Navigating private credit in a complex market

The 11th annual PDI Europe Summit will return to Hilton Tower Bridge, London on 7-8 May 2024 with Europe’s leading investors, biggest funds and managers in the private debt space.

The Summit is the leading conference to uncover the latest trends, investor allocations, and solutions shaping Europe’s private debt market.

Meet with over 300 attendees comprising of institutional and private investors and key players of the private debt community in Europe. Join us for two days of unrivalled networking and actionable insights.

Key themes include:

  • Identifying opportunities in asset-backed lending and specialty finance
  • The future of direct lending, distressed debt, NAV financing, and opportunistic credit
  • LP considerations on geography, strategies, and risk profiles in debt investing
  • Fundraising climate and outlook for emerging and exisiting fund managers
  • And much more.

2024 Investor attendees include:

Why Europe Summit?

Meet Europe’s leading investor community

Network with YOY investor attendees including AP Fonden 4, CDPQ, European Investment Fund and 100+ European investors from the region’s biggest pension funds, insurers, and family offices.

Understand investor appetites and allocation preferences

Join us for a deep dive into direct lending, distressed debt, ESG integration and other important and emerging topics in the space focusing on real estate debt, specialty finance and much more.

Build a strong private debt network

Meet with emerging players and industry veterans to understand the evolving asset class and the market. Partake at in-person networking drinks, roundtables, and 1-2-1 meetings throughout the conference.

2024 Keynote

Nemashe Sivayogan (Right)
Head of treasury and pensions
London Borough of Merton

Understand how the £900m London Borough of Merton will shift their focus onto private debt so you can align your firm’s portfolio strategies.

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Keynote interview with London LGPS CIV

Raymond Wright
Private Markets Portfolio Manager
London CIV

Meet Raymend Wright, the private market portfolio manager at London LGPS CIV, one of the eight U.K. LGPS asset pooling companies. Understand London CIV, the local authorities on how they manage London Local Government Pension Scheme’s assets this May.

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2024 Speakers include:

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Key event themes include:

  • Emerging strategies in private debt for 2024 and beyond
  • The increasing democratization of the private credit market
  • Geopolitical considerations for investors in a volatile world
  • Assessing private debt’s continuing ESG journey
  • Real estate debt revitalisation

2024 in numbers

300+
Attendees
85+
Speakers


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100+
Investors

What our delegates say?

Luca Di Rico

Racing Capital

A must for anyone in the industry

Amin Doulai

King & Spalding

Another excellent summit. An invaluable opportunity to engage with a wide range of private market participants.

Stephen McKenna

Altum Group

A fantastic event with a great turnout and extremely relevant content.

Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for eligible allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

To qualify for a complimentary pass, you must meet the eligibility criteria in representing a pension fund, insurance company, sovereign wealth fund, private wealth manager, foundation, endowment, family office or corporate investment division.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

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Meet our advisory board

Sven Gralla

Fund Manager Private Debt, LBBW Asset Management

Dr. Gabriella Kindert

Independent Board Member, Neptune Leasing, a.o.

Eugenio Sangermano

Managing Director, BF.capital

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor

Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

The PDI Europe Summit provides an unrivalled platform for institutional investors and allocators investing in private debt to gather.

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for eligible allocators and institutional investors to join the event. To qualify for a complimentary pass, you must meet the eligibility criteria in representing a pension fund, insurance company, sovereign wealth fund, private wealth manager, foundation, endowment, family office or corporate investment division.

Apply for a pass today and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

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2024 investor attendees include:

 

Investors at PDI Europe 2024

The forum is the largest meeting place for institutional and private investors, and other members of the private debt community in Europe.

Check out the benefits of joining the conference and who among your peers you will be joining. Apply for a complimentary pass for you or your team today.

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What to expect?


Network with your peers

Enrich your network, build lasting relationships, and exchange valuable perspectives with your investor peers through investor-only breakfasts, networking breaks, lunches and much more.


Gain expert insights
Hear from our industry-leading speaker line-up, discover the latest trends and stay aligned with future innovations in the market.


Explore opportunities
Discover remarkable investment opportunities in emerging sectors including real estate, corporate credit, the CLO market and more.


