The Management Board of Universal-Investment Group

The Universal Investment Group is the largest independent fund service platform in the German-speaking world.

The C-Level

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Frank Eggloff, CRO

Frank Eggloff

Chief Regulatory Officer (CRO)

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 Operations, Corporate Compliance, Risk, Internal Audit and Corporate Secretary & Governance as well as Data & Quality Management.

Before joining Universal-Investment, he worked at State Street Bank International where his most recent posts were as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer.

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Ian Lees, CFO

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.

Ian Lees's previous positions include VR Smart Finanz as well as SEB Bank Germany, where he held CFO functions in each case.

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Katja Müller, CCO

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. 

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Michael Reinhard, CEO

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.

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Stephan Scholl, COO

Stephan Scholl

Chief Operational Officer (COO)

Stephan Scholl was appointed Managing Director of Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH in 2019.

As Chief Operational Officer, he is responsible for the Operations including Fund Accounting and Middle Office, Reporting, Securities Product Solutions and IT.

Scholl comes from DWS, where he served as Head of Operations, Head of Platform Management and Co-Head of the Digital Investment Platform. He was a member of the management of DWS International and its longtime COO.

The members of the Management Board

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Victor Bemmann

Head of Portfolio Management

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Dr. Sofia Harrschar

Head of Alternative Investments & Structuring

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Matthias Heiß

Head of Operations

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Dr. André Jäger

Member of Risk

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Marcos J. Joos

Regional Head Asia

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Stefan Krapf

Head of IT

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Markus Neubauer

Managing Director
Strategic Key Account Management

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Aneta Pilch

Country Head Poland

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Stefan Rockel

Managing Director 
Structured Tax Solutions & Special Services 

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Axel Vespermann

Managing Director
Real Estate

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Mathias Wilhelm

Head of Securities