Max Otte is a financial and economic analyst and founder of the Institute for Asset Development (IFVE).
In 2019, Cicero magazine identified Otte as the climber of the year among Germany's intellectuals. Otte did her doctorate at Princeton University and held professorships at Boston University, Worms University of Applied Sciences and the Karl Franzens University in Graz. At the end of 2018, Otte left at his own request Professor and civil servants from the civil service to focus on his analysis and business activities.
In 2006 he succeeded with “The crash is coming” and his precise prognosis of the financial crisis, which made Otte Germany's “most successful crash guru of all time” (Daniel Stelter). Companies in which Otte has a stake manage more than a billion euros. The Max Otte Vermögensbildungsfonds (WKN: A1J3AM) has been one of the most successful German equity funds since 2016.
The philanthropist, fund manager and political advisor is also the founder of the Oswald Spengler Prize, which went to the French writer Michel Houellebecq for the first time in 2018 and organizes the New Hambacher Fest.