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POLSINELLI to Lead Featured Roundtable at December 19th iGlobal Forum Breakfast with Real Estate Titans in New York

Date: 12/07/2018 | Publisher: Digital Journal

Dan Flanigan and POLSINELLI team to discuss Opportunity Zones


Industry leaders uncover opportunity across markets, structures

Date: 11/14/2018 | Publisher: Real Estate Weekly

If you’re trying to determine where to invest, and you’re sans crystal ball, the next best thing is talking to the experts. They were out in force as part of a recent panel, “Real Estate Investment Structures Providing the Best Returns,” during the Global Leaders in Real Estate Summit.


Five Takeaways from iGlobal Forum’s 18th Real Estate Private Equity Summit

Date: 03/29/2018 | Publisher: National Real Estate Investor

There is still a lot of private money out there looking for investment opportunities, and many panelists detailed where they think those opportunities might be. Here are some highlights from the event.


GLRE Summit Report: Real Estate Industry Facing Structural Changes

Date: 09/28/2017 | Publisher: Commercial Property Executive

Technological disruption, changing consumer behavior and political uncertainty are just a few of the factors affecting the way industry participants are making investment decisions, according to panelists at EisnerAmper and iGlobal Forum's Global Leaders in Real Estate Summit.


How E-Commerce is Changing Commercial Real Estate

Date: 09/28/2017 | Publisher: Bloomberg

Larry Silverstein, chairman of Silverstein Properties, talks about how e-commerce is spurring a shift from retail to food. Former Governor of New York David Paterson discusses terrorism and security in New York City. EisnerAmper CEO Charly Weinstein talks about the role that blockchain could play in real estate.


HNA’s $2.2B purchase of 245 Park Avenue was a “freak last deal,” Joe Sitt says

Date: 09/27/2017 | Publisher: The Real Deal

Blockbuster deals like HNA Group’s $2.21 billion purchase of 245 Park Avenue may be going the way of the dodo bird as the flow of institutional Chinese cash in the United States slows to a trickle.


Mintz Levin’s Jeffrey Moerdler Joins Former New York Governor David Paterson at Global Leaders in Real Estate Summit

Date: 09/25/2017 | Publisher: Mintz Levin

Mintz Levin Member Jeffrey A. Moerdler will join former New York Governor David Paterson at the 2017 Global Leaders in Real Estate Summit. Mr. Moerdler, a former Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will join the Governor at the summit’s keynote session, “Conversation with Former Governor Paterson.”


Financial Poise™ Announces its Media Sponsorship of the Global Leaders in Real Estate Summit to be Held on September 27-28, 2017 in New York City

Date: 09/25/2017 | Publisher: PRWeb

Financial Poise™ is pleased to announce its media sponsorship of the Global Leaders in Real Estate Summit to be held on September 27-28, 2017 in New York City.


Expect Good Times to Roll Once Cordray Departs- panel

Date: 09/14/2017 | Publisher: GlobalCapital

Panelists at iGlobal Forum's Specialty Finance Conference in New York predicted looser regulation and less oversight by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) once the term of director Richard Cordray comes to an end.


Hedge funds warned over leveraged CLO deals

Date: 06/14/2017 | Publisher: Financial Times

A handful of hedge funds have attracted controversy by borrowing from big investment banks to buy the structured products the banks sell.


Global REIT Investment Summit 2017 to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

Date: 02/06/2017 | Publisher: NASDAQ, INC.

iGlobal Forum, a leading producer of business summits for the investment industry, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in conjunction with the Global REIT Investment Summit 2017. The conference will be taking place at the Nasdaq MarketSite on February 8th in New York.


Blue Bridge Financial's Mark DeBacker Speaks on Strategies for Middle Market Lenders at the iGlobal Forum's 7th Annual Specialty Finance Summit

Date: 01/11/2017 | Publisher: Cision

Mark DeBacker, CEO and founder of Blue Bridge Financial, LLC, a national provider of small business financing, will be adding his insight to a panel for lenders at iGlobal Forum's 7th Annual Specialty Finance Summit on January 12, 2017, in New York City. DeBacker will be joining four other distinguished specialists, addressing the topic of Middle Market Lenders: Consumer, Commercial and Online.


