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Paul Colonna, SVP & Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, GE Asset Management to Speak at the Knowledge Congress’ CDOs & the Subprime Market Event on 11/16/08

New York, NY, November 09, 2007 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Paul Colonna, CFA, SVP & Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income with GE Asset Management will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “CDOs (Collateralized Debt Obligation) and the Subprime Market.” This 2-hour event is scheduled for January 16, 2008 at 1:00 pm EDT. (For updated details of the event and list of panelists, please visit:

The subprime impact has reverberated throughout the financial industry. CDOs backed by significant mezzanine subprime collateral may experience rating downgrades and possibly losses in the coming months and years.

The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of distinguished experts to help finance professionals understand the subprime impact on the market. The panel will present their findings, which includes best practices in a two-hour teleconference.

About Paul Colonna

Paul leads the Fixed Income Business Team and oversees more than $120B in fixed income assets. Paul is a Trustee of the GE Pension Trust and also serves on the GEAM Asset Allocation Policy Committee. Most recently he was Senior Vice President, Head of Total Return Portfolio Management. Paul chaired the Fixed Income Asset Allocation Committee and had oversight over Structured Products, Leveraged Finance, Investment Grade Credit and Municipal debt. He also served as Portfolio Manager specializing in Structured Products. Prior to joining GE, he was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp where he headed the $60B CMO trading desk and oversaw all mortgage derivative trading. Before Freddie Mac, Paul worked for First Virginia Mortgage Company. Paul received his MBA from the University of Maryland and his BS in Business Administration from Villanova University. Paul is the holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

About GE Asset Management

GE Asset Management (GEAM) is a global asset manager wholly owned by General Electric Company, a diversified technology, media and financial services company. The firm utilizes a fundamental, research-driven investment process characterized by consistency of approach and a long-term investment perspective. Investment strategies are offered across all major asset classes, including U.S. and international equities, fixed income, and alternative assets.

GE Investment Distributors, Inc., Member FINRA & SIPC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of GEAM.

For more information about Paul Colonna and GE Asset Management, please visit:

About The Knowledge Congress
The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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