NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BNP Paribas Asset Management (“BNPP AM”) today outlines its strategic ambitions for 2025. Building on the successful repositioning of the business, completed between 2016 and 2021, BNPP AM now has solid and scalable foundations , and a clear value proposition. It has demonstrated its resilience and agility in these difficult times, and despite the current difficult economic and geopolitical environment, BNPP AM aims to continue its trajectory and accelerate its growth in a targeted manner. By 2025, BNPP AM’s ambitions are to:
to be the leading sustainable asset manager in Europe
define a clear path to net zero for its assets under management
have 90% of its open funds classified as SFDR Article 8 or 91
continue to outperform its peer group in terms of growth.
Sandro Pierri, CEO of BNPP AM, comments:
“BNPP AM has built an integrated model that has delivered strong performance in challenging environments and proven solid in a highly competitive landscape. We have been able to grow and create sustainable value for customers, employees and the community, and our goal is to maintain this momentum. The asset management industry is facing a period of profound change, driven by the need to reallocate capital towards a more sustainable and inclusive economy; new geopolitical dynamics; evolving regulations; technological transformation; and demographics, including a younger generation that demands more sustainability for their savings. With a resilient, flexible and scalable platform, BNPP AM is well positioned to continue to thrive in the face of these challenges.
Over the past five years, BNPP AM has created a simplified and scalable platform based on a unified business model, differentiated investment capabilities, a cutting-edge distribution framework and a strengthened operational structure. Sustainability has been placed at the heart of this transformation, with the design and implementation of a global sustainability strategy. In 2021, BNPP AM marked a turning point by revising its signature to ‘The sustainable investor for a changing world” to better embody its core values, which are now embedded in the company and its employees. With a unique offering focused on sustainable investing, BNPP AM has gained significant market share thanks to strong commercial traction and is now well placed to further accelerate its development.
The asset management industry is expected to continue to be driven by structural forces related to sustainability, technology, demographics and geopolitics. These highly intertwined disruptors create a rapidly changing environment in which BNPP AM is well positioned to seize opportunities to create value for customers, employees and the economy at large. BNPP AM’s strategic ambitions are based on solid foundations and will focus on:
– Further strengthen five core investment capacities: high conviction active strategies, private assets, multi-asset investing, emerging markets and liquidity solutions.
– Sustainability Leadership: in line with our global sustainability strategy which defines our business and investment philosophy, we aim to become the benchmark sustainable asset manager in Europe, with a scientific and transparent approach, by continuing to expand our range of funds themes, including ESG ETFs, and further strengthen our corporate culture of sustainability.
– Targeted distribution strategy: accelerate development with wholesale clients by meeting the evolving needs of distributors’ sustainable offer, while supporting institutional clients with a results-based approach in which the role of private assets will grow.
– Take advantage of technology and digital: strengthen the investment platform’s ability to generate returns by innovating in areas such as artificial intelligence, data, natural language processing and algorithmic portfolio optimization; and further improve the customer experience through the complete digitalization of the customer value chain.
– Supporting the transformation of savings: strengthen BNPP AM’s position in the transformation of savings in France and Europe by responding to broader demographic and societal upheavals. This includes the challenge of pensions; the appetite of younger generations to save and invest in a more digital and sustainable way, and the changing structures in emerging markets, where we are witnessing the rapid growth of a new middle class with more sophisticated savings needs.
About BNP Paribas Asset Management
BNP Paribas Asset Management (“BNPP AM”) is the investment arm of BNP Paribas, a leading banking group in Europe with an international reach. BNPP AM aims to generate long-term sustainable investment returns for its clients, based on a unique philosophy focused on sustainability. BNPP AM’s investment capabilities are built around five key strategies: High Conviction Strategies, Private Debt & Real Assets, Multi-Asset, Quantitative & Solutions (MAQS), Emerging Markets and Liquidity Solutions, with investing integrating quantitative and fundamental analysis.
Sustainability is integrated into BNPP AM’s strategy and investment decisions. Among the leaders in thematic investing in Europe, BNPP AM contributes to the energy transition, environmental sustainability and the promotion of equality and inclusive growth. BNPP AM currently manages €522 billion in assets (€645 billion in assets under management and advice) and benefits from the expertise of around 500 investment professionals and more than 800 service specialists at customers, serving individual, business and institutional customers in 69 countries.
Source: BNPP AM, as of March 31, 2022
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