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DKF 2012

Uto Baader

Founder, majority shareholder and CEO - Baader Bank AG  

Uto Baader (born 1944) is the founder, majority shareholder and CEO of the Baader Bank AG in Unterschleissheim. After studying economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, he spent 13 years at BayernLB, most recently as head of the trade in foreign stocks. In 1983, Uto Baader was presented as a stockbroker admitted to the Munich Stock Exchange and the foundation for his current company, which has approximately 350 employees, Germany's leading specialist in securities trading. Since 2001 he is Chairman of the Council of the Munich Stock Exchange.


Uwe Berger

Dipl. Oec. - Thomson Reuters

Uwe Berger is Manager Real-Time and Online Solutions for Europe East at Thomson Reuters. His prime focus are Web-based solutions in the Internet and Intranet as well as solutions and applications that need Real-Time streaming data. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and market data industry. Prior to Thomson Reuters he was Managing Director of a Provider for Web-based Portals and Terminals. He held senior sales positions at Siemens Nixdorf, Digital Equipment, Telerate and Reuters.


David Berry

IPUG, Cossiom, FISD Exec member

In December 2008, David joined UBS AG and is Director in Market Data & Commissions Global Sourcing. He was previously Head of Procurement & Cost Control at Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets Europe from May to Nov 2008. From 2006 to 2008 he was Global Head of Market Data at Barclays Capital. From 2001 to 2006 he was Global Head of Market Data for Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking. He first worked there as Head of Supplier Management for Market Data Services. From 1993 to 2001, David worked for Morgan Stanley, first in the Fixed Income, Commodities and FX department, where he held Sales and Trading posts around Europe. He later performed in Morgan Stanley Market Data and Technology department in London. He is Executive Committee member at IPUG, COSSIOM and FISD. David earned a “Diplomkaufman” in Berlin, a “Diplome des Grandes Ecoles” in Paris and a “Master’s Degree” in Oxford. Married with three children, he is a keen rugby and ice-hockey player.

Peter Blenninger

Head of Development - Baader Bank AG

Peter joined Baader Bank, Germany's leading specialist in securities trading in 2002, where in particular the expansive universe of ~550.000 tradable instruments keeps his work thrilling. As Head of Development he manages a team of computer scientists that defines, designs, implements and integrates many of the core IT parts of the bank, especially the (listed) derivatives trading, algos and all the connectivity (+100) to counterparties and markets. Peter has +15 years experience in design, development and run of sophisticated operations around people and IT. He holds a Diploma (m.cs) from LMU, the most renowned German university.



Dr. Carsten Bödecker

Founder - Bödecker Ernst & Partner

Carsten Bödecker, a German lawyer and tax advisor, has over 15 years of experience in alternative investments, with a particular focus on tax law and investment/insurance regulatory law, and is one of the pioneers in Germany in this field. He is the publisher of the Handbuch Investmentrecht (Handbook on Investment Law) and the author of the investment law and bank tax law sections in the Fachanwaltshandbuch Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht (Lawyer's Handbook for Bank and Capital Market Law) published by Albrecht/Karahan/Lenebach. He has authored a commentary on the double tax treaty provisions on inheritance tax published by Gosch/Kroppen/Grotherr. In addition, he has published numerous articles on tax and legal issues related to capital investments in a number of professional publications. He is an active member in the Verband der Auslandsbanken (Association of Foreign Banks in Germany) as well as the Deutscher Derivate Verband (German Derivates Association). The International Tax Review (ITR) lists Carsten Bödecker as a Leading Individual in the capital market and financial product sector. He is also a visiting lecturer for International Tax Law at the University of Osnabrück. His clients include international asset management companies, large German insurance companies and high net worth individuals.

Dr. Steffen Böhnert

Director - AG

Dr. Steffen Böhnert, is responsible for sales and marketing . An economist by training, Dr. Böhnert has been active as an expert in various sectors of the financial information industry. Prior to joining AG in 2001. He held the position of Managing Director at Teledata Börseninformations GmbH (a stock exchange information company) in Frankfurt-am-Main.


