BlueBay has appointed Marcus Maier-Krug as a senior credit analyst on the firm’s German direct lending team.
Maier-Krug’s appointment follows the departure of Klaus Petersen last month, who it was understood left for personal reasons.
He joins from European Capital, where he worked as an investment director on the debt team, following a stint on the firm’s CLO investment team. Before joining European Capital, he served as a leveraged finance analyst at Deutsche Bank.
In his latest role, he will work with Mark Jochims and Abhik Das to source opportunities in the DACH region. He will report to BlueBay’s head of private lending Anthony Fobel.
Fobel said: “As banks continue to move away from mid-market lending, businesses in Europe are seeking alternative lending sources to fund their expansion plans.
“We consider Germany to be an important European direct lending market, where we have strong experience in making attractive investments,” he added.