Frankfurt, 4 August 2021 – Asset manager VanEck has appointed Florian Körner (43) as Director of Sales and Business Development.
Körner joined VanEck in June 2021 and is responsible for the growth of the institutional business in Germany and Austria, as well as for supporting VanEck’s business and product development for active and passive strategies. He reports to Philipp Schlegel, Co-Head of Sales EMEA, and is based in VanEck’s Frankfurt office.
Florian Körner looks back on many years of experience with renowned international asset managers. Prior to VanEck, Körner served as Vice President at State Street Global Advisors and before that at Man Group as Senior Sales Manager. Further career posts were at UBS and Deutsche Bank as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers. Körner is a CAIA Charterholder and holds a Master of Science in Business and Economics with a focus on finance, controlling and banking from the University of Basel in Switzerland.
“VanEck continues to grow: according to Morningstar, we are now one of the 20 largest providers of ETPs in Europe with over $6 billion AuM, and have seen a total of nearly $2 billion in inflows in 2021 to date,” said Martijn Rozemuller, CEO of VanEck Europe. “We want to continue on this course and are pleased that Florian Körner will actively support us in sales and in the further development of our business in Germany and Austria with immediate effect.”
“I look forward to driving VanEck’s strong growth in our key markets and to continue to co-develop and present intelligent and forward-thinking investment solutions for our clients,” added Körner.
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VanEck has been driven by innovation and stood for intelligent, prescient investment strategies ever since its founding in 1955. As an asset manager, it currently manages some 83 billion US dollars* worldwide, including exchange-traded funds (ETF), active funds and institutional accounts.
With over 100 ETFs around the world, the investment firm offers a comprehensive portfolio covering numerous sectors, asset classes and smart beta strategies. VanEck was one of the first asset managers to offer investors access to global markets. It has consistently aimed at identifying new trends and asset classes, such as gold investments in 1968, emerging markets in 1993 and ETFs in 2006, an approach that is still shaping the entire investment sector today.
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