Dr. Peters Asset Finance GmbH & Co. KG Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft – the Dr. Peters Group AIF management company – was established in May 2013. In accordance with section 20 (1) and (3) and section 22 (1) of the German Investment Code (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch), approval to operate an external AIF management company was obtained from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) on 16 April 2014.
The German Investment Code, which entered into force in July 2013, implements in German law the European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and governs both alternative investment fund products and providers. Within the Group, Dr. Peters Asset Finance GmbH & Co. KG Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft is responsible for the issuance and management of alternative investment funds (AIFs). The key focus here is on investor satisfaction.
We attach great importance to addressing investors’ concerns and complaints quickly and efficiently. To this end, we have established a central point of contact for investors.
Information on investors’ rights, including on the channels for legal recourse, is available here.
As a provider of alternative investment funds, we publish annual reports for the AIFs we have launched to date. These reports provide detailed information on the performance and value growth of each fund. They also comprise a management report and full annual financial statements including balance sheet and profit and loss account.
The remuneration policies for the AIF management company are required to be determined in accordance with section 37 of the German Investment Code. This stipulates that the detailed remuneration policies are determined in accordance with Annex II of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (Directive 2011/61/EU), the ESMA Guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the AIFMD (ESMA 2013/232) and the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (Regulation [EU] No 2019/2088).
With regard to risk management, the AIF management company’s remuneration policies aim to prevent the assumption of avoidable risks or the creation of incentives in terms of risk assumption, and also incorporate sustainability risks. Due to the absence of variable remuneration and other benefits, disclosure of calculation methods and of the persons responsible for allocation is not required.
Accordingly, no remuneration committee has been set up. These remuneration policies are reviewed annually for effectiveness, appropriateness and conformity with legal and regulatory requirements and are revised as necessary.
Dr. Peters Group consistently acts with due care based on fair practices and in particular works to safeguard the interests of investors. Our policy is to avoid conflicts of interest and to duly safeguard investor interests in the event that conflicts of interest are unavoidable.
As an AIF management company, we aim to make our contribution to sustainable investment and align our daily operating practices with the concept of sustainability. For the property portfolio under our management, we have specified a number of criteria that we will adhere to.