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 private debt professionals and 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

See LPs in Attendance – Download Attendee List

 

Explore the virtual experience

 

Platform highlights:

  • Profile customization 
  • Create a personalized schedule by adding select sessions and face to face virtual meetings to “My Agenda”
  • Want to meet list
  • 1-on-1 networking meeting tools
  • Interactive panel sessions with Q&A and discussion boards
  • Automated reminders
  • On-demand playback access to select sessions for up to 12 months

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 virtual networking rooms to exchange information with globally recognized service providers, fund managers, and associations

Access the platform two weeks prior to the event and begin networking with fellow event attendees

2020 Keynote speakers

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The 2020 virtual guide includes:

» Networking opportunities: Gain early access to the virtual platform on Tuesday, September 8 and begin networking with event attendees. Add attendees to your want to meet list and setup private, face to face video meetings.

» Virtual platform features: The virtual platform includes live panel discussions with a Q&A, virtual networking rooms with sponsors, on demand access to select sessions for 12 months, and much more. 

» Preliminary attendee list: View the companies to registered to attend including Aflac Global Investments, CPP Investment Board, MassMutual, Prudential, PSP Investments, and more.

2020 Confirmed attendees include

View the preliminary attendee list for the 2020 Forum. Book your place today to increase your visibility to LPs allocating to private debt.
Aflac Global Investments
Aksia
Apolis SAM
AustralianSuper
Bessemer Trust
Cambridge Associates
CPP Investment Board
Evansco
Invesco
Iwp Family Office
Joint Industry Board of the Electrical Industry
Korea Post
Kuvare
La Capitale Financial Group
Liberty Mutual Investments
Loyalty Alliance
MassMutual
Nuveen
Prudential
PSP Investment
Royal Bank of Canada
RVK
Stable Asset Management
State of NJ Treasury Dept- Division of Investment
Swiss RE
University of California
Goldman Sachs
Wilshire Associates
Wimmer Family Office
Apollo
Blackstone
Capital One
Neuberger Berman
NXT Capital
The Carlyle Group
Thoma Bravo

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.

Watch our video guide for a preview of what to expect

Explore the virtual experience

1-on-1 networking

Utilize PDI’s virtual meeting tools to schedule private face to face video meetings with institutional investors and fund managers

High quality content

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

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 networking lounges

Visit our virtual networking lounges 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

Network at any time throughout the two day PDI New York virtual Forum. Take advantage of our virtual meeting tools by sending a message or scheduling a face to face video meeting with Forum attendees.

  • Early access to the platform: Get a jumpstart on your PDI virtual experience when the platform opens Tuesday, September 8. Customize your own individual profile and personal agenda and begin browsing through fellow attendee and speaker profiles.
  • “Want to meet” list: Attendees can add fellow attendees to their “want to meet” list; once two people have both added each other to their individual lists a private, face to face 25 minute video meeting will be scheduled and added to both attendees’ personal agendas.
  • Search, send, and schedule features: Search attendee profiles, send fellow attendees a message, and schedule a private, face to face video meeting anytime during the conference. Use the built-in search function to filter the list of attendees based on selected criteria such as fund type, sector focus, strategy, AUM, etc.

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 invitation only think-tanks, sector focused breakout sessions and keynote fireside chats with industry leaders.

Platform highlights:

  • Live panel discussions with live audience Q&A
  • Create a personalized schedule by adding select sessions and face to face virtual meetings to your customized agenda “My Agenda”
  • Networking meeting tools
  • Interactive discussion boards
  • Automated reminders
  • On-demand playback access to select sessions for up to 12 months

 

 

 

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

Learn more about our event sponsors and partners in the virtual networking rooms. The virtual networking rooms can be accessed at anytime and there you can:

  • Live chat with sponsors
  • Easily request information
  • Access additional resources materials available

 

The virtual PDI New York Forum will connect you with the leaders in the private debt community providing a place to engage, learn, and network.

Network at any time throughout the two day PDI New York virtual Forum. Take advantage of our virtual meeting tools by sending a private message or scheduling a face to face video meeting with Forum attendees.

 

Amplify your networking

 

Early access to the virtual platform

Gain access to the virtual platform two weeks before the event. Customize your own individual profile and personal agenda. Begin browsing through fellow attendee and speaker profiles.

Get a jumpstart on your PDI virtual experience when the platform opens Tuesday, September 8.

“Want to meet” list

These 25-minute video meetings are set-up through an auto scheduler based on mutual selection during the designated meeting times.

Attendees can add fellow attendees to their “want to meet” list; once two people have both added each other to their individual lists a private, face to face video meeting will be scheduled and added to both attendees’ personal agendas.

Search, send, and schedule features

Search attendee profiles, send fellow attendees a message, and schedule a private, face to face video meeting anytime during the conference. Meetings will take place as private, face to face video meetings.

Use the built-in search function to filter the list of attendees based on selected criteria such as fund type, sector focus, strategy, AUM, etc. Join your private meetings through your personalized agenda.

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.

*Please Note: All session times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone*

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 22nd

Welcome remarks
09:00 - 09:10

PEI welcome & chairwoman’s opening remarks

Joan Moh, Michelle Noyes

Joan Moh, Head of Event Production & Strategy – Americas, PEI

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

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Joan Moh

Head of Event Production and Strategy- Americas, PEI

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Michelle Noyes

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

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Plenary sessions
09:25 - 10:00

Keynote leadership discussion

Jordan Stutts, Rakesh Jain, Susan Kasser, CFA

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

Panelists:
Rakesh Jain, Partner and the Global Head of Private Credit, Pantheon
Susan Kasser,CFA, Co-Head of Private Credit, Neuberger Berman

 

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Jordan Stutts

Senior Writer, Private Markets, PEI

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Rakesh Jain

Partner and the Global Head of Private Credit, Pantheon

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Susan Kasser Neuberger Berman

Susan Kasser, CFA

Co-Head of Private Credit, Neuberger Berman

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10:05 - 10:55

LP roundtable: Private debt in an institutional portfolio

Ken Kencel, Scott Bevill, Sheila Finnerty, Brian Roelke

Which alternative lending strategies are performing well and why?

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

Panelists:
Scott Bevill, Senior Investment Officer- Global Income Strategies, Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois 
Sheila Finnerty,
 Executive Managing Director, Credit Strategies, Liberty Mutual Investments
Brian Roelke, Chief Investment Officer, Kuvare

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Ken Kencel

President and Chief Executive Officer, Churchill Asset Management

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Scott Bevill Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois

Scott Bevill

Senior Investment Officer - Global Income Strategies, Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois

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Sheila Finnerty Liberty Mutual Investments

Sheila Finnerty

Executive Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives, Liberty Mutual Investments

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Brian Roelke Kuvare

Brian Roelke

Chief Investment Officer, Kuvare

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10:55 - 11:15

Networking 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

Jocelyn Lewis , Symon Drake-Brockman, 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?

Moderator:
Jocelyn Lewis,
Executive Director, Private Debt Strategy, Financial Services, IHS Markit

Panelists:
Symon Drake-Brockman, Managing Partner, Pemberton Asset Management 
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

Jocelyn Lewis IHS Market

Jocelyn Lewis

Executive Director, Private Debt Strategy, IHS Markit

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Symon Drake-Brockman

Managing Partner, Pemberton Asset Management

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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

Chad Dale, Michael Chaisanguanthum , Brent Humphries, Christopher J. Monigle

Moderator:
Chad Dale, 
Partner, Proskauer

Panelists:
Michael Chaisanguanthum,
Head of Restructuring, Credit Suisse
Brent Humphries, President and Founding Member, AB Private Credit Investors
Christopher J. Monigle, Vice President, Wilmington Trust

Chad Dale Proskauer

Chad Dale

Partner. Proskauer

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Michael Chaisanguanthum

Head of Restructuring, Credit Suisse

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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: Lending in a time of crisis

