On Wednesday, April 10, Mayer Brown co-hosted with Fitch Ratings a “CLOs and Direct Lending in Chicago” seminar. This was the 7th consecutive annual iteration of this event with Fitch. An audience of over 120 attendees (and in excess of 200 registrants) heard from middle market participants and researchers. The agenda included a macroeconomic update by Fitch’s Chief Economist, a panel on the Growth and Appeal of Direct Lending as an Asset Class, a Regulatory Update by Mayer Brown lawyers Brian Hirshberg (counsel, NY), Adam Kanter (partner, DC), Joanna Nicholas (counsel, NY) and Sagi Tamir (partner, NY), a panel on CLO Dynamics and a keynote presentation by David Preston of Wells Fargo, who gave a Middle Market CLO 2019 Outlook. Attendees also enjoyed a networking reception that followed the seminar.

The presentation slides are available upon request to jgold@mayerbrown.com.