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  • Merck Finck 1
    Jun 08, 2020 How to invest it

    For a better world.

    Impact Investment. Investing money in a financially lucrative way and at the same time generating a measurable social return is considered the supreme discipline of sustainable investing. "It is particularly interesting to implement this in all asset classes," says Sönke Niefünd, Co-Head Competence Center Sustainability and Head of the Hamburg office of Merck Finck Privatbankiers AG. He explains how this is achieved.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Merck Finck Privatbankiers 128
  • TolerogenixX 1
    Jun 08, 2020 How to earn it

    Carefree life with donor organs.

    Medical technology. People with donor organs must be on guard against infectious diseases throughout their lives. To prevent the organ from being rejected, their immune system must be suppressed. An infection could be a death sentence. Biotechnology companies are now working to preserve the capabilities of these patients' immune systems.
    Dr. Ludger Wess 129
  • Moewa 1
    Jun 08, 2020 How to earn it

    Small units, big effect.

    Start-up. The expansion of large wind turbines has almost come to a standstill in Germany. As a result, a niche is opening up for small, cost-effective and modularly expandable turbines. Two Berlin-based founders want to bring them to series production readiness.
    Dr. Günter Kast 127
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    Jun 08, 2020 Opinionleader

    What can the state do?

    In the Corona crisis, the government has demanded considerable restrictions from citizens. Was that legal? And: Was it proportional? Maximilian Werkmüller, professor at the Allensbach University, provides answers.
    Prof. Maximilian Werkmüller 133
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    Jun 08, 2020 Editorials

    Courage. Confidence. Confidence.

    Dear Readers, Of course the next few months will be tough. No question about that. But we don't have the impression that family businesses are emerging from our network. On the contrary. We hear sentences like: Take responsibility, decide, follow through. It's fantastic how the employees go along in this situation. Now more than ever instead of yes, but. The fact that everything secondary is now relegated to the background and only the survival of the company and the jobs counts, brings out the…
    Klaus Meitinger, Moritz Eckes 123
  • Claude Maurer 1
    Jun 08, 2020 How to earn it

    That makes it possible.

    Succession. The lighting designer Ingo Maurer from Munich has left to posterity not only his art but also his business. As disorganized as might have been expected from this type of artist. Daughter Claude Maurer needs a new management strategy to keep the company alive.
    Cornelia Knust 113
  • IbuTec 1
    Jun 08, 2020 How to earn it

    The Alchemist.

    Technology. Ulrich Weitz transforms simple materials into high-tech materials. And thus turned a small, formerly state-owned company into a globally successful supplier to industry. The products of his company IBU-tec are particularly well received in the future market of battery technology.
    Gerd Hübner 138
  • Kremer 1
    Jun 08, 2020 How to earn it

    Colourful.

    Exclusivity. When the premier league of international museums and artists is looking for historical colours, it travels to the Swabian province. There, the family-owned company Kremer makes millions in sales with unique color pigments.
    Mariella Bauer 116
  • Illu Aufmacher 1
    Jun 08, 2020 How to invest it

    Orientation. In the eye of the storm.

    Strategy. How will the global economy develop? How will corporate earnings turn out in the future? Which losses at companies will be temporary, which permanent? And how should investors position themselves now? The Lerbach Competence Circle, an illustrious panel of 26 family officers, asset managers and private bankers, has answers to the most important questions from investors.
    Klaus Meitinger 130
  • Schroders Balance 157429894
    Jun 08, 2020 How to invest it

    The optimal balance.

    Infrastructure bonds. The market for interest rate investments is split in two. Completely safe securities no longer offer a yield. And where investors can achieve high returns, the risk of bankruptcy is always present in the face of the looming global recession. The Schroders investment house has found a middle ground. Infrastructure bonds can generate yields of around four percent - with a maximum of security.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Schroders Deutschland 99
  • Eyb Wallwitz 163085095
    Jun 08, 2020 How to invest it

    Top dogs and challengers.

    Stock strategy. Once the dust settles, it will become clear that the global economy is likely to grow more slowly in the post-Corona period than previously assumed, says Georg Graf von Wallwitz, founder of the asset management firm Eyb & Wallwitz. Then only a few companies will prosper. "These have to be found. Because they will become more and more valuable for investors.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Eyb & Wallwitz; www.eybwallwitz.de 107
  • Robeco 1203242115
    Jun 08, 2020 How to invest it

    Acceleration.

    Megatrends. More and more often, investors are not orienting themselves to countries when building up their equity portfolio, but to ­themen. "The pandemic will reinforce trends that were clearly visible before," says Ed Verstappen, trend investing expert at Robeco. Today is therefore a good opportunity to invest in this sector. The professional explains what investors should bear in mind when making theme investments.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Robeco Deutschland 104
  • Matador 1183370197
    Jun 08, 2020 How to invest it

    Back to the future.

    Secondary private equity. Those who invested in secondary funds during the financial crisis ten years ago were able to generate high double-digit returns per annum. "Such a Second(ary) opportunity is now available again," Florian Dillinger, Matador Partners Group AG, is convinced.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Matador Partners Group AG 104
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    Jun 08, 2020 How to invest it

    It depends on the pulse.

    Change. More and more social bonds are being issued to provide capital to solve social problems. "Investors should thus achieve a social return in addition to the financial one," explains Simon Bond, bond expert at Columbia Threadneedle. "For this to really work, however, the benefits of the projects must be analysed very carefully."
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Columbia Threadneedle 106
  • Schroders Hotels
    Jun 08, 2020 How to invest it

    Now more than ever.

    Hotel real estate. The hotel and travel industries are at the epicentre of the Corona crisis. "Although the short-term outlook is extremely bleak. But those who invest countercyclically in hotels will be rewarded in the long term", Philipp Ellebracht, Head of Real Estate Product Continental Europe at the Schroders investment house, is convinced: "Because the hotel market should have fully recovered within the next five years".
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Schroder Real Estate Investment 99
  • Merck Finck 1
    Jun 08, 2020 How to invest it

    For a better world.

    Impact Investment. Investing money in a financially lucrative way and at the same time generating a measurable social return is considered the supreme discipline of sustainable investing. "It is particularly interesting to implement this in all asset classes," says Sönke Niefünd, Co-Head Competence Center Sustainability and Head of the Hamburg office of Merck Finck Privatbankiers AG. He explains how this is achieved.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Merck Finck Privatbankiers 106
  • Bitcoin iStock 905105464
    Jun 08, 2020 How to invest it

    The digital gold.

    Bitcoin. In view of the monetary dilution of all paper currencies due to the extremely expansive monetary policy, investors are looking for alternative store of value. The first choice is gold - proven for centuries. With Bitcoin, perhaps another alternative is now emerging.
    Klaus Meitinger 103
  • Stil Alte Meister
    Jun 08, 2020 How to live it

    Old masters digital.

    Joel Kremer (39), director of the Kremer Collection, brings his parents' Old Masters to life online. In this way, he ensures that no one has to forego enjoyment of art.
    Joel Kremer 106
  • Virunga 1
    Jun 08, 2020 How to live it

    Give up? No way.

    Philanthropy. The Belgian nobleman Emmanuel de Merode made the rescue of the famous Virunga National Park, the oldest and most species-rich nature reserve in Africa, his life's work. With the help of international patrons and unperturbed by an assassination attempt, he is implementing his Marshall Plan for East Congo step by step. Rebels, Ebola, greedy oil companies and corrupt politicians cannot stop him.
    Dr. Günter Kast 115
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    Jun 08, 2020 How to live it

    The right opening move.

    Orientation. After the sale of a company, a new phase of life begins for former company owners. "It is crucial to ask the right questions at the very beginning. Thanks to our interdisciplinary approach, we can make a difference for 'wealthy entrepreneurs'", Christian Rödl, partner and managing partner of Rödl & Partner, points out.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Rödl & Partner GbR 93
  • Hans Schoepflin 1 Stifter 2000px c Arno Dietsche
    Jun 08, 2020 How to live it

    The country needs new donors.

    Foundations. The foundation landscape is changing rapidly. Whereas philanthropists used to respond regionally and locally and individually to specific emergency situations, more and more philanthropists today think strategically, internationally and collaboratively. And they - like Hans Schöpflin - manage their foundation like a company.
    Yvonne Döbler 106
  • Witten Illu
    Jun 08, 2020 How to live it

    In the face of the pandemic.

    From the research workshop. How have successful entrepreneurial families reacted to crisis situations in the past and what makes family businesses resistant to crisis even today? A blueprint from family research.
    Professor Dr. Tom A. Rüsen 91
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    Jun 08, 2020 How to live it

    Search for the foundation.

    Real estate. Forecasts on the real estate markets vary widely. Is the crash coming? Oder will the boom continue now more than ever? Michael Reiss, managing partner of Sotheby's International Realty in Munich, dares to give an outlook.
    Michael Reiss 100
  • Gut Ising 1
    Jun 08, 2020 How to live it

    Big jumps.

