Connecting and sustaining Europe’s burgeoning private debt market

The PDI Europe Summit, formerly the PDI Capital Structure forum, is the largest meeting place for funds, institutional and private investors, and other members of the private credit community in Europe.

The summit will bring together 200+ individuals in-person on 11-12 October for the two-day conference. With an increasing amount of sophisticated asset allocators turning to private credit strategies, the summit will provide the perfect platform for capital to meet funds and for the latest trends, innovations, and solutions to be explored.

What can you expect at the summit?

Event content with value

Gain expert insights on the latest trends affecting the private debt market. Join leading funds and influential investors who will be amongst a diverse speaking faculty, bringing clarity to an array of panels, debates, roundtables, and presentations.

Build your private debt network

Take advantage of the in-person networking on offer at the summit. Make acquaintances, benchmark against peers, and build your network amongst our 200+ strong audience, utilising our digital app and on-site team to connect you with the right people.

Meet key institutional investors

80+ institutional and private investors will be in attendance from across Europe. With private markets becoming ever more democratized and accessible, the summit will attract a new breed of investor, along with the increasingly sophisticated pension funds and insurers.

Key event themes

  • Emerging strategies in private debt for 2023 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

Featured companies from 2021

17 Capital
ACP Credit
Adams Street
Alantra
Alcentra
Alignment Credit
Alter Domus
Apollo Global Management
Ares Management
Arcos Capital
AustralianSuper
Aviva
Barings
BBVA
bfinance
BlackRock
Blackstone
Blue Owl Capital
Brightwood Capital Advisors
Broadstone Credit Partners
Caisse des Depots et Consignations
Cambridge Associates
Campbell Lutyens
Capital Four
Certior Capital
cfunds
Comvest Capital Partners
Connection Capital
Cordet Capital Partners
Covenant Review
Crestline Investors
Dai-Ichi Life International
Decalia
Dechert
Elm Capital Associates
Ely Place Partners
EstateGuru
Eurazeo
European Investment Fund
European Leveraged Finance Association
Fiera Capital
First Avenue
Fortress Investment Group
Generali
Hayfin
Investment Management Corporation of Ontario
King Street Capital Management
Kreos Capital
LGPS
Lighthouse Partners
Local Pensions Partnership
Macquarie Capital
Marathon Asset Management
MD Advisors
Mercia Capital
Mercer
Metlife Investment Management
MGG Investment Group
Mizuho
Moonfare
Nationwide
Neptune Maritime Leasing
NN Investment Partners
Northleaf Capital Partners
Numis Securities
Oak Hill Advisors
Oaktree
Onex
Pantheon
Park Hill
Partners Group
Permira Debt Managers
Phoenix Group
PineBridge
Pollen Street Capital
Proskauer
PSP Investments
PwC
Racing Capital
Redington
Resilience Partners
RoundShield Partners
Saastopankki
Sava Re
Schroders Capital
Scottish Widows
SEB Life & Pension
StepStone Group
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
The Alternative Credit Council
The Principia Group
ThinCats
Tikehau Capital
Triglav
VER Capital
West Valley Capital
Willis Towers Watson
Wimmer Family Office
World Pensions Council
Vauraus Suomi Oy

Testimonials from attendees

Magnetar Capital

Luca Di Rico, Head of European Private Capital

A must for anyone in the industry

Engel & Volkers

Tanaka Pari, Director, Alternative Investment

Impressive collection of top-notch investors, and knowledgeable strategy execution managers. The PDI Europe Summit is a must-attend event.

Redington

Tricia Ward, Director, Head of Private Credit

High-quality panels with educated investors, GPs and consultants, in addition to well-structured agendas and topics for discussion

View the 2022 agenda

The Private Debt Investor Europe Summit will take place on 11-12 October 2022.

