Global opportunities for investors in the DACH region

Private debt is facing its true test in the shape of the market downturn caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Now is the time for European private asset owners to come together virtually to determine how private debt moves forward from this significant dislocation.

The PDI Germany Forum provides a unique virtual experience for investors and fund managers alike from the DACH region and further afield. Take your opportunity to network, face the lessons we have learnt so far in 2020, and discuss what the future holds for the private debt market.

Join us to connect with private debt professionals including institutional investors from across the DACH region and learn strategies to help prepare for a post-pandemic world.

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Market insights from 60+ speakers 

Hear from institutional investors, private debt funds, consultants, restructuring advisors and other key market stakeholders from across the globe. All content will be recorded and available on-demand.

Global audience for new opportunities 

Going virtual means removing the restrictions of international travel. Save time, money and connect with a truly global audience.  Meet new people, hear different perspectives and increase your opportunities to connect.

5 months access to the community 

The platform will be open 2 weeks before the event to allow you to arrange meetings during the event. The platform will remain open 5 months after for you to continue the discussions.

Increase your visibility to Investors

Investors in 2019 included
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
Mandatum Life Insurance
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

Keynote speakers

Francesco Battazzi, Head of Division – Diversified Debt Funds, European Investment Fund

European Investment Fund’s activity in private credit

Discover which private debt strategies are being pursued by one of Europe’s largest and most influential investors.

Evgeny Denisenko, Managing Principal, Apolis SAM

Why high-net worth individuals and families are embracing private debt

Hear from a growing European family office on how they are managing their diversified portfolio and increasing their exposure in the private debt market.

Featured institutional investor speakers

Hear from investors from across the region

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3 DAYS. 2 FORUMS. UNLIMITED NETWORKING

PDI Debt Week Europe

 

PDI Debt Week Europe brings you two private debt forums across three days on the 6-8 October.

The PDI Capital Structure and PDI Germany Forums will bring the industry back together after a dislocated and unsettling few months. Our virtual platform will connect you with senior debt professionals from across Europe at this pivotal time for the private debt community.

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Testimonials from last year's forum:

Director, Alter Domus

Dirk Sanden

It is the quality and number of PD industry experts that makes the event so beneficial.

Senior Sales Director Alternatives, NN Investment Partners

Christian Gohlke

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

Managing Partner, ICA Institutional Capital Associates

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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Confirmed sponsors include:

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One click access to the Private Debt market from the safety of your home or office

Market insight from key speakers: Hear from institutional investors, private debt funds, consultants, restructuring advisors and other key market stakeholders from across the globe. All content will be recorded and available on-demand.

Global audience for new opportunities:Going virtual means removing the restrictions of international travel. Save time, money and connect with a truly global audience.  Meet new people, hear different perspectives and increase your opportunities to connect.

5 months access to the community: The platform will be open 2 weeks before the event to allow you to arrange meetings for the week of the event. The platform will remain open for 5 months after to continue make connections and discuss the market.

How the virtual experience works

Hear from leading investors and fund managers across the region

Discover how your peers are responding to the impact of the pandemic and discover investor’s priorities for the next year.

Access over 10 hours of interactive content from a number of speakers across the two days. Watch keynote interviews, panel discussions, debates and much more.

With the online platform you can:

  • Create your own daily agenda so you don’t miss a meeting or a key session
  • Take part in the sessions through speaker Q&A and live polling
  • Watch any sessions you missed at a later date. All sessions will be available on-demand for 5 months

 

 

 

Catch up with old colleagues and make new connections

Connect with investors and fund managers through video meetings, forum discussions and private messaging.

The Forum’s virtual experience provides you with 5 months access to the platform and therefore the private debt community.

Through the platform you can:

  • Filter and search the delegate list to find the people you want to meet
  • Arrange video meetings with other attendees for a private meeting to business opportunities and get deals done
  • Take part in forum discussions with other attendees with similar interests to get answers to your most pressing questions and share ideas on key topics

Explore the sponsor exhibition

Explore the virtual exhibition hall and chat with sponsors to discover solutions to your business concerns and find ways to streamline operations at your organisation.

Through the platform you can:

  • Visit the virtual exhibition booth to discover the range of solutions available to help you better serve your customers
  • Interact with the exhibitors you can request more information with the click of a button or arrange a meeting to discuss the products and services in more detail

Virtual networking opportunities

The virtual experience allows you to find and connect with the people you want to meet more easily. Search the attendee list, start a conversation and arrange a meeting with  investors and fund managers.

