About us

  • Founded in 2002 in Vienna
  • Independent and 100% owned by management
  • Link between fund selectors and international asset managers (enhanced Third Party Marketing)
  • Management of Investment Advisory Mandates
  • Licensed as Financial Service Company by the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) according to § 3(2)1 WAG 2018
  • Notification for Germany and Liechtenstein

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Mag. Florian Gröschl

Our Management

Dr. Wolfgang Alkier

Portrait: Dr. Wolfgang Alkier
Following his Law, Economics and Business degrees in Vienna, Graz and the US, Wolfgang founded the Dr. Alkier GmbH (a consulting and investment company) in 1984. In 1986 he set up Consult U.S.A., Inc., NY which he sold in the 90s. From 1996 to 2001 he was an elected representative to the Vienna City Council, where he served as a member of the committee for finance and economics as well as heading the supervisory committee. Since 1992 he has managed a family portfolio primarily focused on Absolute Return oriented funds and in 2002 founded ARC - Absolute Return Consulting GmbH.

Mag. Florian Gröschl

Portrait: Mag. Florian Gröschl
Florian joined Absolute Return Consulting GmbH in 2011, started the absolute return fund of fund mahi546 in October 2012 and became a member of the board of ARC as Co-CEO and CIO in January 2013. Before ARC he worked for LGT Bank Österreich AG as portfolio manager and member of the Investment Committee, managing various Absolute Return Portfolios for High Net Worth Individuals. Prior to working for LGT Florian was a fund manager for fixed income and absolute return at Bawag PSK invest. He started his career in his family business taking care of asset management issues. Florian holds a degree in International Finance from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and qualified as Certified Portfoliomanager (CPM) in 2005.

Paul Richter-Trummer CFA

Portrait: Paul Richter-Trummer
Paul joined the ARC-team in 2014. He is primarily focused on fund research and manager selection, as well as servicing institutional clients. In 2015 he became director at ARC – Absolute Return Consulting GmbH. Before joining ARC, he was working at Raiffeisen Bank International AG as a member of the equity research team (Raiffeisen Research). Paul holds a master’s degree in business (specialized in portfolio management and entrepreneurship) from the university of Graz und has spent multiple years studying in the US as well as the Republic of Georgia.

Our Service

For fund selectors

  • Independent support for manager selection
  • Conviction in our recommendations (we are oftentimes co-invested in the funds of our partners)
  • Optimal service through local presence
  • Regular research on investment funds
  • Access to asset managers that are otherwise not locally represented
  • Regular on-site due-diligence visits at the asset managers by ARC – Absolute Return Consulting GmbH
  • Experience with investment funds (AIF, UCITS and Off-Shore)

For international asset managers

  • Professional and cost-efficient support for distributors of investment funds(enhanced Third Party Marketing)
  • Local representation and regular contact with the key institutional decision makers
  • Planning and organization of roadshows and meetings
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the local markets (Taxes, Reporting, etc.)
  • ARC – Absolute Return Consulting GmbH is well respected on the market for manager selection
  • Presence in specialised press

Our Values

Excellence & Conviction

Our goal is the best performance for our clients. That’s why we are looking for exceptional asset managers and investment products for our investors as well as for our investment advisory. We strive to provide excellent support services. Our conviction in our recommendations is backed by investments in the funds of our partners. We set high expectations on ourselves, as well as on our partners.

Independence & Integrity

As a privately owned independent company we are firmly committed to our clients’ and partners’ interests. We conduct our business with the highest integrity and fairness towards all our stakeholders is important to us.

Stability & Progress

We value long term relationships with our clients, partners and employees. We support the professional development of our employees and continuously improve our methods to keep up with the high expectations we put on ourselves. We want to enjoy what we do and regard what we do also as part of our personal development.

Reliability & Openness

In an environment that needs more long-term oriented behavior, we strive to be a reliable and economically successful partner. We are aware of changing demands and opportunities and are therefore always open to new opportunities and innovative ventures.

Important information

The information contained herein does not constitute an offer to buy or sell a product, neither can it replace an individual consultation. Furthermore, the information provided is neither a recommendation nor an offer to buy or sell a product and should not be regarded as such. Information on this website should not be regarded as legal or tax advice and we suggest consulting an expert before making any (investment) decision. Past performance should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of future performance, and no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made regarding future performance. ARC will not assume any liability for loss or damage of any kind, arising, directly or indirectly, through the use of any part of the information provided. ARC doesn’t offer a general comparison of all available products. Please notice that investment products and information mentioned on the website are not intended for distribution in the US. Therefore, they do not apply to US residents according to Rule 902, Regulation S, Securities Act 1933 (in particular American citizens or persons permanently resident in the US). The information on this website has been obtained from sources believed reliable (data of fund companies themselves or extern data from e.g. Bloomberg), but we do not guarantee its accuracy or completeness, and it should not be relied upon as such.