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Ninety One

Established in South Africa in 1991, as an independent, active global asset manager, Ninety One learned the importance of recognising and embracing change and uncertainty.

It’s also given us a different perspective on the issues that matter – from how we invest sustainably, to the major thematic and structural challenges facing investors. Because of its heritage Ninety One knows that active investing can be a force for good.

Today we offer distinctive investment strategies spanning equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives.

Ninety One manages EUR 162.9 billion in assets (as at September 30, 2021) for institutional and private investors across the globe.

With our founding leadership still in place, we are well positioned to offer stability and a long-term outlook.

Contact: Maik Fechner, Phone: +49 69 71 58 59 02, www.ninetyone.com/en

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CANDRIAM

CANDRIAM stands for “Conviction AND Responsibility In Asset Management” and is a European multi-specialist asset manager. A pioneer and leader in sustainable investments since 1996, CANDRIAM manages around EUR 150 billion of assets under management* with a team of more than 600 professionals. It operates management offices in Luxembourg, Brussels, Paris, and London, and has client representatives in more than 20 countries throughout continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Middle East. CANDRIAM offers investment solutions in several key areas: bonds, equities, absolute performance strategies, and asset allocation, with a broad and innovative range of ESG strategies covering all its asset classes.

CANDRIAM is a New York Life Company. New York Life Investments** ranks among the world’s largest asset managers***.

*As of 30 June 2021.  Assets under management (AUM) includes assets which do not fall within the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s definition of ‘regulatory AUM’ in Form ADV, Part 1A.

**New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary New York Life Investment Management LLC. New York Life Investment Management LLC is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company
***Source: New York Life Investments ranked 27th among the world’s largest money managers within Pensions & Investments, June 2021. Rankings are based on total worldwide institutional assets under management for the year-end 2020. New York Life Investments assets include assets of affiliated investment advisors

Contact: Azhar Cheema, Phone: +49 69 269 19 03 02, www.candriam.com

Capital Group

Founded in the US in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world’s largest independent investment managers, with over USD 2.6 trillion of assets under management. Investment management is our only business. Throughout our history of 90 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

MAINFIRST

MAINFIRST is an independent European multi-investment boutique with an active management approach. The company manages mutual and special funds in the following asset classes: equities, bonds, and multi–asset. The Portfolio Management teams act independently in the implementation of their investment ideas and consistently follow their respective investment strategies and philosophies. This approach, combined with an authentic corporate culture, provides the optimal basis for generating alpha and creating long-term value for our investors. Sustainability aspects are explicitly incorporated into all MainFirst funds and are fully integrated into the decision–making process for active security selection. In this way, the company 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, www.mainfirst.com

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ACATIS

ACATIS Investment Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH was founded in Frankfurt am Main in 1994. The company’s core competence is value investing according to Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett, which has been further developed in recent years under the keyword “Buffett 2.0”.

Today, ACATIS manages several investment funds, including equity, mixed and bond funds as well as mandates. Three funds also pursue the aspect of sustainability. The flagship fund ACATIS Aktien Global Fonds was launched back in 1997. For a number of years, ACATIS has also been involved with artificial intelligence (AI) and its application in portfolio management. 2016 saw the first practical application of AI at ACATIS. The managing directors of ACATIS are Dr. Hendrik Leber (Portfolio Management, Fund Manager of the Year Award 2017), Dr. Claudia Giani-Leber (Marketing and PR), Thomas Bosch (Risk Management, Compliance, Legal, Internal Audit and Administration) and Felix Müller (Sales). The company manages approximately EUR 13.0 billion in assets (as at February 7, 2022).

Contact: Felix Müller, Phone: +49 69 97 58 37 77,
www.acatis.de

AQR

AQR is a global investment management firm dedicated to delivering results for our clients. At the nexus of economics, behavioral finance, data and technology, AQR’s evolution over two decades has been a continuous exploration of what drives markets and how it can be applied to client portfolios. The firm is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, with offices in Bangalore, Munich, Hong Kong, London and Sydney. As at December 31, 2021 AQR managed assets of approximately USD 124 billion.

Contact: Dr. Axel Weiss, Phone: +49 89 255 55 18 51,
www.aqr.com

Comgest

Comgest is an independent, global asset management group with headquarters in Paris and offices in Amsterdam, Boston, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. Since inception in 1985, Comgest has pursued a long-term “Quality Growth” and responsible investment style with the objective of selecting quality companies with solid prospects for sustainable growth. With more than 200 employees of 30 different nationalities, Comgest serves a diverse global client base and manages assets of over EUR 41.2 billion (as at December 31, 2021).

Contact: Thorben Pollitars, Phone: +49 211 44 03 87 22,
www.comgest.com

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 392.5 billion and Assets under Administration of EUR 155.5 billion internationally (as at December 31, 2021).

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

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Bringing together traditional and alternative investments, Goldman Sachs Asset Management provides clients around the world with a dedicated partnership and focus on long-term performance. As the primary investing area within Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), we deliver investment and advisory services for the world’s leading institutions, financial advisors and individuals, drawing from our deeply connected global network and tailored expert insights, across every region and market – overseeing more than USD 2 trillion in assets under supervision worldwide (as at December 31, 2021). Driven by a passion for our clients’ performance, we seek to build long-term relationships based on conviction, sustainable outcomes, and shared success over time.

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

Man Group

Man Group is a global active investment management firm, which runs USD 148.6 billion (as at December 31, 2021) 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.

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

MEAG
We are the global asset manager of the Munich Re Group and focus on long-term investments to create value, especially in sustainable fixed income and illiquid strategies (such as real estate, infrastructure and forestry). Our unique investment capabilities are based on a long- standing risk management approach and a profound understanding of liability-driven investors. We are the perfect partner for your institutional investments – alongside Munich Re.

Contact: Frank Becker, Phone: +49 89 24 89 28 00, www.meag.com

Nordea

Nordea Asset Management is active in all asset classes. 850 employees are based in four investment centres: Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm. Nordea is the leading asset manager in the Nordic region and has also established a long-standing business with professional clients in Germany.

Socially responsible thinking is deeply rooted in the Nordic mentality. In 2007 already, Nordea has signed the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) as one of the first large banks in the Nordic region.

One of our particular strengths is in liquid alternative risk premia strategies. Here we combine low or negatively correlated investment strategies to achieve dynamic exposure to various return drivers.

Contact: Frank Richter, Phone: +49 6174 959 91 86, www.nordea.com

Othoz

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

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 four divisions of the group, is responsible for the asset management for institutional investors and investment funds. With around EUR 250 billion (as at December 31, 2021) in assets under management, we offer a full range of active and quantitative investment strategies 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.am.pictet/de

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 590,6 billion (as at December 31, 2021) on behalf of a broad range of investors from all over the world. This makes us the 27th 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: Özlem Ileri, Phone: +49 69 50 60 68 32, www.principalglobal.com

State Street Global Advisors

For four decades, State Street Global Advisors has served the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become the world’s fourth-largest asset manager* with USD 4.14 trillion** under our care.

*Pensions & Investments Research Center, as of December 31, 2020
**This figure is presented as at December 31, 2021 and includes approximately USD 61.43 billion of assets with respect to SPDR products for which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) acts solely as the marketing agent. SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.

Contact: Frank Stefes, Phone: +49 69 667 74 51 68,
www.ssga.com

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