Category Archives: Interview

Interview with Dee Ruddy, KPMG Luxembourg

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Dee RuddyDee Ruddy is a Director at KPMG in Luxembourg and works in the Regulatory Advisory department advising investment managers on the regulatory frameworks at EU and Luxembourg level governing their business activities. Dee’s main areas of expertise are the AIFMD and UCITS frameworks. As she recently authored a report that summarizes the status quo of the financial regulation and its likely impact on the finance industry we were interested to hear what fund managers have to look out for going forward. Read More

Interview with Michael Appenzeller, Fundbase.com

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Michael AppenzellerMichael Appenzeller holds a M.S. in Economy and is one of the founders and the visionary mind behind Fundbase with access to a huge industry network. He provides extensive experience in the financial industry; he is a former COO/CFO and Risk Manager of alternative and long only asset managers as well as a strategy consultant and project manager for global asset management and capital market projects. We were interested to learn more about his new venture and how he intends to disrupt the alternative fund space. Read More

Interview with Michael Odermatt, HelvInvest

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Michael OdermattMichael Odermatt is the CEO and Head of Portfolio Management at HelvInvest AG, an asset management company of collective investment schemes authorized by FINMA. Before founding HelvInvest in 2009 he worked as a Portfolio Manager within the team „Special Clients“ at UBS up until 2003. Mr. Odermatt then moved to Maerki Baumann & Co. as a Senior Portfolio Manager where he was responsible for “Fixed Income & Fund Research” and managed private as well as institutional portfolios. As Mr. Odermatt oversees investments in long-only as well as alternative UCITS funds we were curious to find out what his take is on UCITS hedge funds and how he makes his investment decisions.

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