Jordan Stutts, David M. Brackett, David Golub

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

Panelists:

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

 

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Jordan Stutts

Senior Writer, Private Markets, PEI

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David M. Brackett

Chief Executive Officer, Antares Capital

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David Golub

President, Golub Capital

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Midday break
13:35 - 14:00

Networking break

  • Please visit the PDI NY Exhibition Hall
  • Meet your co-attendees through the PDI “Meet your Match” meeting tool
13:35 - 14:10

Monroe Capital VIP leadership think tank: Managing a middle market direct lending portfolio during a pandemic and the opportunity set looking forward

Theodore L. Koenig
  • Conversation with Borrowers in a Pandemic: Revolvers & Delayed Draws
  • Valuations & Leverage Facilities
  • COVID Impact on Deal Flow

Facilitator: Theodore L. Koenig, President & Chief Executive Officer, Monroe Capital

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Theodore L. Koenig

President and Chief Executive Officer, Monroe Capital LLC

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13:35 - 14:10

Women’s networking roundtable (invitation-only)

Sylvia Owens, Angela Rodell

Facilitator:
Sylvia Owens,
Managing Director, Global Private Credit and Real Assets Strategist, Aksia

Featured Speaker:
Angela Rodell, CEO, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

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Sylvia Owens

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

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Angela Rodell

CEO, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

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General Session
14:05 - 14:35

Keynote fireside chat

Dwight Scott, Graham Bippart

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

Interviewed by: Graham Bippart, Editor, PEI

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Dwight Scott

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

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Graham Bippart

Editor, Private Funds CFO

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Breakout series
14:40 - 15:30

Track A | Real estate credit: near term challenges and long-term opportunities

Kyle Campbell, Peter Plaut
  • 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:
Kyle Campbell, Senior Reporter, PERE

Panelist:
Peter Plaut, 
Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office

 

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Kyle Campbell

Senior Reporter, PERE

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Peter Plaut

Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office

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14:40 - 15:30

Track B | Spotlight: Venture debt leadership discussion

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

Moderator:
Alastair Goldfisher,
Venture Capital Editor, PEI

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

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Alastair Goldfisher

Venture Capital Editor, PEI

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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

Jana Markowicz, Jason Brown, 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?

Moderator:
Jana Markowicz, Partner, Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, U.S. Direct Lending, Ares Management

Panelists:
Jason Brown
, Partner, Victory Park Capital
Milwood Hobbs Jr., Head of North American Sourcing & Origination, Oaktree Capital Management
Jay Ramakrishnan, Managing Director, Head of Originations, AB Private Credit Investors
Karen Simeone, Managing Director, HarbourVest

Jana Markowicz Ares Management

Jana Markowicz

Partner, Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, U.S. Direct Lending, Ares Management

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Jason Brown

Partner, Victory Park Capital

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Milwood Hobbs Jr.

Head of North American Sourcing & Origination, 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

Networking 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

Stephen Nesbitt, Michele Kovatchis, Armen Panossian
  • 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

Moderator:
Stephen Nesbitt,
CEO, Cliffwater, LLC

Panelists:
Michele Kovatchis, Senior Managing Director, Antares Capital
Armen Panossian
, Head of Performing Credit and Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital Management

Stephen Nesbitt Cliffwater LLC

Stephen Nesbitt

Chief Executive Officer, Cliffwater, LLC

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Michele Kovatchis

Senior Managing Director, Antares Capital

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Armen Panossian Oaktree Capital

Armen Panossian

Head of Performing Credit and Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital Management

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15:45 - 16:35

Track B | Infrastructure debt

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

Moderator:
Peter Sipsas, Managing Director, Head of Credit, Jensen Partners

Panelists:
Alfred Griffin, President, NY Green Bank
Jeff Just, Co-Founder & CEO, RadiantREIT
Rich Randall, Global Head of Debt Instruments, IFM

Peter Sipsas Jensen Partners

Peter Sipsas

Managing Director, Head of Credit, Jensen Partners

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Alfred Griffin

President, NY Green Bank

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Jeff Just

Co-Founder & CEO, RadiantREIT

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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

David Scopelliti, Wynne Comer, Gretchen Lam, CFA, Tom Majewski, Art Penn
  • Risks: Interest rate, Inflation, Credit and Liquidity
  • What advantages do CLOs offer over other structured products and credit assets?

