Helping you build wealth with character and integrity.

We are privileged to have clients entrust us with their financial futures, and remain committed to consistently delivering exceptional results to help them lead fulfilling lives.

Our DNA

For over 13 years, we have helped our clients secure their future, meet their financial goals and live a fulfilling life. This is what drives us.

Our mission

To build wealth with honesty and transparency that enables our clients to accomplish their goals, and secure their future.

We hold strong conviction in the capabilities of our team and diversity of our products to meet specialized client needs. That is how we can deliver on the unique visions of each of our clients.

Our vision

As a global company, we strive to advance the wealth management industry by conducting business on the basis of shared values, character and integrity.

We know how to build wealth for our clients, and work as a trusted partner to provide honest, practical advice at each step of their financial journey.

That is how we contribute to change.

2007 — 2013

Peter Štadler and his mentor Filip Jacek founded and launched the company named Efect Slovakia. The focus was clear from the very beginning – to establish a company built on a fair approach, character and integrity to provide world-class wealth management services and products.

2014

Following the untimely death of Jacek, the company was renamed Wealth Effect Management (WEM). The company’s values and mandate remained the same: to provide comprehensive wealth management services and, as a result, change the lives of clients, and advance the wealth management industry.

2015

WEM entered the Bulgarian market as the first foreign entity and began to bring wealth management services across borders.

2016

The growing company had to clearly define its guiding principles in order to maintain and further develop its key value proposition and quality of services. Thus, the WEM DNA was created, which still serves as the central pillar of the company today.

2017

WEM was awarded a securities dealer license, which allowed it to have control over the fee structure and performance of its investment products. This further increased the quality and performance of WEM products and services, and subsequently, the results for our clients.

2018

A service center was set up in response to the number of long-term clients and the goal to serve them across each stage of their life. A vision to bring a truly game-changing product available to everybody led to the launch of the unique Save For Tomorrow investment savings program. The securities dealer services made it possible to provide unique and timeless products, and also became available in Bulgaria.

2019

The transition to a joint-stock company allowed the company to respond more flexibly to the needs of clients and business partners. The emphasis on sustainable entrepreneurship, affordable and qualified assistance and increasing financial literacy led to the establishment of a free educational project: the Financial Counsel.

2020

Investment in the company’s infrastructure and talent in response to growing demand led to a streamlining of internal company processes and provided better service standards and results for clients. Continuing innovations and digitization allowed clients to set up investment savings without an access fee – all done online within minutes. In a year of record downturns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, all of the WEM portfolios surpassed benchmarks and delivered significantly above-standard growth, confirming the soundness of the WEM approach.

Jana Malejčíková

Wealth Advisor

One of the youngest members of the Wealth Effect Management team. She uses her valuable experience from her previous work as a Private Client Advisor at Poštová banka in WEM as a Wealth Advisor and at the same time covers a wide range of concierge services for our affluent clients.

Jana Malejčíková

Branislav Hlaváč

Head of Marketing

A new addition to Wealth Effect Management communications team, he brings his strong visual approach, creativity and more than 15 years of experience in advertising and marketing in Slovakia and the USA. He collaborated on such well-known brands as Harley Davidson, Playboy, Audi and Converse.

Branislav Hlaváč

Marek Hlavenka

Executive assistant

Before strengthening the WEM team, he worked mainly in the field of Sales Management and Marketing. In Wealth Effect Management, he took on the position of CEO assistant, where he applies his acquired knowledge and ensures the fulfillment of administrative and support tasks.

Marek Hlavenka

Tomáš Galbinec

Attorney Associate

As part of his agenda and position as Attorney Associate, he focuses mainly on financial market legislation, primarily in the field of securities traders, as well as financial intermediation. Under the experienced leadership of JUDr. Slosjár, who also works in Wealth Effect Management as a Compliance Officer and in close practical cooperation with colleagues from Wealth Effect Management, he educates himself, develops and acquires valuable practical experience in the field of Compliance Management.

Tomáš Galbinec

Marián Slosjár

Compliance officer

As an external legal advisor, he has been cooperating with the group since the time of Efect and subsequently also WEM since its establishment. He has been working in advocacy since 2007 and since 2011, among other things, he has been closely involved in the financial market sector. He holds the position of Compliance Officer at WEM and represents it as the General Counsel for the activities of the Securities Dealer and financial intermediation.

Marián Slosjár

Lukáš Baloga

PORTFOLIO MANAGER

He applies his experience from studies in England, as well as Slovak and foreign investment companies, to his current work as a Portfolio Manager. At WEM, he is responsible for creating and maintaining portfolios, actively seeking new investment opportunities and developing new products.

Lukáš Baloga

Svetoslav Shopov

Expert Wealth Advisor and Mortgage Specialist

Member of WEM Bulgaria since 2016, Svetoslav brought valuable experience from management positions in several investment companies and commercial enterprises. In his role of Expert Wealth Manager and Mortgage Specialists his focus is on providing exceptional services to fulfill the needs and goals of WEM clients.

Svetoslav Shopov

Martin Lukanov

Manager Wealth Advisor

Ever since joining the WEM Bulgaria team in 2017, Martin has been using his analytical thinking and in-depth understanding of numbers in properly analyzing various financial services and building sustainable financial plans. He currently manages a team of Wealth Advisors focused on providing the best possible services and results for WEM clients.

Martin Lukanov

Kalina Dimitrova

Wealth Advisor

One of the most recent members of WEM Bulgaria team, Kalina joined the company in 2020. Her previous occupation consisted mainly of consulting and working with individual clients which, together with her empathy and communication skills, proved invaluable in complementing the team.

