Five German professional pension funds have selected Feri Trust to run an advisory contract on investments worth €5bn in alternative assets.

The asset management firm will advise on investments in private markets, including private equity, infrastructure, private debt, and hedge funds.

Under the terms of the mandate, Feri will oversee existing and new asset allocations in alternative investment strategies.

The five professional pension funds for doctors, veterinarians, pharmacists, engineers and architects, are part of the Berlin-based Verwaltungsgesellschaft für Versorgungswerke VGV.

The VGV is an association of eight professional pension funds that has conducted the search for the asset manager, ultimately choosing Feri Trust.

Marcel Renné, Feri’s chief executive officer: “[With the mandate] we continue to growth in the field of alternative investments with institutional investors.”

Feri has €9bn in alternative assets under management. “Alternative investments are one of our strengths. We cover all segments and the entire range of services, from the selection of investments to consolidated reporting, ”said Ahmet Peker, head of institutional clients at Feri.

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