For the second year running, the ABS hordes will descend upon Boca Raton, Fla., for four days of networking, panel discussions - and golf. Upwards of 2,500 delegates are expected to show up at the Boca Raton Resort & Club this week for Information Management Network's 10th annual ABS East Conference, according to an IMN spokesperson.
In a nod to the political season, the opening general panel will have an election theme, paying homage to butterfly ballots and hanging chads. Moody's Investors Service Managing Director Michael Kanef will be presiding. Ron Mass, a portfolio manager at Western Asset Management Company, will be making his debut on the opening panel. Greg Medcraft, global head of securitization at SG Corporate & Investment Banking, will also be making his first appearance at the opening ceremonies at ABS East.