April 27-28, 2023 | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Following the successful launch event in June 2022 which featured over 700 registrants and the support of 26 sponsors, the LSTA and event co-host DealCatalyst are excited to announce a new location and date pattern for the 2023 program. This two-day conference will feature an enhanced focus on direct lending, as activity by asset managers has skyrocketed and institutional investor interest in the asset class is on the rise. The program will deep dive into the health of middle market companies post-pandemic and amid rising interest rates, supply chain challenges, and macro-political tensions. We will also explore why institutional investors are increasingly attracted to this sector, and what their credit assessment, ESG compliance, underwriting and risk-adjusted return requirements are from direct lenders. Various forms of financing available to direct lenders will be explored, including the Middle Market CLO structure, which is finding favor among traditional BSL CLO investors as a diversification to their alternative investment portfolio.
May 16 - 17, 2023 | New York, NY
The LSTA and event co-host DealCatalyst are excited to announce a new partnership on a premier industry event for the broadly syndicated CLO and leveraged lending market. LSTA serves as the industry trade association and voice of the syndicated loan market, and establishes standards, develops market practices, and influences the market’s direction. DealCatalyst is an events organizer founded by conference industry veterans with over 60 years of combined experience hosting events for the structured finance sector. This powerful partnership will ensure a conference that is truly designed for and by the leveraged loans and CLO industry.
The one and a half day agenda will feature an enhanced focus on the foundation of CLOs with extensive coverage on the leveraged lending market. Topics will include leveraged loan performance, assessing the health of corporate credit in the U.S., outlook for sectors (energy, healthcare, technology), M&A activity, and the impact of global volatility on the syndicated loan market. The program will also cover new structural trends in CLOs, ESG developments, emerging asset types for CLOs, and investor views on CLO equity and debt. As always, our program is drafted in consultation with LSTA CLO Committee, ensuring the same quality and timely content associated with DealCatalyst events. Sponsors will receive access to a secure virtual data room and electronic roadshow to showcase forthcoming deals or manager profiles with participants before, during, and after the event.
June 6, 2023 | New York, NY
This one-day event will explore the key factors specialty lenders should consider from the launch phase to maturity, and eventual exit via M&A or a public ABS deal. Investors will have a unique forum to meet emerging and established specialty lenders and participate in a sector with an attractive yield and risk profile.
September 12, 2023 | London Hilton on Park Lane
Following the success of the inaugural event featuring 400 attendees and 28 sponsors, this gathering will continue to serve as the premier forum for the UK Mortgage Finance market. Mortgage Lenders and investors alike will convene to explore trends in funding, regulatory developments, emerging mortgage product trends, and funding key ESG initiatives. All sponsors will have access to a data room and deal roadshow.
October 24, 2023 | London , UK
This one- day conference will focus on the role of private credit in direct lending to the European middle market and how to responsibly foster growth for the benefit of borrowers and investors alike.
November 16, 2023 | London, UK
IN ASSOCIATION WITH AFME
As the European counterpart to our U.S. Specialty Lender Forum, this event will deep dive into many of the same structuring and funding topics as its U.S. counterpart, but will also highlight European specific themes including:
At DealCatalyst, we understand that networking and 1:1 meetings are the key drivers of event success, not endless webinars and forced "digital networking". Through our secure technology, we enable meaningful connections before, during and after events, with a focus on empowering 1:1 meetings and networking.
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