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.

2023 Investor attendees included

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.

2023 Keynote

Abbas Owainati
Macro Strategist
BT Pension Scheme Management

Hear from c.80bn British retirement plan, BT Pension Scheme Management, to share on the economic outlook formulating the dynamic asset allocations.

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2023 Keynote Interview: The ingredients for success in private credit

Lulu Wang
Portfolio Strategist, Private Markets Solutions

Understand key drivers for private markets with portfolio strategist Lulu Wang at Abrdn on how to navigate the current risk landscape. Join Private Debt Investor‘s exclusive live interview with Lulu on how to successfully invest in private credit in the current climate.

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2023 Speakers included:

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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


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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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Key trends shaping our agenda:

For more information on the agenda, please contact Hannah Ogun. | +44 (0) 20 3994 7961

Network at the leading private debt event in Europe

Join the market-leading event and meet with 100+ 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

We are once again back in London to offer unparalleled in-person networking opportunities. 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.


2022 attendees included

Connect with active investors in debt strategies

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

Trending topics our speakers will cover:

For more information on speaking at the PDI Europe Summit, please contact Hannah Ogun. | +44 (0) 20 3994 7961

2023 Speakers:

Wassyl Abdessemed

Senior Research Manager, PEI Group

Wassyl Abdessemed joined PEI’s research & analytics team at the start of 2022, having previously worked in private asset management research. Wassyl looks after PEI’s institutional investor research globally and oversees number of rankings and report… Read full bio

Joe Abrams

Partner, Mercer

Joe is Mercer’s Head of Private Debt, Europe, based in London, managing a team of investment professionals specialised in researching and investing in Private Debt. Joe is a member of Mercer’s Private Debt Investment Committee, Private Debt Rating Re… Read full bio

Daniel Arques

Head of Debt Advisory, Strand Hanson

Daniel leads the debt advisory practice at London-based merchant bank Strand Hanson. Founded in 1993, Strand Hanson is one of London’s foremost, long standing independent advisory boutiques, and is a leading adviser to growth companies in both develo… Read full bio

Alon Avner

Head of Bain Capital Credit Europe, Bain Capital Credit

Mr. Avner joined Bain Capital in 2006. He is Head of Bain Capital Credit Europe, Portfolio Manager of the Special Situations Europe fund, a Partner in the Special Situations Group, and an Investment Committee member based in Bain Capital’s London off… Read full bio

John Bakie

News Editor, Private Debt Investor

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

Johnnie Barnett

Partner, The New Amsterdam Group

Johnnie Barnett is a Partner at New Amsterdam based in London, England. Johnnie leads the firm’s distribution efforts across Europe and is involved across all aspects of fund raising for their GPs. He has been raising capital from institutional LPs a… Read full bio

Veronica Bateman

Private Credit Strategist, Aksia

Veronica is a Senior Vice President and Private Credit Strategist on the Investment Research team with over 19 years of industry experience working with private capital managers. She is responsible for sourcing, researching, and evaluating managers a… Read full bio

Hans-Jörg Baumann

Partner, Stepstone Group

Mr. Baumann is Partner and the chairman of StepStone Private Debt. As member of the management team he is responsible for global business development activities of PD. He is also Co-founder of the Swiss Alternative Investments Circle (SFAMA) and acte… 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 Co-Chairman of the Global Direct Debt Investment Committee and Chairman of the Direct Debt Europe Investment Committee. He has been with Partners… Read full bio

Alex Bové Díez

Managing Partner, Paulson Asset Management

Alex is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Paulson AM. He previously worked at J.P. Morgan and Bank of America Merrilll Lynch. He accumulates 11 years of private markets experience and has successfully invested over €100M in the last 4 years… Read full bio

John Brantl

Co Head of European Investment Team, SVP

Mr. Brantl is Co-Head of the European investment team. He joined Strategic Value Partners in 2006 and has been based in London since 2012. Prior to joining Strategic Value Partners, Mr. Brantl worked in investment banking in Goldman, Sachs & Co.’… Read full bio

