After studying medicine and gaining many years of sales experience in the financial services sector in various management positions, in 1988 Carsten Maschmeyer founded the company Allgemeiner Wirtschaftsdienst Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsberatung und Finanzbetreuung mbH. In 1998 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of AWD Holding AG and, in 2000, launched an initial public offering of shares in AWD. Carsten Maschmeyer sold AWD to Swiss Life at the end of 2007 and, as Co-CEO of AWD from September 2008 until March 2009, he was responsible for strategic development and opening up new markets. In January 2010 he founded MaschmeyerRürup AG – an independent and internationally focused advisor concentrating on retirement provisions for key players in banking and insurance. He heads the company as Chairman of the Board. He is also expanding CM Vermögensverwaltung GmbH & Co. KG. At the end of December 2010, Carsten Maschmeyer founded HolsboerMaschmeyer NeuroChemie GmbH together with Professor Florian Holsboer, Director of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich.