The mood of observers about Germany's situation currently fluctuates between
doom and gloom and excessive admiration. Even if many have already predicted Germany's demise due to the problems in the automotive industry, there have recently been increasing signs that Germany is coping better with the current corona crisis than many other countries in the Western hemisphere. However, the reason for this lies neither in a positive nor a negative view, but rather in the basic characteristics of the country: Germany is a stable, slow-growing but at the same time successful country. This stability is based primarily on two pillars: The large number of highly specialized and flexible medium-sized companies and the decentralized economic and political system. These factors are often overlooked when the focus is only on the country's export rates or its dependence on individual manufacturing sectors such as the automotive industry.
Andreas Strobl has been a Portfolio Manager at Berenberg since November 2016. He began his professional career in 2002 as a Sell-Side Analyst at BayernLB in Munich. In 2006, he moved to Allianz SE (Aequitas GmbH) as a senior Investment Manager. Since 2015, Andreas Strobl has worked as a Senior Portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors in Frankfurt, where he was responsible for the management and development of various European Small/Mid-Cap equity portfolios. He studied business administration at the LMU in Munich. In 2005, he graduated at the top of his class as a CIIA (Certified International Investment Analyst) and CEFA (Certified European Financial Analyst).
Sebastian Leigh has been Portfolio Manager at Berenberg since October 2017. Previously, he spent three years as an Associate in the Assurance division of EY, with a primary focus on automotive and healthcare companies. He studied Accounting and Finance at the University of Kent.
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