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Deutsche Asset Management is one of the world's leading investment organizations and offers individuals and institutions traditional and alternative investments across all major asset classes.

Our ultimate goal is to empower our clients with innovative solutions that meet their complex investment needs. The range of services covers strategic asset allocation and includes a stringent risk management process, all aspects of global asset management and a wide variety of platform solutions for administration tasks - organized within our Fiduciary Management. We assume responsibility for the overall success of the capital investments and offer services at every point in the asset management value chain. With relationship managers located around the world, we have the ability to offer local delivery of global investment capabilities that leverage the strength of our entire organization.

Contact: Robert Schlichting, Phone: +49 69 91 01 36 25,


Capital Group - Founded in the US in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world’s largest independent investment managers. Throughout our history of more than 80 years, our aim has always been to deliver superior, consistent results for long-term investors.

Investment management is our only business, and the stability of our privately owned organisation has enabled us throughout the decades to maintain a long-term perspective; we believe this perspective helps to align our goals with the interests of our clients.

We build our investment strategies with durability in mind, backed by our experience in varying market conditions. 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.

Contact: Henning Busch, Phone: +49 69 42 72 78 710,

Founded in 1985, Comgest currently manages more than 21 billion euros in equity funds with a large institutional investor base (as of 31 December 2015). All assets are actively managed in line with a ‘Quality Growth’ approach and do not look to track a benchmark index. Comgest’s objective is to invest in solid companies which register regular double-digit and predictable profit growth. Comgest products are notable for their low turnover rate (with an average holding period of three to five years) and generally low volatility. Comgest clients are predominantly conservative investors with a long-term focus who appreciate a high degree of transparency, integrity and continuity in the investment process.

Contact: Michael Montag, Phone: +49 211 44 03 87 22,

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,

Lyxor Asset Management
the fully owned asset manager of Société Générale Group, manages Euro 122,6 billion (as of October 31, 2015) of assets across three investment sectors: ETFs & Indexing, Active Investment Strategies and Investment Partners. Standing among the most experienced ETF providers, Lyxor offers investors one of the largest ETF platforms with access to more than 220 ETFs listed on 13 regulated exchanges across the world. Lyxor ETFs also commit to performance and tracking efficiency, liquidity, asset management quality and transparency. With AUM of EUR 50.5 billion Lyxor confirms its rank as #3 in Europe. In the business line Active Investment Strategies Lyxor offers a unique track-record in active risk-based strategies across all asset classes representing close to EUR 26,6 billion of AuM and manages EUR 15 billion in tailor-made solutions, thus standing among largest players European in this field. With more than 17 years of experience and with EUR 28,1 billion of alternative assets is Lyxor in the business Investment Partners a pioneer and world leader in hedge fund managed accounts and has the fastest growing alternative UCITS platform.

Contact: ETFs & Indexing - Heike Fürpaß-Peter, Phone +49 69 717 44 44 // Active Investment Strategies, Investment Partners – Sebastian Schu, Phone +49 69 717 43 17,

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 565 billion, as of 30 September 2015, of which USD 41.3 billion is from EMEA based clients. We have 255 investment professionals, with our senior investment professionals averaging 28 years experience and 21 years with Prudential Financial, Inc. (“PFI”). 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,


ACATIS Investment GmbH, foundet in 1994, is an independent asset manager and is completely free of allegiances of any kind. The company specializes in value investing and today attends mutual funds in different asset classes as well as mandates. The flagship fund, the equity fund ACATIS Aktien Global Fonds UI, was already launched in 1997. 3 funds also consider the aspect of sustainability.

Contact: Faik Yargucu, Phone: +49 69 97 58 37 77,

AQR Capital Management is an investment management firm employing a disciplined multi-asset, global research process. We are fundamental investors who use quantitative tools to analyze securities and markets. Our absolute return strategies are focused on harvesting alternative risk premia in an efficient manner, maintaining low correlation to traditional markets. Long-only strategies range from traditional benchmark-oriented to alternative beta and global risk parity strategies. AQR is headquartered in the United States in Greenwich, CT. The firm manages USD 141.4 billion USD as of 31/12/2015.

Contact: Christopher Palazzolo, Phone: +44 20 31 30 78 22,

Established in 2001, Aquila Capital is a leading alternative investment firm managing a family of strategies in real assets, financial and private markets. The company applies a multi-team investment approach with dedicated experts in their respective fields. From regulated mutual funds to direct investments and special mandates, as a long-term partner, Aquila Capital provides holistic investment concepts and comprehensive investment advice and services to its investors.

Aquila Capital is part of the owner-managed Aquila Group, which employs more than 200 staff at eight locations in Europe and Asia Pacific and manages assets of over EUR 8.0 billion for a global investor base (as at June 2015).

Contact: Christian Kiefer, Phone: +49 89 149 02 86 20,

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At September 30, 2015, BlackRock’s AUM was USD 4.506 trillion. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at

Contact: Markus Taubert, Phone: +49 89 427 29 58 78,

The Asset Management division of Credit Suisse manages over EUR 362 billion in assets worldwide (as at 30.09.2015). We offer a targeted range of products in traditional asset classes, as well as alternative investments, with a focus on credit, commodities, multi asset class solutions, real estate, equities and fixed income. With a presence in Germany dating back over 27 years, we combine global expertise with local client service.

