In light of new capital requirements under Basel 3 that will be phased in over the next few years, banks around the world are under pressure to raise capital, shrink in size and scope, and strengthen their balance sheets. European banks, in particular, are scrambling to improve capital ratios as regulators seek to contain the fallout from the sovereign debt crisis and the recession. What are the most compelling values for investors in this period of global banking realignment? Where are the best bank assets to be found? Are banks ready to deal? Who are the players? What are the risks? How are the the deals being structured and financed? Our panel of experts will address these and other questions about investment opportunities being realized in the current banking environment.
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Thornburg Investment Management
Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager, PIMCO
L. Phillip Jacoby
Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Spectrum Asset Management, Inc.