Jens Labusch, born in 1978, is founder, managing partner and CEO of the FELS Group. He previously served as managing director of the fintech start-up leanvestors. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector, most of which he spent at DWS Investments, Germany’s largest investment company. In a range of leadership positions, he succeeded in setting up new funds and managed global funds with a volume of several billion euros. After moving to Deka Investments, where he oversaw markets and multi-asset funds, he decided to set up on his own with FELS Investments, a boutique investment company. A carbon-neutral fund with strict sustainability criteria gave birth to the idea of today’s FELS Group. Jens Labusch is convinced that there is no contradiction between a strong return and sustainability, but rather that impact investments also pay financial dividends in the medium and long term.
Carsten Gering, born in 1973, is co-founder, managing partner and CPO of the FELS Group. Together with CEO Jens Labusch, he previously worked for a fintech start-up called leanvestors. Carsten Gering has more than 20 years of experience in corporate consulting in the areas of asset management and IT, both at home and abroad. He most recently supported IT service provider Endava and investment company DZ BANK Union Investment but was also the founder, partner and managing director of acarda, specialising in system integration and migration in the asset management environment. He also played a leading role in developing the German subsidiary of COMIT Switzerland (now Swisscom IT Services Finance AG). He is a specialist in the technical implementation of complex projects with responsibility for the IT infrastructure and systems of the FELS Group, among other things. Carsten Gering has always wanted to develop a system that provides users and customers with a simple, fully digital way to make investments – and he can now do this with the offer of the FELS Group.
Frank Stuhlmüller, born in 1979, is a managing partner and CFO of the FELS Group. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, where he first worked as a treasury trader at DZ BANK, Germany’s second largest bank. From 2011 until he joined the FELS Group, he held various management positions for the company, ultimately with responsibility for setting up and managing the group controlling and resource management department. Prior to that, he established and led the functional area of strategic resource management and headed up a group to implement regulatory capital and liquidity requirements. Frank Stuhlmüller believes that good leadership built on values is a key to success – a principle that also guides the FELS Group.
Born in 1978, Tim Cappelmann is a member of the management team and as CCO responsible for PR, marketing and the media at FELS Group. Holding a degree in journalism and a graduate of the Henri Nannen School of Journalism, he brings almost 20 years’ experience in the media and PR sector. Until he joined FELS Group, he worked as chief copy editor and deputy editorial manager for stern Medien GmbH, owned by the Gruner + Jahr publishing house in Hamburg. Prior to that, he was with the Thomson Reuters news agency in Berlin and then spent ten years at Lufthansa Media, including as editor in charge of department and deputy managing editor. Tim Cappelmann believes that the financial market lacks products like those offered by FELS. By means of transparent and easy-to-understand corporate communications, he aims to help gain more people for new, sustainable and successful forms of investment.
Vanyo Walter, born in 1967, is a member of the management team and CIO of the FELS Group. Before that, he was at FELS’ side as a partner and advisory board member. Before moving to the FELS Group, Vanyo Walter worked as Managing Director at Pictet Asset Management Germany for over 15 years. In this role, he was responsible for managing billions of euros in institutional client funds. Before that, he was a member of the executive board of Pioneer Investments, where he built up the institutional investment business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Vanyo Walter has more than 25 years of experience in management positions at major international banks and is an expert in sustainable investments. His goal is to make professional asset management accessible to private investors with convincing and understandable concepts.
„Making a professional contribution to sustainability is very important to me. At FELS I have exactly this opportunity and I am excited to work on sustainable products.“
„I am inspired by the unique approach to supplying powerful investment tools to the everyday person. At FELS I want to apply my experience and expertise in IT and software-security to help build a succesfull FinTech company. Plus, the people here are just cool!“
“I am thrilled how intensely FELS is committed to sustainability! In my everyday life, I also maintain a sustainable lifestyle and I try to mostly buy fair trade products only. The opportunity to be part of a company right from the start, to be able to contribute all of your knowledge and skills, is a very special opportunity.”
“From day one you are warmly welcomed into the FELS team and you are part of the bigger picture right away. The opportunities to get involved from brainstorming to implementation of an idea are priceless and a real challenge.”
“A FinTech start-up that builds its brand on fairness, efficiency, sustainability and social responsibility – how great! Working on the right communication for FELS is not just a job for me: it contributes to my own values.”
„I would like to use my more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry to finally give investors access to all interesting markets – in a simple, innovative and future-oriented way.“
„After more than 20 years of professional experience in well-known companies in the financial sector, I see these times as a turning point in the financial world. At FELS I have the opportunity to change this world by working for a sustainable and future-oriented company. I enjoy being part of a team that promotes digital investments in a fair and transparent manner for everyone.“
Since savings can even lose value due to negative interest rates, many people ask themselves what to do with their hard-earned money?
FELS offers great and simple opportunities to invest in the capital market for the short or long term – without having to be a financial expert. To be part of the team and to help ensure that everyone has access to digital investments without great effort is very important to me.
