The premier private debt event in North America

Private Debt Investor brings our unmatched speaker lineup and dynamic program content to you virtually

On September 22-23 the Private Debt Investor New York Forum will bring together senior professionals engaged in the continued expansion of private debt as an asset class for a live and interactive virtual conference. The Forum enters its seventh successful year as the premier platform for investors to discuss how private credit strategies fit into their investment portfolios.

As we navigate the current global health crisis, we continue to offer the private debt community a Forum to engage, learn, and network. PDI will deliver the same first class dynamic content and peer networking opportunities virtually.

Join us in 2020 for a virtual experience exploring 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.

Attend the Private Debt Investor NY Virtual Forum to: 

  • Engage with over 350 private debt professionals, including 80+ institutional investors to cultivate new business relationships
  • Discuss the effects of covid-19 on the private credit market
  • 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
  • Participate in a wide range of impactful discussions in various formats that include off-the-record think-tankssector focused breakout sessions and fireside chats with industry leaders

Why attend?

• Hear from top performing private debt managers in live interactive discussions

• Utilize PDI’s virtual platform meeting tool to schedule 1-on-1 virtual meetings with institutional investors and fund managers

• Participate in invitation-only think tanks to share best practices and industry concerns

• Tailor your PDI virtual experience by customizing your personal profile and agenda

• Visit our exhibit hall to exchange information with globally recognized service providers, fund managers, and associations

• Access the platform early to network with fellow event attendees leading up to the event

2020 Keynote speakers

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» A  sample of confirmed attendees, including total investor AUM.

» Featured speakers, including keynotes from Apollo Global Management, Ares Management, Golub Capital, and Oaktree Capital Management.

» Key topics covering middle market direct lending, niche and alternative credit strategies, and investor priorities.

2019 Investors included

80+ LPs from over 65 organizations attended last year's Forum. Book your place today to increase your visibility to LPs allocating to private debt.
111 Triple ONE
1199SEIU
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
AIMCo - Alberta Investment Management
Aksia
Allstate Investments
Altman Foundation
Apolis SAM
Atrato Advisors
AustralianSuper
AXA XL
Ballentine Partners
The Bank of Yokohama
Bessemer Trust
Callan
City of Stamford
College of William and Mary
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Desjardins Pension Group
EE Capital Pte
Employees Retirement System of Texas
Episcopal Church Foundation
Exelon
George Kaiser Family Foundation
George Washington University
Georgetown University Investment Office
Golden Alpha US
Goldman Sachs
GoldPoint Partners
The Guardian Life Insurance Co
Hanwha Asset Management
HOOPP Capital Partners
Japan ICU Endowment Fund
The Jordan Family Office
La Capitale
The Leona M and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust
MetLife Investments
Mine Super
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
MoDOT & Patrol Employees' Retirement System (MPERS)
Mutual of Omaha
Nationwide
New Jersey Division of Investment
New York State Common Retirement Fund
Office Of The NYC Comptroller
OLS Capital (Family Office)
The Pension Boards United Church Of Christ
The Principia Corp
The PSP Investments
Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia
qp Global
Richardson GMP & Richardson GMP Private F.O.
Royal Bank of Canada
Segal Marco Advisors
Sen Family Office
Sigma Principal Capital (Single Family Office)
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois
UBS Group AG
United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
UPS Group Trust
Veritas Family Office
Wilshire Associates
Wimmer Family Office

What our attendees say about the Forum

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…

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Churchill Asset Management

Randy Schwimmer, Senior Managing Director

Particularly liked the number of institutional investors who attended.

Fantastic event to get a pulse of the private debt market.

As we navigate the current global health crisis, we continue to offer the private debt community a Forum to engage, learn, and network. PDI will deliver the same first class dynamic content and peer networking opportunities through our virtual platform.

Join us on September 22-23 for a virtual experience exploring 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.

