Matthew Prout

Managing Director and Sector Head

Matthew Prout, Managing Director and Sector Head, joined Onex Falcon in September 2011. He was previously a Vice President for Culbro (family office) in a private equity role and with Banc of America Securities’ Leveraged Finance team. Mr. Prout has served on the Board of Directors of several companies, including current portfolio companies Sun Orchard, Chairmans Foods, Lakeview Farms and The Heatonist. Prior affiliations include Lehman Brothers and Roynat Capital. Mr. Prout holds a B.S. degree from Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Day 1: May 12, 2022

Day 2: May 13, 2022

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10:00 am

INDUSTRY EXPERT: Direct Lending Strategies

Direct Lending in Today’s Uncertain Environment

Interest rates are rising against a backdrop of increasing market and commodity volatility, as well as real geopolitical risk. At the same time, private lending has seen record allocations from institutions seeking to enhance fixed income returns. Given this environment, is there still opportunity to be had in private lending? If so where, and what are the considerations?

  • What is direct lending and where does it fit within private lending?
  • Where is the opportunity to generate returns now and going forward?
  • What risks are inherent in the asset class and what should you be looking for?
  • How can ESG considerations factor into the investment process?