Camille is Head of European Research for the GlobalSpecial Situations group, JPMorgan Asset Management. Previously, Camille worked at JPMorgan Investment Bank in the Leveraged & Distressed Loan business aswell as in the investment banking division. Camille holds a Master’s in business with a Finance Major from HEC Paris and a Master’s in Business Law from University Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne.
Antonella works in Accenture as Managing Director with deep experience in Financial Services industry, credit area.
Antonella started her professional activity in PwC, Corporate Finance. and she was partner in the distressed debt area, advising lenders and borrowers in financial restructuring processes and investors in distressed debt transaction. Antonella was responsible for Italy of the European Portfolio Advisory Group, team specialized in the provision of both strategic and transactional advice in connection with non-core or non-performing loan portfolios
In 2016 she joined Intrum (formerly Lindorff), the largest Credit Management Servicing platform in Europe, and was assigned the responsibility to lead the Italian team with the objective of bringing the new Intrum Italian operation to become one of the top players in the market.
Salvatore is a Principal at GWM Group. Hehas more than 15 years of experience in the real estate and finance sector andexecuted over €6 bn of transactions
Prior to joining GWM Group, Salvatore wasan investment manager at Blue Skye Investment Group where he completedinvestments in real estate, direct lending, secondary credit and debtrestructuring. Salvatore was also a board member of SirtiSpA and Cipriani Group. Previously, Salvatore was an associate at BNP ParibasCIB and in the RE group of Lehman Brothers London
Salvatore holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in Economics from the Bocconi University, Milan.
Lorenzo Zini, Manager of Deloitte Financial Advisory, is part of the European team dedicated to portfolio advisory services that support banks and financial institutions in the disposal of their non-core and non-performing asset. As part of this team he has been involved in several transactions, both domestic and cross border, regarding secured and unsecured NPE portfolios as well as credit servicing platforms. Before joining Deloitte he worked as a business development manager for a leading Italian servicer. Lorenzo holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and a M.Sc. in Finance from Bocconi University, Milan.
Edward Altman is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance Emeritus at New York University, Stern School of Business and Director of the Credit and Fixed Income Research Program at the NYU Salomon Center.
Dr. Altman has an international reputation as an expert on corporate bankruptcy, high yield bonds, distressed debt and credit risk analysis. He is the creator of the world famous Altman Z-Score models for bankruptcy prediction of firms globally. He was named Laureate 1984 by the Hautes Études Commerciales Foundation in Paris for his accumulated works on corporate distress prediction models and procedures for firm financial rehabilitation and awarded the Graham & Dodd Scroll for 1985 by the Financial Analysts Federation for his work on Default Rates and High Yield Corporate Debt. He was a Founding Executive Editor of the Journal of Banking & Finance and serves on the Editorial Board of several other Finance scholarly journals.
Professor Altman was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame in 2001 and elected President of the Financial Management Association (2003) and a Fellow of the FMA in 2004, and was amongst the inaugural inductees into the Turnaround Management Association’s Hall of Fame in 2008.
In 2005, Dr. Altman was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury & Risk Management magazine and is frequently quoted in the popular press and on network TV.
Dr. Altman has been an advisor to many financial institutions including Merrill Lynch, Salomon Brothers, Citigroup, Concordia Advisors, Investcorp, Paulson & Co., S&P Global Market Intelligence and the RiskMetrics Group, (MSCI, Inc.). He is currently (2018) Advisor to Golub Capital, Classis Capital (Italy) and Wiserfunding in London, Clearing Bid, Inc., SREI Capital (Singapore), ESG Portfolio Management (Frankfurt) and AlphaFixe (Montreal). He serves on the Board of Franklin Mutual Series and Alternative Investments Funds. He is also Chairman of the Academic Advisory Council of the Turnaround Management Association. Dr. Altman was a Founding Trustee of the Museum of American Finance and was Chairman of the Board of the International Schools Orchestras of New York.
Alexis Atteslis, Co-Head of Europe & Partner, shares portfolio management responsibilities for European investments. Mr. Atteslis is a member of OHA’s investment strategy, ESG and various fund investment committees. Additionally, Mr. Atteslis heads the firm’s investment activities in the global maritime industry. Previously, Mr. Atteslis worked at Deutsche Bank in its European Leveraged Finance Group and at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He currently serves on the board of a number of OHA’s portfolio companies. Mr. Atteslis received an MA from the University of Cambridge and has earned a Chartered Accountant qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Ran Landmann is a Senior Managing Director and joined CVC Credit Partners in 2013. Before that Ran covered European distressed/stressed credits including corporate, sovereign and financial names at Owl Creek Europe Management and Sandell Asset Management. Previously he worked at CVC Equity Partners focussing on European private equity and at Credit Suisse First Boston media and telecoms team, both in London. Ran graduated with a BSc in Business Economics from Queen Mary & Westfield University, University of London.
Simona Maellare joined UBS in February 2014 to Co-Head the Financial Sponsors Group in London. Prior to this, she has spent 8 years at BAML in the Financial Sponsors team and 9 years at JP Morgan in the Leverage Finance team in London and in New York. Simona has also worked 2 years at DLJ, in the High Yield team, both in London and in New York. She was ranked as one of the 100 most influential women in the City of London in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. She was also one of the few bankers ranked in the “top 50 in private equity” in 2018.
Simona is a member of the EMEA CCS Management Committee, Conduct Committee, Risk Committee and she is also a member of the Global CFES (Client Franchise Executive Committee)
Degree summa cum laude and a Master in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan. She has also studied at UCLA, Los Angeles as exchange student.
Prior to joining Bridgepoint, he was an Executive Director at Messier Maris & Associes, focusing on financing and restructuring advisory assignments for leverage buy-outs and corporates. He worked previously in the leverage finance group of RBS and the corporate finance division of Deutsche Bank.
