QUALIFIED INVESTORS ONLY
QINO is a Swiss group of research, investment and advisory firms specialised in alternative asset management, both on a proprietary basis and also as a trusted partner for institutional and qualified private investors.
The group was established in 1999 with the vision of creating an independent and conflict-free firm, which adheres to the highest ethical standards.
Our range of activities include absolute return investments, private equity and private investment in public equity (PIPE), as well as related investment and advisory services.
CULTURE & VALUES
All of our business is based on strong partnership culture, solid foundation of intellectual capital, commitment to exceptional performance and uncompromising integrity.
We seek to put capital to work in situations where we can create value directly via our actions, not simply fortunate market timing. The firm’s goal is to deliver enhanced returns and capital preservation over the long term through a rigorous application of sharp intellect, skilled management and significant capital resources.
We have committed a significant portion of our group equity to our funds, ensuring that our interests are always aligned with those of our clients.
GERHARD AUER graduated from Vienna University for Economics and Business Administration in Commercial Sciences. Since 1991 he has been in leading positions within GiroCredit Bank der Österreichischen Sparkassen AG (now Erste Bank Group) and ICE Securities Ltd. (Head of Research). In 2000 Gerhard joined QINO Group as a Partner and holds various executive and non-executive management positions within the group and was involved in numerous corporate finance transactions over the years.
Investment Management and Advisory, Business Consulting
JOSEF BLAZICEK has been in leading positions at GiroCredit Bank der Österreichischen Sparkassen AG (now also Erste Bank Group), Erste Bank Group (Head of Trading/Sales), Unicredit (former Bank Austria Group, Head of Trading/Sales in the investment banking unit) and ICE Securities Ltd. (Head of Syndications) since 1987. In 2000 he joined QINO Group and holds executive and non-executive management positions within the group. Josef is also Chairman, Vice-Chairman and supervisory board member in numerous Austrian and German public and private corporations.
Investment Management and Advisory, Risk Monitoring
ANTON IMRE has been in leading positions at Erste Bank Group (Head of Equity Derivatives), Unicredit (former Bank Austria Group, Head of Trading in the investment banking unit) since 1989 and managing director of AOT Vienna (Managing Director responsible for CEE) since 1989. Anton helped setting up the Austrian Options- and Futures Exchange and in the development of front office systems for equity/bond/derivatives trading. Between 2001 and 2015 he has been Managing Director and co-owner of C4 Group, from 2011 on also responsible for all trading activities at Blue Rock Group and from 2013 on a director of AI-1 CTA, SICAV-FIS responsible for risk management. Anton joined QINO Group in 2015 to co-ordinate the advisory business for absolute return products.
DANIEL MARTY has more than 25 years of experience in accounting, controlling and administration. He also holds the certificate “Swiss Certified Specialist for Finance and Accounting” since 1989 and passed the exam for Authorized Persons to Perform Controlled Functions (similar to FSA) in 2002. In 2000 he joined QINO Group as a director and CFO and holds various management positions. Daniel is on the board of numerous QINO Group companies and other Swiss corporations.
Client Relationship Management
STEFAN PETER has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and has gained extensive experience in international client relationship management. For three years he served as Deputy Head of the UBS Representative Office in Cyprus after he worked for UBS in Switzerland for 12 years. Stefan reiceved hisMaster degree in Business Administration from Higher College of Commerce in Baden, Switzerland and has various professional qualifications in banking / finance / compliance from Switzerland and Cyprus.
WOLFGANG PLASSER has been since more than two decades in leading positions as Head of Controlling, CFO and CEO in Austrian banks and industrial corporations. In 2003 he joined QINO Group as Partner and since 2004 he also has been serving as CEO in Pankl Racing Systems AG, where QINO Capital Partners AG is holding a stake.
Client Relationship Management
PHILIPPE RIES has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry. He headed the UBS Representative Office in Cyprus for 8 years. Philippe received his MBA from University St. Gallen and is a licensed economic adviser in Luxembourg. He also holds the professional certificates for portfolio management and investment advice in Cyprus and is a member of STEP.
Investment Management and Advisory
GOTTFRIED SPRINGER has been in leading positions with GiroCredit Bank der Österreichischen Sparkassen AG (now Erste Bank Group, Head of Equity Trading/Sales) and Unicredit (former Bank Austria Group, Head of Trading/Sales CEE in the investment banking unit) since 1985, managing also the BAI-OST mutual fund (best-performing Eastern European fund of the year 1998). In 1999 he co-founded QINO Group and holds executive and non-executive management positons within the group, Gottfried managed the European Emerging Market Fund (private trust company, 1999-2002) and advised Springer Investment (mutual fund, 1999-2002) and Springer European Plus (among the best performing European equity funds, 2001-2014).
PETRA ZIMMERMANN has long experience in running the back offices of various asset managers, of UBS AG and PricewaterhouseCoopers AG. Since 2008 she has been leading the back office administration of Qino Trust AG.
Investment Management and Advisory,
+41 (0) 41 766 53 00
+41 (0) 41 766 53 01
Investment Advisory, Research
16 Megalou Alexandrou, Block R3, Office 1
+357 2503 0540
+357 2503 0545