Find the people you want to meet 

Want to catch up with an old colleague or make a new a new contact with a specific focus?

Search and filter the delegate list and create a shortlist of the people you most want to meet. Message them to chat and arrange online video meetings throughout the event.

Arrange 1-2-1 video meetings

Discuss business opportunities and get deals done in private meetings. During the event you can have video meetings with other attendees.

Simply search the delegate list for the people you want to meet, arrange a time and send them a meeting invite. You can invite up to five people to any one meeting.

Identify other attendees with the same interests

Whatever your area of interest the forum discussions allow you to take part in conversations on the issues that matter most to you or start your own topic.

You will be able to see who else is joining these discussions and message them privately if you want to continue the discussion.

5 months access to the community

You will have 5 months of access to the platform. Login 2 weeks before the event to build your agenda and arrange meeting with the people you want to meet during the event.

The messaging and forums, as well as access to recordings of all sessions will stay open 6 months after the event. So you can continue to connect with other attendees and catch-up on any of the sessions you missed.

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For more information on the agenda in 2020, please contact James Hatwell at james.hatwell@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 20 7566 5444.

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Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 7th

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 1
13:30 - 13:45

Chairperson’s PDI Germany welcome address

13:45 - 14:10

Keynote Interview: Why high-net worth individuals & families are embracing private debt

Evgeny Denisenko
  • What factors are causing this investor type to turn away from more traditional investment strategies?
  • What industries and sectors are most appealing when it comes to deployment? Has the Covid-19 pandemic affected this, and if so, how?
  • How these increasingly influential asset owners are managing the balance between risk and yield
  • The race for deals – in an extremely competitive market, how & where can these individuals and family offices find a worthwhile niche?
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Evgeny Denisenko

Managing Principal, Apolis S.A.M.

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14:10 - 14:15

Stretch Break

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 1
14:15 - 15:00

Case Studies: Investment deals from the front lines

Matthias Kirchgaessner, Gabriella Kindert, Daniel Heine, Mikkel Sckerl

In the same popular format as 2019, this unique session will delve in-depth on four GP investment case studies – each taking us through their approach to transaction structuring. Moderated by our investment committee and voted for by the audience

Co-Moderator: Matthias Kirchgaessner, Director, Plexus Investments

Co-Moderator: Gabriella Kindert, Board Member, Mizuho

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Matthias Kirchgaessner

Advisor, PLEXUS Investments

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Gabriella Kindert

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

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Daniel Heine

Managing Director – Private Debt, Patrimonium

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Mikkel Sckerl

Partner and Portfolio Manager, Capital Four

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15:00 - 15:30

Sustainable investment – making an impact in private debt, yet?

Julia Demidova, Peter Plaut, Patricia Volhard, Sabrina Fox, Deborah Zurkow
  • What does ESG mean in 2020? Examining the social, climate & other impacts that are particularly prevalent in today’s society
  • Pre-deal due diligence & covenants – how to avoid greenwashing & make sure your metrics are being met
  • Can a balance between ESG targets and desirable returns truly be achieved?
  • What challenges & tests have the events of 2020 brought to sustainable investment?

Moderator: Julia Demidova, Relationship Manager, Fintech & Private Markets, OMFIF

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Julia Demidova

Commercial Director, DMI, Official Monetary and Financial institutions Forum

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Peter Plaut

Executive Director, Wimmer Financial

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Patricia Volhard

Partner, Debevoise and Plimpton

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Sabrina Fox

Executive Advisor, European Leveraged Finance Alliance

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Deborah Zurkow

Global Head of Alternatives, Allianz Global Investors

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PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 1
15:30 - 15:50

Afternoon networking break – 1-2-1 networking

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 1
15:50 - 16:25

What’s making an increasingly mature corporate debt market tick?