Edouard is a graduate of HEC Paris School of Management.
Anil joined 3i as a Director in 2007 and is responsible for 3i's Banking Team within the Private Equity division. This team has a broad remit and is responsible for the firm's relationships with its financing institutions and provides specialist banking advice spanning all key financing stages associated with new and portfolio assets across 3i Private Equity. This includes raising primary acquisition finance, advising on the management of leveraged capital structures and preparing exit financing. Anil has 15 years of banking experience, having started at Lloyds Bank Corporate Banking in 1996. He subsequently worked for Dresdner Kleinwort from 1999, where he held various positions in Credit Risk Management, Structured Finance and Corporate Finance & Advisory. Anil studied at Sussex University and holds a BA in Economics and is an Associate Member of Corporate Treasurers.
Roxana Mirica is a Principal and head of Capital Markets in Europe. She joined Apax Partners in 2017 and is currently based in London. She has worked on financing for Vyaire Medical, Exact, Azelis, Safetykleen and ThoughtWorks.
Prior to joining Apax Partners, Roxana was a Director in Barclays’ Leveraged Finance team, where she worked on sub-investment grade financing transactions globally.
Roxana holds a BA in Economics and Chemistry cum laude from Dartmouth College.
Saurabh is a Portfolio Manager for the TT International Event-Driven Fund. Prior to co-launching the fund, he worked for Hadron Capital, where he was a Portfolio Manager focused on European credit. Prior to joining Hadron Capital, Saurabh was a Vice President in the leverage finance division of Credit Suisse working in both their New York and London offices. Saurabh started his career working as a consultant for Deloitte. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Chantal Clavier is a Partner and the Head of Heidrick & Struggles’ Real Estate Practice for Europe and Africa, based in the London office. She is also a member of the Board & CEO Practice, enhancing boards for listed/ private property companies and real estate private equity operating platforms.
As a real estate specialist, she has a deep knowledge of the market, its trends and cycles. Chantal has been instrumental in assessing and placing key senior executives at board and executive committee levels throughout her 18 years in executive search.
Chantal has operated across the whole sector undertaking searches and assessments for property companies (both public and private including landed estates and the public sector); investment banks, fund,and investment managers (including private equity, sovereign wealth funds, pension plans); family offices, corporate owners/ occupiers and operating platforms (in particular, retail,consumer, industrial and alternatives); and professional service providers across EMEA.
Her breadth of experience and unique track record across both real estate finance and “brick and mortar” real estate (the built environment and real assets), enables Chantal to provide a more holistic approach to search, advising her clients with creative and innovative solutions and helping to drive change through talent.
Mark is a Chartered Surveyor who has specialised in the Retail property sector for nearly 30 years.
Whilst overseeing the day-to-day operations of the UK Retail Agency & Lease Advisory Divisions, which now comprise over 70 fee earners and conduct over 1,100 retail transactions per annum, Mark specialises in the Investment sector. Mark has advised on more than £1bn of acquisitions, disposals and development forward funding’s for a wide range of private, public and institutional investors in the last 15 years.
Mark has recently concluded over £200m of Investment acquisitions and disposals for clients including:
▪ Sale of: 176/206 Kensington High St for Standard Life (£68m)
▪ Acquisition of: 129/137 & 151/161 Kensington High St for DTZ Investors (£55.4m)
▪ Sale of: 168/174 Kensington High St for BMO Real Estate Partners (£19m)
▪ Acquisition of: 114 Kings Road, SW3 for Private Investor (£20m)
▪ Sale of: 110/112 Kings Road, SW3 for YBS (£13m)
▪ Acquisition of: Haymarket Towers, Leicester for Fairacre/IVG (£30m+)
Ms Buthaina Amin is currently the Director of International Offices at the Bahrain Economic Development Board, leading the department’s strategy in attracting FDI into the Kingdom of Bahrain. Prior to this, Buthaina headed the Bahrain Economic Development Board’s Legal department and was responsible for managing its legal affairs, leading on directing the Kingdom of Bahrain’s legislative outreach to executive, regulatory and corporate bodies at a regional and international level.
Buthaina is a UK qualified lawyer specialising in corporate acquisitions, Middle East regulatory, PPP and restructuring projects, including large-scale international infrastructure development and energy projects whilst working in private practice for 13 years in London and Bahrain.
Michael Murphy is an executive vice president and credit analyst in the PIMCO London office. He focuses on European high yield, special situations and stressed credits, with coverage across the industrials, gambling, specialty financial and aerospace sectors. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2018, he was the lead high yield analyst for Wells Fargo Asset Management in Europe and a member of their European investment committee. Mr. Murphy previously worked at Millenium Capital Partners, investing across European credit, and he began his career as a sell-side analyst at Citigroup. He holds a master's degree in PPE from Oxford University and is also a graduate of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
Wolfgang has 20 years of experience in special situations, distressed debt, high yield, leveraged loans and restructuring. He is a co-founder of Sarria Limited, Europe’s first non-dealing HY/Distressed Desk.
Sarria maintain Europe’s deepest analysis on special opportunities, raising its clients’ confidence and pace to outperform their peers.
Prior to Sarria, Wolfgang has been partner and senior portfolio manager of Wiltshire Capital, co managing funds under the brands of Wiltshire and City Financial. Formerly Team Leader at CQS for European Distressed and Value Opportunities, and responsible for European special opportunities at Marathon Asset Management, he has consistently generated client profits and lead a series of successful cross-border restructurings and re-financings. Prior to 2005, Wolfgang was Vice President for the Deutsche Bank Distressed Products Group in London and associate at Alvarez & Marsal. He began his career at KPMG in Germany.
Wolfgang is a German national, speaks German, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, holds a BA (hons) from EBS London and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Born in Naples in 1964, he graduated in Economics & Finance at the “Università Federico II di Napoli” with the highest grade.
