Meeting Overview



In January 2013 Argyle Executive Forum will bring together a selection of our distressed, bankruptcy and turnaround members for our 8th Annual Leadership in the Distressed Markets meeting. Leading investors in distressed assets will come together to share their outlooks on what sectors and industries present the most opportunity, who will be lending over the next 12 months, how the 'wall of debt' will play out, what affect will the sovereign debt crisis in Europe have on the US, and the operational skills necessary to invest in distressed, among other topics.

The event will bring together a select group of 100-115 senior investment professionals focused on the distressed space, buyout and bankruptcy deal makers, institutional investors, CEOs & Board members of public and private large cap and mid cap corporations, complementary areas of executive leadership (CFOs & COOs), and select advisory firms. The event is single track, with scheduled networking breaks throughout the day.

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

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Tim Barns Head of Distressed
Sankaty Advisors
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Jon Bauer Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
Contrarian Capital Management
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Patrick Blott Founder
Blott Asset Management L.L.C.
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Patrick Boyce Partner, Head of Private Equity
Highland Capital Management
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Sam DeRosa-Farag Managing Director, Portfolio Strategist
Morgan Creek Capital Management
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James Gereghty Managing Director
Siguler Guff & Company
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Christian Köhler-Ma Senior Partner
Leonhardt Rechtsanwälte
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Kevin Lydon Managing Director
Strategic Value Partners
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David Markus Managing Director
Fortress Investment Group
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Jason New Senior Managing Director, Head of Distressed Investing
GSO Capital Partners
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Mark Palmer Partner
Matlin Patterson
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Claudio Phillips Managing Principal
MB Global Partners
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David Resnick President
Third Avenue Management
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Barry Ridings Managing Director, Vice Chairman, US Investment Banking
Lazard Freres & Company
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Gregory Segall Chairman, President and CEO
Versa Capital Management
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Mike Spector Reporter
The Wall Street Journal
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Robb Tretter Partner
Bracewell & Giuliani
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Tim Wang Senior Vice President
Clarion Partners
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Jamie Weinstein Co-Head of Special Situations Investing
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
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Jamie Zimmerman Founder & CEO
Litespeed Management, LLC
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Bruce Zirinsky Co-Chairman, Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice and Chair, Global Business Solutions Group
Greenberg Traurig
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  • 8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:05am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 9:05am – 9:15am Opening Remarks
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    Bruce ZirinskyCo-Chairman, Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice and Chair, Global Business Solutions GroupGreenberg Traurig

  • 9:20am – 10:00am Panel Discussion
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    "Outlook on the Deal Environment"Session topics to include but not limited to:

    • What does the increase of covenant amendments and loan extensions forecast for the next distressed cycle in 2013-16?
    • Outlooks for default rates in 2013 – where are they going to be most significant, regions? Sectors?
    • Divestiture trends: What opportunities are there in non-core assets being sold off?
    • A look at the opportunities for balances sheet vs. operational re-structurings. Is there a need for more operational expertise amongst distressed investors?
    • Following November’s election results – how will the current political environment shape distressed investing?
    Moderator: Bruce ZirinskyCo-Chairman, Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice and Chair, Global Business Solutions GroupGreenberg Traurig Panelists: Patrick Boyce Partner, Head of Private Equity Highland Capital ManagementClaudio Phillips Managing PrincipalMB Global PartnersBarry Ridings Managing Director, Vice Chairman, US Investment BankingLazard Freres & CompanyJamie Weinstein Co-Head of Special Situations InvestingKohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

  • 10:05am – 10:35am Fireside Chat:
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    David ResnickPresident Third Avenue ManagementInterviewed by:Mike SpectorReporterThe Wall Street Journal

  • 10:35am – 11:05am Coffee Break
  • 11:05am – 11:45am Panel Discussion
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    “Changing Outlooks on Bankruptcy and Turnaround Best Practices”Session topics to include but not limited to:

    • A look at the changing regulatory environment and effect on Chapter 11.
    • How have approaches / perceptions about bankruptcy changed over the last few years?
    • A look at financial vs. operational restructuring best practices in the current environment.
    Moderator:David MarkusManaging DirectorFortress Investment GroupPanelists:Kevin LydonManaging DirectorStrategic Value PartnersMark PalmerPartnerMatlin PattersonGregory L. SegallChairman, President and CEOVersa Capital ManagementRobb TretterPartnerBracewell & Giuliani

  • 11:50am – 12:20pm "Outlooks on the High Yield Market"
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    James Gereghty Managing DirectorSiguler Guff & Company

  • 12:25pm – 12:45pm Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by: Leonhardt Rechtsanwälte
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    "Restructuring Outlook and Opportunities in Germany"Christian Köhler-MaSenior PartnerLeonhardt Rechtsanwälte

  • 12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch
  • 1:45pm – 2:25pm Panel Discussion
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    "International Markets & Distressed Opportunities"Session topics to include but not limited to:

    • Will Europe provide enough opportunity for distressed investors to deploy the large amounts of dry powder in distressed funds?
    • Will Basel regulations create distressed opportunities through forced asset sales by financial institutions in Europe?
    • What are the best practices for sourcing deals and navigating the regulatory environment outside the US?
    Moderator:Patrick BlottFounderBlott Asset Management L.L.C.Panelists:Tim Barns Head of DistressedSankaty AdvisorsJon Bauer Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment OfficerContrarian Capital ManagementJason New Senior Managing Director, Head of Distressed Investing GSO Capital PartnersJamie ZimmermanFounder & CEOLitespeed Management, LLC*Please note, this session is off the record.

  • 2:30pm - 3:00pm "Real Estate Outlook"
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    Tim WangSenior Vice PresidentClarion Partners

  • 3:05pm – 3:35pm "Leadership in the Distressed Markets"
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    Sam DeRosa-FaragManaging Director, Portfolio StrategistMorgan Creek Capital Management

  • 3:35pm – 3:45pm Closing Remarks
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    Bruce Zirinsky Co-Chairman, Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice and Chair, Global Business Solutions GroupGreenberg Traurig

  • 3:45pm – 3:50pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
  • 3:50pm – 4:50pm Closing Reception
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    *Please note agenda is subject to change

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you!

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

The 2013 Leadership in the Distressed Markets in New York
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Venue

The Fitzpatrick Grand Central

141 E. 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (800) 367-7701
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Continuing Education Credits: 

Please note that Continuing Education credits are not offered for this meeting.