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ACGM President & CEO, Carlos Abadi, Joins Panel Discussion on the EU Debt Crisis

New York, NY. – ACGM, Inc. (“ACGM”) President & CEO, Carlos Abadi, joined a panel of distinguished academics and industry professionals to discuss the European Union sovereign debt crisis. The event, organized by The European Affairs Committee of the United Nations Association of the United States of America – Young Professionals (“UNA – USA – Young Professionals”), in collaboration with The Global Studies Program at The New School, featured a thoughtful and stimulating discussion on the current and future prospects for a monetary union threatened by potential collapse.  

Carlos, a financial sector expert in distressed sovereign debt and special situations, put forth the comparison of the current EU debt crisis with the Latin American debt crises in the 1980s and 90s.  

Other panel members included Dr. Irene Finel-Honigman, former advisor to the Clinton Administration; Dr. Christiane Lemke, 2010-13 holder of the Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies at New York University; Robert Sinche, global macro investment professional and former Managing Director, Global Head of FX Strategy at RBS Securities; Dr. Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts; and Rob de Vos, Consul General of the Netherlands - New York. The panel was moderated by Dr. Jonathan Bach, Chair of the interdisciplinary Global Studies undergraduate program and Associate Professor of International Affairs at The New School in New York. 

The event, titled: “Crisis Hits the EU: Building Cohesion in the Midst of Economic Collapse,” was held at The New School in New York City.

About Abadi & Co.

Founded in 1991, Abadi & Co. is an investment banking boutique which specializes in three core areas: emerging markets, financial institutions and restructuring & special situations. By focusing on these three areas of expertise, Abadi & Co. has built a team of independent specialists–Fluent in Finance®–who serve as powerful advocates for clients, focused on protecting their financial interests and delivering practical, high-value financial solutions. The Abadi & Co. team prides itself on its ability to guide clients through difficult and groundbreaking transactions, even in situations where the structuring complexities and challenges would have thwarted others.

Abadi & Co.’s experienced team works on a range of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, debt & equity capital markets issues and recapitalizations. It caters to a global client base which includes companies, governments and financial institutions, across North America, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. The firm’s specialization approach means that it only takes on engagements if they fall within one or more of its core areas of expertise, allowing it to assign a strong team to every engagement, providing clients with the attention and intellectual capital they deserve. The firm’s clients appreciate having direct access to a senior banker 24/7; they value the discretion of Abadi & Co.'s smaller team and are relieved of the conflict of interest concerns inherent in working with larger investment banks, which often look to cross-sell other products and services. In order to prevent conflicts of interest, and to ensure the independence of the firm's advice, Abadi & Co. does not conduct trading or manage investments. 

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