1:30 PM | REGISTRATION
2:00 PM | INTRODUCTION TO THE CONFERENCE
- Review of today’s credit markets, why the next cycle is around the corner, and why it will create great opportunities for those who are disciplined and have access to capital
- Overview of distressed credit investing
- Case study
Michael Gatto, partner, Silver Point Capital and adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business
3:30 PM | WOMEN OF CREDIT
Our panelists will discuss their views of the market and the challenges of rising to the top of a traditionally male-dominated industry.
Ellen Carr, adjunct professor at Columbia Business School; co-author, Women in Money Management; principal, portfolio manager at Weaver C. Barksdale and Associates, a majority-woman-owned investment manager
Carla Casella, managing director at JPM High Yield Research. Ranked in top three analysts by Institutional Investor in three separate sectors: retail, consumer products, and food.
Natasha Labovitz, partner and chair of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department at Debevoise & Plimpton; named “Best in Insolvency & Restructuring” by Euromoney Legal Media Group at the Americas Women in Business Law Awards in 2018 and selected as “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer in 2015
Christina Minnis, managing director and global head of acquisition finance at Goldman Sachs
Ivona Smith, managing director at Drivetrain, LLC, Board Representation & Litigation, liquidation, and general unsecured creditors trust. Currently independent board member of The Weinstein Company. Formerly a co-founder and manager of a hedge fund with an 11-year track record specializing in investing in distressed debt and equities.
4:30 PM | RUNNING A HEDGE FUND OR A RESTRUCTURING BUSINESS
Our panelists will discuss the markets, the challenges of running a distressed fund or restructuring business today, and the opportunities in the current environment and for the next several years.
Adam Cohen, managing partner at Caspian Capital
Mark DeNatale, partner and head of special situations at CVC Capital
Vivian Lau, founder and managing partner at One Tusk Investment Partners
Bruce Mendelsohn, partner and head of Perella Weinberg’s Restructuring Advisory Business
Parag Vora, founder and portfolio manager at HG Vora Capital Management
5:30 PM | BREAKING INTO THE DISTRESSED DEBT BUSINESS AND ACCELERATING YOUR CAREER
Are you are trying to get a junior analyst position, transform from junior analyst to senior analyst, or a seasoned investment professional thinking about your next move? This panel is designed to give you great insights from many perspectives, including a top headhunting firm that places candidates at hedge funds, head of recruiting of a major firm, and three investment professionals at various stages of their careers (junior analyst/senior analyst/hedge fund founder and portfolio manager).
Robert Franz, GABELLI ’95, founder and chief investment officer at Arbour Lane Capital
Taylor Montague, senior analyst at Silver Point Capital
Conor O’Shea, GABELLI ’17, fixed income sales at BTIG
Leah Trabich, partner at Henkel Search Partners
Amra Garcia-Tunon, head of human resources and senior recruiter at various hedge funds
6:30 PM | DRINKS & NETWORKING