Press

We are happy to be of assistance to journalists seeking additional information. An overview of our press releases is available below.

Head of Corporate Communications
Karsten Wehmeier
Tel. +49 40 350 60-481
Press Officer
Sandra Hülsmann
Tel. +49 40 350 60-8357

Press

  • 27.04.2017 — Berenberg hires star fund manager Matthias Born

    Born joins Bernberg as Chief Investment Officer Equities from Allianz Global Investors (AGI)Peter Kraus (also from AGI) takes over the small and mid cap team at Berenberg Wealth and Asset ManagementHamburg. With the appointments of Matthias Born and Peter Kraus, Berenberg has managed to win two well-known investment professionals. Both join from Allianz Global Investors and will start working for the pri-vate bank on 1 October. These moves are reflective of the expansion with-in Berenberg’ (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 25.04.2017 — HWWI/Berenberg Kultur-Städteranking 2016

     Stuttgart, Munich, Dresden, Berlin and Bonn again form the top fiveNuremberg and Hanover made the biggest advances in 2016Wuppertal, Gelsenkirchen, Mönchengladbach and Duisburg once more prop up the tableHamburg. For a third time after 2012 and 2014, the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) and private bank Berenberg have analysed the cultural lives of the 30 biggest cities in Germany. The outcome: Stuttgart has been named Germany’s leading cultural centre for the (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 24.04.2017 — Fred Couples joins Berenberg’s brand ambassador programme

    Hamburg. The former Masters winner and world no. 1, Fred Couples (USA), completes the brand ambassador programme of Germany’s oldest bank, Berenberg.Berenberg and Couples have agreed a partnership to run over a number of years, during which Couples will wear the Berenberg lettering on the front of his cap and take part in several of the bank’s tournaments, including both of the Berenberg Gary Player Invitationals, in Wentworth, UK, and in GlenArbor near New York. Along with Coup (...)

    More...
  • 12.04.2017 — Tom Watson becomes Berenberg brand ambassador

    Hamburg. Berenberg, the second oldest Bank in the world, is further extending its brand ambassador programme: Golf legend Tom Watson represents the Bank on the US Champions Tour.Berenberg and Watson have agreed on a multi-annual cooperation during which Watson will wear the Berenberg lettering on the front of his cap and will participate in several of the bank’s tournaments, among others both Berenberg Gary Player Invitationals in Wentworth, UK, and in Glen Arbor near New York.“We ar (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 07.02.2017 — Berenberg’s net profit for the year increases by 56% to €161 million

    Second oldest bank in the world records highest earnings in its 427-year historyBerenberg wins further market shares and increases headcount by 175 to 1,506Plans to expand Wealth and Asset ManagementHamburg. Berenberg is continuing on its growth trajectory. 2016 saw a high level of investment once again, with the number of employees rising by 13.1% to 1,506. Net profit for the year rose by 56% to €161 million.“We want to continue to expand our position as an advisor for complex assets (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 07.02.2017 — Berenberg Bank Foundation of 1990: Pianist Volodymyr Lavrynenko Receives 2017 Berenberg Cultural Prize

    Hamburg. Over 400 guests attended the Berenberg Cultural Prize award ceremony at Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie concert hall yesterday evening. The 10,000 euro prize went to concert pianist Volodymyr Lavrynenko, who is studying at the Hamburg School of Music and Theatre. This year's prize-winner Volodymyr Lavrynenko was born in the Ukraine and had piano lessons when he was only five years old. He attended the M. Lysenko Special School of Music for the especially gifted and later attended (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 16.01.2017 — Mathieu Gilbert heading up Quantitative Asset Management at Berenberg

    Hamburg. Mathieu Gilbert has been appointed Head of Berenberg’s Quantitative Asset Management Division.Gilbert (43) joined Berenberg in September 2016 to build up and lead Berenberg’s asset management activities in Switzerland. The experienced executive had previously worked for Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management for 16 years, most recently as Group CIO Quantitative Management & Overlays. In December he succeeded Tindaro Siragusano as Head of Quantitative Asset Management at B (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 23.12.2016 — Berenberg's Chief Economist Schmieding "Forecaster of the Year"