Kees Brooimans

Managing Director - Screen Consultants

After graduating in marketing, Kees Brooimans joined van Lanschot Bank as sales trader in the beginning of the 80's. After 3 years he joined Datastream, now part of ThomsonReuters. He occupied several positions, varying from Customer Support to Sales Manager. In 1990 Kees was one of the co-founders of Screen Consultants where he has developed himself to become a senior business executive with extensive knowledge and experience related to investments, finance, information systems and organisational change in the financial services industry. Particular strengths include market know-how, vendor solutions, project management, analytical ability and the skills to communicate effectively internally and externally.


Ashley Byford-Bates

Senior Director, GRC - Thomson Reuters

Beate Caldewey

Quantitative Analytics Specialist - FactSet

Beate Caldewey is specialist for Quantitative Analytics for the DACH region as well as Eastern Europe. FactSet’s Portfolio Analytics and Risk Group is responsible for selling and supporting analytics including performance attribution, style and risk analysis, as well as historical modelling, backtesting, portfolio construction and optimization. Previously, Beate was Consultant for FactSet’s quantitative clients in this region. Beate graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Gießen Friedberg with a degree in Mathematics.


Steve Cheng

SVP/Global Head of Data Management Solutions - RIMES Technologies Corporation

Steve Cheng is the solution manager for RIMES Benchmark Data Service (BDS).  BDS is a fully managed benchmark data service for buy-side firms offering unrivalled breadth and depth of coverage, aggregation of multiple data sources, comprehensive data validation and issue management, flexible and fully customisable functionality, all supported with award winning service.  Steve has extensive experience in the financial information and software industry gained in a number of senior global product marketing and business strategy positions at Reuters, Datastream and DST Global Solutions. Steve’s focus is on data management and buy-side software and services; ranging from historical financial information, investment management systems, data feed delivery and OTC derivatives trade processing.


Dave Clare

Regional Vice President EMEA - Solace Systems Inc.

Dave Clare is Regional Vice President at Solace Systems Inc., Canada, in charge for the European, Middle East and African business. Dave has worked with data distribution and messaging platforms for many years, previously with IBM and Progress Software. His interest in these technologies has led to being a very strong advocate of highly optimised appliances for middleware rather than the more traditional software/server platforms typically used today for messaging and market data.


Frank Desmond

Managing Director, Tullett Prebon Information

Frank Desmond manages Tullett Prebon Information global business with operations in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. He has been responsible for spearheading Tullett Prebon Information market leading growth over the past four years. Prior to joining Tullett Prebon Information, he spent more than a decade at Thomson Reuters in a range of legal and business roles. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and served on the executive committee of the FISD for several years. Frank began his career as a corporate lawyer where he worked for several years at international law firm, Clifford Chance LLP. He was educated at University College Dublin. Married with two children Frank lives near London. 

Catherine Downhill, CFA

Head of EMEA & APAC Product Management - Fitch Solutions

Catherine is Senior Director at Fitch Solutions and is the Regional Head of Product covering EMEA and APAC. Catherine joined Fitch in 2007 as Director for the Pricing and Valuations business and has more than 10 years experience in the financial information business. Prior to Fitch, Catherine spent 7 years at Interactive Data Corporation where she had a number of roles including Business Manager for the fixed income and derivatives business where she was responsible for providing strategic direction and was the business lead in new product development initiatives. Previously to this Catherine worked at Amerada Hess Corporation as a Risk Analyst on the gas trading desk. Catherine has a first class honors degree in Business Studies where she specialised in Financial Management and was awarded the CFA designation in September 2007.




Dr. Claus Dürndorfer

Managing Director - The Value Group GmbH

Dr. Claus Dürndorfer, ist seit 2004 Mitglied der Geschäftsführung  von  The Value Group GmbH, München. Nach dem Studium der Wirtschaftswissenschaften an der Universität Augsburg  wird er Stipendiat der Bayerischen Graduiertenförderung und promoviert im Fachbereich Finanz- und Bankwirtschaft. Zwischen den Jahren 1992 und 2000 ist Dr. Dürndorfer als Unternehmensberater bei internationalen Wirtschaftsförderungsprojekten  und Projektfinanzierungen tätig und entwickelt Produkte im Bereich Altersversorung. Zwischen 2001 und 2003 ist er Geschäftsführer Credit Suisse Pension Systems GmbH, bevor er Vorstand bei PensPlan Europe AG wird und bis 2010 ausübt.