Moderator:

David Scopelliti, Global Head of Private Credit, Mercer


Panelists:
Wynne Comer, Chief Operating Officer, AGL Credit Management
Gretchen Lam, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, Octagon Credit
Tom Majewski, Managing Partner & Founder, Eagle Point Credit Management
Art Penn, Founder & Managing Partner, PennantPark

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David Scopelliti

Global Head of Private Credit, Mercer

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Wynne Comer AGL Credit Management

Wynne Comer

Chief Operating Officer, AGL Credit Management

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Gretchen Lam Octagon Credit

Gretchen Lam, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Octagon Credit

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Tom Majewski

Managing Partner and Founder, Eagle Point Credit Management

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Art Penn PennantPark Investment Advisers

Art Penn

Founder & Managing Partner, PennantPark

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Plenary sessions
16:40 - 17:15

Closing keynote discussion

Robin Blumenthal, John Zito

Moderator:
Robin Blumenthal, 
Senior Reporter, Private Debt Investor

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

Robin Blumenthal Private Debt Investor

Robin Blumenthal

Senior Reporter, Private Debt Investor

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John Zito

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

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Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 23rd

Welcome remarks
08:55 - 09:00

PEI Welcome

Joan Moh

Joan Moh, Head of Event Production & Strategy- Americas, PEI

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Joan Moh

Head of Event Production and Strategy- Americas, PEI

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Plenary sessions
09:30 - 10:00

Keynote discussion | Investing in the lower middle market in an uncertain world – risky gamble or safe bet?

James H. Kirby, Andy Thomson

James H. Kirby, President & Co-Founder, Deerpath Capital Management

Interviewed by:  Andy Thomson, Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Media

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James H. Kirby

President & Co-Founder, Deerpath Capital Management

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Andy Thomson, Private Debt Investor

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Media

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10:05 - 10:35

Adams Street Partners keynote leadership discussion

John Bakie, Shahab Rashid, Bill Sacher

Adams Street Partners will discuss the current market outlook for private credit and portfolio positioning as the US economy heads into its’ first recession since the GFC. Bill Sacher and Shahab Rashid will discuss the virtues of middle-market private credit and why this is an attractive investment strategy for all seasons, and especially now.

Moderator:
John Bakie,
News Editor, Private Debt Insider

Panelists:
Shahab Rashid
, Partner & Co-Founder, Private Credit, Adams Street Partners
Bill Sacher
, Partner & Head of Private Credit, Adams Street Partners

 

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John Bakie

News Editor, Private Debt Investor

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Shahab Rashid

Partner & Co-Founder, Private Credit, Adams Street Partners

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Bill Sacher

Partner and Head of Private Credit, Adams Street Partners

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General sessions
10:35 - 10:50

Networking break

  • Please visit the PDI NY Exhibition Hall
  • Meet your co-attendees through the PDI “Meet your Match” meeting tool
10:50 - 11:40

Spotlight discussion: The evolution of the software market

Andy Thomson, Pete Fisher, Kristine Jurczyk

Moderator:
Andy Thomson, Senior Editor, Private Debt Insider

Panelists:
Pete Fisher, 
Director, Vista Credit Partners, Vista Equity Partners 
Kristine Jurczyk
Co-Head of Vista Credit Partners, Vista Equity Partners

Andy Thomson, Private Debt Investor

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Media

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Pete Fisher Vista Equity Partners

Pete Fisher

Director, Vista Credit Partners

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Kristine Jurczyk Vista Equity Partners

Kristine Jurczyk

Co-Head, Vista Credit Partners

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10:50 - 11:40

ESG in private debt and responsible lending

Jiří Król, Chris Cox, Ramin Kamali, Antonella Napolitano, 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?

