CHRISTIAN BETTING – MORE THAN 25 YEARS IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR.
Furthermore, in this period, Christian Betting specialized in long horizon savings projects with the objective to maximize returns on the investors’ pensions. All projects had a low risk and a good long-term sustainable return. Of course, these projects were tailored to the needs and wants of his individual clients as Christian Betting knew, a client focused approach to investing is crucial.
To establish the right combination of debt and equity to obtain a suitable Sharpe-ratio, balancing risk and return was always of utmost importance. The thorough analysis of the individual financial cases necessary to obtain such an outcome consequently became a key element in the construction of the projects.
However, when the global financial crisis of 2008 hit Denmark, things changed dramatically. Several of the major Danish banks went bankrupt leading to a freeze up of the interbank money markets and consequently a dry up of liquidity. The banks were very nervous and didn’t dare to provide financing to each other, and especially not private actors, which intensified the situation further.
This shock to the financial environment stopped most investments, also those regarding the traditional savings projects utilizing pension funds. Exactly those Christian Betting’s firm was offering. After the meltdown in the financial sector, Christian started as CFO of Greensave Middle East Ltd. and later as the CEO of Light House Energy DMCC. Both companies were engaging in project development within the renewable energy sector.