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SuperReturn International
4 - 7 June 2024
InterContinental HotelBerlin

Tim Lower
Founder, CEO & CIO at Willow Tree Credit Partners


Prior to founding Willow Tree, Timothy Lower, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, was a founding member of the direct lending business of Ares, which grew from $165 million in AUM at inception in 2004 to over $30.7 billion by 2016. He was a Partner and served on the investment committee for the firm’s flagship direct lending platform, Ares Capital Corporation. Prior to joining Ares in 2004, he was a member of the investment team at the Royal Bank of Canada where he focused on making senior and junior debt investments to private middle market companies across a wide variety of industries. Prior to Royal Bank of Canada, Mr. Lower worked in the Investment Banking division of Salomon Brothers/Citigroup. Mr. Lower graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance.

Agenda Sessions

  • Senior, mezzanine, junior, unitranche: which strategy will take more market share as investors look at new ways to safely access the asset class?