    Hamburg. Predicting economic development in a turbulent year like 2016 was no easy task. No German economist solved this problem better than Dr Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg.Schmieding not only correctly assessed the increase in Germany's gross domestic profit (GDP) for 2016, he also expected at an early stage that additional government spending for refugees would provide the economy with a noticeable boost this year. The growth in overall economic demand would have otherwi (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 01.12.2016 — Elite asset manager – Berenberg voted No. 1 for 8th time in a row

    Hamburg. Private bank Berenberg has once again been named “Best Asset Manager” in the “Elite Report”.Yesterday evening in Munich, Germany’s oldest private bank was awarded the “Winner’s certificate” in the report “Die Elite der Vermögensverwalter”. This is now the eighth time in a row that it has achieved the best score in the analysis, earning the title of “Best Asset Manager”. Elite Report editor-in-chief Hans-Kaspar (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 21.11.2016 — Berenberg responds with a new leadership structure to strong growth

    Hamburg. Gross earnings have more than tripled at the world’s second oldest bank between 2006 and 2015. Also in 2016, the business volume has enjoyed further growth so that Berenberg has increased its staff since the beginning of 2016 by 13%, from 1,331 to 1,500. The bank will start into the year 2017 with a new leadership structure. Henning Gebhardt, Christian Kühn and David Mortlock will become members of the extended management board and will take over the newly created Central Bus (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 02.11.2016 — Berenberg is "Best Private Bank in Germany"

    Hamburg/London. Berenberg has again been named the Best Private Bank in Germany. In the process, Germany’s oldest private bank became the only institution in the world to achieve this accolade for the sixth consecutive time.Last week, on 27th October, 250 bankers from across the globe gathered in London to attend the Global Private Banking Awards ceremony. This was the eighth time that the Financial Times, together with its specialist titles The Banker and Pro (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 14.10.2016 — German golfing legend Bernhard Langer to promote Berenberg

    Hamburg. Berenberg, Germany’s oldest private bank has agreed a long-term sponsorship deal with one of the country’s most decorated golfers, Bernhard Langer. Berenberg is adding Langer to its brand ambassador programme, which includes fellow German star Martin Kaymer, Grand Slam winner Gary Player, ex-Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie, PGA Tour champion Branden Grace."I’ve had both personal and professional connections with Berenberg for many years now," stated Lange (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 12.10.2016 — Berenberg/HWWI study Europe

    Hamburg/Berlin. Private bank Berenberg and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) look at the topic of Europe in their latest study. Recent events have made clear that the European Union is facing a serious crisis. The causes are many and varied – the answers are commensurately complex with momentous consequences.“We need a ‘club of the willing’ to return to a dynamic Europe” Hamburg/Berlin. Private bank Berenberg and the Hamburg Institute of Intern (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 07.09.2016 — 2016 Berenberg Asset Management further expands its expertise and reinforces Overlay team

    Hamburg/Geneva. Since 1st of September, Mathieu Gilbert and Franck Sabbah have reinforced the Asset Management of Berenberg. Their task will be to further develop the investment processes in Overlay Management and to boost Berenberg’s Asset Management activities in Switzerland, France and Benelux countries. With Mathieu Gilbert and Franck Sabbah, Berenberg was able to attract two managers with a wealth of international experience, who have been among the very best in Overlay for years (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 01.07.2016 — Berenberg to expand Geneva branch: Vanessa Skoura will lead team of seven

    Geneva. Berenberg Bank (Schweiz) AG is expanding its activities in Geneva. As at 1 July, Vanessa Skoura (43), previously Head of Private Banking at Berenberg in London, will move to Lake Geneva to manage the branch there, which opened in 2010. Margarita Vogiatzi (37) and Tony Sofroniou (49) will be joining her from London, bringing the number of employees at the branch to seven.Vanessa Skoura joined Berenberg in the spring of 2014, where she made significant expansions to the London Private Bank (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 29.06.2016 — Security industry to remain a growing market

