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50 years of quality

In 1968 Universal Investment was founded as a joint venture of German private banks. Today, Universal Investment is one of the leading European fund service platforms and Super ManCos. In between we have been experiencing multiple successful milestones and pioneering achievements.



2023
- Universal Investment secures significant investment from CPP Investments and continues partnership with Montagu
- PwC ManCo Survey 2023 again names Universal Investment Luxembourg as the leading third-party ManCo and third-party AIFM in Luxembourg
- Launch of the joint venture with Alumia - Universal Investment is a strategic partner and minority shareholder

 2022
- Establishment of a dedicated management company for Bayerische Versorgungskammer named UI BVK KVG
- Acquisition of European Fund Administration S.A. (EFA)


2021
- Acquisition of Metzler Ireland and establishment of a third fund service and ManCo hub in Ireland 
- Opening of the Universal Investment Ireland’s London branch 

2019
- Acquisition of IT data specialists UI labs from Lupus alpha 
- Expansion of our offering through front-office solutions

2018
- Launch of first loan origination fund

2017
- Montagu acquires shares previously held by Berenberg and Bankhaus Lampe
- Introduction of RiskoAnalyse+

2015
- Greater focus on real asset investments and real estate: real estate platform in DE and LU

2014
- Universal Investment is one of the first ManCo’s in DE & LU to earn the AIFM license – enabling the launch of closed-end funds  

2012
- Introduction of our reporting platform PowerPortal

2011
- Building of our real estate platform  

2010
- Foundation of securitisation company: Universal Securitisation Solutions in Luxembourg  

2009
- Foundation of our own Investment-AG 2007 - Expansion of our offering to include insourcing services (BPO)

2000
- Foundation of Universal Investment Luxembourg 

1998
- New addition to our business model: rule-based asset management

1992
- Launch of first institutional master fund 

1970
- Launch of first white label fund in Germany

1968
- Universal Investment is founded as a joint venture and independent investment company  

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Further topics

  • Press Release
    13. February 2024

    Top 10 stocks for professional investors: 50% USA + 50% Europe

    Shares of US giants Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and the German company SAP were the top 5 investments of professional investors at the end of 2023, according to the latest mutual fund analysis from Universal Investment, which shows that professionals are continuing to focus heavily on the technology sector.
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  • Press Release
    15. January 2024

    Universal Investment Group appoints Johannes Elsner as Group Chief Operating and Transformation Officer 

    Johannes Elsner appointed Group Chief Operating and Transformation Officer, effective February 1, 2024. Mr. Elsner will play a pivotal role in driving transformation and fortifying operations to ensure sustained growth and create long-term value.

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  • News
    December 2023

    What challenges do North American managers face in growing AUM?

    Asset managers around the world face a myriad of challenges when it comes to growth. Globally, market conditions have seen bond yields become increasingly attractive as compared to equities, resulting in significant fund outflows over the past years. For North American asset managers in particular, fundraising has become difficult due to increased competition.

    Authors: Keith Milne, Universal Investment Ireland Read More