Leveraging opportunities in the golden age of private debt

The 10th annual Private Debt Investor Germany Forum will connect the most influential asset allocators and funds from the DACH region and beyond at Hilton Munich City on 15-16 October.

Join over 60 institutional and private investors seeking to connect with private debt fund managers and the wider market to learn about the latest trends, explore investment opportunities and decide where to allocate their capital.

You will hear from over 70 speakers across the forum and gain unrivalled opportunities to connect with the most active investors in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Join your peers at the Germany Forum for an unmissable two days of content and networking in the region.

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What can you expect at the forum?

Meet institutional investors

Network with active investors includingMEAG Munich Re, HVB Pension Fund, European Investment Fund, YIELCO Investments, Suva, PensionDanmark, City of Zurich Pension Fund, and many more about the most robust debt strategies you should adapt in the DACH region.


Event content with value

Learn from leading investors and fund managers, and to better understand investor allocation, gain 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 at our evening drinks reception. Build lasting relationships and compare best practices with your peers.

2023 Keynote included

HQ Trust

Dr. Michael Heise
Chief Economist
HQ Trust and Macroadvisors

HQ Trust’s Chief Economist shared in-depth analyses of economic and financial market development and what this means for private markets.

Dr. Michael Heise shared his experience at the event as Chief Economist for HQ Trust (Harald Quandt Family), DZ Bank, Dresdner Bank and Allianz SE.

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2023 Speakers included:

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Key event themes include:

  • Insights on the up-take in co-investment deal flow
  • How are managers navigating the downturn and viability of the asset class in the face of recession?
  • Has the secondaries market finally come of age?
  • Where is the next big growth area in private debt- NAV finance, opportunistic credit, venture debt?
  • How is LP pressure shaping ESG integration in private debt considering today’s sustainability agenda?

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Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for eligible allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

To qualify for a complimentary pass, you must meet the eligibility criteria in representing a pension fund, insurance company, sovereign wealth fund, private wealth manager, foundation, endowment, family office or corporate investment division.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.


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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Private Debt Investor hosts industry-leading events for global private debt and credit professionals. The networking events connect leading investors and fund managers to drive the asset class forward. Sponsorship gives you:

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For more information on available sponsorship opportunities, please fill in the enquiry form. Or contact Beth Piercy, Global Business Development Director – Private Debt.

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For more information on the event, please contact Hannah Ogun.

hannah.o@pei.group | +44 203 307 2473

2023 Agenda:

Day 1 Day 2
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PDI Germany Forum 2024 - Day One - Tuesday 15th

08:00 - 08:50

Registration and coffee

08:50 - 08:55

PDI Welcome remarks

08:55 - 09:00

Chairs opening address

09:00 - 09:45

Keynote Panel: Views on Private credits ‘golden moment’

  • How will private credit returns be affected by the interest rate cycle?
  • Where is the private credit industry currently and where is it headed?
  • How big can the asset class get and what is its status within private markets?
  • Consequences of the geopolitical climate on private markets- what does it mean for the investment environment overall as well as private credit.
09:45 - 10:05

Keynote: Macro Risks

10:05 - 10:10

Short break

10:10 - 10:50

Panel: Private Credit scorecard – Strategies and Sectors Driving Growth and Scale

  • How did the asset class handle its first big macro tests in Covid and the current slowdown?
  • Which regions and sectors show the greatest potential for expansion and what sectors are feeling the pinch?
  • How are managers incorporating the energy transition or climate risk into investment plans?
10:50 - 11:20

Networking Coffee Break

11:20 - 12:00

LP Views: Challenges and opportunities in the Investing landscape

Sven Gralla
  • Where are LPs deploying their capital and why? Investors’ appetite (Liquid/Illiquid, PE vs Fam Owned)
  • How are LPs re-evaluating their portfolios against the current downturn?
  • Investment discipline of credit funds in the current environment
  • How has a challenging fundraising climate influenced an uptake in co-investments?
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Sven Gralla

Fund Manager Private Debt, LBBW Asset Management

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12:00 - 12:40

Debate: Banks vs Direct lenders in the DACH middle market

  • To what extent are deals being financed by banks/funds in the lower mid-market? How does it compare to the rest of Europe?
  • What’s the appetite for super senior?
  • Is traditional senior private debt the next big growth area?
  • How are private debt funds filling the gap in the low risk end of the market?
12:40 - 13:40

Networking lunch

Stream A
13:40 - 14:20

Panel: Growth lending and venture debt

  • What is the impact of lending to tech companies in the wake of the SVB collapse?
14:20 - 15:00

Panel: Has the secondaries market finally come of age?

