The largest private debt event in North America

On September 24-25, the Private Debt Investor New York Forum will bring together over 350 senior professionals engaged in the continued expansion of private debt as an asset class. The Forum enters its sixth successful year as the premier gathering for investors to discuss how private credit strategies fit into their investment portfolios as we approach the top of the cycle.

This year’s Forum guarantees a unique opportunity to network with the largest group of industry experts who are all navigating a market full of high return expectations, yet fraught with risk. Join us to explore a broad spectrum of private credit strategies across the capital structure including senior secured loans, subordinated debt, distressed, special situations, niche strategies, real estate, infrastructure and more.

Join the Forum to:

  • Meet over 350 private debt professionals, including 70+ institutional investors to cultivate new business relationships
  • Hear how firms are differentiating themselves in this highly competitive and dynamic market
  • Engage in the debate on best practices and return strategies across the private debt and credit asset class
  • Gain insight from the Private Debt Investor editorial team and access exclusive data from PDI’s Research & Analytics
  • Attend a wide range of sessions including breakout panels, off-the-record roundtables, and fireside chats with industry thought leaders

Why attend?

For investors

Meet the top performing private debt managers and learn how GPs might best weather a potential slowdown.

For fund managers

Advance your firm profile, showcase your expertise and share thought-leadership with investors.

For all

Attend hours of networking sessions to meet the most active LPs allocating to private debt funds.

Keynote speakers

Howard Marks
Oaktree Capital Management
James Zelter
Apollo Global Management

Investors that attended last year

50 South Capital
Abbot Downing
Aflac Global Investments
Atrato Advisors
AWAC Services Company, Inc
Ballentine Partners
Blueprint Capital Advisors (BCA)
Bridgeport Asset Management
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC)
Bureau of Asset Management - Office of New York City Comptroller
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Cambridge Associates
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Cliffwater LLC
Colby College
Contegria Private Capital LLC
Country Financial
Enstar Gropu
Erie Insurance
Gapstow Capital Partners LP
GIC Private Equity
Golden Alpha US LLC
Hanwha Asset Management
HOOPP Capital Partners
Joint Industry Board
Kentucky Retirement Systems
Meketa Investment Group, Inc
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Mitsui Sumitomo Trust Bank
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
New Jersey Division of Investment
Nikko Asset Management
Nonami, LLC
OLS Capital
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Pacific Life
PSP Investments
Rackson Asset Management, LLC
Richardson GMP & Richardson GMP Private F.O.
Rocaton Investment Advisors
Royal Bank of Canada
Royce Family Investments LLC and Royce Family Fund, Inc.
San Bernardino County Employees' Retirement Association
Sigma Principal Capital (Single Family Office)
Stafford Capital Partners
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
Sun Life Institutional Investments (Canada) Inc.
Swiss Re
The Jordan Family Office
The World Bank Pension Fund
UPS Group Trust
VIA Rail Canada Pension Plan
Wafra Inc.
White Mountains Advisors, LLC
Willett Advisors LLC
Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors, Inc.
Zeke Capital Advisors

Fill in the form to receive the latest announcements, discount reminders, and more

Register your interest

Fill out my online form.

Last year's keynote speakers

View all speakers
View all speakers

WATCH: Deepest concerns in private debt revealed

What keeps you awake at night? That’s the question we posed to three leading asset class professionals at last year’s Private Debt Investor New York Forum, including Ted Koenig from Monroe Capital, Tod Trabocco from Cambridge Associates, and Marc Lasry from Avenue Capital Group. Watch this two-minute video to find out their answers.

What our attendees say about the Forum

A quote icon for decorating the content Country Financial

Kurt Bock, Chief Executive Officer

Absolutely invaluable! The perspectives from GPs, LPs, and industry analysts all in one place made this the most beneficial investor meeting I will attend this…

Read full testimonial

A quote icon for decorating the content Churchill Asst Management

Randy Schwimmer, Senior Managing Director

Particularly liked the number of institutional investors who attended.

