#1 forum in the DACH region for private debt investors

On 17-18 May in Munich, the Private Debt Investor Germany Forum will connect the most influential asset allocators and funds from the DACH region and beyond.

Over 60 institutional and private investors will come together to meet private debt fund managers and the wider market to learn about the latest trends, explore investment opportunities and decide where to allocate their capital.

Attendees will hear from over 70 speakers across the forum and have many opportunities to connect with active investors in debt strategies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Join your peers at the Germany Forum for an unmissable two days of content and networking for the private debt market.

What can you expect at the forum?

Event content with value

Learn from leading investors and fund managers, and understand investor allocation, get practical guidance on co-investment strategies, hear about the evolving real asset debt opportunities in Europe, and how to continue ESG and impact integration.

Build your private debt network

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

Meet institutional investors

Network with active investors in debt strategies in the DACH region, such as MEAG Munich Re, HVB Pension Fund, European Investment Fund, YIELCO Investments, Suva, PensionDanmark, City of Zurich Pension Fund, and many more.

 

Exclusive investor insights

Hear from Mandatum Asset Management, the asset management arm of a leading insurance group in the Nordics

The forum keynote interview will be held with Jussi Tanninen, Head of Private Debt and Real Estate. Join the event and gain insights on Mandatum Asset Management’s ESG framework for selecting Private Debt managers.

Key event themes

  • Passing the stress test – where private debt goes from here – now private debt has truly stepped out of the shadows, what scale of evolution and growth can we expect to see?
  • Investor allocation across the DACH market – examining the current sentiments and decision making of some of Europe’s leading LPs
  • Uptake in co-investment strategies – how increased LP and GP sophistication might alter the investment landscape of the future
  • Evolving real asset debt opportunities in Europe – the reasons behind the growth in appetite and opportunity in real estate, infrastructure and more
  • Continuing ESG & impact integration – SFDR challenges, avoiding greenwashing and moving to an engagement approach at the portfolio level: how debt managers must move with the times

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Connect with active investors in debt strategies

Allianz Global Investors
Allianz Investment Management
Bayerische Versorgungskammer
bfinance
Decalia
European Investment Fund
Faros Consulting
FERI Trust
Golding Capital Partners
Helaba Invest
HSBC Alternatives
Mandatum Asset Management
MEAG Munich
MNB Nick Beteiligungen
Perpetual Investors
Prime Capital
Redington
StepStone Group
UniCredit
Viridium Group
Wimmer Family Office
YIELCO Investments

Featured speakers include

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Testimonials from attendees

BNY Mellon

Silvia Mischel, Director Institutional Sales

This is the best private debt conference in Germany, a must for GPs and LPs.

Apolis S.A.M

Ilya Gertsberg, Managing Director and CIO

Intimate experience, frank exchange, highly approachable participants

Prime Capital

Toni Quittschalle, Head of Manager Selection

Great to finally meet industry experts again in a not too big conference format!

Our leading advisory board in 2022

Monika Bednarz

Director

Lagrange Financial Advisory

Hans-Peter Dohr

Founding and Managing Partner

Institutional Capital Associates

Frank Dornseifer

Managing Director

BVAI

Borge Grauel

Managing Director

YIELCO Investments

You-Ha Hyun

Investment Director

Perpetual Investors

Philip Jacobs

Director

Aquila Capital

Ari Jauho

Partner, Chairman

Certior Capital

Gabriella Kindert

Expert in Alternative Lneding and Private Debt, Supervisory Board Member

Mizuho Europe

Matthias Kirchgaessner

Managing Partner

PLEXUS Investments

Olya Kluppel

Partner

GP Bullhound

Dalit Nuttall

Principal

West Valley Capital

Sebastian Schroff

Global Head of Private Debt

Allianz Investment Management

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

PDI Germany Forum 2022 - Tuesday 17th

PDI Germany Forum 2022
08:00 - 08:45

Registration

08:45 - 08:50

PDI Germany welcome address

08:50 - 08:55

Chairperson’s opening remarks

08:55 - 09:40

Building on the bounce-back: harnessing private debt’s momentum

Trudi Boardman, Stephan Caron, Daniel Leger, Alexander Ott, Howard Sharp, Tricia Ward
  • Why 2021 and early 2022 fundraising and transaction records show that private debt is on an upward curve
  • What scale of evolution and growth can we expect in this now fully mature asset-class?
  • Assessing the GP landscape – how blue-chips, established players and emerging managers can thrive in a competitive market
  • Inflation expectations, ESG evolution, valuation reforms and more – how are funds preparing for success in the DACH market for 2022 and beyond?

