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Berenberg offers companies, institutional clients and banks an individual service in the areas of:

> Equities and > Financial Markets


Equity Trading

Berenberg is a leading Pan-European broker offering first-class cash-equity execution services to its global institutional customer base that are being provided through different and segregated coverage channels. Trading teams are distributed across London, Hamburg and New York (Berenberg Capital Markets LLC) with highly experienced staff looking after the execution.

Our hightouch trading desks are helping our clients to find block liquidity in fragmented markets and are managing the discrete execution of their trades with low market impact leveraging a large network of liquidity access.

Berenberg’s comprehensive electronic offering includes Global Portfolio Trading, Data-Driven Algorithmic Strategies, and ETF Liquidity Aggregation. In addition to our sophisticated technology suite, clients benefit from our global coverage which provides access to over 50 markets and 90 destination venues.

The bank has direct memberships at Deutsche Boerse, London Stock Exchange, Euronext, CBOE Europe, Turquoise, SIX Swiss Exchange, Nasdaq OMX Nordic, Wiener Boerse, Borsa Italiana amongst other trading venues and keeps continuously extending its access matrix.

As an addition to its suite of liquidity access Berenberg is a registered market maker, primarily in London Stock Exchange AIM securities and other selected markets.

Equity Sales Trading

After significant investment in our sales trading and trading teams, Berenberg now operates top ten, hi-touch, sales trading desk specialising in UK & European Equities, covering over 700 Institutional trading desks.

Our execution business has thrived in an unbundled, ‘post MIFID’ world, by continuing to work closely with the content side of our business, helping us to provide a joined-up, value add and specialist service.

We have a team of experienced, motivated, value accretive and well-connected sales traders – including what is now a top three ranked Risk-Arb Sales Trading team, and whilst the majority of the team sit in London, we also have teams in Hamburg, Paris, Boston and New York.

Last, but by no means least, we continue to build out a large, electronic / low touch product that is fast gaining traction with our existing client base. We are thus further expanding our presence in a highly competitive environment.

Equity Derivatives

In addition to our equity trading, we offer institutional investors our service for listed derivatives (options/futures). Berenberg acts as an independent execution broker that assists trade on the derivatives exchanges around the world. Thanks to our extensive network and our leading position in equity trading, we can offer investors a comprehensive trading service for listed derivatives. Block trades, especially on Eurex, combined with the underlying (delta-hedge) offer significant added value for institutional investors in executing the derivatives transaction.

Your Contacts


Equity Trading (Germany)
Philipp Wiechmann
Phone +49 40 350 60-346


Equity Trading (USA)
Lars Schwartau
Phone +1 646 445-5571


Equity Sales Trading (Europe)
Stewart Cook
Phone +44 20 3207-2752


Equity Derivatives
Ralf Umlauf
Phone +49 40 350 60-276

Financial Markets

FX & Rates Advisory

FX & Rates Advisory offers first-class, customised solutions as well as strategies for all of the challenges on the interest rates and foreign exchange market to clients that range from SMEs to institutional investors. Our experienced team will assist you in identifying risks, analysing cash flow and managing your interest and foreign exchange exposures.

Our range of services includes the following:

  • Tailored interest rate and forex management to hedge against market price risks
  • Traditional forex business (spots, forwards, swaps, NDFs) 
  • Active FX option portfolio and cash flow management
  • Electronic FX trading platform including 24h pricing stream/order routing

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FX & Rates Trading

FX & Rates Trading gives our clients access to the international foreign exchange and rates markets. Our traders are on site from 7 am to 7 pm to manage our clients’ FX and rates exposures. The basis for our trading activities is broad access to the global liquidity of the interbank market for different FX and rates products as well as an ultra-modern technical set up.

Our clients receive our assessment of the current market situation in the form of an FX Market Commentary published daily. In addition, we provide an up-to-date market outlook – including relevant market data – in our FX Weekly newsletter.

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Fixed Income

The Fixed Income Teams at the Hamburg and Frankfurt locations offer individual solutions to institutional investors for their daily investment needs. With a wide selection of products ranging from simple government and corporate bonds, German Pfandbriefs and private placements to illiquid high-yield and convertible bonds, we assist our clients from different countries in Europe and across the globe. We make our international network, carefully curated over many years, available to our clients to give them individually adapted investment opportunities in a strained market environment.

Fixed Income Research

Our Fixed Income Research Team in Frankfurt analyses a broad range of fixed-interest investment instruments such as covered and uncovered bank bonds, government bonds as well as debt instruments from government-related issuers (sub-sovereigns, agencies or supras). Analyses may also focus on green bonds and investment-grade corporate bonds as required.

Research centres around the following products:

  • Current market commentaries
  • Market studies on various asset classes and sub-segments
  • Issuer profiles
  • Assessments of developments on the primary and secondary market
  • Special publications on bank-specific and regulatory issues
  • Collateral pool analyses

> Fixed Income Research Portal


The revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and the accompanying Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) have come into effect on 3 January 2018. To learn more about our approach to being MiFID II ready, please visit our dedicated  

> MiFID II website.

Your Contacts


FX & Rates Advisory
Christian Kwasnicki
Phone +49 40 350 60-702


FX & Rates Trading
Sebastian Kolodziej
Phone +49 40 350 60-339


Fixed Income (D & A)
Sven Zimatrys
Phone +49 40 350 60-390


Fixed Income (GB & Europa)
Daniel Meier
Phone +49 69 91 30 90-421


Fixed Income Research
Philipp Jäger
Phone +49 69 91 30 90-590