Distressed Debt Investing Summit: Europe

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About The Conference

iGlobal Forum is pleased to announce the upcoming Distressed Debt Investing Summit: Europe, taking place in London on September 18th 2014. Today, most distressed debt and rescue lending opportunities are in Europe. Regulators are putting pressure on banks to sell their assets, and many businesses are facing capital structure issues and still de-leveraging after the financial crisis. As the volume of distressed opportunities in the U.S. decreases, investors are focusing on the wealth of potential deals in Europe. Capital inflow is increasing in all geographies and product segments, both from established investors and new players. Learn how to find success in Europe by improving your capabilities in the industry, expanding your contacts, and understanding the dynamics of this restructuring landscape. iGlobal Forum’s Distressed Debt Investing Summit: Europe will bring together Europe’s leading distressed fund managers, private equity firms, hedge funds, institutional investors, senior lenders and turnaround advisors.

Key Topics Covered

  • The practical implications of the newest regulatory developments
  • In which geographies and sectors opportunity sets will lie in 2014-2015
  • Investor appetite for European distressed debt, and where investors will be allocating capital
  • The best ways to play European distressed debt
  • Which banks will be disposing of non-performing loans, and which sectors and tranches they will sell

Network With Leading

  • Distressed Fund  Managers
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Hedge Funds
  • Institutional Investors
  • Senior Lenders
  • Turnaround & Bankruptcy Advisors
8:00 am - REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:45 am - CHAIRPERSON WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
9:00 am - TRANSACTION TRENDS ACROSS THE EUROPEAN MARKETS
  • Where is the value in Europe, and where will opportunities lie in 2014-2015?
  • Interest and challenges in the peripheries vs. the core, and jurisdictional and insolvency regimes
    • Pushes into Eastern Europe, and potential opportunities in the Middle East
  • How has "Loan to Own" developed as an Investment Strategy in recent years?
  • How many new US funds are opening and active in the market, and how has this changed over recent years?
  • Exploring the use of leverage in distressed investing
  • Development of partnerships with servicers and special situations groups in developing portfolios and NPLs
HJ Woltery

HJ Woltery

Co-Head of Europe

SVP GLOBAL

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Adam Shah

Adam Shah

Vice President

STARWOOD CAPITAL

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Tom Seward

Tom Seward

Director - Debt Restructuring

HOULIHAN LOKEY

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David Ross

David Ross

Managing Director

SANKATY ADVISORS

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Mahmoud Atalla

Moderator:

Mahmoud Atalla

Managing Director, Credit Situations Group

HSBC

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9:45 am - EVALUATING THE CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES IN MAINLAND EUROPE
  • What are the differences in terms of culture and approach between a) the U.S. and Europe, b) the UK and mainland Europe, c) Western Europe and Eastern Europe?
    • How do these differences impede investment opportunities? Do these opportunities vary by culture or by region?
  • Huge discrepancy in workout cultures, and legal rights of the incumbent management and owners that drive or frame the discussions
  • AQR – banks coming out to sell their assets
    • Difficulties in getting good pricing on secondary assets, and a reduction in the credit environment
Arnaud Joubert

Arnaud Joubert

Managing Director, Debt Advisory & Restructuring

ROTHSCHILD

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Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Partner

COGNIS CAPITAL LLP

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David Keresztes

David Keresztes

Principal

CENTRAL EUROPE TRUST

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Andreas Jaufer

Andreas Jaufer

Portfolio Manager

ROBUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

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Justin Holland

Moderator:

Justin Holland

Managing Director, Special Situations Group

GLEACHER SHACKLOCK LLP

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10:30 am - MORNING NETWORKING BREAK
11:00 am - INVESTOR ACTIVITY IN EUROPEAN DISTRESSED DEBT
  • How are investors positioning themselves?
  • What pools of capital are available for current and future opportunity sets?
  • Are investors being cautious or trying to invest more?
  • Do investors think that managers are investing at the right pace and getting the right returns?
Kateryna Taousse

