European Asset Management Firm of the Year (assets greater than €100 billion)Winner – JP Morgan Asset Management
The judges took into account the firm’s global reach when awarding JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) the €100 billion-plus European Asset Manager of the Year prize.
This reach applies both in terms of the markets it can access for European investors and also its coverage of clients beyond Europe.
The firm was able to demonstrate good performance within its 219-strong European fund range, with a good percentage in the top quartile and over half ranking above ‘median’ in the 12 months up to May 31, 2022. Assets under management for European clients increased significantly.
JPMAM has also been a continual contributor to thought leadership and recently published and updated research on large and complex topics such as climate and the environment.
These themes have been at the centre of the firm’s product development over the past 12 months. This includes the launch of the JPM Climate Change Solutions fund, which aims to give investors a way to participate directly in the climate industry and its innovations.
ShortlistedEurizon Capital – The Italian asset manager has made a firm commitment to ESG and sustainable investment in the past 12 months. In 2021, Eurizon participated in 160 shareholders’ meetings and conducted around 958 engagements, of which 30% had ESG as the main topic. The firm also has 172 products classified as Article 8 or 9 funds under the SFDR, which amounts to 46% of funds’ assets under management.
Robeco – The Dutch firm surpassed the €200 billion milestone in terms of assets under management for the first time in its history. The fact that €154 billion of these assets are part of its sustainability range demonstrates Robeco’s longstanding commitment to sustainable investing. It also underlines how such an approach can generate impressive returns. Two funds, Smart Energy Equities and Sustainable Water Equities, reached AuM of more than €3 billion each, while Smart Materials Equities passed the €2 billion in assets threshold.