Thomas Bayerl (44) is Head of Illiquid Assets Debt at MEAG.
After studying mathematics, he began his career at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart in the Capital Markets division. There he has built up knowledge in structuring of securitisation products, mainly synthetic assets. At the beginning of 2006, he moved to HSH Nordbank in London, where he gained further experience in this field.
At the end of 2008, Thomas Bayerl took the opportunity to join MEAG, one of the largest asset managers in Europe. As portfolio manager he was responsible for investments in European ABS/MBS/CLO securitisations and continued to significantly build and expand the portfolio within a few years. Back in 2010, he recognised the potential of infrastructure debt investments for institutional investors and studied the asset class intensively. Based on his findings, MEAG's management decided to add infrastructure debt as an asset class to its portfolio and an implementation project was initiated under the leadership of Thomas Bayerl. The project laid the groundwork for a successful start of investments. Today, MEAG is one of the leading houses in this asset class.