Kateryna Taousse

Global Head of Distressed

PACIFIC ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY

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Barend Pennings

Barend Pennings

Portfolio Manager

GLADWYNE INVESTMENTS

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Roy Kuo, CFA

Roy Kuo, CFA

Team Head - Alternative Strategies

CHURCH COMMISSIONERS FOR ENGLAND

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Ryan Flanders

Moderator:

Ryan Flanders

Head of Private Debt Products

PREQIN

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11:45 am - PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE LATEST LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS
  • Key regulatory changes in 2013/14 – how are changes in legislation affecting transaction in practice?
  • Will upcoming legislation open up new opportunities for distressed investors? In which jurisdictions?
  • How will banks and investors position themselves before and after the results of the AQR, and how does this vary by region?
  • What are the different options for restructuring across Europe? How do the options work, and what are the risks?
  • Creditor rights - what protections do you have regarding insolvency in the various jurisdictions?
  • How do you collect your debt if things go wrong?
Christopher J. Howard

Christopher J. Howard

Partner

SULLIVAN & CROMWELL

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John McGrail

John McGrail

Former Director, Global Restructuring Group, Markets and Int Banking

RBS

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Sophie Vermeille

Moderator:

Sophie Vermeille

Founder & Chairman

DROIT ET CROISSANCE

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12:30 pm - NETWORKING LUNCHEON
1:45 pm - INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Choose your table and topic for an interactive discussion with fellow attendees on the most pressing issues facing the industry. Network at small tables while participating in lively topical conversation. This provides an excellent opportunity to meet others in your industry in a unique setting.

Roundtable 1

Investment Strategies: Examining the Best Ways to Play European Distressed

  • Loan-to-own - what new opportunities will looming debt maturities and changing insolvency laws create?
  • Trading distressed – what strategies are traders adopting? Overcoming counterparty risk and contract conditions in multi-jurisdictional trades.
  • Stressed corporates – capitalising on dislocations on the long and short side
  • Which strategies are most effective in which jurisdictions?
  • Which parts of the current market are best avoided?
  • Targeting the opportunity set in a niche area vs. taking a generalist approach
Simon Davies

Simon Davies

Head of Restructuring Practice

CAIRN CAPITAL

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Roundtable 2

Distressed Opportunities in European Real Estate

  • What is the outlook for distressed mortgages and properties in 2014-2015?
  • Taking over troubled real estate developers vs. lending directly vs. buying single properties threatened with foreclosure
  • In which geographies will most sales of non-performing CRE loans occur?
  • Adding value to troubled real estate assets
  • Exploiting the arbitrage potential. How long will the arbitrage opportunity last?
Peter Geissel

Peter Geissel

Head of European CRE Loan Sales

EASTDIL SECURED

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2:30 pm - PERFORMANCE & CHALLENGES IN MANAGING NPL POOLS
  • Examining the state of the banks and where they are in their asset disposal process
    • Will the bad banks have appetite to sell?
    • Which sectors and tranches will they sell loans in?
  • Where will dealflow come from in an improving macroeconomic environment?
  • Buying loan books that are attached to going concerns
  • Ensuring you comply with regulatory hurdles
Conor Houlihan

Conor Houlihan

Partner

DILLON EUSTACE

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Andreas Costa

Andreas Costa

Associate Director

CR MANAGEMENT

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Bill Hancock

Moderator:

Bill Hancock

Managing Partner

RESOLUTE ASSET MANAGEMENT

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3:15 pm - PROFITING FROM THE NEXT WAVE OF BOND DEFAULTS
  • How will the next wave of defaults play out?
  • How does the growth of the high yield market affect distressed debt?
  • Corporate debt restructurings involving high yield bond obligations
    • What lessons can we learn from the last wave of defaults?
    • What new developments will affect the next restructurings?
    • How are they different from loan restructurings?
  • How does the European high yield bond market differ from the U.S. market?
James Roome

James Roome

Partner & Co-Head, Financial Restructuring Group

BINGHAM MCCUTCHEN

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Khing Oei

Khing Oei

Founder & Chief Investment Officer

EYCK CAPITAL

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Olivier Blechner

Olivier Blechner

Chief Investment Officer, Distressed Credit Strategy

POLYGON GLOBAL PARTNERS

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Mike Wilcox

Mike Wilcox

Managing Director, Restructuring & Reorganisation Group

THE BLACKSTONE GROUP

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Kon Asimacopoulos

Moderator:

Kon Asimacopoulos

Partner, European Restructuring

KIRKLAND & ELLIS INTERNATIONAL LLP

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4:00 pm - CHAIRPERSON'S SUMMARY AND NETWORKING

Speakers

Roy Kuo, CFA

Roy Kuo, CFA

Team Head - Alternative Strategies

CHURCH COMMISSIONERS FOR ENGLAND

Roy is the Team Head of Alternative Strategies at the Church Commissioners for England, which manages the Church

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Pedro Acien

Pedro Acien

Founder & Managing Partner

ARGANZUELA CAPITAL

Pedro Acien is Founder and Managing Partner of Arganzuela Capital, an investment firm focused on the acquisition

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Adam Shah

Adam Shah

Vice President

STARWOOD CAPITAL

 

Adam Shah, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions, Europe
Joined Starwood in 2006, and relocated to the

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Tom Seward

Tom Seward

Director - Debt Restructuring

HOULIHAN LOKEY

Tom Seward is a Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group in London. Before joining Houlihan in

View More

Mahmoud Atalla

Mahmoud Atalla

Managing Director, Credit Situations Group

HSBC

Mahmoud is global co-head of distressed credit and special situations trading for HSBC. He started his career with

View More

Christopher J. Howard

Christopher J. Howard

Partner

SULLIVAN & CROMWELL

Chris Howard is a leader in English law restructuring and finance who has broad knowledge working across

View More

Khing Oei

Khing Oei

Founder & Chief Investment Officer

EYCK CAPITAL

Prior to founding Eyck Capital Management, Khing worked at Halcyon, a $13 billion multi-strategy hedge fund.  At

View More

James Roome

James Roome

Partner & Co-Head, Financial Restructuring Group

BINGHAM MCCUTCHEN

James Roome is managing partner of Bingham’s London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong offices and co-chair of the

View More

Barend Pennings

Barend Pennings

Portfolio Manager

GLADWYNE INVESTMENTS

Barend Pennings is 43 years old, and a Dutch citizen.  Since 2009, Barend has been a member and portfolio manager

View More

Justin Holland

Justin Holland

Managing Director, Special Situations Group

GLEACHER SHACKLOCK LLP

Mr Holland is a Managing Director in the Restructuring Group, having joined Gleacher Shacklock in early 2011.

View More

Ryan Flanders

Ryan Flanders

Head of Private Debt Products

PREQIN

Mr. Flanders joined Preqin in 2011 in a client consulting role. Recently he has moved to Head the Private Debt

View More

Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Partner

COGNIS CAPITAL LLP

Simon is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Cognis Capital, focusing on investments in European High Yield,

View More

HJ Woltery

HJ Woltery

Co-Head of Europe

SVP GLOBAL

HJ Woltery, Managing Director, 49. Mr. Woltery is Co-Head of the European investment team having joined SVP at the

View More

Arnaud Joubert

Arnaud Joubert

Managing Director, Debt Advisory & Restructuring

ROTHSCHILD

Arnaud is a Managing Director in the European Financing Advisory group which he joined in 2001. He specializes in

View More

Kateryna Taousse

Kateryna Taousse

Global Head of Distressed

PACIFIC ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Kateryna Taousse, CQF, CFA is Director and Sector Specialist for the Distressed Debt strategy. Based in the

View More

Sophie Vermeille

Sophie Vermeille

Founder & Chairman

DROIT ET CROISSANCE

Sophie Vermeille is a Researcher in the law and economics department of Paris II University (Panthéon-Assas) and

View More

John McGrail

John McGrail

Former Director, Global Restructuring Group, Markets and Int Banking

RBS

I am a Director in RBS Global Restructuring Group - Spain. I have been in RBS Spain for 4 years and managed their

View More

Bill Hancock

Bill Hancock

Managing Partner

RESOLUTE ASSET MANAGEMENT

Bill was formerly Managing Director and Head of Acquisitions at JER Europe, a leading Pan-European real estate