Moderator:

Jiří Król, Global Head, Alternative Credit Council (AIMA)

Panelists:
Chris Cox, SMD, Chief Risk Officer, Churchill Asset Management
Ramin Kamali, Managing Director, Head of Research, Credit Suisse
Antonella Napolitano, Global Head of Investor Relations, Deerpath Capital Management
Candice Richards, Compliance Officer, MidOcean Partners

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Jiří Król

Global Head, Alternative Credit Council (AIMA)

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Chris Cox

Senior Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer, Churchill Asset Management

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Ramin Kamali Credit Suisse

Ramin Kamali

Managing Director, Head of Research, Credit Suisse

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Antonella Napolitano Deerpath Capital

Antonella Napolitano

Global Head of Investor Relations, Deerpath Capital Management

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Candice Richards

Compliance Officer, MidOcean Partners

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Breakout series
11:45 - 12:35

Track A | Specialty finance

Gaurang Vyas, Avi Korn, Ben Radinsky, John Slonieski

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

Moderator:
Gaurang Vyas,
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rise Line Business Credit

Panelists:
Avi Korn, Managing Director, KKR Credit
Ben Radinsky, Managing Director, Director of Research, Lloyd Crescendo Advisors
John Slonieski, Director of Private Credit & Partner, Medalist Partners

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Gaurang Vyas

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rise Line Business Credit

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Avi Korn KKR Credit

Avi Korn

Managing Director, Head of U.S. Private Asset-Based Finance, KKR Credit

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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 & Partner, Medalist Partners

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11:45 - 12:35

Track B | Private debt secondaries

Rod James, Jeff Hammer, Olga Kosters, Toni Vainio

Moderator:
Rod James, Senior Reporter, Private Equity & Secondaries, PEI

Panelists:
Jeff Hammer, Global Co-Head of Secondaries, Private Markets, Manulife Asset Management
Olga Kosters, Head of Private Debt Secondaries, Tikehau Capital
Toni Vainio, Partner, Pantheon

Rod James PEI Media

Rod James

Senior Reporter, Private Equity & Secondaries, PEI

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Jeff Hammer

Global Co-Head of Secondaries, Private Markets, Manulife Asset Management

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Olga Kosters Tikehau Capital

Olga Kosters

Head of Private Debt Secondaries, Tikehau Capital

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Toni Vainio

Partner, Pantheon

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Close of day 2
12:35 - 12:50

Networking break

12:50 - 13:25

Spotlight discussion featuring The Carlyle Group

Elina Gokh, Lauren Basmadjian, Alex Popov

Moderator:
Elina Gokh, Managing Director, Head of WSO Software, IHS Markit

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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Elina Gokh

Managing Director, Head of WSO Software, IHS Markit

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Lauren Basmadjian The Carlyle Group

Lauren Basmadjian

Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, The Carlyle Group

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Alex Popov

Co-Head of Illiquid Credit Strategies and Head of Carlyle Credit Opportunities, The Carlyle Group

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13:35 - 14:15

To increase diversity in private debt, lead with the data

Sasha Jensen

Moderator:
Sasha Jensen, CEO, Jensen Partners

Sasha Jensen Jensen Partners

Sasha Jensen

CEO, Jensen Partners

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14:15 - 14:20

Chairwoman's closing remarks

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

14:30 - 17:00

"Want to Meet" meetings

Michelle Noyes
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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.

