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Our Team

Bringing You Experience, Continuity and Personal Guidance

Terra Nova is owned by its partners. Together, we have over 50 years of experience as asset managers, and we give each of our clients direct access to one of our partners at all times. Continuity in relationships and a genuine interest in our clients’ financial success have built our company since 1998.

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Petra Peters

Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Petra Peters

Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer

ppeters@terranovausa.com

Petra Peters is a founding partner and the Chief Executive Officer of Terra Nova Asset Management LLC. She started her professional career in the banking industry in 1979 and has been active in asset management since 1982, moving to New York City in 1986.

Immediately prior to founding Terra Nova in May 1998, Ms. Peters had responsibility for the Asset Management Department of Commerzbank Capital Markets Corporation, NY, a wholly owned subsidiary of Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt, Germany, which she joined in 1989 and where she held the title of Senior Vice President. In addition to overseeing the administration of individual accounts, she designed and advised specialized funds tailored to the requirements of international private and institutional clients. Her first ten years as a professional were spent at Dresdner Bank AG, which included a two year stay at its London, UK Branch, and three years as Vice President of its Investment Banking subsidiary in New York.

“I have always been a strong advocate for an environment that allowed me to give my clients priority over product at all times, and to pursue a truly client relevant investment strategy. With this personal mission in mind, we started Terra Nova Asset Management LLC.”

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Daniel Baumgartner

Founding Partner
Daniel Baumgartner

Daniel Baumgartner

Founding Partner

baumgartner@terranovausa.com

Daniel Baumgartner is a founding partner of Terra Nova Asset Management LLC. Prior to the firm's founding, Mr. Baumgartner was responsible for marketing, development of special US-Investment products, as well as customer acquisition and relationship management in the Asset Management Department of Commerzbank Capital Markets Corporation, NY, a wholly owned subsidiary of Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt, Germany, which he joined in 1993 and where he held the title of Vice President.

After receiving his BS degree (Finance/International Business) from New York University in 1983, he started his professional career at Swiss Bank Corporation, New York, in Corporate Finance and later moved to the Correspondent Banking area in Zurich. In 1989 he joined Deutsche Bank AG, New York, where he was responsible for U.S. Cash Management Products & Services.

“As an independent advisor, I find the freedom to provide our clients with honest and appropriate investment advice rewarding.”

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Antje Ballin

Operations Manager
Antje Ballin

Antje Ballin

Operations Manager

aballin@terranovausa.com

Antje Ballin, Operations Manager at Terra Nova Asset Management since May, 2014, is responsible for account related issues, financial reports, administrative duties and client liaison. She grew up in Essen, Germany, and graduated from The University of Akron, Ohio. Prior to joining our team, she worked as a Global Account Manager for a major export company.

“My priority has always been to be proactive in anticipating my clients’ concerns in a timely fashion, address them and help to find swift solutions.”