Fondsfrauen held its summit event for the 7th time. Due to Corona, it took place for the 2nd time in digital form. This obviously did not detract from the growing interest in the interesting and entertaining bouquet of topics - the organizers were able to record over 400 registrations and 542 views. The participants were able to follow the 2-hour live stream, which was broadcast directly from the studio in Hanau.


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Financial advice in the age of finfluencers
Our guest Lisa Hassenzahl, Gründerin von Her Family Officespoke about financial advice in the age of finfluencers. Her talk was about how financial advisors can position themselves in the future when there are so many self-proclaimed financial coaches around them offering guidance on financial decisions. Hassenzahl's good overview of the various offerings on YouTube and Instagram amazed many viewers at what is already being offered online.

Industry Roundtable: Seasoned Female Executives talk about the challenges in the asset management business and share their career learnings
It continued with another very high-caliber panel: Experienced female experts, moderated by Manuela Fröhlich, discussed their challenges in asset management and their key insights into how women can do a good job, get noticed, and get into challenging positions.

The participants were

  • Sandra Boss, Global Head of Investment Stewardship, Member of Global Executive Committee, Managing Director, BlackRock
  • Astrid Joost-van der Spek, Head of International Client Relationship Management, Union Investment
  • Anja Mikus, CEO, KENFO

Discussion round: How can child and career be combined for an equal partnership and careers of men and women?
The packed program was followed by a panel discussion on a topic that is particularly challenging for younger women in the financial industry: How can children and careers be combined for an equal partnership and careers for men and women? Anke Dembowski, herself a mother of two now older children, moderated the panel. Among other things, the panel discussed how best to manage job and career, how to communicate the "good news" to your employer, and what agreements need to be made with your partner.

the panelists were:

  • BeziehungsinvestorenMarielle and Mike
  • Sabine Macha, Head of Productmanagement, Raiffeisen Kapitalanlage Gesellschaft
  • Helen Windischbauer, Head of Multi Asset Retail Solutions/Portfoliomanagerin, Amundi Deutschland

What does Evi Vogl do..?
Interesting insights into the career after the career were then given by Evi VoglThe ex-CEO of Amundi Germany has successfully launched a second career and chats about what her day-to-day life is like after leaving Amundi, what she enjoys about it, and how she has reoriented herself with her new supervisory board role at Generali Insurance Asset Management.

In conversation with Kim Lohmar, founder of Astalea
Last but not least, Anne Connelly spoke with Kim Lohmar, founder of Astalea. The young entrepreneur is known from Höhle der Löwen, where Ralf Dümmel offered 70,000 euros for 20% of her company shares. The young woman - a single mother, by the way - gave a vivid account of how she came up with the idea of scented stones for cars, what influence her appearance on Höhle der Löwen had on her business, and what insights she has for other women who want to start their own businesses.

It can only be done together! How we can finally achieve gender justice
After a welcome by the three Fondsfrauen Anne Connelly, Anke Dembowski and Manuela Fröhlich followed a lecture by the renowned sociologist Prof. Dr. h.c. Jutta Allmendinger, Ph.D. She wanted to talk about the topic of her current book "Es geht nur gemeinsam! How we finally achieve gender justice", which was unfortunately interrupted by a technical problem of a double audio track.

If you want to read the book review, you can find it here

We look forward to many wonderful events in 2022, and seeing you again in 2023!
After 2 hours and 15 minutes it was over again, and the Fondsfrauen hope for a "real" summit meeting on site, in 2023!

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