Howard Sharp
  • Size, experience, expertise, ESG…  what matters most to investors when they’re selecting managers?
  • Are non-sponsored deals increasing in popularity?
  • How are new entrants challenging established players, and what does this mean for the market?
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Howard Sharp

Private Credit, EMEA: Head of Origination, Alcentra

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PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 1
16:25 - 16:30

Stretch Break

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 1
16:30 - 17:00

An opportunity in waiting? The growing secondaries market in private debt

Gian Kull, Patrick Suchy

Panel Session

  • Are secondaries strategies being seriously considered by investors and the market in general at present?
  • What global activity have we seen, from both a manager and investor perspective, in the private debt secondaries market in recent months?
  • Drawbacks & potential hurdles – does educating investors remain the biggest challenge for the secondaries market to really take off in popularity?
  • Have secondaries provided a credible active portfolio management solution now that the cycle has turned?
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Gian Kull

Director, Multiplicity Partners AG

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Patrick Suchy

Global Head of Private Debt Funds/Product Specialists, HSBC Global Asset Management

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17:00 - 17:00

Close of day

Agenda

Day 2 - Thursday 8th

08:30 - 09:30

PDI Germany investor-only virtual networking breakfast & roundtables

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 2
09:30 - 09:40

Chairperson’s main day welcome – PDI Germany

Hans-Peter Dohr
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Hans-Peter Dohr

Founding and Managing Partner, ICA

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09:40 - 10:05

European Investment Fund’s activity in private credit

Francesco Battazzi
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Francesco Battazzi

Head of Division - Diversified Debt Funds, European Investment Fund

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10:05 - 10:10

Stretch Break

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 2
10:10 - 11:00

Looking beyond 2020 - thriving within an altered, competitive private debt landscape

Cécile Mayer-Lévi, Robin Doumar, Gregory Racz

Panel Session

  • What are the lasting impacts that the coronavirus pandemic & subsequent downturn will have on competition within the private debt market?
  • Which direction is the competition coming from? Is it the established players, the newcomers, platforms, or even revitalised banks?
  • Is it time to venture outside of the crowded sponsored middle-market? Will new strategies be embraced in the wake of the crisis?
  • Vying for deals – how can managers ensure that they stay ahead of the curve in market to offer their clients the best possible investments?
  • And what can GPs do to prove that their offering addresses the needs & concerns of prospective investors better than other competitors?
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Cécile Mayer-Lévi

Head of Private Debt, Tikehau Capital

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Robin Doumar

Founder & Managing Partner, Park Square Capital

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Gregory Racz

Co-Founder & President , MGG Investment Group

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11:00 - 11:45

Morning networking break & ‘meet the speakers’ Q&As

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 2
11:45 - 12:05

Presentation: Building a Diversified Private Debt Program

Jussi Tanninen

Presentation

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Jussi Tanninen

Head of Alternatives

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12:05 - 12:10

Stretch Break

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 2
12:10 - 12:55

View from the continent: the evolving role of private credit within your alternative asset portfolio

Abhik Das, Tuomo Hietaniemi, Lela Prodani, Sebastian Schroff

Panel Session

  • What impact has the outbreak had on investor portfolio exposure to private credit? How have investors responded to this?
  • Should private credit fall into alternatives, fixed income, or something else? And why does the definition matter?
  • Will there be a growing appetite amongst investors beyond direct lending in the post-downturn private debt world? How are distressed & special situation opportunities being viewed now?
  • What should investors do to ensure that they manage risk effectively and are increasing their exposure sustainably?
  • ESG considerations for investors
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Abhik Das

Managing Director, Head of Private Debt - Golding Capital Partners

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Tuomo Hietaniemi

Portfolio Manager, Elo

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Lela Prodani

Senior Investment Consultant Mercy

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Sebastian Schroff

Global Head of Private Debt, Allianz Investment Management SE

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12:55 - 13:00

Stretch Break

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 2
13:00 - 13:45

Debate: Real asset debt & speciality finance vs corporate debt

Hans-Jörg Baumann, Börge Grauel, John Morabito, Michael Wolfram

Before we head into lunch, we’ll have two participants arguing the case for investment in real asset debt & specialty finance strategies; and two debating on the side of corporate debt, and you’ll get the chance to vote for your winner.

