USCP at the 2010 Asset-Based Capital Conference Held By the Commercial Finance Association

I'm just off to Las Vegas for the Asset-Based Capital Conference held by the Commercial Finance Association (CFA). This is the premier networking and educational event of the year for lenders, service providers and anyone else involved in asset-based lending in the capital markets. 

As lead arrangers and co-lenders, we look forward to this conference because we get to meet up with other lenders and key executives in the asset-based lending industry and to talk about how we can work together to solve problems for our clients. 

The event attracts alternative finance professionals from across the nation including asset-based lenders, hedge fund professionals/private equity investors, distressed debt professionals, workout specialists, DIP lenders, and factoring professionals. 

This is an important educational trip for us because as we collaborate with co-lenders and figure out how we can help them with gap financing on orphan assets, we also need to understand how their underwriting criteria has changed so we can be better informed when we're doing deals and bringing in co-lenders to help better serve our clients' needs. The conference also offers great opportunities to stay on top of the latest developments in the asset-based and second lien markets, especially in today’s rapidly changing financial market. 

I'm also looking forward to this year's new event, the CFA charity poker tournament, which benefits the CFA Education Foundation.

If you would like to know more about how your business can secure the funding it needs, visit US Capital Partners at or call (415) 882-7160.