The Management Board of Universal-Investment Group

The Universal Investment Group is the largest independent investment company in the German-speaking world. As leader in the Master KVG and Service KVG areas, our success story goes back many years.

The Group is managed by a C-level structure followed by a group-wide management board at the next level.

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, Compliance, 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 part of the Universal-Investment Management Board since June 2020. As Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for Accounting & Treasury including Procurement, Controlling and Risk Management. The Corporate Development, Internal Organisation and Corporate Reporting units also report to him.

Ian Lees previously worked for VR Smart Finanz, where he had been CFO and member of the board since 2012. In his previous career he held CFO functions at SEB Bank Deutschland and General Electric Capital. The internationally experienced, UK-born manager started his career at Ford Motor Company.

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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. 

After joining Universal-Investment in 2014 she took over as head of the newly created Sales & Relationship Management in 2015. Since 2017 she has also been member of the investment company's Management Board.

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 is also responsible for the product units Securities (Master KVGs / Private Label Funds), Alternatives and Portfolio Management as well as for Human Resources and Communications. Prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer, overseeing Administration Services, 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 Center of Expertise Operations including Fund Accounting and Middle Office, Reporting and our IT subsidiary Universal-IT Services.

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 Area
Portfolio Management

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Dr. Sofia Harrschar

Head of Department
Alternative Investment / Real Assets

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Matthias Heiß

Head of Area
Administration Services

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Dr. André Jäger

Member of the Board
Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbh
Risk Controlling

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Marcos J. Joos

Regional Head
Asia

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Stefan Krapf

Managing Director
Universal-Investment-IT-Services Gesellschaft mbH
IT

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Markus Neubauer

Managing Director
Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbh
Strategic Key Account Management

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Sean O'Driscoll

Country Head 
Universal-Investment Luxembourg S.A.

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Aneta Pilch

Country Head
Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH
Branch Poland

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Stefan Rockel

Managing Director
Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH
Tax / Real Estate

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Axel Vespermann

Managing Director
Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH
Real Estate

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Mathias Wilhelm

Head of Area
Securities