He started working in 1984 for BNL (Banca Nazionale del Lavoro). During his career he had important guide roles in other three Merchant Banks (in the last one he was CEO).
In 2000 he joined Efibanca, the Investment Banking arm of Banco Popolare Group specialized in Shipping Finance, where he assumed the role of Head of Advisory – M&A Division in Milan.
He was involved in several and important Private Equity Joint Ventures between Efibanca and Shipping Companies such as Moby S.p.A., Onorato Family in Ro-Pax Ferries, Gestao de Nevegaçao Lda, Premuda Group in the Tanker Sector, Aurora Shipping S.p.A. and Giuseppe D’Amato Family in the bulk Sector.
He’s been engaged in Shipping Industry for the last 20 years and, throughout his career, he has established excellent relationships with most Italian ship-owners and some key international shipping players.
He is a Board member of CONFITARMA (Italian Ship owner Association), and also Vice President of the Fiscal & Financial Commission.
In 2009 he founded a new Private Equity and Advisory Vehicle targeted on Shipping Industry: Venice Shipping and Logistics S.p.A., where he assumed the role of Managing Director.
Ahmad Al-Sati is a Managing Director at Albright Capital Management, an Emerging Markets Private Markets focused global investment firm.
He has more than 15 years of direct experience in private investments where he has originated, negotiated and executed over 40 transactions across 20 jurisdictions. His focus is on complex solutions across the capital structure and has completed transactions in private credit, equities, bankruptcy investing, rescue finance and growth capital in the telecomm, energy, renewables, and industrials sectors.
Prior to his time at Albright Capital, Mr. Al-Sati was most recently responsible for energy and international portfolios and led the restructuring efforts at Plainfield Asset Management. His expertise includes identifying and evaluating deep value opportunities and determining the effects of corporate events and macroeconomic dislocation on the value of securities. Mr. Al-Sati has also served as a bankruptcy attorney where he has represented investors, debtors and creditors in restructurings and chapter 11 proceedings as well as deal execution of distressed private equity transactions in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Mr. Al-Sati received a BA from Wesleyan University, a JD from Columbia Law School, and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Steven Fawn joined Amundi in 2006 as a FX, Futures and Fixed Income trader before becoming a Portfolio Manager in 2011. Steven manages a diverse range of Fixed Income strategies; these include Global investment grade, unconstrained credit (HY, EM, IG and Securitized) and Total return strategies. During his time at Amundi, Steven has been a pioneer in both the development and management of ESG strategies, and helps to manage a portion of the $230bn SRI Fixed Income assets within the Amundi Group.
Prior to joining the company Steven worked as a FX trader at BNP Paribas Asset Management (1999-2006).
Steven is also a CFA Charterholder.
Mr. Reymondier joined Bain Capital Credit in 2008. He is a Managing Director based in Bain Capital Credit’s London office and Portfolio Manager of Bain Capital Credit’s European CLOs and separate accounts. Previously, Mr. Reymondier was a Manager at Bain & Company supporting private equity funds in Europe and worked at Schroder Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Reymondier received a B.A. from HEC Paris.
Edward Hickman is a leading structured finance partner, with expertise in all types of securitisation (ABS, CMBS, CDOs and WBS), loan portfolio sales, project bonds, structured utility bonds, covered bonds, commercial real estate, multi-source intercreditor arrangements, derivatives and regulatory capital. Edward has worked on European, US, GCC and Asian transactions, acting for arrangers, originators, investors and rating agencies. Several of his transactions are pathfinder deals, being the first in a particular jurisdiction or the first for a particular asset class.
During the financial crisis, Edward has advised on a number of divestments by banks as they deleverage, either on the sell side or the buy side. He has also been the lead partner on successful new debt issuances and refinancings, both in the capital markets and in the bank market, helping banks and corporate borrowers access new funding solutions. He has also advised corporates on how to use structured finance principles to help reduce their pension scheme deficits.
Desiree is Managing Director and Head of Impact Investing at ZAIS Group. She has over 20 years of experience in impact investing and in the structured credit market. Before joining ZAIS, she advised responsAbility Investments AG on the build-out of their impact capital markets products. Before this, she held senior positions in the structured credit groups most recently at JP Morgan and previously at Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch. Her track record of product innovation includes the development of the JECI, the first tradable CDS based credit index, which evolved into iTraxx and CDX, as well as a series of impact CLOs. Desiree has a B.S. with honors in Economics from The London School of Economics. She is also a member of the Board of MMCC, one of NYC’s largest community centers.
Riccardo Serrini joined Prelios in 2011. He's Prelios Group CEO and CEO of Prelios Credit Servicing.
He was previously General Manager and CIO of Prelios SGR. With 22 years of professional experience, 15 of which in real estate finance, he originated, structured, distributed and managed over 12 billion euro worth of equity, quasi-equity and debt transactions, securitizations (CMBS/RMBS) and NPL acquisitions.
He had previously been CEO and Chairman of ING Real Estate Investment Management SGR and of the main investment vehicles, Fund Director of Italian Retail Fund and Head of Business Development. From 2005 to 2008 he worked as Head of SPG Italy at Morgan Stanley International Bank and, previously, as Global Head of Real Estate Finance at Intesa San Paolo.
He graduated in Business Administration at Università Bocconi of Milan.
Tatjana manages the Muzinich Enhancedyield Short-Term strategy and the Muzinich Bondyield ESG strategy. She is a founding member of the European Leveraged Finance Alliance, a member of the ECB’s Bond Market Contact Group, a regular participant at the UBS Investor Forum and a frequent speaker at investment conferences. Tatjana is a leading advocate for incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices into credit portfolios Tatjana joined Muzinich in 2007 from Metlife Investments, where she served as an Associate Director of the Higher Return Unit. Prior to that she worked as a Senior Portfolio Manager in European High Yield for Fortis Investments and as a portfolio manager and credit analyst at Legal & General Investment Management. She has a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, a Masters from the Kiel Institute of World Economics in Germany and an M.Sc/B.S. in Economics from the University of Vienna.
