launches first fund and hires Jan von Graffen


Financing broker BF.direkt is getting into the funds business via its subsidiary The first vehicle for institutional investors is to invest in senior and junior secured debt instruments for developments and existing properties, mainly in German metropolitan cities with a target volume of at least €200mn. The fund is issued under Luxembourg law. The funds will generally have 7-year terms, explains head of Manuel Köppel. He is bringing Jan von Graffen (43) on board for the institutional business; he will be joining the company in July as Managing Director. He most recently worked for Alte Leipziger/Hallesche as Central Unit Manager Pensions/Cash. Earlier stations included Continentale Versicherungsverbund and health insurer Süddeutsche Krankenversicherung.

TD Premium

Subscribers to our premium service have access to this article in full as well as to an additional 510,000+ news items: all filterable by topic, company, asset class, city or keyword. In TD Premium you can search for investment deals, leases, current project developments and company news with pinpoint accuracy.

TD Premium is Germany’s leading property information tool that interconnects news, transactions, project data, market and company information in a unique and flexible system.