BVI Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management e.V. represents the interest of the German investment fund and asset management industry. Its 83 members currently manage EUR 1.8 trillion in assets, both in mutual funds and mandates. 123 so-called Informationsmitglieder, among them law firms, auditors, foreign fund companies, IT-firms, consultants etc. also use BVI as a reliable source of information. The main task of BVI is to promote the idea of investment funds and to safeguard the interests of its members. This includes supporting and providing advice for policymakers and regulators, supporting academic research on pensions and asset management, informing the general public about investment funds-related issues, as well as establishing and maintaining relations with other associations and business organisations, both nationally and internationally.
Commerzbank Corporates & Markets (C&M) is the corporate and investment banking segment of Commerzbank AG, providing a broad range of products and services to corporate and institutional clients in Europe and beyond. The business incorporates advisory and capital markets activities in debt, equities, commodities, fixed income, currencies and alternative risk transfer solutions with a strong focus on derivatives and structured products. C&M aspires to be clients' partner of choice when it comes to the development and execution of smart solutions for all their financing and capital market needs.
Deutsche Börse - Market Data & Analytics provides high-value real-time market data, indices and back office services. Information from diverse sources, channelled and provided to its customers, tailored to their specific information needs. Accuracy and reliability are ensured by collecting the financial data from the Group's own trading platforms, such as Xetra® and Eurex®, from the index provider STOXX Ltd and the systems of cooperation partners such as the Irish Stock Exchange and EEX. This unique market data pool is delivered in real time via the CEF® data feeds. Xpect®, Deutsche Börse - Market Data & Analytics' data product, provides life expectancy data and indices on a regular basis. This type of data is known as generation tables and reflects a cohort view over complete population data.
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.
Fidelity International was established as a private company in 1969 and is now an active fund company in all significant financial markets. It manages fund assets amounting to €187 billion (as of 31/12/2010). More than 1,000 fund managers and analysts from Fidelity form one of the biggest teams of investment experts in the world (including resources of its sister company Fidelity Management and Research (FMR LLC)). With its research results and corporate analyses, it covers 95 percent of global market capitalization. Numerous awards acknowledge the high quality of the investment products and services offered by Fidelity to private and institutional investors.
Hannover Re, with a gross premium of around EUR 11 billion, is the third-largest reinsurer in the world. It transacts all lines of non-life and life and health reinsurance. It maintains business relations with more than 5,000 insurance companies in about 150 countries. Its worldwide network consists of more than 100 subsidiaries, branch and representative offices on all five continents with a total staff of roughly 2,200. The rating agencies most relevant to the insurance industry have awarded Hannover Re very strong insurer financial strength ratings (Standard & Poor's AA- "Very Strong" and A.M. Best A "Excellent").