The Big Interview: Tassilo Seilern on ESG, 'intellectual integrity' and taking the reins mid-pandemic

CEO of Seilern Investment Management

Lauren Mason
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Tassilo Seilern

“Over the years there was always a certain expectation that I would join the family business, but I never really wanted to,” Tassilo Seilern told Investment Week.

"I always felt like I wanted to be responsible for my own intellectual development, as such. But as the years went by, I became more and more interested in economics." 37-year-old Seilern, who became CEO of Seilern Investment Management last year after 11 years at the company, previously had a "strong interest in humanities" and studied philosophy at Trinity College Dublin, before graduating in the throes of the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. "At that time, I worked for a private equity fund that offered project finance for renewable energy in Spain. It was obviously a very tough ti...

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