The GlobalCapital Leveraged Finance Conference 2017


Patrick Amis

Deputy Director General of Micro-Prudential Supervision I

European Central Bank

Patrick Amis was appointed deputy director general of Micro-Prudential Supervision I, European Central Bank, in March 2014. He is responsible for the direct supervision of the 30 largest and more complex of the significant institutions in the Eurozone.

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David Riley

Partner, Head of Credit Strategy

BlueBay Asset Management

David Riley joined BlueBay in September 2013 as head of credit strategy within the chief investment office. He is also a member of BlueBay’s investment and asset allocation committees.

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Craig Abouchar

Managing Director


Craig Abouchar is a member of Barings’ European high yield investments group and the European high yield investment committee. He is a lead portfolio manager for the firm’s European high yield bond business and he is responsible for the portfolio management of numerous strategies.

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Jeff Boswell

Strategy Leader, Developed Market Credit

Investec Asset Management

Jeff Boswell joined Investec Asset Management in 2015 and has been working within the industry since 2001.  Jeff is responsible for managing and leading the development of the developed markets credit platform at Investec Asset Management.

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Andrew Boughen

Fund Manager, Leveraged Finance

M&G Investments

Andrew Boughen has almost 30 years of investment experience including over 20 years in the leveraged finance market.

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Charlie Corbett

Editorial Director

Euromoney Conferences

Charlie Corbett has worked as a senior financial journalist and editor for a broad range of international newspapers and magazines.

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Desmond English

Senior Portfolio Manager

Amundi Asset Management

Desmond English is a senior portfolio at Amundi Asset Management in London  working within the European and emerging market high yield and leveraged loan strategies and has over 24 years’ industry experience, 21 of which spent in leveraged finance.

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Edward Eyerman

Managing Director

Fitch Ratings

Edward Eyerman is a managing director and the head of European leveraged finance at Fitch Ratings, based in London. He leads a team of 18 analysts that rates over 400 leveraged transactions and produces timely reports and commentary on leveraged product and market developments.

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Toby Fildes

Managing Editor


Toby Fildes is managing editor of GlobalCapital, the capital markets newspaper. He joined the paper (then called EuroWeek) in 1998 as a syndicated loans reporter and was made editor two years later.

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Louis Gargour

Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner

LNG Capital

Louis Gargour runs the investment management team at LNG, leading idea generation across credit markets. As chief investment officer, Louis oversees investment and directs the organisation’s investment management decisions.

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Mark Hale

Chief Executive Officer

Prytania Asset Management

Mark Hale is the chief executive officer of Prytania Asset Management. He has been chief investment officer of Prytania since the founding of the firm in 2003.

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Jon Hay

Corporate Finance and Sustainability Editor


Jon Hay is corporate finance and sustainability editor of GlobalCapital, the capital markets newspaper (the new EuroWeek).

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George Johnstone

Commercial Manager

Euromoney Conferences

George Johnstone has shared responsibility for sponsorship on, and the commercial interests of, Euromoney’s capital markets conferences.

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Madelaine Jones

Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager

Oaktree Capital Management

Madelaine Jones joined Oaktree’s London office in 2003 and serves as co-portfolio manager for the European senior loan strategy, and assistant portfolio manager for the European high yield bond strategy and portfolio manager for the European CLO strategy.

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Bob Kricheff

Portfolio Manager and Global High Yield Strategist

Shenkman Capital Management

Bob Kricheff joined Shenkman Capital in 2013. He has 30 years of investment research and strategy experience in leveraged finance. Before joining Shenkman Capital, Mr Kricheff was managing director and head of the americas high yield sector strategy for Credit Suisse.

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Ross Lancaster

Derivatives Editor


Ross Lancaster is the derivatives editor at GlobalCapital, where he has worked for three and a half years.

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Andrew Lennon

Director, Capital Markets

Euromoney Conferences

Andrew Lennon manages the sales team at Euromoney Conferences globally. In his nine years at Euromoney, Andrew has launched a multitude of finance and investment conferences across a variety of markets, managing the projects from idea origination to delivery on the day.

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Susan Liow

Chief Financial Officer


Susan Liow is a top four trained chartered accountant with experience of leading the finance function in a range of industries including banking, fund management, property development, data centres, telecoms and print management.

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Fraser Lundie

Lead Portfolio Manager and Co-Head

Hermes Investment Management

Fraser Lundie joined Hermes in February 2010 and is lead manager on the Hermes range of credit strategies. Before this he was at Fortis Investments, where he was responsible for European high yield credit.

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Nishant Nayyar


Apax Partners

Nishant Nayyar is a principal in the technology and telecom team. Before that, he led Apax's Capital Markets team's European efforts for the last three years.

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Steven Oh

Global Head of Credit and Fixed Income, Co-head of Leveraged Finance

PineBridge Investments

Steven Oh joined the firm in 2000 and is global head of credit and fixed income for PineBridge Investments. He is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the firm’s global credit and fixed income strategies and also co-manages the leveraged finance group and portfolios.

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Nigel Owen

Corporate Bond Editor


Nigel Owen is corporate bonds editor at GlobalCapital, but before that spent 18 years in investment banking.

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Joseph Pacini

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

XIO Group

Joseph Pacini is the chief executive officer and a founding partner of XIO Group. As an industry expert in alternative investments, Mr Pacini's career has spanned three continents, having led and grown successful businesses in New York, Hong Kong and London.

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Ian Perrin

Associate Managing Director

Moody’s Investors Service

Ian Perrin joined Moody’s in August 2001 and has been a lead analyst on rating various types of CDOs transactions as well as consumer ABS structures. In 2013, Ian moved to the surveillance side and is currently managing the EMEA structured credit monitoring team.

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Christof Ratjen

Principal, Capital Markets Team

Nordic Capital

Christof Ratjen joined Nordic Capital in August 2011. Since joining, Christof has raised over €12bn (equivalent) of market leading multi-product debt financings for various portfolio investments including ConvaTec, Lindorff, GHD, Munters, Britax and others.

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Ralph Sinclair



Ralph Sinclair has been the editor of GlobalCapital, the capital markets newspaper, since 2013. Before that he ran the newspaper’s public sector bond coverage under its former guise, EuroWeek, for over three years.

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Sandra Veseli

Managing Director

Moody’s Investors Service Ltd

Sandra Veseli is a managing director in the corporate finance group at Moody’s Investors Service in London, leading the high yield and leverage finance franchise, as well as the TMT franchise in Europe.

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