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.

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
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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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
100+
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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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

09:00 - 09:45

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

David Bateman, 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?
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David Bateman

Managing Partner, Claret Capital Partners

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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

Nemashe Sivayogan

Interview with a notable LP exploring their outlook on private debt allocation in 2024.
Nemashe Sivayogan, Head of Treasury and Pensions, London Borough of Merton

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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

Plenary
10:10 - 10:50

Panel: The workings of multi lender Unitranche clubs

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 violence
  • LP views on hidden double allocation due to tendency of club deals
  • How do LPs view the club approach and perceive club deal making?
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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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10:50 - 11:20

Networking Coffee Break

Plenary
11:20 - 12:00

Panel: What’s driving opportunistic credit?

John Bohill, Jennifer Hartviksen, Jesse Huff, Greg Racz
  • 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?
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John Bohill

Partner, StepStone

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Jennifer Hartviksen

Managing Director, 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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12:00 - 12:40

LP Views: Fundraising climate and allocation

Christine Farquhar, Emanuel Bajra, Adil Manzoor, Corrado Pistarino
  • 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

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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12:40 - 13:40

Networking Lunch

Stream A – Real estate/infra debt
13:40 - 14:20

Panel: Infrastructure debt financing in a volatile climate

Kashif Khan
  • 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?
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Kashif Khan

EMEA Infrastructure & Project Finance, MetLife Investment Management

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14:20 - 15:00

Panel: Investing in Real estate debt

Ralf Kind
  • 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
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Ralf Kind

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

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Stream B- Specialty Finance
13:40 - 14:20

Panel: The future for NAV- lending

  • 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?
14:20 - 15:00

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

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?
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James Ruane

Managing Director - Capital Solutions - International, CDPQ

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15:00 - 15:30

Networking Coffee break

Plenary
15:30 - 16:10

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

Philip Edmans, Sabina Kerr, Roxana Mirica
  • 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?
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Philip Edmans

Partner, Inflexion Private Equity

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Sabina Kerr

Principal, Capital Markets Group

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Roxana Mirica

Partner, Head of Capital Markets, Apax Partners

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16:10 - 16:40

Panel: LP vs GP expectations on emerging managers

Brendan Foley, Leo Fletcher-Smith, Sven Gralla, Meaghan Mahoney
  • 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

Fundmanager Private Debt, Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG

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Meaghan Mahoney

Managing Director & Credit Team Business Leader, Artisan Partners

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16:50 - 17:20

Audience roundtables

David Bateman
  • The rise and fall of portability
  • Covenants in private debt
  • Junior debt coming of age
  • Venture debt and growth finance facilitated by David Bateman, Managing Partner, Claret Capital Partners
  • The future of tech in Europe
  • Why LPs create direct vehicles internally
  • LP co-investing opportunities
  • Democratisation of private markets
  • DEI initiatives in private debt
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David Bateman

Managing Partner, Claret Capital Partners

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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 - 09:10

Registration and networking

Plenary
09:10 - 09:15

Chairperson’s opening remarks

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote

09:45 - 10:30

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

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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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10:30 - 10:40

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

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez
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Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Private Markets Research, PDI

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10:40 - 11:10

Networking Break

Plenary
11:10 - 11:50

Debate: Who’s issuing the better credits?

Christoph Gort, Ross Morrow
  • 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?
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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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11:50 - 11:55

Short break

11:55 - 12:55

PDI Investment Committee

Dr. Gabriella Kindert, Matthias Kirchgaessner, Fabian Chrobog

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

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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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12:55 - 13:55

Networking lunch

Stream A-Sustainability in private debt
13:55 - 14:35

Challenges of data reliability and quality

Aditya Vikram
  • 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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14:35 - 15:40

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

Daram Pandian
  • What is considered a good SSL strategy?
  • 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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Stream B - Alternative & Niche Deals
13:55 - 14:35

Distressed debt & Special Sits in a high interest rate environment

Christoph Gort
  • 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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14:35 - 15:40

Non-sponsored deal flow

Pierre-Antoine Godefroy, Timo Hara, Marin Miletic
  • 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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15:40 - 16:10

Coffee break

Plenary
16:10 - 16:50

Panel: Private debt secondaries market development

Joaquin Ardit
  • 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?
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Joaquin Ardit

Senior Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors

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16:50 - 17:00

Closing remarks

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
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

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:

Joaquin Ardit

Senior Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors

Emanuel Bajra

Kosovo Pensions & Savings Fund, TRUSTI

David Bateman

Managing Partner, Claret Capital Partners

John Bohill

Partner, StepStone

Elizabeth Cain

Head of Debt Origination, Pension Insurance Corporation

John Carey

Head of Infrastructure Debt, Europe, LGIM Real Assets

Fabian Chrobog

Founder & Chief Investment Officer, NorthWall Capital

Philip Edmans

Partner, Inflexion Private Equity

Christine Farquhar

CEO of UK and Europe, Cambridge Associates

Leo Fletcher-Smith

Managing Director, Head of European Private Credit, Aksia

Brendan Foley

Director, Private Credit, Rede Partners

Pierre-Antoine Godefroy

Managing Director , Campbell Lutyens

Christoph Gort

Managing Partner, SIGLO Capital Advisors

Sven Gralla

Fundmanager Private Debt, Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG

Dr. Harald Haas

Senior Investment Manager , MEAG

Timo Hara

Founder, Partner, Certior Capital

Aurelie Hariton-Fardad

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

Jennifer Hartviksen

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

Carolyn Hastings

Partner, Bain Capital Credit

Jesse Huff

Managing Director, Blue Owl

Sabina Kerr

Principal, Capital Markets Group , 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.

Matthias Kirchgaessner

Managing Partner, PLEXUS Research

Antoniorosario Lovascio

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

Meaghan Mahoney

Managing Director & Credit Team Business Leader, Artisan Partners

Adil Manzoor

Head of Private Markets, Merseyside Pension Fund

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

Charlotte Moore

Freelance journalist and communications consultant, Independent

Ross Morrow

Co-Founder & Executive Director, DunPort Capital Management

Daram Pandian

Multi-Asset Analyst, PRI

Corrado Pistarino

Chief Investment Officer, Foresters Friendly Society

Marc Preiser

Portfolio Manager, Direct Lending, Fidelity International

Greg Racz

President & Co-founder, MGG Investment Group

Dan Robinson

EMEA Head of Alternative Credit, DWS

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Private Markets Research, PDI

James Ruane

Managing Director - Capital Solutions - International, CDPQ

Nemashe Sivayogan

Head of Treasury and Pensions, London Borough of Merton

Aditya Vikram

Head of Private Debt and Private Equity, PRI

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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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2023 investor attendees included:

 

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.

Apply

View key insights from the Summit

Meet our advisory board

Sven Gralla

Fundmanager Private Debt, Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG

Dr. Gabriella Kindert

Independent Board Member, Neptune Leasing, a.o.

Eugenio Sangermano

Managing Director, BF.capital

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor