Our team by fields of activity

Dr. Eckhard Schulte

Head of Portfolio Management & CEO

Dr Eckhard Schulte is the CEO and founding partner of MainSky. He has been responsible for portfolio management since the company was established in 2001. Previously, he worked with international investment banks (e. g. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein) in the field of global markets and fixed income strategy.. Dr Schulte studied economics at the University of Mainz followed by the awards of a PhD degree at the German Research Institute for Economic Policy.

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Jürgen Ganßleben

Head of Risk Management & COO

Jürgen Ganßleben is an executive of risk management and a co-founder of MainSky. Jürgen Ganßleben can look back on many years of professional experience in trading bonds and interest rate derivatives at the Industrial Bank of Japan (Germany) AG as well as in risk management at Birkert & Fleckenstein Wertpapierhandelshaus AG. Prior to joining MainSky, he worked in the field of derivatives at IBJ International plc in London. He studied economics at the University of Mannheim and the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada.

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Daniel Gomes Duarte, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Daniel Duarte has been working for MainSky since July 2012. After developing various portfolio applications in risk management, he has been responsible since the end of 2016 as a portfolio manager with focus on corporate bond selection and factor investing. Previously, he worked for several years as a risk manager for AXA Investment Managers Deutschland GmbH and from 2005 to 2007 as a risk controller at BNP Paribas Securities Services. He studied business administration at the University of Mainz and University of Pavia (Italy) with a focus on finance and accounting. In addition, since 2012 he has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the German CFA Society.

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Daniel Pfändler

Portfolio Strategist

Daniel Pfändler has been working for MainSky since 2014 as a portfolio strategist for market strategy & asset allocation. Prior to this, he spent 15 years at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, the former investment bank of Dresdner Bank where he was in charge of fixed income strategy, G10 economic analysis and asset allocation. He started his career at the Bunds trading desk in the mid 90s. Daniel Pfändler is a graduate of the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.

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Oliver Marx

Portfolio Manager

Oliver Marx joined MainSky`s portfolio management team in July 2016. Previously he worked with various asset management companies gaining first experiences in a broad range of areas, notably the development of investment strategies for investment funds and managed accounts. Oliver Marx graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Banking & Finance and later with a Masters Degree in Finance & Accounting.

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Brigitte Baumbach

Office Manager

Brigitte Baumbach has been supporting MainSky since November 2012 as an office manager. In various, partly senior positions, she worked in the past with various asset managers and brokerage pools. Her focus was on sales partner support and the assistance work of board members. Brigitte Baumbach has almost 25 years of professional experience in the financial sector.

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Dr. Adolf Rosenstock

Economic Advisor

Before Adolf Rosenstock joined MainSky in 2006 as an Economic Advisor, he was Chief European Economist at Nomura International in London. He has also served as an advisor to the Bank of Japan since 1986. Until 1998, he was Chief Economist of the Industrial Bank of Japan (Germany) AG in Frankfurt. After studying business administration in Frankfurt and Paris as well as economics at Washington State University, Dr. Rosenstock earned his PhD at the Institute of Capital Market Research at the University of Frankfurt. He is the author of several books and articles on capital market issues.

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MainSky Awards

MainSky sees the high quality of its asset management confirmed by the following independent awards:

In January 2013, Telos certified the Bond Absolute Return Fund with their AA+ rating for very high quality standards.