The premier platform for investor networking in private debt

The PDI Capital Structure Forum returns on October 6-7 as a live and interactive virtual conference.

The Forum will bring together senior professionals from across the private debt asset class.

Key topics that will be discussed include how the downturn brought about by the global health crisis has affected the market and more.

Investors have so far prioritised portfolio protection and consolidation; but there’s also opportunities such as distressed and dislocation vehicles to explore.

Join us to connect with private debt professionals including  institutional investors from across Europe and learn strategies to help prepare for a post-pandemic world.

Explore the virtual experience

Market insights from 80+ speakers 

Hear from institutional investors, private debt funds, consultants, restructuring advisors and other key market stakeholders from across the globe. All content will be recorded and available on-demand.

Global audience for new opportunities 

Going virtual means removing the restrictions of international travel. Save time, money and connect with a truly global audience.  Meet new people, hear different perspectives and increase your opportunities to connect.

5 months access to the community 

The platform will be open 2 weeks before the event to allow you to arrange meetings for the week of the event. The platform will remain open 5 months after to continue make connections and discuss the market.

Increase your visibility to Investors

Investors in 2019 included 70+ LPs from over 60 organisations attended last year's Forum. Book your place today to increase your visibility to LPs allocating within private debt.
Aviva Investors
Border to Coast Pension Partnership
Brunel Pension Partnership
Centrica Pension Scheme
European Investment Bank
European Investment Fund
Golding Capital Partners
ICP Capital
Local Pensions Partnership
Lothian Pension Fund
National Pension Service
Nykredit Asset Management
Perpetual Investors
Phoenix Group
PSP Investments
R & V Insurance Group
ReAssure Asset Management
Royal Mail Pension Trustees
Royaumont Foundation
Sanofi Pension Fund
Sava Re
Signal Iduna Asset Management
Sodexo Pension Scheme
Stepstone Global
Stone Mountain Capital
Sumitomi Mitsui Trust Bank
Swiss Re
Tesco Pension Investment
The Church Commissioners
USS Investment Management
Wimmer Family Office

Testimonials from 2019

Adriana Oller

Founder & Partner, Resilience Partners

The Forum provided a great opportunity to hear from private debt funds and seasoned investors in one setting. Great experience.

Christophe Murciani

Director - Real Estate Loan Fund and CRE Debt Funds, Acofi

The PDI Capital Structure Forum is a powerful networking event and provided the latest industry insight.

Oliver Gramlick

Business Development Associate, Guidepoint

Excellent event, extremely insightful and a brilliant speaker line-up.

2020 Sponsors include

One click access to the Private Debt market from the safety of your home or office

Market insight from key industry experts: Hear from institutional investors, private debt funds, consultants, restructuring advisors and other key market stakeholders from across the globe. All content will be recorded and available on-demand.

Global audience for new opportunities: Going virtual means removing the restrictions of international travel. Save time, money and connect with a truly global audience.  Meet new people, hear different perspectives and increase your opportunities to connect.

5 months access to the community: The platform will be open 2 weeks before the event to allow you to arrange meetings during the event. The platform will remain open 5 months after for you to continue the discussions.

How the virtual experience works

Hear from leading investors and fund managers

Discover how your peers are responding to the impact of the pandemic and discover investor’s priorities for the next year.

Access over 10 hours of interactive content from industry expert across the two days. Watch keynote interviews, panel discussions, debates and much more.

With the online platform you can:

  • Create your own daily agenda so you don’t miss a meeting or a key session
  • Take part in the sessions through speaker Q&A and live polling
  • Watch any sessions you missed at a later date. All sessions will be available on-demand for 6 months



Catch up with old colleagues and make new connections

Connect with European investors and fund managers through video meetings, forum discussions and private messaging.

The Forum’s virtual experience provides you with 6 months access to the platform and therefore the private debt community.

Through the platform you can:

  • Filter and search the delegate list to find the people you want to meet
  • Arrange video meetings with other attendees for a private meeting to business opportunities and get deals done
  • Take part in forum discussions with other attendees with similar interests to get answers to your most pressing questions and share ideas on key topics

Explore the sponsor exhibition

Explore the virtual exhibition hall and chat with sponsors to discover solutions to your business concerns and find ways to improve the service for your customers.

Through the platform you can:

  • Visit the virtual exhibition booth to discover the range of solutions available to help you better serve your customers
  • Interact with the exhibitors you can request more information with the click of a button or arrange a meeting to discuss the products and services in more detail

Grow your network. Create new opportunities.