Dr. Christian Ebersberger

Head of IT Department at Helaba Invest Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH

Since 2008 the PhD in physics Dr. Ebersberger is working at Helaba Invest as Head of IT. In this role he is responsible for IT operations, strategy and development of the IT landscape / architecture as well as advisor to the management and special divisions. Previously he spent two years at Pioneer Investments KAG mbH (since 2007 SOCIETE GENERALE Securities Services KAG mbH) as Head of IT for a similar field of responsibility. Between 2001 and 2006 he was working as Head of IT at Activest Investment GmbH as well as at Union IT-Services GmbH. He started his career at Heyde AG as business area manager.

Christian Ehmig

Board Member/IT Manager - BörseGo AG

Christian Ehmig studied computer science at the TU in Munich and started working for BörseGo AG in 2004. In 2010, he became a board member and is responsible for the development of finance applications and portals and the technical infrastructure. His areas of expertise are real-time streaming of financial data for web applications, real-time calculation and database architectures as well as performance optimizations. He has more than ten years of experience in heavy-load web / server-client applications and database design and optimization. He heads a team of computer scientists that develop, integrate and customize applications and both analyze and optimize the server infrastructure. The infrastructure handles up to 100.000 ticks per second (3.5 billion ticks per day) and distributes data to up to 30.000 web-based clients.

Dr. Alexis Eisenhofer

Founding partner and Managing Director - AG

From 1993 to 1997 Alexis Eisenhofer studied economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich where he received a doctor's degree with a dissertation on multi-period portfolio optimization. As founding partner in 1999 and managing director of AG, an application service provider for market data, he supervises the company's finance, data and product strategy. In 2005 he co-founded the Münchner Finance Forum e.V., a network for institutional investors and academic researchers. 

Mauricio Gonzalez Evans

CEO - BCC Group International GmbH und Co. KG

Mauricio G. Evans is founder and Managing Director at BCC Group International (BCCGI). BCCGI is a Frankfurt/Main based Software Development Company, founded in 2002, which specializes on development of “Made in Germany” solutions for the global financial services industry with focus on Market Data Management and Distribution as well as compliant Excel™ real-time solutions. Mr. Evans previously worked for major Banks with responsibilities for global Market Data Distribution and migration projects.


Christian Finke

Solutions Sales Specialist - Thomson Reuters 

Christian Finke is Solutions Sales Specialist at Thomson Reuters for the DACH region and Eastern Europe advising clients on algorithmic/automation systems and data visualization. Thomson Reuters algorithmic trading and automation solutions span the trading workflow from price discovery and data analysis to algo creation, backtesting and risk monitoring. The solutions are used in various areas including trading, credit risk and compliance. Christian started his career at the French-German Chamber of Commerce but soon moved into the financial services industry where he has held Account Management and Sales positions at Tradeweb and Realtime Systems Group. He holds a Master of Science degree in Financial Computing from University College London (UCL).


Artur Fischer

Joint CEO - Börse Berlin AG

Artur was appointed as Börse Berlin´s CEO in April 2007. He has been responsible for identifying Equiduct, the developer of an innovative trading system, and was the mastermind behind Börse Berlin´s majority investment in this London based start-up. As Executive Director of Easdaq and CEO of Equiduct Artur created a Europe-wide distribution system for the new trading platform. In July 2009 Artur convinced Citadel Securities to become a strategic partner and majority stake holder in Equiduct in order to further expand market activities. He continues to actively oversee the project as member of the Easdaq board. As Börse Berlin´s joint CEO he is also in charge of all issues regarding the Equiduct trading platform, which is operated by Börse Berlin.

Dr. Bernd R. Fischer

Managing Director - IDS GmbH - Analysis and Reporting Services 

In 2009, Dr. Bernd R. Fischer was appointed to the position of Managing Director of IDS GmbH - Analysis and Reporting Services. From 2000 to 2009, he was Global Head of Risk Controlling and Compliance in the central business segment Asset Management of Commerzbank AG and was also responsible for the Risk and Performance Controlling division of cominvest GmbH. Prior to this, he worked in the fields of Portfolio Analysis and Risk Controlling in the Asset Management division of Dresdner Bank. From 2000 to 2004, he was a member of the Investment Council of the CFA Institute. Dr. Bernd R. Fischer completed his degree in Physics and Maths at the University of Cologne and was awarded his doctorate at the Florida Atlantic University (USA) in 1995. He is the author of the standard work “Performance analysis in practice”.


