Center of Asset and Wealth Management –

How to beat Financial Markets?

About us

Global capital markets are changing constantly and the search for profitable investment opportunities is becoming more and more difficult. Well-known investors have made it their business to generate above-average returns and outperform the market. Many factors together determine the success of an investment. The Center of Asset and Wealth Management (CAWM) is a research center that provides high-quality and innovative research to answer crucial questions that center around optimal investment decisions:

  • Which Asset Classes are most promising?
  • How to chose the optimal Investment Strategy
  • How do Market Conditions affect investments?

 

Asset Classes

Besides traditional investment classes, the CAWM is increasingly concerned with the value development of modern asset classes. Major focus is put on digital assets, including crypto-currencies and blockchain-based assets. In addition, the CAWM conducts research on impact investing and sustainable asset classes.
 

 

Investment Strategies

Changes in capital markets force investors to constantly develop new investment strategies. The CAWM analyzes market patterns to provide scientifically sound recommendations. Thereby, findings are backed up with empirical evidence to help investors and asset managers take optimal decisions.
 

 

Market Conditions

Even the best investment strategy can fail if markets are shaken by various pieces of information. The CAWM provides an overview of how factors such as the world economy, political news, regulatory changes, or technological developments impact asset prices and investment decisions positively or negatively.
 

Blog

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The knowledge about the existence of feedback trading is beneficial for traders in any given market.

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While Bitcoin is often referred to as hedging tool, empirical results suggest that it cannot live up to those expectations.

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A recent study reveals that even tweeted political news may have an impact on stock price movements.

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Long time, dividend yields have proven to be a proxy for returns, but the general validity of this statement is questionable.

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Our team

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Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf

Head of CAWM

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Marianne Diel

Personal Assistant to the Dean

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Kirsten Schmitz

Personal Assistant

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Assistant Professor Dr. Sebastian Seidens


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Meltem Maler

Research Assistant

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  • Professor Gunter Dufey, PhD
    Professor Emeritus
    University of Michigan

  • Michael Kohl
    Head of Asset Management
    Commerzbank AG
  • Professor Dr. Bernd Meyer
    Head of Multi Asset and Chief Strategist
    Berenberg
  • Matthias Nester
    Chairman of the CAWM Advisory Board
    Chairman of the Management Board
    Sparkasse Koblenz
  • Thomas Paul 
    Member of the Executive Board
    Böker & Paul AG
  • Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf
    Head of the CAWM
    Allianz Endowed Chair of Finance
    WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management​​​​
  • Dr. Egbert Schark
    CEO
    d-fine GmbH
  • Ralf Vielhaber
    Managing Director
    Fuchsbriefe/Dr. Hans Fuchs GmbH
  • Professor Dr. Thomas Burkhardt
    Finanzierung, Finanzdienstleistungen und eFinance
    Fachbereich 4: Institut für Management
    Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz

  • Professor Dr. Lutz Johanning
    Holder of the Chair of Empirical Capital Market Research
    WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

  • Dr. Ruth Kümmerle
    Digital Transformation
    Allianz Global Investors GmbH
  • Jürgen Lampe
    CEO
    firstfive AG, Frankfurt/M.

  • Professor Volkmar Liebig
    ifm - Institute for Foreign Languages and Management
    Ulm University of Applied Sciences

  • Dr. Jörg Richter, CFP, CEP
    Managing Associate Institut für Qualitätssicherung und Prüfung von Finanzdienstleistungen GmbH (IQF), Hannover

  • Claudia Spanier-Dönges
    Deputy Member of the Executive Board
    Head of the Board Service
    Law and Financial Instruments
    Sparkasse Koblenz

  • Dr. Borislav Stokic
    Manager
    d-fine GmbH

  • Jörg R. Walter (Lecturer)
    Senior Manager
    d-fine GmbH

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News

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Harm Ohlmeyer, CFO of adidas, joined our "Capital Market Theory" class

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Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf presents his insights at the Koblenz Weeks of Democracy

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We are pleased to announce that our doctoral student Quynh Pham has achieved an excellent 2nd place at the ACATIS-Value-Prize 2020 with her paper “Stock Return Predictability: Evidence Across US Industries”. This is the second consecutive year that a paper from Allianz Endowed Chair of Finance wins...

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With the PTV Group, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management was able to win an innovative sponsor. In July 2020, Christian U. Haas, CEO of PTV Group, and Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf, Dean of WHU, signed a sponsorship agreement and paved the way for a three-year collaboration.

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