Meet with the best and brightest funds
Connect and arrange one-to-one meetings with the biggest private debt managers in the market.

What to expect on the event day

300+
Attendees

75+
Speakers

100+
Institutional Investors

5+
Networking hours

Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for eligible allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

To qualify for a complimentary pass, you must meet the eligibility criteria in representing a pension fund, insurance company, sovereign wealth fund, private wealth manager, foundation, endowment, family office or corporate investment division.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

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Key trends shaping our agenda:

For more information on the agenda, please contact Hannah Ogun.

hannah.o@pei.group | +44 (0) 20 3994 7961

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 7th

08:00 - 08:50

Registration and networking

Plenary
08:50 - 08:55

PDI Europe Summit Welcome Address

08:55 - 09:00

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Dalit Nuttall
Dalit Nuttall

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

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09:00 - 09:45

Keynote Panel: Assessing private credit’s through-the-cycle value

Guillermo Pérez Molina, David Bateman, Callum Bell, Elizabeth Cain, Carolyn Hastings, Marc Preiser, Dan Robinson
  • Where do we now stand in the cycle and what is the true maturity of private credit?
  • Where are funds finding opportunities to invest at this point in the cycle?
  • How is credit quality holding up against the background of interest rates and economic development?
  • What happens when lenders take over the keys of companies?

Moderator: Guillermo Pérez Molina, Private Credit Associate, Alternative Credit Council

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Guillermo Pérez Molina

Private Credit Associate, Alternative Credit Council

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David Bateman

Managing Partner, Claret Capital Partners

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Callum Bell

Head of Direct Lending, Investec

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Elizabeth Cain

Head of Debt Origination, Pension Insurance Corporation

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Carolyn Hastings

Partner, Bain Capital Credit

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Marc Preiser

Portfolio Manager, Direct Lending, Fidelity International

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Dan Robinson

EMEA Head of Alternative Credit, DWS

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09:45 - 10:05

LP keynote interview

Andy Thomson, Nemashe Sivayogan

Interview with a notable LP exploring their outlook on private debt allocation in 2024.

Interviewer: Andy Thomson, Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor

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Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Group

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Nemashe Sivayogan

Head of Treasury and Pensions, London Borough of Merton

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10:05 - 10:10

Short break

10:10 - 10:45

Panel: The workings of multi lender Unitranche clubs

John Bakie, Mustafa Dincer, Janine Harion, Antoniorosario Lovascio, Sanjay Mistry
  • How are larger cap unitranches competing with the liquid markets?
  • How do they compare to historic mainstream bilateral unitranche deals in terms of risk/return and availability of transactions?
  • How to avoid lender to lender disputes
  • LP views on hidden double allocation due to tendency of club deals
  • How do LPs view the club approach and perceive club deal making?

Moderator: John Bakie, News Editor, Private Debt Investor

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John Bakie

News Editor, Private Debt Investor

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Mustafa Dincer

Founder and Partner, MD Advisors

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Janine Harion

Head of Portfolio Monitoring, Managing Director, Permira Credit

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Antoniorosario Lovascio

Fund Manager Private Assets, Generali Asset Management SGR S.p.A.

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Sanjay Mistry

Head of Alternative Credit, Pension Protection Fund

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10:45 - 11:15

Networking Coffee Break

Plenary
11:15 - 11:55

Panel: What’s driving opportunistic credit?

Kevin-Paul Deveau, Seth Charnow, Jennifer Hartviksen, Jesse Huff, Greg Racz, Bouk van Geloven
  • What is the opportunity set for opportunistic credit? Why is it gaining ground with investors? Is the high interest rate climate the key driver?
  • Pull-to-par strategies vs capital solutions
  • Is this the perfect time for opportunistic credit?

