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Madrid hosts DDC Financial’s European Investment Summit on NPLs

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On Thursday, September 15th, DDC Financial’s European Investment Summit will gather leading protagonists of the European NPL community in central Madrid.  A wide-ranging program of discussion sessions and networking opportunities can be expected, keeping participants up to date on the latest developments and trends in the current volatile market.

This meeting will provide an overview of the European distressed debt and NPL investment value chains, with perspectives shared by investors, banks, fund managers and private equity firms. It will look at the market activity and investment prospects for debt instruments, as well as opportunities for investors seeking to deploy capital into these assets.

The opening session of the conference will explore key drivers affecting the key European debt investment markets with a weakened economic outlook significantly impacted by inflation, rising interest rates, energy costs and knock-on effects of the war in Ukraine.

The following session, moderated by Jose Maria Gil-Robles Casanueva, Partner at DLA Piper, is scheduled to address trends in distressed investment and their impact on the private equity fund market.

Tourism and hospitality, having suffered globally due to the pandemic, is on a major rebound now that travel-related restrictions have been largely lifted. Despite this, a combination of high pricing and uncertainty makes this a difficult environment for buyers despite record levels of dry powder in the market.  A panel of industry experts including Stoneweg Hospitality, Bain Capital, Alantra and Aura REE will discuss this important sector in detail and will indicate investor attitudes moving forward.

The “Forces Shaping the Spanish Real Estate Market” session joined by Deloitte, Taurus Ibérica, Catella and Colliers will discuss how current global economic trends are affecting the Spanish RE market. The war in Ukraine and its associated economic effects may change the landscape, particularly inflation and its associated rise in interest rates. The session will focus on expected trends for the residential REO market in Spain for the following months, looking into substantial volumes of REOs sitting on the banks’ balance sheets or issues such as which asset classes are more likely to be successfully sold in secondary transactions.

With NPL transaction volumes expected to increase and market competition likely to intensify due to participation by sophisticated investors, hybrid investor/servicers, regulatory compliance, and the integration of state-of-the-art technology, servicers need to remain agile, tech-driven, client-focused and well-versed in mass customization. Outlooks on the European servicing landscape will be provided by servicing leaders on the challenges faced in today’s economic climate and adaptive measures taken.

NPL portfolios and deals in Southern Europe deserve to be explored in detail. As noted by Adam Young, Head of Investments at Hoist Finance, “Secondary deal activity has ramped up significantly recently, in particular in the Spanish market, where some funds are maturing or investors are reviewing their risk appetite given the macro headwinds”. Panelists represented by StepStone Group, Prime Yield, Grupo Novo Banco, Ahora Asset Management and QRES, will discuss how the market is behaving after the spate of huge deals which have recently taken place.

​Other topics such as “Family Office Insights on the Private Debt Market” and “Key Tech Trends Moving the NPL Market” are included in the program, which will wrap up with a wine & tapas reception following the last panel, extending networking opportunities into the evening. Hosted in the luxurious and elegant Westin Palace Madrid, the event will also feature a dedicated 1:1 meeting room, on-site helpdesk and user-friendly event app, all provided by the organiser to make the event as effective and productive as possible.

Visit https://ddc.debt-business.com/EIS2022 for additional information and use the code BSRE15 for a 15% discount on registration fees.

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