The outlook for CLO issuance in 2015 remains compelling after a record issuance in 2014 of $122 billion. There are expectations that we could see issuance totals between $65 and $90 billion. Along with leveraged loans, US CLOs—both broadly syndicated and middle market—have performed steadily throughout the year, even as the sector continues to face regulatory uncertainties and challenges.
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Opening Remarks - Winnie Fong, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings.
Overview of Middle Market Lending, BDCs and Middle Market Investing - Randy Schwimmer, Senior Managing Director, Churchill Asset Management LLC.
State of Middle Market Lending and BDCs - Moderator: Kevin Kendra, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings. Panelists: Meghan Neenan, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings; Joshua Niedner, Managing Director, Madison Capital; Gregory Robbins, Managing Director, Golub Capital.
Regulatory and Accounting Update - Panelists: Larry Berkovich, Partner, Mayer Brown; Jan Stewart, Partner, Mayer Brown; Sagi Tamir, Partner, Mayer Brown; David Augustyn, Partner, KPMG LLP.
Overview of CLOs – Broadly Syndicated and Middle Market CLOs - Dave Preston, Managing Director, Wells Fargo
CLOs of Broadly Syndicated Loans - Moderator: Derek Miller, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings. Panelists: Gregory R. Cooper, Senior Managing Director, Crestline Denali Capital; Jim Fellows, Co-Head, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, THL Credit; Russ Pemberton, Managing Director, RBC; Levoyd E.Robinson, Managing Principal, Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners.
Closing Remarks - Kevin Duignan, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings
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