Information Management Network has rescheduled its ABS West 2004 conference to Feb. 2-5, moving the event up by two days. The ninth annual event is still set for its new venue, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference will now start just four days after the American Securitization Forum completes its first-ever ASF Winter Conference, and coincidentally, the day after Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Norddeutsche Landesbank is starting a search for a vice president to join its Asset Backed Finance group on Jan. 1, 2004. The firm is looking for an experienced transactor to work on origination, structuring and documentation of transactions for Nord's asset backed commercial paper conduit Hannover Funding Co. Hannover now has assets of about $2.6 billion. A significant expansion is planned for 2004. The person hired would report to group head Omar Bolli and would work closely with Ed Weber, another vice president with similar responsibilities to the new hire.