German Investors. Global Opportunities.

Uniquely serving the rapidly growing investor base in Germany, the Forum offers private debt managers from across the world the chance to meet local LPs eager to access and learn about the latest investment opportunities, barriers to entry and regulatory developments in the asset class.

The Forum takes place in one of today’s most promising destinations for private debt, with loosening regulations and new investment opportunities creating a bullish environment for alternative lending. Whether a global, pan-European or Mittelstand-only manager, the PDI Germany Forum serves as the meeting place for German investors and their prospective fund managers.

Why should you attend?

Create meaningful relationships

Spend time with over 250 investors, fund managers, banks and placement agencies, taking advantage of a range of closed-door roundtable discussions, large-scale networking sessions, and valuable one-on-one meeting opportunities.

Build your firm’s exposure

Put your firm at the forefront of this critical group of investors managing billions of Euros and keen to learn more about how and where they can invest in the private debt asset class. Take part in the rigorous and analytical debates on the key issues plaguing LP minds to showcase your team’s expertise.

Learn from your industry peers

Hear what your competitors are doing to stay ahead of the game and access the best lending opportunities in the German-speaking region and beyond. Gain insight from the best legal, financial, and regulatory experts who can help shape your firm’s strategy from a risk and returns perspective.

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The PDI Germany Forum offers leading European institutions the chance to evaluate the global spectrum of private debt opportunities and network with the world’s leading asset managers.

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Current and previous investors include:

Aksia LLC
Allianz Global Investors
Alpha Associates AG
Argenthal Private Capital
Bayerische Versorgungskammer
Bfinance
BMW Group
Certior Capital Oy
European Investment Bank (EIB)
European Investment Fund (EIF)
Flick Family Office
HSBC Trinkaus and Burkhardt AG
HVB Pension Fund
ICP Capital
J. Safra Sarasin Asset Management (Europe) Ltd
Lebensversicherung von 1871 AG
Linde AG
Meketa Investment Group Inc
Mercer
Minerva Stiftung
NNIP
Oceano Advisors AG
Opticrest S.A
PenSam
Pensionskasse Wacker Chemie
PERPETUAL Investors GmbH
PG3 AG
RAG-Stiftung
Royaumont Foundation
SV SparkassenVersicherung Holding AG
Talanx Asset Management
UNIQA Capital Markets
Versorgungswerke Berlin (VGV Pension Scheme)
West Valley Capital
Willis Towers Watson
W&W Asset Management GmbH
YIELCO Investments AG

Testimonials from last year's forum:

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Harald Eggerstedt

Brings private debt investment and structuring expertise together like no other conference I have attended.

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Christian Gohlke

The conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with investors and network within the industry.

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Hans-Peter Dohr

The perfect forum in which to learn how investors, investment managers and my peers are tackling the many macroeconomic, investment, legal & regulatory issu…

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Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 12th

PDI Germany Forum 2019
08:00 - 08:50

Women’s Breakfast Hosted by Dechert LLP (Invitation only)

A closed-door breakfast on supporting women in the private debt industry as well as providing an opportunity to exchange ideas generally.

08:00 - 09:00

Coffee and Registration

09:00 - 09:05

PEI Welcome

09:05 - 09:20

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Frank Dornseifer

Chairman: Frank Dornseifer, Managing Director, Bundesverband Alternative Investments

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Frank Dornseifer

Managing Director, Bundesverband Alternative Investments

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09:20 - 10:05

A View from the Top of the Cycle

Hans Stamm, Patrick McAuliffe , Thierry Vallière, Florian Zimmermann, Philipp Wagner

Opening Panel

  • The current state of the market and the impact on private debt
  • What alternative lending deal flow looks like in Europe and beyond
  • How firms are preparing for a downturn
  • Common covenants and borrower expectations

Moderator: Hans Stamm, Partner, Dechert

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Hans Stamm

Partner, Financial Services and Investment Management - Dechert

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Patrick McAuliffe

Managing Director, Head of Direct Origination - First Eagle Investment Management

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Thierry Vallière

Head of Private Debt, Amundi

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Florian Zimmermann

Managing Director, Idinvest Partners

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Philipp Wagner

Executive Director, LGT Capital Partners

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10:05 - 10:35

The Institutionalisation of Private Debt

Jurji Puth

Keynote Presentation

Keynote Speaker: Jurij Puth, Managing Director, GSO Capital Partners

Puth will talk about how the private debt industry has grown over the past decade and how this has impacted the way investors and fund managers approach it.

