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Morning Sessions Part 1
What is the appetite for private debt and managers’ ability to compete with banks? How might the current landscape effect allocations and the growing interest in speciality finance opportunities?
With the political upheaval in UK, Europe and US, how might political changes impact private credit market or strategies? What additional macro headwinds are expecting in the coming years? How might de-regulation change banks’ appetite for credit, thereby impacting the credit funds’ performance? How can the market address the pension crisis?
A comparison of different debt strategies & products: Which are best placed to generate the most attractive returns in today’s marketplace and why? What is the new normal for returns and what might impact this in the medium term?
Morning Sessions Part 2
What are investors looking for? How can private credit mitigate risk in the bigger portfolio? What’s the worse case scenario for private credit? What dynamic will slowly rising interest rates bring to investor decisions?
What have been the most unique deals over the past 12 months? How much capital has been raised and who is active in the small, middle & large market? Given the way the market has progressed how can we do business better?
What are the different strategies and risks? What is important for asset allocators in choosing a manager? What unique strategies do emerging managers bring to the market? Fees, terms and market standards
What is the right level of debt for a fund’s? Looking at the various types of leverage structures, composition of return, financial engineering, liabilities, cost of leverage and balance sheet
Afternoon Sessions Part 1
What is the appropriate way to construct a private debt portfolio and how do you benchmark private credit performances? What is the ‘right’ number of managers? What does a concentrated vs diversified portfolio look like? Where are you most protected vs most exposed? What are the return premiums and how do you structure a more liquid portfolio out of illiquid underlying assets?
Too much money chasing too few deals? How are margins and deal terms being affected as LPs become more sophisticated? Will underwriting standards lower in the next 12 months? What is the likely default rate and are the economics sustainable? What is the right balance between seeking higher yield and controlling covenants?
In which sub strategies are there opportunities and how do they fit in your portfolio? How tested is the strategy? How much is the supply of capital available in relation to demand? What are the portfolio management obligations and requirements vs traditional private credit? How might technology impact the space?
Afternoon Sessions Part 2