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Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 08:15am - 06:00pm

Time Back in business
07:30 Registration & coffee
08:00

Investor masterclass on CLO reporting

A closed breakfast session discusses in detail what investors should expect from their CLO reporting.
A separate booking is required for this investor-only session.

09:00

Investor masterclass: CLO documentation

A closed breakfast session discusses in detail what investors need to look out for in CLO documentation. 
A separate booking is required for this investor-only session.

10:00

Panel: Putting credit back in focus

QE is winding down, risk retention is in force, and deals are pricing on both sides of the AtlanticCan we stop worrying about regulation risk, and get back to worrying about credit risk?

10:45

Presentation: How to pitch your credit fund successfully

Simple but powerful techniques can revolutionise the impact of your pitch process. Paul Farrow, a partner at communication consultancy Benjamin Ball Associates, shares his 30 years of experience on what that critical pitch should, and shouldn't, say. 

11:15 Coffee
11:45

Presentation: CLO manager risk retention plans

Creditflux's editor Sayed Kadiri lays out the different approaches CLO managers have taken to US and European risk retention.

12:00

Panel: How to get first class returns for first loss risk

Investors looking for first-loss exposure have more choices now than ever before. Should they ditch their traditional CLO equity funds for the expanding range of retention vehicles?

12:45

Case study: How a risk transfer trade really works

13:00 Lunch
14:00

Keynote: Expanding the global investment toolbox- why we bought a CLO manager

Woody Bradford, chairman and chief executive officer of Conning discusses their decision to buy Octagon Credit Investors last year.

14:30

Panel: CLO relative value

Five months after the risk retention deadline where does relative value now lie for primary vs secondary CLOs, US vs Europe, mezz vs equity and compliant vs non-compliant deals.

15:15

Presentation: Why loan TRS is coming to Europe

15:30 Coffee
16:00

Panel: Europe's CLO revival

The European CLO market is booming, with tightening tranche spreads, steady loan issuance and new managers and investors entering the market. What are the real opportunities and pitfalls?

16:45

Presentation: Making managed bespokes work

17:00

Panel: How to buy loans.

Four old hands gather to give newcomers tips on navigating the loan market, how the US and European markets differ, effective strategies for getting allocations, making sense of covenants, dealing with syndicates, clubs and direct lending. The panel's job will be to draw up a top 10 list of dos and don'ts for budding loan buyers.

17:45 Networking reception

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