Luxembourg, September 17 2020

Hakim Bendriss to head Universal-Investment’s sales team in Luxembourg

Universal-Investment strengthens its Luxembourg client centric approach by promoting Hakim Bendriss to lead the Sales and Relationship Management team in Luxembourg. He will be covering future international clients. Additionally, Thomas Siebeke will join as Key Account Manager. The objective is to continue to develop and expand the company's local presence in line with its leading position as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager and Management Company services provider in Luxembourg.

“Luxembourg is a major axis of our international development. Our strong growth is based and centred essentially on the satisfaction of our customers and our ability to provide tailor made solutions to our clients. Thus the strengthening of this team is in perfect adequacy with the approach of the group since its creation over 50 years ago, which is to act as a trusted, long-term partner,” said Katja Müller, Chief Customer Officer at Universal-Investment.

The further development of the Luxembourg sales team comes at a time of significant growth for the business, as institutional investors increasingly look for investments not only in liquid assets, but also in alternative assets and real estate, along with the appropriate fund structures to fit their individual needs. Universal-Investment Luxembourg grew significantly in this space, with assets up 18.4 percent year on year at € 66 billion as of end of May 2020.

“We have made significant progress with regards to our product pipeline and internationalising the business. With these appointments in our sales and relationship management team, we wish to continue and even strengthen our efforts to promote a high quality service throughout the whole cycle, meeting the legitimate expectations of current and future clients.” adds Universal-Investment Luxembourg’s Country Head Sean O’Driscoll.

The company’s white-label platform for asset managers and investment boutiques has been growing likewise, with mandates coming among others, from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Latin America and the United Kingdom. The objective is to effectively support and accelerate this growth through the wide range of modular services and value added products around the Management Company and AIFM functions.

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New team structure to accelerate growth and increase customer experience

Hakim Bendriss

Bernd Obergfell

Head of Communications

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bernd.obergfell@universal-investment.com

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