    Equestrian sports. The equestrian gene is in the blood of the Magalow family. Konstantin Magalow's father founded the equestrian farm Ising at the Chiemsee, and Magalow himself made it famous. Daughter Sylvia and her husband Dietmar Gugler are now setting new standards: expanded riding facilities, a first-class training concept and tournaments for leisure riders to top athletes.
    Annika Singer 99
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    Jun 08, 2020 A letter from

    Who thinks of the poorest?

    A letter from... Sabine Holzknecht. The author of private wealth has been honorary chairwoman of the organization "Help without Frontiers" for four years. She appeals to our solidarity.
    Sabine Holzknecht 101
  • Fishing 1
    Jun 01, 2020 How to earn it

    Big fish – Big business.

    Tourism. The Argentinean Fernando de las Carreras, 53, has made his company Nervous Waters one of the best addresses for fly fishermen worldwide. And built an exclusive travel empire around it. One of the reasons why the business is flourishing is because the wives of the anglers also feel at home in the exclusive lodges - and therefore enjoy travelling with them or even fishing themselves.
    Dr. Günter Kast 126
  • Illu 2 Die Welt nach Corana
    Jun 01, 2020 How to invest it

    The world after Corona.

    Vision. Sometime in 2022, the global economy will have overcome the corona collapse. How will important parameters for investors and asset owners have changed then? Nine questions, the answers to which will determine investment success and asset preservation.
    Gerd Hübner, Klaus Meitinger 109
  • Metzler 2B6T34G
    Jun 01, 2020 How to invest it

    U(ndecided) States of America.

    US elections. Presidential elections will be held in the USA in autumn. Carolin Schulze Palstring, Head of Capital Market Analysis Metzler Private Banking, examines the candidates' election chances as well as possible effects on economic and monetary policy.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. 98
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    Apr 03, 2020 Editorials

    Insecure times.

    Dear readers,at private wealth, it is our goal to present investors and entrepreneurs on our homepage only with information that is highly relevant to this target group.In order to support you in your investment decisions in these turbulent times, we publish, for example, the results of models that you won't find anywhere else.So far this has brought real added value. For example, the capital market seismograph - the results of which we publish regularly - advised a massive reduction in the…
    Klaus Meitinger 206
  • 22 Wong 1
    Nov 25, 2019 Editorials

    Cargo chic.

    Entrepreneurship. The Wong family in Papeete, Tahiti, has developed a very special business model out of necessity. Their Compagnie Polynésienne de Transport Maritime combines passenger and cargo shipping, heading for two unusual destinations in the South Pacific: the remote Marquesas Islands, where painter Paul Gauguin is buried. And the island of Pitcairn, where the mutineers of the "Bounty" once hid and where their descendants still live today.
    Dr. Günter Kast 284
  • 32 KlimaHerkules Aufmacher
    Nov 25, 2019 Editorials

    Herculean task.

    In the chart above, only CO2 emissions from the fossil fuels coal, oil and gas are listed. If other sources such as cement production or cattle breeding were also taken into account, they would be around ten percent higher. Source: BP Stop climate change. Climate change is a global problem - and can therefore only be solved internationally. Strategies that rely on national solo efforts, on renunciation and bans will not work. What is needed are entrepreneurial initiatives and innovative…
    Hanns J. Neubert und Ludger Wess 276
  • 92 Stil Golf
    Nov 25, 2019 How to live it

    Hole in one.

    Around the world in 26 days by Learjet - playing golf on 15 courses in seven countries on four continents. PGA trainer Ergül Altinova will realise this adventure for 60 golf enthusiasts in November 2020.
    Ergül Altinova 260
  • unterschrift-km
    Nov 25, 2019 Editorials

    An intrepid look into the 2020s.

    Dear Readers, in a few weeks, the new decade will begin. The last decade has been shaped by the disappearance of interest rates, the outstanding performance of the US equity market and the recognition that the world has a real problem with climate change. This is the starting point for strategic thinking on the 2020s. Thinking ahead, global warming will remain the greatest socio-political challenge. We see a halfway realistic hope in the "self-defeating prophecy". If the lung doctor says to the…
    Klaus Meitinger 502
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    Nov 25, 2019 Opinionleader

    Inside USA.

    The strategist Markus Kaim sits in Washington, the control center of power. From there he analysed the current US policy, transatlantic relations and the upcoming election campaign for the Lerbach Round.
    Markus Kaim 265
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to earn it

    "My world is orange."

    Family business. The first generation founds the company. The second one makes it big. And the third? "My task is to strengthen our position as the world market leader in an increasingly complex world and to ensure that Stihl remains a true family business at the same time," explains Nikolas Stihl. How the chairman of the advisory board as chief strategist sets the course for this.
    Sabine Holzknecht 423
  • 28 Snow 1
    Nov 25, 2019 How to earn it

    Tomorrow's snow.

    Innovation. Jens Reindl develops textile sliding mats in his Mr. Snow GmbH, which make it possible to practice skiing without snow and also in summer. In times of climate change, the future could belong to the business model from Chemnitz.
    Dr. Günter Kast 242
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to invest it

    The Lerbach Round. The wisdom of the many.

    Panel of experts. The Lerbach Round Table celebrates its tenth anniversary. Since 2009, bankers, asset managers and family officers have met once a year to provide wealthy investors with inspiration and orientation. This year, they are not only scrutinizing the economy and capital markets. 36 proven investment experts answer the most important questions on the investment year 2020 and discuss the most exciting investment ideas and, in five workshops, also the most interesting investment…
    Yvonne Döbler, Gerd Hübner, Klaus Meitinger 410
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to invest it

    The future in the depot.

    Markets. Countries with strong growth and major challenges are attracting investor interest. The Lerbach Round sees investment opportunities both in emerging markets and in the so-called frontier markets. Your favourite: Asien.
    Yvonne Döbler, Gerd Hübner, Klaus Meitinger 238
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Techceleration.

    Disruption. The speed of innovation in the economy and society is increasing dramatically. The Lerbach Round Table analyses the technology boom and shows how investors can benefit from it.
    Yvonne Döbler, Gerd Hübner, Klaus Meitinger 235
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Investment for Future.

    Sustainable investments. Those who integrate aspects of sustainability into their investment processes will not only generate more returns in the future. It also helps to change the economy and society in a positive way. Because capital can move a lot.
    Investment for Future. 228
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Hunt for returns.

    Interest investments. In view of negative yields on German government bonds, investors will have to realign their portfolios. But can there even be a substitute for safe and liquid government bonds? And - where do investors still find reasonable returns?
    Yvonne Döbler, Gerd Hübner, Klaus Meitinger 240
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Security for TINA.

    Stock strategy. Equities are indispensable in portfolio allocation today - There Is No Alternative (TINA). However, not everyone can live with the higher volatility of the asset class. The Lerbacher Runde explains how investors can effectively reduce fluctuations.
    Yvonne Döbler, Gerd Hübner, Klaus Meitinger 220
  • 62 Schroders 265235956
    Nov 25, 2019 How to invest it

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    Asset class Real estate. Wealthy investors and family offices are continuously expanding the proportion of real estate in their portfolios. Thomas Wiegelmann, Managing Director at Schroder Real Estate, and Morten Bennedsen, Professor of Family Business at INSEAD University, explain why an investment in real estate is attractive and how it is intelligently implemented.
    Schroder Real Estate 238
  • 66 Threadneedle iStock 184437744
    Nov 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Little pearls, big ones.

    Small caps. Shares in smaller companies often receive little attention from the analysts of large financial institutions. As a result, there are always particularly interesting opportunities to discover in this segment. "But a truly successful, long-term small-cap strategy requires a global and active approach and a lot of know-how," Scott Woods and Neil Robson of Columbia Threadneedle are convinced.
    Columbia Threadneedle 247
  • 72 Metzler AdobeStock 212563136
    Nov 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Of chaff and wheat.

    Stock market strategy. The expansive stance of the central banks supports the stock markets. Doch not all areas will benefit. Carolin Schulze Palstring, Head of Capital Market Analysis at Metzler Private Banking, examines the various investment segments.
    Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. 197
  • 76 Eyb Wallwitz iStock 1051617224
    Nov 25, 2019 How to invest it

    The best of both worlds.

    Strategy. The asset manager Eyb & Wallwitz has been performing above average for institutional clients for 15 years. "Now we want to make our quality and successful asset management strategies easily accessible to even more investors," explains Eduardo Mollo Cunha, partner at Eyb & Wallwitz. His answer to the Fintech revolution is Eyb & Wallwitz digital.
    Eyb & Wallwitz 162
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Martin mobilizes.

    Social entrepreneur. Economic development in Africa needs a new mobility concept. The entrepreneur Martin Šoltés and his colleagues have therefore developed a special electric vehicle. To improve the lives of many Africans, he seeks impact investors.
    Miriam Zerbel 209
  • 81 Matador iStock 1170720468
    Nov 25, 2019 How to invest it

    When the opportunity knocks.

