Kurt Viermetz Distinguished Visitorship
The Kurt Viermetz Distinguished Visitorship was established in 2008 with the collective support of 44 distinguished individuals in the fields of banking, law, and publishing. It was founded in honor of Kurt Viermetz, the retired Vice Chairman of JPMorgan, in recognition of his career in international finance. Each year, the Kurt Viermetz Distinguished Visitorship brings a prominent expert in finance or economics from the United States to Berlin, where they spend a period ranging from a few days to an entire month at the Hans Arnhold Center. During the visit, each guest receives a richly diverse itinerary that allows them to engage with German counterparts as well as targeted audiences through a series of meetings, roundtable discussions, lectures, and other programs. The purpose of these many activities is to encourage dialogue and the exchange of ideas on the subject of international finance and economics between high-ranking decision-makers in Germany and the United States.
We are grateful to the following donors for supporting this outstanding initiative: Karl-Georg Altenburg, Bank of America, N.A., Dr. Georg Friedrich Baur, Citibank, Citigroup Global Markets Deutschland AG, Robert Bierich, Detlef Bindert, Frank Böhnke, Pilar Conde, Ernst Cramer, Rudolf Delius, Deutsche Börse AG, Astrid & Klaus Diederichs, Peter & Monika von Elten, Jan von Haeften, Fabian K. vom Hofe, Hypo Real Estate Holding AG, John Jetter, JP Morgan Germany, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Stephanie & Martin Korbmacher, Hannelore & Claus Löwe, Doris & Kurt Mühlbauer, Sybille & Steffen Naumann, Heinz-Joachim Neubürger, Werner Pfaffenberger, Friedrich von Pfeil, Klaus Pohle, Gerhard Roggemann, Pia & Peter Scherkamp, Henrik Schliemann, Renate & Hannes Schneider, Peter Schwicht, Magdalene Götz-Seifert & Helmut Seifert, Günther Peter Skrzypek, Axel Springer Stiftung, Jean Villechaise, Paul P. Werhahn, Philipp Zenz-Spitzweg and Christian Zügel.