Contact: Barbara Diaz, Phone: +49 69 75 38 10 33,

We are a research based strategy consultant focusing on the investment industry. In the last 13 years we have been involved in more than 250 projects across Europe, the Gulf Region and Asia-Pacific for local and international clients such as asset managers. We have assisted our customers in numerous market entry as well as expansion projects, reducing time to market greatly and helping our clients intensively in implementing their holistic strategies. We are well known globally as the pioneer in the application of social network analysis to the investment industry, a competence which makes us truly unique and which led to the winning of over a dozen of global as well as European awards recognizing our research and consulting work, "made in Germany".

Contact: Dr. Murat Ünal, Phone: +49 6173 702 76 52,

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 do manage assets (AuM) of 251,4 Mrd. Euro and administrate assets (AuA) of 77,2 Mrd. Euro internationally. (As of 31.12.2015)

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

Insight Investment is a leading asset manager focused on designing investment solutions to meet our clients’ needs. Founded in 2002, Insight’s partnership approach has delivered both investment performance and impressive growth in assets under management. Insight manages EUR 542bn* (£400bn) across fixed income, liability-driven investment, absolute return, cash management, multi-asset, specialist equity and currency strategies. Insight Investment is owned by BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services with USD 1.7 trillion in assets under management, as at 30 September 2015.

* As at 30 September 2015. Assets under management are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposure managed for clients

Contact: Olaf John, Phone: +44 20 73 21 19 28,

Invesco is one of the world’s leading independent investment management firms. Globally we manage approximately USD 755 billion assets under management, serving clients across 22 countries.

Our investment capabilities are delivered through a number of specialised investment teams with over 750 investment professionals. All Invesco strategies are managed transparently, with clearly stated objectives, repeatable processes and strong risk oversight. Our product range includes all major asset classes.

Data as of November 30, 2015

Contact: Thomas C. Adler, Phone: +49 69 29 80 71 37,

Man Group is a leader in liquid investment strategies. Across its four investment managers (Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG und Man FRM), Man Group offers a broad range of absolute return and traditional products across equity, credit, managed futures and convertibles. At 30 September 2015, Man Group’s funds under management were USD76.8 billion.

The original business was founded in 1783. Today, Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

Man Group also supports many awards, charities and initiatives around the world, including sponsorship of the Man Booker literary prizes.

Contact: Rolf Dreiseidler, Phone: +41 55 417 63 58,

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 134 billion euros (as of 30 September 2015) 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 24,

PIMCO is a leading global investment management firm, with 13 offices in 12 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1971, PIMCO offers a wide range of innovative solutions to help millions of investors worldwide meet their needs. Our goal is to provide attractive returns while maintaining a strong culture of risk management and long-term discipline. PIMCO is owned by Allianz S.E., a leading global diversified financial services provider

Contact: Frank Witt, Phone: +49 89 26 20 96 323,

PineBridge is a global asset manager with experience in emerging and developed markets, and investment capabilities in multi-asset, equities, fixed income and alternatives. The firm manages over USD 77 billion* in AUM worldwide and is differentiated by the integration of on-the-ground investment teams, bringing investors the combined benefits of global fundamental perspectives and analytical insights.
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* Data as of 30 September 2015

Contact: Klaus Schuster, Phone: +44 20 73 98 60 81,

Principal Global Investors is the institutional asset management arm of the Principal Financial Group®. Principal Global Investors is comprised of a network of specialized investment boutiques and manages USD 341.0 billion of assets (as of 30.09.2015) on behalf of a broad range of sophisticated investors in over 70 countries and its affiliates employ more than 1,770 staff, including over 520 investment professionals. The multi-boutique firm offers a single point of access to world-class investment boutiques and expertise in fixed income, equity, and real estate investments as well as currency management, and other structured investment strategies.

Contact: Heiko Schuleit, Phone: + 49 89 24 21 81 55,

Robeco was founded in Rotterdam in 1929 and manages assets of EUR 255 bn (per September 2015). The German branch in Frankfurt was established in 2002. To protect the funding and solvency ratios of its investors, Robeco is offering low volatility / low beta investment strategies in equities since 2006 and lately also in credits. Robeco’s subsidiary RobecoSAM in Zurich is a world renowned expert in sustainability research and sustainable investments.

Contact: Ingo Ahrens, Phone: +49 69 959 08 59,

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) the Investment Management division of State Street Corporation, Boston, provides institutional investors with global and regional investment solutions in all asset classes and offers active, enhanced and passive strategies. As of 30 November 2015 SSGA is managing 2,3 trillion US-Dollars and is one of the largest institutional asset managers worldwide. In addition to its Boston Headquarters, SSGA is globally present with offices in 27 different locations, thereof 9 investment centers. Institutional clients in Germany and Austria are serviced by the main office of SSGA GmbH located in Munich and also from the Frankfurt office which was opened in 2008.

Contact: Frank Becker, Phone: +49 89 55 87 84 14,

Winton is a global investment manager that uses the scientific method to develop advanced investment systems. Products range from diversified multi-asset strategies to long-only equities, but all are underpinned by the same belief: the rigorous, statistical analysis of data can lead to compelling investment results. Winton has over USD 30 billion of assets under advisement, employs more than 450 staff and serves a diverse client base from nine offices around the world. For more information, visit

Contact: Filip Matic, Phone: +44 20 85 76 58 00,