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Christoph Schumacher
Christoph Schumacher
Global Head of Real Assets, Private Markets, Manulife Investment Management


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Dr. Christoph Schumacher has been appointed as Global Head Real Estate at Credit Suisse Asset Management as of June 1, 2017. Christoph served as Managing Director at Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH, Germany, in charge of the Institutional Business and a member of Union Investment’s Real Estate Investment Committee. In January 2016, he became spokesman of the board of the German Property Federation ”ZIA Region Nord“. From 2005 to 2011, Christoph worked for Generali Real Estate, in Cologne, Luxembourg and Paris. Prior to that he was a lawyer for Linklaters in Berlin and London. He was previously a personal advisor/office manager to the minister of finance in Berlin.
Manulife Investment Management is the asset management arm of Manulife Financial Corporation, a global financial institution that has protected investor assets since 1887. We’re passionate about providing solutions; with leading capabilities in public and private markets, we partner with institutions to understand their needs and create tailored solutions to help meet them. We take a specialist approach; our focused teams are led by industry veterans with decades of experience managing their strategies on behalf of investors — an approach that’s led to a culture of investment excellence and highly differentiated strategies across asset classes. We’re committed to investing responsibly; we develop innovative global frameworks for sustainable investing, collaboratively engage with companies in our public market portfolios, and maintain a high standard of stewardship where we own and operate assets.
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