Christoph Schumacher, Credit Suisse

Christoph Schumacher Christoph Schumacher studied at the University of Freiburg, Geneva and Bonn and owns a PhD from the University of Münster, Institute for International Business Law. He has been appointed as the new Head of Global Real Estate at Credit Suisse Asset Management as of June 1, 2017. From March 2011, Christoph served as CEO/Managing Director at Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH, Germany, in charge of the Institutional Business and as 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.

Market developments, regulation, tax, technology: What keeps RE asset managers up at night?

An overview of what real estate experts consider game changers and hot topics. How do they prepare and adapt? How ensure stability in a changing environment?

  • Sébastien Herzog

    Sébastien Herzog Global CFO, COO and Corporate Secretary, Real Assets AXA Investment Managers


Responsible decision-making: coupling sustainability and profitability

ESG is on the rise. ‘Green’, social and governance criteria increasingly influence strategy, investment decisions, reporting and marketing. How are asset managers integrating ESG in their internal processes? What are clients asking for? And what about profitability in this new paradigm?


It's all about the investor

Capital raising, structuring, distribution – how to reach and please the investor


Chairperson's introduction & Presentation of the REIF Study


Every pot has its lid - solutions for product developers

Specialising in property types: aged care facilities, student housing, residential property, co-working spaces, etc


Build, buy or borrow-Which operating model is the key to success over the next 10 years?

Which operating model is going to unlock the doors to a successful future?
Is your operating model robust enough to manage the transformation the RE industry is facing?
Hear different views on the market from various players.


PropTech, the new kid on the block

Blockchain, tokenisation, crypto: rethinking property ownership


Substance and oversight: moving targets requiring undivided attention

Interview Marco Zwick on CSSF 18/697 and 18/698.
Role and responsibility of governing bodies are evolving, management companies are bustling, while delegation and oversight remain centre stage