4 DAYS. 2 FORUMS. UNLIMITED NETWORKING

Connect with leading investors across Europe

Spanning across two countries from the 5-8 October, PDI Debt Week Europe will bring the private debt community back together in 2021.

On 5-6 October in London and 7-8 October in Munich, over 150 institutional investors will gather along with specialist fund managers and advisors. Attendees will hear from 100 speakers across the week and have ample opportunity to connect with active investors in debt strategies from across Europe.

Book now for the full week and choose between attending both forums in-person or one in-person and one virtually. Join your peers at the Capital Structure Forum and the Germany Forum for an unmissable week of content and networking for the private debt market.

What can you expect at PDI Debt Week Europe?

Event content with value

Learn from leading investors and fund managers and understand portfolio construction, get practical guidance for ESG targets, get to grips with opportunistic credit, and hear investor insights.

Build your private debt network

Connect in-person during roundtable discussions, networking breaks, panel Q&As, invite-only breakfasts and an evening drinks reception. Build lasting relationships and compare best practices with your peers.

Meet with institutional investors

Network with active investors in debt strategies in both London and Munich. Benefit from our expansive European investor community who will be in attendance throughout the week.

Exclusive investor insights across the week

Keynote investor interview with IMCO in London

Hear from Jennifer Hartviksen, Managing Director of Global Credit, at our London forum. Gain an understanding of IMCO’s recent activity and future strategy in the private credit market.

Hear from Suva, a leading insurance fund in the DACH region

Gain insight from Peter Pukl, Senior Portfolio Manager, at our Munich forum. Get insight into how Suva are in the process of successfully building a diversified debt programme.

Featured investors speaking at the forum

View all speakers
View all speakers

Connect with active investors in debt strategies

Allianz Global Investors
Allianz Investment Management
Assicurazioni Generali
Aviva Life
British Business Investments
Capital Cranfield Trustees
Certior
Dai-ichi Life International
EBRD
European Investment Fund
Frankfurter Leben Gruppe
Golding Capital Partners
HQ Trust
HSBC
HVB Pension Fund
IMCO
JSW Group
Lebensversicherung von 1871
Mandatum Life Insurance
MassMutual
MEAG Munich Ergo
Nationwide Pension Fund
Perpetual Investors
Phoenix Group
Prime Capital
R+V Versicherungen
SEB Life & Pension
SIGLO Capital Advisory
StepStone Global
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Suva
Swiss Re
Triglav Insurance
UNIQA Insurance
Versorgungswerk der Rechtsanwälte im Lande Nordrhein-Westfalen
Viridium
WGV
Wimmer Family Office
YIELCO Investments

4 DAYS. 2 FORUMS. UNLIMITED NETWORKING.

PDI Debt Week Europe

The PDI Capital Structure forum returns to London on 5-6 October. Join Europe’s market-leading two-day event, and meet with active investors at this pivotal time for the private debt community.

The PDI Germany Forum returns to Munich on 7-8 October. With private debt strategies ever-increasing in popularity with DACH-based investors, there’s never been a more exciting time to bring the market together.

Testimonials from attendees

Christophe Murciani

Head of CRE Debt Funds, Acofi

The PDI Capital Structure Forum is a powerful networking event and provided the latest industry insights.

Dirk Sanden

Director, Alter Domus

It is the quality and number of private debt industry experts that make the event so beneficial.

Adriana Oller

Founder & Partner, Resilience Partners

Great opportunity to meet specialist private funds and seasoned investors in one setting.

Sponsors confirmed in 2021:

View all sponsors
View all sponsors

Book now and join the event in both London and Munich.

Secure your place today to network with industry experts this October.

Book Now

View the 2021 agenda

PDI Debt Week Europe Forum will take place on 5-8 October in London and Munich.

For more information on the agenda please contact James Hatwell.

james.hatwell@peimedia.com | +44 (0) 20 3994 7961

Download the agenda

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
View agenda page

Agenda

PDI Debt Week Europe 2021 - Tuesday 5th

PDI Capital Structure 2021
08:15 - 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 09:05

PDI Capital Structure Welcome Address

09:05 - 09:20

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Nick Smith
A speaker photo for Nick Smith

Nick Smith

Director, Private Credit - Alternative Credit Council

Read bio
09:20 - 09:55

Opening Keynote Investor Interview: Building an investment philosophy: private credit’s role in a pension portfolio

Andy Thomson, Jennifer Hartviksen

Keynote Panel Discussion

  • Building out a credit function – balancing public and private markets and assessing the full credit spectrum
  • IMCO’s activity, manager selection and decision-making in private credit markets and deployment over the last year
  • Finding the right balance between opportunistic strategies and reliable return strategies
  • An LP perspective on global credit market trends: manager consolidation, regional developments and more

Moderator: Andy Thomson, Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor

 

A speaker photo for Andy Thomson

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor

Read bio
A speaker photo for Jennifer Hartviksen

Jennifer Hartviksen

Managing Director - Global Credit, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

Read bio
09:55 - 10:40

18 months later: performance and possibilities in an era of transition

Daniel Hendon, Stephan Caron, François Lacoste, Gregory Racz , Howard Sharp, Adam Wheeler

Keynote Panel Discussion

  • How has portfolio performance fared since the beginning of the pandemic? Has it surpassed initial expectations?
  • Which strategies have reigned supreme, and why?
  • Mitigating factors: what impacts have bank retreatment and widespread government lending had on the private debt market?
  • What role will alternative lenders have to play as the definition of ‘the new normal’ continues to play out across the globe?

Moderator: Daniel Hendon, Partner, Proskauer

A speaker photo for Daniel Hendon

Daniel Hendon

Partner, Proskauer

Read bio
A speaker photo for Stephan Caron

Stephan Caron

Head of European Middle Market Private Debt within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI), BlackRock

Read bio
A speaker photo for François  Lacoste

François Lacoste

Managing Partner – Private Debt, Eurazeo

Read bio
A speaker photo for Gregory  Racz

Gregory Racz

President and Co-Founder , MGG Investment Group

Read bio
A speaker photo for Howard   Sharp

Howard Sharp

Head of Origination, Direct Lending, Alcentra

Read bio
A speaker photo for Adam Wheeler

Adam Wheeler

Co-Head of Global Private Finance, Barings

Read bio
10:40 - 11:20

How LP behaviour is evolving in the private debt space

Trevor Castledine, Ian Brown, Joe Abrams, Prasun Mathur, Jeffrey Griffiths, Tricia Ward

Panel Discussion

  • The need for yield – how are investors meeting this challenge across the globe
  • As private debt becomes increasingly multi-faceted, how are LPs setting up to approach this?
  • Direct & co-investments – are we seeing a transformation in the way LPs are investing? Or is it still the minority that are adopting this approach?
  • What are the priorities when it comes to ESG?

Moderator: Trevor Castledine, Senior Director, Head of Private Credit, bfinance

 

A speaker photo for Trevor Castledine

Trevor Castledine

Senior Director, Head of Private Credit, bfinance

Read bio
A speaker photo for Ian  Brown

Ian Brown

Head of Private Markets, LGPS Central Limited

Read bio
A speaker photo for Joe Abrams

Joe Abrams

Head of Private Debt, Europe - Mercer

Read bio
A speaker photo for Prasun Mathur

Prasun Mathur

Head of Private Assets, Aviva UK Life

Read bio
A speaker photo for Jeffrey Griffiths

Jeffrey Griffiths

Co-Head of Private Credit, Campbell Lutyens

Read bio
A speaker photo for Tricia Ward

Tricia Ward

Director, Head of Private Credit, Redington

Read bio
11:20 - 11:50

Networking Break

PDI Capital Structure 2021
11:50 - 12:30

A defining year for private debt? Evolving ESG demands and priorities

Sabrina Fox, Christopher Bone, Jane Gray, Aurelie Hariton-Fardad, Claire Harwood

Panel Discussion

  • The evolving definition of sustainable assets amidst a transition from exclusion to engagement-based approach to ESG
  • What is driving this increase in portfolio-level engagement and is it producing improved results and transparency?
  • How is the EU taxonomy and wider regulation altering the ESG landscape in private debt?
  • ESG-linked margin ratches, basis point models and other emerging formulas for future success in sustainability

Moderator: Sabrina Fox, CEO, European Leveraged Finance Association

 

A speaker photo for Sabrina Fox

Sabrina Fox

Chief Executive Officer, European Leveraged Finance Association

Read bio
A speaker photo for Christopher Bone

Christopher Bone

Partner, Partners Group

Read bio
A speaker photo for Jane Gray

Jane Gray

Head of European Research, Covenant Review

Read bio
A speaker photo for Aurelie Hariton-Fardad

Aurelie Hariton-Fardad

Director, MetLife Investment Management

Read bio
A speaker photo for Claire Harwood

Claire Harwood

Investment Director, Permira Debt Managers

Read bio
12:30 - 12:50

PDI Research Presentation

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez
A speaker photo for Daniel  Humphrey Rodriguez