Moderator: Trudi Boardman, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates

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Trudi Boardman

Managing Director, Cambridge Associates

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Stephan Caron

Head of European Private Debt, BlackRock

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Daniel Leger

Managing Director, MGG Investment Group

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Alexander Ott

Managing Director, Partners Group

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Howard Sharp

Head of Origination, Direct Lending, Alcentra

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Tricia Ward

Director, Head of Private Credit, Redington

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09:40 - 10:00

US opportunities for DACH investors: finding value in the lower mid-market

Dr. Gabriella Kindert, Jim Fisher
  • What key facts should European LPs know about the US direct lending market?
  • Key differentiations compared to the European market
  • What is your outlook for regions, sectors and strategies?
  • How does the risk/return profile of US lower mid-market compare to other areas of the market?

Moderator: Gabriella Kindert, Board Member, Mizuho Bank

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Dr. Gabriella Kindert

Expert in Alternative Lending and Private Debt Non-Executive Director/ independent Board Member

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Jim Fisher

Managing Director, Head of PineBridge Private Credit, PineBridge Investments

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10:00 - 10:45

Investor allocation across the DACH market in a high-risk environment

Helene Schutrumpf, Abhik Das, Sven Seppeur, Sina Timm, Dr. Sebastian Schroff
  • Broadening mandates & definitions: what is now considered as private debt in a sophisticated LP portfolio?
  • What are the key factors driving manager and selection strategy in 2022?
  • Inflation, labour shortages, supply chain disruption… what are the biggest challenges for LPs in managing portfolio risk in private debt?
  • DACH LP sentiments for co-investments, secondaries and other emerging return strategies.

Moderator: Helene Schütrumpf, Founder, Ely Place Partners

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Helene Schutrumpf

Director, Ely Place Partners

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Abhik Das

Managing Director, Head of Private Debt - Golding Capital Partners

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Sven Seppeur

Senior Investment Manager Private Markets, Feri Trust

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Sina Timm

Private Debt Lead, Viridium Group

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Dr. Sebastian Schroff

Global Head of Private Debt, Allianz Investment Management SE/Lead Portfolio Manager, AllianzGI

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10:45 - 11:30

Morning networking break

PDI Germany Forum 2022
11:30 - 12:15

How debt managers must move with the times: continuing ESG & impact integration on the continent

Jiří Król, Jin-Hyuk Jang , Vincent Lemaitre, Luz Martinez, Priscilla Schnepper, James Newsome
  • The rise of sustainability-linked loans driving an engagement approach at the portfolio level
  • Focus on climate & environment in the wake of COP26
  • Varying LP attitudes towards ESG & impact in the DACH market
  • SFDR and wider ESG-related regulatory challenges for GPs
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Jiří Król

Deputy CEO, Global Head of Government Affairs

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Jin-Hyuk Jang

International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

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Vincent Lemaitre

Head of ESG for private debt, Tikehau Capital

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Luz Martinez

Sustainability Manager, ILX Fund

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Priscilla Schnepper

Diversified Debt Funds Investment Manager - European Investment Fund

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James Newsome

Managing Partner, Arbour Partners

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12:15 - 13:00

Direct lending: enhancing returns with junior debt

Hans-Peter Dohr, Böerge Grauel, John Schnabel, Michael Small, Nicole Waibel
  • Examining the supply and demand for junior debt strategies
  • What profile of investors are looking at this and how might this change in the coming years?
  • Finding value across the capital structure in the quest for core-level return generation