John Bakie

News Editor, Private Debt Investor

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

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
Scott Bevill Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois

Scott Bevill

Senior Investment Officer - Global Income Strategies, Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois

Mr. Bevill currently serves as Senior Investment Officer – Global Income Strategies for the $53 billion Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois. Mr. Bevill is responsible for all global debt portfolios, both public and private, and short… Read full bio

Graham Bippart

Editor, Private Funds CFO

Graham Bippart is editor of Private Funds CFO, an online and monthly print intelligence source focusing on best practices for private funds finance and accounting professionals. Graham has covered a broad range of financial markets in the US and Euro… Read full bio
Robin Blumenthal Private Debt Investor

Robin Blumenthal

Senior Reporter, Private Debt Investor

Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal is a senior reporter at Private Debt Investor. She spent many years covering the public markets, including 20 years as a senior editor at Barron’s magazine, where she presaged the US housing collapse and the 2008 financial cr… Read full bio

David M. 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

Jason Brown

Partner, Victory Park Capital

Jason Brown joined VPC in 2014 as a Partner and manages the firm’s Los Angeles office. He is primarily responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and managing investments in lower middle market companies. Mr. Brown also actively works on value cr… Read full bio

Kyle Campbell

Senior Reporter, PERE

Kyle is PERE’s senior reporter in North America. His coverage focuses on institutional investors in the US and Canada. He has reported on real estate since 2017.

Michael Chaisanguanthum

Head of Restructuring, Credit Suisse

Michael Chaisanguanthum is a Director of CSAM. He joined CIG in 2007 and is currently the Head of Restructuring, focusing on workouts, restructurings, and stressed and distressed credits. In addition, he covers the gaming and lodging sector. Prior to… 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
Chad Dale Proskauer

Chad Dale

Partner. Proskauer

Chad Dale is a partner in Proskauer’s Corporate Department and a member of both the Business Solutions, Governance, Restructuring & Bankruptcy and Private Credit Restructuring Groups. Chad has nearly 30 years of experience in corporate reorganiza… Read full bio
Synon Drake-Brockman Pemberton

Symon Drake-Brockman

Managing Partner, Pemberton Asset Management

Symon is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Pemberton. He is a member of the board of Pemberton Asset Management Holding, Executive Management Committee of Pemberton Capital Advisors LLP and is co-chair of the Credit Review Committee. Prior to co… Read full bio
Sheila Finnerty Liberty Mutual Investments

Sheila Finnerty

Executive Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives, Liberty Mutual Investments

Sheila Finnerty is the Executive Managing Director and Head of Strategic Initiatives for Liberty Mutual Investments (LMI). She is a member of the firm’s Internal Investment Committee and Leadership Team. Sheila joined LMI as Head of Leveraged Finance… Read full bio
Pete Fisher Vista Equity Partners

Pete Fisher

Director, Vista Credit Partners

Pete Fisher joined Vista Credit Partners in 2019. Mr. Fisher is responsible for evaluating special situation credit investments, including traded securities as well as private investment opportunities. Prior to joining Vista in 2019, Mr. Fisher serve… Read full bio

Elina Gokh

Managing Director, Head of WSO Software, IHS Markit

Elina Gokh leads the global WSO Software business at IHS Markit, covering product management, client management and professional services. Mrs. Gokh is responsible for the strategic direction for multi-asset class capabilities and technology innovati… Read full bio

Alastair Goldfisher

Venture Capital Editor, PEI

Alastair Goldfisher is venture capital editor at Venture Capital Journal, which is owned by PEI Media. Alastair reports on the venture community, creating content for venture firms raising funds and seeking investment opportunities and limited partne… 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

Jeff Hammer

Global Co-Head of Secondaries, Private Markets, Manulife Asset Management

Jeff joined Manulife Investment Management in 2019 as global co-head of secondaries. Previously, he was co-head of Houlihan Lokey’s illiquid financial assets practice, a unit he co-founded and built into the leading investment banking group focused o… Read full bio

Milwood Hobbs Jr.

