Global opportunities for investors in the DACH region

The PDI Germany forum delivers a unique networking & learning platform for investors from the DACH region and further afield.

Asset owners in Europe are increasingly turning towards private debt strategies in attempts to diversify and protect their portfolios as the credit cycle continues to stretch. This forum provides you with a timely opportunity to hear about global investment opportunities; learn from your peers about best practice, and prepare yourselves for the challenges that lie ahead in this evolving private debt market.

 

Reasons to attend

Don't miss your chance to

Connect with investors across the DACH region

Build valuable connections with 50 investors all actively investing in private debt strategies, including insurers, public and private pension funds, fund of funds, family offices and foundations.

Tailor your event experience

Shape your own agenda with a unique mix of formats including multiple streams on both corporate and real asset debt strategies, breakout sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops,  allowing you to participate in the discussion.

Connect and collaborate

Meet over 200 experts in the private debt industry at several unique sessions designed to maximise opportunities for networking. Leave the Forum having met the right contacts, solidifying your network across the industry to drive your business forward.

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
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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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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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 - Thursday 8th

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 1
08:45 - 08:50

PDI Welcome Address

08:50 - 09:05

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Hans-Peter Dohr
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Hans-Peter Dohr

Founding and Managing Partner, ICA

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09:05 - 09:30

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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09:30 - 10:15

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

Cécile Mayer-Lévi

Panel Discussion

  • 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?
  • What market conditions are contributing to this growth in competition for private debt funds?
  • Is it time to venture outside of the crowded sponsored middle-market?
  • 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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10:15 - 11:00

Coffee & networking

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 1
11:00 - 11:20

Presentation: Building a Diversified Private Debt Program

Lauri Vaittinen

Presentation

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Lauri Vaittinen

Senior Vice President Investment Solutions, Mandatum Life Insurance

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11:20 - 12:00

The evolving role of private credit within your alternative asset portfolio

Tuomo Hietaniemi, Abhik Das, Lela Prodani, Sebastian Schroff

Panel Discussion

  • What impact has the outbreak had on investor portfolio exposure to private credit? How have investors responded to this?
  • Should this 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 – in an increasingly environmentally-conscious world, how does private debt enable investors to achieve their ESG and sustainable impact investment goals?
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Tuomo Hietaniemi

Portfolio Manager, Elo

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Abhik Das

Managing Director, Head of Private Debt - Golding Capital Partners

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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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12:00 - 12:50

Debate: Real asset debt & speciality finance vs corporate debt

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

Before we head into lunch and the split-stream format for the afternoon, 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.

  • Setting the scene – how does appetite & allocation compare currently? Is there space for both within investors’ alternatives allocation?
  • Has their been a clear winner or loser when it comes to which market has fared better during the coronavirus pandemic and downturn?
  • How does the risk-return profile of specialty finance and real asset debt compare to corporate debt?
  • Arguing for real asset debt & specialty finance: what opportunities do these various strategies offer to different types of investors? How could they benefit when it comes to yields & returns?
  • Arguing for corporate debt & cashflow lending: what gives these strategies the edge?
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Börge Grauel

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

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Michael Wolfram

Director, bfinance UK Ltd

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John Morabito

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager - EnTrust Global

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Hans-Jörg Baumann

Chairman, StepStone Private Debt & Liquid Alternatives - Stepstone Global

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12:50 - 14:00

Lunch & networking

Stream A: Corporate Debt
14:00 - 14:40

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

Filippo Casagrande, Matthias Mathieu, Priscilla Schnepper
  • How have regional markets in Germany and further across Europe, responded to the crisis and private debt’s first true challenge?
  • Have GPs been conservative enough in their approach and deal choices over the past few years to prepare for this? How can they prove to investors that they have?
  • Ensuring you have the right resources in place when it comes to experts, workouts and restructuring
  • Special situations, smart diversification and avoiding complacency – are these the key to investor success in the downturn?
  • What will be the key lessons learnt to take forward as the market moves on?
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Filippo Casagrande

Head of Investments, Generali Investments

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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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14:40 - 15:15

Boots on the ground: assessing the growing local presence approach from European debt managers

You-Ha Hyun, Ari Jauho
  • What have been the contributing factors towards the growing trend of GPs opening multiple regional offices across Europe? Is the ‘HQ approach’ becoming obsolete?
  • Costs vs benefits of taking this approach and how they’ve been measured
  • A division of territories: what will this mean for the European debt market?
  • What impacts have investors seen from this change in approach? How have they been benefiting from this, if they have?
  • Will the events of 2020 leave a lasting imprint on this local-presence approach to business?
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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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15:15 - 16:00

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

Gian Kull, Kay Olschewski, Patrick Suchy
  • 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
  • How could secondaries provide a credible active portfolio management solution when the cycle turns?
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Gian Kull

Director, Multiplicity Partners AG

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Kay Olschewski

Partner, Convero

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Patrick Suchy

Director, Head of Private Debt - HSBC Germany

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Stream B: Real Assets & Specialty Finance
14:00 - 14:40

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

Monika Bednarz, Daniela Jönsson, Angus Donaldson
  • Why should investors look to real estate, infrastructure or other real asset financing in order to protect their portfolio?
  • Portfolio management & allocation setup for asset owners – does it all come under the debt ‘umbrella’?
  • What impact does Solvency II and other regulatory frameworks in Europe have on investor suitability and appetite for these different niches?
  • How has aircraft leasing & aviation finance coped considering the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the air travel industry? What long-term characteristics of these strategies should still prove appealing to investors?
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Monika Bednarz

Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

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Daniela Jönsson

Principal, Ares Management

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Angus Donaldson

COO, Newstead Capital

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14:40 - 15:15

Catering for the evolving investor base & identities in real asset debt

Dalit Nuttall
  • Are family offices, high-net-worth individuals or other types of investors coming more to the fore in real asset debt? Or do institutions still dominate the DACH region and wider European market?
  • What are the main changes that investors in the market are experiencing? How have fund managers reacted so far in order to adapt to these?
  • Challenges around creating open-ended vehicles for debt products, particularly in reference to defined contribution pension schemes
  • How can investors, fund managers & other stakeholders in the market work together to ensure that supply continues to meet demand when it comes to provision of real asset debt strategies

Moderator: Dalit Nuttall, Principal, West Valley Capital

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Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

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15:15 - 16:00

How does ESG manifest itself in the real asset world?

