Michael Schmidt joining Supervisory Board of Anthos Fund & Asset Management

Anthos Fund & Asset Management announces the appointment of a new member to its Supervisory Board.

Michael Schmidt, CFA, will be joining the Supervisory Board as of 1 April 2023. Michael was selected due to his extensive knowledge of and experience with the German wealth and asset management market, which is a market in which Anthos wants to expand its market share in the near future.

Leen Meijaard, Chairman of Anthos’ Supervisory Board, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Michael as a member of our Supervisory Board. He brings to us a great deal of knowledge of the German institutional market, which is important to Anthos, in addition to extensive managerial experience. Furthermore, he has an impressive resume in asset management.”

Michael brings to Anthos’ benefit over 25 years of investment experience and a profound understanding of institutional clients as well as his long-standing expertise and commitment in sustainable finance. Thanks to his managerial roles in various regulated asset management businesses he will also be able to contribute his perspective on strategy, risk and compliance. 

He is currently Senior Advisor to the Board of LAIQON AG, advising the board directly on strategic development topics, sustainable investment solutions and supporting key institutional client relationships. Previously, he fulfilled roles such as Member of the Executive Board and Chief Investment Officer at LAIQON AG (previously Lloyd Fonds AG) and Managing Director of Deka Group and Member of the Board of Directors of Deka Investment GmbH. Before that, Michael worked at Union Investment, Deutsche Asset Management/DWS Investments and Deutsche Bank.

Michael brings 20 years of leadership experience in various team constellations and on pro bono advisory boards, of which 17 years of executive management experience. He combines his role at LAIQON AG with a Board position at DVFA e.V. (Society of Investment Professionals in Germany), where he chairs the DVFA Commission Governance & Sustainability. In addition, he is a member of the Sustainability Advisory Council of Deutsche Post DHL as well as a member of the Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee of the German federal government. Michael has been reviewed and approved by the AFM.

As of 1 April 2023, the Supervisory Board of Anthos comprises: Leen Meijaard (Chairman), Hélène Vletter-van Dort and Michael Schmidt.

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