  • Is there a pick up in market volume?
  • What will be the catch-up effect to PE?
  • What type of strategies really drive activity in mainstream unlevered senior direct lending fund stakes?
  • What is the attractiveness of legacy portfolios?
Stream B
13:40 - 14:20

Panel: What’s new in Specialty finance

  • What is the value proposition of the key aspects in specialty finance?
14:20 - 15:00

Panel: NAV financing

  • What is the current opportunity set given stale PE portfolios?
  • How structurally robust are NAV investments in challenging market conditions?
  • How do you apply ESG in a NAV loan?
15:00 - 15:30

Networking coffee break

15:30 - 16:10

Private equity sponsor views on the debt financing market

  • What is the value proposition to borrowers in the current rising rate environment?
  • What clauses in credit agreements can sponsors invoke to induce creditors to accept their restructuring proposals?
16:10 - 16:30

Institutional Investor Case study: Building exposure to private debt

16:30 - 17:00

Meet the Allocator roundtables (LP hosted roundtables)

Sven Gralla

Each roundtable will be hosted by an LP sharing their views on the below topics.


    Manager selection in a nutshell facilitated by Sven Gralla, Fund Manager Private Debt, LBBW Asset Management

  • GP Data transparency and hidden risks in underlying assets
  • Co-investing capabilities facilitated by Allianz Global Investors
  • Where is the Future growth of private debt
  • Niche strategies
  • Real estate debt
  • Sponsorless
  • Portfolio diversification
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Sven Gralla

Fund Manager Private Debt, LBBW Asset Management

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PDI Germany Forum 2024 - Day Two - Wednesday 16th

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and coffee

09:00 - 09:05

Chairs opening address

09:05 - 09:45

Panel: Timing the market for distress, special sits and opportunistic credit

  • How are portfolios perceiving default risk today?
  • With rates potentially at their peak, has the perfect moment to invest already come and gone?
  • Should we expect to see an increase in distressed deal activity in the year ahead?
  • How did distress work in the past and how will the distress cycle work going forward?
  • Which sectors are likely to yield opportunities in 2025?
09:45 - 10:00

LP Keynote Interview

10:00 - 11:00

PDI Investment Committee

Investment committee simulation on stage where 3 leading GPs will present investment cases in a unique interactive format. The investment committee will look at ESG was integrated in each case and the audience will vote on the best ESG integration.

11:00 - 11:30

Networking coffee break

11:30 - 12:10

Panel: Managing portfolios against a downturn

  • How are top-tier firms ensuring portfolios are prepared and positioned for a downturn?
  • How have investor expectations for yield or credit metrics changed in a more stressed private credit market?
  • What’s next for secondary market innovation?
12:10 - 12:50

Debate: Private debt opportunities in ‘Wine drinking’ countries vs ‘beer drinking’ countries

  • How does the opportunity set look like in ‘wine drinking’ countries in contrast to ‘beer drinking’ countries?
  • What are the key issues for issuers and investors in the region?
12:50 - 13:00

Closing remarks

13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch & End of Conference

Meet our thought-leading speakers

Download the agenda to see all the trending topics shaping today’s private debt markets.

