Funds and Asset Management

Foreign fund management companies have contributed to the Germany´s financial center for decades. They offer a broad range of products and services that appeal to both retail investors and institutional investors, such as insurance companies, pension funds, private companies and the public sector.

Due to their network and expertise in local markets abroad, foreign fund management companies can significantly expand the investment options of their German clients, especially when it comes to customized products or investments that are difficult to access regionally. There is a broad range of products offered, ranging from public funds to individually designed special funds which can be issued under both, German and foreign law.

As important parts of the fund sector are predominantly regulated in accordance with detailed European rules, German investors enjoy a comparably high level of protection. Ongoing developments ensure, that Germany remains attractive as a location for investment funds, for example in order to be able to offer private pension schemes to German investors. The fund management companies themselves are supervised either by BaFin or – in the case of an EEA branch [1] – by the home country supervisory authority.

[1] Member States of the EEA are all 27 Member States of the European Union as well as Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.

The Association of Foreign Banks in Germany

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