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The Institutional and Alternative Lending Conference returns to New York in 2018, bringing together the most senior industry players in direct lending to the US mid-market.
Direct lending continues to be big business for North America’s leading alternative asset managers and private equity firms. According to Preqin, the asset class soared in size from USD 33Bn in 2008 to USD 100Bn in 2016. 200 new funds have launched since 2009 and last year 58 percent of institutional investors said they would increase allocations to US mid-market lending funds in the next one or two years.
But can the market sustain this growth? Competition is heating up; pricing and liquidity is compressing; leverage and dry power is rising; and covenants are receding. In a world of rising interest rates, equity market uncertainty, and the ever-pervasive ‘Trump factor’, will direct lending funds remain on top of the private debt universe? Will the growth in nonsponsored transactions lead to a decline in credit quality as we reach the end of the credit cycle? Are LPs’ priorities going to change in this new environment?
As the only conference dedicated exclusively to the US direct lending asset-class, this definitive gathering brings together LPs and GPs in equal measure, giving you unparalleled networking opportunities and access to first class content and thought-leadership.
2018 key speakers:
Thomas Quaadman, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness
Graeme Delaney-Smith, Head of Mezzanine and Direct Lending, Alcentra
Steve Myers, Head of Private Debt & Equity, RGA Reinsurance Company
James Burron President, Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies & Assets
Huy Cao, Director, Corporate Credit, CDPQ
Sam Nasypbek, Senior Portfolio Manager, The World Bank
Uzi Rosha, Managing Director, Head of US Regulation and Compliance, AIMA
Brett Hickey, Chief Executive Officer, Star Mountain Capital
Lila Ontiveros, Senior Vice President, Investment Strategies, CAZ Investments
Mark Perry, Managing Director, Wilshire Private Markets
Ville Toivakainen, Head of Alternative Investments, Aktia Asset Management
Joanna Komoszewska Berg, Executive Director, Alternative Investments, Morgan Stanley
Want to join these thought-leaders on a panel at the conference this year? Is your direct lending fund looking to distinguish itself in front of a conference of LPs? Register your interest with George Khachadourian, conference manager at email@example.com or call +44 (0) 20 7779 8060.