Moderator: Kevin-Paul Deveau, Partner, Reed Smith

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Kevin-Paul Deveau

Partner, Reed Smith

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Seth Charnow

Managing Director, The D. E. Shaw Group

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Jennifer Hartviksen

Head of Global Credit, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

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Jesse Huff

Managing Director, Blue Owl

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Greg Racz

President & Co-founder, MGG Investment Group

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Bouk van Geloven

Managing Director, Strategic Value Partners

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11:55 - 12:10

PDI Data Presentation- latest stats numbers on private debt using PDI data

Domonique Lemonius
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Domonique Lemonius

Research Manager, Funds, Private Debt Investor

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12:10 - 12:50

LP Views: Fundraising climate and allocation

Christine Farquhar, Emanuel Bajra, Adil Manzoor, Corrado Pistarino, Sebastian Schroff
  • What’s happening on corporate direct lending fundraising? What’s driving LP capital?
  • What’s happening in fundraising in relation to the other sub categories of the asset class?(NAV, real estate debt, infra debt etc.)
  • Has the fundraising winter ended?
  • Co investment capabilities- what are the drivers for doing co-investments?

Moderator: Christine Farquhar, CEO of UK and Europe, Cambridge Associates

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Christine Farquhar

CEO of UK and Europe, Cambridge Associates

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Emanuel Bajra

Chairman, Kosovo Pensions & Savings Fund (TRUSTI)

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Adil Manzoor

Head of Private Markets, Merseyside Pension Fund

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Corrado Pistarino

Chief Investment Officer, Foresters Friendly Society

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Sebastian Schroff

Lead Portfolio Manager Private Debt, Allianz Global Investors

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12:50 - 13:50

Networking Lunch

Stream A – Real estate/infra debt
13:50 - 14:25

Panel: Infrastructure debt financing in a volatile climate

Anish Butani, Kashif Khan, Jerome Neyroud, Richard Parker
  • What is the LP appetite for infra debt in the current climate?
  • How has the sector matured?
  • How has infrastructure debt proven it’s resilience to high interest rates, inflation and market volatility so far?

Moderator: Anish Butani, Managing Director, bfinance

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Anish Butani

Managing Director, bfinance

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Kashif Khan

EMEA Infrastructure & Project Finance, MetLife Investment Management

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Jerome Neyroud

Head of Infrastructure Debt Investments, Schroders Capital

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Richard Parker

Managing Director, Head of EMEA Infrastructure Group, Barings

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14:25 - 15:00

Panel: Investing in Real estate debt

Aida Feriz, Laurine Amiel, Ralf Kind, David Renshaw
  • What’s driving the shift to real estate debt as opposed to other strategies within the asset class
  • How do LPs view the asset class

Moderator: Aida Feriz, Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office

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Aida Feriz

Executive Director, Wimmer Financial

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Laurine Amiel

Investment Director, Private Credit, AustralianSuper

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Ralf Kind

Head of Real Estate Debt, Edmond de Rothschild Real Estate Investment Management

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David Renshaw

Managing Director and Co-Head of European Debt Platform, Fiera Real Estate

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Stream B- Specialty Finance
13:50 - 14:25

Panel: The future for NAV- lending

Jordan Hogan, Jonathon Haigh, Ian Wiese
  • Will NAV financing ultimately outgrow the subline business?
  • What is the opportunity set- how does it compare to corporate direct lending in terms of risk and yield?
  • Is there a grey area around ESG?

Moderator: Jordan Hogan, Associate Director, Membership, Alternative Credit Council

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Jordan Hogan

Associate Director, Membership, Alternative Credit Council

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Jonathon Haigh

Vice President, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Ian Wiese

Managing Director, Portfolio Finance, Barings

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14:25 - 15:05

Panel: Identifying Opportunities In Asset-Backed Lending and specialty finance

John Bakie, Kofi Asumadu Addo, Andrew Godson, James King, Roxana Mohammadian-Molina, James Ruane
  • What is the value proposition and how big is the opportunity set with ABL strategies?
  • Do investors appreciate the differences in approach?
  • Do different assets offer diversified risk-return characteristics?

