The name reflects our agenda
Alpha Connect Capital GmbH was founded in 2009 by the two managing partners, Jürgen Holler and Axel Gengenbach. The company is supervised and regulated by the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin).
alpha – pursuing the absolute return idea
Absolute return strategies aim to provide positive returns independent of developments in the economy and the direction of financial markets.
Especially today, in a market environment characterized by historically low interest rates, alternative investment strategies provide one of the few opportunities to achieve adequate returns without being dependent on the general direction of markets.
connect – matching market participants
We have an excellent network and know the needs of the asset manager as well as those of the investor. The integration of client specific demands such as liquidity, transparency and risk-control is one of our main concerns. We are able to provide access to attractive investment strategies and formats.
capital – biased towards institutional investors
We are covering institutional clients, predominantly in the German speaking area.
We have built a reputation for trustworthy and long lasting partnerships with our investors as well as with our investment managers. Professionalism and adherence to regulatory and ethical principles are of paramount importance to us.
We know absolute return strategies from different angles. With our experience of many years we will help you throughout the investment process and thereafter.
Between 1997 and 2002 Jürgen was responsible for Alternative Investments at Gothaer Insurance Group and managed the Hedge Fund, Structured Credit, Emerging Markets and the Commodity portfolio. Between 2003 and 2009 he held senior positions for renowned investment banks in London, including Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital and most recently as Managing Director for Deutsche Bank where he led the sales activities of the Fund Derivatives Group in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. One of his main areas of responsibility was the development and implementation of investment platforms like UCITS III and Managed Accounts for Alternative Investment managers and their institutional investors. Jürgen holds a degree in economics from the University of Konstanz, Germany.
Axel started his professional career in 1987 as a precious metals trader at Degussa AG in Pforzheim, Germany. Between 1989 and the mid 90’s he worked as a Sales-Trader on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and EUREX for Commerzbank and Credit Lyonnais. Between 1996 and 2002 he held management positions at JP Morgan in Frankfurt and New York covering institutional clients and hedge funds in Exchange Traded Futures & Options and electronic trading globally. Since 2002 he was responsible for product structuring, asset raising and coverage of institutional clients predominantly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for reputable international hedge funds. More recently Axel was head of distribution for German speaking European institutional clients at BlueCrest Capital Management LLP.