Investment Team

Dr. Thomas Schmitt
  • Acathia Capital since 2013

  • 7 years Winterthur Insurance (Credit Suisse Group), Member of the Executive Board

  • 5 years McKinsey & Co., Financial Institutions Group, Project Manager

  • 2 years Deutsche Bank, Controlling

  • MBA, PhD Business Administration

Managing Partner
Frank Dausy
  • Acathia Capital since 2014

  • 7 years Ageas Continental Europe, MD Corporate Development

  • 2 years Fortis Insurance, SVP Corporate Planning

  • 1 year Fortis Insurance Europe, CEO

  • 1 year Fortis, Director of Credit Communications

  • 7 y. Fortis Investor Relations Manager

​Investment Principal
Benelux, France
Andreas Gärtner
  • Acathia Capital since 2015

  • 4 years Hortarius Finance, Founding Partner

  • 18 y. SMGR Sales Agent at several Investment Banks

  • 3 y. Equity-Trader, DZ Bank Frankfurt

  • Qualified banker and Certified Investment Analyst, DVFA

Investor Relations
Julia Schmitt
  • Acathia Capital since 2021

  • Goethe University, Frankfurt, Doctoral Candidate

  • London Business School, London, M. Sc. in Management

  • University of Hagen, Hagen, B. Sc. in Economics and Business Administration

Investment Analyst
Bertram Valentin
  • Acathia Capital since 2013

  • 16 years Standard Life Germany, CEO

  • 5 years Aachener & Muenchener Insurance Group France, CFO

  • MBA (INSEAD), M.Sc. Mathematics

​Investment Principal
Life Insurance
Theda Hohn
  • Acathia Capital since 2013

  • 4 years Vita Nova

  • Goethe University, Frankfurt
    Diploma in Law

Legal/HR
Julia Hartmann
  • Acathia Capital since 2020

  • 2 years KPMG, Senior Associate in Management Consulting / Asset Management

  • 1 year HSBC Controlling & Fund-Cost-Management

  • Goethe Business School, Frankfurt, Master in Finance

Investment Analyst
Ekkehardt von Knebel Doeberitz
  • Acathia Capital since 2013

  • 10 years Asset Management Consultant

  • 7 years Baring Asset, Management, CEO

  • 3 years Paribas Investment, MD

  • 6 years Metzler Investment, Director

  • 3 years JP Morgan, International Client Advisor

  • MBA (Goethe University Frankfurt)

​Investment Principal
Asset Management
Patrick Soltendieck
  • Acathia Capital since 2016

  • HEC Paris, France
    M. Sc. International Finance

  • Goethe University, Frankfurt
    B. Sc. Business Administration

Investment Manager
Dardan Lulaj
  • Acathia Capital since 2020

  • Goethe University, Frankfurt,
    B. Sc. in Business Mathematics

Investment Analyst

Senior Advisors

Georg Mehl
  • 15 years Wuerttembergische Insurance Group, CEO

  • 29 years Allianz Insurance Group, MD

  • 10 years Executive Committee Member of the GDV (German Insurance Association)

  • M.A. Management

Insurance
César Bardaji
  • 2 years Panrico Group, CEO

  • 2 years Gallina Blanca Star, CEO

  • 2 years Renta Real Estate Corporación, CEO

  • 7 years Winterthur Insurance Spain, CEO

  • 16 years PepsiCo Spain/Portugal and Australia, MD

  • MBA (IESE), M.Sc. Industrial Engineering

Iberia
Prof. Mark Wahrenburg
  • 20 years, Goethe University Frankfurt, Tenured Professor and Chair of Banking and Finance

  • 7 years, Goethe Business School, Founding Dean

  • 3 years, University of Witten/Herdecke, Professor of Finance

  • 1 year, Wharton Business School, Visiting Professor

  • 1 year, McKinsey & Co., Consultant

  • PhD Finance, M.Sc. Business Administration

Regulatory
Michael Fröhls
  • 4 years The Froehls Group, Managing Partner

  • 3 years MetLife,  Head of Strategic Planning

  • 2 years Allianz Group, Head of Program Management

  • 4 years Citigroup, Director of Strategy

  • 6 years McKinsey & Co., Senior Engagement Manager

  • MBA (UT Austin), PhD Fin., M.A. Industrial Economics (WHU)

Real Estate
Piero Munari
  • 4 years Unicredit, Head of Investor Relations

  • 2 years Unicredit, Global Co-Head Corporate Finance & Advisory

  • 5 years Unicredit, MD

  • 3 years Swiss Re Group, MD

  • 2 years Zurich Financial Services, Director Group M&A

  • 4 years JPMorganChase, Senior Vice President

  • 5 years Deutsche Bank, Associate Director

  • B.A. Economics (Pavia), Executive programs (ESMT, Harvard)

Italy