Aleksandra Bozic is a Partner and Associate Director in the London office of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). She has over 20 years of hands-on involvement in rapid transformation, value creation, turnaround and restructuring of international corporations and private equity-owned businesses.
Her extensive, cross-sector experience includes leading holistic turnarounds and the re-design of a global automotive OEM, as well as cost reduction programmes, cross-geography treasury management and carve outs.
Aleks spent six years working in Private Equity and Banking where she was responsible for driving financial and operational improvements. Prior to that she spent eight years at AlixPartners.
Aleks has an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto.
Ash Tehrani is the desk lawyer for the EMEA Secondary Loan Trading Desk of J.P. Morgan, based in London. He has been working in the financial markets for 15 years and is admitted as a lawyer in both England and New York. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, he worked in New York as a leveraged finance lawyer for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Debevoise & Plimpton. He holds a master’s of law and a bachelor of finance and law from the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Richard Segal is a senior investment analyst at Manulife Investment Management in London, where he runs the Emerging Market Credit Research team. In this role, Richard analyzes specific companies, interprets macro trends and market activity to provide information and analysis for the decision-making process across Manulife’s fixed income funds. Prior to joining Manulife, Richard spent four years at Jefferies International. As a desk analyst, he was responsible for CEE corporate and sovereign credits. Beforehand, he worked at Knight Capital as a director in the emerging markets division, and has also worked at institutions such as Bank of America and Santander, as well as specialized credit funds, investment banking boutiques, and consulting firms. Richard has a degree in economics from MIT.
Benjamin Fanger is the Managing Partner and founder of ShoreVest Partners and is one of the pioneering investors in China's credit markets. He has managed over $1.6 billion in Chinese distressed debt and special situations investments, and sits on ShoreVest’s Investment Committee. In 2004, Mr. Fanger was one of the founders of Shoreline Capital and architected the firm and its strategies. In over a decade of Chinese distressed experience, Mr. Fanger has been involved in sourcing, analysis, negotiation, restructuring and liquidation related to acquiring and disposing countless distressed assets in China. He has worked directly with Chinese distressed asset sellers, borrowers, judges, and government officials related to the investments. Prior to co-founding Shoreline Capital and ShoreVest Partners, Mr. Fanger started several companies, two of which he sold to public companies. During graduate school, he also worked at the law firm O’Melveny & Myers on early Chinese distressed debt and private equity transactions. Mr. Fanger has been fluent in spoken and written Chinese for over twenty years. He also holds a JD and MBA from the University of Chicago and is a licensed attorney in the State of California.
Laure Villepelet joined Tikehau Capital in 2017 to promote and accelerate ESG & CSR initiatives. Previously, Laure was sustainable development manager for L'Oréal France and coordinated projects from recycling initiatives to clean transports. She started her career with PWC valuations in NYC and London, and worked in Singapore. Laure holds a Master of Science degree from Sciences Po Bordeaux and is a CFA® charterholder.
Filippo Crosara is a Director in Barclays’ Leveraged Finance Team with particular responsibility for structuring and executing domestic as well as cross-border Leveraged Finance Transactions. Prior to joining Barclays, Filippo has worked for 10 years at a major international law firm in both their London and Milan offices. Filippo is also dual-qualified as a Solicitor in England&Wales and Avvocato in Italy.
Josep M. Julia is the Global Head and Chief Investment Officer of the Distressed Asset Recovery Program (DARP) at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) based in Washington DC. Mr. Julia oversees IFC’s global business of acquisition and resolution of distressed assets and special situations, with deals in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East, for a total amount in excess of US$7.5 billion. Mr. Julia is active in the board of directors of several of the Group’s servicers globally.
Prior to joining the IFC, Mr. Julia worked at Lehman Brothers Private Equity where he was involved in restructuring deals, monitoring some of the Private Equity Fund’s portfolio companies as part of their Board of Directors, and identifying and analyzing new investment opportunities. Mr. Julia was also the Chief Operating Officer at iSOCO where he led the first financing round of the company, raising €20 million, the largest first financing round in Spain for a software company.
Mr. Julia holds an M.B.A. with emphasis in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business and a B.A. in Finance from ESADE Escuela Superior de Administracion y Direccion de Empresas.
Francisco Milone is a Partner and Head of European Real Estate. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Based in London, he joined the firm in 2008. Prior to joining Värde, Francisco worked for Goldman Sachs International as an associate in Bank Loans Distressed Investing. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Francisco worked for Meliorbanca S.p.A. as an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Middle Capitalization Group. Francisco graduated with a B.A. in Finance & Economics from University L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carli and received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Michele is Head of Funds Special Situations at Park Square Capital.
Prior to joining Park Square Capital, he was Managing Director at Terra Firma, in charge of the Operational Secondaries strategy of the firm. Previously he had been Chairman and CEO of Opera SGR where he led the successful takeover of the management of four PE funds, and then the monitoring and exiting of approximately 40 portfolio investments.
Michele has also worked at Lazard, Doughty Hanson, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Olivetti SpA, Stet Società Finanziaria Telefonica and McKinsey & Co.
Michele holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Laurea in Electronic Engineering from the University of Napoli”
Milton has worked as a retail operator, turnaround professional, corporate finance advisor and consultant. Prior to founding Retail Realisation Milton was a founding partner at Alteri Investors. He was also CEO of GA Europe where the focus of his work was retail disposition. Milton has also been CEO of Celebrations Group and held senior operational roles at several UK retail companies including K Shoes, Burton Group, Woolworths, Bewise, Courts, NAAFI and Scholl.
