Josef Zechner

professor of finance, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

Josef Zechner is finance professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business and speaker of the Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF). His research covers a broad set of topics in asset management and corporate finance and he is published in leading journals.

He is past president of the Western Finance Association, the European Finance Association and the German Finance Association, is a member of the Austrian Academy of Science and holds an honorary doctoral degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). He is founding partner of IQAM Invest, an Austrian asset management company, now owned by DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale.

Josef’s expertise includes practical implementations of quantitative portfolio strategies for equity and fixed-income markets as well as for tactical asset allocation.