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

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Hans-Peter Dohr

Founder & Managing Director, ICA - Institutional Capital Associates

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Böerge Grauel

Managing Director, YIELCO Investments

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John Schnabel

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, ONEX FALCON

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Michael Small

Partner, Credits & Markets, KKR

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Nicole Waibel

Managing Director, Crescent Credit Europe LLP

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13:00 - 13:20

ESG Framework for selecting Private Debt managers

Jussi Tanninen
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Jussi Tanninen

Head of Private Debt and Real Estate, Mandatum Asset Management

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13:20 - 14:30

Lunch & networking break

PDI Germany Forum 2022
14:30 - 14:45

Private debt funds as a way to gain exposure to real estate: yields, business models, risk/reward profiles and risk mitigation

Monika Bednarz
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Monika Bednarz

Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

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14:45 - 15:15

Real estate debt resilience and revitalisation

Monika Bednarz, Trevor Castledine, Ralf Kind, Jean-Baptiste Meyer, Alexander Schmitt
  • The market factors driving real estate opportunities across the capital structure in Europe
  • Who, what, where and why? Assessing new entrants, acquisitions & established players in a revitalised European real estate credit market
  • How real estate debt funds are meeting ESG demands with sustainability-linked loans
  • Outside of Germany – where will GPs and LPs look elsewhere in Europe for real estate capital deployment?

Moderator: Monika Bednarz, Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

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Monika Bednarz

Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

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Trevor Castledine

Senior Director, Head of Private Credit, bfinance

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Ralf Kind, Edmond de Rothschild

Ralf Kind

Head of Real Estate Debt, Edmond de Rothschild

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Jean-Baptiste Meyer

Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager, PIMCO

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Alexander Schmitt

Senior Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors

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15:20 - 15:50

Sourcing opportunity in special situations and distress in a post-Covid economy

Andy Thomson, Cecile Davies, Adam Philips, Hans-Jörg Baumann
  • Why LPs are increasingly looking to Europe’s private markets for special situation opportunities
  • Inflationary pressures, predicted restructurings and other economic factors to consider
  • Why might we see an uplift in distressed debt transactions in 2022?
  • Regional approach – where is this opportunistic capital being deployed, and why?
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Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Media

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Cecile Davies

EVP & Portfolio Manager, Credit Opportunities

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Adam Philips

Partner, Head of DM Special Situations, BlueBay Asset Management

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Hans-Jörg Baumann

Partner, Stepstone Group

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15:50 - 16:30

Breaking down the market bifurcation

Nina Dohr Pawlowitz, Eric Gallerne, Patrick Suchy, Reji Vettasseri, Laust Johnsen, Matthias Mathieu
  • Does the broader trend of big-name managers dominating the debt market ring true in Germany and the DACH region?
  • What might European LPs be missing out on by ‘playing safe’?
  • What might a blueprint for success look like for emerging managers?

Moderator: Nina Dohr-Pawlowitz, Managing Director & 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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Eric Gallerne

Managing Partner - Private Debt, Eurazeo

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Patrick Suchy

Head of Credit, Private Markets, HSBC Alternatives

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Reji Vettasseri

Lead Portfolio Manager, DECALIA Asset Management

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Laust Johnsen

Portfolio Manager, Partner, Capital Four Management

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Matthias Mathieu

Managing Partner, Bright Capital

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16:30 - 16:50

Afternoon networking break

PDI Germany Forum 2022
16:50 - 17:20

Debate with drinks: Emerging income strategies – where does the true value lie?

Johnnie Barnett, Hans-Jörg Baumann, Adriana Oller, Olya Klüppel, Martin Munte

Our speakers will debate the merits of emerging income strategies for investors in private credit, including:

  • Asset-backed strategies
  • Private credit secondaries
  • Equipment leasing
  • Royalties
  • Venture debt & growth capital
  • NAV lending

