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NEW YORK – Dec. 16, 2015 – LDJ Capital with The Soho Loft ​Media Group and Victoria Global supported the 2nd Annual European CLO Summit organized by Opal Financial Group in Monaco last 14 – 16 October 2015.

Lawyers, investors, underwriters, issuers, accountants and rating agencies convened in the Hotel Fairmont Monte Carlo in Monaco for the yearly CLO, Leveraged Loan & Loan Liquidity Conference.

David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital says, “This is an event for everyone in the dynamic field of finance.”

The three-day event showcased exhibits, presentations and various panel discussions. Continental breakfast was served to the participants. Counsel of ASHURST LLP and The Head of Loan, Recovery & CLO Business Development, EMEA of STANDARD & POOR’S RATINGS SERVICES gave the opening remarks. The panel discussion topics were as follows: Debt Arrangers , Manager Screening & Evaluation, Investor Roundtable, The Current State and Outlook for the Global CLO Market, Issuer Roundtable, CLO Equity, the European CLO Loan Market, Legal and Regulatory Issues, CLOs, a tool to fund the real economy, how to analyze structural features of a CLO, evaluating leveraged loan market performance and direction, CLO Managers Roundtable – State of the Art, CLOs 2.0’s Evolution not Revolution – Market Backdrop & Themes, relative value in the CLO market, launching a new CLO and Middle Market.


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Some of the conference moderators with their respective panelists included:

Moderator: Head of CLO Origination Europe, Natixis
Credit Trading, Investec Bank (UK) Limited
Managing Director, AXA Investment Managers
Partner, Fair Oaks Capital
Portfolio Manager, Cape Capital
Structured Credit, Apollo Global Management

Moderator: Managing Director- Head of London Office, ZAIS Group (UK) Limited
CEO, Serone Capital Management LLP
Director, Credit Suisse
Head of Credit Fund Management, ICG PLC
Managing Director, 3I Debt Management
Portfolio Manager, Pramerica Investment Management
Senior Director, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Moderator:Senior Director, Financial Engineering, Structured Analytics & Valuation, Moody’s Analytics
Associate Analyst, ABS Credit Research, M&G Investment Management ,

Moderator: Senior Director, Fitch Ratings
Director, European Structured Credit, THE CARLYLE GROUP
Vice President – Leveraged Loans, 4086 ADVISORS

Head of CLO Origination & Structuring, BNP PARIBAS
Managing Director, COMMERZBANK


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The Executive sponsors for this event included Moody’s Analytics, Moody’s Investors Service, Wells Fargo, and Wells Fargo Securities. The general sponsors were: STANDARD & POOR’S RATINGS SERVICES McGRAW HILL FINANCIAL, Ashurst, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Cadwalader, CREDIT SUISSE, DBRS, J.P. Morgan, Milbank, Stifel, and Walkers. The Exhibitor sponsors were Black Mountain, Cortland, TMF Group, and Kramer van Kirk. Some of the Media partners included: Asset-Backed Alert, Alpha Journal, Around Wall Street, The Soho Loft Media Group (, LDJ Capital  and Victoria Global.


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