Matthias Kuhlmey | Managing Director, Head of Hightower Wealth Management

Matthias brings 25 years of international banking and investment management experience to the firm. He founded Hightower’s Global Investment Solutions (GIS) division in 2011 to deliver investment research, analytics, due-diligence, and access capabilities for Hightower advisors.

Matthias joined us from the UBS Private Wealth Management Office in New York and prior to that he oversaw the New York-based Domestic Private Banking Team at Bank Julius Baer. While with Deutsche Bank AG in New York, Matthias advised private banking and corporate clientele and was actively involved in projects leading to the integration of Bankers Trust Co. into Deutsche Bank’s U.S.-based operation. At Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in New York, he specialized in Exposure- and Credit Risk Management. Starting his career in Europe, he worked in various functions with Deutsche Bank, including as a member of a Divisional Board Member team based in Frankfurt, Germany, before coming to New York.

Matthias received his degree in Business Law from the University of Applied Sciences in Lüneburg, Germany, and a Diploma in Finance and Banking from the Hannover Business School, Germany. As a native German, he is proficient in spoken and written German. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63, & 65 licenses, is an avid blogger and a frequent contributor to, The Huffington Post, and Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife podcast.

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