New York — As European governments piece together a second
bailout package for Greece in an effort to avoid default on
March 20, Bloomberg LINK will gather policy makers, economists,
fund managers, executives from rating companies, and
institutional investors for the Sovereign Debt Conference in
Frankfurt, just two days after that bond redemption deadline.

Speakers at the Conference, which will take place at Villa
Kennedy in Frankfurt, Germany on Thursday, March 22, 2012, will
discuss the sovereign debt crisis’ impact on global markets, and
new investment opportunities in both developed and emerging
economies. Among other topics, speakers will debate which
markets are most exposed to Europe and are at risk for contagion,
the outlook for Greece and whether or not the country should
exit the European Union, and investing around black and grey
swan events in 2012.

“While the second Greek bailout may have removed near-term uncertainty for some investors, the
sovereign debt crisis still looms large across Europe,” said Robert Bierman, head of Bloomberg LINK.
“This Conference will gather experts on the situation, along with top decision-makers in policy and at
ratings companies, one of Europe’s largest financial center to provide insight on where the European
Union is heading, and how investors can best play both sides of the crisis.”

Participants will also discuss the United Kingdom’s role in the
situation, the countries that are most likely to face a ratings
downgrade this year and whether or not the Euro currency has
contributed to the crisis.

Additional key speakers include:

-Elga Bartsch, Managing Director – Chief European Economist, Morgan Stanley

-Andrew Bosomworth, Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Management in Germany, PIMCO

-Lorenzo Codogno, Director General, Department of the Treasury, Ministry of Economy and Finance,
Italy

-Daniel J. Fuss, Vice Chairman, Loomis Sayles and Company, LP

-Hans Humes, President and CIO, Greylock Capital Management, LLC

-Thomas Mayer, Chief Economist and Head of Deutsche Bank Research, Deutsche Bank AG

-Simon E. Nocera, CIO and Managing Director, Lumen Advisors LLC

-Andrew Rabinowitz, Partner and the Chief Operating Officer, Marathon Asset Management, LP

-Dr. Yuval Steinitz, Israel Minister of Finance, Member of Knesset

-Maarten Verwey, Deputy Director General, Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

-David M. Walker, Founder, President and CEO, Comeback America Initiative (CAI); Former
Comptroller General of the United States

-William White, Chairman, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

The conference is being sponsored by The State of Israel Ministry of Finance. Media partners for this
conference are German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC), International Capital Market
Association (ICMA), BOHNEN KALLMORGEN & PARTNER (BKP) and The Chartered Alternative
Investment Analyst Association (CAIA Association).

For more information on the program and speakers, please visit:
http://www.bloomberglink.com/Frankfurt.

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