Marcus holds a Bachelor and Master of Mathematics from the University of Mainz. He earned an MBA degree at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and a doctoral degree in financial engineering at the European Business School (EBS). He is a global portfolio strategist for actively managed quantitative equity portfolios and hedge funds in Europe, Middle East and Africa at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), one of the largest institutional asset managers worldwide. Before joining SSgA in 2006 he was senior product manager at PIMCO for many years and senior risk manager at Commerzbank. In 2011, Marcus founded Pecundus (www.pecundus.com), a company that provides training services to industry professionals. Dr. Schulmerich is a frequent conference speaker on topics of asset and risk management, behavioral finance, financial engineering and alternative investments. He is the author of various books and lecturer at the EBS about these topics.