A quote icon for decorating the content Blueprint Capital Advisors

Ed Robertiello, Chief Investment Officer

Educational and well balanced regarding pros and cons to private lending.

View last year's agenda

View each tab below to explore the two-day agenda from the 2018 Forum, packed full with insightful panel discussions, keynotes and powerful networking breaks for the leaders in private debt and credit. Interested in participating in the 2019 Forum? Contact Arleen Buckley at or +1 212 633 1454.

Day 1 Day 2
View agenda page


Day 1 - Tuesday 25th

Breakfast and registration
08:00 - 09:00

Registration opens

08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast for all attendees

08:00 - 09:00

Invitation only breakfast roundtable hosted by Women in Alternative Debt

Welcome remarks
09:00 - 09:10

Welcome from PDI Senior Editor, Andy Thomson

09:10 - 09:15

Introduction from Chairman Steve Nesbitt

Plenary sessions
09:15 - 10:00

Panel | LP perspectives: evolving LP private debt investment paradigm

10:00 - 10:30

Keynote fireside chat | 10 years after the Global Financial Crisis, where are we now?

Steven Rattner
A speaker photo for Steven Rattner

Steven Rattner

Chairman and CEO, Willet Advisors LLC

Read bio
10:30 - 10:45

Coffee and networking break

10:45 - 11:25

Panel | GP perspectives: deploying capital in an uncertain economic environment

11:25 - 12:10

Panel | Capturing yield in special situations

12:10 - 12:40

Fireside chat | State of the private debt market today

David Golub, Nat Zilkha
A speaker photo for David Golub

David Golub

President, Golub Capital

Read bio
A speaker photo for Nat Zilkha

Nat Zilkha

Head of Alternative Credit, KKR

Read bio
Midday break
12:40 - 13:40

Networking luncheon

Breakout series I
13:40 - 14:20

Track A | Niche strategies on the rise

13:40 - 14:20

Track B | Best practices in monitoring a portfolio of loans

Breakout series II
14:20 - 15:20

Track A | Case studies: middle market lending

14:20 - 15:20

Track B | Real estate and infrastructure debt investment opportunities

Plenary sessions
15:20 - 15:40

Coffee and networking break

15:40 - 16:30

Panel | The new deal: uncovering deal structures in private debt today

16:30 - 17:15

Panel | Threats to existing BDC managers and other drivers of opportunity in the US market

17:15 - 17:45

Closing keynote interview | Perspectives of a veteran distressed investor

Marc Lasry
A speaker photo for Marc Lasry

Marc Lasry

Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Avenue Capital Group

Read bio
Close of day 1
17:45 - 19:00

Networking cocktail reception

19:00 - 19:00

End of Day 1


Day 2 - Wednesday 26th

Breakfast and registration
08:00 - 09:05

Registration opens

08:00 - 09:05

Breakfast for all attendees

08:00 - 09:05

Invite-only LP Think Tank with the middle market all-stars

Welcome remarks
09:05 - 09:10

Opening remarks from Chairman Brett Hickey

Plenary sessions
09:10 - 09:45

Keynote interview

Dwight Scott
A speaker photo for Dwight Scott

Dwight Scott

Senior Managing Director and President, GSO Capital Partners

Read bio
09:45 - 10:30

Panel | Securitized credit/CLOs: where are we now?

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee and networking break

10:45 - 11:30

Panel | What investors need to know about the European debt market

11:30 - 12:15

Panel | Evolution of the private debt asset class

Close of day 2
12:15 - 13:00

Networking luncheon

13:00 - 13:00

End of Day 2

View last year's speakers

Interested in speaking at the 2019 Forum? Please contact Arleen Buckley at or +1 212 633 1454.

