The no.1 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
BVV
Centrica Pension Scheme
CPPIB
EBRD
European Investment Bank
European Investment Fund
Genrali
GIC
Golding Capital Partners
ICP Capital
Local Pensions Partnership
Lothian Pension Fund
Metlife
National Pension Service
Nykredit Asset Management
PensionDanmark
Perpetual Investors
Phoenix Group
Pplus
PSP Investments
R & V Insurance Group
RAG-Stiftung
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

3 DAYS. 2 FORUMS. UNLIMITED NETWORKING

PDI Debt Week Europe

 

PDI Debt Week Europe brings you two private debt forums across three days on the 6-8 October.

The PDI Capital Structure and PDI Germany Forums will bring the industry back together after a dislocated and unsettling few months. Our virtual platform will connect you with senior debt professionals from across Europe at this pivotal time for the private debt community.

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Testimonials

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 5 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 5 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 5 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

Agenda

For more information on the agenda, please contact James Hatwell at James.hatwell@peimedia.com  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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Agenda

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

David Ross, Faisal Ramzan , Robin Doumar, Frederic Nadal, David Wilmot

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?

Moderator: Faisal Ramzan, Partner, Proskauer

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David Ross

Managing Director & Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital

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Faisal Ramzan

Partner, Proskauer

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Robin Doumar

Founder and Managing Partner, Park Square Capital

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Frederic Nadal

CEO

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David Wilmot

Partner, Apera Asset Management

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10:10 - 10:15

Stretch Break

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 1
10:15 - 10:50

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

Nicole Douglas, Chris Palmer, Stephen O’Neill, Aurelie Hariton-Fardad, Prasun Mathur
  • 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

Moderator: Nicole Douglas, Head of Investor Research, Private Debt Investor

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Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, Infrastructure Investor

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Chris Palmer

Head of Illiquid Assets Origination, ReAssure Asset Management

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Stephen O’Neill

Head of Private Markets & Investment Proposition, Nest

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Aurelie Hariton-Fardad

Director, MetLife Investment Management

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Prasun Mathur

Head of Private Assets, Aviva UK Life

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10:50 - 11:20

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

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 1
11:20 - 11:55

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

Kerry Hugh-Jones, Joe Abrams, Simon Champ, Andy Thomson

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?

Moderator: Andy Thomson, Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor

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Kerry Hugh-Jones

Co-Managing Partner and Strategic Value Credit

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Joe Abrams

Head of Private Debt, Europe - Mercer

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Simon Champ

Founding Partner, Newstead Capital LLP

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Andy Thomson, Private Debt Investor

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Media

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11:55 - 12:00

Stretch Break

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 1
12:00 - 12:30

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

Trevor Castledine, Christopher Skinner, Gregory Racz , Karen Simeone, Mustafa Dincer

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?

Moderator: Chris Skinner, Partner, Head of UK Debt & Capital Advisory, Deloitte

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Trevor Castledine

Principal, Crescent Consulting

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Christopher Skinner

Partner, Head of UK Debt & Capital Advisory - Deloitte

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Gregory Racz

Co-Founder & President , MGG Investment Group

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Karen Simeone

Managing Director, HarbourVest

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Mustafa Dincer

Founder, MD Partners

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12:30 - 13:30

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
13:30 - 14:05

How are traditional direct lenders responding?

Ben Davis, Vivian Ngan, Art Penn, Natalia Tsitoura

Panel Discussion

  • 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?

