Talanx, NORD/LB and Bankhaus Lampe cooperate on Alternative Investments
The Talanx Group, NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank and Bankhaus Lampe cooperate in the area of Alternative Investments. The owners want to develop Caplantic into one of Germany’s leading service providers for Alternative Asset Management and Financial Solutions.
In light of current low interest rates, the owners anticipate an increasing shift in investment towards alternative asset classes such as real estate, private equity and infrastructure investments. Significant growth is therefore expected in these areas. Talanx is currently strategically increasing the proportion of these investment classes in order to counteract the declining yields caused by low interest rates.
Caplantic’s shareholder structure:
With premium income of EUR 28.1 billion (2013) and more than 21,500 employees, Talanx is Germany’s third-largest and Europe’s seventh-largest insurance group. The Hanover-based Group is active in some 150 countries. Talanx operates as a multi-brand provider with a focus on B2B insurance. The Group’s brands include HDI, the global industrial insurer HDI-Gerling, Hannover Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers, Targo Versicherungen, PB Versicherungen and Neue Leben, the latter all specialized in bank assurance, and the financial services provider Ampega. The takeovers of TU Europa and TUiR Warta S.A. have now made Poland the second core market of Talanx. The rating agency Standard & Poor’s has given the Talanx Primary Group a financial strength rating of A+/stable (strong) and the Hannover Re Group one of AA–/ stable (very strong). Talanx AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the MDAX as well as on the stock exchanges in Hanover and Warsaw (ISIN: DE000TLX1005, German Securities Code: TLX100, Polish Securities Code: TNX).
With total assets of EUR 197 billion, NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank is a leading German business bank. Its core business segments include corporate customers business, structured financing in the energy and infrastructure sector, ship and aircraft financing, commercial real estate financing (via Deutsche Hypothekenbank), capital market business and private and commercial customers. The bank has headquarters in Hanover, Braunschweig and Magdeburg and branches in Düsseldorf, Munich, Hamburg and Schwerin. NORD/LB is represented outside of Germany by a subsidiary in Luxembourg and branches in London, New York, Singapore and Shanghai.
About Bankhaus Lampe
With a Group business volume of EUR 3.1 bn, Bankhaus Lampe is one of the leading independent and owner-operated private banks in Germany with branch offices and subsidiaries in Berlin, Bielefeld, Bonn, Bremen, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Munich, Münster, Osnabrück, Stuttgart, London and Vienna. The limited partners' shares are wholly owned by the Oetker family. This shareholder background guarantees independence and product neutrality as well as the solid and continuous growth of the bank. Lampe Credit Advisors GmbH, a subsidiary of Bankhaus Lampe, offers services relating to complex issues to European financial institutions, insurance companies and public-sector institutions. These services include regulatory advice, the structuring and arrangement of investment and refinancing solutions, portfolio and risk management services and comprehensive advisory and other services relating to strategic partnerships and equity holdings.
As a regulated financial services provider, Caplantic has in-depth experience in the analysis and continuous risk monitoring for large alternative asset portfolios. A portfolio of more than EUR 10 billion is currently being managed on the risk side. The focus is on the asset classes of infrastructure, private equity, aircraft, shipping, real estate, and corporates with major customers from the institutional segment and the banking sector in equal measure.