25 years of the Bundesverband Alternative Investments! The association has undergone an extraordinary and very successful development in all the years from 1997 to 2022. We have taken this historic event as an opportunity to have a BAI anniversary brochure produced. In it you will find, in addition to the two editorials by BAI Chairman Achim Pütz and BAI Managing Director Frank Dornseifer, some insightful greetings, contributions as well as technical articles by many BAI members. Furthermore, the brochure contains a detailed historical overview of the most important events of the association.
Due to the increasing demand and the prominent role of alternative investments in the asset allocation of institutional investors, BAI aims to inform about basics, strategies, chances and risks of alternative investment investments and strategies by means of information brochures. Contents exceed the mere basics and aim to give a first in-depth insight, on the basis of which a more intensive examination of alternative investments should be possible.
The BAI publishes annually the BAI Investor Survey. Comprising 104 (in 2020: 77) institutional investors from Germany, together managing around 1,700 (in 2020: 1,300) billion assets under management, the BAI's survey 2021, which has been conducted annually since 2013, set again a record both in terms of the number of participants and assets under management.
BAI has created a series of fact sheets that provide information on alternative investments in general and on individual strategies and asset classes in more detail. They are intended to promote understanding of the background of alternative investment strategies and concepts as well as how and why they are used. Both the benefits of the investments and the associated risks are presented. Additionally, the players who invest in this segment are also addressed. Frequently used technical terms are explained in a clear and concise manner.