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9 November 2023
Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Ln, London EC4M 7DD

5th Annual European Leveraged Capital Markets: Navigating uncertainty

Event overview

Event Radar’s 5th Annual European Leveraged Capital Markets: :
Navigating uncertainty

Date: Thursday 9th November 2023 
Registration: 12:30 (Full buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day)
Panel Discussion Starts: 14:00
Venue: Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Ln, London EC4M 7DD 

5th Annual European Leveraged Capital Markets: Navigating uncertainty

Events Radar’s European Leveraged Capital Markets event, now in its 5th year, will explore the multiple factors at play driving high-yield bond and leveraged loan activity in 2023, including the underlying drivers of primary deal flow. Session panellists will review activity year-to-date and look ahead to 2024. 

Among topics to be discussed: 

  • What impact have higher interest rates and monetary tightening had on returns and investor and lender appetite? 
  • All-in funding costs have ballooned as a new set of monetary and market conditions has taken hold. How has issuers’ creditworthiness help up amid tighter conditions and an uncertain economic backdrop?
  • What does the maturity profile of 2023 primary high-yield bond activity tell us? 
  • What can be gleaned from corporate default, restructuring and refinancing activity? How does the debt redemption profile look?
  • Where are we in the Leveraged Buyout cycle? 
  • How have financial sponsors adapted to current circumstances in terms of deal structures and bid multiples? 
  • Evaluating CLO activity and performance. 
  • Have US and European leveraged finance markets moved in opposite directions?  

Last year’s event was sub-titled: ‘Finding a way forward’. Hosted by Keith Mullin of KM Capital Markets, Events Radar’s 5th annual European Leveraged Capital Markets event will convene an expert panel from a variety of market constituencies to discuss whether the markets have indeed found a way forward and what prospects 2024 holds out.


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David Newman:
Global Head of High-Yield Strategy, Allianz Global Investors
Roxana Mirica:
Head of Capital Markets, Apax Partners
Sebastian Potocean:
MD, High-Yield Investments Group, Barings
Charlotte Conlan:
Vice Chair, Leveraged Finance, BNP Paribas
Luca Laino:
MD, High-Yield and Leveraged Loan Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank