Heiko BenschSenior Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investments at Talanx Asset Management
Since February 2008 Heiko Bensch (*1965) has been holding the position as Senior Portfolio Manager at Talanx Asset Management GmbH, Cologne - the asset manager of German insurance Group
Talanx AG. He is responsible for managing and expanding the Private Equity portfolio. Previous to this he operated as an independent consultant for international investors within M&A transactions with an emphasis on commercial due diligence.
Until 2004 he worked as Senior Investment Manager at a subsidiary of former Bankgesellschaft Berlin, responsible for a portfolio of direct investments in small- to medium-sized companies.
Previous to his positions in the Private Equity industry Heiko worked eight years for the government of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. His latest responsibility there was Head of Media Innovation Support in the State Chancellery.
Heiko Bensch holds a diploma in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin where he also studied Journalism.