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TOUCHWIND is an independent, innovative enterprise with long years of expertise of its partners. We focus on financing and structuring, evaluating Alternative Investments, and consulting in all matters of the financial and capital markets. We offer a broad spectrum of expertise acquired in leading positions in the financial sector. Our core team combines 150 years of experience in finance, investments, and capital markets. This know-how pays off for you.
Our aim is to be one of the leading providers of tailor-made solutions for managers and investors in Alternative Investments. It is our passion to exceed the targets of our customers by offering optimal consultancy while maintaining the highest professional as well as ethical standards. “Customer focus, integrity, collaboration, and excellent service“ are the values which define us.

1. Structuring and Financing
– Structuring and securitising of financial transactions domestically and abroad
– Customized product solutions for structured and transaction financing
– Execution and handling of financial transactions and projects in the
capital market environment, with a focus on illiquid investment classes

2. Ship Financing
– Consultancy and advisory services on the structuring and restructuring of ship financing arrangements – Consultancy and advisory services on the arrangement of debt finance and equity investment capital

News

TouchWind Financial Solutions GmbH sold

June 23rd, 2016
We hereby give notice that Touchwind Financial Solutions has been sold to overseas investors as of May this year. As a result of this, all of our structured finance servicing and administration operations as well as the Luxembourg based subsidiary have been transferred to the new owners. Consequently, we are now in a position to devote further resources to our main business of ship finance. The Touchwind name will continue to exist, however. The core team will operate under the umbrella of Touchwind Financial Solutions UK Ltd., based in London, with a broad focus on structured finance and market entry consultancy as well as ship finance. We have very deliberately situated our base in London – the centre of capital markets in Europe – to take into account the ever rising regulatory burden of doing business on the European mainland. All of our clients and business partners can rely on our continued support in terms of our corporate advisory and support services. We look forward to working together in the future.

Touchwind Financial Solutions – UK / London

February 09th, 2015
Jim Tatchell is appointed Managing Director of our Touchwind Financial Solutions UK Ltd. in London. With Jim, we are able to expand our strong team, adding a partner with many years of capital markets experience.

Expanding our team of partners

October 01st, 2014
We are glad to welcome Günter Femers, an experienced banking- and capital markets executive, to our team of partners. He will strengthen our team in Hamburg, starting October 1st, 2014.

Risk is a matter for the boss

April 07th, 2014
Risk Management and Controlling are criticals parts when it comes to managing an enterprise. Managing Director Armin J. Lang describes in the magazine of the EOS group why risk has to be addressed at the very top of a company.

Read the article here.

Touchwind Financial Services S.À R.L. and Ltd.

January 28th, 2014
TouchWind Financial Solutions opened an office in Luxembourg and London.

A perfect balance

September 10th, 2013
In large enterprises, some group units often lack liquidity while others have a surplus of funds. A cash-pooling system can balance out the accounts of these companies and give them all a fi nancial advantage.

Harmen Kölln, magazine of the EOS group / Take care to avoid the liquidity trap

Read the article here.

New partner: Michael Cnyrim

September 05th, 2013
We are glad to welcome Michael Cnyrim in our team of partners. Michael is an experienced expert in the field of Real Assets, especially for ecological and Socially Responsible Investments (SRI). He is in charge of our Deal Screening business for Alternative Investments (COLAMIS).

$140 mln. structuring und financing completed

August 06th, 2013
TOUCHWIND Financial Solutions GmbH (TFS) announces the successful completion of a complex structuring and financing, with a total volume of $140 million. With a specialty financing bank, U.S. UIT shares were financed in several Luxembourg companies, with a maturity of 3 years. In addition, existing transactions were restructured and refinanced, with a volume totaling $100 million. TFS has led the entire project, with responsibility for planning, structuring, implementing, funding, and monitoring.

Over the past 15 months, TOUCHWIND Financial Solutions has created a total of 20 complex SPV-structures, making TFS one of the leading independent providers of structuring and financing solutions in Germany.

Expanding our team of partners

June 04th, 2013
We are glad to welcome three renowned financial and capital markets experts in our team of partners: Dagmar Buhl, Ulrich Binninger and Jürgen Popp contribute many years of experience and specialised expertise.

Continuing expansion

May 17th, 2013
The successful business of TOUCHWIND Financial Solutions GmbH now includes Deal Screening, a new business line under the brand name COLAMIS. Experienced experts from different specialisations evaluate Alternative Investments for professional investors.

