11 October 2019

Private credit and direct lending: A hot topic at GAIM Ops West

By Marc Flamini

This year at GAIM Ops West, SS&C Advent will be joining 320+ professionals from across the fund and investor spectrum, representing the increasingly diverse nature of the alternatives industry. As part of the conference, three senior thought leaders, including Katherine Pearce, Vice President Product Management and Solutions Consulting, will be lending their knowledge to panel sessions covering key themes on investor allocation, private equity operations, and private credit focal points for investor Operational Due Diligence. 

Private credit is an ever-growing feature of the alternatives landscape, and with new fund structures emerging to pursue this opportunity, the sophisticated nature of derivative instruments can be very challenging, operationally speaking. While many may try to use legacy systems built for traditional portfolios, these options are inefficient and often error prone.

On Tuesday, October 22, Katherine will moderate a discussion on “Private Credit and Direct Lending: Focal Points for Investor Operational Due Diligence” alongside leading private credit compliance experts. The session will include insights on how funds and investors prepare for the unique operational risks, the terms of various credit/debt fund structures, and key things to put in place for a successful private credit investment.

If you plan on attending the conference, don't miss this deep dive into how to navigate the challenges and opportunities of private credit and direct lending.

For further information outlining the opportunities within the private credit and direct lending space, please be sure to read our recent publication, “Is Private Debt the New Hedge Fund?”