After studying international business, Marc experienced first-hand the Argentinian state bankruptcy in 2001 and its ruinous consequences for the country and its citizens. He already gained international work and life experience as a young man.
Together with his friend from kindergarten days, Matthias Weik, he has been holding seminars and specialist talks for the past decade at national and international companies, associations and foundations, and at congresses and specialist conferences around the world, as well as at universities and colleges.
Marc Friedrich is an enthusiastic connoisseur of whiskey. He recommends selected single malts as a mixer (!) for both balanced investment portfolios and balanced meals.
Matthias, a passionate networker and strategic thinker, studied international business in Melbourne, Australia. He gained his MBA while working for a major German corporate group. In 2009, he founded asset protection and financial advisory firm Friedrich & Weik Vermögenssicherung together with Marc Friedrich.
Matthias Weik’s big passion is for travel. He is familiar with four continents and has visited around three dozen countries – some of them several times. He is equally familiar with Anglo-Saxon pragmatism, Asian efficiency thinking, French laissez-faire and southern style mañana. Weik knows from his own experience that people everywhere around the world want to make the best of their lives, but that each culture has its own ideas of the “good life”. And that people have their own individual strategies (and sometimes also tricks) to help luck play its part.
Friedrich & Weik Asset Funds
As the logical consequence of their ideas and actions, Marc Friedrich and Matthias Weik founded Germany’s first open-ended tangible asset fund in December 2016, a fund that is freely tradable on a daily basis – the Friedrich & Weik Asset Fund “Friedrich & Weik Asset Fund”.
Friedrich & Weik Authors
Marc Friedrich and Matthias Weik have ranked for years among the most reliable bestselling authors in the business and finance area. In 2013, they published Germany’s most successful business book of the year with “The Biggest Heist in History” “The Biggest Heist in History“. With an initial print run of 500 copies, their publisher had to keep on printing more until more than 150,000 books were finally sold.
A further business bestseller followed in 2014 with “The Crash is the Solution” “The Crash Is the Solution“. The book held top positions in the bestseller lists of SPIEGEL, Handelsblatt and manager magazin for months. Their third bestseller, “Capital Errors” “Capital Errors” was published in May 2016.
Friedrich and Weik then teamed up with Götz Werner, founder of Germany’s pharmacy chain dm-drogerie markt – Europe’s third-largest OTC pharmacy group, to author “Otherwise there’ll be Trouble! – Why we need to radically rethink economics and politics” “Otherwise There’ll Be Trouble!“. On its publication in April 2017, this book also went straight into the SPIEGEL bestseller list and to number one in the bestseller list of manager magazin.
Friedrich & Weik Speaker
Marc Friedrich and Matthias Weik are also in demand as commentators, and are popular as guests on German TV programmes. Whether in “Focus” magazine, “Der Spiegel” magazine or Germany’s business daily newspaper “Handelsblatt” – their columns, guest articles and interviews guarantee incisive analyses for a broad public.
In their published views, Friedrich and Weik almost always buck the trend of other business and financial commentators. For this reason, many deem their judgements too radical. And their recommendations on protecting assets look too conservative to many people – but the reverse would be worse.