The Iconic Funds Management Team

Our team’s expertise is unmatched in their experience with traditional financial institutions, cutting-edge technology and crypto asset management. With offices in Frankfurt, New York and London the Iconic team is placed at the heart of the financial world and brings a wealth of knowledge to reflect the value our clients and investors expect and deserve.

The Management Team

Our team’s expertise is unmatched in their experience with traditional financial institutions, cutting-edge technology and crypto asset management. With offices in Frankfurt, New York and London the Iconic team is placed at the heart of the financial world and brings a wealth of knowledge to reflect the value our clients and investors expect and deserve.

Patrick Lowry
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CO-FOUNDER

Patrick, CEO and Managing Partner of Iconic, is a capital markets expert and investor with over a decade of financial experience. Previously, Patrick was a PwC asset management auditor of clients such as Vanguard and Blackrock. He has worked many years in Private Equity and Venture Capital, most notably with Deutsche Börse. He holds an MBA and BS in Finance and Accounting and is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant. Patrick also serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bitfield AG and is the CEO of publicly-traded Cryptology Asset Group.

Maximilian Lautenschläger
MANAGING PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER

Max, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Iconic, is a former management consultant where he advised Fortune 500 companies on digitalization, project management and IT integration. An angel investor himself, he transitioned into Private Equity with a €40-billion AUM group before beginning with a fintech company builder. He holds a BA in International Management, an MBA, is Harvard educated and completed the CAIA designation. Additionally, Max serves on the Supervisory Board of MLP, Germany’s largest independent financial advisory group.

Dr. Jens Bernhardt
MANAGING PARTNER

Dr. Bernhardt has a long track record with over 30 years’ experience in the financial industry, having worked as Managing Director and CIO for Zurich Group Invest Europe (Deutschland) GmbH, the asset manager of the German Zurich Group, and Skandia Life Insurance Germany. He was also a member of the supervisory board of Deutsche Wohnen AG and Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist of Germany’s largest Family Office, Oppenheim Vermögenstreuhand GmbH, which was a fully owned subsidiary of the former Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. KGaA. Jens holds a Diplomkaufmann-degree from the University of Bayreuth, an MBA-degree from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate from the University of Kassel (Private Equity as an Asset Class for Unit Linked Insurance Products).

Dominic Ward

USA MANAGING PARTNER

Dominic is an investor with over 20 years of financial services experience. His background includes a unique blend including large brand names like Thomson Financial and Moody’s Investors Service, buyside positions on two credit hedge fund trading desks, and running a high-tech focused startup accelerator.

Lukasz Musialski

CHIEF INVESTMENT / TECHNOLOGY OFFICER & CO-FOUNDER

Lukasz is an experienced investment manager with technology, big data and AI background. He is an expert in assessing deep tech investment opportunities. Lukasz spent years as a PE & VC investment team member at a €40-billion AUM investment group FERI. He is a serial entrepreneur having also founded a prop-tech startup and a very popular financial podcast. Lukasz holds degrees in both finance and computer science.

Dominik Poiger

HEAD OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Dominik holds a CFA charter and has a proven track record in bringing crypto asset ETPs to market. He previously worked for a global top 10 ETF provider where he was instrumental in creating their crypto ETP platform in Europe. He started his career in asset management as an emerging market high yield bond trader and managed synthetic yield strategies. Dominik is a firm believer in the potential of crypto as an emerging asset class.

Michael Geister

HEAD OF ETPs

Michael has a long track record of excellence in the European ETF industry. Formerly the Director of ETF sales for both State Street and ETF Securities, Michael is an ETP veteran. Michael’s foray into crypto began in his most recent role as the Head of Sales for Van Eck Vector ETFs.

Damien Moser

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, QUANTITATIVE SOLUTIONS

Damien started his career in fixed income trading before moving to sales, covering hedge funds for 10 years at HSBC. He brings over 15 years of business development experience from Tier 1 investment banks. Damien graduated from Paris Sorbonne in 2004 with a MSc in Financial Markets.

Marc des Ligneris

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, QUANTITATIVE SOLUTIONS

Marc was designing and managing multi-asset quantitative strategies for absolute return funds at BNP Paribas AM for nearly 15 years. He also brings 4 years of track record trading the crypto markets 24/7. Marc graduated from the prestigious engineering school Ecole Centrale Paris in 2005.

Alexandre Coutouly

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, QUANTITATIVE SOLUTIONS

Alexandre started his career as an algorithmic trading developer on the equity derivatives’ desk at Société Générale Since 2017, Alexandre has been responsible for many trading systems implementation in the crypto ecosystem. He holds a Master of Engineering from Ecole des Mines.

