Top players line up for debut Private Equity Wire/Hedgeweek Private Debt Summit on 21-22 April

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The programme is now largely finalised for Private Equity Wire and Hedgeweek’s inaugural PrivateDebtLIVE Summit, a new flagship digital event that will be held on 21-22 April featuring a high-level line-up of speakers and sponsors.

Top-tier players from across the private capital, hedge fund and institutional asset management sectors are coming together to take part in the event – which will assess the key opportunities, trends and challenges in the fast-changing world of private debt investing and management.

Among the big-name speakers at the two-day digital summit will be senior representatives from many premier firms in the private debt arena – including Allianz, Ares, Astra, Chenavari, Federated Hermes, Intermediate Capital Group, JP Morgan, Pemberton, Schroder Adveq and Tikehau Capital.

The PrivateDebtLIVE Summit brings together leading practitioners across both the fund management and asset servicing space to explore the latest developments and innovations in private debt, which is now established as a major – and rapidly evolving – alternative asset class for a growing range of managers, investors, allocators, service providers and counterparties.

Participants will assess the outlook for a range of investment strategies – spanning direct lending, distressed debt, special situations, mezzanine finance and other alternative credit sub-sectors – both in the US and Europe, at a time of accelerating convergence between the worlds of private equity and hedge funds in this fast-growing alternative investment sector.

Day one of the event will focus on operational and business management issues – covering areas such as legal and regulatory developments; valuations, reporting and transparency; data management and analytics; ESG considerations; portfolio, risk and liquidity management; and investor-focused themes around fundraising, marketing and distribution.

The second day will be focused on the investment landscape, from both a macro and micro perspective – assessing the overall big-picture backdrop for private debt as an asset class; the comparative opportunity sets in the US and Europe; value creation opportunities in the middle market and lower middle market sectors; the growth of the secondaries market in private debt; new types of investment strategies; and the opportunities and challenges ahead in an increasingly large, but also increasingly crowded and competitive, marketplace.

Join Hedgeweek and Private Equity Wire in April to discuss what the rest of 2021 holds in store for global private debt players – both managers and investors – and the latest trends and developments shaping the evolution of this vibrant, and ever-expanding, investment area.

For full details on the PrivateDebtLIVE Summit, and to register your place, please see here.