Our way of investing is shaped by the experience in our team as private equity managers and company analysts. And above all by the fact that we always make every investment decision for our own money. Because we invest in all our funds together with our clients. We are certain that this makes us better investors.
Before founding Astorius, Thomas Weinmann worked for 13 years at BC Partners, where he was responsible for investment decisions involving more than EUR 2 billion of equity capital as the partner in charge of one of Europe’s leading private equity funds. From his own many years of practical experience, he therefore knows the requirements and the decisions that make a private equity fund particularly successful – or not.
Before joining Astorius, Georg Remshagen was an equity analyst for 25 years and most recently co-head of equity analysis at Commerzbank with a focus on small and medium-sized public companies. In this capacity, he continuously analysed business models from a wide range of industries down to the last detail and identified the success factors for market-leading companies.
The combination of these two competences – private equity experience and company analysis – is rarely found in this quality in the fund analysis teams of fund-of-funds providers and is decisively responsible for the investment success of our ACF programmes.
Under the leadership of Thomas Weinmann and Georg Remshagen, our fund analysis team has developed a multi-stage, systematic investment process that makes us one of the most sophisticated investors in the market today.
When our Investment Committee discusses a potential new fund manager in several meetings, the decisive question is never “Does this fund sell well?” but always “Is this the strongest fund we can find?” – for your money and for ours.
Only when, after three meetings and several months of intensive analysis, the committee votes unanimously to include a fund, is it included in an ACF fund.