Ernst Russ AG is a publicly owned investment manager. It invest in shipping, alternative investments, real estate, private equity and renewable energy. Within ship participation, the firm invests in part-owning ships and funds for ship participation and dormant investments with conversion options. In property investment funds, it seeks to invest in closed ended property investment funds. Within private equity the firm seeks to invest in private equity and venture capital funds. It also invests in real estate investments. Ernst Russ AG formerly known as HCI Capital AG. Ernst Russ AG was founded in 1985 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.