Specialist Asset Manager of the year

of the year
Arlington Securities Property investment management and services business Arlington Securities caught the judges' eye with its consistent performance and substantial growth of assets under management. As a specialist property company, its enormous expertise and innovation in its chosen sector are impressive, while its breadth and depth in the European market made it an appropriate candidate for these particular awards. Arlington is part of the Macquarie Goodman Group. So far this year, it has concluded over ââ??¬1bn of property transactions in Europe, with a total of ââ??¬12bn under management throughout the continent. It has been active in property services, development and investment management services for its clients. {playerflv}/images/stories/awards_vids/clip04.flv|320|256|#ffffff|true|left{/playerflv}Shortlisted: Medical Strategy
Medical Strategy is an independent company, specialising in the healthcare sector (with a focus on small- and mid-cap companies). Its team consists of employees with complementary backgrounds in medicine, pharmacology, biology, industry and finance. The foundation of its decision-making process is its proprietary and continually updated databank containing quantitative and qualitative parameters on more than 800 healthcare companies. The company's assets under management currently total ââ??¬255m. Sinopia Asset Management
Sinopia Asset Management is the specialist quantitative management arm of HSBC Group. It was formed in 1989 as part of CCF (now HSBC France), which was acquired by the HSBC group in 2001. The company is headquartered in Paris with subsidiaries in Hong-Kong and London. It manages assets in excess of ââ??¬32bn. Sinopia has become widely recognised as an absolute return player. Since the launch of its flagship fund in March 2001, Sinopia has developed new absolute return strategies based on several performance engines. Skagen Funds
Over the last year, Norwegian asset manager Skagen Funds has considerably increased activities in Europe. Activities in Sweden have more than doubled and it has received approval to market funds in Luxembourg and the Netherlands. It is still in the process of applying for marketing approval in Finland and opening an office in Copenhagen. Its success, says Skagen, is based on its unique investment philosophy, which has remained unchanged since 1993.

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