TMA Europe

Friday 28 August 2015  |  TMA Europe  |
Creating value from distressed debt

TMA Europe's fourth annual event dedicated to distressed investing will take place in London on Thursday, 17 September. More than 100 buyers, sellers and advisory professionals are expected to attend the Distressed Investing Conference at Deloitte Auditorium, 2 New Street Square, from 4pm until 8pm. Hear from those closely engaged in sell-side portfolio divestment and buy-side portfolio appraisal as to what asset classes are on offer, and get an update on the most exciting opportunity for the restructuring industry in many years to create value and fee income from the unwinding of the years of over-exuberant lending. Book now.
With more than €1.5 trillion of NPLs in European bank portfolios and pressure from regulatory and AQR pressure to offload increasing, the big question for anyone working in the distressed investing market is where is the action going to be this year and next.

Many experts in the field believe there is a really exciting opportunity for the restructuring industry to create value and fee income from the unwinding of the years of over-exuberant lending.

So the questions go on. Who's buying? Who's selling? What are the opportunities in SME corporate loans?

And for practitioners involved in turnaround and restructuring, what are the implications and opportunities? How do work-out professionals get a share of the action?

While there are obviously no clear-cut answers, TMA Europe's Distressed Investing Conference, being held in London on Thursday, 17 September, aims to shed light on some of these key issues.
The fourth annual event will see expert speakers sharing their insight on topics ranging from whether the markets are working smoothly to what professionals can expect from regulatory requirements and profit expectations.

The event, expected to be attended by more than 100 buyers, sellers and advisory professionals, is also a great chance to hear first-hand the views of those involved in sell-side portfolio divestment and buy-side portfolio appraisal as to what asset classes are on offer, what frustrates sellers and what drives the buyers.
Book now to ensure your place at the forthcoming Distressed Investing Event.

TMA Europe Roundtable Discussion in Frankfurt
TMA Europe are planning the fourthRoundtable discussion in Frankfurt on, Thursday 22 October 2015.  The Round Table discussion will feature a panel of senior figures from central banks, regulators and law firms, together with alternative investors, PE and IFAs.
Speakers will be by invitation only, focusing on the leading voices in the field, and each debate  will take place in front of an audience, which will be open to interested parties in the turnaround and banking field. 
The debates will be open to anyone working in turnaround and restructuring and will provide them with the chance to hear first-hand from experts in the field. Turnaround and restructuring professionals have an added interest in restructuring trends with political and ethical issues of conflict surrounding independence in the spotlight.
The Frankfurt Round Table will be held at Restaurant Frohsein in Frankfurt. The discussion will focus on the role Frankfurt can play in the European financial markets.

Register your interest to attend with Mandy Caruana.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. 

New board members sought for TMA Europe 


TMA Europe is seeking new board members to help continue to grow the Association. 


Becoming a board member is  an ideal opportunity to become more involved with the work of the Association, which is really developing at pace as we now have 7 events across Europe with 12 Chapters and 3 Chapters in formation.

The role includes helping to develop the event and sponsorship programme as well as helping to develop relationships across Europe. The majority of board business is conducted via email and there are 2 board meetings per year. One before the Europe conference in June and one before the UK conference in November. 


Please register your interest to become a board member with 

EACTP's Standards and Admissions Committee (SAC) appoints three new members
The SAC has responsibility for safeguarding the quality and integrity of the CTP qualification through the admissions process.
The Committee has been expanded to nine members each of whom will serve a three year term.  Reijo Järvinen, of Finland, having served his three year term, has retired from SAC.
EACTP thanks Reijo for his hard work on the Committee, and his help in shaping the organisation's admissions process and criteria.
Following an appeal for volunteers three new members have been appointed to SAC. The choice of members took into account both the current and aspirational membership of EACTP.  The new members, who will serve until June 2018, are:
  • Jeroen Overing of the Netherlands
  • Piotr Bieniasz of Poland
  • Eugen Lascu of Romania.
TMA UK Annual Conference

The Award winning TMA UK Conference will take place on 12th November at the Royal College of Physicians in Regent's Park in London.

Last year's conference was awarded the Most Innovative Event of 2014 and featured Lord Leigh and Lord Glassman as the keynote speakers and we ended the day with Simon Weston.  We were fortunate enough to sell out two weeks before the conference, which was attended by nearly 200 delegates from 100 organisations.

This year's theme is Managing Talent and we have lined up an impressive array of speakers and panellists. The two panels will look at Managing Creative Talent and Managing Talent in Disruptive Industries.
The speakers include: Judge Kevin Carey; Elizabeth Clark; Ian Gray; Rainer Hersch; Manley Hopkinson; Sir Ian McGeechan; James Murray; Byron Nurse; Chris Parkhouse; Fraser Pearce; Adam Plainer; Dr Mike Rugg-Gunn; Cilla Snowball CBE; Rosemary Squire OBE; Peter Waine & James Wheeler.

The TMA UK's conferences are of the highest quality and there are still a few sponsorship opportunities left. These are for firms seeking an involvement in building the TMA and benefiting from its cross border global network. 

To assist you with all this Education and Networking we will start at 8am with Breakfast. Other networking opportunities are in the mid-morning, Lunch and mid-afternoon breaks. The day ends with a Champagne Reception.

Priority booking for TMA members is now open. Delegate Prices are £350 + VAT (member rate) - £250 + VAT if you are from an overseas TMA Chapter. Book now.

TMA Netherlands Autumn Event


During this event a Turnaround Workout Simulation Game will take place under the guidance of prof. dr. Jan Adriaanse.

Using the technique of serious gaming, participants will try to rescue a company, making decisions under time pressure. After completion of the game, the lessons learned will be discussed. 

Date: 16 September 2015

Location: Mereveld, Utrecht, Netherlands


For more information please contact Mignon. 

TMA UK Young Turnaround Professional Award 2015

We will be announcing the winner of the TMA's prestigious Young Turnaround Professional Award at the end of this year's conference.  This award is for those working in turnaround and restructuring who demonstrate exceptional performance and career development with less than 10 years' Industry service.   The Judges will be looking for evidence of:

*  Service and achievements that both go beyond the call of duty, and exceed that expected of someone with less than 10 years' experience

*  Contributions which work towards improving good working practices in the industry

*   Particular cases which showed innovation and commitment and resulted in benefit for the firm and / or clients

*    A tangible commitment to the turnaround and restructuring industry of that undertaken change will enable more of you to put forward nominations.


Full details and criteria for the Award can be found here.
Submit TMA Europe Newsletter Articles 

Submit articles for consideration for the next TMA Europe Newsletter to Mandy Caruana by Wednesday, 16 September 2015. Suggested topics include TMA Europe events, activities, or announcements. 

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Upcoming Events

15-16 September 2015

TMA Croatia Conference
Zadar, Croatia 


17 September 2015

TMA Europe Distressed Investing Event
London, UK 


5-7 October 2015

The TMA Annual
Scottsdale, USA

TMA Europe Roundtable Discussion in Milan

22 October 2015
TMA Europe Roundtable Discussion in Frankfurt

9 November 2015
TMA Czech Republic Annual Conference 

12 November 2015
TMA UK Annual Conference
London, UK 

19  November 2015
TMA Germany Annual Conference
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 

17 March 2016
TMA Europe East European Conference
Prague, Czech Republic

9-10 June 2016
TMA Europe Annual Conference
Rome, Italy 
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