WELCOME

FS Associates is the student Hedge Fund of Frankfurt School, managing virtual funds in a manner typically observed in the industry. We trade a wide range of markets and financial products in order to optimally arrange our portfolio and put our strategies into practice.
Our target is to create solid returns with optimized risk throughout any market phase.

 

ABOUT US

FS Associates analyzes global equity markets under the aspect of fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis in order to find attractive investment opportunities. Our strategies are only limited by our imagination, which is why we constantly look out for developments in the markets which show promising patterns. We backtest our ideas in order to understand whether they also hold in real market environments and constantly seek to improve our strategies.

Our team is carefully selected and combines valuable experience, the willingness to work hard and unconditional commitment to excellence.

FS HONOR CODE

 

The Frankfurt School Honor Code consists of the values tolerance, respect, responsibility, trust, engagement and cooperation. For us, these values are essential for a productive working environment and we believe that these values are the fundament of any great society. For this reason, we live the FS Honor Code at every occasion.

MERITOCRACY

At FS Associates, the best idea wins. In order to find out which idea is after all the best one, we delve into meaningful disagreement. Ray Dalio, a very successful hedge fund manager who we look up to is the source of our attention to the importance of meaningful disagreement when it comes to trying to find the truth.

EFFORT

We work hard to achieve our goals. In our point of view there is no greater disappointment than to find out that we didn’t achieve our goals because we didn’t work hard enough. For that reason, we test our limits in order to reach our targets.

EXCELLENCE

We have an explicit  commitment  to excellence, both professionally and personally. Our members strive for excellent results in any situation they encounter. For us, a culture of excellence means that every member of our organization gives his or her best.

PROGRESS

We are addicted to the process of getting better. By continuously learning and gaining valuable experience and insights we seek to become experts at what we do. We strongly believe in the power of knowledge and seek to gather as much knowledge as possible.

 
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INVESTMENT

APPROACH

FS Associates manages virtual funds designated for use in an actively managed long-short portfolio. After gaining valuable experiences last year in equity, currency and commodity markets, we have decided to lay our focus on equities and commodities. We only invest in what we fully understand and believe that we can achieve the largest edge in these markets.
Our short positions focus on companies with deteriorating asset quality or which operate in structurally declining markets. Our long positions are also carefully selected companies with competitive advantages in promising sectors and high balance sheet quality. For both long and short expoures, we also assess the valuation relative to peers and own history. 

 

Our long-short approach applies to mid- and long-term time frames, with the targeted time horizon being several months up to years. We work with a variety of financial instruments, such as stocks, single stock derivatives and ETF's.

We also look out for special situations trading opportunities. These can also be held as strategic positions for weeks or months, until mispricing is exploited.

Further, we analyze macro data to assess risks and enhance data-driven decision-making regarding net exposure and approriate commodity hedges. Please find our most recent macro report about US equities below:

 

OUR TEAM

QUIRIN ZUNDL
MANAGING DIRECTOR
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SOPHIE KNOSPE
HR MANAGER
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JP HELLMICH
PR MANAGER
MARION DENIS
TRADING ASSOCIATE
ISIDOR ROSENTHAL
TRADING ASSOCIATE
TIMUR ÖSZOY
TRADING ASSOCIATE
JON KADRIU
RISK ASSOCIATE
FILIPPO MAZZOCCA
RISK ASSOCIATE
DIMITRIOS PAPAOIKONOMOU
RISK ASSOCIATE
LUKAS STOFFEL
RISK ASSOCIATE
LUKAS STOFFEL
RISK ASSOCIATE
LEA PILZ
PR ASSOCIATE
JUAN MARTIN ALEAGA
PR ASSOCIATE
LEA PILZ
PR ASSOCIATE

OUR TEAM

LUKAS STOFFEL
MANAGING DIRECTOR
PAUL ROGOWSKI
INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE
JOY HE
PORTFOLIO MANAGER
MARCO SOLLEDER
PORTFOLIO MANAGER
THEO SAUR
DATA ANALYTICS MANAGER
JANA KALTHOFF
PR MANAGER
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SOPHIE KNOSPE
HR MANAGER
PROF. GRIGORY VILKOV
SENIOR ADVISOR
QUIRIN ZUNDL
CHAIRMAN
JUAN ALEAGA
PR ADVISOR
OLGA VASILYEVA
PR ASSOCIATE
AIDA VAFAEI
HR ASSOCIATE
DR. MARIOLA ZURITA
SENIOR ADVISOR
VITALIJ VYCEROV
ADVISOR
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JP HELLMICH
ADVISOR
 

CAREERS

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

FS Associates looks for outstanding personalities with the wish to test their limits. 

 

Investment Associates need to have:

  1. Numerical talent

  2. Knowledge of capital markets

  3. High resistance to stress and pressure

  4. Capacity to think outside the box

  5. Steep learning curve

 

Research Associates need to have:

  1. Numerical talent

  2. Knowledge of statistical concepts

  3. High affinity to detail and good Excel skills

  4. Capacity to think outside the box

  5. Steep learning curve

 

PR Associates need to have:

  1. Talent for digital activities

  2. Interest in marketing concepts

  3. High level of creativity

  4. Outstanding communication skills

  5. Steep learning curve

Application Process

 

  1. Step: Written application (CV + motivational & reference letters)

  2. Step: Numerical test (for research and investment positions)

  3. Step: Individual interview

FS Associates is currently not hiring. We thank you for your interest.

 

CONTACT

FS

ASSOCIATES

OUR ADDRESS

FS ASSOCIATES c/o Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Adickesallee 32-34

60322 Frankfurt am Main 

Email: info@fs-associates.de