European CLO Summit 2020

October 13, 2020 - October 14, 2020

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Following travel guidance from the CDC, and the continued growth of the Covid-19 outbreak around the world and in the United States, Opal’s European CLO Summit will be hosted virtually this Fall.

Our in person event in London must be rescheduled to new dates in 2021. We will update you as this information becomes available.

The event postponement is the prudent course as the health and safety of the community are of the utmost importance to Opal.

The European CLO Summit is an educational and networking forum designed for investors, issuers, investment banks, underwriters, rating agencies, broker dealers, lawyers, technology firms, service providers, accountants and more. At this conference, they can learn the newest techniques to maximize returns and reduce risk exposure in this area of Asset-Backed Finance, an in-depth review of recent regulatory changes in addition to rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations will provide attendees with the tools necessary to stay one step ahead of their competitors. The conference will serve as an opportunity where a meaningful dialogue can be opened to address concerns regarding this dynamic segment of the market.

With the changing landscape among numerous industries due to COVID-19, the need to meet is more relevant than ever. Each Opal agenda contains a comprehensive list of seasoned speakers and leaders who are closely watching the impact of COVID-19 and its relation to industry trends. Opal is eager to keep education and networking a priority amongst this community.
Virtual conferences are playing a crucial role in this time of remote work and digital business by allowing organizations to adapt in a world going through new challenges. These changes are not only altering the way we do business now but will alter the way we do business in the future.

At Opal Group, our goal is to become a valued partner to the structured finance world by providing options for companies and individuals to connect with one another in their efforts to share information, deal flow, and foster relationships that fuel your efforts to reach your target market. Today, Opal Group is proud to offer customized live virtual conferences that combine market timely ideas and industry specific topics – produced to connect like-minded individuals and companies. This new digital offering can help expand your brand’s reach, position speakers as thought leaders, and connect with potential prospects amidst the world’s current climate.

Opal is proud to launch our Virtual European CLO Summit. This event will address what has happened in the current CLO marketplace since the outbreak of COVID-19 and forecasts for the future of the industry.
We look forward to hosting you soon virtually or at the live event in 2021. Until then, stay safe and healthy!

Join us! Interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring? Contact Lauren Bautista at (212) 532-9898 ext 258 or email

To request our current agenda, participant list and sponsors

Current as of

Schedule in British Summer Time (BST)


Opening Remarks

Lauren Bautista, SVP, Opal Group




Living with COVID-19: The Economic and Capital Market Outlook

Prof. Trevor Williams


The Current State & Outlook of the Global CLO Market


Chris Porter, Head of Private Equity, Loan & CLO Business Development, EMEA, S&P Global Ratings


Conor O'Toole, Managing Director, Head of European Asset Backed Research & Global Head of CLO Research, Deutsche Bank

David Altenhofen, Senior Portfolio Manager, PensionDanmark A/S

Matthew Layton, Partner, Pearl Diver Capital

Philippe Jodin, Partner, Alegra Capital LTD

Ronnie Jaber, Head of Structured Credit, Onex

Dushy Puvan, Head of Europe CLO Origination & Structuring, BNP Paribas


Networking Break


Investor Roundtable


Connor Buttner, Managing Director, Kanerai


Sergio Morales, Executive Director, Active Credit Portfolio Management, Santander GCB

Roger Coyle, Partner, Fair Oaks Capital

Glynis Webb, Syndicated & International Finance, Allied Irish Banks

Alexander Batchvarov, Head of Structured Products Research, EMEA, Bank of America


Networking Break


Manager Roundtable


Eric Hudson, Senior Managing Director, Structured Credit, Kroll Bond Rating Agency


Nuno Caetano, Director & Portfolio Manager, Invesco Senior Secured Management Inc.

Angie Long, Chief Investment Officer, Palmer Square Capital Management LLC

Justin Driscoll, CEO and Director, Gallatin Loan Management

Conor Power, Managing Director, MacKay Shields Europe Investment Management Limited


Networking Break


Legal & Regulatory Roundtable


Cameron Mitcham, Partner, Dechert LLP


Stephen McLoughlin, Partner, Maples Group

Cameron Saylor, Partner, Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP

John Goldfinch, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & Mccloy LLP

Julia Tsybina, Counsel, Clifford Chance LLP


Virtual Happy Hour

Schedule in British Summer Time (BST)


Opening Remarks

Lauren Bautista, SVP, Opal Group


Vanessa Cecillon, Associate Director, Structured Credit, S&P Global Ratings


Arthur Rosenbach, Head of the ABS & Research desk, Bank Leumi Israel

Kamil Homsi, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, GRC Investment Group (Dubai) (SFO)

Sam DeRosa‐Farag, Independent Consultant

Edward Dale, Portfolio Manager and Managing Director, HPS Investment Partners, LLC


Huub Mourits, Head of Structured Finance & Capital Markets, Trustmoore Group


Jon Brager, Portfolio Manager, Palmer Square Capital Management

Christophe de Noaillat, Managing Director, Structured Finance Group, Moody’s Investors Service

Herman Guelovani, Head of Credit Management, NIBC Bank N.V.


