Senior Investment Manager / Director Public Equity (all genders)


Who We Are

The Hasso Plattner Foundation aims to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies through science and education, improve access to art and culture, and support environmental conservation. Hasso Plattner is one of the founders of SAP, an enterprise software company, and has been chairman of its supervisory board since 2003. In 1998, Hasso Plattner founded the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering, marking his first significant philanthropic contribution. After signing the Giving Pledge (initiated by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet), he established the foundation in 2015.


We are the Investment Office of the Hasso Plattner Foundation. We have the mandate to generate income and preserve and grow the wealth of the Hasso Plattner Foundation – with the ultimate goal of funding existing and new philanthropic initiatives into perpetuity. We aim to generate high, risk-adjusted returns and invest capital in global public equities, leveraged buyouts, venture and growth capital, hedge funds and real assets. We invest with trusted external partners and selectively via direct ownership of businesses.


Our investment strategy focuses on long-term equity ownership and risk diversification. The investment office seeks out external partners who we believe to be exceptional investors, with entrepreneurial spirit and an ingrained moral compass. We invest to create value for both shareholders and society where environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations are integrated in our investment decisions. 

The Hasso Plattner Foundation’s main office is in Potsdam, Germany.


The Position 
As Senior Investment Manager / Director of Public Equity, you will play a pivotal role in managing a diverse global fund portfolio as well as passive public equity investments. Your responsibilities encompass leading the entire investment process for your asset class, shaping investment strategies, participating in key decisions, and maintaining vital stakeholder relationships.


Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the investment process from sourcing over underwriting, to monitoring our global public equity asset class
  • Contribute to the development of the portfolio's investment strategy, staying abreast of market developments, and identifying compelling investment themes and opportunities
  • Actively participate in investment decisions as a member of the investment committee
  • Effectively communicate with external fund managers, clients, and the advisory board to convey investment strategies and performance updates for your asset class
  • Collaborate with other senior team members and provide mentorship to junior colleagues working in your asset class
  • Cultivate and expand a professional network, both virtually and through travel, to support global investment efforts and stay connected with industry experts 

Required Background, Competencies & Skills

  • 5-10 years of work experience in fund investment management in public equity and/or hedge funds
  • Deep understanding of the entire lifecycle of a fund investment; direct investment experience is also appreciated  
  • Excellent analytical skills and a structured working style with attention to detail
  • Fluency in English is required, other languages are a plus. German is not required
  • Integrity, discretion, and a strong moral compass

What else do we offer you? 

  • Working in a motivated team with flat hierarchies  
  • A competitive compensation package 
  • Support to pursue professional training 
  • Public transport ticket 
  • Multi-day team events and training opportunities 
  • Working in a beautiful office that offers free lunch, fruits, drinks, excellent coffee, and opportunities for outdoor sports activities 


To Apply  

We look forward to receiving your application in English (CV, diplomas & transcripts of records, references) compiled as one PDF document with your salary expectations and earliest entry date.