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What we offer.

Academia:

  • Chairholder of the Allianz Endowed Chair of Finance at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management since 1998
  • Habilitation at University of St. Gallen
  • Ph.D. at University of St. Gallen

Practical Experience:

  • Aufsichtsrat bei der Böker & Paul AG
  • Aufsichtsrat bei der BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG zwischen Juni 2008 und März 2016

Research Area:

  • Euro Crisis, Banking, Asset, and Risk Management
  • Valuation of Derivatives
  • Member of the editorial committee of the journal „Financial Markets and Portfolio Management“

confluentes has been supporting small and medium-sized companies as well as large global corporations for 20 years, and we at WHU are very pleased with the commitment and practical experience that the students receive. Not only confluentes' work is a great added value created for the companies, but the surpluses that confluentes generates also flow each year into different support positions on the university side and, thus, benefit the entire WHU environment! I can highly recommend the cooperation with confluentes.

Prof. Dr. Markus Rudolf

rector

Management Skills

Due to the interdisciplinary backgrounds and professional experience of our consultants, confluentes covers a wide range of services.
We critically examine all stages along the value chain to achieve its optimal exploitation.

Strategy

We develop growth strategies and identify new business areas to prepare an expansion strategy. In addition to that, we conduct location or target group analyses and substantiate recommendations with profound market research.

Marketing & Sales

The positioning of your brand in a digital environment is decisive today and requires a utilization of customer loyalty instruments, as well as service analyses. We also develop pricing models and rely on market studies and telephone interviews to validate the effectiveness of your approach.

Controlling & Finance

When acquiring companies, we support you with the right due diligence to ensure that risks are quantified quickly and effectively. We validate your investment decisions and business plans taking into account the holistic project.

Digitalization

Nowadays, companies are often no longer exposed to local competition, but offer their services and products globally. To be prepared for this pressure from different industries, we support you with creative, unconventional approaches to digitizing your company - from procurement to distribution.

Operations

Both process analyses and optimisations as well as the identification of suitable software solutions are part of our everyday work in order to make your organisation more efficient and cost-effective. Furthermore, we find levers to transform your company into a leaner and more agile organization.

Human Resources

Especially in the field of recruitment, small and medium-sized enterprises often face the challenge of making their brand stand out attractively. We are happy to support you in the conception of an efficient incentive system and ensure comprehensive quality and knowledge management.

Projekt

Your project flow with Confluentes.

#1
Your project inquiry
  • Description of your request

  • Presentation of confluentes by the respective Member of the Board

#2
Preparation of quotations and placing of orders
  • Determination of project goals and methods to achieve them

  • Project schedule and expected budget will be defined

#3
Consultant selection & briefing
  • Project is advertised in our extensive pool of consultants

  • If desired, the client selects consultants for the project team

#4
Project launch
  • Joint kick-off with the consulting team

  • Project work in regular coordination with the client

Project start usually possible in a few days

5 Reasons for confluentes

Qualification of consultants

Our consultants are students or graduates of WHU and have a high-quality, comprehensive professional education, which is rounded off by international experience, foreign language skills and internships in renowned companies.

Flexibility

Our consultants are deployed quickly and flexibly. As a rule, the project work can be started within a few days. This enables us to support our clients precisely and cost-efficiently in solving their problems.

Diversity

Thanks to an extensive pool of consultants, we can put together a suitable team of consultants for you within a short period of time, which, thanks to relevant project and practical experience, is ideally suited to your company and the associated concerns.

Internationality

WHU students acquire extensive intercultural skills during their studies and not only improve their foreign language skills, but also gain insights into various industries worldwide.

Price-performance ratio

We have already achieved professional results in more than 700 consulting projects in globally operating companies - the consulting fees are far below those of fully professional consultancies.

our consultants

Short CVs of some consultants

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  • Bachelor of Science (WHU, 2018)

  • Master of Science (ESADE, 2020)

  • Exchange semester in the USA

Praktische Erfahrung

  • Credit Suisse, EY, McKinsey

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Banking, Financial Services, Software, Taxes

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Webdevelopment

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  • Bachelor of Science (WHU, 2013)

  • Master of Science (WHU, 2015)

  • Exchange semester in Sweden and Spain

Praktische Erfahrung

  • Allianz, Merck, Porsche, Zalando

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Automotive, Chemicals, E-commerce, Insurance

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Business Development, Due Diligence, Marketing & Sales, Supply Chain Management

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  • Bachelor of Science (WHU, 2018)

  • Master of Science (HEC, 2020)

