Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
The Bundesverband Alternative Investments e. V. (BAI), the central lobby of the alternative investment industry in Germany, published the BAI Investor Survey 2019 yesterday. 75 institutional investors from Germany, representing around 900 billion assets under management, took part in the survey.
Focus of the survey was the investment behaviour of insurers, pension funds, pension schemes, and other institutional investors in relation to common alternative investments such as infrastructure, private equity, private debt, real estate, liquid alternatives and commodities.
BAI Managing Director Frank Dornseifer summarises the results of the Investor Survey as follows: "The core message of the investor survey is: Alternative investments are an elementary portfolio component of German old-age provision! The trend analyses for the coming months and years make it clear that allocation will increase - in some cases significantly. It is true, of course, that this trend is supported by the ongoing low interest rate environment, yet investors still cite portfolio diversification and a good risk-return ratio as the main reasons for investing in alternative investments. At the same time, however, it must also be stated that the coming years will bring many challenges and uncertainties for capital investments.
Please download the full press release here.
Download the short version of the survey here.
The full version is available to BAI members and institutional investors in the respective closed areas at https://bvai.de/en/baistartseite.html.
We thank all institutional investors who participated in this survey, and thus also support us in our association work.
If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us.