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Fund Manager Research, PERE

Read bio
12:50 - 13:30

Considerations for distressed debt post-2020

Agnes Mazurek, Elisabeth Baltay, Ivelina Green, Manon Mendez

Panel Discussion

  • Reflecting on last year’s distressed deployment – did managers get the timing right?
  • What can distressed and dislocation funds still offer now that volatility has subsided?
  • How have government support packages and other factors had an impact?
  • Capital raising outlook for 2021 & beyond for distressed deals across the globe

Moderator: Agnes Mazurek, Senior Consultant

 

A speaker photo for Agnes Mazurek

Agnes Mazurek

Senior Consultant

Read bio
A speaker photo for Elisabeth Baltay

Elisabeth Baltay

Partner, Proskauer

Read bio
Ivelina Green, Broadstone Credit Partners

Ivelina Green

CIO and Founder, Pearlstone Alternative

Read bio
A speaker photo for Manon  Mendez

Manon Mendez

Vice President, Blackstone

Read bio
13:30 - 14:40

Lunch

Corporate Debt
14:35 - 15:15

Examining sector strengths and weaknesses amidst ongoing transition

Mike Beadle, Mustafa Dincer, Christine Farquhar, Andrea Pescatori, David Ross, Orla Walsh
  • Why a high-quality, diverse portfolio is more important than ever as the economy remains in a state of transition
  • What we can expect from different sectors as the unprecedented levels of government support are eased
  • Restructurings, defaults and preserving of liquidity: are debt funds prepared to service at the portfolio level?
  • What will the new normal look like and which sectors will be ripe for private debt investment?

Moderator: Mike Beadle, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Numis Securities

 

 

A speaker photo for Mike Beadle

Mike Beadle

Managing Director, Investment Banking, Numis Securities 

Read bio
A speaker photo for Mustafa Dincer

Mustafa Dincer

Founder, MD Partners

Read bio
Christine Farquhar, Cambridge Associates

Christine Farquhar

Global Head of the Credit Investment Group, Cambridge Associates

Read bio
Andrea Pescatori, Ver Capital

Andrea Pescatori

CEO, Ver Capital

Read bio
A speaker photo for David Ross

David Ross

Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital Partners

Read bio
A speaker photo for Orla Walsh

Orla Walsh

Managing Director, StepStone Group

Read bio
15:15 - 15:50

Focusing the lens on small-ticket & SME lending

Daniel Roddick, Amany Attia, Sophie Littler, Marek Pärtel
  • Assessing institutional & private investor attitudes towards this area of the lending market
  • Why does this remain a relatively under-exploited niche?
  • How alternative lenders will shape the small-ticket landscape once government support for this area of the market dries up across the continent
  • What kind of role can small-ticket & SME lending play in investors’ portfolios moving into the future?

Moderator: Daniel Roddick, Founder, Ely Place Partners

 

 

A speaker photo for Daniel  Roddick

Daniel Roddick

Founder, Ely Place Partners

Read bio
A speaker photo for Amany Attia

Amany Attia

CEO, ThinCats

Read bio
A speaker photo for Sophie Littler

Sophie Littler

Associate Director, LendInvest

Read bio
A speaker photo for Marek Pärtel

Marek Pärtel

Co-founder and CEO, EstateGuru

Read bio
15:50 - 16:20

Analysing investor allocation and fundraising figures: is safety still the priority?

Johnnie Barnett, Tavneet Baksi, Sweta Chattopadhyay, Natalia Tsitoura
  • Why are LPs continuing to gravitate towards senior debt over mezzanine and subordinated?
  • Why are ‘big brand’, mainly American GPs dominating market share more than ever before?
  • Examining whether this means investors are missing a trick when it comes to sufficient diversification
  • Will we see an uptick in fundraising as we move gradually from virtual back to real-world?

Moderator: Johnnie Barnett, Partner, The New Amsterdam Group

A speaker photo for Johnnie Barnett

Johnnie Barnett

Director, The New Amsterdam Group

Read bio
A speaker photo for Tavneet Baksi

Tavneet Baksi

Partner & Head of EMEA, First Avenue Partners

Read bio
A speaker photo for Sweta Chattopadhyay

Sweta Chattopadhyay

Investment Director, Moonfare

Read bio
A speaker photo for Natalia Tsitoura

Natalia Tsitoura

Managing Director, Head of European Private Debt, Apollo Global Management

Read bio
Real Asset Debt & Specialty Finance
14:35 - 15:15

Embracing the ever-widening definition of infrastructure in the debt market

Zak Bentley, Marguerite Polge De Combret, Nicolas Firzli, Adil Jiwa, Augustin Segard
  • How are the lines between infrastructure, real estate and other asset classes continuing to blur?
  • Digital infrastructure, clean energy & more: should they be considered by investors and what kind of returns can they expect?
  • What other newly defined areas of infrastructure are attracting attention?
  • Does ‘traditional’ infrastructure still hold appeal?
  • How these assets manifest themselves amidst your ESG portfolio targets

Moderator: Zak Bentley, Senior Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

A speaker photo for Zak Bentley

Zak Bentley

Senior Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

Read bio
A speaker photo for Marguerite Polge De  Combret

Marguerite Polge De Combret

Vice President, Macquarie Capital

Read bio
A speaker photo for Nicolas Firzli

Nicolas Firzli

Director-General, World Pensions Council

Read bio
Adil Jiwa, Scottish Widows

Adil Jiwa

Investment Manager, Scottish Widows

Read bio
A speaker photo for Augustin Segard

Augustin Segard

Head of Junior Debt, Infrastructure, Schroders Capital Organisation, Schroders Capital

Read bio
15:15 - 15:50

Right time, right place? Identifying niche & specialty finance opportunities

Ian Milton, Harris Antoniou, Ulla Fetzer
  • Why the time is right and the market ripe for these types of investments
  • Investor due diligence: measuring & mitigating risk in this space
  • Which specialty strategies are particularly appealing and how accessible are they for investors?
  • The diversification advantage: why these strategies can give investors the upper hand within a balanced portfolio

Moderator: Ian Milton, Founder, Mercia Capital Partners

A speaker photo for Ian Milton

Ian Milton

Founder, Mercia Capital Partners

Read bio
A speaker photo for Harris Antoniou

Harris Antoniou

Founder & Managing Director, Neptune Maritime Leasing

Read bio
Ulla Fetzer, NNIP

Ulla Fetzer

Client Portfolio Manager, NN Investment Partners

Read bio
15:50 - 16:20

Distressed opportunities in real assets

Sophie Littler, Lorcain Egan, Federico Montero
  • Retail space, offices & more – does real estate hold the key to investors looking for distressed debt opportunities post-pandemic?
  • What other areas of niche real asset debt or asset-based lending can facilitate these investment vehicles?
  • Why this is still the right time for opportunistic debt investments?

Moderator: Sophie Littler, Associate Director, Fundraising & Investor Relations, LendInvest

A speaker photo for Sophie Littler

Sophie Littler

Associate Director, LendInvest

Read bio
A speaker photo for Lorcain Egan

Lorcain Egan

Managing Director – Head of Lending, Europe, Starwood Capital Europe Advisers LLP

Read bio
A speaker photo for Federico Montero

Federico Montero

Managing Director, Evercore

Read bio
16:20 - 16:50

Afternoon Networking Break

PDI Capital Structure 2021
16:50 - 17:30

Audience Roundtable Discussions

Alberto Badino, Johnnie Barnett, Marko Lukesch , Martin Munte, Andrea Pescatori, Toni Vainio, Mark Wilton
  • Development of emerging markets in private debt facilitated by Marco Lukesch, Portfolio Manager, EMSO Asset Management
  • Evaluating the appeal of the growing secondaries debt market – facilitated by Alberto Badino, Partner, Elm Capital
  • The future of fundraising post-Covid facilitated by Johnnie Barnett, Partner, The New Amsterdam Group
  • Realising ESG targets in private debt facilitated by Mark Wilton, Managing Director, Barings
  • The case for NAV-based lending in the post-Covid world facilitated by Martin Munte, Director, Investor Relations, 17Capital
  • Secondaries in private debt facilitated by Toni Vainio, Partner, Pantheon Ventures
  • Exploring opportunities in southern Europe facilitated by Andrea Pescatori, CEO, VER Capital
A speaker photo for Alberto Badino

Alberto Badino

Partner, Elm Capital

Read bio
A speaker photo for Johnnie Barnett

Johnnie Barnett

Director, The New Amsterdam Group

Read bio
A speaker photo for Marko Lukesch

Marko Lukesch

Portfolio Manager, EMSO Asset Management

Read bio
A speaker photo for Martin  Munte

Martin Munte

Director, Investor Relations, 17Capital

Read bio
Andrea Pescatori, Ver Capital

Andrea Pescatori

CEO, Ver Capital

Read bio
A speaker photo for Toni Vainio

Toni Vainio

Principal, Pantheon Ventures

Read bio
A speaker photo for Mark Wilton

Mark Wilton

Managing Director, Barings

Read bio
17:30 - 19:00

Close of Conference & Networking Drinks Reception

Agenda

PDI Capital Structure 2021 - Wednesday 6th

PDI Capital Structure 2021
08:00 - 09:15

Invite only LP networking breakfast

Sabrina Fox

Facilitated by Sabrina Fox, CEO, European Leveraged Finance Association

A speaker photo for Sabrina Fox

Sabrina Fox

Chief Executive Officer, European Leveraged Finance Association

Read bio
PDI Capital Structure 2021
09:15 - 09:20

Chairperson’s Welcome Address

Gabriella Kindert
A speaker photo for Gabriella Kindert

Gabriella Kindert

Expert In Alternative Lending and Private Debt, Supervisory Board Member – Mizuho Europe

Read bio
09:20 - 09:40

Tracking the key global developments for ESG in private credit Sabrina Fox, CEO, European Leveraged Finance Association

Sabrina Fox, Sonia Rocher

Fireside Chat

A speaker photo for Sabrina Fox

Sabrina Fox

Chief Executive Officer, European Leveraged Finance Association

Read bio
A speaker photo for Sonia Rocher

Sonia Rocher

Head of Private Debt Research and Execution, BlackRock

Read bio
09:40 - 10:45

PDI Investment Committee: Global Opportunities

Gabriella Kindert, Luis-Felipe Castellanos, Christian Dybdahl-Ovesen, Adriana Oller

Our PDI Investment Committee takes a look at three investment case studies from leading GPs across the globe in this unique interactive format.

