October 21, 2021

Episode #78 Lutfey Siddiqi – Global Risk Management, and Diversity and Inclusion in Financial Institutions

Lutfey is a Visiting Professor-in-Practice (IDEAS – “Ranked #1 university-affiliated think-tank 2020”) at LSE, the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also is aMember of Scientific Advisory Board at the LSE Systemic Risk Centre. At LSE he is also Co-investigator of the Inclusion Initiative, a Former member of the LSE Court of Governors & Investment Committee.He is also an Adjunct Professor at my alma mater, the National University of Singapore, where he also is part of the Advisory board of the Centre for Governance & Sustainability.  Furthermore, Lutfey is a Member of the Global Agenda Council or […]
May 17, 2019

Episode #30 Charlie Eaton – Pioneering the Placement Agent Industry

This week we are talking about the placement agent business in the alternative investments space. We could not have imagined finding a better person to discuss this topic with than Charles “Charlie” Eaton, the Founder of Eaton Partners and one of the pioneers of the whole industry. Charlie founded Eaton Partners in 1983 as one of the first and now one of the largest placement agents in the world. Eaton Partners was acquired by Stifel Financial in 2016. According to Eaton Partners’ website, it has been widely recognized as the world’s leading placement agent. Since the firm’s founding in 1983, […]
March 28, 2019

Episode #27 Joern Czech – Alternative Investments, Investment Banking and Entrepreneurship in Finance

Joern Czech is the Co-Founder and Manager of IANUA Market Limited, an Alternative Investment platform and intelligence hub, founded in 2018. They simplify Alternative Investing for professional investors, co-invest with them into curated investment opportunities. Joern’s career started in Trading for a local German bank before he moved into Institutional Sales for Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. Just before founding IANUA, Joern was a partner and Head of Business Development and Investor Relations at a London-based Hedge Fund called SCIO Capital LLP. In this episode we talk about the financial crisis and the credit crunch, we provide insights into the […]
March 15, 2019

Episode #26 Tobias Schulz – Venture Capital, Market Trends, German VC Ecosystem, Portfolio Management and How to Become a VC

Tobias Schulz is an Investment Manager at HTGF. High-Tech Gründerfonds is one of Europe’s biggest venture capital groups and an early stage seed investor, focused on high potential high-tech start-ups. Before joining HTGF Tobias has worked as an entrepreneur and has experience in the private equity industry. In the episode we talked bout the following topics: How to manage a big portfolio of Startups The venture capital market trends Europe vs US VC market How do startups scale? How do VC investment managers make decisions How do you get a job as a VC Differences between working for PE and […]