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January 26, 2017

Episode #05 Richard Lucas – Angel Investing

Richard Lucas is an angel investor who is currently involved with close to 20 different companies across a variety of industries. He has made many investments into world-class startups over the years, including deals with startups backed by the likes of Y Combinator. For example, Richard was an early investor in the company Estimote, which won the 2013 Tech Crunch disrupt in the Hardware category. Part of the reason why Richard is such a fascinating person to talk to, is that he is involved in a variety of projects outside of his main work. He is the founder of Cambentrepreneurs, […]
January 12, 2017

Episode #04 Brian Tomlinson, CMT – Fixed Income Investing with a Global Portfolio Manager

Brian Tomlinson, CMT is currently a Global Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Allianz Global Investors. Prior to joining AllianzGI, he spent 7 years at Pimco as a Portfolio Manager. He also worked at other companies well known to most of us, such as Merrill Lynch, Citi Bank, Dresdner Bank and IBM. If you are one of those who think fixed income is boing, I can almost guarantee you that you will change your mind after listening to our conversation with Brian. Not only is he extremely good at what he does – and you will hear that when he walks […]
December 29, 2016

Episode #03 Marcus Storr – Hedge Fund Investing

Marcus Storr is the Head of Hedge Funds at FERI Trust, a German asset management company and one of the largest investors in Alternative Assets in Germany. Marcus has held various positions in the investment industry over the years, including being a Vice-President for Global Equities at Robert Flemings in London, which is now part of JP Morgan, and a Director of Global Equities at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. Letme tell you: you are in for a real treat! As you will notice very quickly, not only did Marcus provide us with great insights about the hedge fund industry, but he […]
December 15, 2016

Episode #02 Oliver Schebela, CFA – Private Equity Fund Investing

Oliver Schebela, CFA is the Head of Private Equity Solutions of Bethmann Bank, a traditional German private bank, wholly owned by ABN AMRO. Prior to this, he spent 7 years at FERI Trust, where he started as a Private Equity Manager and worked his way up to Head of Private Equity. In his earlier days (he is still very young), he worked at Credit Suisse and at Commerzbank. This is a special episode for us. Not necessarily for the great conversation we had with Oliver, but for what it means to this journey Luke and I have embarked on. Back […]
November 28, 2016

Episode #01 Simon Hirst – Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Investments

Before this interview, The Wall Street Lab was all but an idea. What changed? Luke decided to e-mail Simon Hirst, without really expecting to receive a positive response. After all, he is a very busy man. Besides, “what is The Wall Street Lab anyway?”, he must have thought. To our surprise, Simon Hirst was very gracious in agreeing to meet us on the next day. We were officially in business! To make a long story short, what you are about to hear is the fruit of that initial hard work (which, by the way, pales in comparison to what we have done […]
November 26, 2016

Episode #00 The Wall Street Lab – 2016 Trailer

Welcome to The Wall Street Lab!!! That’s it! After months of preparation, including getting used to listening to the recording of our own voices, The Wall Street Lab is finally live! Luke and I are really excited about starting this journey with all of you. We really believe we have put together something special that will hopefully add some value to your careers in finance. So what are we all about? We started The Wall Street Lab to provide you with exclusive insights into the world of finance. We strive to offer you access to practical information that cannot be […]
November 1, 2016

Welcome to The Wall Street Lab!

First of all, why should you even be reading this? Here is why: we will work day and night in order to provide you with the best finance-related content possible. Why? Because we are just nice people! Seriously though, Luke and I created The Wall Street Lab because we find meaning in learning something new every single day. But we thought: “Why keep it all to ourselves? “ So we decided to share all of that with the world. After all, if you are not doing something that adds value to the world, why the hell do you even wake […]