Universal Investment Group
Structure and Management
360° Competence, 100% Independence
Universal Investment Group is one of the leading fund service platforms and Super ManCos in Europe. Universal Investment is backed by its owner Montagu. The well-known private equity company ensures our neutrality and independence.
With our group companies Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH, Universal-Investment-Luxembourg S.A., Universal-Investment Ireland Fund Management Limited, Universal-Investment-Labs GmbH, UI Enlyte Gesellschaft mbH , Universal-IT-Services GmbH as well as our shareholdings in CAPinside , MASTERINVEST and in DPG Deutsche Performancemessungs-Gesellschaft, we are in a position to offer our clients a broad range of diverse services.
The Management of Universal Investment Group
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Michael Reinhard was appointed Managing Director of Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH in 2018.
As Chief Executive Officer, he is since May 2019 responsible for corporate strategy and, among other things, is also responsible for the product units Alternative Investments & Structuring as well as Portfolio Management.Prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer, overseeing Operations, Tax and IT. Since September 2019, he has also been a member of the executive committee of the German fund association BVI .
Before joining Universal Investment, he worked for the AXA Group where his most recent post was as Global Head of Operations at AXA Investment Managers.
Chief Customer Officer (CCO)
Katja Müller was appointed Managing Director of Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH in 2019.
As Chief Customer Officer she takes care on relationship management for all customer groups as well as on sales, Marketing and External Communications. Back in 2015, she took over the management of the then newly created business unit Sales & Relationship Management.
Before joining Universal Investment, she worked for twelve years at Deutsche Bank Group, most recently as Global Chief Operating Officer of the international group tax department.
Chief Regulatory Officer (CRO), Managing Director
Frank Eggloff was appointed Managing Director of Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH in 2017.
As Chief Regulatory Officer, he is responsible for Corporate Legal, Legal Fund Governance, Corporate Compliance, Risk, Internal Audit and Corporate Secretary & Governance as well as Information Governance. He is also in charge of IT. Before joining Universal Investment, he worked at State Street Bank International where his most recent posts were as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Ian Lees has been Managing Director of Universal-Investment Gesellschaft mbH since June 2020.
As Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for Finance with Accounting & Treasury and Controlling as well as Human Resources and Administration. He is also in charge of the Poland branch. Ian Lees's previous positions include VR Smart Finanz as well as SEB Bank Germany, where he held CFO functions in each case.
The Members of the Management Board