Head of North American Sourcing & Origination, 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
Rod James PEI Media

Rod James

Senior Reporter, Private Equity & Secondaries, PEI

Rod James is senior reporter with Secondaries Investor and Private Equity International, based in the London office. Prior to PEI, his roles included a stint as a freelancer covering fintech and transaction banking, CEEMEA capital markets reporter wi… Read full bio
Sasha Jensen Jensen Partners

Sasha Jensen

CEO, Jensen Partners

Sasha Jensen, Founder and CEO, launched Jensen Partners in 2012 with the focus on solely identifying the preeminent human capital talent for raising capital within the alternative investment industry. In fact, Ms. Jensen was described as “the most su… Read full bio
Kristine Jurczyk Vista Equity Partners

Kristine Jurczyk

Co-Head, Vista Credit Partners

Kristina Jurczyk joined Vista Equity Partners in 2013 and is the Co-Head of Vista Credit Partners. She helped found Vista Credit Partners and is responsible for managing the firm’s credit platform and its various funds. Prior to joining Vista, Ms. Ju… Read full bio

Jeff Just

Co-Founder & CEO, RadiantREIT

Jeff Just is the co-founder and CEO of RadiantREIT, which will be the first-ever investment trust to bring mortgage REITs to the solar energy market. Just has founded and operated businesses for over 30 years, with multifunction experience in finance… Read full bio
Ramin Kamali Credit Suisse

Ramin Kamali

Managing Director, Head of Research, Credit Suisse

Ramin Kamali is a Managing Director and Head of Research of CIG. He joined CIG in 2005 as a credit analyst and currently covers the real estate and financial services sectors. Prior to joining the group, Mr. Kamali was in Credit Suisse's Investment B… Read full bio
Susan Kasser Neuberger Berman

Susan Kasser, CFA

Co-Head of Private Credit, Neuberger Berman

Susan Kasser, CFA is the Co-Head of the $6 billion Private Credit business for Neuberger Berman. The Private Debt business manages $4.5 billion of investor capital dedicated to investing in first lien, unitranche and second lien loans to market leadi… 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

James H. Kirby

President & Co-Founder, Deerpath Capital Management

James Kirby is the President and Co-founder of Deerpath Capital. He was previously a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager in credit investing at Dune Capital Management, LP and its predecessor fund at Soros Fund Management LLC from 2004-2006. He w… 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
Avi Korn KKR Credit

Avi Korn

Managing Director, Head of U.S. Private Asset-Based Finance, KKR Credit

Avi Korn (New York) joined KKR in 2018 and is a Managing Director of KKR. Mr. Korn focuses on private credit investments in financial institutions and financial assets. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Korn was a portfolio manager at BlueMountain Capital Ma… Read full bio
Olga Kosters Tikehau Capital

Olga Kosters

Head of Private Debt Secondaries, Tikehau Capital

Olga Kosters joined Tikehau Capital in 2019 to head the Private Debt Secondaries investment strategy. Olga has twenty years of investment and structuring experience in private and public capital markets. Prior to joining Tikehau Capital, she advised… 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

Jiří Król

Global Head, Alternative Credit Council (AIMA)

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

Gretchen Lam, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Octagon Credit

Ms. Lam is a member of Octagon’s Investment Committee and serves as the Portfolio Manager of 7 CLOs, 8 Separately Managed Accounts, and 3 Private Commingled Funds. Ms. Lam serves as the PM for the Firm’s Structured Credit (CLO Debt & Equity) Inve… Read full bio
Jocelyn Lewis IHS Market

Jocelyn Lewis

Executive Director, Private Debt Strategy, IHS Markit

Ms. Lewis is responsible for our private debt strategy globally, product development and client engagement. Previously, she was the regional head of Private Valuation Services for North America at IHS Markit. Ms. Lewis joined IHS Markit in 2016 with… 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
Jana Markowicz Ares Management

Jana Markowicz

Partner, Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, U.S. Direct Lending, Ares Management

Ms. Markowicz is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group and serves as Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, U.S. Direct Lending and is a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. Prior to joining Ares in 2005, Ms. Markowicz was… 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
Antonella Napolitano Deerpath Capital

Antonella Napolitano

Global Head of Investor Relations, Deerpath Capital Management

Ms. Napolitano is a Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations and Business Development at Deerpath Capital. She joined the Firm in 2016 and has 17 years of industry experience. She previously worked in investor relations as a product specialis… Read full bio
Stephen Nesbitt Cliffwater LLC

