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Special Situations Panel Discussion:
New York

Thursday, October 27th

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Thursday, October 27th
3:00pm – 4:30pm EDT followed by a reception
Hearst Tower – New York

Due to location scheduling conflicts, CreditSights’ Special Situations Panel Discussion will now be held on Thursday, October 27th.

Join CreditSights, Covenant Review and LevFin Insights at the landmarked Hearst Tower in New York as we host a panel discussion focusing on the current landscape and future trends for Special Situations on Thursday, October 27th.  The panel will be followed by networking drinks with attendees and key Covenant Review, CreditSights and LFI team members.

Our panel will feature Anthony Canale (Covenant Review), Eric Axon (CreditSights), Matt Zloto (CreditSights) and Max Frumes (LFI) who will each offer views from within the market from a fundamental, legal and news perspective.

Key topics:
  • Default rates and outlook
  • Key sectors and names moving in distress or potentially moving that way
  • Recent covenant trends
  • Popular uptiering and asset stripping transactions
  • Recent interesting and illustrative examples of creditor on creditor violence
Health and Safety Protocols:

At this time, Hearst Tower is still requiring proof of vaccination:

• Proof of vaccination is required for event attendance. Hearst Security will check each guest’s vaccination proof on arrival. Vaccine cards, photos of vaccine card, digital images of the vaccine card, the Excelsior and Clear apps will all be accepted.

• You will need to complete a Health Assessment form in advance via the following link or in person at the security desk (paper form). If you complete virtually, you will need to show the approval email to security.

Fill out form here.


Anthony Canale
Global Head of Research
Covenant Review

Anthony is the Global Head of Research for Covenant Review.  He joined Covenant Review in 2007 after years practicing as a corporate finance attorney with Latham & Watkins and Vinson & Elkins, and after serving as senior in-house counsel at two separate tech companies.  As Global Head of Research, he manages Covenant Review’s team of 24 attorneys and oversees all of Covenant Review’s research product offerings.   In addition, he has written research on hundreds of high yield issues over the last 15 years, including research on some of the most widely-followed names such as Bausch Health, Caesars, iHeart, Neiman Marcus, WeWork, and Windstream.   He regularly lectures on covenant issues to investment professionals and other attorneys.  Anthony graduated from Columbia University cum laude in 1994 and from the University of Texas at Austin Law School with honors in 1997.

Eric Axon
Co-Head of US High Yield Research & Senior Healthcare Analyst

Eric is the Co-Head of the US HY Research team and the lead analyst covering the Pharmaceuticals sector. He also covers a number of stressed/ distressed specialty drugmakers and the for-profit HY hospital operators. Previously, he covered the US Insurance sector. Eric graduated from Middlebury College with a Bachelor of Arts in History and received a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University and is a CFA charterholder.

Matt Zloto
Head of Special Situations & Co-Head of US High Yield Research

Matt joined CreditSights in 2019 as a senior analyst focused on distressed and special situations. Prior to joining CreditSights Matt spent over eight years at Aurelius Capital Management, a hedge fund which focuses on legally driven distressed and special situation investments, first as an analyst and then as a managing director. Prior to that Matt was an associate at AEA Investors where he focused on mezzanine and senior debt lending to middle market companies and an analyst at JPMorgan in investment banking. Matt graduated from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business with a BBA in Finance and Accounting.

Max Frumes
Special Situations Editor

Max Frumes is a veteran financial journalist who currently leads the North American Special Situations news team at LevFin Insights. He is the co-author of “The Caesars Palace Coup”, the authoritative account of the Caesars Entertainment bankruptcy and the defining book on distressed debt investing and corporate restructuring. He was the founding editor of and employee number one at Reorg Research, and previously reported for The Deal and Standard & Poor’s LCD. Frumes received his BA from the U.C. Berkeley, and MSJ from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.