Main Partner

As financial institutions around the world continue to focus on deleveraging their balance sheets, Allen & Overy has been at the forefront of the market, advising both governments, buyers and sellers of NPLs and we are well placed to setup and manage the legal aspects of SPVs for this purpose.

We are considered to be the premier firm across a range of banking and capital markets products and are able to bring together teams from across our leading practices in complementary areas such as funds, regulatory, debt capital markets, derivatives and securitisation to cover every aspect of a proposed transaction.

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Premium Sponsor

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a rich history spanning almost 200 years. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law.

Our people are our greatest asset. We bring together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice our clients need.

We currently have 25 offices in 15 countries and a number of referral relationships that enable us to offer the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 400 partners and a further 1,300 lawyers working across 10 different time zones, we are able to respond to our clients wherever and whenever they need us.

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Specialist Sponsor

S&P Global Ratings

Our globally respected credit ratings paired with unparalleled thought leadership helps promote universal benchmarking, transparency and business growth.We empower people to make informed, confident decisions.

We believe there is more value in a well-informed point of view than any other collection of data, and our opinions and measures of risk are rooted in our long experience.

We provide a range of products and services for investors, issuers, intermediaries, and beyond to make decisions with conviction.

Our integrated offering of credit ratings, risk research and critical insights is essential to translating complexity into clarity so that market participants canmake decisions with conviction.

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Block Sponsors

idealista is the Southern Europe´s largest Real Estate website. It is the main meeting point for all those looking for a home, whether for buying or renting, and those who offer them. Since 2000 we have been helping all our users to overcome the anxiety and frustration of finding a home.

Idealista/data is the Proptech team within the idealista company. It focuses on data driven analysis of the Real Estate Market in Spain, Italy & Portugal. The use of technology and a deep knowledge of Real Estate Market allow us to make the best decisions at the right time. Controlling each of the variables that affect the value of the NPLs is essential to monitor and segment the portfolios: risk, rating, liquidity, valuation, forecast...

Our technology analyses 16,000 assets per hour including alert systems and recommendations in any neighbourhood giving all our customers an important competitive advantage.

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Qualco is a leading international fintech covering all aspects of debt portfolio management.

We have over 20 years’ experience helping key players across various industries adapt to a rapidly changing debt landscape driven by economic, regulatory, and behavioural considerations at both global and local levels.

Our technology comprises enterprise class, highly scalable, end-to-end systems and helps our 70 clients in over 30 countries manage, automate and streamline their collections and recoveries operations.

We make sense of organisations’ portfolio data by bringing predictive insights to their operations and we’re investing in machine learning to constantly improve our offerings.

Our clients benefit not only from Qualco’s systems and expertise, but also our wider group of companies, including successful independent loan servicing companies and a master servicer.

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SERVDEBT is a leading and independent asset management company in the Iberian NPL market, with a unique experience in providing integrated solutions on acquisition and management of distressed loan portfolios and real estate assets.

Since its inception, in 2007, SERVDEBT has experienced a significant growth having today approximately €5.2 billion of assets under management.

The company employs approximately 400 people, between Lisbon, Porto and Madrid.

Servdebt offers to its client’s multidisciplinary teams composed by lawyers, asset managers, financial analysts and real estate specialists.

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Standard Sponsors

HipoGes Iberia

Founded in 2008, HipoGes is one of the leading Asset Management platforms in Southern Europe for distressed assets with over €20 billion of assets under management. We manage a broad spectrum of assets including: residential mortgages, corporate & SME loans, Commercial Real Estate, unsecured loans, government & corporate receivables, and REO portfolios.

The services are provided along the whole investment cycle from due diligence to loan servicing and legal enforcements. With offices in Spain, Portugal and Greece and more than 680 employees, HipoGes is ranked “Above Average” as residential mortgage special servicer and “Average” as CRE special servicer by S&P.

