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Who we are

accelerando associates and its third party marketing unit accelerando tpm, founded in 2004, advises and supports outstanding asset managers in all aspects of fund distribution. In fact, accelerando tpm is one of Europe's longest existing and most recognized third party marketing provider. Our reputation is undisputed and we are particularly proud of the longevity of our client relationships, marked by open, trusted and constant dialogue.


Our background is 100% asset management. The team combines extensive experience in the industry, in fund sales, research and portfolio management. 


Michael Geier

Partner at accelerando associates, heads up accelerando tpm. Michael joined accelerando in 2013 and has extensive fund distribution experience, with more than 29 years in business. Before joining accelerando Michael was Head of Sales Germany & Austria at Standard Life Investments, Managing Director at ABN Amro Asset Management, Head of Sales at Mellon Global Investments, Head of Retail Sales at Henderson Global Investors as well as in sales for Alliance Capital and Flemings. Michael, married and father of two grown up children, holds a B.A. in European finance & accounting

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Robert L. Hau

Acts as an external cooperation partner for accelerando and its clients covering German institutional investors since April 2021. Robert set up his own independent third party marketing firm in May 2011. Prior to this, Robert worked for Fidelity Investments (Head of Distribution), Bank of Ireland AM (Managing Director, Continental Europe) and SEB AM (Head Distribution and Board Member) etc. All in all, Robert has more than 35 years of experience in the investment industry and holds a degree of business administration. He is a member of the association of “Certified Financial Planner (CFP)” and “European Financial Advisor (EFA)”.

Advisory board

advisory board accelerado associates

Left to right:

Paolo Sardi, Co-founder & CEO of ECPI in Milan. He is also a lecturer in Corporate Finance at the Real Estate Department, SDA – Bocconi School of Management. 

Willard D. Velie is a Principal at AccessAlpha in Chicago. He worked in the past as Managing Director of Templeton Worldwide and as Senior Managing Director at Prudential heading global sales.

Detlef Glow is Head of Lipper EMEA Research at Refinitiv in Frankfurt & previously portfolio manager at Feri Family Trust. 

Dr. Karsten Braeuker, LL.M, is Founding Partner of the law firm Braeuker Associates and Managing Partner of Let's Work AG in Munich.

Richard Klomp is a former Market Maker & Board Member of the Amsterdam Options Exchange and former Adivsor to top-end names in European UHNW management.

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