State of the Leveraged Loan Market: Post Crisis?

Finance Roundtable

September 8, 2011: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The debt capital markets are the life blood for many companies and also provide the fuel to boost returns for private equity sponsored acquisitions. The dislocation in the market in 2008 leading to the "Great Recession" impacted the banking industry and access to capital. How has the market adjusted to a reset economy post the Lehman Brothers collapse three years ago? Has consolidation in the banking industry affected access to capital? What impact have these changes had on the pricing of debt and flexibility of structures in an anemic economic environment?


Gleacher Center
Room 100
450 North Cityfront Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Current managing director of capital markets for GE Capital, Jackie Hopkins, '98, will cover these questions and more as she provides a brief historical analysis of the financial markets through the great recession to focus on the current state. Whether you are a provider of capital, intermediary or company seeking financing, Jackie's presentation will provide insights to where the financing market may be heading.

Please join us for what promises to be a very important evening of education, inspiration and participation.


No Charge


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Deadline: 9/8/2011


6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking and Beverages

6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Presentation and Discussion

7:30 PM-8:00 PM: Speaker/Audience Q&A

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Networking and Discussion

Speaker Profiles

Jacqueline M. Hopkins (Speaker) '98
Managing Director, Capital Markets, GE Capital

Jackie joined GE Capital in 2007 and is responsible for the firm's syndications efforts for GE's Corporate Finance business, executing transactions in the Cash Flow and Asset Based Lending markets. Prior to joining GE, Jackie was with JPMorgan for over 20 years, most recently as a Managing Director of the Mezzanine Group. In that role, she managed a portfolio of over 40 investments valued at over $250MM, and was responsible for new deal origination.

Prior to moving into the Mezzanine Group, Jackie was the Head of Middle Market Loan Syndications, responsible for Middle Market and ABL syndications. She spent over 10 years in Syndications and Leveraged Finance, as a Transaction Manager, responsible for managing all aspects of a syndicated transaction from marketing to loan closing. Jackie is series 7 and 63 licensed and a member of the Chicago Finance Exchange. Jackie holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Notre Dame and her MBA from The University of Chicago.



Other Information

The GSB Alumni Finance Roundtable Committee

  • Vern Broders, '94

  • Kevin Clarke, '08

  • Michael Fisch, '02

  • Scott Kemper, '06

  • Jason Ricketts, '09

  • John Salvino, '06

  • Rich Thoroe, '07

  • Dustin Weinberger, '06