Aquila Capital makes new advisory board hire

Olaf Huth was chief executive officer of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt, a German subsidiary of the global bank.

Alternative asset manager Aquila Capital has appointed the former chief executive of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt, Olaf Huth, to its advisory board.

Huth has over 30 years of asset management experience in Germany and Switzerland, investing for wealthy private customers, family offices and institutional investors, according to Aquila.

HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt, which Huth joined in 1985, is HSBC’s banking operation in Germany.

“Alternative investments have been an area of increasing importance for Aquila Capital since its establishment in 2001. Dieter Rentsch and Roman Rosslenbroich have built a leading alternative asset manager and I look forward to advising the company as it continues to deliver on its successful growth strategy,” Huth said in a statement. 

Aquila chief executive and co-founder Roman Rosslenbroich said that bringing Olaf on board was an achievement given his experience.

Aquila Capital manages has ‎€7.1 billion in assets under management, with timberland assets of more than ‎€83 million. The firm invests in farmland and timber across geographies including Australasia, Europe and Latin America. It manages 29,250 hectares of farmland.