Since it was founded in 1972, the objective of the Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (Österreichische Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management, ÖVFA) has been to promote the flow of information between listed companies and investors, to provide analysts, fund managers and other investors with a platform for sharing their experiences, to better acquaint domestic and foreign investors with Austria's role as a financial centre and to represent the interests of its members to the public at large and within the scope of economic policy initiatives aimed at fostering Austria's financial market.

In the complex field of asset management, which presents great opportunities but at the same time numerous risks, it is essential that the decision-making process be made as efficient and transparent as possible.