Prompted by ABS market community requests, Strategic Research Institute (SRI) returns to the East Coast with its Bermuda ABS 2001 Symposium, following a one-year hiatus. Scheduled for Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 at the Fairmont Southampton Princess, the SRI ABS Symposium views itself as an upscale convenient gathering catering to the ABS community, offering ABS professionals a smaller, focused alternative.
With estimates of 500 to 600 attendees, according to Rita Karsadi, SRI executive vice president, SRI aims to cover forward-looking topics that have arisen this year. The focus of this year's conference will be the high-growth areas of securitization: ABCP, CDOs, and credit derivatives. Also seeing heavy coverage this year is the changing regulatory landscape of the ABS market.