FERI expects demand for alternative investments such as infrastructure, property, private equity and hedge fund investments to continue rising strongly in the coming years. FERI currently manages alternative investments worth 9 billion euros, making it one of the largest providers in Germany.

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In institutional asset management, FERI offers a broad range of asset management services for institutional investors. Our investment specialists have many years of experience in all asset classes and follow a multi-asset approach ranging from the development and implementation of individual investment strategies to quantitative risk management and control.

FERI expects demand for alternative investments such as infrastructure, property, private equity and hedge fund investments to continue rising strongly in the coming years. FERI currently manages alternative investments worth 9 billion euros, making it one of the largest providers in Germany.

For more than 20 years, we have been offering our clients individually tailored risk management solutions. Market risks are actively managed according to risk and return parameters jointly defined in advance.  

FERI is a byword for comprehensive, individual, transparent and sustainable advice and support for private clients. With over 30 years of experience, we offer private investors a wide range of asset management services.

Sustainability is not only a socio-political imperative. For FERI, it also includes a clear commitment to shared social responsibility as a financial services provider. This is why FERI places the sustainable development goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations General Assembly (UN) at the forefront of sustainability considerations in all its investment solutions and advisory services. 

With the help of an asset liability management study, FERI can show you whether a financing system in its current form is sustainable and whether sufficient risk carriers are available or whether a modification of the system is advisable.

During the transition to a sustainable future, FERI guides and supports you in the implementation of a sustainability concept and in the implementation and further development of existing solutions.

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FERI offers its clients the entire process of investment consulting and has continuously developed it since the 1990s. Thanks to our extensive experience, self-developed research and analysing tools and the access to around 200 employees in all areas of the investment process, we create significant added value for our clients through our range of consulting services.

The FERI family office is the strategy advisor for your assets. We offer services ranging from strategic asset planning, implementation consulting and results monitoring and controls, through risk management and asset protection strategies to sustainability consulting. 

Sustainability is not only a socio-political imperative. For FERI, it also includes a clear commitment to shared social responsibility as a financial services provider. This is why FERI places the sustainable development goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations General Assembly (UN) at the forefront of sustainability considerations in all its investment solutions and advisory services. 

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Alternatives Update April 2021 - More structure and less complexity for private markets investments

Bad Homburg, 04/29/2021
by FERI
  • Investment planning and target investments as a challenge
  • FERI develops monitoring solution for institutional investors

Today, private markets investments are an integral part of the capital investment of institutional investors. However, with the increasing share of private equity, infrastructure, private debt or real estate, the requirements for the structure and composition of these investments in the overall portfolio are rising disproportionately. Illiquid investments are very different from liquid investments. This is because selection and valuation processes that have proven successful for liquid investments are not readily transferable. For example, many investors lack experience in how private market investments can be strategically coordinated. The investment segment is not homogeneous, and there are many sub-segments.

"Not every investor has the resources to optimally manage this challenging part of the portfolio. Above all, it is important to have a clear idea of the investment run, the desired return and the risk appetite. One should also know how the desired target rate can be achieved even if the committed investment amount is not fully drawn down, for example with overinvestments," says Marcus Burkert, Managing Director Investment Consulting Institutional Clients at FERI Trust. This shaping of investments over time requires that new investment opportunities are continually sought and evaluated, he adds. "Sourcing is a crucial factor. Many interesting investments do not even go into broad distribution, but are preferentially offered directly to existing investors," Burkert said. Therefore, it is important to have access to good target fund managers, he said. Investors who regularly make larger investments have a good starting position here.

New solution for controlling and monitoring private market investments

FERI has continuously expanded monitoring and reporting in recent years and has now developed an independent monitoring tool for the private markets investments managed by FERI: the FERI Private Equity Reporting Lab (PERL). The system provides specific key figures and information for private markets. Professional investors can use it to track the development of their individual investments as well as the structure of the portfolio across various aggregation levels practically at the push of a button. This is what makes effective controlling possible in the first place. The complex asset classes involved in private market investments can thus be managed with greater structure, transparency and efficiency.


About FERI

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Bad Homburg, Germany, the FERI Group has developed into one of the leading investment houses in the German-speaking area. FERI offers tailor-made solutions for institutional investors, family assets and trusts in the following areas:  

The FERI Cognitive Finance Institute was formed in 2016. It is the strategic research centre and creative think tank of the FERI Group. The Institute focuses on innovative analyses and the development of methods for long-term oriented economic and capital market research. 

FERI and MLP currently manage assets of EUR 42.7 billion, including EUR 9 billion in alternative investments. The FERI Group is headquartered in Bad Homburg and has offices in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Munich, Vienna and Zurich.



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