Bank Special Assets Virtual Forum
Virtual Conference
November 5, 2020


As the effects of a global pandemic compound, early indicators of long-term change have begun to emerge among financial institutions. Amid mounting uncertainty, bankers on the frontlines are developing new strategies to meet evolving customer needs. Against the backdrop of more workouts, opportunities for distressed acquisitions and dispositions, bankruptcies and receiverships, IMN is delighted to convene banking industry experts, virtually, at our Bank Special Assets & Credit Officer’s Virtual Conference on November 5, with instant access from your own computer, laptop or mobile device.

Learn what banks are doing to prepare for more workouts and bankruptcies as borrowers navigate uncharted territory and businesses race to adopt new methods to sustain their operations. At this virtual forum, bankers on the front lines will share their approaches to protecting their balance sheets and meeting the needs of borrowers during this period of unprecedented disruption.

Presenting a new forum fostering candid debate, meaningful professional connections, and the exchange of critical market intelligence, and built upon a best-in-class, user-friendly platform, the virtual conference features a host of capabilities that will ensure you equip yourself with the information and connections signature to our industry-leading live event, including:
  • Attendee Networking Attendees and sponsors can meet via video or text chat; one-on-one or in groups; to discuss the latest deals, investment opportunities or whatever else is on your mind.
  • Diverse Content Hear from industry leaders through a range of keynote addresses, panel discussions, ‘closed-door meetings’, and roundtables.
  • On-Demand Access Can’t make it to the live session? Add it to your personal calendar and enjoy on-demand access whenever the time is right.
  • Speaker Engagement Engage directly with the virtual conference speaking faculty during live sessions with Q&A and polling, or take the conversation offline within the networking portal.
  • Unlimited Resources Download and save pertinent industry resources throughout the entire platform from panel presentations to exhibitor whitepapers, you will not leave the conference empty-handed!
  • Ease of Access Register for the virtual conference and receive access from any device no matter where you are.
IMN is excited to adapt alongside our clients in the banking sector and to bring this timely event to an even wider swath of the industry this fall. We hope you will join us for this must-attend virtual gathering.

Who Should Attend
  • Bankers (Special Assets/Credit Professionals)
  • Law/Accounting Professionals
  • Turnaround Advisory Firms
  • Buyers of Notes, C&I, and SBA Loans
  • REO Brokers
  • Receivers
  • Auctioneers

Conference Highlights

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    Messaging Connections
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    Preliminary Agenda

      Special Assets Update: After Forbearance, What’s Next?

        • What solutions are banks employing after forbearance? To what extent have you shifted from forgiveness or deferment to foreclosures and loan sales?
        • When forbearance does not suffice, what are next steps to achieving a more complex workout?
        • What long-term impacts do you anticipate arising from recent government stimulus programs?
        • What strategies are banks using to protect their balance sheets?
        • By region and sector, what does the outlook for special assets look like?

      Buyers, What’s In Your Pipeline?

        • What types of assets are you buying right now? What sectors present the best opportunities for long-term growth, and which are you avoiding?
        • What kinds of pricing are you seeing for discounted sales? Are there opportunities where banks are selling assets for cents on the dollars?
        • Which important tax considerations are often overlooked in distressed asset transactions?
        • How do you negotiate with banks of varying size and reach? Are you partnering with non-bank lenders? What unique challenges and opportunities does each type present?

      Distressed Asset Dispositions & Auctions

        • What does the auction market for distressed property notes look like?
        • What liability issues do you expect to arise with auctions? Where are the next opportunities?
        • How does the opportunity set compare for OREOs?
        • Which important tax considerations are often overlooked in distressed asset transactions?
        • What have you learned from deals that fell through? What are some recent successful deals you’ve done?

