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Gerhard is co-founder and Managing Director of Lawson Conner where he is responsible for all market and client related activities and shares overall responsibility for the firm’s strategy. He helps clients launch new funds and assists with the navigation through the complex structural and ever evolving regulatory landscape in Europe. He has the external responsibility for engaging with the regulatory markets and for delivering complex client solutions.
Gerhard has a strong background in the alternative investment funds space, both as an advisor and as a principal investor in liquid and illiquid asset classes. His focus is on fund structuring, risk management and capital introductions, in particular through seed investors and family offices in Europe. He is a strong advocate of ‘Fund Launch 2.0’, a concept developed within Lawson Conner and, most recently, implemented through Lawson Conner’s ‘Discovery’ Investment Manager platform.
Gerhard is a former partner of Ironshield Capital, a distressed debt fund, and a former senior credit analyst at MKM Longboat, a multi strategy hedge fund ($3bn). Prior to Lawson Conner, he was a Vice President in investment banking at Merrill Lynch in London.
Gerhard is a frequent panellist and speaker at hedge fund conferences and has also authored and co-authored a number of publications around AIFMD, fund launches, risk management and compliance and regulations.
Gerhard is a member of the CFA Institute and a CFA Charterholder. He also holds a BA degree in Business Administration and an MBA from Cornell University.