As an entrepreneur and lateral thinker, Peter Oertmann has been committed to innovation in asset management for more than 25 years. He supports young companies and projects that deal with new technologies and concepts relating to capital investments (FinTech) as a mentor and investor.
Peter has co-founded several companies and has been active for many years in the management and board of directors of regulated financial services companies in Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg as well as in investment committees of institutional investors and family businesses. His most significant entrepreneurial engagement was in 1998 the founding of Vescore Solutions as a spin-off of the University of St. Gallen (HSG). He led the company for 17 years as CEO and developed Vescore into an innovation leader in quantitative investment strategies and an internationally renowned investment boutique. Following the sale of the company in 2015, he assumed management roles as Chief Investment Officer of the Swiss Raiffeisen Group and Vice Chairman of Vontobel Asset Management.
Peter holds a PhD in Finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), a Master of Arts in Economics from Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, USA and a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bielefeld. In addition to his professional activities, he is a lecturer of International Finance and Asset Management at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Basel. He is a member of the board of INQUIRE Europe, of the Munich Finance Forum e.V. and of the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research. He has published two books and more than 30 articles on asset pricing, portfolio management, alternative investments and investment strategies in academic and professional journals.