Carsten Gern

Head of Processing Solutions - SIX Telekurs 

Carsten Gern began his career in the financial sector in 1999 as a business consultant at USU AG. In 2002 he moved to dwpbank as a business analyst in (the segment) fund services, where he was responsible for all aspects related to the outsourcing of fund accounting processes. He left dwpbank in 2004 and joined COMIT (now Swisscom Financial Services) as a senior manager. His main responsibilities included the implementation and establishment of numerous fund migration and other specialized processes for back and middle offices in capital investment companies. Carsten Gern has been heading the segment Processing Solutions at SIX Telekurs Deutschland since 2010 where he is responsible for all project and consultancy operations related to the company´s data offering and solutions for back and middle offices.



Dr. Johannes Gomolka

Managing Director of Research - Tempelhove Research UG

Dr. John Gomolka, born 1977 in Greifswald, studied at the Humboldt University of Berlin and received his doctorate at the University of Potsdam in 2011. He is the author of " Algorithmic Trading – Analyse computergesteuerter Anlageprozesse unter Verwendung der Multifaktorenregression, Universitätsverlag Potsdam " and "Cut-Off Time and Time zone arbitrage, IBIDEM Hannover," which were published in the 2011 and 2007. He is also Managing Director of Research Tempelhove : Consultancy on algo trading and HFT.


Roderik Gonggrijp

Director - S&P Capital IQ

Roderik Gonggrijp has more than ten years of experience working in the financial market data and valuations industry. A CFA charter holder, Roderik has been at McGraw-Hill Financial since 2006 to develop out the company's fixed income valuation offering. This business provides daily evaluated market price opinions for instruments varying from Corporate and Government bonds, High Yield, Mortgage Backed Securities to CLOs. Roderik carries responsibility for daily management and product development for the European business with a major focus on improving valuation transparency and the development of new approaches to valuation.


Robert Halver

Head of Capital Market Research - Baader Bank AG 

After completing his business studies Robert Halver started as an analyst and equity strategist at private bank Delbrück & Co in Frankfurt. In 2001 Robert Halver joined the Swiss private bank Vontobel, where he drew the investment strategy of the Vontobel Group in Germany. Since 2008 Mr. Halver is in charge as Head of Capital Market Research at Baader Bank AG in Frankfurt. With regular media presence on TV stations and professional publications, as speaker at investor conferences and as columnist Mr. Halver is well known in the financial industry.

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff

Chairman of the Institute for Innovation Research - LMU Munich

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, born in 1958, is chairman of the Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. After studying engineering in Dortmund he studied from 1984 to 1987 at Harvard Universityand became a Master of Public Administration. Prof. Harhoff completed his habilitation at the University of Mannheim. Already during his studies, but also as an academic teacher and researcher, he has received numerous awards. In the comprehensive rankings by Thomson Scientific is Prof. Harhoff counted among the top 10 German professors of economics

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hartung

Professor of Insurance Economics - University of Federal Armed Forces Munich

Ausbildung zum Bankkaufmann bei der Deutsche Bank AG in München. Danach Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre mit versicherungs- und kapitalmarktorientierter Schwerpunktsetzung an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). Von 1997 bis 2000 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter bei Professor Dr. Elmar Helten am Institut für Betriebswirtschaftliche Risikoforschung und Versicherungswirtschaft (INRIVER) der LMU und Promotion zum Dr. oec. publ. mit einer Arbeit zur Unternehmensbewertung von Versicherungsgesellschaften. Von 2000 bis 2006 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent am Institut für Risikoforschung und Versicherungswirtschaft an der LMU. 2006 Habilitation mit einer Arbeit zur Eigenkapitalregulierung bei Versicherungsunternehmen. Ab Oktober 2006 Vertretung, seit Oktober 2007 Inhaber der Professur für Versicherungswirtschaft an der Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und Organisationswissenschaften (WOW) der Universität der Bundeswehr München.

