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CreditSights High Yield Conference: Paris

Tuesday, June 6th at 9:00 - 14:00 CEST

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Event Details

Tuesday, June 6th
Hôtel Le Bristol Paris, France

Event Details

9:00 – 14:00 CEST
Registration opens at 08:30am
High Yield Research

Join the CreditSights team on Tuesday 6th June for our High Yield Conference in Paris.

Our team of research analysts, lawyers and reporters will be back this year to discuss current themes and trends in the High Yield market. We will also be joined by guest speakers from Amundi and BNP Paribas, for our High Yield Market & Loans Panel, to share their industry expertise.


The conference will be followed by a networking lunch and the opportunity to connect with our team and others within the industry.


Seats are limited; register today to reserve your spot today!
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9:00am - Introductory Remarks

Brian Studioso: European Head of Research, CreditSights

9:05am - HY Market & Loans Panel

Brian Studioso: European Head of Research, CreditSights
Glenn Zahn: Senior Special Situations Analyst, CreditSights
Ruth McGavin: Managing Editor, LevFin Insights
Ricky Sharma: Senior Covenants Analyst, Covenant Review
Stanford Hartman: Head of EMEA High Yield Bond and Loan Syndicate, BNP Paribas
Thierry de Vergnes: Head of Acquisition Debt Funds, Amundi
An appraisal of 2023’s key trends in European High Yield and Leveraged Finance, and a look ahead to prospects for issuance, pricing, credit risk, documentation and more. We will be joined by guest speakers from Amundi and BNP Paribas.

9:55am - Special Situations Panel

Glenn Zahn: Senior Special Situations Analyst, CreditSights
Ash Nadershahi: Senior Manufacturing Analyst, CreditSights
Mary Pollock, CFA: Senior Real Estate Analyst, CreditSights
Amarveer Singh: Senior Food Retail & Gaming Analyst, CreditSights

10:35am - Consumer Close-Up: Interesting Times

Glenn Zahn: Senior Special Situations Analyst, CreditSights
Amarveer Singh: Senior Food Retail & Gaming Analyst, CreditSights
Maryum Ali, CFA: Senior Consumer Analyst, CreditSights
Ruth McGavin: Managing Editor, LevFin Insights
Ricky Sharma: Senior Covenants Analyst, Covenant Review
We discuss key themes, trends and issuers in the Consumer & Retail space.

11:25am - Real Estate: The House that the ECB Built

Mary Pollock, CFA: Senior Real Estate Analyst, CreditSights
It is no secret that the European CRE market is a casualty of 2022’s sudden shift in interest rates. We examine the good and the bad sector trends as well as the near term outlook.

11:45am - TMT: Funding a Fibre Future

Mark Chapman: Senior TMT Analyst, CreditSights
As consensus forms around fibre to the home as the technology of choice, HY telcos and cablecos must keep up sufficient investment while attempting to rebalance towards free cash flow generation in the face of rising rates. 

12:05pm - Autos: Third Times the Charm

Jim Williamson: Senior Autos Analyst, CreditSights
We will look to cover off the key themes for HY autos including the outlook for volumes, pricing and inflation, while also walking through our top picks and pans within the sector.

Featured Speakers:

Senior Special Situations Analyst at CreditSights

Glenn Zahn

Glenn joined CreditSight’s in July 2022 as a Senior Analyst focused on special situations. Prior to joining CreditSights, Glenn worked for 2 years at Seaport Global and for 5 years at Commerzbank as an analyst covering high yield and distressed bank loans. Prior to that, Glenn spent 5 years at F&C Asset Management covering European and North American high yield credits. He began his career in 1998 at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette in their New York office as a junior analyst in leveraged finance. Glenn graduated from Binghamton University in New York with a B.A. in history and German.
Mary Pollock
Senior European IG & HY Real Estate Analyst at CreditSights

Mary Pollock

Sandrine Bradley joined LevFin Insights as a senior reporter in June 2022. Prior to that she was a senior correspondent for IFR Magazine, LPC and Thomson Reuters news service, covering the European debt restructuring market and the CEEMEA primary loan market. She was also editor of IFR’s spin off Magazine IFR Buyouts, and started her career in financial journalism as a mid-market reporter and then editor for Thomson Financials’ Acquisitions Monthly Magazine
Senior European Food, Retail & Gaming Analyst at CreditSights

Amarveer Singh

Amarveer joined Creditsights in 2020 as an Analyst in the European Consumer and Retail sector. Amarveer has over 7 years of experience working as a credit analyst, initially at BNP Paribas and most recently at an independent high yield credit research firm. He holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.
Senior TMT Analyst

Mark Chapman

Mark is President of CreditSights’ European business and sits on the firm’s executive committee. Prior to becoming President of CreditSights Ltd, Mark was Co-Head of European High Yield and a Senior Analyst covering the European Telecoms and Media sectors. Before joining CreditSights in 2007, Mark worked in Shanghai as a project manager with Chinese market research firm C-Insight. He received a BA degree in international studies and religious studies from Colby College in 2005 and a graduate diploma in China studies from Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University. Mark is a CFA Charterholder.
Senior European High Yield Manufacturing Analyst at CreditSights

Ash Nadershahi

Ash joined CreditSights in 2022 and is primarily responsible for covering the European high yield manufacturing sector. Prior to joining CreditSights, Ash worked as a credit analyst/Portfolio Manager for Three Bridge Capital focusing on European event driven credit. Previously, Ash had been a credit analyst/Portfolio Manager for DMBL responsible for running a long/short European high yield strategy after successful periods on the sell-side with Credit Agricole CIB and BNP Paribas. Ash also completed internships at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse before joining BNP Paribas on the graduate programme. Ash received his Bachelor degree in Public Policy, Management and Government from University of Birmingham in 2008.
Senior Covenant Analyst at Covenant Review

Ricky Sharma

Ricky Sharma joined Covenant Review in 2018 and is a senior covenant analyst at the firm. He graduated from University College London in 2003 and BBP law school in 2005. Prior to joining Covenant Review, Ricky both trained and practiced law at Clifford Chance LLP, focusing primarily on corporate and sponsor-backed finance transactions representing financial institutions, sponsors, and corporate borrowers.
Managing Editor at LFI

Ruth McGavin

Ruth McGavin joined LevFin Insights in September 2021 as managing editor on the European reporting team. She was previously a strategist at Bloomberg for five years, and before that worked in the news and research teams at LCD. Her experience of writing about leveraged debt began in the run-up to the GFC and included a necessary pivot to special situations coverage in the aftermath of the crisis, before returning to focus on the leveraged loan, CLO and private debt markets.
Senior European Autos & Industrials Analyst at CreditSights

Jim Williamson

Jim joined CreditSights in 2019, working on the European Autos and Industrials sectors, with a focus on OEMs and suppliers across both investment grade and high yield. Jim studied a business management degree at Waikato University in New Zealand, graduating with a major in finance in 2016.
Senior European Consumer Analyst at CreditSights

Maryum Ali

Maryum joined CreditSights in August 2016 and started following European retail and food & beverage in December 2016. She received her undergraduate master’s degree in Chemistry from University College London in 2016. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of CFA Society United Kingdom.