European CLO Summit 2021

London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London, UK
November 8, 2021

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Opal Group is proud to present our European CLO Summit. The CLO Summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, underwriters, rating agencies, lawyers and accountants. At this conference, they can learn the newest techniques to maximize returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing 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.

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Current as of October 20, 2021

7:00

Exhibit Set-Up / Registration Desk Opens

8:00

Continental Breakfast Opens

8:55

Welcoming Remarks from Conference Chairperson

Lauren Bautista, Managing Director, Opal Group

Miten Amin, Managing Director, Business Development, KBRA

9:00

THE CURRENT STATE AND OUTLOOK FOR THE GLOBAL CLO MARKET

Moderator

Emanuele Tamburrano, Analytical Manager, Structured Credit, S&P Global Ratings

Panelists

Adeel Shafiqullah, Managing Director, Sculptor Capital Management

Michelle Manuel, Co-Portfolio Manager, Investec Bank Limited

Andrea Tortora, Head of European Modelling and Content, Trepp

Matthias Neugebauer, Managing Director – Structured Credit – EMEA, Fitch Ratings

Steve Baker, CLO Primary, J.P. Morgan Securities plc

Dimitris Papadopoulos, Managing Director, Credit Suisse

9:45

INVESTOR ROUNDTABLE

Moderator

John Finn, Associate Director, Structured Credit, EMEA, S&P Global Ratings

Panelists

Vedanta Bagchi, Director (Portfolio Manager) - Investment Office, Commerzbank AG

Colin Behar, Portfolio Manager, Prytania

Sergio Morales-Arruga, Managing Director, Santander CIB

AnneMarie Flynn, Head of Structured Investments, Allied Irish Banks, plc

Siddharth Chhabra, Partner/Head : Global Structured Credit & CLOs, BlueBay Asset Management

Matthew Layton, Partner, Pearl Diver Capital

10:45

ESG CLOs

Moderator

Jeff Kramer, Head of ESGx, FinDox

Panelists

Fatima Hadj, Chair, PRI Securitised Product Committee

Parul Gupta, Partner, Head of Business Development, Arabesque

Till Schweizer, EU CLO Portfolio Manager, Syndicated Debt, Partners Group

Blake Jones, Associate, Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP

Luca Laino, Managing Director - Leveraged Debt Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank

Vlad R. Mitroi, Head of ESG, Chenavari Investment Managers

Magnus Bruun Jacobsen, Head of Structuring, Accunia

11:30

Networking Refreshment Break

11:45

Track A: EVALUATING LEVERAGED LOAN MARKET PERFORMANCE AND DIRECTION

Moderator

David Gillmor, Sector Lead, European Leveraged Finance, S&P Global Ratings

Panelists

Dean Graham, Vice President, Corporate Credit, Fair Oaks Capital Ltd

Sam DeRosa-Farag, Partner, Centennial3

Thierry de Vergnes, Managing Director, European Bank Loans, Amundi Asset Management

Track B: RELATIVE VALUE IN THE CLO MARKET

Moderator

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

Panelists

Laila Kollmorgen, Managing Director, PineBridge Investments

Mark Hale, Chief Investment Officer, Prytania Investment Advisors LLP

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

12:30

CLO TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION

Moderator

Gordon Kerr, Managing Director, Head of European Research, KBRA

Panelists

Huub Mourits, Global Head Structured Finance & Capital Markets Services, Trustmoore Group

Michael Schewitz, Co-Portfolio manager, Credit Investments, Investec Bank (UK) Limited

Mike Mueller, Senior Director – Software Engineering, Moody’s Analytics

13:15

Networking Luncheon

14:15

Track A: LAUNCHING A NEW CLO

Moderator

Noeleen Ruddy, Partner, Walkers Ireland LLP

Panelists

Christian Parker, Partner, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP

Ed Watson, CLO Structuring, Fixed Income, J.P. Morgan

Alan Bunbury, Senior Associate, Matheson

Philip Grose, Founding Partner, Acer Tree Investment Management LLP

Track B: CAPITAL RELIEF TRADES & SRT

Moderator

Mauricio Noé, Senior Managing Director & Head of Europe, KBRA

Panelists

Jeremy Hermant, Senior Manager, British Business Bank

Neil Wilson, Managing Director, Chorus Capital

Aidan McKeown, Fixed Income, Magnetar Capital LLC

George Oommen, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Securities plc

15:00

Track A: STRUCTURAL EVOLUTION GOING INTO 2022

Moderator

Gabriele Gramazio, Director, Structured Credit, Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Panelists

Sandeep Chana, Director, EMEA, Structured Finance, S&P Global Ratings

Amit Malhotra, CLO Structuring, NatWest Markets

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

Track B: CLO MARKETS IN A REGULATED ENVIRONMENT

Moderator

Rupert Wall, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Panelists

Sushila Nayak, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Alexander Martin, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Christian Donagh, Partner, Matheson

15:45

Networking Refreshment Break

16:00

CLO MANAGERS ROUNDTABLE

Moderator

Matthew Jones, Head of Specialised Finance, EMEA, S&P Global Ratings

Panelists

Hans Christensen, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Founder, MJX Asset Management

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

Jonathan Butler, Managing Director, PGIM Fixed Income

Michael Curtis, Head of Private Credit Strategies, Fidelity International

16:45

Networking Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by: KBRA

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Room Rate
Standard $375

NO-SHOW POLICY:
If a guest does not check-in on the reserved check-in date (and has not notified the hotel of any changes), the room will be subject to release. If the room is released, deposits will not be returned and guest credit card will be charged for the entire stay.

Registration Pricing

Standard Rate
Investor $795
Issuer $1,295
Standard $2,295

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval.

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  • 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