Jacob Abbott

Investment Officer, San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA)

Mr. Abbott is an Investment Officer with the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA). As a member of the investment team, Mr. Abbott is responsible for the development of investment goals, underwriting investment opportunitie… Read full bio

Kaelyn Abrell

Partner, Portfolio Manager, ArrowMark Partners

Kaelyn is a Partner and Portfolio Manager of ArrowMark’s private credit funds and separately managed accounts and leads the firm’s fixed income efforts in securitized investments, including regulatory capital relief since 2010. Kaelyn was also the le… Read full bio

Lisa Anderson

Senior Vice President, Brookfield Asset Management

Lisa Anderson is a Senior Vice President in Brookfield’s private funds group where she is both a private credit specialist and client relationship manager for insurance companies. Ms. Anderson joined Brookfield in 2017 from Napier Park Global Capital… Read full bio

Chrystalle Anstett, CFA

Chrystalle is the Co-Head of Private Credit and has a leadership role in the origination, underwriting and project management of the firm's credit-related offerings. She works closely with clients on marketing strategy, collateral design and product… Read full bio

Peter Antoszyk

Partner, Proskauer LLP

Peter J. Antoszyk is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit and Business Solutions, Governance, Restructuring & Bankruptcy Groups. Peter represents more than 50 private credit funds, asset managers, sovereign wealth… Read full bio

Frank Barbarino, CAIA

Senior Investment Officer, Bureau of Asset Management- Office of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer

r. Barbarino is a Senior Investment Officer for Alternative Credit in the Bureau of Asset Management, NYC Office of the Comptroller. In this role, his responsibilities include working with managers to implement investment strategies within the Altern… Read full bio

Fran Beyers

Director of Market Analysis, Thomson Reuters

Frances Beyers, Director of Market Analysis, has been with Thomson Reuters LPC since 2009. Fran writes and presents frequently on the state of the loan market with a special focus on middle market and leveraged lending. Fran creates new analysis for… Read full bio

Jonathan Bock

Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer, Global Private Finance, Barings

Mr. Bock is Chief Financial Officer of Barings BDC, Inc. and a Managing Director in Barings Global Private Finance Group. Prior to joining Barings in July 2018, Mr. Bock was a Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities spec… Read full bio

William Brady

Partner, Head of Alternative Lender Practice, Paul Hastings LLP

William Brady is Head of the firm’s Alternative Lender and Private Credit Group, focused on the global private credit market. He is also a member of the Special Situations Group at Paul Hastings. Mr. Brady is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr.… Read full bio

Richard Byrne

President, Benefit Street Partners

Mr. Byrne is the President of Benefit Street Partners. He also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Business Development Corporation of America and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Benefit Street Partners Realty Trust, Inc. Prior… Read full bio

Trevor Clark

Founder and Co-Managing Partner, Twin Brook Capital Partners

Trevor Clark joined Twin Brook in 2014 as Founder and Co-Managing partner to establish the firm's award-winning middle market direct lending loan business. Trevor is a member of Twin Brook’s Investment and Executive Committees and is responsible for… Read full bio

David Colla

Managing Director, Principal Credit Investments, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Prior to joining the CPP Investment Board, David was a Senior Vice President at Oaktree Capital Management within its Mezzanine Finance Group in New York. Prior to that, David was a Vice President at JPMorgan within its Principal Investments and Leve… Read full bio

Ziv Ehrenfeld

Managing Director, Private Debt, PSP Investments USA

Mr. Ehrenfeld joined PSP Investments USA in August 2015 to develop Private Debt as the organization’s newest asset class. His primary focus in early days included business development, tax planning and building the team while committing to more than… Read full bio

Oliver Fadly

Research Consultant, Private Markets, NEPC

Oliver is part of the Private Markets team, covering Private Credit strategies. Oliver is also a member of the Impact Investing Committee and the Credit and Equity Beta Groups. Prior to joining NEPC in 2011, Oliver was employed at State Street Corpor… Read full bio

