Allianz Investment Management
Alexander Hirt is head of credit at Allianz Investment Management (AIM), which develops, steers and implements the investment strategy for the Allianz Group globally. Prior to this position, he was head of rates and emerging markets, as well as an expert for tactical asset allocation and equities. Before joining AIM in 2009, Hirt was an investment manager covering the energy sector at Allianz Equity Alternative Strategies and an equity portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors – Allianz Capital Managers where he started his career in 2003.
Sven Vorstius is head of corporate funding at Bayer responsible for all the external funding activities of the Bayer Group. Before that, he had roles in the treasury function, including running interest rate risk and liquidity management. Vorstius joined the company as assistant to the head of finance after which he gained project management and M&A experience.
Mirko Gerhold is a managing director and head of corporate bond origination & solutions at Commerzbank. He has more than 20 years of experience in bond origination and structuring. He started his career as a corporate bond originator and spent several years on hybrid capital and liability management as well as covering the insurance sector. He has led Commerzbank’s bonds solutions team since 2015, which includes the structuring and execution of sustainable bonds. In early 2019, he assumed additional responsibility for Commerzbank’s corporate bond origination.
Christian Große Erdmann
Deutsche Bahn Group
Christian Große Erdmann is responsible for the capital markets and cash management activities of Deutsche Bahn Group, and CEO of Deutsche Bahn Finance. Große Erdmann joined Deutsche Bahn in February 2017 after eight years at Evonik Industries. Prior to that, he spent five years at SEB and started his career at Commerzbank in Frankfurt in 1999.
Max Berger is a senior portfolio manager in the investment-grade credit team, fixed income, at DWS. He is the lead portfolio manager for the EUR Non-Financial and Corporate Hybrid strategy. Berger joined DWS in 2010 after three years at Oppenheim OVAM (formerly Gen Re Capital) as an investment analyst.
Ingo Nolden is head of debt capital markets and corporate finance at HSBC Germany, a role he has held since 2018. He has worked at HSBC for almost 17 years in capital markets roles. Before his current position, Nolden was co-head of DCM, corporate and institutional banking and head of corporate DCM for German-speaking Europe, responsible for all aspects of origination across products. Prior to joining HSBC in 2004, Nolden worked in bond origination at WestLB, which he joined in 2001.
Jörg Boche is executive vice president and head of group treasury at Volkswagen, and chairman of the supervisory board of Volkswagen Bank. Before joining VW in 2007, he was head of portfolio management at R+V Versicherung, the parent of Germany’s second largest life insurer. Between 1997 and 2003, Boche spent six years at Commerzbank and Dresdner Bank in fixed-income and derivatives operations, having started his career at Goldman Sachs in 1993.
KM Capital Markets (moderator)
Keith Mullin is founder and director of KM Capital Markets, a media and thought-leadership consultancy, and adviser for banking, investment banking, global capital markets, social and sustainable finance, financial regulation, and related topics. Mullin has spent more than 30 years in specialist banking media and media-related fields, most latterly in the thought-leadership group of the capital markets insights group of Thomson Reuters, now Refinitiv. He was previously editor-in-chief of the company’s capital markets publishing group, which includes IFR.
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