The virtual experience allows you to find and connect with the people you want to meet more easily. Search the attendee list, start a conversation and arrange a meeting with European investors and fund managers.

Find the people you want to meet 

Want to catch up with an old colleague or make a new a new contact with a specific focus?

Search and filter the delegate list and create a shortlist of the people you most want to meet. Message them to chat and arrange online video meetings throughout the event.

Arrange 1-2-1 video meetings

Discuss business opportunities and get deals done in private meetings. During the event you can have video meetings with other attendees.

Simply search the delegate list for the people you want to meet, arrange a time and send them a meeting invite. You can invite up to five people to any one meeting.

Identify other attendees with the same interests

Whatever your area of interest the forum discussions allow you to take part in conversations on the issues that matter most to you or start your own topic.

You will be able to see who else is joining these discussions and message them privately if you want to continue the discussion.

5 months access to the community

You will have 6 months of access to the platform. Login 2 weeks before the event to build your agenda and arrange meeting with the people you want to meet during the event.

The messaging and forums, as well as access to recordings of all sessions will stay open 5 months after the event. So you can continue to connect with other attendees and catch-up on any of the sessions you missed.

All timings are listed in BST/ GMT

Preliminary agenda

For more information on the agenda, please contact James Hatwell at  or call +44 (0) 20 3994 7961.

With the online platform you can:

>> Create your own daily agenda so you don’t miss a meeting or a key session

>> Take part in the sessions through speaker Q&A and live polling

>> Watch any sessions you missed at a later date. All sessions will be available on-demand for 6 months


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Day 1 Day 2
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Day 1 - Tuesday 6th

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 1
09:20 - 09:30

Chairperson’s welcome

09:30 - 10:10

The downturn has arrived: identifying opportunities in a crisis

Panel Session 

  • How have investor priorities shifted since the pandemic and downturn started?
  • Which types of private debt vehicles are proving most appealing & resilient?
  • Are strong mid-market direct lenders and other debt funds taking advantage of the market volatility and drop-off in competition?
  • Will any alternative finance options emerge as ‘winners’ from this correction?
10:10 - 10:15

Stretch Break

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 1
10:15 - 11:00

Investor Panel: How savvy investors are optimising alternative credit portfolio protection & management

Chris Palmer, Stephen O’Neill
  • Timeline of events: how investor outlook has changed throughout 2020 so far
  • Are investors experiencing less transparency from funds in regards to valuation of portfolio positions?
  • How can investors adjust their approach to negotiate this?
  • Increasing exposure sustainably, managing risk ‘hotspots’ effectively & balancing illiquidity premiums – future challenges for private debt investors
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Chris Palmer

Investment Director, ReAssure Asset Management

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Stephen O’Neill

Head of Private Markets & Investment Proposition, Nest

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11:00 - 11:30

Networking Break and ‘Meet the Speakers’ Q&A’s

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 1
11:30 - 12:10

Time to shine for special situations, distressed & dislocation funds?

Panel Session

  • Risk-return profile of these investment vehicles
  • Experienced managers versus opportunistic lenders – what to watch out for
  • ‘Dislocation funds’ – what are they and who’s offering them?
  • Focusing on company-specific situations & idiosyncratic risks
  • What are the barriers preventing some investors from deploying capital towards these strategies?
12:10 - 12:15

Stretch Break

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 1
12:15 - 13:00

Consolidation, restructurings, and defaults – what is the outlook for the private debt market going forwards?

Trevor Castledine

Panel Session 

  • Has the asset class matured enough to continue to grow post-correction?
  • Mid-cap, large-cap – which area of the market will be worst affected by restructurings?
  • What consolidation can we expect to see over the next few months?
  • What role do the different stakeholders in private debt financing have to play?
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Trevor Castledine

Principal, Crescent Consulting

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13:00 - 14:00

Mid-Day Networking Break and ‘Meet the Speakers’ Q&A’

A chance to meet the speakers from the panel sessions so far on a zoom call, to ask questions and share your thoughts

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 1
14:00 - 14:40

Interview: How are traditional direct lenders responding?