Moderator: Gabriella Kindert, Board Member, Mizuho

 

A speaker photo for Gabriella Kindert

Gabriella Kindert

Expert In Alternative Lending and Private Debt, Supervisory Board Member – Mizuho Europe

Read bio
A speaker photo for Luis-Felipe Castellanos

Luis-Felipe Castellanos

Managing Partner, Alantra

Read bio
A speaker photo for Christian Dybdahl-Ovesen

Christian Dybdahl-Ovesen

Partner and Investment Professional, Cordet Capital Partners

Read bio
A speaker photo for Adriana Oller

Adriana Oller

Founder & Partner, Resilience Partner

Read bio
10:45 - 11:30

Morning Networking Break

PDI Capital Structure 2021
11:30 - 12:15

Catering for sophistication – how managers are meeting the evolving demands of clients

Alberto Badino, Lorna Robertson, Kristina Matthews, Reji Vettasseri, Jan Wiklund

Panel Discussion

  • How are fund managers meeting the demands of investors that are increasingly searching for multi-strategy debt solutions?
  • How can managers create a cycle-agnostic strategy and deliver consistent returns for their investor base?
  • Exploiting gaps in a crowded market to give you and your investors the upper hand
  • Meeting ever-increasing investor expectations when it comes to ESG & sustainable investing

Moderator: Alberto Badino, Partner, Elm Capital

A speaker photo for Alberto Badino

Alberto Badino

Partner, Elm Capital

Read bio
A speaker photo for Lorna Robertson

Lorna Robertson

Head of Funds, Connection Capital

Read bio
A speaker photo for Kristina Matthews

Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations & ESG, Brightwood Capital Advisors

Read bio
A speaker photo for Reji Vettasseri

Reji Vettasseri

Lead Portfolio Manager

Read bio
A speaker photo for Jan Wiklund

Jan Wiklund

Managing Partner, Armada

Read bio
12:15 - 13:00

Development in private debt integration for DC pensions

Andy Thomson, Dean Wetton, Nick Smith

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Andy Thomson, Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor

A speaker photo for Andy Thomson

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor

Read bio
A speaker photo for Dean Wetton

Dean Wetton

Managing Director, Dean Wetton Advisory

Read bio
A speaker photo for Nick Smith

Nick Smith

Director, Private Credit - Alternative Credit Council

Read bio
13:00 - 13:30

Co-investments, direct investments & more: how is the debt landscape changing for LPs?

Trevor Castledine, Toni Vainio

Closing Interview

  • How is investor appetite for co-investment and direct opportunities developing? How has the pandemic affected this?
  • Why fee reduction and maximising returns mean that co-investments remain a tantalising prospect for the future
  • Resources, transaction deadlines, experience? Best practice for overcoming the main hurdles for these strategies
  • What will this mean for the debt landscape of the future?

Moderator: Trevor Castledine, Senior Director, Head of Private Credit, bfinance

 

A speaker photo for Trevor Castledine

Trevor Castledine

Senior Director, Head of Private Credit, bfinance

Read bio
A speaker photo for Toni Vainio

Toni Vainio

Principal, Pantheon Ventures

Read bio
13:30 - 13:40

Closing Remarks

13:40 - 14:30

Networking Lunch & End of Conference

Agenda

PDI Germany Forum 2021 - Thursday 7th

PDI Germany Forum 2021
08:15 - 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 09:05

PDI Germany welcome address

09:05 - 09:15

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Hans-Peter Dohr
A speaker photo for  Hans-Peter Dohr

Hans-Peter Dohr

Founding and Managing Partner, ICA - Institutional Capital Associates

Read bio
09:15 - 10:00

State of the market - private debt’s progress in the DACH region amidst an evolving global pandemic

Matthias Kirchgaessner, Jakob von Kalckreuth, Olya Klüppel, Howard Sharp, Florian Zimmermann

Opening Panel Discussion

  • How has portfolio performance fared over the past 18 months
  • How have fund managers adjusted their processes and behaviours to benefit their investors?
  • In Germany and the wider region, what impact have Government stimulus packages and other interventions had and how will that play out in the months to come?
  • How does the altered landscape we now operate in provide opportunity for private credit funds?

Moderator: Matthias Kirchgaessner, Managing Partner, PLEXUS Research GmbH  

A speaker photo for Matthias Kirchgaessner

Matthias Kirchgaessner

Managing Partner, PLEXUS Investments

Read bio
A speaker photo for Jakob von Kalckreuth

Jakob von Kalckreuth

Managing Director, European Portfolio Manager, CIG

Read bio
A speaker photo for Olya Klüppel

Olya Klüppel

Partner, Global Growth Capital

Read bio
A speaker photo for Howard   Sharp

Howard Sharp

Head of Origination, Direct Lending, Alcentra

Read bio
A speaker photo for Florian  Zimmermann

Florian Zimmermann

Managing Director – Private Debt, Eurazeo

Read bio
10:00 - 10:20

Building & maintaining a diversified private debt program

Peter Pukl

Investor Presentation

  • How is the private debt program within the investment portfolio growing?
  • Mezzanine, unitranche, senior… which structures provide the best balance whilst achieving target returns?
  • How are we incorporating co-investment and direct investments into our overall strategy?
  • What role can private debt secondaries play within the portfolio?
A speaker photo for Peter Pukl

Peter Pukl

Senior Portfolio Manager, Suva

Read bio
10:20 - 11:00

Morning Networking Break

PDI Germany Forum 2021
11:00 - 11:45

Mapping out your private debt roadmap in a drastically altered landscape

Julien Mayen , Böerge Grauel, Sebastian Schroff, Sina Timm, Toni Quittschalle

Investor Panel Discussion

  • Building up a diversified portfolio in the post-Covid environment
  • Manager selection amidst consolidation amongst leading GPs
  • Multi-strategy considerations – blending corporate, real asset, sponsored, sponsorless, opportunistic & more
  • The evolving importance of (remote) due diligence and investment discipline

Moderator: Julien Mayen, Senior Managing Director, Head of EMEA Business Development, EnTrust Global

A speaker photo for Julien  Mayen

Julien Mayen

Senior Managing Director, Head of EMEA Business Development - EnTrust Global

Read bio
A speaker photo for Böerge Grauel

Böerge Grauel

Managing Director, YIELCO Investments

Read bio
A speaker photo for Sebastian Schroff

Sebastian Schroff

Global Head of Private Debt, Allianz Investment Management SE

Read bio
A speaker photo for Sina Timm

Sina Timm

Private Debt Lead, Viridium Group

Read bio
A speaker photo for Toni	 Quittschalle

Toni Quittschalle

Head of Manager Selection, Executive Director - Prime Capital AG

Read bio
11:50 - 12:40

Incorporating multi-strategy into your sustainable debt investment portfolio

Jin-Hyuk Jang , Marie Bursaux, Christian Maentele, Frank Meijer

Panel Discussion

  • Are ‘pure’ ESG vehicles finally being embraced in private debt?
  • Implementing your ESG priorities – climate, CO2, diversity and more
  • Infra debt and other real assets – what characteristics do these have that can strengthen your mandate?
  • What role can emerging market opportunities play in an ESG friendly investment strategy?

Moderator: Jin-Hyuk Jang, International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

A speaker photo for Jin-Hyuk  Jang

Jin-Hyuk Jang

International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

Read bio
A speaker photo for Marie  Bursaux

Marie Bursaux

Private Impact Debt Fund Manager, Eiffel Investment Group

Read bio
A speaker photo for Christian Maentele

Christian Maentele

Director, BlackRock

Read bio
A speaker photo for Frank Meijer

Frank Meijer

Head of Alternative Fixed Income, AEGON Asset Management

Read bio
12:40 - 13:30

Direct lending – a case of ‘more of the same’ heading towards 2022?

