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Petuelring 130,Munich, Bayern (Bavaria) 80809

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Auto Parts & Tires
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing

Company Description

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG engages in the manufacture and sale of automobiles and motorcycles. It operates through the following business segments: Automotive, Motorcycles, Financial Services, and Other Entities. The Automotive segment develops, manufactures, assembles, and sells cars and off-road vehicles, under the following brands: BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce, as well as spare parts and accessories. The Motorcycles segment focuses on the premium segment. The Financial Services segment offers credit financing, leasing and other services to retail customers. The company was founded on March 6, 1916 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

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Head, Finance


Head-Human Resources & Labor Relations

Mini, BMW Motorrad, Rolls-Royce, Aftersales

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General Counsel

Chief Executive Officer-ReachNow, North America

Chairman of the European Works Council

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Former Chief Executive Officer at BMW AG

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors & Member of the Supervisory Board at BMW AG

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Harris uses a value investment philosophy in selecting equity and equity-like securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers. The firm's investment philosophy spans across large, mid and small cap companies. In addition, Harris may hedge a client's exposure to direct or indirect foreign currencies. In constructing portfolios for their clients, the firm seeks out companies that they believe are trading in the market at significant discounts to their underlying value. Harris believes purchasing businesses at a discount to intrinsic value minimizes risk while providing substantial profit potential. The firm uses a bottom-up approach focused on individual companies, rather than focusing on specific economic factors or industries. Harris generates their research ideas from a variety of internal and external sources. The firm's research process seeks to identify companies selling at a discount to its estimate of intrinsic value.

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FvS is an active manager which utilizes their core values of diversification, quality, flexibility, solvency and value to construct portfolios invested in equity, fixed-income, money-market instruments and derivatives across regions and sectors. They work with clients to develop an investment strategy using special funds or customized mandates, offering clear investment guidelines, risk management, securities dealing via a network of international brokers with reporting and independent control throughout the entire process.The firm's global equity funds target large companies with stable profits, companies with attractive dividend profiles, companies with a proven business model, opportunities with small caps or companies that are restructuring and a small- and mid-cap companies. To determine if a company has an attractive stock market valuation, they employ their in-house CaRat (cash-flow rating) valuation model to select individual stocks, evaluating cash flows that the company is expected to generate on a sustainable basis in relation to the total value of the company.For bonds and convertibles, FvS focuses on government bonds, covered bonds and corporate bonds. They hedge foreign currency risks and select stocks based on fundamental analysis utilizing in-house research tools. They invest in investment-grade and lower-rated bonds and may selectively enter foreign currency risks. Their currency diversification bonds do not hedge currency risks against the euro and employ in-house fundamental research to select currency areas. For global convertible bonds they may combine bonds and call options and hedge foreign currency risks, typically focusing on European convertible bonds.For multi-asset, they invest mainly in shares and bonds with an attractive risk/reward profile and in precious metals. No investment lower limits or benchmark are defined and investment decisions are based on diversification. The investment process is fundamental-driven. Strategy, derived from the macroeconomic environment, and stock selection determine the allocation. They utilize the CaRat model to identify investments.For their SICAV range they invest in global equities, bonds, convertible bonds, currencies, precious metals and investment funds according to the principle of risk diversification. Derivatives may be used for hedging purposes or to optimize income and a percentage of the portfolio may be invested in equities. When selecting individual stocks, they employ rating models developed in-house.

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Alecta is a long-term, risk-averse manager which follows a growth-and-value investment approach. Their investment philosophy emphasizes cost efficiency, capital appreciation and meeting planned withdrawals. A major part of their assets is invested in fixed-income, focusing on Sweden and Europe.The firm invests in equity across market-caps, favoring Sweden, Europe, the US and Japan. They also manage real estate investments located both in Sweden and abroad, favoring office and commercial space as well as in industrial and residential real estate.Alecta constructs diversified portfolios which they manage against benchmarks with minimal deviation. They actively manage Swedish and US equity, while European and Japanese equity is managed passively to track reference indexes in each market.

Recent Transactions
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BMW AG purchases BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. from Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd.

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BMW AG purchases DriveNow GmbH & Co. KG from Sixt SE

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Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, Robert Bosch GmBH purchase Here Germany GmbH & Co. KG from BMW AG, Audi AG, Daimler AG

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