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Joachim Althof is Managing Partner and is based in the Munich office. He is a specialist for financial communication. His clients are international asset managers and Fintechs. Joachim holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and has got more than ten years of experience in financial journalism. His last position was as the section chief editor at €uro at the Axel Springer Finanzen Verlag. He trained as a journalist at the Cologne School of Journalism for Politics and Economy.
Ulrike Berzborn is a Senior Consultant in GFD’s Frankfurt team. Among other things, she specialises in project management and has been responsible for the production of many annual and quarterly reports. After having worked in several public relations agencies, she joined GFD in mid-2000. Ulrike Berzborn has a master’s degree in English and American Literature and is a trained consultant in corporate communications.
Jasmin Dentz is Managing Partner at GFD. The main focus of her work is corporate positioning, sustainability, Mergers & Acquisitions as well as Investor Relations. She graduated in Business Administration and holds the French Diplôme de l`Ecole Multinationale des Affaires. Furthermore, she is a Certified Environmental Social and Governance analyst (CESGA), Certified Investor Relations Officer (CIRO) and Certified Fixed Income Relations Officer (FIRO). Jasmin has many years of professional experience in the field of strategic capital markets communications.
Peter Dietz, Managing Partner at GFD, is specialised in all types of questions related to Investor Relations. He is GFD‘s expert regarding initial public offerings. Peter holds a Master`s Degree in Economics and is a certified CEFA analyst. Before joining GFD he worked for five years as a financial journalist at Börse online, and led the investor relations and corporate communications departments at the M-DAX companies SGL Carbon and GEA Group for a total of five years.
Anna Faust has been working at GFD as a Consultant since 2022. She supports clients in the area of investor relations, including the publication of annual reports.
After training as a bank clerk, Anna Faust completed a bachelor's degree in business psychology.
Eva Fiedler is Senior Consultant and the specialist for financial press work in the Munich office. Her focus is the strategic positioning as well as the entire range of financial communication for asset managers and banks. Eva Fiedler has particular expertise in the field of storytelling, which means the visual and media-suitable formulation of relevant key topics and key messages. Eva Fiedler holds a Master's Degree in American Studies, Business Administration and Psychology.
Lars Haugwitz, Senior Consultant, is the communications expert for real estate and real asset issues, he advises companies and asset managers on strategic positioning and tactical implementation. Lars Haugwitz has deep knowledge and experience in various areas of real estate, renewable energies and impact investing. Before he spent 12 years in charge of the real estate special interest magazine "Immobilien & Finanzierung" and was the editor of various magazines for the banking industry.
Peter Herkenhoff is a certified crisis communications manager (DGfKM) and supports our law firm clients as Head of Legal Communications. Previously, he was Head of Corporate Communications at the commercial law firm Noerr, before that he was Corporate Communications Manager Germany and responsible for external communications at Hogan Lovells. The former police officer in the Federal Border Guard studied economics in Kiel and Cologne and graduated from the Cologne School of Journalism. Before moving into corporate communications, he spent more than ten years reporting from Munich, Frankfurt, London and New York for publications including Börse Online, Die Telebörse, Die Welt, Financial Times Deutschland and Dow Jones.
Andreas Hohenadl has been working as a Senior Consultant at GFD since 2023. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial journalism and has worked as a journalist at Finanzenverlag, among others. Andreas Hohenadl holds a master's degree in German, English and American literature from the University of Konstanz.
Maureen Koschny has been working as a Junior Consultant at GFD since 2022. She already worked as a student trainee at GFD during her studies in business informatics. Her work focuses on digital communication and the production of podcasts.
Uwe Lill, Managing Partner, is the expert regarding financial public relations. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and has over ten years of experience as a journalist. He has worked in management positions at a number of major companies in the German publishing industry (FAZ, Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt, Finanzen Verlag). Additionally, his professional experience working at different banks and consulting companies give him a broad foundation in financial topics.
Heike Linke has been working with GFD since 2004. In her role as Head of Operations, she is primarily responsible for administrative tasks. In addition to general back-office work such as accounting and reception of guests, she organises events such as Hedgework, the event in Frankfurt on the subject of alternative investments for institutional investors, and coordinates student assistants. Before joining GFD, she worked for Baxter Oncology in Heidelberg and Degussa AG in Frankfurt.
Markus Rosenberg, Director, is a Business Administration Graduate from Cologne University of applied sciences with more than 19 years of professional experience in the financial industry. Before joining GFD in 2015, he worked many years for the External Communications Department of DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, where he was Head of the Press Department at last. Before that, he was responsible for the public relations of Franklin Templeton Investments in Germany and Austria.
Bastian Wahlich holds a degree as Bachelor of Information Science and Engineering (specialist area economic information). In his role as Midoffice Manager he is responsible for all technical matters at GFD, where he takes care of research and back office functions as well. Prior of joining GFD he worked among others for the business consultancy Towers Watson as well as for Fraport AG.
Stefanie Waldeck is Senior Consultant in the Frankfurt office. Experience from more than 16 years in corporate communications - especially as a press spokesperson at Allianz Global Investors and Credit Suisse Asset Management - is the foundation for new requirements in communications. In order to actively accompany the digital transformation of companies, she completed further trainings on strategic content management approaches in 2021. She also brings the perspective as a journalist that she acquired on a freelance basis alongside communications studies.
Sebastian Weigel, Senior Consultant, specializes in financial communication for international asset managers and banks, he advises companies in publishing annual reports and writes byline articles as well as speeches. Before joining GFD at the beginning of 2018, he worked at the corporate communications department of Bankhaus Metzler, where he was responsible for PR. Sebastian Weigel holds a Bachelor's degree in Modern Languages, Cultures and Economics, majoring in English Language, Literatures & Cultures.