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Jurji Puth

Managing Director, GSO Capital

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10:35 - 11:25

The Trouble with Asset Allocation

James Newsome, Ari Jauho, Hans Jorg Baumann, Tobias Ripka, Michael Wolfram

Panel Session

  • The significance of increasing allocations to private debt – how the institutionalisation of the industry is changing LP allocations, and what impact this has on risk-return profiles.
  • How to deploy capital in the marketplace and how offerings are changing – what should LPs be aware of when looking at small local firms vs. pan-regional players now that competition is so high in the industry.
  • Optimising your private debt business – how to make the most of your allocation to private debt as an LP from a returns or diversification perspective.
  • How Germany fits in to a global private debt portfolio – what are investors expecting from private debt and what bucket are they investing from such as fixed income or alternatives?

Moderator: James Newsome, Managing Partner, Arbour Partners

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James Newsome

Managing Partner, Arbour Partners

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Ari Jauho

Partner, Chairman, Certior Capital

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Hans Jorg Baumann

Chairman, StepStone Private Debt & Liquid Alternatives;Co-Founding Partner SwissCapital - Stepstone Global

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Tobias Ripka

Partner, Mercer

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Michael Wolfram

Director, bfinance UK Ltd

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11:25 - 11:45

Coffee and Networking

PDI Germany Forum 2019
11:45 - 12:35

What’s the Alternative?

Kristina Matthews, Alexander Bode, Abhik Das, Hj Woltery

Panel Session

  • Opportunities away from the direct lending crowd
  • Specialty financing and esoteric debt
  • Distressed and special situations in the face of a downturn
  • How can investors access these opportunities?

Moderator: Kristina Matthews, Managing Director, Brightwood Capital Advisors

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Kristina Matthews

Managing Director, Brightwood Capital Advisors

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Alexander Bode

Partner, BB Alternative Partners

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Abhik Das

Managing Director, Head of Private Debt - Golding Capital Partners

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Hj Woltery

Co-Head of the European Investment Team, Strategic Value Partners UK LLP

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12:35 - 13:20

Turning to the Mittelstand

Gabriella Kindert, Daniel Bauchet, Aileen Haller, Natalia Nowak

Panel Session

  • Opportunities in German-speaking countries
  • Drivers behind attractive investment dynamics in the region
  • Private debt and the banking sector working together
  • Challenges of doing deals with SMEs
  • Appealing deal structures and financing terms

Moderator: Gabriella Kindert, Expert In Alternative Lending and Private Debt, Supervisory Board Member – Mizuho Europe

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Gabriella Kindert

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

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Daniel Bauchet

Director, Commerzbank AAG

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Aileen Haller

Principal, Ares Management Limited

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Natalia Nowak

Managing Director, CVC Credit Partners

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13:20 - 14:25

Networking and Lunch Break

PDI Germany Forum 2019
14:25 - 14:55

The Tangible Side of Debt

Roopa Murthy

Presentation

An overview of infrastructure debt market from a leading specialist in this industry. Roopa Murthy will discuss the key features of infrastructure debt including risk-return profiles and what investors should look for when committing capital to infrastructure managers.

Speaker: Roopa Murthy, Principal – Infrastructure Debt, AMP Capital Investors

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Roopa Murthy

Principal - Infrastructure Debt, AMP Capital Investors

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14:55 - 15:40

In the Name of Diversification

Ian Milton, Jean Fleischhacker, Patrick McAuliffe , Theo Weber

Panel Session

  • How does the world’s largest private credit market compare with Europe?
  • Return expectations and risk/reward profiles in the US
  • Investing with US managers: challenges and expectations
  • Strategies, terms and finding the best-performing US managers

Moderator: Ian Milton, Senior Advisor, Arbour Partners

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Ian Milton

Senior Adviser, Arbour Partners

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Jean Fleischhacker

Senior Managing Director, Alternative Investments - Nuveen

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Patrick McAuliffe

Managing Director, Head of Direct Origination - First Eagle Investment Management

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Theo Weber

Managing Director, Head of Private Debt - BlackRock

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15:40 - 16:00

Coffee and Networking

PDI Germany Forum 2019
16:00 - 16:45

Brexit Fallout: The Impact on Germany and Private Debt

Philip Jacobs, Jiri Krol, Madeleine Szeluch, Patricia Volhard

Panel Session

Experts on the Germany’s relationship with the UK and European Union will discuss the latest updates on Brexit reforms and what managers and investors should be considering when exposed to private credit investments in the UK and the shockwaves that might impact the industry continent-wide.

