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Asset Management | Capital management companies and investment funds

BDO Asset Management understands the current requirements of investors for individual asset management solutions in all important asset classes and markets and maintains a holistic overview of all elements of the value chain and their interdependencies around asset management. Serving national and international capital management companies as auditors and consultants has been one of our core business areas for many years. This also includes close support in the further development of business models and in coping with the increased regulatory requirements.

Our clients include, in particular, capital management companies, investment funds, private equity structures and their service providers in the financial and real assets sectors. We have in-depth industry knowledge of the key asset classes of securities, private equity, real estate, energy and maritime. Specialized teams deal with emerging asset classes such as cryptocurrencies. Here, we can already look back on a large number of long-standing and successful client relationships.

Our audit and advisory approach is characterized by combining current industry challenges such as sustainability requirements or the ongoing AIFMD review with a holistic overview of your company and the industry as a whole.

Our offering

We have focused our services on the challenges of the strategic and operational development of your business model.

Our range of services includes the following areas in particular:

Audit & Assurance

  • Audit of the financial statements of capital management companies  
  • Audit of registered capital management companies
  • Audit of investment funds (special funds, investment stock corporations, investment limited partnerships)
  • Audit of the internal control system of service companies in case of outsourcing according to IDW PS 951 or  ISAE 3402
  • Audit of custodians in accordance with § 68 (7) KAGB
  • Assumption of Internal Audit or auditing support
  • Support in the implementation of organizational requirements
  • IT implementation consulting

Corporate Finance

Valuation & Quantitative Advisory

  • Valuation of investment assets
    • Valuation of corporate investments (IDW S1, HFA 10, IPEV Guidelines)
    • Valuation of target investments and single assets (Real Estate, New Energy)
    • Valuation of derivatives
    • Validation of valuation models of financial instruments
    • Valuation of (complex) structured financial instruments within the complete EK-FK spectrum
    • Support of managers and capital management companies in establishing the internal valuation function
  • Transactions Services
    • ​Transactions for investment assets (single asset and portfolio transactions)
    • Buy-side and sell-side due diligence for initiators, managers and asset managers
    • Vendor Due Diligence, Fact Books
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Buy-side and sell-side for initiators, managers and asset managers
    • Sales documentation and investor approach
    • Negotiation support and process management
  • Restructuring 
    • Restructuring planning and restructuring concept (IDW S6)
    • Refinancing and financing consulting

Investment tax advice and structuring

  • Determination and auditing of the taxation bases of investment assets
  • Investment tax implementation consulting
  • Tax due diligence
  • Investment tax compliance and consulting for institutional investors