Moderator: Johnnie Barnett, Director, The New Amsterdam Group

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Johnnie Barnett

Partner, The New Amsterdam Group

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Hans-Jörg Baumann

Partner, Stepstone Group

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Adriana Oller

Founder & Partner, Resilience Partner

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Olya Klüppel

Partner, GP Bullhound

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Martin Munte

Head of Investor Relations and Fund Raising, EMEA, 17Capital

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17:20 - 17:55

Audience roundtables with drinks

Jim Fisher, Chandi Jethu-Ramkrishan, Laust Johnsen, Kristina Matthews, Agnes Mazurek, Daniel Roddick, Catherine Zou
  • Embracing infrastructure debt in your private credit portfolio facilitated by Agnes Mazurek, Senior Consultant
  • Assessing supply & demand for private debt secondaries facilitated by Daniel Roddick, Founder, Ely Place Partners
  • Evolving investor sentiments on unsponsored vs PE driven lending strategies facilitated by Laust Johnsen, Portfolio Manager, Partner, Capital Four
  • Emerging markets private credit opportunities facilitated by Chandi Jethu-Ramkrishan, Head of EMEA Distribution, Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors
  • Delivering impact through debt funds facilitated by Kristina Matthews, Head of Investor Relations & ESG, Brightwood Capital Advisors
  • Valuations of private debt assets facilitated by Catherine Zou, Vice President – Portfolio Valuation, Kroll Advisory Ltd.
  • Outlook for US direct lending lower middle market facilitated by Jim Fisher, Managing Director, Head of Private Credit, PineBridge Investments
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Jim Fisher

Managing Director, Head of PineBridge Private Credit, PineBridge Investments

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Chandi Jethu-Ramkrishan

Head of EMEA Business Development, Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors

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Laust Johnsen

Portfolio Manager, Partner, Capital Four Management

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Kristina Matthews

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

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Agnes Mazurek

Expert in alternative investments

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Daniel Roddick

Founder, Ely Place Partners

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Catherine Zou

Vice President-Portfolio Valuation, Kroll Advisory Ltd.

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17:55 - 18:00

Chairperson’s day 1 closing remarks

18:00 - 18:05

Close of day 1 & networking drinks reception

Agenda

PDI Germany Forum 2022 - Wednesday 18th

PDI Germany Forum 2022
08:30 - 09:15

Invite-only LP breakfast

Dalit Nuttall
Dalit Nuttall

Dalit Nuttall

Principal, West Valley Capital

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09:15 - 09:30

Chairperson’s day 2 welcome address

Frank Dornseifer
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Frank Dornseifer

Managing Director, Bundesverband Alternative Investments

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09:30 - 10:10

The changing face of Europe’s private debt market

Alexander Bode, Barbara Ellero, You-Ha Hyun, Ari Jauho, Huy Nguyen
  • How GPs and LPs are innovating their processes, operating models through the rise of tech & data
  • What changes are we seeing in European distribution models, and why?
  • Growth capital, specialty finance, SME lending and other emerging strategies that are taking hold

Moderator: Alexander Bode, Managing Partner, BB Alternatives

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Alexander Bode

Managing Partner, BB Alternative Partners

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Barbara Ellero

Partner – Head of Private Debt, Anthilia Capital Partners SGR

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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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Huy Nguyen

Head of Private Debt, Teylor Capital

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10:10 - 11:10

PDI Investment Committee

Dr. Gabriella Kindert, Matthias Kirchgaessner, Paolo Pendenza, Amy Wang, Jan Wiklund

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

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

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Dr. Gabriella Kindert

Expert in Alternative Lending and Private Debt Non-Executive Director/ independent Board Member

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Matthias Kirchgaessner

Managing Partner, PLEXUS Research GmbH

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Paolo Pendenza

Head of Private Debt – Alternative Asset Management, Equita Capital SGR

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Amy Wang

Head Private Debt, Blue Earth Capital

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Jan Wiklund

Managing Partner, Armada

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11:10 - 11:30

Morning networking break

PDI Germany Forum 2022
11:30 - 12:00

EIF Private Debt Survey: Private Debt for SMEs

Dr. Helmut Kraemer-Eis, Dr. Frank Lang

The European Investment Fund (EIF) Private Debt Survey results will be presented by EIF’s Research & Market Analysis.

