European CLO Summit 2022

London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London, UK
October 11, 2022

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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.

To request the current agenda and participant list

Current as of 29 September 2022

8:00 - 16:00

Opal’s European Private Wealth Summit

* Separate registration required


Exhibit Set-Up for European CLO Summit


Exhibit Set-Up / Registration Desk Opens


Continental Breakfast Opens


Welcoming Remarks


The Current State and Outlook for the Global CLO Market


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


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

Powell Eddins, CLO Trading Desk Strategist, Credit Suisse

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

Tyler Wallace, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Fair Oaks Capital

Michelle Manuel, Co-Portfolio Manager, Investec Bank Limited

Alexander Martin, Partner, Latham & Watkins


CLO Managers Roundtable


Abhijit Pawar, Director, Structured Credit, S&P Global Ratings


Jonathan Bowers, Founding Partner, CIO, Acer Tree Investment Management LLP

Alex Leonard, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Credit

John Murphy, Partner and Head of Syndicated Debt, Bridgepoint

Camille McLeod-Salmon, Portfolio Manager - CLOs and Leveraged Loans, Fidelity

Nuno Caetano, Director & Portfolio Manager, INVESCO Senior Secured Management

James Dunn, Portfolio Manager, Onex Credit

Gianluca Consoli, CLO Portfolio Manager, PGIM Fixed Income




Jeff Kramer, Head of ESGx, FinDox


Tina De Baere, Head of ESG, Cairn Capital

Vlad Mitroi, Head of ESG, Chenavari Investment Managers

Julia Tsybina, Partner, Clifford Chance

Richard Jefferies, Global Head of ESG Scores for Leveraged Finance, Sustainable Fitch

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

Blake Jones, Partner, Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP

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


Networking Refreshment Break


Track A: Evaluating Leveraged Loan Market Performance and Direction


Domitille de Coincy, Director, Moody’s Analytics


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

Hashem Shubber, Managing Director, Leveraged Finance Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan

Jon Brager, CFA, Manager Director, Palmer Square Capital Management

Track B: Structural Evolution Going Into 2023


Jana Zupikova, Associate, Latham & Watkins


Nick Shiren, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP

Yudi Liu, Vice President, Deutsche Bank

Gabriele Gramazio, Senior Director, Structured Credit, KBRA

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


Networking Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall


Track A: CLO Technological Innovation


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


Claire Puddicombe, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Christian Thun, Chief Executive Officer, European DataWarehouse GmbH

Ed Watson, Executive Director, EMEA Primary CLOs, J.P. Morgan

Paul Burton, Partner, Maples Group

Joel Penn, Assistant Director – Structured Finance Specialist, Moody’s Analytics

Andrew McClymont, Structured Finance Analyst, Trepp, Inc.

Track B: A Shift towards Direct Lending


Robert Cannon, Partner, Cadwalader


Lars Schmidt-Ott, Managing Partner, Beka Credit

Thomas Speller, Senior Director, Head of European Funds, KBRA

Daniel Heine, Managing Director Private Debt, Co-Founder, Member of the Board, Patrimonium

Rajan Chandolia, Director, Structuring, Pemberton Capital Advisors LLP

Mark Hale, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Prytania


Track A: Launching A New CLO


Charlie Miquel, Credit Analyst, Structured Credit, S&P Global Ratings


Philip Grose, Founding Partner, Acer Tree Investment Management LLP

George Zittis, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service

Kristine Kozicki, Associate, Latham & Watkins

Paddy Rath, Partner, Walkers

Track B: Picking Preferred CLO Management Styles


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


Amadou Loum, Head of ABS Credit Research, Amundi Asset Management

Simon Gold, Senior Trader ABS & CLOs, Chenavari Investment Managers

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

Michael Brown, Managing Director, Pearl Diver Capital


Networking Refreshment Break


Relative Value in the CLO Market


Sushila Nayak, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP


Jonathan Arthurs, Structured Investments, AIB

Dustin Walpert, European CLO Strategist, Bank of America

Daniel Bates, CLO Trader, Credit Suisse

Alex Lazanas, Director, Moody’s Analytics

Stefan Stefanov, Director - European CLO Primary & Loan Find Financing, Natixis


Investor Roundtable


Rebecca Mun, Director, Structured Credit, S&P Global Ratings


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

Roger Coyle, Partner, Fair Oaks Capital

Cyrille Javaux, Private Credit Strategies, Fidelity International

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

Colin Behar, Portfolio Manager, Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd


Networking Cocktail Reception

Join us in the exhibit hall and unwind with fellow industry professionals for refreshments & hors d’oeuvres


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Registration Pricing

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

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval.

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Sponsorship, Exhibition & Speaking Opportunities
  • 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