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Christoph Hock joined Union Investment in April 2014 with over 20 years of experience and wasted no time in changing the culture of the trad-
His aim was to integrate the German asset manager’s trading teams
under one multi-asset desk and get the trading desk and portfolio manag-
ers working closer together.
Hock said that by combining the equities and derivatives desk with the
fixed income and FX teams, the consolidated multi-asset trading desk would
enable Union to “stay ahead in today’s constantly evolving trading world”.
He described it as “‘One team, one dream” noting that, regardless of
whether you are on the buy- or sell-side it is an extremely difficult task to
bring those two segments together.
He added: “This was one of my first initiatives to make sure these two
units worked in unison as we moved forward.”
Hock used his two decades of industry experience to full effect. His
journey began in the early nineties where he focused solely on cash equi-
ties trading at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.
From there he landed the role of head of European basket trading at JP
Morgan, before running the proprietary equity derivatives trading desk in
After seven years at JP Morgan, Hock moved into the world of hedge
funds, remaining there between 2004 and 2010, before joining Barclays’
Frankfurt branch as director and head of equity execution sales.
In April 2014, he joined German fund firm, Union Investment, to run
the equity and derivatives trading desk. Union has a total of €224 billion
assets under management and has over four million clients.
At the end of 2015, Hock won the ‘Trader of the Year, Long-only’ award
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Head, Multi-Asset Trading
Dipl. Bankbetriebswirt (BA)
Supervisory Bank Management
1992 – 1997