  • How are direct lenders competing with the increasing popularity for distressed and other strategies?
  • Have direct lenders done enough to reassure investors and protect their capital so far? How will they continue this going forward in the ‘new normal?’
  • Unitranche, mezzanine, senior – how has appetite shifted for lending products?
  • What systemic issues have direct lending funds had to confront, and what lessons will be learnt?
14:40 - 14:45

Stretch Break

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 1
14:45 - 15:25

Is ESG fully integrated into the private credit investment process yet?

Josien Piek, Peter Plaut

Panel Session 

  • Have ESG ambitions taken a back seat in the wake of the pandemic? If so, to what extent?
  • How are fund managers overcoming the barriers to ESG integration in private debt
  • Ensuring you have the tools to determine your ESG-led investment decisions
  • Why is ESG central to private debt’s role in the sustainable recovery of the economy?

Moderator: Josien Piek, Head of EMEA, GRESB

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Josien Piek


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Peter Plaut

Executive Director, Wimmer Financial

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15:25 - 16:00

Networking Break & ‘Meet the Speakers’ Q&A’s

A chance to meet the speakers from the panel sessions so far on a zoom call, to ask questions and share your thoughts

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 1
16:00 - 16:15

PEI R&A Presentation: fundraising and investor sentiments in 2020

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez, Head of Fund Manager Research, PEI

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Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Fund Manager Research, PEI

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16:15 - 16:20

Stretch Break

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 1
16:20 - 17:00

Debate: Sponsored vs non-sponsored in the current economic environment

17:00 - 17:15

‘Meet the Speakers’ Q&A

Meet the speakers from the last two panel sessions for an interactive Q&A

17:15 - 17:15

Close of main day at Capital Structure Forum


Day 2 - Wednesday 7th

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 2
10:00 - 10:10

Chairperson’s day 2 welcome address

10:10 - 10:40

Keynote Interview: Economic & geopolitical considerations in the Coronavirus era

Nicolas Firzli
  • What type of economic recovery will we see from this downturn? What do current market prices tell us?
  • What comparisons can be drawn from the GFC?
  • Covid-19 aside, which geopolitical issues are giving portfolio managers and analysts the biggest headaches in 2020?
  • What direct impacts will these have on the private asset markets, and private debt in particular?
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Nicolas Firzli

Director-General, World Pensions

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10:40 - 11:00

Q&A session with the speaker

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 2
11:00 - 11:40

Asset-based lending to the fore?

Patrick Stutz

Panel Session

  • Is asset-based lending this the next natural step of progression for the private debt market?
  • With defaults expected in the near future, do asset-based lenders offer more security than pure-cashflow lenders?
  • What should investors take into account when making their investment decisions in the ABL market?
  • Why investors must be wary of risk-return profiles, leverage & other potential hurdles
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Patrick Stutz

Chief Investment Officer, Bayshore Capital Advisors

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11:40 - 12:00

‘Meet the Speakers’ Q&A

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 2
12:00 - 12:30


12:30 - 13:00

Networking & Round Tables

Roundtable topics:

  • The beginning of the end for cov-lite?
  • Overcoming liquidity concerns as an illiquid asset class
  • Identifying resilient sectors for future debt investment
13:00 - 13:00

End of Capital Structure Forum day 2

2019 Speakers included

For more information on speaking opportunities available in 2020, please contact James Hatwell at  or call +44 (0) 20 3994 7961.


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David Scudellari

Senior Vice President and Global Head of Credit Investments and Fixed Income, PSP Investments (Public Sector Pension Investments)

David Scudellari has more than 30 years of leveraged finance and capital markets experience in the US and Canada. He joined PSP Investments in November 2015 to develop the organization’s presence in the US leveraged finance market through its US affi… Read full bio

John Graham

Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Credit Investments, Credit Investments - Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

John is responsible for leading Credit Investments globally. He has worked in both the Total Portfolio Management group and in Private Investments. John took on leadership of Principal Credit Investments in 2015 as Managing Director and Global Head o… Read full bio

Yodia Lo

Alternatives, Church Commissioners for England

Yodia Lo focuses on Hedge Funds, Alternative Credit and Co-investments at Church Commissioners, the £8b endowment arm of the Church of England. In this role she has sourced investments including Emerging Market Distressed Debt, Short Term Quant and d… Read full bio
Simon Davy, Local Pensions Partnership

Simon Davy

Head of Private Markets, Local Pensions Partnership

As Head of Private markets Simon oversees LPPI’s Private Credit, Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure portfolio management teams. He has a particular focus on the origination, execution and management of infrastructure assets at LPPI. The g… Read full bio