For more information on the agenda, please contact James Hatwell.

james.hatwell@peimedia.com | +44 (0) 20 3994 7961

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Agenda

PDI Europe Summit 2022 - Tuesday 11th

PDI Europe Summit 2022 - Day 1
08:45 - 08:50

PDI Europe Summit Welcome Address

08:50 - 09:00

Chairperson’s opening remarks

09:00 - 09:20

Opening keynote interview

09:20 - 10:05

Panel discussion: Switching the focus back to credit cycle assessment

Faisal Ramzan , Greg Racz
  • Post-red herring: where do we stand now that Covid hasn’t have the prolonged impact on the market that was initially expected?
  • How GPs are reacting and gaining a competitive edge when combating macro-economic issues
  • Evaluating the impact that the SEC, central banks, governments and other economic powers are having on private funds
  • Prospects for fundraising and deal flow as we head into 2023 and beyond

Moderator: Faisal Ramzan, Partner, Proskauer

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Faisal Ramzan

Partner, Proskauer

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Greg Racz

President, MGG Investment Group

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10:05 - 10:45

Investor insight panel: Manager selection and risk assessment in an unpredictable world

Helene Schutrumpf, Joe Abrams, Tuomo Hietaniemi, Alison Trusty
  • How current affairs in Europe and further afield are impacting investor decision-making – is there an air of caution?
  • Mitigating risk amidst inflation and interest rate concerns as well as supply chain disruption
  • Evolving ESG criteria for manager and fund strategy selection; LPs own responsibility when it comes to internal ESG matters
  • What can private debt do to make itself more appetising in the new world order?

Moderator: Helene Schutrumpf, Director, Ely Place Partners

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Helene Schutrumpf

Director, Ely Place Partners

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Joe Abrams

Head of Private Debt, Europe - Mercer

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Tuomo Hietaniemi

Portfolio Manager, Elo

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Alison Trusty

Associate Partner, Aon

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10:45 - 11:20

Networking Break

11:20 - 12:00

Panel discussion: Who, what and where? How the middle market is shaping up across the globe

Luis Mayans, Sanjay Mistry, Howard Sharp, Adam Wheeler
  • Amidst unprecedented manager consolidation and acquisition, who represents the middle market in private credit currently?
  • Will we continue to see the same level of activity moving forward?
  • How will a new-look market impact investor decision-making when selecting managers?
  • Where are the opportunities amidst the market bifurcation taking place?
  • The evolving role of sponsors across the mid-market

Luis Mayans

Partner & Deputy Head, Private Debt, CDPQ

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Sanjay Mistry

Head of Alternative Credit, Pension Protection Fund

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Howard Sharp

Head of Origination, Direct Lending, Alcentra

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Adam Wheeler

Co-Head of Global Private Finance, Barings

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12:00 - 12:40

Panel discussion: Selecting strategies in private debt for 2023 and beyond

Christine Farquhar, Jim Karp
  • Assessing the landscape – how is the dynamic of the market changing, and who is offering what?
  • Key considerations for sophisticated LPs when selecting the right fund strategies for them
  • The merits of direct lending, NAV loans, secondaries, asset-backed vehicles, emerging market strategies and other options for investors
  • How is fundraising faring for these various strategies across the globe?

Moderator:
Christine Farquhar,
Global Head of the Credit Investment Group, Cambridge Associates

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Christine Farquhar

Global Head of the Credit Investment Group, Cambridge Associates

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Jim Karp

Head of Business Development, Racing Capital

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12:40 - 13:15

Dislocation, distress & defaults – what are, or aren’t, we seeing?

You-Ha Hyun
  • Reflecting on the dislocation cycle of the past 2 years and where we stand now
  • Why haven’t selection criteria generated the expected alpha? How must LPs and GPs alike adapt their approach?
  • Acting quickly to seize opportunities across distressed and special situations
  • Keeping an eye on action from central banks and governments when it comes to default rates and interventions
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You-Ha Hyun

Investment Director, Perpetual Investors

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13:15 - 13:30

LP presentation

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch

Corporate Debt
14:30 - 15:05

A global outlook in a shrinking world

Alex Griffith
  • What key facts should European LPs know about the North American direct lending market?
  • What is your outlook for regions, sectors and strategies?
  • How do risk/return profiles compare?