Josien Piek
  • Climate, diversity, impact – what’s top of the ESG agenda for investors in these strategies, and why?
  • Does this differentiate significantly amongst different asset owner types?
  • Which niches are more able to deliver on ESG targets for their clients?
  • What can debt investors and managers do to exert more influence over the project or borrower when it comes to ESG matters?

Moderator: Josien Piek, Head of EMEA, GRESB

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Josien Piek

Head of EMEA, GRESB

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16:00 - 16:40

Coffee & networking

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 1
16:40 - 17:55

Case Studies 2.0: Turnarounds - when things go wrong & how to fix them

Gabriella Kindert, Daniel Heine

This will be held In the same format as our traditional case studies,; but focusing instead on four transaction case studies that haven’t gone smoothly, and how GPs have worked to turn them around and fix them

Moderator: Gabriella Kindert, Board Member, Mizuho

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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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17:55 - 18:00

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks - Day 1

18:00 - 19:00

Close of Day 1 & Networking Drinks Reception

Agenda

Day 2 - Friday 9th

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 2
08:00 - 09:10

Invitation-Only LP Breakfast

09:10 - 09:15

Chairperson’s Day 2 Welcome Address

09:15 - 09:45

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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09:45 - 11:00

Case Studies: Investment deals from the front lines

Matthias Kirchgaessner, 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

Moderator: Matthias Kirchgaessner, Director, Plexus Investments

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Matthias Kirchgaessner

Advisor, PLEXUS Investments

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Mikkel Sckerl

Partner and Portfolio Manager, Capital Four

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11:00 - 11:20

Coffee & networking

PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 2
11:20 - 12:00

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

Peter Plaut

Panel Discussion

  • How have macro-economic & geopolitical factors affected fundraising numbers in recent months?
  • Has there been over-concern from investors on these matters?
  • Will Germany experience further slowdown from political disruption over the coming months? What other macroeconomic factors on the horizon are there to be aware of?
  • Will these factors put European managers off of higher fundraising targets? Or conversely, will we see growth in private debt numbers in 2020 and beyond?
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Peter Plaut

Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office

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12:00 - 12:40

What will restructuring bring to the economy and portfolios?

  • How much restructuring activity can we expect in the DACH region and wider Europe in the coming months?
  • How would significant restructuring activity as a result of the coronavirus-driven downturn affect the private debt market in the short and long term?
  • What effect will this have on the borrowing companies and the industries they’re in?
  • Will investors be satisfied by the results that are achieved by their managers?
12:40 - 13:40

Closing Networking Lunch: themed roundtables

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 lunch

  • Embracing opportunistic & specialty lending
  • Overcoming challenges and reaping reward with sponsor-less lending
  • How can investors enhance their portfolio monitoring capabilities and techniques?
  • Targeting opportunities in emerging markets private debt
  • Distressed and special situations
  • Fundraising during & post-coronavirus – how it’s affected methods, timelines & figures
  • The evolving role of banks in the private credit market
PDI Germany Forum 2020 Day 2
13:40 - 13:40

Close of Conference

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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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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 Investments, Generali Investments

In Generali Investments since 2009, Filippo held different senior positions: initially in charge for the Fixed Income and Currencies Investments Team, then he was appointed Head of Investments in 2013. At the end of 2015 he was named Head of Special… 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

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

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

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

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

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

Patrick Suchy

Director, Head of Private Debt - HSBC Germany

Patrick Suchy, Director, Alternative Investments, Global Markets, HSBC Germany. Patrick has about twenty years of experience in private markets and investment banking. Since 2015, he is heading the private debt business of HSBC Germany. Prior to join… Read full bio

Lauri Vaittinen

Senior Vice President Investment Solutions, Mandatum Life Insurance

Lauri Vaittinen is Senior Vice President at Mandatum Life. He has Over 15 years of hands on investment & management expertise. Currently heading Portfolio Management and related services at Mandatum Life. Prior positions include heading pension f… 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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Confirmed sponsors

The Germany Forum offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile as a part of the premier meeting for German, Austrian and Swiss investors allocating to private debt.

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.

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To view the delegate list or for more information on sponsorship opportunities available in 2020 contact Giulia Corsini at giulia.c@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 203 994 7964.

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Why should you attend?

200+

Attendees

50+

Institutional Investors

100+

Fund & Asset Managers

  • Make connections with private and public pension funds, insurers, endowments, family offices & more – all types of institutional investors will be in attendance
  • Hear their unique views on various themes across the agenda – ranging from downturn preparedness to opportunities in emerging markets
  • Utilise the networking breaks to follow up with investors after their sessions, and ask the questions you had in mind in a private informal environment
  • Focused on fundraising? This is the perfect opportunity to introduce your fund & strategies to a global investor audience
  • Forge connections, leave impressions and build lasting relationships with 50+ active and prospective investors in private debt