      Emerging Opportunities in Receivership

        • How does receivership activity vary by region and submarket?
        • What are some of the lesser-known challenges, and keys to success, in executing receivership deals?
        • What is your forecast for bankruptcy filing rates and receiverships for the rest of the year, and in 2021?
        • What kinds of receivership deals are you encountering

      Legal Issues, Tax Implications & Untapped Opportunities in Special Servicing & Debt Restructuring

        • How have you adjusted your definition of “distressed” as it pertains to real estate vs. C&I vs. agricultural loans? What are the unique implications of transactions involving each type of loan?
        • Which types of hotel loans are entering special servicing, and how might that change over the next 6-12 months?
        • What do buyers need to know about prior liabilities of previous owners, including wage, pension and union-related issues, before acquiring a distressed asset?
        • What are your predictions for deal flow and default rates in 2021? How is this informing your business strategy? What is the outlook for JV partners funding problem mortgages?
        • What risks are you monitoring around hotel CMBS loans?
        • How may regulatory changes impact the outlook for CMBS lending?

      Key Considerations in Collections, Litigation & Workouts

        • What are key considerations when working with lenders vs. special servicers vs. collections agencies?
        • What do buyers and sellers of distressed assets or notes need to know about agreement terms, and COVID-19-related considerations such as force majeure, MAC clauses, etc.?
        • What are the top legal considerations for foreclosures and loan workouts and resulting from the pandemic?
        • What do first-time distressed asset buyers need to bring to the table if they are looking to close in the near future?

      Changing Practices in C&I and SBA Lending

        • What new challenges are customers facing with PPP loans?
        • How may regulatory changes impact the outlook for C&I and SBA lending? What new risks are on the horizon?
        • How are customer needs changing for borrowers of C&I and SBA loans?
        • By submarket, what trends are you observing in lending activity?
        • How do you negotiate with banks of varying size and reach? Are you partnering with non-bank lenders? What unique challenges and opportunities does each type present?
        • How are relationship lending practices affecting the growth of C&I originations by smaller, regional and community banks? How does this differ for large banks?

      Special Assets After COVID-19: Industry Report Card & Macroeconomic Forecast

        • Which non-essential businesses are likely to weather a downturn, and which will be less resilient? What does this look like in the regions where you operate?
        • How will job losses impact the employment forecast across U.S. markets? Which sectors are positioned for growth?
        • What impact will the global pandemic and market upheaval have on financial services, and how goes this vary across regions and submarkets?
        • What macroeconomic trends are poised to sustain growth in special assets? How does the opportunity set compare for banks of varying size and geographic reach?

      Addressing Liquidity Challenges

        • To what extent are banks overlooking sources of liquidity, and does this carry the potential to materially affect how they execute right of offset and direct notification to a business’ customers?
        • How often are you finding that customers have the capacity to stay in business despite any action the bank takes?
        • What measures are you taking to assess the reliability of the financial statements you receive?
        • What methods are you using to track a borrower or guarantor’s cash reserves? What should your executive board be looking for to achieve a successful right of offset?

      Chief Credit & Risk Officers Roundtable

        • What underwriting risks have emerged this year, and how will they impact your bank in the long term?
        • What tools do you use to understand your exposure to credit risk? What controls have you added to manage risk? How do you prioritize processes as part of your overall credit risk management strategy?
        • How are you addressing cyber risk, fraud and other external threats to your bank?
        • Which processes used by fintech firms and non-traditional lenders are applicable within your bank?
        • What skills and credentials should senior credit and risk officers have, and how are their roles changing? How does the roles of differ at large, national banks, as compared to smaller regional and community banks and credit unions?
        • What are the key elements of the training process for in-house credit risk officers? How do you measure performance?



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  • Special Assets Registration* - $0
  • Standard Registration - $395

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    16 W. Adams Street
    Chicago, IL, 60603
  • Conference Hotel
  • W Chicago - City Center

    172 W Adams Street
    Chicago, IL, 60603

    Additional Info: IMN has a limited number of discounted rooms avalable at the W Chicago - City Center.  To make reservations please use the booking link above.  Reservations will be availalbe on a first come, first served basis until August 21st.   Please note: IMN has not retained any third party agents to assist with reservations.  Please only make reservations using the booking link above or directly with the hotel.
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