Moderator: Alex Griffith, Partner, Proskauer

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Alex Griffith

Partner, Proskauer

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15:05 - 15:40

Emerging market corporate credit: Mitigating risk perception to seize opportunity

  • Why are we seeing increasing appetite for emerging markets amidst an uncertain geopolitical environment?
  • Navigating political and country risk in 2022 and beyond
  • What strategies offer the risk-return profiles that LPs are after?
  • Access to market – how the GP landscape for emerging credit is evolving
15:40 - 16:15

The democratisation of the corporate credit market

  • Why are we seeing an increase in retail investors flocking to private debt?
  • Improved accessibility – how new avenues to the asset class have opened
  • How is tokenisation being used to attract more retail clients, and is it sustainable?
  • What will this changing demographic of LP mean for the future of the asset class?
Real Asset Debt & Specialty Finance
14:40 - 15:05

Evaluating opportunities away from corporate credit

Jennifer Hartviksen
  • Taking advantage of asset blending and innovation in the physical asset world
  • Assessing the full spectrum across physical asset backed lending strategies
  • What security and returns can these assets offer in comparison to corporate debt?
  • How might they appeal to LPs in the current macro and geopolitical environment?
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Jennifer Hartviksen

Managing Director - Global Credit, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

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15:05 - 15:40

Investing in the infrastructure of the future

  • Examining the sectors ripe for debt investment and why they will appeal to LPs
  • Assessing the trends driving investments in energy transition, social, digital and other infrastructure projects
  • How sophisticated must LPs be to lead the charge when it comes to sector-specific fund selection?
  • The where and the what – finding the right opportunities in the right regions across the globe
15:40 - 16:15

A real estate debt revival: what’s spurring on investors in this buoyant market?

Mikaël Limpalaër
  • How the real estate asset class has navigated choppy waters over the past couple years
  • Why are LPs increasingly seeing value and security in real estate debt opportunities?
  • Seeking potential across the capital structure – what strategies are most popular at present, and why?
  • How ESG is manifesting itself in real estate and what investors are demanding from their managers
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Mikaël Limpalaër

Senior Investment Director, AustralianSuper

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16:15 - 16:40

Afternoon Networking Break

16:40 - 17:20

Debate with drinks: Opportunistic versus senior debt

  • The merits of both in today’s environment
  • What are the overlaps?
  • How are they viewed by investors in their portfolio ‘buckets’?
17:20 - 17:20

Audience roundtables

  • Enhancing returns with junior debt strategies
  • Venture & growth debt
  • Special situations – a revamped opportunity?
  • The evolution of IR, AGMs and fundraising in private credit
  • Developments in the CLO market
  • Discussing the future role of covenants in private debt

Agenda

PDI Europe Summit 2022 - Wednesday 12th

PDI Europe Summit 2022 - Day 2
08:00 - 09:15

Invite only LP networking breakfast

09:15 - 09:20

Chairperson’s Welcome Address

09:20 - 10:20

PDI Investment Committee: ESG & impact opportunities

Dr. Gabriella Kindert

Our PDI Investment Committee takes a look at three ESG and impact investment case studies from leading GPs across the globe in this unique interactive format.

Moderator: Dr. Gabriella Kindert, Expert in Alternative Lending and Private Debt
Non-Executive Director, Mizuho Bank

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Dr. Gabriella Kindert

Expert in Alternative Lending and Private Debt Non-Executive Director/ independent Board Member

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10:20 - 10:40

LP presentation

Peter Pukl
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Peter Pukl

Senior Portfolio Manager, Suva

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10:40 - 11:15

Morning Networking Break

11:15 - 11:30

Private debt in numbers

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez
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Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Private Markets Research, Infrastructure Investor

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11:30 - 12:10

Panel discussion: The changing shape of an asset class

Daniel Roddick
  • How is private debt maturing and evolving by definition?
  • Is the market seeing a trend towards open-ended fund structures?
  • If so, what is causing this?
  • Does private debt remain a purely illiquid asset class?
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Daniel Roddick

Founder, Ely Place Partners

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12:10 - 12:50

Panel discussion: Fundraises, deals and transactions in Europe and beyond

12:50 - 13:15

Closing keynote interview: Inclusion, diversity & talent in private debt

13:15 - 13:20

Closing Remarks

13:20 - 13:20

Networking Lunch & End of Conference

Network at the leading private debt event in London

Join the market-leading event and meet with 200+ active investors at this pivotal time for the private debt industry. Connect with institutional investors, fund managers, as well as the wider private debt community for two days of learning and networking.