Abhik Das, Dominik P. Felsmann , Alexander Ott, Tancrede Terlinden, Philipp Wagner

Panel Discussion

  • How did direct lending fare in its first true ‘stress test’?
  • Why is senior direct lending still the ‘go-to’ for European debt investors?
  • How managers are benefitting from selective and disciplined approaches
  • What changes will we see in the regional direct lending market going forwards?

Moderator: Abhik Das, Managing Director, Head of Private Debt, Golding Capital Partners

 

A speaker photo for Abhik Das

Abhik Das

Managing Director, Head of Private Debt - Golding Capital Partners

Read bio
A speaker photo for Dominik P. Felsmann

Dominik P. Felsmann

Head of Germany, Tikehau Capital

Read bio
A speaker photo for Alexander Ott

Alexander Ott

Managing Director, Partners Group

Read bio
A speaker photo for Tancrede Terlinden

Tancrede Terlinden

Principal, Park Square Capital

Read bio
A speaker photo for Philipp Wagner

Philipp Wagner

Senior Private Debt Specialist, LGT Capital Partners

Read bio
13:30 - 14:40

Lunch & Networking

PDI Germany Forum 2021
14:40 - 15:10

Infrastructure debt to the fore in Germany and beyond

Hans-Peter Dohr, Philippe Benaroya, Malte Nowack

Fireside Chat

  • What characteristics have made this a more resilient asset class than most over the past 18 months?
  • The flexibility provided by debt products over equity in the infrastructure arena
  • Embracing digital infra financing opportunities as the infrastructure umbrella broadens
  • Why the persistent low-rate interest environment will play into infra debt investors’ hands

Moderator: Hans-Peter Dohr, Senior Managing Partner, Institutional Capital Associates

 

A speaker photo for  Hans-Peter Dohr

Hans-Peter Dohr

Founding and Managing Partner, ICA - Institutional Capital Associates

Read bio
A speaker photo for Philippe  Benaroya

Philippe Benaroya

CEO & Managing Partner, Generali Global Infrastructure

Read bio
A speaker photo for Malte  Nowack

Malte Nowack

Senior Investment Manager, MEAG Munich Re

Read bio
15:10 - 15:45

Real estate reinvigoration across Europe

Brian Kane , Monika Bednarz, Marek Pärtel, Anja Ritchie

Panel Discussion

  • Opportunistic or core? What type of strategies are different European LPs demanding?
  • With larger global funds now making their mark on the European real estate debt market, how does this impact investment-decision making for LPs?
  • Life sciences, data centres and other emerging real estate debt opportunities
  • Homeland bias? Why a preference for local real estate products persists

Moderator: Brian Kane, Director, Capital Markets & Origination, CrossLend

A speaker photo for Brian  Kane

Brian Kane

Director of Capital Markets & Originations: UK, Ireland & Nordics, CrossLend

Read bio
A speaker photo for Monika Bednarz

Monika Bednarz

Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

Read bio
A speaker photo for Marek Pärtel

Marek Pärtel

Co-founder and CEO, EstateGuru

Read bio
A speaker photo for Anja Ritchie

Anja Ritchie

Principal, Stepstone Group

Read bio
15:45 - 16:20

Stepping out from the shadows? The continuing growth of private debt secondaries

Alexander Bode, Hans-Jörg Baumann, Ari Jauho, Michael Schad

Panel Discussion

  • What new players are entering this niche corner of the market in 2021?
  • Why increases in LP stake sales & GP-led transactions spell exciting times ahead for secondaries
  • What’s the next significant step debt secondaries must take to continue it’s maturation?
  • How investor attention and appetite has developed so far in 2021

Moderator: Alexander Bode, Managing Partner, BB Alternatives

A speaker photo for Alexander Bode

Alexander Bode

Managing Partner, BB Alternative Partners

Read bio
A speaker photo for Hans-Jörg Baumann

Hans-Jörg Baumann

Chairman StepStone Private Debt , Stepstone Group

Read bio
A speaker photo for Ari Jauho

Ari Jauho

Partner, Chairman, Certior Capital

Read bio
A speaker photo for Michael Schad

Michael Schad

Partner, Head of Investment Management, Coller Capital

Read bio
16:20 - 16:50

Afternoon Networking Break

PDI Germany Forum 2021
16:50 - 17:30

Debate with drinks: Specialty vs direct lending

Stephen McKenna, Mustafa Dincer, You-Ha Hyun, John Morabito , Gregory Racz
  • Assessing the merits of the various types of specialty lending
  • Bringing specialty into the mainstream – are they becoming more accessible for European LPs?
  • How returns and risk weigh up against corporate direct lending

Moderator: Stephen McKenna, Group Head of Alternative Assets & ESG, LGL Group

 

A speaker photo for Stephen McKenna

Stephen McKenna

Group Head of Alternative Assets and ESG, LGL

Read bio
A speaker photo for Mustafa Dincer

Mustafa Dincer

Founder, MD Partners

Read bio
A speaker photo for You-Ha Hyun

You-Ha Hyun

Investment Director, Perpetual Investors

Read bio
A speaker photo for John Morabito

John Morabito

Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, EnTrust Global

Read bio
A speaker photo for Gregory  Racz

Gregory Racz

President and Co-Founder , MGG Investment Group

Read bio
17:30 - 17:40

Chairperson’s closing remarks for Day 1

Hans-Peter Dohr
A speaker photo for  Hans-Peter Dohr

Hans-Peter Dohr

Founding and Managing Partner, ICA - Institutional Capital Associates

Read bio
17:40 - 19:00

Close of Day 1 & Networking Drinks Reception

Agenda

PDI Germany Forum 2021 - Friday 8th

PDI Germany Forum 2021
08:30 - 09:15

Invite-only LP Breakfast

Gabriella Kindert

Facilitated by Gabriella Kindert, Board Member, Mizuho

A speaker photo for Gabriella Kindert

Gabriella Kindert

Expert In Alternative Lending and Private Debt, Supervisory Board Member – Mizuho Europe

Read bio
PDI Germany Forum 2021
09:15 - 09:30

Chairperson’s Day 2 Welcome Address & opening presentation: Loan fund regulation in the EU – what to expect from AIFMD and ELTIF review

Frank Dornseifer
A speaker photo for Frank Dornseifer

Frank Dornseifer

Managing Director, Bundesverband Alternative Investments

Read bio
09:30 - 10:15

Where do opportunities outside of Germany lie?

Johan Hultner, Trevor Castledine, Mihai Florian , Mikkel Sckerl, Nicole Waibel

Panel Discussion

  • What geographical regions are most appealing to investors based in the DACH region?
  • How have investors successfully been carrying out due diligence on these opportunities amidst travel restrictions
  • Asia vs US – which of these flourishing debt markets are attracting the most attention?
  • Factoring emerging markets into your debt portfolio considerations

Moderator: Johan Hultner, Managing Partner, Arcos Capital

 

A speaker photo for Johan  Hultner

Johan Hultner

Founder & Managing Partner, Arcos Capital

Read bio
A speaker photo for Trevor Castledine

Trevor Castledine

Senior Director, Head of Private Credit, bfinance

Read bio
A speaker photo for Mihai Florian

Mihai Florian

Senior Portfolio Manager, BlueBay Asset Management LLP

Read bio
A speaker photo for Mikkel  Sckerl

Mikkel Sckerl

Portfolio Manager, Partner - Capital Four

Read bio
A speaker photo for Nicole Waibel

Nicole Waibel

Managing Director, Crescent Credit Europe LLP

Read bio
10:15 - 11:10

PDI Investment Committee: DACH region & Northern Europe

Gabriella Kindert, Matthias Kirchgaessner, Daniel Bartsch, Mikkel Sckerl, Matthias Mathieu

Our PDI Investment Committee takes a look at three investment case studies from leading GPs across the DACH region & Northern Europe in this unique interactive format.

Co-Moderators: Gabriella Kindert, Board Member, Mizuho and Matthias Kirchgaessner, Managing Partner, PLEXUS Research GmbH  

 

A speaker photo for Gabriella Kindert

Gabriella Kindert

Expert In Alternative Lending and Private Debt, Supervisory Board Member – Mizuho Europe

Read bio
A speaker photo for Matthias Kirchgaessner

Matthias Kirchgaessner

Managing Partner, PLEXUS Investments

Read bio
A speaker photo for Daniel Bartsch

Daniel Bartsch

Co-Founder and COO, creditshelf

Read bio
A speaker photo for Mikkel  Sckerl

Mikkel Sckerl

Portfolio Manager, Partner - Capital Four

Read bio
A speaker photo for Matthias Mathieu

Matthias Mathieu

Managing Partner, Bright Capital

Read bio
11:10 - 11:30

Morning Networking Break

PDI Germany Forum 2021
11:30 - 12:00

Investor interview: Delivering PE-like returns - which sectors can afford high cost of capital in 2021?

