Aquila Capital announced the appointment of Jörn Flachmann as head client advisory Germany, who will be responsible for the financial assets segment.
“Jörn Flachmann has many years of experience working with institutional investors and in quantitative investment strategies,” commented Manfred Schraepler, head financial assets and liquid private markets at the Aquila Group, and also responsible for setting up the Ucits platform. Flachmann will work closely with the systematic trading group at Aquila Capital that is responsible for quantitative investment strategies and advising investors on alternative Ucits products.
Since the beginning of 2017 the systematic trading group has been headed by Urs Schubiger. Together with his team, he is responsible for Aquila Capital’s existing multi-asset products and the development of further quantitative strategies, especially in the trend/CTA segment.
With Jörn Flachmann and Urs Schubiger a tried and tested team is being reunited. Together, they have built up the area quantitative strategies in the past. “We want to take up this success again and Aquila Capital offers an ideal basis for this,” said Flachmann, who is seeing an increasing demand for quantitative approaches by institutional investors. “In the medium term, there is also no way to overcome quantitative and alternative strategies due to the market environment, at least as an addition to an institutional portfolio. By offering our own managed funds and alternative Ucits funds of the Aquila platform, we will be an interesting partner for a wide range of investors, “added Flachmann.
From 2008 Flachmann supervised institutional investors for Wegelin Asset Management, then for 1741 Asset Management, and most recently for Vescore and Vontobel Asset Management. He is a trained banker and studied at the universities of Bamberg/OSU (USA) and at the University of Zurich and holds a degree in economics and finance.