April 28, 2010 12:59 ET

Department of Education, Student Loans Finance, Academic, Industry Leaders Head to iiBIG's D.C. Forum

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) -  In 2 weeks, finance, industry, academic, and government executives will head to Washington D.C. for iiBIG's Student Loans Financing Executive Summit, scheduled for May 10-11, 2010 at the Capital Hilton. With over 150 in attendance, this year's conference will feature Daniel T. Madzelan, who has been delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education for the U.S. Department of Education, as conference keynote. This year's agenda will address the student loan reform bill and how it affects FFELP lenders, loan servicers, and other industry service providers and outline opportunities for auction rate investors, institutional investors, non-profit issuers, lenders, and traders.

Coverage will also include a detailed overview of the student loans industry; restructuring auction rate securities and VRDB "bank bonds"; state-sponsored private student loan programs; the student loan asset-backed securities market -- color, liquidity and demand from traders and investors; what the future holds for straight-A funding conduits; loan servicing -- consolidation in a post-FFELP world; private student loans -- underwriting, financing and demand; for-profit school issues -- the changing landscape for student financing and the regulatory environment; and what's next from Congress and the Obama Administration for FFELP and private loans.

Confirmed attendees include: ACS, Inc.; Alaska Student Loan Corp.; ALL Student Loan; Alliance Holdings, Inc.; Alliant Credit Union; American Securitization Forum; Apollo Group; Arizona Higher Education Loan Authority; Arkansas Student Loan Authority; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; BMO Capital Markets; Brazos Higher Education Services Corp.; CarVal Investors; Citigroup; DBRS; Deloitte & Touche LLP; DEPFA Bank; DeVry, Inc.; Dorsey & Whitney LLP; ECMC Group, Inc.; EdSouth; EduCap Inc.; Education Finance Council; Fidelity Investments; Fitch Ratings; Galliard Capital Management; GCLR; Goldman Sachs; Hogan & Hartson; Hudson Cove Capital Management; ISM Education Loans, Inc.; ITT Educational Services, Inc.; J. P. Morgan Securities; Kaplan Higher Education; KHEAA / KHESLC; Koch; KPMG LLP; Lloyds TSB Bank plc; M&T Bank; Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA); Mayer Brown LLP; MetLife; Milliman, Inc.; MOHELA; Morgan Stanley; NCHELP; NorthStar Education Finance Inc.; NY State Higher Education Services Corp.; Odeon Capital Group LLC; Oklahoma Student Loan Authority; Overture Technologies; PHEAA; Phoenix School of Law; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Ramirez & Co., Inc.; RBC Capital Markets; Rhode Island Student Loan Authority; Sallie Mae; Scott Balice Strategies; SecondMarket, Inc.; Sidley Austin LLP; Simple Tuition; Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP; South Carolina Student Loan Corporation; Southwest Securities, Inc.; Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.; Standard & Poor's; Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; Student Assistance Foundation; Student Loan Capital Strategies LLC; Student Loan Servicing Alliance (SLSA); Student Loans Liquidity Partners; Texas Instruments; The First Marblehead Corporation; U.S. Bank; U.S. Education Finance Group; VCG Principal Transactions Group; Western Asset Management Company; Wilmington Trust Company; The World Bank Group and more.

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