Berenberg builds out chief investment office

Following the appointment of Stefan Keitel (pictured) as CIO in September last year, Berenberg has now made three further appointments to build out its chief investment office.

Berenberg, which is Germany’s oldest private bank, has appointed Markus Zipperer as head institutional portfolio management, Thomas Lehr as deputy head of investment strategy international and Ingo Kürpick, to oversee fund-based asset management strategies.

Both Zipperer and Lehr join Berenberg from Credit Suisse, which is also Stefan Keitel’s former employer. Zipperer has worked for Credit Suisse for 16 years, including ten years as portfolio manager for institutional clients. He was most recently head of investment strategy.

Lehr has been with Credit Suisse since 2001. As a member of the Investment Committee of Credit Suisse Germany, he held joint responsibility for the bank’s investment strategy in Germany. In 2008 he was called into the bank’s Global Asset Allocation Committee in Zurich. Most recently, he was part of Credit Suisse’s global CIO office.

Kürpick joins Berenberg from Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management, where he most recently worked as senior portfolio manager and analyst in charge of the management of various fund-of-funds and multi-asset concepts as well as the analysis and selection of investment funds.

Mona Dohle
Mona Dohle speaks German and Dutch, she is DACH & Benelux Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. Prior to that, she worked as a journalist in Egypt and Palestine. She started her career as a journalist working for a local German newspaper. Mona graduated with an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS and has completed the CISI Certificate in International Wealth and Investment Management.

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