Moderator: Benjamin Davis, Partner, Proskauer

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Ben Davis

Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP

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Vivian Ngan

Vice-President, EQT

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Art Penn PennantPark Investment Advisers

Art Penn

Founder & Managing Partner, PennantPark

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Natalia Tsitoura

European Head of Private Credit, Apollo Global Management

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14:05 - 14:10

Stretch Break

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 1
14:10 - 14:45

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

Josien Piek, Sonia Rocher, Thierry Adant, Adil Jiwa

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

Head of EMEA, GRESB

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Sonia Rocher

Head of Private Debt Research and Execution, BlackRock

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Thierry Adant

Head of Private Debt, Willis Towers Watson

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Adil Jiwa, Scottish Widows

Adil Jiwa

Manager, Illiquid Investments Scottish Widows

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14:45 - 15:20

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
15:20 - 15:35

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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15:35 - 15:40

Stretch Break

PDI Capital Structure Forum 2020 - Day 1
15:40 - 16:10

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

Alberto Badino, Tom Duggan, Torben Skødeberg

Moderator: Alberto Badino, Partner, Elm Capital

Alberto Badino, Elm Capital

Alberto Badino

Partner, Elm Capital

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Tom Duggan

Senior Vice President, Manager Research - Redington

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Torben Skødeberg

Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager, Capital Four

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16:10 - 16:30

‘Meet the Speakers’ Q&A

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

  • PEI R&A presentation
  • Sponsored vs non-sponsored debate
16:30 - 16:30

Close of main day at Capital Structure Forum

Agenda

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, Varun Khanna, John Morabito

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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Varun Khanna

Managing Director, KKR

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John Morabito

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager - EnTrust Global

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11:40 - 12:00

‘Meet the Speakers’ Q&A

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

View from the US – assessing credit opportunities amidst a global downturn

Andy Thomson

Interview

  • How the credit market has been affected in the US
  • The opportunities being assessed by the TRS of Texas and other investors
  • Priorities & objectives moving forward in the post-pandemic world

Moderator: Andy Thomson, Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor

 

Andy Thomson, Private Debt Investor

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Media

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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

2020 Speakers include

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

 

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Joe Abrams

Head of Private Debt, Europe - Mercer

Joe Abrams is Head of Private Debt, Europe within Mercer Alternatives, based in London. Mr. Abrams joined Mercer in 2010. Mr. Abrams is responsible for Private Debt fund investments - sourcing, evaluating and monitoring private debt opportunities acr… Read full bio

Thierry Adant

Head of Private Debt, Willis Towers Watson

Thierry is Head of Private Debt at Willis Towers Watson. Thierry works with client consultants and portfolio managers on a range of services including: asset allocation, strategic credit investment objectives, investment management structures and man… Read full bio
Alberto Badino, Elm Capital

Alberto Badino

Partner, Elm Capital

Alberto Badino is a Partner responsible for general partner advisory at Elm Capital, where he assists managers in private equity and private debt on fundraising and fund liquidity solutions and oversees the team managing general partner advisory mand… Read full bio

Francesco Battazzi

Head of Division - Diversified Debt Funds, European Investment Fund

Francesco is responsible for investments in private credit funds focused on portfolio diversification, across Europe. In EIF since 2009, Francesco has more than 20-years' experience in structured credit products and private credit fund investment at… Read full bio

Daniel Bauchet

Director, Commerzbank AAG

Daniel Bauchet is part of the Asset Solution & Structured Finance Team (AS&SF) which is in particular responsible for asset financing, long term receivables purchase and arranging investment opportunities for non-banking financial institutions. Befor… Read full bio

Monika Bednarz

Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

Monika is a Director at Lagrange based in Frankfurt/Germany. She advises institutional investors on infrastructure and debt funds. She has nearly 20 years of professional experience in finance, including corporate and asset financing, financial struc… Read full bio

Alexander Bode

Partner, BB Alternative Partners

Alexander Bode is one of two founding partners of BB Alternative Partners, a consulting firm that has specialised in supporting institutional investors in Alternative Asset investing. He is an expert in the field of alternative investments and has ga… Read full bio

Niels Bodenheim

Head of Alternative Credit, NN Investment Partners

Based in The Hague Netherlands, Niels Bodenheim is Head of Alterantive Credit for NNIP. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing the Alternative Credit platform consisting of asset classes such as Corporate Debt, Residential Mortgages, Commercia… Read full bio

