AURELIUS appoints Helene Schutrumpf as Director of Fundraising and Investor Relations
London, October 2, 2023 – AURELIUS is delighted to announce the hiring of Helene Schutrumpf to lead their fundraising and investor relations. Helene is based in the UK, will be supporting AURELIUS’s future private equity fund vintages and is currently working with the private debt business.
AURELIUS has been growing significantly in recent years and now has EUR 11 bn in group revenues and more than 300 professionals working out of 10 offices across Europe and North America, including over 150 operating specialists. The growth is across all of its business lines as well as geographically, and the firm is opening an office in New York in late 2023.
“I’m excited to join this prestigious group at a compelling inflection point as we are shifting the capital base and opening up product lines to external investors. AURELIUS has consistently generated strong returns through applying a fundamentally focussed operational approach to investments with robust downside protection, which is always in demand”, said Helene Schutrumpf.
AURELIUS has delivered top decile returns since 2005, showcasing its consistency throughout various market cycles. Its operating taskforce ensures that a structured methodology is applied to complex investments, which aims to transform companies through improving operational efficiencies and driving growth to deliver returns.
The private debt business, AURELIUS Finance Company (AFC) makes asset-based loans to UK mid-market companies, delivering superior risk-adjusted-returns with robust downside protection.
“In the current uncertain market environment, we’re seeing the appeal of having physical assets as security for loans. We enjoy the entrepreneurial opportunity of being an early mover in this underserved space”, said Helene.
“We’re excited to have Helene join us as we continue to grow from our beginnings as a small German house into a global mid-market player”, said Dirk Markus, Co-Founder of AURELIUS.
Helene started her career as a proprietary trader at Merrill Lynch and has spent the last 12 years as a placement agent, raising capital globally for private equity, private credit and real estate funds. She has a degree in Economics from Yale University.