Protect Your Business: Using Risk Assessment Tools to Identify Troubled Retailers


Register Now

Registration Fee

Members: Free
Non-members: $49.00

Already a member? Click to sign in.

Date & Time:

Thursday, September 26, 2019
2 - 3 p.m. (Eastern)


There is a fine line between maximizing revenues and being on the 20 largest creditors list. The key to successfully walk this line is having the ability to not only recognize, but also react to the warning signs of troubled companies. This 60-minute session will provide manufacturers and distributors with risk assessment tools to help identify the warning signs of troubled retailers, and take protective measures to minimize exposure.

Who Should Attend:

All toy manufacturers are invited to attend; the session is specifically recommended for those in credit, finance, and risk operations.

What You Will Learn:

The session will explore different risk assessment tools and how they can be applied to not only toy retailers, but also to other sectors within retail. The session will discuss each of the warning signs for attendees to identify and better understand their risk exposure and take proactive measures to minimize loss of capital. Additionally, attendees will learn best practices for engaging in discussions with troubled retailers at an early stage before operational problems start to accelerate.


Paul Vitale, executive vice president, finance & operations, The Toy Association


Albert Furst, chief operating officer, Creditntell, F&D Reports
Albert joined F&D Reports/ as a Senior Financial Analyst in 1998. As Chief Operating Officer, Albert oversees the daily operations of F&D Reports and the analyst department. He has been the lead analyst in the Food Sector and grocery space since 2001 and is responsible for analyzing high-risk accounts, overall retail coverage and products as well as a client liaison. Albert was previously with The Chase Manhattan Bank, where he headed up the multi-billion dollar cash management operations of its Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund relationship.

Launched in 1999, is a retail credit consulting firm monitoring public and private retailers across several sectors, including apparel, auto parts, electronics, mass merchandise, home center sporting goods, and department stores.