Deleveraging and newly imposed regulatory restrictions have hindered traditional bank lenders activity, and in turn restricted the capital available to many segments of the US and global economies. This has created a tremendous opportunity for alternative lenders to step in to fill the void. Attracted by the enhanced yield profile available in the private credit market, alternative lenders, such as specialty lenders, hedge funds, BDCs and other private pools of capital have helped to re-introduce market liquidity. Of course, the potential for attractive risk adjusted returns have also driven up the demand for private debt exposure from institutional investors, who are unable to meet objectives in a market that is otherwise devoid of yield. Yet the market for private credit is somewhat opaque and highly fragmented. As result, it is difficult for many market participants to determine optimal entry points.
5:30 PM | REGISTRATION & NETWORKING
6:00 PM | WELCOMING REMARKS
6:05 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Dennis Alvarado, Managing Director, Human Resources Business Partner at Nuveen Investments
Solange Charas. Ph.D., CEO, Charas Consulting, FOunder, HCMoneyball
7:00 PM | CLOSING REMARKS
7:05 PM | NETWORKING & CATERED RECEPTION
- Understand the rise of private credit as an asset class.
- Understand how asset owners use can use private credit within existing allocations or as a diversification tool for current portfolios as a new asset class.
- Understand how managers are finding opportunities in a competitive market by use of size and scale as well as innovative and differentiated strategies.