Simon Champ

Founding Partner, Newstead Capital LLP

Simon is CEO and a founding partner of Newstead Capital LLP. In 2013 Simon founded Marshall Wace Eaglewood, the credit arm of UK hedge fund Marshall Wace. In 2014 he led an IPO, creating a $1bn listed FTSE 250 investment trust and a number of related… Read full bio

Filippo Casagrande

Head of Insurance Portfolios Investment Strategy, Assicurazioni Generali

In Generali Investments, Asset & Wealth Management Business Unit since 2009, Filippo held different senior positions: initially in charge for the Fixed Income and Currencies Investments Team, then he was appointed CIO in 2013 of the Internal Asse… 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

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

Evgeny Denisenko

Managing Principal, Apolis S.A.M.

Evgeny Denisenko is a founder and Managing Principal at Monaco-based Apolis S.A.M. Apolis is a private investment office with a particular emphasis on yield generation and substantial allocation to private credit. Evgeny is a second generation of wea… Read full bio

Mustafa Dincer

Founder, MD Partners

Mustafa is the founder of MD Advisors, an independent debt restructuring and debt advisory platform providing high value-added, strategic and confidential advice in distressed situations, complex debt financings as well as LBO financings. Mustafa for… Read full bio

Hans-Peter Dohr

Founding and Managing Partner, ICA

Hans-Peter Dohr is founder and managing partner of ICA. Mr. Dohr focuses on providing investment advisory services in alternative assets to institutional investors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He has over 30 years of direct investment and fin… Read full bio

Angus Donaldson

COO, Newstead Capital

Angus is a founder and COO of Newstead Capital. Newstead Capital is a UK based provider of private credit. The Newstead Capital Real Estate Lending fund lends specifically to real estate developers in the UK and Europe. He has 25 years’ experience in… Read full bio

Robin Doumar

Founder and Managing Partner, Park Square Capital

Robin Doumar is the Founder and Managing Partner of Park Square Capital, LLP. With 32 years experience in the credit markets, Robin chairs both the firm’s Investment Committee and Executive Committee. Before founding Park Square in 2004, Robin spent… Read full bio

Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, Infrastructure Investor

Nicole Douglas is the Head of Investor Research for Infrastructure Investor’s Research & Analytics department. Based in London but working across the company’s offices and products, she oversees researched content, surveys, and projects on invest… Read full bio

Tom Duggan

Senior Vice President, Manager Research - Redington

Tom is responsible for manager research and selection in private credit strategies. He was previously employed in alternative asset manager research at Absolute Return Partners, where he was responsible for sourcing and continual evaluation of invest… 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

Sabrina Fox

Executive Advisor, European Leveraged Finance Alliance

Executive Advisor, European Leveraged Finance Association 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… Read full bio

Peter Glaser

Head of European Direct Lending, Alcentra

Peter joined Alcentra in May 2018 and is Head of European Direct Lending. He is also a member of Alcentra’s Executive Management Committee and Chairman of the European Direct Lending Investment Committee. Prior to joining Alcentra, Peter was a partne… Read full bio

Börge Grauel

Managing Director, Co-Head Private Debt - YIELCO Investments AG

Boerge Grauel is a managing director at YIELCO Investments AG. From 2006 to 2018 he was a managing director at Golding Capital Partners, responsible for sourcing, assessing and selecting private debt funds (senior debt, mezzanine, credit opportunitie… Read full bio

Aurelie Hariton-Fardad

Director, MetLife Investment Management

Aurélie Hariton-Fardad has been a Director in MetLife’s Private Placement team since 2015. She is in charge of the team’s holdings in the real estate and business services sectors in the UK and Europe. Aurélie believes her previous five years as a Di… 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

Tuomo Hietaniemi

Portfolio Manager, Elo

Tuomo Hietaniemi is an experienced private credit professional who works as portfolio manager at Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company in Finland. Before dedicating to private debt fund selection, Tuomo worked a decade with privately negotiated bilate… Read full bio

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Fund Manager Research, PEI

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez is PERE’s Head of Fund Manager Research. Based in London, he is responsible for leading PERE’s research and analysis of private market GPs globally. He is also responsible for a number of leading market rankings and reports… Read full bio

