Financial analyst and portfolio manager Robert Karas joined Bank Gutmann, Vienna in July 2019. Karas is part of the now 37-strong Chief Investment Office under the leadership of board member, partner and investment chief Friedrich Strasser.
The Chief Investment Office is considered to be the heart of a private bank. Here experts analysed and evaluated daily financial events and laid the foundations for a well-grounded opinion on all asset classes under management. Karas is now contributing his expertise and long-standing experience in equity strategy and client communication to Bank Gutmann's existing team.
Karas started his career in options and futures trading and portfolio management at Bankhaus Berger in Salzburg and has since held multiple senior positions in the hedge-fund industry in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, including with LGT Capital Partners in portfolio management. Before returning to Vienna, Karas served as head of asset management at Schoellerbank in Salzburg for more than ten years and, most recently, as Chief Investment Officer of Schoellerbank and Bank Austria.