„It’s appealing to work in an IT area that is new to me and the technical challenges that come along the way. FELS is an agile start-up with a very flat hierarchy and a quick decision-making process.“
“FELS focuses on humanity and sustainability – this not only shapes our products but also how we treat each other within the company: I see the trust in each individual and the appreciation as something very special.”
„I find it exciting to help shape and implement new processes in a small company – with the vision of building a successful large company.“
„My two key drivers of motivation are ethics and innovation. Meeting with the FELS management team showed me the first is built into the core of the company. The products are ones I want to use myself – and helping to build disruptive technologies that can help people reach financial freedom is a pleasure.“
„I would not have found the trust that was placed in me from the first meeting in any other company. Growing together with FELS and our team makes every day an exciting challenge. I can take on responsibility here that would take years in corporate jobs.“
“Flexible working hours are a reality at FELS. Nowadays there is still a fight for the compatibility of private and professional life – and FELS offers this. As a mother, I am happy to be able to pursue my professional career and still have time for my child. In addition, FELS focuses on hiring employees who are motivated and friendly. You rarely see a team of bright minds treat each other in such a supportive manner.”
„The creative work in a start-up is lots of fun and it’s nice to help shape our products and not just be an easily replaceable cog in a large, rigid structure.“
„Joining a young and dynamic company with a lot of potential, nice colleagues and a friendly working atmosphere seemed ideal to me after graduating from university.
„FELS motivates people to actively participate in the economy with their investments. The combination of technological possibilities and clever minds creates an understandable and affordable access to the financial market for everyone. Rounded off by a sustainable corporate philosophy that puts people first, I am delighted to be part of this innovatively thinking team and to advance the vision of a new social wealth management.“
„I enjoy working in a dynamic team like ours and helping with the organization. I share the values for which FELS stands and I find them important.“
“Developing a start-up and making it a success I think is very exciting. The values of FELS are also up-to-date and I share them 100 percent. “
FELS Group Advisory Board
Member of the Executive Board Deutsche Bank AG and CEO Asia Pacific; Hongkong SAR, China
Member of the Group Executive Committee Deutsche Bank AG; Frankfurt
Head of Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank AG; Frankfurt
Chief Operating Officer Global Banking Division and Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank AG; Frankfurt
Head of Global Banking Division Europe, Deutsche Bank AG; Frankfurt
FELS Group Advisory Board
Personnel Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates
Portfolio Manager, Capital International S.A.
Portfolio Manager and Head of Small and Midcap Equities, DWS Investments GmbH
Advisory Board FELS Group and Partner
Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Partner FELS Group
CEO and Owner axicorp GmbH
CEO axcount Generika GmbH
Sanofi Germany: General Manager and Marketing Director for different business units
Hoechst Marion Roussell: Senior Product Manager, Sales Rep, Head of Market Research
FELS Group Advisory Board
Founding Partner, Cygnet Ventures
Director, Capital Markets, Barclays
Director, Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan
Managing Director, Merrill Lynch
FELS Group Advisory Board
Chief Strategy Officer at Vacuumlabs, Bratislava, Hongkong, Los Angeles
EY Global Digital Ventures Leader, EY Global Advisory, New York and global
Start-up Mentor at Virgin StartUp, London
Founding Partner of East London Ventures, London, Nairobi, Taipei
Global Head of Emerging Technology, Vodafone xone, London and San Francisco
FELS Group Advisory Board
Partner, PwC Frankfurt, Head of China Business Group in Germany and Europe
Partner, PwC Shanghai, China
Senior Manager, PwC Düsseldorf
Manager, PwC New York
Senior Consultant, PwC Frankfurt
Consultant, PwC Frankfurt
FELS Group Advisory Board
Managing Director, BNP Wealth Management, Hong Kong
Head of Derivatives Sales, Asia and member of Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank
Head of Derivatives Sales, Asia; Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
Citibank Vice President
About FELS Group GmbH:
The FELS Group is a fintech company based in Kelkheim, Germany, near Frankfurt. It has developed software that enables clients to easily and directly implement strategies from external and independent investment professionals: using their existing bank account and in their own securities account. This is made possible by an online financial platform on which selected traders and investment professionals post their strategies and investment suggestions for clients. Clients receive these suggestions in an app via a push service and can follow them directly and in real time.
Our first product Follow MyTrader is a product from FELS wealth GmbH, a FELS Group GmbH company. FELS wealth GmbH, Dieselstraße 2, 65779 Kelkheim, is the provider of the investment services in accordance to section 2 German Securities Institutions Act (WpIG) and has a corresponding permit from the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) in accordance to section 15 German Securities Institutions Act (WpIG).
As a content provider per § 7(1) of the German Telemedia Act, FELS Group GmbH is legally responsible for the content on its platform. FELS also offers third-party content via links to external websites, which are labeled accordingly. When setting an external link, FELS reviews the external content to determine its compliance with applicable laws. However, the content of these external links may change at any time and FELS does not perform ongoing checks of the content linked from our platform.