Alternative Investment Awards 2016 59 Management AG Company: Greiff capital management AG Website: AI16015 Greiff Capital Greiff capital management AG is a Freiburg, Germany, based regulated investment management company uniquely reflecting the spirit and requirements of today’s international financial markets dedicated to cater to its clients’ true and individual needs. Robert Habatsch talks us through how the firm has reached this enviable success. Since its establishment in 2005 as an independent investment manage- ment company Greiff capital management has grown into a multiservice and product advisor to its clients and partners. Our clients are pension funds, banks, wealth managers, family offices, fund of funds, insurers, consultants and independent financial advisors. The core focus and strengths of the investment team are intelligent derivative, equity event driven strategies and disciplined fund of fund management in liquid financial markets. Greiff capital management AG is fully bank independent with the equity owned by its employees and its non-executive partners. The investment team consists of a seasoned group of professionals with multi-year experience in fund of funds management, banking and asset management. The current division of responsibilities between portfolio management, trading, analysis and risk management is identical to the proven and successful structure which was implemented at our previous firm. In combination with our partner companies we have assembled a highly professional team and a state of the art infrastructure combining local expertise and global reach. With Tarek Saffaf and his fund PARAGON UI Fund joining our team we had the chance to add one of the most recognized derivative strategies to our fund range. Together with him we are looking forward to continue to deliver the highest asset management standards to our clients. Overall we are very pleased to receive the award which we see as recognition for our focus on long-term orientated quality standards in managing absolute return portfolios. Within the last twelve months, Greiff has been growing fast and over- seas approximately € 0.6bn in AUM and moving forward we are keen to build on this success whilst continuing to provide quality services to our clients. Best Absolute Return Portfolio Manager – Germany & Best Total Return Fund: PARAGON UI Fund.