Moody's Investors Service is pleased to invite you to the first US Corporate Finance Conference in New York City on Thursday, May 3, 2012. The event will open with a general session providing updates on expected market conditions for investment grade and high yield debt, recoveries at default, covenants, and liquidity.
The conference will feature analysts from Moody's Corporate Finance Division covering Oil and Gas, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Homebuilding, Project and Infrastructure covering Utilities as well as several guest speakers including John Lonski, Chief Economist of Moody's Analytics Capital Markets Research Group, David Keisman, Senior Vice President of Data Products & Consortia, and Alex Dill, Vice President and Senior Covenant Officer.
In the latter half of the program, participants will have the opportunity to engage Moody's analysts in breakout session discussions on specific sectors and their associated industries. Breakouts:
Oil and Gas: Low gas prices and the unconventional shale phenomenon
Despite low natural gas prices, unconventional shale is driving E&P investment and production growth, strong demand for oilfield services, an infrastructure boom in the midstream, and feverish M&A activity. We will discuss shale’s impact on virtually every part of the business. We will also address global impacts of high oil prices across the energy sector.
Healthcare: Industry prepares for reform and beyond
Companies continue to adapt to changes brought about by US healthcare reform, although its survival may be in question as the Supreme Court considers the validity of this law. Regardless of the outcome, healthcare products and services are evolving to meet changing demographics and long-term pricing constraints. Our discussion will focus on actions being taken by various subsectors in light of the changing dynamics.
Homebuilding, Building Products and Construction Materials: Grappling with uncertainty
After a six year period of decline and doldrums, private constructions appears poised for recovery. However, weak employment, low consumer confidence and limited credit availability may yet hinder a residential recovery while high non-residential vacancies and slow economic expansion may do the same to a nascent pick-up in commercial construction activity. Our discussion will focus on how various issuers are positioned to grapple with ongoing uncertainty.
US Power and Utilities: Impact of low power prices and environmental capex on utilities, IPP’s, and customers
Utilities and customers have thus far benefited from declining natural gas prices and relatively flat customer electricity rates. Merchant generators have been hurt by no load growth and declining natural price gas prices. Our discussion will focus on the regulatory supportiveness of utilities’ investment plans, the regional impacts of large environmental compliance spending on customer rates, and concerns surrounding the reduced credit quality of merchant generators
Lunch & Learn: A closer look at Moody's CreditView
If you are interested in learning how to widen your perspective, sharpen your view, and improve your workflow, please stick around for the last breakout session on Moody's CreditView, the latest innovation from Moody’s.
Space is limited, so please register now.
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