    Private equity and infrastructure. "We actually specialise in secondary market funds in the private equity sector," explains Florian Dillinger, Matador Partners Group AG. But when a special opportunity presents itself, he invests in infrastructure. This combination of both asset classes has a special charm for the investment company Matador.
    Matador Partners Group AG 209
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Investment with family connection.

    Selection. In a current study, the Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies (CEFS) of the Technical University of Munich, on behalf of the Stiftung Familienunternehmen, investigated whether the shares of family-run companies are the better investment. The results are making investors sit up and take notice.
    Gerd Hübner 192
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Double success.

    Microfinance. Microcredits give people in poorer countries the chance to build something up to secure their livelihood in the long term. "At the same time, microfinance offers investors ongoing interest income and a positive diversification effect at portfolio level," says Daniel Kerbach, CIO of Merck Finck Privatbankiers. This makes this asset class attractive in two respects.
    Merck Finck Privatbankiers 153
  • 88 Schroders PE AdobeStock 127013703
    Nov 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Asia, the power house.

    Private equity in Asia. In the 21st century, Asia will dominate the world. In no other region do investors find such a combination of size and growth. Private equity is the key to unlocking this potential.
    Schroders Deutschland 161
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to live it

    Everything in view.

    Digital wealth reporting. Getting an informative, structured overview of your total assets online at any time is the key to successful asset management. Alexander Etterer, Partner and responsible for the Wealth, Reporting & Controlling division of the auditing firm Rödl & Partner, explains how wealthy families intelligently implement and use this.
    Rödl & Partner GbR 225
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to live it

    "Network and trust."

    Real estate. If an auction house operates real estate agencies, there is probably a very special idea behind it. Michael Reiss is managing partner of Sotheby's International Realty in Munich. He describes his vision and current real estate trends.
    Michael Reiss 210
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to live it

    So it stays in the family.

    From the research workshop. Entrepreneurial families are as unique as any private small family - but they have one very specific goal in common: to keep the company successful in the family for future generations. To achieve this, different types of families must find answers to different questions.
    Dr. Ann Sophie Löhde Prof. Dr. Tom-Arne Rüsen, Wittener Institut für Familien­unter­nehmen 241
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    Nov 25, 2019 How to live it

    With hot-water bottle and WLAN.

    Journey. Eduard Rauchdobler from Linz and Enrique Umbert from Lima wanted to make the trek to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu more comfortable. Today her project "Mountain Lodges of Peru" is flourishing. And the two entrepreneurs are thinking about multiplying their concept in many other places of tourist interest.
    Dr. Günter Kast 222
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    Nov 25, 2019 A letter from

    LaGarde, guardian of money?

    A letter from ... Carsten Mumm. The chief economist of the bank Donner & Reuschel thinks about the monetary policy of the next decade.
    Carsten Mumm 223
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    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    The bee family.

    Pleasure. In the 1970s, Walter Lang decided to become self-sufficient. He soon became one of the pioneers of the organic movement in Germany. What about today? Today, Walter Lang GmbH is the market leader among Europe's organic honey importers. "I'm stuck with honey," laughs Karin Lang, a trained food technician. "And not just there," she adds with a smile. The 50-year-old company and family spokeswoman is married to Gerrit, the son of the founder of Walter Lang GmbH. Together with him and his…
    Antje Annika Singer 367
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    May 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Hot phase.

    Future investments. The unavoidable damage caused by climate change and the massive changes in the transition to a low-carbon world will significantly alter investment performance both in the short and long term. Investoren should act now.
    Klaus Meitinger 274
  • Forum
    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    A changing world.

    The private-wealth forum. On 25 January 75 geladene met guests from completely Germany in the hotel La mansion in star mountain 13 experts, in order to discuss over current topics approximately around employers and investment. Ein Day full of inspiration and orientation. "Our entire commitment has always been based on the network idea", explains publisher Moritz Eckes, "it was only logical to create a forum where entrepreneurs and asset owners can intensively exchange ideas with proven…
    Klaus Meitinger 318
  • unterschrift-km
    May 25, 2019 Editorials

    Now it's all about the whole thing.

    Friday after Friday, pupils and students from all over the world, inspired by the Swede Greta Thunberg, will take to the streets to fight for a future in which global warming will be limited to two degrees, better still to 1.5 degrees. Unlike many "political professionals", the young generation has understood exactly what needs to be done. It is about drastically less consumption and a fair global burden sharing. Above all, we must ensure that 98 percent of fossil fuel reserves remain in the…
    Klaus Meitinger 370
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    May 25, 2019 Opinionleader

    New digital world.

    "The digital transformation is changing the economy and society more drastically than ever before," says Manfred Broy, founding president of the Zentrum Digitalisierung Bayern: "Small and medium-sized businesses must react quickly. The dramatic effects of the digital transformation can easily be seen in the list of the ten most valuable listed companies in the world. Seven of them are creatures of new technologies, six of them were not even listed there ten years ago. This gives an impression…
    Manfred Broy 341
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    May 25, 2019 How to earn it

    Concentrated energy.

    Future technology. Sven Bauer, CEO and founder of the BMZ Group, has turned the company from Karlstein am Main in Lower Franconia into a global player in the energy storage sector. Now he wants to set up his own battery cell production in Germany in order to become independent of Asian suppliers. The problem of climate change will only be tackled if we stop using fossil fuels for the foreseeable future - no oil, no gas, no coal," says Sven Bauer. Then he corrects himself. To speak of a…
    Dr. Günter Kast 326
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    May 25, 2019 How to earn it

    Extreme conditions.

    Hidden champion. When you dive, you need air - clean and safe. The compressor manufacturer Bauer from Munich is regarded as the market leader and industry ace. A third generation woman guides him through an increasingly hostile environment.
    Cornelia Knust 382
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    May 25, 2019 How to earn it

    Technology transfer.

    Innovation. When it comes to high-tech textiles, most people think of intelligent clothing with woven-in sensors or batteries. Technical textiles are in the process of revolutionizing a wide variety of industries. They open up completely new market opportunities for entrepreneurs.
    Dr. Ludger Weß 348
  • Klassik
    May 25, 2019 How to earn it

    Against the main stream.

    Entrepreneurship. Everything is different with Ulrich Kubak. And again and again. The majority shareholder of Klassik Radio AG from Augsburg broke all rules and turned a loss-making niche station into a European market leader. Portrait of a free thinker, creative doer - and a company with plenty of potential.
    Yvonne Döbler 348
  • Ringana1
    May 25, 2019 How to earn it

    It works.

    Sustainable growth. A manufacturer of fresh natural cosmetics and dietary supplements from the Austrian province is conquering the bathrooms and kitchens of Europe. Ulla Wannenmacher and Andreas Wilfinger have fulfilled their dream of independence with Ringana - now their company is on a steep expansion path.
    Yvonne Döbler 444
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    May 25, 2019 How to invest it

    I don't see unicorn mania.

    "The evaluation of the technology Unicorns Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and Pinterest reflects their gigantic growth potential," says Bernd Schrüfer of the Family Office Lucatis. Investors should be there.
    Bernd Schrüfer 317
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    May 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Unicorns have fable ratings.

    "There is a lot of hope in the Tech-Unicorns' courses", Hendrik Leber of Acatis analyses. However, hope is usually a bad advisor when it comes to investing. Investors should therefore keep their hands off it.
    Hendrik Leber 294
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    May 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Godot's not coming.

    Stock market strategy. The dynamism of the global economy has slowed noticeably. Drohen will there be a slump in company profits and share prices in the future? Carolin Schulze Palstring, Head of Capital Market Analysis Metzler Private Banking, explores the situation.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. 313
  • Robeco 647611700
    May 25, 2019 How to invest it

    True sustainability.

    Strategy. The United Nations' sustainability goals are to be implemented by 2030. "For companies that do not support these goals, this means significant financial and reputational risks," explains David Hawa of Robeco. He and his colleagues have therefore developed a model with which investors can determine whether a company is conforming to these goals.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Robeco Deutschland 255
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    May 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Time and spirit.

    Art. The first Virtual Reality Museum was founded in 2016 by the Paris-based collector couple Sylvain and Dominique Levy. It manages one of the most forward-looking private collections of contemporary Chinese art in France, revolutionizing the history of the reception of art. Its history reflects the great adventure of the Levy family.
    Dr. Annette Doms 300
  • Threadneedle
    May 25, 2019 How to invest it

    What we really need.

    Infrastructure. Those looking for stable and high-yield investments have long been able to find interesting investment opportunities in the infrastructure sector. "We are now setting up a strategy that differs significantly from traditional funds in that it focuses on the mid-market segment and has an endless term," says Heiko Schupp, Columbia Threadneedle. "This offers a chance for higher profitability."
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Columbia Threadneedle 299
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    May 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Welcome to paradise.