Our experience
your benefit

Harmen Kölln
Mana­ging Director

Harmen Kölln
Mana­ging Director

Tel: +49 (0)40. 36 88 00 48 60Tel: +44 (0)207. 193 8808
Mob: +49 (0)172. 695 18 85

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Vita
Vita

Harmen Kölln, after finishing his studies in Hamburg, he has been working with some of the most renowned addresses in the financial markets world. During the past 30 years his focus was on the capital markets, specialised on „sales and trading“.He has many years of senior management experience in working for addresses such as Bankers Trust, Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, London, New York and Tokyo. Harmen acted as treasurer for Lehman Brothers Bankhaus in Frankfurt and London, where he was responsible for building the London branch.

At Deutsche Bank he was responsible for money markets and short term trading activities in Continental Europe, he also served as Group Regional COO, Europe. He was a member of the Board of Managing Directors of Deutsche Bank’s London branch. Harmen’s specialty is structured financing.

Jim Tatchell
Managing Director

Jim Tatchell
Managing Director

Tel: +49 (0)40. 36 88 00 48 60Tel: +44 (0)207. 193 8808
Mob: +44 (0) 7412  94 19 66

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Vita
Vita

Jim started his career in finance in the early 1990s as a bond trader at UBS and subsequently worked for several large financial institutions and trading houses as well as a boutique Asset Manager and latterly a global news provider.

When he is not spreading the word about Tangible Assets, Jim runs his own consultancy business Tatchco Ltd which primarily assists overseas financial firms to establish a presence in London.

Jim is a former private pilot, holder of a racing driving licence and rugby coach.

Armin J. Lang
Mana­ging Partner

Armin J. Lang
Mana­ging Partner

Tel: +49 (0)40. 36 88 00 48 60Tel: +44 (0)207. 193 8808
Mob: +49 (0)173. 571 70 06

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Vita
Vita

Armin J. Lang has more than 25 years of international experience in traditional and alternative investment classes, coupled with sustainable success in business development, integration, and restructuring. Starting out as portfolio manager, his focus shifted to global investment strategy and corporate management. He restructured the Portfolio Management of Activest and was responsible for the integration and leadership of the Institutional Asset Management in Europe for Pioneer Investments.

From 2008 to 2010 he was Chief Executive Officer of a German Venture Capital company. He is the founder and managing partner of Lang Invest, an experienced provider of customised solutions for institutional investors and managers of traditional and alternative investments.

Günter Femers
Partner

Günter Femers
Partner

Tel: +49 (0)40. 36 88 00 48 60Tel: +44 (0)207. 193 8808
Mob: +49 (0)175. 693 20 84

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Vita

Günter Femers has more than 30 years of experience working for globally operating institutes of the financial industry. After stations at Commerzbank, J.P. Morgan and the German Stock Exchange, he has headed Investor Relations worldwide for the HSH Nordbank over the last 10 years. He also served as Chief Financial Officer for two medium-sized stock corporations in the telecommunications sector.

Communicating highly complex relations and implementing business models in a challenging capital market environment are his proven strengths. The introduction of securities lending and repos transactions are as prominently credited to Günter Femers’ name as the founding of Neuer Markt and the Stoxx-Index Family.

Egon Thrun
Associate Partner

Egon Thrun
Associate Partner

Tel: +49 (0)40. 36 88 00 48 60Tel: +44 (0)207. 193 8808

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Vita

Egon Thrun has more than 30 years of experience in heading companies as well as holding leading positions in the capital markets, securities trading and independent consulting.

He has worked as a managing director, broker, treasurer and more in Frankfurt and Paris and among others for Société Générale, Crédit Agricole, Viel – Tradition Paris and Salomon Brothers.

Michael Kinze
Associate Partner und IT-Manager

Michael Kinze
Associate Partner und IT-Manager

Tel: +49 (0)40. 36 88 00 48 60Tel: +44 (0)207. 193 8808

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Satisfied customers
are the best reference

Since 2012, we have managed more than 50 transactions, with total volume exceeding €1.0 bln.

Career opportunities with Touchwind – Looking for pilots

You are looking for a new challenge, new perspectives? You would like to develop and advance yourself in an expanding company and contribute your commitment and potential? Whether you are at the beginning of your career or looking for a greater challenge – we offer the best opportunities for your professional future! New colleagues are characterised by professional competence, personality and passion. We are looking for people who want to move things on as part of our team.

We offer collaboration in an experienced, professional, and dynamic team which develops and shapes a new market. If you are interested in having a first conversation, we welcome your application to

>> jobs@touchwind-financial.com

Touchwind Financial
Solutions UK Ltd.

 

Harmen Kölln
Jim Tatchell
Management Board

20 Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8UE, UK

Tel.: +44 (0)207. 193 8808
Fax: +49 (0)40. 36 88 00 48 60

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