who we are

accelerando intelligence is a leading pure-play European fund distribution consultancy providing bespoke strategic advice and research to asset management firms worldwide.

Whilst our assignments vary a lot in terms of complexity and scope, our promise to our clients always remains the same: clarity, practice relevance and actionability

Our background is 100% asset management. The team combines extensive experience in the industry, in European fund sales as well as in investment manager selection. 


We take particular pride in the longevity of many of our client relationships and the level of trust earned.

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managing partner

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philip kalus
founder & managing partner

Philip has more than 27 years of experience in the asset management industry internationally. Before setting up accelerando associates in 2004, Philip worked in European fund sales in London for Aberdeen Asset Management and Aetna International Funds as well as in investment manager selection based in Germany. Philip has published numerous articles in the European investment media and is a recognised thought leader on European fund distribution. He has spoken at many major asset management and fund distribution conferences worldwide. Philip is a multi-year board member, a former as well as an elected president of Rotary Club Valencia, Spain.

advisory board


Oliver Morath, Partner and Managing Director of Strategy and Distribution at SQUAD Fonds, a brand of Discover Capital GmbH, in Germany. Prior to joining SQUAD Fonds, Oliver Morath spent 7 years as Managing Director Wholesale Distribution and Business Development at Flossbach von Storch. Before Flossbach von Storch, Oliver worked 7 years at Barings as Managing Director and Head of EMEA Sales as well as 6 years at Nordea as Head of Sales Germany.  

“I feel honored about this appointment. I have worked with Philip and his team in several of my previous roles. As a heavy user of accelerando’s distribution research and strategic advice, I got to know the firm very well and I am really excited to contribute something to accelerando’s strategic development going forward.“

April 2022

We welcome a new member to our advisory board.


Left to right:
Paolo Sardi, Co-founder & CEO of ECPI in Milan. He is also a lecturer in Corporate Finance at the Real Estate Department, SDA – Bocconi School of Management. 

Willard D. Velie is a Principal at AccessAlpha in Chicago. He worked in the past as Managing Director of Templeton Worldwide and as Senior Managing Director at Prudential heading global sales.

Detlef Glow is Head of Lipper EMEA Research at
Refinitiv in Frankfurt & previously portfolio manager at Feri Family Trust. 

Dr. Karsten Braeuker, LL.M, is Founding Partner of the law firm Braeuker Associates and Managing Partner of Let's Work AG in Munich.

Richard Klomp is a former Market Maker & Board Member of the Amsterdam Options Exchange and former Adivsor to top-end names in European UHNW management.

Advisory board members since 2009