Company

Portrait

GANÉ Investment-AG mit Teilgesellschaftsvermögen, Frankfurt am Main, is a fund management company under German law that was established in 2018. As a non-bank and owner-run capital management company (KVG), it has the legal form of an externally managed investment stock corporation with variable capital and sub-funds within the meaning of Section 1 (13) KAGB in conjunction with Section 110 (2) KAGB. Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH, Frankfurt am Main, is in charge of the external administration.

Under German law, the funds of an investment stock corporation have the designation sub-fund (TGV). To date, GANÉ Investment-AG mit Teilgesellschaftsvermögen has issued the following sub-funds (TGV):

«GANÉ Business Partner Fund»

Management

Dr. Uwe Rathausky

Dr. Uwe Rathausky was born in 1976 and studied economics at the University of Hohenheim. During his studies he worked as an analyst for Capital Management Wolpers GmbH in Pullach and Dr. Jens Erhardt Kapital AG in Pullach. In 2007 he received his doctorate for his thesis on “Squeeze-out in the area of conflict between company value and the participation of minority shareholders” from Dr. Dirk Hachmeister at the Chair of Accounting and Finance at the University of Hohenheim. In the years from 2003 to 2007, Dr. Uwe Rathausky was audit manager and a staff member in the field of ‘Audit Commercial Clients’ for KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in Stuttgart. During this time he was involved primarily in the audit of financial statements and consolidated financial statements in accordance with national and international accounting standards. Dr. Uwe Rathausky is company co-founder and has been a member of the board of management of GANÉ Aktiengesellschaft since the founding of the company in 2007. He is also managing partner of GANÉ Advisory GmbH, Gräfelfing, and a member of the board of GANÉ-Investment AG mit Teilgesellschaftsvermögen, Frankfurt am Main. In 2019 the the jury of Finanzen Verlag named him “Germany’s Fund Manager of the Year” together with J. Henrik Muhle. Dr. Uwe Rathausky is married with two children.

J. Henrik Muhle

J. Henrik Muhle was born in 1975. While studying economics at the University of Hannover, he worked as an analyst for Dr. Jens Erhardt Kapital AG in Pullach. From 2002 through 2007, J. Henrik Muhle worked as an investment analyst and fund manager for ACATIS Investment GmbH, Frankfurt am Main. J. Henrik Muhle is company co-founder and has been a member of the board of management of GANÉ Aktiengesellschaft since the founding of the company in 2007. He is also managing partner of GANÉ Advisory GmbH, Gräfelfing, and a member of the board of GANÉ-Investment AG mit Teilgesellschaftsvermögen, Frankfurt am Main. In 2019 the the jury of Finanzen Verlag named him “Germany’s Fund Manager of the Year” together with Dr. Uwe Rathausky. J. Henrik Muhle is married with two children.

Marcus Hüttinger

Marcus Hüttinger, born in 1981, studied International Business at Aston Business School, Birmingham, England. Between 2014 and 2019 he worked at Goldman Sachs. There, Mr Hüttinger most recently headed the Equity/Multi Asset Sales Team and the Equity Execution Team for institutional clients in Germany and Austria. He coordinated the sale of global capital market transactions, organised numerous corporate and investor events as well as senior roundtables with board members and was a core part of the organisation team of the prestigious “Goldman Sachs Global Strategy Conference” in Frankfurt. As an established expert in his field, he was in direct dialogue with decision-makers in asset management in Germany and made his capital market assessments available to numerous institutional investors on a daily basis. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs he spent over eight years with Morgan Stanley in Frankfurt and London. Since 1 January 2020 Marcus Hüttinger is capital markets strategist of GANÉ Aktiengesellschaft, managing partner of GANÉ Advisory GmbH, Gräfelfing, and a member of the board of GANÉ-Investment AG mit Teilgesellschaftsvermögen, Frankfurt am Main. Marcus Hüttinger is married and has two children.