    Hamburg/Berlin. In their latest study, private bank Berenberg and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) have examined the topic of security. “We’re living in an age of greater risk,” says HWWI Director Professor Dr. Henning Vöpel. “This essentially reflects the fact that we’re experiencing dramatic geopolitical and technological upheavals around the world. What’s missing above all else is a functioning global framework for limiting and r (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 21.06.2016 — Berenberg Polo-Derby: polo stars and over 100 ponies in Klein Flottbek

    Six teams expected with top German and international players Recognised as one of Germany’ leading polo events Hamburg. It’s polo time again from 24 to 26 June, when top players from Germany and Argentina will do battle for the prestigious silver trophy at the Berenberg Polo-Derby. This is already the 16th time that Germany’s oldest private bank has played host at the Hamburg Polo Club’s facility at Klein Flottbek. The encounters are at the very highest class of (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 02.06.2016 — HWWI/Berenberg study: Living in Germany’s 20 biggest cities

    Hamburg. The Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) and private bank Berenberg have examined the residential property market for tenants and owners in Germany’s 20 biggest cities. In the period analysed, from 2004 to 2014, net rents grew fastest in Berlin, rising 57 % for medium quality dwellings and 67 % for high quality dwellings. Although Berlin remains relatively inexpensive with prices per square metre ranging from EUR 7.45 (medium quality dwellings) to EUR 8.75 (good qua (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 31.05.2016 — Berenberg High Goal Cup: 10th time in Düsseldorf for polo stars

    Four top teams and 80 ponies expected in Düsseldorf Berenberg High Goal Cup is one of the leading polo events in GermanyEmployee foundation invites 200 children to attend the Children’s Day  Düsseldorf. Polo fans from the Rhineland will once again have much to cheer about on 10 to 12 June when Germany’s top players and Argentinian stars will be involved in exciting, high-speed action. This year, Germany’s oldest private bank is hosting the anniversary t (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 24.02.2016 — Berenberg launches new SME Equity Fund

    Hamburg. Private bank, Berenberg, has set up an equity fund focusing on smaller and medium-sized companies, with Universal-Investment as the capital management company. The Berenberg-1590-Aktien Mittelstand fund (ISIN: DE000A14XN59) invests in a concentrated portfolio with an average of 25 companies and a maximum stock market value of EUR 5 billion. The fund primarily acquires German equities, but can also invest in Austria and Switzerland. “Smaller and medium-sized enterprises have p (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 09.02.2016 — Director Luise Kautz receives Berenberg Culture Prize 2016

    Hamburg.The Berenberg Culture Prize was awarded last evening for the 26th time. The 10,000 euro award went to Hamburg School of Music and Theatre graduate Luise Kautz.  This year’s winner, Luise Kautz, was born in Bonn in 1987. In November 2015 she completed her bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre Direction at the Hamburg School of Music and Theatre (HfMT). Before that she had taken a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Media at the University of Bayreuth, and in 2011 a (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 20.01.2016 — Berenberg reports big profit increase: Net profit more than doubles from last year

    Net profit for the year jumps from €40 million to record €104 millionGross income rises from €309 million to €423 million Investment Banking income grows by almost 50 %, Private Banking, Asset Management, and Corporate Banking income each grow at strong double-digit rates Assets under management rise by 11 % to €40.1 billionHamburg. As a direct result of the business expansion strategy pursued in the last few years, private bank Berenberg can report a big (...)

    More...Download PDF
  • 19.01.2016 — Berenberg signs Martin Kaymer as ambassador

    Berenberg, the world’s second-oldest bank, based in Hamburg and with offices in Europe, the United States and Asia, signs Martin Kaymer as brand ambassador. Martin Kaymer is Germany’s No. 1 golf professional and will wear the Berenberg logo on the right side of his headwear for the first time this week in Abu Dhabi.Martin Kaymer comments: „Berenberg is one of the oldest and leading private banks in the world. I feel honored to represent this extraordinary and old-established br (...)

    More...Download PDF