Prof. Dr. André Tomfort

Department of Business and Economics
Professor for Financing and Investment, Monetary Economics
Specialist area: Financial Analysis and Management

T: +49 (0)30 30877-1147

Visitor's address
Schöneberg Campus
Building B
Room 552
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Schöneberg Campus
Badensche Straße 52
10825 Berlin


Academic and Professional Career

  • 1991: Studied at the Universities of Hamburg and Freiburg im Breisgau and graduated in Economics and Journalism
  • 1991: Research at the UN, New York
  • 1994: Doctorate from the University of Freiburg im Breisgau in Monetary Economics
  • 1994-1996: Economist in International Capital Markets at Credit Suisse (Zurich)
  • 1997-2000: Head of fixed income analysis, investment management and macroeconomic strategy at the bank Julius Bär (Zurich)
  • 2000 – 2003: Head of Investment at Rothschild (Zurich)
  • since November 2003: Professor of Financial Analysis and Management at the HWR Berlin

Key Aspects of practise

  • Management of investment funds
  • Development of investment and risk management strategies for banks and insurance companies
  • Analyses of developments in financial markets for public and private institutions

Expert for

  • Financial markets and capital market instruments
  • Monetary Economics
  • Theory of economic cycles
  • Risk management
  • Econometric models for financial markets

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Financial Economics (analysis of the interaction between macroeconomic processes and financial markets)
  • Management of international asset portfolios
  • Financial services
  • Risk management
  • Monetary theory and monetary foreign trade
  • Financing and investment

Research Projects and Fields

  • Integration of Financial Markets
  • Price and Expectation Building in Financial Markets
  • Inflation Expectations and their Impact on inflationary Processes
  • Expansionary Monetary Policy and its Impact on Financial Market Stability
  • The Development of Valuation Tools/Models to assess potential Price Bubbles in Asset Markets

Research Projects Abstracts

The dynamics of inflation processes and inflation expectations Integration of financial markets

Planned projects

  • Theoretical and empirical analysis of the influence of value-at-risk systems on price formation processes in financial markets
  • The extension of interest rate parity through the inclusion of implicit profit expectations on share markets as a mechanism for explaining currency rate fluctuations
  • The value of prospect theory (Behavioural Finance) to preference analyses outside the field of financial market theory

Selected, current Publications

  • Assessment of potential Housing Price Bubbles in Hong Kong and Shanghai – An Eclectic Approach, Seite 1-14, in: International Review of Business Research Papers, Vol. 8. No. 6. September 2012
  • The Role of Inflation Expectations, pages 221-226, in: International Journal on GSTF Business Review, published by the Global Science & Technology Forum, Volume 1, August 2011
  • The Dynamics of Inflation and Inflation Expectations, pages Q38-Q46, in: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Economics Research, organized by the Global Science and Technology Forum, Singapore, 2011
  • Descriptive and empirical analysis of Eastern European financial market integration; pages 425-450, in: Transformations monétaire et financière dans les pays d` Europe centrale et orientale, Les Cahiers de Recherche No. 11 du Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur le Commerce Extérieur et l` Economie, Paris, März 2009
  • The Role of the European Union for the Financial Integration of Eastern Europe; pages 1-20, in: Working Papers der HWR Berlin, Paper No. 26, Berlin 2006
  • Some Explanatory Patterns for Emerging Market Crisis; Seite 50-60, in: Die Markt-strategien: Russland – Deutschland, Sammelband der Deutsch-Russischen Fachtagung der Universität für Ökonomie & Finanzen (Finec), St. Petersburg, Russland, Juni 2005
  • Risiko- und Ertragsanalyse von verschiedenen Anleiheformen; pages 170-178, in: FinanzBetrieb, Zeitschrift für Unternehmensfinanzierung und Finanzmanagement, Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt, 4. Jahrgang, März 2002
  • Die Ertrags- und Risikoeigenschaften von Emerging Market Anleihen aus Sicht eines Schweizerischen Anlegers; pages 267-282; in: Finanzmarkt und Portfolio Management, 14 Jahrgang 2000 – Nr. 4; Hrsg: Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Finanzmarktforschung u.a. Prof. Dr. Heinz Zimmermann, Universität St. Gallen; Bruno Gehrig, Schweizerische Nationalbank, Prof. Dr. Rene Stulz, Ohio State University, 2000

Selected dissertation topics

  • IPOs of biotech companies -the example of …
  • Recent forms of mezzanine financing – the product Preps TM
  • Hedge funds as an investment instrument in the portfolios of private clients
  • The securitisation of mortgages from banks – description of the securitisation process of German banks, using the example of the Berliner Volksbank