Thomas Heberer

Practice Lead Trading Solutions EMEA - Thomson Reuters  

Thomas Heberer started his career in 1989 as a foreign currency bond trader at Dresdner Bank. With the change to Reuters AG 1993, he was responsible for sales support of product analysis and risk management systems. In the years 2000 - 2003 he served as a Global Business Liaison between TIBCO and Reuters with a focus on exchange systems and business process management in the financial market Palo Alto, California. Returning to Germany he was the responsible manager of financial market pre-sales and sales specialists in Europe until 2010. Among other things, he led the Thomson Reuters initiative *Structered Products Community*. Especially the marketing and e-trading channels of issuers and market makers in the ETF environment for professional investors are being redefined within the community. Since June 2010 he is responsible for the marketing strategies of e-commerce solutions.

Peter Heister

Regional Sales Director - Interactive Data 

Peter Heister is Regional Sales Director at Interactive Data Corporation since 2008 and has over 20 years experience in the international financial sector. Prior joining Interactive Data, he was responsible for business development in continental Europe and for conducting business in Germany at Thomson Financial. He was also more than 15 years for Reuters and later in strategic management positions with Telerate and Oracle. Heister is IT engineer (Friedberg / Giessen) and has a master's degree in organizational and industrial psychology.


Peter E. Huber

Fondmanager and Partner - StarCapital AG

Peter E. Huber, Jahrgang 1950, war nach Abschluss seines BWL-Studiums von 1978 bis 1981 Wertpapieranalyst bei SMH in Frankfurt am Main. 1981 gründete er die PEH Wertpapier AG, die er zu einer erfolgreichen Vermögensverwaltung ausbaute. Nach dem Verkauf des Unternehmens wurde er 2001 Partner und Fondsmanager der unabhängigen Investmentgesellschaft StarCapital AG und erhielt zahlreiche Auszeichnungen im internationalen Aktien-, Renten- und Mischfondsmanagement. Peter E. Huber steht für ein antizyklisches und ganzheitliches Vermögensmanagement und greift neben seiner jahrzehntelangen Erfahrung auf aktuelle Erkenntnisse der empirischen Kapitalmarktforschung zurück.

Peter Hutter

President SIPUG (Swiss Information Providers User Group) 

Peter Hutter has over 20 years of experience in market data. Eleven years he worked at UBS, where he served as project manager for trading platforms, the new Swiss Exchange and responsible for the development of the internal market data applications. In addition, he managed the help desk market data and market data training. At Credit Suisse he worked for 2 years in global sourcing and then he was in charge of market data in the global private banking. For 5 years, he heads the Data Management and Services, which includes the entire global administration of market data. Peter Hutter is president of SIPUG (Swiss Information Providers User Group) since 2002. 

Michael Krautzberger

Managing Director - BlackRock Asset Management Germany

Michael Krautzberger, CFA, EFFAS, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer and member of the board of BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG. Michael heads the Euro Fixed Income team within BlackRock's Fundamental Fixed Income Portfolio Management Group and is a member of Blackrock's EMEA Leadership Committee. Mr. Krautzberger's service with the firm dates back to 2005, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. He joined MLIM as head of the European Fixed Income Aggregate portfolio team and was responsible for the UCITS III restructuring of the MLIIF Euro Bond Funds. Prior to joining MLIM, Mr. Krautzberger was head of European fixed income at Union Investment in Frankfurt since 1999. Previously, he spent five years with Deutsche Bank's DWS, where he managed global fixed income portfolios and was responsible for the pre-Euro European currency unit and structured products.  Mr. Krautzberger earned a BA degree in business administration and computer science from the European Business School in 1994, and a MA degree in economics from the University of Hagen in 1996.

Michael LeLion

Senior Vice President - Panopticon 

Michael Le Lion is Panopticon's SVP International (with additional responsibility for the Global partnership with Thomson Reuters) with a prime focus on the financial services community, real time streaming applications and OEM partners for the Panopticon technology set. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate sales and business development. Prior to Panopticon, Michael was Head of Sales and Partnerships for Bishopsgate Financial, with clients including RBS, Lloyds, Nomura, LSE, Barclays Capital, and Deutsche Bank. Michael has held senior sales positions at Platinum Technology, Verity, Comshare, and Datamonitor/Ovum, where he actively targeted the financial services industry.

