Björn Esser has been a portfolio manager in the Multi Strategy Solutions Team at MainFirst since 2016. From 2010, he was a senior portfolio manager in the area of multi-asset at Allianz Global Investors and oversaw the wealth management family of funds, which had a final volume of almost €18 billion. Björn Esser studied at Gelsenkirchen University of Applied Sciences and is a graduate in Business Administration. He is also a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA) and Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA). In addition, he lectures on the subject of assets in CIIA and AIM (Applied Investment Management) training courses.
Christian Schütz has been a portfolio manager in the Multi Strategy Solutions Team at MainFirst since 2016. Previously, he worked as senior portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors. From 2010, he managed the funds Best-in-One Balanced and Allianz Multi-Manager Global Balanced, and from 2013 the funds VermögensManagement Substanz, VermögensManagement Balance and VermögensManagement AnlageStars Konservativ. Christian Schütz graduated with a Master’s degree in Quantitative Finance from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).
Dr Timo Teuber has been a portfolio manager in the Multi Strategy Solutions Team at MainFirst since 2016. Before this, he was a senior portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors in the multi-assets area, where he was ultimately responsible for the management of almost €18 billion. Dr Teuber was instrumental in the development of innovative risk management for specialised VermögensManagement funds. He was also responsible for the development and management of the dynamic risk parity strategy that has been in place since 2012. Dr Teuber has successfully managed the Allianz Dynamic Risk Parity fund since its launch. He completed his studies in economics at the University of Bielefeld in 2003. He received his PhD on the subject of non-parametric estimation of economic time series. He has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 2012.
The investment objective of the sub-fund is to generate average returns of three to five percent a year above the 3-month Euribor, over a period of 35 years, regardless of medium-term equity and bond market performance. The sub-fund invests in various asset classes, in particular equities, bonds and currencies. It primarily uses derivatives to take long and short positions in these asset classes. Currency positions are mainly opened using FX forwards and futures.
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