Kalina Dimitrova

Pavlina Staneva

Country Manager

Core member of our Bulgarian team since 2015, Pavlina employs her perfectionism, skills in trading and good understanding of customers’ needs to lead our Bulgarian office. Her main mission is upholding and further developing WEM’s vision as well as building a team of great and motivated professionals.

Pavlina Staneva

Petra Hivešová

FRONT OFFICE

She joined Wealth Effect Management after more than 15 years in the ČSOB Bank, where she worked in several positions, for the longest period in the private banking segment. In Wealth Effect Management she holds the position of Front Office and uses her previous experience as administrative support for the Wealth Department.

Petra Hivešová

Barbora Ambrušová

ADMINISTRATION

At WEM, Barbora draws on her extensive financial administration experience and is in charge of administration support for the securities dealership and facilitates the smooth functioning of the company to ensure optimal client satisfaction.

Barbora Ambrušová

Jozef Petráš

MARKETING

Jozef began his career at WEM’s predecessor company, Efect, in 2012. He subsequently returned to Wealth Effect Management as an assistant CEO. Currently, he is responsible for strategic marketing and PR with supervisory responsibilities of the implementation of marketing activities and all projects related to the expansion of the company’s brand.

Jozef Petráš

Samuel Krátky

SENIOR WEALTH ADVISOR

Samuel joined Wealth Effect Management in 2016. As a Senior Wealth Advisor, he focuses on providing exceptional, long-term service for WEM clients with a primary focus on HNW clients and building networking activities.

Samuel Krátky

Martin Cibuľa

SENIOR WEALTH ADVISOR

Martin joined the WEM team during his university studies and is currently a Senior Wealth Advisor where he provides high-quality service for clients and is also dedicated to long-term WEM clients.

Martin Cibuľa

Amirali Khaleghi

PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGER & Investment Strategist

Since joining WEM, Amirali has expanded the capabilities of the Wealth Effect Management team to provide first-class care and wealth management services for high net-worth clients. Prior to WEM, Amirali acquired significant experience in the Canadian market where he provided investment consultancy for the needs of HNWI clients, and developed financial models to forecast the turnover and earnings of companies.

Amirali Khaleghi

Matej Ondek

PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGER

Matej joined Wealth Effect Management as a Private Wealth Manager where he manages high net-worth clients to support them with financial planning and investments. Prior to WEM, he worked as a personal banker at Tatra banka, was Director of a branch of the OTP Bank, and was a private banker at Slovenská sporiteľňa (Slovak national insurance).

Matej Ondek

Alexander Chizganov

PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGER HNWI/U & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Alexander specializes in preparing balanced MACS (multi-asset class strategies) for high net-worth clients, developing new products, and project management. He originally worked as an investment advisor in Russia, where he provided portfolio management and investment advice for entrepreneurs and corporate executives.

Alexander Chizganov

Jozef Fujka

PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Jozef spearheads the creation and maintenance of investment portfolios, sourcing of new investment opportunities, and the periodic evaluation of portfolio allocations. Prior to WEM, Jozef held several audit and management roles across companies in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Jozef Fujka

Eva Galbincová

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Eva provides comprehensive support to the day-to-day operations and functions of the company including the set-up, optimization and coordination of processes. Prior to joining WEM, Eva held managerial roles in financial markets where she supported the development of human resources.

Eva Galbincová

Samuel Grečner

CCO

Samuel returned to WEM after 11 years and currently works from Australia, where he first worked as a personal banker and later led a global sales team and institutional collaborations. As Chief Commercial Officer, Sam actively leads strategic marketing projects and business development, and oversees institutional partnerships.

Samuel Grečner

Norbert Gálik, CFA

HEAD OF FRONT OFFICE

Norbert participates in investment decision-making for client portfolios and has a strong IT background that is applied towards simplifying client contact processes, resolving inefficiencies, and improving customer service. Prior to WEM, Norbert worked with Polaris Finance SICAV plc, Tatra banka and Poštová banka (Post bank), where he developed deposit and bank insurance products.

Norbert Gálik, CFA

Michal Kováč

MEMBER OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD

Michal joined the Efect team in 2011 and subsequently participated in the creation of Wealth Effect Management. As a Senior Wealth Advisor, he uses his extensive capital markets experience to provide leading solutions to high net-worth clients. He is also involved in the development and growth of the Investment department.

Michal Kováč

Matej Bašťovanský

HEAD OF ADVISORY, BOARD MEMBER

Matej has been with WEM and its predecessor company since 2010. Currently, he serves as the Head of Advisory and is a member of the Board of Directors where he oversees high-quality consulting and client services, as well as communications with third parties and external partners. He also continues to hold client coverage responsibilities in wealth management.

Matej Bašťovanský

Eva Jahelka Filipp

COO, MEMBER OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD

Eva is the COO and Head of the Wealth Department where she develops and operationalizes the vision of WEM, and continues to drive improvements to the company’s internal infrastructure, standards, and performance. Eva has more than 13’ years experience in private banking, holding positions in sales support, and product and project management. Prior to joining WEM, Eva was Head of Wealth Management at ČSOB Private Banking.

Eva Jahelka Filipp

Peter Štadler

CEO, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Peter was Co-founder of Efect Slovakia (2007), which he later renamed Wealth Effect Management. He leads WEM as CEO and Chairman of the Board and continues to develop its vision of bringing best-in-class wealth management services that change people’s lives. He is also a strong advocate for leading change in wealth management industry.

Peter Štadler

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