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Finance and Investment Webinar: Investing in Private Credit – An Investment Manager’s Perspective

Friday 3 April 2020 13:00

In the webinar, Stuart Hitchcock, Head of Portfolio Management for Private Credit, within LGIM Real Assets, will provide some insight into the nature of the private credit markets. Discussion will evolve around development of the markets and lending landscape, key investment characteristics including structural and legal protections, public vs private investments, advantages and drawbacks for borrowers, and attractiveness for investors.

The webinar will also focus on describing the investment process such as origination through execution, credit, structure, pricing, on-going asset management, portfolio construction within private markets.

This webinar is the first in a series leading up to the annual Finance and Investment Conference 2020 in May.

About the speaker

Stuart joined Legal and General in January 2018. Within Private Credit, the Portfolio Management team acts as principal senior liaisons for both internal and external funds, undertaking portfolio construction in line with client needs and providing senior independent credit judgement on the underwriting of all new financings (across Corporate, Infrastructure and Real Estate Debt investments). Stuart is a core member and alternate/co-chair of Investment Committee.

Prior to joining the business, Stuart worked for New York Life Investors, where he established and managed their international investment management office, headquartered in London. As Managing Director and Head of International Origination, he headed a team responsible for the origination and portfolio management of non-North American investments with AUM of >USD10 billion.

Previously, Stuart spent 11 years at RBS, beginning in Corporate and Institutional Banking and then spending 9 years in their private placements business (Debt Capital Markets), both in the UK and US. Stuart has a PhD and BA (hons) from the University of Southampton, where he has held the status of Visiting Academic. He also holds an MSt from the University of Oxford, and an AMCT from the Association of Corporate of Treasurers.

Dr Stuart Hitchcock is Head of Portfolio Management for Private Credit, within LGIM Real Assets. Stuart joined Legal and General in January 2018. Within Private Credit, the Portfolio Management team acts as principal senior liaisons for both internal and external funds, undertaking portfolio construction in line with client needs and providing senior independent credit judgement on the underwriting of all new financings (across Corporate, Infrastructure and Real Estate Debt investments). Stuart is a core member and alternate/co-chair of Investment Committee. 

Prior to joining the business, Stuart worked for New York Life Investors, where he established and managed their international investment management office, headquartered in London. As Managing Director and Head of International Origination, he headed a team responsible for the origination and portfolio management of non-North American investments with AUM of >USD10 billion.

Previously, Stuart spent 11 years at RBS, beginning in Corporate and Institutional Banking and then spending 9 years in their private placements business (Debt Capital Markets), both in the UK and US.

Stuart has a PhD and BA (hons) from the University of Southampton, where he has held the status of Visiting Academic. He also holds an MSt from the University of Oxford, and an AMCT from the Association of Corporate of Treasurers.

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