Board of Directors

Dr. Thomas Trauth, CFA

President | Email

Dr. Thomas Trauth, CFA, is CEO and CIO of IMT Asset Management, Vaduz. He brings a wealth of blue chip banking and financial services experience. A former Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Kaiser Partner Privatbank AG – Thomas is an Economics Ph.D., a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a qualified Financial Risk Manager (FRM). A respected specialist in the areas of macroeconomics, financial markets, multi-asset class portfolio management, as well as business development, he has held a number of senior positions in the banking and financial services sectors including a posting as Senior Economist at Swiss Re, Head of Fixed income Research of Credit Suisse Private Banking, and a successful tenure as MD of Alternative Investments at Credit Suisse. In that role he led a global team with offices in London, New York, Sydney and Tokyo, responsible for providing professional support for the distribution of sophisticated alternative investment products in the institutional and HNWI segments.

Ömer F. Güven, CFA

Vice President | Email

Ömer F. Güven, CFA, is the CEO and Co-Founder of a global platform for freelance M&A consultants - Fintalent.io. Additionally, he is a lecturer and scientific researcher at the University of Liechtenstein and PhD candidate at the University of Klagenfurt. Ömer has been in the VC, Investment Banking and Asset Management industry for more than 10 years, starting his career with the Warburgs in Institutional Equity Research and Equity Sales in 2010. From 2016 to 2017, he was a Senior Associate at a  middle-market M&A boutique and in his last appointment, Ömer served as the Investment Director and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for Fram, a publicly-listed Swedish-Vietnamese Venture Builder. He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Accounting and was awarded the CFA designation in 2019.

Jamany Noguchi, CFA

Treasurer | Email

Jamany Noguchi, CFA, is CEO at Bel Mondo AG in Eschen, a private debt investment company, where he is responsible for sourcing, structuring and implementing  private debt investments for professional and institutional investors. He is also COO and member of the investment committee at IPM AG, Institut für Pensionsmanagement in Eschen, a wealth management firm focusing on longterm fund and portfolio management for retail, HNW and institutional clients. Prior he was a multi asset investment manager and alternative investment adviser at Mahrberg Group for 8 years. Since 2014 he has held and holds several board seats and operative management positions at different companies in the finance, tech and trading industries. He has a diploma in business administration from the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and is CFA charterholder since 2017.

Lukas Vogt, CFA

Secretary | Email

Lukas Vogt, CFA, is a Manager in the Sustainability & Strategic Regulatory department at PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (PwC) in Zurich. In this role, he provides advice on Swiss and European sustainable finance (self-)regulation to both local and international clients. Before joining the Sustainability & Strategic Regulatory department in late 2021, Lukas worked in Assurance in the Asset & Wealth Management practice of PwC for five years. During this time, he focused on financial and prudential audits of financial institutions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Lukas holds a Master in Banking and Finance of the University of St. Gallen and is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant. He earned his CFA designation in 2021 and has been with the board since 2022.

Fabian M. Breu, CFA

Operations & Technology Officer | Email

​Fabian M. Breu, CFA, is a Senior Risk Manager at Kaiser Partner Private Bank. In his current role, he is responsible for managing and controlling financial and digital asset risks. In his previous role at Bitcoin Suisse (Liechtenstein) AG, he defined and implemented an Enterprise Risk Management Framework in preparation for a Bank License Application, and has received a registration for providing crypto services by the FMA Liechtenstein with his team. Before joining Bitcoin Suisse he has held positions at Bank Frick & Co. AG, the first blockchain bank in Europe, LGT Group and other financial institutions, where he collected over a decade of expertise in risk management, investment controlling and risk controlling. Fabian holds a M.A. in Accounting and Finance from the University of St.Gallen and a Certificate in Quantitative Finance. He is a CFA Charterholder since 2018 and joined the board in 2022.

Peter von Moos, CFA

Outreach & Awarness Officer | Email

​Peter von Moos, CFA, is a Sales Director of 2Xideas, a Swiss Equity Research & Investment Boutique focusing on quality Mid Cap companies globally. In his role he is building long-term relationships with professional investors, who recognize the value of active research in an under-researched market segment. Before joining 2Xideas in 2018, Peter worked 13 years with Credit Suisse as a buy-side equity analyst for Financials (2005-2010) and later as a Senior Equity Advisor for tactical positioning in US equities (2010-2018). Peter holds a M.A. in Accounting and Finance from the University of St. Gallen (2010) and earned his CFA designation in 2011. Peter joined the Board of the CFA Society Liechtenstein in 2022.

Thomas Gratl, CFA

Standards & Advocacy Officer | Email

​Thomas Gratl, CFA works in Group Internal Audit at LGT Group Foundation. In his function as Internal Auditor, his main responsibilies are within the areas Trading, Portfolio Management, Risk Controlling, and Product Management. Thomas joined LGT in late 2008 after he earned his Bachelor Degree at the University of Innsbruck. The CFA designation was earned in 2015. He has been with the Board since July 2016.

Past Presidents

Michael K. Frommelt, CFA 

Past President | Email

Michael K. Frommelt, CFA, is a Professional Trustee licensed in Liechtenstein and in this function CEO & Chairman of Sophos Trust reg. in Vaduz. Prior to starting his own business in July 2004, he was CIO and deputy CEO of swissfirst Bank (Liechtenstein) AG, Vaduz, which was originally known as of Bank Wegelin (Liechtenstein) AG in Vaduz. Michael worked most of his career in Zug (Zulauf Asset Management AG in 1998), Zürich (Vontobel Asset Management in 1994 to 1998 and UBS in 1986 to 1994) as a Portfolio Manager, Fund and Relationship Manager. From 1986 to 1988 he served a special assignment at UBS (Securities) London and UBS Branch London. Initially, he took a banking apprenticeship at LGT Bank AG in Vaduz back in 1981. Michael graduated at the School of Economics and Business Administration (HWV) in St. Gallen in 1985 and earned his CFA designation in 1994. He was a founding member of the Swiss Society of Investment Professionals SSIP, the predecessor of the CFA Society Switzerland. He is also a founding member and founding President of the Liechtenstein Society of Investment Professionals LSIP, the predecessor of the CFA Society Liechtenstein. Michael has been with the Board as President since January 2006, as Past President since July 2016 and as Past President ex office since July 2022.

Tobias Schwabe-Fährmann, MSc., CFA

Past President | Email

Tobias Schwabe-Fährmann, CFA, is Head of Group Credit & Risk Methods at Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG (LLB) in Vaduz. He is responsible for development, implementation, and documentation of processes, methods, and models in credit risk management at LLB Group. Tobias joined LLB in 2011 as Collateral Valuation Specialist to further develop LLBs lending value methodology for lombard loans and was responsible for the credit monitoring of LLBs loan book as Head Credit Monitoring between 2012 and 2015. Prior to working in the banking sector he started his career as Investment Consultant for Swiss Pension funds at PPCmetrics AG, Zurich. In this role he was part of the asset manager selection team for real estate investments. In addition, Tobias implemented the internal performance measurement and analysis tools for the investment controlling unit of PPCmetrics AG. Tobias earned his Masters Degree in Mathematical Finance from the University of Konstanz, Germany in 2008 and his CFA designation in 2011. He has been with the Board since July 2014