The single-family office is driven purely by the needs and preferences of the Gastauer Family. Its purpose is to manage the substantial asset structure through global hedge strategies. Assets are managed via a broad mandate to trade and invest in a variety of global markets and financial instruments.
Michael founded his first company by the age of 24, while completing his Master of Finance. In less than three years his business reached a mid 8-digit valuation based on over CHF 1 Billion AUM, and was sold to a Swiss Investment firm.
Michael Gastauer`s second business venture demonstrated his ability to be highly innovative. As one of the first in Europe, he created an online payment system to offer global card acceptance and payment processing solutions for eCommerce industries. Michael led the business to consistent growth and profitability, reaching a US$480M valuation, before it was sold in 2008. Seven years later Michael become an investor and founder of a digital banking group. The banking group is the fastest growing FinTech company in Asia, reaching a US$ 2.2 billion valuation in less than ten months (Forbes, September 2016). The Gastauer Family Office has a venture capital arm investing in FinTech companies.