Daniel Blamont

Head of Investment Strategy, The Phoenix Group

Daniel Blamont is head of investment strategy at Phoenix Group within the Corporate Development team. Amongst other, he is responsible for Strategic Asset Allocation for shareholder businesses and derivative strategy for the Group. Daniel has been at… Read full bio

Richard Coldwell

Director - Direct Lending Debt Funds, British Business Bank Investments

Richard is a Chartered Accountant, having started his career with KPMG. He worked in the corporate finance teams for two multi-national divisions and has 10 years’ experience of structured finance in a risk team at GE. He was a founding member of the… Read full bio

Honor Fell

Vice President, Responsible Investment - Redington

Honor leads Redington’s Responsible Investment work. She oversees Redington’s RI strategy, leads RI research, and works in conjunction with the Manager Research and Investing Consulting team to provide advice to a range of institutional clients. Hono… Read full bio

Nicolas Firzli

Director-General, World Pensions

M. Nicolas J. Firzli is Director-General of the World Pensions Council (WPC), the think-tank & international association of pension and retirement funds. He is a graduate of Canada’s McGill University (Statistics & Financial Economics), an al… Read full bio

Bobby Rakhit

Chief Executive Officer & Founder, ICP Capital

Bobby is a CFA charterholder, graduate of McGill University and holds an MBA in Finance. He is the Founder of ICP Capital which is a multi-family office that was born from his successes in fintech and investments. The family has used its excess capit… Read full bio

Jack Inglis

Chief Executive Officer, AIMA

Jack Inglis is the Chief Executive Officer of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA*). He has been in the financial services industry and closely involved with hedge funds for over 30 years. He has held senior management positions a… Read full bio

Maria Nazarova-Doyle

Principal, Market Engagement Leader, Mercer

Following the acquisition of JLT Group by Marsh & McLennan in April 2019, Maria has taken up the role of Market Engagement Leader responsible for leading, formulating and executing a market engagement strategy for Mercer’s DC & Individual Wealth busi… Read full bio

Christopher Skinner

Partner, Head of UK Debt & Capital Advisory - Deloitte

Chris was a founding member of Deloitte’s Debt & Capital Advisory business in 2005, focusing on providing independent advice to companies undergoing debt raising exercises. Chris also leads Deloitte's Private Equity portfolio company programme in the… Read full bio

You-Ha Hyun

Investment Director, Perpetual Investors

You-Ha Hyun leads the private debt program at Perpetual Investors GmbH, a German based professional single family office. In this role, he is mainly responsible for managing the private debt portfolio and focuses on manager selection across the broad… Read full bio

Jane Gray

Head of European Research, Covenant Review

Jane is a dual qualified solicitor in English and French law, having specialized in banking and capital markets at both Denton Wilde Sapte and Lovells with a focus on leveraged loans and high yield debt. Jane has been practised in the European levera… Read full bio

Zachary Lewy

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Arrow Global

Zachary Lewy is the Founder and Group chief investment officer of Arrow Global. He was the CEO of the business from its inception until 2011 when Zachary changed the structure to focus on running the investment business. Prior to Arrow, Zachary was a… Read full bio

Marco Natoli

Head of Lower Mid-Market – Northern, Eastern & Southern Europe, European Investment Fund

At EIF since January 2009, Marco is heading the Lower Mid-Market team investing in equity, hybrid debt / equity and private debt funds across Europe, with a particular focus on the Northern, Eastern and Southern regions. He coordinates the Lower Mid-… Read full bio

Gregory Racz

Co-Founder & President , MGG Investment Group

Prior to co-founding MGG, Mr. Racz was President of Hutchin Hill, a multi-billion multi-strategy hedge fund. Previously, Mr. Racz co-founded Octavian Advisors, LP, a $1.4 billion multi-strategy fund and was a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, R… Read full bio

Faisal Ramzan

Partner, Proskauer

Faisal Ramzan is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit, Finance and Distressed Debt Groups. Faisal's practice focuses on complex cross-border and domestic finance transactions and credit arrangements, particularly t… Read full bio

Yusuf Samad

Professional Trustee, Sodexo Pension Scheme

Yusuf has over 40 years of experience in investing, investment consulting and banking. He currently acts as a professional pension fund trustee and consultant on investment matters. Till July 2018, Yusuf was an Investment Principal at the Pension Pro… Read full bio

