HF with office in Frankfurt

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Hi guys and girls,

which hedge funds/alternative investment managers do you know with an office in Frankfurt. Here is my list so far
- Apollo
- Fortress
- LoneStar
- Oaktree

Would say, they are all first tier. Do you know any second tier?

Thanks

Anira

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Feb 15, 2013 - 7:48am

hm. arent the funds you mentioned PE funds?

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Feb 18, 2013 - 10:32am

Apollo, Fortress, and Cerberus have both hedge fund and buyout operations (and pretty much always have). Fortress has stated they're not looking to raise another main-stream buyout fund at this time and Cerberus's post-crisis successes has been largely mortgage HF-driven.

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Feb 25, 2013 - 10:34am

first of all you go into banking then maybe you can consider some of those...some larger PE firms have offices in Frankfurt (Warburg, Apollo, Cinven, 3i) though they are much smaller in size than the LDN counterparts. For classic HF's it gets more difficult as not many have operations in Frankfurt (that is the larger US or UK ones). Geneva is quite good for that and while people speak more French than German you should be fine. Munich is quite well established in terms of PE as Bain Capital, Carlyle, EQT etc. are based out there.

Quite frankly the regulatory environment in Germany is not favourable to hedge funds and the general network in terms of investors, bankers, talent etc. isnt as established as in London for example.

In addition I dont see why anybody would prefer going to Pfaeffikon over London, that doesnt make any sense.

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Sep 2, 2013 - 5:09pm

GBB_19NHS:

first of all you go into banking then maybe you can consider some of those...some larger PE firms have offices in Frankfurt (Warburg, Apollo, Cinven, 3i) though they are much smaller in size than the LDN counterparts. For classic HF's it gets more difficult as not many have operations in Frankfurt (that is the larger US or UK ones). Geneva is quite good for that and while people speak more French than German you should be fine. Munich is quite well established in terms of PE as Bain Capital, Carlyle, EQT etc. are based out there.

Quite frankly the regulatory environment in Germany is not favourable to hedge funds and the general network in terms of investors, bankers, talent etc. isnt as established as in London for example.

In addition I dont see why anybody would prefer going to Pfaeffikon over London, that doesnt make any sense.


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Sep 2, 2013 - 2:27am

I was considering getting a CFA and going to a German school with the eventual aim of working for one of these firms a few years down the line (in Frankfurt). Which would be the strongest? WHU? Mannheim? Frankfurt School of Management? Goethe? I am inclined towards Oaktree's style, don't fancy IB/PE much (even though it might be a pre requisite to working at Oaktree). Have a background in Engineering and Econ.

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