Gabriella Kindert

NN Investment Partners

Head of Alternative Credit

Gabriella Kindert (MA, MBA, PhD candidate) 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, ECA loan, 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 € 17 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 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 board level 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. studies at ISM.

Event Sessions Featuring Gabriella Kindert


Using property for alternative income

The Alternative Income Forum - 5th June 2018

Roundtable (Breakout)

Alternative Credit ‐ Round Table Discussion

London Summit 2018 - 26th March 2018

  • The 22-strong roundtable discussed various aspects of opportunities in the non-bank lending space including the opportunities in SME lending, the maturity of the market and the sustainability of some platforms' business models and the need for greater transparency.
  • Christian Gut, manager of the P2P lending Fund, said investors need to fully understand track records of managers/funds and of how loans are performing. He said it is “really hard to understand” like-for-like comparisons when platform are changing underwriting models.  “Every country and platform is doing things in different ways. The industry should decide a certain level of credit and risk that should exist across the aboard,” he said.
  • Maseco’s Matthews added that niches are well suited to alternative credit but  “you can’t throw a lot of money” at them as this would harm yields.
  • RM’s Nicholl’s said that trust in the sector could be improved by third party audits leading to more capital into the sector.
  • AltFi Data’s Fekete added that lenders are showing more and more interest in having their data assessed and compared on a like-for-like basis. That is a vital part of the maturation of the sector, he said.


The next phase for the SME funding revolution: Taking on mid‐market lending

London Summit 2018 - 26th March 2018

  • Will technology-enabled platform lending move into the mid market space? Thabe said to lend to the mid-market he believes every loan needs “a pair of real eyes” along side automation of certain aspects of underwriting.
  • Law adds that “it is hard work in the middle”. He said online lenders will do well in the sub-200k level where as banks will dominate £10m plus.
  • Kindert, head of alternative credit at NNIP, said there is some oversupply in some areas of the non-bank lending space but that in others “there are still opportunities.”
  • Spotcap’s Turfboer meanwhile said that going into multiple jurisdictions is not  easy for mid market lending and added that banks and fintechs may both find it difficult to make this space profitable.




Fixed income under pressure: Time to look outside the box

AltFi Global Summit 2017 - 7th November 2017


Alternative Credit: The Big Opportunity for Investors

Income Opportunities in Alternative Credit - Edinburgh - 6th June 2017


Standardisation, positioning, or track record: What's the key for long‐term capital managers?

AltFi Europe Summit 2017 - 30th March 2017

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