Explore the virtual experience

1-on-1 networking

Utilize PDI’s virtual platform meeting tool to schedule 1-on-1 virtual meetings with institutional investors and fund managers

High quality content

Hear from top performing private debt managers through impactful panel discussions and keynote presentations

A customized experience

Tailor your PDI virtual experience by customizing your personal profile and agenda

Sector focused breakout sessions

Attend sector focused breakout sessions; pick and choose sessions based on your top interests

Virtual exhibit hall

Visit our exhibit hall to exchange information with globally recognized service providers, fund managers, and associations

On-demand access

Receive access to select sessions up to one year post-event anytime, anywhere

 

 

Network and build key relationships

At the PDI New York virtual forum, networking can be done anytime throughout the conference. Take advantage of our networking tools by reaching out to attendees through the event platform. Networking features include:

  • Private messaging: See someone you are interested in working with? Reach out to attendees directly by sending them a direct message.
  • Want to meet list: Browse through attendees and add them to your “want to meet list.” Here you will have a list of all attendees you want to meet in one place.
  • Virtual Meet-ups: Pre-schedule multi-person video conferences for informal “Birds of a Feather”-type meetups, allowing you to connect and network with fellow attendees.

Hear directly from the leaders in private debt

Through the integrated Zoom platform, participate in a wide range of impactful discussions in various formats that include off-the-record think-tanks, sector focused breakout sessions and fireside chats with industry leaders.

You also get:

Built-in calendar to add sessions to your personalized schedule

Automated reminders

Live polling and discussion board

On-demand playback access to sessions for up to 12 months

 

 

 

 

Meet with globally recognized service providers, fund managers, and associations

Learn more about the event sponsors and partners throughout the conference in the virtual exhibit hall. The exhibit hall is available throughout the conference and can be accessed at anytime.

  • Virtual booths: Meet with sponsors virtually to help you better serve your employees and your members.
  • Online meetings: Easily “request information” from companies and share your information.

2020 agenda

View each tab below to explore the 2020 two-day virtual agenda, packed with insightful panel discussions and keynote presentations. Interested in participating in the 2020 Forum? Contact Zakira Ralling at zakira.r@peimedia.com or +1 646 545 3321.

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 22nd

Welcome remarks
09:00 - 09:20

PEI welcome & chairwoman’s opening remarks

Michelle Noyes

Seth Kerker, Director Events – Americas, PEI
Chairwoman: Michelle Noyes, Head of Americas, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)

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Michelle Noyes

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

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Plenary sessions
09:30 - 10:00

Keynote leadership discussion

Rakesh Jain

Rakesh Jain, Partner and the Global Head of Private Credit, Pantheon

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Rakesh Jain

Partner and the Global Head of Private Credit, Pantheon

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10:05 - 10:55

LP roundtable: Private debt in an institutional portfolio

Ken Kencel, Sheila Finnerty

Moderator: Ken Kencel, President and CEO, Churchill Asset Management

Panelists:

Sheila Finnerty, Executive Managing Director, Credit Strategies, Liberty Mutual Investments

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Ken Kencel

President and Chief Executive Officer, Churchill Asset Management

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Sheila Finnerty

Executive Managing Director, Credit Strategies, Liberty Mutual Investments, WIAD Board Member

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10:55 - 11:15

Morning break

  • Please visit the PDI NY Exhibition Hall
  • Meet your co-attendees through the PDI “Meet your Match” meeting tool
General Session
11:15 - 12:05

Opportunistic private credit

Kevin Griffin, Theodore L. Koenig, Sylvia Owens
  • How do you protect yourself in a down market?
  • Where is there protection from environmental and geo-political risks?
  • Surviving a global crisis: How did COVID-19 hit private markets?

