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portagon Reorganizes Its Advisory Board With Tilman Fechter And Martin Korbmacher

• Two proven experts from the German finance and FinTech industry to accompany portagon's future growth course
• Advisory Board advises portagon on further expanding its leading position as a platform for access to the private markets
• portagon sees opportunities for strategic growth in a strong market environment

Frankfurt, 25 June 2024 – portagon, the leading distribution platform for private markets, has appointed Tilman Fechter and Markus Korbmacher to its Advisory Board. The two highly experienced managers of the financial industry will replace Hans Eichel, former Prime Minister of the State of Hesse and former Federal Minister of Finance, who was previously a Member of the Advisory Board. The reorganization of the Advisory Board is the logical step for the future-oriented further development of the FinTech company. As proven industry experts, Fechter and Korbmacher will closely support portagon with their know-how in market infrastructure as well as capital market trends and topics.

Tilman Fechter has been working successfully in the financial industry for 26 years. He spent more than 15 years in various functions at Deutsche Boerse, most recently as Head of Strategy Fund Services and as Member of the Management Board of the Clearstream Fund Centre. Prior to that, he spent seven years on the Executive Board of Clearstream Banking in Germany and Luxembourg. Tilman started his career at Commerzbank in Investment Banking IT and as a management consultant at Capco. In addition, the proven expert in financial IT and capital markets serves on various Supervisory Boards and Advisory Boards of national as well as international cloud and solution providers in the financial industry.

After working for JP Morgan and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Martin Korbmacher took over as Head of the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse for Germany and Austria in 2005. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of German online broker flatexDEGIRO has been contributing his more than 30 years of experience in various disciplines of the financial markets to advising FinTechs and AI companies for many years.

“We are delighted to welcome two proven experts with extensive international experience, Tilman Fechter and Martin Korbmacher, to our Advisory Board. Their expertise and networks in both national and international financial markets, including the FinTech sector, will enable us to further our mission of becoming a comprehensive platform for asset managers and distributors in private markets,” says Johannes Laub, CEO and Co-Founder of portagon. “We would also like to thank Hans Eichel for his valuable support and guidance during his tenure on portagon’s Advisory Board.”

Tilman Fechter, Member of the Advisory Board portagon, says: “portagon’s mission has inspired me since our first conversation. Opening the private markets to new investor groups from the private sector represents a paradigm shift. I am convinced that portagon’s software infrastructure has significant value for all participants in the private markets and I am looking forward to helping shape this transformation.”

Martin Korbmacher, Member of the portagon Advisory Board, emphasizes: “portagon has already established itself as the leading distribution platform for the private markets in recent years. Driven by the ELTIF reform, alternative assets will increasingly become of greater interest for distributors and their clients, paving the way for truly diversified investment portfolios. I see the potential for portagon to open up this large investor group to asset managers and wealth managers and am delighted to support the highly motivated portagon team with both my network and my expertise.”


About portagon

 portagon is a leading and trusted distribution platform for private markets. Its unified, standardized end-to-end infrastructure solution combined with an unparalleled distribution network, positions portagon as the preferred partner for both asset owners and distributors.

Through its digital B2B2C platform, the firm provides a secure and scalable operating model, enhancing operational efficiency with streamlined digital investor onboarding, fully aggregated order management, and product governance that adheres to the latest regulatory framework.

Asset Managers benefit significantly from portagon’s unique digital marketplace that unlocks access to an extensive network of distributors, including wealth managers, banks, wire houses and independent financial advisors.

Distributors, leveraging a digitized, compliant subscription, and advisory workflow, experience substantial reductions in time and costs while mitigating liability risks. Additionally, they gain access to a wide range of alternative assets through a single point of entry.

By making private markets investments as accessible and reliable as their public market counterparts portagon is transforming the private markets landscape and driving growth for all stakeholders involved.

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