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September 01, 2015

Commerzbank launches new mutual fund

  • Strong growth of multi-asset funds in Germany
  • “Commerzbank Multi Asset Strategy Fund” offers twofold diversification for the first time by combining different asset classes and strategies

Over the past few years there has been a huge rise in multi-asset funds, with the number of these investment products increasing more than sixfold between 2000 and 2014 in Germany alone. Commerzbank is now responding to the growing demand for these funds with the new “Commerzbank Multi Asset Strategy Fund”, to which investors will be able to subscribe from 1 September 2015. The new fund allows Commerzbank to combine for the first time a multi-asset approach with three loosely correlated investment strategies. The fund may invest in global equities, bonds, alternative investments and money market products. At the same time, the investment strategies comprise two quantitative models and a discretionary approach. Firstly, the strategies identify those asset classes which have shown a particularly positive performance over a trend of several months (momentum strategy). Secondly, historical patterns or calendar anomalies are taken into account (seasonality strategy). Equities, for example, often display an above-average performance at the start of the year as a result of high inflows of funds or pronounced economic optimism. Thirdly, individual stocks are selected by the Corporates & Markets asset management team on the basis of a discretionary approach. The findings of Commerzbank's independent and multiple award-winning multi asset research team enable the fund managers to respond early, thereby actively managing the investment ratio in the individual asset classes. According to the Extel survey 2015, Commerzbank's multi asset research team ranks among the world's best in this area. All told, the equity ratio of the fund can range between 10 and 65 percent. Additional income can be generated with a higher equity ratio; conversely, falling equity prices may have a negative effect.

About the “Commerzbank Multi Asset Strategy Fund”
Managing company: Commerz Funds Solutions S.A.
Fund manager: Commerzbank AG
Asset class: R
WKN (securities identification code): CDF2MA
Flat fee: 1.45%
Offering premium: up to 5%
Subscription period: 1 September 2015 to 1 October 2015

The prospectus, Key Investor Information Documents, the company's articles of association and annual and semi-annual reports are available free of charge in German from the company and the institutions mentioned below in paper format and in electronic format at


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About Commerzbank

Commerzbank is a leading international commercial bank with branches and offices in more than 50 countries. The core markets of Commerzbank are Germany and Poland. With the business areas Private Customers, Mittelstandsbank, Corporates & Markets and Central & Eastern Europe, its private customers and corporate clients, as well as institutional investors, profit from a comprehensive portfolio of banking and capital market services. Commerzbank finances more than 30 per cent of Germany’s foreign trade and is the unchallenged leader in financing for SMEs. With its subsidiaries comdirect and Poland’s mBank it owns two of the world’s most innovative online banks. With approximately 1,100 branches and approximately 90 advisory centres for business customers Commerzbank has one of the densest branch networks among German private banks. In total, Commerzbank boasts approximately 15 million private customers, as well as 1 million business and corporate clients. The Bank, which was founded in 1870, is represented at all the world’s major stock exchanges. In 2014, it generated gross revenues of almost EUR 9 billion with an average of approximately 52,000 employees.

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