Panelists:

Kevin Griffin, CEO and CIO, MGG Investment Group
Theodore L. Koenig, President & Chief Executive Officer, Monroe Capital
Sylvia Owens, Managing Director, Global Private Credit and Real Assets Strategist, Aksia

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Kevin Griffin

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, MGG Investment Group

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Theodore L. Koenig

President and Chief Executive Officer, Monroe Capital LLC

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Sylvia Owens

Managing Director, Global Private Credit and Real Assets Strategist, Aksia

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12:10 - 13:00

Distressed debt, restructuring and workouts

Brent Humphries, Christopher J. Monigle

Panelists:

Brent Humphries, President and Founding Member, AB Private Credit Investors
Christopher J. Monigle, Vice President, Wilmington Trust

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Brent Humphries

President and Founding Member, AB Private Credit Investors

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Christopher J. Monigle

Vice President, Wilmington Trust

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13:05 - 13:35

Keynote leadership discussion

Jordan Stutts, David Golub, David Brackett

Moderator:
Jordan Stutts
, Senior Writer, Private Markets, PEI

Panelists:

David B. Golub, President, Golub Capital
David M. Brackett,
President & CEO, Antares Capital

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Jordan Stutts

Senior Writer, Private Markets, PEI

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David Golub

President, Golub Capital

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David Brackett

Chief Executive Officer, Antares Capital

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Midday break
13:35 - 14:00

Mid-day break

  • Please visit the PDI NY Exhibition Hall
  • Meet your co-attendees through the PDI “Meet your Match” meeting tool
General Session
14:05 - 14:35

Keynote fireside chat

Dwight Scott

Dwight Scott, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of GSO Capital Partners, Blackstone

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Dwight Scott

Senior Managing Director and Global Head of GSO Capital Partners, Blackstone GSO

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Breakout series
14:40 - 15:30

Track A | Real estate credit

Peter Plaut, Craig Andreen
  • Return expectations and risk profiles for different types of real estate credit strategies
  • Current availability of debt and financing for core and non-core assets

Moderator: Peter Plaut, Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office

Panelists:

Craig Andreen, Senior Managing Director, Real Estate Finance / Co-Head, NXT Capital

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Peter Plaut

Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office

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Craig Andreen

Senior Managing Director, Real Estate Finance/ Co-Head, NXT Capital

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14:40 - 15:30

Track B | Spotlight: venture debt leadership discussion

Rob Pomeroy, David Spreng
  • How do you underwrite companies with no cash flow?

Panelists:
Rob Pomeroy,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Technology Finance Corporation
David Spreng, Chairman, CEO& CIO, Runway Growth Capital

Rob Pomeroy Horizon Technology Finance Corporation

Rob Pomeroy

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Technology Finance Corporation

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David Spreng

Chairman, CEO & CIO, Runway Growth Capital

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14:40 - 15:30

Track C | Direct lending

Brendan Carroll, Milwood Hobbs Jr., Jay Ramakrishnan , Karen Simeone
  • What are the key issues facing lenders in the face of a global pandemic?
  • How are the deals changing? Where are the deals happening?
  • What is driving the growth? How risky are the loans?
  • Can non-bank lenders survive an economic slump?
  • Is the direct lending market over-saturated, and how can managers continue to differentiate themselves from the competition?
  • Which private credit strategies are accretive to a portfolio of middle market direct lending strategies?

Panelists:

Brendan Carroll, Co-Founder, Victory Park
Milwood Hobbs Jr., Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management
Jay Ramakrishnan, Managing Director, Head of Originations, AB Private Credit Investors
Karen Simeone, Managing Director, HarbourVest

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Brendan Carroll

Co-Founder, Victory Park Capital

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Milwood Hobbs Jr.

Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management

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Jay Ramakrishnan

Managing Director, Head of Originations, AB Private Credit Investors

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Karen Simeone

Managing Director, HarbourVest

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Afternoon break
15:30 - 15:45

Afternoon break

  • Please visit the PDI NY Exhibition Hall
  • Meet your co-attendees through the PDI “Meet your Match” meeting tool
Breakout series
15:45 - 16:35

Track A | The shifting sands of the BDC market and middle market CLOs

Michele Kovatchis, Meghan Neenan, CFA
  • Portfolio valuation marks
  • Credit performance: Non-accruals and realized losses
  • Dividends: Expecting cuts as earnings are pressured by weaker credit and lower rates
  • Liquidity: material increase in revolver draws to historically high levels; Expecting to see some attractive investment opportunities as we move out of social distancing and terms and conditions have shifted in favor of the lender – but who has liquidity to deploy?  How to balance new investments with supporting existing portfolio companies
  • Leverage – with valuation marks, some BDCs are operating at-or-above longer-term leverage targets – how quickly can those come back down?
  • Share Price – stocks have traded down significantly – yet some have announced dilutive rights offerings

Panelists:

Michele Kovatchis, Senior Managing Director, Antares Capital

Meghan Neenan, CFA, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

Armen Panossian, Head of Performing Credit and Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital Management

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Michele Kovatchis

Senior Managing Director, Antares Capital

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Meghan Neenan, CFA

Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

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15:45 - 16:35

Track B | Infrastructure debt

Alfred Griffin, Rich Randall
  • Which subsectors are most attractive and why?
  • What types of cash yields can investors expect?

Panelists:

Alfred Griffin, President, NY Green Bank
Rich Randall, Global Head of Debt Instruments, IFM

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Alfred Griffin

President, NY Green Bank

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Rich Randall

Global Head of Debt Investments, IFM Investors

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15:45 - 16:35

Track C | How to create a modern structured credit and fixed income portfolio

Wynne Comer, Tom Majewski
  • Risks: Interest rate, Inflation, Credit and Liquidity
  • What advantages do CLOs offer over other structured products and credit assets?

Panelists:
Wynne Comer, Chief Operating Officer, AGL Credit Management
Tom Majewski
, Managing Partner & Founder, Eagle Point Credit Management

Wynne Comer AGL Credit Management

Wynne Comer

Chief Operating Officer, AGL Credit Management

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Tom Majewski

Managing Partner and Founder, Eagle Point Credit Management

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Plenary sessions
16:40 - 17:15

Closing keynote discussion

John Zito, Senior Partner, Deputy CIO of Apollo Credit, Co-Head of Global Corporate Credit, Apollo

17:15 - 17:15

Chairwoman’s closing remarks

Michelle Noyes

Chairwoman: Michelle Noyes, Head of Americas, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)

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Michelle Noyes

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

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Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 23rd

Welcome remarks
09:15 - 09:25

Chairwoman’s opening remarks

Michelle Noyes

Chairwoman: Michelle Noyes, Head of Americas, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)

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Michelle Noyes

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

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Plenary sessions
09:30 - 10:00

Opening keynote fireside chat

10:05 - 10:55

ESG in private debt and responsible lending

Chris Cox, Candice Richards
  • Applying an ESG strategy across different debt instruments
  • Conducting ESG diligence in credit with limited access to information, balancing rigor and flexibility for large portfolios
  • ESG-focused CLOs: market opportunities and additional scrutiny
  • How are your firms approaching ESG broadly? Racial and gender equality specifically?

Panelists:

Chris Cox, SMD, Chief Risk Officer, Churchill Asset Management
Candice Richards, Compliance Officer, MidOcean Partners

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Chris Cox

Senior Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer, Churchill Asset Management

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Candice Richards

Compliance Officer, MidOcean Partners

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10:55 - 11:15

Morning break

  • Please visit the PDI NY Exhibition Hall
  • Meet your co-attendees through the PDI “Meet your Match” meeting tool
Breakout series
11:15 - 12:05

Track A | Emerging markets debt

What are the competitive advantages for funds catering to the smaller end of the market?

11:15 - 12:05

Track B | Specialty finance

Ben Radinsky, John Slonieski

What is the risk return profile of asset backed and specialty finance funds?