Filomena is a Director -European Marketing & Client Relations at Muzinich & Co., a global institutional asset manager specializing in credit.
As part of a team focused onEuropean institutional investors, Filomena has played an instrumental rolein opening private debt opportunities for Muzunich in her native Italy and inother European countries.
Prior to joining Muzunich inLondon, Filomena was Senior Vice President at Neuberger Berman focused onestablishing and expanding the U.S. fund manager's international distribution.
From 2007 to 2009, she workedin the Hedge Fund Development and Management Group at Merrill Lynch andpreviously was a General Practice Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell.
Filomena started her careerin finance as an analyst at Lehman Brothers. Conversational in four languages,she earned her law degree magna cum laude at the Bologna University School ofLaw and her LLM from Columbia University. She was admitted to the New York Barin 2010.
Alessandro Esposito joined SC Lowy in January 2018 and he’s responsible for the firm’s investment activity in Italy. SC Lowy has been extremely active in the past two years in a variety of deals spanning from shipping to liquidations, real estate and corporate. SC Lowy has since built an office of 6 investment professional in Milan and completed the acquisition of Solution Bank of which Alessandro is Board Member.
Alessandro has more than 20 year experience in finance, of which more than 17 spent in distressed and special situations’ investing in both public and private markets. Previously he was Executive Director and Portfolio Manager in the JP Morgan’s Proprietary Positioning Group (PPB), Co-Founding Partner at Sothic Capital Management LLP, and Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group.
Alessandro graduated with summa cum Laude in Economics at Bocconi University.
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.
Claire joined Permira Debt Managers in September 2017. She focuses on originating, leading and executing new investment opportunities across all sectors.
Previously, Claire worked at HIG WhiteHorse for four years originating and executing deals. She also spent five years at Hawkpoint Partners (where she was involved in the Icelandic restructuring in 2009), three years at Societe Generale in their Leveraged Finance teams in London and Hong Kong and three years at Barclays.
Ricardo García-Lliberós is Managing Director and Head of Leveraged Finance in Spain. Ricardo has more 25 years of banking experience of which 14 years has been spent in Leveraged Finance.
Ricardo is based in Madrid. He joined Société Générale Corporate &Investment Banking in September 2005 as Vice President in the Spanish Leveraged Finance team and since 2012 heads the Spanish LBO Team.
Prior to joining Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, Ricardo worked for Lehman Brothers in London where he executed M&A deals within the European Industrials and Technology Group. Before this he was with NatWest Markets where he worked mostly in the Credit Risk Department covering large Spanish corporates.
Ricardo has a Business and Economics degree from Universidad Complutense (Madrid) and holds a MBA from IESE (Barcelona)
Most recently, Mr. Wallace was Head of Corporate Credit at Mediterranean Bank Plc where his investment activity focused on leveraged loans, high yield bonds and direct lending opportunities. In addition to sourcing c€3bn of leveraged loans and high yield bonds, he completed the acquisition of two CLO loan portfolios and was responsible for the issuance of one of the best performing CLO 2.0 transactions (Creditflux Award Winner 2015 and 2016). Prior to joining Mediterranean Bank, Mr Wallace was a Senior Adviser to the Bank of England and an analyst and portfolio manager at Pamplona Capital and New Amsterdam Capital. Mr. Wallace holds a BS in Finance and a BS in International Studies from Indiana University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
Maddi Azpiroz is a founder and Managing Director of ClaimTrading Ltd, an independent brokerage firm that arranges funding for litigation/arbitration and monetisation of judgments/awards. She was previously legal counsel with a litigation and distressed debt fund; practised international dispute resolution with a law firm; and served as an official in the European Commission. She was trained at Columbia, Leuven, Brussels and Deusto universities.
Elizabeth Fisher is a Senior Vice President at Burford, based in London, focused on developing and expanding our relationships with law firms and companies across the UK and Europe.
Ms. Fisher has over 20 years’ experience in business development and law. Prior to joining Burford, Ms. Fisher served in a number of leadership positions at Axiom, the global leading alternative legal services provider, most recently as Vice President, EMEA Head of the Banking & Regulatory Practice. In this role she led a team which developed tech-enabled legal and contracts solutions to enable F500/FTSE 100 clients to meet regulatory deadlines. Prior to Axiom, Ms. Fisher was Head of Client Development at Hogan Lovells, where she established a dedicated function, which successfully managed and grew a portfolio of the firm’s relationships with its largest financial services clients. Ms. Fisher spent the previous decade as a private equity lawyer including at SJ Berwin, having commenced her career at Hogan Lovells.
Ms. Fisher graduated from the University of Exeter, with a degree in Law, and has an MBA from London Business School.
Carmen Alonso joined Tikehau Capital in 2015. She is the Head of Iberia responsible for Tikehau’s business in Spain and Portugal. Previously, Carmen was Vice-President of Corporate Finance at GSK where she gained an exposure to financing as an issuer. Prior to joining GSK, she held the position of Managing Director at Morgan Stanley (European Leverage Finance). Carmen started her career in 1996 in Leverage Finance departments of UBS, Merrill Lynch and then HVB. She has originated and led the execution of numerous transactions across Europe in bank debt,mezzanine and high yield.
Education: Boston University, School of Management; Babson College, Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
Anthony Robertson joined Cheyne SVC in August 2017 as Managing Partner and CIO of the Strategic Value Credit Group. Anthony has a multi-decade track record in fundamental, value-based investing, having previously overseen the development and growth of two early stage credit businesses. From 2004-2017, he was Partner and Head of Global Leveraged Finance at BlueBay Asset Management where he was responsible for establishing and managing the sub-investment grade platform, and spearheaded the inception of a number of more recent initiatives including Private Debt and Unconstrained Credit strategies. Prior to BlueBay, Anthony helped establish one of the first dedicated European high yield funds in 2000 at New Flag Asset Management, with top decile performance leading the firm to be acquired by Putnam. His tenure in sub investment grade and distressed debt dates back to 1996 when he worked as a distressed debt analyst in the special situations group at West Merchant Bank in London. He had previously worked as a credit analyst in a division of Barclays ABSA Bank in South Africa from 1993 before moving to London. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from the University of Cape Town (undergraduate) and University of Natal (postgraduate, Honours).
