Ernst Russ AG, formerly HCI Capital AG, is a Germany-based asset and investment management company with focus on the maritime industry. It provides asset management, investment management and shipping company management services. Within the asset management activities, the Company designs and implements alternative investment funds (AIF) for private customers and professional customers, such as banks, funds, family offices and foundations. The Company also provides fiduciary services, including data management, management of escrow accounts and settlement of share transfers in the context of full and partial legal succession. The shipping company management service portfolio comprises selection of ship portfolios, technical services and sales.