Main topics:

  • Private Debt for SMEs in Europe
  • Market overview
  • ESG considerations

 

EIF Research & Market Analysis publications are available here:

Research & Market Analysis (eif.org)

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Dr. Helmut Kraemer-Eis

EIF Chief Economist and Head of EIF’s Research & Market Analysis, European Investment Fund (EIF)

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Dr. Frank Lang

Senior Manager at EIF’s Research & Market Analysis, European Investment Fund (EIF)

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12:00 - 12:35

A new core infrastructure? How debt is providing security & opportunity for forward-thinking investors

Hans-Peter Dohr, Philippe Benaroya, Benjamin Walter, Kees-Jan van de Kamp
  • Fewer defaults and higher recoveries? Why infra debt is outperforming other strategies
  • What market factors are causing current debt prices to be so attractive?
  • Finding value across the capital structure in the quest for core-level return generation
  • The big names and big launches flooding to market as the sub-asset class matures

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

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Hans-Peter Dohr

Founder & Managing Director, ICA - Institutional Capital Associates

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Philippe Benaroya

CEO & Managing Partner, Generali Global Infrastructure

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Benjamin Walter

Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors

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Kees-Jan van de Kamp

Senior Portfolio Manager, Infrastructure Investments, NN Investment Partners

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12:35 - 13:15

The merits of growth debt investments

Ian Milton, Mustafa Dincer, Mårten Vading
  • Assessing supply and demand in for SME lending in the Mittelstand/mid-market
  • Prospects and opportunities across differing regions and jurisdictions
  • Differentiating and finding a balance between venture debt & growth capital

Moderator: Ian Milton, Founder, Mercia Capital Partners

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Ian Milton

Founder, Mercia Capital Partners

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Mustafa Dincer

Founder, MD Partners

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Mårten Vading

General Partner, Kreos Capital Management

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13:15 - 13:30

Closing networking lunch

PDI Germany Forum 2022
13:30 - 13:35

Close of conference

Speakers confirmed for May 2022

For more information on speaking in 2022, please contact James Hatwell.

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

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Johnnie Barnett

Partner, The New Amsterdam Group

Johnnie Barnett is a Partner at New Amsterdam based in London, England. Johnnie leads the firm’s distribution efforts across Europe and is involved across all aspects of fund raising for their GPs. He has been raising capital from institutional LPs a… Read full bio

Hans-Jörg Baumann

Partner, Stepstone Group

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

Monika Bednarz

Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

Monika is Director at Lagrange based in Frankfurt, Germany. She advises institutional investors on infrastructure and real estate investments funds (equity and debt). She has 20 years of professional experience in finance, including corporate and ass… Read full bio

Philippe Benaroya

CEO & Managing Partner, Generali Global Infrastructure

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

Trudi Boardman

Managing Director, Cambridge Associates

Trudi is a Managing Director in the European Pension Practice at Cambridge Associates. She works on discretionary and non-discretionary hedge fund and private credit portfolios of pension funds, foundations and family clients in the EMEA region.   Be… Read full bio

Alexander Bode

Managing Partner, BB Alternative Partners

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

Stephan Caron

Head of European Private Debt, BlackRock

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

Trevor Castledine

Senior Director, Head of Private Credit, bfinance

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

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

Cecile Davies

EVP & Portfolio Manager, Credit Opportunities

Mrs. Davies is an executive vice president and portfolio manager in the London office, focusing on European distressed and tactical credit opportunities. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2021, Mrs. Davies was a partner and portfolio manager for Hayfin’s spe… Read full bio

Mustafa Dincer

Founder, MD Partners

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

Hans-Peter Dohr

Founder & Managing Director, ICA - Institutional Capital Associates

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

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

Barbara Ellero

Partner – Head of Private Debt, Anthilia Capital Partners SGR

Prior to joining Anthilia, Barbara spent nearly 18 years in corporate finance in leading investment banks, where she was responsible for the structuring and execution of a wide range of structured finance and M&A transactions. Since November 2013… Read full bio

Jim Fisher

Managing Director, Head of PineBridge Private Credit, PineBridge Investments

Mr. Fisher joined PineBridge in 2017 to launch and lead the firm’s middle-market private credit business. Mr. Fisher has over 40 years of experience lending to and investing in middle-market companies nationwide, including 22 years at JPMorgan Chase,… Read full bio

Eric Gallerne

Managing Partner - Private Debt, Eurazeo

Eric Gallerne is a Managing Partner in charge of the Private Debt activity and is a member of the Investment Committee. Before joining the Group in 2012, he was co-founder and head of mezzanine investments (ActoMezz) for Groupama Private Equity for f… Read full bio

