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Dr. Martin W. Hüfner

Once a week, Dr. Martin W. Hüfner chooses a topical economic issue for his weekly commentary. He considers the discussions in economic circles and develops a well-founded viewpoint illustrated by current statistics. He ends his commentary with an explanation of the significance of his chosen topic for the financial markets, combining these with other observations for an investment recommendation.

Dr. Martin W. Hüfner is Chief Economist at Assenagon. In this function he contributes his long-time experience and well-founded expertise to the product development and investment process. For many years he was Chief Economist and Senior Economist, respectively, at Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank and Deutsche Bank. In addition he chaired the renowned Business and Currency Committee of the chief economists of the European Banking Association.

Michael Hünseler

In his regular report Credit Compass, Michael Hünseler discusses actual trends and developments within debt capital markets. In context of the actual economic environment, Michael emphasizes the outlook for corporate bonds, high yield, credit derivates and loans from the investor's point of view.

Michael Hünseler is Managing Director at Assenagon Asset Management S.A. He is a recognised expert in credit markets and was responsible for credit risk strategy at the Italian bank UniCredit as well as Head of Active Credit Portfolio Management at Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG. He distinguishes himself through his long-standing experience with a wide variety of credit risk-bearing investment vehicles. He was awarded by the Risk Magazine as "Credit Portfolio Manager of the Year 2007" for his achievements and inducted into the Credit Magazine's "Credit Hall of Fame" honouring the 50 most influential people in credit portfolio management in 2004.

Tobias Knecht

Tobias Knecht is Portfolio Manager at Assenagon. He is responsible for volatility related Absolute Return products. Before joining Assenagon he was an equity derivatives trader at Credit Suisse within the Global Arbitrage Trading (GAT) unit.

In his function Tobias was primarily focussing on developing systematic arbitrage strategies on implied volatilities on equities. From 2005 until 2009 he worked at HypoVereinsbank (UniCredit Group) where he was a trader for exotic equity derivatives. Tobias studied Business Informatics and holds the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF).