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Fixed Income Investor Network (FIIN) Launches Industry Group for Institutional Investors Active in Structured Finance


IMN, a global content platform focused on institutional finance and the
host of ABS East, today announced the launch of the Fixed Income
Investor Network (FIIN), a members-only industry network for
institutional investors in the structured finance and specialized credit

FIIN will provide investors with an independent and unbiased forum for
investor education, discussion and advocacy. The network will also
provide an opportunity for investors to share ideas and innovations for
improving the fixed income industry, as well as advise on the editorial
direction for structured finance-related conferences, media content and
other public campaigns. FIIN board members will set the agenda for all
network activities.

"It's time for buy-side investors to come together and chart the future
direction of the fixed income industry," said Alessandro Pagani, the
inaugural chairman of FIIN and Portfolio Manager/Co-Head of Mortgage and
Structured Finance at Loomis, Sayles & Co. "We believe FIIN will be an
effective vehicle for that conversation, bringing together diverse
voices and opinions, and providing a transparent forum to help solve
shared problems and challenges."

The founding board members for FIIN will include representatives from
some of the largest institutional asset allocators to asset-backed
securities, including: Charles Schwab, Eaton Vance, Grantham Mayo,
Loomis, Sayles & Co., Napier Park Global Capital and PGIM Investments.
Additional members will come from other asset managers across a range of
firm sizes, geographic focuses and fund strategies.

"IMN is a leader in investor education through its events and content
offerings, and we are committed to continuing to fulfill that role
through the establishment of FIIN," said Jim Muller, Executive Director
of FIIN. "We believe there is a critical need for an intrinsically
non-conflicted organization that is investor-driven and
investor-focused. FIIN will provide a public platform for fixed income
investors, adding an important voice and more balance in the debate
about the future of fixed income markets."

FIIN will meet four times per year, with the inaugural meeting to be
hosted at IMN's 24th Annual ABS East Conference, which is
scheduled for September 23-25, 2018 in Miami.

About FIIN

The Fixed Income Investor Network (FIIN) is the premier industry network
for institutional investors in the fixed income marketplace. FIIN's
mission is to be an investor-focused coalition of market participants
committed to promoting a well-functioning, transparent, and liquid
marketplace for all its participants.

About IMN

IMN, founded in 1994, is a global organizer of institutional finance &
investment conferences. In 2004, the business was acquired by Euromoney
Institutional Investor PLC, a UK company listed on the London Stock
Exchange. The Structured Finance division of IMN produces
industry-leading Securitization, Covered Bond, CLO and other Debt
Capital Market conferences globally. The two flagship conferences, ABS
East and Global ABS, represent the must-attend events for structured
finance professionals. ABS East, held in Miami Beach, brings together
over 4,000 industry participants, including more than 2,000 issuers and
investors. Global ABS (Europe) is co-hosted with AFME and welcomes over
3,500 professionals annually.

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