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 May 1, 2019

PwC Auditorium

New York, NY

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AGENDA

To apply to become a member of the executive speaking faculty, please complete our online JOF questionnaire. Review the preliminary topic outline, suggest other topics, and tell us about yourself and your expertise. For more information about opportunities to join our faculty, please contact:

Don Buford, Founder & CEO, iiBIG 
Phone: 212-300-2521
Email: DonB@iibig.com

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019

8:00am

Networking & Registration

8:55am
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Don Buford

Don Buford, Founder & CEO, 
iiBIG LLC – Port Washington, NY

9:00am
State of the Industry: Private Debt & Private Credit
A Mark Fox overview of private debt and credit markets since the financial crisis of 2008-09, a survey of key issues to be discussed, and a look forward at deal-flow opportunities in PRIVATE DEBT/CREDITin the United States and globally.

Stephanie HogueMark FoxBrett HickeyDan Lee

Moderator:

  • Stephanie Hogue, Managing Director,
    PwC – New York, NY

Panelists:

  • Mark Fox, Director, Head of Apex Credit,
    PAAMCO Prisma – New York, NY
  • Brett Hickey, Founder & CEO,
    Star Mountain Capital – New York, NY
  • Daniel Lee, Partner,
    Comvest Credit Partners – New York, NY

10:05am
Private Debt and Private Equity: Where is the Private Debt Deal-Flow Coming From?
A large percentage of private debt and equity origination deals are covenant-light.  With a large amount of capital still considered ‘dry powder,’ and the large number of players, what is the state of competition for deal-flow affecting the Private Debt/Private equity market?

 Alex DashiellIra PerlmuterDavid Robbins

Moderator:

  • Alex Dashiell, Managing Director, US Private Capital Team,
    BlackRockNew York, NY

Panelists:

  • Ira Perlmuter, Founder and Managing Partner,
    T5 Equity Partners – East Rutherford, NJ
  • David Robbins, Partner & Head of Credit Strategies,
    Monomoy Capital Partners – New York, NY

11:00am

AM Refreshments & Networking Break

11:30 am
Specialty Finance
Originations by hedge funds and private credit firms are finding success in increasingly narrow verticals. What should everyone know about the lending nuances and dynamics in these specialized markets?

Tom Golia Matthew HarveyStephen HealeyWarren PhilipRodrigo Trelles

Moderator:

  • Tom Goila, Partner,
    Comvest Credit Partners – New York, NY

Panelists:

  • Matthew Harvey, SVP,
    PCG Direct Lending – Chicago, IL
  • Stephen Healey, Managing Director,
    CapX Partners – Boston MA
  • Warren Philipp, Principal,
    Stonehenge Structured Finance – New Albany, OH
  • Rodrigo Trelles, Co-Head Capital Solutions,
    UBS O’Connor LLC – New York, NY

12:30pm

LUNCHEON FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

1:45pm
Private Debt Club Deals
How and why are private debt firms working together to enhance both origination – and returns? Are unitranche deals the new ‘co-opitition?

Brett HickeyDoug BunimMartha Gurwit Tedmond Wong

Moderator:

  • Brett Hickey, Founder & CEO,
    Star Mountain Capital – New York, NY

Panelists:

  • Doug Bunim, Director,
    OFS Capital Management – New York, NY
  • Martha Gurwit, Managing Director, Capital Markets,
    Antares Capital – New York, NY
  • Tedmond (Ted) Wong, Principal,
    The Firmament Group – New York, NY

2:50pm
The Emerging Secondary Market for Illiquid Private Debt
Secondary market volume of portfolios of private debt [bundling ‘cov-lite’ loans into “Collateralized Loan Obligations” (C.L.O.s) has been growing exponentially in recent years.  This panel examines the structural changes that have facilitated this growth and identifies key factors that will likely drive accelerated growth in the years to come.

Jeff HammerDan AlpertPeter McLaughlinTam Konnin

Moderator:

  • Jeff Hammer, Global Co-Head, Illiquid Financial Assets, 
    Houlihan Lokey – New York, NY

Panelists:

  • Dan Alpert, Managing Partner,
    Westwood Capital LLC – New York, NY
  • Peter McLaughlin, Principal,
    HIG WhiteHorse Capital – Chicago, IL
  • Konnin Tam, Managing Director, Co-head Secondaries & Liquidity Solutions, Blackrock – New York, NY

4:00pm

Evening Networking Reception

4:00pm

CONFERENCE CONCLUDES
iiBIG and PwC Thank you for your Participation.