Sponsors 2019


DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 692bn of assets under management (as of 30 September 2018). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines. We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach. DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,600 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team.

Contact: Sven Simonis, Phone: +49 69 91 01 31 63, E-Mail: sven.simonis@dws.com, www.dws.com


ACATIS Investment is an independent boutique asset manager that specializes in value investing according to Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett. The company was established in 1994 in Frankfurt/Main. Today, ACATIS manages several global and regional investment funds and mandates, including equity, balanced and bond strategies. Four of the funds also pursue a sustainability strategy. The companys flagship fund - ACATIS Aktien Global Fonds - was launched in 1997. ACATIS has also been working on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its application in portfolio management for the past few years. In 2016, the first practical application of AI took place at ACATIS. At the moment four funds use tools from artificial intelligence. ACATIS is owned and managed by the three managing partners Dr. Hendrik Leber (portfolio management), Dr. Claudia Giani-Leber (marketing) and Faik Yargucu (sales). The company manages assets of around EUR 5.3 bn (as of October 31, 2018).

Contact: Faik Yargucu, Phone: +49 69 97 58 37 77, www.acatis.de

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 730 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing more than EUR 530 bn in assets for individuals, families and institutions. Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, and in adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest for the long term, employing our innovative investment expertise and global resources. Our goal is to ensure a superior experience for our clients, wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.

Contact: Arne Tölsner, Phone: +49 69 244 31 47 41, www.allianzglobalinvestors.com 

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is an active, long-term, global, multi-asset investor. We work with clients today to provide the solutions they need to help build a better tomorrow for their investments, while creating a positive change for the world in which we all live. With approximately EUR 740 bn in assets under management as at end of September 2018, AXA IM employs over 2,370 employees around the world and operates out of 28 offices across 21 countries. AXA IM is part of the AXA Group, a world leader in financial protection and wealth management.

Contact: Jörg Schomburg, Phone: +49 69 900 25 21 23, www.axa-im.de

Founded in the US in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world’s largest independent investment managers, with over USD 1.8 trillion of assets under management. Investment management is our only business. Throughout our history of more than 80 years, our aim has always been to deliver superior, consistent results for long-term investors. The stability of our privately owned organisation and our singular investment focus have enabled us to maintain a long-term perspective throughout the decades. We believe this helps to align our goals with the interests of our clients. Our active investment process is designed to enable individual investment professionals to act on their highest convictions, while limiting the risk associated with isolated decision-making. Fundamental proprietary research provided by our global network of over 380 experienced investment analysts forms the backbone of our approach.

Contact: Henning Busch, Phone: +49 69 427 27 87 10, www.thecapitalgroup.com/europe

ComStage is the ETF brand of Commerzbank, Germany’s second largest bank. A range of more than 100 ETFs covers equity-, bond-, commodity- and strategy indices. Low flat fees and minimal tracking errors are typical for ComStage ETFs. The ComStage ETF DAX (ETF001) has got the lowest management fee among all ETFs on the DAX: Investors pay a mere 0.08% p.a. ComStage has launched a series of fully replicating ETFs that exclude securities lending completely and cover the needs of investors in search of distributing ETFs.

Contact: Thomas Meyer zu Drewer, Phone: +49 69 13 68 11 11, www.comstage.de

MainFirst Asset Management is an independent European multi-investment boutique with an active management approach. The firm manages mutual funds and individual special mandates. With its multi-boutique approach it focuses on investment strategies in the selected asset classes equities, fixed income, multi-asset and liquid alternatives. Experienced portfolio management teams with long-standing track records develop strategies with a high active share and individual investment processes. The firm thus combines the expertise and flexibility of focused investment teams with the strengths and clearly defined processes of a broad-based international platform.

Contact: Marco Seminerio, Phone: +49 69 78 80 81 42, www.mainfirst.com


Aviva Investors is the asset management arm of Aviva plc, a multinational financial services company that is one of the leading insurers in the UK and operates in selected markets in Europe, Asia and North America. With a presence in 17 financial centres, Aviva Investors is globally positioned to offer expertise in credit bonds, emerging market debt, style-agnostic high-conviction equity strategies, convertible bonds and multi-asset/multi-strategy mandates, managed by 438 investment specialists. A particular focus for the firm is private market investments as a source of alternative income strategies for institutional investors. These alternative income strategies include Aviva Investors’ Infrastructure Debt, Corporate Lending, Real Estate Finance, Structured Finance, Infrastructure Equity and Real Estate Equity, e.g. also in form of long lease real estate portfolios.

Contact: Torben Dunkel, Phone: +49 69 257 82 61 15, www.avivainvestors.com

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of December 31, 2018, the firm managed approximately USD 5.98 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

Contact: Harald Klug, Phone: +49 89 427 29 58 34, www.blackrock.com/institutions/de-de

Credit Suisse Asset Management is a global asset manager with more than EUR 356 bn of assets under management (as of 30.09.2018) operating within the International Wealth Management division of Credit Suisse. Backed by the institutional quality governance, stability, and opportunity of Credit Suisse’s worldwide franchise, we deliver distinct product expertise through active and passive solutions in both traditional and alternative investments in Switzerland, EMEA, APAC and the Americas.

Contact: Barbara Diaz, Phone: +49 69 75 38 10 33, www.credit-suisse.com/de

DJE Kapital AG is an independent wealth and asset manager since more than 40 years. With its in-house research it stands for a value-based and risk-aware investment policy. DJE is a family-run company based in Pullach near Munich and manages more than EUR 12.1 bn with about 125 employees (as at October 31, 2018) in the sectors individual wealth management, institutional asset management and mutual funds. It is one of the leading independent financial services provider in German-speaking Europe.

Contact: Michael Schnabl, Phone: +49 89 790 45 36 51, www.dje.de

Eurizon Capital is one of Europe’s leading active Asset Managers with more than EUR 311 bn (Nov. 2018) under Management and belongs to Intesa Sanpaolo Bank in Italy. Founded more than 30 years ago with around 180 Investment professionals Eurizon helps professional investors and retail investors to achieve their investment goals by providing innovative and responsible investment funds. Our funds cover Multi-Asset, Active Market as well as structured and quant driven solutions, managed by teams with award winning long term track records. Eurizon is proud to pursue the principals of ESG and SRI in many of its funds and are a signatory the UNPRI. Eurizon is present in Asia through: Eurizon Capital (HK) Limited, an asset management company based in Hong Kong and a 49% stake in Penghua Fund Management, one of China's leading asset managers, and in Yi Tsai (20%), a wealth management company of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group. Eurizon is markets its Luxembourg range of funds in more than 25 countries and operates its own commercial branches in France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.

Contact: Jörg Ahlheid, Phone: +49 69 667 74 84 85, www.eurizoncapital.com

Fidelity International pursues a clear target: We support our clients in reaching their financial goals with outstanding investment solutions and excellent service. Fidelity offers actively managed investment solutions covering all regions, sectors and asset classes. Currently we have Assets under Management (AuM) of EUR 272,8 bn and assets under administration (AuA) of EUR 94,6 bn internationally. (as of 31.03.2019).

Contact: Annika Milz, Phone: +49 6173 509 32 09, www.fidelity.de/institutionelle

Goldman Sachs Asset Management is one of the world’s leading investment managers. With more than 2,000 professionals across 31 offices worldwide, GSAM provides institutional and individual investors with investment and advisory solutions, with strategies spanning asset classes, industries and geographies. Our investment solutions include fixed income, money markets, public equity, commodities, hedge funds, private equity and real estate. Our investment teams represent over 650 investment professionals, capitalizing on the market insights, risk management expertise and technology of Goldman Sachs. We help our clients navigate today’s dynamic markets and identify the opportunities that shape their portfolios and long-term investment goals. We extend these global capabilities to the world’s leading pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, central banks, insurance companies, financial institutions, endowments, foundations, individuals and family offices, for whom we invest or advise on more than USD 1.520 trillion of assets.

Contact: Dennis Lübcke, Phone: +49 69 75 32 21 30, www.gsam.com

Man Group is a global active investment management firm focused on delivering client solutions through its five investment management businesses: Man AHL; Man Numeric; Man GLG; Man Global Private Markets and Man FRM. Man Group’s investment management businesses provide long-only, alternative and private markets products on a discretionary and quantitative basis in single and multi-manager formats, leveraging the firm’s robust infrastructure to provide a diverse range of strategies across investment approaches, styles and asset classes. As at 30 September 2018, Man Group’s funds under management were USD 114.1 billion. Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Man Group supports many awards, charities and initiatives around the world, including sponsorship of the Man Booker literary prizes.

Contact: Konstantinos Karamanlis, Phone: +41 55 417 63 08, www.man.com

Muzinich & Co. is a privately owned, institutionally focused investment firm specializing in public and private corporate credit. The firm was founded in New York in 1988 and has offices in London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Paris, Dublin, Singapore and Zurich. Muzinich & Co. offers a broad range of corporate credit funds across both developed and emerging markets and currently manages USD 32 bn. Our long-term track record highlights the ability of Muzinich & Co. to offer superior and sustainable investment solutions across a variety of market conditions.

Contact: Markus Taubert, Phone: +49 69 15 32 57 00, www.muzinich.com/

PGIM Fixed Income manages assets for public and corporate institutional clients and retail investors worldwide, with decades of experience managing credit-related and other fixed income strategies. Our Worldwide AUM stands at USD 729 bn, as of 30 September 2018, of which USD 62.4 bn is from EMEA based clients. We have 283 investment professionals, with our senior investment professionals averaging 28 years experience and 22 years with PGIM. Our key strategies include Global Corporate Bonds, Global Loans, High Yield, Emerging Market Debt, Absolute Return Bonds.

Contact: Andreas Mittler, Phone: +49 69 244 341 615, www.pgimfixedincome.com

Pictet Group was founded in Geneva in 1805. Pictet is today one of Europe's leading independent wealth and asset managers. Pictet Asset Management (PAM), one of the three divisions of the group, is responsible for the asset management for institutional investors and investment funds. With around EUR 166 bn (as of 30 September 2018) in assets under management, we offer a full range of active and quantitative investment solutions to some of the world's largest global pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, foundations and financial institutions.

Contact: Frank Böhmer, Phone: +49 69 79 50 09 12 24, www.pictet.com

State Street Global Advisors rely on a long heritage, legacy of experience with a history of innovation, and has been committed to helping our clients achieve financial security. We partner with many of the world’s largest, most sophisticated investors and financial intermediaries to help them reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven investment process spanning both indexing and active disciplines.
With trillions in assets, our scale and global reach offer clients access to markets, geographies and asset classes, and allow us to deliver thoughtful insights and innovative solutions (AUM as per 30. September 2018 was USD 2.81 trillion.

Kontakt: Frank Becker, Phone: +49 89 55 87 84 14, www.ssga.com

Swiss Life Asset Managers has more than 160 years of experience in managing the assets of the Swiss Life Group. This insurance background has exerted a key influence on the investment philosophy of Swiss Life Asset Managers, which is governed by such principles as value preservation, the generation of consistent and sustainable performance and a responsible approach to risks. Swiss Life Asset Managers offers this proven approach to third-party clients in Switzerland, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the UK. As at 31 December 2018 assets under management for third-party clients amount to EUR 63 bn. Together with insurance assets for the Swiss Life Group, total assets under management at Swiss Life Asset Managers stood at EUR 206.7 bn. Swiss Life Asset Managers is the leading real estate manager in Europe1. Of the assets totaling EUR 206.7 bn, EUR 55.7 bn is invested in real estate. In addition, Swiss Life Asset Managers has real estate under administration of EUR 25.3 bn through its subsidiaries Livit, Corpus Sireo and Beos. Total real estate under management and administration at the end of December 2018 thus came to EUR 81 bn. Swiss Life Asset Managers employs about 1800 people in Europe.

Contact: Michael Henning, Phone: +49 69 24 75 68 95 22, www.swisslife-am.com