Roberto became a Partner in 2010. He is Global Head of the Financing Group and has worked on numerous transactions including Just Retirement Partnership, Marazzi Group, Seat PG, Sisal, TDC, Birds Eye Iglo, Maxeda,Allegro Group, P&I, Tilney Bestinvest and GFKL Lowell.
Prior to joining Permira in 2001, Roberto was an associate with McKinsey & Company in Italy and Israel for three years, where he worked in the Telecoms practice.
Adil is a Director at CVC. He is a member of the CVC Capital Markets Team, responsible for supporting new and existing investments, as well as managing lender / equity investor relationships. Prior to joining CVC, he worked in Leveraged Finance at Goldman Sachs. Adil holds an MEng in Engineering Science from Oxford and an MBA from Harvard.
Martin runs LGIM’s high yield business, comprising an experienced global team. He joined LGIM in September 2011 from Alliance Bernstein, where he worked for thirteen years. At various times he ran credit research, the European fixed income business and sat on the European board. He is currently Co-Vice Chair of AFME’s High Yield Board. Martin was also a founding director of the European High Yield Association. Martin gained a MA from Saint Catharine’s College Cambridge University, where he read economics. He also qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young.
Piero Del Monte is a portfolio manager and research analyst within the Franklin European High Yield Fund.
Prior to joining the firm in 2007, he worked for Generali Asset Management where he managed the Generali European High Yield SICAV fund since 2003. Mr. Del Monte also worked for Cazenove as a research and sales analyst for Italian small-mid caps.
Mr. Del Monte is a member of the Italian financial analyst association (AIAF), holds a B.S. in economics from Universita' Bocconi, Milano and an M.S.c in finance from Birkbeck College, University of London, London.
David Newman has 27 years’ experience analysing credit. He has been No 1 ranked High Yield strategist and HY industrials analyst by Euromoney, Credit Magazine and Extel. His past professional experience includes Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income Credit Research and Co-Head Credit Trading at Citigroup, Europe, Head of High Yield Credit Research at UBS. He also lectured at ISMA (now ICMA - International Capital Markets Association) in credit. He has an MBA from Cass Business School, London and a BA (Hons) Geography, University College, London
Robert Berzins is a Managing Director at Beach Point Capital Europe and is the head of the firm’s London office. In addition to being responsible for European investments generally, he specializes in the media, entertainment and telecommunications industries. Previously, Mr. Berzins served as Managing Director with Post Advisory. As a Portfolio Manager at Lehman Brothers he was responsible for a several billion dollar portfolio of loans and bridge commitments. Earlier, Mr. Berzins was a High Yield Research Analyst at both Lehman and Kidder Peabody covering media, entertainment and telecommunications companies. Before beginning his Wall Street career, Mr. Berzins worked at Group W Broadcasting and Cable, a leading U.S. media company. Mr. Berzins received a bachelor’s degree in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as an MBA with Honors and a J.D. from Boston University.
Dominic is co-head of EMEA Leveraged Capital Markets, which covers the sub-investment grade loan and bond products. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2002 as an analyst in the UK Advisory team. In 2003, Dominic moved to the High Yield Capital Markets desk, where he subsequently assumed additional responsibilities for loan and mezzanine products. He became vice president in 2008 and was named managing director in 2011. In 2013, Dominic was named 'Most Impressive High Yield Syndicate Banker' in the annual EuroWeek Bond Awards. Dominic earned a double first in Economics from Cambridge University in 2002.
Tatjana came to Muzinich from Metlife Investments, where she served as an Associate Director of the High Return Unit. Earlier, Tatjana worked as Senior Portfolio Manager in European High Yield for Fortis Investments and as a portfolio manager and credit analyst at Legal & General Investment Management. She started her career as a high yield telecom analyst with Merrill Lynch. She has a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics & Political Science, a Masters from the Kiel Institute of World Economics in Germany, and an M.Sc./B.S. in Economics from the University of Vienna.
Cristobal Cuart (London) joined KKR in 2010 and is a Director of KKR, focusing on both private debt origination and capital markets solutions for financial sponsors and corporate clients. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Cuart was an Associate at Apollo Global Management, where he invested across industries in private equity and distressed debt transactions. Previously, Mr. Cuart worked at Credit Suisse in the Financial Sponsors and Leverage Finance groups where he underwrote debt for a number of leverage buyouts. Mr. Cuart holds a Masters in Business from ESADE Business School, with a specialization in Finance.
