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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

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.

Yours sincerely

Frank Dornseifer

Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI)
Poppelsdorfer Allee 106
53115 Bonn, Germany 
Fon: +49 (0)228-96987-50
Fax: +49 (0)228-96987-90

The Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI) is the advocacy association for the Alternative Investments industry in Germany. The BAI is catalyzer between German institutional investors and recognized providers of Alternative Investments products worldwide. One goal is to enhance the environment for German professional investors when diversifying their financial assets into Alternative Investments, especially as many of those investors are responsible for safeguarding long-term retirement pensions. Another objective of the association is to increase the awareness level and the understanding of these asset classes and strategies in public. The BAI maintains an intense dialogue with political institutions as well as supervisory bodies. Furthermore, the BAI cooperates with various national and international organizations and industry associations and advocates for legal reforms to design an attractive and competitive regulatory environment for the Alternative Investments industry in Germany. At present, BAI counts 213 members from all areas of the professional Alternative Investments industry.

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