Aquila Capital is expanding its advisory board with the appointment of Daniel Just, chairman of the executive board at Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK), Germany’s largest public pension fund.
Mr. Just has chaired the executive board at BVK since 2013 and previously headed BVK’s asset management division. Under his tenure the pension fund established real asset investments as an integral part of its portfolio allocation and was one of the first signatories to the UN principles for responsible investment (UN PRI).
Bayerische Versorgungskammer is the competence and service centre for occupational and communal pension schemes. As a public authority of the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior, it is the joint executive body of twelve occupational and communal pension schemes with around EUR 66 billion assets under management and 2.1 million members. BVK has received a number of accolades for its outstanding performance.
Roman Rosslenbroich, CEO and Co-Founder of Aquila Capital, said: “Aquila Capital has focused on alternative investments since its launch. Given Mr. Just’s responsibility for some of Germany’s largest and highly sophisticated institutional investors, we greatly value his insight regarding the ever evolving needs of investors as well as the wider industry trends.”
Daniel Just added: “Since founding Aquila Capital 15 years ago, Mr. Rentsch and Mr. Rosslenbroich have developed the company into a leading independent alternative asset manager. I look forward to advising Aquila Capital on the development of investment solutions suitable for institutional investors.”
Aquila Capital’s independent advisory board provides strategic advice on the company’s strategic orientation while helping to identify and evaluate new business areas. Further information about the company’s advisory board can be found on the website: www.aquila-capital.com.
About Bayerische Versorgungskammer
Bayerische Versorgungskammer is the largest German public pension fund, administering the schemes of 12 professional and municipal entities with 2.1 million insured persons and pensioners. It has 1200 employees and manages a total investment volume of EUR 66 billion (book value as at 30 June 2016), receiving around EUR 4.2 billion a year in contributions and allocations and making around EUR 3.0 billion a year in pension payments. It signed the “Charta der Vielfalt” in March 2010 and the UN PRI in 2011.
About Aquila Capital
Established in 2001, Aquila Capital is committed to provide institutional investors worldwide with alternative investment solutions in real assets, financial and private markets. Applying a multi-disciplinary investment approach, Aquila Capital’s range of alternative investments is managed by dedicated specialists in their respective asset classes and underpinned by an infrastructure that combines strong operations, stringent corporate governance and a successful track record. Aquila Capital has been dedicated to develop alternative investment solutions since its establishment. Over 200 professionals across eight offices globally are working across the whole value chain of alternative investments to generate stable, positive returns for investors.
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