College Ave Student Loans CFO to Present at 2016 Specialty Finance Summit

Date: 08/31/2016 | Publisher: Business Wire

College Ave Student Loans, a leading online marketplace lender of private student loans, announced today that CFO Jim Keller will present at the iGlobal Forum Specialty Finance Summit in New York City. The session titled “Online Marketplace Lending and fintech’s Impact on Specialty Finance” will be on Thursday, September 8 at 11:30 a.m.


Midmarket Lenders Seek Creative Ways to Navigate Competitive Environment

Date: 09/14/2015 | Publisher: Wall Street Journal

Midmarket lenders facing stiff competition must find creative ways to win deals, said lending executives at iGlobal Forum’s Specialty Finance Summit in New York Thursday.


Managing Partner of Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform to Speak at Four Upcoming Conferences

Date: 09/09/2015 | Publisher: PRWeb

SaundersDailey embarks on a conference roadshow, focusing on crowdfunding in the real estate investment arena.


College Ave Student Loans CFO to Present at the 2015 iGlobal Forum Specialty Finance Summit

Date: 09/08/2015 | Publisher: Business Wire

College Ave Student Loans, a leading online student loan marketplace lender, announced today that Jim Keller, chief financial officer, will present at the iGlobal Forum Specialty Summit in New York City on September 10, 2015 at 9:30 am Eastern Time to discuss the topic: “How online marketplace lenders are altering the specialty finance landscape.”


iGlobal Forum Special Report: Secondary Markets, Prime Opportunities

Date: 03/06/2015 | Publisher: Commercial Property Executive

How do you pick a secondary market? An expert panel offered answers to that pressing question this week at iForum Global’s annual Real Estate Private Equity Summit in New York City.


Nixon Peabody Nabs Manatt Real Estate Pro In LA

Date: 02/12/2015 | Publisher: Law360

Law360, San Jose (February 12, 2015, 10:44 PM EST) -- Nixon Peabody LLP announced it has recruited a partner from Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP's land, environmental and natural resources group to the real estate practice at its Los Angeles office.


Highlights From iGlobal Forum's 6th Global Distressed Investing Summit

Date: 02/05/2015 | Publisher: DailyDAC

iGlobal’s annual Global Distressed Debt Investing Summit, held yesterday, lived up to its reputation as a venue to hear the latest thought leadership about distressed debt investing. The day opened with a keynote by Perry Mandarino (PWC) and then moved right into Mandarino’s interview of Bruce Richards (Marathon Asset Management).

One takeaway: Richards predicted that while bankruptcy filings in the United States will remain fairly low in terms of the number of companies filing, the amount of debt being restructured will continue to be significant.



Swaps Make Restructuring Advisors' Lives Trickier

Date: 02/05/2015 | Publisher: Wall Street Journal

Hedge funds with exposure to the swaps–derivative contracts that pay out if a borrower defaults before the swap expires–have been trying to actively influence whether and when the default occurs.

This combination of swaps bets and distressed-debt investing “creates thorny and difficult issues in getting consensual [restructuring] deals done,” Marc Puntus, a partner in the restructuring and debt-advisory group at investment bank Centerview Partners, told attendees at the iGlobal Forum Global Distressed Investing Summit in New York Wednesday.


Marathon’s Richards Says Firm Looking to Capitalize on CLO Rules

Date: 02/04/2015 | Publisher: Bloomberg

Marathon Asset Management LP Chief Executive Officer Bruce Richards said the firm is seeking to capitalize on a regulation, which goes into effect next year, that he sees forcing half of collateralized loan obligation managers out of the market.

“Time will tell,” Richards said today at the iGlobal Forum’s Global Distressed Investing Summit in New York. “We’ll see how many managers are able to solve the regulatory puzzle, which is risk retention, and how many managers can’t.”


