Prior to joining Harcourt, he worked from 2010 to 2012 as Head of Emerging Markets Equities at Credit Suisse in Zurich, where he led and managed the investment team. Previously, Jan worked from 1999 to 2009 at DWS (Deutsche Bank Group). Initially he was Senior Portfolio Manager for international and emerging markets and later Managing Director and Hedge Fund Manager managing various long/short equity, absolute return and long-only funds. In this position, he won several performance awards. Jan finished his habilitation (post doctoral degree) at the University of Bremen, Germany.
Jan holds a Master of International Management (post MBA) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, USA, and a M.Sc. as well as a PhD in Business Administration and Economics from the University of the Armed Forces Munich. He is certified as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).