Stephen Nesbitt

Chief Executive Officer, Cliffwater, LLC

Steve is CEO of Cliffwater LLC, an investment advisory firm specializing in alternative investments, including private equity, private debt, hedge funds, 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

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
Armen Panossian Oaktree Capital

Armen Panossian

Head of Performing Credit and Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital Management

Mr. Panossian is a managing director and Oaktree’s Head of Performing Credit, as well as portfolio manager for Oaktree’s Strategic Credit strategy. His responsibilities include oversight of the firm’s performing credit activities including the senior… Read full bio
Art Penn PennantPark Investment Advisers

Art Penn

Founder & Managing Partner, PennantPark

Arthur H. Penn is the Founder and Managing Partner of PennantPark Investment Advisers (“PPIA") which was founded in 2007. Mr. Penn is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PennantPark Investment Corporation and PennantPark Floating Rate Capital, Lt… 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

Co-Head of Illiquid Credit Strategies and Head of Carlyle Credit Opportunities, 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

Angela Rodell

CEO, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

Angela M. Rodell serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, having been selected in October of 2015 by APFC’s Board of Trustees. APFC is a state-owned corporation, based in Juneau, Alaska, that manages and invests… Read full bio

Shahab Rashid

Partner & Co-Founder, Private Credit, Adams Street Partners

Shahab is responsible for the build-out and expansion of Adams Street's private credit strategy by leading the firm's fundraising efforts, approving investment opportunities, and managing key relationships with general partners in North America and E… 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
Brian Roelke Kuvare

Brian Roelke

Chief Investment Officer, Kuvare

Brian leads the investment team at Kuvare. He has over 25 years of industry experience and was previously employed in the TIAA organization, most recently serving as Managing Director and Head of Nuveen Private Capital. In addition, Brian was a membe… Read full bio

Bill Sacher

Partner and Head of Private Credit, Adams Street Partners

Bill leads the investment, portfolio construction, and fundraising efforts of the Private Credit Team, and manages key relationships with general partners in North America and Europe. Prior to joining Adams Street, Bill was head of the US Private Deb… Read full bio

David Scopelliti

Global Head of Private Credit, Mercer

David Scopelliti is a highly experienced leader and investor specializing in the alternative investments - Private Credit & Private Equity with a track record in direct, co-investment and fund investing. He is also a proponent of (“ESG”) principl… 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
Peter Sipsas Jensen Partners

Peter Sipsas

Managing Director, Head of Credit, Jensen Partners

Peter Sipsas is Managing Director and Global Head of Private Equity and Credit at Jensen Partners. In this leadership role, he oversees the firm’s expansion into investment professional recruitment. With over 13 years’ experience in retained executiv… Read full bio
John Slonieski, Medalist Partners

John Slonieski

Director of Private Credit & Partner, Medalist Partners

John Slonieski is the Director of Private Credit and Partner 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 f… 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
Andy Thomson, Private Debt Investor

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Media

Andy has been with PEI since 2003, working on a number of titles including as Editor of Private Equity International and Senior Editor of Infrastructure Investor. Since H2 2015, he took over responsibility for Real Estate Capital and, in the first ha… Read full bio

Toni Vainio

Partner, Pantheon

Toni is a Partner and member of Pantheon’s Global Credit Committee with 13 years of private markets experience. Toni is also a member of Pantheon’s European Investment Committee focusing on the monitoring and analysis of European primary investments.… Read full bio

Gaurang Vyas

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rise Line Business Credit

Mr. Vyas is Chief Executive Officer of Rise Line, which he founded in partnership with LANDC Investment, Rise Line’s founding sponsor. Mr. Vyas was previously Managing Director and a founder at Enhanced Specialty Finance where he was responsible for… Read full bio

John Zito

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

Mr. Zito is a Senior Partner, Deputy CIO of Apollo Credit and Co-Head of the firm’s Global Corporate Credit business. He is the Senior Portfolio Manager of multiple fund products, including the Credit Strategies Fund, Apollo Accord Fund and certain G… Read full bio
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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.

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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?

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

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