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NEW: Private Credit Summit

Day 3 of Global ABS has a new look and feel... You don't want to miss out! 

Attendance is complimentary with your Global ABS registration.

 

AFME & Invisso are proud to announce the addition of our
Private Credit Summit to Global ABS!

A New & Refreshing Take on Day 3 of Global ABS...

Recognising the remarkable surge in private credit, driven by the demand for alternative sources of financing and the search for higher yields, this summit intends to bring together top-tier industry professionals, decision-makers, and expert minds, with a focus on networking and education as private credit continues to evolve and grow as an integral part of our markets ecosystem.

With the successful launch of the Private Credit Summit alongside ABS East last year in Miami we aim to continue the conversation and market education on this rapidly growing market sector.

Attendance is complimentary with your Global ABS registration.

Keynote Speaker & Key Topics

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Key Topics...

This timely addition to this year's conference will explore the recent upward trajectory and evolution of this booming market segment. The Summit will explore the recent upward trajectory and evolution of this booming market segment, covering Direct and Middle Market Lending, ABL & ABF, Fund Finance and NAV, Emerging Issuers, and more.
 

  • Macro factors impacting the private credit space, and the increasing scrutiny from regulators.

  • Opportunities and challenges across consumer/mortgage finance, hard assets, commercial finance, and contractual cash flow sectors.

  • Risk mitigation strategies, transaction structures, borrower profiles, and Investor appetites.

  • Bank retrenchment and the increase in direct and non-bank lenders, including increased competition. Reflections on bank disintermediation versus bank collaboration.

  • Adapting and evolving to meet middle-market and SME borrower needs, and other structures and solutions across the direct lending space.


 

Joel Holsinger, Partner, Portfolio Manager & Co-Head of Alternative Credit, Ares Management

Joel Holsinger, Partner, Portfolio Manager & Co-Head of Alternative Credit, Ares Management

Mr. Holsinger is a Partner, Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Alternative Credit in the Ares Credit Group. Mr. Holsinger serves as a member of the Ares Credit Group's Alternative Credit Executive Committee and the Alternative Credit, Pathfinder and Pathfinder Core Investment Committees. He also serves as a member of the Ares Secondaries Group's Private Equity Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Ares in 2019, Mr. Holsinger was a Partner at Fortress Investment Group in the Credit Group, where he served on the Management Committee of Fortress and the Investment Committee for the Credit Funds. He also co-headed Illiquid Credit, which included leading the Direct Lending, Structured Equity, Net Lease, Structured Finance and Energy Groups at Fortress and focused on tactical and opportunistic direct investments across all asset classes, industries and geographies.

Previously, Mr. Holsinger was a Founding Partner of Atalaya Capital Management, where he co-headed the investment committee. Additionally, Mr. Holsinger held prior positions within financial services at Navigant Consulting, American Commercial Capital (subsequently acquired by Wells Fargo) and Citigroup. He currently serves on a number of corporate boards and advisory groups. Mr. Holsinger is also active in a number of charities, with a particular focus on global health and education, which includes serving on the board of directors of PATH Global Health.

Mr. Holsinger holds a B.A. from California State Fullerton in Business Management and Administration, with an emphasis in Finance.

Summit Agenda

Wednesday 5th June

17:00 - 18:00    | Private Credit Summit Networking Reception

 

Thursday 6th June

09:15 - 09:30 | Chair's Opening Remarks 
09:30 - 10:00 | (What’s the Story) Private Credit? Contextualising & Framing the Market

  • Demystifying the conversation and outlining differences between the idea of private capital over private credit, and where and how we best focus our attention
  • Overview of Fund Finance, NAV, Direct Lending, Asset-Backed Lending (ABL), Asset-Backed Finance (ABF), sectoral outlooks, and structural considerations

10:00 - 10:45 | Keynote Fireside Chat, with Ares Management
10:45 - 11:15   | Networking Refreshment Break
11:15 - 12:00   | The Rise of Private Credit: Growth Expectations & Future Evolutions

  • Macroeconomic and geopolitical factors impacting the private credit space; interest rates, inflation, recessionary pressures, and increased scrutiny from regulators.
  • Reflections on ‘bank disintermediation’ versus bank collaboration.
  • Current landscape and sectoral review. Expected developments for fundraising, investor appetite, capital deployment, manager selection and LP/GP strategies.
  • Assessment of manager strategies and approaches to ESG integration. Transparency, Data, Analytics, and Frameworks.

12:00 - 12:45 | Global ABF: Asset-Backed Finance, the Next Frontier of Private Credit?

  • Assessment of current market dynamics, key trends and growth opportunities across global jurisdictions and emerging industries.
  • Idiosyncrasies, opportunities, and challenges across specific sectors; consumer/mortgage finance, hard assets, commercial finance, and contractual cash flows.
  • Similarities and differences in risk mitigation strategies, transaction structures, and borrower profiles; Investor appetite, allocation of capital, and strategies towards different opportunities.
  • Fund Finance and NAV as a sector within ABF. The financing tool kit. 

12:45 - 13:15  | Networking Refreshment Break
13:15 - 14:00  | Stuck in the Middle (Market)? Considerations in Specialty Finance and Direct Lending

  • Bank retrenchment and the increase in direct and non-bank lenders, including increased competition and it’s impacts on market dynamics and borrowers. Proliferation and protections in ‘lender-on-lender’ violence.
  • Financing structures in direct lending and the rise of alternative financing solutions e.g. first and second lien, mezz financing. Adapting and evolving to meet middle-market and SME borrower needs.
  • Technological developments in direct lending. Emergence of tech-enabled lending platforms; scaling and streamlining through data analytics and automations.
  • Middle Market CLOs in the U.S. and UK/Europe. Considerations in liquidity provision, structures and ratings, opportunity for portfolio diversification, and investor appetite.

14:00 - 15:00 | Networking Lunch & Drinks, and Conference Concludes 

 

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Private Credit Summit?

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