Thursday 16th May 2024 | etc.venues County Hall, London

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  • The current private credit landscape
  • Strategies and risk management
  • ESG considerations for value creation
  • Operational structures
  • The LP perspective of private credit investments

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Welcome to the Private Credit European Summit, an exclusive event presented by Private Equity Wire. Engage in high-quality, face-to-face interactions between Limited Partners (LPs) and General Partners (GPs) through our meticulously curated panel sessions and roundtable discussions. Our summit fosters senior-level discussions that resonate with the entire audience, addressing the predominant themes shaping private credit markets in 2024. Dive into insightful conversations with key service providers in the private credit sphere, making this summit an indispensable resource for industry players.


With the European private credit market's upward trajectory showing no signs of slowing and gaining prominence as a pivotal asset class, our Private Credit Summit aims to assist you in tackling emerging challenges in the European sector, with the aim to provide innovative solutions to address both immediate capital requirements and long-term strategic objectives.

All Private Equity Wire Summits operate under Chatham House Rule. This means that attendees are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. Recording of the panels and roundtables is strictly prohibited by attendees. Private Equity Wire staff may make recordings on the day for promotional purposes. No audio recording of panel discussions will be included in any promotional items.

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EXPERT SPEAKERS

ATTENDEES

HOURS OF CONTENT

ALLOCATORS

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AGENDA

8:15 AM

ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION

9:00 AM

WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

  • What macro-economic shifts are affecting private credit this year?
  • Will major elections in the US and the UK have an impact?
  • Do interest rates and spreads still favour a private credit boom?
  • Mapping the outlook in the middle to long term

Scoring credit: Market forces impacting the lending boom

PANEL 1

9:05 AM

Speakers:

  • Aurélie Hariton-Fardad, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Portfolio Management Private Credit, MetLife Investment Management
  • Scott McClurg, Head of Private Credit, HSBC Asset Management
  • Raheman Meghji, CEO/CIO, DB Investment Partners
  • Natalia Tsitoura, Partner & Head of European Origination, Apollo
  • A conversation with a senior executive from one of Europe’s leading private lenders on why moving quickly is critical in the changing private credit landscape.

The need for speed: How are firms gaining a competitive edge in the private credit boom?

FIRESIDE CHAT 1

9:45 AM

Speakers:

  • Chandini Jain, CEO & Co-Founder, Auquan
  • Is direct lending still the private credit bread and butter?
  • How do other strategies such as mezzanine/hybrid compare?
  • Exploring the circumstances around distressed credit
  • How are credit returns matching up with those on equity this year?

Lending by type: Picking out private credit strategies for every risk appetite

PANEL 2

10:00 AM

Speakers:

  • Amit Bahri, Co-Head, Direct Lending Europe, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Naseem Hossain, Head of Private Markets Credit Risk, M&G Investments
  • Suzana Perić, Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management L.P.
  • Martins Marnauza, Partner, Coller Capital

10:40 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee break and a chance to meet our experts

ROUNDTABLE 1 - ROUND 1

11:10 AM

ROUNDTABLE A | ESG in credit: Where are the high potential areas?

Roundtables take place as repeated parallel sessions. Delegates rotate through all 4 topics for focused discussion in small groups

  • Does credit lag behind other alternatives on the ESG spectrum?
  • What incentives to lenders have to make ESG progress?
  • Understanding where lenders can bring value to portfolio companies
  • Managing the data collection and analysis process

Speakers:

  • Karen Lam, Head of Investment Specialists, Private Credit, M&G
  • Mikko Iso-Kulmala, Head of Private Credit Solutions, Fidelity International
  • Daniella Woolf, Managing Director, Danesmead ESG

ROUNDTABLE B | Risk room: Mapping the pitfalls of private credit

  • How will the upcoming maturity wall affect lenders?
  • How are corporate default rates evolving in 2024?
  • The systemic risk question: Is private credit a house of cards?
  • Understanding the regulatory landscape for private credit

Speakers:

  • Roberto Ippolito, Managing Director and Board Member, Clessidra Capital Credit
  • Frédéric Nadal, CEO and Co-Founder, MV Credit

ROUNDTABLE C | Locating hotspots: Regional variations in private credit markets

  • Comparing North America and Europe as lending centres
  • Tracking growth of the APAC private credit market
  • The GCC as a rapidly developing alternatives market
  • Are there risk/regulatory variations by region?