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The in-person networking experience

Gain access to a global community

As the flagship private debt event in Europe, the summit will attract investors and funds from across the world. Make sure you’re there to meet with leading global figures.

Meet in person, in London

Following last year’s return to live events, we’re once more back in London to make the most of in-person networking. Supported by a digital event app, you’ll be able to arrange meetings and build relationships face to face.

More institutional and private investors than ever

Meet private and public pension funds; insurance firms, and a growing number of family offices and other private investors that are allocating towards private debt strategies in Europe.

 

Connect with active investors in debt strategies

17 Capital
ACP Credit
Adams Street
Alantra
Alcentra
Alignment Credit
Alter Domus
Apollo Global Management
Ares Management
Arcos Capital
AustralianSuper
Aviva
Barings
BBVA
bfinance
BlackRock
Blackstone
Blue Owl Capital
Brightwood Capital Advisors
Broadstone Credit Partners
Caisse des Depots et Consignations
Cambridge Associates
Campbell Lutyens
Capital Four
Certior Capital
cfunds
Comvest Capital Partners
Connection Capital
Cordet Capital Partners
Covenant Review
Crestline Investors
Dai-Ichi Life International
Decalia
Dechert
Elm Capital Associates
Ely Place Partners
EstateGuru
Eurazeo
European Investment Fund
European Leveraged Finance Association
Fiera Capital
First Avenue
Fortress Investment Group
Generali
Hayfin
Investment Management Corporation of Ontario
King Street Capital Management
Kreos Capital
LGPS
Lighthouse Partners
Local Pensions Partnership
Macquarie Capital
Marathon Asset Management
MD Advisors
Mercia Capital
Mercer
Metlife Investment Management
MGG Investment Group
Mizuho
Moonfare
Nationwide
Neptune Maritime Leasing
NN Investment Partners
Northleaf Capital Partners
Numis Securities
Oak Hill Advisors
Oaktree
Onex
Pantheon
Park Hill
Partners Group
Permira Debt Managers
Phoenix Group
PineBridge
Pollen Street Capital
Proskauer
PSP Investments
PwC
Racing Capital
Redington
Resilience Partners
RoundShield Partners
Saastopankki
Sava Re
Schroders Capital
Scottish Widows
SEB Life & Pension
StepStone Group
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
The Alternative Credit Council
The Principia Group
ThinCats
Tikehau Capital
Triglav
VER Capital
West Valley Capital
Willis Towers Watson
Wimmer Family Office
World Pensions Council
Vauraus Suomi Oy

Testimonials from attendees

Magnetar Capital

Luca Di Rico, Head of European Private Capital

A must for anyone in the industry

Engel & Volkers

Tanaka Pari, Director, Alternative Investment

Impressive collection of top-notch investors, and knowledgeable strategy execution managers. The PDI Europe Summit is a must-attend event

Redington

Tricia Ward, Director, Head of Private Credit,

High-quality panels with educated investors, GPs and consultants, in addition to well-structured agendas and topics for discussion

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Post event report

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Sponsorship Brochure

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Previous attendee list

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Investor Prospectus

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

Alberto Badino

Partner, Elm Capital

Alberto Badino is a Partner responsible for general partner advisory and origination at Elm Capital, where he assists fund sponsors and general partners on fundraising, fund liquidity solutions and secondary market transactions and oversees the team… Read full bio