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Brasil Distressed Consultoria Empresarial S.A. is a Brazilian company which specialises in investing in distressed assets, purchased at a discount to face value. Assets are purchased from financial institutions, investors, suppliers and other creditors. We are interested in purchasing individual loans or portfolios which are no longer strategic for the seller.

BrD is focused primarily on the corporate segment and will consider credits on any borrower in Brazil. We are not engaged in the individuals segment, such as consumer credits, credit cards and payroll loans, etc. After a purchase, we initiate collection proceedings and will strive for a swift settlement through careful negotiations and creative solutions. As part of a settlement agreement we might consider accepting certain goods (payment in kind) or an exchange for other credits that the borrower or guarantor hold. Another option is the sale of the asset to other investors.

Our investment decision is based on an analysis of the current situation of a particular asset and the options available for a quick resolution. We avoid getting involved in the historic background and the emotional legacy of a given transaction. Given the high financial and operational risk of our activity, BrD focuses on investment opportunities that will generate above-average rates of return generally found in the financial market.

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Credito Fondiario is a market leader as Debt Servicer and Debt Purchaser in Italy, with more than €45 billion of assets under management.

With over 120 years of history, Credito Fondiario is an independent Italian bank specialised in the investment, management and servicing of credit assets and portfolios, both performing and non-performing, banking and leasing.

Credito Fondiario offers its products and services to other financial and banking institutions as well as to international institutional investors focussing on the secondary credit market. The Credito Fondiario team represents a unique blend of talent, seniority and experience, combining relevant experience and track record in the banking and financial sector, in lending and credit management, in corporate and investment banking, in capital markets and real estate.

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Intralinks® Holdings, Inc. is a leading global technology provider of secure content collaboration solutions supporting NPL transactions.

For 20 years Intralinks has been serving the debt capital markets community with one of the most widely used loan platforms for deal and document management.
Intralinks provides government agencies, advisors and brokers with the tools they need to streamline the debt divestiture process from pitch to sale. With Intralinks, NPL teams can maximize their proceeds by executing deals faster.

Intralinks is the most trusted Virtual Data Room provider, with a track record of enabling high-stakes transactions valued at $28.1+ trillion.

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WizKey is an Ethereum-based decentralized finance network designed to maximize the value of enterprises’ and banks’ receivables turning them into secure and liquid tokens.

Thanks to blockchain technology, WizKey platform cuts negotiation costs and automates processes which are usually long and repetitive.

WizKey provides banks and enterprises with an entrance to the global digital market enhancing the value of their assets and increasing their revenues streams.

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Studio Molaro Pezzetta Romanelli Del Fabbro

MPRD is an independent advisory firm providing high-end professional services in M&A, distressed M&A, corporate finance, restructuring, special situations, compliance, auditing and tax (consulting, tax dispute resolution and services).

Based in the north-east of Italy, it operates in the whole country and abroad. Composed by 20 professionals, including 6 partners, it prides itself on its high degree of experience and in-depth level of professional skills.

The broad range of specialized skills is strictly functional to the specific client's needs in order to provide customized solutions based. All the members have a marked attitude towards integrity, compliance, responsibility and strong respect for the principles of legality and professional ethics.

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Cherry 106 is a company active in the world of non-performing loans that works alongside the most important national financial institutions in the sector.

The company buys portfolios of non-performing loans, mainly unsecured (without collateral) generated by consumer loans, of banking or financial origin, by directly investing its own resources.

Cherry 106 transforms managed loans in value positions also for the debtor. Together with the latter, it identifies long-term sustainable solutions.

The company is characterized by a hybrid organization where innovation and personal attitudes combined with artificial and human intelligence coexist to maximize personal, economic and social value.

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Cherry Bit is the platform on which we provide intelligence services for the credit world.

Thanks to powerful engines and deep experience in the credit and banking market we search and connect millions of data points and extract information in order to maximise the asset value of NPE portfolios. It’s a user friendly customer performance suite working at unprecedent speed where anyone can make better decisions,  based on the best quality and up-to-date info. We estimate time and value of portfolio’s recovery. Using Cherry Bit, asset managers could estimate two key performance indicators: when and how much the value of the portfolios will be recovered.