Panelists:
Ben Radinsky, Managing Director, Director of Research, Lloyd Crescendo Advisors
John Slonieski, Director of Private Credit, Medalist Partners

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Ben Radinsky

Managing Director, Director of Research, Lloyd Crescendo Advisors

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John Slonieski, Medalist Partners

John Slonieski

Director of Private Credit, Medalist Partners

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11:15 - 12:05

Track C | Impact debt

Private debt is the largest asset class within impact investing

  • Framework for impact provisions in loan agreements

 

Close of day 2
12:15 - 12:45

Spotlight discussion featuring The Carlyle Group

Lauren Basmadjian, Alex Popov

Panelists:

Lauren Basmadjian, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, The Carlyle Group
Alex Popov, Co-Head of Illiquid Credit Strategies and Head of Carlyle Credit Opportunities, The Carlyle Group

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Lauren Basmadjian

Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, The Carlyle Group

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Alex Popov

Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, The Carlyle Group

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12:50 - 13:30

Closing keynote

13:30 - 13:35

Chairwoman’s closing remarks

Michelle Noyes

Chairwoman: Michelle Noyes, Head of Americas, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)

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Michelle Noyes

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

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2020 speakers

 

Interested in speaking at the 2020 Forum? Please contact Zakira Ralling at zakira.r@peimedia.com or +1 646 545 3321.

Craig Andreen

Senior Managing Director, Real Estate Finance/ Co-Head, NXT Capital

Craig is Co-Head of NXT Capital’s Real Estate Group which provides financing to middle market Core Plus and select Value Add institutional quality commercial real estate properties (primarily multifamily and office) located in US states with favorabl… Read full bio

Lauren Basmadjian

Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, The Carlyle Group

Lauren Basmadjian is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager for Carlyle Global Credit, where she is focused on Leveraged Loans and Structured Credit. She is based in New York and sits on the Investment Committees for all of Carlyle's US Loa… Read full bio

David Brackett

Chief Executive Officer, Antares Capital

Dave is Chief Executive Officer of Antares Capital. He is a member of Antares’ Investment Committee as well as Antares’ Board of Directors. Previously, Dave served as president and chief executive officer for GE Antares. He was a founding partner whe… Read full bio

Brendan Carroll

Co-Founder, Victory Park Capital

Brendan Carroll is a Senior Partner at VPC, which he co-founded in 2007. He is responsible for strategic initiatives and firm operations in addition to sourcing, evaluating and executing investment opportunities. Mr. Carroll also oversees marketing,… Read full bio
Wynne Comer AGL Credit Management

Wynne Comer

Chief Operating Officer, AGL Credit Management

Comer has thirty years of experience in the structured credit markets. Prior to AGL, from 2009 to 2019, she served at Bank of America where her last post was as Global Head of the CLO Primary business where she led a team in New York and London to or… Read full bio

Chris Cox

Senior Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer, Churchill Asset Management

Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a principal of Carlyle GMS Finance and was a managing director and chief risk officer for Churchill Financial, which he joined in 2006. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the company’s risk management… Read full bio

Sheila Finnerty

Executive Managing Director, Credit Strategies, Liberty Mutual Investments, WIAD Board Member

Sheila Finnerty is an Executive Managing Director and Head of Credit Strategies at Liberty Mutual Investments. She is a member of the firm’s Internal Investment Committee and Leadership Team. Sheila joined Liberty Mutual Investments as head of Levera… Read full bio

David Golub

President, Golub Capital

David Golub is President of Golub Capital, a market-leading, award-winning direct lender and credit asset manager, with over $30 billion of capital under management. Golub Capital partners with institutional investors and family offi ces, offering ta… Read full bio

Alfred Griffin

President, NY Green Bank

Alfred Griffin is an industry leader in developing innovative solutions in support of the financing of renewable energy generation and energy efficiency projects, and brings 25 years of experience in banking and finance to NY Green Bank. As President… Read full bio