Robert Farrington

Director, Asset Management, Abbott Downing

Rob Farrington is a Director of Asset Management at Abbot Downing. He is responsible for providing clients with strategic, long-term investment guidance through Abbot Downing’s disciplined, comprehensive, and objective investment planning process. Ro… Read full bio

Boyd Fellows

Boyd W. Fellows is a founder and one of the four Managing Partners of ACORE Capital, with $11+ billion in assets under management in commercial real estate debt strategies. He oversees capital market activities, marketing and is a member of ACORE’s i… Read full bio

Richard Fitzgerald

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, CapitalSpring

Richard Fitzgerald is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at CapitalSpring. He has over 18 years of experience in the direct private equity and debt business, including the past ten years at CapitalSpring, focusing exclusively on investing in the fra… Read full bio

Thomas Friedmann

Partner and Co-Head of Permanent Capital Practice, Dechert LLP

Thomas J. Friedmann, managing partner of Dechert’s Boston office and co-chair of Dechert’s Global Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Practice, represents domestic and non-U.S. issuers and investment banks in public and private securities transacti… Read full bio

David Golub

President, Golub Capita

David Golub is President of Golub Capital, a nationally recognized credit asset manager with an award-winning middle market lending business. Golub Capital manages over $25 billion in capital for institutional investors and family offices, offering t… Read full bio

Alexander Griffith

Partner, Proskauer LLP

Alex Griffith is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit and Finance Groups. Alex’s practice focuses on leveraged finance and general debt finance work, advising senior, mezzanine, second lien, unitranche and other pr… Read full bio

Sandor Hau

Managing Director, Charlesbank Capital Partners

Sandor Hau is a Managing Director at Charlesbank Capital Partners and oversees the firm’s opportunistic credit investing. He joined the firm from Nomura Securities, where he was a managing director and head of corporate credit and special situations.… Read full bio

Andrew Hedlund

Americas Editor, Private Debt Investor

Andrew Hedlund is the Americas Editor at Private Debt Investor where he helps coordinate coverage of US private debt markets and also writes and reports about all aspects of the asset class. Before joining PDI, he wrote for The Deal and Reorg Researc… Read full bio

Jamie Henderson

Partner, Head of Real Estate Debt, Ares Management

r. Henderson is a Partner in the Ares Real Estate Group and Head of Real Estate Debt. He is a director of and Chief Executive Officer of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation. He is also a member of the Ares Real Estate Group’s Equity and Debt Inve… Read full bio

Brett Hickey

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Star Mountain Capital

Brett Hickey is the Founder & CEO of Star Mountain Capital, a specialized investment firm bringing large market capabilities and resources to established small and medium-sized private businesses. Star Mountain’s distinctive investment platform provi… Read full bio

Kevin Higgins

Alternative Investment Portfolio Manager, New Jersey Division of Investment

Kevin Higgins is an Alternative Investment Portfolio Manager at New Jersey Division of Investment where he is responsible for the private real estate and infrastructure sectors. Mr. Higgins has over 20 years of experience building investment teams, d… Read full bio

Bryan High

Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager for Global Special Situations, Barings

Bryan High is a managing director and co-portfolio manager in Barings’ Global Special Situations Investments Group. He is a member of the U.S. High Yield Investment Committee and the Global Special Situations Investment Committee. Bryan is responsibl… Read full bio

Sean J. Hill

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Sean is a corporate partner in Kirkland’s Investment Funds Group who focuses on representation of investment managers in all aspects of their business and operations, with a particular emphasis on formation of private investment funds, and in structu… Read full bio

Brent Humphries

President, AB Private Credit Investors

Brent Humphries joined AB in 2014 as a founding member and President of AB Private Credit Investors, where he has primary responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the business, including investor relations, investment originations, structuring an… Read full bio