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Hans-Jörg Baumann

Chairman, StepStone Private Debt & Liquid Alternatives - Stepstone Global

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Börge Grauel

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

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John Morabito

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager - EnTrust Global

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Michael Wolfram

Director, bfinance UK Ltd

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13:45 - 14:30

Lunch break & ‘meet the speakers’ Q&As

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 2
14:30 - 15:10

Assessing investor suitability to opportunities across real asset debt & specialty finance

Dalit Nuttall, Monika Bednarz, Daniela Jönsson

Panel Session

  • Why should investors look to real estate, infrastructure or other real asset financing in order to protect their portfolio?
  • Are family offices, high-net-worth individuals or other types of investors coming more to the fore in real asset debt?
  • Portfolio management & allocation setup for asset owners – does it all come under the debt ‘umbrella’?
  • What impact do regulatory frameworks in Europe have on investor appetite?
  • What long-term characteristics of these strategies should prove appealing to investors?

Moderator: Dalit Nuttall, Principal, West Valley Capital

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Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

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Monika Bednarz

Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

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Daniela Jönsson

Principal, Ares Management

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15:10 - 15:15

Stretch Break

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 2
15:15 - 16:00

The downturn is here: forging a market advantage amidst a global crisis

You-Ha Hyun, Ari Jauho, Matthias Mathieu, Priscilla Schnepper

Panel Session

  • How have regional markets in Germany and further across Europe, responded to the crisis?
  • Have GPs been conservative enough in their approach and deal choices over the past few years to prepare for this?
  • Which resources, skills and expertise have proven most effective to deal with this?
  • Special situations, smart diversification and avoiding complacency – have these been the key to investor success in this downturn?
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You-Ha Hyun

Investment Director, Perpetual Investors

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Ari Jauho

Partner, Chairman, Certior Capital

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Matthias Mathieu

Managing Partner, Bright Capital

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Priscilla Schnepper

Investment Analyst, Diversified Debt Funds - European Investment Fund

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16:00 - 16:15

Meet the Speakers Q&A

Take this opportunity as the conference draws to a close, to choose the theme that means most to you and discuss with your peers over Zoom; or meet the speakers from the last two panel sessions for an interactive Q&A

Roundtables:

  • How can investors enhance their portfolio monitoring capabilities and techniques?
  • Targeting opportunities in emerging markets private debt
  • Fundraising during & post-coronavirus – how it’s affected methods, timelines & figures
16:20 - 16:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks

17:00 - 17:00

Close of conference & PDI Debt Week Europe

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For more information on speaking in 2020, please contact James Hatwell at james.hatwell@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 20 7566 5444.

 

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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

Thierry Adant

Head of Private Debt, Willis Towers Watson

Thierry is Head of Private Debt at Willis Towers Watson. Thierry works with client consultants and portfolio managers on a range of services including: asset allocation, strategic credit investment objectives, investment management structures and man… Read full bio

Francesco Battazzi

Head of Division - Diversified Debt Funds, European Investment Fund

Francesco is responsible for investments in private credit funds focused on portfolio diversification, across Europe. In EIF since 2009, Francesco has more than 20-years' experience in structured credit products and private credit fund investment at… Read full bio

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-Jörg Baumann

Chairman, StepStone Private Debt & Liquid Alternatives - Stepstone Global

Mr. Baumann is the chairman of StepStone Private Debt and StepStone Liquid Alternatives. 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 C… 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

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

Niels Bodenheim

Head of Alternative Credit, NN Investment Partners

Based in The Hague Netherlands, Niels Bodenheim is Head of Alterantive Credit for NNIP. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing the Alternative Credit platform consisting of asset classes such as Corporate Debt, Residential Mortgages, Commercia… Read full bio

Filippo Casagrande

Head of Insurance Portfolios Investment Strategy, Generali Investments

In Generali Investments, Asset & Wealth Management Business Unit since 2009, Filippo held different senior positions: initially in charge for the Fixed Income and Currencies Investments Team, then he was appointed CIO in 2013 of the Internal Asse… Read full bio

Trevor Castledine

Principal, Crescent Consulting

Now an independent investment consultant, Trevor is formerly Investment Director for the Credit investments of LPPI, the investment management collaboration between Lancashire County Pension Fund and LPFA. Prior to that he was Deputy CIO at LCPF, hav… 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 a founder and Managing Principal at Monaco-based Apolis S.A.M. Apolis is a private investment office with a particular emphasis on yield generation and substantial allocation to private credit. Evgeny is a second generation of wea… Read full bio

Hans-Peter Dohr

Founding and Managing Partner, ICA

Hans-Peter Dohr is founder and managing partner of ICA. Mr. Dohr focuses on providing investment advisory services in alternative assets to institutional investors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He has over 30 years of direct investment and fin… Read full bio