Moderator: Philip Jacobs, UK Representative / Member of the Expert Commission for European Financial Markets, Wirtschaftsrat Deutschland

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Philip Jacobs

Director, IANUA Market

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Jiri Krol

Global Head, Alternative Credit Council

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Madeleine Szeluch

Head of Investor Relations - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Patricia Volhard

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

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16:45 - 17:35

Germany’s LP Voices

Dalit Nuttall, Boerge Grauel, Patrick Suchy, Thierry Wolff, Sebastian Schroff

Closing Panel Session

  • The greatest investor concerns about today’s private debt market
  • Comparing German LPs to global investors
  • Portfolio construction and allocating capital to the asset class
  • Manager selection and appealing strategies
  • Communication, transparency and other priorities for German LPs

Moderator: Dalit Nuttall, Principal, West Valley Capital

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Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

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Boerge Grauel

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

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Patrick Suchy

Director, Head of Private Debt - HSBC Germany

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Thierry Wolff

Principal, European Investment Fund (EIF)

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Sebastian Schroff

Global Head of Private Debt, Allianz Investment Management SE

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17:35 - 18:30

Cocktail and Networking Reception

18:30 - 22:30

Exclusive Dinner with Dechert and Private Debt Investor (Invitation Only)

As part of the  PDI Germany Forum 2019, Private Debt Investor and Dechert LLP are hosting an invitation only dinner for LPs and GPs at the highly renowned Spatenhaus an der Oper.

The dinner will provide an opportunity for an exchange of views and thoughts following day one of the conference.

 

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Day 2 - Thursday 13th

PDI Germany Forum 2019
08:15 - 09:15

Coffee and Registration

08:15 - 09:05

Investor Networking Breakfast (Invitation only)

LPs gather for a closed-door breakfast to network, compare notes on private debt as an evolving asset class, manager selection and allocating to a crowded industry before day two of the Forum begins. Invite only.

09:10 - 09:15

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Chairperson: Hans-Peter Dohr, Managing Director, ICA Institutional Capital Associates

09:15 - 10:05

Lifting the Fund Veil

Joachim Kayser, Thomas Bayerl, Hugh Stacey

Opening Panel

Why true portfolio look-through and regulatory reporting are key to the success of institutional investors

Moderator: Joachim Kayser, Partner, Dechert

 

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Joachim Kayser

Partner, Dechert

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Thomas Bayerl

Head of Illiquid Asset Debt, MEAG

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Hugh Stacey

Executive Director – Investor Solutions, IQ-EQ

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10:05 - 11:35

Case Studies | From the Front Lines

Gabriella Kindert, James Newsome, Jürgen Breuer, Kirsten Bode, Nicole Waibel, Daniel Heine

How leading GPs ensure best risk adjusted return and secure sufficient downside protection

 This session happens in an interactive format with a presentation of the investment case (business risk and financial structure) simulating a discussion of an investment committee with some challenging questions. This provides a unique opportunity for LPs to look into some real life business cases and understand the dynamics of Private Debt structuring process and credit risk.

Case I: Sourcing and structuring a sponsor-less transaction (lower mid-market)

Case II: Structuring a sponsor-led transaction (mid-market)

Facilitators:

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

James Newsome, Managing Partner, Arbour Partners

Speakers:

Jürgen Breuer, Head of DACH, Pemberton Asset Management

Kirsten Bode, Co-Head of European Private Debt, Muzinich Private Debt

Nicole Waibel, Managing Director, Crescent Credit Europe

Daniel Heine, Managing Director – Private Debt, Patrimonium

 

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Gabriella Kindert

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

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James Newsome

Managing Partner, Arbour Partners

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Jürgen Breuer

Head of DACH , Pemberton Asset Management

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Kirsten Bode

Co-Head of Pan-European Private Debt, Muzinich & Co

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Nicole Waibel

Managing Director, Crescent Credit Europe LLP

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Daniel Heine

Managing Director – Private Debt, Patrimonium

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11:35 - 11:55

Coffee and Networking

PDI Germany Forum 2019
11:55 - 12:40

Fundraising in Private Debt

Nina Dohr Pawlowitz, Florian Kluge, Tod Trabocco, Martin Vom Hagen

Panel Session  

A panel of expert capital raisers giving analysis on fundraising for private debt from and for the German-speaking region.

Moderator: Nina Dohr Pawlowitz, CEO & Head of Fund Placement, DC Placement Advisors

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Nina Dohr Pawlowitz

CEO & Head of Fund Placement, DC Placement Advisors

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Florian Kluge

Managing Director, ARDIAN

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Tod Trabocco

Managing Director, Cambridge Associates

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Martin Vom Hagen

Partners, Investor Relations - Adams Street Partners

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12:40 - 13:20

Direct Lending 2.0. – Technology in the Private Debt Market

Gabriella Kindert, Tim Thabe

Closing Keynote Session

Presentation | The availability of big data, new technologies such as AI, machine learning, natural language processing, blockchain, and increasing connectivity are changing the market dynamics across different industries.

  •  What do some of these technologies look like?
  • What are the implications on the Private Debt market?
  • How can these technological trends be turned into opportunities for value creation for GPs and LPs?
  • What are the potential threats of this technology?

Presenter: Gabriella Kindert, Expert In Alternative Lending and Private Debt, Supervisory Board Member – Mizuho Europe

Fireside Chat with CreditShelf | A unique opportunity to understand the business model of CreditShelf, one of the leading digital players in Private Debt, which recently listed in Germany. The discussion will focus on:

  • Value creation (how, why). Is the model scalable?
  • Investment opportunity for Investors?
  • Which Borrowers use the platform and why?
  • Alignment of interest with Investors. If things go wrong…
  • CreditShelf in 5 years time

Speaker: Tim Thabe, Co-Founder & CEO, CreditShelf

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Gabriella Kindert

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

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Tim Thabe

Co-Founder & CEO, CreditShelf

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13:20 - 14:30

Closing Networking Luncheon

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Daniel Bauchet

Director, Commerzbank AAG

Daniel Bauchet is part of the Asset Solution & Structured Finance Team (AS&SF) which is in particular responsible for asset financing, long term receivables purchase and arranging investment opportunities for non-banking financial institutions. Befor… Read full bio

Hans Jorg Baumann

Chairman, StepStone Private Debt & Liquid Alternatives;Co-Founding Partner SwissCapital - Stepstone Global

Hans Jorg Baumann Chairman, StepStone Private Debt & Liquid Alternatives;Co-Founding Partner SwissCapital - Stepstone Global Mr. Baumann is the chairman of StepStone Private Debt and StepStone Liquid Alternatives. As member of the management team he… Read full bio

Thomas Bayerl

Head of Illiquid Asset Debt, MEAG

Thomas Bayerl started his career in August 2004 as Portfolio Manager for structured products at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) after he finished successfully his studies of Mathematics. End of 2005 Thomas left LBBW und joined HSH Nordbank London… Read full bio

Alexander Bode

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

Kirsten Bode

Co-Head of Pan-European Private Debt, Muzinich & Co

Prior to joining Muzinich, Kirsten worked for six years as a Managing Director in the principal debt investing team at Macquarie, responsible for sourcing and executing transactions ranging from leveraged senior, unitranche and mezzanine debt to equi… Read full bio

Jürgen Breuer

Head of DACH , Pemberton Asset Management

Jürgen Breuer has 23 years’ experience in corporate and credit markets. Mr. Breuer is a Partner at Pemberton and the General Manager of it’s Frankfurt-based German entity. Mr. Breuer is responsible for the origination of investment opportunities in G… 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

Nina Dohr Pawlowitz

CEO & Head of Fund Placement, DC Placement Advisors

Nina Dohr-Pawlowitz is CEO and founder of DC Placement Advisors, a leading global placement agent. During her 29-year career, Nina has held a number of strategic leadership positions in the fields of marketing, sales and business development at vario… 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