Paul Buckley

Managing Partner and CEO, FIRSTavenue’s

Paul is FIRSTavenue’s Managing Partner and CEO. Paul founded FIRSTavenue in 2006 and enjoys 16 years’ experience advising GPs in the private funds market. Under his leadership, FIRSTavenue has been an early mover in private infrastructure, private cr… Read full bio

Marco Busca

Head of Private Debt Fund of Funds, Generali Investments Partners SGR

Responsible for the management of GIP SGR’s Private Debt Fund-of-Funds, Marco is in charge of the selection, implementation and monitoring of investments in Private Debt funds managed by global asset management companies. He is also advisor of severa… Read full bio

Anish Butani

Senior Director, bfinance

Anish is a Senior Director in the Private Markets team at bfinance & leads the firm’s coverage of the infrastructure asset class. Since joining bfinance in 2017, Anish has advised a broad range of clients globally in allocating ~$10bn to the infr… Read full bio

Simon Champ

Founding partner and CEO, Newstead Capital

Founding partner and CEO of Newstead Capital - A London based private credit fund manager focused on residential real estate development finance. 2019 onwards. Advised on numerous private credit transactions with over £ 1bn of assets. Founding partne… Read full bio

Karan Chopra

Partner, Paul Hastings

Karan Chopra is a partner in the Global Finance practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s London office. He advises clients on a range of cross-border leveraged transactions at all levels of the capital structure including senior, super se… Read full bio

Matteo Cidonio

Managing Partner, GWM Capital Advisors LLP

Matteo is a Managing Partner of GWM Group and Co-CIO of Real Estate Debt and Equity strategies. He has over 25 years of experience in the real estate investments and finance sectors. Prior to joining GWM Group in 2010, Matteo was a managing director… Read full bio

Penny Cochrane

Senior Investment Research Consultant, Hymans Robertson

Penny has over 16 years of investment experience and leads our asset class and manager research primarily across private debt products, from core, low-risk to opportunistic credit. Penny started her career in wealth management in the US before transi… Read full bio

Ben Colling

Director, Portfolio Management & ESG, Maslow Capital

Ben Colling is Director of Portfolio Management at Maslow Capital and leads their ESG & sustainability framework. Ben oversees all of Maslow Capital’s living sector assets from inception to completion and is instrumental in ensuring the whole-lif… Read full bio

Aris Constantinides

General Partner, Kreos Capital

Aris joined Kreos in 2016 is responsible for originating, assessing and managing transactions across Kreos’s target regions, predominantly in the healthcare space. Alongside the other partners, Aris is also responsible for general management of the f… Read full bio

Michael Curtis

Head of Private Credit Strategies, Fidelity International

Michael joined Fidelity in March 2021 bringing a team of 10 people, a long term loan track record and CLO AUM, with a strategic goal to develop a broad set of capabilities across private credit. Michael has over 20 years experience in the credit mark… Read full bio

Eduardo D'Alessandro

Partner - Global Real Assets, Castlelake

As leader of Castlelake’s Real Assets team, Mr. D’Alessandro focuses on originating investment opportunities in transitional real estate, infrastructure, renewables and power stability, and sub- and non-performing loans. Mr. D’Alessandro is also a me… Read full bio

Rebecca Davis

Senior Investment Director, Cambridge Associates

Becca is a Senior Investment Director at Cambridge Associates and is based in the London office. A member of the European Pensions Practice, Becca manages portfolios for public and private European pension plans, either on a discretionary or advisory… Read full bio

Bertrand de Comminges

Managing Director, Global Head Tread Finance Investments, Santander Asset Management

A renowned industry expert, Bertrand is currently the lead portfolio manager for the global Trade Finance strategy at Santander Asset Management. Before joining Santander Bertrand was for 8 years at HSBC & in his last role, he was responsible for… Read full bio

Theo Dickens

Managing Partner, Prefequity

Theo Dickens is Managing Partner of Prefequity, an investment firm that provides debt-based private capital to lower mid-market companies across the UK. Prior to founding Prefequity, Mr Dickens pursued a career in investment banking at Morgan Grenfel… Read full bio