Laurent Martinet

European Senior Clients and Regulators Relationship Manager - Bloomberg

Laurent Martinet has been with Bloomberg LP for over 12 years. He currently manages the European Client and Regulator Relationships team for Bloomberg’s Enterprise Data Solutions business ensuring that Bloomberg’s clients in that space are getting the solutions they need and that those solutions work inside the regulatory framework in Europe.
Martinet started his career at Bloomberg in 2000 as a Data Specialist in the Funds team after which he became a Sales Account Manager with responsibility for Bloomberg’s Data License and Managed Bpipe product in the UK and Luxembourg. Most recently he was a Sales Manager for UK buy-side clients and during 2010 led the Data Solutions sales teams in France, Luxembourg and Spain.
Martinet began his career as in Sales in West Africa for a Mining Equipment maker after graduating from Temple University in Philadelphia in 2000.

Thomas Messmer

Geschäftsführer und Präsident des Aufsichtsrates der Sowatec Gruppe

Thomas Messmer ist seit 2003 Geschäftsleiter und seit 2010 Präsident des Aufsichtsrates der Sowatec Gruppengesellschaften.Die Unternehmensgruppe fokussiert sich mit calculo, dem Lösungs- und Beratungsportfolio thematisch auf die Fachgebiete Gebührenmanagement, Pricing und Billing für Banken und Finanzdienstleister. Sowatec ist in der Schweiz und in Ländern der EU tätig. Der Betriebswirtschafter FH verfügt über langjährige Management- und Geschäftsleitungserfahrung in der IT- und Beratungsindustrie, vornehmlich bei internationalen Lösungsanbietern und Systemhäusern, u.a. DEC, AT&T, Softlab/Cirquent.


Prof. Stefan Mittnik, PhD

Department of Financial Econometrics - Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich

Professor Mittnik holds the Chair of Financial Econometrics at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich (LMU) and is director of the Center for Quantitative Risk Analysis. He is member of the Research Council of the Deutsche Bundesbank and of the “Economics” Review Board of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). He studied at the TU Berlin, the University of Sussex in England and received his doctorate degree from Washington University, U.S.A. Before joining the LMU, he taught in New York (1987–1994) and Kiel (1993-2003). His research interests include empirical finance, risk management and the interactions between the financial sector and the real economy.


Dr. Boris Neubert

Head of Business Development - IDS GmbH - Analysis and Reporting Services

Dr. Boris Neubert has been at IDS GmbH - Analysis and Reporting Services since 2009, where he is charge of Business Development. Dr. Neubert holds degrees in physics and business administration and received his doctorate in 1998. Following his stay in Bilbao, where he conducted research under a DAAD scholarship, he began his career in finance with the Commerzbank in 1999. As a manager with the consulting firm zeb/, Dr. Neubert spent several years working in product management, project management and sales. Thanks to his background in IFRS accounting, treasury and risk management and in global bank management, he has been able to develop and successfully implement controlling concepts for numerous banks. Heading the risk measurement group at Cominvest Asset Management GmbH, Dr. Neubert has been responsible for the measurement and assessment of market, credit and liquidity risks for the investment funds of the Cominvest group. He is the author of several professional articles and has since 2010 conducted courses at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Vassilios Pappas

Founding Partner - Assenagon Assenagon Asset Management S.A. 

Vassilios Pappas is a founding partner of Assenagon and the manager responsible for the areas of trading, portfolio management, risk management and trading infrastructure. In 2001 he received an MBA from the University of Chicago. Until March 2007 he was a member of the Markets & Investment Banking Operating Committee of UniCredit Group, heading the Global Structured Derivatives Division. In addition, he served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of INDEXCHANGE Investment AG and as a member of the Supervisory Board of HVB Structured Invest S.A.


Kornelius Purps

Economics & FX/FI Research - UniCredit Group

Kornelius Purps, Jahrgang 1969, arbeitet seit 1999 im Team Economics & FX/FI Research. Nach Beendigung seines volkswirtschaftlichen Studiums an der Universität Siegen bildete sich Kornelius Purps über verschiedene Aufbaustudiengänge im Bereich Europäische Integration und internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen weiter. Unter anderem erwarb er den Master of Economics - Europe von der Universität des Saarlandes. Seit Beginn seiner Tätigkeit bei der HypoVereinsbank / UniCredit Bank zeichnet Purps für das tägliche Kommentieren der Marktentwicklungen verantwortlich. Derzeit verfasst Kornelius Purps den meistgelesenen deutschsprachigen Börsenbrief mit dem Schwerpunkt Zins- und Währungsmärkte.