Jean Fleischhacker

Senior Managing Director, Alternative Investments - Nuveen

Jean is a private credit product specialist within the alternative investments distribution team at Nuveen. She partners with sales, product, marketing and investment teams to best position the firm’s strategies with prospective and existing clients,… Read full bio

Eric Gallerne

Partner, Idinvest Partners

Eric Gallerne is our Partner in charge of Private Debt and is a member of the Investment Committee. Before joining Idinvest Partners in 2012, he was co-founder and head of mezzanine investments (ActoMezz) for Groupama Private Equity for five years. B… Read full bio

Boerge 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

Aileen Haller

Principal, Ares Management Limited

Aileen Haller is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group where she is responsible for originating and executing direct lending transactions in the DACH and Benelux regions. Prior to joining Ares in 2009, Aileen was an Associate in the Leveraged Finance… Read full bio

Daniel Heine

Managing Director – Private Debt, Patrimonium

Daniel Heine is co-founders and Managing Director of Patrimonium, an independent alternative asset management company with ten years of Private Debt expertise in German speaking Europe. Before founding Patrimonium Daniel Heine worked as a Financial C… 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

Joachim Kayser

Partner, Dechert

Dr. Joachim Kayser advises investment funds as well as their asset managers, intermediaries, and institutional investors (insurance companies, pension plans/funds, and family offices) on regulatory and tax matters. Dr. Kayser has significant experien… 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 on Alternative Credit, Private markets and the digital transformation in the financial sector. She gained over 20 years of international experience in managing investme… Read full bio

Florian Kluge

Managing Director, ARDIAN

Florian Kluge joined Ardian's Investor Relations' team in March 2017 and is in charge for the fundraising activities in Germany and Austria. Prior to joining Ardian, he was a Managing Director at Golding Capital Partners in Munich from 2009 onwards.… Read full bio

Jiri Krol

Global Head, Alternative Credit Council

Jiří is Global Head of the Alternative Credit Council, a trade body which was established to represent the interests of private credit and non-bank finance participants in asset management. The role of the Alternative Credit Council is to provide dir… Read full bio

Patrick McAuliffe

Managing Director, Head of Direct Origination - First Eagle Investment Management

Patrick F. McAuliffe serves as head of Direct Origination for the First Eagle Private Credit team. He has been a member of the team since 2005, when he joined NewStar Financial (acquired by First Eagle in December 2017). Prior to NewStar, Pat was reg… Read full bio

Ian Milton

Senior Adviser, Arbour Partners

Ian has over 30 years' experience in the European investment, insurance and pensions industry. Prior to joining Arbour in September 2013 he was head of UK and Irish business development at Amundi (formerly Credit Agricole Asset Management) for 10 yea… Read full bio

Roopa Murthy

Principal - Infrastructure Debt, AMP Capital Investors

Roopa Murthy joined AMP Capital’s Infrastructure Debt team in the London office in 2015. Ms Murthy is responsible for originating, structuring and managing infrastructure debt assets in Europe. Ms.Murthy brings over 15 years’ experience to the team,… Read full bio

James Newsome

Managing Partner, Arbour Partners

James Newsome founded the London and Berlin-based capital markets firm Arbour Partners in 2010. Prior to Arbour, James led fund development at Merrill Lynch’s Alternative Investment Group in London from 2000-2009. At Merrill Lynch James designed, ori… Read full bio

Natalia Nowak

Managing Director, CVC Credit Partners

Natalia Nowak is a Managing Director in CVC Credit Partners’ Direct Lending team, focussing on sourcing, structuring and executing bespoke financings for European SMEs. Prior to joining CVC Credit Partners, Natalia worked at ESO Capital, Arrowgrass a… Read full bio

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

Following an institutional career with Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Wachovia, Dalit founded WestValley Capital in 2007 to connect preferred solution providers with European pension funds, insurance companies and asset managers in ways that addre… Read full bio

Jurji Puth

Managing Director, GSO Capital

Jurij Puth is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. He is based in Frankfurt and is leading GSO’s origination and execution efforts for the German speaking region. He is involved in various performing and distressed investments, including di… Read full bio

