Michael Busack, Dipl.-Kfm., is founder, managing director and sole shareholder of Absolut Research GmbH, founded in 2001 in Hamburg. He is editor of Absolut|report, one of the leading independent specialist publications for institutional investment in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
In the 1990s Michael Busack focused on asset management activities for various family offices, research on alternative investments, multi-asset portfolios and absolute return strategies for institutional investors. From 1999 to 2010 he was deputy chairman and member of the board of the Federal Association of Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI). Michael Busack was a lecturer at the European Business School (ebs) and is a regular lecturer on institutional investment issues and author in various financial publications and newspapers. He is co-editor of the two-part "Manual on Alternative Investments", published in the Gabler-Verlag.
Absolut Research GmbH offers a broad portfolio of specialist publications and quantitative analyses for the entire spectrum of institutional investment. Building on the market analysis of all traditional and alternative asset classes and investment strategies in Absolut|performance, investors can find out about the risk and performance characteristics of the institutional strategies available in the European market in Absolut|ranking. In addition to the knowledge magazine Absolut|report, which conveys strategies, market analyses, risk management and regulatory requirements, Absolut|impact was launched in 2016 focusing on all questions that arise in connection with sustainability in institutional investment. The offering is complemented by the Absolut|alternative, which focuses on liquid alternative strategies and market assessments, as well as Absolut|monitor, which examines the universe of fixed income instruments. All content is available to subscribers through a unique online platform.
Absolut Research GmbH was one of the first companies in Germany to sign the Principles of Responsible Investments (PRI) in 2013 and is a member of the Forum for Sustainable Investment e.V. (FNG).
Michael Busack is a founding member and CEO of the Hamburg Financial Research Center e.V. (HFRC), a merger of leading Hamburg personalities, whose aim is to contribute to the promotion of science and research in the fields of asset management, corporate finance and ship finance.