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What are the latest predictions regarding interest rates and the future of the market? How should LPs operate through the cycle and which strategies offer the best opportunities during a downturn? Can direct lending truly weather all storms or is now the time to take a closer look at distressed funds and other strategies?
Introductory presentation: 20 minutes
Panel discussion: 40 minutes
What is the impact of technology on mainstream strategies within private credit? Can technology be a threat to borrower companies and as banks become more technically aware, is there an increasing threat of competition? How can technology impact everyday work and what can be learnt from market place lenders and the way they use technology to reach corporate borrowers?
What does a typical deal look like in France, Germany and the Nordics? What are the disparities in pricing conditions, legal requirements and financial structures?
3 10-minute case studies followed by interactive lunch roundtables. Each case study presenter will host a separate roundtable.
Hosted lunch roundtables
France: how competitive is the market?
Germany: is it catching up?
Nordics: what are the return expectations?
What makes the lower mid-market different and how are managers diversifying and setting themselves apart in the European and US mid-markets?
What different skill-sets are required for sponsored and non-sponsored lending? How do these strategies compare when considering the risk/return profile?
What indicators can predict an impending distressed cycle – how much of a factor are inflation, interest rates, default rates and politics? And what if the predictions are wrong – what do you do if the market doesn’t change? Are there enough opportunities?
To what extent are LPs concerned about competition, returns, deal structures and leverage? How do LPs perceive covenant-lite loans? Which segments of the market are offering attractive opportunities going forward? And how can LPs identify what sets managers apart?
How should institutional investors with more than 10bm AUM act in private credit investments? Where should LPs source specialisation? What can GPs do to help?