Alternative Investment Awards 2017 41 Asset Management Contacts: Mr. Alberto Matta, C.E.O. Mr. Enrico Imbraguglio, Managing Director – Global Head of Marketing & Distribution [email protected] Mr. Christian Schulte Eistrup, Managing Director – Head of Distribution [email protected] Website: AI170042 Optimum Optimum Asset Management is an investment firm focused on Real Estate Private Equity. We profile the firm to find out more. Active since 2006 (initially as BMB Investment Management Part- ners), Optimum’s team has been set-up in order to support and allow institutional investors to access the German residential and commercial real estate markets, via a vertically integrated structure, which includes Asset, Property and Facility Management. Such model allows for full control and management of the assets, as well as an accurate resources allocation and management focus at each key stage of the value cre- ation process. After having consolidated its presence in Germany, the Company re- sponded to its investor base’s interest to expand into the US real estate market. In 2013, it launched Optimum Asset Management USA LLC and, more recently, created Optimum Development USA LLC, in charge of the ongoing development projects in the United States. Its credo is to put clients’ needs first, operate independently and free of conflicts, adhere to the highest ethical standards and strive to create long-term value for its investors. Authorised and regulated by Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), Optimum has its registered office in Luxembourg with representative offices in Berlin, London, Miami, New York and Orange County. In line with its investors’ objectives to achieve long-lasting returns, and thanks to its highly experienced local professionals, the Company se- lects markets and investment opportunities characterised by attractive risk/return ratios. Focused on the German and US real estate markets, Optimum currently manages € 1.4 billion total assets, out of which € 1.2 billion real estate assets are managed in seven real estate funds. It counts over 30 staff and it leverages a long-term strategic partnership in Germany with around 130 staff specialised in Property and Facility Management. Opti- mum is a trusted partner to 90 investors and, through its various invest- ment vehicles, it preserves and protects assets for public and corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, social security institutions, insurance companies, family offices and other institutional investors. To offer investors the very best choice which meets their needs, the company offers products within Optimum Evolution Fund SIF. The um- brella fund is based in Luxembourg and it is regulated and authorised by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). It acts as an Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) in compliance with the AIFMD Directive through the support of the Luxembourg specialised service provider Pancura, as external AIFM. Optimum is in charge of the portfo- lio management of the platform. Overall, with the offices in Luxembourg, London, Berlin, Malta and Miami, the firm are well placed to leverage on our already established network of international relationships to source investment opportunities virtually anywhere in the world, and this will remain the firm’s ongoing focus as it looks towards an exciting future. Best Fund Management Firm 2017 - Germany & Best Luxembourg-domiciled Property Funds: Optimum Evolution Fund SIF - Property II & Property III