Susanne Reinhold

PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Susanne is a professional with both experience in traditional finance and the crypto ecosystem. As former Equity Derivatives Trader and Market Maker at UBS Investmentbank in Zurich she is an expert for risk management and hedging strategies. After almost 10 years in traditional financial markets she entered the Berlin crypto scene to bridge traditional finance and crypto markets at a leading European crypto custodian. Susanne holds a Master’s degree in Finance and is a Certified Blockchain & DLT Manager.

Dimitrij Gede

HEAD OF COMPLIANCE

Dimitrij Gede founded Anagram Compliance in 2019, specializing in AML Compliance Advisory and Blockchain. Previously, he lead the creation of a KYC department at Deutsche Bank and gained in-depth experience working as a Compliance Officer at Sanne Group Luxembourg.

Martin Rudnick

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Martin is an experienced financial professional in the asset management industry, having worked for Arabesque as the Head of Finance, Germany, and as a Business Process Solutions Consultant for Grant Thornton for several years. Martin holds degrees both in Business Administration (Finance & Banking; M. Sc.) and International Account & Finance (M. Sc.).He is also currently a lecturer at Hochschule Fresenius Wiesbaden.

Syuzanna Avanesyan

HEAD OF MARKETING

Syuzanna is a digital marketer specialized in strategic marketing, social media management, content curation and analytics. She is responsible for translating business goals into successful marketing campaigns and creating authentic and lasting brand awareness.

Patrick Lowry

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CO-FOUNDER

Patrick, CEO and Managing Partner of Iconic, is a capital markets expert and investor with over a decade of financial experience. Previously, Patrick was a PwC asset management auditor of clients such as Vanguard and Blackrock. He has worked many years in Private Equity and Venture Capital, most notably with Deutsche Börse. He holds an MBA and BS in Finance and Accounting and is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant. Patrick also serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bitfield AG and is the CEO of publicly-traded Cryptology Asset Group.

Maximilian Lautenschläger

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & CO-FOUNDER

Max, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Iconic, is a former management consultant where he advised Fortune 500 companies on digitalization, project management and IT integration. An angel investor himself, he transitioned into Private Equity with a €40-billion AUM group before beginning with a fintech company builder. He holds a BA in International Management, an MBA, is Harvard educated and completed the CAIA designation. Additionally, Max serves on the Supervisory Board of MLP, Germany’s largest independent financial advisory group.

Dr. Jens Bernhardt

MANAGING PARTNER

Dr. Bernhardt has a long track record with over 30 years’ experience in the financial industry, having worked as Managing Director and CIO for Zurich Group Invest Europe (Deutschland) GmbH, the asset manager of the German Zurich Group, and Skandia Life Insurance Germany. He was also a member of the supervisory board of Deutsche Wohnen AG and Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist of Germany’s largest Family Office, Oppenheim Vermögenstreuhand GmbH, which was a fully owned subsidiary of the former Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. KGaA. Jens holds a Diplomkaufmann-degree from the University of Bayreuth, an MBA-degree from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate from the University of Kassel (Private Equity as an Asset Class for Unit Linked Insurance Products).

Lukasz Musialski

CHIEF INVESTMENT / TECHNOLOGY OFFICER & CO-FOUNDER

Lukasz, As a Co-founder and Chief Investment/Technology Officer at Iconic, Lukasz is an experienced investment manager with technology, big data and AI background. Through his unique set of skills and experience, he is an expert in assessing deep tech investment opportunities. He is a serial entrepreneur having also founded a prop-tech startup and a very popular financial podcast. He also spent years as a PE & VC investment team member at a €40-billion AUM investment group FERI. Before that, he gained experience working for companies such as UBS and GE Capital RE. Lukasz is educated in both finance and computer science. He holds a MSc of Finance degree from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Dominic Ward

US MANAGING DIRECTOR

Dominic is the Managing Director of Iconic USA. He is an investor with over 20 years of financial services experience. His background includes a unique blend including large brand names like Thomson Financial and Moody’s Investors Service, buyside positions on two credit hedge fund trading desks, and running a high-tech focused startup accelerator. Dominic has a BA from Brown University with a double concentration in Economics and Organizational Behavior and Management.

Martin Rudnick

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Martin is an experienced financial professional in the asset management industry, having worked for Arabesque as the Head of Finance, Germany, and as a Business Process Solutions Consultant for Grant Thornton for several years. Martin holds degrees both in Business Administration (Finance & Banking; M. Sc.) and International Account & Finance (M. Sc.).He is also currently a lecturer at Hochschule Fresenius Wiesbaden, teaching about entrepreneurial finance and behavioural descion making.
Damien started his career in fixed income trading before moving to sales, covering hedge funds for 10 years at HSBC. He brings over 15 years of business development experience from Tier 1 investment banks. Damien graduated from Paris Sorbonne in 2004 with a MSc in Financial Markets.