Board

Achim Josefy

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Achim Josefy is company founder of SAP SI AG, which was created in 2000 by the merger of SAP Solutions GmbH, Freiberg am Neckar, SRS AG, Dresden, and SAP Systems Integration GmbH. The partners of SAP Solutions GmbH were Achim Josefy and SAP AG based in Walldorf. SAP Solutions GmbH arose from TOS GmbH, a technology, organisation and software development company which was founded in 1980 by Achim Josefy. At that time, Achim Josefy knew of the rather small SAP AG, which had around eighty employees at the time, through mutual cooperation with its founder and former business manager, Dietmar Hopp.

Norbert Freisleben

Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Norbert Freisleben was until June 2021 assistant manager of KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Stuttgart. He studied economics and law as a scholarship holder of the ‘Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes’ at the University Hohenheim and at the Graduate School of Management Aarhus, Denmark, including longer stays abroad in the USA, France and Australia. In 1998, Norbert Freisleben took the exam to become a US-Certified Public Accountant in the USA. Since then he has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He has published numerous professional and book articles with a thematic focus on national and international accounting standards and auditing. Additionally he works as an author for the ‘Münchener Kommentar zum Bilanzrecht’. Norbert Freisleben has given numerous employee training seminars in the field of national and international accounting standards and auditing. He works as a lecturer at the Akademie für Internationale Rechnungslegung, Stuttgart, the Hochschule Pforzheim and the Baden-Württembergische Genossenschaftsakademie Hohenheim/Karlsruhe. In addition, he has been working as a lecturer for accounting in accordance with IAS/IFRS and US-GAAP in Germany and abroad for many years.

Norbert Freisleben is company founder and a board member of German CPA Society. Since July 2021 he has been a member of the supervisory board of GRENKE AG.

Klaus Meder

Member of the Supervisory Board

Klaus Meder is President und Representative Director of Bosch Corporation, Tokyo-Shibuya, Japan. He is responsible for the activities of Robert Bosch GmbH in Asia. Klaus Meder studied electrical engineering at the University of Technology in Darmstadt. After his graduation in 1897, he started working as a development engineer for Robert Bosch GmbH in Schwieberdingen. From 1992 through 1996 he worked as group manager for the development of restrain systems control units and as director for airbag control units. From 1996 to 2001 Klaus Meder worked as Vice President for Airbag Systems Corporation in Tomioka, Japan. In 2001 Klaus Meder became Vice President in the field of the development of electrical breaking control systems before becoming Executive Vice-President in the field of Engineering Chassis Systems Control in 2005. In 2011 he became Executive Vice President for Engineering and joined the Executive Management Board for Automotive Electronics of Robert Bosch GmbH. There he was responsible for the business segment Automotive Electronics headquartered in Reutlingen, including 30,000 employees. In 2017 he was appointed President und Representative Director of Bosch Corporation, Japan.

Klaus Meder is member of several supervisory boards in the group companies of Robert Bosch GmbH.

History

The story of GANÉ Investment-AG mit TGV began in the year 2000, when Dr. Uwe Rathausky and Henrik Muhle met during an internship at Dr. Jens Ehrhardt Kapital AG in Pullach, Germany. Learn more about the milestones in the company’s development with a few photos and some amusing anecdotes. We hope you find it an enjoyable read.

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  • March 2000

    March 2000

    Uwe Rathausky and Henrik Muhle get to know each other during their internships at Dr. Jens Ehrhardt Kapital AG in Pullach. From then on, they invest together and develop their investment style. Their goal is to start their own investment firm later on. Until then, the two young visionaries need to gain professional experience.

  • October 2002

    October 2002

    Henrik Muhle starts working as an investment analyst and fund manager at ACATIS Anlageberatung für Investmentfonds GmbH in Frankfurt.