Accredited Investor Markets Media Sponsor for iGlobal Forum’s “6th Global Distressed Investing Summit”

Date: 02/03/2015 | Publisher: Accredited Investor Markets

Accredited Investor Markets is pleased to announce sponsorship of iGlobal Forum’s “6th Global Distressed Investing Summit.” The summit will be held on February 4, 2015 at the Park Lane Hotel in New York.

Accredited Investor Markets is pleased to be a sponsor to this event which will put you face-to-face with exclusively senior-level representatives from leading: distressed fund managers, private equity firms, hedge funds, distressed debt providers, M&A and turnaround advisors, bankruptcy advisors, loan originators and rating agencies.


What’s next for online lending

Date: 01/25/2015 | Publisher: FForward

Many sectors of the economy have seen online providers leverage technology to deliver a better customer experience while doing so at levels of scale and efficiency that brick and mortar stores can not readily achieve. However online lending is an area that is still very nascent when compared with other sectors with only 1% of small to medium enterprise and consumer lending being originated through online platforms.

At the recent iGlobal 3rd Specialty Finance Summit, panelists from online lenders and VCs debated how much this figure might grow and what the roadblocks are to getting there.


iGlobal Forum: 3rd Specialty Finance Summit

Date: 01/13/2015 | Publisher: Chapman & Cutler LLP

Chapman sponsored and exhibited at the 3rd Specialty Finance Summit. Todd Plotner acted as co-chairperson and delivered the chairperson's welcome and opening remarks. He also led a panel discussion called "Securitization & Other Funding Sources for Specialty Finance Companies," and Melanie Gnazzo moderated a discussion, "Next Generation Specialty Finance—Emergence of the Online Lenders."


Experts Predict Another Good Year for Health Care Real Estate

Date: 01/09/2015 | Publisher: The Wall Street Journal

Last year was a good year for owners of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, medical office buildings and other properties in the health care sector.

But will the party continue in 2015? That was the subject of the Health Care Real Estate Investment Opportunities Summit at the Park Lane hotel in Manhattan Thursday that was sponsored by iGlobal Forum.


SVP Global participated in a panel discussion at The iGlobal Forum’s Distressed Debt Investing Summit: Europe

Date: 09/18/2014 | Publisher: SVP Global

HJ Woltery, Co-Head of the European Investment Team, participated in a panel discussion on Transactions Trends Across the European Markets.


Specialty Finance Summit HedgeWeek

Date: 01/15/2014 | Publisher: Hedge Week

iGlobal Forum’s Specialty Finance Summit is the go-to forum where senior-level representatives from specialty finance companies meet with private equity firms, hedge funds, wealth management firms, senior lenders and asset managers.

It is an invaluable deal-sourcing event, where investors meet potential targets and potential acquirers for their businesses, and issuers share best practice with their peers and generate new funding opportunities.


The Sked: January - Commercial Observer

Date: 01/10/2014 | Publisher: Commercial Observer

 Commercial Observer

IGlobal Forum is hosting a summit and deal-sourcing event for specialty finance. Professionals in specialty finance firms, private equity fund managers, hedge funds, senior lenders and wealth and asset management firms are encouraged to apply.

IGlobal Specialty Finance Summit 2014, Park Lane Hotel, 36 Central Park South, New York City, 7:45 a.m.-5:15 p.m., go to for more information


iGlobal Forum's 5th Global Distressed Debt Investing Summit

Date: 12/16/2013 | Publisher: Distressed Debt Investing Blog

I'm happy to announce and alert readers to iGlobal Forum's 5th Global Distressed Debt Investing Summit which will be held February 19th here in New York. As usual, iGlobal is going to put on a fantastic conference with some fantastic panels and speakers. The keynote this year will be given by Thomas Wagner, Co-Founding Partners and Co-Managing Member of Knighthead.


iGlobal Forum Chairman Nelson Migdal Highlights the Dynamics of International Law in the Hospitality Law Sector

Date: 12/05/2013 | Publisher: Hospitality Law Check-In

Recently, our very own Nelson Migdal, Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Hospitality Group, joined iGlobal Forum’s 3rd Global Hospitality and Lodging Investment Summit as the chairman and as a moderator for the opening panel session on the market outlook for the hospitality and lodging sector. Nelson shared with attendees his...