Christopher Bone

Partner, Partners Group

Christopher Bone is Co-Head of Partners Group's London office and Head of Private Debt in Europe. He is a member of the Global Investment Committee, the Direct Debt US Investment Committee, the Global Liquid Loans Investment Committee, Co-Chairman of… Read full bio

Christine Farquhar

Global Head of the Credit Investment Group, Cambridge Associates

Christine is the Global Head of the Credit Investment Group and oversees all manager and market research across public, hedge fund, and private credit investment strategies. Christine has more than 30 years of industry experience and has been with th… Read full bio

Sabrina Fox

Chief Executive Officer, European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA)

Sabrina is the Chief Executive Officer for the European Leveraged Finance Association, an investor-only trade association comprised of European leveraged finance investors from over 40 institutional fixed income managers, including investment advisor… Read full bio

Alex Griffith

Partner, Proskauer

Alex Griffith’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 corp… Read full bio

Jennifer Hartviksen

Managing Director - Global Credit, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

Jennifer Hartviksen joined IMCO in 2020 and is responsible for the global credit asset class, a globally diversified portfolio of public and private credit assets across the risk spectrum. Previously, Jennifer spent over six years at Invesco Ltd wher… 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

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 Private Markets Research, Infrastructure Investor

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

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

Dr. Gabriella Kindert

Expert in Alternative Lending and Private Debt Non-Executive Director/ independent Board Member

Dr. Gabriella Kindert is a senior banking and investment professional specialized in Alternative Credit and Private markets. She gained over 20 years of international experience in managing investment portfolios over the cycle for leading institution… Read full bio

Mikaël Limpalaër

Senior Investment Director, AustralianSuper

Mikaël leads the European private credit investment activities in the London office. Mikaël joined AustralianSuper in January 2020 after several senior roles in real estate lending at Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley and Aeriance Investments.

Sanjay Mistry

Head of Alternative Credit, Pension Protection Fund

Sanjay Mistry is the Head of Alternative Credit and interim Head of Alternatives. As a senior portfolio manager with 25 years investment experience, he is responsible for setting the strategy and all investments within a portfolio, spanning all sub-i… Read full bio

Peter Pukl

Senior Portfolio Manager, Suva

Peter Pukl, Senior Portfolio Manager, joined the Suva Private Markets team in January 2012 to strengthen the team's resources on the due diligence, manager selection and the relationship side. He is part of Suva’s inhouse team that has ramped the glo… Read full bio

Greg Racz

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’s practice focuses on complex cross-border and domestic finance transactions and credit arrangements, particularly those financings that involve private sources of capital. He structures and negotiates a wide range of financing faciliti… Read full bio

Daniel Roddick

Founder, Ely Place Partners

Daniel Roddick CFA founded Ely Place Partners in 2018. Daniel has 20 years of experience in private equity advisory, formerly running the placement division of EPIC Private Equity. Prior to that he worked at Campbell Lutyens and McKinsey and Co. Dani… Read full bio

Helene Schutrumpf

Director, Ely Place Partners

Helene Schütrumpf has over 15 years of experience in financial markets, having started her career in proprietary trading at Merrill Lynch, analysing credit and structured credit products. She has been fundraising for Private Equity funds for 10 years… Read full bio

Howard Sharp

Head of Origination, Direct Lending, Alcentra

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

Alison Trusty

Associate Partner, Aon

Alison Trusty is an Associate Partner within the global investment management team, with 15 years investment experience. At Aon Alison’s research focus is on alternative credit, with expertise across both liquid and private debt markets. She has lead… 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

Reji Vettasseri

Lead Portfolio Manager, DECALIA Asset Management

Reji is the Lead Portfolio Manager for Private Markets Investments at Decalia SA, where he runs a private market solutions programme that invests through fund investments, co-investments, secondary transactions and seeding deals, with a particular fo… Read full bio

Adam Wheeler

Co-Head of Global Private Finance, Barings

Adam Wheeler is Co-Head of Barings’ Global Private Finance Group and a member of the firm’s North American, European and Asia-Pacific Private Finance Investment Committees. He is responsible for leading a team that originates, underwrites and manages… Read full bio

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