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Igor Gvozdanovic

Chief Talent Developer



Dr. Igor Gvozdanovic – serves as CEO of Platinum Invest, a fund management company. He has 10+ years of experience in managing mutual funds, equity portfolios as well as establishing and overseeing fund management business processes that ensure (credit, market, operational) risk mitigation. Dr. Gvozdanovic is active member of the Committee of the Association of mutual funds at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and serves as member of the Program Board at the Zagreb Stock Exchange Academy. He also lectures at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Luxembourg School of Business, and SMC University at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Gvozdanovic previously worked with the Development Agency International (DAI) as a consultant on a USAID project of financing SMEs and increasing their competitiveness. Dr. Gvozdanovic also managed Croatia office for Financial Services Volunteer Corps, which during his tenure delivered a large number of consulting projects to the financial industry in South East Europe. He also worked with the Croatian Pension Fund for four years and as consultant on a number of projects, including BSC implementation at Roche Diagnostics in Mannheim, Germany and Development of frontier capital markets for USAID in Tirana, Albania. Dr. Gvozdanovic graduated at University of Zagreb – Faculty of Economics and Business, earned MBA from International University in Germany (full-time 2 year program) and the Doctorate of Finance degree at the SMC University in Switzerland in 2012 defending the thesis titled “Alpha-producing Capabilities of Mutual Fund Managers”.

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments
  • Portfolio Management
  • Fund Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Measuring and Maximizing Corporate Value


  • DBA in Finance from SMC University, Switzerland
  • MBA from International University in Germany, Germany
  • BSc from Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia

Key Publications & Presentations

  • Physica A, Gvozdanovic, I., Podobnik, B., Wang, D., Stanley, E “Behavior in cross-correlations between absolute returns in the US market”,
  • Gvozdanovic, I., “Alpha Producing Capabilities of Mutual Fund Managers”, ISBN-13: 978-3-659-89282-0, ISBN-10:3659892823, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2016
  • Gvozdanovic I, Baning-Osafo, J., (2016), “Challenges of Frontier Stock Markets with Low Liquidity: A Case Study of Ghana Stock Exchange”, International Journal of Economics and Management Sciences 5:361. doi:10.4172/2162-6359.1000361
  • Gvozdanovic I., Ramamoorthy R., (2016), “Developing an Optimal Method for Multi-asset Portfolio’s Downside Protection”, International Journal of Economics and Management Sciences 5:347. doi:10.4172/2162-6359.1000347
  • Gvozdanovic I, Tatli R (2016) “Investment Opportunity and Risk of Fraud in Private Placement Offers: A Case of Middle Eastern Investors Investing Outside the Middle East”, International Journal of Economics and Management Sciences 5:346. doi:10.4172/2162-6359.1000346
  • Gvozdanovic I., Solomon O., (2016), “E-banking and Financial Supply Chain: a Case Study of Eritrea”, Journal of Global Economics

Global Engagements

  • Consulting on Securities Market Development Strategy for United States Agency for International Development at Request of the Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority
  • Lectures on Investing in Europe for Chinese Entrepreneurs – Vienna, Austria
  • Lectures on Investing in Europe for Chinese Entrepreneurs – Zurich, Switzerland
  • Visiting lecturer at Luxembourg School of Business, Luxembourg
  • Lecturer at Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia
  • Professor at SMC University, Switzerland
  • Consulting for Roche Diagnostics, Germany
  • Doctoral mentoring with students from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Canada, UAE, USA

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of Klaus Tschira SAP Award, Germany/UK
  • Voted and received Best Equity Fund award by the Association of Fund Management Companies adjunct to the Chamber of Commerce in Croatia 2013
  • Best Equity Managed Fund (Platinum Blue Chip)