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SiCollection is one of the top unsecured credit collection companies in Italy. It offers collection and asset management services to customers and investors, utilizing practices developed over the years for the most relevant lenders in the country. SiCollection has a highly integrated and automated operational platform, which allows the management of a high number of files across multiple work-out strategies.

SiCollection actively supports investors in scouting, evaluating, executing due diligences and developing purchasing offers of unsecured NPLs. The company has supported investors in purchasing more than 2.0 BN GBV and is actually servicing a good part of it.

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EY’s  European Loan Portfolio Solutions network provides unrivalled access to jurisdictional knowledge and skills across pan-European markets, comprised of commercial and regulatory market leaders in the field.

Our network provides an offering to meet client’s needs, intensely focused on bringing stability and confidence to the European loan sale market.

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Apex Group is a Global Financial Services provider with currently approx. USD 650bn AUA and more than 40 offices worldwide.
Our core offering spans across Corporate Services & related Capital Markets Trust and Agency Services as well as Banking, Custody, Fund Administration & Regulatory Reporting, Depositary and Middle Office Services.

Apex’s Capital Markets business line offers a single source solution model featuring a combination of SPV administration, Agency and Trustee services which are supported by our group’s Luxembourg based bank, European Depositary Bank. We provide a bespoke and comprehensive range of operational, accounting and administration services to support conventional or complex structured debt as well as aviation, escrow and loan market transactions from initial set up to maturity. Apex also offers a market leading, end-to-end ESG ratings and scoring portal providing access to real time ESG analysis for private companies.

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Associate Sponsors

Promoting and protecting investment worldwide

Ocorian is a global leader in corporate and fiduciary services, fund administration and capital markets.

We’re where our clients need us  …
Our global network is designed to put us exactly where our clients need us to maximise the potential of their business and investments.

… and we work the way they want to work.
Our approach is personal, professional and flexible. We take the time to understand our clients' ambitions and work with them to deliver expert, customised, scalable solutions.

  • Offices worldwide
  • Expert teams
  • Trusted partner with flexible solutions
  • Committed to your success

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Serafim Sotiriadis and Associates

Considered to be one of the leading law firms in Greece, provides a wide range of legal and business services with a speciality in commercial law, insolvency law and business restructuring and recovery. Our high-quality and high-tech services, certified to ISO 9001:2008, are provided to both Greek and international clients by our team of highly-trained and knowledgeable legal and business advisors with cutting-edge expertise and experience in the field.

We are members of the IBA (International Bar Association) and IAG (International Advisory Group), and our informed team members actively participate in seminars, conventions and international gatherings of legal and business advisors.

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Redwood is an end to end Special Servicer set up in 2018 which provides services to both, Banks and Investment Funds. Currently we manage c.1.8 Bn AuM (NPLs and REOs) and cover both private individual-residential assets and SME/big tickets that includes land, WIPs and commercial assets.

To date we have a proven positive track record in extrajudicial negotiations and solutions, effective judicial management and exiting or managing (including rentals) REOs to maximize value/return.

Our IT system is designed to assure the proactivity and integration between extrajudicial, judicial, property management and closing operations. Our goal is to shorten work-out period and maximize results for our clients.

Our key differences are:

  • Focus. Less assets under management per asset manager, lawyer and REO professional than the market standard
  • Performance based management. Quarterly dynamic internal incentive scheme to assure the movement of all of the assets along the value chain.
  • Staff professional experience (years) above the market standard.
  • Accountability and individual responsibility over positions managed. Individual end to end management approach. One stop shop for a debtors, clients, buyers and tenants.

Master Servicing and Corporate Services: In 2015, before becoming a Special Servicer we were Master Servicers and have ample experience in carrying out this role for asset owners in Spain covering performance monitoring, reporting, strategy enhancing and Corporate (SPVs administration) and Advisory services.

