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Event Date Wed Jun 15 EDT (over 1 year ago)
Location Pier Sixty
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USA
Region Americas

Historically, CLOs have been predominantly collateralized by Broadly Syndicated Loans (BSLs). As of late, however, there has been a marked uptick in middle market CLOs. Fueled by capital in-flows and the introduction of new market lenders providing collateral, was a banner year for new issuance totaling nearly $19 billion. Volumes are expected to remain robust as Middle Market CLOs appeal to both managers and investors both as an area of diversification and as a structure that has shown resilience through the pandemic.

As an alternative to syndicated loans to fund small- to mid-market deals, direct lending activity by asset managers has similarly skyrocketed. As private debt matured, more lenders emerged. Institutional investors are increasingly attracted by higher yields, higher allocations, quicker execution, consistent risk-adjusted returns.

Hosted in partnership with the LSTA, this inaugural Middle Market CLO and Direct Lending conference provides an opportunity for the market to network and discuss these important trends in middle market financing. Our program is drafted in consultation with LSTA leadership, and the Middle Market CLO/Direct Lending Advisory Board, ensuring timely and relevant content. Sponsors will receive access to a secure virtual data room and electronic roadshow to showcase forthcoming deals or manager profiles with participants before, during, and after the event.


2022 Speakers

Craig Benton
Senior Managing Director, Head of Structured Products, Golub Capital

Shelly Cleary
President, Ivy Hill Asset Management

Mark David
Head of Middle Market CLOs, GreensLedge

Jerry DeVito
Managing Director, Head of Structured Products and Fund Finance, Blue Owl Capital

Andy Frank
Partner | Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group

Chris Gilbert
Head of US CLO Banking, Natixis

Michael Hadley
Managing Director and Head of Underwriting, Direct Lending, The Carlyle Group

Ludwig Lalanne
Vice President, Audax Private Group

Michelle Liu
Structured Credit, KKR

Kelli Marti
Senior Managing Director | Head of CLO Management, Churchill Asset Management LLC

Kevin McLeod
Head of Fund Development, Senior Managing Director, Cerberus Business Finance, Cerberus Capital Management

Aimee Means
Managing Director, HPS Investment Partners, LLC

Pramit Mukherjee
Senior Investment Manager, Legal & General Retirement America

John Popp
Managing Director, Credit Suisse

Jay Ramakrishnan
Managing Director, Head of Originations, AB Private Credit Investors

Rachel Russell
Head of US CLO New Issue, Morgan Stanley

Lee Shaiman
Executive Director, Loan Syndication & Trading Association

Arlene Shaw
Managing Director, Treasury | Legal, Brightwood Capital Advisors, LLC

Kevin Sunday
Managing Director, Asset Backed Finance, Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking

Daniel Wohlberg
Director, Eagle Point Credit Management

Adnan Zuberi
Co-Head of Asset Finance and Securitization Origination Americas & Global Head of CLOs, BNP Paribas

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors

• BNP Paribas
• FitchRatings
• Covenant Review
• Mayer Brown
• Morgan Stanley
• NATIXIS Corporate and Investment Banking
• Wells Fargo

• Dechert LLP
• Moody's
• Paul Hastings
• SchulteRoth&Zabel

• Credit Suisse
• MorningStar DBRS
• Finsight
• Gowling WLG
• greensledge
• Lincoln Internarional
• USBank

• Citadel SPV
• Societe Generale
• Winston & Strawn LLP

• 100 Women in Finance