Moderator: John Bakie, News Editor, Private Debt Investor

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John Bakie

News Editor, Private Debt Investor

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Kofi Asumadu Addo

Director: Guarantees & Specialised Finance, Afreximbank

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Andrew Godson

Group CEO, Aptimus Capital Partners

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James King

Head of Structured Credit, M&G Investments

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Roxana Mohammadian-Molina

Chief Strategy Officer, Blend

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James Ruane

Managing Director - Capital Solutions - International, CDPQ

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15:05 - 15:35

Networking Coffee break

Plenary
15:35 - 16:10

Panel: The State of the Debt Market from the Sponsor’s Perspective

Aude Doyen, Philip Edmans, Sabina Kerr, Roxana Mirica, Chandini Jain
  • What is the value proposition to borrowers in the current rising rate environment?
  • What are the pros and cons of a lending club from the borrower point of view?
  • The need for speed: How are firms leveraging tThe need for speed: How are firms leveraging technology to gain a competitive edge and improve value prop for borrowers?

Moderator: Aude Doyen, Managing Director, Lincoln International

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Aude Doyen

Managing Director, Lincoln International

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Philip Edmans

Partner, Inflexion Private Equity

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Sabina Kerr

Principal, Capital Markets, TA Associates

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Roxana Mirica

Partner, Head of Capital Markets, Apax Partners

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Chandini Jain

Founder & CEO, Auquan

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16:10 - 16:50

Panel: LP vs GP expectations on emerging managers

Brendan Foley, Leo Fletcher-Smith, Sven Gralla, Meaghan Mahoney, Danny Vroegop
  • What are LP expectations of first and second generation emerging managers?
  • How to differentiate yourself in an increasingly overcrowded market.
  • What are the hot sectors/strategies emerging managers are looking at?
  • Where to enter the market. LP requirements on managers infrastructure.

Moderator: Brendan Foley ,Director,  Rede Partners

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Brendan Foley

Director, Private Credit, Rede Partners

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Leo Fletcher-Smith

Managing Director, Head of European Private Credit, Aksia

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Sven Gralla

Fund Manager Private Debt, LBBW Asset Management

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Meaghan Mahoney

Managing Director and Business Leader, Artisan Partners

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Danny Vroegop

Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Colesco Capital

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16:50 - 17:20

Audience roundtables

Matthias Mathieu, Greg Racz, Kofi Asumadu Addo, David Bateman, Olya Klüppel, Callum Bell
  • Is it the golden age of private debt? facilitated by Matthias Mathieu, Managing Partner, Bright Capital
  • Covenants in private debt facilitated by Greg Racz, President, MGG Investment Group
  • African private debt opportunities facilitated by Kofi Asumadu Addo, Director, Guarantees & Specialised Finance, Afreximbank
  • Venture debt and growth finance facilitated by David Bateman, Managing Partner, Claret Capital Partners
  • The future of tech in Europe facilitated by Olya Klüppel, Managing Partner, GGC
  • LP co-investing opportunities facilitated by Callum Bell, Head of Direct Lending, Investec
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Matthias Mathieu

Managing Partner, Bright Capital

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Greg Racz

President & Co-founder, MGG Investment Group

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Kofi Asumadu Addo

Director: Guarantees & Specialised Finance, Afreximbank

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David Bateman

Managing Partner, Claret Capital Partners

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Olya Klüppel

Partner, Head of Credit, GP Bullhound

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Callum Bell

Head of Direct Lending, Investec

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17:20 - 18:20

Networking reception

Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 8th

08:10 - 08:30

LP networking breakfast (by invitation only)

08:30 - 09:05

Registration and networking

Plenary
09:05 - 09:10

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Dalit Nuttall
Dalit Nuttall

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

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09:10 - 09:35

Keynote Interview: A pension fund investor's experience investing in private credit

Karim Leguel, Raymond Wright

Interviewer: Karim Leguel, Head of Specialist Sales Europe, Fidelity International

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Karim Leguel

Head of Private Assets Sales, Fidelity International

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Raymond Wright

Private Markets Portfolio Manager, London CIV

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09:35 - 10:15

Panel: The role of private debt in the energy transition

Charlotte Moore, Dr. Harald Haas, Aurelie Hariton-Fardad, John Carey
  • How can private debt help financing the transition to ESG compliant assets?
  • How is private debt positioned to meet the net zero opportunity?
  • The contrasting landscapes of US and Europe in energy transition private credit

Moderator: Charlotte Moore, Freelance journalist and communications consultant, Independent