    Modern Monetary Theory. If the state wanted to spend more to stabilize the economy, it could simply print money - at least that is the "modern" monetary theory. Is a world without a recession really conceivable? What investors should consider.
    Klaus Meitinger 253
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    May 25, 2019 How to invest it

    Waking up Sleeping Beauty.

    Real estate. From old to new. In times of scarce land, the revitalisation and rededication of non-essential existing buildings on the company premises can be an interesting, fascinating and lucrative idea. Dr. Klaus Trescher, Kriton Immobilien, explains what entrepreneurs and investors should look out for.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Kriton Immobilien GmbH 256
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    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    On a discovery tour.

    Thilo Natke is captain of the new expedition ship Hanseatic nature. For 29 years he has been sailing the seas between the Arctic and Antarctica, to the Amazon and the South Seas. Why this way of travelling fascinates him so much.
    Thilo Natke 313
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    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    Where the future stands on the c(l)ippe.

    Philanthropy. Zita Cobb, who has made a fortune in the glass fiber industry, wants to save her home Fogo Island in the Canadian province of Newfoundland from bleeding and give her an economic perspective with an extraordinary, non-profit hotel and a foundation. She is convinced: "Our success can be imitated by other dependent communities."
    Dr. Günter Kast 323
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    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    The end of privacy.

    Technology. Video camera systems and search engines monitor us almost completely. At the same time, digital helpers improve our health and make life easier. Is the end of privacy a reasonable or too high price to pay for technical progress?
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Merck Finck Privatbankiers 327
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    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    Infinite energy.

    Technology. Nuclear fusion could be the way to solve all mankind's energy problems in an environmentally and climate-friendly way for all time. Scientists and engineers have been researching the technology for well over 70 years. Recently they have made enormous progress.
    Hanns-J. Neubert 338
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    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    Establishing and maintaining the family network.

    From the research workshop. Entrepreneurial families with more than 50 members are not just families or business-related organisations. They are also a special form of social networks - and thus a case for FON theory.
    Prof. Dr. Heiko Kleve 288
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    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    Perfect hosts.

    Hotel business. Owner-managed family hotels often have problems becoming internationally known. Susanne Gräfin von Moltke and Klaus-Dieter von Moltke use the membership in the hotel association Relais & Châteaux for this.
    Mariella Bauer 320
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    May 25, 2019 How to live it

    Completely detached.

    Travel. More and more entrepreneurs enjoy the feeling of freedom and independence in a tailor-made motorhome. Beim Trendthema Land-Yachting are the imagination (almost) no limits set.
    Miriam Zerbel 293
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    Well meant is not well done.

    A letter from ... Hans-Werner Sinn. The emeritus president of the Munich ifo Institute questions climate policy and the overestimated role of electric cars in achieving climate goals. From an engineering point of view, the turn to the electric car can now be welcomed - it is elegant, robust, has a strong sprint, drives quietly and does not require a complicated gearbox. But: Es cannot be moved without CO2 emissions, as the European legislator claims, if it includes the CO2 emissions of these…
    Hans-Werner Sinn 328
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    May 23, 2019 How to live it

    Looking back: A lot has happened...

    In the review section, private wealth highlights what has become of the entrepreneurs and investment ideas presented in previous issues. In the current issue, the editorial staff reports on the extraordinary successes of the Internet start-up Westwing and the medical technology company Curetis. The editors also take a second look at the hedge funds of the British Sushil Wadhwani and the American Michael Tiedemann.
    Klaus Meitinger 220
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    Dec 11, 2018 A letter from

    Billionaires move the world forward.

    A letter from ... Caroline Kuhnert is responsible for high net worth individuals at UBS. Sie explains why wealth can have a positive effect far beyond the economy. We've just published our fifth Billionaires Report. Our aim is to contribute to a better understanding of this exclusive group of people. How has their wealth changed? Aber above all: What is the influence of the high-net-worth individuals on our society? And are there regional differences?
    Caroline Kuhnert 351
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    Our little farm.

    Plant-it-yourself. The start-up BerlinGreen wants to make the simple cultivation of salads and herbs at home or in the office easy. It thus brings the worldwide trend of urban gardening to Germany. "To fulfill the dream of a house with a garden even in the vicinity of a city is hardly realistic in our generation," says Filip Wawrzyniak, founder of the BerlinGreen start-up, soberly. "The longing to cultivate food himself is, however, still present. That's why we bring the garden into the…
    Antje Annika Singer 743
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    The digitized entrepreneur family.

    From the research workshop. Why does digitization become a success story for one family business? Und with the other one she only makes frightening slow progress? The key is in the family. Den Owners, their digital knowledge and skills and especially their inner attitude are of central importance with regard to questions of digital transformation. Tradition, it is said so beautifully, is not the worship of ashes, but the transmission of fire. If tradition and digitalization are to come together…
    Prof. Dr. Tom A. Rüsen, Dr. Anne Katarina Heider 308
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    Dec 11, 2018 How to live it

    Be brave.

    Civil courage. The activist Jody Williams succeeded, which the United Nations was unable to do, in persuading the international community to renounce landmines. For this she received the Nobel Peace Prize almost 20 years ago. She's been touring the world ever since, shaking people up. Because what she can do, others can do. "Hi, I'm Jody!" The American has a firm handshake. It goes from chair to chair, from row to row. Greet each individual in the auditorium, listener by listener. "Hi, I'm…
    Sabine Holzknecht 317
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    A new anchor for families.

    Entrepreneur families. After the sale of the family business, sooner or later the question of meaning arises: Wer are we now? Was do we want to be a family in the future? And how can we maintain cohesion? Ein Family Office specialized in Family Equity can provide the answers. "Family Equity is the glue that holds everything together" (partner of a family that runs its Single Family Office (SFO) schon for six generations). "When we launched the most comprehensive single family office survey in…
    Klaus Meitinger 290
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    Dec 11, 2018 How to live it

    Time for museums.

    Exhibition. The watch industry has always proudly presented its products in its own museums. Recently, a few spectacular new collections have been added to the collection to provide special insights. They are not only worth a trip for watch aficionados.
    Jan Lehmhaus 292
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    Dec 11, 2018 How to live it

    What do you mean, forever?

    Foundation management. Foundations are established on a permanent basis. Trotzdem they often invest as if they only had a short investment horizon. Und therefore have problems in the low-interest phase. Ralf Schwind, Executive Board member of the Merck Finck Foundation, advocates a new way of thinking.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Merck Finck Privatbankiers 328
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    White gold.

    Adventure. Through the heliski pioneer Leo Steiner, the former gold digger settlement Atlin in the far north of British Columbia became a place of longing for powder snow enthusiasts. But after his son had an accident in a crevasse in 2011, the helicopter remained on the ground. The Swiss André Gutenberg recently revived the legend of Atlin. His heliski area is a very special one: more rustic, wild, lonely and weird than that of the "usual Suspects" in the south of the province.
    Dr. Günter Kast 367
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    Spiritual entertainment.

    To produce a high-percentage digestive yourself is the wonderful conclusion of an evening among friends. Sommelier Andreas hot, owner of the Genuss-Akademie.tirol in Vils, inspires for a special hobby.
    Andreas Heiß 328
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    Second hand, first class.

    Secondary private equity. Because private equity funds have been generating double-digit returns for years, this asset class is finding more and more friends among wealthy investors. But there is still room for improvement. "Used fund shares - Secondary Private Equity - are just as yield-strong and avoid substantial disadvantages of the PE funds , make Florian Dillinger, Matador partner Group AG, clear.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Matador Partners Group AG 324
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    Dec 11, 2018 How to invest it

    The dead live longer.

    Investment strategy. The stock market is an indicator of the value of an economy. If this is halved within a year, something serious must have happened. For the third time since the year 2000, Argentina is on the verge of bankruptcy. This was followed twice by a brilliant upswing with price gains for investors of between 300 and 600 percent. Can what worked twice work a third time?
    Gerd Hübner 311
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    Dec 11, 2018 How to invest it

    Truffle hunter.

    Real estate. Prices on the real estate market have been rising massively for the past five years. As a result, yields - so-called cap rates - have fallen in many areas to levels that hardly cover financing and maintenance costs. Is it worth thinking about real estate investments at all now? Klaus Trescher, Kriton Immobilien, says: "Yes - but you have to find the rare occasions."
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Kriton Immobilien GmbH 306
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    Stop! Stop!

    Medical technology. What would it be like if there were a way to stop disease processes directly in the individual cells and thus possibly end the suffering? The researchers of the newly founded company Soluventis Nanotherapeutics from Bochum have an idea.
    Dr. Ludger Weß 334
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    Smart City - smart system.

    Urbanization. More and more people are moving to the cities. In order for these to remain worth living, extensive investments are necessary. "This will benefit those companies that offer solutions," explains Ivo Weinöhrl, fund manager at Pictet Bank.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Pictet & Cie (Europe) S.A. 275
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    Beautiful new financial world.

