Helaba Invest increased its Spezialfonds assets under management to over EUR 100 billion for the first time ever

FRANKFURT, 20-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — For the first time ever, Helaba Invest managed to increase its Spezialfonds assets under management to over EUR 100 billion at the end of 2014. Since 2012, Helaba Invest has been pursuing a business strategy based on the three pillars of “Master-KVG”, “Asset Management Money Market, Fixed Income, Equities” and “Real Estate and Alternative Asset Classes” and it has been the guarantor for the company’s continued stable growth. With a total volume of assets under management of around EUR 138 billion, Helaba Invest is one of the leading capital investment companies (KVGs) operating in the segment of institutional asset management.

New short-term portfolio in credit segment

The all-time lows in yields in the euro area are increasingly prompting investors to look for better opportunities for returns, for example in the emerging markets. Helaba Invest is confronting this demand with a new institutional mutual fund that was successfully launched on 5 January 2015 with an initial volume of about EUR 50 million.

The HI-EM Credits Short Term-Fonds (ISIN DE000A1W2UC7) predominantly invests in corporate bonds from emerging markets with sound fundamentals. The portfolio is complemented by government bonds. In order to limit the fund’s fluctuation risk, the maximum permitted duration is 5 years and, in the current portfolio, is as low as 3 years. The average rating of the fund must be at least BBB- or better. The proportion of unhedged foreign currency is limited to a maximum of 20 per cent. Upon its launch, the portfolio boasted an overall return of an attractive 4.3 per cent.

The HI-EM Credits Short Term-Fonds offers investors looking for yield an attractive risk/return profile and combines the opportunity for earnings in the emerging markets with the advantages of a short-term portfolio.

Successful second closing for institutional real estate fund of funds

After a first closing in January 2014, the HI-Immobilien-Multi-Manager-Fonds successfully completed its second closing on 30 January 2015 with a subscription volume of around EUR 95 billion. The fund of funds thus contains equity of approximately EUR 157 billion. It is anticipated that there will be a further increase up to a target volume of EUR 200 to 250 million. Overall, Helaba Invest manages a volume of EUR 3.7 billion in property-based portfolios.

The HI-Immobilien-Multi Manager-Fonds is the first purely institutional real estate fund of funds in Germany. It invests in domestic and international special real estate funds (not mutual real estate funds), which cover narrowly defined market segments in each case and are managed by specially trained fund managers. In this way, rather than in the individual funds, diversification is achieved on the portfolio level. The fund pursues a risk-averse investment approach that focuses on capital preservation as well as on a stable and continuous distribution yield. Geographically, Europe constitutes the focus of the fund of funds, with a particular concentration on Germany. A diverse range of property types, with an underweighting in office properties, supports the risk-averse nature of the portfolio.

The HI-Immobilien-Multi Manager-Fonds offers institutional investors the possibility to implement a real estate strategy starting from a volume of EUR 5 million as a pool fund.

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