XTP Increases Net Performance and
Reduces Information Asymmetry

Our mission is to support institutional investors in
safeguarding their interests

What does XTP offer?

XTP combines empirical capital market research and long-standing practical experience in the various domains of institutional asset management for supporting institutional investors in safeguarding their interests. Using bottom-up forensic analysis and systemic “big data” scrutiny across all asset classes, the following objectives are achieved consecutively. The result is a risk-free additional net return by means of an increase in process efficiency and optimized cost structures – without changes to asset allocation or manager mix.


regarding cost and process efficiency

as well as operational risks

across the entire value chain

Best Practices

through comprehensive benchmarking,

peer reviews and

state-of-the-art processes


of explicit & implicit costs,

processes and

implementation structures

What is XTP’s approach?

Typical cost-measures, for example the Total Expense Ratio (TER), form only part of the overall costs. Inefficiencies in implementation and execution do not become transparent.

Creating full transparency is a prerequisite for any optimization. Starting with headline explicit costs typically included in standard reporting, our analysis and investigation uncovers the total cost of ownership, including full transparency on implicit and hidden costs.

Following the analysis phase, XTP identifies and recommends measures that optimize costs and make the implementation process more efficient. Then, with the client’s consent, XTP implements and realizes tangible improvements.

Transparency is critical for efficiency improvement

Analysis of headline costs alone is not sufficient to understand the total cost of an investment portfolio. For full transparency, a more comprehensive approach is needed. To ensure tangible results, XTP takes responsibility for the implementation of optimization measures.

What makes XTP unique?

XTP analyzes and optimizes the entire value chain of asset management holistically without conflicting interests, performing a meticulous and systematic bottom up analysis of over 180 cost elements. This approach differs from traditional providers:

  • Transaction cost specialists focus only on one part of the value chain, they neglect the interdependency with other cost components and often provide (conflicting) brokerage services.
  • Investment consultants focus on making investment decisions. Their focus is not on cost efficiency and optimized execution and processes.
  • Typically, advisors specialize in either traditional asset classes or alternatives, not the whole spectrum.

XTP gives more than theoretical advice and reporting. XTP actively implements the findings on clients’ behalf and provides active and comprehensive implementation of the unearthed optimization potential.

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”


Why is implementation efficiency important and what is the value added?

In a challenging market environment with historically low returns and interest rates, institutional investors face increasing challenges to meet their liabilities, stakeholders’ expectations and fiduciary responsibilities. Therefore, the highest standards in transparency, proven execution efficiency and constant optimization & reduction of costs are paramount to success.

According to a study of the Dutch Central Bank 20 basis points cost reduction increase pensions by 6.46 %.

Assumption: 40y contribution, 20y benefit period

For over a dozen years, XTP provided its institutional investor client base a fully aligned solution, resulting in annually reoccurring savings between 5 and 50 bps.

XTP’s clients are available for reference checks on request.

How does XTP work?

XTP works independently, systematically and rigorously, incorporating XTP’s proprietary data engine and team of forensic analysts. XTP puts the highest emphasis on data accuracy – transaction-by-transaction, cost-item per cost-item. XTP continuously maintains the uncompromised view of an independent third party across the entire value chain, all providers and interfaces. By combining detailed scrutiny and clear view of the “big picture” XTP provides clients with new insights and approaches to increase implementation efficiency.

Clear focus

Increasing implementation efficiency and optimizing the implementation process is the exclusive focus of XTP.

Aligned interests

Success oriented compensation based on actually realized savings/improvements ensures compatibility of incentives. XTP only works on mandates if a significant added value can be generated. XTP’s clients bear no cost risk.

Transparency and results-orientation

Transparency resulting from independent analysis is the basis for efficiency, identification and minimization of operational risks, high quality governance, optimized processes and maximized net portfolio return.

How XTP’s analysis identifies inefficiencies and operational risks?

XTP performs a meticulous qualitative and quantitative analysis across the entire value chain and across all asset classes. Special attention is paid to points of interaction and dependencies. The optimization potential is verified against the background of already analyzed assets of more than $2.5tn.

Benchmarking of explicit costs and fees

e.g. management and performance fees, brokerage, custody, other costs and expenses

Analysis of
implicit costs

e.g. mark-ups, spreads, market impact, valuation of derivatives

Identification of structural leaks and deficits

e.g. inefficient structures and processes, opportunity costs, cross-subsidies

Review of
operational risks

e.g. inappropriate procedures and processes, disincentives, insufficient reconciliation

Who are the persons behind XTP?

Jannik Ahlefeldt-Laurvig

Associate Partner

Jannik Ahlefeldt-Laurvig

Associate Partner

  • Analytics and negotiations
  • Former Administration Lehman Brothers Europe (settlement negotiations)
  • Former Executive Director Goldman Sachs (Fixed Income, Currencies, Commodities)

Marc Becker

Partner, Head Analytics

Marc Becker

Partner, Head Analytics

  • Lead analytics team
  • Peer-group studies since 2008
  • Lead development proprietary database and software

Anna Dayn

Managing Partner, XTP United States

Anna Dayn

Managing Partner, XTP United States

  • US markets, analytics and negotiations
  • Lead private equity
  • Former Head Cardano private equity (UK, NL, US)

Dr. Nikolai Dördrechter


Dr. Nikolai Dördrechter


  • Lead operations, business process optimization
  • Analytics, negotiations and business development
  • Former Managing Director and Co-Founder Policen Direkt-Group and Partner Private Equity and M&A at Oliver Wyman

Michael Fuß


Michael Fuß


  • Client relationship and negotiations
  • Former Managing Director institutional asset management Deutsche Bank
  • Background in trading, administration and distribution

Philipp Henrich


Philipp Henrich


  • Lead corporate matters, financials and strategy
  • Development methodology, analytics
  • Negotiations and development optimization strategies

Prof. Lutz Johanning

Partner and board member

Prof. Lutz Johanning

Partner and board member

  • Methodology, research and empirical analysis, regulatory affairs
  • Holder of the Chair of Empirical Capital Market Research at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
  • Member of the Consultative Expert Group for the European Supervisory Authorities (ESMA, EBA, EIOPA).

