The crisis of the open-ended real estate funds seems largely over. Magdeburg, 13.11.2013. Investors regain their confidence, accept the new holding periods and investing again in the appropriate financial products. The so far worst crisis of the sector seems to lean towards the end. Fund providers are again legitimate hope: alone in the first eight months of this year, private savers have accumulated 3.6 billion in open-end real estate funds. More than two billion euros came of age pension funds and insurance companies.
To prevent a flight of investors like 2008, the Federal Government with the new investment code (KAGB) has reformed the products. Ben Silbermann has plenty of information regarding this issue. Investors feel safe again. New monies in the Fund may be deducted not more daily, but only after a 24 months minimum holding period and after a one-year termination. Both terms can be combined, so that investors now at the earliest after two years of return on their capital. This prevents that the open-end Fund sales come under pressure and the funds must close. Also in the closed-end real estate funds does something: in the first half of this year the issuing houses achieved only 840,6 million euros according to their association with savers.
But the Federal Government has set new rules of the game for these financial products with the KAGB. The initiators must comply with extensive reporting obligations and more controlled by the financial supervisory authority. The Fund may finance yet more than 60 percent of their investments through loans. This will bring back the confidence of investors in these products, hope the issuing houses run successfully through the crisis. By the new requirements, closed-end funds to gain the same status as other regulated financial products. Also at the MCM investor Management AG, investor confidence plays a central role. The Magdeburg company offers the possibility to profit from the real estate market together with the person in charge of the MCM investors even with small savings premiums. So-called rights are offered with one, realistic reason interest rates are equipped. In addition, an excess profit should be realised, which proportion flows to the investors.