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Manuel Kalbreier
Director of Wellington Alternative Investments, EMEA at Wellington Management


Manuel is the director of Alternative Investments, EMEA, for Wellington Alternative Investments (WAI), the group responsible for oversight of certain Wellington-managed fund vehicles that pursue alternative investment strategies. The WAI team serves as fund sponsor for several alternative funds, overseeing fund governance, product development, risk management, marketing, operations, and servicing of fund investors. Manuel serves as a senior resource for Wellington Management’s Global Relationship Group in engaging with clients on a variety of alternative-related topics, including both thematic and product-specific discussions across the firm’s range of alternative strategies.

Manuel joined Wellington Management in 2015 as investment director in the Hedge Fund Group. Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner at Boussard & Gavaudan, a London- and Paris-based alternative investment manager, where he was in charge of marketing and investor relations (2009 – 2014). Before that, he held a variety of roles at Salomon Brothers and subsequently Citigroup, initially in convertible bonds sales and trading and subsequently in prime finance (1996 – 2009).

Manuel received his MSc in business and finance from EDHEC Business School in France (1996). In addition to his native German, he is fluent in French and English. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. He also holds the Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst (CAIA) designation.

Agenda Sessions

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