Despite the negative market trend, which is suffering from inflation, the energy crisis and war, the C-Quadrat Investment Group scores with innovative investment strategies. This is now reflected in growing assets under management (AuM). AuM’s are a financial metric that reflects the volume of customer funds that a company manages.
Since December 2019, i.e. before the start of the corona pandemic, AuMs have grown from 6.7 billion euros to currently around 8.2 billion euros. With the outbreak of war in the Ukraine, there was initially a brief downturn, but this has since been more than balanced again and the signs point to even more growth.
C-Quadrat founder and CEO Alexander Schütz is extremely satisfied with the development: “I am very happy about the dynamic development of our house. In fact, these are the highest assets under management in the company’s history, if one disregards a short-term special fund on behalf of a customer in 2017. This is proof of the quality of our investment strategies, even in difficult times, and the trust that our clients place in us.”
According to the company, the reasons for this positive development are, among other things, three new investment strategies that can hold their own even in a turbulent market environment and are now enjoying consistently high demand.
The first to be mentioned is the credit fund ACP Credit I, which eXXpress has already reported on. It invests primarily in senior secured loans to small and medium-sized companies in Central Europe, primarily for corporate acquisitions. The first round of investors already made 100 million euros in capital commitments in July. C-Quadrat offers the fund in cooperation with the private debt specialist ACP, in which C-Quadrat holds a stake.
The Quantic Receivables Fund of the C-Quadrant subsidiary Quantic Financial Solutions focuses not only on Central Europe, but on all member states of the EU, the EEA and the EFTA, as well as on Singapore, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. This is primarily about providing short-term liquidity for companies (factoring, contract financing and supply chain financing).
The I-AM Global Macro Convexity Fund of Impact Asset Management GmbH, another subsidiary of the C-Quadrat Investment Group, was launched in early May 2022 with more than EUR 70 million in seed capital from international investors (mainly insurance companies). Here the investment strategy focuses on convex payoff profiles.