5th International Fund Management Conference - Navigating the Cycle


Bernd Weidensteiner

Bernd Weidensteiner

Responsible for Commerzbank's US forecast
Commerzbank, Frankfurt, Economic Research Dept

Work experience:
2008 Joined Commerzbank, Frankfurt
2002 DZ Bank Fixed Income Research, Floor Economist
He joined DG Bank Frankfurt, Economic Research Dept. 1999

Alexander Koch

Alexander Koch, CFA

Senior Economist
Unicredit Munich

Work experience:
Studies in Economics in Munich and Southampton
After several years with Strategy Consultants Roland Berger & Partner 2001 entry in HypoVereinsbank as trainee corporate clients
Besides classical customer relationship, experience in Private Equity and Project finance
A couple of years ago change into Research department
First rating analysis of emerging markets and currently macro analysis with key focus Germany and Switzerland

Mohit Kumar

Mohit Kumar

Head of Euroland and UK Interest Rates Strategy
Deutsche bank

Work experience:
In his role, he is responsible in formulating strategy and trade recommendations for the Euro-area including the UK. Prior to his current role Mohit worked as a trader in Macro Proprietary Trading team at Goldman Sachs trading on a broad variety of asset classes. Mohit holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and Bachelors of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

Christian Mueller-Glissmann

Christian Mueller-Glissmann, CFA

Senior European Equity Portfolio Strategist
Goldman Sachs

Work experience:
He joined Goldman Sachs in July 2005 and currently works in the European Portfolio Strategy team together with Peter Oppenheimer. He previously worked in Tactical Research focusing on synthetic, event-driven and quantitative investment strategies. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in London, he worked in derivatives trading at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt and was a summer intern in Equity Research. He also worked for several German commercial and investment banks during his studies. Christian has an M.Sc. in Finance and International Management from the University of Mannheim. He also studied at Warwick Business School and ESSEC. Christian is CFA charterholder.

Mislav Matejka

Mislav Matejka, CFA

Head of European Equity Strategy
J.P. Morgan

Work experience:
He joined JPMorgan in 2000, and heads up JPMorgan's European Equity Strategy team, having previously worked in JPMorgan's Global Equity Strategy team. Prior to this, he worked at Mizuho Bank, where he worked in Economic Research. Mislav holds degrees in Economics and Finance from University College London and London School of Economics. Mislav is a CFA chart holder.

Dr. Marko Kolanović

Dr. Marko Kolanović

Global Head of Equity of Derivatives and Delta One Strategies
J.P. Morgan

Work experience:
Marko Kolanović is Global Head of Equity Derivatives and Delta One Strategies at J.P. Morgan. His team is responsible for developing equity derivatives, cash equity, portfolio trading, prime brokerage and cross-asset class strategies for clients and firm's trading desks. Prior to that Dr. Kolanović was Global Head of Equity Derivatives and Quantitative Equity Strategies at Bear Stearns, where he built and managed New York, London and Hong Kong strategy teams. Before joining Bear Stearns, Dr. Kolanović was a derivatives research analyst at Merrill Lynch, where he worked on equity-linked hedge fund trading strategies. His trading methods have been implemented by major hedge funds and his expertise has been used by major investment offices around the world. Dr. Kolanović's work is frequently quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron's, and others.
Marko graduated from New York University with a PhD in theoretical high-energy physics. He has developed a number of scientific theories/models, has authored top-cited research publications, and is the winner of numerous excellence awards. He currently resides in New York City.

Gerhard Schwarz

Gerhard Schwarz, CEFA

Head of Equity Strategy
Baader Bank

Work experience:
He joined Baader Bank since the start of 2011. Prior to that, he was in charge of the Equity Strategy team at Unicredit/HVB for 13 years. His focus is on top down drivers for global and European equity markets, valuation models and cross asset class interconnections. Gerhard already specialized on financial markets, portfolio theory and quant techniques while studying business administration at Augsburg University. He passed the CEFA exam in 1995.

Andanut Crinu

Crinu Andanut, PhD

CEO, Allianz Tiriac Pensions

Work experience:
Studies in Economics and Engineering, PhD in direct investments.
After several years as business consultant and Chairman of the German – Romanian Foundation, he entered the insurance business with ALLIANZ TIRIAC in 2002.
Since 2006, he is the CEO of ALLIANZ TIRIAC PENSIONS Company. In the period 2008 to 2011 he was also the Chairman of the Romanian Association of the Pension Administrators.
In his present role, he is responsible for the administration of a Pillar II pension fund and two Pillar III voluntary pension funds in Romania, with over 1.3 billion members.
He is the winner of numerous professional excellence awards.

James Walsh

James Walsh

Senior Policy Adviser, Workplace Pensions
National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF)
United Kingdom

Work experience:
James Walsh Is Senior Policy Adviser, Workplace Pensions at NAPF, which he joined in May 2009. He leads the NAPF's policy work on EU issues, regulation and simplificaion, liaising with the Pension Protection Fund and the Pensions Regulator. Prior to joining the NAPF, James was Public Policy Manager for ASDA Stores Ltd and Head of Public Affairs at the Institute of Directors.
Earlier in his career he held a series of positions in the Conservative Research Department, serving as Head of Economic Section and then as Deputy Director. He has worked with political leaders in Namibia, Sri Lanka and Belarus.

