Franz Amussen

Franz Amussen

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Franz Amussen is a Co-founder, Partner, Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor at Iron Gate Global Advisors, an RIA firm based in Salt Lake City. At IGGA, Franz manages client portfolios and conducts research in public companies. He invests his personal and client portfolios in companies that represent a reasonable risk to reward tradeoff. Franz’s involvement in the angel investing industry gave him insight into what may be possible investment in up-and-coming technologies for his clients in future public companies. In addition, he has been a member of the Utah Committee of Consumer Services, an appointed position by the Utah Governor. In this position Franz has been involved in analysis of rate design, generation portfolios and demand forecasting.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Franz Amussen passed the CPA exam and considers the understanding of accounting essential in his analysis of public companies.

  • He has degrees in Accounting and Economics from Utah State University and a Master’s Degree in Geography from the University of Utah.

  • He is an active angel investor and produces several podcasts, including Sailing the Mediterranean and Beyond.

  • He is a member of the SLC Angels, an investment group that invests in early-stage startup companies.

  • Franz was appointed for his first 4 year term by then Governor Michael Leavitt and was reappointed for a second term by then Governor Jon Huntsman.

  • Serving for 8 years, the Committee of Consumer Services acts as a consumer advocate in utility rate case hearings related to natural gas and electricity.