Reiner M. Triltsch

Industrial Businessman

Reiner Triltsch is the Former Portfolio Manager, Geneva Advisors, LLC. He began his career in 1975 with a management traineeship at Ford Motor Company in Cologne, Germany after which he received the designation of "Industriekaufmann" or Industrial Businessman, which equates to a nationally recognized training/vocational degree. In 1977 he moved to the United States.

After receiving an MBA, Mr. Triltsch began his investment career with two small investment boutiques in Fort Worth TX in 1980. In 1984, he joined the Teacher Retirement System of Texas in Austin as an Investment Analyst. He went to work as a Vice President, Portfolio Manager for the LTV Corporation's investment subsidiary, Western Reserve Capital Management, Inc. in 1987, where he co-managed both domestic and international portfolios in Dallas.

In 1990, Mr. Triltsch co-founded and became a Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager for Gulfstream Global Investors, Ltd, an investment management firm specializing in international equity management for institutional clients. Gulfstream was acquired by the German bank WestLB and became part of its WestAM subsidiary in 2001. There, Mr. Triltsch continued to manage the investment function as Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager for global portfolios until 2004.

Moving to New York City, Mr. Triltsch became Managing Director, Head of International Investments for US Trust until 2007. He eventually assumed the position of Head of International Equities, Senior Portfolio Manager for New York-based Federated Global Investment Management Corp. before joining Wentworth, Hauser and Violich in 2009, where he was part of a five-member team of portfolio managers. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Triltsch served as Portfolio Manager at Geneva Advisors, LLC, an independent investment management firm serving institutional and high-net-worth investors.

Mr. Triltsch received his BA (1979) MBA (1980) and MA (1982) from Texas Christian University. In 1987 he was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Triltsch joined the ArtCenter Board of Trustees in 2010.