Kerry Hugh-Jones

Co-Managing Partner and Strategic Value Credit

Kerry Hugh-Jones is Co-Managing Partner of Strategic Value Credit at Cheyne Capital. She has over 20 years of experience in global financial markets with roles ranging from credit research and portfolio management to strategic corporate development f… 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

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
Adil Jiwa, Scottish Widows

Adil Jiwa

Manager, Illiquid Investments Scottish Widows

Adil is an Investment Manager, focussing primarily on infrastructure and energy related private debt investments for Scottish Widows (SW). Since joining in April 2019, Adil has worked on >£400m of deployed capital, with sectors ranging from Transp… Read full bio

Daniela Jönsson

Principal, Ares Management

Daniela Jönsson is a Principal in the Ares Relationship Management Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2016, Ms. Jönsson worked at Oak Hill Advisors, Nomura Bank and Lehman Brothers as a marketer and structurer. Ms. Jönsson holds an M.S. from Goethe Univ… Read full bio

Varun Khanna

Managing Director, KKR

Varun Khanna (London) joined KKR in 2016 and is a Managing Director of KKR. Mr. Khanna is part of the firm's Private Credit business, particularly focussed on our financials and asset based investing strategy in Europe. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Khan… 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

Gian Kull

Director, Multiplicity Partners AG

Gian Kull has over a decade of experience as an investor in illiquid credit situations, including high-yield and private debt, distressed debt, liquidations and litigation situations. At Multiplicity, Gian manages buy- and sell-side advisory for cred… Read full bio

Matthias Mathieu

Managing Partner, Bright Capital

Matthias is the founder of Bright Capital. In his responsibility as Managing Partner he cares about deal origination, deal structuring, deal negotiation, portfolio management and investor relations. He is also a member of the investment committee. Pr… Read full bio

Prasun Mathur

Head of Private Assets, Aviva UK Life

Prasun joined Aviva in October 2016 where he is responsible for investing in private assets and delivering associated P&L for Aviva UK. Currently, he focuses on investing optimally across a variety of fixed income asset classes. This involves mar… Read full bio

Cécile Mayer-Lévi

Head of Private Debt, Tikehau Capital

Cécile Mayer-Lévi joined Tikehau Capital in 2013 and heads the Private Debt platform of the asset management firm. She has extensive knowledge in direct lending transactions, and has worked closely with major private equity houses, investment funds a… Read full bio

John Morabito

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager - EnTrust Global

John Morabito is Managing Director of EnTrust Global and serves as the Portfolio Manager of the firm’s Blue Sky Aviation Fund. Most recently, Mr. Morabito was Head of the Financial Institutions Group for CIT Group’s Transportation Finance division wi… 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

Kay Olschewski

Partner, Convero

Kay Olschewski is Partner at Convero, an independent private markets advisory and placement firm based in Zug, Switzerland. Kay focusses on LP and GP-led secondary transactions in the Private Debt and Equity market. Previously, Kay was Principal and… Read full bio

Stephen O'Neil

Head of Private Markets, NEST

Stephen has worked in the Investment team at NEST/PADA since 2009. Over that time Stephen has been responsible for the delivery of NEST’s fund choices as well as a range of other aspects the scheme’s investment proposition. Stephen is now responsible… Read full bio

Chris Palmer

Head of Illiquid Assets Origination, 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
Art Penn PennantPark Investment Advisers

Art Penn

Founder & Managing Partner, PennantPark

Arthur H. Penn is the Founder and Managing Partner of PennantPark Investment Advisers (“PPIA") which was founded in 2007. Mr. Penn is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PennantPark Investment Corporation and PennantPark Floating Rate Capital, Lt… Read full bio

Klaus Petersen

Founding Partner, Apera Asset Management

Klaus Petersen is a founding partner of Apera Asset Management responsible for developing the Apera platform and the business in the DACH region. Klaus has extensive direct lending experience gained over more than 20 years investing over €1.6 billion… Read full bio

