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FERI Restructures Private Client Division

Bad Homburg, 03/29/2021
by FERI
  • FERI Trust Managing Director Dr. Patrick Zenz-Spitzweg heads Private Asset Management and Family Office
  • Frank W. Straatmann, Member of the Board of Directors for Private Clients, moves to the Management Board of FERI Trust GmbH and remains a member of the Management Board

The FERI Group, one of the leading investment houses in German-speaking countries, is reorganising the management structure in its private client division. Dr. Patrick Zenz-Spitzweg, Managing Director of FERI Trust GmbH, has already been heading the private clients division, which combines asset management and the family office, since 2020 as the successor to Frank W. Straatmann. Frank W. Straatmann, previously responsible for private clients at FERI AG, will move to the management of FERI Trust GmbH at his own request on April 1st and will focus on the servicing and acquisition of high net worth private clients as well as on strategic projects. He has already played a key role in FERI's acquisition of the Swiss asset manager Limmat Wealth. In addition, Frank W. Straatmann will remain responsible for the Dusseldorf office.

"I made a conscious decision to take this step because it will allow me to concentrate more on looking after my clients again and, above all, to actively initiate and accompany the generational or 'baton' change," emphasises Straatmann, who has been with FERI for 20 years, including 8 years on the Management Board of FERI AG and 14 years as Managing Director of FERI Trust GmbH. The private clients division will be the responsibility of Marcel Renné, Chairman of the FERI Board, in the future.

"I would like to express my sincere thanks to Frank Straatmann for his eight years on the Executive Board of FERI AG, during which he made a significant contribution to the further development of the private client business in the company," says Dr. Uwe Schroeder-Wildberg, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of FERI AG and Chief Executive Officer of the MLP Group.

In addition to the Swiss location, the German FERI branches will also be further expanded. Following various new hires last year, further appointments are planned here. There are also new responsibilities within FERI Trust in the Family Office division: Oliver D. Matyschik will take over the management here with immediate effect. He has already been working for FERI for more than 10 years and was most recently responsible for the asset structuring division.

"I would like to thank Frank Straatmann for the cooperative and smooth handover of the 'baton' and am pleased that we will be able to further expand the servicing of large family assets and 2 family offices this year with a strengthened team," says FERI Trust Managing Director Dr. Patrick Zenz-Spitzweg. FERI has more than 30 years of experience in this field and has done pioneering work in many segments. Through targeted expansions of the service spectrum as well as cooperations, it is now a matter of adapting the offer even more to the needs of new generations of customers.


About FERI

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Bad Homburg, Germany, the FERI Group has developed into one of the leading investment houses in the German-speaking area. FERI offers tailor-made solutions for institutional investors, family assets and trusts in the following areas:  

The FERI Cognitive Finance Institute was formed in 2016. It is the strategic research centre and creative think tank of the FERI Group. The Institute focuses on innovative analyses and the development of methods for long-term oriented economic and capital market research. 

FERI and MLP currently manage assets of EUR 42.7 billion, including EUR 9 billion in alternative investments. The FERI Group is headquartered in Bad Homburg and has offices in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Munich, Vienna and Zurich.



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