For more information on speaking in 2024, please contact Hannah Ogun.

hannah.o@pei.group | +44 203 307 2473

2023 confirmed speakers:

Michael Anderson

Managing Director, Campbell Lutyens

Toby Barnes

Associate, Campbell Lutyens

Johnnie Barnett

Partner, The New Amsterdam Group

Veronica Bateman

Private Credit Strategist, Aksia

Alexander Bode

Managing Director, BB Alternative Partners

Olga Braun-Cangl

Senior Investment Director, Cambridge Associates

Lisa Crass

Senior Vice President, Macquarie

Alexandra Danielsson

Director of Continental Europe, RI Ecosystems, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Cecile Davies

Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager - Private Strategies Alts Credit, PIMCO Europe GmbH

Mustafa Dincer

Founder and Partner, MD Advisors

Hans-Peter Dohr

Founder & CEO, ICA - Institutional Capital Associates

Michael Dorenfeld

Managing Director Renewables, HPS Investment Partners

Frank Dornseifer

Managing Director, Bundesverband Alternative Investments

Philipp Eglseer

Investment Professional, GIC

Pavel Ermoline

Investment Director, Moonfare

Nicola Falcinelli

Managing Director, Deputy Head of European Private Credit, The Carlyle Group

Anselm Feigenbutz

Senior Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors

Brendan Foley

Director, Private Credit, Rede Partners

Christian Fritsch

Managing Partner, ELF Capital Group

Natalie Garcia

Managing Director, Deerpath Capital

Peter Gottron

Investment Director, Beechbrook Capital

Sven Gralla

Fund Manager Private Debt, LBBW Asset Management

Börge Grauel

Managing Partner, Yielco Investment

William Guemar

Consultant, Insurance Solutions Group, HPS Investment Partners

David Halkyard

Partner, Head of Credit Strategy, Resource Capital Funds

David Christopher Hansen

Fund Manager Private Debt, Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG

Rene Hartert

Head of Direct Lending Origination (DACH), DWS

Daniel Heine

Managing Director Private Debt, Patrimonium Asset Management

Dr. Michael Heise

Chief Economist, HQ Trust and Macroadvisors

Chrysanth Herr

Partner, Triton Debt Opportunities

Florian Hofer

Director, Golding Capital Partners

Johan Hultner

Managing Partner, ARCOS Capital

Markus Hunold

Partner & Senior Portfolio Manager, Cheyne Capital / Cheyne Strategic Value Credit

You-Ha Hyun

Principal, Perpetual Investors

Ari Jauho

Partner, Chairman, Certior Capital

Ralf Kind

Head of Real Estate Debt, Edmond de Rothschild Real Estate Investment Management

Dr. Gabriella Kindert

Independent Board Member, Neptune Leasing, a.o.