Borja de Parias, Director, Spain. Before joining H.I.G. in 2012, Borja worked at Houlihan Lokey (Special Situations team) covering the Iberian market and completing several transactions in a diverse range of industries. Borja began his career at Morgan Stanley in London.
Borja graduated from ICADE (Madrid) and Northeastern University (Boston) in International Business.
Pablo is responsible for ABS Origination in Iberia as well as covered bond structuring with a global jurisdictional remit. Pablo has been particularly active on NPL ABS and financing, having led all four publicly syndicated NPL securitisations done to date Iberia, and specifically, the first ever NPL securitisation with Spanish collateral (project Salduero) in July this year.
Pablo has been with J.P. Morgan since 2007 and has over 15 years’ experience in structured finance across multiple asset classes including covered bonds, ECA bond instruments, RMBS, ABS and SME CLOs.
Prior to JP Morgan, Pablo worked at Fitch Ratings and was team head covering UK, Irish and Emerging Market RMBS as well as a voting member of the Fitch covered bond credit committee.
Gabriele is an experienced risk management professional who has worked for several financial institutions and consultant companies across the world in the last 18 years.
Before founding Wiserfunding together with professor Altman, he was Head of Risk Appetite Portfolio Decisioning for the Royal Bank of Scotland and Natwest. Prior to this role, Gabriele was Head of Credit Risk Portfolio Management for Ulster Bank and Global head of Credit Risk Analytics for ABN AMRO. In his roles, Gabriele was responsible for ICAAP, stress testing, risk models, portfolio management and risk appetite. He has provided support and oversight in risk management to banks and subsidiaries in Asia, North and South America and Europe. He started his career working for Experian in Italy and Eastern Europe helping banks in enhancing their consumer and SME risk management capabilities and capital optimization.
Gabriele holds an M.Sc. and a PhD. in Finance from “La Sapienza” University in Rome. He was a visiting Scholar at the Stern School of Business of the New York University under the supervision of Professor Altman with whom has published several academic papers on risk management and SME lending in top ranking academic journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Services Research and the ABACUS.
Esteban is the founder and CEO of Syer Advisers, an advisory firm with a focus on sustainable investing. Syer is currently engaged by the City of London Corporation to provide advice on their green technology agenda, international collaboration programmes and in establishing best practice in ESG investing across large institutional investors, and is actively involved in raising capital for sustainable credit investment strategies.
Prior to setting up Syer, Esteban was a Director at Generation Investment Management's credit fund, providing financing to growth companies with a focus on integrating ESG considerations and long-term sustainability thematic research into its investment process.
Prior to Generation, Esteban was a Partner at Indigo Capital, a pan-European mezzanine fund, and also worked at Barclays in both London and New York, primarily in leverage finance.
Esteban has MA in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Romain Miginiac joined the GAM Star Credit Opportunities Team in 2018. Previously, Romain worked at Aberdeen Standard Investments as credit analyst covering EU financial institutions and held positions with KPMG and UBS in financial services audit and wealth management respectively. Romain holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Geneva and a master’s degree in finance from ESADE Business School.
Chris is Head of Manager Research at Willis Towers Watson, leading a 100 person international team conducting research of all equity, credit, liquid diversifying and real assets managers and products.
Chris joined Willis Towers Watson in August 2004 and has held various roles over this time, including: serving as a member of Willis Towers Watson's Global Investment Committee for four years; building-out of direct hedge fund research in discretionary global macro and credit long/short; founding manager research efforts in private debt. Chris now sits on the investment committees for a number of the solutions offered by Willis Towers Watson as part its delegated offering.
Chris works closely with a number of Willis Towers Watson's largest credit clients and has experience consulting to clients on a broad range of issues including investment strategy and manager structure.
Chris holds the CFA UK Level 3 Certificate in Investment Management and has a BA in Mathematical Sciences from St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford.
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.
Ben has more than ten years of experience working in the investment banking, private equity and software end-markets. Prior to DealCloud, Ben worked for the Charlotte-based private equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners and also in M&A advisory with Harris Williams & Co. and Edgeview Partners. Ben is a co-founding member of DealCloud and works alongside the team to help create and execute the organization's vision as the preeminent industry-specific software solution for professionals in the private capital markets.
Ben is a former director and board member at Reach for Excellence and Sustain Charlotte. He is also a member of the New York Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum tasked with creating local programs that will make a global impact.
Ben is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill's Kenan Flagler Business School and was awarded the William M. Rawls scholarship.
Archie joined Muzinich in March 2019. He oversees the firm’s responsible investing and internal corporate responsibility commitments. Archie joined after leading the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) fixed income and private markets programmes for seven years. Previously, Archie worked as a corporate sustainability consultant with Net Balance (EY Climate Change & Sustainability Services) and ESG research and engagement specialist with Regnan. Archie holds a Master of Environmental Management from the University of New South Wales and an MA (Hons) in Hispanic studies from the University of Edinburgh. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) from the CFA Society.
Andreas is a founding Partner of Arabesque and the CEO of Arabesque S-Ray. He is responsible for Arabesque’s Sustainability Process, which is the basis for all of Arabesque’s flagship products.
S-Ray®’s proprietary technology calculates the sustainability performance of over 7,000 of the world’s largest corporations. Through machine learning and big data, S-Ray® systematically combines over 250 environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics with new signals from over 30,000 sources published in over 170 countries.
