Scope confirms LHI’s AA asset management rating and presents LHI with the Scope Award in the Transportation category

December 04, 2023

• Outstanding Asset Management Quality for LHI Group
• LHI is the 2024 Best Transportation Asset Manager

Rating agency Scope has confirmed LHI Group’s AA asset management rating.

Scope has recognised the quality of LHI Group’s asset management as very high.

Real estate and renewable energy asset classes receive an AA rating, and aviation an AA- rating.

Scope has confirmed LHI’s outstanding expertise in structuring customised product solutions for institutional investors that offer them opportunities, even in turbulent economic times. The extensive industry experience, the many years of service of the senior management levels and the many years of experience of the relationship managers were also highlighted. LHI display good-to-very-good investment performance in all the asset classes offered. Modern, tried and tested operational processes, effective risk control and compliance mechanisms also contribute to the outstanding rating score. The diversified, risk-averse but profitable business model with a broad income base and excellent fixed cost coverage due to its easily calculable management fees were additional factors in the very good rating score. Scope was also positive about the fact that the company has only generated annual profits in its 50-year history and that the main portfolio companies have also been profitable since they were founded.

In addition, LHI Group was named “2024 Best Transportation Asset Manager” at the Scope Award ceremony on 16 November 2023 in Frankfurt.

LHI was nominated in four categories: Transportation, Infrastructure – New Energy, ESG Infrastructure and ESG Residential and was among the five best asset managers in these segments.

LHI won the award in the Transportation category. In giving their reasons, the jury said, “The award jury praises the outstanding expertise of LHI Group in structuring customised product solutions for institutional investors. The winner in the ‘Transportation’ category is especially diversified in the aviation segment (e.g. turbines, aeroplanes and helicopters). A helicopter fund achieved a very good return for investors in 2023. LHI Group has also been successful in rail, primarily with the flagship project S-Bahn Munich.”

“We are proud that the outstanding quality of our asset management has been confirmed and honoured by a well-known rating agency with the rating and a Scope Award,” says Markus Niedermeier, Managing Director of LHI Group.

LHI also won the Scope Award for best Transportation Asset Manager in 2021 and 2023. LHI received the 2022 Scope Award in the “Best Infrastructure Equity Asset Manager” category.

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