Colin Atkins is a Managing Director and Head of the European Structured Credit advisory team based in London.
Mr. Atkins joined the firm in 2004 as Head of Credit for the European Leveraged Finance business, a role in which he worked on many notable transactions, before taking on his current position.
Mr. Atkins came to Carlyle from Prudential M&G where between 1999 and November 2004, he helped establish Prudential M&G's Leveraged Finance platform, which became a market leader in the European institutional market. Over the five year period, the business invested over €2.5 billion in leveraged finance assets and Mr. Atkins had responsibility for primary market execution and secondary market loan trading. Mr. Atkins previously worked in Corporate Private Placements at PPM America in Chicago and held positions in Prudential M&G's Corporate Tax and Treasury departments.
Mr. Atkins holds a B.A. (Hons) in accounting & finance from Nottingham Trent University.
He is a member of The Association of Chartered Management Accountants (ACMA) and is a CFA charter holder. Mr. Atkins has been registered with the FSA since 2010 for the CF30 and CF4 controlled functions.
Mr. Dennis is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on the group’s European activities. Additionally, Mr. Dennis serves as a member of the Management Committee of Ares, the Ares Credit Group’s European Direct Lending Investment Committee and other select Ares Credit Group investment committees. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, Mr. Dennis was Head of the London Financial Sponsor Group at Barclays Bank, where he focused on originating middle market financing opportunities. Mr. Dennis holds a B.Sc. from the University of Nottingham and University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and an M.B.A., with high honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Rob joined the firm in 2015. He was previously Chief Investment Officer of 3i Debt Management’s Credit Opportunities Fund, and Portfolio Manager of four of their European CLOs.
Prior to his time at 3i Debt Management, Rob was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Resource Europe Management Ltd, a top performing European CLO manager. Rob has 35 years of financial services experience having worked at Ahli United Bank, Commerzbank, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Bankers Trust and Midland Bank.
Rob has a mathematics degree, a financial studies diploma, an MBA and a DBA. He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, and a regular speaker at industry conferences.
Peter Hayes is a partner in the Finance practice in Shearman & Sterling's London office. He specialises in bank finance and, in particular, cross-border acquisition and leveraged finance. He regularly advises private equity sponsors, hedge funds, corporates and banks on finance transactions across the capital structure. He is noted by clients for his "communication skills" and ability to "explain very complex legal points to non-legal experts." Peter is ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers UK, 2016.
Korey Fevzi is a partner in the Finance practice in Shearman & Sterling's London office. He advises private equity sponsors,pension funds, financial institutions, leading corporations and hedge funds on finance transactions, focusing on leveraged finance, acquisition finance,restructuring transactions and secondary debt trading with a particular emphasis on cross-border financings. He also has extensive experience of mezzanine and other forms of subordinated financing.
James spent 22 years as a finance lawyer, 12 as a partner, at Herbert Smith LLP, a leading City of London-based international law firm. His long experience includes acting for borrowers and lenders in new money, refinancing and restructuring work in the syndicated loan, bond, private equity and project finance markets. He joined Xtract Europe in October 2010 as the senior English covenant analyst on high yield bonds and syndicated loans.
Mariana Valle is co-deputy editor at Debtwire Europe, running the primary and leveraged loans coverage of primarily private equity deals across mid-market and large cap. Mariana and her team break news across the European leveraged/high yield debt space, uncovering upcoming LBOs/debt issuers, underperforming credits and trade ideas, also producing analytical articles on company earnings, new issuance and market trends. Mariana has over nine years of experience covering corporate finance and private equity, seven of those with Debtwire. She has a first class BA (Honours) degree in journalism from the University of the Arts London.
Joelle Jefferis is a reporter at Debtwire Europe covering leveraged buyouts and refinancing in the mid-market space in the UK and Benelux regions. Joelle has two years of experience as a financial journalist reporting on international taxation and credit. Joelle has a BA in Social Anthropology with International Study from the University of Manchester.
Tom Lane is a reporter at Debtwire Europe covering large-cap leveraged loan issuance, performance and CLOs. Tom has over six years of experience reporting on corporate finance, infrastructure and credit. Tom has an MA degree in International Relations from the University of Manchester.