Michael D. Rose

Business Development Manager, Asset and Mortage-Backed Securities - Bloomberg Valuations

Michael Rose is the Business Development manager for Bloomberg's evaluated pricing service, Bloomberg Valuations (BVAL). Since joining Bloomberg in 2010, Michael has specialized in building valuation models for structured products in the ABS market. Michael has two decades of experience trading and structuring derivatives and capital markets products at major banks, including developing pricing models and analyzing the impact of accounting and regulatory requirements.  At Bloomberg he is responsible for tracking relevant regulatory and accounting changes to provide clients with the transparency and other functionality needed to meet their disclosure and regulatory requirements. Michael began his career with Merrill Lynch in Tokyo as a derivatives trader where he built valuation models for OTC derivatives, structured finance transactions and debt obligations as a member of the bank's fixed income and foreign exchange derivatives desk.  He has also worked for UBS, CSFB, AIG FP and Litchfield Capital Holdings in similar capacities. Michael holds a bachelors degree in economics from Duke University.


Torsten Schneider

Director, Head of Regulatory Consulting & Services - SIX Telekurs

Torsten Schneider heads  the segment Regulatory Consulting & Services at SIX Telekurs Deutschland. He is primarily responsible for advising and supporting clients from the financial sector in the implementation of regulatory requirements. Further duties include the development and enlargement of our product and service offering in keeping with regulatory guidelines.

Prior to his appointment at SIX Telekurs Schneider worked in various sales positions in the financial services and data market, including six years at Reuters AG (now Thomson Reuters) and looks back on more than 11 years of experience in the financial industry. He joined SIX Telekurs Deutschland in 2006 and has been responsible for investment and asset management companies and other financial institutions. The combination of his strong legal background and extensive experience with a wide range of clients has been an invaluable asset to the company for providing products and solutions with a high practical value.


Evert-Jan ten Brundel

Business Development Director - Screen Consultants 

Mr. ten Brundel (1961) is Business Development Director for Screen Consultants. Before joining Screen, Mr ten Brundel was Group Managing Director and Head of Product Management, Financial Markets for IHS Global Insight, where he worked for almost 7 years. Prior to joining Global Insight, held senior positions at Morgan Stanley Capital International, Primark Corporation (now part of Thomson Financial) and Deloitte Haskins & Sells, in disciplines as diverse as Client Service, Product Management, Data Operations and Finance. Mr. ten Brundel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from Windesheim University in Zwolle, the Netherlands.


Frank Verstraeten

Head of Trading Application Engineering - Raiffeisen Switzerland 

Frank Verstraeten, born in 1965, has been responsible for financial information for Raiffeisen Switzerland since 2003. In addition to efficient administration and distribution of data in a decentralized banking group, he deals especially with the innovative use of financial information in new media. Previous stages in his career were in aluminum trading, risk control and bookkeeping. He also completed an education in multimedia applications a few years ago.

Prof. Dr. Wulf von Schimmelmann

Chairman of the Supervisory Board - Deutsche Post AG

Prof. Dr. Wulf von Schimmelmann is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post AG since 2007, where he previously served eight years as a member of the Board. He currently holds other mandates at Thomson Reuters Interantional (since 2011), Western Union Company (since 2009) Accenture plc (since 2001) and MAXINGVEST AG (formerly Tchibo Holding AG, since 2003). He studied at the universities of Hamburg and Zurich and worked for  for companies such as McKinsey & Co. Inc., DG Bank, BHF Bank, Regius GmbH and the Deutsche Postbank AG from 1972 to 2007. During the years 1989 to 2006 he was, moreover, a honorary professor at the University of Konstanz.

Thorsten Weinelt

Head of Private Wealth Management / Family Office - UniCredit

Thorsten Weinelt is Head of Private Wealth Management / Familiy Office at UniCredit.  Since 2004, Thorsten has been Global Head of Research and Chief Strategist for HVB. Thorsten started as an economist with Vereinsbank in 1996 and subsequently worked as a Fixed Income Strategist and Credit Strategist before building up the Credit Research Team in the year 2000. Thorsten holds a MBA from the University of Chicago Both School of Business, and a Master's degree in Applied Economics from Paris-Dauphine. He also holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Kiel where he worked for several years as a research assistant at the Kiel Institute of World Economics. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA/DVFA).

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