Wilhelm Steinmark
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Wilhelm Steinmark
European Head of Aviation Lending & Capital Markets


United Kingdom

Mr. Steinmark joined Castlelake in 2021 as European Head of Aviation Lending & Capital Markets. In his dual role, he is focused on providing tailored aviation lending solutions to Castlelake’s European counterparties and raising debt capital for the firm’s Specialty Finance and Diversified Assets strategies in the region. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Steinmark was with Deutsche Bank in New York and Frankfurt for 14 years where he held various positions in banking, structuring and syndicate. Most recently, he was a member of the Transportation ABS team with a focus on origination and syndication of private credit transactions. Mr. Steinmark received an M.A. in strategy and international management and a B.A. in business administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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The industry has witnessed a transition from conventional bank lending towards new Private Equity/CLO-funded players, but will this shift prove sustainable in the long-term? 

  • An overview of capital market funding options and their applications. 
  • Will the elimination of regulatory capital issues prove sustainable for new debt funds in the long term? 
  • Do non-bank lenders have a reliable strategy to access low-cost financing once traditional bank lenders return to the market? 
  • Will Basel-IV force traditional aviation banks to lend at a higher premium? How will this affect their deal pipelines? 
  • Understanding how banks will contribute to the funding landscape going forwards. Where will they fill in the gaps? 
Guillaume Degemard
Senior Vice President , Apollo Global Management Inc / PK AirFinance
Yann Sonnallier
Managing Director - Global Head of Aviation Finance, Societe Generale
Christian Wolff
Head of Syndicate & Investor Markets, Helaba
Wilhelm Steinmark
European Head of Aviation Lending & Capital Markets, Castlelake
Alain Rousseau
Head of Aviation Finance EMEA, Natixis



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Below are a handful of the expert speakers joining us for our ESG event, to see full details for the brand new event please click here: Ishka ESG: Committing to a Cleaner Aviation Future  ▷

Claudia Hügel
Senior Director, Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Jonathan Counsell
Group Head of Sustainability, IAG
Jan Toschka
President of Global Aviation , Shell
Colin McGinlay
Director, Metlife Investment Management Ltd
Wilhelm Steinmark
European Head of Aviation Lending & Capital Markets, Castlelake