Dr. Heinz J. Hockmann became a Senior Advisor to LMP in 2012. Dr. Hockmann works closely with Lovell Minnick’s investment professionals and assists in deal sourcing, evaluation and due diligence and also advises LMP on European and international asset management opportunities.
Dr. Hockmann was an executive officer at Commerzbank AG in Germany for nearly twenty years and was a Member of the Management Board of the Bank with responsibilities for asset management, private banking and investment banking. Earlier in his career at Commerzbank, he founded its asset management business for international institutional clients and built the bank’s global asset management platform of the bank. After his tenure at Commerzbank, through 2005, he led the restructuring of Westfalenbank AG, a bank focused on mid-size companies, asset management and private banking. He then joined Fortis Investments and developed its asset management business in Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe.
In 2008, he co-founded Silk Invest, an investment management company headquartered in London and specialized in frontier markets with offices in various African and Middle Eastern countries. Dr. Hockmann serves on the Board of Silk Invest as well as the boards of several German companies in the financial services sector including WWK, a major German insurance company.
Dr. Hockmann holds a master’s degree from Bochum University where he also received his Ph.D. in 1983. He is a lecturer for Investment Banking and Commercial Banking at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen.