German shipping investor Lloyd Fonds has appointed former Commerzbank high flier Klaus Pinter as head of its shipping activities.
“Over the last 12 months we have been developing many new projects and now have very strong projects in the pipeline. We will be reporting on our growth strategy as an investment- and assetmanager and specific projects in new structures at our annual general meeting in July,” said Dr Torsten Teichert, CEO of Lloyd Fonds. “We are convinced that listed companies will provide a sustainable structure for investments in alternative real assets by institutional and retail investors. This applies equally to real estate and the shipping markets in spite of the particular challenges at the moment. For example, we are planning a listed company for government-funded housing construction in the real estate segment and the establishment and management of a platform for ships in the maritime segment.”
Pinter was Commerzbank from 2006 to 2015, where he recently established a shipping asset platform in conjunction with Hanseatic Ship Asset Management. As managing director, he oversaw a fleet of 18 container ships and bulkers.
Hamburg-based Lloyd Fonds currently manages investments of around EUR3.5bn, with special focus on shipping, real estate, aircraft and renewable energies.