Kevin Griffin

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, MGG Investment Group

Mr. Griffin founded MGG Investment Group in 2014 and is the CEO and CIO of the firm. Over multiple economic cycles, Mr. Griffin has originated and invested over $5 billion across the capital structure of middle market businesses, including distressed… Read full bio

Brian Herr

CIO & Co-Head of Structured Credit and Asset Finance, Medalist Partners LP

Brian Herr is Chief Investment Officer (“CIO”) of Medalist, Co-Head of Structured Credit & Asset Finance, Partner and Co-Portfolio Manager for the Funds managed by Medalist. Prior to forming Medalist, Mr. Herr co-founded and led the Structured Cr… Read full bio

Milwood Hobbs Jr.

Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management

Mr. Hobbs sources and originates private debt opportunities across Oaktree’s credit strategies. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2013, he was an executive director at Natixis Securities focused on building the high yield sales and trading franchise. Prior… Read full bio

Brent Humphries

President and Founding Member, 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

Rakesh Jain

Partner and the Global Head of Private Credit, Pantheon

Rakesh (Rick) Jain is a Partner and Global Head of Private Debt with 20 years of private markets experience. Prior to joining Pantheon, Rick was a Managing Director and an Investment Committee Member at Star Mountain Capital, a middle-market private… Read full bio

Ken Kencel

President and CEO, 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 Dir… Read full bio

Theodore L. Koenig

President and Chief Executive Officer, Monroe Capital LLC

Theodore L. Koenig is President, CEO and founder of Monroe Capital LLC, a private credit asset management firm specializing in direct lending and opportunistic private credit investing. Mr. Koenig also serves as the Chairman, President and CEO of Mon… Read full bio

Michele Kovatchis

Senior Managing Director, Antares Capital

Michele is a senior managing director and head of the Credit Advisory Group for Antares Capital. She manages a team of professionals focused on managing our portfolio of stressed accounts in an effort to minimize losses and non-earnings for the Antar… Read full bio

Tom Majewski

Managing Partner and Founder, Eagle Point Credit Management

Thomas Majewski is the Managing Partner and founder of Eagle Point Credit Management. He has been involved in the formation and/or monetization of well over 100 CLO transactions across multiple market cycles. Tom led the creation of some of the earli… Read full bio

Christopher J. Monigle

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

Meghan Neenan, CFA

Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

Meghan Neenan is a senior director in Fitch Ratings’ financial institutions group. Her coverage includes alternative and traditional investment managers, business development companies, U.S. banks, consumer and commercial finance companies, and leasi… 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

Sylvia Owens

Managing Director, Global Private Credit and Real Assets Strategist, Aksia

Sylvia oversees the implementation of Private Credit portfolios across Aksia’s global base of LPs. As Aksia’s Global Private Credit Strategist, she advises the firm’s clients with respect to portfolio construction, investment selection, pacing, risk,… Read full bio

Peter Plaut

Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office

Peter Plaut is an Executive Director at Wimmer Family Office focused on origination, researching and structuring private debt and equity transactions across a broad range of industries including in the aerospace, energy, metals and mining, and real e… Read full bio
Rob Pomeroy Horizon Technology Finance Corporation

Rob Pomeroy

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Technology Finance Corporation

Rob Pomeroy is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: HRZN), an externally-managed business development company that provides secured loans to venture capital and private equity backed dev… Read full bio

Alex Popov

Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, The Carlyle Group

Alex Popov is a Managing Director, Head of Carlyle Credit Opportunities Fund and Co-Head of Illiquid Credit. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Popov was a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners (f/k/a Highbridge Principal Strategies, “HPS”) from 20… Read full bio

Ben Radinsky

Managing Director, Director of Research, Lloyd Crescendo Advisors

Mr. Radinsky has 15+ years of investment experience and has negotiated, structured and serviced a total of US$550 million of funded transactions. Mr. Radinsky served as a Senior Investment Analyst at Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund and Ba… Read full bio

