The management team at Swiss Life KVG that was founded at the end of 2016, in Heusenstamm near Frankfurt is complete. It is headed up by managing directors Ingo Hartlief, as spokesperson of the management board and Christine Bernhofer. Klaus Speitmann is the executive director for sales, Walter Seul is the fund manager and the portfolio manager is Kevin Fuhr.
A major focus of Swiss Life KVG is the launch of real estate investment funds for private and institutional investors. Since the company was launched in November 2016, four real estate investment funds and investment companies have been set up. As well as three special funds, this also includes the open public real estate fund ‘Swiss life living + working’.
Ingo Hartlief FRICS is spokesperson for the management board of Swiss life KVG. He has held management positions at Union Investment real estate in Hamburg and at Vonovia. He was also on the management board at e.on SE, where he was responsible for CREM. In addition to his new role at Swiss Life KVG, Hartlief is vice-CEO at Corpus Sireo holding, where he heads the divisions investment & transaction and asset & property management. As well as being responsible for sales and marketing and overall communication at the newly founded KVG, his chief responsibility is the management areas directly linked to real estate, such as real estate asset and fund management.
Christine Bernhofer has been managing director and CFO of Swiss Life KVG since October 2016. Her sphere of responsibility includes the collaborative development of the business strategy, accounting and controlling, legal matters, IT and personnel as well as the general structure of the capital management company. Bernhofer has previously held managerial positions at UBS real estate Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH, at UBS global real estate, TMW Pramerica property investment GmbH, MEAG MUNICH ERGO Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH and MEAG MUNICH ERGO real estate investment GmbH.
Klaus Speitmann has been head of sales at Swiss Life KVG since January 2017. Before this, the business graduate and qualified banker was the head of partner sales at Commerz Real AG.
Walter Seul has been working at Swiss Life KVG as head of fund management since December 2016. In his previous role, the economics graduate (University of Bonn) was senior fund manager and senior corporate finance manager at AXA Investment Managers between 2008 and 2016.
Kevin Julian Fuhr is head of portfolio management for the public fund ‘Swiss life living + working’. Fuhr has worked in the real estate industry for around ten years. In this time, he has been responsible for the new business strategy and the development of new real estate special funds at Corpus Sireo, among other things.
Ingo Hartlief, spokesperson for the management board of Swiss life KVG said, “The Europe-wide real estate expertise of the Swiss Life Group and its experience in the funds industry are excellent preconditions for the creation of new, innovative real estate funds for private and institutional investors. In just three months since KVG has been registered in Germany, we have already set up four investment vehicles. We have already acquired properties for each of these funds and, by doing so, have achieved several hundred million euros in AUM.”
Hartlief has announced more real estate funds for the future. However, the new public real estate fund ‘Swiss life living + working’ is at the centre of the business activities.