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Gabriella Kindert

Gabriella Kindert (MA, MBA) is a senior banking and investment professional with over 20 years of international experience gained at leading financial institutions in banking, asset management, and private equity.


She is the Head of Alternative Credit at NN IP including several illiquid fixed income strategies including residential real estate, corporate private debt, project finance and commercial real estate loans. This includes expanding the existing activities towards a broader range of clients through offering new products and entering new lending activities of value to NN IP clients. The Alternative Credit Boutique currently has € 14 billion of assets under management.


She started her career in banking in 1998 in MeesPierson Corporate and Investment Banking where she gained insight in various asset classes (asset based finance, project finance, leveraged finance) in different geographies. She she held various managerial positions with financial institutions including Fortis Bank, Fortis Investments, BNP Paribas IP the latter as Global Head of Loans. She gained extensive experience in structuring and managing investment solutions (CLO, listed fund etc.) and took part of the management team of Global Credits. Since 2011, Gabriella has taken on various investment initiatives in the field of Private Debt, Real Estate and Private Equity as well as advisory projects for larger financial Dutch institutions. 


She has an M.A. in History; M.A. in Economics, and an MBA with distinction in Accounting and Finance. She completed the Advanced Management Program at IESE and several executive courses at INSEAD, IMD, Harvard Business School and at Nyenrode Business University. Since 2015 is also undertaking Ph.D. in Finance at ISM.

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Articles by Gabriella Kindert

Europe 2018: Four key trends investors can benefit from in Alternative Lending

11th January 2018

This year promises to be a very exciting one for alternative lending, with new players gaining prominence, potential for consolidation growing and new partnerships emerging. Gabriella Kindert, Head of ...

5 burning questions on Alternative Credit from institutional investors

21st November 2017

Alternative Credit is a dynamic and rather complex investment category that has been growing rapidly for a number of years. The asset class refers to loans that are negotiated on the private market ...

Mind the GAP in the Lending GAP

18th October 2017

Where is the value in private debt markets? Where do we stand 10 years after the crisis?   The Lending Gap has been one of the most quoted negative consequences of the financial crisis. Many ...

Reflection on 1H2017: Key Trends in the World of Modern Finance

5th July 2017

NN Investment Partners' head of alternative credit Gabriella Kindert reveals the hot fintech trends of 2017 so far.   The first week of July is a great time to go on a holiday. But before ...

The race to banking license: why fintech companies want the old trusted safety chain

29th June 2017

The last few months saw several fintech companies obtaining licenses to operate as a bank and – ultimately – become a bank. Fintechs are characteristically small, innovative and agile. They ...

Marketplace and P2P Lending: Viable or Not?

29th March 2017

Marketplace lending, a constant headline of major financial journals for the last few years, is a new form of credit intermediation. The term broadly refers to debt financing models whereby borrowers and ...

The important trends for funds in the Alternative Credit market in 2017

5th January 2017

NN IP’s head of alternative credit Gabriella Kindert reveals her key predictions for the alternative lending space in 2017.     Connectivity and interdependence have increased ...