Frankfurt, Germany

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Event Date Tue Sep 18 BST - Wed Sep 19 BST (about 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Sep 18 12:00am - Wed Sep 19 12:00am
Location Frankfurt, Germany
Region EMEA

Main topics of the 2nd SZ-Conference: Private Debt and Direct Lending:

• Financial stability and credit markets in Europe - high debt, low growth: opportunities and risks in the current environment
• The current yield and risk development in the private debt market in Germany, Europe and the United States - What are the opportunities for LPs and how can GPs represent their value?
• Regulatory framework of Debt funds and prospects against the background of the current Brexit developments
• What are the implications of the new Investment Regulation and Solvency II for the investment strategies of large investors
• Opportunities and Opportunities through Private Debt Investments: Asset classes, players, products
• Corporate Debt: Aggressive Competition or Attractive Market - An Overview of Competition in the Market
• Infrastructure Debt: current opportunities and risks
• Real Estate Debt: Market Situation and Outlook
• Experience of a medium-sized company in financing through private debt
• Cooperation or collision? - Why banks are pushed out of the lending business
• Direct Lending in Europe 2.0 - Is there any structural change in SME financing in Europe that is accelerated by the regulator (Basel III / IV, Solvency II, AIFMD and Leveraged Loan Guidelines)


2018 Speakers

Hans-Joerg Baumann
Partner, StepStone Global Private Debt & Hedge Funds

Claudia M. Book
Vice President, German Bundesbank

Tim Floyd
Investment Director, Westbourne Capital

Sofia Harrshar
Director, Head of Department Alternative Investments / Real Assets, Universal investment company mbH

Sebastian Käpplinger
Lawyer, Counsel, P + P Pöllath + Partners

Nicolaus Loos
Founder and Managing Partner, German Credit Capital Partners (DCCP)

Klaus Petersen
Managing Partner, Apera Capital UK LLP

Sebastian Schroff
CFA, Global Head of Private Debt & Opportunities, Allianz Investment Management SE

Thomas Spring
Partner, Syntaxis Capital GmbH

Philipp Waldstein
Managing Director, MEAG MUNICH ERGO Asset Management GmbH

Manfred Ziegler
CEO, CC Pharma GmbH

Thomas Bayerl
Head of Infrastructure Borrowing Team, MEAG

Hervé Chopard
Executive Director, Head of Institutional Investors Group, Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking

Sven Giegold
Financial and economic policy spokesman, European Parliament and Alliance 90 / The Greens

Daniel Heine
Managing Director Private Debt, Patrimonium Asset Management AG

Michael Keitz

Patrick Marshall
Head of Private Debt and CLOs, Hermes Investment Management

Tobias Ripka
Partner, Mercer Germany

Howard Sharp
Head of Mid-Market Direct Lending, Park Square Capital, LLP

Matthias Unser
Member of the Board, YIELCO Investments AG

Theo Weber
MD, Head of Origination of Private Debt, BlackRock

Christian Zugel

Martin Blumann
Alternative assets, Commerzbank AG

Abhik Das
Managing Director, Head of Private Debt, Golding Capital Partners

Christian Gohlke
Senior Sales Director Alternatives, NN Investment Partners

Stefan Hentschel
CEFA, Head of Pension Asset Management, Evonik Industries AG

Ralf Kratzenberg
Senior Manager Private Equity, Gothaer Asset Management AG

Robert Massing
Member of the Board, Solutio AG

Daniel Sachs
CEO, Proventus Capital Partners

Uwe Siegmund
Chief Investment Strategist, R + V insurance

Francesco di Valmarana
Partner, Pantheon Ventures

Dieter Weiß
Member of the Board, YIELCO Investments AG

Jürgen Breuer
CEO Germany, Pemberton

Hans-Peter Dohr
Managing Partner, ICA Institutional Capital

Richard of Gusovius
Partner, Campbell Lutyens

Mark Jochims
Partner - Private Debt Group, BlueBay

Oliver Kronat
Lawyer, tax consultant, Partner, Clifford Chance

Christian Ossig
Chief executive officer of the banking association, Federal Association of German Banks

Daniel Schmidt
CEO, Managing Partner, CEPRES - Powerful Investing Made Easy

Frank Sievert
Member of the Board, UniVersa insurance group

Philipp Wackerbeck
Partner / Head Financial Services Germany, PwC Strategy & (Germany) GmbH

Marc Wolbeck
Head of Unit, Insurance Supervision, BaFin

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors & Partners

• Patrimonium Asset Management AG
• Natixis
• NN Investment Partners (NN IP)


• Absolute Research
• Baistartseise
• God Mode Trader
• Guidants
• Sueddeutsche
• Unternehmen
• Venture Capital
• Versicherungsmonitor