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Charlotte Moore

Freelance journalist and communications consultant, Independent

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Dr. Harald Haas

Senior Investment Manager, MEAG

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Aurelie Hariton-Fardad

Managing Director, Head of EMEA Portfolio Management Private Credit, MetLife Investment Management

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John Carey

Head of Infrastructure Debt, Europe, LGIM Real Assets

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10:15 - 10:45

Networking Break

Plenary
10:45 - 11:10

Fireside chat: Future of Life Sciences

Andy Thomson, Aman Kumar

Interviewer: Andy Thomson, Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor

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Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Group

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Aman Kumar

Managing Director, Co-Portfolio Manager, Life Sciences Lending, Oaktree Capital Management

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11:10 - 11:55

Debate: Who’s issuing the better credits?

Matthias Kirchgaessner, Christoph Gort, Ross Morrow, Daniel Sinclair, Laura Vaughan, CFA
  • Deal activity in Large cap vs lower mid market
  • How selective are managers when looking at deals?
  • What’s shaping underwriting and how do managers consider leverage levels?
  • What flexibility is being offered for challenging credits?

Moderator: Matthias Kirchgaessner, Managing Partner, Plexus Research

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Matthias Kirchgaessner

Managing Partner, PLEXUS Research

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Christoph Gort

Managing Partner, SIGLO Capital Advisors

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Ross Morrow

Co-Founder & Executive Director, DunPort Capital Management

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Daniel Sinclair

Partner, European Direct Lending, Ares

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Laura Vaughan, CFA

Head of Direct Lending, Federated Hermes

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11:55 - 12:00

Short break

12:00 - 13:00

PDI Investment Committee

Dr. Gabriella Kindert, Matthias Kirchgaessner, Fabian Chrobog, Tom Lloyd-Jones, Itamar Volkov

Our PDI Investment Committee takes a look at three investment case studies from leading GPs in this unique interactive format.

Co-Moderators: Dr. Gabriella Kindert, Independent Board Member, Neptune Leasing, a.o. and Matthias Kirchgaessner, Managing Partner, Plexus Research

Presenters: Fabian Chrobog, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, NorthWall Capital

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Dr. Gabriella Kindert

Independent Board Member, Neptune Leasing, a.o.

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Matthias Kirchgaessner

Managing Partner, PLEXUS Research

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Fabian Chrobog

Founder & Chief Investment Officer, NorthWall Capital

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Tom Lloyd-Jones

Chief Investment Officer, Zenzic Capital

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Itamar Volkov

Managing Partner, Frux Capital

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

Stream A-Sustainability in private debt
14:00 - 14:40

Challenges of data reliability and quality

Aditya Vikram, Sabrina Fox, Peter Pulkkinen, Kristina Matthews
  • Data collaboration between private equity and private debt.
  • How to improve collaboration between the asset classes.
  • Key challenges with SFDR and EU taxonomy.
  • Does ESG-compliant private debt strategies result in an increased credit quality within the portfolio?

Moderator: Aditya Vikram, Head of Private Debt and Private Equity, PRI

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Aditya Vikram

Head of Private Debt and Private Equity, PRI

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Sabrina Fox

CEO, European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA)

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Peter Pulkkinen

Portfolio Manager – Sustainable Private Credit at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, LOIM

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Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations & ESG, Brightwood Capital Advisors

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14:40 - 15:20

The rise of sustainability linked loans and state of Impact credit strategies

Daram Pandian, Johan Hultner
  • What challenges do you see in the implementation of ESG in private debt?
  • How to prevent greenwashing around SSL?
  • Should the targets be linked to tangible outcomes?

Moderator: Daram Pandian, Multi-Asset Analyst, PRI

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Daram Pandian

Multi-Asset Analyst, PRI

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Johan Hultner

Managing Partner, ARCOS Capital

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Stream B - Alternative & Niche Deals
14:00 - 14:40

Distressed debt & Special Sits in a high interest rate environment

Christoph Gort, Konstantin Karchinov , Robert Meyer zu Starten, Reji Vettaseri
  • How does the opportunity set compare? Where are the differences?
  • How do deals vary in size and structure across the pond?
  • How do managers expect dealflow to develop over the next year?
  • How are LPs diversifying their portfolio across the jurisdictions?

