PMP Mentors

The exceptional and highly trained Mentors and Tutors allow for a prominent and outstanding Portfolio Management Program. The PMP gives participants the opportunity to gather experience from our mentors, who are financial luminaries in their fields, as well as our tutors, who deliver hands-on insights for research, management and much more. The person that brings all of this together is Mr. Pühringer, whose funding makes the Portfolio Management Program possible.


DI Peter Pühringer 

is the founder of the POK Pühringer Privatstiftung and initiator of the PMP. He also founded the Research Institute for Capital Markets in cooperation with WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) to make a contribution to modern portfolio theory and combine it with practical implementation. Since the beginning of the PMP program he is mentor of the ZZ group, which achieved outstanding success using the strategic concepts of ZZ.


O.Univ.-Prof Dr. Josef Zechner

is Professor for Finance and Investments at WU (Vienna University of Econommics and Business). He was mentor of the Quant group in the early years of the PMP and now assists all students with the implementation of innovative asset management ideas.


Univ.Prof. Dr. Otto Randl 

is Professor at the Department of Finance, Accounting, and Statistics at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and Affiliated Faculty at VGSF (Vienna Graduate School of Finance). His focus in research and teaching is portfolio management, endowments, and asset pricing.


O.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Engelbert Dockner (1958 - 2017) 

was a Professor for Finance and Corporate Strategy at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and together with Professor Zechner and Mr. D.I. Pühringer he was one of the founders of the PMP. Besides his teaching and presenting activity he was an internationally renowned consultant for the financial industry regarding topics such as risk management, portfolio management, banking regulation and many more. He was serving as a tutor and mentor to all three teams of the PMP.


Dr. Giorgia Simion


is tenure-track Assistant Professor of Finance at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and Affiliated Faculty at VGSF (Vienna Graduate School of Finance). Her research interests lie in portfolio management and empirical asset pricing, with a strong interest in the sovereign bond market. Among her activities as a PMP lecturer, she is in charge of the technical meetings, meant to provide students with a solid methodological basis for portfolio management. For the technical meetings, she focuses on seminal papers in the empirical asset pricing literature, from which relevant methodological concepts are used and implemented with real-world data and using R programming language.

PMP Tutors

Claus Krammer

is Asset Manager at the ZZ Vermögensverwaltung GmbH with a special focus on global macro strategies. He is working for ZZ Vermögensverwaltung Gmbh since 2014 and finished the PMP in 2015. Due to his longtime hands-on experience he is a tutor for the ZZ group and helps to implement the ZZ investment philosophy.

Claudia Hondl

is part of the Risk Management team at ZZ Vermögensverwaltung GmbH. Her work mainly focuses on developing and integrating new risk models, running scenario analyses and performing stress tests. Prior to joining the ZZ group she gained some international experience while being a Business Analyst for BlackRock in the UK.

Stephan Kranner

works at the ZZ Vermögensverwaltung GmbH in the fields of Quantitative Asset Management and Equity Asset Management. Besides he has a strong focus of combining academic research and actual portfolio management. Before that, Stephan did his PhD in Finance at the WU. He is the tutor of the Quant group and supports the group in its daily investment process.


Stefan Vincenz

is responsible for researching and developing cross-asset quantitative trading strategies at ZZ Vermögensverwaltung GmbH. He formerly worked in the securities division at Goldman Sachs and gathered experience in investment banking and at an Austrian CTA. He is the tutor of the Academic Macro Finance group.

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