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Edda Schröder

Edda Schröder

Managing Partner

Edda Schröder is the founder and managing partner at Invest in Visions. She started her career in asset management in 1994 with Fleming Funds Management (today’s JP Morgan Asset Management), where she was responsible for fund sales and marketing in Europe. She then joined the UK investment company Schroders, where she held the role of managing director; in this capacity she was responsible for the sale of mutual funds in Germany and Austria. In 2006, she founded Invest in Visions GmbH with a view to reconciling her extensive experience in the financial sector with social objectives.
Edda Schröder is a member of the supervisory board of UmweltBank AG, a direct bank for ethical and ecological investments and loans.


Susanne Brenczewsky

Susanne Brenczewsky

Office support

Susanne Brenczewsky is responsible for office organisation and supports the sales and marketing coordination.
She has extensive experience in project and office management in commercial and social enterprises. She was able to develop her main areas of activity (state analysis, restructuring and coaching) during her degree in social education and business administration.


Benedikt Hoffmann

Benedikt Hoffmann

Chief Operational Officer

Benedikt Hoffmann is responsible for finance, risk management and organisation within the company. Over the past ten years he held senior positions with a German BAFin-supervised bank for SMEs in Africa and Latin America.


Elena Mende

Elena Mende

Portfolio manager

In addition to the financial and social analysis of microfinance institutes, she focuses on the ongoing monitoring of loans in the portfolio.

Before joining Invest in Visions, Elena Mende worked as team and marketing assistant at a consulting company for property and construction projects. While studying for her degree, Elena Mende was committed to development-policy issues; for example, she helped with the introduction of a new donation system in the fundraising and growth department of a well-known non-governmental organisation.


Yannick Rust

Yannick Rust

Investment associate

Yannick Rust supports the portfolio management team in the financial and social analysis of microfinance institutes and the business development of our funds.

After studying international management (in Madrid and Reutlingen), he worked in project management in Beijing and then gained experience in impact investing with a consulting company in Berlin and a bank in Frankfurt.