Networking Break

  • How did CLO managers react to the spike in volatility earlier this year? Any lessons learned?
  • Has COVID affected any plans to grow the CLO platform?
  • How should managers be positioned going into YE with heightened election and second wave risks?

Geoffrey Horton, CLO and Loan Strategist, Research, Barclays


Jean-Philippe Levilain, Head of Credit Europe, CBAM

Deepak Natarajan, Managing Director, King Street

Steven Paget, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Angelo Gordon

Tyler Wallace, Portfolio Manager, Fair Oaks Capital Ltd


Suzana Sava-Montanari, Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP


Neil Wilson, Managing Director, Chorus Capital

Andrew Scourse, Executive Director, Santander

Aidan McKeown, Fixed Income, Magnetar Capital LLC


Networking Break

  • Post Volcker and Post Covid?

Rebecca O'Brien, Associate, Clifford Chance LLP


Michelle Manuel, ABS Analyst, Investec

Vedanta Bagchi, Director, Investment Office, Commerzbank AG

Abhijit Pawar, Director, EMEA Structured Finance, S&P Global Ratings

Lily Wang, Vice President, European CLO and ABS Capital Market, Deutsche Bank


Carlos Castro, Director – Solutions Specialist, Moody’s Analytics


Stephan Plagemann, Chief Investment Officer, Mount Street Portfolio Advisers GmbH

Laila Kollmorgen, Managing Director, PineBridge Investments

Michael Schewitz, Co-Portfolio manager, Credit Trading and Investment, Investec Bank (UK) Limited

Antonio Garasto, Associate and European CLO Strategist, Bank of America


Networking Break

  • Potential significance for the European CLO market
  • An update on the US CLO Market
  • How managers’ actions differ across markets

Pratik Gupta, Head of CLO / RMBS Research, BofA Securities


Dan Wohlberg, Director, Eagle Point Credit Management LLC

Donald Byrne, Managing Director, Black Swift Group

Dagmara Michalczuk, Principal and Portfolio Manager, Tetragon Credit Partners


Julia Tsybina, Counsel, Clifford Chance LLP


Nikunj Gupta, Head of European New Issue CLOs, Deutsche Bank

Peter Melichar, Managing Director, Head of Distribution, Europe, GreensLedge Capital Markets Europe LLP


Virtual Happy Hour



Platform remains open until October 20th to visit exhibit booths, view sessions, host 1:1 meetings, chat with fellow event participants

London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
London W1K 6JP United Kingdom

Room Rate
Deluxe Room £349 GBP
*Inclusive of VAT (currently 20%). All invoices will be billed in US Currency.

Should you require earlier dates than listed, please contact Austin Riffe at for rates and availability.

• Rooms are available only to those participants who are registered conference attendees.
• Rooms will not be guaranteed without a credit card.
• Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Room types/rates are subject to availability.
• The name on the form will be the name of the guest room.


Registration Pricing

Standard Rate
Investor Complimentary*
Issuer Complimentary*
Standard $295

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval.

Sponsorship, Exhibition & Speaking Opportunities 212.532.9898
  • Investor Roundtable
  • The Current State And Outlook For The Global CLO Market
  • CLO Equity
  • CLOS, a Tool to Fund the Real Economy
  • How to Analyse Structural Features of a CLO
  • CLO Managers Roundtable – State of the Art
  • CLO 2.0’s Evolution Not Revolution – Market Backdrop & Themes
  • Manager Screening & Evaluation
  • Issuer Roundtable
  • Securitisation and Market Place Lending (P2P)
  • CLO Markets in a Regulated Environment/ Risk Retention
  • Evaluating Leveraged Loan Market Performance and Direction
  • Relative Value in the CLO Market
  • Launching a New CLO
  • Middle Market
  • AAA Investor Roundtable
  • How to Construct a CLO
  • Successful CLO Management Strategies and Structures in the Current Environment
  • Live and on demand video panels

  • Exhibit Hall with branded interactive booths and analytics

  • Ability to connect via instant message chat, video chat, direct message

  • Live Chatting Options in sessions, private 1:1 communication & lounge area for group networking

  • And more!