CV

Christoph Junge
Christoph Junge
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst

Nearly two decades of hands-on experience with client-facing roles and investment analysis have given me the knowledge and confidence to make well-founded decisions and to communicate on all levels - from entry level colleagues to C-suite clients. The main focus during my whole career has been on investments in general and in particular on both Strategic and Tactical Asset Allocation (SAA & TAA). In addition I have chosen to specialize on Alternative Investments with emphasis on selecting and monitoring external managers. Becoming a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) was a natural consequence to manifest my knowledge in Alternative Investments. My international background is a valuable asset in my day-to -day work where I use my mother tongue German and fluency in Danish and English to build lasting business relationships. In addition I have also a very good understanding of Swedish.

Career
Head of Alternatives
Jan 2020 - Present
Velliv Pension & Livsforsikring A/S (former Nordea Liv & Pension)

Heading the Alternative Investments team covering Private Equity, Infrastructure, Credit, Timberland and Liquid Alts.

Senior Portfolio Manager
Mar 2018 - Dec 2019
Velliv Pension & Livsforsikring A/S (former Nordea Liv & Pension)

Senior Portfolio Manager for Alternative Investments. Working with Private Markets (Private Equity, Infrastructure, Timberland and Impact Investing) as well as Alternative Risk Premia. 

In addition, I have done extensive research on Private ILS & CAT Bonds.

Running the whole process from asset class strategy, due diligence process, investment recommendation, closing and finally managing the existing portfolio.

Senior Analyst
Jan 2015 - Feb 2018
Tryg Forsikring A/S

Senior Analyst in the Investment & Risk Allocation Group where we managed the return-seeking portfolio. My main focus was on Credit & Alternatives (in particular Real Estate and CAT bonds). Besides External Manager Search, Selection & Monitoring, I have done extensive research on drivers of real estate returns and factor investing in credits. Other accomplishments include the development of macro economic models for recession forecasting, fair value models for interest rates, credit spreads and inflation models.

Senior Portfolio Analyst
Nov 2011 - Dec 2014
Nordea Bank Danmark A/S

My work on the Strategic Asset Allocation desk comprised the construction of robust model portfolios for Private Banking and Retail Banking, the analysis and optimization of multi-asset client portfolios and the presentation of bespoke portfolio solutions to selected clients. Furthermore my role was to act as a sparring partner to the investment advisers and to further develop the advisory concept. To make our work more efficient, I have developed and redeveloped several tools which has cut time spent on different tasks significantly.

Client Manager, Institutional Clients
Feb 2011 - Nov 2011
Nordea Investment Management AB

My main responsibility was to service a portfolio of (mainly German) institutional clients. I was also a product specialist for fixed income & credit products and supported the sales team with expert knowledge on these products. On my own initiative I took responsibility for a weekly market update where I provided my colleagues with insight into what has happened in the global economy and the financial markets.

Senior Investment Adviser
Apr 2005 - Jan 2011
Jyske Bank Private Banking

Responsible for my own portfolio of German HNWI clients and giving investment advice in instruments ranging from managed solutions to single name equities and corporate bonds, EM debt, FX and options. In addition to that, I held regularly presentations about economics and investments at client events. When I started at JBPB I was hired as a Junior adviser with a portfolio consisting of smaller clients. After growing both the AuM and the income on the portfolio significantly, I was promoted to Senior and given some of the most complex and demanding clients. Due to my interest in and talent for leadership I was promoted to “team responsible” where my duty was to coach, educate and inspire my team colleagues.

Client Adviser
Nov 2003 - Mar 2005
Citibank Privatkunden AG

I worked as a client adviser where I both had my own portfolio of investment advisory clients but also selling consumer credits and insurance products to retail clients.

Bank trainee and client adviser
Aug 2000 - Oct 2003
Sparkasse Celle

General bank education and afterwards working with retail clients.

Education
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
Apr 2014 - Apr 2015
CAIA Association
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Finance)
Sep 2006 - Jun 2011
Copenhagen Business School

Fixed Income & Derivatives, Portfolio Theory, Corporate Finance, Balance Sheet analysis, Behavioral Finance, Financial Risk Management

Summer thesis: “Financial instruments for hedging FX and commodity risks” Grade: 10

Diploma thesis: “Can quantitative investment strategies improve risk/return on traditional portfolios?”
Grade: 10

Language skills
German
Mother tongue
Danish
Close to native
English
Fluent
Swedish
Good knowledge