About

CM-Equity AG

CM-Equity AG provides a wide range of financial services to a diversified client base that includes corporations, institutional investors, family offices and fund managers as well as high-net-worth individuals.

CM-Equity AG actively co-invests with our buy-side clients in highly attractive direct deals (private equity and public equity) that are sourced and filtered globally.

Founded in 2002, the firm is headquartered in Munich and operates in all major financial centers around the world within a network of regulated banks and brokers.

Management

Michael Kott

CEO

Main responsibilities: Strategy and Corporate Finance

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Michael Kott has more than 25 years of extensive experience on international capital markets. During his leading positions at Bayerische Landesbank and at Baader Wertpapierhandelsbank AG in the 90es his work was an essential element that influenced and designed the German equity markets until its current stage.

In 2002, Michael founded CM-Equity AG. His global network to companies, investors, asset managers, banks and brokers is an important asset for CM-Equity.

He is committed to reconciling the interests of entrepreneurs with the different objectives of investors by implementing the partnership concept of CM-Equity, in order to achieve sustainable success and added value for all involved parties.

Jens Brunke

Managing Director

Main responsibilities: Compliance and Fund Management

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After completing his training as a banker and his business studies, Jens Brunke had leading positions in portfolio management, equity analysis and corporate finance for 12 years, including 9 years as managing director.

Apart from his comprehensive expertise in portfolio management, he has a broad network to companies and investors around the world. In 2004 and 2005, Jens Brunke and his team were awarded the prize for the “Best portfolio manager of the year” in the international small & mid cap sector and won the DAB Bank Depot Contest.

Furthermore, Jens Brunke also possesses deep knowledge and broad network in the fields of Natural Resources, Healthcare and Biotech.

Rainer Günther

Managing Director

Main responsibilities: Portfolio Management

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Rainer Günther has more than 25 years extensive experience in proprietary trading on domestic and foreign capital markets. He started his career at Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechselbank AG (now Unicredit) in 1984, moved to Baader Wertpapierhandelsbank AG as market specialist in equity trading and worked as a proprietary trader at MWB Wertpapierhandelshaus AG before he joined the CM-Equity team in 2006.

Since 2009 Rainer had led our trading desk before he joined our Asset Management in June 2016. His strong skills in fundamental and sentiment analysis and his profound market knowledge is of essential value for the Asset Management Team of CM-Equity AG.

Further on, Rainer holds a Diploma in Business Administration (VWA) and is in his Managing Director role an authorised officer at CM- Equity AG.

Licenses

CM-Equity AG is monitored and licensed by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (“Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungen”) pursuant to § 32 sect. 1 and 2 KWG (German Moneylender’s Act) with regard to the following activities:

  • Investment brokering : § 1 sect. 1a sentence 2 no. 1 KWG
  • Investment advice : § 1 sect. 1a sentence 2 no. 1a KWG
  • Investment banking : § 1 sect. 1a sentence 2 no. 1c KWG
  • Contract brokerage : § 1 sect. 1a sentence 2 no. 2 KWG
  • Financial portfolio mgmt.: § 1 sect. 1a sentence 2 no. 3 KWG
  • Own-account trading : § 1 sect. 1a sentence 2 no. 4 KWG
  • Own-account business operations : § 32 sect. 1a KWG

Member of the German Association of Independent Asset Managers.

Regulated and licensed by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany.

Partner of VBANK – Die Bank der Vermögensverwalter.

Securities Trading Companies Compensation Fund.