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Permanent and Private Capital in the Time of COVID-19: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

In the summer of 2020, approximately 450 fund sponsors and asset managers gathered virtually for “Permanent and Private Capital in the Time of COVID-19: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going” sponsored by Dechert LLP, ING and KBW/Stifel. Tapping into the experience of leading industry institutions, our guest speakers shared their thoughts on the current state of the market and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, fund leverage and capital markets.



Permanent and Private Capital in the Time of COVID-19: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

Thursday, August 20, 2020

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Welcome Remarks
Tom Friedmann, Partner, Dechert LLP
State Of The Market
James Knightley, Chief International Economist, ING

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Asset Management M&A: Themes and Strategies for 2020
Moderator: Ken Young, Partner, Dechert LLP
Richard Byrne, President, Benefit Street Partners
Ted Goldthorpe, Partner, Head of BC Partners Credit, BC Partners
Nicole Macarchuk, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Managing Director, Angel Island Capital
Mehdi Mahmud, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Eagle Investment Management
Al Laufenberg, Managing Director, KBW/Stifel

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM

Fund Leverage in the Time of COVID-19
Moderator: Jay Alicandri, Partner, Dechert LLP
Patrick Frisch, Managing Director, Head of Americas Fund Finance, ING
Alan Kirshenbaum, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Owl Rock Capital
Stephan Kuppenheimer, Senior Managing Director, GSO Capital Partners
Jason Young, Deputy General Counsel, Legal & Finance, FS Investments

1:05 PM - 2:00 PM

BDC and Private Credit Fund Industry Roundup: Investing and Capital Markets Activity and Trends in an Uncertain Environment
Moderator: Harry Pangas, Partner, Dechert LLP
Eric Lloyd, Global Head of Private Investments and Managing Director, Barings LLC and Chief Executive Officer, Barings BDC, Inc.
Michael Mauer, Co-Head, Investcorp Credit Management US LLC and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Investcorp Credit Management BDC, Inc.
Penni Roll, Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Ares Credit Group and Chief Financial Officer, Ares Capital Corporation
Ian Simmonds, Managing Director, Sixth Street and Chief Financial Officer, Sixth Street Specialty Lending, Inc.

2:05 PM - 2:10 PM

Closing Remarks
Jim Lebovitz, Partner, Dechert LLP

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