Angus Donaldson

COO, Newstead Capital

Angus is a founder and COO of Newstead Capital. Newstead Capital is a UK based provider of private credit. The Newstead Capital Real Estate Lending fund lends specifically to real estate developers in the UK and Europe. He has 25 years’ experience in… Read full bio

Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, Infrastructure Investor

Nicole Douglas is the Head of Investor Research for Infrastructure Investor’s Research & Analytics department. Based in London but working across the company’s offices and products, she oversees researched content, surveys, and projects on invest… Read full bio

Robin Doumar

Founder & Managing Partner, Park Square Capital

Robin Doumar is the Founder and Managing Partner of Park Square Capital, LLP. With 32 years experience in the credit markets, Robin chairs both the firm’s Investment Committee and Executive Committee. Before founding Park Square in 2004, Robin spent… Read full bio

Tom Duggan

Senior Vice President, Manager Research - Redington

Tom is responsible for manager research and selection in private credit strategies. He was previously employed in alternative asset manager research at Absolute Return Partners, where he was responsible for sourcing and continual evaluation of invest… Read full bio

Nicolas Firzli

Director-General, World Pensions

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

Sabrina Fox

Executive Advisor, European Leveraged Finance Alliance

Sabrina is a recognised expert in the European leveraged finance market focused on increasing transparency, improving disclosure standards, and educating market participants on the importance of lender protections in documentation. Most recently, Sab… Read full bio

Peter Glaser

Head of European Direct Lending, Alcentra

Peter joined Alcentra in May 2018 and is Head of European Direct Lending. He is also a member of Alcentra’s Executive Management Committee and Chairman of the European Direct Lending Investment Committee. Prior to joining Alcentra, Peter was a partne… 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

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

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

Manager, Illiquid Investments 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 >£400m of deployed capital, with sectors ranging from Transp… Read full bio

Daniela Jönsson

Principal, Ares Management

Daniela Jönsson is a Principal in the Ares Relationship Management Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2016, Ms. Jönsson worked at Oak Hill Advisors, Nomura Bank and Lehman Brothers as a marketer and structurer. Ms. Jönsson holds an M.S. from Goethe Univ… 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

Tuomo Hietaniemi

Portfolio Manager, Elo

Tuomo Hietaniemi is an experienced private credit professional who works as portfolio manager at Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company in Finland. Before dedicating to private debt fund selection, Tuomo worked a decade with privately negotiated bilate… 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

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

Matthias Kirchgaessner

Advisor, PLEXUS Investments

Prior founding his own company Cross Atlantic Alternative Asset Consulting, Matthias Kirchgaessner, was the lead Product Manager for managing customized FoHF portfolios under Allianz Hedge Fund Partners in San Francisco, Allianz Alternative Asset Man… Read full bio

Gian Kull

Director, Multiplicity Partners AG

Gian Kull has over a decade of experience as an investor in illiquid credit situations, including high-yield and private debt, distressed debt, liquidations and litigation situations. At Multiplicity, Gian manages buy- and sell-side advisory for cred… Read full bio

Cécile Mayer-Lévi

Head of Private Debt, Tikehau Capital

Cécile Mayer-Lévi joined Tikehau Capital in 2013 and heads the Private Debt platform of the asset management firm. She has extensive knowledge in direct lending transactions, and has worked closely with major private equity houses, investment funds a… 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

John Morabito

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

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

Kay Olschewski

Partner, Convero

Kay Olschewski is Partner at Convero, an independent private markets advisory and placement firm based in Zug, Switzerland. Kay focusses on LP and GP-led secondary transactions in the Private Debt and Equity market. Previously, Kay was Principal and… Read full bio

Stephen O'Neil

Head of Private Markets, NEST

Stephen has worked in the Investment team at NEST/PADA since 2009. Over that time Stephen has been responsible for the delivery of NEST’s fund choices as well as a range of other aspects the scheme’s investment proposition. Stephen is now responsible… Read full bio

Chris Palmer

Investment Director, ReAssure Asset Management

Chris is an Investment Director in ReAssure's Asset Management team, with prime responsibility for the development and economic returns of ReAssure's investment portfolios, in public and private credit. He was previously Head of Market Risk for Credi… Read full bio
Art Penn PennantPark Investment Advisers

