Thorsten Weinelt is Managing Director and Global Head of UniCredit Research in the Corporate & Investment Banking division (CIB). In addition to managing the UniCredit Research units which comprise around 200 analysts in Equity, Credit, FI/FX, Economics & Commodity as well as Cross Asset Research, he is also UniCredit Group's Chief Strategist and Chief Investment Officer of the UniCredit Bank AG Pension Fund. Thorsten has been Global Head of Research and Chief Strategist for HVB. Thorsten started as an economist with Vereinsbank in 1996 and subsequently worked as a Fixed Income Strategist and Credit Strategist before building up the Credit Research Team.
Thorsten holds a MBA from the University of Chicago Both School of Business, and a Master's degree in Applied Economics from Paris-Dauphine. He also holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Kiel where he worked for several years as a research assistant at the Kiel Institute of World Economics. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA/DVFA).