Since January 2011, Hannes Zipfel has been a member of the Board and Chief Economist of VSP Financial Services AG, as well as Precious Metals and Currency Expert at Sol capital GmbH. After completing his studies in economics he was active as Financial Adviser at the discount broker Consors. Later he was involved in the development of investment advice. In addition, Zipfel is a Member of the Investment Committee and an expert advisor for financial market issues. He is the author of the monthly publication Finanzmärkte aktuell – Konjunktur, Märkte Portfolio. He was previously Chairman of the Asset Management Committee of Top Ten Portfolio Management GmbH, and Chief Economist at MK Luxinvest.