The asset management company Hansainvest, which is owned by the Signal Iduna Group, had an extremely positive financial year. Net fund assets under management rose by 20% as against the previous year from €24.5bn to €29.4bn (as at 31 December 2017); the gross fund assets climbed by approximately 20% from €26.1bn to more than €31.3bn. In total, the number of mutual and special funds managed grew by around 10% from 218 to 239.
“Thanks to our extensive business permit, we can always offer our customers the right fund solution: Whether open or closed-ended, mutual or investment funds, securities or real assets, Germany or Luxembourg – with Hansainvest initiators can implement their individual needs in the best possible way,” said Jörg W. Stotz, managing director of the Financial Assets division of the service-based asset management company.
Marc Driessen, managing director of the real assets division of the service-based asset management company, added: “The many customers who put their trust in us show that we are on the right path. Within the space of the last two years, we have increased the size of our customer base in real assets almost five times over to currently around 20 asset managers, and assets under administration have risen almost three times over. Together with the funds still in the launch and investment phase, we expect to more than double our gross fund volume under management in this area again in the foreseeable future.”
Outlook 2018: Continuing growth
The prospects for 2018 are positive. “In addition to the further expansion of our business activities in Frankfurt, we are focusing on further improvements in our reporting and the process automation this will entail. Furthermore, in 2018 we will be hiring around 25 new staff members to guarantee continued excellence in personal service for our fund partners,” said Stotz.
Regarding the real assets business, Driessen added: “It is especially important to understand the needs of the people we work with in the property sector. Hansainvest often scores particularly highly here because our property experts have experience in transactions as they themselves have usually also acquired and managed properties in positions of responsibility. We therefore understand the needs of our customers very precisely and can optimally adapt to their requirements.”