Thomas Richter was born on 8 June 1966 in Ansbach. He studied law and French in France and Augsburg, worked for a law firm in Toronto and as a consultant for the EU in Georgia. He is a certified stock exchange trader and investment analyst DVFA/CEFA.
From 1995 to 1998, Thomas Richter worked at Deutsche Börse AG and then in managerial positions at DWS until 2007. From 2007 to 2010, he was a member of the management of DWS and a member of the BVI Executive Board. He has been with BVI since 2010.
Thomas Richter is a member of the Board of Directors of BaFin. He is also on the advisory board of the Financial Market Guardian and on the board of the European Funds Association EFAMA.
Rudolf Siebel was born on 13 January 1961 in Ingolstadt. He studied law in Giessen, Geneva and Georgetown (Washington, D.C.). From 1991 to 1993 he worked as a consultant for securities investment and international affairs at BVI, then from 1993 to 1998 as Vice President Senior Credit Officer at Moody's Deutschland GmbH. In 1998 he returned to BVI, where he has been Managing Director since 2003.
Rudolf Siebel represents the interests of the fund industry on the advisory board of BaFin. He is Vice Chair of the Securities Market Practice Group SMPG and Board Member of the German Asset Management Standards Committee (GAMSC) for the promotion of GIPS standards. He is also a member of the Consultative Working Group of the Post Trading Standing Committee of ESMA.
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