Wolfgang J. Reittinger was born in Munich (Germany) in 1955. He graduated in economics from Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich.
After four years working at university as an assistant and finalising his Ph.D. in economics, his professional career started in 1982, when he joined KPMG, Munich as an auditor. During that time he was appointed to tax consultant by the ministry of finance.
In 1985 he joined Matuschka Group - a Family office company - in Munich as a financial planner and built up the financial planning department. In 1988, he was named Managing Director and in 1989 he became a Partner of Matuschka Group.
Wolfgang Reittinger moved to Frankfurt (Germany) in 1991 where he became Managing Director of Commerz Finanz Management, a subsidiary of Commerzbank. In addition he became in 1997 a Senior Vice President of Commerzbank in the private clients division being responsible for the control of the affluent client business. In that time he established the Private Banking of Commerzbank as a main project.
In 1997 he was founding member of the German Financial Planning Standards Board and appointed to Certified Financial Planner. He headed the German Financial Planning organisation for ten years. In 2006 he was appointed to Certified Foundation and Estate Planner. Since 06/2011 he is again a board member of FPSB and serves as treasurer.
In 2003 he joined UBS, Frankfurt as an Executive Director and worked in Products & Services, Wealth Management Division, especially on the field of comprehensive advice including tailored product solutions. Furthermore he worked in Zurich as functional head for the German financial planning activities.
In January 2007 he joined HVB, Munich, as Head Product & Services in the Private Banking Division. In January 2009 he started to build up the Products & Advisory department / Private Banking Division in Milan, managing and controlling all activities in the domestic countries of the group.
In March 2011 he joined Frankfurt School of Finance & Management as program director for “Financial Planning” and for the "Master in Risk Management & Regulation". He is also lecturer for “Private Banking” and “Private Wealth Management”.
Since June 2011 he was appointed Chairman of Standards and Qualifications Committee of EFPA European Financial Planning Association Europe.