As we journey deeper into a year of certain uncertainty, there is reason to be hopeful. The light at the end of the tunnel is clearer, in that we see the shape of the new normal, the new economy, and many innovative reforms that continue to shape TMA.
The thirst to learn, create, and support the professionals of TMA has never been more urgent. As many experienced at this year’s Distressed Investing Conference, TMA took education to new heights, leading the way through innovation.
We redefined what leaning means and how to do it. Learning, like all else we have embarked on, became actionable and participatory. We took on topics that were controversial, and we engaged in collective conversations that showed the vitality of who we are. In a year where the world is in motion and the landscape for restructuring is in a state of flux, TMA offered opportunities to explore what that means, to engage and connect, and to be the restructuring world’s think tank. TMA leads because we think, act, and support in real time.
Our marquee TMA Connect Live sessions ignited discussions that will no doubt lead an industry to create new solutions around new problems that require innovative thought leadership that only the professionals of TMA can provide.
This is a year of boldness and using new tools to reconfigure the way we approach the restructuring world. We do this not just to be at the forefront but to empower our professionals and create new and fresh perspectives of support for each other.
As this issue of the JCR shows, we lead because we think, we challenge because we must, and we bring to the forefront issues of the day that continue to define TMA Tomorrow. There is much to address and conquer in the certainty of this uncertain year. Whether it be COVID-related Bankruptcy Code amendments, the ongoing and developing issues around Brexit, or the race to become Europe’s new preferred nation for restructurings, we continue to challenge thought to give our members tools to create the much-needed, first-time solutions that will define this year.
We pivoted with purpose in 2020. We moved from IMPACT to INNOVATION in 2021, and now the people and the power of TMA lead the story of TMA Tomorrow.
The coming months will bring clarity to many things. At TMA, our members stand strong, seizing on the many opportunities our chapters continue to provide through unique and innovative programs. Likewise, TMA Global and its leaders have embarked on an aggressive strategy to assure we are hyperconnected through learning, networking, thought leadership, and enhanced certification opportunities the world over.
As we round out the first quarter of 2021 and begin to shape our year, the professionals of TMA stand ready and unafraid to meet the challenges before us with a freshness and boldness that solidifies who we are, what we mean to the global restructuring community, and the opportunities that have set in motion what TMA Tomorrow has begun to look like.
From North America to Europe, from South Africa to Australia, and from the nations of the Pacific Rim to the chapters that we boast in Mexico, Brazil, and Chile, we are TMA strong. We are a brand of distinction, a brand in motion, and a brand that leads in support of the worldwide restructuring community with diverse opportunities that challenge, support connections, and cause us to grow.
This is our 2021 story, one that continues to unfold and will continue to define TMA Tomorrow.
Scott Y. Stuart, Esq.
TMA Global CEO