Frank Dornseifer, Evgeny Denisenko, Ilya Gertsberg

Moderator: Frank Dornseifer, Managing Director, Bundesverband Alternative Investments

A speaker photo for Frank Dornseifer

Frank Dornseifer

Managing Director, Bundesverband Alternative Investments

Read bio
A speaker photo for Evgeny Denisenko

Evgeny Denisenko

Managing Principal, Apolis S.A.M.

Read bio
A speaker photo for Ilya Gertsberg

Ilya Gertsberg

Managing Director and CIO, Apolis S.A.M.

Read bio
12:00 - 12:40

The post-pandemic investor experience: digital, data, transparency & more

Christoph Lohrer, Adriana Oller, Andrea Pescatori

Panel Discussion

  • Maintaining information flow & transparency through times of distress
  • Solvency II and other reporting standards as LPs demand more regulatory-compliant data
  • Sustainability – how ESG client reporting has developed amidst regulatory updates and increased portfolio-level engagement
  • Balancing virtual & real-life – investor expectations moving forwards when it comes to fundraising, AGMs and the overall client relationship
A speaker photo for Christoph Lohrer

Christoph Lohrer

Head of Business Development DACH, AssetMetrix

Read bio
A speaker photo for Adriana Oller

Adriana Oller

Founder & Partner, Resilience Partner

Read bio
Andrea Pescatori, Ver Capital

Andrea Pescatori

CEO, Ver Capital

Read bio
12:40 - 13:30

Closing Networking Lunch

13:30 - 13:30

Close of conference

Speakers confirmed for 2021

For more information on speaking please contact James Hatwell.

james.hatwell@peimedia.com | +44 (0) 20 3994 7961

Download the agenda

Joe Abrams

Head of Private Debt, Europe - Mercer

Joe Abrams is Head of Private Debt, Europe within Mercer Alternatives, based in London. Mr. Abrams joined Mercer in 2010. Mr. Abrams is responsible for Private Debt fund investments - sourcing, evaluating and monitoring private debt opportunities acr… Read full bio

Harris Antoniou

Founder & Managing Director, Neptune Maritime Leasing

Mr. Harris Antoniou has held various executive and management positions in leading institutions in the financial sector over the last 25 years, always focussing on debt and equity investments in the energy, commodities; transportation sectors. He ser… Read full bio

Amany Attia

CEO, ThinCats

Amany has a deep understanding of how to build and scale customer centric lending businesses with a record of developing technology and analytics to deliver a positive customer experience. Since becoming CEO in October 2019, Amany has overseen ThinCa… Read full bio

Alberto Badino

Partner, Elm Capital

Alberto Badino is a Partner responsible for general partner advisory and origination at Elm Capital, where he assists fund sponsors and general partners on fundraising, fund liquidity solutions and secondary market transactions and oversees the team… Read full bio

Tavneet Baksi

Partner & Head of EMEA, First Avenue Partners

Tavneet joined First Avenue in 2007 and is currently Partner and Head of EMEA. During her tenure, Tavneet has led fundraises across the Infrastructure and Private Debt spectrum. She currently leads a team of 15 and is based in the firm’s London offic… Read full bio

Elisabeth Baltay

Partner, Proskauer

Elisabeth Baltay is a partner in the Firm’s European Restructuring Group. Elisabeth represents clients in complex multi-jurisdictional financing and alternative capital financing, restructurings, real estate and asset financing, public to private fin… Read full bio

Daniel Bartsch

Co-Founder and COO, creditshelf

Daniel has more than 15 years of international experience both in consulting and banking. At creditshelf he is responsible for the daily business and relationships with clients and business partners. Before joining creditshelf he was with UBS Investm… Read full bio

Marcus Barnes

Senior Advisor, Private Debt

Senior investment and financial management executive with 26+ years’ experience in corporate and credit markets across multiple cycles, with the last 20 years at leading alternative asset management firms (Pemberton, 3i Group, Babson Capital). Strong… Read full bio

Johnnie Barnett

Director, The New Amsterdam Group

Johnnie Barnett joined New Amsterdam in 2017 as Director based in London, England. Johnnie leads the firms distribution efforts across Europe and is involved across all aspects of fund raising for his clients. Johnnie has a strong track record in rai… Read full bio

Hans-Jörg Baumann

Chairman StepStone Private Debt , Stepstone Group

Mr. Baumann is Partner and the chairman of StepStone Private Debt. As member of the management team he is responsible for global business development activities of PD. He is also Co-founder of the Swiss Alternative Investments Circle (SFAMA) and acte… Read full bio

Mike Beadle

Managing Director, Investment Banking, Numis Securities 

Mike Beadle leads the Debt Advisory team at Numis focusing on advising corporates and sponsors on acquisition financing and stressed refinancings. In over 20 years in finance, Mike has negotiated or arranged over £160bn of debt across leveraged and i… Read full bio

Monika Bednarz

Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

Monika is a Director at Lagrange based in Frankfurt/Germany. She advises institutional investors on infrastructure and debt funds. She has nearly 20 years of professional experience in finance, including corporate and asset financing, financial struc… Read full bio

Philippe Benaroya

CEO & Managing Partner, Generali Global Infrastructure

Philippe Benaroya is the Managing Partner and serves as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer at Generali Global Infrastructure (GGI). GGI was founded in 2018 by Philippe Benaroya, Alban de La Selle and Gilles Lengaigne in partnership with the Generali… Read full bio

Zak Bentley

Senior Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

Zak Bentley is a senior reporter at Infrastructure Investor based in London. Zak joined Infrastructure Investor in 2016 from Centaur where he was a reporter on their Clean Energy Pipeline title. He has a detailed knowledge and experience of the finan… Read full bio

Alexander Bode

Managing Partner, BB Alternative Partners

Alexander Bode is one of two founding partners of BB Alternative Partners, a consulting firm that has specialised in supporting institutional investors in Alternative Asset investing. He is an expert in the field of alternative investments and has ga… Read full bio

Christopher Bone

Partner, Partners Group

Christopher Bone is Co-Head of Partners Group's London office and Head of Private Debt in Europe. He is a member of the Global Investment Committee, the Direct Debt US Investment Committee, the Global Liquid Loans Investment Committee, Co-Chairman of… Read full bio

Ian Brown

Head of Private Markets, LGPS Central Limited

Ian joined LGPS Central as Head of Private Markets in 2020. He leads the Private Equity & Private Debt and Infrastructure & Property teams, investing on behalf of the pool’s eight local government pension schemes. He has spent his entire care… Read full bio

Marie Bursaux

Private Impact Debt Fund Manager, Eiffel Investment Group

Marie is a private debt fund manager at the Paris-based Eiffel Investment Group, which she joined in 2019 – looking after financing of midcap corporates. Marie also led fundraising processes, new funds set-up and launches, as well as product strategy… Read full bio

Stephan Caron

Head of European Middle Market Private Debt within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI), BlackRock

Stephan Caron, Managing Director, is Head of European Private Debt within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). In this role, he is responsible for leading the platform, originating and executing investment opportunities, leading the investment proc… Read full bio

Luis-Felipe Castellanos

Managing Partner, Alantra

Luis Felipe holds more than 25 years of debt and asset management international experience. He is the founder of Alantra private debt with €400m of AUMs. Prior to Alantra, Luis Felipe was a Partner at PwC Spain in charge of Debt Advisory and before t… Read full bio

Trevor Castledine

Senior Director, Head of Private Credit, bfinance

Trevor is a Senior Director in bfinance’s private markets team. He was formerly Deputy CIO and Investment Director at LPPI, the investment management collaboration between Lancashire County Pension Fund and LPFA. Prior to that he was Deputy CIO at LC… Read full bio

Sweta Chattopadhyay

Investment Director, Moonfare

Sweta is an Investment Director at Moonfare, with responsibility for investments sourcing and due-diligence across Private Markets asset classes. She has over a decade of experience as a Limited Partner investor, investing in Private Markets Funds an… Read full bio

Marguerite Polge De Combret

Vice President, Macquarie Capital

Marguerite is Vice President at Macquarie Capital, based in London. Marguerite joined Macquarie in 2018 as part of the debt advisory team, within Macquarie Capital’s broader M&A team – she is responsible for leading advisory mandates across energ… Read full bio

Abhik Das

Managing Director, Head of Private Debt - Golding Capital Partners

Managing Director and Head of Private Debt, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2018. He is responsible for the selection, execution and monitoring of private debt fund investments and co-investments, as well as the portfolio management thereafter. Pr… Read full bio

Evgeny Denisenko

Managing Principal, Apolis S.A.M.

