FACTORING PANEL IS SET AT FINANCE CONVENTION

NEW YORK — The expanding frontiers of factoring will highlight the agenda of the 53rd annual convention of the Commercial Finance Association, to be held Nov. 5-7 at the Philadelphia Marriott.
The factoring session, scheduled for a Nov. 7 breakfast, will be moderated by Robert S. Sandler, executive vice president of Republic Business Credit, and will explore factoring services beyond the traditional business of buying receivables and supplying guarantees.
Among the nontraditional areas being invaded by factors are securement of receivables and merger and acquisition activity.
The panel members are Miles M. Stuchin, president of Access Capital; William R. Robins, president of the Q Financial Group, Princeton, N.J., and Riaz Valani, managing director for structured finance of Coast Partners Securities, San Francisco.
Other topics to be covered at the conference include:
Fraud detection and prevention, moderated by Marvin E. Jacob, a partner in Weil, Gotshal & Manges; panelists are Harrison J. Goldin, principal of Goldin & Associates; Bankruptcy Judge Arthur J. Gonzalez, and Otto G. Obermaier, a partner in Weil, Gotshal.
International financing with Dennis Lockhart, president of Heller International, Chicago, and Christopher Mackenzie, president of GE Capital Europe, London.
Technology/electronic commerce with Charles Callan, principal of CSC Index, and Neil Levin, a partner in KPMG Peat Marwick, Chicago.
The keynote speech will be delivered by Robert I. Weisberg, chairman of the CFA and president of Alco Capital Group.
Leonard Machlis, executive director of the CFA, will report on the association’s activities.

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