Günter T. Schlösser, a Cologne native, left school to study business administration and economics at the University of Cologne. He founded and ran a company, Silentium – a homework management firm – before he even graduated.
In 1977 he began working in financial services. After a brief spell working as an analyst for VIB, a Cologne-based financial services provider, he became head of the company’s Trading Office and was made partner. In late 1983 Günter T. Schlösser left VIB and subsequently founded Portfolio Concept, a limited company whose sole Managing Partner he remains to this day. The company specializes in securities advisory services and asset management for private and institutional investors.
In 2000 Portfolio Concept became a member of VuV, the German association of independent asset managers. Günter T. Schlösser has served on the board of VuV as a member since 2001 and as its chairman since April 2008. In 2006 he joined the association’s new sub-organization, Forum VuV. Since October 2009 he has been a member of the Advisory Committee of DSW, Germany’s oldest and largest association of private investors. In early 2010 he was appointed to the Supervisory Board of St. Galler Kantonalbank Deutschland AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of St. Galler Kantonalbank AG. Günter T. Schlösser is a regular guest on TV business programs and discussion panels and a popular interview partner for the print media.