About Martin

Martin coleads McKinsey’s global Wealth & Asset Management work. In this capacity, he seeks to enhance our ability to provide support across institutional and retail segments, partnering with leaders to make strong strategic choices in a changing market.

Since joining McKinsey in 1996, Martin has offered advisory support to financial-services and insurance companies across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Within the asset management sector, he has worked with asset managers, wealth managers, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, and financial-services firms more broadly, as they seek to improve the performance of their investments.

Depending on the challenges at hand, Martin has helped set strategy, advised on mergers and acquisitions, addressed digital opportunities, and directed initiatives seeking to improve marketing and sales performance and achieve operational transformation.

In recent years, Martin has evaluated the opportunities available to asset managers facing challenges to profitability as customers migrate toward passively managed funds. Through the application of machine learning and analytics, he has sought ways for investment managers to make more informed investment decisions, and in doing so establish a stronger value proposition for active management.

Beyond his advisory work, Martin is a member of the Private Banking international advisory committee of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is also the chairman of the advisory board of My Finance Coach. This not-for-profit organization offers the largest free financial education program in Europe, working both in and outside the classroom to make young people more aware of how to deal with their money responsibly, fostering financial literacy.

Martin is a member of the New York State Bar Association and speaks German, Dutch, English, and French.

Published work

An analytics approach to debiasing asset-management decisions,” McKinsey & Company, December 2017

Thriving in a world of low and flat: An interview with Douglas Hodge,” McKinsey & Company, December 2014

A new era for asset management: A discussion with Edward Bonham Carter,” McKinsey & Company, December 2014

Past Experience

Vienna University of Economics and Business
Assistant professor

Education

University of Chicago Law School
LLM

University of Vienna
Doctorate, law
MA, law

Vienna University of Economics and Business
MBA