Investment Process

Challenges

  • The AIFM-Directive with its process requirements has an increasing impact on the investment process and consequently causes changes in the organisation of most Investment Managers
  • Moreover the increasing requirements for institutional investors regarding transparency and reporting (extent, frequency) having consequently also an impact on the retail business, a further catalyst

Project approach

  • Screening of existing roles and task scopes of the involved functions Fund Management, Purchase and Asset Management
  • Examination of interfaces and specific principal-agent relations of the relevant parties involved in the process
  • Analysis of relevant bodies (e.g. Investment Committee) and instruments (e.g. property-fund-allocation systematics)
  • Contribution of Outside In Best Practice experience and requirements of investors as well as determination of individual gaps
  • Preparation of target image and respective spheres of activity
  • Definition of required instruments accompanying the process

Results

  • State-of-the-art Investment process
  • Respective role definitions complying with regulatory provisions
  • Detailed target task profiles and if applicable respective process model
  • Spheres of activity | Measurement plans for supporting instruments and tools (key words standards and digitalisation)