Dr. Christian Katz

Partner and board member

Dr. Christian Katz

Partner and board member

  • Expert for transaction costs and trading venues
  • Former CEO of Swiss Stock Exchange
  • Former Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan (securities and derivatives)

Wolfram Klingler


Wolfram Klingler


  • Analytics, development optimization strategies, lead negotiations and alternative investments
  • Strategy, international expansion
  • Former Clearsight (private equity) and GAM (hedge funds)

Dr. Achim Lutz


Dr. Achim Lutz


  • Expert for real estate investments
  • Former Managing Director German real estate asset manager
  • Former capital markets lawyer at Shearman Sterling

Arndt Völkle

Partner and board member

Arndt Völkle

Partner and board member

  • Expert for valuation of derivatives and complex securities as well as execution processes
  • Managing Director of EDG and CTO of vwd

Further professionals

Further professionals

  • Data- and quantitative analysts
  • Software engineers

Who is XTP looking for?

As an employee you receive a fundamental training on the job and a unique insight into the financial markets industry. You will experience a dynamic environment, allowing you to develop your professional skills as well as personal advancement.

We are looking for:

General Counsel (f/m/d)

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Analyst Investment Consulting (f/m/d)

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Analyst Real Estate (f/m/d)

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Analyst Private Equity (f/m/d)

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Team Assistant (f/m/d)

detailed job description

Fund Controller (f/m/d)

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Manager Investment Consulting (f/m/d)

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Manager Real Estate (f/m/d)

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Manager Private Equity (f/m/d)

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Junior Customer Relationship Manager (f/m/d)

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Senior Web/.Net Developer (f/m/d)

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Junior Web/.Net Developer (f/m/d)

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Working Student / Internship (f/m/d)

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Michael Fuß
+49 (69) 76 80 750

Barckhausstraße 10,
60325 Frankfurt am Main,

Philipp Henrich
+49 (8171) 38 49 986

Am Poign 4,
82515 Wolfratshausen,

Wolfram Klingler
+41 (44) 58 65 225

Bahnhofsstraße 28b,
8808 Pfäffikon,

Jannik Ahlefeldt-Laurvig
+41 (44) 58 65 226


Anna Dayn
+1 (646) 48 00 509

173 Huguenot St,
Suite 200,
New Rochelle NY 10801,

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Data Protection

General Provision

XTP understands that your privacy is important. We are committed to protect your privacy and personal data that we process in the course of our business. To meet this commitment and our obligations under applicable data protection laws, XTP has implemented the necessary measures to ensure the protection of your personal data.

This Privacy Policy describes how we handle and protect your personal data in connection with the nature, scope, and purpose of the collection, and the use and processing of the respective data.

Personal data includes all information reated to you as a natural person, in particular by reference to an identifier such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number,. Definitions for terms covered within this Privacy Policy, such as “personal data” or “processing”, can be found in Art. 4 GDPR.

XTP may, in its discretion, amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. To ensure you are able to remain informed about the information we collect and how we use it, material changes to our policy will be reflected here. Therefore we recommend you to review our Privacy Policy on a regular basis.

Contact Details according to GDPR Article 4 (7)

For further questions related to the processing of your personal data please reach out to:

XTP Institutional GmbH („XTP“)
Am Poign 4
82515 Wolfratshausen

E-Mail address:

Information we collect – Use of information

XTP collects personal data on certain areas of his websites. The personal data we collect may be used where we have your specific consent to do so, or where XTP has a legitimate interest in or other legal basis for processing such information.

In case you view our website for information purposes only, we collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our servers. This data is collected in accordance with GDPR Article 6 (1) lit. f. which is technically necessary for displaying you the content of our website as well as ensuring the stability and security of our website:

  • visited website
  • date and time of access
  • quantity of data sent in byte
  • source/reference of your site accessing our website
  • your browser
  • your operating system
  • your IP-address

The collection of this data for the provision of our website as well as the storage of the data in log files is essential for operating our website. The storage of the data is primary for security purposes, e.g. to clarify cases in the event of abuse. The user has no right to file objections in this case. If data has to be stored for legal evidence, it will not be deleted until the matter is permanently settled.

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Collection and Processing of Personal Data

XTP will not sell, share, or rent or otherwise make available your personal data to other parties, except that we may disclose the information to third parties who perform services on our behalf and have a need to access the information in connection with those services.

You can also visit this website without actively submitting any personal data. In order to improve our online services, we store your access data (without linking it to you as a person) on this website (see above). Due to the anonymization of the collected data it is not possible to link the data to individual persons.

Handling of Contact Data

If you contact us through the offered contact options, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request.

Your Rights

In accordance with applicable data protection laws, including but not limited to the GDPR, you have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and details how we use that information.

If any of the information held about you is incorrect or out of date, you have the right to amend or rectify it, please contact therefore:

Please note that we need to prove who you are before we can provide you with any information.

XTP retains your personal data for so long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected and to fulfill our legal data storage obligation by law.