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David Allen
Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer at AlbaCore Capital Group


Mr. Allen has in excess of 27 years of financial services and investment experience, with a focus on the High Yield and Leveraged Finance Markets. In 2016, he founded AlbaCore Capital Group, a specialist European credit platform focused on opportunities across European corporate credit markets. AlbaCore Partners I ICAV closed in 2018 with €1.5 billion in committed capital and AlbaCore now manages €3.3bn for global pension funds, insurance companies, family offices and endowments across North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia, with a focus on co-investments with over €1.3bn invested. Prior to founding AlbaCore Capital Group, Mr. Allen managed Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s European Principal Credit Fund and was a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Allen was also a Partner, Investment Committee member and Senior Portfolio Manager at GoldenTree Asset Management, where he established and ran the firm’s European presence. Mr. Allen spent a decade with Morgan Stanley in New York and Hong Kong, working across M&A and investment banking before specialising as a High Yield media analyst. Mr. Allen graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and was an all-conference rower.

Agenda Sessions

  • Where next for private debt? What will the landscape look like in 5 years’ time?