iGlobal Forum 9th Annual Real Estate Private Equity Summit

Date: 10/01/2013 | Publisher: FForward

On October 9, iGlobal Forum will be hosting their 9th Annual Real Estate Private Equity Summit in New York. The event will cover new opportunities that exist in the single-family housing sector and in secondary and tertiary regions, as well as the recovering Europian and other developing economies. The event will also be host to Corporate & Public Pension Plans, Insurance Companies, Private Equity Real Estate Firms...


iGlobal Forum to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

Date: 09/30/2013 | Publisher: CNBC


iGlobal Forum, a leading producer of business summits for the investment industry, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in conjunction with the Global REIT Investment Summit which takes place on October 2nd, 2013 at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel in New York City.

In honor of the occasion, Anna Ivanova, CEO & Managing Director along with the Speaker Faculty for the event will ring the Closing Bell.


Recent M&A Positive For Acquirers' Share Prices

Date: 03/13/2013 | Publisher: Forbes


Acquisition announcements in the current climate are welcome events for shareholders of acquiring companies, said Jason Dahl, a portfolio manager at First Eagle Asset Management. Companies are “using M&A to grow both the top and bottom line,” Dahl said during a panel at the iGlobal M&A forum in New York last month.

It is particularly attractive right now because financing is cheap and organic growth is getting harder to come by because companies are already lean and efficient.


Choate Sponsors iGlobal Forum Annual M&A Investing Summit

Date: 02/13/2013 | Publisher: Choate

Choate was a panel sponsor at iGlobal Forum’s Annual M&A Investing Summit. Lee Feldman, partner in the Private Equity Group, moderated the panel “Key Deal-Making Trends: Lessons From the Healthcare Industry” which discussed M&A opportunities in the healthcare space, creating strategic partnerships and evaluating growth options.



Date: 10/10/2012 | Publisher: Haynes Boone

Haynes and Boone, LLP is pleased to sponsor iGlobal Forum's 7th Real Estate Private Equity Summit. This forum will examine the performance and development trends for funds, fundraising challenges, capital structures, sector analysis, deal sourcing and compliance issues. This year's summit will unite Corporate & Public Pension Plans, Foundations & Endowments, Insurance Companies, Private Equity Real Estate Firms, R.E.I.T’s, Real Estate Venture Capitalists, Investment Banks, Distressed Debt Firms and Investors, Hedge Funds, Real Estate Asset Management Firms, and Commercial Real Estate Executives & Advisors.


Todd A. Feinsmith Speaking at iGlobal Forum's 3rd Global Distressed Debt Investing Summit

Date: 02/08/2012 | Publisher: Pepper Hamilton

Pepper Hamilton partner Todd A. Feinsmith will be speaking at iGlobal Forum's 3rd Global Distressed Debt Investing Summit being held on February 8, 2012 in New York City. Mr. Feinsmith's session is titled, "Opportunities in Distressed Private Equity." The panel will discuss:


Investors Weigh Ginnie Mae Mortgage Bond Premiums, Tozer Says

Date: 11/30/2011 | Publisher: Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

Ginnie Mae bonds may be near a peak in price relative to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage-backed securities but foreign investors and others demanding an explicit government guarantee will continue to bolster demand, Ginnie Mae President Ted Tozer said Wednesday.

Investors that buy Ginnie Mae bonds are beginning to find that the favorable capital treatment on the federally backed securities may be fully offset by the higher prices that they must pay, he told Dow Jones Newswires at an iGlobal Forum conference in New York.


iGlobal Forum - 2nd Emerging Markets Investing Summit 2011: BRIC and Beyond

Date: 10/19/2011 | Publisher: Crowell Moring

With over 50% of the world’s population, economies growing 3 times as fast as developed markets, and a rising share of global GDP, emerging markets offer an attractive alternative to investment opportunities in the United States. Astute investors will appreciate the higher risk-adjusted returns with limited correlation to U.S. stocks and bonds.


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