Sabrina Fox

Executive Advisor, European Leveraged Finance Alliance

Sabrina is a recognised expert in the European leveraged finance market focused on increasing transparency, improving disclosure standards, and educating market participants on the importance of lender protections in documentation. Most recently, Sab… Read full bio

John Bakie

News Editor, Private Debt Investor

John has been news editor at Private Debt Investor since 2017 covering all aspects of private debt’s development as an asset class. He has written about almost all areas of financial services including public markets trading, fintech, retail finance,… Read full bio

Johnnie Barnett

Director, The New Amsterdam Group

Johnnie Barnett joined New Amsterdam in 2017 as Director based in London, England. Johnnie leads the firms distribution efforts across Europe and is involved across all aspects of fund raising for his clients. Johnnie has a strong track record in rai… Read full bio

Hans-Jörg Baumann

Chairman, StepStone Private Debt & Liquid Alternatives - Stepstone Global

Mr. Baumann is the chairman of StepStone Private Debt and StepStone Liquid Alternatives. As member of the management team he is responsible for global business development activities of PD. He is also Co-founder of the Swiss Alternative Investments C… Read full bio

Toby Belsom

Director, Investment Practices - PRI

Toby is the Director of Investment Practices at Principles for Responsible Investment. The 10 strong IP team provide guides and tools for signatories when implementing Principle 1 and 2 of the PRI principles. Recent work includes pieces on ESG passiv… Read full bio

Fredrik Berg

Vice President, Wilmington Trust

Fredrik is responsible for introducing corporate clients to Wilmington Trust’s full array of Global Capital Markets services. He specialises in loan agency services, trustee services, high-yield and investment-grade debt, and escrow and distribution… Read full bio

Gus Black

Partner, Dechert

Gus Black, global co-chair of Dechert's financial services group and a member of the Policy Committee, focuses his practice on investment funds (emphasizing private equity, debt and hedge funds), establishing and restructuring international asset man… Read full bio

Stephan Caron

Head of European Middle Market Private Debt within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI), BlackRock

Stephan Caron, Managing Director, is Head of European Middle Market Private Debt within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). In this role, he is responsible for leading the platform, originating and executing investment opportunities, leading the i… Read full bio

Trevor Castledine

Principal, Crescent Consulting

Now an independent investment consultant, Trevor is formerly Investment Director for the Credit investments of LPPI, the investment management collaboration between Lancashire County Pension Fund and LPFA. Prior to that he was Deputy CIO at LCPF, hav… Read full bio

Romain Cattet

Partner, Marlborough Partners

Romain is a founding Partner of Marlborough Partners which was set up in 2010. Over the last 9 years, he has taken an active part in growing the company to a team of more than 25 professionals with a track record of 200 deals across Europe Prior comp… Read full bio

Aishwarya Dahanukar

VP, Head of Debt Capital Markets - ZestMoney

Aishwarya is a seasoned debt capital markets and credit portfolio management professional with over 18 years of experience in Europe across investment banking, capital markets, FIG debt origination, structured finance ratings and credit risk manageme… Read full bio

Abhik Das

Managing Director, Head of Private Debt - Golding Capital Partners

Managing Director and Head of Private Debt, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2018. He is responsible for the selection, execution and monitoring of private debt fund investments and co-investments, as well as the portfolio management thereafter. Pr… Read full bio

Jeff Davis

Partner - Co-Head of Credit, Eaton Partners

Jeff is the Co-Head of Private Credit and has a leadership role in the origination, underwriting and project management of Eaton’s private credit-related offerings. He works closely with clients on marketing strategy, collateral design and product po… Read full bio

Julia Demidova

Commercial Partnership Manager, Official Monetary and Financial institutions Forum

Julia Demidova part of commercial team at Official Monetary and Financial institutions Forum. Responsible for building and enhancing relationships with senior officials from central banks, sovereign funds, public pension plans, and debt management of… Read full bio

Nicole Downer

Managing Partner, MV Credit

Nicole Downer joined 2005 is a Managing Partner and Head of Investor Relations, managing a number of strategic relationships of the firm. She is also a member of the MV Credit Manager Board. Prior to MV Credit, Nicole was a Managing Director at Deuts… Read full bio

David Ereira

Partner, Corporate Department - Paul Hastings

David Ereira is a partner in the Restructuring and Finance practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's London office. Mr. Ereira's principal areas of practice are Restructuring and Insolvency, Private Equity and Acquisition Finance, and Real… Read full bio

