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Private Credit Forum - Chicago

May 21st 2024
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
Chicago, IL

Private Credit: Upwards and Onwards, Is the Rising Trend Sustainable?

There is no stopping private credit growth in near future, but investors must think long term and preparing for a market downturn is the key to successful portfolio performance in 2023. Private credit is expected to continuing growing — and almost double by 2027 — but with rising interest rates, a recession threat looming and regulatory concerns, investors might consider focusing on less volatile sectors to create stabilized returns, the ones that are less sensitive to interest rates and inflation. The Private Credit Forum aims to focus on finding the sectors and strategies for long-term growth as private credit returns remain attractive.


Ryan Teal, Head of North America Operational Due Diligence, Albourne Partners

Lauren Fradglely, Director, BCI

David Colla, Managing Director, Head of Americas Leveraged Finance, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Allie Bradford, Managing Director - Capital Solutions, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Andrew Edgell, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Credit Investments, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

Dhinesh Ganapathiappan, Senior Investment Officer, Head of Private Markets, City of San Jose

Leighton Shantz, Managing Director, Credit & Hedge Funds, Employees Retirement System of Texas

Richard Inzunza, Director of Private Credit, Employees Retirement System of Texas

Matt Meads, Director - Public & Private Debt, Hershey Trust Company

Fernando Martinez, Portfolio Manager, Global Credit, IMCO

Jennifer Hartviksen, Managing Director of Global Credit, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

Ping Zhu, Senior Portfolio Manager, Johnson & Johnson

Matt Stoeckle, Director, Liberty Mutual Investments

Joe Rumph, Manager, Absolute Return and Fixed Income, MacArthur Foundation

Mike Fang, Senior Portfolio Manager, Maryland State Retirement Agency

Adam Kobor, Managing Director of Investments, New York University

Sean Sarraf, Lead Portfolio Manager, Private Credit, Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System

François Rozon, Vice President, Credit and Private Investment Risk, PSP Investments

Eunice McHugh, Director, Private Credit, San Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System

Dan Quigley, Senior Investment Manager, State of Michigan

Michael Phillips, Head of Credit, Special Opportunities, Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)

Amy Penn, Managing Director, Credit and Hedge Funds, Texas County & District Retirement System

Helen Pham, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Private Investments, Toronto Transit Commission Pension Plan

Aiman El-Nahas, Associate Director, Private Debt, University Pension Plan

Kevin Bliss, Investment Officer, Private Credit Portfolio, Virginia Retirement System

Kaylon McInelly, Associate Vice President, Investments, West Virginia University Foundation

Ben Bowman, Senior Investment Officer, Wyoming Retirement System

Matthew Hoffman, Investment Associate, YMCA Retirement Fund


For asset managers interested in participating, please contact:

Ian McGuinness

Executive Director, Institutional Sales

For asset allocators looking for further information, please contact:

Luke Zammit

Deputy Director