Böerge Grauel

Managing Director, YIELCO Investments

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

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

Philip Jacobs

Director Quantitative Structuring and Credit, Aquila Capital Management

Philip is a director for credit and structuring at Aquila Capital responsible for the debt strategy, rating advisory and portfolio refinancing structuring with more than 10 years of experience. He is also advising emerging corporate private debt and… Read full bio

Jin-Hyuk Jang

International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

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

Ari Jauho

Partner, Chairman, Certior Capital

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

Chandi Jethu-Ramkrishan

Head of EMEA Business Development, Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors

Previously, Chandi worked in London for Investment Banks in the area of Credit, Structured Finance and Institutional Clients' Solutions. He joined Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors in June 2009 to develop the European and Middle East Institutional… Read full bio

Laust Johnsen

Portfolio Manager, Partner, Capital Four Management

Laust joined Capital Four during 2007 from Nordea Investment Management where he has worked as a quantitative Analyst with responsibilities for various risk management and performance analysis tasks. Since 2007 Laust has held various positions within… Read full bio
Ralf Kind, Edmond de Rothschild

Ralf Kind

Head of Real Estate Debt, Edmond de Rothschild

Ralf is responsible for the development of the real estate debt business at Edmond de Rothschild REIM. He has over two decades of experience and track record in real estate finance. Ralf has acted as a banker/lender in the UK, German, Austrian, Dutch… Read full bio

Dr. Gabriella Kindert

Expert in Alternative Lending and Private Debt Non-Executive Director/ independent Board Member

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

Matthias Kirchgaessner

Managing Partner, PLEXUS Research GmbH

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

Olya Klüppel

Partner, GP Bullhound

Olya Klueppel is a Partner in GP Bullhound Investment Management, focusing on debt investments into digital economy and technology companies. She is based in Zurich. Prior to joining GP Bullhound in 2021, Olya was a co-founding partner of Global Grow… Read full bio

Dr. Helmut Kraemer-Eis

EIF Chief Economist and Head of EIF’s Research & Market Analysis, European Investment Fund (EIF)

Dr. Helmut Kraemer-Eis is Head of Research & Market Analysis and Chief Economist at the European Investment Fund (EIF), the EIB Group's specialist provider of risk finance to benefit SMEs across Europe. His team supports EIF’s business developmen… Read full bio

Jiří Król

Deputy CEO, Global Head of Government Affairs

Jiří Krόl, Deputy CEO, Global Head of Government Affairs, joined AIMA in April 2010. Jiří started his career at the Czech securities market regulator. He then moved to the European Commission’s Internal Market Directorate-General, where he was respon… Read full bio

Dr. Frank Lang

Senior Manager at EIF’s Research & Market Analysis, European Investment Fund (EIF)

Frank Lang joined the Research &; Market Analysis team at the EIF in 2011 and co-authored various studies on European SME and innovation financing. He coordinates the European-wide EIF surveys of business angels and fund managers active in privat… Read full bio

Daniel Leger

Managing Director, MGG Investment Group

Mr. Leger has over 18 years of experience in the asset management business. Prior to joining MGG, Mr. Leger was Head of Strategic Planning and Client Services at Akre Capital Management in Virginia where he helped grow the then 24 year old firm’s pri… Read full bio

Vincent Lemaitre

Head of ESG for private debt, Tikehau Capital

Vincent joined Tikehau Capital in 10/2021 as head of ESG for Private Debt. In his role, he works to design and implement Tikehau’s ESG strategy on private debt. He has 5 years of corporate ESG experience across Europe and America. Prior to joining Ti… Read full bio

Luz Martinez

Sustainability Manager, ILX Fund

Luz Martinez is responsible for designing and implementing the sustainability strategy of ILX Fund. Prior to joining ILX Luz coordinated a portfolio on financial inclusion and impact investing at the KIT’s unit of Sustainable Economic Development, ad… Read full bio

