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SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES

A one-day ‘urban retreat’ for operations, finance, legal and back-office leaders at private credit fund managers, taking place in New York.

As the private credit space continues to innovate via more diverse strategies and structures, this Chatham House gathering – designed for operations, finance, legal, product and back-office leaders across the growing spectrum of credit firms – will offer actionable solutions to this innovative sector’s current problems and potential.

EXPERT SPEAKERS

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HOURS OF CONTENT

ALLOCATORS

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AGENDA

7:15 AM

PRE-REGISTRATION AND INVITE-ONLY PRIVATE BREAKFAST DISCUSSION

Invite only Breakfast

7:30 AM

Top priorities for leaders at private credit specialists: A guided discussion for C-suite professionals at management firms addressing:

  • Key operational trends
  • Emerging strategy trends
  • Allocator activity and fundraising
  • Direction of new regulation

8:15 AM

ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION

(30 mins)

9:00 AM

WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

(5 mins)

  • A look at interest rate trends for the year and implications
  • Comparing credit and equity performance
  • How could the elections impact the investment outlook?
  • Will the US follow the EU in tightening regulations?

Checking in: Are all things still looking up for private credit?

9:05 AM

(40 mins)

PANEL 1

Speakers:

  • Sweta Chanda, Managing Director, Head of Business Strategy, Monroe Capital, LLC
  • Vikas Keswani, Managing Director, HPS Investment Partners
  • Logan Nicholson, Managing Director, Direct Lending, Blue Owl
  • Howard Widra, Partner and Head of Direct Origination, Apollo Global Management

Private credit and banks: partnerships and competition

  • Learn from a ‘veteran’ in the private credit space on fundraising, firm evolution, fund strategy and key lessons learned.

9:45 AM

(15 mins)

FIRESIDE CHAT

Speaker:

  • Bruce Richards, CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder, Marathon Asset Management
  • Is transaction complexity inherent to private credit?
  • Can standardisation help set firms up for higher volumes?
  • What data do managers need to collect?
  • What risks do expanding portfolios pose?

Volume control: Monitoring the boom in credit portfolios

10:00 AM

(40 mins)

PANEL 2

Speakers:

  • Adi Divgi, CIO, Divino Global
  • Nicholas Nolan, Vice President, Solutions Management and Product Development, SS&C Advent
  • Tim Nabors, Managing Director - Portfolio Management, Waterfall Asset Management
  • Margarita Pineda-Ucero, Managing Director, Portfolio Management, Senior Debt, Audax Private Debt
  • Karen Simeone, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners, LLC

Charting the growth journey of a pure-play private credit firm

10:40 AM

(15 mins)

FIRESIDE CHAT

Coffee break and a chance to meet our experts

10:55 AM

(35 mins)

NETWORKING BREAK

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

11:30 AM

Roundtable A | Spotlight: ESG in credit

(45 mins)

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 1

  • How do credit funds compare with other asset classes on ESG performance?
  • Are there portfolio data collection and reporting challenges inherent to credit?
  • How much of a factor is ESG in credit due diligence?
  • Where is the room for improvement?

Speakers:

  • Brittany Agostino, ESG - US Credit Lead, Ares Mangement
  • Jeffrey Cohen, Head of ESG, Oak Hill Advisors
  • Judy Cotte, Managing Director & Head of ESG, Onex

Roundtable B | Under the microscope: Anticipating higher regulatory involvement

  • Making sense of the EU’s regulatory push on private credit
  • Will the SEC follow suit?
  • What are the biggest risk areas in focus?
  • How can managers set themselves up for more scrutiny?

Speakers:

  • Kevin Cassidy, Partner, Seward & Kissel
  • Derek Leo, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Blue Torch Capital

Roundtable C | Spotlight: Operational efficiency and scalability

  • AI – friend, foe, or FOMO?
  • Automation/tech – what are the options, and how do you decide?
  • Can outsourcing help and what should you look for in a partner?
  • Crystal ball – what comes next

Speaker:

  • Mark Seaman, Senior Vice President, Linedata

Roundtable D | Credit exchange: A look at the secondaries market for debt

  • Is credit occupying a bigger share of a thriving secondaries landscape?
  • Are these mainly LP-led or GP-led deals?
  • Comparing the sponsored and non-sponsored credit landscape

Speakers:

  • Sanjay Gupta, Chief Investment Officer, Moonfare
  • Rakesh Jain, Partner and Global Head, Private Debt, Pantheon

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

Roundtable A | Spotlight: ESG in credit

Roundtable B | Under the microscope: Anticipating higher regulatory involvement

Roundtable C | Spotlight: Operational efficiency and scalability

Roundtable D | Credit exchange: A look at the secondaries market for debt

12:15 PM

(45 mins)

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 2

  • Brittany Agostino, ESG - US Credit Lead, Ares Mangement
  • Jeffrey Cohen, Head of ESG, Oak Hill Advisors
  • Judy Cotte, Managing Director & Head of ESG, Onex
  • Sanjay Gupta, Chief Investment Officer, Moonfare
  • Rakesh Jain, Partner and Global Head, Private Debt, Pantheon
  • Mark Seaman, Senior Vice President, Linedata
  • Kevin Cassidy, Partner, Seward & Kissel
  • Derek Leo, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Blue Torch Capital

1:00 PM

(60 mins)

NETWORKING LUNCH

  • A look at lending in infrastructure, real estate, secondaries and other asset classes
  • How do risk-return ratios compare across asset classes?
  • Where are the biggest opportunity areas?
  • What can managers do to pivot and align with market trends?

