Walter Rasch

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Walter Rasch (* 13 May 1942 in Erfurt) is a German politician (FDP) and former Senator for Education in Berlin.


From April 1982, Walter Rasch was full-time chairman of the board of the Verein für Modellversuche e.V. in the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft. After retiring from politics in 1989, he initially managed the German branch of the sponsoring agency Telemundi, and today he runs the business of the company HPE Property Holding GmbH Berlin. He is the managing director of the now insolvent MSF Master Star Fund and was the sole director of the insolvent DPM Deutsche Portfolio Management AG. From 1991 to 1999 he was Managing Director of Telemundi Deutschland GmbH and Hanseatica Unternehmens Consulting GmbH, Hamburg and Berlin. Since 1999 he has been managing partner of HPE Development GmbH, Berlin, and HPE Development GmbH, Hamburg. Since 2004, he has been Managing Director of Rasch Immobilien Consulting GmbH, Berlin.

Since February 11, 2002, Rasch has been chairman of the Ernst Reuter Society of Sponsors and Friends of Freie Universität Berlin e.V. (ERG) as well as a member of the Braunschweig fraternity Thuringia. From 2003 to 2014 he was chairman of BFW (Bundesverband Freier Immobilien- und Wohnungsunternehmen e.V.) and since 2004 member of the board of Deutsche Portfolio Management AG. Furthermore, he is a member of the board of Mediaspree e.V. Rasch has been chairman of the board of the Stiftung Preußische Seehandlung since its foundation in 1983.[1]

In the summer of 2006, Walter Rasch was ordered by the Potsdam Regional Court to pay damages to 13 investors because, according to the Regional Court’s findings, he was liable as the “person responsible for the prospectus” of MSF Master Star Fund Deutsche Vermögensfonds 1 AG & Co. KG. [2]


From April 1975 to June 1981 Rasch was Senator for Education in Berlin and from April 1971 to 1989 he was a member of the Berlin House of Representatives. During this time, he was deputy chairman of the FDP parliamentary group from 1971 to 1975 and chairman from 1981 to 1989. In addition, he chaired the FDP state association from 1981 to 1989. Since 1977, Rasch was chairman of the FDP’s federal expert committee for education and is a board member of the FDP-affiliated Walther Rathenau Foundation. From 1975 to 2017, he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.


  • Werner Breunig, Andreas Herbst (eds.): Biografisches Handbuch der Berliner Abgeordneten 1963-1995 und Stadtverordneten 1990/1991 (= Schriftenreihe des Landesarchivs Berlin. Band 19). Landesarchiv Berlin, Berlin 2016, ISBN 978-3-9803303-5-0, p. 299.

Individual references

  1. Thomas Loy:Preußische Seehandlung: “We promote modesty”.In: Der Tagesspiegel. 5 February 2001, retrieved 26 November 2014.
  2. Bounced investor threatens with bailiffin: Der Tagesspiegel, August 12, 2006. as well as: The Berlin MSF Fund Scandal – Press Review.