Event speakers

Pradeepa Kuppusubramanian

Jon Strauss

Event Date

12 Jun 2019

Event Time

11am ET

3pm GMT


A prolonged economic expansion, coupled with a low interest rate, has increased the global risk appetite, while underwriting standards have deteriorated. Global debt/GDP has hit a record high of 244% in 2018 (167% in 2007), while the IMF has downgraded global growth forecast for the second time in a row. Geopolitical tension, trade wars, and weakening macroeconomic conditions would remain a drag on the credit profile of issuers.

The macro conditions seem ripe for distressed debt investors to enter and identify opportunities at an early stage. We have learnt from the 2008-09 experience that identifying investable distressed debt opportunities is a long, drawn-out process.

Listen to our experts discuss how you can build a proprietary and scalable distressed debt investing process ahead of the cycle.

Key Takeaways
  • Distressed debt as a dominant asset class in the next stage of the credit cycle

  • Challenges faced by distressed debt investors

  • Best practices for building a proprietary distressed debt investing process

Speaker Profile
Pradeepa Kuppusubramanian

Director, Investment Research

Pradeepa has over 13 years of work experience, including 11 years in fixed income and credit research. She heads the fixed income and credit research teams across our global delivery locations. Pradeepa has extensive experience in setting up, scaling, and managing buy-side and sell-side client engagements, and working closely with clients to meet their evolving needs and exceed their expectations. Her asset class expertise includes focus on complex high-yield, distressed and defunct issuers; and US Municipals. Prior to joining Acuity Knowledge Partners, she was an associate in the audit and business advisory wing of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Pradeepa is a Chartered Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce.

Jon Strauss

Associate Director, Business Development

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