Mustafa Dincer

Founder and Partner, MD Advisors

Mustafa is founder and partner of MD Advisors, a London-based independent debt advisory and restructuring platform providing high value-added, strategic and confidential advice in growth financings, LBO’s, special situations and distressed transactio… Read full bio

Walid Fakhry

Co-Managing Partner, Soho Square Capital

Walid leads Soho Square’s fundraising activities and has overall responsibility for the operations of the firm. Prior to Soho Square, he co-founded the private equity firm Core Capital in 2004, having worked previously in strategy consulting, operati… Read full bio

Aida Feriz

Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office

International Real Estate Investment Specialist focusing on originating and analyzing high scale real estate projects, providing funds (Equity and debt), in the commercial, residential and infrastructure sphere, ranging from hotels, mixed use, reside… Read full bio

Nicolas Ferretjans

Founding Partner, InPact Partners

Nicolas Ferretjans is a Founding Partner of InPact Partners, a trusted advisor of a community of large and international asset owners (Pension Funds, Insurances, Family Offices, Foundations & Endowments) combining more than $1.5 trillion of aggre… Read full bio

Tim Floyd

Executive Director, Westbourne Capital

Tim Floyd is Executive Director and head of the London office at Westbourne Capital, an independent investment manager focused exclusively on the infrastructure debt asset. Since joining Westbourne in 2013, Tim has expanded the firm’s investment foot… Read full bio

Thomas Foucoin

Senior Debt Origination Manager - Infrastructure, Pension Insurance Corporation (“PIC”)

Thomas is a Senior Debt Origination Manager, with over eight years of experience in infrastructure finance. During his time at PIC, Thomas has been responsible for sourcing and executing private debt transactions across the renewable energy, utilitie… Read full bio

Nicolas Fourt

Chief Risk Officer and ISR Director, Sienna Private Credit

Nicolas is Chief Risk Officer and ISR Director of Sienna Private Credit. Until 2008, he was Head of Capital Markets at CDC, Ixis and then Natixis. Nicolas joined the management team at Acofi Gestion in 2014 as Deputy CEO after the Alfafinance-Acofi m… 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 60 institutional fixed income managers, including investment advisor… Read full bio

Bonnie Frank

Managing Director and Head of Private Investment and Enterprise Risk, Public Sector Pension Investment Board

Bonnie Frank is Managing Director and Head of Private Investment and Enterprise Risk, at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), leading a team of diverse risk professionals who oversee private investment risk management coverin… Read full bio

Ilya Gertsberg

Managing Director and CIO, Apolis S.A.M.

Ilya Gertsberg is Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at Apolis S.A.M. Based in Monaco, Apolis is a single family office whose main focus is private credit. Ilya was previously Director at Millennium Group AG (a family office with over $10… Read full bio

Sophie Gioanni

Head of Investor Relations, ILX Management B.V.

Sophie is the head of Investor Relations at ILX. Sophie has worked at various hedge funds, serving as general counsel and head of business development. She has experience with a broad range of institutional investors in Europe, the United States and… Read full bio

Chandra Gopinathan

Senior Investment Manager, Railpen

Chandra Gopinathan leads the Climate workstream at Railpen and is responsible for climate strategy, integration of risk management across Railpen’s portfolios and investment in climate and natural capital opportunities and solutions. Chandra has two… Read full bio

Sven Gralla

Fund Manager Private Debt, Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG

Sven joined the Private Debt team at Kapital 1852 at the beginning of 2022. As a member of the investment team, he is responsible for the entire investment process including sourcing of new opportunities, investment decisions and portfolio monitoring… Read full bio

Michael Griffin

Partner, Sixth Street

Michael Griffin is a Partner of Sixth Street, a leading global investment firm with $65 billion in assets under management. Sixth Street uses its long-term flexible capital, data-enabled capabilities, and One Team culture to offer solutions to compan… Read full bio

Sanjay Gupta

Managing Principal, Head of Co-investments, Moonfare

Sanjay is a Managing Principal and Head of Co-investments at Moonfare. He has more than 20 years of experience in private equity most of which was investing in funds, co-investments/directs, or secondaries. He has deployed over $3bn in dozens of inve… Read full bio

