S&P’s Housing Conference: Different Fundamentals for Housing Finance

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services’ U.S. Public Finance Housing Conference brings together respected industry participants with our team of housing analysts to discuss key topics in the affordable housing industry. The 2012 conference theme is “A New Foundation: Different Fundamentals for Housing Finance.” The conference will be held April 30-May 2, 2012, in Huntington Beach, California.

This event provides a venue to discuss Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services’ views of the current state of the housing industry and the economy across the public and private sectors, and our forward-looking view of the market in both the near- and long-terms. In addition to our public finance team, senior analysts covering state and local governments, financial institutions, real estate investment trusts, residential and commercial mortgage-backed-securities and the homebuilders industry, will offer their perspectives on housing in the U.S.

Our interactive conference focuses on cutting-edge housing finance strategies in relation to capital market investment, and the related credit-worthiness of housing financings. Our audience includes state housing finance agencies, local housing issuers, public housing authorities, housing investment bankers, developers, investors and financial advisors.

David H. Stevens, executive director of the Mortgage Bankers Association, will be our keynote speaker.  Don Hansen, the mayor of the City of Huntington Beach, will give remarks.  Other speakers include Michael Stegman, counsel to the U.S. Treasury Secretary; Beth Ann Bovino, deputy chief economist, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services; Howard Zucker, partner, Hawkins Delafield & Wood; and David Blitzer, managing director, S&P Indices.

We’d like to thank this year’s conference sponsors: Novogradac, Morgan Keegan, Raymond James, First Southwest and Merchant Capital.  We’d also like to thank The Bond Buyer and The Wall Street Journal for providing complimentary copies of their newspapers to our attendees during the three-day conference.  Many thanks to Affordable Housing Report for their support of our conference.

To register for the conference, go to www.events.standardandpoors.com and choose “2012 Housing Conference” from the events schedule.  You may also contact our Events Marketing team at 212-438-2800 or seminars@standardandpoors.com.

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