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Student Loan Finance, Industry Leaders Head to iiBIG's Student Loans D.C. Forum

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/04/10 -- iiBIG's Student Loans Financing Executive Summit, scheduled for next week, May 10-11, 2010 in Washington D.C. will host over 150 finance, industry, academic, and government executives. This year's conference will feature Daniel T. Madzelan from the U.S. Department of Education as a keynote speaker. The program will address the student loan reform bill and how it affects FFELP lenders, loan servicers, and other industry service providers and outline opportunities for auction rate investors, institutional investors, non-profit issuers, lenders, and traders.

The agenda includes an overview of the student loans industry; restructuring auction rate securities and VRDB "bank bonds"; state-sponsored private student loan programs; the student loan asset-backed securities market -- color, liquidity and demand from traders and investors; what the future holds for straight-A funding conduits; loan servicing -- consolidation in a post-FFELP world; private student loans -- underwriting, financing and demand; for-profit school issues -- changes in student financing and regulation; and what's next from Congress and the Obama Administration for FFELP and private loans.

Attendees include ACS, Inc.; Alaska Student Loan Corp.; ALL Student Loan; Alliance Holdings, Inc.; Alliant Credit Union; American Securitization Forum; Arizona Higher Education Loan Authority; Arkansas Student Loan Authority; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; BMO Capital Markets; Brazos Higher Education Services Corp.; CarVal Investors; Citibank, N.A.; Citigroup; Credit Suisse; Cross Point Capital LLC; DBRS; Deloitte & Touche LLP; DEPFA Bank; DeVry, Inc.; Dorsey & Whitney LLP; ECMC Group, Inc.; EdSouth; EduCap Inc.; Education Finance Council; Fidelity Investments; Fitch Ratings; Galliard Capital Management; GCLR; Goldman Sachs; Goldman Sachs Asset Management; Griffin Financial Group LLC; Hogan & Hartson; Hudson Cove Capital Management; ISM Education Loans, Inc.; ITT Educational Services, Inc.; J. P. Morgan Securities; Kaplan Higher Education; KHEAA / KHESLC; Koch; KPMG LLP; Kutak Rock LLP; Lloyds TSB Bank plc; Loan Science; M&T Bank; Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA); Mayer Brown LLP; MetLife; Milliman, Inc.; MOHELA; Moody's Investors Service; Morgan Stanley; NCHELP; Nixon Peabody LLP; NorthStar Education Finance Inc.; NY State Higher Education Services Corp.; Odeon Capital Group LLC; Oklahoma Student Loan Authority; Overture Technologies; People Capital; PHEAA; Phoenix School of Law; Pinnacle Cash Flow Management; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Ramirez Capital Advisors; RBC Capital Markets; Rhode Island Student Loan Authority; Sallie Mae; SecondMarket, Inc.; Sidley Austin LLP; Simple Tuition; Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP; South Carolina Student Loan Corporation; Southwest Securities, Inc.; Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.; Standard & Poor's; Stevens & Lee; Stroock & Stroock & Lavan; Student Assistance Foundation; Student Loan Capital Strategies LLC; Student Loan Servicing Alliance (SLSA); Student Loans Liquidity Partners; Texas Instruments; The First Marblehead Corporation; The World Bank Group; United Planners; U. S. Department of Education; U.S. Bank; U.S. Education Finance Group; VCG Principal Transactions Group; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC; Western Asset Management Company; and Wilmington Trust Company.

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