    FinTech. Many industries have already been turned upside down by digitisation. Patrick Lemmens and Jeroen van Oerle are convinced that it is now the turn of the financial industry to Robeco. They identify winners and losers.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Robeco Deutschland 302
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    The Megatrend Megatrends.

    Investment strategy. Megatrends are fascinating as an investment idea because the respective story sounds so convincing. In order for this to actually become a successful investment, however, a number of rules must be observed.
    Sonia Marin 358
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    Share bull market: Is the extension coming into effect?

    Stock trend. The current stock market boom has lasted almost ten years. Over the past five decades, there have been few bull markets with even better performance. Are the recent price declines signaling the beginning of the end of the stock market upswing? Timo Schwietering, capital market strategist in Private Banking at Bankhaus Metzler, has good reasons not to announce a turnaround yet.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: B.Metzler seel. Sohn & Co 253
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    Let's have a look.

    Panel of experts. The uncertainty on the capital markets is greater than ever before. Investors urgently need orientation. The Lerbach round gives answers to the ten most important questions zum Jahreswechsel - from stock allocation to customs disputes.
    Klaus Meitinger 316
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    Who comes too early, ...

    Emerging market equities were among the losers in 2018, and according to Paul Greer, Fidelity, they will continue to struggle in the coming months at mit Gegenwind . Investors should keep their powder dry.
    Paul Greer 273
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    If not now, when?

    Emerging market equities are now very attractive after the sometimes sharp price declines, says Michael Keppler of Keppler Asset Management Inc. New York. Now is a good time to invest.
    Silke Lauenstein 297
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    New start in Brazil.

    Network. "The hope of a neo-liberal renewal of the Brazilian economy is linked to the new President Jair Bolsonaro," says Christian Hirmer, President of LIDE Germany: "The challenges are great and the implementation of the necessary reforms will be decisive for the country's future. The big question now is: Kann Bolsonaro also supply?"
    Sonderveröffentlichung: LIDE Deutschland GmbH 413
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    The big jump.

    Expansion. The Swabian family business Schweizer Electronic has an exciting past behind it. And an even more exciting future ahead. "Over the next ten years, we will enter a completely different dimension," says CEO Nicolas Schweizer, making it clear: "The construction of a new factory in China will enable us to almost quadruple sales to 500 million dollars in this period.
    Yvonne Döbler 509
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    From the niche into the world.

    Entrepreneurship. Six years ago, private wealth had told the fascinating story of Roland Arnold, a passionate family entrepreneur. His motivation was to restore mobility and independence to people with disabilities. Now Arnold has sold his technology. In exchange for an even greater vision.
    Miriam Zerbel 403
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    The survivor.

    Innovation. Over the past 30 years, NorCom has had to overcome many difficult situations. But every time, founder Viggo Nordbakk succeeded in reinventing his company. Now he wants to shake up the automobile market with Big Data software.
    Gerd Hübner 372
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    Art. Dope.

    Revolution. Within a few years, two Italians turned an idea into a company worth billions. And could thus solve one of the most urgent problems of the present.
    Sabine Holzknecht 478
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    Dec 11, 2018 Opinionleader

    The future of the energy revolution.

    "The energy revolution is a huge challenge," explains Martin Faulstich, until 2016 Chairman of the German Advisory Council on the Environment: "But it also represents a huge opportunity for our industry.
    Martin Faulstich 421
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    Dec 11, 2018 Editorials

    Der Bär rages under the radar.

    There is only one topic in the financial community at the moment: Has the global upswing in stock prices that has lasted since 2009 come to an end and will we have to adjust to falling prices, a bear market, in the future? However, this discussion always relates to the major indices. Wer takes a closer look, it recognizes that the bear has already struck in large parts of the market long ago. The share prices of dozens of well-known companies are 40 to 60 percent below their highs at…
    Klaus Meitinger 260
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    Oct 02, 2018 Editorials

    Turn of time.

    while everyone's worried about the Atlantic, disaster threatens our own front door. It's about the euro. When Germany agreed to monetary union, the rules were clearly defined. No Member State is liable for the liabilities of the other. The central bank is prohibited from directly acquiring government bonds. And they all commit themselves to respecting deficit limits.
    Klaus Meitinger & Moritz Eckes 327
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    Oct 02, 2018 Editorials

    More private wealth - exclusively for you.

    The current issue of "How to invest it" focuses on our annual meeting with the Lerbacher Runde. An exclusive circle of bankers, family officers, asset managers and economists will discuss the perspectives for the economy, monetary policy and capital markets intensively for one day. Carefully balances opportunities and risks. And then defines a suitable, long-term investment strategy for wealthy private investors. True to our motto: Every private wealth story must be conceived in such a way that…
    Klaus Meitinger & Moritz Eckes 304
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    The high-noon moment.

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Readers, there are situations where these old film frames appear. From second hands that sneak slowly but relentlessly in the direction of twelve o'clock. Where everyone knows that soon, very soon something important has to decide. The next year has a high-noon moment like this in store. The focus is on Europe. For a long time it looked as if the economy in Euroland would get its act together. For a few months now, however, the leading indicators have been…
    Klaus Meitinger & Moritz Eckes 312
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    Oct 02, 2018 Editorials

    Between utopia and dystopia.

    a message had caught our attention: "First equity fund to be 100 percent controlled by artificial intelligence." After researching the story on page 72, we sensed that this could be the big thing of the coming decades. The development of the AI runs on an exponential curve - it goes steeply and quickly upwards as soon as it has passed a critical point.
    Klaus Meitinger & Moritz Eckes 292
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    Oct 02, 2018 Editorials

    By reasonable and unreasonable investors.

    Dear Readers, What is the most important aspect of an investment decision for you? Welch a question, you may now say: der price, of course, and associated with it the expected return. In recent years, a very special class von Anlegern has become increasingly important. They are investors who are completely or at least quite indifferent to price and yield;
    Klaus Meitinger & Moritz Eckes 331
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    Oct 02, 2018 Editorials

    The Minsky moment.

    The US scientist Hyman P. Minsky, who died in 1996, became known for his theses on the sudden crisis despite a booming economy. The idea: the longer the economy runs, the more likely it is that banks, companies, consumers and investors will lose their sense of risk. They change their investment strategy and plunge into ever more daring financing. The financial markets are running hot, optimistic statements are making the rounds: "There is no longer any economic cycle. Interest rates will never…
    Klaus Meitinger & Moritz Eckes 341
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    Oct 02, 2018 Editorials

    On the fag end.

    With every weaker growth figure and every negative news from the corporate sector, more and more investors are beginning to think the seemingly unthinkable. Can it really be that the world is facing another recession?
    Klaus Meitinger & Moritz Eckes 322
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    Oct 02, 2018 Editorials

    The situation is getting worse.

    the biggest economic policy experiment of all time is entering the next round. In phase one, more than 700 interest rate cuts and billions of bond purchases have pushed yields in all asset classes and pushed their prices up, but one aspect has been overlooked by investors.
    Klaus Meeting und Moritz Eckes 276
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    Oct 02, 2018 Editorials

    Ten years of private wealth.

    Dear Readers, After the New Economy disaster at the beginning of this millennium, we often talked in family circles about how helpful it would be if there was an information medium that explains intelligent investment strategies in a comprehensible way. That warns us in time if there is a real threat on the markets. And that enables us to learn from the best entrepreneurs. It was about inspiration and orientation. Alone - this medium did not exist. So we decided to do it ourselves.
    Klaus Meitinger & Moritz Eckes 276
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    Oct 02, 2018 Editorials

    The justice debate.

    Germany is in the middle of a boom. Corporate profits, wages and incomes are on the rise. Nevertheless, negative headlines dominate. Only wealthy people would benefit from the upswing. That was unfair and had to be changed.
    Klaus Meitinger und Moritz Eckes 321
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    Oct 02, 2018 Editorials

    It comes to an oath.

    Germany has a choice. And thanks to Big Data, the parties now know exactly what promises they can make to their target customers. It is disappointing that the most important questions in the long term do not play a major role.
    Klaus Meitinger und Moritz Eckes 282
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    Oct 02, 2018 Editorials

    We're out of here.

    Our own stock market indicator delivered a sell signal at the end of February. As you know, this is not about forecasting trend reversals on the stock markets exactly. We only try to find out when the relationship between opportunity and risk changes when investing in equities. The logic: If stocks are valued low and the economic trend improves, there is a high probability that the stock market will develop positively in the long term. If, on the other hand, equities are expensive and economic…
    Klaus Meitinger 242
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    Oct 02, 2018 Editorials

    The story rhymes.

