One of the changes at this year's Syndicated Loan Symposium in New York last week was the presence of corporate executives such as Triton PCS Inc.'s Daniel E. Hopkins and Federal Mogul Corp.'s Thomas W. Ryan.

They helped bring some diversity to the conference's usual speaker lineup of bankers, analysts, and fund managers. The executives, most of whom are responsible for their companies' borrowing practices, reminded bankers that lending is a two-way street.

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