Matthias Kirchgaessner

Managing Partner, PLEXUS Research

Jordan Kitchen

Associate, Private Debt Specialist, Mercer

Fabian Körzendörfer

Managing Director, StepStone Group

Eric Larsson

Co-Head of Special Situations, Alcentra

Maria Leitzbach

Pension Consulting Lead & Kapitalanlagebeauftragte Mercer Pensionsfonds, Mercer

Patrick Linneman

Managing Director - Direct Lending Investment Team, Blue Owl

Matthias Mathieu

Managing Partner, Bright Capital

Robert Meyer zu Starten

Managing Partner, Octane Capital

Ian Milton

Founder & CEO, Mercia Capital Partners

Sandro Näf

Founding Partner and CEO, Capital Four

James Newsome

Managing Partner, Arbour Partners

Adriana Oller

Founder and Partner, Resilience Partners

Stephen Quinn

Senior Managing Director, 17Capital

Greg Racz

President & Co-Founder, MGG Investment Group

Hazem Rasbeih

Managing Director, InterVest Capital Partners

Jan H. Reichenbach

Head of Private Debt, D/A/CH, Pictet Asset Management

Daniel Roddick

Founder, Ely Place Partners

James Ruane

Managing Director, Capital Solutions, International, CDPQ

Christophe Rust

Co-Head of European Credit Opportunities, Ninety One

Eugenio Sangermano

Senior Portfolio Manager, W&W Asset Management GmbH

Julian S. Schickel

Founder, Managing Partner, Avellinia Capital

Priscilla Schnepper

Investment Manager Private Credit, European Investment Fund

Helene Schutrumpf

Director, AURELIUS

Sengal Selassie

CEO, Brightwood

Chris Semple

Partner, US Credit, Crestline

Tom Slocock

Head of International Product Development & Structuring, iCapital

Marc Smid

Senior Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors

Carina Spitzkopf

Member of Management, Private Debt Europe, Partners Group

Dominik Thienel

Head of Private Equity / Private Debt, WPV

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Group

James Vanek

Partner and Co-Head of Global Performing Credit, Apollo Global Management

Tom Van Rijsewijk

Managing Director, Macquarie Asset Management

Reji Vettasseri

Lead Portfolio Manager, DECALIA SA

Christine Weis

Managing Director, CVC Credit Partners

Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

The PDI Germany Forum provides an unrivalled platform for institutional investors and allocators investing in private debt to gather.

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

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Investors at PDI Germany Forum

The forum is the largest meeting place for institutional and private investors, and other members of the private debt community in the DACH region.

Check out the benefits of joining the conference and who among your peers you will be joining. Apply for a complimentary pass for you or your team today.

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What to expect?

Network with your peers

Enrich your network, build lasting relationships, and exchange valuable perspectives with your investor peers through investor-only breakfasts, networking breaks, lunches and much more.

Gain expert insights
Hear from our industry-leading speaker line-up, discover the latest trends and stay aligned with future innovations in the market.

Explore opportunities
Discover remarkable investment opportunities in emerging sectors including mid market, corporate credit, the CLO market and more.

Meet with the best and brightest funds
Connect and arrange one-to-one meetings with the biggest private debt managers in the market.

What to expect on the event day



Institutional Investors

Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for eligible allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.


Our leading advisory board in 2024

Interested in speaking at PDI Germany Forum? Please contact Hannah Ogun today.

Hans-Peter Dohr

Founder & CEO, ICA - Institutional Capital Associates

Sven Gralla

Fund Manager Private Debt, LBBW Asset Management

Dr. Gabriella Kindert

Independent Board Member, Neptune Leasing, a.o.

Andy Thomson

Senior Editor, Private Debt Investor, PEI Group

Unmatched networking only at Germany Forum

10+ hours of networking

Connect with familiar faces and meet with investors who are actively looking to expand their debt allocations. A series of networking programme including coffee breaks, lunch, and receptions will allow you to create meaningful connections.

6 Investor-led sessions

Understand investors’ sentiment towards different debt strategies and how their priorities have shifted during the changing market environment. An investor-only breakfast meeting will provide an intimate setting for knowledge and insight-sharing.

Interactive & Insightful

Join thematic roundtables with like-minded leaders from across the DACH region to discover new opportunities and solutions to your pressing questions.

Year-on-year attending investors include:

Allianz Global Investors GmbH
Allianz Real Estate
Assicurazioni Generali
British Business Bank
British Business Investments
Bristish Pension Plan
Dai-ichi Life International (Europe)
Generali Global Infrastructure
GVV-Kommunalversicherung VVaG
Hartz, Regehr & Partner
Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG
Helaba Invest
HQ Trust
HVB Pension Fund
IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG
Jacobs Holding AG
Joachim Herz Stiftung
JSW Group
Lebensversicherung von 1871 a. G. München
Local Pension Parntership (LPP)
Mandatum Life
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft e.V.
Meag Munich Ergo Asset Management Gmbh
Mercer LLC
Mizuho Bank
MNB Nick Beteiligungen GmbH
Munich Re
NN Group
NÜRNBERGER Asset Management
Opticrest S.A
Pension Fund of Credit Suisse Group (Switzerland)
Pensionskasse der Wacker Chemie VVaG
Perpetual Investors GmbH
Phoenix Group
PSP Investments
StepStone Group
Swiss Reinsurance Co
Tecta Invest GmbH
Tesco Pension Investment
And many more.

Our networking at a glance


Networking receptions & breaks

Navigating a choppier fundraising market, the impact of amend-and extend, privagte debt secondaries market, and much more facilitied by a group of thought-leading private debt allocators and ivnestors.


PDI Investment Committees

Deep dive into three investment case studies from leading GPs in this unique interactive format.

Our attendee breakdown

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