Senior Managing Director, Head of Asia, Global Head of Marketing.
Max Gottschalk, co-founder and board member of Gottex Fund Management, is a German citizen and joined Gottex in August 1998. Max Gottschalk played an integral part in designing Gottex’s suite of products and growing the business to become one of the main alternative investment groups globally. From 1998 to 2011, Mr. Gottschalk ran Gottex’s European’s business. He moved to Hong Kong in 2011 with the responsibility of growing Gottex’s presence in the Asia Pacific region and to head Gottex’s Asian business, while maintaining his global marketing responsibility.
Prior to joining Gottex, Mr. Gottschalk worked at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc., New York, where he ran its hedge fund sales team in the fixed income derivatives group. While at Bear Stearns, he structured and implemented derivative strategies for some of the largest hedge fund groups. His coverage of hedge funds spanned fixed income, foreign exchange options, credit derivatives and emerging markets.
During his time at Bear Stearns, he developed a unique understanding of the inner workings of alternative funds and various management strategies. Max Gottschalk is married with four daughters and has a business degree in finance, marketing and international business from the University of Virginia where he graduated with honors.