ABI’s Second Annual
Corporate Restructuring Competition Set for Nov.
June 24, 2005, Alexandria, Va. — The
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) will hold the second corporate
recovery competition for top business schools Nov. 11-13, 2005 at the
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
The competition provides second-year
students with a unique chance to learn by solving a real-world problem.
The event, hosted by one of the nation’s elite business
schools and sponsored by the premier educational insolvency
institute, will provide students opportunities to network with some of
the nation’s top professionals in the fields of finance, corporate
renewal and restructuring accounting. Top corporate recovery specialists
and financial professionals from around the country will serve as
Winning teams will receive prizes of
$5,000 — first place, $3,000 — second place, $1,750 —
third place and $1,250 — fourth place. The first place school
will also receive the Bettina M. Whyte Trophy, named in honor of the
ABI’s Past President and a Principal at AlixPartners in
York. The international investment banking firm
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin will again serve as a corporate
sponsor for the event.
Stanford University’s Graduate School
of Business won the trophy as the top business school in ABI’s
first competition. The students also earned crystal trophies for their
school and themselves in addition to the cash prize. The Ross School of
Business at the University of Michigan won the second prize.
New York University’s Stern School of Business
finished in third place, and the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate
School of Business earned fourth place.
Twelve top business schools already
confirmed to compete this year include University of Chicago Graduate
School of Business, the Wharton School of Business at the University of
Pennsylvania, the Haas School of Business at the University of
California-Berkeley, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern
University, New York University Stern School of Business, Darden School
of Business at the University of Virginia, Columbia University Business
School, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, the Fuqua School
of Business at Duke University, the Ross School of Business at
University of Michigan, the Sloan Graduate School of Business at
Stanford University and Yale University School of Management. Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke and Yale are making
their first appearance in the competition.
More information about
ABI’s second annual corporate restructuring competition is
available online at http://www.abiworld.org/crc/index.html. Learn about competition details, rules
and the case problem from last year, and view photos from the 2004
ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary,
non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters
related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress
and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The
ABI membership includes over 11,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers,
judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy
professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and
information. For additional information on ABI, visit ABI World
For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html