    The interest rate policy of the US Federal Reserve has again moved into focus. After all, the well-being and woe of the global economy and capital markets depends on interest rates not being raised significantly. Is that really the case?
    Klaus Meitinger & Moritz Eckes 270
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    Oct 02, 2018 Editorials

    Issue June 2014: Bubble, Bubble.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Readers, The European Central Bank will probably step on the gas in the coming weeks in terms of monetary policy. Because growth in Euroland as a whole is too low, the inflation rate too low and the Euro exchange rate too high, Mario Draghi thinks about a further interest rate cut and/or the purchase of bonds. The analysts at Morgan Stanley have already calculated what a one-trillion-euro purchase program, for example, would bring. Their result: even lower interest…
    Thomas Müller 291
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    Oct 02, 2018 A letter from

    Everyone has to be able to participate.

    A letter from ... Professor Marcel Fratzscher. The head of the DIW sees the current justice debate as misguided and calls for an inclusive social market economy. "Time for Justice" was the motto of Martin Schulz's election campaign. In a country where 70 per cent of people feel that inequality is too high, this slogan may catch fire. I still think: Wir need a debate that goes beyond justice.
    Prof. Marcel Fratzscher 416
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    Protective layers.

    A letter from ... Dr. Walther Michl. The Academic Council at the Chair of Public Law and European Law at LMU München has placed the refugee crisis within the current legal framework. In the public discussion on the refugee problem, the call for a "return to the law" is repeatedly voiced - often combined with the demand for the closure of borders.
    Dr. Walther Michl 388
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    Oct 02, 2018 A letter from

    Become wiser.

    A letter from ... Bernd Kolb, who founded the Club of Marrakesh to give impulses for a better world. Because the effect was not strong enough for him, he is now breaking new ground. Our western world is a wonderful place that makes many things possible: a life in peace and prosperity, without existential worries, with a rich culture and sufficient space for the individual shaping of one's own life. Actually, everything's fine. Didn't I?
    Bernd Kolb 366
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    Oct 02, 2018 A letter from

    "Is passive investing really better than active investing?"

    A letter from... Camille Thommes. The Director General of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) warns against blanket judgments. The European Commission recently published a paper arguing that private investors are best served by passive investment funds. These are more cost-effective, more broadly diversified and offer higher long-term performance than active funds.
    Camille Thommes 391
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    Oct 02, 2018 A letter from

    Greek tragedy.

    Jochen Felsenheimer is Managing Director of XAIA Investment and reflects on the long-term consequences of the policy change in Greece. Everywhere on the markets there is wild speculation about the effects the shift to the left in Greece might have on the European financial markets. And it's not that hard to judge. After all, the economic facts have been known for several years.
    Jochen Felsenheimer 406
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    "I'm worried already."

    A letter from ... Wolfgang Bosbach. The controversial member of the Bundestag reflects on politics, Europe and the social performance of our country. After the election, I leave the Bundestag and am therefore often asked what the three points are that most concern me at this crossroads of my life;
    Wolfgang Bosbach 371
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    Oct 02, 2018 A letter from

    The end of sound fiscal policy.

    A letter from... Christian Jasperneite; The chief strategist von M.M. Warburg & Co. warns that dubious budgetary policies in Europe are taking the Central Bank hostage.
    Christian Jasperneite 431
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    Economy and honor!

    A letter from ... Rudolf X. Ruter. The sustainability and corporate governance expert is convinced that credibility and reputation are the currency of our future. Despite the misconduct at Volkswagen, Deutsche Bank and DFB/Fifa (to name just three concrete names), which is currently much discussed in Germany, I am convinced that respectability is still widespread in the German economy. More and more and especially younger managers are committing themselves to a clear sense and value orientation…
    Rudolf X. Ruter. 335
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    Can bio-science save the world?

    A letter from... Prof. Dr. Michael John Gorman. The founding director of BIOTOPIA - Naturkundemuseum Bayern is considering how we can meet the big questions of the 21st century.
    Prof. Dr. Michael John Gorman 337
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    End game.

    Swiss biologist and environmentalist Claude Martin calls for a global strategy to reverse the fate of tropical rainforests. I don't remember ever meeting people who didn't care about the future of tropical rainforests. Whether scientists, entrepreneurs or politicians, everyone affirms how important this topic is.
    Claude Martin 277
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    Prosperity for all.

    A letter from ... Manfred Wittenstein, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Wittenstein AG. He trusts that engineers will contribute to a better world. We're fine. We're fine. We here in Germany are fortunate to be born in a region that is not struck by natural disasters that threaten its very existence, where wars do not destroy entire villages and cities, where almost everyone has a roof over their heads and gets enough to eat. How do we deal with this gift of happiness? Shall we defend it…
    Camille Thommes 308
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    Art and Economy.

    Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth, the entrepreneur, art patron and chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group, is convinced that art increases motivation within the company. I've built up a global trading company for assembly materials and tools with 65,000 employees and a turnover of ten billion euros. Since our foundation by my father in 1945, we have recorded average annual growth rates of 22 percent. That makes me a little proud. But also humble. I could never have done it…
    Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth 282
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    "Now it's enough."

    The economist Peter Bofinger has always defended the monetary policy of the ECB. Why Mario Draghi did (almost) everything right, but should now step on the brakes, Bofinger discusses with the Lerbach round.
    Dr. Peter Bofinger 454
  • Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    Entrepreneurs must act now.

    Many companies in Germany are facing huge challenges. "Our scenario analysis shows how decision-makers must act now so that 'made in Germany' remains a leader," informs Florian Klein, Deloitte.
    Florian Klein 404
  • Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    How families solve conflicts.

    From the research workshop. Entrepreneur families create rules and statutes that regulate life together, especially in responsibility for the company. In addition to agreeing and respecting specific formal rules, it is important that entrepreneurial families know and take into account the foundations that shape all social systems.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Professor Dr. Heiko Kleve (Wittener Institut für Familienunternehmen) 410
  • Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    "The cobalt boom is justified."

    "The high prices for cobalt and lithium reflect the current supply-demand situation," says Abid Mukhtar of Commodity Capital. "It's still worth getting started." I already know what most people think: the recent dramatic price increases for lithium and cobalt are exaggerated. This is a hype, a speculative bubble that is fundamentally unjustified. Prices will soon collapse again and it is therefore better to wait for cheaper entry prices;
    Abi Mukhta 426
  • Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    "It's a cobalt hype."

    "The prices for cobalt and lithium are currently significantly exaggerated. Viele Suppliers want to make a fast euro with the E-Auto-Story", warns Christoph Eibl, Tiberius Asset Management: "Don't let yourself be seduced". One thing I have to say in advance. I am convinced that we will see higher long-term prices for strategic metals, which are important for a new energy mix. Wenn Sie therefore have five to ten years time, kaufen Sie calmly cobalt or lithium. <font…
    Christoph Eibl 443
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    Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    Museums must reinvent themselves.

    Should there be free admission to state museums or not? Florian Mercker, private-wealth art expert, uses the current discussion as an impetus to think about concepts for the museum of the future. In Germany, the abolition of entrance fees to state museums is discussed at regular intervals. Reflexively, those who have no money of their own - general directors, politicians, administrators - conjure up the death of the West. The entrance fees are indispensable to keep the administration running.…
    Dr. Florian Mercker 391
  • Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    Complicated new world.

    Richard Smith-Bingham, Director EMEA of the Global Risk Center at Marsh & McLennan, believes companies need to prepare for disruptive change. It is my job to help companies and entrepreneurs identify critical risk factors for their business. However, the revolutionary political and technological changes that are currently taking place make me sceptical about the appropriateness of the euphoria that is currently driving stock market prices higher. In my view, global companies in particular will…
    Richard Smith-Bingham 361
  • Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    No end of the boom in sight.

    "In the German metropolises, demand for living space will exceed supply for even longer," says Jochen Möbert of Deutsche Bank: "House prices will therefore continue to rise. I can understand that many are sceptical about the years of real estate boom in this country. Above all, because residential construction is actually growing strongly. The number of building permits finally rose last year to 375,000, an increase of 20 percent on the previous year and the highest level since 1999. And…
    Jochen Möbert 361
  • Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    "The trend in purchase prices is breaking."

    "The prices for condominiums are no longer in any meaningful relation to the framework conditions. Those who invest risk their equity", warns Harald Simons, Empirica AG, member of the Council of Real Estate Experts. The industry is currently discussing above all a possible rise in interest rates as a risk to real estate prices. It overlooks the fact that the interplay between supply and demand for housing may also lead to such a break in the trend.
    Harald Simons 310
  • Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    Inflation is coming back.

    The price increases of recent months are not a temporary phenomenon, meint Peter E. Huber, Vorstand of asset manager StarCapital: "They mark the beginning of a new era". After 35 years of disinflationary tendencies nobody believes in a real comeback of inflation anymore. In my opinion, this will be the biggest surprise of the coming years.
    Peter E. Huber 327
  • Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    "The worst is yet to come."

    Uwe Eilers, Geneon Wealth Management, is convinced that leaving the EU will damage Britain's economy in the long term. "Keep your hands off British assets." I am well aware that it is not easy to argue against the current economic data. After all, the big slump in the British economy, which many had expected after the British Yes to Brexit, failed to materialise. On the contrary, the British stock market has performed very well. And many economists are currently revising their forecasts for…
    Uwe Eilers 312
  • Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    Brexit risks are overestimated.