Matthias Mathieu

Managing Partner, Bright Capital

Matthias is Managing Partner and founder of BRIGHT CAPITAL. In his capacity he oversees the investment activities of the firm and signs responsible for investor relations and business development. Matthias is a member of the investment committee. Pri… Read full bio

Kristina Matthews

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

Kristina Matthews is a Managing Director at Brightwood Capital Advisors where she primarily focuses on business development and fundraising strategy. Her engagement commenced in February 2014 in a Consulting role which led to Ms. Matthews joining Bri… Read full bio

Agnes Mazurek

Expert in alternative investments

Agnes Mazurek is a senior investment expert in private markets with 25 years of experience across the whole investments value chain (credit risk, origination, underwriting and distribution, portfolio management). She has both sell-side and buy-side o… Read full bio

Jean-Baptiste Meyer

Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager, PIMCO

Mr. Meyer is a senior vice president and portfolio manager in the London office, focusing on real estate debt investment opportunities across EMEA, and serves as a member of the European commercial real estate debt investment committee. Prior to join… Read full bio

Ian Milton

Founder, Mercia Capital Partners

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

Martin Munte

Head of Investor Relations and Fund Raising, EMEA, 17Capital

Martin started at 17Capital in 2020 to lead the investor relations and fund-raising efforts in EMEA. Martin joined from CVC Credit Partners, where he held similar positions, and was previously at Bluebay Asset Management and HSBC. Martin studied at t… 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

Huy Nguyen

Head of Private Debt, Teylor Capital

Huy Nguyen is the Head of Private Debt at the Swiss Fintech Teylor AG. He is responsible for all direct investments of Teylor Capital, the company's private debt investment arm including the Teylor Debt Fund I. He previously held various roles in the… Read full bio
Dalit Nuttall

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

Adriana Oller

Founder & Partner, Resilience Partner

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

Alexander Ott

Managing Director, Partners Group

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

Paolo Pendenza

Head of Private Debt – Alternative Asset Management, Equita Capital SGR

Paolo joined Equita in 2014 to set up the private debt business and has an extensive experience in the private debt and private equity. Prior to Equita, Paolo spent eleven years as partner with the mid-market private equity firm BS Investimenti in Mi… Read full bio

Adam Philips

Partner, Head of DM Special Situations, BlueBay Asset Management

Adam Phillips is Head of Developed Markets Special Situations at BlueBay Asset Management. Adam has 33 years’ experience in special situations and distressed investing having previously been Head of Investments at Blantyre Capital, European CIO of Ma… Read full bio

Daniel Roddick

Founder, Ely Place Partners

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

Alexander Schmitt

Senior Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors

Alex is a senior portfolio manager for global private debt with a focus on real estate debt at Allianz Global Investors. Prior to joining Allianz Global Investors in 2021, Alex was part of Allianz Investment Management’s Private Debt team where he ov… Read full bio

John Schnabel

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, ONEX FALCON

John S. Schnabel, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, joined Falcon at its inception. Mr. Schnabel was previously a Partner at Canterbury Capital Partners LLC. Prior affiliations include Generation Partners and General Motors Investment M… Read full bio

Priscilla Schnepper

Diversified Debt Funds Investment Manager - 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

Dr. Sebastian Schroff

Global Head of Private Debt, Allianz Investment Management SE/Lead Portfolio Manager, AllianzGI

Sebastian Schroff is responsible for the Allianz Group private debt portfolio of over EUR 100bn and leads the Global Private Debt Team at Allianz Global Investors. Previous roles at Allianz since 2014 include being the responsible Investment Manager… Read full bio

Helene Schutrumpf

Director, Ely Place Partners

Helene Schütrumpf has over 15 years of experience in financial markets, having started her career in proprietary trading at Merrill Lynch, analysing credit and structured credit products. She has been fundraising for Private Equity funds for 10 years… Read full bio

Sven Seppeur

Senior Investment Manager Private Markets, Feri Trust

Sven Seppeur is a Senior Investment Manager in the Private Markets department of FERI Trust. He focuses on the selection and monitoring of investments in private debt and infrastructure funds. Prior to joining FERI in October 2021, he worked in the i… Read full bio

