Consumer Finance, Distressed Debt, and Capital Market Professionals to Convene at iiBIG Symposium

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., June 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The International Institute for Business Information & Growth, LLC (iiBIG) – an independent, unbiased business-to-business conference organization – announces its 2013 Inaugural Consumer Finance Symposium, October 27-29, 2013 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (

This event will focus on the current state of the consumer finance, distressed debt, and asset-backed securitization markets for a variety of asset classes: mortgages, education loans, credit cards, automobile and equipment, retail consumer debt, CLOs, commercial paper, and more. The event will be organized under the leadership of Rita Karsadi, Managing Director of iiBIG's Finance Division.

"We are very proud that Rita will be heading up the organization of this event," said Don Buford, Owner and Founder of iiBIG LLC. "Before I founded iiBIG, Rita and I were colleagues at Strategic Research Institute (SRI). Many of the key industry executives in the consumer finance and securitization industry will recall that she was the original organizer of The Asset Securitization Conferences series at SRI," Buford added.

The consumer finance, distressed debt and securitization Industries – all of which are critical components of capital markets – have been rebounding from the economic downturn of 2008-10 while adapting to new legislative and regulatory constraints. According to a recent report by Thomson Reuters however, the industry has been undergoing a dramatic resurgence. Securitization activity in the first quarter of 2013 – especially in the consumer sectors – has exceeded the same period in the peak year of 2005.

iiBIG will present a forum that offers a cost-effective way for consumer finance, distressed debt, and securitization professionals to meet and discuss the most pressing issues confronting the industry and to map out strategies for business growth in the year ahead.

"Consumer Finance and securitization industry professionals will be pleased to know that conference sponsorship and registration fees will be significantly less than they have been required to pay at other events in this market," said Ms. Karsadi. "Again, our goal is to provide a forum where industry thought-leaders can explore critical issues, better understand the legislative and regulatory environment, and grow a safe, effective, and profitable consumer finance and securitization industry to meet the needs of this critically important part of the capital markets industry."

Speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors are now being confirmed for the conference. For more information on how to participate, please contact Rita Karsadi at 704-999-9806 or

About iiBIG

iiBIG (International Institute for Business Information & Growth, LLC) is an unbiased, independent organizer of business-to-business conferences for senior-level business executives. Covering topics affecting today's markets, our events focus on the most pressing and timely issues facing decision-makers in the global economy and provide the most up-to-date market intelligence, extensive networking, and business development opportunities (

CONTACT: Rita Karsadi Managing Director, Finance Division iiBIG Phone: 704-999-9806 E-mail: Website:

Source: iiBIG