Dwayne Hyzak

President and Chief Operating Officer, Main Street Capital

Dwayne L. Hyzak has served as a member of our Board of Directors since January 2018, as our President since 2015 and as our Chief Operating Officer and Senior Managing Director since 2014. Mr. Hyzak also serves as a member of our investment committee… Read full bio

Ken Kencel

President and Chief Executive Officer, Churchill Asset Management

Kenneth J. Kencel serves as President & CEO of Churchill Asset Management. Throughout his over 30-year career Mr. Kencel has accrued a broad range of experience in leading middle market financing businesses. Previously, he was President and a Directo… Read full bio

Kevin Kendra

Head of US Structured Credit, Fitch Ratings

Kevin P. Kendra is a managing director in Fitch Ratings New York office. He currently manages the U.S. Structured Credit group responsible for collateralized loan obligations (CLO) and other structured credit ratings. The structured credit team is ch… Read full bio

Theodore Koenig

President and Chief Executive Officer, Monroe Capital LLC

Theodore L. Koenig, President, CEO and founder of Monroe Capital LLC, a private credit asset management firm specializing in direct lending and special situations investing. Since 2004, the firm has provided private credit solutions to borrowers in t… Read full bio

Andrew Konopelski

Partner, Head of Credit, EQT Credit

Andrew Konopelski joined EQT Partners in 2008 and is Head of EQT Credit Strategies advisory team. Andrew graduated from Duke University with degrees in Chemistry and Art History and received a Masters in Finance degree from London Business School. Pr… Read full bio

Marc Lasry

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Avenue Capital Group

Marc Lasry is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group, a global alternative investment manager focused on distressed and undervalued debt and equity opportunities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. In 1995, Mr. Lasry f… Read full bio

Edgar Lee

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Oaktree Capital Specialty Lending & Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation

Mr. Lee has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation and Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation since October 2017 and currently serves as managing director and portfolio manager for Oaktre… Read full bio

John Liguori

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Direct Lending, Jefferies Finance LLC

John Liguori is a co-founding member of Jefferies Finance and the Chief Investment Officer of the firm’s direct lending business. Mr. Liguori manages a team responsible for investment sourcing, execution and portfolio management and leads the group’s… Read full bio

Eric Lloyd

Managing Director and Head of Global Private Finance, Barings

Eric Lloyd is the Head of Barings’ Global Private Finance Group. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the firm’s global private finance enterprise and participating on all three of his group’s Investment Committees. Eric has worked in the in… Read full bio

Hadley Ma

Managing Director, MGG Investment Group

Hadley Ma is a Managing Director at MGG Investment Group. Prior to joining MGG, Mr. Ma worked at TPG Special Situations Partners LP, a specialty finance firm (with approximately $6 billion assets under management). Previously, Mr. Ma worked at Oaktre… Read full bio

Kevin P. Magid

Managing Director and Head, Audax Private Debt

Mr. Magid is Head of Audax Private Debt, a leading direct lender in the U.S. middle market. He joined Audax Group in 2000 to build and lead Audax’ Private Debt business. Audax Private Debt has provided more than $12 billion of debt capital solutions… Read full bio

Brad Marshall

Senior Managing Director, GSO Capital Partners

Brad Marshall is a Senior Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. He is a senior portfolio manager in GSO's Performing Credit Group and oversees GSO’s Direct Lending effort. Mr. Marshall is a member of GSO’s Investment Committee. Before joining… Read full bio

Patrick McAuliffe

Head of Direct Origination, NewStar Financial

Patrick F. McAuliffe serves as a managing director and head of direct origination for NewStar Financial, the alternative credit group of First Eagle. Prior to joining NewStar in 2005, Pat was regional executive in Bank of America’s Metro New York reg… Read full bio

Joe McCurdy

Senior Managing Director and Head of Origination, Guggenheim Partners

Mr. McCurdy is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Origination in the Corporate Credit Group. He leads Guggenheim’s effort in sourcing and structuring directly negotiated transactions for both middle market private debt investments and larger unde… Read full bio