Howard Sharp

Head of Origination, Direct Lending, Alcentra

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

Michael Small

Partner, Credits & Markets, KKR

Michael Small (London) joined KKR in 2021 as a Partner and is a member of the Global Private Credit Investment Committee, European Direct Lending Investment Committee, and KKR Credit Portfolio Management Committee. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Small was… Read full bio

Patrick Suchy

Head of Credit, Private Markets, HSBC Alternatives

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 ban… Read full bio

Jussi Tanninen

Head of Private Debt and Real Estate, Mandatum Asset Management

Jussi Tanninen is Head of Private Debt and Real Estate at Mandatum Asset Management. He has 20 years of experience in illiquid investments in Private Debt, Private Equity and Real Estate. Currently heading the alternatives portfolio management team w… Read full bio

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor

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

Sina Timm

Private Debt Lead, Viridium Group

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

Mårten Vading

General Partner, Kreos Capital Management

Over the past 22 years Marten has built a market leading position for Kreos in Europe with a particular focus on the Nordics and the DACH region. He has also executed a number of transactions in the UK and Ireland and supports the portfolio throughou… Read full bio

Kees-Jan van de Kamp

Senior Portfolio Manager, Infrastructure Investments, NN Investment Partners

Kees-Jan van de Kamp is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Infrastructure Debt team, part of Alternative Credit at Dutch asset manager NN Investment Partners. NN IP is the asset management arm of Nationale-Nederlanden Group, the leading Dutch Insuranc… Read full bio

Reji Vettasseri

Lead Portfolio Manager, DECALIA Asset Management

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

Nicole Waibel

Managing Director, Crescent Credit Europe LLP

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

Benjamin Walter

Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors

Benjamin Walter is a Director in Allianz Global Investors’ Infrastructure Debt Investment team, based in Frankfurt. Benjamin has worked on transactions across Europe with a focus on German-speaking markets. He has led the closing of a number of trans… Read full bio

Amy Wang

Head Private Debt, Blue Earth Capital

Amy Wang joined Blue Earth Capital in 2016. She is currently the Head of Private Debt and interim Head of Portfolio Management. Prior to joining Blue Earth Capital she worked at Deutsche Bank's Global Social Finance group where she led the group’s cl… Read full bio

Tricia Ward

Director, Head of Private Credit, Redington

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

Jan Wiklund

Managing Partner, Armada

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

Catherine Zou

Vice President-Portfolio Valuation, Kroll Advisory Ltd.

Catherine Zou is a vice president in the Kroll Portfolio Valuation practice, based in London. Catherine specialises in private credit and private equity instruments valuation. She leads valuation engagements across a range of asset classes, which inc… Read full bio

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Investor prospectus

Network at the leading private debt event in Munich

Join the market-leading event in the DACH region and meet with 60+ active investors at this pivotal time for the private debt industry. Connect with institutional investors, fund managers, as well as the wider private debt community for two days of learning and networking.

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The in-person networking experience

Gain access to the community

Network with active investors in debt strategies in the DACH region. Benefit from our expansive regional investor community who will be in attendance throughout the two day forum.

Network in-person in Munich

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

Build a valuable private debt network

Network with active investors such as MEAG Munich Re, HVB Pension Fund, European Investment Fund, YIELCO Investments, Suva, PensionDanmark, City of Zurich Pension Fund, and many more.

Connect with active investors in debt strategies

Allianz Global Investors
Allianz Investment Management
Bayerische Versorgungskammer
bfinance
Decalia
European Investment Fund
Faros Consulting
FERI Trust
Golding Capital Partners
Helaba Invest
HSBC Alternatives
Mandatum Asset Management
MEAG Munich
MNB Nick Beteiligungen
Perpetual Investors
Prime Capital
Redington
StepStone Group
UniCredit
Viridium Group
Wimmer Family Office
YIELCO Investments

Testimonials from attendees

BNY Mellon

Silvia Mischel, Director Institutional Sales

This is the best private debt conference in Germany, a must for GPs and LPs.

Apolis S.A.M

Ilya Gertsberg, Managing Director and CIO

Intimate experience, frank exchange, highly approachable participants

Prime Capital

Toni Quittschalle, Head of Manager Selection

Great to finally meet industry experts again in a not too big conference format!

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