Holiday Season - Economic Outlook and Beyond
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Holiday Season
Economic Outlook and Beyond

November 5th, 2019 2:00 - 3:00 P.M.

Presented by:

Scott Friedman, Head of Trade Claims
at Olympus Peak Asset Management


This session is a must for credit risk practitioners in any type of consumer product company, or for anyone that is interested in understanding this large segment of our economy as a backdrop for business decisions. Key topics that will be discussed include:

  • Analysis of consumer spend and the retail landscape 
  • Expectations for 2019 Holiday Sales
  • Overall outlook for retail into 2020



About the Presenter:

Scott Friedman is a member of the investment team at Olympus Peak. Prior to joining he was the principal at Scott Friedman Consulting, Inc., a financial services and credit risk mitigation practice. There he provided in-depth credit analysis, financial market insight, insolvency valuation work and credit risk mitigation alternatives to clients. Scott also served as the lead analyst at CRG Financial since the fund’s inception in 2009, and was responsible for analyzing bankruptcy trade claims opportunities. Prior to starting his own firm, Scott was a Vice President in the Trade Claims and Vendor Finance group at Avenue Capital Group. Before joining Avenue Capital, Scott was a Vice President and member of the Senior Management Team at F&D Reports. Scott has served on numerous ad hoc trade claim committees that were instrumental in negotiating greater recoveries for general unsecured claims. He is a frequent presenter on a variety of topics to numerous trade groups. Scott received an MBA in Finance from Pace University Lubin School of Business.


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