Richard McKinney

Managing Director, The D.E. Shaw Group

Richard McKinney is a managing director of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and head of the Asset-Backed Strategies investment unit at the D. E. Shaw group, where he operates from the firm’s New York office. Mr. McKinney previously served as a rotating member… Read full bio

Lee Minor

Managing Director, Wells Fargo Commercial Capital

Lee Minor is a Managing Director of Wells Fargo Commercial Capital, focusing on the group’s industry coverage efforts in the Transportation, Defense & Aerospace, Diversified Manufacturing, and Rental Equipment sectors. Mr. Minor originally joined Wel… Read full bio

Chris Monigle

Administrative Vice President, Wilmington Trust

Chris is responsible for introducing corporate clients to Wilmington Trust’s Global Loan Agency Services. He specializes in loan agency services for BDCs, Direct Lenders, and Alternative Capital Providers who originate middle market bi-lateral and sm… Read full bio

Matthew Murphy

Partner, Paul Hastings LLP

Matthew M. Murphy is a partner in the Corporate department at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Chicago office. He advises a variety of clients in complex business reorganizations, debt restructurings and troubled company M&A. Mr. Murphy assis… Read full bio

Greg Myers

Managing Director, Cortland Capital Market Services

Greg is a managing director of Cortland Capital Market Services LLC. Greg oversees business management for Cortland’s fund administration group. An experienced financial executive, Greg brings over 20 years of broad-based financial services expertise… Read full bio

Steve Nesbitt

Chief Executive Officer, Cliffwater LLC

Steve is CEO of Cliffwater LLC, an investment advisory firm specializing in alternative investments, including hedge funds, private equity, private debt, real assets, and real estate. Prior to forming Cliffwater in 2004, Steve was a Senior Managing D… Read full bio

Michelle Noyes

Managing Director, Head of Americas, The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)

Michelle Noyes joined AIMA in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer of AIMA's New York office, and became the Association's Head of Americas in 2017. Previously, she was Head of International Sales and Investor Relations for BRZ Investimentos, one of the l… Read full bio

Terrence Olson

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, THL Credit

Mr. Olson is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of THL Credit, Inc., THL Credit’s Direct Lending platform and THL Credit’s Tradable Credit platform. He also serves on the Investment Committee of THL Credit’s Direct Lending Platfo… Read full bio

Finian O'Shea

Vice President and Senior Equity Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities

Finian O’Shea is a Vice President and Senior Equity Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities covering Private Credit and the Business Development Company (BDC) sector. Finian joined the firm in 2014 as a financial services associate analyst on the BDC team.… Read full bio

Alexander Popov

Managing Director & Head of Carlyle Credit Opportunities Fund, The Carlyle Group

Mr. Popov is a Managing Director and Head of Carlyle Credit Opportunities Fund. He is a member of the CCOF investment committee. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Popov was a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners (f/k/a Highbridge Principal Strate… Read full bio

Jaime Prieto

Managing Partner, Kartesia

When founding Kartesia in 2013, Jaime had over 10 years of experience in private equity finance and strategy. Before founding Kartesia Advisors, Jaime co-founded the Altercap funds at LBO France, which successfully raised and invested €500 million in… Read full bio

Steven Rattner

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Willett Advisors LLC

Steven Rattner is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Willett Advisors LLC, which manages the personal and philanthropic investment assets of Michael R. Bloomberg. In addition, he is a Contributing Writer for the Op-Ed page of The New York Times… Read full bio

Keith Read

President, Cerberus Business Finance and Senior Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management

Keith Read, President of Cerberus Business Finance and Senior Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management. Mr. Read joined Cerberus in 2006. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Read was a Managing Director at CIBC World Markets from 1995 to 2005, whe… Read full bio

