The Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilization (FMSA) has appointed Ms. Michaela Maria Eder von Grafenstein and Ms. Birgit Dietl-Benzin to the Supervisory Board of FMS Wertmanagement with effect from 1 October 2015.

Ms Eder von Grafenstein is a fully qualified lawyer and has been working in risk management at Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank and Allianz SE for more than 20 years. Since 2013, she has been heading the risk function at the Hamburg-based Aquila / Alceda Group, where she is also a member of the Group Board.

Ms Dietl-Benzin studied industrial engineering at Karlsruhe University. After earning her degree, she initially worked as a consultant at Oliver Wyman, focusing on risk management and rating. Since 2007, she has been working for UBS Deutschland AG in Frankfurt; she is currently Head of the Local Risk unit.

As a result of the two new appointments, the Supervisory Board of FMS Wertmanagement now has eight members. “In Michaela Eder von Grafenstein and Birgit Dietl-Benzin, we were able to gain two recognized experts for our work on the Supervisory Board. We are very much looking forward to this collaboration” said Jan Bettink, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of FMS Wertmanagement.

FMS Wertmanagement was established in July 2010 as the Federal government’s winding-up institution for the purpose of taking over and unwinding the HRE Group’s risk positions and non-strategic operations in ways aimed at minimizing losses. Favorable funding conditions in the capital markets are key to this endeavor. The Federal Republic of Germany is the sole owner of FMS Wertmanagement via the Financial Market Stabilisation Fund – FMS (SoFFin). 

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