View More

Olivier Blechner

Olivier Blechner

Chief Investment Officer, Distressed Credit Strategy

POLYGON GLOBAL PARTNERS

Olivier Blechner is Chief Investment Officer of the Distressed Credit strategy. He joined Polygon in 2013. Prior

View More

Mike Wilcox

Mike Wilcox

Managing Director, Restructuring & Reorganisation Group

THE BLACKSTONE GROUP

View More

David Ross

David Ross

Managing Director

SANKATY ADVISORS

Mr. Ross joined Sankaty Advisors in 2003. He is a Managing Director, Global Head of Sourcing and a member of

View More

Conor Houlihan

Conor Houlihan

Partner

DILLON EUSTACE

Conor joined Dillon Eustace in 1998 and currently leads the Firm’s finance practice.  Conor’s work covers a

View More

Peter Geissel

Peter Geissel

Head of European CRE Loan Sales

EASTDIL SECURED

View More

Simon Davies

Simon Davies

Head of Restructuring Practice

CAIRN CAPITAL

Simon joined Cairn Capital in July 2011, where he specialises in capital structure advisory and restructuring.

View More

David Keresztes

David Keresztes

Principal

CENTRAL EUROPE TRUST

David is a Principal at Central Europe Trust (CET), an advisory and alternative investment firm focused on Central

View More

Kon Asimacopoulos

Kon Asimacopoulos

Partner, European Restructuring

KIRKLAND & ELLIS INTERNATIONAL LLP

View More

Andreas Jaufer

Andreas Jaufer

Portfolio Manager

ROBUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

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Andreas Costa

Andreas Costa

Associate Director

CR MANAGEMENT

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Luncheon Workshop

PROFITING FROM RISING OPPORTUNITIES IN SOUTHERN EUROPE

Thursday September 18, 2014 | 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

What will be covered:


As competition increases in core European markets, funds are looking further afield to generate the returns they need and find dealflow. This session will provide an open forum to discuss where the best opportunities lie, and how you can overcome the challenges of investing in Southern Europe. You will gain valuable new insights into:
The outlook for Southern Europe - spotlight on Spain, Portugal and Italy
Business culture and optimal ways to approach deals
Insolvency regimes – how legal frameworks are applied, and how processes work

As competition increases in core European markets, funds are looking further afield to generate the returns they need and find dealflow. This session will provide an open forum to discuss where the best opportunities lie, and how you can overcome the challenges of investing in Southern Europe. You will gain valuable new insights into:

  • The outlook for Southern Europe - spotlight on Spain and Portugal
  • Business culture and optimal ways to approach deals
  • Insolvency regimes – how legal frameworks are applied, and how processes work
Pedro Acien

Pedro Acien

Founder & Managing Partner

ARGANZUELA CAPITAL

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Roy Kuo, CFA

Roy Kuo, CFA

Team Head - Alternative Strategies

CHURCH COMMISSIONERS FOR ENGLAND

Roy is the Team Head of Alternative Strategies at the Church Commissioners for England, which manages the Church of

View More

Pedro Acien

Pedro Acien

Founder & Managing Partner

ARGANZUELA CAPITAL

Pedro Acien is Founder and Managing Partner of Arganzuela Capital, an investment firm focused on the acquisition and

View More

Adam Shah

Adam Shah

Vice President

STARWOOD CAPITAL

 

Adam Shah, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions, Europe
Joined Starwood in 2006, and relocated to the London

View More

Tom Seward

Tom Seward

Director - Debt Restructuring

HOULIHAN LOKEY

Tom Seward is a Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group in London. Before joining Houlihan in

View More

Mahmoud Atalla

Mahmoud Atalla

Managing Director, Credit Situations Group

HSBC

Mahmoud is global co-head of distressed credit and special situations trading for HSBC. He started his career with HSBC

View More

Christopher J. Howard

Christopher J. Howard

Partner

SULLIVAN & CROMWELL

Chris Howard is a leader in English law restructuring and finance who has broad knowledge working across jurisdictions.