Speakers:

  • Conor O'Daly, Director, Investor Relations, Metrics Credit Partners
  • Alan Anderson, Managing Director, Investment Management, Mirae Asset Manager

ROUNDTABLE D | Lending autonomy: AI’s role in an evolving private credit landscape

  • How have AI solutions evolved since the 2023 boom?
  • Has generative AI lived up to the hype?
  • Are private credit managers leveraging AI for their operations?
  • What are the stumbling blocks?
  • Harsh Patel, Managing Partner, Global Growth Capital
  • Adri Purkayastha, BNP Paribas, Global Head of AI Technology

Speakers:

ROUNDTABLE 1 - ROUND 2

11:55 AM

Roundtables take place as repeated parallel sessions. Delegates rotate through all 4 topics for focused discussion in small groups

ROUNDTABLE D | Lending autonomy: AI’s role in an evolving private credit landscape

ROUNDTABLE C | Locating hotspots: Regional variations in private credit markets

ROUNDTABLE B | Risk room: Mapping the pitfalls of private credit

ROUNDTABLE A | ESG in credit: Where are the high potential areas?

  • Roberto Ippolito, Managing Director and Board Member, Clessidra Capital Credit
  • Shelley Morrison, Head of Fund Finance, Abrdn
  • Frédéric Nadal, CEO and Co-Founder, MV Credit
  • Karen Lam, Head of Investment Specialists, Private Credit, M&G
  • Mikko Iso-Kulmala, Head of Private Credit Solutions, Fidelity International
  • Daniella Woolf, Managing Director, Danesmead ESG
  • Conor O'Daly, Director, Investor Relations, Metrics Credit Partners
  • Alan Anderson, Managing Director, Investment Management, Mirae Asset Manager
  • Harsh Patel, Managing Partner, Global Growth Capital
  • Adri Purkayastha, BNP Paribas, Global Head of AI Technology

12:35 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

  • Do lending transactions, commonly bespoke, lend themselves to high volumes?
  • How can this be streamlined?
  • Is portfolio management more challenging in the lending space?
  • What tools do firms have at their disposal?

Engine room: Operational structures required to enable higher lending volumes

1:35 PM

PANEL 3

Speakers:

  • Kostas Halatsis, Managing Director, Redwood Asset Management (moderator)
  • Stefano Bertolotto, Senior Vice President, Private Credit Group, GIC
  • Paolo Morrone, Head of UK Direct Lending, Tikehau Investment Management
  • Irene Ryan, Head of International Debt Asset Management, Starwood Capital Group
  • Jonathan Sherman, Managing Director - Head of EMEA Private Markets, SS&C Technologies

ROUNDTABLE 2 – ROUND 1

2:15 PM

Roundtables take place as repeated parallel sessions. Delegates rotate through all 4 topics for focused discussion in small groups

ROUNDTABLE A | Fundraising focus: Understanding investor interest by type

  • Are institutions largely gravitating towards the credit safe haven?
  • Is this true for some organisations more than others?
  • How are private credit funds marketing to high net worth investors?
  • How do expectations from credit vary from one LP type to the next?

ROUNDTABLE B | Evergreen funds: The road to more flexible capital structures

  • What are the pros and cons of evergreen capital structures?
  • Do they lend themselves to private credit expansion?
  • How does this compare with other investment strategies?
  • Are investors increasingly demanding flexibility and liquidity?

Speaker:

  • Feni Ajumogobi, Legal Councel, BlackRock

ROUNDTABLE C | Asset marketplace: Secondaries opportunities for private credit

  • How has the secondaries landscape in private markets evolved in 2024?
  • Is lending occupying a bigger share?
  • Are LP-led secondaries the major driving force?
  • How are firms gathering data on assets in the market?

Speaker:

  • Gregor Von Deuten, Principal, Coller Capital
  • Bernard Galea, Principal, Pantheon
  • Ken McLaughlin, CFA Director, Private Debt Secondaries, Stepstone Group

ROUNDTABLE D | Landscape watch: Who’s competing for the private credit pie?

  • Which mega funds currently dominate the private credit market?
  • Where are the competitive hotspots within the private credit space
  • What are the entry opportunities for new players?
  • Honing a competitive advantage in private credit

Speakers:

  • Sandeep Agarwal, Chief Investment Officer, European Private Debt, Beechbrook Capital
  • Rafael Torres, Co-Head Pan European Private Debt, Muzinich & Co.