Tobias Ripka

Partner, Mercer

Tobias Ripka is a Partner within Mercer´s Wealth business and Co-Head Investments in Germany. He started to work at Mercer in 2005; over the years he has been advising many clients on investment strategy, portfolio construction, and implementation to… 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

Hugh Stacey

Executive Director – Investor Solutions, IQ-EQ

Having served five years in the British Army leaving as Captain, Hugh spent seven years at IQ-EQ initially based in the London offices. Here he assisted in building the Sales team for EMEA. Hugh then moved to Singapore as Managing Director of Asia wh… Read full bio

Hans Stamm

Partner, Financial Services and Investment Management - Dechert

Hans Stamm, lawyer and qualified tax attorney, advises on private funds (with a focus on renewable energy, debt, real estate and private equity funds) and structured asset management products (e.g. fund linked notes and insurance wrappers), including… Read full bio

Patrick Suchy

Director, Head of Private Debt - HSBC Germany

Patrick Suchy, Director, Alternative Investments, HSBC Germany, Global Markets. Patrick has about twenty years of experience in private markets and investment banking. Since joining HSBC in 2006, he is responsible for product development, structuring… Read full bio

Madeleine Szeluch

Head of Investor Relations - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Madeleine Szeluch is Head of Investor Relations at the UK Government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). She has 14 years of experience with the global energy markets, supply dynamics, fundraising and stakeholder relatio… Read full bio

Tim Thabe

Co-Founder & CEO, CreditShelf

Tim is founder and CEO of creditshelf and former COO of the international corporate and institutional clients business of UBS. He has more than 10 years of credit risk experience as a senior credit officer and rating advisor for UBS and Goldman Sachs… Read full bio

Tod Trabocco

Managing Director, Cambridge Associates

Tod is a Managing Director at Cambridge Associates based in Boston. He oversees the firm’s private credit efforts, performing due diligence on investment opportunities in structured equity, credit, and distressed markets. Tod has over 25 years invest… Read full bio

Thierry Vallière

Head of Private Debt, Amundi

Thierry is the Global Head of the Private Debt platform at Amundi and the co-Chairman of the Private Debt Investment Committee. Thierry joined Amundi in 2015 from Printemps, the leading French department store and real estate group, where he was depu… Read full bio

Patricia Volhard

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Patricia Volhard is a partner in Debevoise’s Frankfurt and London offices. She focuses on advising private funds on a range of regulatory issues. Ms. Volhard is one of Europe’s leading private funds regulatory lawyers, and has played a prominent role… Read full bio

Martin Vom Hagen

Partners, Investor Relations - Adams Street Partners

Martin focuses on the development of institutional client and consultant relationships within the DACH region, and works with other members of the Investor Relations Team to serve the needs of Adams Street Partners’ clients. Prior to joining the firm… 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 focusing on European private debt investments. From 2001 to 2012 Nicole was with Indigo Capital, a leading European specialist lending fund, where she was most recently a partner. At Indigo Cap… Read full bio

Theo Weber

Managing Director, Head of Private Debt - BlackRock

Dr. Theo Weber, Managing Director, is Head of Origination of Private Debt in Germany within BlackRock International Fixed Income, responsible for the sourcing and execution of middle market direct bond investment opportunities in the German market.Pr… Read full bio

Thierry Wolff

Principal, European Investment Fund (EIF)

With the European Investment Fund (EIF) since May 2009, Thierry leads the DACH team of the Lower Mid-Market WES division investing in equity, hybrid debt/equity, private debt or venture debt funds and making co-investments. He represents EIF on Advis… Read full bio

Michael Wolfram

Director, bfinance UK Ltd

Michael joined bfinance in 2011, when he spent his first semester in the London based Research team. Michael then became Director and covers institutional clients in the Munich office. He started his career at Dresdner Bank AG with an apprenticeship… Read full bio

Hj Woltery

Co-Head of the European Investment Team, Strategic Value Partners UK LLP

Mr. Woltery is Co-Head of the European investment team having joined SVP at the opening of the European office in 2004. From 1985 to 2004, Mr. Woltery worked at Deutsche Bank in various roles, his last one being a Senior Research Analyst and Head of… Read full bio

Florian Zimmermann

Managing Director, Idinvest Partners

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