Karlheinz Muhr is a managing director of Credit Suisse in the asset management division and head of Credit Suisse Volaris Volatility Management, based in New York. He is also a member of the chairman’s board of Credit Suisse. Muhr was founder and chairman of Volaris prior to its acquisition by Credit Suisse First Boston.
Prior to Volaris, Muhr held a variety of senior positions at UBS Warburg. These positions included head of global credit fixed income, head of corporate finance for the Americas and member of the management committee for the Americas.
From 1985 to 1995, he worked in both New York and London for Credit Suisse First Boston, heading mortgage derivative trading, European credit fixed-income and global asset swaps, and he also served as a member of the European executive committee and the global fixed-income committee.
A native of Austria, Muhr has a master’s degree from Vienna’s University for Business and Economics (1982) and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management (1985). He serves on the following not-for-profit boards: the Institute for International Education (IIE), Washington, D.C.; the Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C., & Aspen, Colo.; and the Franz Klammer Foundation, Vienna, Austria. He is also founder and chairman of the Friends of the Austrian School of Economics Foundation, Vienna, Austria.