MANAGING TEAM

IGOR STREHL

CHAIRMAN OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD

Igor Strehl has many years of experience in the financial sector and can look back on a successful banking career. Since joining Commerzbank in 1993, he has held top positions as board member and CEO in several banks in Germany and Austria, including Commerzbank (1998-2007), VTB Group (2007-2013), Sberbank Europe AG (2013-2016) and until 2017 Expobank.

Igor Strehl is currently the majority shareholder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Austrian securities firm FAME Investments AG. In addition, he is founder of Dunaj Consulting GmbH and advises, among others, the British investment company Sova Capital on its growth plans and the challenges posed by the brexite.

MAG. GERALD SIEGMUND

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Siegmund is an expert in capital markets, structured products and derivatives.

He has held executive positions at several major commercial banks in Austria. Mr. Siegmund has been a lecturer at various technical colleges/universities in Austria for several years, is a generally sworn and court-certified expert for banking and stock exchange matters and the accredited eco-label test centre for sustainable financial products according to UZ 49.

ANJA ERGARD, MA

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Anja Ergard is a member of the core team and specializes in mid office.
She has more than 10 years of financial market experience.

Prior to that, Ms. Ergard completed her Master’s Degree with a specialization in Risk Management.

ESG-Team

MAG. TAMARA ALBRECHT

Tamara Albrecht has many years of experience in the Austrian and international financial and capital markets.

Besides issuing bonds to national and international investors, she has acted as lead manager for retail bonds of Austrian companies.

In 2017 she issued the first public social bond in Austria. She is a lecturer at universities of applied sciences and technical institutes, since 2019 she has been working as an independent management consultant.

MAG. DORIS GSTATTER

Doris Gstatter is an expert in financial market communication and has been involved in the preparation of sustainability reports in this context since 2004.

Her work has received several Austrian and international awards, above all for financial and sustainability reporting.

She is a lecturer at universities of applied sciences. With her consulting company "IR & mehr" she has been focusing on strategies, concepts and corporate texts since 2014 - with the aim of contributing to prudent and successful corporate communication.

Our best capital - for your capital.

As a company that operates sustainably, we attach great importance to our employees, who together with us represent precisely those values for which we stand up every day: Customer orientation, professionalism, transparency and independence.

Cooperation at eye level and constant open exchange of information are a matter of course for us. As motivated as the board of directors of FAME Investments AG acts, so motivated should all our employees be. Therefore, regular training courses are on the programme so that everyone is up to date with the knowledge of our time. Especially in volatile times an absolute necessity. These training courses cover both financial and psychological topics so that responsible action can be anchored at all levels. In addition, we initiate and attend a number of events relating to finance, investment and sustainability in order to ensure that we are always up to date with the latest developments.

PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

Principles for responsible investments.

FAME Investments AG is not only dedicated to serving its clients, but also strives for a better environment and society. As a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI), FAME was proud to contribute to the development of a more sustainable global financial system.

In the recent past, FAME has resigned itself from PRI signatory. However, we still do take environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into consideration throughout the investment process. There is a growing recognition in the financial community that effective research, analysis and evaluation of ESG issues is a fundamental part of assessing the sustainability of an investment. This analysis needs to be taken into account during asset allocation, fund selection, and portfolio construction.

To find out more about PRI, please visit the website of Principles for Responsible Investments.

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

In line with our social responsibility approach, FAME was also proud to be a participant of the UN Global Compact, a United Nations’ call to companies to align their strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take actions that advance societal goals such as UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.

The UN Global Compact has become the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. It believes in a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to people, communities and markets.

To find out more about UN Global Compact, please visit the website.

Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs (AFA)

The Academic Forum for Foreign Policy (AFA) as an independent organization was established in 1991 to concentrate on younger generations. The AFA describes itself as a “UN university league” for young students and graduates. The forum hosts 400-500 activities each year in Austria. AFA offers diverse events for its participants, such as lectures, discussions and debates where it is not only possible for participants to develop their skills, but also to make some important new connections. FAME was delighted to be the member of the forum, together taking part in several joint student events.

To find out more about AFA, please visit the website.

Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt (FHWN)

FH Wiener Neustadt is a University of Applied Sciences located in Austria. It positions itself as a social institution with the main goal of educating students through its 33 study programmes in the faculties of Business, Engineering, Health, Security and Sport.

The university has five campuses (Wiener Neustadt, Wieselburg, Tulln, Rudolfinerhaus Vienna and Study Centre Vienna) and offers top-class facilities, enabling excellence in teaching and research.

FAME Investments AG is proud to be a partner of FH Wiener Neustadt. We believe that our collaborative activities make a positive impact on the preparing the younger generation for the challenges of the real world.

To find out more about FH Wiener Neustadt, please visit the website.

Sustainable Investments

The environmental label (UZ) is awarded by the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism (BMNT) in cooperation with the Association for Consumer Information (VKI) and generally distinguishes those products and services that represent the more environmentally friendly alternative when compared.
Since 2004, an environmental label has also been awarded to financial products, the UZ 49, which is intended to clearly identify the more sustainable or environmentally compatible investment alternative. As the oldest such seal of approval in Europe, the 4th version is currently in force and will be replaced by a new version in January 2020.
In order to be able to objectively assess the award process, the conformity of the investment policy of a financial product with the requirements of the environmental label must be certified by an independent and qualified expert. FAME Investments AG (Mag. Gerald Siegmund) is an accredited environmental label test center for sustainable financial products in accordance with UZ 49.

To find out more about Sustainable Investments, please visit the website of Sustainable Investments

UNA Austria

The Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (UNA Austria) is an independent non-profit association. The main objective of UNA Austria is to inform the people of Austria on Austrian foreign Policy and other international issues.

This organization positions itself as an intermediary between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, different diplomatic missions and Austria-based International Institutions, such as the United Nations and its member organisations.

FAME Investments AG was delighted to participate in the activities of UNA Austria. We are pleased with the opportunity given in the past to be involved in the core activities of this organization, namely publications, the education of the younger generation and international networking.

To find out more about this organisation, please visit the website of UNA Austria.