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Your access to investing in quality loans to Dutch SME's and professional real estate investors.

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Sourcing guaranteed by existing deal flow in Direct Lending propositions.
Outperformer in relation to other asset classes with an equal risk/reward ratio.
An asset class that creates additional diversification in your investment portfolio.
WDL SME fund
  • Loans to borrower with an average interest rate of 9,75%.
  • Expected net return after costs of 8,0% per year
  • Fund size is € 40 - 80 M with approximately 80 - 100 loans.
  • Loans based on a proven cashflow of existing SME's.
  • Through spread, partial collateral and a thorough selection and management a moderate risk profile is created.
  • An SFDR article 8 fund which promotes investments with a positive environmental-, social- and other ESG impact.
WDL Direct lending
  • Loan to SME's and real estate investors with interest between 6,5% and 8,5%. Net return after costs between 6,0% and 7,5%.
  • Duration of the loans max. 5 years.
  • Mandate in hands of the investor; based on a thorough risk analysis by credit risk specialists.
  • Management by specialists of WDL Kredietfondsen.
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WDL 1e Hypotheek Fonds
  • Loans  to dutch SME’s and professional real estate investors.
  • Fundsize is € 20 – 50 M with approximately 60-100 loans.
  • Maximum  Loan To Value 80% based on a first mortgage on real estate in the Netherlands.     Expected average Loan To Value is 60%.
  • The fundmanager WDL Kredietfondsen has a skin in the game of 2% of the capital subordinated to investors.
  • Net return is 6,25% a year. No costs.
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WDL Kredietfondsen: Connecting investors and borrowers directly and via funds

WDL Kredietfondsen, fully specialized in structuring SME- and real estate loans in the Netherlands, offers the opportunity to make use of this specialism. WDL Kredietfondsen is able to link craftmanship to riskdata, combined with an efficient process.

Selection, structuring and management by credit risk specialists with a proven trackrecord. Based on a thorough analysis of business cases, markets and a proven cashflow of the borrower.

WDL Kredietfondsen has a proven track record in WDL Direct Lending and the WDL first mortgage fund. First closing of the WDL SME Fund is expected in October 2023 and is also funded by a supranational financial institution.


The fund manager WDL Kredietfondsen is founded by Bart van der Wielen (CEO) and John Aartsen (COO). They each have over 25 years’ experience in credit risk, restructuring- and consultancy. Together with a small team of credit analysts they are structuring debt deals and creating investment opportunities for investors. The craftmanship in debt structuring and managing creates value for investors in this asset class.

Additional general information

  • Managing Direct Lending and Funds via own Loan Administration ICT platform.
  • Structuring the asset class “private debt”  for HNWI’s, family offices and small institutional investors.
  • Geography: The Netherlands.  
  • WDL  Kredietfondsen started in 2021.
  • Assets under Management year-end 2021: € 5 mio, Year-end 2022
    € 30 mio and target AuM year-end 2023 is € 90 mio.
  • Investments outside AFM supervision. WDL Kredietfondsen is registrated with the AFM under the AIFMD. (Alternative Investment Fund Managers.

Interested in an introduction to WDL Kredietfondsen?

For an introduction to WDL Kredietfondsen, please contact Bart van der Wielen on +316 38904336.

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