Debtwire Restructuring Forum - Miami

The must-attend event for the US restructuring community!

JW Marriott Miami, Brickell, Miami, Florida

01 Dec

Panel: Consumer sentiment – a future distressed sector?

Chapter 11 bankruptcies as a whole have been creeping up in 2022, but largely remain at a low rate. Despite this, 2022 has seen a spike in small business bankruptcies. These figures could rise even further as Congress passed legislation to amend the Bankruptcy Code and increase the debt limit under Chapter 13. Meanwhile, US consumers are starting to feel the pressure of inflation as they struggle to cope with higher prices for necessities. Banks are also preparing for turbulence by increasing their loan loss reserves as they experience signs of distress and as Americans save less of their earnings. This panel will discuss:

  • As low-income consumers are most impacted by inflation, which types of companies do you expect to experience stress first?
  • What can the Fed do to raise economic growth and dampen inflation? 
  • Which retail company will be the next to file for bankruptcy? 
  • Will higher-incoming consumers keep splurging on luxury items?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Peter J. Young Partner Proskauer Bio
    Michael Litwack Manager, Business Restructuring & Turnaround Services BDO USA LLP
    Christopher Stradling Managing Director Lincoln International Bio
    Hema Oza Managing Editor, North America DEBTWIRE