Allianz Global Investors is a diversified active investment manager with a strong parent company and a culture of risk management. With 23 offices in 18 countries, we provide global investment and research capabilities with consultative local delivery. We have more than EUR 316 billion in AUM1 for individuals, families and institutions worldwide and employ over 500 investment professionals.
At Allianz Global Investors, we follow a two-word philosophy: Understand. Act. It describes how we look at the world and how we behave. We aim to stand out as the investment partner our clients trust by listening closely to understand their challenges, then acting decisively to provide them with solutions that meet their needs.1 Combined worldwide assets as at 31 March 2013.
Data as at 31 March 2013
Eurizon Capital SGR is the Intesa Sanpaolo Group's asset management company. It is one of the largest Italian asset managers with a market share, including its subsidiaries, of 15.0%*. The experience and professionalism it has gained over the years make Eurizon Capital SGR a solid and flexible company, capable of managing the investments of over one and a half million private and institutional customers, with assets under management of approximately 177 billion euro (*).
Eurizon Capital includes Eurizon Capital SA, based in Luxembourg, and Epsilon SGR, a joint venture with Banca IMI. Eurizon Capital is active also in Eastern Europe through Eurizon Capital SA, with a regional management company hub, and in Asia through an investment in Penghua Fund Management, one of the major Chinese players in the asset management industry.
Given its size and international presence, Eurizon Capital has over 500 professionals, 170 of whom are specifically dedicated to management, with a high level of specialisation in bond and quantitative strategies.
Established in 1988, Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) is one of the world's leading asset managers with $716.1 billion in assets under management1. One of the market leaders in risk budgeting and risk optimisation. With more than 1,800 professionals based in 31 locations2 around the world, we bring global resources and perspectives to our clients. Experienced investment teams offer a broad range of competitive products across asset classes, regions and the risk spectrum.Data as of 31 December 2012. (1) Firmwide AUM includes assets managed by GSAM and its investment advisory affiliates. (2) Reflects number of cities where GSAM professionals are based around the world.
Henderson Global Investors, wholly-owned by Henderson Group plc, is an international investment company with a strong reputation, going back to 1934. We currently manage more than £60.5bn (€68.3bn; US$96.9) assets on behalf of clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. Clients include individuals, private banks, third-party distributors, insurance companies, pension funds, government bodies, investment trusts and corporate entities. We employ around 950 members of staff worldwide.*
As a pure investment manager Henderson offers investments across equity, fixed income, currency and property as well as alternative products, such as private equity and hedge funds, thus offering clients a wide choice of investment strategies spanning the spectrum of risk and return.
It is the Henderson blend of highly skilled, experienced investment professionals organised for better decision-making with access to some of the best information and risk monitoring systems that makes us who we are.
Investec Asset Management is a specialist provider of active investment products and services. Established in South Africa in 1991, the firm has been built from a small start-up into an international business managing over US$105 billion (as at 31.03.13). Our clients include some of the world's largest private and public sector pension funds, insurers and corporates, and range from foundations and central banks to intermediated and direct investors.
The business has grown largely organically from domestic roots in Southern Africa to a position where we proudly serve a growing international client base from the Americas, the UK and Continental Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Africa. We employ over 140 investment professionals. The firm is still managed by its founding members, representing continuity and stability throughout the firm's successful growth.
Our focus is on global and emerging markets investing across asset classes. We offer investment strategies investing in global, emerging and frontier markets spanning equity, fixed income, multi-asset and alternative asset classes.
Legg Mason is one of the largest asset management companies in the world, and has been serving institutional and retail investors for more than a century. We're committed to helping clients reach their financial goals through long-term, actively managed investment strategies.
We have a singular focus on money management, and investment expertise delivered through a diverse range of highly regarded investment management companies that cover global equity, fixed income and alternative investment markets.
Legg Mason's distinctive "best-in-class" multi investment manager model provides investors with an unmatched depth and breadth of investment solutions. Each of Legg Mason's investment management firms has deep experience and proven performance in a particular domain. Specialised expertise is what sets Legg Mason apart from other asset management firms and is what clients' value most highly.
Legg Mason complements the investment expertise of its investment firms by providing world-class distribution resources, with strong local presence in many countries with dedicated sales, client service and marketing professionals.
Since M&G was established in 1931, we have firmly believed in offering our customers straightforward investment products, combined with clear and balanced information, to help them make the right investment decisions for their needs - a belief that still holds true today.
Now, 80 years later, M&G are one of the oldest and largest active investment management companies in the UK with over £200 billion* of funds under management.
More importantly, we remain at the forefront of investment thinking, constantly seeking to develop our funds and product range to provide the best investment opportunities for our customers.
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March Gestión de Fondos (MGF) is the asset management company of Spain's Banca March, recognised as the most solvent bank in Europe (Tier 1 capital of 28% as of June 30th 2013). Founded in Mallorca in 1926, today is one of the few remaining financial institutions in Europe still to be 100% owned by its founders, the March Family. The investment principles of MGF are wealth protection and value creation. We achieve this by specialized active asset management as demonstrated in some of our strategies, such as Torrenova, March Vini Catena and The Family Businesses Fund which have allowed MGF to more than double AuM in the last years to over €3.7bn. MGF is one of the founding members of the Group of Boutique Asset Managers (GBAM), a global network of like-minded, independent specialist asset managers who have come together to improve their presence in international markets.
Founded in 2003, Renaissance Asset Managers (RAM) is a leading emerging and frontier markets investment manager. With a decade at the forefront of investing in Russia, the CIS, Emerging Europe, Africa and Frontier Markets, RAM is now an internationally respected and award winning asset management business, serving the needs of institutional investors around the world.
ETF Securities is the world's largest independent provider of commodity exchange traded products (ETPs)1 and also provides a wide range of equity, alternative and currency ETPs. The company listed the world's first physically-backed gold ETP in 2003 and now offers over 300 different ETPs covering a wide range of commodity, currency and equity exposures listed on major exchanges around the world. At the end of July 2013, worldwide assets invested in ETF Securities ETPs were US$20.7 billion.1Based on number of listed products worldwide at end 2012. Source: Bloomberg, issuer websites, ETF Securities Global Commodity ETP Quarterly January 2013.
Ignis provides the stability of a well-capitalised investment business with some €82.0bn* in assets under management and distributes a range of global investment services.
Fixed income is a core competency for Ignis, with responsibility for some €62.0bn* and a suite of innovative absolute return strategies. The Ignis approach is underpinned by two important elements; experienced teams with diversified skillsets and flexible, pragmatic investment processes. Ignis Fixed Income is split into Rates, Credit, Emerging Market Debt and Liquidity, with unique portfolio modelling and research technology employed across a range of long only and absolute return funds and mandates.
*Source: Ignis at 31/03/13.
At MFS, we apply a uniquely collaborative approach to building better insights for our clients. Our approach rests on three guiding principles: integrated research, global collaboration and active risk management. Drawing on the core tenants of our global research platform - fundamental equity research, quantitative solutions, and credit expertise, we offer a broad range of investment solutions across geographies and asset classes.
As of the 30 September 2013 assets under management totaled €284 billion.