Man Global Private Markets (Mana GPM), Man Group's private markets business, has appointed Bernd Kerner as investment director within its European Private Debt team.
Kerner will focus on sourcing, executing, and managing European real estate loans as Man GPM further expands its activity in key euro-dominated real estate markets. He will be based in London and report into Jon Rickert, head of European Private Debt.
With over 25 years of experience in portfolio credit management and international real estate financing, Kerner joins Man GPM after more than a decade with JP Morgan, serving most recently as an executive director in the Corporate Investment Bank Risk and Treasury and Securities Services Risk Management teams. Prior to that he was vice president on the Real Estate Finance team, responsible for underwriting and supervising commercial and credit-related transaction processes. He spent the earlier part of his career as vice president at Eurohypo, and in similar roles at Deutsche Hypothekenbank and Dresdner Bank.
The real assets business of Man GPM specialises in private real estate equity and unlisted real estate debt, with $2.4bn of assets under management as of 30 September 2019 and teams in the US and Europe.