    The pound depreciated significantly after the Brexit decision. "This will stimulate the economy," says Christian Jasperneite, M.M. Warburg: "British assets offer positive surprise potential." Have you followed the current forecasts of economists on developments in Great Britain? Then you've probably noticed that most analysts have started to raise their expectations for economic growth on the island. In fact, three months ago they were still assuming a meagre increase of 0.9 percent for the…
    Christian Jasperneite 348
  • Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    The real D.J. Trump.

    What will really change in the World Concert under a US President Donald J. Trump? Seit of the election, countless scientists, economists, analysts and political scientists have commented - private wealth summarizes their opinions. In the Anglo-Saxon world, there is a hübschen Spruch if a person is to concretize their position or reveal their true character: "Will the real Donald Trump please stand up." Before the US election, commentators outbid each other with negative forecasts in case Trump…
    Klaus Meitinger 256
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    Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    The economist with a mission.

    Appreciation. Hans-Werner Sinn's terms of office as President of the ifo Institute and Professor at the LMU Munich will end on 31 March. Eine of the most influential voices of science in the economic policy debate is leaving the big stage. "I want to bring rationality into the public debate," is how Hans-Werner Sinn describes his motivation. His arguments are like genes in the public discourse, which spread inexorably once they have been presented.
    Klaus Meitinger 263
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    Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    What's certain is insecurity.

    Refugee crisis, IS, Ukraine, Brexit - we are living in a time of crisis in geopolitics. Markus Kaim, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, explains why this will continue to be the case in the future. Even earlier generations did not live on the island of the blessed. And yet there is a remarkable difference between yesterday and today. The established orders with which we were politically socialized have become fragile. Above all, however, these introduced orders have not (yet) been replaced by…
    Markus Kaim 279
  • 010 Opinionleader WeltAusserKontrolle
    Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    Global economy facing loss of control.

    Global economy facing loss of control. According to Professor Henning Vöpel, Managing Director of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics, the world is looking for a new order: "But the road to it can be long and very difficult.
    Professor Henning Vöpel 281
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    Oct 01, 2018 Opinionleader

    The European crisis as an opportunity.

    Andreas Rödder 279
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    A question of control.

    CEOs in family businesses. Der CEO ist the most important decision maker in the company. More and more family businesses are deciding to fill this position externally as part of the succession process. Wie the family then organizes the collaboration to minimize um Konflikte? Bankhaus Merck Finck supports WHU in Vallendar with a junior professorship to answer such questions.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Merck Finck Privatbankiers 366
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    Ingenious change to the building plan

    Genome editing. After half a century of molecular biological research, scientists can now make precise and targeted interventions in the genetic material of plants, animals and humans. What does this mean for the biotech industry? And how do investors benefit?
    Dr. Ludger Weß 304
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    Return of returns.

    Interest rate trend. The decisive factor behind the declining interest rates of recent decades was a factor that was often hardly noticed - the ageing of society. If the so-called baby boomers retire from working life in the future, the glut of savings in recent years could turn into a savings squeeze. Then interest rates should tend to rise again - with considerable effects on capital investments.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. 323
  • Lerbach Bahn
    Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    On the wrong track.

    Future risks. The dissatisfaction of considerable sections of the population gave a boost to populist currents in the Western world. The Lerbach Round discusses what consequences this could have for the long-term growth path of the economy, the European Union and ultimately also for the capital markets. And is considering how wealthy private investors should adjust their investment strategy.
    Gerd Hübner 389
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    At the top.

    Business cycle. After the strong upswing of the past two years, global economic growth appears to have peaked. Is the crash following now? How likely is a recession? And how are the inflation rates, which are regarded as the decisive influencing factor for central bank policy, developing? The Lerbach Round takes a close look at the world of business from the investor's perspective.
    Klaus Meitinger 282
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    Cock closed.

    Monetary policy. With flows of liquidity and zero interest rates, the central banks have stimulated the economy and capital markets. Now they pull the reins slowly, but surely again. What impact will this have on the prices of the various assets?
    Gerd Hübner 300
  • Lerbach Aufmacher
    Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    The Lerbach Round.

    Panel of experts. The Lerbach group - bankers, asset managers and family officers - meet every early summer in Schloss Bensberg to provide investors with inspiration and orientation. In 2018 the meeting will be particularly explosive. After zehn Jahren upswing and low interest rate, monetary policy and economy seem to be on einem Wendepunkt. What happens now on the interest rate and stock markets?
    Klaus Meitinger 273
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    "The party's over."

    "There were good fundamental reasons for the correction on the equity markets," explains Roland Kaloyan, Head of European Equity Strategy at Société Générale. "Prices could fall further until the end of 2019."
    Roland Kaloyan 288
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    "The party goes on."

    "The turbulence of February was a correction, not a turnaround," says Carsten Klude, chief strategist at M.M.Warburg, "our traffic lights are still at auf Grün. Stock prices will continue to rise."
    Carsten Klude 332
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    I'll pay. You're looking. You'll find We win.

    Investment idea. From the US, an investment alternative is coming to Europe that is perfect for entrepreneurial investors. The participation in Search Funds paves the way for direct investments in the most interesting medium-sized companies.
    Klaus Meitinger 389
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    The race to catch up continues.

    Investment strategy. Emerging market equities were already last year's winners. However, because the shares there are still relatively cheaply valued, it is interesting to further increase the positions.
    Klaus Meitinger 322
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    "We want to make a difference."

    Responsible investing. Sustainability in financial investments has long ceased to be a niche issue. As demand grows, so does the demand from investors for implementation. Pictet Bank's Wealth Management has therefore developed a system that enables it to meet the individual values of its clients.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Pictet & Cie (Europe) S.A. 268
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    Added value through finetuning.

    Investment concepts. Strictly passive index investments have advantages and disadvantages.More and more investors are asking Darum whether it is not possible to avoid negativen Aspekte without having to forego the positive ones. This idea follows the concept of Enhanced Indexing.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Robeco Deutschland 222
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    When investors insure.

    Investment strategies. More and more investors are using cat bonds to diversify their portfolios. These securities function similarly to an insurance policy against natural hazards and are intended to generate interesting long-term returns independent of the capital markets. In 2017, however, the large number of natural catastrophes put prices under pressure. A warning signal? Or a chance?
    Gerd Hübner 311
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    Art as a multi-channel business.

    Trade fairs, gallery owners and auction houses are closely interlinked in the art trade. "Each of these channels has its specific challenge - and collectors benefit," explains private-wealth art expert Florian Mercker.
    Florian Mercker 287
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    Miniature marvels.

    Automaton. More than 150 years ago, talented mechanics began to recreate living beings in artistic automatons. These songbirds, humans and dogs master the most complicated movements and patterns. However, their performance only knows one direction - upwards.
    Jan Lehmhaus 352
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    "An art fair is not an amusement park."

    Art fair TEFAF. Patrick van Maris has made a name for himself at Sotheby's auction house. Since 2015 he has been CEO of TEFAF, which will take place from 10 to 18 March in Maastricht. The fair has long been known for its concentration on old masters and antiques. How does he succeed in opening up to a wider range of styles? And how is he preparing for the collectors of the future?
    Anna Meinecke 293
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    "We stiften Stiftungen."

    Philanthropy. With a sub-foundation to the Merck Finck Foundation, people oriented toward the common good can achieve everything that would be possible in a legally independent foundation - only easier, cheaper and more efficient. A very special model.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Merck Finck Privatbankiers 247
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    "Bitcoin course will rise for a long time to come."

    Some crypto currencies will establish themselves as means of payment in the long run, says Uwe Zimmer of Fundamental Capital. "An investment in the leading digital computing units is therefore worthwhile."
    Uwe Zimmer 245
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    "This is a bubble of speculation."

    "Bitcoin, Ethereum & Co. will never become widely accepted currencies," warns Maximilian Kunkel, chief investment strategist in the UBS Chief Investment Office for Germany: "Leave it alone."
    Maximilian Kunkel 230
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    Dangers? Where are the dangers?

    Stock markets. The world economy is booming. Corporate profits are bubbling up. Interest rates are low. And the stock markets are celebrating records. Investors currently obviously live in the best of all worlds. Can it stay that way? Or are there hidden dangers? Experience shows that when superlatives are the order of the day, it is high time to talk about the risks.
    Klaus Meitinger 241
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    That's the defense.

    Risk management. We live in the best of all worlds. Growth and, at the same time, ultra-low interest rates are causing prices to rise. But this also increases the risks. "It's like football - we have to be sure at the back to take advantage of the opportunities," smiles Armin Eiche, CEO Wealth Management Germany at private bank Pictet. It shows how investors keep risk under control.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Pictet & Cie (Europe) S.A. 226
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    Cool guys.