Our Management Team have a comprehensive back-ground in the Spanish, Portuguese and Greek Servicing space. The senior team joins Redwood from multiple servicing platforms and therefore we benefit from best practices and lessons learnt from other organizations.

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Our clients want a law firm they can trust, one that stands out for a commitment to investing in them and empowering our teams. We want to stand out for our distinctive Linklaters mind-set so our clients want to work with us above all others.

Delivering excellent client service and using our global capabilities to help them pursue the right opportunities means they benefit from long and lasting relationships.

To put clients at the heart of all we do, we recruit and develop exceptional people empowering them to do and think differently. We serve our clients as a team, with a common focus on innovation, efficiency and agility.

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Copernicus is a global independent Loan & REO Asset Management platform that currently operates in Spain, Italy and Portugal.

Copernicus specializes in Corporate and SME secured loans, residential mortgages and REO portfolios.

By January 2019, Copernicus had over 200 employees and has managed more than €9.3bn of distressed assets.

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AHORA Asset Management is an independent real estate boutique servicing company specialized in problematic residential scattered assets (NPLs and REOs). Founded in 2015, AAM has a proven track record managing over 15 portfolios and more than 6,000 scatterd residential units. Key to success is the methodology focused on internal mediation with debtors and tenants, preserving and enhancing client´s reputation and CSR principles.

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Vinson & Elkins is a leading global law firm. Our financial asset team advises sponsors and debt purchasers on all aspects of their loan purchase transactions. We have advised on many of the most high value and complex financial asset transactions across Europe and clients regularly seek our counsel on their most strategic investments in the sector.

We help our clients acquire, finance, manage, work-out and dispose of all types of financial assets (including through joint ventures and other co-investments). We are highly experienced in all NPL structures, including traditional sales and sales by way of securitisation. We have extensive experience in advising clients in both bilateral/pre-emptive and competitive auction processes.

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Drooms - Europe's leading data room provider

Security is our number-one priority and it plays a key part in our vision. We want to change the way sensitive information is handled within organisations, facilitating lean and seamless workflows for our customers globally.

Drooms was founded in 2001 by M&A and legal experts. We are an entrepreneurial European proptech company based in Frankfurt and Zug with branch offices in Munich, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Madrid and Milan as well as solutions partners globally.

Our customers include leading real estate companies, advisors, law firms, and corporations and we serve hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.

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Media Partners

Asset-Backed Alert

Excel in the New-Look Securitization Business

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers hard-to-get news and statistics on the new-look ABS, MBS and CLO markets around the globe. The newsletter routinely gives subscribers the earliest word on money-making plays and risks emerging from the securitization of consumer loans, home mortgages and corporate receivables. See for yourself by signing up for a three-issue FREE trial subscription to Asset-Backed Alert. Start your free trial at, or call 201-659-1700.

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Savvy Investor is a professional resource hub for institutional investors and their service providers, curating the best investment research and news from around the globe. The Savvy Investor library is made up of 50 topics, including a section enabling members to instantly access the latest Debt and Credit Outlook articles and white papers and a directory of investment conferences.

Having launched in 2015, Savvy Investor now has over 36,000 members who download over 30,000 white papers per month. Upon signing up, each member selects which of the 50 topics they are interested in. This allows us to personalise their home page and weekly newsletter, ensuring a unique experience for all.

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Banking News

The website started its operation about a decade ago, initially being the main gateway to information on issues related to the banking market, both Greek and international.

Gradually and in line with the broadening of the readership of the public, the website expanded the information it provided to the entire spectrum of the economy, both at macroeconomic and microeconomic level.

Today, is one of the most powerful information portals for the economy, the stock market, the banking market, but also business activities, with a daily traffic of over 85 thousand readers.

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BeBeez is an online newswire  focusing on private capital and alternative assets issues in Italy, such as private equity, venture capital, private debt, non-performing loans, infrastructures and real estate. BeBeez Private Data is BeBeez’s powerful database available for subscription.

BeBeez and BeBeez Private Data are published by EdiBeez srl, founded by Stefania Peveraro.

