Subsequently to the event in Frankfurt the 13th Kapitalmarkt Kolloquium was held in Düsseldort at the Steigenberger Parkhotel. Two lectures had been given to 120 attendees. The event was an ideal platform for networking and discussions among institutional investors. The first presentation was held by Eckhart Sauren, one of Germany’s most successful fund managers and entrepreneurs. As the pioneer of the fund of funds industry he presented the history of his 25 year old company with now 3 billion EUR assets under management. The second presentation was held by Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Director of the Max Planck Institute and President of chancellor Angela Merkel’s commission for innovation and competition. He gave valuable insights into the trends and metrics of the global patent system.