Corporate Debt Crisis Symposium
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Corporate Debt Crisis 
How do you protect your company? 

Financial and legal commentators have sounded doomsday alarms of an impending “wall” of corporate debt maturities for most of the last decade.  However, during that time – from late 2008 through early 2016 – the Fed Funds Rate remained as near to zero as possible, and didn’t cross back over the 1% threshold until June 2017.  The Fed’s quantitative easing campaigns and other liquidity measures may have kicked the debt-maturity time bomb further down the road, but they simultaneously enabled the problem to roughly double in size. 


With the spigot of virtually free money flowing into lenders’ coffers for the better part of a decade, corporate borrowers have been able not only to roll over their existing debt, but also to borrow even more – a lot more.  Outstanding corporate loan debt in the U.S. ballooned from $1.6 trillion in 2010 to $3 trillion by the end of 2018, and outstanding high-yield bond debt grew from $781 billion to $1.3 trillion.  Total corporate debt stood at nearly $9.1 trillion in 2018 – nearly half of the entire U.S. GDP.  Interest rates have been rising rapidly since 2016.  With hundreds of billions of dollars of corporate debt maturing in the next two years, the long-predicted day of balance sheet reckoning may finally be upon us.  

In response to our members growing concerns about mounting corporate debt, The Federation of Credit is proud to present a symposium  focused  on analyzing the Corporate Debt Crisis. This 1/2 day session will also provide practical advise on Risk Mitigation Tools and techniques from Industry experts and Senior Credit Executives from diverse industries. 

Read this article, which highlights how much corporate debt buildup has grown in the U.S.

February 26, 2019
Lowenstein Sandler Corporate Office in Roseland, NJ
8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.   |  Followed by a Networking Lunch 

FREE for FCFP Members 
Only $49.99 for Non-Members

All participants will receive an Education Certificate of Completion.

Learn how to protect your company now! The Agenda is coming soon.

A sneak peak of the speakers includes:

   Subject Matter Expert Executive from a leading Financial Advisory Firm

Bankruptcy & Risk Mitigation Expert from Lowenstein Sandler LLP



Andrew Behlmann,
Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler LLC

A Perfect Storm: Shielding your Bottom Line From the Corporate Debt Crisis

Building on the background of the current state of corporate balance sheets and debt markets, this seminar will discuss:

  • Warning signs to help identify customers most at risk from the burgeoning corporate debt crisis,
  • Modern corporate capital structures and their characteristics that can intensify or accelerate companies’ distress and make restructuring more difficult, and
  • Tools you can start using now to help mitigate the risks of eventual defaults and restructurings.

Panel Discussion of Senior Credit Executives moderated by
John Eberhardt

 General Manager Customer Financial Services at Nikon Inc.


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