As president of Carrier Capital Corporation, an activist investor company, Klaus Springer is the driving force behind a corporation founded to build something for the common good. “I believe that by growing Carrier Capital, I can build an institution that will be thriving for generations to come and allow generations to do good within the framework of what our company has built,” he explains.
With “Invested in OUR future” as the firm’s motto, Klaus and his team of financial experts take a long-term approach focused on investing in established companies, such as Ford Motor Company and Bank of NY Mellon, and they’re dedicated to contributing their part to ensure they’ll remain “for at least another hundred years.” “Considering all the financial crises and recessions in the past, these companies have survived. I want to contribute to their longevity, and our investors are content with the dividends both companies are paying,” Klaus explains. With a portfolio boasting a dividend yield of 5.7 percent as of the end of October 2019, his approach is paying off for his clients and the firm.
When he launched Carrier Capital in 2017, Klaus brought with him 15 years of experience in the financial sector with roles at Deutsche Bank and BNY Mellon. However, it was his love for the United States and for American companies that first motivated him to leave a successful financial career in Germany for a life across the pond. While growing up in Germany, he went on vacation to the U.S. and fell in love. His goal to become a U.S. citizen and to get involved in politics has driven him ever since. “I love the country and I love the companies we are investing in—American companies.”
When Klaus landed on American shores in 2017, he did so with a different approach to investing, born a few years earlier while working at BNY Mellon, when he had come to appreciate a more steady approach, investing in the substance of a company rather than the sometimes-chaotic mood of the DOW. “When someone wants to invest with us, they have to know they are not looking for home runs every day, but rather a steady performance of where they are invested in,” he explains. “We are in this for the long haul. No matter if the DOW goes down temporarily, we will not sell our stake in the companies we invest in, but rather provide capital to the company and help them weather the storm.”
Carrier Capital’s logo reflects Klaus’ driving principle to provide long-term care and capital for their companies. “Our symbol is an aircraft carrier. We are there for the people who need us, becoming maintained and rested—a platform for companies to feel safe. We are not investing to meet benchmarks or numbers. We are investing to help our companies be good corporate citizens,” he shares.
Klaus’ commitment to contributing to the greater good extends beyond the office walls. He is an active member of CAIA, whose mission is to educate people in the field of alternative investments, and he is a proud member of the Presidential Advisory Board by the Republican National Committee.
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