NN Investment Partners Taps Kindert For Alternative Credit Role

Oct 12 2016 | 12:07am ET

NN Investment Partners (NN IP) has hired Gabriella Kindert as manager of the firm’s alternative credit boutique. 

In her new role, Kindert will be responsible for all illiquid fixed income strategies, including residential real estate, corporate private debt, project finance and commercial real estate loans, the company said in a statement. She will also be tasked with expanding towards a broader range of clients through offering new products and entering into new lending activities of value. 

The position is new. NN IP’s alternative credit boutique manages approximately €14 billion of assets under management.

Kindert brings more than 20 years of international experience in both banking and asset management to NN IP. She has held various managerial positions with financial institutions including former private wealth manager MeesPierson and BNP Paribas IP, the latter as global head of loans. Since 2011, Gabriella has taken on various investment initiatives in the field of private debt, real estate and private equity.

“The appointment of Gabriella highlights NN IP’s long term conviction that Alternative Credit is a key part of a portfolio’s strategic asset mix,” said Han Rijken, head of global credit at NN IP, in the statement. “It is also a space where our Private Debt offering in illiquid alternative fixed income comes into its own. The continued growth in the private lending space marks the ongoing change in the financial landscape where institutional investors partially will take over the risk-taking from banks. 

“The development of our alternative credit capabilities will strengthen our ability to add value for our clients,” Rijken continued. “Due to the nature of alternative credit, it is important to make the asset class easily accessible.”

NN IP is the asset manager of NN Group N.V., with €197 billion under management for institutions and individual investors worldwide. The company was formerly known as ING Investment Management until a name change on April 7, 2015.

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