who we are

Unlike most translation and investment writing agencies, the accelerando lingua team is exclusively composed of highly experienced asset management professionals who understand the ins and outs of investment writing, translation and the accompanying pitfalls.


Our parent company accelerando associates has served the asset management industry with a range of state-of-the-art solutions since 2004. The company's range of clients includes some of the world's largest asset managers as well as some of Europe's fastest growing fund boutiques.


accelerando is all about making a difference in European fund distribution.


philip kalus

founder & managing partner

Philip has more than 25 years` experience in the international asset management industry. Before setting up accelerando associates in 2004, Philip worked in European fund sales in London for Aberdeen Asset Management and Aetna International Funds, as well as in investment manager selection based in Germany. Philip has published numerous articles in the European investment media and is a recognised thought leader on European fund distribution. He has spoken at many major asset management and fund distribution conferences worldwide.


Philip is an active member of one of the world's leading service clubs and lives with his family in Valencia, Spain.


michael geier


Michael has more than 25 years` experience in the asset management industry. Before joining accelerando in 2013, Michael was Head of Sales for Germany & Austria at Standard Life Investments, Managing Director at ABN Amro Asset Management, Head of Sales at Mellon Global Investments, Head of Retail Sales at Henderson Global Investors, in addition to working in sales for Alliance Capital and Flemings. 

Michael has a B.A. in European finance & accounting. He is a native German speaker and also fluent in English. He lives in Germany with his family.