  • December 2003

    December 2003

    Uwe Rathausky joins the audit department of KPMG in Stuttgart. He deepens his knowledge of accounting and financial reporting and begins his doctorate while working.

  • November 2007

    November 2007

    Rathausky and Muhle found GANÉ Aktiengesellschaft in Aschaffenburg together with investor Dirk Schellenberger. They take Warren Buffett’s partnership from the 1950s as their model. The office location at “Schloßgasse 1” adds a touch of class to their business cards, though the furniture was bought from an insolvency sale for 1,500 euros. The Oliver Kahn screensaver sets the tone.

  • January 2008

    January 2008

    The three directors launch a tax-optimized investment vehicle with the GANÉ participation certificate. The product is not a hit, sales are discontinued after one year, but the return to date is 20% p.a.

  • July 2008

    July 2008

    Dirk Schellenberger resigns from the management board. He came up with the GANÉ name and remains associated with the company as a shareholder.

  • August 2008

    August 2008

    Rathausky and Muhle work far into the night forging plans for a fund concept. They present their approach to ACATIS and find them open to a joint fund product.

  • December 2008

    December 2008

    In the midst of the Lehman crisis, together with ACATIS, Hauck & Aufhäuser and Universal-Investment, GANÉ launches the ACATIS GANÉ Value Event Fund.

  • December 2008

    December 2008

    The first big appearance: Rathausky and Muhle present their fund concept at the 24th Hauck & Aufhäuser asset manager event. They shrug off the heckler who asks: “Wouldn’t you rather invest in canned food and cigarettes instead of stocks and bonds?”

  • June 2009

    June 2009

    How to find investors and make yourself known? With the help of Rathausky’s future wife Almuth, the pair produce and stamp 1,000 information letters and proudly take them by car to the Aschaffenburg post office. The message: “Do you want to invest in winners? Partners are warmly welcomed.”

  • December 2009

    December 2009

    One year after launch, the ACATIS GANÉ Value Event Fund has 12 million euros and a 31% return. The two lads feel very proud.

  • February 2011

    February 2011

    The fund volume has grown to 100 million euros. The Muhle and Rathausky families celebrate this milestone at the Stanglwirt resort in Austria. The next targets are defined, or put on the little “staircase”.

  • June 2011

    June 2011

    They scoop the first of many fund awards. GANÉ wins the MLP Investment Award 2011.

  • June 2012

    June 2012

    The functional office has had its day and gives way to more becoming premises with a view of Aschaffenburg Castle. Almuth Rathausky forbids the directors to take the worn-out furniture with them and furnishes the new office herself.

  • May 2013

    May 2013

    ACATIS and GANÉ celebrate their joint achievement of 500 million euros in fund volume at one of Frankfurt’s high-end restaurants.

  • April 2016

    April 2016

    The fund wins the Morningstar Award 2016 in the category “Best EUR Allocation Fund”.

  • December 2018

    December 2018

    For selected investors and under the umbrella of the newly founded “GANÉ Investment-AG mit Teilgesellschaftsvermögen” (investment company with subfunds), the GANÉ Business Partner Fund is launched.

  • February 2019

    February 2019

    Finanzen Verlag names Uwe Rathausky and Henrik Muhle “Fund Managers of the Year 2019”. The decisive factor in the jury’s decision is the consistent track record of the investment concept they have developed in order to calm the nerves of investors in the ACATIS GANÉ Value Event Fund and increase their capital.

  • December 2019

    December 2019

    The ACATIS GANÉ Value Event Fund has avoided a negative result in every full calendar year since its launch. The average return is 10% p.a.with low volatility.

  • January 2020

    January 2020

    After a long search, the perfect addition to the team is found. Marcus Hüttinger switches from a senior role at Goldman Sachs to GANÉ.

  • September 2020

    September 2020

    The year-to-date return of the ACATIS GANÉ Value Event fund is 6%. The GANÉ Group now has assets under management of more than 5 billion euros.

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