Finding Value: Risks & Opportunities in Japan’s Emerging Securitization Market

May 8, 2002
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Half-Day Conference

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Japan’s economic restructuring and the resulting disposal of billions in dollars of non-performing loans are creating unprecedented opportunities in structured finance. Whether you’re on the buy-side as an investor or on the sell-side as a deal-maker, you need to know how to assess the Japanese market in order to make the right decisions. This half-day conference brings together rating agency experts, financiers, legal specialists and others to discuss how to make the most of Japan’s structured finance market.


8 – 8:30 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 amWelcome and Opening Comments

John Wheeler, Vice President, Japan Society
Yoshiki Ikeda, President and CEO, Rating and Investment Information, Inc.
Stephen W. Joynt, President and CEO, Fitch Ratings
8:45 – 9:45 amOpening Keynote

Wilbur Ross, Chairman & CEO, WL Ross & Co. LLC
The Outlook for Economic Reform and Japan’s Bad Loan Problem
9:45 – 10:55 amPanel One
What’s the Opportunity in Japan? An Overview of Japan’s Structured Finance Market

Charles Schorin, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Frederick Utley, Partner, Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells LLP
Daniel Alpert, Managing Director, Westwood Capital, LLC

David Schlesinger, Executive Vice President  & Editor, Americas, Reuters

10:55 – 11:10 amCoffee Break
11:10 – 12:20 pmPanel Two
Finding Value: Investment Opportunities in Japanese Securitization

Jeffrey Zavattero, Managing Director, Head of Integrated Credit Trading, Deutsche Securities, Tokyo
Ann Rutledge, Founding Principal, CreditSpectrum
Frank Cavallo, Managing Director, Global Securitized Markets, Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank
Masako Osako, Senior Director, Structured Finance Japan, Fitch Ratings

David Schlesinger, Executive Vice President & Editor, Americas, Reuters

12:20 – 1:20 pmPanel Three
Corporate Restructuring and Securitization: A Recent Case Study

Martha Konishi, Analyst, Structured Finance Rating Department, Rating and Investment Information, Inc.
Kevin Stephenson, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings

1:20 – 1:30 pmClosing Comments

Hidetaka Tanaka, Deputy Managing Director & Head of Structured Finance Rating Department, Rating and Investment Information, Inc.

1:30 – 2:30 pmBuffet Luncheon

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