November 18, 2009 12:09 ET

The Future of Private Loans and Auction Rates, More at iiBIG's Student Loans Financing Forum

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) - With possible legislative and regulatory changes set to redefine the landscape of student loans financing, questions arise regarding the current status and future of private student loans and auction rates. iiBIG's 2009 Student Loans Financing Update -- scheduled for December 8, 2009 at the Hilton Times Square in New York City -- will cover the latest changes, challenges, and opportunities facing the student loans market:

One panel session on "The Future of Private Student Loans" will uncover the future of private loan origination, how these private loans can be financed, the effects of possible changes to non-dischargeability in bankruptcy, and the necessary changes needed for private student loan products to make private student loan ABS attractive to investors.

Another panel session will cover "Auction Rates - Hope on the Horizon?" This session will explore the current status of the auction rate market, tender offers and refinancing, prices at which auction rates can be purchased, and the possibility of legislative or regulatory assistance.

Complete agenda details and speaker roster can be found at

Student loans finance and industry leaders from the following organizations will be in attendance: American Securitization Forum, Barclays Capital, BMO Capital Markets Corp., Fidelity Investments, The First Marblehead Corporation, Kildare Capital, Lloyds TSB Bank plc, NCHELP (National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs, Inc.), PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rhode Island Student Loan Authority, SimpleTuition, Skadden, Arps, Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking, Student Loans Liquidity Partners, Wilmington Trust Company, and more.

Conference supporters include: Mayer Brown LLP, BridgeSpan Financial LLC, DBRS, Fitch Ratings, Fynanz /, KPMG LLP, Loan Science, RBC Capital Markets, SecondMarket, Inc., Sidley Austin LLP, and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.

For more information and conference updates:
Phone: 704-999-9806


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