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Alternative Fund Strategies Series - Alternative Lending

30 March 2017
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The next forum in the Alternative Fund Strategies series, Alternative Lending, will be on 30 March at The Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, in London. Part of the BVCA’s Alternative Fund Strategies Series, this half day event will provide an in-depth look at some of the key trends and issues with senior LPs, GPs and specialist advisers.


08:30 Registration and coffee

09:00 Welcome and opening remarks

Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA

09:05 Keynote Presentation: Alternative lending's future in a post Brexit Europe

Benoit Durteste, Head of European Investments, ICG Plc

09:30 Investment activity update

Mark O'Hare, Chief Executive & Founder, Preqin

09:40 Presentation: British Business Bank Investments

Catherine Lewis La Torre, Chief Executive, British Business Bank Investments

09:50 Panel Discussion: State of the market in the UK and across Europe

Moderated by Catherine Lewis La Torre, Chief Executive, British Business Bank
Michael Dennis, Partner, Ares Management Ltd
Chris Fowler, Managing Director, CVC Credit Partners
Mauro Moretti, Founder and Managing Partner, Three Hills Capital Partners

10:25 Panel Discussion: What effect is alternative lending having on PE deal flow in the UK's mid-market?

Moderated by William McGilivray, Business Development Director UK, Jersey Finance
Nick Fenn, Managing Partner, Beechbrook Capital
Jakob Lindquist, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner, CORDET Capital Partners LLP
Fred Nada, Head of Central Europe, Direct Lending, BlueBay Asset Management LLC
Mark Wanless, Group Head of Debt and Real Asset Services, Aztec Group

11:00 Tea and coffee break

11:30 Panel Discussion: How will regulatory changes impact the market?

Moderated by Pierre Maugüé, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
John Anderson, General Counsel, Park Square Capital

Rafael Calvo, Managing Partner, MV Credit Partners LLP
David Hirschmann, Head of Private Credit, Permira Debt Managers

12:05 Growth debt: getting bigger

Moderated by Leon de Bono, Director, BVCA
Simon Hirtzel, General Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Kreos Capital
James Cullen, Director, Investec Growth and Acquisition Finance
Fahad Khan, Vice President, Harbert European Growth Capital

12:40 LP fireside chat

Chaired by Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA
Jim Strang, Head of Europe, Hamilton Lane
Vesna Sipp, Managing Director Marketing and Client Relations, ICG plc

13:00 Closing remarks and lunch


Registration is complimentary for GP's and LP's please CLICK HERE to register

Member   £645.00 + VAT for advisers and banks
Non-Member £1,612.50 + VAT for advisers and banks

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