Art Penn

Founder & Managing Partner, PennantPark

Arthur H. Penn is the Founder and Managing Partner of PennantPark Investment Advisers (“PPIA") which was founded in 2007. Mr. Penn is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PennantPark Investment Corporation and PennantPark Floating Rate Capital, Lt… Read full bio

Klaus Petersen

Founding Partner, Apera Asset Management

Klaus Petersen is a founding partner of Apera Asset Management responsible for developing the Apera platform and the business in the DACH region. Klaus has extensive direct lending experience gained over more than 20 years investing over €1.6 billion… Read full bio

Josien Piek

Head of EMEA, GRESB

Josien is responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for GRESB. As a macro economist she views the transformation of the economic system into a just and sustainable eco-structure as the challenge of our time. She has a 25-year background in t… Read full bio

Peter Plaut

Executive Director, Wimmer Financial

Peter Plaut is an Executive Director at Wimmer Family Office focused on origination, researching and structuring private debt and equity transactions across a broad range of industries including in the aerospace, energy, metals and mining, and real e… Read full bio

Lela Prodani

Senior Investment Consultant Mercy

Lela Prodani is a Senior Investment Consultant for Mercy Health, a Catholic non-profit healthcare system in Saint Louis, Missouri. She is responsible for evaluating and monitoring existing and potential managers for Mercy’s $2.9 billion portfolio. Pr… Read full bio

David Ross

Managing Director & Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital

David is a Managing Director and the Head of Private Credit at Northleaf Capital Partners, an independent global private markets investment firm with more than $14 billion in private credit, private equity and infrastructure commitments under managem… 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

Priscilla Schnepper

Investment Analyst, Diversified Debt Funds - European Investment Fund

Priscilla works on investments in private credit funds focused on portfolio diversification, across Europe. In EIF since 2016, Priscilla has more than 6-years' experience in structured credit products, private credit fund investment and private equit… Read full bio

Mikkel Sckerl

Partner and Portfolio Manager, Capital Four

Mikkel Sckerl is a partner, portfolio manager and part of the investment committee at 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… Read full bio

Howard Sharp

Private Credit, EMEA: Head of Origination, Alcentra

Howard Sharp joins Alcentra as Head of Origination from Park Square Capital where he was a Partner and Head of Mid-Market Private Credit for 4 years. In this role he was responsible for co-ordinating the sponsor coverage and origination activities of… Read full bio

Christopher Skinner

Partner, Head of UK Debt & Capital Advisory - Deloitte

Chris was a founding member of Deloitte’s Debt & Capital Advisory business in 2005, focusing on providing independent advice to companies undergoing debt raising exercises. Chris also leads Deloitte's Private Equity portfolio company programme in the… Read full bio

Patrick Stutz

Chief Investment Officer, Bayshore Capital Advisors

Patrick Stutz is the Chief Investment Officer of Bayshore Capital, a privately-held investment advisor focusing on alternative assets. Patrick has over 20 years of global investment experience across public and private markets. Prior to joining Baysh… Read full bio

Patrick Suchy

Global Head of Private Debt Funds/Product Specialists, HSBC Global Asset Management

Patrick has more than twenty years of experience in private markets and investment banking. Since 2015, he is heading the German private debt business and took over global responsibility in 2020. Prior to joining HSBC in 2006, he worked for another i… Read full bio

Jussi Tanninen

Head of Alternatives

Jussi Tanninen is Head of Alternatives at Mandatum Life. He has 18 years of experience in illiquid investments in Private Debt, Private Equity and Real Estate. Currently heading the alternatives portfolio management team where his team is responsible… Read full bio

Patricia Volhard

Partner, Debevoise and Plimpton

Patricia Volhard is a partner in Debevoise’s Frankfurt, London and Luxembourg 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 pr… 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
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Through the platform you can:

  • Visit the virtual exhibition booth to discover the range of solutions available to help you better serve your customers
  • Interact with the exhibitors you can request more information with the click of a button or arrange a meeting to discuss the products and services in more detail

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities in 2020 please contact Giulia Corsini at giulia.c@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 203 994 7964.

Frequently asked questions

We understand that the world of virtual events is a new one, so we have put together a series of FAQs to make things clearer.

If you have a question that isn’t covered below please contact us at customerservices@peimedia.com and a member of our team will get back to you.