Moderator: Christoph Gort, Managing Partner, SIGLO Capital Advisors AG

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Christoph Gort

Managing Partner, SIGLO Capital Advisors

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Konstantin Karchinov

Partner, Veld Capital

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Robert Meyer zu Starten

Managing Partner, Octane Capital

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Reji Vettaseri

Lead Portfolio Manager, DECALIA SA

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14:40 - 15:20

Non-sponsored deal flow

Pierre-Antoine Godefroy, Timo Hara, Marin Miletic, Brendan Renehan
  • What is the appeal of non-sponsored deals for investors and borrowers?
  • How does a manager’s skillset differ to sponsored transactions?
  • Does sponsorless mean riskier?
  • Is there less competition in the sponsorless market and does that make it more favourable?

Moderator: Pierre-Antoine Godefroy, Managing Director, Campbell Lutyens

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Pierre-Antoine Godefroy

Managing Director

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Timo Hara

Founder, Partner, Certior Capital

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Marin Miletic

Portfolio Manager, Private Markets, KZVK Cologne

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Brendan Renehan

Managing Director, Credit, Vista Credit Partners

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15:20 - 15:50

Networking coffee break

Plenary
15:50 - 16:30

Panel: Private debt secondaries market development

Francois Bouillon, Joaquin Ardit, John Bohill, You-Ha Hyun
  • How to utilise the asset class as part of your portfolio
  • How are LPs navigating this space?
  • How is the market developing and what’s driving it forward?

Moderator: Francois Bouillon, Partner, Ely Place Partners

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Francois Bouillon

Partner, Ely Place Partners

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Joaquin Ardit

Senior Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors

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John Bohill

Partner, StepStone

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You-Ha Hyun

Principal, Perpetual Investors

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16:30 - 16:40

Closing remarks

Dalit Nuttall
Dalit Nuttall

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

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Trending topics our speakers will cover:

For more information on speaking at the PDI Europe Summit, please contact Hannah Ogun.

hannah.o@pei.group | +44 (0) 20 3994 7961

2024 Speakers:

Kofi Asumadu Addo

Director: Guarantees & Specialised Finance, Afreximbank

Laurine Amiel

Investment Director, Private Credit, AustralianSuper

Joaquin Ardit

Senior Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors

Emanuel Bajra

Chairman, Kosovo Pensions & Savings Fund (TRUSTI)

John Bakie

News Editor, Private Debt Investor

David Bateman

Managing Partner, Claret Capital Partners

Callum Bell

Head of Direct Lending, Investec

John Bohill

Partner, StepStone

Francois Bouillon

Partner, Ely Place Partners

Anish Butani

Managing Director, bfinance

Elizabeth Cain

Head of Debt Origination, Pension Insurance Corporation

John Carey

Head of Infrastructure Debt, Europe, LGIM Real Assets

Seth Charnow

Managing Director, The D. E. Shaw Group

Fabian Chrobog

Founder & Chief Investment Officer, NorthWall Capital

Kevin-Paul Deveau

Partner, Reed Smith

Mustafa Dincer

Founder and Partner, MD Advisors

Aude Doyen

Managing Director, Lincoln International

Philip Edmans

Partner, Inflexion Private Equity

Christine Farquhar

CEO of UK and Europe, Cambridge Associates

Aida Feriz

Executive Director, Wimmer Financial

Leo Fletcher-Smith

Managing Director, Head of European Private Credit, Aksia

Brendan Foley

Director, Private Credit, Rede Partners

Sabrina Fox

CEO, European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA)

Pierre-Antoine Godefroy

Managing Director, Campbell Lutyens

Andrew Godson

Group CEO, Aptimus Capital Partners

Christoph Gort

Managing Partner, SIGLO Capital Advisors

Sven Gralla

Fund Manager Private Debt, LBBW Asset Management

Dr. Harald Haas

Senior Investment Manager, MEAG

Jonathon Haigh

Vice President, Northleaf Capital Partners

Timo Hara

Founder, Partner, Certior Capital

Janine Harion

Head of Portfolio Monitoring, Managing Director, Permira Credit

Aurelie Hariton-Fardad

Managing Director, Head of EMEA Portfolio Management Private Credit, MetLife Investment Management