Rich Robben, CFA

Interim CIO/Director of Fixed Income, Kentucky Retirement Systems

Rich was appointed as the Interim Chief Investment Officer for the Kentucky Retirement Systems in January of 2017, after serving for 2 years as the Deputy CIO and Head of Fixed Income Investments. He began his investment career in 1996 with INVESCO i… Read full bio

Mark Sanofsky

Managing Director, CIFC Asset Management LLC

Mr. Sanofsky is a Managing Director at CIFC with a primary focus on the structuring, marketing and execution of CLOs, loan accumulation facilities, and structured credit funds / accounts. Prior to joining CIFC, Mr. Sanofsky was at RBS Securities Inc.… Read full bio

Randy Schwimmer

Founder and Publisher, The Lead Left

Randy Schwimmer is Senior Managing Director and Head of Origination and Capital Markets at Churchill Asset Management LLC. Churchill is a credit asset management firm that provides senior debt to middle market companies. It is affiliated with Nuveen,… Read full bio

Dwight Scott

Senior Managing Director and President, GSO Capital Partners

Donald (Dwight) Scott is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and President of GSO Capital Partners. Mr. Scott oversees the management of GSO and sits on the investment committees for GSO’s energy funds, mezzanine funds and rescue lending funds.… Read full bio

Thomas Shanklin

Managing Director, Head of Private Debt, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Tom joined Nationwide in 2009 and is a Managing Director and the Head of Private Debt. Since inception of Nationwide’s Private Debt Group in 2013, Tom has led the development and execution of Nationwide’s leveraged Private Debt investment strategies,… Read full bio

Todd Silverman, CFA, CAIA

Principal, Meketa Investment Group, Inc

Mr. Silverman joined Meketa Investment Group in 2008 and has 15 years of experience in the financial services industry including 12 years of private markets investment experience. A Principal of the firm, Mr. Silverman works in the Private Markets Gr… Read full bio

Katherine Taylor

Director, THL Credit

Katherine Taylor is a Director for THL Credit’s Direct Lending and Tradable Credit platforms. Her responsibilities include business development, product development, strategic relationships and fund marketing. She is responsible for the development a… Read full bio

Robert Thompson

Senior Portfolio Manager – Credit, UPS Group Trust

Robert Thompson is a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for Credit for the UPS Investments Group. In this role, Robert has responsibility for the plan’s Credit investments capturing both Private and Public exposures. Robert’s role includes strategi… Read full bio

Tod Trabocco

Managing Director, Cambridge Associates

Tod is a managing director based out of Cambridge Associates’ Boston office. He performs due diligence on investment opportunities in private equity, credit, and distressed markets. His responsibilities include identifying, performing due diligence,… Read full bio

Jennifer St. John Yount

Partner, Head of Finance and Restructuring Practice, Paul Hastings LLP

Jennifer St. John Yount is the chair of the Paul Hastings Finance and Restructuring practice and is based in the firm’s New York office. Her practice primarily consists of representing direct lenders, finance companies, alternative and specialty lend… Read full bio

Nat Zilkha

Member and Head of Alternative Credit, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)

Nathaniel M. Zilkha (New York) joined KKR in 2007 and is a Member of KKR. Mr. Zilkha serves as the Head of Alternative Credit, which includes the firm’s private credit, principal finance and special situations businesses. Mr. Zilkha is also a portfol… Read full bio

Jerry Zinkula

Managing Director, Allstate Investments

Jerry is currently a Managing Director at Allstate Investments and leads the private credit program. He is also President of Allstate Finance Company LLC, a member of the Board of Directors for Kennett Capital, Inc., and former Chairman of Allstate's… Read full bio
View all speakers

Engage, interact and enhance your brand

The New York Forum offers a unique opportunity for organizations to raise their profile as a part of the premier meeting for investors allocating to private debt.

For more information on the available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lawrence Dvorchik at +1 646 545 4429 or

Convene, 117 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

Event venue

Kimpton Muse Hotel, 130 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

Hotel accommodations