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Plenum Investments has added welcomes Dirk Schmelzer, a portfolio manager of insurance linked securities, to the company. 

Schmelzer is a Cat Bond fund manager who has many years of experience in the insurance linked securities field.

Previously Schmelzer worked at Falcon Private Bank, Zurich ex AIG Privat Bank. In his time at Falcon he was the head portfolio manager of a Cat Bond fund with an AUM of approximately CHF200m. 

Prior to this he was acting director of fund research and analysis of alternative investments at VZ VermögensZentrum. 

“To maintain and advance our position as a specialised investment boutique it is key to identify attractive investment areas as well as to attract and hire the experts in those areas. With the addition of Dirk, we not only have gained an experienced and highly qualified Cat Bond expert but we have also enriched our range of specialised product range,” says Raimond Schuster, chief executive of Plenum Investments.

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