Evgeny Denisenko is the founder of a private investment office Apolis S.A.M. which managers the wealth of Denisenko family. Evgeny was previously responsible for managing and subsequently exiting from family’s direct private equity investments in Rus… Read full bio

Mustafa Dincer

Founder, MD Partners

Mustafa is founder and partner of MD Advisors, a growing, independent debt advisory and restructuring platform providing high value-added, strategic and confidential advice in growth financings, LBO’s, special situations and distressed transactions.… Read full bio

Hans-Peter Dohr

Founding and Managing Partner, ICA - Institutional Capital Associates

Hans-Peter founded ICA in 2016. He has nearly 35 years’ experience of debt & corporate finance and alternative investments and holds an MBA from the Vienna University of Economics. ICA Institutional Capital Associates (ICA) ICA is an award-winnin… Read full bio

Frank Dornseifer

Managing Director, Bundesverband Alternative Investments

Frank Dornseifer is Managing Director of Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI), the German advocacy organization for the Alternative Investment industry. He has been active for more than 18 years in various functions in investment manageme… Read full bio

Christian Dybdahl-Ovesen

Partner and Investment Professional, Cordet Capital Partners

Christian is focused on investment opportunities in the Nordics and Germany. Prior to joining CORDET in 2013, Christian was part of Credit Suisse’s Financial Sponsor Group working on origination, structuring and execution of financings for LBOs and o… Read full bio

Lorcain Egan

Managing Director – Head of Lending, Europe, Starwood Capital Europe Advisers LLP

Lorcain Egan is Head of Lending, Europe for Starwood. Mr. Egan is responsible for Starwood’s lending platform in Europe and Asia. Between 2013 and 2017 Mr. Egan structured and executed financings whilst working in Capital Markets, supporting Starwood… Read full bio

Christine Fahrquar

Global Head of the Credit Investment Group, Cambridge Associates

Christine is the Global Head of the Credit Investment Group and oversees all manager and market research across public, hedge fund, and private credit investment strategies. Christine has more than 30 years of industry experience and has been with th… Read full bio

Dominik P. Felsmann

Head of Germany, Tikehau Capital

Dominik P. Felsmann joined Tikehau Capital in March 2021 as Head of Germany. Dominik brings more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Tikehau Capital, he was Head of Leveraged Finance Germany for ABN AMRO, where he… Read full bio
Ulla Fetzer, NNIP

Ulla Fetzer

Client Portfolio Manager, NN Investment Partners

Based in The Hague Netherlands, Ulla is a Client Portfolio Manager in the Alternative Credit Team of NN Investment Partners. In her role, she has a bridging function between the investment department, clients, client teams and distribution channels c… Read full bio

Nicolas Firzli

Director-General, World Pensions Council

M. Nicolas J. Firzli is Director-General of the World Pensions Council (WPC), the think-tank & international association of pension and retirement funds. He is a graduate of Canada’s McGill University (Statistics & Financial Economics), an al… Read full bio

Mihai Florian

Senior Portfolio Manager, BlueBay Asset Management LLP

Mihai is a Senior Portfolio Manager within the Emerging Markets Team. He joined BlueBay in January 2020 and his primary portfolio management responsibilities include the illiquid strategy covering loans, illiquid instruments, special situations and d… Read full bio

Sabrina Fox

Chief Executive Officer, European Leveraged Finance Association

Sabrina is the Chief Executive Officer for the European Leveraged Finance Association, an investor-only trade association comprised of European leveraged finance investors from over 40 institutional fixed income managers, including investment advisor… Read full bio

Ilya Gertsberg

Managing Director and CIO, Apolis S.A.M.

Ilya Gertsberg is Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at Apolis S.A.M. Based in Monaco, Apolis is a single family office whose main focus is private credit. Ilya was previously Director at Millennium Group AG (a family office with over $10… Read full bio

Börge Grauel

Managing Director, Co-Head Private Debt - YIELCO Investments AG

Boerge Grauel is a managing director at YIELCO Investments AG. From 2006 to 2018 he was a managing director at Golding Capital Partners, responsible for sourcing, assessing and selecting private debt funds (senior debt, mezzanine, credit opportunitie… Read full bio

Jane Gray

Head of European Research, Covenant Review

Jane is a dual-qualified solicitor with more than 15 years of experience in the European leveraged finance market, having worked on leveraged finance documentation through multiple credit cycles, including on the first "cov-lite” loan in Europe. Jane… Read full bio
Ivelina Green, Broadstone Credit Partners

Ivelina Green

CIO and Founder, Pearlstone Alternative

Ivelina Green is a Founder and CIO of Pearlstone Alternative. Pearlstone’s investment philosophy focuses on fundamental credit underwriting, process control and portfolio construction. Prior to launching Pearlstone, Ivelina was a Partner at CQS where… Read full bio

Jeffrey Griffiths

Co-Head of Private Credit, Campbell Lutyens

Jeffrey joined Campbell Lutyens in 2016 and is the co-head of the private credit vertical. Prior to joining, Jeffrey spent five years at Credit Suisse in London, where he was most recently a senior member of the Private Fund Group. There, he worked o… Read full bio

Aurelie Hariton-Fardad

Director, MetLife Investment Management

Aurélie Hariton-Fardad has been a Director in MetLife’s Private Placement team since 2015. She is in charge of the team’s holdings in the real estate and business services sectors in the UK and Europe. Aurélie believes her previous five years as a Di… Read full bio

Jennifer Hartviksen

Managing Director - Global Credit, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

Jennifer Hartviksen joined IMCO in 2020 and is responsible for the global credit asset class, a globally diversified portfolio of public and private credit assets across the risk spectrum. Previously, Jennifer spent over six years at Invesco Ltd wher… Read full bio

Claire Harwood

Investment Director, Permira Debt Managers

Claire joined Permira Debt Managers in September 2017. She focuses on originating, leading and executing new investment opportunities across all sectors. Previously, Claire worked at HIG WhiteHorse for four years originating and executing deals. She… Read full bio

Daniel Hendon

Partner, Proskauer

Daniel Hendon is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit and Finance Groups. Daniel’s particular areas of expertise are leveraged finance, general debt finance and debt restructurings in the middle market and upper ma… Read full bio

Johan Hultner

Founder & Managing Partner, Arcos Capital

Johan is a founder and Managing Partner of ARCOS Capital, a private debt fund focusing on senior secured lending to the mid-cap corporate market in Northern Europe (DACH, Benelux, UK and the Nordic Region). Johan has over 25 years of experience in le… Read full bio

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Fund Manager Research, PEI

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez is PERE’s Head of Fund Manager Research. Based in London, he is responsible for leading PERE’s research and analysis of private market GPs globally. He is also responsible for a number of leading market rankings and reports… Read full bio

You-Ha Hyun

Investment Director, Perpetual Investors

You-Ha Hyun leads the private debt program at Perpetual Investors GmbH, a German based professional single family office. In this role, he is mainly responsible for managing the private debt portfolio and focuses on manager selection across the broad… Read full bio

Jin-Hyuk Jang

International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

Jin-Hyuk Jang is an international counsel at in the Frankfurt office of Debevoise & Plimpton. He advises sponsors on the structuring of investment funds covering numerous sectors and strategies including credit funds, private equity, real estate,… Read full bio

Ari Jauho

Partner, Chairman, Certior Capital

Since 2011 Mr. Jauho is one of the Founding Partners and the Chairman of Certior Capital Ltd, focusing on private equity and private credit fund investing and co-investing. Previously Mr. Jauho was Partner at Access Capital after Access Capital bough… Read full bio
Adil Jiwa, Scottish Widows

Adil Jiwa

Investment Manager, Scottish Widows

Adil is an Investment Manager, focussing primarily on infrastructure and energy related private debt investments for Scottish Widows (SW). Since joining in April 2019, Adil has worked on >£500m of deployed capital, with sectors ranging from Renewa… Read full bio

Jakob von Kalckreuth

Managing Director, European Portfolio Manager, CIG

Jakob von Kalckreuth is a Managing Director of CSAM. He joined CIG in 2005. Mr. von Kalckreuth is a Portfolio Manager and Head European Trader and a member of the Corporate Credit Committee and the PCO Investment Committee. Prior to joining CIG, Mr.… Read full bio

Brian Kane

Director of Capital Markets & Originations: UK, Ireland & Nordics, CrossLend

Brian brings with him 20+ years of experience in the analysis and funding of credit risk, covering pan-European ABS transactions. He spent 17 years at S&P Global Ratings in senior analytical and team leader roles within the Structured Finance gro… Read full bio

Gabriella Kindert

Expert In Alternative Lending and Private Debt, Supervisory Board Member – Mizuho Europe

Dr. Gabriella Kindert is a senior banking and investment professional specialized in Alternative Credit and Private markets. She gained over 20 years of international experience in managing investment portfolios over the cycle for leading institution… Read full bio

Matthias Kirchgaessner

Managing Partner, PLEXUS Investments

Matthias Kirchgaessner has been Managing Partner of PLEXUS Research GmbH since 2021. He specializes in alternative investments such as hedge funds and private debt. He dedicates his work to research balanced risk-adjusted returns. Clients appreciate… Read full bio

Olya Klüppel

Partner, Global Growth Capital

Olya Klueppel is a Partner at Global Growth Capital, focused on providing flexible lending solutions to digital economy and technology companies. Prior to founding GGC in 2017, Olya was a partner at ESO Capital, a special situations investment manage… Read full bio

François Lacoste

Managing Partner – Private Debt, Eurazeo

François Lacoste is Managing Partner in charge of the Debt activity. Prior to joining the Group in 2008, he worked in the Acquisition and Leverage Finance business at Fortis Bank, in France and Belgium, after having launched the Acquisition Finance d… Read full bio

