He was responsible for managing an asset pool of approximately US$10 billion invested across multiple asset classes. Prior to Samba Capital, he was co-founder and Principal of Monteverdi International Management LLC, in New York, USA. Mr. Ackermann joined Deutsche Bank in 1996 until 2004 where he was President and Managing Director of Deutsche Bank Investment Management Inc. in New York. He served as CIO and senior portfolio manager for several closed-end mutual funds listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
From 1993 to 1996 Mr. Ackermann also served as President and Managing Partner of Eiger Asset Management, New York. He was Managing Director and CIO, and as Senior Portfolio Manager built the institutional fund management business for Swiss Bank Corporation (UBS) in New York from 1983 to 1993.
Mr. Ackermann began his career with Banque de L’Indochine et Suez in Paris, France. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Handelsschule Kaufmaennischer Verein in Basel, Switzerland. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).