Investing in Aviation Finance: Frankfurt

Nov 28 - Nov 29, 2017
AKA BANK , Germany
founding partner
founding partner

Introducing the first event focussing on the German capital markets for aviation finance, delivering an exceptional opportunity to meet and hear from regional German institutional investors

With a significant number of German investors looking at the asset class in more depth and evaluating investment opportunities beyond senior debt, our engaging agenda explores how the institutional investor community and wider aviation market can overcome operational challenges and foster new, long-term investment opportunities

Tuesday 28th November: Main Conference
Wednesday 29th November: Half-Day Workshop

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“A very refreshing approach and format. Candid and quality discussions about the latest industry topics.”
Chief Investment Officer, AerCap

“Great event, very informative! I would recommend it to anyone interested in aviation whether experienced or new to the industry.”  Partner, Floreat Capital Markets

Ishka’s Investing in Aviation Finance: Frankfurt brings together the best minds in aviation finance to address critical issues facing the investor community. Our innovative and collaborative sessions will leave you inspired with new perspectives, coupled with unrivalled networking opportunities to develop valuable new relationships

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For more information, please contact:
Tom Preselo, Head of Production
+44 (0)20 3176 3696
[email protected]




The Ishka opening video and view


Where are we in the aviation cycles and is now the right time to invest?

  • The distribution of relative risk and expected risk reward profiles of aviation relative to other asset classes


Deal or No Deal: Making the switch from senior loans to pass through products and going down the credit curve

We take a diverse range of investors, and present a series of hypothetical deals for our panel to unpack and analyse, providing a unique insight into their investment decision making.


  • How do different investor segments think about aviation finance?
  • Where are they looking to play? What appetite is there for mezzanine and junior debt?
  • What constraints do they have?
  • Rating requirements


Networking break


Reconciling and structuring aviation investments within the German regulatory framework: Anlageverordnung and Solvency II

  • VAG
  • Solvency II


Investing in dollar assets: Structuring solutions for euro denominated debt

  • Managing exchange rate swings
  • Hedging requirements
  • Will there be a supply of airlines and lessors issuing in euros?




Which assets are under pressure and how can investors manage their exposures?

  • Debating the future of the widebody market and A380
  • How far away are CMV’s from appraised values and should investors tread with caution?


The rise of the aviation debt fund: Why are institutions looking to set up debt ...

Networking break


The evolution of equity investments: what new structures are emerging and where are the best returns?

  • Are the tax benefits still there?
  • Return requirements and asset appetite
  • Annual cash running yield requirements
  • Length of investment profile
  • Leverage requirements


The "Industry All Play"

This interactive session sees delegates split into small pre-defined groups where they will collaborate to identify and solve key market issue to drive the market forward


Close of conference followed by drinks reception



Accessing the market: going beyond debt funds

  • Operating and finance leases
  • The parties involved in aviation
  • Types of metal
  • Structured and unsecured products
  • Debt funds, KG funds and asset manager
  • Evaluating the Schuldschein product and the potential for a secured private placement 


Spotlight on the asset

  • Calculating residual risk
  • The appraisal methodology
  • Evaluating a portfolio
  • Calculating market to market value 


A bottom up analysis of cashflows and maintenance reserves


Coffee Break


Lease assumptions and market fundamentals

  • Where are lease rates going?
  • When/ what happens when the first waves of planes come off lease?
  • Are leases matching finance tenors?


Managing risk


Join key players from the investor, airline, bank and lessor communities to discover the latest drivers shaping investor strategies and help shape the future of the German capital markets for aviation finance


Ishka’s masterclass is exclusively designed for both new and active investors, looking to gain the inside edge and stable cash flows in the aviation finance market

     Build your network and create lasting business relationships

     Debate and learn from the best minds in aviation finance


Edward  O'Byrne
“A very refreshing approach and format. Candid and quality discussions about the latest industry topics.”
Edward O'Byrne
Chief Investment Officer , Aercap
Useful experience with a mix of innovation and interactivity among delegates.
Jose Abramovici
Global Head Asset Finance, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
Jose  Abramovici
Richard Walker
Ishka has successfully moved away from the traditional conference format, creating an environment which allows for genuine debate on key issues. The level of participation, both in terms of the attendees and their engagement clearly shows that Ishka have hit the mark.
Richard Walker
“It was my first Ishka conference and I must say that it was one of the best conferences I have attended.”
Laurent Biousse
Aeronautics Fund
Laurent  Biousse
Aengus  Whelan
Great event! Really exceeded my expectations. I was impressed with the quality of the sessions, the speakers who shared their knowledge and the ISHKA team who got the audience engaged. Dare I say this is an aviation finance event that will be on my annual shortlist. “
Aengus Whelan
Head of Trading , Alafco
“Great opportunity to interact with professionals from the investment community and develop new and valuable contacts within an industry that will become increasingly more important to us.”
Patrick den Elzen
CEO, Arena Aviation Capital
Patrick den Elzen
Oumar  Diallo
“Great event, very informative! I would recommend it to anyone interested in aviation whether experienced or new to the industry.”
Oumar Diallo
Partner , Floreat Capital Markets
Maurice  Mason
Maurice Mason
martin opfermann
martin opfermann
Allianz Global Investors
Christine Rovelli
Christine Rovelli
VP Group Treasurer
Mark Lapidus
Mark Lapidus
Michael Lungariello
Michael Lungariello
Chief Financial Officer
Intrepid Aviation Group
Patrick den Elzen
Patrick den Elzen
Arena Aviation Capital
Florian  Martin
Florian Martin
Speaker of the Executive Board
KGAL Capital
Matt Simonetti
Matt Simonetti
Stephan Sayre
Stephan Sayre
Managing Director
DVB Bank
Bertrand Grabowski
Bertrand Grabowski
Senior Strategic Advisor
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise
Thomas Keller
Thomas Keller
Prime Capital AG
Alok Wadhawan
Alok Wadhawan
Co-Head Aviation Finance
Anselm  Gehling
Anselm Gehling
Dr. Peters Group
Fraser Chestney
Fraser Chestney
Managing Partner
Doric Partners LLP
Christian Wolff
Christian Wolff
Ali Lmadani
Ali Lmadani
ABL Aviation


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