    Stock market barometer. Six years ago, Professor Rudi Zagst of the Technical University of Munich (left) developed a scientific model that measures the probability of stock market turbulence. Together with the evil professional Oliver Schlick, he is now working on transferring the information into an investment model. Science meets financial experience - the two of them could not have chosen a better moment for it.
    Klaus Meitinger 253
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    The environment becomes more valuable.

    Investment idea. If Europe wants to reach seine Klimaziele, it must reform the market for CO2 emission certificates. First steps have been taken. If the prices for these pollution rights rise in the future, financial investors will also benefit.
    Klaus Meitinger 236
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    Europe and the Causa Italia.

    Euro. The ECB's monetary policy has recently pushed Italy's debt problems into the background. "But what will happen if the central bank now starts den Ausstieg from ultra-expansive politics?" asks Timo Schwietering, Head of Capital Market Analysis, Metzler Private Banking.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. 218
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    Intelligent gifts.

    Gift. From 1 January 2018, new rules will apply to the taxation of investment funds' capital gains. Anyone who bought equity funds before 01.01.2009 can now use these so-called old funds for a particularly lucrative Christmas present.
    Klaus Meitinger 256
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    Close the gap.

    Private Debt. Since the financial crisis, banks have been increasingly withdrawing from lending to companies. But of course they will also need financial resources in the future. The solution to the problem is Private Debt - corporate financing through a loan from private investors. This can be very lucrative for investors. This is because private debt has attractive interest rates and attractive conditions.
    Gerd Hübner 275
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    Keep looking ahead.

    Prognosis. "Strategic investing means eliminating daily noise and focusing on the key structural trends," says Lukas Daalder, CIO bei Robeco Investment Solutions. That's why he dares a five-year outlook.
    Sonderveröffentlichung: Robeco Deutschland 303
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    The history of the automobile.

    Oldtimer collection. In a former factory building in Hersbruck, Franconia, the Dauphin family created a unique place of communication and a noble event location. A place of amazement, enjoyment and dreaming: the Dauphin Speed Event houses an outstanding collection of 160 precious automobiles and 300 motorcycles.
    Philipp Wente 335
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to invest it

    Careful, hacker.

    Cybercrime doesn't stop at the art trade either. Florian Mercker, private-wealth art expert, explains the methods used by criminals and how collectors and gallery owners can protect themselves.
    Dr. Florian Meckre 198
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    "Where we are is up."

    Record player. Jochen Räke sells a product that should no longer exist in the digital world. But because his record players are among the best and most beautiful in the world - and serve the growing desire for concentration and deceleration - his company Transrotor is growing. It also offers the son Dirk a brilliant perspective. On 8 March 1979, Philips, the electronics giant, presented its Compact Disc prototype to selected trade journalists. Only three years earlier Jochen Räke had introduced…
    Philipp Wente 408
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    The dealer scare.

    Bicycles. Canyon Bicycles GmbH from Koblenz is the most successful direct seller of high-quality bicycles - not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. Now company founder Roman Arnold wants to conquer the US market with his special business model. No matter what the future holds: Roman Arnold will probably remember the years 2015 and 2016 even when he retires. At first, things didn't run smoothly in the new production hall, which cost 20 million euros. The bikes arrived at the customers too…
    Günter Kast 356
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    With the wind.

    Boat builder. Constructing a boat is a big entrepreneurial risk for a small company. Development work consumes a lot of time and capital. And success is uncertain. For master boat builder Markus Glas it has already been worth it once. Now he's trying again. "In principle, every boat we have developed has always had something to do with the period of my life," says Markus Glas: "Actually, I build boats from the target group for the target group".
    Yvonne Döbler 332
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    The down-to-earth.

    Hidden champion. Being economically successful is not always easy, even for a globally operating electrical engineering supplier. In a family business, the difficult task of reconciling the representatives of the various family tribes and generations comes under one roof. Daniel Hager, CEO of the Hager Group, has found solutions to both challenges. Daniel Hager laughs briefly when confronted with the well-known statement that the family is the greatest advantage of a family business, but also…
    Mariella Bauer-Hallberg 336
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    A city emerges.

    Real estate development. In the east of Munich, a city grows within a city. The plant district comprises 38 hectares, 600,000 square meters of floor space, 1,000 apartments and 300,000 square meters of new construction. Three and a half years ago Werner Eckart (right), initiator and visionary head of the construction project, presented his plans in private wealth (04/13). Now the head of the Pfanni dynasty has landed a special coup.
    Antje Annika Singer 360
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    Guardian of the Legacy.

    Succession. Magdalena Messner, 29, has been the administrator and majority shareholder of the Messner Mountain Museums since the beginning of the year. She wants to be perceived not only as the daughter of the famous mountaineer, but also as an entrepreneur with her own ideas.
    Dr. Günter Kast 486
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    "Hi Simone, your plant needs potassium."

    Innovation. Almost a third of the annual harvests on our planet fall victim to plant diseases and pests. The consequences are fatal: famine, impoverished farmers on the one hand, expansion of cultivated areas and increased use of pesticides on the other. Simone and Robert Strey want to change that.
    Dr. Ludger Wess 318
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    Two of the same wood.

    Management buy-out. When Georg Emprechtinger joined the Austrian furniture manufacturer Team 7 in 1999, the company had a regional brand but also a sales problem. Today Emprechtinger sells its solid wood furniture worldwide. Turnover increased from 30 to 90 million euros. A success story that stood on knife edge several times.
    Mariella Bauer-Hallberg 333
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    The colourful world of Sebastian S.

    Family business. The company name - Schwan-Stabilo - is familiar to everyone who has used a highlighter before. However, the majority of the company's turnover is generated with products under a foreign name. Sebastian Schwanhäußer does things a little differently - and not only has to convince the market, but also 42 partners.
    Sabine Holzknecht 359
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    Some like it hot.

    Expansion strategy. In the early 1990s, the sauna and steam bath manufacturer Klafs went bankrupt. Then came Stefan Schöllhammer and turned the case into a hidden champion with a turnover of 100 million euros. Now an even greater entrepreneurial challenge awaits the co-owner and managing director. The core market - sauna - is declining in Germany. How can a company grow in shrinking markets? Stefan Schöllhammer's paradise lies in China. 1.4 billion Chinese, a huge market. "Even small target…
    Mariella Bauer-Hallberg 402
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    The company is always at the table.

    Hidden champion. How does it actually work to form a world market leader out of nothing? How does an entrepreneur organize growth from twelve to 750 employees? And how can this social structure then be handed over in a good way and completely into the hands of its successor? Helmut F. Schreiner has found his answers. Flooded with sunlight and completely in white, the large attic studio of the single-family house is in Munich's bourgeois residential area. It serves as a conference room for the…
    Yvonne Döbler 315
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    Just the sea, the sun - and us.

    <font color="#ffff00">-=Alternative Energien=- sync:ßÇÈâÈâ Michael Köhler and his wife Heike (top right) are passionate sailors. But they were tired of being dependent on a diesel engine during calm periods. Their solution: an electric motor driven by solar cells. Today her company Solarwave is the most important supplier of solar yachts. Whenever their time permitted, the Carinthian lawyer Michael Köhler and his wife Heike were on the move on the nearby Adriatic. They covered about 30000…
    Dr. Günter Kast 319
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    Put that old iron away.

    Start-up. Horses have been shoed with horseshoes for more than 1000 years - in the age of high technology this alone is a little anachronistic. In fact, it even damages the health of the horses. A team of young founders - all of them no riders themselves - has now developed an alternative.
    Dr. Ludger Wess 261
  • Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    "We can also do electromobility."

    Electric vehicles. The automotive industry is facing the greatest upheaval in its history. The Swabian automotive supplier ElringKlinger is right in the middle of this. Ten years ago, Stefan Wolf (right), Chairman of the Board of Management, and Walter Lechler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, outlined in private wealth why the company was particularly benefiting from the optimization of the combustion engine.
    Gerd Hübner & Klaus Meitinger 278
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    Duo under power.

    Reestablishment. What does a family entrepreneur do when she has sold her father's company and has to realize that her influence as a manager is also dwindling? Susanne Puello (above) pulls the rip cord, looks for a strategic partner at mit Stefan Pierer and founds a new company in the traditional area. With Pexco GmbH she wants to shuffle up the world of e-bikes once again.
    Dr. Günter Kast 301
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    Climate saver.

    Innovation. Climate summits are passionately discussing how mankind can reduce carbon dioxide emissions to limit global warming. Wouldn't it be better to think about how existing CO2 could be filtered out of the atmosphere? The Swiss start-up Climeworks has found a way.
    Hanns J. Neubert 291
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    Sep 30, 2018 How to earn it

    The software navigators.

    Start-up. About one and a half years ago Felix Eichler, Kajetan Uhlig and Hartmut Hahn (top, from left) founded the company Userlane in Munich. Her idea: a navigation system that guides users through any software. Since then they have been overwhelmed by their own success. Their greatest challenge today is to maintain the rapid pace of growth.
    Gerd Hübner 445

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