Andreas co-authored ‘From the Stockholder to the Stakeholder’, a meta-study conducted in collaboration with the University of Oxford, which reveals the compatibility between sustainability and profitability. Since then, Andreas has been featured in several articles in influential publications. These articles include: The Economist ‘Sustainable investment joins the mainstream’, Fortune ‘Why ‘Good Guy’ Stocks Can Help You Beat the Market’, CFA Institute ‘Mainstreaming Sustainable Investing’, CNBC ‘ESG investing is one of the biggest trends in financial history: Expert’ and the Inquirer ‘We rank Philly companies on diversity, governance, & transparency. The winners may surprise you’.
Before co-founding Arabesque, Andreas was Head of Distribution, for Barclays Saudi Arabia. Previous positions also include Structured Product Sales for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at Barclays, as well as Equity Research and later Portfolio Management at Metzler Asset Management.
Mr. Feiner holds a BS in Business Administration from the Frankfurt School of Business and Finance (Germany).
Lucy has been at BlueBay since July 2018, as an ESG analyst. Her responsibilities are to support the integration of ESG analysis across the firm, working closely with the investment teams. She also assists in our ESG engagement efforts. Prior to this, Lucy was an Assistant Sustainability Manager at KPMG where she worked with companies across a range of sectors and geographies, as well as investors, on their sustainability strategies and reporting and assurance activities. Previous to that she was a waste management and environmental consultant. Lucy has an MSc in Environmental Technology and an MSci in Environmental Geoscience, both from Imperial College London.
Maarten is co-head of the RWC European Focus Fund, a leading European active ownership fund with AUM of more than $500mn.
Maarten has over 15 years experience in fund management, special situations and active ownership investing. He joined RWC from Hermes Fund Managers in October 2012 where he had been fund manager of the European Focus Fund. Previously, he worked at Robeco Asset Management and ABN AMRO. Maarten is Dutch, holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and is a CFA charter holder.
Federico Sutti is Managing Partner of Dentons in Italy.
Federico has extensive experience in M&A transactions, particularly in the Real Estate sector, advising Italian and international clients in the acquisition of assets and portfolios, as well as relevant, complex developments. These include, in particular, some of the most prominent development transactions in the residential/office/retail as well as in the logistic sectors. In addition, he has carried out various brownfield transactions advising international investors operating in the hotel and/or office sectors.
Moreover, Federico advised the lenders in the context of the most relevant development projects in Italy among which Citylife and Varesine projects.
His experience extends to the PFI/PPP sectors, pioneering the use of project finance techniques in the Italian and international infrastructure markets, with specific reference to the healthcare sector. In particular, he assisted the Veneto Region for several years. Moreover he advised the Ministry of Infrastructures in Turkey in relation to the development of the PFI structure model for hospitals.
Over the last years he has assisted leading banks, Italian companies and multinationals in various restructuring and refinancing matters.
Diego Aponte-Vargas is Investment Director at SWEN Capital Partners, a European leader in Private Equity, Debt and Infrastructure for institutional and individuals clients. As of today, the company manages and advises almost € 5.0bn of assets, with a team of more than 40 people. As a key player in Responsible Investment, ESG criteria are included in all investment processes. SWEN Capital Partners is owned by OFI Group, Arkea Investment Services and its employees.
Diego started his career at New Alpha Asset Management as a Hedge Fund Analyst in 2010. He joined SWEN Capital Partners as an Analyst in 2011 and became Investment Director in 2014 participating actively to the growth and the development of the company.
He is graduated from the HEC Paris Executive MBA program in 2019.
David and other concerned citizens established the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation (IMHO) in 2012 to help consumers tackle the increasing burden of personal and mortgage debt.
In addition to IMHO, David owns Lifeline Ambulance Service, David founded the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 1992 and was its voluntary CEO for 10 years.
David was president of the international organisation of Make-A-Wish from 1999 to 2001.
David also chaired the Board of the Marie Keating Foundation from 2001 to 2011 a National Charity for cancer awareness.
David is the current Chairperson of homeless charity Inner City Helping Homeless.
Over the past eight years David has been to the forefront on a National basis in advocating on behalf of those in mortgage and personal debt. David has significant experience and success in negotiating deals with banks on behalf of debtors.
He is also the CEO of iCare Housing which is an Approved Housing Body, striving to keep people in their homes who have purchased 108 homes from lenders via the Governments Mortgage to Rent Scheme. This allows those eligible for social housing and facing repossession stay in their home as a tenant.
Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal is a Professor in Banking and Finance Law atthe Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University ofLondon. Prior to joining CCLS he was a Senior Lecturer in Financial Law and theAcademic Director at the Centre for Financial and Management Studies (SOAS),University of London and at the School of Law, University of Warwick. He taughtin undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various Schools of Law andBusiness Schools in the United Kingdom, Spain, Greece, France, Italy, China andArgentina as well as in professional training courses in Africa, Asia, Europeand the Middle East. He has acted as a Sovereign Debt Expert for the UnitedNations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Senior Insolvency Expertfor the World Bank / IFC and as a consultant to several multilateralinstitutions in Washington DC and Europe, Central Banks and Sovereign States aswell as in several international transactions with Law Firms and funds. Hespecialises in international finance and insolvency law. He is theauthor/editor of seven books and has extensively published in peer-reviewedjournals. He sits in the editorial/advisory board of several law journals inthe UK and US and is a member of national and international institutions andassociations specialised in comparative commercial and insolvency law.
Miguel joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1999 and became a partner in 2010. He is specialized in restructuring and distressed situations, acquisition finance, asset (including tax leases) and project finance, private equity and corporate finance matters. Miguel has a degree in Law and an advanced-level Degree in Business Law by Universidad Pontificia de Comillas – ICADE (1999). He also has a LL. M. Degree by Georgetown University (Washington D.C., United States) with honours (LL. M. in Securities and Financial Regulation). He is member of the Madrid and New York Bar Associations.