ROUNDTABLE 2 – ROUND 2

3:00 PM

Roundtables take place as repeated parallel sessions. Delegates rotate through all 4 topics for focused discussion in small groups

ROUNDTABLE D | Landscape watch: Who’s competing for the private credit pie?

ROUNDTABLE C | Asset marketplace: Secondaries opportunities for private credit

ROUNDTABLE B | Evergreen funds: The road to more flexible capital structures

ROUNDTABLE A | Fundraising focus: Understanding investor interest by type

  • Sandeep Agarwal, Chief Investment Officer, European Private Debt, Beechbrook Capital
  • Rafael Torres, Co-Head Pan European Private Debt, Muzinich & Co.
  • Feni Ajumogobi, Legal Councel, BlackRock
  • Gregor Von Deuten, Principal, Coller Capital
  • Bernard Galea, Principal, Pantheon
  • Ken McLaughlin, CFA Director, Private Debt Secondaries, Stepstone Group

3:40 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

  • An interview with a NAV lending lead from a top private equity firm for an insider’s perspective of the prospects within the industry.

NAV Lending: An opportunity for private credit funds?

4:05 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT

Speaker:

  • David Wilson, Partner, 17 Capital
  • Understanding the institutional investor shift towards credit
  • Has credit fundraising slowed down compared to mid-2023?
  • What lending strategies are most popular among LPs?
  • What are the biggest LP concerns when it comes to private credit?

Taking interest: How LPs want to structure their private credit investments

4:20 PM

PANEL 4

Speakers:

  • Sriram Reddy, Head of Client Portfolio Management, Discretionary, Man Group
  • Matthias Reicherter, Managing Partner & CIO, Golding Capital Partners
  • You-Ha Hyun, Perpetual Investors, Private Debt Programme Lead

5:00 PM

NETWORKING

Drinks reception

5:30 PM

EVENT CLOSES

All Summits and Webinars are CPD accredited, so you can learn, network and develop new skills.

Find out more about The CPD Certification here: https://cpduk.co.uk/

Managing Director, Investment Management at Mirae Asset Manager

Alan Anderson

Sandeep Agarwal

Chief Investment Officer, European Private Debt at Beechbrook Capital

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Amit Bahri

Co-Head, Direct Lending Europe at Goldman Sachs Asset Management

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Sandeep Agarwal

Chief Investment Officer, European Private Debt at Beechbrook Capital

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Stefano Bertolotto

Senior Vice President at Private Credit Group, GIC

Kostas Halatsis

Managing Director at Redwood Asset Management

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Aurélie Hariton-Fardad

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

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Naseem Hossain

Roberto Ippolito

Head of Private Markets Credit Risk at M&G Investments

Managing Director and Board Member at Clessidra Capital Credit

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Mikko Iso-Kulmala

Head of Private Credit Solutions at Fidelity International

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Karen Lam

Scott McClurg

Head of Investment Specialists, Private Credit at M&G

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Head of Private Credit, HSBC Alternatives at HSBC Global Asset Management

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Raheman Meghji

CEO/CIO at DB Investment Partners

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Paolo Morrone

Head of UK Direct Lending at Tikehau Investment Management

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Head of UK Direct Lending at Tikehau Investment Management

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Paolo Morrone

CEO and Co-Founder at MV Credit

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Frédéric Nadal

Frédéric Nadal

CEO and Co-Founder at MV Credit

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Director, Investor Relations at Metrics Credit Partners

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Conor O'Daly

Managing Partner at Global Growth Capital

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Harsh Patel

Managing Director at Oaktree Capital Management L.P.

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Suzana Perić

Global Head of AI Technology at BNP Paribas

MD for Credit at Man Group

Adri Purkayastha

Sriram Reddy

Managing Partner & CIO at Golding Capital Partners

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Matthias Reicherter

Irene Ryan

Head of International Debt Asset Management at Starwood Capital Group

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Head of International Debt Asset Management at Starwood Capital Group

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Partner Head at Coller Credit Secondaries

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Irene Ryan

Michael Schad

Managing Director - Head of EMEA Private Markets at SS&C Technologies

Jonathan Sherman

Co-Head Pan European Private Debt at Muzinich & Co.

Rafael Torres

Partner at 17 Capital

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David Wilson

Managing Director at Danesmead ESG

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Daniella Woolf

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