Austrian Association of Investment Fund Management Companies (VÖIG)

The Association of Austrian Investment Companies (Vereinigung Österreichischer Investmentgesellschaften, VÖIG) was founded on 20 January 1988, and is an umbrella organization for all Austrian investment fund management companies and all Austrian real estate investment fund management companies. VÖIG represents 100% of the fund assets managed by the Austrian investment fund management companies and real estate investment fund management companies.

The purpose and the duty of this Association, which is organised under the law of associations, are to promote the investment industry in Austria and to provide comprehensive support to the Association's members.

VÖIG participates in the evaluation of national and international (primarily European) rules that affect the interests of its members. VÖIG is in permanent contact with ministries, authorities and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) and exchanges information with national and international organisations and associations.

As a member of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), VÖIG has voting rights in various bodies at the European level. Moreover, VÖIG has been an active member of The International Investment Funds Association (IIFA).

Since early 2005, VÖIG has been admitting information members, who have access to an exclusive, real-time information system. As of 1 January 2019, VÖIG had 35 information members.

VÖIG sees itself as a competent contact for Austrian and foreign media, and responds to inquiries about the Austrian investment industry from Austria and abroad.

Regulatory Info

Austrian investment fund law rests on three main pillars:

  • the Investment Fund Act 2011 (Investmentfondsgesetz 2011 / InvFG 2011)
  • the Real Estate Investment Funds Act (Immobilieninvestmentfondsgesetz / ImmoInvFG)
  • the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Act (Alternative Investmentfonds-Manager Gesetz / AIFMG).

Moreover, directly applicable EU Regulations, such as the EuSEF-, the EuVECA- or the ELTIF-, as well as the Money Market Fund (MMF) Regulation also apply in Austria.

The most recent versions of the three pillars of Austrian investment fund law - as well as industry-specific self-regulations - can be found on our website:

Contact Info

Head Office
Tel: +43(0) 1 718 83 33
Fax: +43(0) 1 718 83 33 8

IIFA Contact

Martina Winkler
Tel: +43-1-718-83-33-19

Association Members

Armin Kammel

Martina Winkler
Tel: +43-1-718-83-33-19

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