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Giovanni Gilli, born in Milan on January 8, 1954, graduated with honours in Economics from Bocconi University, married with three children, is presently Charmain of Intrum Italy, the newly established joint-venture between the Intrum Group and Intesa Sanpaolo in the field of servicing of Non Performing Loans.
Previously, reporting directly to the CEO, Giovanni worked for Intesa Sanpaolo Group (ISP) from 2002 to 2018, where since November 2014 he was the Head of Capital Light Bank (CLB), a newly established Business Unit with a headcount over 700, with the aim of managing the deleverage of a significant portfolio of non-core assets, including non-performing loans, repossessed properties, business units held for sale, financial participation, performing non-core portfolios. Total managed assets exceeded € 50 bill., more than half of which were reduced over the ’14-’17 Group Industrial Plan. During 2018 he promoted and finalized a landmark strategic partnership in the NPL field between ISP and the Swedish Intrum, a European leader in credit recovery, implying a full integration of the two domestic recovery platforms and the disposal of a huge NPL portfolio.
Up to November 2014, Giovanni was in ISP Head of the Strategic Operations and Special Projects Unit responsible for all M&A and Corporate Developments activities of the Group, as well as the management of projects of particular strategic importance. In this context, over 50 deals were finalized for a total value in excess of €30 billion, in addition to the successful achievement of the merge between Intesa and San Paolo in 2006, in which Giovanni played a key role.
He previously worked at The Chase Manhattan Bank, McKinsey & Co., Euromobiliare and successfully conducted, as CEO of the Gabbianelli-Vogue Group, a Leveraged Buy-Out deal for the creation of a leading market player in the field of high-end ceramic tiles, accomplished with important value creation through the sale of the Group to a direct competitor.
Nick Colman is a founder and Managing Partner of Alantra Corporate Portfolio Advisors (CPA) which is FCA regulated and focuses on advising buyers and sellers of non-core and NPE portfolios and real estate portfolios via its recently acquired protech subsidiary Urban Data Analytics (uDA). The CPA business is the largest specialised advisor in this space in Europe, currently employing 150 dedicated professionals with offices in London, Madrid, Milan, Dublin, Athens, Lisbon, San Paolo and most recently in Shanghai.
Nick has worked extensively with banks on the sell side to develop and implement deleveraging strategies for non-core loans and businesses in order to improve equity returns and NIM. In the NPE securitisation space, Nick has acted as financial advisor on Project Helix and Project Pillar which have successfully (closed) and ongoing (non-public) NPE securitisation mandates with an AuM in excess of €20bn.
Prior to joining Alantra CPA, Nick was a partner in KPMG where he co-led its global Portfolio Solutions Group and was the Head of Deal Advisory for Banking in the UK (c. 150 staff). In addition, Nick was also a member of the Deal Advisory Leadership Team in the UK and was responsible for Digital Transformation in Deal Advisory overseeing 60 developers and back office support staff.
Ferran is admitted to practice in Spain and New York and has more than 15 years of experience in leading law firms in Spain and in the U.S.
Having worked in Barcelona for a Spanish law firm and in New York for a major US law firm, he joined GA_P in 2008. Initially based in the Madrid office, in 2018 Ferran has been appointed Managing Partner of GA_P’s London office.
Ferran represents local and international companies, financial entities, hedge funds, venture capital funds and private equity funds in domestic and cross-border financings, capital markets transactions, LBOs, restructurings and project finance transactions.
He has a Degree in Law by Universidad de Navarra (1999), a bachelors degree by ESADE (2000) and an LL.M. Degree from New York University (2003). He is member of the Barcelona and New York Bar Associations.
Philip Stopford is a partner in the European Finance practice.
He has extensive banking and finance experience advising primarily on cross-border leveraged and acquisition financings, direct lending and complex restructuring transactions. He represents investment and commercial banks, private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers, and alternative lenders on super senior, senior and subordinated financing arrangements.
Nicolaes is specialised in corporate restructuring and insolvency law. He has a special focus on cross-border matters. Nicolaes represents banks, multinational corporations, foreign office holders, investors and other stakeholders in formal and informal restructurings and litigation in this area. Nicolaes has been involved in many of the major cross-border cases in the Netherlands or with a nexus in the Netherlands in the past 10 years, including Parmalat, KPN Qwest, Lehman, Plaza, Q-cells, OSX, Yukos Oil, Marme Inversiones, and others.
Nicolaes recently authored a book titled “Pre-insolvency Proceedings, Normative Foundation and Framework”, published by Oxford University Press in 2019. He is a Fellow of INSOL International and completed the Global Insolvency Practice Course of INSOL International in 2009/2010 with honours. He is regularly invited to lecture and speak on the subject of insolvency law and pre-insolvency proceedings. He is a member of various professional organisations including INSOL International, the IBA and the ILA.
Adam Samoon joined the Debtwire European High Yield bond team in August 2011 after working at Goldman Sachs in Emerging Market Credit. Previewing primary issue performance and forecasting corporate earnings, he has interviewed several company CFOs and identified CDS basis opportunities, as well as being among the first to highlight trends such as the ‘great rotation’ into equities and emergence of CEE High Yield issuance. Adam graduated from Oxford University in Modern History and Economics in 2008.
Sayed joined Creditflux in 2010, covering the emergence of the global 2.0 CLO market from its inception. Since January 2017 he has served as the editor, responsible for its online news and print publications, which cover CLOs, structured credit and direct lending news and analysis.
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.
Alessia Pirolo is Head of NPL Coverage at Debtwire ABS. From a previous focus on Southern European Commercial Real Estate, she is now in charge to expand Debtwire's NPL coverage areas around the world. Before joining Debtwire, she covered U.S. and European commercial real estate for The Wall Street Journal, and the Commercial Observer. She holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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.