  • Exchange semester in the USA

Praktische Erfahrung

  • Deutsche Bank, Roland Berger, The Carlyle Group

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Banking, Consumer Goods, Private Equity, Public Sector

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Digitalisation, Due Diligence, Innovation Management, Restructuring

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  • Bachelor of Science (WHU, 2018)

  • Exchange semester in Spain

Praktische Erfahrung

  • AXA, Credit Suisse, Oliver Wyman, McKinsey

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Banking, Consumer Retail, Financial Services, Insurance, Private Equity

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Marketing & Sales, Valuation

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  • Bachelor of Science (WHU, 2014)

  • Master of Science (WHU, 2017)

  • Exchange semester in the USA

Praktische Erfahrung

  • Bertelsmann, Henkel, McKinsey

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Consumer Goods, Energy, Finance, Infrastructure

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Controlling, Due Diligence, Restructuring, Strategy

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  • Bachelor of Science (WHU, 2019)

  • Exchange semester in China

Praktische Erfahrung

  • EY, McKinsey, 3i Group

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Compliance, Financial Services, Private Equity, Risk Management, Venture Capital

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Business Development, Due Diligence, Financial Modeling

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  • Bachelor of Science (WHU, 2019)

  • Master of Science (WHU, 2021)

  • Exchange semester in the USA

Praktische Erfahrung

  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG), EY, Sparkasse-Finanzgruppe

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Banking, Financial Services, Healthcare, Venture Capital

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Business Development, Data Analytics, Financial Modeling, Marketing & Sales, Project Management Office, Strategy

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  • Bachelor of Science (WHU,  2016)

  • Master of Science (LSE, 2018)

  • Exchange semester in Singapore

Praktische Erfahrung

  • Rocket Internet, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Start-up

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Automotive, Real Estate, Venture Capital

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Business Development, Capital Markets, Due Diligence, Valuation

Bildung

  • Bachelor of Science (WHU, 2018)

  • Master of Science (ESADE, 2020)

  • Exchange semester in the USA

Praktische Erfahrung

  • Credit Suisse, EY, McKinsey

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Banking, Financial Services, Software, Taxes

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Webdevelopment

Bildung

  • Bachelor of Science (WHU, 2013)

  • Master of Science (WHU, 2015)

  • Exchange semester in Sweden and Spain

Praktische Erfahrung

  • Allianz, Merck, Porsche, Zalando

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Automotive, Chemicals, E-commerce, Insurance

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Business Development, Due Diligence, Marketing & Sales, Supply Chain Management

Bildung

  • Bachelor of Science (WHU, 2018)

  • Master of Science (HEC, 2020)

  • Exchange semester in the USA

Praktische Erfahrung

  • Deutsche Bank, Roland Berger, The Carlyle Group

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Banking, Consumer Goods, Private Equity, Public Sector

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Digitalisation, Due Diligence, Innovation Management, Restructuring

Bildung

  • Bachelor of Science (WHU, 2018)

  • Exchange semester in Spain

Praktische Erfahrung

  • AXA, Credit Suisse, Oliver Wyman, McKinsey

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Banking, Consumer Retail, Financial Services, Insurance, Private Equity

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Marketing & Sales, Valuation

Bildung

  • Bachelor of Science (WHU, 2014)

  • Master of Science (WHU, 2017)

  • Exchange semester in the USA

Praktische Erfahrung

  • Bertelsmann, Henkel, McKinsey

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Consumer Goods, Energy, Finance, Infrastructure

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Controlling, Due Diligence, Restructuring, Strategy

Bildung

  • Bachelor of Science (WHU, 2019)

  • Exchange semester in China

Praktische Erfahrung

  • EY, McKinsey, 3i Group

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Compliance, Financial Services, Private Equity, Risk Management, Venture Capital

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Business Development, Due Diligence, Financial Modeling

Bildung

  • Bachelor of Science (WHU, 2019)

  • Master of Science (WHU, 2021)

  • Exchange semester in the USA

Praktische Erfahrung

  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG), EY, Sparkasse-Finanzgruppe

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Banking, Financial Services, Healthcare, Venture Capital

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Business Development, Data Analytics, Financial Modeling, Marketing & Sales, Project Management Office, Strategy

Bildung

  • Bachelor of Science (WHU,  2016)

  • Master of Science (LSE, 2018)

  • Exchange semester in Singapore

Praktische Erfahrung

  • Rocket Internet, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Start-up

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Automotive, Real Estate, Venture Capital

Industriespezifische Erfahrung

  • Business Development, Capital Markets, Due Diligence, Valuation