Dr Michael Braun is the new CFO at Golding Capital Partners, one of Europe’s leading independent asset managers for alternative investments. The fully qualified lawyer was appointed as a member of the senior management as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 April 2023. Dr Michael Braun has more than 15 years’ management experience in the financial industry, along with wide-ranging transformation expertise. As CFO at Golding he will be responsible for the finance function, fund operations, structuring, risk management, legal and compliance. Braun succeeds Andreas Rizos, who will leave the company in mid 2023 at his own request after 15 successful years. To reflect its dynamic growth, Golding is also promoting two existing employees to partner: Dr Thilo Tecklenburg and Dirk Homberg.
By appointing Dr Michael Braun as its new CFO, Golding Capital Partners is underlining the strategic goal of expanding its expertise for sustainable growth in all areas of the company. Before joining Golding, Dr Michael Braun was CFO / COO at BayernInvest, among other positions, where from 2017 he drove the strategic and operational transformation of the investment boutique into the “German ESG specialist”. He was previously the head of strategy for over five years at Bayerische Landesbank, where he managed the realignment of the bank following the financial crisis. Braun also has more than ten years’ corporate governance experience as a member of supervisory boards, boards of directors and management committees in Germany and Luxembourg.
“His extensive transformation expertise and strategic acumen make Dr Braun the ideal addition to our team as new CFO. We are determined to keep scaling our investment platform and boosting its profitability, and Dr. Michael Braun will make a decisive contribution to achieving this objective”, says Founder and Managing Partner Jeremy Golding.
“Alternative assets will be one of the key drivers of the shift to sustainability over the coming decade. I am delighted to be part of this transformative Golding team and to play an active role in shaping the company’s further profitable and sustainable growth going forward”, said Dr Michael Braun, CFO and Managing Partner at Golding.
Strategic additions to group of partners to reflect continued growth
Golding also promoted Dr Thilo Tecklenburg and Dirk Homberg, two distinguished colleagues, to partner as of 1 March. Dr Tecklenburg has been with the company since January 2021 as Co-Head of Infrastructure. He previously worked in various functions, mostly with management responsibility, at Bilfinger Project Investments and Meridiam and has more than 20 years’ direct investment experience in the infrastructure segment. His promotion to partner means that the infrastructure asset class now has a professional and personal voice at the highest management level and is represented in accordance with its strategic importance for Golding’s growth targets.
Dirk Homberg has been part of the Golding team for more than 15 years and can look back on extensive experience of supporting institutional clients, in particular savings banks, banks and ecclesiastical organisations. After completing a degree in business administration, he was made Managing Director in 2018, and played a key role in developing and expanding the client base among savings banks, other banks and churches in Germany and Austria. His appointment as partner underlines the high priority that Golding gives to a relentless focus on the client.