Shearman & Sterling sponsored the Thomson Reuters LPC Annual Conference on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Partners Joshua Thompson (New York–Finance), Head of the Global Leveraged Finance practice, and Brien Wassner (New York-Mergers & Acquisitions), Head of the Private Capital group, moderated a panel titled “Full Steam Ahead or Running out of Steam,” which discussed supply and demand dynamics and increasing competition concerns in the direct lending and alternative finance markets. Senior delegates from Jefferies Finance, Prudential/PCG Private Credit, Houlihan Lokey and Cerberus Business Finance participated.
The Thomson Reuters LPC Annual Conference is the longest-running loan market conference of its kind. The program includes market leaders and industry analysts in the commercial loan and high yield markets discussing the latest trends in deal pricing and structure, as well as updates on where the market is heading.