Daniel Andemeskel was appointed Head of Innovation Management at Universal-Investment in 2019. In this role, he is building up and developing the group's innovation agenda with the objective to create the next generation of fund services and to develop new business models in close collaboration with product units. To this end, he monitors and evaluates the status quo in the asset management industry, identifies new trends and manages specific innovation projects. He is also the founder and managing director of the new investment platform for digital assets UI Enlyte.
Andemeskel started his career as a management board assistant at Union Investment in 1999, while obtaining his master’s degree in business administration. After working for a management consultancy, he joined Universal-Investment and worked on various projects as an interdisciplinary interface for the investment management company from 2003 to 2007. He then moved to AXA IM, where he worked in various roles for a total of twelve years. Most recently, he managed the set-up of a Liquid-Alternatives Investment-Platform in Hong Kong with AuM amounting to one billion euros within one year and initiated various cooperation.