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The TSL Interview: Dr. Robert M. Gates
By Michele Ocejo

In the TSL Interview with Dr. Robert M. Gates, he discusses his priorities as Secretary of  Defense (2006-2011), the challenges of working for presidents from two different political parties and Libya. Dr. Gates will be the keynote speaker at CFA's Annual Convention in New York, November 16-18, 2011.  Read more.

New Trends in Workouts: An Insider's Perspective on Small-Business Workouts — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 
By Jeffrey Sweeney

Beleaguered by large portfolios of bad loans and the need to make more small-business loans, some forward-thinking banks are starting to change their strategies for small-business workouts. Some of the cleverer guys in the bank boardrooms are focusing on large principal repayments and core competencies, with measurable benefits for all parties involved. Read more.

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The Secured Lender is devoted exclusively to the asset-based financial services and factoring industries. Readers look to The Secured Lender to keep them informed and current about everything related to commercial finance and now TSL is better than ever!

In TSL you will find more info about the industry, the people, the trends and naturally all things CFA. You'll find relevant features, plus exciting departments and columns.

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October 24, 2011 TSL Express Highlights

U.S. Rating Likely to be Downgraded Again: - Read more

Banks Tighten Loan Standards to Companies With Less Than $50M in Annual Revenue: - Read more

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