Damian Hahnloser

Founder and Co-CIO, Growth Credit Partners (GCP)

Damian founded Growth Credit Partners (GCP) in 2022 and is the Co-CIO. GCP is a dedicated, European-focused growth lending fund. Prior to founding GCP, Damian was a Partner at PrimeStone Capital, a concentrated public equities fund investing in Europ… Read full bio

Aurelie Hariton-Fardad

Managing Director, Head of EMEA Client Portfolio Management, MetLife Investment Management

Aurélie heads the EMEA Client Portfolio Management Team, helping MetLife Investment Management’s (MIM’s) clients invest in infrastructure and corporate private debt strategies. She is also ESG Team Lead for the Corporate and Infrastructure Private Pl… 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

Carolyn Hastings

Partner, Bain Capital Credit

Ms. Hastings joined Bain Capital in 2008. She is a Partner in the Private Credit Group based in Bain Capital’s Boston office and a Credit Committee member. Previously, Ms. Hastings was an Associate at Thomas H. Lee Partners and an analyst in the Heal… Read full bio

Suresh Hegde

Head of Structured Private Debt, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Suresh is a Head of Structured Private Debt at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Prior to joining GSAM he worked at NN Investment Partners where he founded both the Structured Private Debt and Insurance Solutions businesses. He previously held roles in… Read full bio

Elza Holmstedt Pell

Deputy Editor, Responsible Investor

Elza is the deputy editor of Responsible Investor. She joined RI in 2019 and has a particular interest in sustainable finance regulation, Previously, she was a freelance journalist and conference producer for three years, covering sustainable finance… Read full bio

Johan Hultner

Managing Partner, ARCOS Capital

Johan Hultner is a Founder and Managing Partner of ARCOS Capital, a Senior Private Debt fund focusing on senior secured lending to the mid-cap corporate market in Northern Europe (DACH, Benelux and the Nordic Region). Johan has over 30 years of exper… Read full bio

You-Ha Hyun

Principal, 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

Natasha Jacobs

Investor Relations Manager, Pollen Capital

Natasha Jacobs serves as Investor Relations Manager at Pollen Street Capital

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

Matthew Jones

Commercial Head Structured Finance, S&P Global Ratings

As Head of EMEA Specialized Finance, Matt and his team are responsible for Commercial Strategy and client relationships in markets covering Private Equity, Structured Finance, Infrastructure Finance and Financial Institutions in the region. Prior to… Read full bio

Konstantin Karchinov

Partner, Veld Capital

Konstantin is a Partner of Veld Capital. Having joined as an Associate at the inception of the credit strategy in 2009, Konstantin has led transactions across a broad range of countries and asset types, demonstrating an exceptional investment track r… Read full bio

Michael Katramados

Head of Structured Lending, Pollen Street

Michael is a Partner at Pollen Street and a member of the Investment Committee. He joined Pollen Street in 2017 and has over 15 years’ experience in credit investing and asset based lending. He leads the structured lending strategy, focused on provid… Read full bio

Dr. Gabriella Kindert

Independent Board Member, Neptune Leasing, a.o.

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

Matthias Kirchgaessner

Managing Partner, PLEXUS Research GmbH

Matthias Kirchgaessner has been Managing Partner of PLEXUS Research GmbH since 2021. He specializes in alternative investments such as hedge funds and private debt. He dedicates his work to research balanced risk-adjusted returns. Clients appreciate… Read full bio

Jiří Król

Global Head, Alternative Credit Council, Alternative Investment Management Association

Jiří is Global Head of the Alternative Credit Council, a trade body which was established to represent the interests of private credit and non-bank finance participants in asset management. The role of the Alternative Credit Council is to provide dir… Read full bio

Matthew Layton

Partner (Head of Europe), Pearl Diver Capital

Matthew is a Partner at Pearl Diver Capital, Head of Europe, co-Head of Credit and a member of the investment committee. Matthew joined Pearl Diver Capital in 2009 and has 20 years of experience in structured credit, leveraged finance and high yield.… Read full bio