Jay Ramakrishnan

Managing Director, Head of Originations, AB Private Credit Investors

Jay Ramakrishnan joined AB in 2014 as a founding member and Managing Director of AB Private Credit Investors. She is a member of the investment committee and Head of Originations, responsible for developing and driving originations strategies across… Read full bio

Rich Randall

Global Head of Debt Investments, IFM Investors

Rich is responsible for the creation and management of IFM Investors' debt investments strategies and portfolios, and for the debt investments team globally. He also heads IFM Investors' North American debt investment business. Based in New York, Ric… Read full bio

Candice Richards

Compliance Officer, MidOcean Partners

Candice Richards joined MidOcean Partners as a Compliance Officer in 2013. Previously, Mrs. Richards was a Compliance Officer at Gresham Investment Management LLC, a financial investment advisory firm. Prior to this, Mrs. Richards was a Compliance Of… Read full bio

Dwight Scott

Senior Managing Director and Global Head of GSO Capital Partners, Blackstone GSO

Dwight Scott is a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of GSO Capital Partners. Mr. Scott oversees the management of GSO and sits on the investment committees for GSO’s energy funds, performing credit funds and distressed funds. Prior to his curr… Read full bio

Karen Simeone

Managing Director, HarbourVest

Karen Simeone joined HarbourVest in 2018 to focus on private credit investments. Prior to joining the Firm, Karen spent eight years at TCW in the Direct Lending Group (formerly Regiment Capital’s direct lending team) where she was a managing director… Read full bio
John Slonieski, Medalist Partners

John Slonieski

Director of Private Credit, Medalist Partners

John Slonieski is the Director of Private Credit for Medalist Partners, a $2.4 billion alternative investment manager focused on asset-backed private credit, structured credit, and CLOs. Previously, he was the Director of Private Credit for Candlewoo… Read full bio

David Spreng

Chairman, CEO & CIO, Runway Growth Capital

David founded Runway Growth Capital in 2015 and is a member of the firm's investment committee. David is a seasoned and respected Silicon Valley-based investment executive, with 27 years of experience as a venture capitalist and growth debt lender. A… Read full bio

Jordan Stutts

Senior Writer, Private Markets, PEI

Jordan Stutts is a senior reporter at Infrastructure Investor based in New York. Since 2015, Jordan has covered trends in the funding and financing of infrastructure assets around the world. His stories range from the simple power-purchase agreement… Read full bio
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2020 sponsors

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 for the 2020 Forum, please contact Tyler Mitchell at +1 646 795 3279 or tyler.m@peimedia.com.

Frequently asked questions

Why is the event moving to a virtual platform?

In response to covid-19, organizers of PEI’s Private Debt Investor New York Forum have made the decision to transition from an in-person conference to a live virtual conference. The decision to move our event to a virtual platform was done based on the consideration of our attendees’ safety and official health recommendations.

When are conference sessions and events?

The virtual conference will take place on:

Tuesday, September 22: 9:00 am EST – 5:15 pm EST

Wednesday, September 23: 9:15 am EST – 1:35 pm EST

Where can I find the updated schedule of events?

You can view our latest agenda.

How do I access sessions?

A few weeks prior to the event, all attendees will be sent a link to access our virtual conference app. To learn more about this platform, please view our “How it works” page.

What is included in the ticket price?

Every registration ticket will include access to all general sessions, breakouts, interactive discussions, virtual networking sessions & private video chat, and on-demand playback of sessions.

Will the pricing change?

We have updated our pricing to reflect our virtual conference. Please visit the book now page for additional details.

What if I already purchased a ticket at the in-person rate?

A member of our team will be reaching out to either confirm your attendance to this year’s virtual event, transfer your registration to next year, or discuss other available options. If you have not heard from anyone, please reach out directly to our customer service team at regny@peimedia.com.

What about my hotel reservation?

Please contact the hotel directly regarding your room reservation.

Additional questions?

Please feel free to contact us directly at regny@peimedia.com.