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CEE Legal Matters is a print and online publication for and about lawyers interested and working in Europe's emerging legal markets. CEE Legal Matters features news, interviews, analysis, opinion, and more. We also host conferences and round-tables and produce special reports on fees, salaries, and other subjects of interest to lawyers in the region. Our mission is, simply, to be the go-to source of information about lawyers and legal markets in Central and Eastern Europe. Because CEE Legal Matters.

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LC Publishing Group, with its majority share in Iberian Legal Group, owns Iberian Lawyer, the digital monthly magazine and in-depth source of information for lawyers who advise international business interests in Spain and Portugal as well as the increasingly global interests of Iberian businesses in Latin America and Africa.

It is aimed at business and in house lawyers, tax consultants and accountants. On the top of the digital magazine, every day the website reports current and in-depth news from major companies and from the business lawyers’ point of view.

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The Latin American Lawyer

LC Publishing Group, with its majority stake in Iberian Legal Group, owns The Latin American Lawyer, the bimonthly digital magazine proposing inā€depth articles, reports and interviews which represents a bridge of communication for leading law firms and multinational clients in Latin America, Europe, the US and Africa.

It is set to broadcast, communicate and educate through the provision of relevant market intelligence and content to international investors. Daily news are provided on the website.

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Published by LC Publishing Group, was launched in 2014.

It is a digital title which provides daily news on the Italian financial sector and is aimed at bankers, private equity funds, real estate operators and asset management companies, among others. For its contents, the magazine focuses on finance market, i.e. on transfers and new appointments, operations and related advisors, rather than on insights and analytical data on market trends.

Every two weeks, a section of the digital magazine MAG (published by LC Publishing) is dedicated to Financecommunity’s contents. has achieved a spectular growth in terms of number of readers and professionals taking part to the digital headline and counts on average 30.000 unique visitors / month (Google Analytics 2019).

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TRADERS’ media is a boutique publishing house which specialises in education on investments and trading. It was founded in May 2002 and since then there have been produced four monthly editions in German, Greek, Italian and Spanish.

The most up to date information on technical analysis, but also on mathematical and psychological aspects of trading, are presented every month through articles and interviews. TRADERS’ has been repeatedly voted “the best magazine for investors” in the UK. Topics cover a vast array, from intraday and swing trading to position management, in many asset classes. Besides its monthly publication, the company also produces customised editions for big banks and brokers worldwide.

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SeeNews is an independent one-stop-shop provider for business information and market intelligence for Southeast Europe. For over 15 years we have given a 360-degree perspective on 11 promising economies, so businesses can make informed decisions.

The integrated portfolio of services comprises, industry analyses, reports, company profiles, business and economic news monitoring and analysis of traditional and social media and annual rankings (TOP 100 SEE). Above all, SeeNews offers expert research on-demand  based on the client’s criteria. The company’s clients include IBM, Uniqa, HypoNoe Group, Lexis Nexis, and Buraeu van Dijk, among others.

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The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with around 2,000 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than $2 trillion in hedge fund and private credit assets.

AIMA draws upon the expertise and diversity of its membership to provide leadership in industry initiatives such as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programmes and sound practice guides. AIMA works to raise media and public awareness of the value of the industry.

AIMA set up the Alternative Credit Council (ACC) to help firms focused in the private credit and direct lending space. The ACC currently represents over 170 members that manage $400 billion of private credit assets globally.

AIMA is committed to developing skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) – the first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists. AIMA is governed by its Council (Board of Directors).

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CapitalStructure, a Fitch Solutions Service, is a provider of insightful first-to-market news on and analysis of the European sub-investment grade space - including Leveraged Loans and High Yield-, the Special Situations and Structured Finance markets. Our emphasis is on multiple sourcing of key information to ensure we only publish accurate, value-added intelligence to our client base of fund managers, credit analysts, private equity sponsors, investment bankers, restructuring advisors, traders, lawyers and accountants.

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