AJ Mediratta, Greylock Capital
  • Steve Miller, S&P Capital IQ LCD
  • Jeff Peskind, Phoenix Investment Advisors

The half-day tutorial will feature presentations from practitioners with many years of experience in the market:

  • Margaret Cannella, Columbia University
  • Martin Fridson, Lehmann, Livian, Fridson Advisors LLC
  • Bennett Stewart, EVA Dimensions
  • David Teolis

The conference will be held on June 12, 2014 from 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m., and the tutorial will be on June 11, 2014 from 11:30 a.m.–3:15 NYSSA Conference Center, 1540 Broadway, Suite 1010, New York, NY 10036.

Established in 1937, the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) is a leading forum for the investment community. NYSSA’s mission is to promote best practices and the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry. NYSSA is a nonprofit industry organization that provides education and a venue for policymakers and practitioners to discuss the major issues that drive the finance industry and economy. The Society also strives to assist its members and other financial professionals in their career development. With nearly 9,000 members, NYSSA is among the largest of the 135 societies of CFA Institute, which has more than 105,000 members globally.

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