Frankfurt am Main, November 9 2017

Universal-Investment appoints Katja Müller as Member of the Board of Directors

Katja Müller has been appointed as member of the Board of Directors at the German investment company Universal-Investment. As head of the Sales & Relationship Management division, she is responsible for all client groups over the past three years. She has great success serving institutional investors, fund partners and insourcing clients, such as investment companies, asset managers, insurers and custodians.

Previously, she was employed by Deutsche Bank for 12 years, most recently as Global Chief Operating Officer of the international corporate tax department. Before that, she worked for 10 years at Deutsche Asset Management, holding different positions, including Managing Director and Head of Fiduciary Management Platform.

“We are very pleased to expand our Board of Directors to include Katja Müller,” says Bernd Vorbeck, Chief Executive Officer of Universal-Investment. “She has been very successful at further developing sales and relationship management for all our client groups.”

Universal-Investment increased its assets under administration by about €60 billion to approximately €340 billion in the financial year that ended on 30 September 2017. This equates to growth of 20 percent, to which all business areas contributed. The special funds segment boosted its assets by €47 billion to €253 billion, while the mutual fund business gained €2 billion to €26.3 billion. As a result, the company was able to expand its position even further as Germany’s third-largest fund company based on asset volumes. “As the largest independent investment company in German-speaking territories, we have set ourselves defined targets for the coming years as well,” Vorbeck says. “Katja Müller is therefore taking on an important role in our growth strategy.”

Bernd Obergfell

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