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Where is private credit heading? The trends and views from the experts

Private credit is evolving at a fast rate. Gaining more attention from investors than ever, the rapid influx of capital has enabled it to grow and open up a world of opportunities with the different strategies and markets on offer.

As the industry experts gathered at SuperReturn Private Credit Europe 2019, we invited them to join us for a chat to delve further into the latest trends, strategies and opportunities. We hear from:

  • Deborah Zurkow, Global Head of Alternatives at Allianz Global Investors
  • Kirsten Bode, Co-Head of Private Debt, Pan-Europe at Muzinich & Co.
  • Gabriella Kindert, Expert in Alternative Lending, Board Member at Mizuho Europe
  • Stephanie Heller, Managing Partner at Bootstrap Europe
  • Abhik Das, Managing Director, Head of Private Debt at Golding Capital Partners
  • Reji Vettasseri, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners

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What are the rising stars in the private debt space?

- Deborah Zurkow, Global Head of Alternatives at Allianz Global Investors

Deborah speaks to us about the markets to go into and strategies to employ, that will enable investors make the most of the opportunities around. In addition, Deborah shares with us her thoughts on why women should lift the limits they put on themselves when it comes to the workplace.

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Is non-sponsored lending more risky?

- Kirsten Bode, Co-Head of Private Debt, Pan-Europe at Muzinich & Co.

What's non-sponsored lending, and is it a more risky strategy? Kirsten deciphers myths around non-sponsored lending and its risk factors to help you identify to the opportunities that are available to investors. In addition, Kirsten shares with us her career story - from how she got into the world of finance, to getting to where she is now - and her advice for other women looking to enter this field.

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Is technology a threat or opportunity for private credit players?

- Gabriella Kindert, Expert in Alternative Lending, Board Member at Mizuho Europe

Digital is becoming mainstream in all industries, private credit included. But what does this mean for companies when it comes to implementation and designing new strategies? In addition, Gabriella shares with us her inspirations on getting to leadership role in the industry and why women should always believe in themselves.

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Why should you invest in growth-tech debt?

- Stephanie Heller, Managing Partner at Bootstrap Europe

Stephanie shares with us her expertise on investing in growth-tech debt and sheds light on how the industry is developing today, as well as clearing the common misconception in the risk involved.

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How can managers diversify in the direct lending space?

- Abhik Das, Managing Director, Head of Private Debt at Golding Capital Partners

Changes in the market conditions is drawing close, and managers are trying to find ways to diversify and set themselves apart in the competitive direct lending space. But what strategies are best, and what are the key things to remember?

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Where are we in the cycle and can private credit weather the storm?

Reji Vettasseri, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners

The diversity, complexity and sophistication of the strategies in the private credit space has grown massively in the last couple of years. But is it ready for a possible turn in the cycle? And which strategies would be the next rising stars? Reji Vettasseri shares his thoughts*.

*Disclaimer for Reji Vettasseri's interview: The views and opinions are those solely of Reji Vettasseri as of the date of this interview and are subject to change at any time due to market or economic conditions and may not necessarily come to pass. The views and opinions expressed do not reflect the opinions those of other or all investment teams at Morgan Stanley Investment Management (“MSIM”) or the views of the firm as a whole, and may not be reflected in all the strategies and products that the Firm offers. This is general communication, which is not impartial and has been prepared solely for informational and educational purposes and does not constitute a solicitation, offer, solicitation of an offer or a recommendation to buy or sell any particular security or to adopt any specific investment strategy. All investments involve risks, including the possible loss of principal.

 

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