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August 11, 2020 | Press Release

Malte Rippel joins HQ Group

Bad Homburg – 11 August 2020. Joining mid-August, Malte Rippel will strengthen the newly founded umbrella company of the financial services companies of Harald Quandt, HQ Holding, as the new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer (CFO/COO). The operations specialist comes from Hamburg-based private bank Berenberg and will report to Stefan Keitel, CEO of HQ Holding.


“With Malte Rippel, we are able to onboard an accomplished professional to support the operational development of the HQ financial service providers. Mr Rippel will support the development of the entire HQ Group, promote innovation and help our firm continue to grow,” says Stefan Keitel, CEO of HQ Holding.


Prior to joining HQ Holding, Rippel, a graduate in business management, held various management positions at Berenberg within their private banking and wealth management division for more than ten years, most recently as COO Wealth Management beginning in 2016.


“HQ is one of the leading privately owned financial service houses. Together with Stefan Keitel and the managing directors of the HQ financial service providers, I am pleased to further develop and strengthen its operations,” says Malte Rippel.


Following the strong growth of the HQ financial services providers, HQ Holding was launched in August 2020 as a new umbrella company under the leadership of Stefan Keitel. With the launch of HQ Holding the companies will be steered in a new strategic direction. HQ Holding is controlled by a supervisory board chaired by Dr. Joachim Faber.


About HQ Group

The HQ Group unites the independent financial service providers of the Harald Quandt family (HQ). These include HQ Asset Management, which specializes in quantitative asset management, the global alternative investment specialist HQ Capital and the multi-family office HQ Trust. Starting in 1982 as a family office, the HQ Group now offers specialized financial services with a focus on alternative investments. With around 210 employees and central offices in Bad Homburg, Düsseldorf, New York and Hong Kong, the HQ Group is one of the few privately held global financial service providers.