Steve Gandy

Managing Director, Head of Private Debt Mobilisation, Notes and Structuring - Santander

Steve Gandy is Managing Director, Head of Private Debt Mobilisation Notes and Structuring for Santander Corporate and Investment Banking in London. He has over 28 years’ experience in the securitisation industry, having completed transactions in Euro… Read full bio

Christopher Gardner

Partner, Financial Services and Investment Management - Dechert

Christopher Gardner’s practice focuses on the structuring and establishment of private funds domiciled in a range of onshore and offshore jurisdictions and across a range of asset classes, with a focus on liquid and illiquid debt and credit, hedge, h… Read full bio

Alex Griffith

Partner, Proskauer

Alex’s practice focuses on leveraged finance and general debt finance work, advising senior, mezzanine, second lien, unitranche and other private capital providers. His extensive experience covers a wide range of transactions, including corporate ref… Read full bio

Will Hayles

Director, Credit Suisse International

Will is a leading project manager in the London office of the Credit Suisse Private Fund Group (PFG) and is a Director in the team. He has built a strong reputation in the industry and has led the PFG’s execution of some landmark fundraises in the Eu… Read full bio

Daniel Heine

Managing Director – Private Debt, Patrimonium

Daniel Heine is co-founders and Managing Director of Patrimonium, an independent alternative asset management company with ten years of Private Debt expertise in German speaking Europe. Before founding Patrimonium Daniel Heine worked as a Financial C… Read full bio

Antje Hensel-Roth

Senior Managing Director, ICG plc

Information to follow.

Severin Hiller

Co-Head Infrastructure Debt, Rivage Investment

Severin Hiller is a co-head of infrastructure debt at Rivage Investment, having joined the firm in October 2014. Since joining the firm, Severin has been instrumental in building one of the leading infrastructure debt practices in Europe. Severin has… Read full bio

David Hirschmann

Head of Private Credit, Permira Debt Managers

David joined Permira Debt Managers in June 2015 and is Head of Private Credit and a Partner. David is also a member of the PCS2 Investment Committee. Previously, David was Managing Director at Babson Capital Europe, where he was responsible for sourc… Read full bio

Johan Hultner

Managing Partner, Arcos Capital

Johan is a founder and Managing Partner of ARCOS Capital, a private debt fund focusing on senior secured lending to the mid-cap corporate market in Northern Europe (GAS, Benelux, UK and the Nordic Region). Prior to joining ARCOS, Johan worked in bank… Read full bio

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Fund Manager Research, PEI

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez is the Head of Fund Manager Research at PEI. Based in London, he is responsible for leading PEI’s research and analysis of private equity managers and fundraising information globally. He is also responsible for a number of… Read full bio

Philip Jacobs

Director, IANUA Market

Philip Jacobs is an investment director of IANUA Market. He is also the UK representative of the German Economic Council (Wirtschaftsrat Deutschland). Philip left Morgan Stanley in April 2018 where he was a Capital Markets Structurer for seven years,… Read full bio

Ari Jauho

Partner, Chairman, Certior Capital

Since 2011 Mr. Jauho is one of the Founding Partners and the Chairman of Certior Capital Ltd, focusing on private equity and private credit fund investing and co-investing. Previously Mr. Jauho was Partner at Access Capital after Access Capital bough… Read full bio

Chandi Jethu-Ramkrishan

Head of EMEA Business Development, Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors

Previously, Chandi worked in London for Investment Banks in the area of Credit, Structured Finance and Institutional Clients' Solutions. He joined Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors in June 2009 to develop the European and Middle East Institutional… Read full bio

Alex Jones

Principal - Private Debt, Ares Management Limited

Mr. Jones is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on European direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2014, Mr. Jones was an Assistant Director in the Debt Advisory and Restructuring Group at Rothschild in London, where he focused… Read full bio

Gabriella Kindert

Expert In Alternative Lending and Private Debt, Supervisory Board Member – Mizuho Europe

Dr. Gabriella Kindert is a senior banking and investment professional specialized on Alternative Credit, Private markets and the digital transformation in the financial sector. She gained over 20 years of international experience in managing investme… Read full bio

Matthias Kirchgaessner

Advisor, PLEXUS Investments

Prior founding his own company Cross Atlantic Alternative Asset Consulting, Matthias Kirchgaessner, was the lead Product Manager for managing customized FoHF portfolios under Allianz Hedge Fund Partners in San Francisco, Allianz Alternative Asset Man… Read full bio

