of the year
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 ÃÂ¢Ã¢??ÃÂ¬464.3bn assets under management drawn from its three European 'hubs' - Paris, Frankfurt and London. Axa IM will be one to watch in next yearÃÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢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 (ÃÂ¢Ã¢??ÃÂ¬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 (ÃÂ¢Ã¢??ÃÂ¬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.