For the purposes of refinancing loans, Deutsche Hypo issues mortgage Pfandbriefe. As the yields of these bonds are significantly higher than those earned on government bonds, Deutsche Hypo Pfandbriefe are a very attractive investment alternative.
As a Pfandbrief bank in terms of Section 1 of the German Pfandbrief Act (PfandBG), Deutsche Hypo is subject to the rules set out in the German Pfandbrief Act. Section 27 of this Act requires an appropriate risk management system for the identification, evaluation, control and monitoring of all risks associated with Pfandbrief business. The implementation of the existing requirements from the German Pfandbrief Act is an integral part of the existing risk management and requires the controlling of the counterparty, market price and liquidity risks on the level of the cover pools.