Ing. Tomáš Machanec

Ing. Tomáš Machanec, MBA

Ministry of Social Affairs
Advisor to the Minister
Czech Republic

Work experience:
Up to 1992 experience within energy sector; 1993 – 2002, Živnostenska bank pension fund project manager, after merge in 1997 Allianz pension fund, CEO and chairman of the board
2002 – 2010, Česka pojišťovna, market leader within insurance industry, senior management positions within life and non life product development
2010 – 2011, Ministry of Social Affairs, adviser to the minister, scope pension systém and pension reform
Education: Czech technical univerity of Prague, MSc., 1986; US Business School of Prague, MBA, 1992

Henning Esskuchen

Henning Esskuchen

Co-Head Erste Equity Research
Erste Group Bank AG

Work experience:
Since 01/01/02, Co-Head of Erste Group CEE Equity Research – CEE Equity Strategist - Leading a team of about 35 sector and country analysts in CEE region (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine).
1/01/98 – 01/01/02 - Erste Group Bank AG; various positions/functions in Erste Group
Research (sector analyst technology – research administration – participated in setting up Erste's investment banking activities within the region).
01/08/96 - 30/12/97, CA-IB Investmentbank AG (previously Investmentbank Austria AG) - Member of the Central European Equity Team; Analyst, prime responsibility for Romanian coverage
01/04/96-30/07/96 -Traineeship with Wiener Städtische Versicherungs AG, asset management
Education: 1990 – 1995 Business Administration and Economics at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
- Special subjects: Banking and Financing,Financial sciences
- Thesis: Risk effects of implementing EDP for financial institutions

Klaus Küng

Klaus Küng

Head of Metals & Mining,
Raiffeisen Centrobank

Work experience:
He joined Raiffeisen Centrobank in 2006 where he heads up RCB's Metals & Mining team.
Prior to this, he worked at ACP Beteiligungsmanagement, a Central European private equity institution, as a senior analyst for Industrials and Metals. Klaus Küng holds degrees in Business Administration from the University of Vienna of Economics and is a certified Futures & Derivatives market maker at the Vienna Stock Exchange.

Stefan Meinhold

Stefan Meinhold

Senior Product Specialist Equities & Commodities
DWS Investments

Work experience:
Stefan Meinhold is based in Frankfurt, he covers equities and commodities as a Senior Product Specialist. He rejoined DWS in 2008 after his Sabbatical "Bankerbiker". Before that he worked as a Product Specialist for Absolute Return Strategies in DWS Product Sales. Between 2003 and 2005 he was a Portfolio Manager at DB Trust AG in Frankfurt, where his background as a Future and Options Trader came in handy. He started his career in Investment Banking as a Derivative Analyst and worked in Deutsche Bank AG London, Frankfurt and New York. He has acquired a degree as an environmental economist ("Diplom-Volkswirt") and a Master's degree in business administration ("Diplom-Kaufmann"), both from Fernuniversitaet Hagen.

Adam Lessing

Adam Lessing

Head of Austria & EEM
Fidelity International

Work experience:
2010 – 2011, Ministry of Social Affairs, adviser to the minister, scope pension systém and pension reform
Adam Lessing joined Fidelity International (FIL) in 2010 as Head of Austria and Eastern Europe. In this position he is responsible for the Austrian business and for Fidelity's expansion into the Eastern European market.
Adam was previously Head of Business Development Europe for Aviva Investors. Prior to that Adam was Head of Northern European Distribution for AXA Investment Managers and an Executive Director of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
Adam Lessing is a past Vice-President of EFAMA, the European Association of Fund and Asset Managers and a member of various fund management association boards and committees. He holds a Doctorate in Law from Vienna University and a Master of Laws degree from UC Berkeley School of Law.

Christa Bernbacher

Mag. Christa Bernbacher

Head of CEE

Work experience:
Christa Bernbacher joined Raiffeisen Capital Management in September 2007. As head of CEE, Christa Bernbacher is responsible for Raiffeisen Capital Management's fund sales and marketing in CEE. In this position she is also member of the supervisory board of several local asset management companies of Raiffeisen like in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Bosnia and the Ukraine.Before Ms.Bernbacher joined Raiffeisen Group, she was Head of CEE International Business at Pioneer Investments Austria. Ms. Bernbacher has a master's degree in economics (Vienna University of Economics and Business).
2001 – 2007: Pioneer Investments Austria, Head of CEE Institutional Business, Deputy Head of International Sales & Network Management, Senior Vice President
1997 – 2000: RBB Bank (now Capital Bank) of GRAWE GROUP, Vienna, Head of Private Banking
1996 – 1997: Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), London, Manager
1994 – 1995: Österreichische Volksbanken AG, Vienna, Assistant of Head of Division Retail Banking
1991 – 1993: Peter Hoffmann GesmbH & Co KG - Corporate Development, Vienna. Assistant of Chief Executive Officer

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