Alcentra’s Delaney-Smith joins Tel Aviv Forum
Graeme Delaney-Smith, head of European Direct Lending and Mezzanine Investments at Alcentra, a BNY Mellon Company, will outline his views on investing in European direct lending, when he takes part in the upcoming Tel Aviv Forum 2017, hosted by InvestmentEurope at the Hilton Tel Aviv on 6 December.
The sector has quadrupled its assets in the past decade and becoming seen as a core asset among institutional investors globally. Delaney-Smith will explain how, as fees and margins are pushed lower, investors can find the best value.
Graeme Delaney-Smith joined Alcentra, a BNY Mellon Company, in 2004 and is the head of European Direct Lending and Mezzanine Investments. He is also a member of the European Investment Committee and sits on the Investment Committees for US Mezzanine funds. Previously, he was an investment director at Intermediate Capital Group where he marketed ICG’s capabilities to private equity firms and originated and invested in numerous European mezzanine financings. Before joining ICG in 1998 he worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland for five years, with two years in the leveraged finance team in London. Delaney-Smith is a graduate of Napier University and a qualified accountant. He also received an MBA from Heriot-Watt University Business School, Edinburgh