Las Vegas, Distressed Investing Conference Deliver Optimism

No city symbolizes optimism quite like Las Vegas. The mere sight of the famed strip inspires thoughts of riches and fortune. So, it’s only fitting that the 2011 TMA Distressed Investing Conference descends on the Nevada desert this week in our own search for opportunity in the face of uncertain times in our industry.

TMA’s fifth annual Distressed Investing Conference has quickly become one of the “must attend” events in our industry’s calendar. The conference kicks off with a new networking feature on Wednesday night, a joint cocktail reception co-hosted by TMA and CFA that leverages the back-to-back presence of both organizations in Vegas to create a special opportunity to build the relationships that will lead to new business.

On Thursday, TMA has brought back for a second year, the highly successful Turnaround Capital Forum.  This event will provide a focused session where over 30 investors and other distressed capital providers will be available to exchange thoughts with attendees about their investments, areas of focus, challenges they are facing and other topics that are critical to a successful deal-oriented event.

While the conference will facilitate networking at every turn, TMA’s education program also delivers an impressive slate of expert panelists and speakers, including keynote presenter James Grant. Panel and workshop topics cover everything from the Dodd-Frank Act to the General Growth Properties restructuring to the auto industry.

So, as I head west from New York today, I can’t help but be optimistic. I know that I’m increasing my odds of success – and that’s all you can ask for in Vegas. I look forward to seeing those of you attending later this week.

If you haven’t registered but are still interesting in joining more than 400 of your colleagues at this great event, hop on a flight and join us. You can register onsite at the Aria Resort. TMA’s onsite staff will be glad to help you. Visit for more information.