Asset Management Company of the year

of the year
UBS Global Asset Management UBS Global Asset Management may be one of the world's leading asset managers, but it sees itself as primarily a producer and provider of innovative instruments, employing equities, bonds and other assets as a means to the end of meeting its clients' needs. With some ââ??¬493bn in assets under management, UBS impressed the judges with its slick and powerful operational structure and its ability to raise substantial amounts of money. They also commended the winning concept for the retail public that touched the prevailing Zeitgeist and UBS's excellent presence across European markets. {playerflv}/images/stories/awards_vids/clip02.flv|320|256|#ffffff|true|left{/playerflv}Shortlisted:

Axa Investment Managers
Axa Investment Managers was last year's winner of our coveted asset management company of the year title. It is one of Europe's leading asset managers, with over 80% of its ââ??¬464.3bn assets under management drawn from its three European 'hubs' - Paris, Frankfurt and London. Axa IM will be one to watch in next yearââ?‰?¢s competition. In 2007 it is adding 14 new funds to its World Fund (AWF) range.  PIMCO Europe
The European branch of the global bond manager, PIMCO Europe has grown from a London-based two-person office in 1998 into a company with locations in London, Munich and Rotterdam. The firm's assets now total $123.9bn (ââ??¬97bn). PIMCO Europe shows its commitment to client education by holding frequent symposiums and seminars to improve communications between customers and its professionals. Man Investments
Man Investments is one of the global leaders in the alternative investment industry, with more than $54bn (ââ??¬42.1) in assets under management. Since 1983 it has launched more than 450 investment products to match the evolving needs of institutional and private investors. The company's four core managers - AHL, Glenwood, Man Global Strategies and RMF - form the foundation of the business.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.