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Armin Rothauser
Managing Director, Head of Credit Investing at Starwood Capital Group


Armin Rothauser is a Managing Director, responsible for leading the Firm’s expansion into credit and heads Starwood Capital’s Hard Asset Platform.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital Group, Mr. Rothauser was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, where he ran its transportation, infrastructure, energy lending group, and then went on to co-head Deutsche Bank’s global structured credit business. In those roles, he was responsible for successfully investing the bank’s balance sheet & capital in varied markets across the world and in multiple asset classes. Before joining Deutsche Bank, he enjoyed a successful career as a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where he led their hard asset trading businesses.

At Starwood Capital Group, Rothauser serves multiple roles and has a wide range of responsibilities. He serves on the investment committees of both Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), a leading diversified finance company with a core focus on the real estate and infrastructure sectors and an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, and Starwood’s power, energy and infrastructure finance business.

Mr. Rothauser received a B.S. degree, with a concentration in finance, from Pace University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Traditional vs. specialized credit