Get to know IE's Advisory Board Germany

Ridhima Sharma
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Get to know IE's Advisory Board Germany

InvestmentEurope's has strenghtened ties with the fund selection community in Germany by creating an independent advisory board in the country.

The Advisory Board Germany 2020 is formed by leading fund selectors working for the asset management industry, whose regular comments and insights will play a key role on the evolution of InvestmentEurope's digital & printed magazine and events' portfolio.

The launch is the first of many, given that other regional and independent advisory boards, corresponding to the different European regions covered by our publication, are set to be announced in the coming months. 

If you are a fund selector and want to join this board, the one from your region, or simply want to find out more about the initiative, contact InvestmentEurope's editorial team.

Advisory Board Germany Members  
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Tilo Marotz, portfolio manager, Donner & Reuschel

Tilo Marotz has been working in the investment industry since 1997. Currently he is leading the fund selection business and is a portfolio manager for Donner & Reuschel in Munich. He started his career at FondsConsult Research and also worked in similar roles for Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers as well as a family office. Marotz holds a MBE from Steinbeis University and a Bachelor of Arts in Banking and Finance of the HWR in Berlin. He is also a frequent contributor to funds related media and a lecturer at Munich's biggest adult education centre.

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Thomas Romig, managing director, Assenagon Asset Management

Thomas Romig is managing director at Assenagon Asset Management and heads the Multi Asset Portfolio Management team. At his previous employer, Union Investment, he was head of Multi Asset Management, with responsibility for €12bn in assets under management, allocated between four major investment strategies. Key rating agencies such as Morningstar, Feri EuroRating, Lipper, Citywire and FondsConsult have repeatedly recognised Romig for his achievements.
Romig spent 2000-2009 as head of Multi Management at Cominvest Asset Management, which later was merged into Allianz Global Investors. He began his career in asset management in 1997 at ADIG Investment.

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Stefan Schrader, managing director, Titus

Stefan Schrader is managing director at Titus, which he founded in 1995, starting off with an equity fund- based long- only strategy. As a multi-asset fund of fund manager, he was rated five-star by Morningstar and FWW and A-rated by S&P. His company offers several managed account solutions, from €25.000 of investable assets onwards. Over the past decade, he has aimed to establish a B2B network of IFA's in Germany focused on sharing ideas around high-quality consulting and investing.

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Thomas Metzger, head of asset management, Bankhaus Bauer

Thomas Metzger was appointed the youngest head of asset management and chief strategist at a private bank in Germany at the age of 29 and has since then been responsible for the strategic and tactical asset allocation of all actively managed funds at Bankhaus Bauer in Stuttgart.
He previously worked in portfolio management, securities trading and equity research, as well as for several banks in the United States.
In addition, he has been lecturing at universities on portfolio management and derivative financial instruments for 15 years. In the Portfolio Management team at Bankhaus Bauer, he is responsible for cross asset/global macro strategies.

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Dirk Soehnholz, founder & CEO, Diversifikator

Dirk Soehnholz is founder and CEO of Diversifikator, honorary professor of asset management at Leipzig University, ESG blogger and member of the DVFA Sustainable Investment Commission. Previously he worked for The Boston Consulting Group, Feri Alternative Asset, Feri Institutional Advisors and Veritas Investment.

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Frank Huttel, head of portfolio management, FiNet Asset Management

Frank Huttel has 25 years of experience in the Investment Management industry. He joined FiNet Asset Management in September 2009 where he is head of portfolio management responsible for research, fund selection and fund management. He co-runs the LSF Solar & Sustainable Energy Fund. Prior to that he was responsible for a CTA and has experience in trading derivatives. In the last four years he has developed a strong focus on sustainable investing (SRI). He is a Climate Reality leader (Berlin 2018) and an SRIAdvisor (EBS). He co-developed vividam (www.vividam.de), the first sustainable Robo-Advisor in Germany.