Launched in 2015, the Cleveland Warburg Chapter aims to engage Cleveland’s vibrant international community, with over 100 German-owned companies in the region. Attendees at ACG events include representatives from the German-American business community, academia, and those interested in transatlantic relations and global affairs. The Chapter partners with the German Honorary Consul, the German American Chamber of Commerce, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, and the German-American Business Association to host events. The Chapter also works with Case Western Reserve, Baldwin Wallace, and John Carroll Universities. In addition, the Chapter has close ties to the Federation of German-America Societies (Stadtverband) of Greater Cleveland, the German Central Foundation, the Cleveland Dounauschwaben Cultural Center, the German-American Chamber of Commerce Chicago, and the German Consulate in Chicago.
Speakers who have visited the Cleveland Chapter include Prof. James D. Bindenagel, Former U.S. Ambassador and Henry Kissinger Professor for Governance and International Security at the University of Bonn; Ralf Fuecks, Managing Director of the Center for Liberal Modernity and Author of Defending Freedom: How We can Win the Fight for an Open Society; Anja Wehler-Schoeck, Resident Director of Jordan and Iraq at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Amman, Jordan; Klaus Dieter Frankenberger, Foreign Editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; Torsten Schimanski, Director of Open Enrollment Training for the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP); and Christopher Cermak, Editor at Handelsblatt Global. Speakers discussed topics such as the future of the EU, Germany’s growing leadership role in Europe, the migration crisis, and the rise of populism.
About the Chapter Director
Martin C. Schulz
Managing Director, International Equities
PNC Capital Advisors, LLC
Martin Schulz leads PNC Capital Advisors LLC’s international equity team and helps manage over $40B in assets under management. He is a member of the firm’s leadership team and a long-standing member of the asset allocation committee. His international growth investing philosophy utilizes a unique top-down country allocation framework and his PNC International Equity Fund is a five star Morningstar rated fund. He manages international assets for the firm’s institutional clients and is regularly quoted in industry print and electronic publications.
Mr. Schulz has more than 20 years of investment management experience with positions in both equity research and portfolio management. Prior to joining PNC in 1998, he was a portfolio manager with National City Corporation. Conversant in French and fluent in German, Mr. Schulz conducts meetings and calls with company management and policymakers around the globe. He has traveled to more than 75 countries.
Mr. Schulz earned his undergraduate degree in international relations and German studies from Cornell University, magna cum laude and has both an MBA in international business and a J.D. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. More recently, he received a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA. He has served in the U.S. Army for over thirty years attaining the rank of colonel and was honored as the 1999 General MacArthur Junior Officer Leadership award winner. In addition to leading the ACG’s Chapter, Mr. Schulz also serves on the board of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.