Jennifer Hartviksen

Head of Global Credit, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

Carolyn Hastings

Partner, Bain Capital Credit

Jordan Hogan

Associate Director, Membership, Alternative Credit Council

Jesse Huff

Managing Director, Blue Owl

Johan Hultner

Managing Partner, ARCOS Capital

You-Ha Hyun

Principal, Perpetual Investors

Chandini Jain

Founder & CEO, Auquan

Konstantin Karchinov

Partner, Veld Capital

Sabina Kerr

Principal, Capital Markets, TA Associates

Kashif Khan

EMEA Infrastructure & Project Finance, MetLife Investment Management

Ralf Kind

Head of Real Estate Debt, Edmond de Rothschild Real Estate Investment Management

Dr. Gabriella Kindert

Independent Board Member, Neptune Leasing, a.o.

James King

Head of Structured Credit, M&G Investments

Matthias Kirchgaessner

Managing Partner, PLEXUS Research

Olya Klueppel

Managing Partner, Global Growth Capital

Aman Kumar

Managing Director, Co-Portfolio Manager, Life Sciences Lending, Oaktree Capital Management

Karim Leguel

Head of Private Assets Sales, Fidelity International

Domonique Lemonius

Research Manager, Funds, Private Debt Investor

Tom Lloyd-Jones

Chief Investment Officer, Zenzic Capital

Antoniorosario Lovascio

Fund Manager Private Assets, Generali Asset Management SGR S.p.A.

Meaghan Mahoney

Managing Director and Business Leader, Artisan Partners

Adil Manzoor

Head of Private Markets, Merseyside Pension Fund

Matthias Mathieu

Managing Partner, Bright Capital

Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, ONEX

Robert Meyer zu Starten

Managing Partner, Octane Capital

Marin Miletic

Portfolio Manager, Private Markets, KZVK Cologne

Roxana Mirica

Partner, Head of Capital Markets, Apax Partners

Sanjay Mistry

Head of Alternative Credit, Pension Protection Fund

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina

Chief Strategy Officer, Blend

Charlotte Moore

Freelance journalist and communications consultant, Independent

Ross Morrow

Co-Founder & Executive Director, DunPort Capital Management

Jerome Neyroud

Head of Infrastructure Debt Investments, Schroders Capital

Dalit Nuttall

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

Daram Pandian

Multi-Asset Analyst, PRI

Richard Parker

Managing Director, Head of EMEA Infrastructure Group, Barings

Guillermo Pérez Molina

Private Credit Associate, Alternative Credit Council

Corrado Pistarino

Chief Investment Officer, Foresters Friendly Society

Marc Preiser

Portfolio Manager, Direct Lending, Fidelity International

Peter Pulkkinen

Portfolio Manager – Sustainable Private Credit at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, LOIM

Greg Racz

President & Co-founder, MGG Investment Group

Brendan Renehan

Managing Director, Credit, Vista Credit Partners

David Renshaw

Managing Director and Co-Head of European Debt Platform, Fiera Real Estate

Dan Robinson

EMEA Head of Alternative Credit, DWS

James Ruane

Managing Director - Capital Solutions - International, CDPQ

Sebastian Schroff

Lead Portfolio Manager Private Debt, Allianz Global Investors

Daniel Sinclair

Partner, European Direct Lending, Ares

Nemashe Sivayogan

Head of Treasury and Pensions, London Borough of Merton

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Group

Bouk van Geloven

Managing Director, Strategic Value Partners

Laura Vaughan, CFA

Head of Direct Lending, Federated Hermes

Reji Vettaseri

Lead Portfolio Manager, DECALIA SA

Aditya Vikram

Head of Private Debt and Private Equity, PRI

Itamar Volkov

Managing Partner, Frux Capital

Danny Vroegop

Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Colesco Capital

Niamh Whooley

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investing, Pemberton Asset Management

Ian Wiese

Managing Director, Portfolio Finance, Barings

Raymond Wright

Private Markets Portfolio Manager, London CIV

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