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Team

Thomas Bauerfeind (M.Sc. Business Administration / Dipl.-Kfm.)

is the managing director and founder of PROTINUS. Mr. Bauerfeind has been working in the areas of finance, asset allocation and risk management for many years. Since the 1990s, he has been advising industrial and financial services companies worldwide on strategic asset allocation, in particular based on methods of modern asset liability modelling, as well as on matters of implementation and product development in the context of occupational pension schemes and private provision.

Maximilian Bauer (M.Sc. Business Administration)

has been working at PROTINUS Beratungsgesellschaft as a consultant since 2020. He graduated in business administration from the University of Augsburg. The focus of his studies was on the mathematical modelling of optimization problems and the selection and implementation of suitable solution procedures. At PROTINUS, he is working as a specialist in mathematical optimization and modelling.

Julian Brunner (M. Sc. Informatics)

has been working at PROTINUS Beratungsgesellschaft as a consultant since 2020. After graduating, Julian worked on formal methods as a PhD student and researcher at the Technical University of Munich, focusing on mathematical modelling and mathematical proofs as well as formal software verification. Mr. Brunner is currently completing his dissertation in this area. At PROTINUS, he works on algorithms and software development. His expertise lies in the theory of mathematics and computer science and their use in modelling and solving novel problems.

Dr. Robert Härtl (M.Sc. Business Administration / Dipl.-Kfm., MBR)

has been working at PROTINUS Beratungsgesellschaft as a consultant since 2005. After studying business administration, Dr. Härtl worked at the Institute for Capital Market Research and Financing of the University of Munich as a research assistant on various topics relating to capital markets and capital investment. For PROTINUS, he is acting as a consultant on ALM studies in a project context. He is a specialist for capital market-related and fundamental economic matters within ALM projects and responsible for scenario spaces.

Isi Aurelia Ighedosa (working student)

has been working as a student trainee at PROTINUS Beratungsgesellschaft since 2021. She will complete her mathematics studies at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin in 2021. Her major field of study is business mathematics and statistics. At PROTINUS, she provides support in the area of software development.

External consulting partner:

Prof. Dr. John Mulvey (Ph.D. Management, M.S. Management Science, M.S. Computer Science, B.S. General Engineering)

developed the first models of PROTINUS together with Mr. Bauerfeind and has been closely involved in their development ever since. He regularly works on the ALM projects of PROTINUS as a consultant. Dr. Mulvey is Professor of Financial Engineering and Operations Research at Princeton University and is recognised worldwide as a leading expert in large-scale stochastic optimization. He has been teaching for over 35 years, has published over 125 papers, published five books and supervised dozens of doctorates, including in ALM, risk management, investment strategies, etc.

Gerald Schmitz (M.Sc. Economics / Dipl.-Volkswirt)

is working as freelance senior advisor for single projects with PROTINUS, after having been a permanent member of the staff from 2017 until 2020. He is focusing on developing models and taking care of actuarial and accounting aspects. Prior to his activity at PROTINUS he was first working for Feri Institutional Management dealing with long-term forecasts for asset classes and aspects of transition management as a partial aspect of ALM for banks, insurances and pension plans. After that he was engaged with Faros Consulting and later with tajdo consulting where he developed holistic asset-liability-models and proprietary risk management tools for various kinds of institutional investors. Mr. Schmitz studied at the University of Cologne and the University of Bonn with the focus on econometric modeling.