Daniel Leger

Managing Director, MGG Investment Group

Mr. Leger has over 18 years of experience in the asset management business. Prior to joining MGG, Mr. Leger was Head of Strategic Planning and Client Services at Akre Capital Management in Virginia where he helped grow the then 24 year old firm’s pri… Read full bio

Domonique Lemonius

Research Manager, Funds, Private Debt Investor

Domonique Lemonius is a Research Manager at Private Equity International. Based in London, she is responsible for overseeing research and analysis of the private equity fund market globally. She is also responsible for several leading market rankings… Read full bio

Ben Levenstein

Head of Private Credit & Alternative Income, Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

Ben is responsible for Private Credit in the Private Markets Group (‘PMG’) at USS Investment Management. The Private Credit business invests across the risk spectrum, both directly and through fiduciary managers. Ben oversees strategy, sourcing, unde… Read full bio

Jocelyn Lewis

Executive Director, Private Debt Strategy, Financial Services, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Jocelyn Lewis has responsibility for the go-to-market strategy for our Private Debt Solution in S&P Global Market Intelligence. Ms. Lewis is responsible for our private debt strategy globally as well as product development and client engagement. Prev… Read full bio

Bertrand Loubieres

Head of Infrastructure Finance, AXA IM Alts

Bertrand is Head of Infrastructure Finance at AXA IM Alts. His responsibilities include managing a team of seven infrastructure specialists in underwriting infrastructure loans and bonds. Before joining AXA IM Alts in 2015, Bertrand headed the origin… Read full bio

Marco Lukesch

Head of Private Credit, Emso Asset Management Limited

Marco started his career as a consultant focused on financial services at Oliver, Wyman & Co. He joined HBK Capital Management in 2005, where he was the co-head of EM. From 2013 onwards, he was co-head of EM at Pine River Capital Management, focusing… Read full bio

Rhys Marsh

Portfolio Manager, Lombard Odier Asset Management

Rhys Marsh is a Portfolio Manager of the LOIM Sustainable Private Credit Strategy focused on providing senior secured loans to climate solutions. Before joining LOIM, Rhys was Managing Director and head of origination for the Avenue Sustainable Solut… 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

Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, ONEX

Kristina is focused on fundraising efforts across all Onex Credit products. Prior to joining Onex, Kristina was Head of Investor Relations and ESG at Brightwood Capital Advisors. Kristina earned a Master of Business Administration in Economics and In… Read full bio

Renato Meduri

Senior Vice President, Oaktree Capital Management

Renato is a senior vice president in Oaktree’s Opportunities group in London. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Renato worked for the EMEA Leveraged Finance Group of Jefferies International in London. He received a B.S. degree with first-class honou… Read full bio

David Merriman

Head of European Private Debt, Beechbrook Capital

David is Head of European Private Debt at Beechbrook Capital. He joined in 2018 and is responsible for Beechbrook’s European lending activities. He is highly experienced in both sponsored and non-sponsored corporate lending and is a member of the Inv… Read full bio

Sarah Miller

Senior Vice President, Manager Research, Redington

Sarah works as a Senior Vice President in the Manager Research Team where she has a primary focus on private market strategies and specialises in impact investing. Sarah also leads on Inclusion and Diversity within fund research as well as chairing R… Read full bio

Ian Milton

Founder & CEO, Mercia Capital Partners

Since founding Mercia Capital Partners in 2013, Ian has served as an adviser, principally to private credit GP’s, helping them to raise capital from UK investors for both first-time and later vintage funds investing across the capital structure in a… Read full bio

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

Philippe Mojon

Head of NAV Financing, AXA IM PRIME

Philippe is an Executive Director in the Structuring & Private Debt Team where he leads the firm’s NAV Financing efforts and is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing NAV Financing transactions. Philippe joined AXA IM Prime in 2022 up… Read full bio

