fe Awards 2005 - European Asset Management Company of the year

AXA INVESTMENT MANAGERS Present in nine European countries and with 80% of its Euro400bn AUM managed out of three major markets in Europe - Paris, Frankfurt and London - AXA Investment Managers was a well placed contender to win in this category.
  Besides its firm grip on the European market, AXA is also instrumental in leading the way for change and encouraging European legislators toward a unified savings market in Europe.
  AXA's vice chairman, Jean-Pierre Hellebuyck, is a member of a group of experts lobbying the European Commission for cross border voting while chairman Donald Brydon is a member of the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) Market Participant's consultative panel.
  AXA IM's CEO was instrumental in the creation of the Forum of European Asset Managers (FEAM), of which he is chair. FEAM provides a forum for pan-European asset managers to raise issues such as producing an effective single market for cross-border fund management.
  AXA IM has successfully launched offshore products registered in many jurisdictions. Its AXA WF Optimal Income fund raised Euro450m in few months from clients around Europe. It has also catered to the demands of institutional investors by creating pan-European products.
    The Shortlist
  • Pioneer Investments
    Pioneer has played an important role in shaping the European asset management landscape, influencing major developments in European asset management. It has ââ??¬150bn in assets under management and is present in 17 countries worldwide.
    It is the 6th largest promoter of cross border funds (Luxembourg and Ireland domiciled) in the European market and its mutual funds consistently appear on the top ten best selling cross border funds list (source: FERI FMI).
  • UBS
    UBS Global Asset Management provides investment products and services to private clients, financial intermediaries and institutional investors around the world. It is the second largest mutual fund manager in Europe and the largest mutual fund manager in Switzerland. Its services include institutional asset management, pooled funds, investment funds, mutual funds, traditional and alternative investments as well as hedge fund and investment fund administration services.

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