My name is Sven, I am in my mid-twenties and live close to Stuttgart in Germany.

In 2015, a book about Warren Buffett sparked my interest in investing. Among other things, this led me to a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in finance.

After graduating in 2020, I currently work as an equity portfolio manager for a medium-sized insurance company in Stuttgart. Since 2022, I also teach Statistics and Corporate Valuation at a German Business School.

I also did some of the things you do to get a career in asset management. I interned as an analyst in two German banks and passed the first level of the CFA. For further details on my CV, please visit my LinkedIn page.

While Warren Buffett and (discretionary) value investing were my starting point, I gradually moved to a more systematic and data-driven investment philosophy over the curse of my studies. I believe in the big ideas of academic finance, I like quantitative tools and data, and I think diversification is chronically underrated. I have also written my master thesis in the field of empirical asset pricing and received a prize for it.

Apart from all this, I like to jump on my Peloton bike and you find me as SvenOTON on the leaderboard.