Charlotte Moore

Freelance journalist and communications consultantt, Charlotte Moore

Charlotte Moore is an award-winning journalist and communications consultant who has written about investments and pensions for 17 years. She writes for a number of well-respected trade magazines including IPE, Professional Pensions and PLSA Viewpoin… Read full bio

George Moros

Executive Director, Wimmer Financial

George is an Executive Director with a specialty in real estate. George is part of the deal origination and capital raising teams for real estate development projects across asset classes and regions. George studied Economics and has prior real estat… Read full bio

Ross Morrow

Co-Founder & Executive Director, DunPort Capital Management

Ross Morrow is a Co-Founder & Executive Director of DunPort Capital Management. Prior to establishing DunPort, Ross was a Senior Analyst at BlueBay, where he was responsible for the origination, execution and management of debt investments in Iri… Read full bio

Shaun Mullin

Managing Director, European Private Credit, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Mr. Mullin is a Managing Director and a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was a Principal at Sixth Street Partners where he helped to develop the firm's thematic focus on European financial services investments i… Read full bio

Vinit Nagarajan

Managing Director, Head of Direct Investments, Private Credit Group, GIC

Vinit heads the Direct Investing business within GIC’s private credit group. He is a member of the Credit and TMT investment committee. Vinit was previously in GIC’s private equity team responsible for tech, media and telecom investing in Europe. Vin… Read full bio
Dalit Nuttall

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

Peter J. Olds

Partner, Private Investment Funds, Proskauer

Peter Olds is a partner in Proskauer’s Private Funds Group. He specializes in advising on the establishment of private funds globally and also acts for a number of large private fund investors, across the full range of alternative asset classes inclu… Read full bio

Adriana Oller

Founder and Partner, Resilience Partners

Adriana Oller started her career as a principal investor over 20 years ago and continued providing direct lending solutions to SME’s. Specifically focused on established and profitable Spanish companies, which could not find suitable financing soluti… Read full bio

Obinna Onyeagoro

Consultant, Egon Zehnder

Based in London, Obinna (Obi) is a core member in Egon Zehnder's Global Infrastructure Practice. Obi's focus is to build close, trusted relationships advising senior executives both on the fund level and the portfolio companies on their leadership ch… Read full bio

Abbas Owainati

Macro Strategist, Brightwell

Abbas Owainati is a macro strategist for Brightwell. Brightwell manages the BT Pension Scheme, UK’s largest defined benefit corporate retirement plan, with £47bn in assets. Abbas’ responsibilities cover macroeconomic research and formulating the dyna… Read full bio

Chris Palmer

Head of Illiquid Assets Origination, Phoenix Group

Chris is Head of Illiquid Assets Origination at Phoenix Group plc, with prime responsibility for the deployment and economic returns of Phoenix Group's private credit portfolios. He was previously an Investment Director at ReAssure, leading up to the… Read full bio

Rakesh Pavithran

Head of European Origination – Private Credit, Credit Suisse Asset Management

Rakesh Pavithran leads origination efforts in Europe for CSAM Private Credit having joined the business at inception in late 2020. Rakesh has over 17 years of experience in leveraged finance and was previously a senior banker in the Financial Sponsor… Read full bio

Andrea Pescatori

CEO and Managing Partner, Ver Capital SGRpA

Founder of Ver Capital. Before establishing Ver Capital, Andrea earned 15 years of experience in fixed income and capital markets at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Hill Samuel and Finprogetti. Andrea holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi University in Milan a… Read full bio

Jason Proctor

Managing Director, Truffle Private Markets

Jason is Managing Director of Truffle and a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. Jason has spent his career selecting and investing in a range of private markets funds on behalf of some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated institutiona… Read full bio

Chris Quayle

Managing Director, DC Advisory

Chris is a Managing Director in the DC Advisory Infrastructure team based in London, with over 12 years’ experience in infrastructure financing. Recent transactions include advising on Cory’s equity capital raise and debt financing for the Riverside… Read full bio

Stephen Quinn

Senior Managing Director, 17Capital

Stephen is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of 17Capital’s Credit Offering and a member of the Investment Committee at 17Capital, the go-to global source of strategic finance for investors in private equity. Stephen joined the firm in 2019 from… Read full bio

Patrick Raffard

Partner, Head of Business Development, Rivage Investment

Patrick joined Rivage Investment in 2016 as the Head of Business Development. Patrick started his career as an interest rate swaps trader for BNP and Commerz Financial Products. He moved to a marketing position, in charge of sales of derivative produ… Read full bio

Faisal Ramzan

Partner, Proskauer

Faisal'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 facilities such… Read full bio

David Renshaw

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

David joined Fiera Real Estate in September 2022 and is Managing Director and Co-Head of Fiera Real Estate’s European Debt Platform. Prior to joining Fiera Real Estate, David held a senior position in the pan-European real estate debt team at Cheyne… Read full bio

Richard Roberts

Principal, Head of Origination and M&A, Arrow Global Group

Richard leads Origination and is a Fund Principal for Arrow’s ACO Funds. He is also responsible for Arrow’s M&A strategy alongside leading origination across the Platforms and Aggregation Vehicles. Richard joined Arrow in 2017 after 19 years at G… Read full bio

Sonia Rocher

Sonia Rocher, Managing Director

Sonia joined BlackRock in 2015 and is a founding member of the European Private Debt platform, as part of BlackRock’s $47bn global private credit platform. With over 18 years of experience, Sonia is a senior portfolio manager focusing on originating,… 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

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Private Markets Research, PDI

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez is PDI’s Head of Private Markets Research. Based in London, he is responsible for leading PDI’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

David Ross

Managing Director & Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital Partners

David is head of Northleaf's private credit program and a member of the Private Credit and Private Equity Investment Committees. David oversees all aspects of Northleaf’s private credit investment activities, including the origination, evaluation and… Read full bio

James Ruane

Managing Director, Capital Solutions, International, CDPQ

James Ruane has been Managing Director, Capital Solutions, International since January 2022. Based in the London office, he develops the international strategy for the Capital Solutions team in Europe, Asia and South America. He is also responsible f… Read full bio

Steve Ruby

Senior Managing Director, Audax Private Debt

Steve is the Co-Head of Origination at Audax Private Debt, a leading debt capital partner with over $34 billion invested across more than 1,250 companies and over $27 billion in capital raised. Steve oversees our unitranche and junior debt investment… Read full bio

Daljit Sandhu

COO & Co-Founder, Precede Capital Partners

Daljit Sandhu is the Co-Founder and COO of Precede Capital Partners, a real estate lending platform that delivers large-ticket financing solutions to real estate developers for projects across the UK. In her role as COO, Sandhu is responsible for ove… Read full bio

Alexander Schmitt

Senior Portfolio Manager – Global Private Debt, Allianz Global Investors

Alex is a senior portfolio manager for global private debt with a focus on infrastructure and real estate debt at Allianz Global Investors. Prior to joining Allianz Global Investors in 2021, Alex was part of Allianz Investment Management’s Private De… Read full bio

Raphael Schorr

Partner and Deputy CIO, HighVista Strategies

Raphi Schorr is a Partner and Deputy CIO at HighVista Strategies. He joined the firm in 2004 and currently leads the private investments team. With nearly two decades of experience, Raphi brings a strong background in risk management and specializes… Read full bio

Sebastian Schroff

Lead Portfolio Manager Private Debt, Allianz Global Investors

Sebastian is the Lead Portfolio Manager for Global Private Debt at Allianz Global Investors. Previously, he was responsible for the Private Debt Portfolio of Allianz Group and the Alternative Investment Portfolio of the Germany Life & Health port… Read full bio

Helene Schütrumpf

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, Private Credit an… Read full bio

Diana Sepulveda

Senior Portfolio Manager, Infrastructure Debt Investments, HSBC Asset Management

Diana is a Senior Portfolio Manager, Infrastructure Debt Investments, at HSBC Asset Management. She has been working in infrastructure finance since 2000 and is experienced in structuring and executing infrastructure financings across developed and e… Read full bio

