#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.

 

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

ABL Life Insurance
AIMCo
Allianz Global Investors
Altamar CAM Partners
Apolis S.A.M
Assicurazioni Generali
AustralianSuper
Aviva
Bankhaus von der Heydt
Bayerische Versorgungskammer
Bayshore Capital Advisors
BB Alternative Partners
bfinance
BMW Group
BNP Paribas Cardif Vita
Caisse des dépôts et consignations
Cambridge Associates
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
CBC Pension Fund
Centrica
Certior
City of Zurich Pension Fund
Continentale Lebensversicherung
Derigo
EBRD
Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company
European Investment Fund
Extorel
EZVK
FAROS Fiduciary Management
FERI Trust
Generali Global Infrastructure
GIC
Golding Capital Partners
Gothaer Asset Management
Hauck & Aufhauser
Helaba Invest
HSBC Germany
HUK-Coburg
HVB Pension Fund
ICP Capital
IMCO
Industriens Pension
INTER Versicherungsgruppe
Joachim Hertz Stiftung
Kjup Capital
Korea Investment Corporation
KZVK Cologne
La Banque Postale
Laerernes Pension
Lebensversicherung von 1871
Mandatum Life Insurance
MEAG
Mercer
Mercy Health
MetLife
MNB Nick Beteiligungen
Muenchener Verein
Munich Re
National Pension Service of Korea
NEST
PensionDanmark
Perpetual Investors
Phoenix Group
PLEXUS Investments
Prime Capital
PSP Investments
Quirin Privatbank
R+V
RAG Stiftung
Redington
RenaissanceRe
Royaumont Foundation
Sara Assicurazioni
Sava Re
SEB Life & Pension
Siemens Fonds Invest
Signal Iduna Investment Management
Societa Cattolica di Assicurazioni
SOKA-BAU
StepStone Group
StepStone Real Estate
Stuttgarter Lebensversicherung
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Suva
Swiss Re
The Pension Superfund
The World Bank Group
Triglav Insurance
Triple One Capital
Uniqa Insurance
USS Investment Management
Versorgungswerk Zahnaztekammer Berlin
Viridium Group
Volkswohl-Bund
W&W Asset Management
WGV
Willis Towers Watson
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

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The Private Debt Investor Germany Forum will take place on 17-18 May 2022.

For more information on the agenda, please contact James Hatwell.

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Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

PDI Germany Forum 2022 - Tuesday 17th

PDI Germany Forum 2022
09:00 - 09:05

PDI Germany welcome address

09:05 - 09:15

Chairperson’s opening remarks

09:15 - 10:00

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

  • 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?
10:00 - 10:45

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

Daniel Roddick, Sven Seppeur, Sina Timm
  • 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
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Daniel Roddick

Founder, Ely Place 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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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
  • 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

Global Head, Alternative Credit Council

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12:15 - 13:00

Breaking down the market bifurcation

Patrick Suchy
  • 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?
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Patrick Suchy

Head of Credit, Private Markets, HSBC Alternatives

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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

Presentation: 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
  • 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?
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Monika Bednarz

Director, Lagrange Financial Advisory

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15:15 - 15:40

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

  • 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?
15:40 - 16:20

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

  • 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
16:20 - 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?

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
17:20 - 17:55

Audience roundtables with drinks

  • Valuations of private debt investments under increasing investor scrutiny
  • Assessing supply & demand for private debt secondaries
  • Delivering impact through debt funds
  • Improving inclusion & diversity in the debt market
  • 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
  • Emerging markets private credit opportunities
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

09:15 - 09:30

Chairperson’s day 2 welcome address

09:30 - 10:15

The changing face of Europe’s private debt market

  • 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
10:15 - 11:10

PDI Investment Committee: DACH region & Northern Europe

Gabriella Kindert, Matthias Kirchgaessner

Our PDI Investment Committee takes a look at three investment case studies from leading GPs across the DACH region & Northern Europe in this unique interactive format.

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

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Gabriella Kindert

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

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Matthias Kirchgaessner

Managing Partner, PLEXUS Research GmbH

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11:10 - 11:30

Morning networking break

PDI Germany Forum 2022
11:30 - 12:00

In-depth investor interview: Embracing direct & co-investment strategies

  • How might these strategies re-shape the market and LP-GP relationships?
  • The resources and expertise required to succeed
  • Areas, sectors and opportunities ripe for direct or co-investment vehicles
12:00 - 12:40

The merits of growth debt investments

  • 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
12:40 - 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.

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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 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

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

Hans-Peter Dohr

Founding and Managing Partner, 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Jiří Król

Global Head, Alternative Credit Council

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

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
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

Greg Racz

President and Co-Founder , MGG Investment Group

Prior to co-founding MGG, Mr. Racz was President of Hutchin Hill, a multi-billion multi-strategy hedge fund. Previously, Mr. Racz co-founded Octavian Advisors, LP, a $1.4 billion multi-strategy fund and was a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, R… 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

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

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

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

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

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2021 Post event report

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

Past attendees included MEAG Munich Re, StepStone Group, HVB Pension Fund, Perpetual Investors, European Investment Fund, YIELCO Investments, BlackRock, LGT Capital Partners, and many more.

Connect with active investors in debt strategies

ABL Life Insurance
AIMCo
Allianz Global Investors
Altamar CAM Partners
Apolis S.A.M
Assicurazioni Generali
AustralianSuper
Aviva
Bankhaus von der Heydt
Bayerische Versorgungskammer
Bayshore Capital Advisors
BB Alternative Partners
bfinance
BMW Group
BNP Paribas Cardif Vita
Caisse des dépôts et consignations
Cambridge Associates
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
CBC Pension Fund
Centrica
Certior
City of Zurich Pension Fund
Continentale Lebensversicherung
Derigo
EBRD
Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company
European Investment Fund
Extorel
EZVK
FAROS Fiduciary Management
FERI Trust
Generali Global Infrastructure
GIC
Golding Capital Partners
Gothaer Asset Management
Hauck & Aufhauser
Helaba Invest
HSBC Germany
HUK-Coburg
HVB Pension Fund
ICP Capital
IMCO
Industriens Pension
INTER Versicherungsgruppe
Joachim Hertz Stiftung
Kjup Capital
Korea Investment Corporation
KZVK Cologne
La Banque Postale
Laerernes Pension
Lebensversicherung von 1871
Mandatum Life Insurance
MEAG
Mercer
Mercy Health
MetLife
MNB Nick Beteiligungen
Muenchener Verein
Munich Re
National Pension Service of Korea
NEST
PensionDanmark
Perpetual Investors
Phoenix Group
PLEXUS Investments
Prime Capital
PSP Investments
Quirin Privatbank
R+V
RAG Stiftung
Redington
RenaissanceRe
Royaumont Foundation
Sara Assicurazioni
Sava Re
SEB Life & Pension
Siemens Fonds Invest
Signal Iduna Investment Management
Societa Cattolica di Assicurazioni
SOKA-BAU
StepStone Group
StepStone Real Estate
Stuttgarter Lebensversicherung
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Suva
Swiss Re
The Pension Superfund
The World Bank Group
Triglav Insurance
Triple One Capital
Uniqa Insurance
USS Investment Management
Versorgungswerk Zahnaztekammer Berlin
Viridium Group
Volkswohl-Bund
W&W Asset Management
WGV
Willis Towers Watson
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!