Josien Piek

Head of EMEA, GRESB

Josien is responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for GRESB. As a macro economist she views the transformation of the economic system into a just and sustainable eco-structure as the challenge of our time. She has a 25-year background in t… 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

Lela Prodani

Senior Investment Consultant Mercy

Lela Prodani is a Senior Investment Consultant for Mercy Health, a Catholic non-profit healthcare system in Saint Louis, Missouri. She is responsible for evaluating and monitoring existing and potential managers for Mercy’s $2.9 billion portfolio. Pr… Read full bio

Sonia Rocher

Head of Private Debt Research and Execution, BlackRock

Sonia Rocher is a Managing Director in BlackRock Private Credit Strategies. She joined BlackRock in 2015 as a senior investment professional and is a founding member of BlackRock Middle Market Private Debt in Europe within BlackRock Alternative Inves… 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 investment firm with more than $14 billion in private credit, private equity and infrastructure commitments under managem… 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

Priscilla Schnepper

Investment Analyst, Diversified Debt Funds - European Investment Fund

Priscilla works on investments in private credit funds focused on portfolio diversification, across Europe. In EIF since 2016, Priscilla has more than 6-years' experience in structured credit products, private credit fund investment and private equit… Read full bio

Sebastian Schroff

Global Head of Private Debt, Allianz Investment Management SE

Sebastian Schroff is “Global Head of Private Debt” at Allianz Investment Management SE and in that function responsible for the Allianz Group private debt portfolio of > EUR 60bn. Previous roles at Allianz include being the responsible Investment Man… Read full bio

Mikkel Sckerl

Partner and Portfolio Manager, Capital Four

Mikkel Sckerl is a partner, portfolio manager and part of the investment committee at Capital Four. Mikkel joined Capital Four Management from Saxo Bank in 2013. While at Saxo Bank Mikkel was initially responsible for the bank’s corporate finance and… Read full bio

Howard Sharp

Private Credit, EMEA: Head of Origination, Alcentra

Howard Sharp joins Alcentra as Head of Origination from Park Square Capital where he was a Partner and Head of Mid-Market Private Credit for 4 years. In this role he was responsible for co-ordinating the sponsor coverage and origination activities of… Read full bio

Karen Simeone

Managing Director, HarbourVest

Karen Simeone joined HarbourVest in 2018 to focus on private credit investments. Prior to joining the Firm, Karen spent eight years at TCW in the Direct Lending Group (formerly Regiment Capital’s direct lending team) where she was a managing director… 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

Torben Skødeberg

Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager, Capital Four

Torben joined Capital Four Management in July 2007 from Nordea Investment Management, where he had day to day portfolio management responsibilities for some of Nordea’s High Yield / Hedge Fund portfolios and covered several industry sectors as a rese… Read full bio

Patrick Stutz

Chief Investment Officer, Bayshore Capital Advisors

Patrick Stutz is the Chief Investment Officer of Bayshore Capital, a privately-held investment advisor focusing on alternative assets. Patrick has over 20 years of global investment experience across public and private markets. Prior to joining Baysh… Read full bio

Patrick Suchy

Global Head of Private Debt Funds/Product Specialists, HSBC Global Asset Management

Patrick has more than twenty years of experience in private markets and investment banking. Since 2015, he is heading the German private debt business and took over global responsibility in 2020. Prior to joining HSBC in 2006, he worked for another i… Read full bio

Natalia Tsitoura

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Lauri Vaittinen

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David Wilmot

Partner, Apera Asset Management

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Michael Wolfram

Director, bfinance UK Ltd

Michael joined bfinance in 2011, when he spent his first semester in the London based Research team. Michael then became Director and covers institutional clients in the Munich office. He started his career at Dresdner Bank AG with an apprenticeship… Read full bio
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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 customerservices@peimedia.com and a member of our team will get back to you.

1

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 eventsteam@peimedia.com

2.

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.
3.

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
4.

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.
5.

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 eventsteam@peimedia.com

6.

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.
7.

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.
8.

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.