Timothy J. Lynes, head of the firm's Aviation practice, will provide the Chairperson's opening remarks at 8:50 a.m. (ET) and moderate a panel discussion on aircraft asset-backed securities in the "Deal Breakdown Session" at 11:55 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday, May 16 at the 37th Annual North America Airfinance Conference. The panel discussion will cover such topics as:

  • the forecast for ABS transactions for the remainder of 2017
  • critical factors to consider in evaluating new ABS offerings
  • deals with older aircraft
  • the impact of the Alitalia bankruptcy on aircraft portfolios
  • structural evolutions
  • expectations on increased interest in investments in the E notes in ABS transactions
  • the impact of increased interest rates and inflation on asset values for establishing LTVs

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