Credit across the private markets landscape

2:00 PM

(40 mins)

PANEL 3

Speakers:

  • Steve Bienashki, Head of Credit Strategies, UBS
  • Suneel Kaji, Managing Director & Head of Cross-Border, Everstone
  • Carlos Mendez, Founder, Crayhill

2:40 PM

Regulatory deep dive: What’s ahead for the private credit landscape?

(15 mins)

FIRESIDE CHAT

Speaker:

  • Ben Radinsky, Partner, HighVista Strategies
  • Mapping the institutional shift to private credit
  • Has the buzz around credit inflated expectations?
  • How are GPs coping?
  • Is private wealth the next fundraising frontier?

Investor relations: Understanding and managing LP expectations

2:55 PM

(35 mins)

PANEL 4

Speakers:

  • Faraz Abbasi, Managing Partner, Centerfield Capital Partners
  • Liam Croke, Alternative Investment Business Due Diligence, Bank of America
  • Michael Oliver Weinberg, Investor, CMT Portfolio Advisors
  • Catherine Saunders, Managing Director Business Development, Benefit Street Partners

3:30 PM

(30 mins)

NETWORKING BREAK

4:00 PM

What are the long-term indicators for NAV lending?

(15 mins)

FIRESIDE CHAT

4:15 PM

Mapping emerging credit markets worldwide

(15 mins)

FIRESIDE CHAT

Speaker:

  • Milwood Hobbs, Jr., Managing Director and Head of Sourcing & Origination, Oaktree Capital Management

4:30 PM

Tranche mapping: The right mix of credit strategies

(30 mins)

PANEL 5

  • Are conditions still ripe for senior-secured, direct lending?
  • What are the distressed opportunities on the market?
  • Are firms experimenting with hybrid/mezzanine strategies?
  • Mapping the niches that are ripe for high yields

Speakers:

  • Moderator: Nikki Reyes, Director, Benefit Street Partners
  • Peter Gingold, Managing Director, Credit and Structured Solutions, Francisco Partners
  • Leland Richards, Partner, Private Credit, Adams Street Partners
  • Joe Taylor, Managing Director & Head of Capital Markets, PineBridge Investments
  • Patrick Ryan, Partner, Apollo

5:00 PM

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Distilled insights: Over whiskey tasting, discuss current views on the private credit space and LPs investment priorities.

Distilled LP insights

4:45 PM

ESG - US Credit Lead at Ares Management

Brittany Agostino

Faraz Abbasi

Managing Partner at Centerfield Capital Partners

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Steve Bienashki

Head of Credit Strategies at UBS

Kevin Cassidy

Partner at Seward & Kissel

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Jeffrey Cohen

Sweta Chanda

Head of ESG at Oak Hill Advisors

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Managing Director, Head of Business Strategy at Monroe Capital, LLC

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Judy Cotte

Managing Director & Head of ESG at Onex

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CIO at Divino Global


Adi Divgi

Alternative Investment Business Due Diligence at Bank of America

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Liam Croke

Peter Gingold

Managing Director, Credit and Structured Solutions atFrancisco Partners

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Sanjay Gupta

Chief Investment Officer at Moonfare

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Milwood Hobbs, Jr.

Managing Director and Head of Sourcing & Origination at Oaktree Capital Management

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Howard Widra

Rakesh Jain

Partner and Global Head, Private Debt at Pantheon

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Partner, Credit at Apollo Capital Management

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Suneel Kaji

Managing Director & Head of Cross-Border at Everstone

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Vikas Keswani

Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners

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Derek Leo

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at Blue Torch Capital

Carlos Mendez

Founder at Crayhill

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Tim Nabors

Logan Nicholson

Managing Director - Portfolio Management at Waterfall Asset Management

Managing Director, Direct Lending at Blue Owl

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Nicholas Nolan

Vice President, Solutions Management and Product Development at SS&C Advent

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Ben Radinsky

Margarita Pineda-Ucero

Partner at HighVista Strategies

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Managing Director, Portfolio Management, Senior Debt at Audax Private Debt

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Director at Benefit Street Partners

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Nikki Reyes

Bruce Richards

CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder at Marathon Asset Management

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Leland Richards

Partner, Private Credit at Adams Street Partners

Patrick Ryan

Partner at Apollo

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Catherine Saunders

Managing Director Business Development at Benefit Street Partners

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Mark Seaman

Karen Simeone

SVP Business Development & Advisory Services, Global Services at Linedata

Managing Director at HarbourVest Partners, LLC

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Joe Taylor

Managing Director & Head of Capital Markets at PineBridge Investments

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Michael Oliver Weinberg

Investor at CMT Portfolio Advisors

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