Saad Sheikh

Partner, Enko Capital

Saad Sheikh is a Partner at Enko Capital and co-heads its private credit strategy, located in the London office. Prior to joining Enko, Saad was a Principal at TLG Capital, where he was responsible for deal origination, structuring, and execution for… Read full bio

Deborah Shire

Deputy Head of AXA IM Alts, AXA Investment Managers

Deborah Shire is Deputy Head of AXA IM Alts, a global leader in alternative investments, with €186bn+ in assets under management. Deborah was appointed Deputy Head of AXA IM Alts in 2020 and has over 26 years of experience in alternative markets, joi… Read full bio

Parvoleta Shtereva

CIO, Gemcorp Capital Management Ltd

Parvoleta Shtereva is responsible for the firm’s investment portfolio as well as execution and management of investments. She is one of the founders of the firm and is a member of the Investment Committee and Management Committee. Parvoleta has spent… Read full bio

Karen Simeone

Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners

Karen Simeone joined HarbourVest in 2018 and focuses on investments in senior and junior private credit transactions. Throughout her career, Karen has managed all aspects of the private credit investment process including sourcing, evaluating, struct… Read full bio

Nick Smith

Managing Director, Private Credit, Alternative Credit Council, AIMA

Nick Smith joined AIMA in February 2017 and is the Managing Director, Private Credit for AIMA’s private credit affiliate, the Alternative Credit Council (ACC). His role focuses on public policy and regulatory issues affecting private credit managers… Read full bio

Merary Soto-Saunders

Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, CVC Capital Partners

Merary is responsible for driving initiatives and policies that will make CVC and its portfolio companies more diverse and inclusive, and providing all employees the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Merary drives CVC’s DE&I strategy a… Read full bio

Matias Sottile

Managing Director, Ayres Partners

Matias Sottile is the founder of Ayres Partners, a boutique financial and strategy advisory firm specializing in funding of energy transition, digital infrastructure and infrastructure funds across investment grade and emerging markets. Ayres Partner… Read full bio

Justin Staadecker

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, HPS Investment Partners

Justin Staadecker is a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners and a Portfolio Manager of the Asset Value Funds. Prior to joining HPS in 2013, Mr. Staadecker was Managing Director and Co-Head of the European Special Situations Credit Opportuniti… Read full bio

Edward Talmor-Gera

Founding Managing Partner, NewVest

Edward Talmor-Gera is the Founding Managing Partner and CEO of NewVest and is based in Tel Aviv. He is also the Co-Founder of Fund Placement Israel (FPI), a boutique private capital placement agent in Israel that has successfully raised over $5 billi… Read full bio

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Group

Andy has been with PEI Group 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 fi… Read full bio

Toni Vainio

Partner, Pantheon

Toni is a Partner in Pantheon’s Global Private Credit Investment and European Investment Teams. He previously worked in the private markets team at Cambridge Associates, where he advised institutional investors on their private market investment prog… Read full bio

Richard von Gusovius

Partner, Campbell Lutyens

Richard joined Campbell Lutyens in 2006. He is the Co-Head of Global Private Debt and is also Head of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and APAC, and a member of the Executive Committee. Richard joined Campbell Lutyens’ secondary practice before taki… Read full bio

Orla Walsh

Managing Director, European Private Debt, StepStone Group

Ms. Walsh is a member of the European Private Debt team, and leads the London based Investment Team. She has worked across illiquid credit investments; Primary Commingled Funds, SMA’s, Secondary GP/ LP transactions, and European Co-Investments. She i… Read full bio

Dr. Lulu Wang

Portfolio Strategist – Global Private Markets' Solutions, abrdn

Dr. Lulu Wang leads the Research and Strategy function of the Global Private Markets Fund (GPMF) and Aberdeen Diversified Income and estate, infrastructure and natural resources Growth Fund in abrdn. Her focus is on the analysis of fundamental driver… Read full bio

Dominic Webb

Reporter, Responsible Investor   

Dominic is a reporter for the ESG and sustainable investment news publication Responsible Investor, writing about sustainability in fixed income, as well as EU and UK regulatory issues and investment stewardship. Since joining Responsible Investor in… 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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