Berenberg announced the appointments of Matthias Born and Peter Kraus. Both join from Allianz Global Investors and will start working for the private bank on 1 October. These moves are reflective of the expansion within Berenberg’s wealth and asset management division, which was announced at the beginning of this year.
“We want to continue growing in wealth and asset management and will further add our strengths as announced with top-class experts,” says Henning Gebhardt, head of wealth and asset management at Germany’s oldest private bank. Gebhardt joined Berenberg from Deutsche Asset Management at the beginning of this year. “With Matthias Born and Peter Kraus we are delighted to welcome two very renowned investment experts for our growth story, who have a unique expertise in German and European stocks. We will continue to expand our product range with their know-how.”
Matthias Born started his career in 2001 at Allianz Global Investors’ team for European second-tier stocks, where he first managed a fund for German growth stocks as well as portfolios for European second-tier stocks. Since 2007 he has been successfully managing Concentra, a classic among German equity funds. His profound expertise for German stocks is widely recognised. He has had his biggest success since 2009 as co-head of the team for European growth stocks at AGI. He oversaw one of the most successful teams for European equities and was responsible for client deposits totalling a clearly double-digit billion amount. He has been honoured multiple times by fund rating agencies for his outstanding performance in the German and European equity market.
Peter Kraus started as an analyst for European second-tier stocks before he joined AGI in 2006 as a fund manager for European small and mid caps. He made a significant contribution to the great success of AGI’s team for second-tier stocks. He was responsible for the management of various European small and mid cap funds as well as for the acquisition and management of important international institutional mandates.
“Matthias Born is well-known for his long-term investment horizon, his very active approach apart from benchmarks, without losing sight of the risks. Peter Kraus has been successfully proving his stock-picking abilities throughout his career, especially with European micro cap products. He makes long-term investments in hidden champions and companies with a high growth potential,” added Gebhardt.