Credit Day 2023: Another Landmark Collaboration Between Center for Big Data in Finance and Capital Four

Uniting thought leaders in academia and asset management, the annual finance conference hosted by the Center for Big Data in Finance at Copenhagen Business School and Capital Four offers a unique platform for knowledge exchange and professional development.


The Center for Big Data in Finance (BIGFI) at Copenhagen Business School in collaboration with Capital Four, a premier credit asset management firm, successfully conducted their annual conference, drawing experts from academia and asset management professionals alike. 

The conference commenced with a welcome from Sandro Näf, Portfolio Manager, CEO, and Co-Founder of Capital Four. The opening session featured a presentation by Anders B. Trolle from BIGFI and CBS on the topic of credit index derivatives. Additional presentations covered a wide array of subjects from the loan market response to the perceived liquidity of the corporate bond market. 

Following a brief coffee break, the attendees engaged with presentations on Nonbanks, Banks, and Monetary Policy and a forward-looking exploration into the next 25 years in the history of the world by Clement Kjersgaard. Post-lunch, the sessions continued with insights on direct lending and a discussion presented by Timo Kairi from Bain & Company. 

The afternoon sessions were centered around two rounds of break-out discussions, each with a diverse set of panelists. Topics included corporate restructurings, the evolution of CLOs, ESG's impact and integration, and the use of structured data in the investment process. 

The conference concluded with an interview of Jan Ståhlberg, the founder and managing director of Trill Impact, a summary of the day's proceedings by Torben Skødeberg of Capital Four, and closing remarks from Sandro Näf. Attendees were then invited for welcome drinks and a conference dinner at the Scandic Falkoner Hotel. 

The collaboration between BIGFI and Capital Four is designed to foster dialogue and bridge the gap between academia and the professional world. This synergy aims to facilitate knowledge transfer, provide a platform for emerging research, and promote professional development in the realm of finance. It is also an avenue to discuss and address contemporary issues in finance, fostering innovative solutions. Learn more about Capital Four.

The success of this year's conference signifies the value of such partnerships. The Center for Big Data in Finance and Capital Four collaboration is not just about hosting a single event but about creating a sustained, interactive network of professionals and academics to push the boundaries of financial knowledge and practice.

For more information, slides, pictures and videos from the conference, please visit the Credit Day 2023 website

The page was last edited by: Department of Finance // 06/21/2023