Dr Karl Strobl is a professional investor with two decades experience of building and heading successful businesses both in investment banking and asset management. He lives in Malta as an advisor to hedge fund start ups and financial institutions, including as a Senior Advisor to Ariadne Capital, and he has multiple personal investments and involvements in young enterprises in Europe, Africa, and the U.S.
Before coming to Malta, he was one of the longest serving members on the divisional executive committee of Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division, a firm with assets under management of €600bn. There he served as Global Head of Equity Trading, and built and headed both the Global Structured Products and the Retirement Solutions businesses, managing over 100 products with total AuM of EUR 19bn. Dr Strobl held various positions at ABN Amro Bank (1997 – 2005) including: building and heading the global exotic products trading desk; global head of retail products trading; proprietary trader; and quantitative analyst.
He worked as a lecturer in the fields of particle physics and cosmology at Sussex University, UK. He holds a PhD in applied mathematics and theoretical physics from Cambridge University. He also studied in Vienna and Nashville in the U.S. He also lectures at the University of Malta and serves on the External Advisory Board of the Malta Stock Exchange.
He is a blogger and a frequent guest speaker abroad, on issues of sustainability in the financial system, demographics, statistics, game theory, and Big Data.