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PANTHERA WINS “BEST FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDER - EUROPE” AWARD

The European magazine, in a syndicated media agreement with the Thomson Reuters Group, hold the annual « European Global Banking & Finance Awards » where they honor financial institutions in different categories. The European recognizes organizations and individuals that stand out from the crowd and are consequently moving their industries forward. Good governance, capacity to innovate, know-how and quality of service are all major considerations. Their award programs are in fact tailored to provide a comprehensive analysis of the very best in all major market sectors globally.

All companies are nominated through an online voting system and later assessed by the judging panel, which has extensive experience across a range of sectors and is being supported by a highly dedicated research team.

Mag. Dr. Markus Schuller, MBA, MScFE / Founder & Managing Partner:
“We are particularly proud and delighted to have been granted this award as applied behavioral finance specialist. Today we are being recognized for having diligently, persistently and relentlessly worked on our effective intervention framework to empower professional investors in and around Europe.

Our academic and commercial success has proven our framework to significantly improve the investment decision quality of our customers. Over the years, a diverse range of asset managers and asset owners across different cultures, sizes and levels of sophistication trusted our service. Clients of our coaching, consulting and Behavior-tech solutions aggregate to more than EUR 100 billion in Assets under Consultancy since inception.

The first years of Panthera were mostly spent as a think tank, translating latest insights of a range of behavioral and financial research realms into a proprietary intervention framework that effectively facilitates directed change. Calling those years challenging would mean to use a euphemism, as back then investment professionals were even less considerate about their own decision quality than today. Buzzwords in finance like change management, digitization, agile organizations or artificial intelligence are popular and easily cited. Addressing them as professional investor requires more than lip-service, fee reduction or me-too products, it demands innovative specialization. This form of directed change is effortful but marks the most effective way to stay competitive.

It boils down to one question: does one want to become a better professional investor? We are the litmus test whether this is true. If so, we act like a personal fitness coach to make it happen.

I want to congratulate our Panthera team of exceptional personalities to be a well-deserved pillar of this achievement. Being now best in class reaffirms our efforts to leave our visible mark in this young domain of applied behavioral finance.

We are proud to be the only second financial institution in the Principality of Monaco that won a category at the European Global Banking & Finance Awards, after the renowned Compagnie Monégasque de Banque (CMB).” states Markus Schuller, Founder and Managing Partner of Panthera Solutions.

“I am delighted that Panthera has been recognized in this way. We pride ourselves on the concrete contributions we have made to our clients’ activities and to the growth of the applied behavioral finance sector as a whole. I join Mr. Schuller in congratulating the Panthera team and look forward to an exciting future helping our clients become better and more value-creating professional investors.” states Biljana Kling, Managing Partner of Panthera Solutions.

Partners of Panthera Solutions commenting the award recognition:

CFA Institute / NY / Publication Partner
Paul McCaffrey (Editor-in-Chief): “Markus and the Panthera Solutions team have been at the leading edge of the behavioral revolution in finance for years now. This honor from The European is both fitting recognition of the seminal role they’ve played in building out the behavioral frontier as well as a testament to the quality and applicability of their scholarship.”

EBRD / London / Capacity Building
Grant Metcalfe-Smith (Head of Client Solutions Group):

“Panthera is creating a fascinating space for us all to inhabit through the melding of academic rigour, industry knowledge and human insight. Applied behavioural finance is an exciting field and we look forward to mutually exploring ways to use it to enhance our client’s investment processes and governance. Congratulations!”

Fidentiis Gestion / Madrid / Client
Ricardo Seixas (CEO & CIO): “Panthera is clearly at the forefront of investment company governance and decision making traceability. Due to their strong academic and hands-on knowledge of behavioral finance, we found their inputs as extremely valuable in redesigning our investment decision processes.”

Österreichische Beamtenversicherung / Vienna / Client 
Werner Schleritzko (CIO): „Working with Panthera Solutions over the last eight months has been a great experience for us. Mr. Schuller is able to combine an understanding of markets in a rational, scientific way, while always being highly praxis-oriented by aiming for the best archivable results. To me, Panthera’s objective of supporting and educating investors in taking evidence-based decisions is not only helpful but increasingly crucial, given the competitive and challenging market situation we are currently experiencing.”

Budapest Institute of Banking / Budapest / Seminar Partner
Gergely Fábián (CEO): “Congratulations on the success of Panthera Solutions! We are proud to work with them for two years. With the partnership of Panthera Solutions, we are bringing top-level education to capital markets in Hungary, with courses that can be attractive throughout the region.”