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Hauck & Aufhäuser takes first step towards digital assets

Frankfurt, September 30, 2020 - Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG has founded Hauck & Aufhäuser Innovative Capital (HAIC), an investment company for digital assets in Germany. The necessary BaFin license as a registered capital management company (KVG) received the bank on September 30. This is a further step towards expanding the service spectrum in the Asset Servicing division with innovative and future-oriented component of digital assets.

 

Hauck & Aufhäuser Innovative Capital will provide services in the areas of administration and portfolio management of these digital assets. The bank will cooperate with Kapilendo AG as crypto-custodian. "Forecasts predict a growing demand for fund products for digital assets and we are also seeing strong interest on the customer side. Therefore it is important for us to set the right course at an early stage and to give our customers access to this innovative asset class," explains Michael Bentlage, Chairman of the Board of Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers.

 

Dr. Holger Sepp, Member of the Board of Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers and responsible for the Asset Servicing division, adds: "On the one hand, we want to enable investors to invest in digital securities. On the other, we also want to offer fund initiators services in setup, administration and custody of digital assets. Our successful development and many years of expertise as an asset servicing provider in the area of liquid and illiquid asset classes form the foundation for Hauck & Aufhäuser Innovative Capital in Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

About Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG

 

Hauck & Aufhäuser is looking back on a tradition of 224 years.. The bank was created through the merger of two highly traditional private banks: Georg Hauck & Sohn Bankiers, founded in Frankfurt am Main in 1796, and Bankhaus H. Aufhäuser, on the market in Munich since 1870. The two banks merged in 1998. The Management Board of the bank comprises the Chairman, Michael Bentlage, and the Management Board members, Dr. Holger Sepp and Robert Sprogies. Hauck & Aufhäuser considers itself to be both a highly traditional and, at the same time, a highly modern private bank.

From its corporate locations in Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, and Cologne, the bank focuses on delivering holistic advisory and management services to its private and corporate clients, managing the assets of institutional investors, providing comprehensive fund services for financial and real assets in Germany, Luxembourg and Ireland, as well as the successful cooperation with independent asset managers. In addition, we offer research, sales and trading activities specializing in small and mid-cap enterprises in German-speaking countries as well as tailored services for IPOs and capital increases. The main focus of our business activities is on providing holistic and personal advice as the basis for developing tailored solutions.

 

Contact:

Sandra Freimuth
Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG

Telefon 089/2393-2111

sandra.freimuth@hauck-aufhaeuser.com

www.hauck-aufhaeuser.com