German equity fund duo to join boutique


Equity duo Anko Beldsnijder and Richard Burkhardt have left German MainFirst Bank in order to join competitor Fidecum, their Avant-Garde stock fund will also be transferred to Bad Homburg based boutique.

Beldsnijder and Burkhardt have jointly managed the fund at MainFirst, which exists for more than ten years. At MainFirst, Burkhardt previously worked together with Hans-Peter Schupp, who is now managing partner at Fidecum and portfolio manager of the Fidecum Contrarian Value Euroland Fund.

Schupp comments on the appointment: “I am looking forward to a sound and constructive co-operation with Anko here at Fidecum. His profound knowledge in the field of European quality growth stocks will enable us to offer our investors another high profile stock fund as a tool for diversification of their asset allocation.”

Beldsnijder joined MainFirst in 2004 to launch the Avant-Garde stock fund, prior to that, he worked among others as head of European Equities at ABN Amro and as portfolio manager at Credit Suisse.

Burkhardt has been with MainFirst since 2006, prior to that, he worked among others as a Currency analyst at Kerford Investments.

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