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Talanx Asset Management wins award for innovative investment strategy

Talanx Asset Management GmbH has won the prize in the "Best Fixed-Income Investor" category at the portfolio institutionell Awards. The award is considered the most prestigious prize for institutional investors in Germany, including insurance companies, occupational pension scheme providers, company finance departments, charitable foundations and banks. In 2016 the award was presented for the tenth time.

"We are delighted to have won best fixed-income investor," says Christophe Frisch, Chief Investment Officer Fixed Income at Talanx Asset Management GmbH. "The prize vindicates our investment strategy with its sharp focus on fixed-income securities," explains Dr Thomas Mann, Chief Investment Officer for the entire Asset Management department at Talanx. Around 90 percent of the Group's assets under own management are invested in fixed-income securities.
Giving reasons for their choice, the independent specialist jury praised the active, innovative and forward-looking investment strategy that generates above-average returns at a controlled level of risk. In particular, they highlighted the credit analysis model developed in-house that points out growing default probabilities at an early stage and rules out companies at risk accordingly. The jury further emphasised that the fixed-income portfolio is not only widely diversified between German covered bonds, corporate bonds and government bonds, but also has the necessary flexibility to react to market conditions in the short term.
Talanx Asset Management, Talanx Immobilien Management and Ampega Investment together make up the financial services group of Talanx AG. Together, they are one of the biggest asset management companies in Germany that is not affiliated to a bank. With a current headcount of 324, Talanx Asset Management GmbH manages investments for Talanx AG amounting to around EUR 102 billion.


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