Capital Four Enhances Focus on German Market with Establishment of Local Office and Head of Client Relations


April 7, 2021

Enhancing Focus on German Market with Establishment of Local Office and Head of Client Relations

Capital Four, an independent credit asset management boutique, has established an office near Frankfurt and named Jan Albers as Head of Client Relations for Germany and Austria, with responsibility of growing the Firms presence among institutional investors and servicing existing clients.

Commenting on the appointment, Sandro Näf, Capital Four’s CEO and co-founder, said: “We are very excited to increase our footprint among leading German investors, which always has been a backbone of our investor base.  Since inception, we have built a strong network. We launched our first mandate with a German pension fund 11 years ago, and today have more than €2bn Assets under Management across mandates and funds.  Additionally, with the launch of our Senior Lending Private Debt Fund, we have been able to attract new key investors among German insurance companies and pension funds, which will be an important segment for us going forward.” Jakob Gammelgaard, Head of Business Development adds: “With Jan Albers, we have found a senior business developer, with an impressive track record, and a strong network and understanding of the German institutional market.  We have been working closely with Jan during his time at Nordea and are certain that our German investors will benefit from having local representation.”

Jan Albers comments: “Credit has become the core income generating asset class in institutional investor portfolios, but credit investing is not easy. Investors need reliable partners. Having worked with Capital Four for the past 14 years I have always been impressed by their dedication to the asset class, their continuous investment into their capabilities and their deep sense of responsibility towards their clients. I strongly believe Capital Four will be a great partner to many more institutional investors in Germany and in Austria and I look forward to working with them.”

Jan Albers is a senior Business Developer with 23 years of experience.  For the past 16 years, he was responsible for building an impressive asset base among institutional investors as Head of German Institutional Sales for Nordea Investment Management.  Previously, he worked in Institutional sales at Baring Asset Management. Mr. Albers graduated from Fachhochschule Flensburg and became a CFA charterholder in 2001.

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