April 29, 2008 10:52 ET

Sovereign Funds, Foreign Investors Focus on Distressed Markets at iiBIG NYC Distressed & Turnaround Investment Forum

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - With 2 weeks remaining, iiBIG's 2008 Distressed & Turnaround Investment Forum - EAST, scheduled for May 14-15, 2008 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City will key in on the latest key industries issues embracing and challenging the U.S. Distressed markets.

One session in particular will focus on foreign Investments -- will sovereign funds and other foreign investors fill the "credit crunch" void? Attendees will hear from Dan Reid of Grant Thornton, who has been assisting foreign investors interested in U.S. Distressed & Turnaround Markets, and from Sonny Saskena of Finless Capital Management, a Netherlands-based Hedge Fund of Funds currently sourcing U.S.-based fund managers to facilitate investments in the U.S.A.

Will the tight credit market and favorable foreign exchange rates generate increased investments by sovereign funds and other foreign investors? What sectors will foreign investors favor? And what role will U.S.-based funds and other service providers play in facilitating these investments?

The agenda will also cover crucial topics as:

--  Are valuations reaching near-bottom levels?
--  Why are so many financial "All-Stars" starting new or joining existing
    Opportunity Funds?
--  Which industries will be attracting the most "dry powder?"
--  In a tight credit market, will "Loan-to-Own" Strategies become more
    popular with savvy investors?
--  When is the best time to buy, what has to be done to build value, and
    how and when to exit?

For agenda details and preliminary attendee list, visit:

For Conference Updates and to Register:
Call: 212-300-2523

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