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So, What is it?

    • The Private Debt Germany Forum virtual platform will replicate all the best parts of the in-person conference experience.
    • You can:

    • Watch live panel sessions happening in Munich and ask questions of the speakers.
    • Watch and download recordings of the panel at a time more convenient for you, with the platform open until the end of March 2021.
    • Network with delegates who are both attending in-person in Munch and those tuning in from around the globe just as you are 2 weeks prior to the event until the end of March 2021.
    • Participate in virtual roundtables and networking rooms to discuss the topics that matter to you with like-minded peers.

If you are having problems accessing the platform, email eventsteam@peimedia.com

2.

How do I access the platform?

The platform will launch 2 weeks out from the event. As a registered attendee, you will be sent a unique code to access the platform. That code is unique to you and cannot be shared with anyone else, just like other password-protected sites.
3.

How will I know how to use the platform?

We will run a full introductory webinar with the functionality of the platform and the PDI team is available to help you out at any point. The advantage of launching it 2 weeks out is that we can help you iron out any issues you might be having with plenty of time before the event.
4.

Do I need to sit in front of my laptop all day or all night?

No. There will be live content (which is where you can take part in live Q&As), but all content will be made on demand until the end of March 2021, so you can watch any session at a time convenient to you.
The discussions room will also be live until the end of March 2021 to add your viewpoint to a conversation and catch up on the live comments from the conference if you cannot make a session. You can also direct message speakers of interest to ask them questions or schedule a meeting if you enjoyed their presentation or panel discussion after the fact.
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5.

I have watched enough webinars over the past 6 months, why would I want to watch more?

    • We hear you – which is why we have structured the platform to ensure you are part of the conversation.
    • You will be able to:

    • Ask questions of panel speakers during the session
    • Spend time face-to-face via video conference with speakers to ask questions after the session
    • Join roundtables to discuss the topics that matter to you with like-minded peers
    • Focused networking breaks where you can discuss the strategies and opportunities you are interested in
    • Pop in to sponsor booths to connect via video and discuss their offerings or a presentation that they just gave

If you are having problems accessing the platform, email eventsteam@peimedia.com

6.

What if I forget that a session I want to attend is on?

You can build your own person agenda within the platform and opt-in to receive notifications when sessions are about to begin. Of course, you can always watch the session on demand until the end of March 2021.

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7.

Is “virtual networking” just a buzzword for direct messaging or email?

Absolutely not! The virtual platform will feature direct messaging functionality, but it also has in-built video conferencing that allows you to invite other people into a single meeting. Just select your potential business partner/s from the attendee list and invite them to chat.
8.

Will my invitations for meetings just get lost in the platform?

No, any invitations for meetings will go directly to the recipients registered email address with your meeting proposal just as they normally would through Outlook, iCal, Google Calendar and other email programs. Once the recipient has responded, you will also receive notification to your inbox.
9

Won’t I be at a disadvantage to the other attendees who are there In person?

    • It is hard to beat in-person interactions and networking; however, the virtual platform also has its advantages.
    • You can:

    • You will be able to see all attendees who are attending each session, or have viewed the recording, to help identify potential business partners and to give a common conversation starting point when sending meeting requests.
    • At a live event, you may be just hoping to bump into another attendee, speaker or exhibitor, with the virtual platform you have the full list of attendees in front of you where you can click on a name and request a meeting or send them a message.
    • Networking and messaging functionality will be available for longer than just 16-18 November, meaning you can set times with your key targets in advance of or after the event to ensure you get full value from attending the event virtually.

If you are having problems accessing the platform, email eventsteam@peimedia.com

10.

If people are walking around the live event in Munich, how will I be able to network with them through a computer?

There is a key reason as to why we are launching the platform from 2 weeks before the event until the end of March 20201. Our virtual-only attendees will have the chance to organise meetings with in-persona attendees at a time that suits both parties, be that before, during or after 8-9 October.
11.

What about the timezone differences? How do I set meetings on my timezone?

The platform shows available meeting times as per your computer timezones. For example, If you are based in New York, a meeting you set for 10am from your account will show to recipients in Munich as 4pm, reducing the human error impact of incorrectly guessing timezones.
Is it worth noting that event timings will be running on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The platform will note that the timezone abbreviation next to most timings to avoid confusion.