Sophie Littler

Associate Director, LendInvest

Sophie is an Investor Relations and Capital Raising professional with over 6 years experience in alternative lending, private credit and FinTech. Sophie built her career at LendInvest, a real estate debt manager, specialising in short duration senior… Read full bio

Christoph Lohrer

Head of Business Development DACH, AssetMetrix

Christoph Lohrer is Head of Business Development DACH and has been with AssetMetrix since 2013. Christoph has been at the forefront of exploring the industry’s challenges in regard to data, analysis, transparency and ESG. He has used these insights g… Read full bio

Marko Lukesch

Portfolio Manager, EMSO Asset Management

Marco Lukesch, Portfolio Manager. Marco started his career as a consultant focused on financial services at Oliver, Wyman & Co. He joined HBK Capital Management in 2005, where he was the co-head of EM. From 2013 onwards, he was co-head of EM at P… Read full bio

Christian Maentele

Director, BlackRock

Christian Maentele is a Senior Credit Analyst in the European Private Credit team within BlackRock's Global Alternative Investments Group. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2017, Christian was part of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation's (SMBC) Speciali… Read full bio

Matthias Mathieu

Managing Partner, Bright Capital

Matthias is the founder of Bright Capital. In his responsibility as Managing Partner he cares about deal origination, deal structuring, deal negotiation, portfolio management and investor relations. He is also a member of the investment committee. Pr… Read full bio

Prasun Mathur

Head of Private Assets, Aviva UK Life

Prasun joined Aviva in October 2016 where he is responsible for investing in private assets and delivering associated P&L for Aviva UK. Currently, he focuses on investing optimally across a variety of fixed income asset classes. This involves mar… Read full bio

Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations & ESG, Brightwood Capital Advisors

Kristina Matthews is a Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations and ESG, at Brightwood Capital Advisors. She is primarily focused on business development and fundraising strategy as well as the firm’s ESG initiatives while overseeing the Investo… Read full bio

Julien Mayen

Senior Managing Director, Head of EMEA Business Development - EnTrust Global

Julien Mayen is a Senior Managing Director, Head of EMEA in the Business Development department at EnTrust Global and is directly responsible for Continental Europe, the Middle East and UK business development & investor relations. Mr. Mayen join… Read full bio

Agnes Mazurek

Senior Consultant

Agnes Mazurek has 25 years of experience in private markets across the whole investments value chain (credit risk, origination, underwriting and distribution, portfolio management). In the past 10 years, she has led teams to financial close on over 3… Read full bio

Stephen McKenna

Group Head of Alternative Assets and ESG, LGL

As Group Head of Alternative Assets and ESG, Steve is responsible for the growth of LGL’s Alternative Asset services focusing on Debt, Real Assets and Private Equity alongside developing our ESG offering. Steve has more than 15 years’ experience in t… Read full bio

Frank Meijer

Head of Alternative Fixed Income, AEGON Asset Management

Frank Meijer, PhD joined Aegon Asset Management in 2005. Frank is head of Alternative Fixed Income. His team manages the European ABS funds and a range of private debt funds, such as Government guaranteed loans, Dutch residential mortgages, private p… Read full bio

Manon Mendez

Vice President, Blackstone

Manon Mendez is a Vice President at Blackstone Credit based in London, where she focuses on distressed and special situations investing. Prior to joining Blackstone Credit in 2020, then known as GSO Capital Partners, Ms. Mendez was a portfolio manage… Read full bio

Ian Milton

Founder, Mercia Capital Partners

Since founding Mercia Capital in 2013, Ian has served as an adviser to Arbour Partners, helping to raise capital from UK investors for both first-time and later vintage funds of Arbour's private debt General Partner clients. In a 30 year career in th… Read full bio

Federico Montero

Managing Director, Evercore

Federico Montero is a Managing Director and the Head of Evercore's European Real Estate Portfolio Solutions team, based in London. Federico has more than 20 years’ experience leading commercial real estate and loan portfolio across Europe, the Americ… Read full bio

John Morabito

Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager - EnTrust Global

John Morabito is Managing Director of EnTrust Global and serves as the Portfolio Manager of the firm’s Blue Sky Aviation Fund. Most recently, Mr. Morabito was Head of the Financial Institutions Group for CIT Group’s Transportation Finance division wi… Read full bio

Malte Nowack

Senior Investment Manager, MEAG Munich Re

Malte Nowack is Senior Investment Manager of Munich Re’s asset manager MEAG. Malte works in MEAG’s infrastructure debt team and has been one of the first team members since joining MEAG in 2014. Between 2018 and 2019 Malte worked out of MEAG’s New Yo… Read full bio

Adriana Oller

Founder & Partner, Resilience Partner

Adriana Oller started her career as a principal investor over 20 years ago, and continued providing direct lending solutions to SME’s focused on established and profitable Spanish companies, which could not find suitable financing solutions to their… Read full bio

Alexander Ott

Managing Director, Partners Group

Alexander Ott is part of Partners Group's European Private Debt business unit, based in Zug, and has been with the firm since 2006 holding 19 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was responsible for the Long Term Investme… Read full bio

Marek Pärtel

Co-founder and CEO, EstateGuru

Marek Pärtel is an experienced entrepreneur with a passion for proptech & fintech. Currently, he is reinventing property finance at EstateGuru, one of the leading European platforms for real estate-backed loans. Marek has been in the property bus… Read full bio
Andrea Pescatori, Ver Capital

Andrea Pescatori

CEO, Ver Capital

Founder and CEO of Ver Capital since 2006. Before establishing Ver Capital, Andrea earned 15 years of experience in fixed income and capital markets at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Hill Samuel and Finprogetti. Andrea holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi Un… Read full bio

Peter Pukl

Senior Portfolio Manager, Suva

Peter Pukl, Senior Portfolio Manager, joined the Suva Private Markets team in January 2012 to strengthen the team's resources on the due diligence, manager selection and the relationship side. He is part of Suva’s inhouse team that has ramped the glo… Read full bio

Toni Quittschalle

Head of Manager Selection, Executive Director - Prime Capital AG

Toni Quittschalle is the Head of Manager Selection at Prime Capital AG. In this role, he is responsible for manager due diligences, selections and ongoing monitoring as well as implementation of private markets strategies for institutional clients. P… Read full bio

Gregory Racz

President and Co-Founder , MGG Investment Group

Prior to co-founding MGG, Mr. Racz was President of Hutchin Hill, a multi-billion multi-strategy hedge fund. Previously, Mr. Racz co-founded Octavian Advisors, LP, a $1.4 billion multi-strategy fund and was a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, R… Read full bio

Anja Ritchie

Principal, Stepstone Group

Mrs. Ritchie is a member of the real estate team. Prior to joining StepStone, Mrs. Ritchie worked at Cara Investment GmbH, a Germany-based Family Office, where she was responsible for the firm’s Private Equity and Real Estate fund selection. Prior to… Read full bio

Sonia Rocher

Head of Private Debt Research and Execution, BlackRock

Sonia Rocher is a Managing Director in BlackRock Private Credit Strategies. She is a senior investment professional and Portfolio Manager in European Private Debt. She joined BlackRock in 2015 as a founding member of the European Private Debt platfor… Read full bio

Daniel Roddick

Founder, Ely Place Partners

Daniel Roddick CFA founded Ely Place Partners in 2018. Daniel has 20 years of experience in private equity advisory, formerly running the placement division of EPIC Private Equity. Prior to that he worked at Campbell Lutyens and McKinsey and Co. Dani… Read full bio

Lorna Robertson

Head of Funds, Connection Capital

Lorna joined Connection Capital from Invesco, where she was responsible for managing relationships and fund investments with investment and private banks and developing strategic partnerships. Her role covered a range of fund strategies including fix… Read full bio

David Ross

Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital Partners

David is a Managing Director and the Head of Private Credit, responsible for overseeing the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s private credit investments globally. He is also involved in Northleaf’s investor relations and business… Read full bio

Michael Schad

Partner, Head of Investment Management, Coller Capital

As Head of Investment Management, Michael is responsible for helping to develop, and ensuring implementation of, Coller Capital’s investment strategy. He is based in the firm’s London office. Prior to joining Coller Capital in 2005, Michael worked in… Read full bio

Sebastian Schroff

Global Head of Private Debt, Allianz Investment Management SE

Sebastian Schroff is “Global Head of Private Debt” at Allianz Investment Management SE and in that function responsible for the Allianz Group private debt portfolio of > EUR 60bn. Previous roles at Allianz include being the responsible Investment Man… Read full bio

Mikkel Sckerl

Portfolio Manager, Partner - Capital Four

Mikkel joined Capital Four Management from Saxo Bank in 2013. While at Saxo Bank Mikkel was initially responsible for the bank’s corporate finance and debt advisory business and subsequently for its loan origination. Prior to Saxo Bank Mikkel spent 8… Read full bio

Augustin Segard

Head of Junior Debt, Infrastructure, Schroders Capital Organisation, Schroders Capital

