Asset International buys Financial Webworks

Asset International Inc. said Monday it has acquired Financial Webworks. Financial terms weren’t announced. Financial Webworks, of Munich, provides fund data, regulatory documentation and marketing materials to fund distributors in Germany. Asset International is a portfolio company of Genstar Capital.


June 1, 2015, New York. Asset International, Inc. (AI), a leading provider of data,
information and marketing solutions to the global asset management industry, has
acquired Financial Webworks (FWW), a Munich-based provider of fund data, regulatory
documentation and marketing materials to fund distributors in Germany.
FWW’s market-leading suite of services to distributors such as banks and financial
advisors includes Fund Data, FundListing, FundStars, Trends in Asset Management
(TiAM), fondsweb, FoF Analyzer, HeatMaps and Fundscreen. These tools enable
advisors and investors to make sound investment decisions by providing them with
transparent, up-to-date and correct fund information.
Matthias Rothe, Managing Director, FWW, commented, “Asset International’s support
will enable FWW to expand our services beyond our traditional market and will also
provide the opportunity to introduce German clients to AI’s robust global products and
FWW’s operations and staff will remain in Munich, to be run as an independent unit of
Asset International, under the leadership of joint Managing Directors Matthias Rothe and
Marc Bonnet. The unit will report to John Lee, Managing Director – Europe, Asset
International, who oversees another of Asset International’s recent GRC acquisitions,
“FWW will provide us with an expanded footprint in continental Europe, allowing us to
build and strengthen our customer relationships there”, said Jim Casella, Chairman and
CEO of Asset International. He further added, “FWW offers products at a critical linkage
between fund companies and their distribution partners, and we believe AI is in a great
position to offer these products to our global customer base.”
John Lee, Managing Director – Europe, Asset International, commented, “FWW is the
market leader for fund data in Germany with deeply-embedded customer relationships.
We will continue to support and drive strong growth in its fund listing business, at the
same time as expanding the breadth of FWW’s services to offer its customers access to
AI’s full range of analytical tools.”
This acquisition comes just weeks after the firm announced another European deal,
IFS/LiquidMetrix. Tony Salewski, Managing Director of Genstar, Asset International’s
financial backer, commented, “Regulatory fundamentals underpin demand for FWW’s
core products. That, along with attractive growth in the German mutual fund market,
make this latest acquisition a solid fit for Genstar’s aggressive growth plans for AI.”

About Asset International
Asset International (AI) provides critical data, business intelligence, and information
services to the global investment management industry. AI delivers proprietary data and
analytics, as well as marketing solutions that target global asset managers. The
Company’s client base includes over 500 of the most prominent names in the asset
management industry. Its recognized data brands include Strategic Insight, Investor
Economics, Plan for Life and LiquidMetrix. AI’s portfolio of marketing solutions includes
brands such as PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER, Chief Investment Officer, Global
Custodian, and The Trade. The company is headquartered in New York and has offices
in London, Stamford, CT, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Boston, Toronto and the San
Francisco Bay Area. AI is backed by Genstar Capital. For more information, visit:
About Genstar Capital
Genstar Capital ( is a leading private equity firm that has been actively
investing in high quality companies for more than 20 years. Based in San Francisco,
Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of operating
executives and strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industryleading
businesses. Genstar manages funds with total capital commitments of over $3
billion and targets investments focused on selected sectors within the financial services,
software, industrial technology, and healthcare industries.