Beyond direct lending: distressed, special sits, opportunistic and asset-backed

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Beyond direct lending: distressed, special sits, opportunistic and asset-backed

Beyond direct lending: distressed, special sits, opportunistic and asset-backed

About the speakers
  • Reji Vettasseri
    Reji Vettasseri
    Lead Portfolio Manager – Private Markets at DECALIA Asset Management
    Reji is the Lead Portfolio Manager for Private Markets Investments at Decalia Asset Management, where he runs a programme that invests through fund investments, co-investments, secondary transactions and seeding deals, with a particular focus on private credit and special situations. Reji has 15 years of industry experience and was previously an executive director at Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, an executive director at Goldman Sachs Investment Banking and a consultant at Bain & Company. Reji received a B.A. (Hons) in law and a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge and an M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School.
  • Emma Bewley
    Emma Bewley
    Partner, Head of Private Debt at Partners Capital
    Emma Bewley is Partner and Head of Private Debt and Uncorrelated Strategies at Partners Capital. Previously, she was at Connection Capital where she was Head of Fund Investments, Portfolio Manager at Pamplona Capital Management and she also spent five years at Morgan Stanley. Emma graduated from Girton College, Cambridge University with a BA in Modern and Medieval Languages.
  • Damian Hahnloser
    Damian Hahnloser
    Founder and Co-CIO at Growth Credit Partners (GCP)
    Damian founded Growth Credit Partners (GCP) in 2022 and is the Co-CIO. GCP is a dedicated, European-focused growth lending investment firm. Prior to founding GCP, Damian was a Partner at PrimeStone Capital, a concentrated public equities fund investing in European Mid-Cap stocks. Previously, Damian was the third member of GIC’s Private Credit Group, helping to grow the team to one of the largest global investors in Private Credit. He completed more than 30 direct credit deals, investing in 21 PE-sponsored companies. Before joining GIC, Damian started his career at Perella Weinberg Partners advising on M&A and IPO transactions. Damian holds an MA (Oxon) in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.
  • Diana Celotto
    Diana Celotto
    Head Primary & Platform Investments (S&I) – Private Markets at UBS Wealth Management
    Diana joined UBS Wealth Management in 2008 and leads Private Markets Primary Fund investment for UBS Wealth Management (Switzerland and International). She is based in London.
  • Hadi Habal
    Hadi Habal
    Co-Founder, CEO at HCG Fund Management LP
    Hadi is co-founder and CEO of HCG Fund Management LP, an investment management firm that invests in small-balance commercial and consumer loans enabled by tech. Prior to founding HCG, he was a portfolio manager at Bluecrest Capital Management and Millennium Partners, and a principal at JPMorgan Partners (n/k/a CCMP Capital), the private equity affiliate of JPMorgan. He also served as a Vice President in JPMorgan’s Mergers & Acquisitions group. He started his career in the telecom services sector with GTE (n/k/a Verizon) as a Member of the Technical Staff. Hadi has an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University. Hadi holds U.S. patent #5519760 entitled “Cellular Network-Based Location System”.

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