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 around 8,5 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.  

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 around 8,5 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.

FERI’s comprehensive support ranges from optimal asset allocation and investment planning to appointing managers, reporting, monitoring and controls. Clear structures always ensure well-documented decisions and transparent investments.

FERI carries out a cost check in three steps and determines the costs for mandates, depositaries and investment management. In times of persistently low interest rates, these are a key factor in the performance of any portfolio.

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FERI evaluates current portfolios in terms of expected returns and risk and checks whether the allocation still meets the requirements regarding yield and available risk budget. In addition, FERI presents you with alternative portfolios that promise higher returns with the same risk or offer similar opportunities for returns with reduced risk.

To ensure the success of the investment, FERI provides guidance on risk management processes. These range from the preparation of a risk manual and risk inventory to regular reporting and commentary.

In order to identify the risk sources and their distribution in the portfolio of an investment, FERI prepares a risk sheet, which makes this information transparent and clear. It clearly shows what share of the overall risk is attributable to the individual investment funds, segments and asset classes.

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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. 

Asset allocation – an overview of the latest market developments. FERI offers optimal, quantitative and qualitative support for decision-making, both in terms of strategic and tactical asset allocation.

FERI’s economic expertise is used in high-profile companies for operational planning and market research and in numerous banks for risk management from an industry perspective. We offer our clients the following services: worldwide economic data; global macro research; global economic, interest rate and currency forecasts; country and sector outlooks; FERI sector rating.  

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Risk Management

Background

In addition to yield management, ongoing monitoring of the relevant risks has a crucial role in the success of an investment. Especially in times of persistently low interest rates, the safety blocks of allocation no longer generate sufficient returns, so that investments increasingly have to be made in risky assets. At the same time, the requirement for monitoring of possible loss risks is increasing. FERI provides guidance on risk management processes, from the preparation of a risk manual and risk inventory through to regular reporting and commentary.

Risk Management Process

Preparation of a Risk Manual

  • Formulation of risk policy and risk strategy
  • Development and description of reporting processes against the background of the existing organisational structure (Who reports what, how often, and to whom?)
  • Fundamentals of risk budgeting, definition of threshold values/limits
  • Description of escalation processes (What to do in case of relevant incidents?)

Risk Inventory

  • Recording of the main (financial) risks in the investment of liquid and illiquid assets
  • If required, also recording of operational risks, including sustainability risks
  • Determining the measurability of risks and defining threshold values
  • Concluding comments on the risk inventory, including outlook and constructive recommendations for reducing risk exposure

Ongoing Risk Reporting

  • Regular recording and presentation of key risk-relevant ratios at total asset level, mandate or asset class level
  • Assessment of the risk situation, identification of the individual risk drivers and, if necessary, guidance regarding the need for escalation or intervention (traffic light system)

Example of Risk Inventory

  • Identification of risks through analysis of mandates, investment management companies and depositaries
  • Classification of the materiality of individual risks and development of solutions for quantitative measurement of risk exposure
  • Advice regarding possible measures and future positioning for decision-makers

Example of Risk Reporting

Depending on the extent to which the risk budget for a mandate has been used, escalation levels are determined (traffic light system) and the decision-makers or representatives designated in accordance with the process organisation are informed of the possible measures, which are described in detail in the risk management manual.

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Head of Investment Consulting, Institutional Clients

T +49 (0) 6172 916-3625
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marcus.burkert@feri.de

FERI Trust GmbH
Haus am Park
Rathausplatz 8-10
61348 Bad Homburg

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Marcus Burkert
Managing Director
Head of Investment Consulting, Institutional Clients

T +49 (0) 6172 916-3625
F +49 (0) 6172 916-9000
marcus.burkert@feri.de

FERI Trust GmbH
Haus am Park
Rathausplatz 8-10
61348 Bad Homburg

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