Damien Moser

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, QUANTITATIVE SOLUTIONS

Damien started his career in fixed income trading before moving to sales, covering hedge funds for 10 years at HSBC. He brings over 15 years of business development experience from Tier 1 investment banks. Damien graduated from Paris Sorbonne in 2004 with a MSc in Financial Markets.
Alexandre started his career as an algorithmic trading developer on the equity derivatives’ desk at Société Générale Since 2017, Alexandre has been responsible for many trading systems implementation in the crypto ecosystem. He holds a Master of Engineering from Ecole des Mines.

Alexandre Coutouly

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, QUANTITATIVE SOLUTIONS

Alexandre started his career as an algorithmic trading developer on the equity derivatives’ desk at Société Générale Since 2017, Alexandre has been responsible for many trading systems implementation in the crypto ecosystem. He holds a Master of Engineering from Ecole des Mines.
Marc was designing and managing multi-asset quantitative strategies for absolute return funds at BNP Paribas AM for nearly 15 years. He also brings 4 years of track record trading the crypto markets 24/7. Marc graduated from the prestigious engineering school Ecole Centrale Paris in 2005.

Marc des Ligneris

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, QUANTITATIVE SOLUTIONS

Marc was designing and managing multi-asset quantitative strategies for absolute return funds at BNP Paribas AM for nearly 15 years. He also brings 4 years of track record trading the crypto markets 24/7. Marc graduated from the prestigious engineering school Ecole Centrale Paris in 2005.

Michael Geister

HEAD OF ETPs

Michael has a long track record of excellence in the European ETF industry. Formerly the Director of ETF sales for both State Street and ETF Securities, Michael is an ETP veteran. Michael’s foray into crypto began in his most recent role as the Head of Sales for Van Eck Vector ETFs.

Dominik Poiger, CFA

HEAD OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Dominik holds a CFA charter and has a proven track record in bringing crypto asset ETPs to market. He previously worked for a global top 10 ETF provider where he was instrumental in creating their crypto ETP platform in Europe. He started his career in asset management as an emerging market high yield bond trader and managed synthetic yield strategies. Dominik is a firm believer in the potential of crypto as an emerging asset class.

Susanne Reinhold

PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Susanne is a professional with both experience in traditional finance and the crypto ecosystem. As former Equity Derivatives Trader and Market Maker at UBS Investmentbank in Zurich she is an expert for risk management and hedging strategies. After almost 10 years in traditional financial markets she entered the Berlin crypto scene to bridge traditional finance and crypto markets at a leading European crypto custodian. Susanne holds a Master’s degree in Finance and is a Certified Blockchain & DLT Manager.

Syuzanna Avanesyan

HEAD OF MARKETING

Syuzanna is a digital marketer specialized in strategic marketing, social media management, content curation and analytics. She is responsible for translating business goals into successful marketing campaigns and creating authentic and lasting brand awareness.

Dimitrij Gede

HEAD OF COMPLIANCE

Dimitrij Gede founded Anagram Compliance in 2019, specializing in AML Compliance Advisory and Blockchain. Previously, he lead the creation of a KYC department at Deutsche Bank and gained in-depth experience working as a Compliance Officer at Sanne Group Luxembourg.

Iconic Holding GmbH is a global crypto asset management group and fintech company builder headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany with offices in London and New York. Iconic Holding GmbH launched Iconic Lab GmbH, a global venture capital group and blockchain accelerator program, in early 2017, and Iconic Funds GmbH and its subsidiaries, the managers and issuers of a series of crypto asset index investment products, in 2019. Iconic Holding GmbH is the parent company of the crypto asset management platform, AMaaS, and the business ecosystem of the ICNQ token. Iconic Holding is a portfolio company of FinLab AG (WKN 121806 / ISIN DE0001218063 / Ticker: A7A), leading German-VC group High-Tech Gründerfonds (“HTGF”), Cryptology Asset Group p.l.c. (ISIN: MT0001770107; Ticker: CAP, formerly 4UD), founded by Christian Angermayer and Mike Novogratz.

Investors need exposure to the growth of crypto assets but are uncomfortable with cryptographic technology and its perceived lack of regulation. Iconic Funds is the bridge to passive and actively managed exposure to crypto. Iconic Funds, via its subsidiaries, offers crypto asset ETP’s, diversified index funds and alpha-seeking strategies for investors in a familiar and regulated manner.

Iconic Funds GmbH is the holding company of a series of subsidiaries that manage and issue crypto asset investment products. Collectively, Iconic Funds GmbH and its subsidiaries are branded as “Iconic Funds.” One such subsidiary, Iconic Funds BTC ETN GmbH, is the issuer of a physically backed Bitcoin ETP trading on the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE000A3GK2N1; Ticker: XBTI).

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