• Thomas Kraus (51) is a new member of the Management Board of Erste Asset Management GmbH, Vienna, effective 1st January 2021.
  • He is responsible for Institutional and Retail Sales and Product Management within EAM Group.
  • The Management Board thus consists of Heinz Bednar (CEO), Winfried Buchbauer, Peter Karl, and Thomas Kraus.
  • Wolfgang Traindl will leave the Board end of February 2021 and will support the transition.

Thomas Kraus is an excellent sales expert and is responsible for Institutional Sales, Retail Sales and Product Management within Erste Asset Management. He comes with 18 years of experience in Sales as Director of Invesco Asset Management Austria for the German-speaking region of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and the CEE region. He holds a Master in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Prior to Invesco, he was Head of Equity Fund Management with Bawag PSK Invest and portfolio manager with GAM.

Heinz Bednar, CEO: “Thomas Kraus is in charge of Sales in its entirety as well as of Product Management. He has profound expertise in Sales and with securities, and we are happy that he joined us.”

Thomas Kraus: “Erste Asset Management is a leading asset manager in the region. I am looking forward to the new challenge and to the entire team.”

Thomas Kraus

Thomas Kraus

About us:

Erste Asset Management manages assets worth EUR 62.8bn (as of 31 October 2020). About 100 investment professionals across numerous countries work in the Investment department of Erste Asset Management. In order to ensure an optimised management process, the Erste Asset Management fund managers cooperate closely with our in-house Research department.

Erste Asset Management is a pioneer and market leader in the field of sustainability in Austria: the first environmental equity fund was issued as early as in 2001 and has been co-managed with WWF Austria since 2006


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