Augustin Segard manages junior / high yield infrastructure debt strategies at Schroders Capital. His main focus is the deployment of “JULIE II”, a €1bn fund which aims to invest in European sub-investment grade infrastructure debt opportunities. He i… Read full bio

Howard Sharp

Head of Origination, Direct Lending, Alcentra

Howard leads Alcentra’s sourcing and sponsor coverage activities in direct lending in Europe. He was previously a partner at Park Square Capital, creating and then overseeing that firm’s mid-market direct lending strategy. Before Park Square, Howard… Read full bio

Nick Smith

Director, Private Credit - Alternative Credit Council

Nick Smith joined AIMA in February 2017 as Director, Private Credit for AIMA’s private credit affiliate, the Alternative Credit Council (ACC). His role focuses on public policy and regulatory issues affecting private credit managers as well as the AC… Read full bio

Tancrede Terlinden

Principal, Park Square Capital

Tancrede is a Principal at Park Square Capital in Frankfurt. Prior to joining Park Square in 2014, Tancrede worked in leverage finance at UBS Investment Bank. Tancrede holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Engineering from ICHEC and graduated from… Read full bio

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor

Andy has been with PEI since 2003, working on a number of titles including as Editor of Private Equity International and Senior Editor of Infrastructure Investor. Since H2 2015, he took over responsibility for Real Estate Capital and, in the first ha… Read full bio

Sina Timm

Private Debt Lead, Viridium Group

Sina Timm is the Private Debt lead at Viridium Group. Sina is responsible for selecting, implementing and monitoring illiquid debt mandates in real estate, infrastructure and corporate loans. Before joining Viridium in 2020, Sina was an Investment Ma… Read full bio

Natalia Tsitoura

Managing Director, Head of European Private Debt, Apollo Global Management

Natalia is Head of European Private Credit at Apollo and is responsible for originating, structuring and underwriting transactions. Natalia has over 14 years of investing experience and extensive knowledge in direct lending deal flow, having worked c… Read full bio

Toni Vainio

Principal, Pantheon Ventures

Toni is a Partner in Pantheon’s European Investment and Global Private Debt Investment Teams. He previously worked in the private markets team at Cambridge Associates, where he advised institutional investors on their private market investment progra… Read full bio

Reji Vettasseri

Lead Portfolio Manager

Reji is the Lead Portfolio Manager for Private Markets Investments at Decalia SA, where he runs a private market solutions programme that invests through fund investments, co-investments, secondary transactions and seeding deals, with a particular fo… Read full bio

Philipp Wagner

Executive Director, LGT Capital Partners

Philipp Wagner is an executive director at LGT Capital Partners Ltd. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, he set up and managed a mezzanine fund focusing on German SMEs at GCA Altium. Mr. Wagner started his career at Bain & Co and then moved to Metro /… Read full bio

Nicole Waibel

Managing Director, Crescent Credit Europe LLP

Nicole Waibel is a Managing Director at Crescent Capital and has been working in European Private Debt with a focus on Germany for over 20 years. Prior to joining Crescent in 2013 she worked with Indigo Capital, a leading European specialist lending… Read full bio

Orla Walsh

Managing Director, StepStone Group

Ms. Walsh is a member of the private debt team and focuses on illiquid credit investments. Prior to StepStone, Ms. Walsh was an associate within Goldman Sachs International’s credit finance division, where she worked on the sourcing and execution of… Read full bio

Tricia Ward

Director, Head of Private Credit, Redington

Tricia joined Redington in June 2021 as a Director in Manager Research, with responsibility for leading the private credit team to source, select and deliver best-in-class investment solutions to Redington’s institutional and wealth management client… Read full bio

Dean Wetton

Managing Director, Dean Wetton Advisory

Dean Wetton, BComm (Hons), MBA, CFA, Managing Director, founded Dean Wetton Advisory in 2009, recognising the need for a fresh approach to providing investment advice to clients: an approach that delivered straightforward, clear advice in a cost-effe… Read full bio

Adam Wheeler

Co-Head of Global Private Finance, Barings

Adam Wheeler is Co-Head of Barings’ Global Private Finance Group and a member of the firm’s North American, European and Asia-Pacific Private Finance Investment Committees. He is responsible for leading a team that originates, underwrites and manages… Read full bio

Jan Wiklund

Managing Partner, Armada

Jan Wiklund is a joint Managing Partner at Armada Credit Partners, an independent credit financing provider for small and mid-sized businesses in Northern Europe. Prior to founding Armada in 2010 and joining its predecessor in 2008, Jan was a Directo… Read full bio

Mark Wilton

Managing Director, Barings

Mark Wilton is a senior member of Barings’ Global Private Finance Group and a member of the European Private Finance Investment Committee. He is responsible for originating, executing and monitoring European private finance investments with managemen… Read full bio

Florian Zimmermann

Managing Director – Private Debt, Eurazeo

Florian Zimmermann is a Managing Director and heads the Frankfurt office. He has been working for the Groupsince 2014. He has 20 years of expertise in Leveraged Finance and Private Equity. Before starting to work for Idinvest Partners, he worked in l… Read full bio

Sponsorship opportunities

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities please fill in the enquiry form.

holly.j@peimedia.com | +44 (0)20 7566 5444

Download the sponsorship brochure

PDI Capital Structure - Lead sponsors

View all sponsors

PDI Germany - Lead sponsors

View all sponsors

PDI Capital Structure - Sponsors

View all sponsors

PDI Week - Media partners

View all sponsors

Event preview brochure

View the event preview to discover the key discussion topics, find out who you could meet and see how you can quickly and easily connect with other private debt professionals.

View the event preview brochure

Network at the leading private debt event in both London and Munich

Join Europe’s market-leading event and meet with 150+ active investors at this pivotal time for the private debt industry. Connect with institutional investors, fund managers, as well as the wider private debt community for four days of learning and networking.

Download the investor attendee list

The in-person networking experience

Gain access to the community

Benefit from our expansive investor and fund manager community who will be in attendance throughout the week of the forum.

Meet in-person once again

Connect with your peers during roundtable discussions, networking breaks, panel Q&As, invite-only breakfasts and an evening drinks reception.

Build a valuable private debt network

Current attendees include BlackRock, Comvest Credit, Dai-ichi Life, Generali, MassMutual, MEAG, R+V Versicherung, PSP Investments, UNIQA, WGV and many more.

Connect with our investor community

Allianz Global Investors
Allianz Investment Management
Assicurazioni Generali
Aviva Life
BAM
British Business Investments
Capital Cranfield Trustees
Certior
Dai-ichi Life International
EBRD
European Investment Fund
Frankfurter Leben Gruppe
Generali
Golding Capital Partners
HQ Trust
HSBC
HVB Pension Fund
IMCO
JSW Group
Lebensversicherung von 1871
Mandatum Life Insurance
MassMutual
MEAG Munich Ergo
Nationwide Pension Fund
Perpetual Investors
Phoenix Group
Prime Capital
R+V Versicherungen
SEB Life & Pension
SIGLO Capital Advisory
StepStone Global
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Suva
Swiss Re
Triglav Insurance
UNIQA Insurance
Versorgungswerk der Rechtsanwälte im Lande Nordrhein-Westfalen
Viridium
WGV
Wimmer Family Office
YIELCO Investments

Covid precautions

To help keep you and our colleagues safe, we have embraced the following principles to ensure the smooth running of our event portfolio, globally.

Planning and risk assessment

The Debt Week Europe Forum has a detailed plan and risk assessment in light of local government and health authority frameworks, now specific to the Covid pandemic. Our staff are working to event industry protocols to minimise and mitigate risk.

Entry requirements

Fully vaccinated – You are required to show an official vaccine certificate and a negative lateral flow/rapid antigen test which must be done within 24 hours of arrival at the event venue.

Not fully vaccinated – You are required to show evidence of a negative lateral flow/antigen test each day of the event.

Cleanliness

PEI is working with our venue partners to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. This includes a deep clean pre-event and continuous sanitisation during the event, with a focus on high-contact areas such as lifts, staircases, door handles, restrooms and food and beverage delivery points.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Attendees and staff at all PEI events may be required to use items of PPE in accordance with local government and health authority regulations. This could include wearing a face covering, the use of gloves and/or face screens in certain parts of the venue.

Contactless

Where possible PEI will encourage attendees to minimise their contacts. This includes the event registration process and also contact between attendees. PEI encourages all attendees to avoid close social contact such as hand-shakes and to find digital alternatives to exchanging details rather than business cards.

Attendee numbers and density

PEI will assess and manage in line with local government and health authority mandates the number of delegates in the event space and the flow of attendee traffic in and out of plenary and break-out rooms and around exhibition rooms and other meeting spaces.

Personal hygiene

In tandem with venue measures, PEI encourages attendees to take full advantage of hand sanitisation stations around the venue.

Track and trace

We will work with local authorities as required to track, trace and contact attendees in line with the applicable privacy legislation.

Medical

Qualified first-aid staff will be ready to assist anyone falling ill for whatever reason. In the event of any attendee suffering Covid-related symptoms, the PEI team will follow local health guidance in ensuring the safety of all participants.