View More

Khing Oei

Khing Oei

Founder & Chief Investment Officer

EYCK CAPITAL

Prior to founding Eyck Capital Management, Khing worked at Halcyon, a $13 billion multi-strategy hedge fund.  At

View More

James Roome

James Roome

Partner & Co-Head, Financial Restructuring Group

BINGHAM MCCUTCHEN

James Roome is managing partner of Bingham’s London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong offices and co-chair of the firm’s

View More

Barend Pennings

Barend Pennings

Portfolio Manager

GLADWYNE INVESTMENTS

Barend Pennings is 43 years old, and a Dutch citizen.  Since 2009, Barend has been a member and portfolio manager at

View More

Justin Holland

Justin Holland

Managing Director, Special Situations Group

GLEACHER SHACKLOCK LLP

Mr Holland is a Managing Director in the Restructuring Group, having joined Gleacher Shacklock in early 2011.

View More

Ryan Flanders

Ryan Flanders

Head of Private Debt Products

PREQIN

Mr. Flanders joined Preqin in 2011 in a client consulting role. Recently he has moved to Head the Private Debt Products

View More

Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Partner

COGNIS CAPITAL LLP

Simon is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Cognis Capital, focusing on investments in European High Yield, stressed

View More

HJ Woltery

HJ Woltery

Co-Head of Europe

SVP GLOBAL

HJ Woltery, Managing Director, 49. Mr. Woltery is Co-Head of the European investment team having joined SVP at the

View More

Arnaud Joubert

Arnaud Joubert

Managing Director, Debt Advisory & Restructuring

ROTHSCHILD

Arnaud is a Managing Director in the European Financing Advisory group which he joined in 2001. He specializes in

View More

Kateryna Taousse

Kateryna Taousse

Global Head of Distressed

PACIFIC ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Kateryna Taousse, CQF, CFA is Director and Sector Specialist for the Distressed Debt strategy. Based in the firm’s

View More

Sophie Vermeille

Sophie Vermeille

Founder & Chairman

DROIT ET CROISSANCE

Sophie Vermeille is a Researcher in the law and economics department of Paris II University (Panthéon-Assas) and a

View More

John McGrail

John McGrail

Former Director, Global Restructuring Group, Markets and Int Banking

RBS

I am a Director in RBS Global Restructuring Group - Spain. I have been in RBS Spain for 4 years and managed their

View More

Bill Hancock

Bill Hancock

Managing Partner

RESOLUTE ASSET MANAGEMENT

Bill was formerly Managing Director and Head of Acquisitions at JER Europe, a leading Pan-European real estate private

View More

Olivier Blechner

Olivier Blechner

Chief Investment Officer, Distressed Credit Strategy

POLYGON GLOBAL PARTNERS

Olivier Blechner is Chief Investment Officer of the Distressed Credit strategy. He joined Polygon in 2013. Prior to

View More

Mike Wilcox

Mike Wilcox

Managing Director, Restructuring & Reorganisation Group

THE BLACKSTONE GROUP

View More

David Ross

David Ross

Managing Director

SANKATY ADVISORS

Mr. Ross joined Sankaty Advisors in 2003. He is a Managing Director, Global Head of Sourcing and a member of

View More

Conor Houlihan

Conor Houlihan

Partner

DILLON EUSTACE

Conor joined Dillon Eustace in 1998 and currently leads the Firm’s finance practice.  Conor’s work covers a broad

View More

Peter Geissel

Peter Geissel

Head of European CRE Loan Sales

EASTDIL SECURED

View More

Simon Davies

Simon Davies

Head of Restructuring Practice

CAIRN CAPITAL

Simon joined Cairn Capital in July 2011, where he specialises in capital structure advisory and restructuring. Before

View More

David Keresztes

David Keresztes

Principal

CENTRAL EUROPE TRUST

David is a Principal at Central Europe Trust (CET), an advisory and alternative investment firm focused on Central &

View More

Kon Asimacopoulos

Kon Asimacopoulos

Partner, European Restructuring

KIRKLAND & ELLIS INTERNATIONAL LLP

View More

Andreas Jaufer

Andreas Jaufer

Portfolio Manager

ROBUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

View More

Andreas Costa

Andreas Costa

Associate Director

CR MANAGEMENT

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