Rob Lake

Founder, Authentic Investor

Rob is an advisor to institutional investors, helping them shape their strategy to respond to the challenges of sustainability, ensuring that it is anchored in their purpose and values as organisations. He is the founder of Authentic Investor, an ini… Read full bio

Marcin Leja

Managing Director, Credit Value Investments

Marcin Leja is a managing director at CVI, the leading private debt investor in EU accession countries. During his six year tenure at the company, he was instrumental in increasing assets under management from EUR 150m to EUR 1.2bn. He was also the d… Read full bio

John Liguori

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Jefferies Finance

John Liguori is a co-founding member of Jefferies Finance LLC and the Chief Investment Officer of the firm’s Direct Lending business. Mr. Liguori leads the Direct Lending Group’s origination and investment teams and manages the group’s fundraising ac… Read full bio

Giles Marchesin

CEO, Chorus Capital Management

Gilles is the founder and CEO of Chorus Capital and has over 20 years of experience in the credit markets. Prior to founding Chorus Capital in 2011, he worked at Goldman Sachs from 1999, where he was a key contributor in building the firm’s franchise… Read full bio

Luke McDougall

Partner, Corporate Department - Paul Hastings

Luke McDougall is a partner in the Finance and Leveraged Finance practices at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's London office. Mr. McDougall focuses his practice on UK and cross-border acquisition finance and restructuring. He has experience a… Read full bio

John McGrath

Partner, Structured Finance and Financial Restructuring - Dechert

John McGrath, Partner, Structured Finance and Financial Restructuring, Dechert LLP John McGrath, a senior structured finance partner, primarily represents funds and other buy-side parties on a wide range of financial products often involving enforcem… Read full bio

Ian Milton

Senior Adviser, Arbour Partners

Ian has over 30 years' experience in the European investment, insurance and pensions industry. Prior to joining Arbour in September 2013 he was head of UK and Irish business development at Amundi (formerly Credit Agricole Asset Management) for 10 yea… Read full bio

Stefan Mosberger

Senior Analyst, SIGLO Capital Advisors

Stefan Mosberger joined SIGLO as Senior Analyst in 2018. He began his career in 1999 in the Institutional Advisory department at UBS. He then worked for two other banks as institutional adviser, focusing on clients with derivative investments and dev… Read full bio

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

Following an institutional career with Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Wachovia, Dalit founded WestValley Capital in 2007 to connect preferred solution providers with European pension funds, insurance companies and asset managers in ways that addre… Read full bio

Adriana Oller

Founder & Partner, Resilience Partner

Adriana Oller started her career as a principal investor at 3i Spain, and continued at Axis, providing direct lending solutions to SME's focused on established and profitable Spanish companies, which could not find suitable financing solutions to the… Read full bio

Chris Palmer

Investment Director, ReAssure Asset Management

Chris is an Investment Director in ReAssure's Asset Management team, with prime responsibility for the development and economic returns of ReAssure's investment portfolios, in public and private credit. He was previously Head of Market Risk for Credi… Read full bio

Dominick Peasley

Head of Distribution within Capital Markets, Funding Circle

Dominick is Head of Distribution for Funding Circle. Prior to FC he co-founded fund placement agency, Capital-B. Prior to this he was head of Fund Distribution for Lombard Odier IM and head of European Fund Distribution for Ashmore Group. Dominick wo… Read full bio

Tingting Peng

Head of Investor Relations & Business Development, ESO Capital

Tingting is the Head of Investor Relations and Business Development at ESO, with coverage of investors across Europe, North America and Asia. Prior to joining ESO, Tingting was Principal and Chief Operating Officer at Real Asset Partners, a boutique… Read full bio

Peter Plaut

Executive Director, Wimmer Financial

Peter Plaut is an Executive Director at Wimmer Family Office focused on origination, researching and structuring private debt and equity transactions across a broad range of industries including in the aerospace, energy, metals and mining, and real e… Read full bio

Craig Reeves

Founder, Prestige Funds

Craig established Prestige in 2007 and has raised almost USD2bn. He has nearly 25 years’ experience as a professional investment manager, trader and investor of alternative investments, hedge funds, capital markets and real estate, and regularly cont… Read full bio

