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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.

C-Level

The Management of Universal Investment Group



Michael Reinhard

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.



Katja Müller

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. 



Frank Eggloff

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.



Ian Lees

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.

Management Board

The Members of the Management Board


Mathias Heiß, Managing Director Operations
Markus Neubauer, Managing Director, Strategic Key Account Management

Stefan Rockel, Managing Director, Structured Tax Solutions & Special Services
Axel Vespermann, Managing Director, Real Estate

Victor Bemmann, Head of Portfolio Management
Dr. Sofia  Harrschar, Country Head Luxembourg, Head of Alternative Investments & Structuring

Dr. André Jäger, Head of Risk
Stefan Krapf, Head of IT 

Aneta Pilch, Country Head Poland
Mathias Wilhelm, Head of Securities

Management Luxembourg


Martin Groos, Member of the Management Board Universal-Investment Luxembourg
Dr. Sofia Harrschar, Country Head Luxembourg, Head of Alternative Investments & Structuring

Matthias Müller,  Member of the Management Board Universal-Investment Luxembourg

Management Ireland


Keith Milne, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Universal-Investment Ireland, Member of the Board of Directors
Damien Owens, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Universal-Investment Ireland, Member of the Management Board