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Team & Values


As YCAP places client satisfaction above its own interests, integrity is a key value of acting.

Continuous Improvement

To exceed external and internal clients' expectations each employee must strive every day for continuous improvement.


The management of YCAP has a particular focus in promoting the motivation and the talents of its people and expects a strong commitment towards its clients.

Lisa Backes is Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of YCAP group, managing director of YCAP Asset Management (Europe) and member of the board of directors of YCAP Holding. Prior to that, she was Head of Corporate & Structured Finance at LBBW Luxembourg S.A. Lisa holds a business degree from VWA academy Trier/Germany.
Thomas Frings is executive director in the managing board of YCAP Asset Management (Europe). Prior to joining YCAP Thomas worked as Senior Credit Analyst and Asset Manager for LBBW Luxembourg S.A. Thomas graduated from the University of Trier/Germany with a diploma in Business Administration.
Olga Dubko is the responsible Asset Manager for High Yield and Crossover products. Prior to her current position she was responsible for the management of structured products at LBBW Luxembourg S.A. Olga holds a diploma in economics from the National University of Minsk/Belarus as well as from the University of Trier/Germany.
Dr. Volker Schmidt is the responsible Asset Manager for Investment Grade products. Prior to that he worked with Landesbank Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz, in the asset-liability management and for LBBW Luxembourg S.A. as Asset Manager. Volker studied at the University of Trier/Germany and holds a Ph.D. in mathematics.
Martina Boesen is the responsible Asset Manager for Asset Backed Securities-related products and executive director of YCAP Holding. Prior to that, she worked as Credit Analyst at LBBW Luxembourg S.A. Martina graduated with a diploma in Business administration from the University of Trier/Germany.
Janek Baranowski is managing director of YCAP Deutschland GmbH and responsible for the sales & marketing activities in the German speaking area. Before joining YCAP he worked as a sales person and investment manager for different international asset managers and banks. Janek has more than 25 Years experience in the financial industry. He graduated as a Bankfachwirt certified by the German Chamber of Commerce (IHK). Furthermore he holds a diploma as certified European financial analyst (CEFA/CIIA).
Silke Friedrich covers the chemical & pharmaceutical sector and real estate companies. Prior to that, she worked as Credit Analyst at LBBW Luxembourg S.A and the group's fund company LRI Invest S.A., where she gained experience in investment funds business and funds reporting. She graduated from AKAD (University For Employees) as Diplom-Kauffrau (FH) with a diploma in Business Administration (European Business).
Jonas Konz joined YCAP Asset Management (Europe) shortly after the company formation in 2011. His tasks include the daily correspondence with clients, partners and service providers. Apart from being a management assistant, he supports the trading team to create, monitor, and archive the necessary documents related to the securities business. He is also responsible for certain accounting matters including invoicing.