Premium Sponsors 2020

Capital Group

Founded in the US in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world’s largest independent investment managers, with over USD 2 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 400 experienced investment analysts forms the backbone of our approach.

Contact: Henning Busch, Phone: +49 69 509 54 05 10, www.thecapitalgroup.com/europe


With assets under management of approx. EUR 4.1 billion, the Empira Group is one of the leading investment managers for institutional real estate investments in German-speaking Europe. The company specialises in the development of innovative and high-yield investment approaches and offers institutional investors in-house solutions in areas such as project development and land-banking. In the field of real estate debt funds, Empira is one of the leading providers in German-speaking Europe, offering both mezzanine and whole-loan products. The real estate and capital market experts at the Empira Group cover the entire value creation process: from the identification of first-class investment opportunities with all property types, through ensuring a smooth acquisition process, to experienced asset management. The clients are institutional investors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company has its headquarters in Zug (CH) with further offices in Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich and Leipzig.

Contact: Christian Hanke, Phone: +49 69 719 14 59 10,

MainFirst Asset Management

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 69 719 14 24 04,


For over 200 years we have built principled partnerships with our clients, putting them at the centre of everything we do. We are a global business managed locally, present in 37 countries with over 5,500 employees, including more than 750 investment professionals. We offer investors access to a wide range of asset classes ranging from traditional equities and bonds and advanced multi-asset solutions to alternative investment opportunities such as private equity, all backed up by acute in-house research. We are responsible for EUR 528.8 billion* of assets (including EUR 50.2 billion of private assets) for our clients who trust us to deliver sustainable returns (*as of September 30, 2020).

Contact: Carlos Böhles, Phone: +49 69 975 71 72 25,

Sponsors 2020


ACATIS Investment KVG mbH was established in 1994 in Frankfurt/Main by Dr. Hendrik Leber and Dr. Claudia Giani-Leber. The company specializes in value investing according to Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett. Today, ACATIS manages several global and regional investment funds and mandates, including equity, balanced and bond strategies. Four funds are pure sustainability funds. The company’s flagship fund – ACATIS Aktien Global Fonds – was launched in 1997.

ACATIS has also been working on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the past few years and applied it the first time in portfolio management in 2016.

The company manages assets of around EUR 9 billion (as of September 30, 2020).

Contact: Felix Müller, Phone: +49 69 97 58 37 77,

AVIVA Investors

Aviva Investors is the global asset manager who chooses the power of integration. With EUR 390 billion assets under management across fixed income, equities, real assets and multi-assets spanning 14 countries, you can benefit not just from our significant local knowledge and experience, but also from the extensive global investment resources at our disposal. Integration is our competitive edge and could be yours too (as of June 30, 2020).

Contact: Torben Dunkel, Phone: +49 69 257 82 61 15,

DWS Group

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world’s leading asset managers with EUR 745bn of assets under management (as of 30 June 2020). Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is 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 investment approach strategically.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,500 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are investors – entrusted to build the best foundation for our clients’ future.

Contact: Harald Rieger, Phone: +49 69 91 01 43 25,

Fidelity International

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 of EUR 304.4 billion and Assets under Administration of EUR 107.6 billion internationally (as of September 3, 2020).

Contact: Annika Milz, Phone: +49 6173 509 32 09,

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) is one of the world’s leading investment managers. GSAM provides global reach and local expertise through a network of over 2,000 professionals in 36 offices around the globe, serving 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 692 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 1.600 trillion of assets.

Contact: Dennis Lübcke, Phone: +49 69 75 32 21 30,

MAN Group

Man Group is a global active investment management firm, which runs $113.1 billion* of client capital in liquid and private markets, managed by investment specialists based around the world. Headquartered in London, the firm has 15 international offices and operates across multiple jurisdictions. Our business has five specialist investment engines, which represent the range of our capabilities: Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man GPM.

These engines house numerous investment teams, working collaboratively within the framework of Man Group, with a high degree of investment autonomy. Each team benefits from the strength and resources of the firm’s single operating platform, enabling their primary focus to be seeking to generate alpha for clients. The teams invest across a diverse range of strategies and asset classes with highly specialised approaches, with long only and alternative strategies run on a discretionary and quantitative basis in single and multi-manager formats. Our clients are at the heart of everything we do and we engage in close dialogue with our investors as strategic partners, to understand their particular needs and constraints. Man Group’s investment teams are empowered and supported by our institutional infrastructure and technology, which aims to facilitate the efficient exposure to markets and effective collaboration across the organisation.

Through the Man Charitable Trust and the Man US Charitable Foundation, Man Group is committed to promoting literacy and numeracy on a global scale, and to supporting charitable causes more broadly.

Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMG.LN and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Further information can be found at www.man.com

For more information about Man Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit www.man.com/diversity

For more information about Man Group’s approach to responsible investment, please visit www.man.com/responsible-investment

*As at 30 September 2020. All investment management and advisory services are offered through the investment “engines” of Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man GPM.

Contact: Konstantinos Karamanlis, Phone: +41 55 417 63 08,


Othoz GmbH, based in Berlin, develops quantitative investment strategies based on machine learning technologies. The implementation in investment products is carried out by Othoz Capital GmbH. The interdisciplinary team from the fields of finance, computer and data science as well as mathematics, physics and neuroscience works on mapping the complex dynamics of influencing variables and interdependencies in financial markets in holistic models and combining them with the best practices of modern investment processes. Founded in 2017, the company is embedded in the worldwide development of knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), also through close exchange with leading universities and as a member of Inquire Europe. Othoz is already one of the most important driving forces for AI-based analysis and decision-making processes in the field of asset management.

Contact: Dr. Daniel Willmann, Phone: +49 30 555 78 54 50, www.othoz.com

PGIM Fixed Income

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 Assets under Management stands at USD 838 billion (as of September 30, 2019) of which USD 74.5 billion is from EMEA based clients. We have 298 investment professionals, with our senior investment professionals averaging 29 years’ experience and 23 years with PGIM. Our key strategies include Global Corporate Bonds, Global Loans, High Yield, Emerging Market Debt, Absolute Return Bonds.

Contact: Wolfgang Sussbauer, Phone: +49 89 28 64 52 10,

Pictet Asset Management

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 176 billion (as of September 30, 2019) 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,

Principal Global Investors

Principal Global Investors is a global investment management business providing a single point of access to a family of world-class investment boutiques. Our diverse range of asset managers with distinct investment specialties is available to family offices, wealth managers, intermediaries, and institutional investors. Today, we manage USD 507,3 billion (as of September 30, 2020) on behalf of a broad range of investors from all over the world. This makes us the 33rd largest manager of worldwide institutional assets and a top 50 player worldwide. We have over 1,800 employees, including 500 investment professionals and our investor base spans over 80 countries.

Contact: Frank Richter, Phone: +49 69 50 60 67 87,

State Street Global Advisors

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 of September 30, 2020 was USD 3.15 trillion).

Contact: Frank Stefes, Phone: +49 69 66 77 45 168,