Do you still remember all of your favorite board games from when you were a kid and the thrill when you emerged victorious? Well now we are all players in the investment game and we still like to come out on top. However, the rules of the game are complex and constantly evolving and we are always looking for a way to get ahead of the competition.
Please join us at the ACIC’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference on October 22 and 23 at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City. Our Co-chairs are Maureen Cronin (New York Life) and Chris Lawrence (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP). With guidance from the ACIC’s President, Vice-President, Education Committee and Board of Trustees, Chris and Maureen have organized a timely and diverse program entitled “Getting Ahead of the Game”, where we will update you on the current rule book for the private placement game, new challenges in the game and how the game is evolving. We are also very excited to unveil our new venue at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, which sits atop historic Grand Central Terminal in midtown Manhattan.
The conference will start off with the traditional crowd favorite, the Market Update, which will review the current state of play for the global private placement market. It will examine where we have been in 2015, what’s trending, and where the market is heading. Next we take a spin around the wide world of sports, including a comprehensive overview of team, league and stadium financing transactions.
Also, for the first time, we will have a panel dedicated to discussing issues raised by our sister organization, the Private Placement Investors Association (PPIA). We look forward to this dialogue and perhaps the start of a new ACIC Meeting tradition. After a buffet lunch, our colleagues from north-of-the-border will teach us about Canadian restructuring practices and law, with a focus on the recent number of oil and gas restructurings.
For one of our afternoon panels, we need your help!! The panel will tackle back-office considerations we all lose sleep over, including missing and delayed wires, foreign currency complications, swaps, OFAC concerns and other things that you never learned about in law school but can potentially lead to disaster. We would like to hear from ACIC members about issues that you have faced or have concerns about in this area, so please send your questions/issues/horror stories to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com .
On Friday morning, right after the Annual Meeting, we continue past “GO” and head into a mock Credit Committee meeting to see what considerations weigh into structuring a transaction and making an investment decision! Other panel topics include a discussion of issues that arise when the Cookson clause is actually invoked, EMTC structured maritime financing transactions, REIT financing transactions and insurance company financings. The conference will conclude with the ethics panel, where we will get an update on conflict rules and practices that affect all of us.
To Register for the ACIC Annual Meeting in New York City, please visit www.aciclaw.org.