Lorna Robertson

Head of Funds, Connection Capital

Lorna joined Connection Capital from Invesco, where she was responsible for managing relationships and fund investments with investment and private banks and developing strategic partnerships. Her role covered a range of fund strategies including fix… Read full bio

David Ross

Managing Director & Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital

David is a Managing Director and the Head of Private Credit at Northleaf Capital Partners, an independent global private markets fund manager with more than $13 billion in private credit, private equity and infrastructure commitments under management… Read full bio

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor

Andy has been with PEI since 2003, working on a number of titles including as Editor of Private Equity International and Senior Editor of Infrastructure Investor. Since H2 2015, he took over responsibility for Real Estate Capital and, in the first ha… Read full bio

Toni Vainio

Principal, Pantheon

Toni Vainio, Principal with 12 years of private equity experience, is a member of Pantheon’s European Investment Committee and Pantheon’s Global Credit Committee. Toni was previously at Cambridge Associates where he worked in the private equity team,… Read full bio

David Weeks

Co-Chair, Association of Member Nominated Trustees

David Weeks was elected as Co-Chair of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) in 2016. The AMNT has over 700 members, from around 500 pension schemes. Together, these have assets under management of just under £700 billion: nearly one th… Read full bio

Adam Wheeler

Head of European and Asia Pacific Private Finance, Barings

Adam Wheeler is Head of Barings’ European and Asia Pacific Private Finance and a member of the firm’s Asia-Pacific and European Private Finance Investment Committees. He is responsible for leading the teams that originate, underwrite and manage priva… Read full bio

Jennifer Wood

Managing Director, Global Head of Asset Management Regulation & Sound Practices, AIMA

Prior to joining AIMA, Jennifer was a Partner in Dechert LLP’s London financial services group, where she focused her practice on advising UK, US, European and Asian financial services firms, investment managers and investment funds on US regulatory… Read full bio
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Through the platform you can:

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Frequently asked questions

We understand that the world of virtual events is a new one, so we have put together a series of FAQs to make things clearer.

If you have a question that isn’t covered below please contact us at and a member of our team will get back to you.


So, What is it?

    • The Private Debt Investor Capital Structure Forum virtual platform will replicate all the best parts of the in-person conference experience.
    • You can:

    • Watch live panel sessions happening and ask questions of the speakers.
    • Watch and download select recordings of the sessions at a time more convenient for you, with On-demand playbacks for selected sessions for up to 6 months after the event ends.
    • Network with both local and global attendees.
    • Participate in virtual roundtables and networking rooms to discuss the topics that matter to you with like-minded peers.

If you are having problems accessing the platform, email


How do I access the platform?

The platform will launch 2 weeks prior to the event. As a registered attendee, you will be sent a unique link to access the platform. That link is unique and cannot be shared with anyone else.

How will I know how to use the platform?

We have a dedicated “Hot it works” page to help you navigate the web app. The advantage of having access a few weeks out is that we can help you iron out any issues you might be having with plenty of time before the event

Do I need to sit in front of my laptop all day or all night?

No. There will be live content (which is where you can take part in live Q&As) and select sessions will be made on demand for an additional 6 months, so you can watch sessions at a time convenient to you.

I have watched enough webinars over the past 6 months, why would I want to watch more?

    • We hear you – which is why we have structured the platform to ensure you are part of the conversation.
    • You will be able to:

    • Ask questions of panel speakers during the session
    • Spend time face-to-face via video conference with speakers to ask questions after the session
    • Join roundtables to discuss the topics that matter to you with like-minded peers
    • Focused networking breaks where you can discuss the strategies and opportunities you are interested in
    • Pop in to sponsor booths to connect via video and discuss their offerings or a presentation that they just gave

If you are having problems accessing the platform, email


What if I forget that a session I want to attend is on?

You can build your own person agenda within the platform and opt-in to receive notifications when sessions are about to begin.

Is “virtual networking” just a buzzword for direct messaging or email?

Absolutely not! The virtual platform will feature direct messaging functionality, but it also has in-built video conferencing that allows you to invite other people into a single meeting. Just select your potential business partner/s from the attendee list and invite them to chat.

What about the timezone difference? How do I set meetings on my timezone?

The platform shows available meeting times as per your computer timezone. For example if you are based in London, a meeting you set for 4 pm you’re your account will show to a recipient in New York as 11 am.
It is worth nothing that event timings will be running on British Summer Time (BST) which is BST +1.